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Posted Mar 02, 2012

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1000  Introduction to Robotic Systems Design I: Mechanical Systems (3) Prerequisites: Intermediate Major status in Mechanical Engineering Corequisites: "C-" or better in (MATH 1210 OR MATH 1250 OR MATH 1270 OR MATH 1310 OR MATH 1311 OR AP Calc AB score of 4 or better OR AP Calc BC score of 3 or better.
   Introduction to modeling, design, manufacturing and testing of the mechanical aspects of mechatronic systems. Engineering design methodology, numerical modeling of moving systems, statistical analysis with spreadsheet tools, visualization and 3D CAD software. Design, fabrication and testing of a robotics related project.

1005  Computer Aided Design Laboratory (1) Prerequisites: Intermediate Major status in Mechanical Engineering.
   Meets with ME EN 1000 Laboratory. This course is required for students who have completed a transferable Engineering Design and Visualization course (equivalent to ME EN 1000), but have not used the Computer Aided Design software available in the department.

1010  Introduction to Robotic Systems Design II: Sensors and Actuators (3) Prerequisites:"C-"or better in (ME EN1000 AND(MATH1210 OR MATH1250 OR MATH1270 OR MATH1310 OR MATH1311)OR APCalcAB of 4 OR APCalcBC of 3)AND Intermediate Major status in Mech Eng. Corequisites:"C-"or better in PHYS2210 OR APPhysC:Mech of 4 or better.
   Continuation of ME EN 1000 for robotic systems involving structural considerations and the electronic and programming aspects of mechatronic systems. Computer-aided engineering models of dynamic systems. Data acquisition and statistical analysis of experimental results. Numerical modeling of actuators and sensors. Design, fabrication and testing of a more advanced robotics-related project.

1300  Statics and Strength of Materials (4) Prerequisites:"C-" or better in (MATH1210 OR 1250 OR 1270 OR 1310 OR 1311) OR APCalcAB score of 4 OR APCalcBC score of 3. Coreqs: ((MATH1220 OR1260 OR 1280 OR 1320 OR 1321) AND (PHYS2210 OR APPhys C:Mech score of 4).
   Forces, moments, couples, and resultants; static equilibrium and statically equivalent force systems, center of gravity and center of pressure; free body method of analysis; friction; internal forces in members, concept of stress and strain; Hooke's law, application to problems in tension/compression, shear torsion, and bending.

2020  Particle Dynamics (2) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in (CVEEN 2010 OR ME EN 1300) AND (PHYS 2210 OR AP Phys C:Mech score of 4 or better) Corequisites: "C-" or better in MATH 2250
   Kinematics and kinetics of particles, including: position, velocity, acceleration, moving frames of reference, Newton's laws, conservation of energy and momentum, impact. Meets with ME EN 2080 the first half of the semester.

2080  Dynamics (4) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in ME EN 1300 AND (PHYS 2210 OR AP Phys C:Mech score of 4 or better) AND Intermediate or Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering Corequisites: "C-" or better in MATH 2250
   Kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies, including: position, velocity, acceleration, moving frames of reference, Newton's laws, conservation of energy and momentum, impact, and an introduction to vibrations.

2500  Introduction to Sustainable Energy Systems Design I: Wind and Water Power (3) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in ME EN 1010 AND Intermediate or Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering Corequisites: "C-" or better in MATH 2250 AND (PHYS 2220 OR AP Phys C: E&M score of 4 or better)
   Introduction to the dynamics, modeling, design and testing of fluid systems with a strong emphasis on the use of numerical analysis techniques including numerical solutions of ordinary differential equations. Data acquisition and analysis for a fluid power sustainability-related design project.

2510  Introduction to Sustainable Energy Systems Design II: Thermal and Solar Power (3) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in ME EN 2500 AND Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering Corequisites: "C-" or better in ECE 2210.
   Introduction to thermodynamics modeling, open and close systems, properties of pure substances, equations of state, heat and work, and first and second laws of thermodynamics. System modeling using numerical solutions of nonlinear equations. Design, manufacture, instrumentation, numerical analysis, data acquisition and testing of thermal systems. Sustainability-related thermal design project.

2650  Concurrent Engineering I: Manufacturing (3) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in (ME EN 1300 AND MSE 2160) AND Intermediate or Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering
   Structure and properties of ferrous and nonferrous materials, casting, forging, welding, heat treating, machining, grinding, numerical control, robotics, economic analysis.

