ENPM - Engineering, Professional Masters
ENPM600 Probability and Stochastic Processes for Engineers (3 Credits)
Axioms of probability; conditional probability and Bayes' rule; random variables, probability distributions and densities; functions of random variables; definition of stochastic process; stationary processes, correlation functions, and power spectral densities; stochastic processes and linear systems; estimation and optimum filtering. Applications in communication and control systems, signal processing, and detection and estimation.
Prerequisite: Undergraduate introduction to discrete and continuous probability.
ENPM601 Analog and Digital Communication Systems (3 Credits)
Analog modulation methods including AM, DSBSC-AM, SSB, and QAM; effects of noise in analog modulation systems. Digital communication methods for the infinite bandwidth additive white Gaussian noise channel: PAM, QAM, PSK, FSK modulation; optimum receivers using the MAP principle; phase- locked loops; error probabilities. Digital communication over bandlimited channels: intersymbol interference and Nyquist's criterion, adaptive equalizers, symbol clock and carrier recovery systems, trellis coding. Spread spectrum systems: direct sequence modulation and frequency hopping.
Prerequisite: ENPM600; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. And permission of ENGR-CDL-Office of Advanced Engineering Education.
ENPM602 Data Networks (3 Credits)
Principles of network design, circuit switching and packet switching, OSI Reference Model; parity and cyclic redundancy check codes; retransmission request protocols; Markov chains and queuing models for delay analysis; multiaccess communication, local area networks, Ethernet and Token Ring standards; routing, flow control, internetworking; higher layer functions and protocols. Software tools for network simulation and performance analysis will be used.
Prerequisite: ENEE324; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
ENPM603 Theory and Applications of Digital Signal Processing (3 Credits)
Uniform sampling and the sampling theorem; the Z-transform and discrete-time system analysis; multi-rate systems; discrete-time random processes; methods for designing FIR and IIR digital filters; effects of quantization and finite work-length; the DFT and FFT; power spectrum estimation.
Prerequisite: Undergraduate introduction to discrete-time systems.
ENPM607 Computer System Design and Architecture (3 Credits)
Principles of computer design and cost/performance factors; instruction set design and implementation, RISC vs. CISC instruction sets; control unit and pipeline design; floating-point arithmetic; memory hierarchy designs, caches, memory interleaving, virtual memory; I/O device interconnections to CPUs and main memory. Additional topics include parallel system designs, SIMD, MIMD, SPMD; interconnection networks for processors and memories; optimization of pipeline operations; superscalar architectures, power management techniques.
Prerequisite: ENEE446; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
ENPM609 Microprocessor-Based Design (3 Credits)
Introduction to microprocessor components, software, and tools. Architectures, instruction sets, and assembly language programming for a commercial microprocessor family. Real-time programming techniques. Peripheral chips such as, parallel ports, counter-timers, DMA controllers, interrupt controllers, and serial communication units. Design projects emphasizing intergrated hardware and software solutions to engineering problems.
Prerequisite: Must have completed undergraduate courses in logic design, computer architecture, and programming.
ENPM610 Digital VLSI Design (3 Credits)
VLSI design with emphasis on CMOS technology. Logic functions using CMOS switches; MOSFET characteristics; BiCMOS, dynamic logic and domino logic structures; PLA's, FPLA's, and gate arrays; layout via MAGIC, use of VHDL, IRSIM, and Spice; design rules and verification techniques; packaging techniques; chip design options: standard cells, sea-of-gates, full custom; design capture and verification tools; design of CMOS datapaths, memory, and control; possible fabrication via MOSIS.
Prerequisite: Must have completed undergraduate courses in solid state devices and digital/analog circuit design.
ENPM611 Software Engineering (3 Credits)
Software engineering concepts, methods, and practices important to both the theorist and the practitioner will be covered. The entire range of responsibilities expected of a software engineer are presented. The fundamental areas of requirements development, software design, programming languages, and testing are covered extensively. Sessions on supporting areas such as systems engineering, project management, and software estimation are also included.
Prerequisite: Competency in one programming language; and must have completed an undergraduate software engineering course. Or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-CDL-Office of Advanced Engineering Education.
