MS – Recommended Course Schedule

Courses for Master of Science in General Engineering:

Category Name of Course Semester Credits
ENGR Advanced Engineering Analysis and Statistics 1 4
MGMT Business Plan 1 3
ELECTIVE Elective Course 1 3
ELECTIVE Elective Course 1 3
ELECTIVE Elective Course 1 3
ENGR Disruptive Innovation and Technology 2 4
ELECTIVE Elective Course 2 4
ELECTIVE Elective Course 2 4
Capstone Project 2 4
Internship 1 4
Total 36

 

Course Number Courses Credits
MATH 511 Advanced Engineering Analysis and Statistics 4
ENTP 512 Business Plan 3
ENTP 521 Disruptive Innovation and Technology 4
ENGR 900 Capstone Project 4
INTR 901 Internship 4

Core

Course Number Courses Credits
MECH 580 Fundamentals of Machine Design 4
MECH 585 Lean Thinking and Lean Manufacturing 4
MECH 586 Alternative Energy Conversion 4
MECH 587 Mechatronics 3
ELEC 580 Communication Systems 3
ELEC 582 Control Systems 4
ELEC 583 Solid State Electronic Devices 3
ELEC 585 Wireless Communication 4
CIVL 581 Sustainable Construction 3
CIVL 582 Environmental Engineering Process 4
COMP 581 Data Networks and Security 4
COMP 582 Cloud Computing 4
COMP 583 Mobile Application Development 3
COMP 584 Software Application Security 4
COMP 585 Operating Systems 3
ENTP 583 Entrepreneurship for Scientists and Engineers 3

Electives

ADVANCED ENGINEERING ANALYSIS AND STATISTICS (4 credits)

Prerequisites – Three levels of Mathematics in Undergraduate Program.

This course will introduce students to applying advanced analytical, computational and experimental methods to tackle modern interdisciplinary engineering and technological problems. This will include solutions and applications of ordinary differential equations, partial differential equations and Fourier series, the study of Legendre Polynomials and Bessel Functions. Students will get an exposure to the study of advanced probability distributions, sampling theory advanced statistical applications and hypothesis testing.

 

BUSINESS PLAN (3 credits)

Prerequisites – Undergraduate Degree in Engineering

This course will lay the foundations for writing sound business plans. It will cover topics such as principle elements of business plan (the executive summary, the organizational plan, the marketing plan, the financial plan, and the management description, risk analysis). Students will learn about the information needed to make a business plan (research on market potential, customer profiles, manufacturing costs, projected financial statements), how it is to be gathered and presented. They will also get an understanding of how expectations of investors are met through it.

 

DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY (4 credits)

Prerequisites – Undergraduate Degree in Engineering

The purpose of this course is to help students understand what disruptive innovations are and expose them to some examples and the areas of technology and business that these innovations have impacted. The course includes case studies of some large companies that have not survived disruptive innovations in their fields. In addition to firms that have failed, students will look at some that have survived and are doing well. The course also covers the importance of using technological innovation in a business environment, creating knowledge management systems and technology transfer.

 

Electives:

FUNDAMENTALS OF MACHINE DESIGN (4 credits)

Prerequisites – Undergraduate level courses in Higher Level Calculus

Building on the Engineering Mechanics course, this course introduces students to the fundamental principles of machine design. Topics include analysis and calculation of key metrics like forces, moments, stresses, strains, friction, and kinematics that influence machine design upon completion, students can analyze machine components and make recommendations on component selections for an application.

 

LEAN THINKING AND LEAN MANUFACTURING (4 credits)

Prerequisites – Undergraduate Degree in Engineering

Lean Thinking and lean manufacturing course will expose you to the concepts and principles of Lean Management to help you optimize processes, increase quality and drive maximum value in any business. You will learn to reduce waste in value streams by improving workflows and then by subsequently improving the physical layout of their facilities and also create more value for customers with fewer resources, reduce unwanted activities and adopt continuous process improvement, where small changes are implemented systematically. The course will guide you in implementing Lean tools, techniques and metrics in your workplace.

