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NC State Engineering Course Offerings

Course Offerings & Resources

  • E 115: Introduction to Computing Environments (Mostly online with periodic meetings: Mondays 2:00-2:50pm, Modular R22 Room 2214) - 1 credit 
  • CSC 113: Introduction to Computing - MATLAB (Lecture: Tuesdays 3:00-4:50pm, Modular R22 Room 2214; Required Lab: Thursdays 3:00-5:45pm, Remotely via Zoom) - 3 credits 
  • ECE 109: Introduction to Computer Systems (Lecture: Monday/Wednesday 3:00-4:15pm, Modular R22 Room 2214; Required Problem Session: Tuesdays 6:00-8:50pm, Modular R22 Room 2214) - 3 credits 
  • ECE 200: Introduction to Electrical & Computer Engineering (Lecture: Remote; Required Lab: Tuesdays 6:00-8:50pm, Modular R22 Room 2214) - 4 credits 
  • EGN 101: Introduction to Engineering (Lecture/Activity Lab: Mondays 2:00-3:50pm) - 2 credits 
  • ECE 200: Introduction to Signals, Circuits & Systems (Lecture: Tuesday/Thursday 8:30-9:45am, King Hall 202; Required Lab: Wednesday 3:30-6:20pm, King Hall 201) - 4 credits 
  • MSE 201: Structure & Properties of Engineering Materials (Lecture: Monday/Wednesday 1:30-2:45pm, King Hall 203) - 3 credits 

There are a number of courses such as calculus I, II, and III, physics, computer programming languages, and humanity/social science courses that can be taken from NC State as distance education courses if such courses are not offered at convenient times by UNCW. These are especially convenient for working students. Visit the NC State Distance Education website to see a list of courses offered. These courses can be taken by UNCW students through the transient study process. 

See NC State's Engineering Online for online course offerings. The site Director will be glad to serve as proctor for any graduate course. 

MAE 206 Engineering Statics (3): Basic concepts of forces in equilibrium. Distributed forces, frictional forces. Inertial properties. Application to machines, structures, and systems. Prerequisite: Cumulative GPA 2.5 or higher and a grade of C or better in both MA 241 (Calculus II) and PY 205 (Calculus-based Physics I)

MAE 208 Engineering Dynamics (3): Kinematics and kinetics of particles in rectangular, cylindrical, and curvilinear coordinate systems; energy and momentum methods for particles; kinetics of systems of particles; kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies in two and three dimensions; motion relative to rotating coordinate systems. Prerequisite: 2.5 GPA or higher, MA 242 (Calculus III), C- or better in MAE 206 or CE 214

MAE 201 Engineering Thermodynamics (3): Introduction to the concept of energy and the laws governing the transfers and transformations of energy. Emphasis on thermodynamic properties and the First and Second Law analysis of systems and control volumes. Integration of these concepts into the analysis of basic power cycles is introduced. Prerequisite: MA 242 (Calculus III), PY 208 (Calculus-based Physics II) or 202

MAE 214 Solid Mechanics (3): Concepts and theories of internal force, stress, strain, and strength of structural element under static loading conditions. Constitutive behavior for linear elastic structures. Deflection and stress analysis procedures for bars, beams, and shafts. Introduction to matrix analysis of structures. Prerequisite: MA 242 (Calculus III), C- or better in (MAE 206 or CE 214). Corequisite: (MSE 200 or MSE 201, or BME 203, or BAE 315)

MSE 201 Structure and Properties of Engineering Materials (3): Introduction to the fundamental physical principles governing the structure and constitution of metallic and nonmetallic materials and the relationships among these principles and the mechanical, physical and chemical properties of engineering materials. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CH 101 (General Chemistry I)

ECE 109 Introduction to Computer Systems (3): Introduction to key concepts in computer systems. Number representations, switching circuits, logic design, microprocessor design, assembly language programming, input/output, interrupts and traps.

ECE 200 Introduction to Signals, Circuits and Systems (4): Ohm's law and Kirchoff's laws; circuits with resistors, photocells, diodes and LEDs; rectifier circuits; first order RC circuits; periodic signals in time and frequency domains, instantaneous, real and apparent power; DC and RMS value; magnitude and power spectra, dB, dBW, operational amplifier circuits, analog signal processing systems including amplification, clipping, filtering, addition, multiplication, AM modulation sampling and reconstruction. Weekly hardware laboratory utilizing multimeter, function generator, oscilloscope and spectrum analyzer and custom hardware for experiments on various circuits and systems. Prerequisite: Cumulative GPA 2.5 or above, C or better in MA 241 (Calculus II) and PY 205 (Calculus-based Physics I).

ECE 209 Computer Systems Programming (3): Computer systems programming using the C language. Translation of C into assembly language. Introduction to fundamental data structures: array, list, tree, hash table. Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in ECE 109

ECE 211 Electric Circuits (4): Introduction to theory, analysis and design of electric circuits. Voltage, current, power, energy, resistance, capacitance, inductance. Kirchhoff's laws node analysis, mesh analysis, Thevenin's theorem, Norton's theorem, steady state and transient analysis, AC, DC, phasors, operational amplifiers, transfer functions. Prerequisite: C- or better in ECE 200 and Corequisite: ECE 220

ECE 220 Analytical Foundations of Electrical and Computer Engineering (3): This course is designed to acquaint you with the basic mathematical tools used in electrical and computer engineering. The concepts covered in this course will be used in higher level courses and, more importantly, throughout your career as an engineer. Major topics of the course include complex numbers, real and complex functions, signal representation, elementary matrix algebra, solutions to linear systems of equations, linear differential equations, laplace transforms used for solving linear differential equations, fourier series and transforms and their uses in solving ECE problems. Prerequisite: C- or better in ECE 200