Brown University School of Engineering

Courses

Brown Engineering stresses the basic scientific principles that underlie present and future engineering practice. Emphasis is placed on mathematics, basic physical principles and engineering fundamentals. While the focus is on applied science rather than technical training, most Brown undergraduates also gain valuable technical experience through independent study and close relationships with research faculty.

New/Revised 2014-15 Courses

This is a list of courses to be offered in the 2014-15 academic year that are either new, or recently revised. Complete details are available on Banner or click here to skip down to a full list of engineering courses.

Engineering courses
Appropriate for Curriculum Credit
(Please check with your concentration advisor first)
ENGN1510 Nanoengineering and Nanomedicine (new course - fall 2014)
ENGN1520 Cardiovascular Engineering (new course - fall 2014)
ENGN2910Q Reaction Kinectics (new course - spring 2015)
ENGN2912L Topics in Bioelectronics (new course - fall 2014)
Other courses that may be of interest
to engineering students
(Courses not appropriate for engineering curriculum credit)
ENGN0130 The Engineer's Burden: Why Changing the World is Difficult (new course - fall 2014)

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All Engineering Courses

This is our best estimate of when the course is offered and who will be the instructor. For the most up to date and authoritative information, please consult Banner.

Core courses
Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Fall 2015 Spring 2016
ENGN0030 Introduction to Engineering Breuer, Briant, Felzenszwalb, Gao, Haberstroh
Briant, Bull, Gao, Guduru, Haberstroh Briant, Bull, Gao, Haberstroh, Staff
ENGN0040 Dynamics and Vibrations
Bower, J. Franck
J. Franck, Kim, Staff   Bower, J. Franck, Kim
ENGN0310 Mechanics of Solids and Structures C. Franck, J. Franck C. Franck, J. Franck C. Franck, J. Franck
ENGN0410 Materials Science Kumar, Padture Beresford, Chason Sheldon, Padture
ENGN0510 Electricity and Magnetism Zaslavsky, Zia Zaslavsky, Zia Beresford, Zaslavsky
ENGN0520 Electrical Circuits and Signals Silverman, Taubin Deoni, Taubin Reda, Rosenstein
ENGN0720  Thermodynamics Peterson, van de Walle Briant, Peterson Briant, Peterson
ENGN0810  Fluid Mechanics J. Franck, Vlahovska Breuer, Goldsmith Breuer, Goldsmith
Biomedical engineering courses
  Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Fall 2015  Spring 2016
ENGN1210 Biomechanics Powers Powers Powers
ENGN1220 Neuroengineering Nurmikko Hochberg, Nurmikko Hochberg, Nurmikko
ENGN1230 Instrumentation Design Daniels Borton, Daniels Borton
ENGN1490 Biomaterials Shukla, Wong Wong Wong
ENGN1510 Nanoengineering and Nanomedicine Shukla Shukla
ENGN1520 Cardiovascular Engineering Coulombe Coulombe
ENGN1930B Photonics and Biophotonics Deoni Deoni Nurmikko
ENGN1930L Biomedical Engineering Design and Modelling Tripathi Tripathi Tripathi
ENGN1930N Introduction to MRI and Neuroimaging Deoni
Chemical and Biochemical engineering courses
Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Fall 2015  Spring 2016
ENGN1110 Transport and Biotransport Processes Columbe, Shukla Shukla   Shukla
ENGN1120 Chemical and Biochemical Reactor Design Peterson
ENGN1130 Phase and Chemical Equilibria Hurt Goldsmith
ENGN1140 Chemical Process Design Wojtowicz Hradil Hradil
ENGN1340 Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment Kulaots Kulaots   Kulaots
ENGN1931P Fuels, Energy, Power and the Environment Kulaots Kulaots
Kulaots
Civil engineering courses
Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Fall 2015  Spring 2016
ENGN1360 Soil Mechanics and Principles of Foundation Engineering Carchedi Carchedi Carchedi
ENGN1380 Design of Civil Engineering Structures Odeh Odeh Odeh
ENGN1930D Civil Engineering Project Marton Marton Marton
Materials engineering courses
Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Fall 2015  Spring 2016
ENGN1410 Physical Chemistry of Solids Paine van de Walle van de Walle
ENGN1420 Kinetics Processes in Materials Science and Engineering Sheldon Sheldon Sheldon
ENGN1440 Mechanical Properties of Materials
Padture
ENGN1450 Properties and Processing of Electronic Materials Chason
ENGN1470 Structure and Properties of Nonmetallic Materials
Palmore
ENGN1480 Metallic Materials Kumar Kumar
Electrical sciences and computer engineering courses
Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Fall 2015  Spring 2016
ENGN1560 Applied Electromagnetics Xu
ENGN1570 Linear System Analysis Kimia Felzenszwalb Felzenszwalb
ENGN1580 Communication Systems Durfee Silverman
ENGN1590 Introduction to Semiconductors and Semiconductor Electronics Xu Xu Xu
ENGN1600 Design and Implementation of Very Large-Scale Integrated Systems Bahar
ENGN1610 Image Understanding Kimia Kimia
ENGN1620 Analysis and Design of Electronic Circuits Rosenstein Rosenstein Patterson
ENGN1630 Digital Electronics Systems Design Patterson Patterson Patterson
ENGN1640 Design of Computing Systems Reda Bahar
ENGN1650 Embedded Microprocessor Design Patterson, Silverman Patterson, Silverman Patterson, Silverman
ENGN1680 Design and Fabrication of Semiconductor Devices Pacifici
ENGN1690 Photonics and Applications Zia Zia
ENGN1931A The Physics of Solar Cells Gabor Pacifici Pacifici
ENGN1931F Introduction to Power Engineering Patterson
Mechanical engineering courses
  Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Fall 2015  Spring 2016
ENGN1300 Structural Analysis Kim Guduru Staff
ENGN1370 Advanced Engineering Mechanics Kesari Kesari Kesari
ENGN1700 Jet Engines and Aerospace Propulsion Liu Liu Liu
ENGN1710 Heat and Mass Transfer Kulaots Kulaots Kulaots
ENGN1720 Design of Engines and Turbines Fuller, Roberts Fuller, Roberts Fuller, Roberts
ENGN1740 Computer Aided Visualization and Design Burke Burke Burke
ENGN1750 Advanced Mechanics of Solids Guduru Henann Henann
ENGN1760 Design of Space Systems Fleeter Fleeter Fleeter
ENGN1860 Advanced Fluid Mechanics Mandre Mandre Mandre
ENGN1930U Renewable Energy Technologies Bull Bull Bull
ENGN1931D Design of Mechanical Assemblies Burke Burke Burke
Freshman and sophomore seminars
Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Fall 2015  Spring 2016
ENGN0120A Freshman Seminar - Crossing the Consumer Chasm by Design  Fleeter Fleeter Fleeter
ENGN0120B Freshman Seminar - Crossing the Space Chasm Through Engineering Design Fleeter Fleeter Fleeter
ENGN0130 Sophomore Seminar - The Engineer's Burden: Why Changing the World is Difficult Hazeltine
Design courses
Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Fall 2015  Spring 2016
ENGN1000 Projects in Engineering Design Fontaine, Gonsher Fontaine, Gonsher
Fontaine, Gonsher Fontaine, Gonsher Fontaine, Gonsher  Fontaine, Gonsher
ENGN1930M Industrial Design Bull Bull
Other engineering courses
Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Fall 2015  Spring 2016
ENGN0090 Management of Industrial and Nonprofit Organizations Hazeltine Hazeltine Hazeltine
ENGN0260 Mechanical Technology Bull Bull Bull Bull Bull Bull
ENGN0900 Managerial Decision Making Hazeltine Hazeltine Hazeltine
ENGN0930A Appropriate Technology Hazeltine Hazeltine Bull
ENGN0930C DesignStudio Gonsher Gonsher Gonsher
ENGN0931 Internet of Everything Pendse Pendse Pendse
ENGN1930S Land Use and the Built Environment Mittleman Mittleman Mittleman
ENGN1931E Writing Science Dean Dean
Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizations (BEO) courses
Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Fall 2015 Spring 2016
ENGN0020 Transforming Society - Technology and Choices for the Future

Larson, Powell Staff, Staff Staff, Staff
ENGN1010 The Entrepreneurial Process: Innovation in Practice Cohen, Warshay McHugh, Warshay Cohen, Warshay McHugh, Warshay Cohen, Warshay McHugh, Warshay
Core graduate courses
Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Fall 2015 Spring 2016
ENGN2010 Mathematical Methods in Engineering and Physics I Liu Physics Staff Physics Staff
ENGN2020 Mathematical Methods in Engineering and Physics II Dias Staff Staff
Graduate solid mechanics courses
Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Fall 2015 Spring 2016
ENGN2210 Continuum Mechanics Kesari Kesari Kesari
ENGN2220 Mechanics of Solids Gao Henann Henann
ENGN2240 Linear Elasticity Kim
ENGN2290 Plasticity (AM237) Henann C. Franck
ENGN2320 Experimental Mechanics C. Franck
ENGN2340 Computational Methods in Structural Mechanics Bower Bower
ENGN2380 Fracture Mechanics Gao
ENGN2910O Molecular Simulation Methods in Mechanics and Physics Kim
ENGN2920B Mechanics of Energy Storage Materials Guduru
Graduate materials science courses
Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Fall 2015 Spring 2016
ENGN2400 Electron Microscopy in Materials Science

Paine
Staff
ENGN2410 Thermodynamics of Materials van de Walle van de Walle
ENGN2420 Kinetic Processes and Mechanisms in Materials Science Chason
Chason
ENGN2430 Deformation Behavior of Materials Kumar
ENGN2490A Crystal Structures and Crystallography Chason Chason
ENGN2930 Atomistic Modeling of Materials van de Walle


Graduate electrical sciences and computer engineering courses
Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Fall 2015 Spring 2016
ENGN2500 Medical Image Analysis Kimia Kimia
ENGN2501 Digital Geometry Processing  Taubin
ENGN2502 3D Photography 
Taubin
ENGN2520 Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning Computer Science Staff Felzenszwalb Computer Science Staff
ENGN2530 Digital Signal Processing Silverman Silverman Silverman
ENGN2540 Speech Processing Silverman
ENGN2560 Computer Vision Kimia
ENGN2600 Elec. Process in Semiconductors Xu Xu Xu
ENGN2610 Physics of Solid State Devices Zaslavsky
ENGN2620 Solid State Quantum and Optoelectronics Nurmikko
ENGN2660 Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Heterostructures Zaslavsky
ENGN2910A Advanced Computer Architecture Reda
ENGN2911X Reconfigurable Computing: Accelerate Your Algorithms Reda
ENGN2912B  C++ Programming  Mundy Mundy Taubin
ENGN2912E Low Power VLSI System Design   Bahar
ENGN2912K Mixed-Signal Electronic Design  Rosenstein
Rosenstein
ENGN2912L Topics in Bioelectronics Rosenstein
ENGN2912P Topics in Optimization Felzenszwalb
Felzenszwalb
Graduate fluids and thermal sciences courses
Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Fall 2015 Spring 2016
ENGN2760 Heat and Mass Transfer Liu Liu
ENGN2810 Fluid Mechanics I (AM241) Maxey Maxey
ENGN2820 Fluid Mechanics II (AM242) Vlahovska Venturi
ENGN2912H Interfacial Phenomena Mandre
ENGN2912J Asymtotic and Perturbation Methods Mandre
ENGN2920A Complex Fluids: Particles and Interfaces Vlahovska
Graduate chemical and biochemical engineering courses
  Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Fall 2015 Spring 2016
ENGN2770 Catalyst Design and Atomistic Reaction Engineering Peterson
Peterson
ENGN2910L Chemical Transport Processes in the Environment Hurt
ENGN2910Q Reaction Kinectics Goldsmith
ENGN2910Z Small Wonders: The Science, Technology, & Human Health... Hurt
Graduate biomedical engineering courses
Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Fall 2015 Spring 2016
ENGN2910G Topics in Transitional Research and Technology Tripathi Tripathi Tripathi
ENGN2910S Cancer Nanotechnology Wong Wong Wong
Graduate Program in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (PRIME) courses
Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Fall 2015 Spring 2016
ENGN2110 Business Engineering Fundementals I Suuberg Suuberg Suuberg
ENGN2120 Business Engineering Fundementals II Harry Harry Harry
ENGN2130 Innovation and Technology Management I R. Petteruti R. Petteruti R. Petteruti
ENGN2140 Innovation and Technology Management II R. Petteruti R. Petteruti R. Petteruti
ENGN2150 Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization I Kingon Kingon Kingon
ENGN2160 Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization II Kingon Kingon Kingon
ENGN2180 Global Immersion Experience and Entrepreneurship Lab McHugh McHugh McHugh
ENGN2911F Topics in Emerging and Breakthrough Tech Suuberg Suuberg Suuberg