ENPM612 System and Software Requirements (3 Credits)
Focus will be placed on the theoretical and practical aspects of requirements development. Students will recognize the place of requirements, how to work with users, requirements methods and techniques, the various requirements types, how to set requirements development schedules, requirements evolution, how to model and prototype requirements, how to evaluate and manage risk in requirements, techniques to test requirements, how to manage the requirements process, and how to write an effective requirements document.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-CDL-Office of Advanced Engineering Education.
ENPM613 Software Design & Implementation (3 Credits)
Software design concepts and practices within the field important to both the practitioner and the theorist will be covered. Architectural and detailed designs are included for batch, client/server, and real-time systems. Design considerations for structured, object-oriented, and Web-based systems are covered. Design of databases, user interfaces, forms, and reports are also included. Implementation issues that affect the design, including error handling, performance, and inter-process communication, are presented.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-CDL-Office of Advanced Engineering Education.
ENPM614 Software Testing & Maintenence (3 Credits)
Aspects of software development after coding is completed will be covered. Students will understand the various levels of testing, techniques for creating test data, how to manage test cases and scenarios, testing strategies and methods, testing batch, client/server, real-time, and Internet systems, and the development of an effective test plan. Software maintenance will include the creation of easily maintained software; preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance, and enhancements; configuration management practices; and assuring quality in software manintenance.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-CDL-Office of Advanced Engineering Education.
ENPM615 Embedded Systems (3 Credits)
Introduction to embedded systems design and evaluation: requirements, specification, architecture, hardware and software components, integration and performance evaluation. Topics include instruction sets, CPU, embedded computing platform, program design and analysis, operating systems, hardware accelators, multiprocessors, networks, and system analysis. Real-life embedded systems design examples will be used throughput the course to illustrate these concepts.
Prerequisite: Must have completed undergraduate courses in logic design, computer architecture, and programming.
ENPM616 Wireless Communications: Concepts and Technologies (3 Credits)
Advanced topics in wireless communications for voice, data, and multimedia. Overview of current wireless systems and standards followed by characterizing the wireless channel, including path loss for different environments, random log-normal shadowing due to signal attenuation, and the flat and frequency-selective properties of multipath fading. Fundamental capacity limits of wireless channels and the characteristics of the capacity-achieving transmission strategies. Overview of wireless networks, including multiple and random access techniques, WLANs, cellular system design, and ad-hoc network design. Applications for these systems, including the evolution of cell phones and PDAs, smart homes and appliances, sensor networks, and automated highways and skyways.
ENPM617 Compilers (3 Credits)
Covers the underlying techniques of Compiler Construction and introduces the theory and tools that can be employed in order to perform syntax-directed translation of a high-level programming language into an executable code.
ENPM620 Computer Aided Engineering Analysis (3 Credits)
Computer assisted approach to the solution of engineering problems. Review and extension of undergraduate material in applied mathematics including linear algebra, vector calculus, differential equations, and probability and statistics.
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Office of Advanced Engineering Education.
ENPM621 Heat Pump and Refrigeration Systems Design Analysis (3 Credits)
Thermal engineering of heat pump and refrigeration systems and thermal systems modeling. Thermodynamics and heat transfer. Cycle analysis, alternative refrigerants, graphical analysis using property charts. Analysis of applications such as space conditioning, food perservation, manufacturing, heat recovery and cogeneration.
ENPM622 Engergy Conversion I - Stationary Power (3 Credits)
Thermal engineering of modern power generation systems. Cycle analysis of various modern power generation technologies including gas turbine, combined cycle, waste burning and cogeneration. Energy storage and energy transport.
ENPM623 Engineering Combustion Emissions for Air Pollution Control (3 Credits)
Analysis of the sources and mechanisms of combustion generated air pollution. Air pollution due to internal combustion engines, power generation and industrial emissions. Techniques to minimize and control emission.
ENPM624 Renewable Energy Applications (3 Credits)
Thermodynamics and heat transfer of renewable energy sources for heating, power generation and transportation. Wind energy, solar thermal, photovoltaic, biomass, waste burning, and hydropower. Broad overview of the growing use of renewable energy sources in the world economy with detailed analysis of specific applications.
Prerequisite: Knowledge of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer; and permission of ENGR-Office of Advanced Engineering Education.
