ENES 100 is a project-based course that requires students to work in interdisciplinary teams to develop a complex and multidisciplinary product. Students must apply engineering principles, computer software tools, and technical communication skills to meet all of the product performance and project reporting requirements.
The current implementation of ENES 100 requires student teams to design, build, and test a prototype over sand vehicle (OSV) capable of autonomously navigating a course and completing one of several missions. Students learn and apply vehicle mechanics, electronics, programming, computer aided design, and additive manufacturing concepts while designing their OSVs.
ENES 102 MECHANICS I: STATICS AND MATERIAL PROPERTIES
The equilibrium of stationary bodies under the influence of various kinds of forces. Forces, moments, couples, equilibrium, trusses, frames and machines, centroids, moment of inertia, beams, friction, stress/strain, material properties. Vector and scalar methods are used to solve problems.
Students are also tasked with the design, construction and analysis of a truss bridge.
STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS
ENME 407 THE LAND OF FIRE AND ICE: SUSTAINABILITY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS REYKJAVIK, ICELAND - SUMMER 2018
The looming consequences of climate change are making it necessary for countries around the world to implement innovative and sustainable solutions to avoid environmental and ecological harm. With its stunning mixture of geology and its northerly location, Iceland, the "land of fire and ice" is uniquely poised to lead the charge. Today, almost 100 % of the electricity consumed in this small country of over 300,000 people comes from renewable energy sources.
Through a wide variety of activities students get to witness and experience first hand the innovative and sustainable solutions that Iceland has employed, as well as the natural wonders that they as future engineers are tasked with protecting. More specifically, the course explores the generation, use and impacts of both geothermal energy and hydroelectric power. In this course, students:
Explore innovative solutions to global climate change Analyze the generation, use and implications of renewable energy technologies Explore the many uses and benefits of geothermal energy aside from energy generation Visit geothermal and hydroelectric power stations
Explore the capital city of Reykjavik and learn about its history and architecture Become immersed in Icelandic culture by visiting museums, interacting with local Icelandic guides, and sampling some of Iceland’s finest foods Acquire an understanding of Iceland's culture and green economy
Experience some of Iceland’s most breathtaking natural wonders: Gulfoss Waterfall, Strokur Geysir, Tjingvellir National Park, The Secret Lagoon, Mount Kirkjufell, Sólheimajökull Glacier and many more!
This program, explores the different approaches for the development of Sustainable Infrastructure including: Green Infrastructure (green buildings, green roads, and other components); Environmental Implications, Energy Systems and Energy Conservation; Sustainability Metrics; Recycling and Waste Reduction; Mobility and Greenhouse Gas Emissions.
AREC457 Energy, Climate Change, and Options for a Low-Carbon Economy VENICE, ITALY - WINTER 2017
Provides a primer in the physics and atmospheric chemistry of climate change, describes what the effects of climate change may be and explains how energy generation and use in various sectors of the economy contribute to greenhouse gas. It presents policy options meant to curb the use of fossil fuels (e.g., carbon taxes), improve energy efficiency (e.g., standards and incentives), and identifies possible drawbacks or unintended effects of such policies. Students will also study adaptation from the engineering, policy and anthropology points of view. The course further covers other aspects of climate change, as the potential effect of climate change on human health, cultural artifacts and the built environment, and sensitive ecological systems, and the legal implications of carbon storage options.
This study abroad program explores the different approaches for the development of sustainable and smart cities. The course addresses (i) the broad and complex "system" point of view of sustainability and smart cities, as well as, (ii) the system engineering, system decomposition, and design/technical aspect. The program examines smart cities' building blocks, such as "smart streets" and "smart buildings" as a matter of pragmatic and feasible details.
ENCE 489I Sustainable Green Infrastructure for the Urban Environment Turin, Italy - SUMMER 2016
This study abroad course exposes students to the sustainability framework, concepts, and techniques required to develop green infrastructure solutions for alternative urban structures and environments, as well as complex spatial systems encompassing mobility, the environment, energy, and social well-being. The course covers the principles of technical, cultural and social approaches used in the design of sustainable green urban infrastructure.
ENES 472 Global Leadership & International Business in Engineering and Technology Sydney, Australia - WINTER BREAK 2016
The goal of this program is to provide you with an understanding of cultural aspects pertaining to global business and global leadership skills, thereby increasing your awareness of the cultural factors that motivate decisions and behavior in the business world. You will gain an understanding of how the business cultures in the rest of the world diverge from the American, and develop the cultural understanding, global leadership, attitudes, and communication skills needed to function appropriately within an increasingly global and multicultural working environment.
introduction to CIVIL engineering building "bridges" to a sustainable future
When someone thinks about what a civil engineer does, more likely than not the first word that comes to their mind is “bridges”. While civil engineers are responsible for the design and construction of these structures, opportunities within the field are far more diverse and wide ranging. The goal of this course is to provide students with an encompassing and holistic view of the civil engineering field. Through course projects, assignments, field trips and guest lectures, students will be exposed to not only the technical foundation/science behind the civil engineering discipline, but will also develop a greater understanding of all the components and outside systems that are involved. The course topics will include but are not limited to the following: Structural analysis, environmental water and air quality, current and future transportation systems, project management and construction, energy and power generation, climate change science, sustainability and green structures, engineering law and policy, as well as creative thinking and teamwork.