Courses - Fall 2023
ENES
Engineering Science
ENES100
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Engineering Design
Credits: 3
GenEd:
Prerequisite: Must have math eligibility for MATH140 or higher.
Students work as teams to design and build a product using computer software for word-processing, spreadsheet, CAD, and communication skills.
ENES102
(Perm Req)
Mechanics I
Credits: 3
Corequisite: MATH140.
Restriction: Must be in a major in ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering.
Formerly: ENES110.
The equilibrium of stationary bodies under the influence of various kinds of forces. Forces, moments, couples, equilibrium, trusses, frames and machines, centroids, moment of inertia, beams, friction, stress/strain, material properties. Vector and scalar methods are used to solve problems.
ENES102H
(Perm Req)
Mechanics I
Credits: 3
Corequisite: MATH140.
Restriction: Must be in a major in ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering.
Formerly: ENES110.
The equilibrium of stationary bodies under the influence of various kinds of forces. Forces, moments, couples, equilibrium, trusses, frames and machines, centroids, moment of inertia, beams, friction, stress/strain, material properties. Vector and scalar methods are used to solve problems.
ENES113
Virtus Living and Learning Community Seminar I
Credits: 1
Restriction: Must be in first year Virtus program.
The seminar focuses on personal and professional development related to the field of engineering with a strong emphasis on clarifying career goals and decisions. Additional topics include an introduction to basic tools, undergraduate research opportunities, and campus and engineering resources.
ENES115
(Perm Req)
FLEXUS Living and Learning Community Seminar I
Credits: 1
Restriction: Must be a first year FLEXUS Participant.
The seminar focuses on personal and professional development related to the field of engineering with a strong emphasis on clarifying career goals and decisions. Additional topics include an introduction to campus and engineering resources, basic tools, and undergraduate research opportunities. Students will discuss issues of concern through a variety of book readings, self-reflections, and panel discussions with practicing women engineers.
ENES138
Equity and Inclusion in Engineering Design
Credits: 1
GenEd:
Restriction: Must be a student in the A. James Clark School of Engineering or in the Global Engineering Leadership minor. Credit only granted for: ENES338K, CHSE338K, or ENES138. Formerly: ENES338K.

Through deliberate reflections on the past and current patterns of exclusion and inclusion within engineering, you will develop skills for engaging in equitable and inclusive processes and practices that can transform your collaborations and approach to engineering and the design process. This course engages students, from multiple social identity groups, in facilitated dialogue that focus on the tensions, similarities, and differences of experience that exist within, between, and/or across groups.
ENES138U
Equity and Inclusion in Engineering Design; US Identity in a Global Context
Credits: 1
GenEd:
ENES140
Discovering New Ventures
Credits: 3
GenEd:
Additional information: This course may count as an elective for a student at the University of Maryland, depending on the student's specific degree program. It cannot be counted towards the requirements for the Smith School of Business Entrepreneurship Fellow Program.
Students explore dynamic company startup topics by working in teams to design a new venture. This multi-disciplinary course helps students to learn the basic business, strategy, and leadership skills needed to launch new ventures. Topics include learning how to assess the feasibility of a startup venture, as well as how to apply best practices for planning, launching, and managing new companies. Students discuss a wide range of issues of importance and concern to entrepreneurs and learn to recognize opportunities, assess the skills and talents of successful entrepreneurs, and learn models that help them navigate uncertainty.
ENES181
Engineering & The Grand Challenges
Credits: 1
Restriction: Must be in a major in ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering; and must be a new freshman or transfer student.
Introduction to the various fields of engineering and the necessary context for students to fully engage in selected National Academy of Engineering's Grand Challenges such as economical solar energy, carbon sequestration, access to clean water, engineering better medicines, restoring urban infrastructure and personalized learning. The lectures and activities will provide an introduction to the engineering disciplines, NAE Grand Challenges, STEM cultures, and research.
ENES190H
Introduction to Design and Quality
Credits: 4
GenEd:
Restriction: Must be in the Quest program.
Cross-listed with: BMGT190.
Credit only granted for: BMGT190 or ENES190.
QUEST students learn and apply design practices to design new products and services. Working in multidisciplinary teams, students use quality and process improvement methods to identify, analyze, and recommend solutions to real-world problems.
First course in a sequence of four Total Quality Program Courses. Restricted to QUEST Honors Program students. Cross-listed with ENES190H.

ENES200
Technology and Consequences: Engineering, Ethics and Humanity
Credits: 3
GenEd: ,
Credit only granted for: ENEE200 or ENES200.
What makes a technology socially responsible? At UMD, the Fearless Ideas campaign asks us to aim our enthusiasm for technology at big real problems. At the same time, we are coming to appreciate the increasingly complex nature of technological systems as they become integrated into all forms of infrastructure, we realize they may be unpredictable, interdependent on social and biological systems, and have unintended consequences. In this midst of this complexity, people make decisions with far reaching impacts. How then do we follow our passion for technology and innovation but also stay skeptical in a way that allows us to consider the potential and shortcomings of technology? Designed for both engineering and non-engineering students wishing to explore and assess the impact of engineering technology on society and the role of society in generating that technology.
ENES210
Entrepreneurial Opportunity Analysis and Decision-Making in 21st Century Technology Ventures
Credits: 3
GenEd: ,
Credit only granted for: ENES210 or ENES461.
This multi-disciplinary course helps students learn the principles of entrepreneurial opportunity analysis and decision-making in an increasingly dynamic and technically-inclined society. Emphasis is placed on how aspiring technology entrepreneurs can develop their entrepreneurial perspectives to develop winning entrepreneurial plans for their future ventures.
ENES213
(Perm Req)
Virtus Living and Learning Community Seminar III
Credits: 1
GenEd:
Prerequisite: ENES113.
Restriction: Must be a participant in the second year of the Virtus program.
The seminar focuses on personal, academic and professional success by cultivating leadership skills, developing academic and technical ability and encouraging self awareness, identifying and employing strategies for academic and professional success, further enhancing career development through networking and mentoring and developing awareness of diversity issues.
ENES215
(Perm Req)
FLEXUS Living and Learning Community Seminar III
Credits: 1
GenEd:
Prerequisite: ENES115 and ENES116.
Restriction: Must be a second year FLEXUS participant.
The seminar focuses on personal, academic and professional success by cultivating leadership skills, developing self-confidence and self-efficacy in academic and technical ability and encouraging self awareness, identifying and employing strategies for academic and professional success, further enhancing career development through networking, mentoring and role modeling, and developing awareness of diversity issues, specifically gender diversity.
ENES220
(Perm Req)
Mechanics II
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ENES102; and (MATH141 and PHYS161).
Restriction: Must be in a major in ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering; and must not be in Engineering: Electrical program.
Stress and deformation of solids-rods, beams, shafts, columns, tanks, and other structural, machine and vehicle members. Topics include stress transformation using Mohr's circle; shear and moment diagrams; derivation of elastic curves; and Euler's buckling formula. Design problems related to this material are given in lab.
ENES221
(Perm Req)
Dynamics
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ENES102; and (MATH141 and PHYS161).
Restriction: Must be in a major in ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering.
Systems of heavy particles and rigid bodies at rest and in motion. Force-acceleration, work-energy and impulse-momentum relationships. Motion of one body relative to another in a plane and in space.
ENES232
Thermodynamics
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: PHYS261 and PHYS260.
Restriction: Must be in a major in ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering.
Credit only granted for: BIOE232, CHBE301, ENCH300, ENES232, ENME320, or ENME232.
Formerly: ENME232 and ENME320.
Introduction to thermodynamics. Thermodynamic properties of matter. First and second laws of thermodynamics, cycles, reactions, and mixtures.
For all sections of ENES 232 there will be common midterm examinations on periodic Thursdays from 7:00-8:15pm. As such, this time should be held available on the course schedule.
ENES240
Ethical, Policy and Social Implications of Science and Technology
Credits: 3
GenEd: ,
Restriction: Must be in the Science, Technology, Ethics and Policy minor.
Cross-listed with: PLCY240.
Credit only granted for: ENES240 or PLCY240.
Asks students to think about how society should manage complexity, transformation, and uncertainty with an eye on developing a broader sense of ethics and social responsibility. Introduces analytical frameworks, concepts, and data collection techniques that interdisciplinary scholars use to map relationships among science, technology and society and generate important questions about the future of society.
ENES317
Introduction to Leadership in Engineering, Science, and Technology
Credits: 3
GenEd:
Restriction: Must be in the Minor in Global Engineering Leadership(#EN09).
Additional information: Students not meeting restriction requirements should add themselves to the course holdfile. Restrictions DO NOT apply to winter and summer terms.
Develop a comprehensive overview and introduction to leadership and organizational development. Students will reflect on their own leadership experiences, develop a strong foundational knowledge of leadership theory, and advance their capacities in effectively leading teams. Students will connect leadership theory to practice by engaging in case study analysis and critique leadership practices enacted within engineering and technology settings. Students will complete self-assessments to better understand their own leadership strengths and refine their approaches to leadership by incorporating theories covered in this course.
