2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Engineering (ENGR)

ENGR 1014 - Engineering Research Seminar (1 credit) 

Discussion of current research topics in the College of Engineering by Virginia Tech Faculty. (1C, 1H)

ENGR 1034 - First Year Hypatia Seminar (2 credits) 

Success strategies that are designed for first-year female engineering students who are residents of the Hypatia learning community are presented. Students are provided information on study skills; resources and academic support for Virginia Tech students; gender issues in engineering; service learning; leadership; technology; and the College of Engineerings departments/majors.

ENGR 1054 - First Year Galileo Seminar (2 credits) 

Success strategies that are designed for first-year male engineering students who are residents of the Galileo learning community are presented. Students are provided information on study skills; resources and academic support for Virginia Tech students; gender issues in engineering; service learning; leadership; technology; and the College of Engineerings department/majors. (2H, 2C)

ENGR 1814 - Energy, Resource Development and the Environment (3 credits) 

Population trends. Renewable and non-renewable energy. Coal mining methods, reclamation of mined lands. Petroleum and natural gas. Nuclear waste. Land management, aquifer depletion. Development of mineral reserves, surface and underground mining, environmental impacts. Minerals in world economics. Geopolitical concerns. Global environmental effects of industrial enterprises. Sustainable development. Effects of social structures. Regulatory processes and national/international legislation.

ENGR 2004A - Engineering International Activity (0 credits) 

Engineering International Education course reflects academic effort in study abroad settings as defined by the college. No degree applicable credit awarded. Enrollment in this course does not apply toward the definition of full time status. 0 Credits.

ENGR 2004E - Engineering Experiential Learning (0 credits) 

Engineering Experiential course reflects college defined experiential learning experiences for undergraduates. No degree applicable credit is awarded. Enrollment in this course does not apply toward the definition of full time status.

ENGR 2004R - Engineering Undergraduate Exploratory Activity (0 credits) 

Engineering Undergraduate Exploratory Activity course is an undergraduate research experience as defined by the college. No degree applicable credit is awarded. Enrollment in this course will not apply toward the definition of full time status. 0 Credits.

ENGR 2004S - Engineering Service Learning (0 credits) 

Engineering Service Learning course reflects academic effort in service learning settings as defined by the college. No degree applicable credit is awarded. Enrollment in this course will not apply toward the definition of full time status. 0 Credits.

ENGR 2044 - Second Year Hypatia Seminar (1 credit) 

Success strategies designed for second year women engineering students who are participants of Hypatia, the women in engineering residential community; topics include women in the engineering workplace, leadership, and goals associated with academic and professional success.

ENGR 2064 - Galileo Seminar for Sophomores (1 credit) 

This course is designed to assist sophomore students who are participants of Galileo, an engineering learning community in their efforts to become/remain successful students at Virginia Tech. The course will include focus on issues regarding the workplace, leadership, and goals associated with academic and professional success. Prerequisite: ENGR 1054 (1H, 1C)

Prerequisite(s): ENGR 1054 
ENGR 2164 - Introduction to Scieneering (1 credit) 

Seminar-based course providing a survey of current interdisciplinary science and engineering research problems; introduction interdisciplinary thinking and communication; issues related to interdisciplinary research teams.

Cross-listed: COS 2164 
ENGR 2174 - Principles of Computer Systems (3 credits) 

This course is designed to give students an introduction to the software behind computer system security basics, including: a Unix/Linux operating system, Assembly/C++/Python coding, networking, and network security. This course is intended for non-ENGR majors.

ENGR 2464 - Engineering Fundamentals for Scientists (2 credits) 

Introduction to the engineering profession and basic engineering skills for students pursuing science majors. Fundamentals of graphing, technical communication, ethics, the design process, project management, and problem solving as applicable to engineering. Partially duplicates ENGE 1024. May not be used for credit towards any degree from the College of Engineering.

Prerequisite(s): ENGR 2164 or COS 2164 
ENGR 2974 - Independent Study (1-19 credits) 
ENGR 2984 - Special Study (1-19 credits) 
ENGR 2984G - Special Study (1-19 credits) 
Pathway Concept Area(s): 7 Identity & Equity in U.S. 
ENGR 2994 - Undergraduate Research (1-19 credits) 
ENGR 3044 - Third-Year Hypatia Seminar (1 credit) 

Success strategies designed for third year engineering students who are participants of Hypatia Living-Learning Community; topics include diversity, leadership, networking with peers and future employers, and goals associated with academic and professional success.

Prerequisite(s): ENGR 2044 
ENGR 3064 - Third-Year Galileo Seminar (1 credit) 

Success strategies designed for third year engineering students who are participants of Galileo Living-Learning Community; topics include diversity, leadership, networking with peers and future employers, and goals associated with academic and professional success.

Prerequisite(s): ENGR 2064 
ENGR 3124 - Introduction to Green Engineering (3 credits) 

Introduction to green engineering and global environmental issues. Impacts of human and engineering activities on the environment, and techniques that can be utilized to minimize adverse environmental impacts with emphasis on environmentally conscious design and manufacturing.

ENGR 3954 - Study Abroad (1-19 credits) 
ENGR 3984 - Special Study (1-19 credits) 
ENGR 4064 - Scieneering Capstone (3 credits) 

A capstone experience centered around an open-ended, faculty-advised senior project involving the design of a process, material, or technique for solving an interdisciplinary problem. Pre: Enrollment in Interdisciplinary Engineering and Science Minor.

Prerequisite(s): ENGR 2464 or BIOL 2124 
Cross-listed: COS 4064 
ENGR 4134 - Environmental Life Cycle Assessment (3 credits) 

Quantification of the environmental impacts for products, processes, and systems across all engineering disciplines. A detailed look at life cycle phases and formal and informal Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodologies including ISO standards, stream-lined LCA, green building ratings systems, carbon footprints, and other environmental ratings systems.

Prerequisite(s): ENGR 3124 
ENGR 4974 - Independent Study (1-19 credits) 
ENGR 4984 - Special Study (1-19 credits) 
ENGR 4994 - Undergraduate Research (1-19 credits) 
ENGR 4994H - Undergraduate Research (1-19 credits) 

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