ENPM625 Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning of Buildings (3 Credits)
Low pressure side of buildings heating and cooling systems. Thermodynamics, heat transfer and digital control principles applied to field problems. Quantitative analyses stressed. Topics include psychometrics, thermal loads, incompressible flow in ducts and pipes, heat exchangers, cooling towers, PID control systems.
ENPM626 Waste to Energy Conversion (3 Credits)
Thermal, chemical, and biological processes for conversion of wastes (primarily solid and liquid) to reduce environmental impact and increase recovery of useful energy resources. Emphasis on solid wastes and their composition. Identification of pollution products and their control.
Prerequisite: Must have completed undergraduate courses in thermodynamics and heat transfer.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-CDL-Office of Advanced Engineering Education.
ENPM627 Environmental Risk Analysis (3 Credits)
The fundamental methodology for analyzing environmental risk is described with examples for selected applications. Key elements of the environmental risk methodology include: (1) source term and release characterization, (2) migration of contaminants in various media, (3) exposure assessment, (4) dose-response evaluation, (5) risk characterization, and (6) risk management. Also included will be an introduction to uncertainty analysis and environmental laws and regulations. It is intended to provide students with the basic skills and knowledge needed to manage, evaluate, or perform environmental risk assessments and risk analyses.
ENPM630 Fundamentals of Solid-Propellant Combustion (3 Credits)
Solid propellants are used in a variety of engineering applications, from space and defense (rocket motors, oxygen candles and gun powders) to safety applications (air bags, fire suppression, and emergency oxygen supplies). Both the design of new propellant systems, and the optimization of existing propellants for particular applications, requires knowledge of the complex thermochemical processes involved in the processing, handling, ignition, and combustion of these systems. This course aims to review historical and current developments in this field and provide students with an understanding of the fundamental physics and thermodynamics of solid propellant combustion.
Prerequisite: Previous coursework in combustion.
Credit Only Granted for: ENPM808G or ENPM630.
ENPM631 TCP/IP Networking (3 Credits)
Describe how IP datagram travels through the internet and are routed from the source to the destination. Introduce the two transport protocols: UDP and TCP, the proper context to use each one, and related parameters and issues. Cover some other protocols, closely related to the TCP/IP that are responsible for the seamless operation of the Internet.
Prerequisite: ENPM602; or permission of instructor. And permission of ENGR-CDL-Office of Advanced Engineering Education.
ENPM632 Advanced TCP/IP Networking (3 Credits)
Introduction to the Socket Interface and network programming, advanced topics in IPv6, internet security, advanced topics in TCP performance, and congestion management, creating a simple web server, mobile IP, IP switching and MPLS, voice over IP and QoS, advanced use of Wireshark (statistics and graphs)
Prerequisite: ENPM631; or permission of instructor. And permission of ENGR-CDL-Office of Advanced Engineering Education.
ENPM635 Thermal Systems Design Analysis (3 Credits)
Evaluates the trade-offs associted with thermal systems. Use of software for system simulation, evaluation and optimization. Applications include power and refrigeration systems, electronics cooling, distillation columns, dehumidifying coils, and co-generation systems.
ENPM640 Rehabilitation Robotics (3 Credits)
An introduction to a field of robotics dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities. The course is designed for students wishing to learn more about rehabilitation robotics, one of the fasting growing fields of robotics. Rehabilitation robotics is the application of robots to overcome disabilities resulting from neurologic injuries and physical trauma, and improve quality of life. This course considers not only engineering design and development, but also the human factors that make some innovative technologies successful and others commercial failures. Engineering innovation by itself, without considering other factors such as evidence-based R&D and product acceptance, may mean that some technologies don't become or remain available or are inefficacious to aid their intended beneficiaries. This course differs from medical robotics in its focus on improving the quality of life through robot-mediated rehabilitation treatments, rather than improving or enhancing applications such as surgical interventions.
Recommended: Basic understanding of linear time-invariant control systems (e.g. ENPM667) is preferred but not required. No background or previous experience in assistive robotics, human biomechanics, and/or neuroscience is required.
