Course Descriptions

ENGR 19500 FIRST-YEAR ENGINEERNG PROJECTS (3 cr.)   Selected topics in general or interdisciplinary engineering.

ENGR 19600 Introduction to Engineering (3 cr.)   An overview of the engineering profession and methodologies of engineering design. Students develop skills using computer aided design and simulation software for engineering systems. Projects and homeworks are implemented and tested in a laboratory environment. The course also introduces the students to standard computer application software and university network and software resources.

ENGR 19700 Introduction to Programming Concepts (2 cr.)   Basic concepts and applications of software programming for solving engineering problems. Topics include techniques for developing structured algorithms, data input and output, conditional statements, loops, recursion, functions, arrays and elementary concepts in mathematical programming. Examples, homework and applications of programming concepts make extensive use of the C programming language.

ENGR 29700 COMPUTER TOOLS FOR ENGINEERING (1 cr.)   Introduction to the use of Matlab for solving engineering problems.  Topics include computational methods, data input and output, plotting and curvefitting, functions, conditional statements, loops, and introduction to Matlab toolboxes.

ME 20000 Thermodynamics I (3 cr.)  [P:PHYS 15200. P or C: MATH 26100. ]   First and second laws, entrophy, reversible and irreversible processes, properties of pure substances. Applications to engineering problems.

ME 26200 Engineering Design, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship (3 cr.)   Basic concepts of the design process. Innovative engineering design of real life applications. Engineering ethics topics. Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship. Design projects focus on open-ended problems. Design modeling, simulation, documentation and communication. Implementation and use of modern computer tools in solving design problems and completing team design projects in the area of Mechanical Engineering.

ME 27000 BASIC MECHANICS 1 (3 cr.)   Fundamental concepts of mechanics, force systems and couples, free body diagrams, and equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies. Distributed forces; centroids and centers of gravity of lines, areas, and volumes. Second moment of area, volumes and masses. Principal axes and principal moments of inertia. Friction and the laws of dry friction. Introduction to kinematics of particles. Application to structures and machine elements, such as bars, beams, trusses, and friction devices.

ME 27200 Mechanics of Materials (3 cr.)   Analysis of stress and strain; equations of equilibrium and compatibility; stress-strain laws; extension, torsion, and bending of bars; membrane theory of pressure vessels; elastic stability; selected topics. Laboratory experiments include testing of mechanical properties and failure analysis.

ME 27400 BASIC MECHANICS 2 (3 cr.)   Kinematics of particles in rectilinear and curvilinear motion. Kinetics of particles, newton second law, energy and momentum methods. System of particles. Kinematics and plane, motion of rigid bodies, forces and accelerations, energy and momentum methods. Kinetics, equations of motion, and energy and momentum methods for rigid bodies in three-dimensional motion. Application to projectiles, gyroscopes, machine laments, and other engineering systems.

ME 31000 Fluid Mechanics (4 cr.)  [P:ME 20000 and MATH 26600. P or C: ME 27400. ]   Continuum, velocity field, fluid statics, basic conservation laws for systems and control volumes, dimensional analysis. Euler and Bernoulli equations, viscous flows, boundary layer, flow in channels and around submerged bodies, and one dimensional gas dynamics.

ME 31400 Heat and Mass Transfer (4 cr.)   Fundamental principles of heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation; mass transfer by diffusion and convection. Application to engineering situations.

ME 33000 Modeling and Analysis of Dynamic Systems (3 cr.)  [P:ECE 20400 and MATH 26200. P or C:34000.]   Introduction to dynamic engineering systems; electrical, mechanical, fluid and thermal components; linear systems response; Fourier series and Laplace transform.

ME 34000 Dynamic Systems and Measurements (3 cr.)  [P:or C: ME 33000 and STAT Elective.]   Modeling and formulation of differential equations for dynamic systems, including mechanical vibratory systems, thermal systems, fluid systems, electrical systems, and instrumentation systems. Analysis of dynamic systems and measuring devices including transient response and frequency response techniques, mechanical systems, transducers, and operational amplifiers. consideration of readout devices and their responses to constant, transient, and steady-state sinusoidal phenomena. Calibration and data analysis techniques are introduced. Both analog and digital computation are included.

ME 34400 Introduction to Engineering Materials (3 cr.)   Introduction to the structure and properties of engineering materials, including metals, alloys, ceramics, plastics, and composites. Characteristics and processing affecting behavior of materials in service.

ME 37200 Design of Mechanisms (3 cr.)   Kinematic and dynamic analysis of linkages and mechanical systems. Analytical and graphical approaches to analysis. Vector loop and relative velocity/acceleration solutions. Design and analysis of cams and gears. Static and dynamic balancing. Design documentation report writing and communication.

ME 39700 Selected Topics in Mechanical Engineering  (1 cr.)  [P:Junior Standing and/or Consent of Instructor.]   Topics of contemporary importance or of special interest in Mechanical Engineering.

ME 40500 Seminar & Fundamentals of Engineering Review (1 cr.)  [P:ME 34400, ME37200, and Senior Standing. P or C: ME 48200.]   A seminar series on mechanical engineering career options and guidance, professional development and licensing, and preparation for the Fundamental of Engineering (FE) examination.

ME 41400 Thermal-Fluid Systems Design (3 cr.)  [P:ME 26200 and STAT Elective. P or C: ME 31400.]   Application of basic heat transfer and fluid flow concepts to design of thermal-fluid systems. Emphasis on design theory and methodology. Design experience in thermal-fluid area such as piping systems, heat exchangers, HVAC, and energy systems. Design projects are selected from industrial applications and conducted by teams.

ME 43000 Power Engineering  (3 cr.)  [P:ME20000.]   Energy, combustion, energy cycles, steam power plants, fuel-bed and suspension firing, steam generators, heat exchangers, draft, prime movers, pumps and piping, water supply and conditioning, the variable load problem, station performance, energy rates.

ME 43300 Principles of Turbomachinery  (3 cr.)  [P:ME20000 and ME31000.]   Unified treatment of the principles underlying fluid mechanic design of gas, vapor, and hydraulic turbines, pumps, fans, and compressors. Fluid mechanic design of stator and rotor blades, nozzles, and diffusers. Inspection trip to an industrial plant required.

ME 46200 Capstone Design (3 cr.)  [P:ME34400 and ME37200. P or C: ME40500, ME41400 and ME48200.]   Introduction to the concurrent engineering design process. Emphasis on the application of the design process. Mechanical engineering as well as multi-disciplinary design projects performed by student teams. Lectures are supplemented by guest speakers.

ME 48200 Control System Analysis and Design (3 cr.)   Classical feedback concepts, root locus, Bode and Nyquist techniques, state-space formulation, stability, design applications.

ME 49700 Mechanical Engineering Projects (3 cr.)   Projects or special topics of contemporary importance or of special interest that are outside the scope of the standard undergraduate curriculum can be studied under the Mechanical Engineering Projects course.

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