2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Engineering Education (ENGE)

ENGE 1014 - Engineering Success Seminar (1 credit) 

Introduction to opportunities and resources available to College of Engineering students during their undergraduate career at VT. Practice in information gathering skills critical for engineering students. Practice in oral, written, and visual communication. Preparation of an academic plan.

Corequisite(s): ENGE 1215 
ENGE 1215 - Foundations of Engineering (2 credits) 

A first-year sequence to introduce general engineering students to the profession. 1215 (2 credit) data collection and analysis, engineering problem-solving, mathematical modeling, contemporary software tools, professional practices and expectations (e.g. effective communication, working in teams, ethics), and the diversity of fields and majors within engineering. 1216 (2 credits): data collection and analysis, engineering problem-solving, mathematical modeling, design, contemporary software tools, professional practices and expectations (e.g. communication, teamwork, ethics). 1215: Design Lab/Studio (3L, 2C), 1216: Design Lab/Studio (3L, 2C).

Pathway Concept Area(s): 6D Critique & Prac in Design, 10 Ethical Reasoning 
ENGE 1216 - Foundations of Engineering (2 credits) 

A first-year sequence to introduce general engineering students to the profession. 1215 (2 credit) data collection and analysis, engineering problem-solving, mathematical modeling, contemporary software tools, professional practices and expectations (e.g. effective communication, working in teams, ethics), and the diversity of fields and majors within engineering. 1216 (2 credits): data collection and analysis, engineering problem-solving, mathematical modeling, design, contemporary software tools, professional practices and expectations (e.g. communication, teamwork, ethics). 1215: Design Lab/Studio (3L, 2C), 1216: Design Lab/Studio (3L, 2C).

Prerequisite(s): ENGE 1215 
Pathway Concept Area(s): 6D Critique & Prac in Design, 10 Ethical Reasoning 
ENGE 1354 - Introduction to Spatial Visualization (1 credit) 

Introduction to spatial visualization. Training to improve three-dimensional visualization skills, pictorial sketching, orthographic projection, mental rotation, mental cutting and folding, combining solids.

ENGE 1414 - Foundations of Engineering Practice (4 credits) 

Introduction to engineering profession for transfer General Engineering students including engineering problem solving and design, contemporary software tools, and professional practices and expectations (e.g., communication, teamwork, ethics). Duplicates 1215-1216. Design Lab/Studio.

Pathway Concept Area(s): 6D Critique & Prac in Design, 10 Ethical Reasoning 
ENGE 1644 - Global STEM Practice: Leadership and Culture (3 credits) 

Develop global competencies in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) contexts and understand how problems and viable solutions vary across contexts and how intercultural communication and global leadership are important in an interconnected global workforce. Integrates semester-long on-campus module with international module following semester exams (Rising Sophomore Abroad Program). International module engages students in local culture during visits with STEM businesses and universities. Participation in both modules required. Enrollment by application.

Pathway Concept Area(s): 3 Reasoning in Social Sciences, 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
ENGE 2094 - Create!: Ideation & Innovation (3 credits) 

Apply problem solving framing strategies as part of problem solving design processes. Consider cultural, economic, social, and other perspectives in customer discovery and design processes in order to ensure problem/solution fit. Ideate possible solutions or approaches to address open- ended problems using a variety of methods. Engage in iterative critiques of strategies, solutions and prototypes using methods drawn from industrial design, engineering and the arts. Collaborate in interdisciplinary and diverse project teams. Communicate deliverables in multiple formats and for different audiences. Identify and address impacts of designed services and products through global perspectives, such as patterns of inclusion and exclusion and effects on localized ecosystems.

Pathway Concept Area(s): 6D Critique & Prac in Design, 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
ENGE 2524 - Exploring Service Learning Through STEAM/STEM Educational Outreach (3 credits) 

Explore volunteerism, traditional service learning, critical service learning, and social change. Develop intercultural competence by examining social identities, power, and privilege with a focus on preK-12 education systems in the United States. Develop Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) and STEM educational outreach experiences that meet needs identified by community members in teams. Demonstrate career readiness through experiential learning. Pre: Sophomore standing.

Pathway Concept Area(s): 3 Reasoning in Social Sciences, 7 Identity & Equity in U.S., 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
ENGE 2634 - Introduction to Restricted Research (1 credit) 

Introduction to multi-disciplinary, team-based undergraduate engineering research. Emphasis on Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community missions and projects. Exposure to current restricted research performed around campus. Guest speakers from national labs. Engineering research methods (tools, research integrity/safety/ethics, and communication of results). Deep dive into International Traffic in Arms Regulations-restricted multi-disciplinary DoD engineering problems, potential careers, and security protocols surrounding restricted research and careers.

