2017-18
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Engineering & Applied Sciences (EAS)

Engineering & Applied Sciences

410 Bonner Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1900
Ph: 716-645-2774
F: 716-645-2495
W: www.eng.buffalo.edu
Liesl Folks
Dean
Jeffrey R. Errington
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
Christine A. Human
Associate Dean for Accreditation and Student Affairs
Kerry Collins-Gross
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education
Dalene Aylward, Johnathan Bonebrake, Amanda Casali, Kate Doran, Dan La Rosa, Erin MacDiarmid, Teresa Miklitsch, Jane Sinclair, and Jaynee Straw
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Academic Advisors

The Learning Environment

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers nine engineering programs leading to the degree of bachelor of science (BS) degree: aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, industrial, and mechanical engineering.

Five combined BS/MBA programs are offered in conjunction with the School of Management. BA, BS, and BS/MS degrees in computer science are offered through the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. A BS degree in engineering physics is offered jointly with the Department of Physics.

The curricula allow students flexibility in their programs of study and encourages interaction between students and faculty. The undergraduate educational experience prepares students for professional practice and advanced study. Special programs including our experiential learning program, undergraduate research, and internship opportunities provide professional development skills and experiences and facilitate placement of our graduates in high-quality engineering positions.

About Our Facilities

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences occupies six buildings on UB's north campus: Bell, Bonner, Davis, Furnas, Jarvis and Ketter Hall. Barbara and Jack Davis Hall is the newest building, which opened in 2011 and features an environmentally friendly design and construction.

Together, these buildings form an outstanding educational and research facility, comprising 275,000 square feet of laboratory and office space.

About Our Faculty

Faculty members are actively engaged in teaching, research, and service and have won many honors and awards.

Faculty List Directory

Please visit the Engineering department website for additional information about our faculty.

EAS Courses


  • EAS 101LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
    Other Requisites: Approved Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Majors only;May not enroll if previously attempted or currently enrolled in EAS 230
  • EAS 104LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • EAS 160LAB Engineering Machine Shop
    Laboratory

    This course offers students the opportunity to de-mystify, introduce, and familiarize themselves with UB's SEAS Engineering Machine Shop. Students will get the chance to experience various machining processes and make their own light duty hammer customized with their name on it. Students will learn basic concepts and skills involved in the machining process through hands-on experiential learning; and, in turn, build confidence in their machining abilities. Students will learn valuable skills such as reading and understanding engineering drawings, applied measurements, and material selection as well as how to operate a variety of machines. The class will conclude with an evaluation (including measurements) of the customized, light duty hammers machined by the students. Each student will be allowed to keep their own customized hammer as a souvenir and a reminder of the valuable skills that they obtained in this course.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Summer
  • EAS 198SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The one credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps transition to UB through an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 198 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students with <45 transfer credits upon matriculation to UB AND have already earned credit for an EAS 140 equivalent will be allowed to take EAS 198 instead of EAS 199.
  • EAS 199SL UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The three credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps students with common learning outcomes focused on fundamental expectations for critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and oral communication, and learning at a university, all within topic focused subject matter. The Seminars provide students with an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 199 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the first year seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • EAS 202SEM Engineering Impact On Society
    Seminar

    EAS 202 is a one credit freshman seminar course aimed at broadening students' vision of engineering problem solving, and elucidating how engineers can make a difference in meeting key societal needs. The course focus is the National Academy of Engineering's 'Grand Challenges' for the future. It includes a series of interactive presentations by engineering faculty who are experts in these areas, offering an understanding both of these problems and engineering approaches to solving them. Students also explore a self-selected area of personal interest as a step toward identifying possible niches for their own career path.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • EAS 207LR Statics
    Lecture

    Applies mechanics to studying static equilibrium of rigid and elastic bodies. Topics include composition and resolution of forces, moments and couple, equivalent force systems, free-body diagrams, equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies, forces in trusses and beams, friction forces, first and second moments of area, moments and product of inertia, and methods of virtual work and total potential energy.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Prerequisites: PHY 107 or PHY 117; MTH 142
    Corequisites: MTH 241 (recommended)Approved and Intended Engineering Majors Only
  • EAS 208LR Dynamics
    Lecture

    Applies mechanics to studying the motion of particles and rigid bodies. Topics include kinematics and kinetics of particles, relative motion, work-energy methods, impulse-momentum methods, kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies, and simple vibration.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Prerequisites: EAS 207 and MTH 241
    Corequisites: MTH 306 (recommended)Approved and Intended Engineering Majors Only
  • EAS 209LR Mechanics of Solids
    Lecture

    Studies the mechanical behavior of solid bodies under various types of loading. Topics include stresses and strain, stress-strain relationships, plane stress and plane strain; shear and bending moments in beams, stresses in beams; deflection of beams, torsion of shafts, buckling of columns, energy methods, and failure criteria.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Prerequisites: EAS 207Approved and Intended Engineering Majors Only
  • EAS 230LLB Engineering Computations
    Lecture

    This is a first course in computer programming that develops programming concepts using MATLAB with application to engineering problems. Topics include data structures, arithmetic expressions, I/O, plotting, branching and loop structures, debugging, and user-defined functions. These concepts will be illustrated and emphasized through applications in chemical process mass balances, transport processes, truss structures, data fitting, principal component analysis in fluid and solid mechanics, and modal analysis in dynamics.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Prerequisites: MTH 141Approved and Intended Engineering Majors Only
  • EAS 240LEC Introduction to Programming for Engineers
    Lecture

