Courses & Schedules
ESE SENIOR DESIGN LECTURES - FALL 2009
ENGR 59869: Environmental Engineering Design I & II
This is a two semester design sequence for Earth System Science and Environmental Engineering Students. The student is required to design and implement a solution that addresses a specific Earth system/environmental engineering problem or question. The weekly lectures (during both semesters) expose students to principals of engineering design, including identification of a problem, background research, social environmental, ethical and economic considerations, intellectual property and patents and proposal writing including methods of engineering analysis and modeling.
A detailed design proposal is completed during the first semester. The second semester is devoted to intensive design implementation. For the second semester, students are required to write a midterm progress report and an in depth engineering final report. They must also make an oral final presentation and demonstration to the faculty.
Pre: Engr 59869 1.5 hr. lecture/wk., 3 hr. supervised design implementation workshop, 1 hr. design team meeting;
CSC 10200: Introduction to Computing
The structure and operation of a computer; concepts and properties of an algorithm and a programming language. Introduction to procedural programming in a modern programming language, such as C++, control structures, functions, recursion, arrays, painters, strings, structure, and file I/O.
Prereq.: Math 20100 (or 20102) (min. C grade). 2 class, 2 rec. hr./wk.
ENGR 10100: Engineering Design I
An introduction to engineering practice through hands-on investigations, computer applications, design projects and student. Presentations in the fields of structures and robotics. In the first segment of the course, the behavior of materials and structural members is explored. Concepts of structural safety and equilibrium are developed and students are introduced to structural analysis of a steel truss bridge and building a model bridge. The second portion of the course focuses on basic mechanisms, kinematics, feedback, and computer control by considering the operation of several robotic devices. Students then engage in a robotic design which may include software or hardware or both. All investigations and design projects are performed in groups and Presented in oral and/or written form. Computers are used for documentation, data analysis and robot control.
Prereq/Coreq: MATH 19500 (min. C grade).
ENGR 10300: Computer-Aided Analysis Tools for Engineers
An introduction to computer aided analysis techniques necessary for the study of electrical engineering and the design of electrical systems. Concepts introduced through short lectures are examined thoroughly during computer workstation-based workshops. Among the topics studied are: functions of real variables and their graphs, complex numbers and phasors, linear algebra, difference equations with applications to signal processing, and an introduction to system analysis.
Prereq.: MATH 20100 (or 20102) (min. C grade), ENGR 10100. 3 hr./wk.
ENGR 20400: Electrical Circuits
Basic circuit laws. Methods of circuit analysis. Circuit theorems. Operational amplifiers. Capacitatiors and inductors. Sinusoids and phasors. Sinusoidal steady state analysis. Frequency response.
Prereq.: PHYS 20700 (min. C grade);Pre- or coreq.: MATH 20300 (min. C grade).
Pre- or coreq.: MATH 20300 (min. C grade). 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
ENGR 30100: Introduction to Remote Sensing
This introductory remote sensing course covers different environments where remote sensing can be applied, including discussion about a variety of space platforms and selected sensors that orbit the Earth. Emphasis is placed on the application of remote sensing on the interactions between the hydrosphere, biosphere, geosphere and atmosphere as well as bioproductivity and geophysical/geochemical processes in the oceans.
BIO 10100: Biological Foundations I
Introduction to biology, emphasizing primarily the cell and molecular levels of organization. Topics include characteristics of life, cellular organization and diversity, chemistry of life, bioenergetics, reproduction and early development, and major living groups. The course features in-depth study of selected topics that are foundational for upper level study. Students develop critical thinking and technical skills that are essential for mastering the content areas and being successful in upper level courses. These include: vocabulary skills, critical thinking, collaborative learning, microscopy, collection and handling of scientific data, and elements of scientific investigation.
2 lect., 4 lab., hr./wk.
ENGR 10600: Earth System Science
A systematic global view of the features, processes and underlying scientific concepts of the earth, atmosphere, and oceans, emphasizing environmental applications.
3 lect., 3lab. hr./wk.; 4 credits.