ENGE 2974 - Independent Study (1-19 credits) 
ENGE 2984 - Special Study (1-19 credits) 

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ENGE 2984G - Special Study (1-19 credits) 
Pathway Concept Area(s): 7 Identity & Equity in U.S. 
ENGE 2984M - Special Study (1-19 credits) 
Pathway Concept Area(s): 6A Critique & Practice in Arts 
ENGE 2994 - Undergraduate Research (1-19 credits) 
ENGE 3604 - Introductory Industry Design Experience (3 credits) 

Workplace and industry culture and practice, including folkways, mores, and ethics, centered on engineering design. Interaction with industry professionals. Workplace competencies including effective teamwork, project management, presenting technical information. Training with software, tools and skills used in design practice in industry.

Prerequisite(s): ENGE 1215 and ENGE 1216 
ENGE 3984 - Special Study (1-19 credits) 
ENGE 4094 - Startup: Commercialization of Innovation (3 credits) 

Work in interdisciplinary teams in an experiential environment replicating modern innovation environments. Engage in real world innovation commercialization opportunities. Individual experiences and projects involving actual inventions, innovations, technologies, intellectual property (e.g. patents) and market opportunities. Integrate design thinking, scientists, entrepreneurs, advisors and other potential collaborators. Create a representation of a plan for a minimum viable product for an innovative product or service based on customer and market feedback.

Pathway Concept Area(s): 3 Reasoning in Social Sciences, 10 Ethical Reasoning 
Cross-listed: IDS 4094, MGT 4094 
ENGE 4104 - Applied Explorations in Innovation (3 credits) 

Work in interdisciplinary teams to scope and plan an open-ended design project focused on technology commercialization that addresses a need or problem. Model systems and products computationally and quantitatively to address issues of technical and market feasibility and to predict performance under uncertain conditions. Engage in iterative design process that combines computational and quantitative processes with user-centered design and market analysis. Produce viable design that includes technical specifications, market evaluation, and customer discovery results. Communicate with wide range of audiences. Analyze ethical and intercultural and global impacts of innovation. Pre: 3 credits of foundational quantitative and computational thinking.

Prerequisite(s): STS 2254 and ENGE 2094 and (MGT 4094 or ENGE 4094 or IDS 4094) 
Pathway Concept Area(s): 5A Quant & Comp Thnk Adv., 6D Critique & Prac in Design, 10 Ethical Reasoning, 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
ENGE 4735 - Interdisciplinary Design Capstone (3 credits) 

Team-oriented, open-ended, interdisciplinary design projects focused on industrially relevant problems. A specific, complex engineering design problem taken from problem definition to product implementation and validation. 4735: Focus on problem identification, development of customer needs, project management, solution validation and selection, solution design, engineering teamwork, documentation and communication. 4736: Focus on design implementation, design validation, ethical and societal impacts of engineering design, communication and teamwork. Students majoring in Material Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering must meet prerequisite and corequisite requirements for their respective in-major capstone courses.

