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Undergraduate Courses
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ME 489Vehicle Dynamics3Fundamental science and engineering underlying the design and operation of vehicles. Use of previous knowledge of statics, kinematics, dynamics, and machine design.Technical Elective. Prereq: ME 222. Admission to the professional program required.
ME 488Introduction to Aerodynamics3Introductory aerodynamics, aerodynamic characteristics of airfoils, and other components subjected to inviscid-incompressible flows; dynamics of compressible fluids; shock waves, one-dimensional flow, expansion waves in two-dimensional flow, and compressible flow over aerodynamic bodies.Technical Elective. Prereq: ME 352. Admission to the professional program required.
ME 487Internal Combustion Engines3Theory and practice of power and propulsion engines utilizing gas as a working substance. Study of gas turbines, spark, and compression ignition engines.Technical Elective. Prereq: ME 351. Admission to the professional program required.
ME 486Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials3This course covers principles of nanotechnology, nanomaterials and develops a framework for their understanding. The basic tools of nanotechnology: nanoscale characterization, physics and materials design will be discussed in the context of current technological advances.Cross-listed with CE. Prereq: Senior standing in Engineering or Sciences.
ME 485Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning3Application of the basic fundamentals of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid flow to heating, ventilating, and air conditioning.Technical Elective. Prereq: ME 352. Admission to the professional program required.
ME 484Gas Turbines3Theory and design of gas turbines and components.Technical Elective. Prereq: ME 454. Admission to the professional program required.
ME 483Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics3Introduction to the methods and analysis techniques used in numerical solutions of fluid flow, heat and mass transfer problems of practical engineering interest.Technical Elective. Prereq: ME 352. Admission to the professional program required.
ME 482Fuel Cell Science and Engineering3Fundamental principles, technologies, and applications of fuel cells, an emerging class of energy storage/conversion devices.Technical Elective. Prereq: Chem 121, ME 351. Admission to the professional program required.
ME 481Fundamentals of Energy Conversion3Introduction to electric power generating systems and their major components such as turbines, boilers, condensers, and cooling towers.Technical Elective. Prereq: ME 351. Admission to the professional program required.
ME 480Advanced Fluid Dynamics3Formulation and solution of advanced problems in fluid dynamics; fluid dynamical phenomena in biological systems; analysis of cardiovascular and respiratory systems.Technical Elective. Prereq: ME 352. Admission to the professional program required.
ME 479Fluid Power Systems Design3Fluid dynamics principles and fluid properties are applied to the study of function, performance, and design of system components and system for power transmission and contol purposes.Technical Elective. Prereq: ME 352. Admission to the professional program required.
ME 477ME Finite Element Analysis3Introduction to the finite element method and its application to problems in mechanical engineering, including stress analysis.Technical Elective. Prereq: ME 213, ME 442. Admission to the professional program required.
ME 476Mechatronics3Design and development of mechatronic systems that require an integrated knowledge of mechanical engineering, electronics, computer science and control theory.Technical Elective. Prereq: ME 412 or ME 475. Admission to the professional program required.
ME 475Automatic Controls3Introduction to industrial automatic controls. Theory and applications of pneumatic control, continuous process control, and programmable logic control. Demonstrations and discussion of the current industrial practice.Technical Elective. Prereq: Math 266. Admission to the professional program required.
ME 474Mechanics of Composite Materials3Materials, properties, stress, and strength analyses; engineering design and manufacturing aspects of short and continuous fiber-reinforced materials.Technical Elective. Prereq: ME 331. Admission to the professional program required.
ME 473Engineering with Polymeric Materials3This course will introduce basic polymer materials includign plastics, rubbers, adhesives; structures, properties, and relationships of polymers; additives; processing technologies, applications and development.Technical Elective. Prereq: ME 331. Admission to the professional program required.
ME 472Fatigue and Fracture of Metals3Causes and effects of fatigue failure and fracture of metals, analytical methods for fatigue design and fatigue life prediction, fatigue crack initiation and propagation, fatigue testing and validation.Technical Elective. Prereq: ME 442. Admission to the professional program required.
