2013 - 2014
Undergraduate Catalogue

Engineering

Office: Donnelly Science Center, Room 127a

Telephone: 410-617-2464

Website: www.loyola.edu/engineering

FACULTY

Chair: Robert T. Bailey, Associate Professor

Professors: Wayne L. Elban; Bernard J. Weigman (emeritus)

Associate Professors: Robert T. Bailey; Glenn S. Kohne; Robert B. Pond, Jr.

Assistant Professors: Raenita A. Fenner; Suzanne E. Keilson


The department offers the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.). The program provides a strong background in fundamental engineering subjects, with the opportunity to concentrate in computer, electrical, mechanical, or materials engineering. Course choices for concentrations begin in the second half of the sophomore year. The engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Educational Objectives: The Department of Engineering of Loyola University Maryland strives to produce graduates who function as successful professionals in diverse engineering disciplines and enterprises; develop creative, entrepreneurial, and cost-effective solutions to contemporary problems of increasing scope and complexity as their careers progress; assume increasing responsibilities of technical and/or managerial leadership in their work organizations; pursue lifelong learning through a variety of means including graduate education, continuing education, professional training, on-the-job training, and career development; and provide services to their professions and communities, drawing upon their Jesuit educational experience to serve the needs of humankind.

Development and Integration of the Design Experience into the Curriculum: The elements of engineering design are presented and coordinated in a sequence of courses that build on each other and demand increasingly sophisticated analysis and design skills. Several design activities are assigned to first-year students in introductory engineering courses (EG101 or EG103) to stimulate critical thinking about designing. Significant design components are contained in several engineering courses taken in the sophomore and junior years. For instance, design elements are covered in Linear Circuit Analysis and its laboratory (EG331/EG031). Additionally, design-related engineering issues and experiences are encountered in Experimental Methods (EG390) and Engineering Systems Analysis (EG441).

All seniors participate in a two-semester capstone design experience (EG497/EG498). Seniors are responsible for the conceptualization and preparation of a detailed proposal, including problem statement and specifications for a large-scale, open-ended design project in the fall semester. The completion, testing, and evaluation of the project occur in the spring semester. Projects follow realistic constraints, considering factors of economics, fabricability, life cycle management, ethics, industrial and public health and safety, environmental issues, social relevance, politics, and aesthetics. Consideration of alternate design solutions is required. Periodically, engineering professionals speak to the design class to acquaint students with actual engineering design experiences. The design proposals and results are presented each semester to the faculty and to the department's Industrial Advisory Board, and each project result is displayed on the department's webpage.

Each design project includes relevant aspects of the student’s discipline and concentration. The technical knowledge and skills required to complete the project are derived from the 300- and 400-level engineering courses taken previously or concurrently with the senior design course. The engineering faculty provides technical advice to projects as needed.

Transfer under the Associate of Science in Engineering (ASE) Program: The state of Maryland has developed a program to ease the process of transferring into computer and electrical engineering programs at Loyola University Maryland. A student who completes two years of study and is awarded a state-approved Associate of Science in Engineering (A.S.E.) from a Maryland community college is eligible for transfer into Loyola’s engineering program. The engineering courses taken as part of the associate degree will be accepted by Loyola University Maryland as a block. Loyola also has an extensive set of liberal arts "core" requirements that have been specifically crafted to meet the learning aims of the University. These requirements are generally more extensive than the general education requirements at other institutions, and the transfer of nonengineering courses taken while earning the associate degree will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis relative to meeting those requirements.

MAJOR IN ENGINEERING

The course requirements are identical for all concentrations in the freshman year and the first semester of the sophomore year. Course selection for concentrations begins in the second half of the sophomore year, when a group of courses will send the student toward computer engineering and electrical engineering concentrations, or another group of courses will direct the student toward mechanical engineering and materials engineering concentrations. In the first semester of the junior year and all subsequent semesters, the student is required to select engineering courses in one chosen concentration. The program of study is shown below for the freshman year and the first semester of the sophomore year.

