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The course will focus on increasing teachers' understanding of the Engineering Design Process. The linkage between science, engineering and technology will be discovered as teachers engage in a variety of home-based projects requiring them to apply design principles to the building, testing and evaluating of prototypes. Teachers will also gain knowledge of the various fields of engineering. Through their participation in the course, teachers will discuss how they might integrate engineering-technology concepts with other areas of their curriculum.
Overview of American culture and how it has been shaped by immigrants from the colonial era to the present and cultural influences from immigrants and their role in contributing to accomplishments in engineering, technology, science and the arts will be explored. Students will learn about the history of Lowell, MA in the context of key events. The concepts and practice of engineering ethics and the ethical principles and responsibilities that students should exercise in academia and professional careers will be introduced. The impact of engineering on society and the environment will be discussed through case studies. The course will promote communication skills through reading, listening and viewing assignments and responding with written reports and presentations to the class.
This introductory course discusses the basics of Aerospace Systems design and integration as they apply to modern advanced aircraft platforms (both military and civilian). Detailed analyses of individual aircraft engine systems- and sub-systems will be studied as well as their intended interaction with other aircraft-based systems (e.g., hydraulic, lubrication, fuel, pneumatic, electronic, electrical, etc.). Emphasis will be given on modern advanced controls through study of EEC (Electronic Engine Controls) and FADEC (Full-Authority Digital Engine Controls), and their performance as part of the overall aircraft avionics systems. A brief review of appropriate requirements and protocols for systems- and sub-systems design, testing, validation & verification, performance is examined.
Pre-req: MECH.2420 Thermodynamics, and MECH.3810 Fluid Mechanics, and MECH.3820 Heat Transfer, or permission of Instructor.
This introductory course discusses the basics of open Brayton cycles for Gas Turbine Engines (GTEs) followed by a comprehensive review of the various GTE architectures (e.g., turbojet, turbofan, turboshaft, turboprop, ramjets, etc.) for applications in both civil and military platforms. Detailed analyses of individual engine components (fan, LP/IP/HP compressors combustors, HP/IP/LP turbines, nozzles, etc.) as well as overall engine system interaction and integration. GTE design conceptualization, testing, validation & verification, performance, emissions, and other parameters are examined with respect to overall design goal and intended operability and durability. Concluded by a broad review of popular airframe-engine models and their brief history of conceptualization and development.
The course introduces students to the sustainability aspects of product design. Sustainable products are designed to conserve materials and energy, select low-impact materials, eliminate toxic substances, extend product life, re-use materials, and reduce the generation of wastes. The entire product life cycle will be considered including: material extraction, material processing, manufacturing, transportation, product use, and disposal. Students will learn the impact of design solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context. The students will learn strategies to identify the sustainability impacts throughout the product life cycle, as well as the application of sustainable product design principles and strategies to address these impacts.
This course is designed to provide you with a broad overview to the multi-disciplinary field of nanotechnology. The course is team-taught by researchers from science, engineering, health and environment, management, and humanities disciplines. The topics include an introduction to nanoscale phenomena; fundamental theoretical concepts and experimental techniques in nanotechnology; nanoscale manufacturing and processing; innovative nanomaterials for various applications; applications of the technology; and environmental and health impacts of nanotechnology.
A seminar course that examines the issues associated with high rate template-based nanomanufacturing, including: technologies for nanoscale templates, high rate assembly of nanoelements and polymer systems, registration at the nanoscale, interfacing with biological systems, measurement of nanoelements, and molecular modeling. Environmental, regulatory, and ethical issues associated with new technologies are also addressed. The course is co-taught by faculty from Northeastern University, the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and the University of New Hampshire. Meeting dates: January 27, February 10, February 24, March 10, March 24, and April 7. Time: 12:00 to 3:30, including lunch.
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Industrial experience credit for co-op and internships with industry. Students must register with department co-op coordinator.
Prepare graduate students for their role as teaching assistants in labs and lectures. Topics include: (1) classroom management, (2) grading strategies, (3) how to prepare for lecture and lab, (4) understanding the cultural differences that come with the diverse campus population, (5) balancing teaching and research responsibilities, (6) how to do graduate-level research. This course is mandatory for all new teaching assistants in the College of Engineering.
This course addresses the complex nature of academic language and academic writing by focusing on sentence, paragraph and text structures, purposeful and appropriate word choices, and the writing process. Through attention to details and critical reading of various materials, students will enhance their writing skills by applying effective planning, drafting, rewriting and editing strategies. Students will further become adept at critically and creatively evaluating, analyzing, constructing and presenting their ideas and arguments. As a workshop class, the final product of the class will be one or more of (1) a journal paper that is ready for submission, (2) a conference paper, and (3) one or more chapters of a dissertation or thesis. Please Note: Advanced English language proficiency required.
This course is designed to provide master's students with the requisite preparation in understanding the expectations of the workplace and tools needed to engage in an effective job search process. The course will facilitate the transition and preparation to meet the increased expectations of a graduate student while on a graduate cooperative experience. The course will be comprised of a series of workshops and offer resources intended to provide students a good understanding of the US work environment, work culture and expectations. Topics include: workplace culture and expectations, professional communication skills, job search strategies, resume writing, mock interviews, technical writing.
This one-credit course is for co-op internship experience. There will be one credit whether the co-op experience is for three or six months. Learning objectives a s mutually agreed upon by the student and co-op supervisor will be required to be submitted at the beginning of the experience. A final evaluation by supervisor will be due before final grading. Full-time co-op is typically expected to be at a minimum of 30 hours per week. "Variable credit course, student chooses appropriate amount of credits when registering."
Pre-req: ENGN.6020 Grad Prof Development for Engineers. Full-time MS-level student in Engineering having successfully completed at least 18 graduate credits in their major that count toward the completion of the associated master's degree program.
Optional seminar series which will be comprised of weekly speakers from industry, government, academia and non-profit sectors with a focus on workforce development talks.
Required for thesis/dissertation completion: (Graduate students only) An off-campus placement is necessary to pursue graduate thesis or dissertation research that cannot be accomplished of campus. Enrollment in this class requires completion of CPT form. Enrollment in this class requires completion of CPT form which should be submitted with an attached letter which includes the following: (1) Topic of thesis and expected defense date. (Note: Student cannot work beyond defense date), (2) Explanation of the research objectives of the placement as they relate to the student's thesis or dissertation and why they cannot be accomplished using University facilities, including name of professor who will monitor the process of the off-campus research, and (3) Two signatures: signature of thesis/dissertation advisor and department chair, or a dean. A specific mentor at the offsite facility should be identified. A report or publication which points to the data collected during the offsite work should be retained by the student and the primary advisor as evidence of successful completion of the course.