ENES390H
Designing Innovative Systems
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: ENES190 or BMGT190.
Restriction: Must be in the QUEST program.
Cross-listed with: BMGT390.
Credit only granted for: BMGT390 or ENES390.
QUEST students develop an understanding of complex systems that incorporate elements of business and technical design and analyze how these systems evolve over time and may be shaped by technology disruptions, internal decisions, and external forces. Students apply these concepts to real-world complex systems in a team environment.
Restricted to QUEST Honors Program students. Cross-listed with BMGT390H.
ENES397
Mentoring Multidisciplinary Teams
Credits: 3
Restriction: Restricted to QUEST Program (TQMP) students.
Cross-listed with: BMGT397.
Credit only granted for: BMGT397 or ENES397.
QUEST students practice essential skills for mentoring and coaching multidisciplinary teams. These include effective communications, facilitation, conflict resolution, and the ability to motivate. Students will practice these skills as mentors for student teams from BMGT/ENES 190H. In the process, they will strengthen their knowledge of design and quality techniques.
ENES401
(Perm Req)
Entrepreneurial Design Realization
Credits: 3
Restriction: Must have senior standing and permission of instructor.
Cross-listed with: ENME401.
Credit only granted for: ENME401, ENME489B or ENES401.
Formerly: ENME489B.
The vision for this course, and an aspect that makes it unique, is to expose students to the opportunities and challenges of bringing a product design to reality (entrepreneurship). The emphasis is on environmentally and socially sustainable projects. The end-product of this course will be full-scale implementations or complete design "packages" that can be taken to potential stakeholders.
ENES424
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: ENES472 and ENES317.
Restriction: Must be in the Global Engineering Leadership minor (#EN09).
The Minor in Global Engineering Leadership is designed to bring together one's understanding of leadership, organizations, culture, and global studies and apply this synthesized learning to a capstone project. The project will provide real-world application of global leadership principles to address an organizational or societal need. Students will utilize an inclusive leadership and global mindset to propose a big idea which brings about a positive organizational or societal change.
ENES440
Science, Technology, Ethics, and Policy: Minor Program Capstone
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: ENES240 and 2 courses from the STEP minor elective list.
Restriction: Must be in the Science, Technology, Ethics, and Policy minor.
Additional information: This is the culminating course the STEP minor program.
Capstone research seminar for students in the Science, Technology, Ethics, and Policy Minor program.
This is the culminating course for the STEP minor program.
ENES461
Advanced Entrepreneurial Opportunity Analysis in Technology Ventures
Credits: 3
Credit only granted for: ENES210 or ENES461.
Explores the factors that influence entrepreneurial opportunity analysis in technology-based ventures. Uses a cognitive theoretical framework to examine the integration of motivation, emotions and information processing modes to make complex entrepreneurial decisions in technology venture environments.
ENES472
Leading Global Teams and Engaging Across Cultures in Business, Engineering, and Technology
Credits: 3
GenEd:
Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher; must be a minor in Global Engineering Leadership (#EN09), Global Poverty (#AG06), Global Terrorism Studies (#BS07), or International Development and Conflict Management (#BS02).
Credit only granted for: ENES472, SLLC471, or SLLC473.
Additional information: Students not meeting restriction requirements should add themselves to the course holdfile. Restrictions DO NOT apply to winter and summer terms.
Develop global leadership capacities and an understanding of the cultural aspects pertaining to industry and international business. In a globalized world, the ability to work, lead and communicate in culturally diverse settings has become a core component to leadership. Through real-world examples, research, and simulations, students will increase their self-awareness and understanding of culture and how culture influences attitudes, behaviors, and practices at the individual, organizational, or societal levels. Students will develop the skills necessary to navigate, negotiate, and lead cross-cultural engagements and teams. The course content is relevant and applicable to anyone interested in developing cross-cultural leadership competencies and cultivating a global mindset.
ENES480
Engineering Honors Seminar I
Credits: 1
Restriction: Must be in College of Engineering Honors; and junior standing or higher.
Introduction to engineering leadership, professionalism, and ethics. Discussions of leadership style, elements of success, professional communication, codes of ethics, handling of ethical dilemmas, and the characteristics of a professional.
ENES489A
Special Topics in Engineering; Applied Quantitative Analysis
Credits: 3
Restricted to QUEST Honors Program students. Credit granted for BMGT438A or ENES489A.
ENES490H
QUEST Capstone Professional Practicum
Credits: 4
GenEd:
Prerequisite: ENES390 or BMGT390.