2655  Manufacturing Laboratory (1) Prerequisites: Intermediate Major status in Mechanical Engineering Corequisites: "C-" or better in (ME EN 2500 OR ME EN 2510 OR ME EN 2080.
   Introduction to the mechanical engineering machine shop, with hands-on experience using traditional machine shop equipment.

2660  Machining Laboratory (0.5) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in (ME EN 1000 AND ME EN 1010) AND Intermediate Major status in Mechanical Engineering
   Continuation of manufacturing instruction, with hands-on experience using the manual milling machine and lathe.

2950  Independent Studies in Mechanical Engineering (1 to 3) Prerequisites: Intermediate Major status in Mechanical Engineering.
   Independent study for transfer students needing to make up deficiencies in required 1000- or 2000-level ME EN courses. Student must obtain the permission of a faculty mentor and the Director of Undergraduate Studies before signing up for an Independent Study.

2960  Foundations of Microsystems (1)
   This is a special topics class. Check with Undergraduate Advising Office each semester to obtain correct class number for enrollment. Optional Class-Not Required for Degree-Foundations of Microsystems will provide a "hands-on" introduction to the world of micro and nanosystems for target students in mechanical, electrical, chemical, bioengineering, and other areas. The course is a sequence of lectures and laboratory sessions that will allow beginning engineering students to understand the wealth of existing applications and future inventive possibilities made possible at the micrometer and nanometer scale.

3000  Design of Mechanical Elements (3) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in (MSE 2160 AND (ME EN 2660 OR ME EN 2655)) AND Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering Corequisites: "C-" or better in ME EN 3300.
   ME EN 3000 is the first course in the Senior Design Sequence--ME 3000, 4000, 4010. The course introduces a wide range of standard mechanical elements that are extensively used in today's engineering world. The topics include reliability, fits and tolerances, rolling element and fluid film bearings, fasteners, welded joints, shafts, and material selection.

3200  Mechatronics I: Modeling, Actuators, and Data Collection (4) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in (ECE 2210 AND ME EN 2080 AND (ME EN 2510 OR (ME EN 2450 AND (ME EN 1010 OR CS 1000))) AND (ME EN 2655 OR ME EN 2660)) AND Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering Fulfills Quantitative Intensive BS.
   This is the first of two mechatronics courses. Students must take the classes in direct sequence. Mechatronics I introduces dynamic system modeling, instrumentation, actuators, and computer--based data collection.

3210  Mechatronics II: Mechanical Components and Control Systems (4) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in ME EN 3200 AND Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering Fulfills Quantitative Intensive BS.
   This is the second of the two mechatronics courses. Students must take the classes in direct sequence. Mechatronics II continues from Mechatronics I. Students will apply modeling, sensors, and actuators to feedback control systems. Microcontrollers are used to implement control systems in laboratory projects.

3300  Strength of Materials (4) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in (ME EN 1300 AND MATH 2250) AND Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering Corequisites: "C-" or better in ((MATH 2210 OR MATH 1260 OR MATH 1280) AND MSE 2160)
   Shear and bending moment in beams, torsion of circular and noncircular sections, bending and shear stresses in beams, deflection of beams, statically indeterminate members and structures. Failure criteria, stress concentrations, column buckling. Laboratory in mechanical behavior of materials and stress analysis included.

3600  Thermodynamics II (3) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in (ME EN 2510 OR ME EN 2300 OR CH EN 2300) AND Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering
   Analysis of applied thermodynamic systems, including: gas power cycles, vapor power cycles, combined power cycles, refrigeration cycles, air conditioning cycles, gas mixtures, air-water vapor mixtures, chemical reactions, combustion, and chemical and phase equilibrium.

3650  Heat Transfer (4) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in (ME EN 3700 AND (ME EN 2510 OR (ME EN 2450 AND (ME EN 2300 OR CH EN 2300)))) AND Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering Corequisites: "C-" or better in MATH 3150
   Basic mechanisms of heat transfer, law of conservation of energy, conduction, convection, radiation, heat transfer with change of phase, heat exchangers.

