New Student Experience course designed to help students transition to the Baylor Engineering community by focusing on success resources/strategies, involvement opportunities, and professional/social development.
Designed to provide an economic foundation for engineering decisions. The course stresses basics, including the application of common discrete compounding formulas, complex problems, cost analysis and estimating, uncertainty, and lease/buy/make decisions.
Introduction to the use of modern computational tools used for solid modeling. Software used is representative of that found in industry.
See ELC 2V97 for course information.
Special topics or projects in engineering research activities. This course provides the opportunity for recognition of supervised academic experiences that are in addition to degree requirements. Registration requires approval by the department chair and sponsoring faculty member. Cannot be used as an engineering elective to satisfy degree requirements.
Experience working with an international business and/or organization in a context outside of the United States. Students will work a minimum of 80 hours on project(s) with the goal of gaining experience working in another culture and/or language, and experiencing how the difference in available resources affects the engineering design process.
Survey of the technologies that impact the socio-economic group known as the bottom of the pyramid. The course will focus on two broad classes of technologies, water and energy, including the application of renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, and hydro power in the developing world. Water well drilling, water pumping and filtration, and other topics regarding water access will be covered. Economic decision-making techniques based on present worth, will be explored.
Study of the relationship between engineering, technology, and society. Topics include philosophical perspectives on engineering and technology, technological values, impact of technological change, social and ethical responsibilities of engineers, and public technology policy. Christian responses to these issues will be explored.
Study of ethical considerations for professionals working in developing countries, especially those associated with the implementation of technology-oriented or enterprise-oriented development interventions. Topics include the nature and causes of poverty, international development, issues of justice, the influence of culture, the importance of community, humanitarian engineering, microfinance and entrepreneurial solutions to poverty, and preparing for a career in international service. Current theories of development from secular and Christian viewpoints will be explored.
Introduction to the engineering design process via team-based projects encompassing the design, construction and testing of an engineering device or system. Projects will emphasize oral, written, and graphical engineering communication skills and topics related to engineering professionalism.
Summer or semester-long full-time employment in an internship or co-op experience in a departmentally arranged and/or approved engineering-related position, with a report presentation after the employment period.
This is the first course in a two-course sequence that will prepare engineering students to work effectively at the interface between business and engineering in a global economy. This course will focus on engineering economics, written communication, and oral communication for engineers and computer scientists, addressing communication to both technical and non-technical audiences.
See BME 4357 for course information.
This course will provide a broad overview of the issues surrounding the energy systems we presently use or may use at a larger scale in the future to power our current industrial civilization.
Survey of nuclear engineering concepts and applications. Nuclear reactions; radioactivity; radiation interaction with matter; reactor physics; risk and dose assessment; applications in medicine, industry, agriculture, and research.
An introduction to types of radiation relevant to nuclear, medical, scientific, and engineering applications; interaction of radiation with materials; radiation detection mechanisms and detectors; radiation dosimetry; biological effects of ionizing radiation, and medical uses of radiation.
A capstone design course for emphasizing the decision-making process that must be used by a practicing engineer to apply the basic sciences in order to convert resources optimally to meet stated objectives. Oral and written reports are required.
Study of advanced topics in engineering. This course may be repeated once under a different topic.
Advanced topics and/or special project activities in engineering.