MECHENG Mechanical Engineering
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101 Computational Tools for Engineers. 2 cr. U. Introduction to the use of spreadsheets and equation solvers. Basic engineering and financial applications using these tools.|Prereq: Math 231(C) or 221(C).
110 Engineering Fundamentals I. 4 cr. U. Introduction to engineering disciplines, problem-solving, visualization, technical communication, and data collection and analysis.|Prereq: Math 231(C) or Math 225(C), admis to College of Engineering & Applied Science.
111 Engineering Fundamentals II. 4 cr. U. Intermediate problem-solving skills, experimentation, technical communication and introduction to engineering design.|Prereq: MechEng 110(P).
150 How Things Work: Understanding Technology. 3 cr. U. An introductory course that explains the technology that affects our everyday life. Topics include: automobiles, computers, telephone, radio, television, etc.|Prereq: none.
301 Basic Engineering Thermodynamics. 3 cr. U. Basic energy concepts and definitions; First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics; ideal and real gases; thermodynamic properties; introductory cycle analysis.|Prereq: Math 233(P) & Physics 209(P).
320 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics. 3 cr. U. Basic law of fluid mechanics with applications to engineering problems and with laboratory demonstrations.|Prereq: MechEng 301(C); ElecEng 234(P) & Civ Eng 202(P).
321 Basic Heat Transfer. 4 cr. U. Introduction to conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer; heat exchangers; mass transfer analogies; laboratory experiments.|Prereq: jr st; MechEng 301(P).
323 Fluid Mechanics Laboratory. 1 cr. U. Hands-on experiments involving applications of potential flows, boundary layer flows, gas dynamics, aerodynamics, and fluid power.|Prereq: jr st; MechEng 320(P).
360 Mechanical Design I. 3 cr. U. Kinematic and dynamic analysis of machine members and design applications to linkages, cams, gears, machine balancing and mechanical systems subject to various constraints.|Prereq: MechEng 101(P),111(P); & Civ Eng 202(P).
366 Design of Machine Elements. 4 cr. U. Design of mechanical components under steady and fatigue loads. Design of columns, shafts, fasteners, springs, bearings, gearing, etc. Mini-design projects.|Prereq: MechEng 101(P),111(P); MatlEng 201(P); & Civ Eng 303(P).
370 Computer Aided Engineering Laboratory. 2 cr. U. Mechanical design and analysis using state of the art CADD, kinematics, and FEA computer tools.|Prereq: MechEng 101(P) & 111(P);Civ Eng 202(P) & 303(P); & ElecEng 234(P).
402 Thermo-Fluid Engineering. 3 cr. U. Analysis and design of systems involving applications of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics. Applications include heat exchangers, power generation, refrigeration systems, and environmental control.|Prereq: MechEng 320(P) & 321(P).
405 Product Realization. 3 cr. U/G. This interdisciplinary course (engineering and art students) considers the diverse aspects of the product realization process.|Art 405, MechEng 405, & Ind Eng 405 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st & admis to Art & Design prog or IAT prog; or Ind Eng 350(P), 360(P), 370(P); or MechEng 321(P), 360(P), 366(P), 370(P); or grad st & cons instr.
411 Heat Transfer. 3 cr. U/G. Concepts of heat transfer including conduction, convection, and radiation; steady-state and transient conduction; laminar and turbulent convection; phase changes; black-body and real surface radiation; heat exchangers.|Prereq: jr st; MechEng 321(P).
415 Modern Thermomanufacturing Processes. 3 cr. U/G. An introduction to thermal management and techniques applied to chemical vapor deposition, welding, thermal spraying, and machining (cutting and grinding).|Prereq: jr st; Civ Eng 303(P), Mecheng 321(P) or equiv, or cons instr.
420 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics. 3 cr. U/G. Navier-Stokes Equations; CFD package training; Potential Flows; Boundary-Layer Approximation; Turbulent Flows; Porous-Media Flows, Turbomachinery Flows.|Prereq: jr st; MechEng 320(P).
423 Applied Fluid Mechanics. 3 cr. U/G. Principles of fluid mechanics as applied to elements of fluid machinery, power transmission devices and control systems.|Prereq: jr st; MechEng 320 (P).
425 Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines. 3 cr. U/G. Introductory and intermediate wind turbine aerodynamics; wind and wind turbine interaction in energy transmission.|Prereq: jr st; MechEng 320(P) or cons instr.
430 Energy Modeling. 3 cr. U/G. Electrical/thermal energy modeling through lectures and hands-on classroom work along with use of energy modeling software.|Jointly offered with and counts as repeat of ElecEng 430. Prereq: jr st; or cons instr.
432 Internal Combustion Engines. 3 cr. U/G. Thermodynamic principles of internal combustion engines; cycles, combustion, engine operation; carburation, ignition, performance analysis; engine balancing; super charging.|Prereq: jr st; MechEng 301 (P).
