(Professors selected from the College of Engineering)



Exploring Engineering (I; 3, 2)

Introduction to the study and practice of engineering, including overviews of specific disciplines. Participatory focus involves group design projects, hands-on learning, computer work, team building, and engineering ethics discussion. Permission of instructor required for non-first-year students.


Engineering Graphics (II; 1, 2) Half course.

Introduction to engineering graphics including drawing with drafting instruments, computer-aided drafting, and surveying.


Written and Oral Communication (I or II; 2, 0) Half course.

Written and oral forms of communication, including preparation and presentation of job/internship search communication, memos, letters, and reports, with consideration of audience, purpose, structure, style, and language. Required for all Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering students. Open to other engineering students. Open to Arts and Sciences students as space permits.


Thermodynamics (I or II; 4, 0)

Properties, first law, second law, entropy, availability, efficiency, pure substances, real gases. Introduction to heat transfer. Prerequisite: MATH 201.


Electrical Instrumentation and Measurements (II; 1, 3) Half course.

Electrical instruments and techniques of measurement; laboratory analysis of elementary circuits. Not for majors in electrical engineering. Prerequisite: ELEC 205.


Mechanics of Materials (I; 4, 0)

Axial loading torsion, plane stress, and strain stresses in beams, deflection of beams, unsymmetrical bending, inelastic bending, column theory and design. Prerequisite: ENGR 220. Open to civil engineering students only.


Introduction to Chemical Engineering Computing (I; 2, 1) Half course.

Programming fundamentals and introductory numerical methods. Problems drawn from mathematics and chemical engineering. With computational laboratory. Prerequisites: CHEG 200 and MATH 202. Not open to students who have taken ENGR 212 or ENGR 214.


Engineering Computation (I; 1, 2) Half course.

An in-depth introduction to using computers as a fundamental tool for solving civil engineering problems. Course will include  structured programming and numerical methods. Prerequisite: MATH 222 or equivalent. Not open to students who have taken ENGR 211.


Computational Analysis (II; 3, 2)

Introduction to a modern computer language. Structured programming and algorithm design for engineering problems involving linear algebra, statistical analysis of data, and elementary numerical analysis. Introduction and use of a scientific applications package as a tool. Not open to students who have taken ENGR 211 or ENGR 212. Open to mechanical engineering students only.


Experimental Design and Data Analysis (II; 2, 1) Half course.

Introduction to the analysis of experimental and industrial data. Topics include statistical inference, analysis of variance, regression analysis, experimental design, and computational methods. With computational laboratory. Not open to students who have taken BMEG 226.


Statics (II; 4, 0)

Equilibrium of two- and three-dimensional force systems. Trusses and frames. Friction. Distributed force systems. Internal loads. Prerequisite: MATH 201. Not open to students who have taken ENGR 221 or MECH 220.


Mechanics (II; 4, 0)

Equilibrium of two- and three-dimensional force systems. Friction. Kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies. Corequisite: MATH 212 or MATH 222. Not open to students who have taken ENGR 220. Not open to civil and environmental engineering and mechanical engineering students. Not open to students who have taken ENGR 220 or MECH 220.


Civil Engineering Fluid Mechanics (I or II; 3, 3)

Fluid properties and hydrostatics. Flow concepts and basic equations. Viscous flow in pipes and channels. Steady pipe flow. Potential flow. Introduction to open channels or hydraulic machinery. Prerequisite: ENGR 220.


Fluid Mechanics (I; 3, 0) Half course.

Nature of forces; incompressible and compressible fluids under conditions of streamline and turbulent flow. Prerequisite: MATH 202.


Chemical Engineering Fluid Mechanics (II; 4, 2)

Fluid statics, laminar and turbulent flow of incompressible fluids; introduction to compressible and non-Newtonian fluids; nature of forces, momentum transfer, shell balances; dimensional analysis; applications to pipe flow, drag, fluid measurement and pump design. With experimental laboratory. Prerequisites: ENGR 100 and ENGR 215. Corequisite: CHEG 210.


Science of Materials (I or II; 3, 2)

Study of the relationships between atomic structure and observable properties of materials. Properties of metallic, ceramic, and polymeric materials. Selection of materials for engineering applications. Measurement and modification of material properties. With experimental laboratory. Corequisite: one of the following: CHEM 201, CHEM 211, CHEM 221, CHEM 222, or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.


Materials Engineering (II; 3, 3)

Elements of science of materials. Evaluation and control of properties of common civil engineering materials, including steel, concrete, wood and polymers. Laboratory tests of materials. Visitation trips to see fabrication and quality management procedures of selected materials. Prerequisite: ENGR 220.


Engineering Problems (I and II; R) Half to one course.

Problems in engineering adapted to the needs of the students. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.


Introduction to Energy Resources (AI or AII; 4, 0)

Introduction for non-engineers to energy concepts including First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics; examination of energy demand; technologies for meeting demand, effects on the environment. Not open to students who have taken ENGR 200, MECH 213, CHEG 200, PHYS 145, PHYS 147, PHYS 211, PHYS 211E, PHYS 211P, PHYS 212, PHYS 212E, PHYS 212P, PHYS 221, PHYS 222, PHYS 235. Crosslisted as ENST 262.


Leadership in Management and Technology (S; 1.5) No credit.

Interdisciplinary program for leadership in technology and management; macro and micro perspectives, design and TQM, ethical/professional considerations, environmental and energy management. Open only to students admitted to the Institute for Leadership in Technology and Management. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as MGMT 285.


Engineering: Global/Societal Context (S; R; 1, 0)

This study abroad course studies the global and societal context of engineering including impact of traditions, customs, and culture on engineering. A three-week study abroad course. Prerequisites: must have completed the second year of an engineering program and permission of the instructor.


The Global Engineer (I and II; 1, 1) Quarter course.

Engineering and cultural awareness are explored in a global and societal context. Students develop skills necessary to become successful global engineers, informed global citizens and environmental stewards. Students are encouraged to take this course more than once. If the course is repeated four times, students can petition the Associate Dean of Engineering for this course to fulfill the global and societal perspectives requirement. Prerequisite: engineering majors only. Arts and Sciences students by permission of the instructor.


Professional Engineering (I and II; R; 1, 5-11) Half to one course.

The solution of small business engineering problems under the supervision of a faculty member. The projects will be selected by the Bucknell Small Business Development Center in cooperation with companies, faculty members, and students. Open only to engineering seniors. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.


Internship in Management and Technology (S; 1.5, 0) Half course.

Internship in complex management challenges, the internal role of technology in organizations, and interdisciplinary decision-making. Open only to students admitted to the Institute for Leadership in Technology and Management. Prerequisites: ENGR/MGMT 285 and permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as MGMT 385.


Engineering Seminar (I or II) No credit.

Bi-weekly seminar to promote intellectual and professional exchange between students, faculty, and staff in the field of engineering. Prerequisites: senior status and permission of the instructor.

Courses offered occasionally

301 Introduction to Nuclear Engineering, 302 Nuclear Reactor Engineering, 401 Transport Phenomena

See The Curricula - College of Engineering for degree requirements for engineering programs.


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