Prerequisite(s): (ME 3024 and ME 3034 and ME 3304 and ME 3524 and ME 3534 and ME 3624 and ME 4005 and MSE 2034) or (MSE 4644 and MSE 3044 and MSE 3054 and MSE 3884 and MSE 4414 and MSE 4554) or (MSE 4644 and MSE 3044 and MSE 3054 and MSE 3884 and MSE 4414 and MSE 3304) or (MSE 4644 and MSE 3044 and MSE 3054 and MSE 3884 and MSE 4414 and MSE 3204) or (MSE 4644 and MSE 3044 and MSE 3054 and MSE 3884 and MSE 4554 and MSE 3304) or (MSE 4644 and MSE 3044 and MSE 3054 and MSE 3884 and MSE 4554 and MSE 3204) or (MSE 4644 and MSE 3044 and MSE 3054 and MSE 3884 and MSE 3304 and MSE 3204) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3004 and ECE 3105 and ECE 3106) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3004 and ECE 3514 and ECE 3106) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3004 and ECE 3105 and ECE 3134) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3004 and ECE 3514 and ECE 3134) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3004 and ECE 3105 and ECE 3204) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3004 and ECE 3514 and ECE 3204) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3004 and ECE 3105 and ECE 3214) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3004 and ECE 3514 and ECE 3214) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3004 and ECE 3105 and ECE 3304) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3004 and ECE 3514 and ECE 3304) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3004 and ECE 3105 and ECE 3544) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3004 and ECE 3514 and ECE 3544) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3004 and ECE 3105 and ECE 3564) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3004 and ECE 3514 and ECE 3564) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3004 and ECE 3105 and ECE 3574) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3004 and ECE 3514 and ECE 3574) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3004 and ECE 3105 and ECE 3614) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3004 and ECE 3514 and ECE 3614) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3004 and ECE 3105 and ECE 3704) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3004 and ECE 3514 and ECE 3704) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3004 and ECE 3105 and ECE 4205) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3004 and ECE 3514 and ECE 4205) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3004 and ECE 3105 and ECE 4234) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3004 and ECE 3514 and ECE 4234) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3004 and ECE 3105 and ECE 4354) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3004 and ECE 3514 and ECE 4354) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3004 and ECE 3105 and ECE 4424) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3004 and ECE 3514 and ECE 4424) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3004 and ECE 3105 and ECE 4524) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3004 and ECE 3514 and ECE 4524) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3004 and ECE 3105 and ECE 4540) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3004 and ECE 3514 and ECE 4540) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3004 and ECE 3105 and ECE 4580) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3004 and ECE 3514 and ECE 4580) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3004 and ECE 3105 and ECE 4704) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3004 and ECE 3514 and ECE 4704) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3504 and ECE 3105 and ECE 3106) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3504 and ECE 3514 and ECE 3106) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3504 and ECE 3105 and ECE 3134) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3504 and ECE 3514 and ECE 3134) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3504 and ECE 3105 and ECE 3204) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3504 and ECE 3514 and ECE 3204) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3504 and ECE 3105 and ECE 3214) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3504 and ECE 3514 and ECE 3214) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3504 and ECE 3105 and ECE 3304) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3504 and ECE 3514 and ECE 3304) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3504 and ECE 3105 and ECE 3544) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3504 and ECE 3514 and ECE 3544) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3504 and ECE 3105 and ECE 3564) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3504 and ECE 3514 and ECE 3564) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3504 and ECE 3105 and ECE 3574) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3504 and ECE 3514 and ECE 3574) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3504 and ECE 3105 and ECE 3614) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3504 and ECE 3514 and ECE 3614) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3504 and ECE 3105 and ECE 3704) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3504 and ECE 3514 and ECE 3704) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3504 and ECE 3105 and ECE 4205) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3504 and ECE 3514 and ECE 4205) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3504 and ECE 3105 and ECE 4234) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3504 and ECE 3514 and ECE 4234) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3504 and ECE 3105 and ECE 4354) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3504 and ECE 3514 and ECE 4354) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3504 and ECE 3105 and ECE 4424) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3504 and ECE 3514 and ECE 4424) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3504 and ECE 3105 and ECE 4524) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3504 and ECE 3514 and ECE 4524) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3504 and ECE 3105 and ECE 4540) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3504 and ECE 3514 and ECE 4540) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3504 and ECE 3105 and ECE 4580) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3504 and ECE 3514 and ECE 4580) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3504 and ECE 3105 and ECE 4704) or (ECE 2804 and ECE 3504 and ECE 3514 and ECE 4704) or (BMES 3034 and BMES 3184) or (ISE 2034 and ISE 2214 and ISE 3034 and ISE 3214 and ISE 3424 and ISE 3624 and ISE 4204) 
Corequisite(s): (MSE 4055 for MSE majors) or (ISE 4404 for ISE majors). 
Pathway Concept Area(s): 1A Discourse Advanced, 10 Ethical Reasoning 
ENGE 4736 - Interdisciplinary Design Capstone (3 credits) 

Team-oriented, open-ended, interdisciplinary design projects focused on industrially relevant problems. A specific, complex engineering design problem taken from problem definition to product implementation and validation. 4735: Focus on problem identification, development of customer needs, project management, solution validation and selection, solution design, engineering teamwork, documentation and communication. 4736: Focus on design implementation, design validation, ethical and societal impacts of engineering design, communication and teamwork. Students majoring in Material Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering must meet prerequisite and corequisite requirements for their respective in-major capstone courses.

Prerequisite(s): ENGE 4735 
Corequisite(s): (MSE 4055 for MSE majors) or (ISE 4404 for ISE majors). 
Pathway Concept Area(s): 1A Discourse Advanced, 10 Ethical Reasoning 
ENGE 4974 - Independent Study (1-19 credits) 
ENGE 4974H - Independent Study (1-19 credits) 
ENGE 4984 - Special Study (1-19 credits) 
ENGE 4994 - Undergraduate Research (1-19 credits) 
ENGE 4994H - Undergraduate Research (1-19 credits)