 

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY CONVERSION (4 credits)

Prerequisites – Undergraduate Degree in Engineering

Alternative energy conversion focus on the conversion of renewable energy sources into useful electrical energy. This conversion is subject to some major limitations that must be thoroughly understood to unlock the full potential of these technologies. With the exception of photovoltaic, most of the renewable energy must be converted into rotational energy (Angular kinetic energy). Limitations of this conversion step are investigated focusing on thermal power generation (e.g. concentrated solar, biomass combustion, geothermal). Thermodynamic analysis will allow students to calculate maximum efficiencies of power cycles and its components. This course provides an overview of solar energy in photovoltaic and thermal systems, wind energy conversion, methods of energy extraction from biomass, geothermal, tidal and wave energy, Fuel cells, hydrogen energy and various energy storage device. Finally, financial and economic evaluation of renewable economic sources were reviewed.

 

MECHATRONICS (3 credits)

Prerequisites – Undergraduate Degree in Engineering

The integration of Electronic engineering, Electrical engineering, Computer technology and Control engineering with Mechanical engineering is increasingly forming an important part in the design, manufacture, and maintenance of a wide range of engineering products and processes. As a result, the engineers need to adopt an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to engineering. Thus, engineers need skills and knowledge that are not confined to a single subject area. They need to be capable of operating and communicating across a range of engineering disciplines and linking with those having more specialized skills. The term mechatronics is used to describe this approach. This course is an introductory course to mechatronics and it provides the basics in designing and developing mechatronics system.

 

COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS (3 credits)

Prerequisites – Undergraduate Degree in Engineering

This course starts with brief introduction to communication systems, noise in communications systems, voice signal digitization, digital radio, communication satellites, satellite earth stations, satellite access, satellite links, fiber-□□optic communications, optical fiber communications systems analysis and design, systems measurements and performance evaluation, and elements of HDTV. A brief Introduction to digital communication systems is also given including modulation and coding techniques.

 

CONTROL SYSTEMS (4 credits)

Prerequisites – Undergraduate Degree in Engineering

The objective of the course is to provide an understanding of the frequency domain analysis of control systems and the compensation technique that can be applied towards stabilizing control systems. Students are introduced to different types of control systems and their basic elements. Topics covered in this course include Time Response Analysis, Frequency Response Analysis, Stability Analysis and State Variable Analysis.

 

SOLID STATE ELECTRONIC DEVICES (3 credits)

Prerequisites – Undergraduate Course in Electronic Properties of Materials or equivalent

This course introduces crystallography and growth of semiconductor crystals, statistical mechanics, quantum mechanics and energy bands & charge carriers thereby helping in understanding the conduction Mechanisms in conductors, insulators and semiconductors. It also gives an in-□□depth understanding of excess carriers in semiconductors, junction theory, diodes, bipolar junction transistors, optoelectrical devices, LEDs and lasers, integrated circuits, power devices, and negative conductance devices.

 

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION (4 Credits)

Prerequisites – Basic Level Computer Networks class in Electrical or Computer Engineering Undergraduate Program, Linear Algebra and Probability

This course provides a comprehensive overview and advanced knowledge of modern mobile and wireless communication systems. Building on the prior knowledge on communication systems, students develop further understanding on the challenges and opportunities brought by the wireless medium in

 

designing current and future wireless communication systems and networks.

SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION (3 credits)

Prerequisites – Undergraduate Degree in Engineering

This course will cover the fundamental concepts of sustainability in construction; the environmental, economic and social components. Additionally, this course will start by developing basic knowledge about the environmental impacts of various phases of a construction project and the consequences of such impacts including the global warming and resource depletion issues. The course continues by discussing how designers and construction managers can contribute to improving the sustainability in construction by reducing the environmental impacts of construction projects without compromising the performance of the constructed facility and economic viability of the project. A number of the alternative strategies available in design, procurement, construction, operation and end of life phases to reduce the overall environmental impact of construction project are discussed. This course also covers various sustainability assessment techniques such as life cycle analysis and life cycle costing that can be used to estimate the environmental and economic impacts of construction. Students are expected to learn how the available strategies, standards and guidelines can be applied to improve sustainability in practice.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING PROCESSES (4 credits)

Prerequisites – Undergraduate Degree in Engineering

This course is an overview of engineering approaches to protecting water quality with an emphasis on fundamental principles. Theory and conceptual design of systems for treating municipal wastewater and drinking water are discussed, as well as reactor theory, process kinetics, and models. Physical, chemical, and biological processes are presented, including sedimentation, filtration, biological treatment, disinfection, and sludge processing. Finally, there is discussion of engineered and natural processes for wastewater treatment. Case studies from the fields of air, water and soil engineering describe real-life solutions to problems in pollution prevention and remediation, as an aid to practicing professional skills.

