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## GENERAL ENGINEERING STUDIES (GES)

Professor Kevin W. Whitaker, Coordinator

Office: 112 H. H. Comer Hall (MIB)

**GES 100 Introduction to Engineering for Pre-Calculus Students.** Two hours.

Corequisite: MATH 100 or MATH 112.

Freshman program course for precalculus level students in all engineering disciplines covering engineering and academic materials relevant for student success in college and engineering. An overview of the field of engineering as a career and the introduction of skills such as problem solving, units and conversions, and graphing as well as personal time and money management, note and test taking, reading, and critical thinking. This course does not apply toward the core curriculum for any UA engineering major but is required for students entering below the MATH 113 level. It cannot be combined with DR 100/DR 125/DR 133 and CS 102 as a replacement or substitute for GES 131.

**GES 131 Foundations of Engineering I.** (2-0) Two hours.

Prerequisites: GES 100 and MATH 112 or math test placement in MATH 115 or higher.

Introductory freshman-level course for students from all engineering disciplines incorporating an overview of engineering as a profession and basic skills required for engineering with an emphasis on problem solving, ethics, teaming, oral and written technical communication, and the design process. Students are recommended to have a demonstrated knowledge of computer software usage for spreadsheets, word processing, presentation software, e-mail, and the internet prior to GES 131 or to enroll in CS 102 in conjunction with GES 131.

**GES 132 Foundations of Engineering II.** Two hours.

Prerequisite: MATH 125.

Introduction to computer problem solving and algorithm development using MatLab. Includes matrix operations, systems of linear equations, curve fitting, root finding, Taylor series, and numerical integration.

**GES 145 Honors Foundations of Engineering I.** Two hours.

Prerequisites: MATH 115 or higher and admission to University Honors or Computer-Based Honors Program.

Introductory freshman-level course for students from all engineering disciplines incorporating an overview of engineering as a profession and basic skills required for engineering with an emphasis on problem solving, ethics, teaming, oral and written technical communication, and the design process. Students are recommended to have a demonstrated knowledge of computer software usage for spreadsheets, word processing, presentation software, e-mail, and the internet prior to GES 145. Honors component will incorporate independent study projects designed to expand and broaden student's knowledge base of engineering.

**GES 146 Honors Foundations of Engineering II.** Two hours.

Prerequisite: MATH 125 and admission to University Honors or Computer-Based Honors Program.

Introduction to computer problem solving and algorithm development using MatLab. Includes matrix operations, systems of linear equations, curve fitting, root finding, Taylor series, and numerical integration. Honors component will incorporate independent study projects designed to expand and broaden student's knowledge base of programming applications in engineering.

**GES 255 Engineering Statistics (industrial engineering).** (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: MATH 126.

Probability and basic statistical concepts; random variables; discrete and continuous distributions; sampling distributions; inferences concerning means; simple regression and correlation. Experiments demonstrating probabilistic and statistical concepts are conducted.

**GES 257 Engineering Statistics II (industrial engineering).** (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: GES 255.

Hypothesis testing regression and correlation analysis; analysis of variance; applications in quality assurance and reliability. Experiments demonstrating the use of statistical methods are conducted.

**GES 400 Engineering Statistics (industrial engineering).** (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: MATH 126.

Not open to students with credit for GES 255. Not available for M.S.I.E. degree credit. Probability and basic statistical concepts. Discrete and continuous distributions; the central limit theorem; sampling distributions; point and interval estimation; hypothesis testing; regression and correlation analysis; analysis of variance.

**GES 418 Engineering Management (industrial engineering).** (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: IE 203 or CHE 479.

An introduction to management principles, and the management functions of planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling. Management of research, design, manufacturing, and quality will be studied.

**GES 451 Matrix and Vector Analysis (aerospace engineering and mechanics).** (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: MATH 238.

Determinants and matrix algebra, linear simultaneous equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, matrix functions, computer techniques, vector algebra and calculus, and integral theorems.

#### Advanced Undergraduate/Entry-level Graduate Courses

**GES 500 Engineering Statistics (industrial engineering).** (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: MATH 126.

Not open to students with credit for GES 255 or GES 400. Not available for M.S.I.E. degree credit. Probability and basic statistical concepts. Discrete and continuous distributions; the central limit theorem; sampling distributions; point and interval estimation; hypothesis testing; regression and correlation analysis; analysis of variance.

**GES 501 Operations Research (industrial engineering) (Also CS 510).** (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: MATH 126.

Corequisite: GES 255 or GES 400/GES 500.

Not open to students with credit for IE 363. not available for M.S.I.E. degree credit. Model construction, linear programming, network models, dynamic models, stochastic models, queuing theory, and decision theory. (ES3)

**GES 518 Engineering Management (industrial engineering).** (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: IE 203 or CHE 479.

Not open to students with credit for IE 418/GES 418. An introduction to management principles, and the management functions of planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling. Management of research, design, manufacturing, and quality will be studied.

**GES 526 Design and Analysis of Experiments (industrial engineering).** (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: GES 257 or GES 400 or GES 500.

Not open to students with credit for IE 426. Design of experiments and the application of analysis of variance, regression analysis, and related statistical methods. (ES3)

**GES 551 Matrix and Vector Analysis (aerospace engineering and mechanics).** (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisites: GES 126 and MATH 238.

Determinants and matrix algebra, linear simultaneous equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, matrix functions, computer techniques, vector algebra and calculus, and integral theorems.

**GES 554 Partial Differential Equations (aerospace engineering and mechanics).** (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisites: GES 126 and MATH 238.

Linear partial differential equations and related boundary value problems, separation of variables, Fourier series and integrals, Bessel and Legendre functions, and numerical methods using computers.

**GES 622 Quality Engineering (industrial engineering).** (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: GES 257 or GES 400 or GES 500.

Introduction to Taguchi methods, including loss function, orthogonal arrays, and parameter design experiments. Role of Taguchi methods in quality function deployment (QFD) process. (ES3)

**GES 575 Stochastic Processes (electrical and computer engineering) (also ECE 575).** (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: GES 500.

Not available for M.S.I.E degree credit.

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