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Open only to first year students considering or admitted to the College of Engineering.
Overview of the engineering field as well as major specific information.  Information will be provided to help with transitional needs to UNL and the college of engineering (time management, study skills, and resources), involvement opportunities (student organizations, research, and study abroad), tours of engineering facilities for experiential learning, and interactive learning to increase business knowledge and skills.
Credit Hours: 0
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Establishes a foundation in communication and leadership skills that is needed for engineering students to be successful in their academic endeavors and future career opportunities.  Introduction to the principles and practices of positive interpersonal relationships for leadership development.  Self-awareness, awareness of others, effective interpersonal communication, and the building of trust relationships as a basis for understanding and developing leadership.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 1, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 2
Overview of career opportunities in engineering and construction management. Emphasizes internships, cooperative education and career placement.
This course is a prerequisite for: ENGR 320
Credit Hours: 0
Course Delivery: Classroom
Enhance essential professional skills for personal and team success through investigating issues in a global context.  Explore in–demand professional aptitudes (self-awareness, emotional intelligence, teamwork, communication, and workplace interaction expectations).  Through industry/community interaction, explore cultural and business norms and the application of broader perspectives to identify issues/solutions responsive and adaptive to their global context
This course is a prerequisite for: ENGR 320
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus: UNO
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 6, 9
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing; permission of College of Engineering Dean's Office and department chair of student's engineering major.
All students in engineering participating in cooperative education must register each term prior to commencing work. Special approval is required to take course for credit. P/N only.
Cooperative education work in a regularly established cooperative education work-study program in any engineering curriculum.
Credit Hours: 0-12
Max credits per semester: 12
Course Delivery: Classroom
ENGR 30 is open only to students transferring to the College of Engineering from another institution. ENGR 30 is 'Pass/No Pass only'.
Overview of transfer credit analysis, degree audits, career opportunities in engineering and construction management. Emphasizes internships, cooperative education, and career placement.
This course is a prerequisite for: ENGR 402, MECH 421
Credit Hours: 0
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Introduction to nuclear engineering principles.
This course is a prerequisite for: MECH 421
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
ENGR 301 requires off-campus travel.
History of nuclear development, basic concepts of radiation and radioactivity, radioactive waste management, global warming and the impact of nuclear power plants. Industrial applications, health physics, and nuclear medicine. Job opportunities at power plants, graduate school, and national laboratories. Tour of the University of Texas nuclear research reactor and demonstration experiments.
This course is a prerequisite for: ENGR 402
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
The applications of nuclear science to society and the fundamental radiation principles utilized in these applications.
This course is a prerequisite for: ENGR 411
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Explore professional leadership, ethics, project management tools and skills, and how to successfully implement and respond to change.  In a team based environment, enhance essential professional skills for personal and team success by developing and presenting a responsive proposal considering: client needs, basic project controls and scheduling.  Learn about personal styles, motivation and effectively implementing change.  Examine ethical dilemmas regarding principles, stewardship, and civics from ethical, legal, and expediency perspectives.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus: UNO
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 6, 8
Prereqs:
Junior standing; permission of College of Engineering Dean's Office and department chair of student's engineering major.
All students in engineering participating in cooperative education must register each term prior to commencing work. Special approval is required to take course for credit. P/N only.
Cooperative education work in a regularly established cooperative education work-study program in any engineering curriculum.
Credit Hours: 0-12
Max credits per semester: 12
Course Delivery: Classroom
Professional relations, personal requirements, civic responsibilities, and ethical obligations for engineering practice. Legal registration of engineers and architects. Subprofessional and professional services. Changing conditions in engineering practice. Requirements for placement in engineering.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Energy as a critical component of civilization. The critical role of energy from the economic and political point of view world wide. Energy resources available, the technology to use the resources, the economics of energy production, the environmental consequences of energy use, and energy policy.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
MECH401/801/ENGR 421.
Basic principles and concepts of radiation protection and shield design. Dosi-metric units and response functions, hazards of radiation doses, radiation sources, basic methods for dose evaluation, and shielding design techniques for photons and neutrons.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Introduction to neutron diffusion theory, neutron moderation, neutron thermalization, and criticality condition of nuclear reactor.
This course is a prerequisite for: ENGR 412
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Group diffusion method, multiregional reactors, heterogeneous reactors, reactor kinetics, and change in reactivity.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
The physics governing nuclear reactors and the design principles for commercial nuclear power plants. Reactor designs currently operating in the power industry.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ENGR 421
Elements of Nuclear EngineeringCrosslisted as MECH 421/821
Prereqs:
Survey of nuclear engineering concepts and applications. Nuclear reactions, radioactivity, radiation interaction with matter, reactor physics, risk and dose assessment, applications in medicine, industry, agriculture, and research.
This course is a prerequisite for: ENGR 420
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Senior standing; permission of College of Engineering Dean's Office and department chair of student's engineering major.
All students in enginering participating in cooperative education must register each term prior to commencing work. Special approval is required to take course for credit. Pass/No Pass only.
Cooperative education work in a regularly established cooperative work-study program in any engineering curriculum.
Credit Hours: 0-12
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Field
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission.
Choice of subject matter and coordination of on- and off-campus activities are at the discretion of the instructor. ENGR 490 is 'Pass/No Pass' only.
Individual or group educational experience combining classroom lectures, discussions, and/or seminars with field and/or classroom studies in a foreign country.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Field
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 9
This course is not to be used for graduate credit in engineering and technology. Survey of the developments in the various types of technology with emphasis on the time period after 1750. Social and economic impacts of technological developments are considered. In-depth studies of three important developments in different fields of technology are undertaken.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
Offered on Omaha Campus. Development of technology as a trigger of change upon humankind, from the earliest tools of Homo Habilis to the advent of the radio telescope in exploring the creation of the universe. Traces the paths from early science to development of the sciences and technologies that will dominate the new millennium.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 2
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom