Design Electives & Graduate Courses

Interested students should check Aurora for present offerings. Students are responsible to confirm in advance with their graduate advisor (supervising professor) whether a given ENG 70xx course will count toward the minimum requirements in their graduate programs, or will be considered an overload course in their program such as Auxiliary, Audit, and Occasional Student options.

Course Description

ENG 4100
Contemporary Topics in Engineering Practice

A Special Topics course related to the practice of professional engineering. The specific topics change on an ongoing basis, and students are referred to Aurora for up-to-date information on present offerings. 

ENG 7010
The Engineering Design Process

Students are guided to think about their roles as engineers and technical professionals within the broader context of the world within which we practice these skills and apply this knowledge for the benefit and needs of the community around us.  Students develop awareness of the scope of literature around engineering and design, and consider engineering and design within the world in which our work takes place, including its historical, economic, social, political, and legal elements.

ENG 7020
Topics in Engineering Practice

A Special Topics course related to the practice of professional engineering. The specific topics change on an ongoing basis, and students are referred to Aurora for up-to-date information on present offerings.

ENG 7030
The Discipline of Engineering Education

An in-depth examination of the discipline of engineering education, including its evolution, its characteristics, application, and theoretical developments. Topics include engineering education as a discipline, engineering teaching & learning theories & practices, engineering education research paradigms and challenges, and intersectional issues in engineering education.

ENG 7040
Foundations of Engineering Education Research

Engineering education research relative to conceptual and theoretical frameworks, methodologies and methods in both qualitative and quantitative paradigms, and the scholarship of teaching & learning in engineering education.

ENG 7510
Operational Excellence

Participants methodically apply operational excellence and engineering principles and theory to address real industry problems. The emphasis is on the data and fact-based engineering method of problem solving. The course is grounded in the Plan-Do-Study-Act system, covering the seven-step problem solving method, applied statistical concepts, and the fundamentals of teamwork, team dynamics and change management applied to current engineering problems.