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Engineering Sciences

Engineering Sciences, Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Harold Frank Hall, Room 1006;
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Web site:  engineering.ucsb.edu/undergraduate/majors-programs/engineering-sciences
Chair & Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies: Glenn E. Beltz


 

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ENGR 3. Introduction to Programming
(3) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Spring, Summer, Fall.
General philosophy of programming and problem-solving. Students will be introduced to the programming language MATLAB. Specific areas of study will include algorithms, basic decision structures, arrays, matrices, and graphing.
ENGR 10H. Engineering Honors Seminar
(1) BELTZ
Prerequisite: Enrollment in College of Engineering Honors Program; lower-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 3 units.
An interdisciplinary examination of selected topics, texts, theories, and/or methods in engineering. Particular course focus is determined by the instructor(s) each time the course is offered.
ENGR 99. Introduction to Research
(1-3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 6 units. Students are limited to5 units per quarter and 30 units total in all 98/99/198/199/199AA-ZZ courses combined.
Directed study to be arranged with individual faculty members. Course offers exceptional students an opportunity to participate in a research group.
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ENGR 101. Ethics in Engineering
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Senior standing in engineering.
The nature of moral value, normative judgment and moral reasoning. Theories of moral value. The engineer's role in society. Ethics in professional practice. Safety, risk, responsibility. Morality and career choice. Code of ethics. Case studies facilitate the comprehension of the concepts introduced.
ENGR 103. Advanced Engineering Writing
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Writing 50 or 50E; upper division standing.
Practice in the forms of communication--contractual reports, proposals, conference papers, oral presentations, business plans--that engineers and entrepreneurial engineers encounter in professional careers. Focus is on research methods, developing a clear and persuasive writing style, and electronic document preparation.
ENGR 120A. Molecular Bioengineering
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Chemistry 1B, Chemistry 1BL, Mathematics 6B, and Physics 3
Recommended Preparation: One or more undergraduate courses in biochemistry or cell biology similar to MCDB 108ABC or Chem 142ABC or MCDB 103, or consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter, Fall.
Introduces students to molecular components of biology with application of engineering principles for analysis. Topics include: molecular components of cells, DNA/RNA structure and function, protein structure/function/folding, gene and protein regulation, DNA replication, and experimental and computational research methods.
ENGR 120B. Cellular Bioengineering
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Engr 120A or consent of Instructor
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter.
Introduces students to structural components of cells with application of engineering principles for analysis. Topics include: biomembrane structure and function, membrane proteins, membrane transport, intracellular compartments, intracellular trafficking, chemotaxis, cell cycle, apoptosis, and stem cells.
ENGR 177. Art and Science of Aerospace Culture
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 16 units. Same courses as ARTST 177 and Mat 258
Interdisciplinary course/seminar/practice that explores technological, aesthetic, cultural, and political aspects of the space side of the aerospace complex. Design history, space complex aesthetics, cinema intersections, imaging/telecommunications, human spaceflight history, reduced/alternating gravity experimentation, space systems design/utilization.
ENGR 195A. Multidisciplinary Capstone Design
(1) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Fall. Must be enrolled in Capstone project.
This course allows the coordination of senior students in multiple departments while they undertake a multi-departmental capstone design project. Participating students are required to concurrently enroll in their respective departmental capstone/senior design project courses (ECE 189AB, CMPSC 189AB, ECE 188AB, ME 189ABC), and will additionally enroll in 1 unit of this course for the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters. By taking this course, students will understand practical engineering approaches to collaborate on complex multidisciplinary engineering systems.
ENGR 195B. Multidisciplinary Capstone Design
(1) STAFF
Prerequisite: Engineering 195A.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter. Must be enrolled in Capstone project.
This course allows the coordination of senior students in multiple departments while they undertake a multi-departmental capstone design project. Participating students are required to concurrently enroll in their respective departmental capstone/senior design project courses (ECE 189AB, CMPSC 189AB, ECE 188AB, ME 189ABC), and will additionally enroll in 1 unit of this course for the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters. By taking this course, students will understand practical engineering approaches to collaborate on complex multidisciplinary engineering systems.
ENGR 195C. Multidisciplinary Capstone Design
(1) STAFF
Prerequisite: Engineering 195B
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Spring. Must be enrolled in Capstone project.
This course allows the coordination of senior students in multiple departments while they undertake a multi-departmental capstone design project. Participating students are required to concurrently enroll in their respective departmental capstone/senior design project courses (ECE 189AB, CMPSC 189AB, ECE 188AB, ME 189ABC), and will additionally enroll in 1 unit of this course for the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters. By taking this course, students will understand practical engineering approaches to collaborate on complex multidisciplinary engineering systems.
ENGR 199. Independent Studies in Engineering
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA for the preceding three quarters. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 10 units.
Directed individual study.
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ENGR 220A. Molecular Bioengineering
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Chem 1B/2B, Math 6B, Physics 3
Recommended Preparation: One or more undergraduate classes in biology and/or biochemistry similar toMCDB 108ABC or Chem 142ABC or MCDB 103, ENGR 3 or similar
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter. Designed for graduate students enrolled in the bioengineering emphasis.
Introduces students to molecular components of biology and application of engineering principles for their analysis. Topics include: molecular components of cells; DNA structure and function, including replication; gene regulation; protein structure, function, and folding; chemical kinetics; signal transduction and mathematical descriptions thereof; and mechanics of biomolecules and subcellular structures (membranes, cytoskeleton).
ENGR 220B. Cellular Bioengineering
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Engr 220A or consent of Instructor
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter. Designed for graduate students enrolled in the optional bioengineering emphasis
This course introduces students to structural components of cells with application of engineering principles for analysis. Topics include: biomembrane structure and function, membrane proteins, membrane transport, intracellular compartments, intracellular trafficking, chemotaxis, cell cycle, apoptosis, and stem cells.
ENGR 220C. Tissue & Systems Bioengineering
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: ENGR 220B or consent of instructor
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Spring. Designed for graduate students with a Bioengineering emphasis
This course introduces students to tissue and organism- level organization with application of engineering principles for analysis. Topics include: cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, and central nervous systems, structural components of organisms (bones and muscles), immune system, and of pharmacology.
ENGR 225. Current Topics in Bioengineering
(1) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Fall.
Seminar series highlighting current topics and advances in bioengineering presented by UCSB faculty or visiting scientists providing context and motivation for bioengineering learning, introducing students to concepts outside of their primary research specialty, and promoting interdisciplinary thinking and research collaboration.
ENGR 230. Bioengineering Student Seminar
(1) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Fall. Designed for graduate students with a bioengineering emphasis
Seminar series where students present their original thesis research and also review journal articles that critically analyze contemporary bioengineering research. Three quarters of ENGR 230 are required for the optional BioE graduate emphasis. Presentations will be evaluated and feedback provided.