THE
FACULTY
SENATE
Senate
Document Number 3105S
Date
of Senate Approval
     
                                       
         
Statement
of Faculty Senate Action:
Effective Date: Fall 2005
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ENGINEERING (JEM)
Joint Engineering Programs with
Senior Lecturer
Fahmy (Director); Lecturer Alderman (Associate Director); Assistant Professor
Bruce (Associate Director, Computer Science); Professors Ruiz, Whatley
(Physics); and Professor Brock (Computer Science)
The
Joint NCSUUNC
The Joint
NCSUUNC Asheville Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree with a
concentration in Mechatronics degree gives students the benefits of a strong
foundation in the liberal arts combined with rigorous studies in engineering
disciplines and allows students to complete an engineering degree while living
and working in the
All Joint
Program students will complete the UNCA Integrative Liberal Studies Program.
Students must meet with an engineering advisor on first interest and at least
once a semester thereafter to ensure completion of all requirements in a timely
manner.
I. Required courses in the major— 64 hours: E 101; ECE 200,
206, 211, 212, 220, 301, 406, 455, 460, 480; EGM 180, 360; MAE 206, 208, 301,
310, 314, 315, 316, 435; MSE 201.
II. Required courses outside the major—37 hours: CHEM 111, 132;
CSCI 201, 202; ECON 102; MATH 191, 192, 291; PHYS 221, 222; STAT 225.
III. Other departmental requirements—Senior demonstration of
competency in the major, oral competency, and computer competency are all
satisfied by the successful completion of the Senior Design Project (ECE
480).
TwoPlusTwo Engineering
Program
The TwoPlusTwo
Engineering Program allows students interested in 14 different engineering
fields to complete their first two years of study at UNC Asheville and then
transfer to NCSU for the remaining two years. Engineering courses offered
during the first two years are taught by NCSU faculty. Students graduate with a
Bachelor of Science degree in a specific field of engineering from NCSU.
Freshman Year for All TwoPlusTwo Engineering
Degree Programs:
CHEM 
132 
General Chemistry 
3 
CHEM 
111 
General Chemistry Laboratory 
1 
E 
101 
Introduction to Engr and Problem Solving 
1 
E 
115 
Introduction to the Computing Envr 
1 
LANG 
120 
Foundations of Academic Writing 
4 


Humanities and Social Science* 
3 
MATH 
191 
Calculus I 
4 
MATH 
192 
Calculus II 
4 
PHYS 
221 
Physics I 
4 


Health and Wellness 
2 
CSCI 
201 
Introduction to Algorithm Design 
3 


Or 

CHEM 
144 
Structure and Reactivity 
4 


(depending on curriculum chosen. See N.C. State Engineering
Programs Office for more details.) 

