Engineering Science Courses

Engineering Science courses are supplemented by courses in Mechanical, Civil, Computer & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
ENSC 191 First Year Seminar
3.00 credits
An introduction to multiple aspects of engineering as well as the university intellectual life. A primary focus is on programming and the use of computers within the engineering disciplines. Through a focus on hands-on projects performed in teams, the course introduces students to commonalities and differences among the engineering disciplines, modes of inquiry, project design, teaming, skills in professional/technical writing, persuasive arguments (based on evidence, logic and critical thinking), innovation, and the use of multiple languages (English, computing, graphic) to communicate technical ideas to colleagues and clients. Fall.
Concurrent:
ENSC 191L
ENSC 191L First Year Seminar Lab
.00 credits
See ENSC 191.
Concurrent:
ENSC 191
ENSC 192 First Year Seminar
3.00 credits
A continuation of the concepts introduced in ENSC 191. Spring.
Concurrent:
ENSC 192L
ENSC 192L First Year Seminar Lab
.00 credits
See ENSC 192.
Concurrent:
ENSC 192
ENSC 193 FYS:
3.00 credits
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) introduces new Gonzaga students to the University, the Core Curriculum, and Gonzaga’s Jesuit mission and heritage. While the seminars will be taught by faculty with expertise in particular disciplines, topics will be addressed in a way that illustrates approaches and methods of different academic disciplines. The seminar format of the course highlights the participatory character of university life, emphasizing that learning is an active, collegial process.
ENSC 205 Statics
3.00 credits
A vector treatment of systems of forces and moments in equilibrium. Topics include centroids, distributed loads, effects of friction; analysis of trusses and frames and calculations of moments of inertia. PHYS 103 is a co-requisite or pre-requisite for this course.
Prerequisite:
PHYS 103 Minimum Grade: D
ENSC 244 Computer Methods for Engineers
3.00 credits
Course developing facility in the solution of engineering problems by numerical methods using digital computers. A practical treatment of the computational tools for solving linear and non-linear algebraic equations, and ordinary differential equations. Techniques of numerical differentiation, integration, regression analysis, and interpolation. Use of mathematics computer software.
Prerequisite:
MATH 260 Minimum Grade: D
ENSC 290 Directed Study
1.00 - 3.00 credits
Topic to be decided by faculty.
ENSC 300 Engineering Economics
2.00 credits
Techniques of evaluating engineering decisions in the economic realm. Selected topics include: annual cost, present worth, future worth, rate of return, and benefit cost ratio analysis in engineering project alternatives.
Prerequisite:
MATH 258 Minimum Grade: D
ENSC 301 Mechanics of Materials I
3.00 credits
Behavior of materials, elementary theories of stress and strain, generalization of these theories to stress distribution, and deformation and instability in structural members.
Prerequisite:
ENSC 205 Minimum Grade: D
ENSC 306 Dynamics
3.00 credits
A vector treatment of kinematics and kinetics. General motion of a particle, energy and momentum methods for particles and rigid bodies.
Prerequisite:
ENSC 205 Minimum Grade: D
ENSC 352 Fluid Mechanics
3.00 credits
Fluid properties, fluid statics, fluids in motion, momentum and energy equations, dimensional analysis, boundary layers, flow in conduits, drag and lift.
Prerequisite:
ENSC 205 Minimum Grade: D
ENSC 355 Thermal Science
3.00 credits
First and second law of thermodynamics applied to closed and open systems; introduction to conduction, convection, and radiation heat transfer. For non-mechanical engineering majors only.
ENSC 371 Advanced Engineering Math
3.00 credits
Application of advanced mathematical techniques to problems of interest to engineers and scientists. Analytical methods involving topics such as ordinary and partial differential equations, special functions, and complex valued functions.
Prerequisite:
MATH 260 Minimum Grade: D
ENSC 400 Fund of Engineering Exam
.00 credits
Proctoring of the practice examination for Students in preparation for the Fundamental of Engineering Exam (1st exam toward professional licensing), and of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences assessment surveys (dates and times are announced during the semester). Also requires Students to take the Washington State Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination. Students must show proof of final registration with the State of Washington for the Fundamentals of Engineering examination, or proof of having taken the examination in the State of Washington, as part of the requirements of this course.
Prerequisite:
EENG 491 Minimum Grade: D or MENG 491 Minimum Grade: D or ENSC 491 Minimum Grade: D or CENG 491 Minimum Grade: D or CPSC 491 Minimum Grade: D
ENSC 405 Engineering Project Management
3.00 credits
Current tools used to manage engineering and technical projects. Topics covering both theory and practice: Definition of a project; Management and organization; Project planning, including chartering, project scope management, project time (schedule) management, project cost management, quality management, communications, project risk management, and procurement/contract management; Project control; and Project completion/termination.
ENSC 413 Automation
2.00 credits
Use of programmable controllers to automate manufacturing processes and equipment. Ladder logic and state based control languages. Controller architecture and system software. Structured design using Grafcet. Interactive graphic operator interface design. Safety considerations. Sensors and instrumentation. Single Loop Controllers
Prerequisite:
ENSC 244 Minimum Grade: D and (EENG 411 Minimum Grade: D or MENG 361 Minimum Grade: D)
ENSC 413L Automation Lab
1.00 credit
Must be taken concurrently with ENSC 413. Three hour lab per week.
ENSC 432 CIS:
3.00 credits
The Core Integration Seminar (CIS) engages the Year Four Question: “Imagining the possible: What is our role in the world?” by offering students a culminating seminar experience in which students integrate the principles of Jesuit education, prior components of the Core, and their disciplinary expertise. Each section of the course will focus on a problem or issue raised by the contemporary world that encourages integration, collaboration, and problem solving. The topic for each section of the course will be proposed and developed by each faculty member in a way that clearly connects to the Jesuit Mission, to multiple disciplinary perspectives, and to our students’ future role in the world.
ENSC 481 Special Topics in Engineering
1.00 - 6.00 credits
Special topics in engineering. Admission is based on satisfying any specified pre-requisite, co-requisite and/or restrictions particular to that special topic course. Fall and Spring.
ENSC 482 Special Topics
1.00 - 6.00 credits
Special topics in engineering. Admission is based on satisfying any specified pre-requisite, co-requisite and/or restrictions particular to that special topic course. Fall and Spring.
ENSC 483 Independent Study in Engineer
1.00 - 3.00 credits
Admission is based on evidence of ability to pursue independent study in depth and approval of a submitted project in engineering science. Prerequisite: permission of Department Chair and Dean. Fall and Spring.
ENSC 484 Independent Study in Engineer
1.00 - 3.00 credits
Admission is based on evidence of ability to pursue independent study in depth and approval of a submitted project in engineering science. Prerequisite: permission of Department Chair and Dean. Fall and Spring.
ENSC 490 Directed Study
.00 - 3.00 credits
Directed study of a specific topic in engineering. Admission is based on satisfying any specified pre-requisite, co-requisite and/or restrictions particular to that topic in this course. Fall and Spring.
ENSC 491 Senior Design Project I
2.00 credits
Elective senior design project of an interdisciplinary or specialized nature involving both technical and non-technical aspects of an engineering problem for students in any of the engineering majors. Fall.
ENSC 492 Senior Design Project II
3.00 credits
Ongoing completion of an elective senior design project of an interdisciplinary or specialized nature involving both technical and non-technical aspects of an engineering problem for students in any of the engineering majors. Spring.
Prerequisite:
ENSC 491 Minimum Grade: D
Concurrent:
ENSC 400
ENSC 497 Internship
.00 - 6.00 credits