ME 471Stress Analysis3Coordination of mathematical and modern experimental analysis as applied to engineering materials. Includes laboratory.Technical Elective. Prereq: ME 331, ME 442. Admission to the professional program required.
ME 470Renewable Energy Technology3Introduction to energy renewable technology, solar thermal energy systems, solar photovoltaic systems, wind to electric energy conversion systems, biomass energy resources and conversion processes, urban waste to energy from pyrolosis plants, hydrogen energy and fuel cells.Technical Elective. Prereq: ME 351. Admission to the professional program required.
ME 468Introduction to Biomechanics3Introduction to the fundamentals of biomechanics including force analysis, mechanics of deformable bodies; stress and strain, transport phenomena, and viscoelasticity, as well as their applications on the biomechanics of soft and hard tissues.Technical Elective. Prereq: ME 223, ME 352. Admission to the professional program required.
ME 462Design Project II3Capstone student project in design, analysis, and experimental investigation in mechanical engineering.Required course. Prereq: ME 461. Admission to the professional program required. Must be taken in the semester following ME 461. (Ex. Fall/Spring or Spring/Fall sequence).
ME 461Design Project I3Capstone student project in design, analysis, and experimental investigation in mechanical engineering.Required course. Prereq: ME 361. Coreq: ME 443, ME 454. Admission to the professional program required.
ME 457Thermal Systems Laboratory3Investigation of thermal, fluid and mechanical systems and instrumentations. Statistical methods are used in data collection and analysis.Required Course. Coreq: ME 454. Admission to the professional program required.
ME 454Heat and Mass Transfer3Principles of heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation. Introduction to mass transfer principles.Required Course. Prereq: ME 213, ME 352, Math 266. Admission to the professional program required.
ME 443Machine Design II3Application of methods, procedures, and standards used in the design and selection of mechanical components and elements, including springs, roller and journal bearings, gears, brakes, belts and flexible elements.Required Course. Prereq: ME 442. Admission to the professional program is required.
ME 442Machine Design I3Application of engineering mechanics, material properties, and failure theories to the design of reliable machine components.Required Course. Coreq: ME 331. Admission to the professional program required.
ME 437Engineering Ceramics3Study the crystal and defect structures to determine the electrical and mass transport behaviors in ceramic materials. Investigation on microstructure of ceramic materials and its effect on optical, magnetic, dielectic, and therm-mechanical properties.Technical Elective. Prereq: ME 223, 331. Admission to the professional program required.
ME 435Plastics and Injection Molding Manufacturing3Product and process engineering for manufactuers of plastic products; material evaluation and selection, mold design, process design, quality evaluation of manufactured plastic parts.Cross-listed with IME.
ME 433Composite Materials Science and Engineering3This course covers composite materials science and technologies which are combinations of raw materials, interfacial issues, curing science and basic relationship between raw materials and properties of composites.Technical Elective. Prereq: ME 331. Admission to the professional program required.
ME 423Intermediate Mechanics of Materials3Stress Analysis, failure criteria and methods, composites, energy methods, symmetric and unsymmetric bending, thick- and thin-walled cylinders, curved beams and plastic deformation.Technical Elective. Prereq: ME 223. Admission to the professional program required.
ME 421Theory of Vibrations3Fundamentals of vibrations; free, forced, and damped vibration of single and multiple degrees of freedom systems.Required Course. Prereq: ME 213, Math 266. Admission to the professional program required.
ME 415Emerging Technologies in Mechanical Engineering3Fundamental principles and applications of emerging technologies, including micro/nanofabrication, energy storage and conversion devices, nanotechnology, sensors, and biomedical engineering.Technical Elective. Prereq: Chem 122, Phys 251, Math 259. Admission to the profesional program required.