Total Semester Hours 
30 or 31 
* The
Humanities and Social Science courses should be taken in accordance with the NCSU
College of Engineering requirements. A list is available in the Engineering
Programs Office on the UNC Asheville campus, which also has requirements for
all engineering curricula.
Courses in Engineering offered through
Courses offered
at UNC Asheville under the E, ECE, EGM, MAE, or MSE prefixes are engineering
courses from NCSU provided to facilitate the Joint Engineering Programs and the
TwoPlusTwo Program. These courses are
subject to the transfer policies of UNC Asheville for UNC Asheville
degreeseeking students, except for those students enrolled in the Joint Degree
Program. Some engineering courses are approved components of particular UNC
Asheville curricula, but others are not necessarily acceptable by UNC Asheville,
unless approved beforehand by the appropriate UNC Asheville department chair or
academic officer. UNC Asheville students are advised to consult the department
chair of their major or the Registrar to ascertain the applicability of a given
engineering course to a specific degree program.
Courses in General Engineering
E 101 Introduction to Engineering and Problem
Solving (1)
An introduction to engineering as a
discipline and profession. Emphasis on engineering design, interdisciplinary
teamwork, and problem solving from a general engineering perspective. Overview
of academic policies affecting undergraduate engineering students. Exposure to
the NCSU College of Engineering and the joint UNC AshevilleNCSU programs and
services. Fall.
E 115 Introduction to Computing Environment (1)
Fundamentals of the EOS System. Software and services available on the
system. Network hardware configuration,
online help and communication, file and directory manipulation. Software applications such as Email,
publishing packages, spreadsheets, mathematical packages, CAD packages. (Grading: S/U). Fall, Spring
Courses in
Electrical and Computer Engineering
ECE 200 Introduction to Electrical and Computer
Engineering Laboratory (3)
Laboratory with experiments in six groups
designed to provide an overview of electrical and computer engineering:
Fundamental Concepts, Analog Electronic Circuits, Digital Circuits,
Communications Systems, Signal Processing. Prerequisite: MATH 192. Corequisite:
PHYS 222. Fall.
ECE 206 Introduction to Computer Organization (3)
Introduction to key concepts in computer
organization. Number representations, switching circuits, logic design,
microprocessor design, assembly language programming, input/output, interrupts
and traps, direct memory access, structured program development. Corequisite:
ECE 200. Fall.
ECE 211 Electric Circuits (4)
Introduction to theory, analysis and
design of electric circuits. Voltage, current, power, energy, resistance,
capacitance, inductance. Kirchoff's laws, node analysis, mesh analysis,
Thevenin's theorem, steady state and transient analysis, AC, DC, phasors,
operational amplifiers, transfer functions. Prerequisites: ECE 200; PHYS 222.
Spring.
ECE 212 Fundamentals of Logic Design (3)
Introduction to digital logic design.
Boolean algebra, switching functions, Karnaugh maps, modular combinational
circuit design, flipflops, latches, programmable logic and synchronous
sequential circuit design. Use of several CAD tools for logic synthesis, state
assignment and technology mapping. Prerequisite: ECE 206. Spring.
ECE 220 Analytical Foundations of Electrical and
Computer Engineering (3)
The modeling, analysis and solution of
circuit theory, control, communication, computer and other systems arising in
electrical and computer engineering using various analytical techniques.
Numerical solutions to ECE problems using MATLAB and SPICE. Prerequisite: MATH
291. Corequisite: ECE 211. Spring.
ECE 301 Linear Systems (4)
Representation and analysis of linear
systems using differential equations: impulse response and convolution, Fourier
series, and Fourier and Laplace transformations for discrete time and
continuous time signals. Emphasis on
interpreting system descriptions in terms of transient and steadystate
response. Digital signal processing.
Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in ECE 211 and ECE 220. Fall.
ECE 302 Microelectronics (4)
Introduction to the physics of
semiconductors, PN Junctions, BJT and MOS field Effects Transistors: Physics of
operation, IV characteristics, circuit models, SPICE analysis: simple diode
circuits; Single Stage Transistor Amplifiers: Common Emitter and Common Source
configurations, biasing, calculations of small signal voltage gain, current
gain, input resistance and output resistance; Introduction to Differential
Amplifiers, Operational Amplifiers. Prerequisite: ECE 211. Fall.
ECE 406 Design of Complex Digital Systems (3)
Design principles for complex digital systems:
Iteration, topdown/bottomup, divide and conquer and decomposition. Descriptive
techniques, including block diagrams, timing diagrams, register transfer and
hardwaredescription languages. Consideration of transmissionline effects on
digital systems. Prerequisites: CSCI 202; ECE
212. Spring.
ECE 455 Computer Control of Robots (3)
Techniques of computer control of
industrial robots. Interfacing with synchronous hardware including
analog/digital and digital/analog converters, interfacing noise problems,
control of electric and hydraulic actuators, kinematics and kinetics of robots,
path control, force control, sensing including vision. Major design project.
Prerequisite: MAE 435. Spring.
ECE 460 Digital Systems Interfacing (3)
Concepts of microcomputer system
architecture and applications to fundamental computer hardware. Theoretical and
practical aspects of interfacing and a variety of microprocessor peripheral
chips with specific microprocessor/microcomputer systems from both hardware and
software points of view. Prerequisite: ECE 406. Fall.
ECE 480 Senior Design Project in Electrical
Engineering (4)
Applications of engineering and basic
sciences to the total design of electrical engineering circuits and systems.
Consideration of the design process including feasibility study, preliminary
design detail, cost effectiveness, along with development and evaluation of a
