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## GENERAL ENGINEERING STUDIES (GES)

Professor Kevin W. Whitaker, Coordinator

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

**GES 131 Foundations of Engineering I** (mechanical engineering). (0-4) Three hours.

Corequisites: CH 131 and MATH 131.

Basic engineering skills and introduction to the design process. Visualization, sketching, and engineering graphics; teaming and oral and written communication skill development; and introduction to computer tools (spreadsheet, word processing, presentation software, e-mail, Internet access).

**GES 132 Foundations of Engineering II** (mechanical engineering). (0-4) Two hours.

Prerequisite: GES 131.

Corequisite: MATH 132.

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

Prerequisite: MATH 132.

Probability and basic statistical concepts, including 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 132.

Not open to students who have earned 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, and analysis of variance.

**GES 411 Legal Aspects of Engineering** (civil and environmental engineering). (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Study of codes, specifications, proposals, award procedures, bonding, contracts, ethics, professional liability, expert witness, and arbitration.

**GES 418 Engineering Management** (industrial engineering) (also IE 418). (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 449 Radiation Safety** (electrical and computer engineering). (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisites: MATH 125, and PH 102 or PH 106.

Radiations and their interactions with matter; radiation detection; biological effects; and current radiation units and regulations.

**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.

**GES 452 Complex Variables** (aerospace engineering and mechanics). (2-0) Two hours.

Prerequisite: MATH 238.

Use of complex variables in engineering: analytic functions, integrals, series, residues, and poles. Includes conformal mapping with applications.

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

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

Prerequisite: MATH 132.

Not open to students who have earned 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, and analysis of variance.

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

Prerequisite: MATH 126.

Corequisite: GES 255 or GES 400 or GES 500.

Not open to students who have earned credit in IE 363. Not available for M.S.I.E degree credit. Model construction, linear programming, network models, dynamic models, stochastic models, queueing theory, and decision theory.

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

Prerequisite: IE 203 or CHE 479.

Not open to students who have earned credit for IE 418 or 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 who have earned credit for IE 426. Design of experiments and the application of analysis of variance, regression analysis, and related statistical methods.

**GES 549 Radiation Safety** (electrical and computer engineering). (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisites: MATH 125, and PH 102 or PH 106.

**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 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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