ENPM641 Systems Concepts, Issues, and Processes (3 Credits)
An introduction to the professional and academic aspects of systems engineering. Topics include: systems engineering activities, opportunities and drivers; case studies of systems failures; models of system lifecycle development; introduction to model-based systems engineering; representations for system structure, system behavior, system interfaces and systems intergration; reactive (even-driven) systems, systems-of-systems, measures of system complexity; visual modeling of engineering systems with UML and SySML; simplified procedures for engineering optimization and tradeoff analysis. Software tools for visual modeling of systems with UML and SySML. Students will complete a project for the front-end development of an engineering system using ULM/SySML.
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Office of Advanced Engineering Education. Also offered as: ENSE621.
ENPM642 Systems Requirements, Design and Trade-Off Analysis (3 Credits)
This course builds on material covered in ENSE621/ENPM641, emphasizing the topics of requirements engineering, system-level design and trade-off analysis. Topics include: requirements engineering processes; representation and organization of requirements; implementation and applications of traceability; capabilities of commercial requirements; engineering software; system-level design; design structure matrices; principles of modular design; component- and interface-based design methods; multi-objective optimization-based design and tradeoff; approaches to system redesign in response to changes in requirements, reliability, trade-off analysis,and optimization-based design. Students will complete a project focussing on the development of requirements and their traceability to the system-level design of an engineering system.
ENPM643 Systems Projects, Validation and Verification (3 Credits)
This course builds on material covered in ENSE621/ENPM641 and ENSE622/ENPM642. Topics wil cover established and emerging approaches to system validation and verification including; inspection, testing, and traceability; writing validation and verification plans; formal approaches to sytem validation and verification; specification-based testing; role of logic in system validation and verification; automation models of computation, timed automation; model-based design and model checking for reactive systems. Students will be introduced to software tools for specification-based testing, model-based testing, model-based design and model checking. Students will work in teams on semester-long projects in systems engineering design and formal approaches to system validation and verification.
ENPM644 Human Factors in Systems Engineering (3 Credits)
This course covers the general principles of human factors, or ergonomics as it is sometimes called. Human Factors (HF) is an interdisciplinary approach for dealing with issues related to people in systems. It focuses on consideration of the characteristics of human beings in the design of systems and devices of all kinds. It is concerned with the assignment of appropriate functions for humans and machines, whether the people serve as operators, maintainers, or users of the system or device. The goal of HF is to achieve compatibility in the design of interactive systems of people, machines, and environments to ensure their effectiveness, safety and ease of use.
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Office of Advanced Engineering Education. Also offered as: ENSE624.
ENPM645 Human-Robot Interaction (3 Credits)
To define the intersection of human-robot interactions to include human-computer interfaces, as well as robotic emotions and facial expressions emulations. The result will provide a basis for students to assess the best approaches for interacting effectively with robots. Areas to be covered include biologically-inspired robotics, cognitive robotics, cultural and social aspects of robotics, data mining, examples of human systems interfaces, and machine learning with respect to A.I. principles and limitations.
Recommended: Some knowledge of A.I. fundamentals and data analytics recommended, but not required.
Credit Only Granted for: ENPM808K or ENPM645.
ENPM646 System Life Cycle Cost Analysis and Risk Management (3 Credits)
This course covers topics related to estimating the costs and risks incurred through the lifetimes of projects, products and systems. In addition, treatment is given to methods that determine the drivers of costs and risks and facilitate determination of the most effective alternatives to reducing them. Relevant analytic tools from probability and statistics and important managerial and organizational concepts. Extensive use is made of case studies from industry andgovernment.
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Office of Advanced Engineering Education. Also offered as: ENSE626.
ENPM647 Systems Quality and Robustness Analysis (3 Credits)
This course covers systems engineering approaches for creating optimal and robust engineering systems and for quality assurance. It provides an overview of the important tools for quality analysis and quality management of engineering systems. These tools are commonly used in companies and organizations. Focus is placed on the Baldrige National Quality Program, ISO 9000 certification, six-sigma systems, and Deming total quality management to examine how high quality standards are sustained and customer requirements and satisfactions are ensured. The Taguchi method for robust analysis and design is covered and applied to case studies. Issues of flexible design over the system life cycle are addressed. Statistical process control, international standards for sampling, and design experimentation are also studied.
