Loyola University Chicago


Course Descriptions


Engineering Courses Before Specialization

The Engineering  curriculum can be found here.

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This course is the first of four engineering design courses in the Engineering curriculum. Major topics in this course include engineering estimation, three dimensional computer-aided design, 2k factorial design, teamwork, engineering ethics, requirement specifications, and design iteration.

PREREQUISITES: This class is restricted to Engineering students.


This seminar offers a shared learning experience with an assignment of a service project and exposure to Industrial Advisory Board members and Loyola administrators and faculty. In addition to providing intellectual enhancement to the program, these seminars give us a time and place to regularly interact.

PREREQUISITES: This class is restricted to Engineering freshman.


This course introduces students to environmental, biomedical and computer engineering-based sensors and signal analysis techniques.  Major topics in this course include an introduction to common biomedical sensors, electronics, signals, sampling, analog-to-digital conversion, c programming, microcontroller system architectures, and microcontroller programming.

PREREQUISITES: ENGR 101, COMP 170, PHYS 112K, concurrent enrollment in CHEM 171.

ENGR 311 covers the fundamentals of signal and system analysis, focusing on representations of discrete-time and continuous-time signals and representations of linear, time-invariant systems.  Major topics in this course include convolution, Fourier series, Fourier Transform, and unit impulse and unit step functions. Applications are drawn broadly from engineering and physics.

PREREQUISITES: ENGR 201, concurrent enrollment in MATH 266.

ENGR 312 introduces numerical methods and control systems theory. Students are exposed to root finding, numerical integration and differentiation, numerical solutions to ODEs, curve fitting and regression techniques, classical control system theory methods (Laplace transforms and transfer functions, root locus design, Routh-Hurwitz stability analysis, Bode and Nyquist plots) and the state variable method (controllability and observability).


This course is an introduction to discrete-time signal processing and system identification. Major topics include the z-transform, infinite/finite impulse response filters, discrete/fast Fourier transform, models of linear time-invariant systems, and parameter estimation methods.


This course is an introduction to electronic circuits and devices. Major topics in this course include an introduction to Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Current Law, Kirchhoff's Voltage Law, Nodal and Loop analysis, Thevenin's and Norton's Theorems, and alternating current steady-state analysis.

PREREQUISITES: ENGR 201, PHYS 112K, concurrent enrollment in ENGR 311 and MATH 266

This course provides an introduction to basic chemical and thermal processes. Major topics include open and closed systems, control volumes, microscopic vs. macroscopic, mass and energy balances, first and second laws of thermodynamics, entropy balance, exergy balance, thermodynamic cycles, thermodynamic property relations, gas laws, and chemical thermodynamics.

PREREQUISITES: MATH 266, CHEM 171, ENGR 321, concurrent enrollment in ENGR 324L

This course is an introduction to digital design. Major topics in this course include, but is not limited to, binary conversions, logic gates, combinational logic design, sequential logic design, microprocessor architecture, and an introduction to hardware description languages.

PREREQUISITES: ENGR 321, concurrent enrollment in ENGR 324L

Mechanics covers the fundamentals of modeling continuous media. Major topics include stress, strain, and constitutive relations; elements of tensor analysis; basic applications of solid and fluid mechanics; and application of conservation laws to control volumes.

PREREQUISITES: ENGR 311, concurrent enrollment in ENGR 324L

This lab course enables students to experiment with concepts learned in concurrently taken core engineering courses ENGR 322, ENGR 323 and ENGR 324.

PREREQUISITES: ENGR 311; concurrent enrollment in ENGR 322, ENGR 323, ENGR 324.

This course introduces concepts related to the structure, properties, and processing of materials commonly used in engineering applications. Major topics include material structure, bonding, crystalline and non-crystalline structures, imperfections, properties of metals, metal alloys, ceramics and polymers, phase transformation, and material failures.