In order to graduate within four years, students who are considering majoring in engineering must take the following mathematics and science prerequisite courses during their first year:

Bachelor of Science

Freshman Year

Fall Term

    EG101 Introduction to Engineering*
    MA251 Calculus I*
    PH201 General Physics I*
    PH291 General Physics Lab I*
    WR100 Effective Writing**
    Language Core

Spring Term

    HS101 Europe and the World Since 1500**
    MA252 Calculus II*
    PH202 General Physics II*
    PH292 General Physics Lab II*
    Language Core (if needed)
    Social Science Core††

Sophomore Year

Fall Term

    CH101 General Chemistry I*
    CH105 General Chemistry Lab I*
    EG031 Linear Circuit Analysis Lab*
    EG120 MATLAB Tools for Engineering and Science*
    EG301 Statics*
    EG331 Linear Circuit Analysis*
    MA351 Calculus III*
    PL201 Foundations of Philosophy

Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering Concentrations

The course requirements are identical for all engineering concentrations through the first semester of the sophomore year. The course requirements for the second semester of the sophomore year are the same for computer engineering and electrical engineering concentrations. Courses for individual concentrations in computer engineering and electrical engineering begin in the first semester of the junior year.

Sophomore Year

Spring Term

    EN101 Understanding Literature
    EG032 Electronics Lab*
    EG071 Digital Logic and Computer Systems Lab*
    EG130 Spreadsheet Tools for Engineering and Science*
    EG333 Signals and Systems*
    EG432 Electronics*
    EG471 Digital Logic and Computer Systems*
    MA301 Introduction to Linear Algebra*

Junior Year

Fall Term

    EG360 Object-Oriented Engineering Design*
    EG381 Probability and Statistics*
    EG390 Experimental Methods*
    MA395 Discrete Methods*
    Engineering Concentration Elective*
    Engineering Elective*

Spring Term

    EG051 Materials Science Lab*
    EG351 Introduction to Engineering Materials*
    EG441 Engineering Systems Analysis*
    PL200-Level Philosophical Perspectives Course*
    English Core**
    History Core**
    Engineering Concentration Elective*

Senior Year

Fall Term

    EG497 Engineering Design Project I*
    TH201 Introduction to Theology
    Fine Arts Core**
    Social Science Core††
    Engineering Concentration Elective*
    Nondepartmental Elective†

Spring Term

    EG498 Engineering Design Project II*
    Ethics Core**
    Theology Core
    Engineering Concentration Elective*
    Nondepartmental Elective†
    Nondepartmental Elective†

The engineering elective may be any 300- or 400-level engineering course (except EG495) for which prerequisite/corequisite requirements have been satisfied and may be taken at any time during the final four semesters. The engineering concentration and nondepartmental electives may be taken in any order allowed by prerequisites, but consideration should be given to the effect this will have on selection of a capstone design project in EG497/EG498 during the senior year. The senior design topic should be derived from the 300- and 400-level engineering courses taken prior to beginning the senior design course sequence. These courses and the 400-level engineering courses taken during the senior year provide the technical basis for the project. The junior and senior years should be planned during the second semester sophomore year when a formal concentration, from one of the four (4) engineering concentrations, is selected. Concentration electives in computer engineering and electrical engineering are listed below:

Computer Engineering: (choose four)

  • EG474 Introduction to Microprocessor-Based Systems
  • EG476 Electronic Digital Circuits
  • EG477 Data Networks
  • EG478 Computer Architecture
  • EG479 Special Topics in Computer Engineering

Electrical Engineering: (choose four)

  • EG481 Communications
  • EG483 Control Systems
  • EG485 Digital Signal Processing
  • EG487 Electromagnetics
  • EG489 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering

With the approval of the department chair, other engineering courses may be pursued through the Baltimore Students Exchange Program (BSEP). Electives must be at the junior/senior level, and care must be taken to ensure that institutional course prerequisites are satisfied. A formal plan of study should be formulated as soon as a student selects a concentration. Study abroad programs may be possible, depending on the courses that are available. Study abroad programs require review and approval of the student's major advisor.

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Engineering Concentrations

The course requirements are identical for all engineering concentrations through the first semester of the sophomore year. The course requirements for the second semester of the sophomore year are the same for mechanical engineering and materials engineering concentrations. Courses for individual concentrations in mechanical engineering and materials engineering begin in the first semester of the junior year.