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Office of Advanced Engineering Education. Also offered as: ENSE627.
ENPM650 Solar Thermal Energy Systems (3 Credits)
Covers a review of related fundamentals, including limitations imposed by thermodynamics, solar spectral characteristics, measurement, and analytical models to predict solar irradiance with respect to time, location and orientation. The course will then examine the characteristics of various components in solar thermal systems with particular emphasis on flat plate and concentrating collectors, fixed and tracking collector systems, heat exchangers and thermal storage to understand how they work and how their performance is influenced by their design. The course will then lead to an examination of systems and system performance, including system design, predicted energy savings and related economics. The course will introduce low temperature applications such as solar hot water, space heating and water distillation, as well as concentrating solar energy for solar thermo-chemical processes to produce hydrogen and solar power generation systems. A project of importance to the development of Solar Thermal Power Systems will be assigned.
ENPM651 Heat Transfer for Modern Application (3 Credits)
The applications selected will vary widely: from cooling of electronics to prevention of fog and stalagmite formation in ice rinks. Multi-mode (i.e. simultaneous conduction, convection, radiation, mass transfer) problems will be emphasized. Lectures on basic principles, followed by assignments in which students formulate solutions and explain results.
ENPM652 Applied Finite Element Methods (3 Credits)
For engineering and science students with little or no previous knowledge of the FEM. Study of FEM, using straightforward mathematics. Students should understand basic concepts and equations of elasticity and thermal heat flow, be familiar with simple matrix algebra. Covers stress analysis and thermal analysis problems. ANSYS finite element code will be used for examples and homework solutions. Basic problem solving procedure will be developed for using finite element computer codes.
ENPM653 Environmental Law for Engineers and Scientists (3 Credits)
Provide engineers and scientists with a general understanding of the U.S. legal system and key aspects of environmental law. Many engineers and scientists today find that environmental regulatory issues are components of their professional work. This course will familiarize them with the major federal environmental statutes and regulations and some of the compliance issues they may face. The topics of engineers and scientists serving as expert witnesses in lawsuits, preparation of environmental and expert reports, and how technical information is used in the courtroom will also be discussed.
ENPM654 Energy Systems Management (3 Credits)
Covers a wide range of energy management and energy efficiency topics including energy auditing, energy efficient lighting systems and motors, demand limiting and control, control strategies for optimization, direct digital control, integrated building automation systems, communication networks, distributed generation, cogeneration, combined heat and power, process energy management and the associated economic analyses. Included will be the latest internet based technologies for accessing real-time energy pricing and managing energy demand remotely for multiple buildings or campuses.
Recommended: Background in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer is recommended.
ENPM656 Energy Conversion II -- Mobile Power (3 Credits)
Presents the scientific and engineering basis for design, manufacture, and operation of thermal conversion technologies utilized for mobility power generation. The interface between fuel combustion chemistry and generated power are addressed. The practical aspects of design and operation of various alternatives for power are compared. The impact of choices with regard to power and fuel alternatives as well as air pollution potential are also considered.
Prerequisite: Must have completed undergraduate courses in thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics; or ENPM672.
ENPM660 Wind Energy Engineering (3 Credits)
An examination of four central topics in wind energy engineering: the nature of wind energy as a resource for generating electricity; the aerodynamics of wind turbines by which the wind energy is converted into mechanical energy; the mechanics and dynamics of the wind energy system (tower, rotor, hub, drive train, and generator); and the electrical aspects of wind turbines. Additional topics to be included in the course include:Wind turbine design; wind turbine control; wind turbine siting, system design, and integration; Wind energy system economics; and wind energy systems environmental impacts and aspects. The course is intended to pass along substantial subject matter knowledge and skills, it can only be treated as an introduction to this extensive, multidisciplinary topic. However, students are expected to emerge with a substantial knowledge of wind energy systems and the methods used to analyze such systems.