EAS 21700: Systems Analysis of the Earth
Analysis and modeling of the grand cycles and systems in the Earth Sciences including plate tectonics and climate change by incorporating the underlying physical, chemical and biological principles. Physical and chemical properties of earth materials are examined. EXCEL, Visual Basic and PowerPoint are all used extensively.
Prereq.: EAS 10600-Cor 21300, PHYS 20300 or CHEM 10300-C or equivalent;
coreq.: SCI 20000-C.
3 lect., 2 lab. hr. wk.;
ENGR 59910: Introduction to GIS
The goal is to develop an understanding of geographic space and how maps represent geographic space. A student must be able to read maps, as well as write about and discuss information gleamed from maps. ArcGIS 9
will be used as GIS tool for this course.
CE 26400: Civil Engineering Data Analysis
Role of Statistics and Probability in civil engineering. Measurability and variability. Data collection. Descriptive analysis. Presentation of data in the context of civil engineering. Numerical descriptive statistics. Probability distributions and their application to civil engineering. Introduction to inferential statistics. Applications to civil engineering quality control. Linear correlation and regression analysis. Prereq.: CSc 10200 and passing grades in all three CUNY/ACT;
pre- or coreq.: Math 20300 (min C grade)
2 hr/wk, 3 lab hr/wk; 3 cr
CE 35000: Fluid Mechanics
Study of behavior of viscous and non-viscous fluids at rest and in motion through development and application of the principles of fluid statics, continuity, energy, momentum, similitude, and dimensional analysis. Applications include flow in open and closed conduits, the boundary layer, dynamics of drag and measurements of velocity and discharge.
Prereq.: CE 23100 (min. C grade), CSc 10200; pre- or coreq.: Math 39100 (min. C grade)
3 hr/wk; 3 cr.
CE 36500: Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering
The aim of this course is to give civil engineering majors a basic understanding of flow systems in closed and open hydraulic and hydrologic systems. This course is designed to provide detail computation for studying, analyzing and design of components of hydraulic systems such as pipes, pumps, open channels and storm collection systems. Included in this course will be two hydraulic laboratory experiments and three computer lab experiments using a commercial software (i.e. Haestad-Method©
software) which help students to design and visualize different hydraulic and hydrological phenomena in professional manner. Prereq.: CE 35000 or ME 35600 or ChE 34100 (min. C grade) 2 lect, 3 lab hr/wk; 3 cr.
CE37200: Environmental Impact Assessment
This class introduces and motivates the concept of environmental impact assessment. Students are taught the framework of an impact assessment and details regarding the environment (air, water, soil), its pollutants (atmospheric, noise, water, solid waste), their impacts (physical, social, economic), relevant regulations, and pollution minimization or management strategies. Students use this information to review and comment on an existing Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) of a current project involving water resource management, construction engineering, or transportation engineering in the local NY area. Prereq: CE 36400, Chem 10401 (C min), and CE 35000 or ME 35600 or Che 34100 (C min)
Physical, chemical and microbiological characterization of water, wastewater and air quality. Remediation objectives and regulatory constraints.
Conventional unit operations and processes for potable water, domestic wastewater and air quality control. Handling of process sidestreams. Prereq: CE 36500 and CE 37200. 2 lect. hrs and 3 lab hrs/3 cr.
ChE34200: Transport Phenomena II
ChE34900: Prob, Stat & Desgn of Exp
ChE 59812: Energy Sys Engr for Glob Sust
EE20500: Linear System Analysis I
EE33300: Intro Ant, Wave guides
EE46200: Photonics Engineering
EE42800: Photonics Lab
ME32200: Computer Methods in Engr
ME47100: Energy Systems Design
ME53600: Energy Conversion
ME54700: Environmental Control
ME55600: Advanced Fluid Mechanics
Engr5110X: Spec Projects in ESE
Engr55680: Special Topics in Remote Sensing
Engr59803: Industrial Ecology
Chem24300: Quant Analysis
Chem26300: Organic Chemistry II
Chem27200: Organic Chemistry Lab
Chem33100: Physical Chemistry Lab I
Chem40600/01: Environmental Chem.
Chem40700: Environ Organic Chem
Chem43400: PChem & Chem Instr Lab
Phys32100: Modern Physics