Sophomore Year

Spring Term

    EG051 Materials Science Lab*
    EG130 Spreadsheet Tools for Engineering and Science*
    EG302 Dynamics*
    EG351 Introduction to Engineering Materials*
    EG380 Thermodynamics*
    MA301 Introduction to Linear Algebra*
    MA304 Ordinary Differential Equations*

Junior Year

Fall Term

    EG320 Solid Mechanics Laboratory*
    EG381 Probability and Statistics*
    EG390 Experimental Methods*
    EG420 Solid Mechanics*
    EN101 Understanding Literature
    Engineering Concentration Elective*
    Engineering Elective*

Spring Term

    EG426 Computer-Aided Simulation and Design*
    EG441 Engineering Systems Analysis*
    PL200-Level Philosophical Perspectives Course*
    English Core**
    History Core**
    Engineering Concentration Elective*

Senior Year

Fall Term

    EG497 Engineering Design Project I*
    TH201 Introduction to Theology
    Fine Arts Core**
    Social Science Core††
    Engineering Concentration Elective*
    Nondepartmental Elective†

Spring Term

    EG498 Engineering Design Project II*
    Ethics Core**
    Theology Core
    Engineering Concentration Elective*
    Nondepartmental Elective†
    Nondepartmental Elective†

The engineering elective may be any 300- or 400-level engineering course (except EG495) for which prerequisite/corequisite requirements have been satisfied and may be taken at any time during the final four semesters. The engineering concentration and nondepartmental electives may be taken in any order allowed by prerequisites, but consideration should be given to the effect this will have on selection of a capstone design project in EG497/EG498 during the senior year. The senior design topic should be derived from the 300- and 400-level engineering courses taken prior to beginning the senior design course sequence. These courses and the 400-level engineering courses taken during the senior year provide the technical basis for the project. The junior and senior years should be planned during the second semester sophomore year when a formal concentration, from one of the four (4) engineering concentrations, is selected. Concentration electives in mechanical engineering and materials engineering are listed below:

Mechanical Engineering: (choose four)

  • EG421 Fluid Mechanics
  • EG422 Heat and Mass Transfer
  • EG423 Engineering Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • EG424 Mechanical Design
  • EG429 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering

Materials Engineering: (choose four)

  • EG452 Electrical and Magnetic Properties of Materials
  • EG453 Structure of Solids
  • EG454 Mechanical Properties of Materials
  • EG455 Transformations in Solids
  • EG459 Special Topics in Materials Engineering

With the approval of the department chair, other engineering courses may be pursued through the Baltimore Student Exchange Program (BSEP). Electives must be at the junior-senior level, and care must be taken to ensure that institutional course prerequisites are satisfied. A formal plan of study should be formulated as soon as a student selects a concentration. Study abroad programs may be possible, depending on the courses that are available. Study abroad programs require review and approval of the student's major advisor.

* Required for major.

** Terms may be interchanged.

† Math-science area not excluded.

†† EC102/EC103 strongly recommended.

  1. Engineering cannot be taken as an interdisciplinary major.
  2. Students must complete the diversity core requirement through a designated diversity core, major, or elective course (see Diversity Core Requirement under Curriculum and Policies).

MINOR IN ENGINEERING

Six three-credit courses are required:

  • EG101 Introduction to Engineering (or PH165)
  • EG301 Statics
  • EG331 Linear Circuit Analysis
  • EG351 Introduction to Engineering Materials
  • EG441 Engineering Systems Analysis

Select the sixth course from the following:

  • EG333 Signals and Systems
  • EG360 Object-Oriented Engineering Design (or CS464)
  • EG380 Thermodynamics (or PH317)
  • EG420 Solid Mechanics
  • EG421 Fluid Mechanics
  • EG423 Engineering Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • EG432 Electronics
  • EG452 Electrical and Magnetic Properties of Materials (or PH417)
  • EG453 Structure of Solids
  • EG454 Mechanical Properties of Materials
  • EG471 Digital Logic and Computer Systems
  • EG4xx Any other EG400-level course with prerequisites
  1. Prerequisites for EG301, EG331, and EG351 include General Physics I (PH201), General Physics Lab I (PH291), General Physics II (PH202), General Physics Lab II (PH292), Calculus I (MA251), and Calculus II (MA252).
  2. Any college-level statistics course may be substituted for the EG381 prerequisite for EG441, provided Calculus II (MA252) has been completed.
  3. A three-credit research or internship experience in an engineering discipline or another engineering course may be substituted for EG101 (as approved by the department chair).
  4. Laboratory corequisites are waived for EG331, EG351, EG420, EG432, and EG471.
  5. EG130 corequisite is waived for EG351.

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