Cross-listed with: BMGT490.
Credit only granted for: BMGT490 or ENES490.
The capstone course for the QUEST Honors Program provides students with an opportunity to learn in multidisciplinary teams of business, engineering, and science students in a real-world setting. Companies engage teams of QUEST students with real organizational challenges and dedicate resources to help students address these problems. Student teams must enhance their skills in quality management, process improvement, and systems design and will apply these to add value to a client. In the process, students will improve their teamwork skills.
Fourth course in a sequence of four Total Quality Program Courses. Restricted to QUEST Honors Program students.
ENES491
Scoping Experiential Learning Projects
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: BMGT190 or ENES190.
Restriction: Restricted to QUEST Program (TQMP) students.
Cross-listed with: BMGT491.
Credit only granted for: BMGT491 or ENES491.
QUEST students cultivate relationships with new and current corporate partners and prepare project scopes for QUEST's introductory course, BMGT/ENES 190H, and capstone course, BMGT/ENES 490H. Requires independent work communicating with clients and class visits to a variety of potential project sites.
Cross-listed with BMGT491.
ENES498R
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship; Fearless Founders: New Venture Practicum
Credits: 3
ENES602
(Perm Req)
Future Faculty Program Seminar II
Credits: 1
Restriction: Must be in the Clark School Future Faculty Program.
Effective teaching techniques. Basic principles of education and learning. Developing a course; promoting active learning, problem solving and critical thinking; designing exam and assignments; and communicating effectively with students.
This course is only open to students in the Clark School Future Faculty Program or by permission of Department.
ENES604
(Perm Req)
Future Faculty Program Teaching Practicum
Credits: 1
Prerequisite: ENES602.
Restriction: Must be a graduate student in the Clark School Future Faculty Program; and students for whom English is not the native language must pass the Maryland English Institute ITA Evaluation prior to enrolling in this course.
Graduate students will co-teach a course under supervision of a faculty mentor. Graudate students will be involved in all aspects of the course including development of syllabus, presenting lectures, writing and grading examiniations, and evaluating the students in the course.
ENES660
Fundamentals of Product Management
Credits: 3
Restriction: Must be in the Product Management Master of Professional Studies program; or permission of Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute.
Provides a comprehensive survey of product management and its growing role in producing technology-driven products that customers love. Guides students through the product lifecycle and market lifecycle, diving into the competencies needed at each stage. Topics include startup and corporate strategy, product strategy, vision setting and evangelism, development lifecycle approaches based on customer involvement and product stage, the various types of innovation at each stage of the lifecycle, and how the product manager leads the team through it all. Learn the basics of customer discovery, product discovery, product delivery, and the core-context model for managing products through maturity.
ENES662
Innovative Ideas and Concept Development
Credits: 3
Restriction: Must be in the Technology Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation Master of Professional Studies program; or permission of Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute.
Enables aspiring entrepreneurs to understand the content, methods, and models for new venture opportunity assessment and analysis. Focuses on how to identify and analyze entrepreneurial opportunities for technology-based ventures by first understanding the personal self and decision-making factors. Explores how to evaluate new venture opportunities and challenges within industries and markets.
ENES663
Strategies for Managing Innovation
Credits: 3
Restriction: Must be in the Product Management or the Technology Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation Master of Professional Studies programs; or permission of Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute.
Emphasizes how innovative leaders can use strategic management of innovation and technology to enhance firm performance. It helps students to understand the process of technological change; the ways that firms come up with innovations; the strategies that firms use to benefit from innovation; and the process of formulating technology strategy. It provides frameworks for analyzing key aspects of these industries and teaches students how to apply these frameworks.
ENES665
Innovative Thinking
Credits: 3
Restriction: Must be in the Product Management or the Technology Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation Master of Professional Studies programs; or permission of Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute.
Introduces students to new and powerful tools to boost their creative problem solving skills. Participants re-discover their communication and teaming skills. Students unlock their creativity potential, and explore win-win approaches to define and solve problems of different kinds. Students are also introduced to topics related to intellectual property.
ENES673
Financing the Product Life Cycle
Credits: 3
Restriction: Must be in the Product Management Master of Professional Studies program; or permission of Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute.
Provides the essential tools and skills to build a strong financial foundation for designing, developing, and managing new products within established companies and organizations. Examines accounting principles as well as methods for managing the financials of the product. Discusses navigating the multitude of financial barriers that may block success, as well as how to raise the right amount of capital at the right time from the right source, with an emphasis on internal company financing.
ENES674
Managing Product Development and Operations
Credits: 3