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Engineering Design Courses

WTSN 101: The Student Success Course
Fall only, 2 credits

This seminar course is for new Watson and Harpur students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) majors, to assist in their transition to Binghamton University.  Students will be provided with opportunities to explore campus resources, potential STEM careers, and personal learning styles, as well as develop skills in oral presentations, critical thinking, and time management.  This section is only for students in the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program. For more information, contact the instructor, Shanise N. Kent. PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH THE ENGINEERING DESIGN DIVISION PROGRAM.

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WTSN 103: Engineering Communications I
Fall only, 2 credits

Develops students' critical writing, reading and problem-solving skills through a team-based engineering project. Emphasis on technical writing and communication skills with two professional presentations is required. Corequisite: WTSN 111 (linked).

Click here to see the new Library Guide for WTSN 103/111 and WTSN 104/112!

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WTSN 104: Engineering Communications II
Spring only, 2 credits

Builds on the skills introduced in WTSN 103. Technical writing and communication skills are emphasized through a team-based Engineering Conceptual Design Project. Emphasizes engineering research and design processes, including documentation. A formal presentation is required. Prerequisite: WTSN 103. Students must pass WTSN 103 in order to be enrolled in WTSN 104. Corequisite: WTSN 112 (Linked).

Click here to see the new Library Guide for WTSN 103/111 and WTSN 104/112!

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WTSN 111: Introduction to Engineering Design (new course title as of Fall 2014)
Fall only, 2 credits

First course in a two-semester integrated introduction to the engineering profession. Emphasizes engineering problem-solving techniques; introduction to the engineering design process.  Includes an introduction to machine shop use, engineering graphics, circuits, and computer-aided design.
Corequisite: WTSN 103 (linked)

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WTSN 112: Introduction to Engineering Analysis (new course title as of Spring 2015)
Spring only, 2 credits

The conclusion of a two-semester introduction to the practice of engineering.  Content is primarily focused on the application of mathematics in engineering.  Content is reinforced in the WTSN 104 engineering design projects.
Prerequisite: WTSN 111. Students must pass WTSN 111 in order to be enrolled in WTSN 112. Corequisite: WTSN 104 (linked)

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WTSN 197: Independent Study
Fall and Spring, variable credit

Prerequisites: approval of proposed subject by the faculty member and Program Director.

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WTSN 301: Graduate School Prep
Spring only, 2 credits

This course is for CSTEP/LSAMP/McNair/SSS juniors to assist in their graduate school application process.  Students will construct and revise their personal statements and CV, become oriented to GRE preparation, research graduate school programs and identify funding opportunities in their field of study.  Written work will consist of Blackboard posts responding to assigned readings, revisions of the personal statement, CV, extensive list of graduate programs and professors of interest, and basic GRE preparation.  For more information, contact the instructor, Shanise N. Kent. PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH THE ENGINEERING DESIGN DIVISION PROGRAM.

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WTSN 397: Independent Study
Fall and Spring, variable credit

Prerequisites: approval of proposed subject by the faculty member and Program Director.

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WTSN 490: Capstone Design Project - I
Fall, 4 credits

WTSN 490 is the first course of a two-semester linked sequence of capstone design courses. These courses require a team design project. Students must select one of the following sections for the two-semester sequence:

Section 50 – Bioengineering.  Participation in team from
BE 450: Complex Systems and Evolutionary Design and
BE 451: Complex Systems Engineering

or

Section 51 –  Industrial and Systems Engineering. Participation in team from:

ISE 491: Systems Design and
ISE 492: Systems Design Project

or

Section 52 –  Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering. Participation in team  from:

ME 493/EE 487: Capstone Design Project I and
ME 494/EE 488: Capstone Design Project II [J]

Open only to non-engineering majors in the general engineering minor program.

Prerequisites: senior standing.

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WTSN 491: Capstone Design Project - II
Spring, 4 credits

WTSN 491 is the second course of a two-semester linked sequence of capstone design courses. These courses require a team design project. Students must select one of the following sections for the two-semester sequence:

Section 50 – Bioengineering.  Participation in team from
BE 450: Complex Systems and Evolutionary Design and
BE 451: Complex Systems Engineering

or

Section 51 –  Industrial and Systems Engineering. Participation in team from:

ISE 491: Systems Design and
ISE 492: Systems Design Project

or

Section 52 –  Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering. Participation in team  from:

ME 493/EE 487: Capstone Design Project I and
ME 494/EE 488: Capstone Design Project II [J]

Open only to non-engineering majors in the general engineering minor program.

Prerequisites: WTSN 490.

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WTSN 492: Practicum in Engineering Education
Fall and Spring, 1-4 credits

Students act as undergraduate course assistants (UCA's) in WTSN 111/112 with supervision from Watson School faculty. The seminar accompanying the practicum is designed to help students apply and refine the knowledge, skills and dispositions working in a variety of settings serving engineering students. Permission of instructor and department chair or division director is required.

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WTSN 497: Independent Study
Fall and Spring, variable credit

Prerequisites: approval of proposed subject by the faculty member and Program Director.

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WTSN 581: Electronics Packaging Systems
Spring only, 1 credit

The objective of this course is to familiarize the student with the basic concepts of electronic packaging. This includes a description of the various types of electronic packages, interconnects and structures. The course will acquaint the student with terminology in the packaging industry and key technical issues and concerns. In addition to topics from first level to system level packaging, the course will also include a discussion on the current state of the electronics packaging industry. The seminar series will begin with a basic overview of the various electronic package types and characteristics. A brief introduction to the materials, mechanical, thermal, reliability and assembly processing aspects of packaging will also be covered. Newer, and more advanced developments will be included such as copper pillar interconnect, 2.5D and 3D packaging. This will be followed by a series of guest lecturers from industry that will provide additional information on various aspects of packaging. This course provides a broad perspective on electronics packaging concepts, terminology, industry and recent developments. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH THE ENGINEERING DESIGN DIVISION PROGRAM.

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WTSN 582: Fundamentals of Electronics Packaging
Spring only, 3 credits

Provides students with a general overview of electronics packaging, the latest developments in packaging technology and applications and roadmaps for the future of packaging.  An almost equal emphasis is given to both the fundamentals as well as the applications aspects of electronics packaging. A few applications are selected and discussed; then, the fundamental sciences used for analyzing those applications are presented. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the course is taught by faculty from mechanical, electrical and industrial engineering, chemistry and physics. Prerequisite: graduate standing. PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH THE ENGINEERING DESIGN DIVISION PROGRAM.

WTSN 591: Teaching Methods in Technical Courses
Spring only, 1 credit

Students in this seminar will participate in a dialogue about teaching practices, foundations of pedagogical theory and the skills required to teach in technical courses, whether as a teaching assistant or as a teacher of record. The course will require weekly readings and the completion of a course design. Requirements will include a syllabus, formal lesson plans, learning goals that meet ABET requirements, designing lectures and course activities, and writing multiple drafts of course documents.

Last Updated: 2/7/14