3700  Fluid Mechanics (4) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in (ME EN 2080 AND (ME EN 2510 OR ME EN 2300 OR CH EN 2300) AND (MATH 2210 OR MATH 1260 OR MATH 1280) AND MATH 2250) AND Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering
   Hydrostatics, introduction to kinematics and dynamics of Newtonian fluids. Integral and differential formulations of the conservation of mass, momentum, and mechanical energy. Similitude and dimensional analysis. Laminar and turbulent pipe flow. Boundary Layers, drag and flow over external surfaces. Introduction to gas dynamics, speed of sound, normal shocks, converging-diverging nozzles, oblique shocks.

3900  Professionalism and Ethics Seminar (0.5) Prerequisites: Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering
   Guest lecturers, group projects, current engineering forum, student leadership, with a focus on professionalism and engineering ethics.

3950  Independent Studies in Mechanical Engineering (1 to 3) Prerequisites: Full Major Status in Mechanical Engineering.
   Independent study for students needing to make up deficiencies (e.g., laboratory experience) in required 3000- or 4000- level ME EN courses. Students must obtain the permission of a faculty mentor and the Director of Undergraduate Studies before signing up for an Independent Study.

4000  Engineering Design I: Conceptual Design and Prototype Testing (3) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in (ME EN 3000 AND ME EN 3210 AND ME EN 3300 AND ME EN 3650 AND ME EN 3700) AND Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering Corequisites: "C-" or better in ME EN 3600.
   Lectures on and team assignments leading to the completion of the detailed design phase including: concept generation and selection, detailed engineering design, application of machine elements, prototype testing, engineering analysis, DFX, parameter design, and preliminary economic analyses. Culminates in design review based on formal presentations of fully documented, detailed engineering drawings of proposed designs and alpha prototype demonstrations.

4005  Design of Complex Continuum Systems I (3) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in (ME EN 3210 AND ME EN 3300 AND ME EN 3650 AND ME EN 3700 AND ME EN 3910) AND Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering Fulfills Upper Division Communication/Writing.
   Lecture and group projects that apply new research advances in physical experimentation and computer simulation to the design of continuum systems.

4010  Engineering Design II: Final Product Design (3) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in ME EN 4000 AND Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering Fulfills Upper Division Communication/Writing.
   Lectures on and team assignments leading to the construction, testing and optimization of proposed design including: engineering analysis and testing of beta prototypes, final parameter and tolerance design, and economic analysis of final product. Culminates in demonstration of final product and verification and documentation of how final product meets all customer needs.

4050  Concurrent Engineering II: Failure and Reliability Considerations in Design (2) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in (ME EN 3300 AND (ME EN 2650 OR ME EN 4060)) AND Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering
   Design and manufacturing of mechanical structures for fatigue resistance and reliability, failure mechanisms, and criteria, wear, corrosion, tribology.

4060  Manufacturing (3) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in (MSE 2160 AND ME EN 3300 AND ME EN 3650 AND ME EN 3000 AND (ME EN 2510 OR ME EN 2655 OR ME EN 2660)) AND Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering.
   Introduction to the principles of different manufacturing processes (machine, casting, metal forming, injection molding, welding), their process capability, and their relationship to product design and realization. Using fundamental principles of solid mechanics, heat transfer, design methodology, and materials science to understand manufacturing of different mechanical products that satisfy technological and economic requirements and/or constraints.

4999  Honors Thesis/Project (3) Prerequisites: Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering
   Restricted to students in the Honors Program working on an Honors degree.

5000  Engineering Law and Contracts (3) Cross listed as CVEEN 5850. Prerequisites: Full Major status in the College of Engineering
   Meets with CVEEN 6850. Designed to provide science and engineering students with a sufficient knowledge of law to enable them to recognize and deal with legal problems which may arise in the fields of science, engineering, or technical management. Topics covered include courts, trial procedures, evidence, contract law, engineering contracts, agency, patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, product liability, employer/employee law, business law including corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, etc.

5010  Principles of Manufacturing Processes (3) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in (ME EN 2650 AND ME EN 4060) AND Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering
   Application of fundamental theories in solid mechanics, heat transfer, chemistry and surface science in solving complex problems in material processes. Meets with ME EN 6010.

5020  Computer-Aided Manufacturing (3) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in (ME EN 2650 AND ME EN 4060) AND Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering
   Principles and elements of computer-aided manufacturing: including numerical control, computer-aided design, rapid prototyping, "Just-In-Time Manufacturing," and an introduction to "Intelligent Manufacturing." Meets with ME EN 6020.