 

DATA NETWORKS AND SECURITY (4 credits)

Prerequisites – Undergraduate Degree in Engineering

This course introduces students to a set of core network concepts and terminology which involves data and network security. This course examines the network standards and design of the network structure for its efficient management. This course will let you know, how to evaluate the authentication mechanism in different network scenarios and discusses the Ethernet switch LAN technology along with all the devices used in switching. The wireless LAN technology using the wi- fi 802.11 standard is explored in this course. It emphasizes the working of IPV4 and IPV6 addressing in the network with the help of TCP/IP protocol.

 

CLOUD COMPUTING (4 credits)

Prerequisites – Undergraduate level courses in Operating Systems and Networking

This course introduces students to set of core technologies, algorithms and design philosophies and takes them through how cloud computing systems today are built on top of these fundamental concepts. They learn about classical algorithms, scalability, classical precursors and trending areas. Included as part of this course is a programming module that allows students to gain experience in implementing these concepts in assignments provided in the C++ language.

 

MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT (3 credits)

Prerequisites – Background in Java, XML or .NET languages

With smart phones and tablets becoming increasingly powerful and loaded with features, mobile application development has become very important skill. This course teaches students how to build mobile apps for Android and iOS, Students learn to write both web apps and native apps for Android using Eclipse and the Android SDK, to write native apps for iPhones, iPod Touches, and iPads using XCode and the iOS SDK, and to write web apps for both platforms. Additional topics covered include application deployment and availability on the corresponding app stores and markets, application

security, efficient power management, and mobile device security, memory management; user interface design; user interface building; input methods; data handling; network techniques and URL loading; and, finally, specifics such as GPS and motion sensing. Students are expected to work on a project that produces a professional-□□quality mobile application.

 

SOFTWARE APPLICATION SECURITY (4 credits)

Prerequisites – Undergraduate Degree in Engineering

This course deals with designing and implementing secure system and application software, that is, software that is not vulnerable to malicious attacks. This course addresses application and web server security and the methodologies required to ensure web servers are not vulnerable to security breaches. By the end of the course, students should be familiar with why security is important, what types of vulnerabilities can be present in applications, how they can be exploited, and how to go about developing applications that is sufficiently secure. The course will involve reading technical papers as well as written assignments. The course explains some of the most common security issues involved in the development of software, including secure database access, secure data communications, security of web applications and use of encryption techniques.

 

OPERATING SYSTEMS (3 credits)

Prerequisites – Undergraduate courses in Systems Programming, Hardware/Software Interfaces

This course provides an overview of operating systems, their history and their evolution. It covers the fundamentals of operating system function, design and implementation, and typical problems associated with designing and implementing operating systems. Topics covered in the course include concurrency, memory management, file systems, device management, interrupts, multitasking, deadlocking, scheduling and security

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS (3 Credits)

Prerequisites – Undergraduate Degree in Engineering

The objective of the course is to create self-employment awareness, and thereby enable students to create job opportunities for others. The initial focus is on the technologies involved in the entrepreneurship and it aims to educate the students about the launching startups, concept of intellectual properties and patent & trademark strategies. Further this course will enlighten the students about the various strategies involved in the business technology development strategies, marketing strategies and financial strategies etc. Finally, it concentrates on the topic of technology valuation.