ENPM661 Planning for Autonomous Robots (3 Credits)
Planning is a fundamental capability needed to realize autonomous robots. Planning in the context of autonomous robots is carried out at multiple different levels. At the top level, task planning is performed to identify and sequence the tasks needed to meet mission requirements. At the next level, planning is performed to determine a sequence of motion goals that satisfy individual task goals and constraints. Finally, at the lowest level, trajectory planning is performed to determine actuator actions to realize the motion goals. Different algorithms are used to achieve planning at different levels. This graduate course will introduce planning techniques for realizing autonomous robots. In addition to covering traditional motion planning techniques, this course will emphasize the role of physics in the planning process. This course will also discuss how the planning component is integrated with control component. Mobile robots will be used as examples to illustrate the concepts during this course. However, techniques introduced in the course will be equally applicable to robot manipulators.
Credit Only Granted for: ENPM661 or ENPM808C.
ENPM662 Introduction to Robot Modeling (3 Credits)
This course introduces basic principles for modeling a robot. Most of the course is focused on modeling manipulators based on serial mechanisms. The course begins with a description of the homogenous transformation and rigid motions. It then introduces concepts related to kinematics, inverse kinematics, and Jacobians. This course then introduces Eulerian and Lagrangian Dynamics. Finally, the course concludes by introducing basic principles for modeling manipulators based on parallel mechanisms. The concepts introduced in this course are subsequently utilized in control and planning courses.
Credit Only Granted for: ENPM662 or ENPM808M.
ENPM667 Control of Robotic Systems (3 Credits)
This is a basic course on the design of controllers for robotic systems. The course starts with mainstay principles of linear control, including a review of elementary concepts of systems, and discusses applications to independent joint control. The second part of the course introduces a physics-based approach to control design that uses energy and optimization principles to tackle the design of controllers that exploit the underlying dynamics of robotic systems. The course ends with an introduction to force control and basic principles of geometric control if time allows.
Credit Only Granted for: ENPM667 or ENPM808Q.
ENPM670 Advanced Energy Audit and Conservation (3 Credits)
Students will be provided with current and future trends in energy resources and technologies while providing them with the necessary skills to conduct energy audit/analysis on both commercial and residential facilities. Energy accounting procedures for electrical, mechanical and HVAC systems will be covered in detail, along with economics/life-cycle costing analysis. Fundamental building science principles will be introduced in the context of energy auditing. Students will gain hands on experience conducting an energy audit project through assigned projects. Annual building simulation tools, such as EnergyPlus and eQuest, will be introduced. This is an applied course. Successful completion of this course will equip students with the terminology, knowledge and practical experience necessary to perform energy audits in both residential and commercial buildings.
Prerequisite: Students are expected to have prior knowledge of undergraduate basic thermodynamics, heat transfer, and thermal transport/heat transfer processes. Knowledge of electrical systems and controls is desirable.
ENPM671 Advanced Mechanics of Materials (3 Credits)
Formulate and quantitatively state the mechanical/physical responses of structural components and configurations subjected to loads, temperature, pre-strains etc. The two methods of anlysis employed are the mechanics of materials approach and the theory of elasticity approach. Analysis and design of components of structural/machine systems as experienced in aeronautical, civil, mechanical and nuclear engineering.
ENPM672 Fundamentals for Thermal Systems (3 Credits)
Included in this course is an introduction to thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Emphasis is on gaining an understanding of the physical concepts through the solving of numerical problems associated with simple thermal fluid processes and cycles. Both ideal gases and multiphase fluids will be considered as the working fluids.
Prerequisite: Undergraduate engineering, physics or chemistry degree.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Office of Advanced Engineering Education.
ENPM673 Perception for Autonomous Robots (3 Credits)
Image Processing and Computer Vision techniques for Mobile Robots is taught. Three topics are covered: Image Processing (Image Enhancement, Filtering, Advanced Edge and Texture ), 3D Vision (3D Geometry from Multiple view geometry, Motion Processing and Stereo) and an Introduction to Image Segmentation and Object Recognition. Students are introduced to a number of existing software toolboxes from Vision and Robotics, and will implement a number of smaller projects in Matlab.
Credit Only Granted for: ENPM673 or ENPM808T.
ENPM674 Design and Synthesis of Digital Systems (3 Credits)
Students will be introduced to HDL-based design of modern digital systems, and will cover in depth the design and implementation of digital systems using the Verilog HDL. Students will learn fundamental concepts of the Verilog language; modeling of complex digital systems; simulation and verification; and Verilog coding styles for synthesis. Hands-on experience will be developed through practical designs, exercises, and projects. Students will use state-of-the-art EDA tools to design, simulate, and test digital systems. The latter part of the course will focus on customized programmable platforms such as graphics processors (GPUs) multicore platforms and FPGAs as well as coding, building, and debugging for such platforms.