434 Air Conditioning System Design. 3 cr. U/G. The design of systems for heating and cooling spaces. Selection and design of central heating, cooling and energy distribution systems.|Prereq: jr st; MechEng 321(P), Ind Eng 210(P).
435 Power Plant Theory and Design. 3 cr. U/G. Application of engineering principles to design and analysis of power-production systems. Fossil fuel, nuclear, and gas-turbine power plants. Alternative power generation. Environmental aspects.|Prereq: jr st; MechEng 301(P).
436 Solar Engineering. 3 cr. U/G. Estimation of energy needs for solar heating and cooling systems for buildings; insolation; solar collector/energy storage design; applications to space heating/cooling, water heating.|Prereq: jr st; MechEng 301 (P).
438 Mechanical Engineering Experimentation. 3 cr. U. Training and understanding data acquisition systems; experiment planning; sensor calibration; professional report writing and communication; industrial projects.|Prereq: sr st or cons instr; ElecEng 301(P); Ind Eng 467 or MthStat 467(P); MechEng 321(P), 360(P), 366(P).
451 Applied Optics in Engineering. 3 cr. U/G. Principles of geometric and physical optics. Introduction to lasers. Topics from current engineering uses of optics, including measurement systems and laser machining.|Prereq: sr st; Physics 210(P) or cons instr.
455 Processing of Plastics. 3 cr. U/G. Description of plastics as polymers and polymer composites. Study of various technologies to manufacture plastics. Analytical description of flow and heat transfer in polymers.|Prereq: MechEng 320(P) & 321(P).
456 Metal Casting Engineering. 3 cr. U/G. Pattern and core design; molding technology; pouring and feeding castings; metallurgy of cast engineering alloys and their foundry practice; casting design.|MechEng 456 and MatlEng 456(421) are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; MatlEng 201(P).
457 Engineering Composites. 3 cr. U/G. Study of the structure-property relationships in composite materials. Properties of fibers and other reinforcements. Metal, polymer and ceramic matrix composites.|MechEng 457 and MatlEng 457(455) are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; MatlEng 201(P).
460 Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing. 3 cr. U/G. Structure, properties, processing and manufacture of nanoparticles, nanotubes, nanofibers, bulk nanomaterials, nanocomposites including polymer, metal, ceramic, natural and biocomposites; nanofluidics, nanorheology, nanomachines, and nanotribology.|MechEng 460 & MatlEng 460 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of each other. Prereq: jr st; MatlEng 201(P).
462 Intermediate Design of Machinery. 3 cr. U/G. Consideration of complicated loadings and combined stresses. Design against fatigue. Design and analysis of machine systems. Consideration of special topics in machine element design.|Prereq: jr st; MechEng 366(P).
463 Introduction to Finite Elements. 3 cr. U/G. Generation and assembly of finite element matrices in one and two-dimensional problems. Modeling and practical applications in solid mechanics, heat transfer and fluid flow.|Not open to students with cr in Civ Eng 463(ER). Prereq: jr st; ElecEng 234(P), Civ Eng 303(P); MechEng 320(C), 311(C) or 321(C).
465 Friction and Wear. 3 cr. U/G. Friction and wear of engineering materials. Effect of environment, surface interactions, lubrication, and material properties. Techniques of analysis and measurement.|Not open to students who have cr in MatlEng 465, which is identical to MechEng 465. Prereq: jr st; MatlEng 201(P).
466 Mechanics of Composite Materials. 3 cr. U/G. Basic concepts, materials, and characteristics of composites. Micromechanics and Macromechanics of Elastic Response. Failure, design and optimization of composite structures.|MechEng 466 & Civ Eng 466 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st & Civ Eng 303(P)
469 Introduction to Biomechanical Engineering. 3 cr. U/G. Mathematical modeling of human body; dynamics of human motion; neuromuscular control human movement; stress analysis of bones and joints; concurrent mechanical problems in medicine.|MechEng 469 & Civ Eng 469 are jointly offered and count as repeats of one another. Prereq: Civ Eng 202(P) & 303(P); or cons instr.
472 Introduction to Wind Energy. 3 cr. U/G. Principles of wind turbines; wind characteristics; rotor dynamics of wind turbines; turbine design and integration; controls and electrical systems; grid connection.|MechEng 472 & ElecEng 472 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; or cons instr.
473 Applied Dynamics. 3 cr. U/G. Application of dynamic principles to a variety of engineering situations. Behavior of particle systems and rigid body motion in space. Analysis of traffic accidents, shock machines, rockets and satellites, missiles and projectiles, dynamic balancing, gyroscopes and intertial navigation.|Prereq: jr st & Civ Eng 202(P).
