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Engineering Science (E SC)

E SC 400H Electromagnetic Fields (3) Irrotational and solenoidal fields, potentials, vector and scalar field and wave equations, harmonic and wave functions in various coordinates, radiation.
Effective: Fall 2003
Prerequisite: E E 210, MATH 250  

E SC 404H Analysis in Engineering Science (3) Unified application of coordinate transformations; Laplace's, heat, and wave equations to boundary value problems and problems of continua in engineering.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: MATH 250 orMATH 251  

E SC 406H Analysis in Engineering Science II, Honors (3) Application of complex variable theory, integral equations, and the calculus of variations to engineering problems.
Effective: Fall 1983
Prerequisite: E SC 404H  

E SC 407H Computer Methods in Engineering Science, Honors (3) Numerical solution of differential equations including fundamentals: roots of single nonlinear and simultaneous (Matrix) equations, least squares fitting and staistical goodness, interpolation, finite differences, differentiation, integration, eigensolutions.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CMPSC 201 orCMPSC 202 orE SC 261M   Concurrent: MATH 220

E SC 409H Senior Research and Design Project Preparation, Honors (1) Preliminary identification and planning for the senior year research and design project.
Effective: Summer 2014
Prerequisite: E SC 433H, E SC 414M  

E SC 410H Senior Research and Design Project I, Honors (3) Design and synthesis in the context of a specific design project undertaken during the senior year.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: E SC 409H  

E SC 411H Senior Research and Design Project II, Honors (2) Design and synthesis in the context of a specific design project undertaken during the senior year.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: E SC 410H  

E SC 412 Nanotechnology: Materials, Infrastructure, and Safety (3) Cleanroom based nano/micro fabrication and related environmental health and safety issues.
Effective: Summer 2016
Prerequisite: 7th semester standing  

E SC 414M Elements of Material Engineering (3) Structure and imperfections in engineered materials; their influence on properties, behavior, and processing. Applications of metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 213, E MCH 210H orE MCH 210 . Prerequisite or concurrent:E SC 312 orPHYS 237  

E SC 417 (MATSE 417) Electrical and Magnetic Properties (3) Electrical conductivity, dielectric properties, piezoelectric and ferroelectric phenomena; magnetic properties of ceramics.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: MATSE 400, MATSE 413   Concurrent: MATSE 402

E SC 419 Electronic Properties and Applications of Materials (3) The course covers the electrical, optoelectronic, dielectric, and other electron-based properties of solids, semiconductors in particular, and their engineering/ device applications.
Effective: Summer 2006
Prerequisite: E SC 312  

E SC 433H Engineering Science Research Laboratory Experience (1) Hands-on lab experience and exposure to campus-wide interdisciplinary experimental research. Experimental probability and statistics. Appplications across all Engineering Science disciplines.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: MATH 251  

E SC 445 Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices (3) The course will present the basic engineering science and technology involved in modern semiconductor optoelectronic devices.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: E SC 419 orE SC 314 orE E 368  

E SC 450 (MATSE 450) Synthesis and Processing of Electronic and Photonic Materials (3) The materials science of applying thin film coatings, etching, and bulk crystal growth; includes materials transport, accumulation, epitaxy, and defects.
Effective: Fall 2005
Prerequisite: MATSE 201 orE SC 414H sixth semester standing  

E SC 455 Electrochemical Methods Engineering and Corrosion Science (3) The objective of the course is to give students hands-on experience in assessing environmental degradation of engineering materials.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: MATSE 259 orE SC 414M orEGEE 441  

E SC 456 (EGEE 456, E E 456) Introduction to Neural Networks (3) Artificial Neural Networks as a solving tool for difficult problems for which conventional methods are not available.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CMPSC 201 orCMPSC 202;MATH 220  

E SC 475 (MATSE 475) Particulate Materials Processing (3) Fundamentals of processing particulate materials including production, characterization, handling, compaction, and sintering of metal, carbide, intermetallic, and composite powders.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 315, E SC 414 orMATSE 259  

E SC 481 Elements of Nano/Micro-electromechanical Systems Processing and Design (3) Interdisciplinary fundamentals of nano/microelectromechanical systems (NEMS/ MEMS), including design, fabrication and machining of miniature systems. Draws from mechanics, science and materials.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 213 orE MCH 315 orE SC 312  

E SC 482 Micro-Optoelectromechanical Systems (MOEMS) and Nanophotonics (3) Principles and applications of Micro-Optoelectromechanical and Nanophotonic devices and systems.
Effective: Summer 2006
Prerequisite: PHYS 212, PHYS 214  

E SC 483 (MATSE 483) Simulation and Design of Nanostructures (3) Introduction to computer simulation techniques and their applications at the physical/life sciences interface.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: PHYS 214 orE SC 312, MATH 230  

E SC 484 Biologically Inspired Nanomaterials (3) Advances in biomolecular-based Science and technology at the physical/life sciences interface.
Effective: Summer 2006
Prerequisite: PHYS 214, MATH 230  

E SC 494 Senior Thesis (1-9) Students must have approval of a thesis adviser before scheduling this course.
Effective: Summer 1986
 

E SC 494H Senior Thesis (1-9) Students must have approval of a thesis adviser before scheduling this course.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

E SC 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

E SC 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

E SC 501 Solar Cell Devices (3) Principles of photovoltaic energy conversion and their utilization in engineering devices. Emphasis on current solar cell research and development efforts.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: E E 442 orPHYS 412  