ENPM675 Operating System Design (3 Credits)
An overview that covers process management (processes and threads, process scheduling, and process synchronization and communication), memory management (main and virtual), storage management (file and I/O), and protection and security.
Prerequisite: Undergraduate coursework in computer organization and assembly language programming.
ENPM676 VLSI Testing and Design for Testability (3 Credits)
An overview of VLSI test process and equipment, faults, fault modeling, fault simulation, combinational logi ATPG, sequential logic ATPG, Iddq testing, function testing, memory testing, delay testing, design for testability, BIST (Built-In Self-Test) and boundary scan.
Prerequisite: ENEE244; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
ENPM677 Wireless Sensor Networks (3 Credits)
Focuses on networking aspects, protocols and architectures for Wireless Sensor Networks. Provides a thorough description of the most important issues and questions that have to be addressed in a wireless sensor neto work.
ENPM681 Shockwave Physics I (3 Credits)
Covers the history of Shock Wave Physics becoming a scientific discipline, conservation equations for one-dimensional plane steady shocks, Eulerian coordinate system, wave stability conditions, impedance matching technique for design and analysis of experiments, select group of experimental techniques, experimental error analysis, thermodynamics of shock waves including use of consistent equations of state, derivation of plane one dimensional differential conservation laws, and uniqueness of steady wave profiles.
ENPM682 Shockwave Physics II (3 Credits)
Elastic-plastic solids, phase transitions, porous solids, materials with time-dependent properties, detonation waves in Ideal explosives, detonation waves in cylinders of non-ideal explosives, shock initiation of high explosives, experimental techniques for measuring detonation wave properties, Lagrangian coordinate system, ramp wave and raditiaton loading of material.
ENPM683 Chemistry of Energetic Materials (3 Credits)
An introduction to the chemistry of energetic materials (explosives, propellants, and pyrotechnics), organized by traditional functional groups. Primary and secondary explosives, including the properities and syntheses of nitrate esters, nitramines, and nitro compounds, as well as other energetic compunds will be discussed. Other topics discussed are: crystallization, polymorphism, sensitivity, and various explosive and propellant compositions.
Recommended: Background in general chemistry is strongly desired.
ENPM684 Rocket Propulsion (3 Credits)
Review of basic rocket propulsion principles including performance, design, analysis, nozzle theory, and thermodynamic relationships. Students will conduct performance analyses of solid, liquid, and hybrid rocket motors. Design projects will be focused to allow students to develop a basic understanding for the challenges associated with the design of chemical rocket engines/motors. We will examine the classification of solid and liquid propellants/fuels/oxidizers and their combustion characteristics.
ENPM685 Security Tools for Information Security (3 Credits)
Students will perform host- and network-based security tasks relating to security, investigation, compliance verification and auditing using a wide selection of commonly used tools on both Windows and Linux platforms, with emphasis on open source tools.
Prerequisite: Familiarity with Linux and Windows operating systems, as well as TCP/IP and basic networking concepts.
Credit Only Granted for: ENPM808D or ENPM685.
ENPM686 Information Assurance (3 Credits)
The first half of lectures provides an overview of cybersecurity. One third of these lectures focuses on the fundamentals of cybersecurity like authentication, access control, and security models. The second third focuses on the practice of cybersecurity using Unix and Windows NT as case studies. The last third is dedicated to security in distributed systems including network security, and World Wide Web security. The second half of the lectures focuses on the information assurance process. First, information assets are enumerated and classified. Second, the main vulnerabilities and threats are identified. Third, a risk assessment is conducted by considering the probability and impact of the undesired events. Finally, a risk management plan is developed that includes countermeasures involving mitigating, eliminating, accepting, or transferring the risks, and considers prevention, detection, and response.
Credit Only Granted for: ENPM808E or ENPM686.