ME 412Engineering Measurements3Principles and characteristics of instruments used for engineering measurements, statistical analysis of data, signal conditioning, data acquisition systems. Includes laboratory.Required Course. Prereq: ECE 303, ME 223. Admission to the professional program required.
ME 361Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Profession1A study of the effect of corporate structure and the application of economic analysis, scheduling procedures and available corporate resources to complete an engineering design program on time and within budget. Prereq: Admission to the professional program. Required Course. Admission to the professional program required.
ME 353Thermodynamics II3Continuation of thermodynamics. Cycle analysis, thermodynamic relations, mixtures, chemical reactions, and related topics.Technical Elective. Prereq: ME 351. Admission to the professional program required.
ME 352Fluid Dynamics3Foundations of the science of fluid dynamics. Basic concepts including thermodynamic principles applied to fluids. Development of conservation principles and applications.Required Course. Prereq: ME 351. Admission to the professional program required.
ME 351Thermodynamics I3Basic concepts, properties of pure substances and ideal gases. First and second law, entropy, and availability.Required Course. Prereq: ME 222, Math 259.
ME 350Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer3Basic concepts, first and second laws of thermodynamics. Introduction to heat transfer principles.Non-Mechanical Engineering Majors. Prereq: ME 222.
ME 341Mechanics of Machinery3Application of solid mechanics principles and computer methods in designing mechanisms for function and performance.Technical Elective. Prereq: ME 213. Admission to the professional program required.
ME 332Engineering Materials II3Characterization of properties and processes in metals; diffusion, phase diagrams, phase transformation, creep, wear, corrosion, fracture, and fatigue.Technical Elective. Prereq: ME 331. Admission to the professional program required.
ME 331Materials Science and Engineering4Characterization of microscopic structures and associated macroscopic properties and performance of mechanical engineering design materials (metals, ceramics, plastics) and processing effects. Includes laboratory.Required Course. Prereq: Chem 122, ME 223. Admission to the professional program required.
ME 313Commercial Instrument Ground School3Preparation of student for FAA written examination for Commercial Certificate and Instrument Rating License; study of commercial flight maneuvers and instrument flying and procedures.Open to all majors. Prereq: ME 311 or holder of private pilot license. On demand.
ME 312Introduction to Flight2Instruction in flight procedures, operation of aircraft, and introduction to solo flight. Completion of 15 hours of dual flight instruction required.Open to all majors. Coreq: ME 311.
ME 311Introduction to Aviation3General introduction to aviation and preparation for FAA examination for Private Pilot License, study of FAA regulations, weather conditions, visual and radio navigation.Open to all majors.
ME 223Mechanics of Materials3Introduction to stress, strain, and their relationships; torsion of circular shafts, bending stresses, deflection of beams, stress transformations, buckling.Required Course. Prereq: ME 221.
ME 222Engineering Mechanics II (Dynamics)3Dynamics of particles and rigid bodies, work energy, impulse-momentum, principles of conservation of energy and momentum.Required Course. Prereq: ME 221, Math 166.
ME 221Engineering Mechanics I (Statics)3Scaler and vector approaches to trusses, frames and machines, internal forces, friction forces, center of gravity, centroid, and moment inertia.Required Course. Prereq: Math 165.
ME 213Modeling of Engineering Systems3Introduction to numerical methods used in the solution of engineering problems; computer methods, programming, and graphics; engineering system modeling and simulation; case studies.Required Course. Prereq: Math 129, ME 222. Coreq: Math 266.
ME 212Fundamentals of Visual Communications for Engineers3Visual communications for design and manufacturing, computer-aided drawing and design, three-dimensional modeling and orthographic projections, geometric dimensioning and tolerencing, ASME Y14.5 1994 standard, sketching, parametric modeling, drawings and assemblies.Required Course. Prereq: PC Computer Skills.
ME 189Skills for Academic Success1Development of skills and techniques for academic success. Includes study techniques, time management, test taking, note taking, goal setting, wellness, stress management, and career orientation. Introduction to campus resources and governance.Required Course.
 
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