474 Introduction to Control Systems. 4 cr. U/G. Modeling of continuous systems; stability considerations, analysis and design of feedback control systems in time and frequency domains.|Prereq: sr st; ElecEng 301(P); a grade of C or better in ElecEng 234(P) & Civ Eng 202(P).
475 Vibrations in Mechanical Design. 3 cr. U/G. Integrated treatment of mathematical modeling and analysis of mechanical systems, analysis of vibrations and performance under different loading conditions.|Prereq: sr st; Civ Eng 202(P), ElecEng 234(P).
476 Introduction to Robotics. 3 cr. U/G. Fundamentals of manipulators, sensors, actuators, end-effectors and product design for automation, computer vision and pattern recognition.|Prereq: ElecEng 234(P), MechEng 360(P).
479 Control and Design of Mechatronic Systems. 3 cr. U/G. Understanding interfacing of mechanical systems using electro-mechanical components; conceptual design and analysis of high performance computer controlled mechanical systems; prototyping of mechatronic systems.|Prereq: sr st or cons instr; ElecEng 474(402)(P) or MechEng 474(P).
490 Topics in Mechanical Engineering: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U/G. Recent theoretical and applied topics in mechanical engineering.|May be retaken with change in topic to max of 9 cr. Prereq: jr st & cons instr.
495 Biomedical Instrumentation Laboratory. 3 cr. U. Characteristics of measurement systems, experiment planning, sensor and system calibration, measurement of basic quantities, first and second order systems, data acquisition and processing, experimental projects.|BME 495 and MechEng 495 are jointly offered and count as repeats of one another. Prereq: BME 325 (P), MechEng 469 (C).
496 Senior Design Project. 3 cr. U. Engineering design project in a simulated industrial environment. Student design team works on a problem in collaboration with college faculty and vendors. Formal report writing.|Prereq: MechEng 321(P), 360(P), 366(P), & 370(P).
542 Introduction to Technology Entrepreneurship. 3 cr. U. Introductory concepts related to technology entrepreneurship including opportunity identification, analysis and new venture planning. Prepares students to recognize and pursue viable technology-based entrepreneurial opportunities.|Counts as repeat of Bus Adm 495 or Mech Eng 490 with same topic. Jointly offered with & counts as repeat of Bus Adm 542. Prereq: jr st & admis to Tech Entrep Cert program or admis to business or engineering major.
543 Introduction to Technology Management and Innovation. 3 cr. U. Introductory concepts related to technology management and technological innovation. Prepares students to evaluate and plan technology commercialization projects.|Counts as repeat of Bus Adm 495 with same topic. Jointly offered with & counts as repeat of Bus Adm 543. Prereq: jr st & admis to Tech Entrep Cert program or admis to business or engineering major.
544 New Product Development. 3 cr. U/G. Concepts related to product development including product concept development and testing, and product design. Prepares students to work in cross-functional product development teams.|Counts as repeat of Bus Adm 795 with same topic; Jointly offered with & counts as repeat of Bus Adm 544. Prereq: jr st & admis to Tech Entrep Cert program or Bus Adm major or CEAS major; or grad st. & admis to business or engineering program or admis to Tech Entrep Cert program.
546 Global Innovation Management. 3 cr. U/G. Concepts related to collaborative innovation in global networks including diverse collaboration models, innovation processes, and capabilities. Prepares students to manage global collaborative innovation projects.|Counts as repeat of Bus Adm 795 with same topic. Jointly offered with & counts as repeat of Bus Adm 546. Prereq: jr st & admis to Tech Entrep Cert program or Bus Adm major or CEAS major; or grad st. & admis to business or engineering program or admis to Tech Entrep Cert program.
548 Technology Venturing Project. 3 cr. U. A capstone course for students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills related to technology/product commercialization. Prepares students to lead their (or corporate) technology ventures.|Jointly offered with & counts as repeat of Bus Adm 548. Prereq: jr st & admis to Tech Entrep Cert program or admis to business or engineering major; Bus Adm/Mech Eng 542(P).
574 Intermediate Control Systems. 3 cr. U/G. State space; frequency domain methods of modeling, analysis and design of control systems; digital control; and multivariate systems.|ElecEng 574(503) & MechEng 574(478) are jointly offered & count as repeats of each other. Not open for cr to students who have cr in ElecEng 503(ER) or MechEng 503(ER). Prereq: sr st; Mecheng 474(P) or ElecEng 474(402)(P); or grad st.
584 Biodynamics of Human Motion. 3 cr. U/G. Techniques for collecting, analyzing and interpreting human motion data. Special emphasis will be placed on performing data analysis using the software package, Matlab.|Prereq: jr st; ElecEng 234(P); Civ Eng 202(C).
699 Independent Study. 1-3 cr. U/G. |Limited to max of 6 cr applied toward undergrad degree. Prereq: jr st; cons instr.
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