ENPM687 Digital Forensics and Incidence Responses (3 Credits)
Students will implement a robust incident response methodology, including proper forensic handling of evidence, and cover legal aspects of national and international law regarding forensics. The bulk of the course covers evidence acquisition, preservation, analysis and reporting on multiple platforms.
Prerequisite: Experience with both Windows and Unix-based operating systems, including using the command line.
Credit Only Granted for: ENPM808P or ENPM687.
ENPM691 Hacking of C programs and Unix Binaries (3 Credits)
Teaches the fundamentals of secure programming in C. An in depth discussion on various security vulnerabilities (e.g., buffer overflows) in C applications will be taught with hands-on demo of concepts during the class. Students will learn how a C program runs "under-the-hood". The course will teach nitty-gritty of C programs by analyzing at the assembly level. The course discusses best practices (e.g., coding standards) and design principles for secure programming so that security can be built-in during design time. In addition to assignments, students are required to present papers related to this course.
Prerequisite: ENEE150; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
ENPM693 Network Security (3 Credits)
Introduction to various approaches to design; specify and verify security protocols used in large systems and networks; familiarization with some current technologies. Security threats and countermeasures, communication security and basic encryption techniques, authentication protocols, data confidentiality and integrity, analysis of cryptographic protocols, and access control in large systems and networks.
Prerequisite: An operating systems and/or network protocol course or equivalent.
ENPM694 Networks and Protocols (3 Credits)
Provides a deep understanding of TCP/IP protocol suit and routing in the internet. The course topics are: overview of TCP/IP, basics of IP protocol, basics of TCP protocol, Network Address Translation (NAT), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Internet Protocol Security (IPsec), Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP), Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), Domain Name Service (DNS), IPv6, Concepts of routing (Bellman-Ford and Dijkstra algorithms), Routing Information Protocol (RIP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (IGRP), Enhance Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP).
Credit Only Granted for: ENPM694 or ENPM808A.
ENPM695 Secure Operating Systems (3 Credits)
Operating systems are the basic building block on which programmers build applications and on which security-minded professionals rely, whether they are monitoring activity on a computer, testing applications for security, or determining how malicious code affected their network. This course covers advanced topics in operating systems including process management and communication, remote procedure calls, memory management (including shared memory and virtual memory), checkpointing and recovery, file system, I/O subsystem and device management, distributed file systems and security. The course consists of reading and discussing research papers and includes a course project.
Credit Only Granted for: ENPM695 or ENPM808B.
Additional Information: This course assumes knowledge of C programming and a previous operating systems class or knowledge in various issues such as process management, process synchronization, the critical section problem, CPU scheduling, memory management, secondary storage management.
ENPM696 Reverse Software Engineering (3 Credits)
An in-depth understanding of software reverse engineering concepts and hands-on training with reverse engineering tools, including disassemblers, decompilers, and code analyzers. Students will become familiar with both low-level software and the x86 instruction set through binary reversing sessions. This course also provides insights into many subjects such as system security, source code analysis, software design, and program understanding that will be beneficial in a variety of fields.
Credit Only Granted for: ENPM808F or ENPM696.
ENPM697 Secure Software Testing and Construction (3 Credits)
As software gets more complex, there is even more potential for vulnerabilities to remain in the production version. While traditional and emerging software testing methods are very good at detecting a large majority of "bugs" in the software, modifications to the methods are necessary to ensure vulnerabilities related to security are discovered and mitigated prior to release. In industry, there is also a cost-benefit analysis that determines the limits to pre-release testing, further enforcing the need to uniquely identify security vulnerabilities, potentially prioritizing their correction over other vulnerabilities. This course will cover methods of building security in from the beginning of development and testing the resulting software to ensure security vulnerabilities are detected. The course will use a mixture of textbook principles and research papers to cover the concepts. Students will also complete a course project.
Credit Only Granted for: ENPM808K or ENPM697.
ENPM808 Advanced Topics in Engineering (1-3 Credits)
Advanced topics selected by the faculty for students in the professional master of engineering program. May be taken for repeated credit when identified by topic title.
ENPM809 Special Topics in Engineering (3 Credits)
Special topics selected by the faculty for students in the professional master of engineering and graduate certificate in engineering program. May be taken for repeated credit when identified by topic title.
Repeatable to: 30 credits if content differs.