Houston Baptist University Catalog
Engineering and Science ( ENSC ) Course Descriptions
ENSC 1411 Engineering and Cyber Projects I
Corequisite(s): Credit for or concurrent registration in MATH 1434 or higher
An introduction to engineering profession, engineering design and problem-solving, computing, algorithms, programming and software structures, and computer systems.
ENSC 1412 Engineering and Cyber Projects II
Prerequisite(s): ENSC 1411 and (MATH 1434 or higher)
Additional engineering and computing projects using electronic components, algorithms and programming, and applications.
ENSC 2321 Statics and Mechanics of Materials
Prerequisite(s): ENSC 1412 and PHYS 2413 and MATH 1452
Resultants and equilibrium of force systems, stress and strain, truss and frame analysis, torsion, bending.
ENSC 2322 Thermodynamics
Prerequisite(s): ENSC 1422 and MATH 1452
Fundamental concepts, properties of pure substance, work, heat, first and second laws of thermodynamics, entropy, cycle analysis.
ENSC 2361 Electrical Engineering and Circuits
Prerequisite(s): ENSC 1422 and MATH 1451
Fundamental concepts, units and laws. Network theorems, network simplification, phasors and AC solution of circuits, power and electronic applications.
ENSC 4311 Senior Project I
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor
Open-ended, team-based design project that draws on student’s entire academic experience with emphasis on idea generation and conceptual design. Social and ethical aspects of engineering and computing. Communication skills.
ENSC 4312 Senior Project II
Prerequisite(s): ENSC 4311
Continuations of ENSC 4311 with emphasis on implementation and testing.
ENSC 4315 Internship/Professional Experience
Prerequisite(s): Consent of Dean
On-site, supervised, structured work experience. This course may be taken to facilitate a three month off-campus professional experience or part-time professional experience.
ENSC 4381 Special Topics/Independent Study
Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.