prototype accomplished through designteam project activity. Complete written
and oral engineering report required. Prerequisite: senior standing in JEM.
Spring.
Courses in
EngineeringMechatronics
EGM 180 Introduction to Mechatronics Laboratory (2)
An introduction to the mechatronics
engineering discipline as a synergistic combination of mechanical and
electrical engineering, computer science, control and information
technology. Foundational concepts in
mechatronics are addressed including analog and digital electronics, sensors,
actuators, microprocessors, and microprocessor interfacing to electromechanical
systems through handson laboratory exercises.
Spring.
EGM 360 Advanced Mechatronic Design Laboratory (1)
An introduction to the design and
construction of microprocessorcontrolled electromechanical systems. This course builds on fundamental mechatronics
concepts and is project and design oriented.
It provides handson working knowledge of real time software, real time
programming, computer interfacing, mechanical design, fabrication and control
system design and the integration of these areas. Prerequisite:
EGM 180. Spring.
EGM 1714,
2714, 3714, 4714 Special Topics in Engineering (14)
Courses not otherwise included in the
catalog listing but for which there may be special needs. May be repeated for
credit as often as permitted and as subject matter changes. See program
director.
Courses in the
Joint EngineeringMechatronics Program
JEM 1714,
2714, 3714, 4714 Special Topics in EngineeringMechatronics (14)
Courses not otherwise included in the catalog
listing but for which there may be special needs. May be repeated for credit as
often as permitted and as subject matter changes. See program director.
JEM 179, 379,
479 Liberal Studies Colloquia (LS 179,
379, 479)
Colloquia offered to fulfill ILS
requirements. See Liberal Studies for course descriptions. May not be used to fulfill major
requirements. JEM 479 may not be used by
students majoring in Engineering.
Courses in
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
MAE 206 Engineering Statics (3)
Basic concepts of forces in equilibrium.
Distributed forces, frictional forces. Inertial properties. Application to
machines, structures and systems. Prerequisite: PHYS 221. Corequisite: MATH
291. Fall.
MAE 208 Engineering Dynamics (3)
Kinematics and kinetics of particles in
rectangular, cylindrical and curvilinear coordinate systems; energy and
momentum methods for particles; kinetics of systems of particles; kinematics
and kinetics of rigid bodies in two and three dimensions; motion relative to
rotating coordinate systems. Prerequisite: MAE 206; MATH 291. Spring.
MAE 301 Engineering Thermodynamics I (3)
Introduction to the concept of energy and
the laws governing the transfers and transformations of energy. Emphasis on
thermodynamic properties and the First and Second Law analysis of systems and
control volumes. Integration of these concepts into the analysis of basic power
cycles is introduced. Prerequisites: MATH 291; PHYS 222. Fall.
MAE 310 Heat Transfer Fundamentals (3)
Analysis of steady state and transient
onedimensional and multidimensional heat transfer by conduction, employing
both analytical methods and numerical techniques. Heat transfer by the
mechanism of radiation. Prerequisites: MAE 301; ECE 220 or MATH 394. Fall.
MAE 314 Solid Mechanics (3)
Concepts and theories of internal force,
stress, strain and strength of structural element under static loading
conditions. Constitutive behavior for linear elastic structures. Deflection and
stress analysis procedures for bars, beams and shafts. Introduction to matrix
analysis of structures. Prerequisites: MAE 206, MATH 291. Spring.
MAE 315 Dynamics of Machines (3)
Application of dynamics to the analysis
and design of machine and mechanical components. Motions resulting from applied
loads, and the forces required to produce specified motions. Introduction to
mechanical vibration, free and forced response of discrete and continuous
systems. Prerequisite: MAE 208. Corequisite: ECE 220 or MATH 394. Fall.
MAE 316 Strength of Mechanical Components (3)
Analysis and design of mechanical
components based on deflection, material, static vessels and bolted and welded joints.
Classical and modern analysis and design techniques. Computer analysis using
the finite element method. Material and manufacturing considerations in design.
Prerequisite: MAE 314. Corequisite: ECE 220 or MATH 394. Spring.
MAE 435 Principles of Automatic Control (3)
Study of linear feedback control systems
using transfer functions. Transient and steady state responses. Stability and
dynamic analyses using time response and frequency response techniques.
Compensation methods. Classical control theory techniques for determination and
modification of the dynamic response of a system. Synthesis and design
applications to typical mechanical engineering control systems. Introduction to
modern control theory. Prerequisites: ECE 301 or 302; ECE 220 or MATH 394.
Spring.
Course in
Material Science and Engineering
MSE 201 Structure and Properties of Engineering
Materials (3)
Introduction to the fundamental physical
principles governing the structure and constitution of metallic and nonmetallic
materials and the relationships among these principles and the mechanical,
physical and chemical properties of engineering materials. Prerequisite: CHEM
132. Fall.
Impact
Statement:
a. The new Joint
Engineering Program should not have major impact on the course of study for
other UNCA programs. Concurrences were
sought from departments in which the engineering students will be taking
classes, and from the Industrial and Engineering Management program, whose
students enroll in MAE 206 and 314.
b. The new Joint
Engineering Program will require an additional UNCA faculty member in one of
the related departments (Computer Science, Mathematics, or Physics) in addition
to adjunct coverage of the ½ reassigned time for the UNCA Associate Director of
Engineering. Funding for a portion of the equipment needs and space for
additional laboratories will also be needed.
Rationale: These changes
implement the new Joint NCSU/UNC Asheville Engineering Program established by
the UNC Board of Governors in May, 2004.