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    K-State Undergraduate Catalog 2004-2006
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    Engineering
    dObjectives and Design Basis
    dGeneral Requirements
    dUniversity General Education
    dDegree Programs
    dProgram Options
    dInterdisciplinary Studies
    dDual Degrees
    dSupport Services
    dResearch Centers
    dExtension and Outreach
    dGeneral Engineering
    dArchitectural Engineering/ Construction Science and Management
    dBiological and Agricultural Engineering
    dChemical Engineering
    dCivil Engineering
    dComputing and Information Sciences
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    General Engineering

    Terry S. King, Dean
    Richard Gallagher, Associate Dean Ray E. Hightower, Assistant Dean Tom C. Roberts, P.E., Assistant Dean

    General engineering (DEN)
    Entering freshmen who are undecided in their major in engineering may enroll in general engineering for one year. They will take the following program of study, which is completely applicable to all engineering programs. Undecided students are encouraged to select a major by the beginning of their sophomore year.

    Fall semester
    ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
    CHM 210Chemistry I4
    MATH 220Analytic Geometry and Calculus I4
    DEN 160Engineering Concepts1
    Humanities or social science elective3
    DEN 015New Student Orientation
    15
    Spring semester
    SPCH 105Public Speaking 1A 2
    CHM 230Chemistry II4
    MATH 221Analytic Geometry and Calculus II4
    ECON 110Principles of Macroeconomics3
    Humanities or social science elective3
    16
     
    Courses in personal and professional development, engineering honors, minority engineering, and other student development programs are included in general engineering.

    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
    This program provides the education necessary for careers associated with assisting engineers in the design, construction, inspection, maintenance, monitoring, and management of nuclear reactor power generation facilities. Primary employment positions are senior reactor operators and shift technical advisors. Other employment opportunities include similar responsibilities in medical and industrial facilities where radioactive materials are used.

    Area of specialization (62 hours)
    Required courses (48 hours)
    CE 231Statics A3
    CE 331Strength of Materials A3
    CHM 230Chemistry II4
    ET 410Properties of Engineering Materials2
    ET 436Digital Logic Systems I4
    ET 480Materials of Nuclear Reactor Systems2
    ET 481Nuclear Reactor Technology I3
    ET 482Nuclear Reactor Technology Analysis3
    ET 512Mechanics of Fluids3
    ET 514Energy Conversion Technology3
    ET 534Automatic Control Technology3
    ET 537Electronic Measurements4
    ET 583Nuclear Reactor Technology II3
    ET 584Radiation Detection and Monitoring3
    ET 585Nuclear Reactor Thermal Technology3
    ET 586Radiation Protection Technology2
    Technical electives10
    Management electives3
    Free elective1
     
    General engineering courses
    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. Multicultural Engineering Enrichment Seminar. (1) 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.

    University General Education courseDEN 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. Multicultural 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.

    University General Education courseDEN 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. Open to students in the engineering honors program for one semester, usually taken in the first semester enrollment at K-State.

    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) 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.

    University General Education courseDEN 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 480. Materials of Nuclear Reactor Systems. (2) On sufficient demand. The properties and behavior of fuel and nonfuel materials used in nuclear reactor systems are considered. Selected nuclear fuel cycle topics are covered. Two hours rec. a week. Pr.: ET 410.

    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.

    Topics within Engineering:
    dObjectives and Design Basis dSupport Services dCivil Engineering
    dGeneral Requirements dResearch Centers dComputing and Information Sciences
    dUniversity General Education dExtension and Outreach dElectrical and Computer Engineering
    dDegree Programs dGeneral Engineering dIndustrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
    dProgram Options dArchitectural Engineering/ Construction Science and Management dMechanical and Nuclear Engineering
    dInterdisciplinary Studies dBiological and Agricultural Engineering   
    dDual Degrees dChemical Engineering   
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    August 19, 2005