    An introductory programming course for students in engineering and the sciences. The course covers the basics of procedural and object oriented programming; and in particular basic programming concepts such as statements, conditions, functions, pointers, I/O, objects, data structures, and algorithms. The course will include exercises focusing on applications for solving scientific and engineering problems.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: MTH 141;Approved and Intended Engineering Majors Only
  • EAS 305LR Applied Probability
    Lecture

    Introduces probability and its application to engineering problems. Examines sample space, random variables, expected values, limiting theorems, error analysis, and provides introduction to random processes. Students may not receive credit for this course and CIE 308.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Corequisites: MTH 241Approved Engineering or Computer Science Majors Only
  • EAS 360LEC STEM Communications
    Lecture

    Prepares students to successfully communicate, across a range of professional genres and media, to technical, professional, and public audiences; to produce communications individually and as part of a team; and to produce communications which are consistent with ethical engineering practice.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Prerequisites: Completion of Communication Literacy 1 or completion of Writing Skills 1 (ENG 101 or placement into ENG 201)
  • EAS 396LEC Engineering Career Institute
    Lecture

    Provides one academic credit for pre-employment classes with instruction on how to conduct a successful student employment job search. The semester culminates with one week [30 hours] of presentations from industrial managers on essential career-success subjects such as leadership, communication, teamwork, total quality management, and value engineering. This course enables students to obtain engineering credit-worthy employment along with the business success skills needed to be effective on the job.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Winter
    Prerequisites: Sophomore standing as approved major in School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
  • EAS 451LEC Mod Meth Engr Computation
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • EAS 459LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • EAS 480REC Technical Communications for Engineers
    Recitation

    Presents skills for producing clear, concise engineering communications, both written and oral. Focuses on the most frequently required communications-reports, memos, letters, and proposals. As a semester-long project, students write a proposal and then present it orally. Covers selecting and organizing information; writing efficiently; using easy-to-read language and formats; and adapting communications to peers, employers, clients, and other audiences.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • EAS 483LEC Engr Procedure Writing
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • EAS 493SEM Interdisciplinary Capstone Senior Design Seminar
    Seminar

    This (1) credit course is a seminar/workshop-style offering to prepare students for EAS 494 Interdisciplinary Capstone Senior Design. The EAS 493/494 sequence provides students from two or more SEAS departments the opportunity to solve an interdisciplinary problem. In order for students to work effectively on their projects, they will be introduced to basic project management / systems engineering perspectives and methods. The EAS 493 Seminar will not replace departmental design seminar equivalent courses ? students are expected to take this seminar in addition to those required courses as a co-requisite. Rather, this course will ensure that students are fully functioning project teams for the EAS 494 portion of the sequence in the Spring semester.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Other Requisites: Pre-req: Senior Status
  • EAS 494TUT Interdisciplinary Capstone Senior Design
    Tutorial

    This course is the culmination of undergraduate engineering education during which interdisciplinary student teams design, prototype and document a solution to a problem that requires principles from engineering and/or applied sciences. Project teams are comprised of students from two or more SEAS departments. The course is expected to fulfill departmental senior design requirement and therefore requires departmental approval as well as an appropriate subject matter expert (e.g. faculty, professional/practicing engineer). It might alternatively fulfill a technical elective. Students must work closely with their department to determine how it fulfills degree requirements.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: MAE 451 or CIE 415 or CIE 415/442/444 or CSE 442 or EE 311/408 or BE 493 or CE 318/433
  • EAS 495DIS Supervised Undergraduate Teaching
    Discussion

    Enrollees participate as undergraduate teaching assistants under the supervision of faculty of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
    Prerequisites: Junior status, 3.0 QPA; A- or better in course in which the student will assist; and permission of instructor.
  • EAS 496TUT Engineering Co-Op
    Tutorial

    Up to three work periods of engineering-related employment. Co-op students are employed in technical assignments in industry, with emphasis on practical application of engineering coursework. Students are registered for 1-3 credit hours, but are afforded full-time status at the University. This protects the student's insurance, loan and possible INS status. The course goal is to provide valuable experience for students, while making positive contributions to employers. A faculty instructor supervises the academic component of the experience, usually a report and/or presentation.

    Credits: 1 - 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Prerequisites: Senior standingApproved Engineering Majors Only
  • EAS 498TUT Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity
    Tutorial

    Students collaborate with faculty research mentors on an ongoing faculty research project or conduct independent research under the guidance of a faculty member. This experience provides students with an inquiry-based learning opportunity and engages them as active learners in a research setting.

    Credits: 1 - 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor.
  • EAS 499TUT Independent Study
    Tutorial

    Individualized student work under the guidance of a faculty member, intended to pursue topics that are not currently offered through regular coursework at the university.

    Credits: 1 - 12
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Engineering & Applied Sciences

410 Bonner Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1900
Ph: 716-645-2774
F: 716-645-2495
W: www.eng.buffalo.edu
Liesl Folks
Dean
Jeffrey R. Errington
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
Christine A. Human
Associate Dean for Accreditation and Student Affairs
Kerry Collins-Gross
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education
Dalene Aylward, Johnathan Bonebrake, Amanda Casali, Kate Doran, Dan La Rosa, Erin MacDiarmid, Teresa Miklitsch, Jane Sinclair, and Jaynee Straw
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Academic Advisors
Published: September 20, 2017 04:58:46 PM