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Optical Engineering Course Information

OEN 200 GEOMETRIC AND INSTRUMENTATION OPTICS I
PREREQUISITES: PHY161; PHY 161l, MTH 251
COREQUISITE: OEN 200L
Basic principles of geometric optics, refraction and reflection will be discussed. Gaussian optics of axially symmetrical systems and other related topics as well as simple optical instruments such as magnifying lenses, compound microscopes , refracting telescopes and other simple optical systems will be discussed.
OEN 200L GEOMETRIC AND INSTRUMENTATION OPTICS LABORATORY
PREREQUISITES: PHY161L
COREQUISITE: OEN 200
This is a course in intermediate geometric optics that provides students with state-of-the-art laboratory exercises and equipment that will allow them to do fundamental experiments using lasers, fiber optic systems and diodes. This course complements OEN200 and students are advised to take these courses concurrently.
SEM 101/102 SPARTAN SEMINAR
As part of the General Education curriculum, Spartan Seminar 101 is a required academic course for all first-year undergraduate students during their first semester at Norfolk State University. The course is designed to increase the three P’s: academic performance, persistence and preparation for success, resulting ultimately in students who are acutely aware, distinctively prepared and perpetually affiliated with the University. At the introductory college level, students will study and apply foundational academic skills, engage in structured identity (self-concept) exploration, and purposefully learn about key University resources, programs of study and potential career options.
SEM 201 SPARTAN SEMINAR
As part of the General Education curriculum, Spartan Seminar 101 is a required academic course for all first-year undergraduate students during their first semester at Norfolk State University. The course is designed to increase the three P’s: academic performance, persistence and preparation for success, resulting ultimately in students who are acutely aware, distinctively prepared and perpetually affiliated with the University. At the introductory college level, students will study and apply foundational academic skills, engage in structured identity (self-concept) exploration, and purposefully learn about key University resources, programs of study and potential career options.
OEN 201 PHYSICAL AND INSTRUMENTATION OPTICS (SO)
PREREQUISITE: OEN 200, OEN 200L
COREQUISITE: OEN 201L
This course is the second half of OEN 200 with more detailed discussion of topics such as interference and interferometers, Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction, spectroscopic instrumentation, electro-optic effects and elements of quantum and nonlinear behavior.
OEN 201L PHYSICAL AND INSTRUMENTATION OPTICS LABORATORY (SO)
COREQUISITE: OEN 201
This laboratory is designed to complement the topics discussed in OEN 201 and students are advised to take these courses concurrently.
OEN 290 OPTICAL ENGINEERING SEMINAR
This course provides an introduction to contemporary topics in optical engineering, including contemporary technical topics and professional topics, and emerging areas for employment and career advancement.
OEN 297

SUMMER RESEARCH
PREREQUISITES: Sophomore Status and Permission of the Instructor
Undergraduate research supervised by a faculty member. Development of the skills of research including preparations, design and execution of experiments, data analysis.

