Engineering

Associate Professor Jeffrey Chamberlain
Assistant Professor Josiah Kunz

The engineering program at Illinois College prepares students to serve and solve problems both locally and globally. Training in engineering is intense and rigorous. Students will improve academically via critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, laboratory practices, and design and analysis. Engineering students will also learn how to work collaboratively, provide documentation, analyze systems, and ethically reason. With this robust foundation, students will be prepared to go directly into industry or continue their education at a post-graduate institution.

Majors & Programs

Classes

EG 2xx: Systems Engineering

This course combines several aspects of other engineering courses with the end goal of developing a product. The grade assessment is a mixed project-based work and theoretical product development, including risk analysis, project planning, and economics.

EG 2xx: Engineering Ethics

Studies highlighting ethical implications inherent in the decisions made by engineers as they design products ranging from automobiles, to healthcare devices, to software, to appliances. Subject matter contains theoretical aspects, demonstrative consequences, and case studies.

EG 2xx: Green Engineering

Explorations in topics such as air quality, air pollutants, emissions, gas and particle treatment technologies, solid waste management (e.g., recycling, composting) and disposal (e.g., landfills), and hOazardous waste treatment and disposal (e.g., radioactive waste).

EG 2xx: Introduction to Chemical Engineering

This course provides an introduction to the fundamental principles and calculation techniques used in the field of chemical engineering. Topics include units, mass and energy balances, mass transfer, fluid dynamics, kinetics and reactor design, heat transfer, process control and economics. This course also provides an exposure of the various areas of current chemical engineering research. Students will gain a familiarity with the chemical engineering field, career options, and potential job functions through lectures and homework problems.

EG 2xx: Biomedical Engineering

This course will introduce students to the following topics: human musculoskeletal and nervous systems, Biomechanics-Gait analysis, equipment (MRI, CT-scan, etc.), bioelectrical signals (e.g., ECG, EMG), transducers and sensors, rehabilitation engineering (amputation, prostheses, etc.), artificial implants (e.g., heart, eye, ear), and human ergonomics.

EG 2xx: Soil Science

Students will learn about soil genesis, soil physical and chemical properties, biological relations to soil quality and production, soil cycles, and more.

EG 3xx: Computational Analysis

Uses Python to analyze engineering problems. Includes: Pandas data analysis, advanced plotting with Matplotlib, and methods of solving differential equations (Euler method, Laplacian methods, or imported Runge-Kutta packages).

EG 3xx: Control Systems

This course introduces modeling and analysis of dynamic systems as an application of differential equations. This course also introduces classical control techniques in response to inputs.

EG 3xx: Ecohydrology

This course provides an introduction to the basics of hydrology, water conservation, and the reuse of wastewater, including physical processes (such as filtration), chemical processes (such as ion exchange), and biological processes (such as the use of lagoons).

EG 3xx: Heat and Mass Transfer

Introduction to advanced convection, conduction, and radiation models, as well as studies in mass transfer. Topics will be explored both analytically and computationally.

EG 3xx: Fluid Dynamics

Studies fluid flow, including conservation rules; integral and differential analysis methods; laminar and turbulent flow; and channel flow configurations.

EG 4xx: FE Exam Preparatory Course

Prepares students to pass the fundamentals of engineering state licensure examination. This course is strongly encouraged for students going into industry.