 

Students would choose electives based on the cluster of their choice. The student can choose Mechanical Engineering Cluster, Electrical Engineering Cluster and Information Technology cluster. The elective courses for each cluster are shown below:

Mechanical Engineering Cluster:

Prerequisites – Undergraduate in General Engineering/Mechanical Engineering

 

Fundamentals of Machine Design
Lean Thinking and Lean Manufacturing
Alternative Energy Conversion
Mechatronics
Entrepreneurship for Scientists and Engineers

 

Recommended Course Sequence for Mechanical Engineering Cluster

 

Category Name of Course Type Term Credits
MATH 511 Advanced Engineering Analysis and Statistics Core 1 4
MECH 580 Fundamentals of Machine Design Elective 1 4
ENTP 512 Business Plan Core 2 3
MECH 586 Alternative Energy Conversion Elective 2 4
MECH 587 Mechatronics Elective 3 3
ENTP 521 Disruptive Innovation and Technology Core 3 4
ENTP 583 Entrepreneurship for Scientists and Engineers Elective 4 3
MECH 585 Lean Thinking and Lean Manufacturing Elective 4 4
ENGR 900 Capstone Project Core 5 4
INTR 901 Internship Core 6 4
Total 37

 

Electrical Engineering Cluster:

Prerequisites – Undergraduate in General Engineering/Electrical Engineering

 

Communication Systems
Control Systems
Solid State Electronic Devices
Wireless Communication
Entrepreneurship for Scientists and Engineers

 

Recommended Course Sequence for Electrical Engineering Cluster

Category Name of Course Type Term Credits
MATH 511 Advanced Engineering Analysis and Statistics Core 1 4
ELEC 580 Communication Systems Elective 1 3
ENTP 512 Business Plan Core 2 3
ELEC 583 Solid State Electronic Devices Elective 2 3
ELEC 585 Wireless Communication Elective 3 4
ENTP 521 Disruptive Innovation And Technology Core 3 4
ENTP 583 Entrepreneurship for Scientists and Engineers Elective 4 3
ELEC 582 Control Systems Elective 4 4
ENGR 900 Capstone Project Core 5 4
INTR 901 Internship Core 6 4
Total 36

Information Technology Cluster:

Prerequisites – Undergraduate in General Engineering/Computer Science/Information Technology

 

Data Networks and Security
Cloud computing
Operating Systems
Mobile Applications Development
Software Application Security
Entrepreneurship for Scientists and Engineers

 

Recommended Course Sequence for Information Technology Cluster

 

Category Name of Course Type Term Credits
MATH 511 Advanced Engineering Analysis and Statistics Core 1 4
COMP 583 Mobile Applications Development Elective 1 3
ENTP 512 Business Plan Core 2 3
COMP 585 Operating Systems Elective 2 3
COMP 581 Data Networks and Security Elective 3 4
ENTP 521 Disruptive Innovation And Technology Core 3 4
ENTP 583 Entrepreneurship for Scientists and Engineers Elective 4 3
COMP 582 Cloud computing Elective 4 4
ENGR 900 Capstone Project Core 5 4
INTR 901 Internship Core 6 4
Total 36

 

 

Civil Cluster:

Prerequisites – Undergraduate in General Engineering

 

Sustainable Construction
Environmental Engineering Process
Entrepreneurship for Scientists and Engineers

 

 

Recommended Course Sequence for Information Technology Cluster

Category Name of Course Type Term Credits
MATH 511 Advanced Engineering Analysis and Statistics Core 1 4
CIVL 581 Sustainable Construction Elective 1 3
ENTP 512 Business Plan Core 2 3
ELEC 583 Solid State Electronic Devices Elective 2 3
CIVL 582 Environmental Engineering Process Elective 3 4
ENTP 521 Disruptive Innovation And Technology Core 3 4
ENTP 583 Entrepreneurship for Scientists and Engineers Elective 4 3
MECH 585 Lean Thinking and Lean Manufacturing Elective 4 4
ENGR 900 Capstone Project Core 5 4
INTR 901 Internship Core 6 4
Total 36

 

 

The following courses related to entrepreneurship are offered:

  • Business Plan
  • Disruptive Innovation and Technology
  • Entrepreneurship for Scientists and Engineers (as an elective)

These courses collectively gives some of the key outcomes which helps the student gain the ability   to become an entrepreneur:

  • Design organizational plan and strategic business plans
  • Prepare marketing and financial plans
  • Examine strategies used for disruptive product innovations
  • Create a vision and communicate effectively with team
  • Identify the conflicts & handle them ethically to resolve them effectively
  • Observe various styles, traits, approaches in leadership & adopt a suitable leadership grid

Upon graduation, the entrepreneurship courses and the cluster courses collectively gives the students ability to set up a new business or takeover a family business or get a corporate job with both domain and entrepreneurial skills.