OEN 320 OPTICAL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
PREREQUISITES: OEN 340
Development of tools and techniques for engineering of optical systems. Study of specifications, system design and analysis, tradeoffs and optimization, manufacturing.
OEN 340 LASERS AND PHOTONICS
PREREQUISITE: OEN 320
COREQUISITE: OEN 340L
Condensed matter physics including issues in solid state physics, laser physics, laser light, laser components and systems and measurements are covered in this course.
OEN 340L LASER AND PHOTONICS LABORATORY
COREQUISITE: OEN 340
This course is the study of lasers and photonics in a laboratory setting.
CSC 170 COMPUTER PROGRAMMING I (E)
PREREQUISITES: MTH 151 or equivalents; CSC 169
Introduction to programming and problem solving in an object- oriented language with emphasis on basic programming constructs, arrays, debugging, software engineering practices, and the fundamentals of file handling.
OEN 360 INTRODUCTION TO OPTICAL MATERIALS
PREREQUISITES: EEE 211; EN 201
This course provides students with the basic principles of optical properties of different material systems that influence optical transitions in conductors, insulators and semiconductors. Specialty topics covering quantum and nonlinear effects will also be covered.
OEN 380 INTRODUCTION TO QUANTUM OPTICS
PREREQUISITES: EEE 211, MTH 252, OEN 201
Introduction to the uncertainty principle, the differences between quantum and classical systems, Schroedinger’s Equation, free particle wave functions, square wave and simple harmonic oscillator potentials, the hydrogen atom, and other general quantum concepts.
OEN 390 OPTICAL ENGINEERING SEMINAR II
This course provides an introduction to contemporary topics in optical engineering, including contemporary technical topics and professional topics, and emerging areas for employment and career advancement.
OEN 397 SUMMER RESEARCH
PREREQUISITES: Junior Status and Permission of the Instructor
Undergraduate research supervised by a faculty member. Further development of the skills of research including preparations, design and execution of experiments, data analysis.
OEN 460 OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS I
PREREQUISITES: OEN 340, 360
COREQUISITE: OEN 460L
Study of optical communication components and applications to communications systems, including fiber attenuation and dispersion, laser modulation, photodetection and noise and coherent communications.
OEN 460L OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS I LABORATORY
COREQUISITE: OEN 460
Study of optical communication components and applications to communications systems in a laboratory setting.
OEN 461 OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS II
PREREQUISITE: OEN 460 
CORIQUISITE: OEN 461L
Further discussion of coherent communications, as it relates to distribution networks for fiber-to-the- premises (FTTP) and optical sensing.
OEN 461L OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS II LABORATORY
PREREQUISITE: 460L COREQUISITE: OEN 461
This laboratory is designed to complement the topics discussed in OEN 461. Students are advised to take these courses concurrently.
OEN 490 SENIOR SEMINAR
PREREQUISITE: Senior Status and Permission of the Instructor
This course provides an introduction to various aspects of engineering practice, engineering ethics, and career opportunities through invited lectures.
OEN 498 SENIOR PROJECT (Stage I)
PREREQUISITE: Senior Status and Permission of the Instructor
In this course, students plan and design capstone engineering projects incorporating realistic and diverse constraints of technical, budgetary, and social aspects. Both written reports and oral presentations are required.
OEN 499 SENIOR PROJECT II (STAGE II)
PREREQUISITE: OEN 498 and This course is the implementation phase of capstone projects designed in OEN 498. Demonstration of the final working project is required along with a written report and oral presentation.
EEE 100 INTRODUCTION TO  ENGINEERING
The Introduction to Engineering course is an activity-based course with a number of life skills exercises, and hands-on activities integrated into the lectures. The intent of this course is to familiarize students with many of the skills that engineers must perform on a daily basis in the workplace with emphasis on engineering ethics and introductory concepts in electronics and optical engineering.
ENG 101 COMMUNICATION SKILLS I
PREREQUISITE: Satisfactory Scoring on Placement Examination or Promotion from ENG 100
Experiences in multiple-draft writing of expository themes through the writing-process approach. Focus on thesis analysis and development, and analyses of audience, purpose, tone, style, and diction. Selected readings included.
ENG 102 COMMUNICATION SKILLS II
PREREQUISITE: ENG 101
Development of critical and analytical skills in communication which provides experience in argumentative reading and writing and in techniques of research.
EEE 102 ENGINEERING USE OF COMPUTERS
PREREQUISITE: MTH 184
COREQUISITE: MTH 251
Introduction to use of computers to model systems and to solve engineering problems, including electrical and interdisciplinary problems. Emphasis on numerical models and methods using FORTRAN as well as roots of equations, matrix operations, integration, etc.
EEE 201 ELECTRICAL NETWORK THEORY I
PHY161, PHY 161L, MTH 251           COREQUISITE: EEN 201L
Analysis of electrical networks in terms of the forced response and the natural response. Methods include nodal and mesh analysis, superposition and Thevenin's theorem, from DC to steady state sinusoidal responses, and phasor analysis. SPICE. Design project required.
EEE 201L ELECTRICAL NETWORK LAB I
PHY161, PHY 161L, MTH 251           COREQUISITE: EEN 201
Familiarization with oscilloscope, other instruments and test equipment in the experimental verification of basic electric circuit theory. Modeling and validation of models, documentation of experimental work, report preparation.
Introductory design project.
EEE 211 MATERIAL SCIENCE
PREREQUISITE: CHM 221, CHM 210E, or Freshman Chemistry
Introduction to mechanics of materials design project with emphasis on following topics: atomic order and disorder in solids; single phase materials; molecular phases; ceramic composites, conductors and semiconductors, magnetic, dielectric and optical materials.
EEE 321 ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD THEORY
PREREQUISITES: MTH372, PHY 161, PHY 161L or special permission.
Study of static, electric, and magnetic fields as well an introduction to Maxwell's equation and applications.
MTH 184 CALCULUS I
PREREQUISITE: MTH 153 or the Equivalent
Treatment of the essentials of calculus necessary for the study of more advanced subjects in the natural sciences and mathematics including limits, continuity, derivatives and applications, antiderivatives and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Integration of some calculus applications with
computer activities included.
MTH 251 CALCULUS II
PREREQUISITE: MTH 184
Applications of definite integrals, the calculus of transcendental functions, infinite series, and integration techniques. Some topics are integrated with computer activities.
MTH 252 CALCULUS III
PREREQUISITE: MTH 251
Investigation of calculus concepts at the intermediate level including polar coordinates, vectors, and the calculus of several variables.
MTH 300 LINEAR ALGEBRA
PREREQUISITE: MTH 184
CO-REQUISITE: MTH 251
Introduction to the basic concepts, techniques, and elementary applications of linear algebra including matrices, linear systems, gaussian elimination, vector spaces, linear independence, linear transformations, eigen values and eigen vectors.
MTH 312 ENGINEERING PROBABILITY & STATISTICS
PREREQUISITE: MTH 252
Applications of random variables and random processes to engineering analysis and design. Cumulative and probability density functions; error function; central limit theorem; finite samples; auto correlation; power spectral density; effect of filters on digital data. Probabilistic and statistical design of systems required.
MTH 351 PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS I (EE)  PREREQUISITES: 251                                        First of a two-semester sequence of probability and mathematical statistics, primarily for majors. Introduction to probability , univariate and multivariate probability distributions and their properties, distributions of functions of random variables, random samples and sampling distribution.                                  
MTH 372 DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
PREREQUISITE: MTH 251
A first course in ordinary differential equations. Topics include first-order equations, linear differential equations, and variable-coefficient equations. Applications include growth/decay models and the vibrational models.
PHY 160/161 UNIVERSITY PHYSICS
COREQUISITE: MTH 184, ENG 101
Study of mechanics, heat, sound, light, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics. Emphasis on analytical methods with application of calculus and problem solving.
PHY 160L/161L UNIVERSITY PHYSICS LABORATORY
COREQUISITES: PHY  152, 160, 161
Opportunity to investigate the laws and principles of physics and to make conclusions based on observations and analysis.
CHM 210 GENERAL CHEMISTRY FOR ENGINEERS  
PREREQUISITE: MTH 153
General Chemistry for engineering majors, emphasizing theoretical principles necessary for an understanding of the nature of matter and the physical and chemical changes which it undergoes. A good understanding of algebra is needed because of the problem solving nature of much of the work.
CHM 221 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
PREREQUISITES: MTH 153
Emphasis on theoretical principles necessary for an understanding of the nature of matter and the physical and chemical changes which it undergoes. High school chemistry not required but desirable. Good understanding of algebra desirable. Must be taken in sequence.
PED 100 FUNDAMENTALS OF FITNESS FOR LIFE
Development of knowledge and appreciation for total fitness as an individualized lifetime goal, including the improvement in current levels of fitness and the development of positive lifestyles.
HED 100 PERSONAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH
Study of a basic knowledge of current personal and community health problems to make informed decisions, to develop more positive attitudes, and to practice a lifestyle of healthful living.
ENG 285 PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH
PREREQUISITES: ENG 101 and 102
Basic communication theory and practice of public speaking, including information processing skills, oral style, and delivery. Practical emphasis on developing verbal and vocal skills through a variety of speech purposes.
Tech. Elect. Choose from 300 level courses in math, computer science, chemistry, physics or engineering
Engineering Elect Choose from 300/400 level: OEN or EEN course (not included in curriculum)

List of Humanities from Core:

ENG 207 Literature of the Western World
FIA 201 Basic Art Appreciation
MUS 301 Music Appreciation
#*ENG 383 African-American Literature
*MUS 234 African-American Music

* = Courses satisfy the University cultural elective requirement
#* = Do not register Freshmen or Sophomores in these classes
ENGINEERING ELECTIVES

EEN 350 Scientific Instrumentation
EEN 431 Microcontroller
EEN 462 Semiconductor Processing Technology
EEN 475 Design of Robotic Systems
EEN 481 Biomed Engr Micro-Dev & Sys​
EEN 482 Bioelectrics​
OEN 397-01 Summer research
OEN 471 3D Printing & Laser Processing​
OEN 340 LASERS AND PHOTONICS
OEN 360 INTRODUCTION TO OPTICAL MATERIALS

List of Social Science from Core:

SOC 101 Introduction to Social Sciences
HIS 101 History of World Societies II
HIS 103 United States History 1865 to present
BUS 175 Introduction to Business and Entrepreneurship
ECO 200 Introduction to Social Sciences
#*HIS 335 African-American History to 1865
#*HIS 336 African-American History since 1865
#*HIS 371 African History and Culture (Part 2)
#*HRP 320

African-American Health