UVa Course Catalog (Unofficial, Lou's List)
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Engineering
ENGR 900International Scholars Independent Study (0)
A zero-credit course with enrollment restricted to international scholars.
ENGR 1010Engineering Foundations 1 (4)
This is the first in a two-semester course sequence for first-year SEAS undergraduates. Students are introduced to engineering practice and the design process, the concept of engineering as an endeavor that shapes and is shaped by society, the fundamentals of engineering ethics, and oral and visual communication. Majors and potential career paths are also introduced. Restricted to 1st Year Engineering Undergraduates or Instructor's Consent
Course was offered Fall 2023
ENGR 1020Engineering Foundations 2 (3)
Offered
Spring 2024
This is the second in a two-semester course sequence for first-year SEAS undergraduates. Students will engage in an open-ended authentic design project that is performed as part of a team. Technical writing is emphasized, as is designing for social responsibility. Students will develop skills for prototyping, data analysis, and modeling. Restricted to First-Year Engineering Students or Instructor's Consent
ENGR 1410Synthesis Design I (3)
Prerequisite: first-year Rodman scholar status.
ENGR 1420Synthesis Design II (3)
Offered
Spring 2024
Prerequisite: first-year Rodman scholar status.
ENGR 1501Special Topics (1)
Offered
Spring 2024
Student led special topic courses which vary by semester.
ENGR 1520Explorations in Engineering (3)
This course introduces students to engineering, including the role of engineers in modern society, engineering subdisciplines, & methods used by engineers to solve problems. A key component is a hands-on design-build project in which students work in small teams to develop a solution to a problem. This activity culminates in demonstration of a design solution prototype. Students should be able to make clearer choices when deciding a career path. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
ENGR 1559Special Topics in Engineering (3)
Considers engineering practices and principles in their local and global context. Topics vary based upon student and faculty interest.
ENGR 1595Explorations--First-Year Engineering Seminar (1)
This is a seminar course for first-year students in the School of Engineering and Applied Science to acquire information about engineering careers, what different majors do, etc.
Course was offered Spring 2012, Fall 2011
ENGR 1624Introduction to Engineering (4)
Cornerstone course for first-year SEAS undergraduates, introducing them to engineering practice and design philosophy, via exposure to open-ended, realistic , hands-on challenges. Students engage in both individual and team work, and consider the contexts in which engineering challenges arise. SEAS majors and potential career paths are also introduced. Students who have taken ENGR 1620 or 1621 or both, can't enroll in ENGR 1624.
ENGR 2500Introduction to Nanoscience and Technology (3)
Offered
Spring 2024
A hands-on introduction to nanoscience for students of all majors: Microfabrication, nanoscale chemical and biological self-assembly, applications, technological and ethical challenges; Labs ranging from use of scanning tunneling and atomic force microscopes to DNA fingerprinting. Lecture/discussion meeting + one lab. For first two weeks of registration, enrollment will be limited to 1st and 2nd years (then opened to all).
ENGR 2595Special Topics in Engineering (1 - 4)
Offered
Spring 2024
Special Topics in Engineering.
ENGR 2993Independent Study (1 - 3)
Offered
Spring 2024
Special tutorial with a topic declared in advance. The topic, work plan, and conditions are arranged by contract between instructor and student and approved by the department Chair, with a copy to be filed in the department office. Instructor's Consent Required.
ENGR 3020Introduction to Engineering in Context (1)
This course provides students with realistic and contemporary perspectives on the practice of engineering. A key objective is to improve understanding and appreciation for the role of contextual factors in engineering practice, with emphasis on the interactions between technological, organizational and cultural aspects.
Course was offered Spring 2010
ENGR 3501Special Topics in Engineering (3)
Special topics in engineering will vary based upon student and faculty interests.
ENGR 3502Special Topics in Engineering (3)
Special topics in engineering will vary based upon student and faculty interests.
ENGR 3580Rodman Scholars Seminar (1)
Offered
Spring 2024
Special Topics Restricted to Rodman Scholars. Prerequisites: Rodman Scholar Status.
ENGR 3610Nanoscale Devices & Systems (3)
The ability to spatially localize, pattern and interconnect structures with nanoscale resolution is critical for emerging technologies. This course utilizes a hierarchical approach to survey nanotechnologies, beginning with the emerging phenomena at the nanoscale; their device application for electronics, photonics, biosensing and tissue regeneration; the fabrication of integrated nanosystems; and finally their impacts on environmental systems. Prerequisites: APMA 2130 or MATH 3250; and CHEM 1410; and PHYS 1425
Course was offered Fall 2017
ENGR 4010Multidisciplinary Design and Development I (1 - 3)
A two-semester, multidisciplinary, capstone engineering design sequence; the primary objective of ENGR 4010/4020 is to provide students with a realistic and rigorous, culminating engineering design experience, which is reflective of contemporary professional practice. A disciplined design/development process is followed. Prerequisite: 4th year Engineering
ENGR 4020Multidisciplinary Design and Development II (1 - 3)
A two-semester, multidisciplinary, capstone engineering design sequence; the primary objective of ENGR 4010/4020 is to provide students with a realistic and rigorous, culminating engineering design experience, which is reflective of contemporary professional practice. A disciplined design/development process is followed. Prerequisite: ENGR 4010
ENGR 4595Special Topics in Engineering (1 - 3)
Offered
Spring 2024
Advance projects course to be taken in parallel with STS 4010, 4020, or can be used for an advanced undergraduate course on a topic not covered in the course offerings. Prerequisite: instructor permission.
ENGR 4599Special Topics in Engineering (1 - 3)
Prerequisite: instructor permission.
ENGR 4880Business and Technical Leadership in Engineering (3)
Offered
Spring 2024
This course on Business and Technological Leadership is normally taught by a senior level corporate executive with broad experience who serves as the Brenton S. Halsey Distinguished Visiting Professor of Chemical Engineering and Related Disciplines. The instructor provides experienced insight on business and professional issues likely to be faced by engineers early in their careers. The course normally covers major business skills and competencies in career management, leadership, working in teams, problem solving, and change management as well as international issues facing global companies. Guest speakers will provide additional insights on theses topics.
ENGR 5555Special Topics in Engineering Education (1 - 3)
Special Topics in Engineering Education
ENGR 6501Special Topics in Graduate Engineering (1 - 3)
Offered
Spring 2024
Special topics in graduate engineering will vary based upon student and faculty interests.
ENGR 6555Advanced Topics in Engineering Education (3)
Advanced Topics in Engineering Education
ENGR 6559Special Topics in Cyber-Physical Systems (3)
This course introduces students to core concepts and principles in the engineering of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). It bridges the exploration of critical engineering concepts in CPS with an examination of ethics, policy and user design issues. Writing and other communication skills are emphasized, and students are required to show cumulative progress across the semester.
Course was offered Fall 2022, Fall 2021, Fall 2020, Fall 2019
ENGR 6780Cyber-Physical Systems Technology and Ethics (3)
This course is designed to develop cross-competency in the technical, analytical, and professional capabilities necessary for the emerging field of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). It provides convergence learning activities based around the applications, technologies, and system designs of CPS as well as exploring the ethical, social, and policy dimensions of CPS work. The course also emphasizes the importance of communication as a necessary skill.
Course was offered Fall 2023
ENGR 6890Industrial Applications (1 - 3)
Students register for this course to complement an industry work experience. Topics focus on the application of engineering principles, analysis, methods and best practices in an industrial setting. A final report is required. Registration is only offered on a Credit/No Credit basis. Courses taken for Credit/No Credit may not be used for any major or degree requirements.
ENGR 9997Graduate Teaching Instruction (1 - 6)
Offered
Spring 2024
Graduate Teaching Instruction for doctoral students.