E SC 502 Semiconductor Heterojunctions and Applications (3) Theory, fabrication techniques, and electronic applications of semiconductor heterojunctions, including metal-semiconductor and electrolyte-semiconductor junctions.
Effective: Fall 1989
Prerequisite: E SC 314 orE SC 414M  

E SC 511 Engineering Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage (3) This course treats engineering materials and systems employed in conventional and unconventional direct energy conversion and energy storage.
Effective: Summer 1981
 

E SC 514 (E MCH 514) Engineering Science and Mechanics Seminar (1 per semester) Current literature and special problems in engineering mechanics.
Effective: Summer 1998
 

E SC 520 Engineering at the Nano-scale (3) Nanoscale scientific phenomena and their engineering impact, uniqueness of the nano-scale, exemplary applications.
Effective: Fall 2016
  Concurrent: E SC 520

E SC 521 Pattern Transfer at the Nano-scale (3) Pattern transfer approaches for bottom-up, top-down, and hybrid fabrication at the nano-scale.
Effective: Summer 2016
  Concurrent: E SC 412 E SC 520

E SC 522 Fabrication and Characterization for Top-down Nano-manufacturing (3) Processing and characterization used in the engineering practice of top-down nano-technology.
Effective: Summer 2016
Prerequisite: E SC 412, E SC 520, E SC 521  

E SC 523 Fabrication and Characterization for Bottom-up Nano-manufacturing (3) Processing and characterization used in the engineering practice of bottom-up nanotechnology.
Effective: Summer 2016
Prerequisite: E SC 412, E SC 520, E SC 521  

E SC 525 Neural Engineering: Fundamentals of Interfacing with Brain (3) Biophysical basis of neural function, measurable signals, and neural stimulations.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: E SC 400H or equivalent  

E SC 527 Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI) (3) Biophysical basis of non-invasive brain signals (electroencephalograms); real-time signal processing.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

E SC 536 Wave Propagation and Scattering (4) Survey of analytical and numerical methods for solving acoustic, electro- magnetic and elastic wave propagation and scattering problems.
Effective: Spring 1988
Prerequisite: E MCH 524A orE MCH 524B  

E SC 537 Multiple Scattering Theories and Dynamic Properties of Composite Materials (3) Acoustic, dielectric, elastic dynamic properties; periodic, random composites; wave propagation and scattering; attenuation, dispersion; super- viscous absorption; sonar, optical, ultrasonic applications.
Effective: Summer 1988
 

E SC 540 Laser Optics Fundamentals (3) Selected topics in optics and laser physics, and their application in laser-materials processing.
Effective: Spring 2005
 

E SC 541 Laser-Materials Interactions (3) Laser beam interactions with metallic, ceramic, polymeric and biological materials; effects of wavelength, power, spatial and temporal distributions of intensity.
Effective: Spring 2005
 

E SC 542 Laser-Integrated Manufacturing (3) Integration of lasers into manufacturing processes: laser-assisted surface modifications; laser joining; laser-based material shaping processes.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: E SC 540  

E SC 543 Laser Microprocessing (3) Laser microprocessing of engineered and biological materials for electronic, opto-electronic, MEMS and medical/therapeutic applications.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: E SC 540  

E SC 544 Laser Laboratory (3) Laser systems for materials processing, safety, critical processing parameters, diagnostic measurements, automation, sensing and control.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: E SC 540  

E SC 550 Power Semiconductor Devices (3) Power electronic devices: Physics of operation, materials, architectural design, processing, reliability of operations, reliability with applications and challenges.
Effective: Summer 2015
 

E SC 551 (M E 551) High Power Energy Storage (3) High-power energy storage technologies including advanced batteries, ultracapacitors, and flywheels.
Effective: Summer 2015
 

E SC 555 Neuroscience Data Analysis (3) Modern methods for the analysis of neural data.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: Prerequisite or concurrent:BIOL 469 or equivalent  

E SC 577 Engineered Thin Films (3) Broad overview of the preparation-characterization-porperty relations for thin films used in a wide range of industrial applications.
Effective: Spring 1993
Prerequisite: MATH 251, PHYS 237  

E SC 581 Microelectromechanical Systems/Smart Structures (3) Methods of micromachining, smart structure fabrication. Design, modeling for physical, chemical, biomedical microsensors/actuators. Smart structures and microsystems packaging/integration.
Effective: Spring 1998
Prerequisite: E SC 414  

E SC 582 Micro- and Nano-Structured Light Emitting Devices (3) Principles and applications of Micro- and Nano-Structured Light Emitting Devices.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

E SC 583 Micro- and Nano-Optoelectronic Devices and Applications (3) Principles and applications of micro- and nano-optoelectronic devices.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

E SC 584 Bioarchitecture (3) Fundamentals of biological architecture observed in nature with emphasis on symmetry and topology with examples from recent literature.
Effective: Spring 2016
 

E SC 590 Colloquium (1-3) Continuing seminars that consist of a series of individual lectures by faculty, students, or outside speakers.
Effective: Fall 1996
 

E SC 596 Individual Studies (1-9) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 1987
 

E SC 597 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.
Effective: Spring 1987
 

E SC 600 Thesis Research (1-15) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

E SC 601 Ph.D. Dissertation Full-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

E SC 602 (E MCH 602) Supervised Experience in College Teaching (1-3 per semester/maximum of 6) No description.
Effective: Fall 2003
 

E SC 610 Thesis Research Off Campus (1-15) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

E SC 611 Ph.D. Dissertation Part-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

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