General EngineeringTerry S. King, Dean
Tom C. Roberts, P.E., Assistant Dean Ray E. Hightower, Assistant Dean
General engineering (DEN)
Courses related to the B.S. degree in nuclear reactor technology are also included in general engineering to support outreach programs to the nuclear power industry.
Nuclear reactor technology
DEN 015. New Student Orientation Seminar. (0) I, II. Introduction to the College of Engineering. Emphasis is on new student (freshmen and transfer) transition to college life. Students obtain computer id's, information on college procedures (drop/add, curriculum change, and wait list), and receive guidance on how to become a successful student in the College of Engineering. NSOS has a lecture/ small group discussion format and meets only 3-4 times at the beginning of the semester.
DEN 120. Minority Engineering Enrichment Seminar. (3) I. Introduction to the academic and intellectual demands of an engineering curriculum from a multicultural perspective. Develop group cohesiveness and an attitude of mutual support by engaging in collaborative learning. Help students acquire effective study methods, analyze/compare learning/teaching styles, prepare for and improve examination performance, promote optimum utilization of campus resources, develop leadership and communication skills and enhance self-esteem. Credit may not be applied towards an engineering degree.
DEN 160. Engineering Concepts. (1) I. An introduction to engineering and engineering design. Problems involving the basic concepts of engineering science are considered. one rec. and one seminar a week. Pr.: Two high school units of algebra, one high school unit of geometry, and one-half high school unit of trigonometry.
DEN 200. Kansas State Engineer Publications. (1) I, II. Editorial, business, and production staff work on the Kansas State Engineer magazine, Kansas State Engineer on line, and the Critical Angle electronic newspaper. Staff members write, edit, photograph, illustrate, and design publications that report on the engineering arena, locally and globally, from the student perspective. May be repeated. One-hour rec.-staff meeting a week.
DEN 201. Amateur Radio Theory I. (1) I, II. Theory and practice of amateur (``ham'') radio operation. Basics of radio electronics, antennas, FCC regulations, Morse code; successful completion of the course should ensure passing the FCC Novice and ``no-code'' technician examinations. Credit may not be applied toward an engineering degree. Two hours rec. a week for ten weeks. (Includes examinations).
DEN 202. Amateur Radio Theory II. (1) I, II. Theory and practice of amateur (``ham'') radio operation. More basics of radio electronics, antennas, FCC regulations, Morse code; successful completion of the course should ensure passing the FCC General class examination. Credit may not be applied toward an engineering degree. One hour rec. and one hour Morse code lab a week. Pr.: DEN 201 or FCC Novice or ``no-code'' technician.
DEN 210. History of Building and Construction. (3) I. An introduction to the art and science of building. Historical review from ancient to contemporary including related construction methods, equipment, and systems. Three hours rec. a week.
DEN 220. Minority Engineering Colloquium. (1) II. Continuation of DEN 120. Emphasis on career exploration and development, introduction to graduate school options, preparation and responsibility for advising process, tips on breaking the failure cycle, behavior modification strategies, and developing and utilizing leadership skills. Credit may not be applied towards an engineering degree.
DEN 275. Introduction to Personal and Professional Development. (1) I, II. Overview of major topics related to personal and professional development, including communication, leadership, teamwork, total quality management, and ethics. One hour lec. and one hour activity a week. Pr.: Sophomore standing.
DEN 299. Honors Seminar in Engineering. (1) I, II. Selected topics of general interest. May be taken twice for credit by engineering honor students starting in the second semester of the freshmen year.
DEN 300. Introduction to Total Quality Management. (1) I, II. Overview of major topics related to Total Quality Management (TQM), including managerial and engineering aspects. One hour lec. a week. Pr.: MATH 100, sophomore standing. Cross-listed with MGMT 300.
DEN 398. Problems in Engineering and Technology. (Var.) I, II, S. A study of problems or topics in a specialized area of engineering or technology. Pr.: Approval of department head or dean.
DEN 399. Honors Colloquium in Engineering. (1) II. Selected topics of general interest. Open to students in the engineering honors program for one semester.
DEN 420. Introduction to Alternative Energy Sources. (3) II. Introduction to solar, geothermal, wind, tidal, thermal sea gradients, breeder reactor, and fusion energy sources. Concepts, devices, potential, economics, and status of each energy source. Introduction to the all-electric economy. Three hours rec. a week. Open to all nonengineering and first- and second-year engineering students.
DEN 425. Introduction to Energy and Environmental Technology. (2) I, II. An introductory course for nonengineering students. An introduction to the technology employed in analyzing energy and pollution control processes. The course emphasizes energy problems, control of water and air pollution, food and land use problems, and material recycling concepts. Not open to engineering students. Two hours lec. a week.
DEN 450. Impact of Technology on Society. (3) I, II. A study of social, economic, and environmental problems as a function of technology. Study of effect of various significant technological developments on present society and parallels with present developments. Study of current problems, detection of causes, and analysis of solutions. Implications for the future; governmental, industrial, and individual responsibility in detection of potential problems and methods of control or solution. Three hours rec. a week. Sophomore standing or above.
DEN 499. Honors Research in Engineering. (1) I, II. Individual research problem selected with approval of faculty advisor. Open to seniors in the engineering honors program for two semesters. Written report is presented at end of second semester.
DEN 550. Engineering Law. (3) I, II. An introduction to concepts of law pertinent to engineering practice. These include contracts, torts, products liability, business associations, engineering licensing, real and personal property law, commercial law, and taxes. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: Junior standing.
DEN 582. Natural Resources/Environmental Sciences Project (NRES). (3) I, II. A comprehensive project in NRES. Requires integration of information and understanding acquired in NRES secondary major courses. Students must prepare and present written and oral reports. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: ENGL 415, SPCH 105. Pr. or conc.: 15 hours of approved courses in NRES secondary major. Cross listed with DAS 582 and GENAG 582.
Nuclear engineering technology courses
ET 481. Nuclear Reactor Technology I. (3) On sufficient demand. Introduction to nuclear and neutron physics, including: interaction of neutrons, gamma rays, and beta and alpha particles with matter; production of neutrons and the neutron life cycle; basic neutron diffusion principles; and the nuclear fuel cycle. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: PHYS 114, STAT 320.
ET 482. Nuclear Reactor Technology Analysis. (3) On sufficient demand. Applied numerical analysis emphasizing solutions of elementary differential equations with a very strong emphasis on applications in nuclear reactor technology. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: MATH 211 or equiv.
ET 583. Nuclear Reactor Technology II. (3) On sufficient demand. Theory of diffusion and slowing down of neutrons with application to subcritical and critical reactors; introduction to the time behavior of reactor systems. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: ET 481.
ET 584. Radiation Detection and Monitoring. (3) On sufficient demand. Principles of operation of detectors used in the measurement and monitoring of ionizing radiation. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: ET 480.
ET 585. Nuclear Reactor Thermal Technology. (3) On sufficient demand. Introduction to conduction, convection, and radiation heat transfer as applied to reactor cores and systems. Consideration of nuclear reactor safety and power reactor systems. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: ET 481.
ET 586. Radiation Protection Technology. (2) On sufficient demand. A study of radiation protection environmental effects of radiation and an introduction to nuclear reactor shielding. Two hours rec. a week. Pr.: ET 584.