5030  Reliability Engineering (3) Prerequisites: Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering.
   Application of statistical concepts for interpretation of component and system failures, redundancy, maintainability, exponential failure laws, and failure prediction techniques. Meets with ME EN 6030.

5040  Quality Assurance Engineering (3) Prerequisites: Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering.
   Acceptance sampling procedures, control charts for quality controls, military standards in controlling quality. Meets with ME EN 6040.

5050  Fundamentals of Micromachining Processes (3) Cross listed as ECE 5221. Prerequisites: Full Major status in the College of Engineering
   Meets with ME EN 6050, ECE 6221, BIOEN 6421, MSE 6421. Introduction to the principles of micromachining technologies. Topics include photolithography, silicon etching, thin film deposition and etching, electroplating, polymer micromachining, and bonding techniques. A weekly lab and a review of micromachining applications is included. Undergraduate students only.

5055  Microsystems Design and Characterization (3) Cross listed as MET E 5055, CH EN 5659, MSE 5055, ECE 5225. Prerequisites: "C-" or better in (ME EN 5050 OR ECE 5221) AND Full Major status in the College of Engineering
   Meets with ME EN 6055, BIOEN 6423, ECE 6225, MET E 6055, MSE 6055, CH EN 6659. Third in a 3-course series on Microsystems Engineering. This course generalizes microsystems design considerations with practical emphasis on MEMS and IC characterization/physical analysis. Two lectures, one lab per week, plus 1/2 hour lab lecture. Must also register for ME EN 6056 (0-credit lab with fees).

5060  Sustainable Products and Processes (3) Prerequisites: Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering
   Meets with ME EN 6060. This course will explore the role of sustainability within the framework of product design and manufacturing processes. Enhancing the sustainability of consumer products (especially their manufacture, use, and recyclability) is a critical subject for the coming generation of engineers. Typically, sustainability has been enforced as a later fix or a regulatory response. In this course, we will actively seek means by which sustainability can be made an inherent part of the engineering methodology used in creating and realizing products and processes. Aspects of green product design, sustainable material selection, and environmentally benign and efficient manufacturing processes, and development of sustainability metrics will be discussed. We also assess the applicability of existing frame works such as life cycle analysis (LCA), green manufacturing and design for sustainability (DfS). Case studies relevant to two current products such as automobiles will be discussed. Case studies relevant to manufacturing processes involving material removal, soldering, and composites manufacturing will also be potentially explored. This course is expected to actively integrate sustainability principles within a product manufacturing and process design framework.

5100  Ergonomics (3) Prerequisites: Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering
   Introduction to study of humans at work; disability and accident prevention, and productivity improvement. Human musculoskeletal system as a mechanical structure. Recognition, evaluation, and control of ergonomic stresses in occupational environment. Meets with ME EN 6100.

5110  Introduction to Industrial Safety (3) Prerequisites: Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering
   Introduction to modern hazard control. Objectives and operation of occupational safety and health program. Requirements of the OSHA Act. Recognition and control of physical hazards in work environment through safety engineering. Psychological and ergonomic aspects of worker safety and health. Meets with ME EN 6110.

5120  Human Factors in Engineering Design (3) Prerequisites: Full Major status in the College of Engineering
   An introduction to the discipline of Human Factors Engineering. HFE is the science of designing for human use. Course will focus on information processing and the cognitive aspects of ergonomics design. Students will gain insight into effects of various environments (heat, cold, noise, information overload, etc.) on humans and human performance. Physical ergonomics (cumulative trauma disorders and biomechanics will be addressed briefly. These topics are covered in more depth in ME EN 6100 Ergonomics and ME EN 7100 Advanced Ergonomics. Meets with ME EN 6120.

5130  Design Implications for Human-Machine Systems (3) Prerequisites: Full Major status in the College of Engineering
   Course addresses Human Factors Engineering aspects of design and implications on system performance. Various aspects of human interaction with systems, both simple (hand tools) and complex (piloting an aircraft) will be addressed. Course will emphasize human factors engineering principles and the often catastrophic results of poor design with respect to humans in the system. Physical ergonomics (cumulative trauma disorders and biomechanics) will be addressed briefly. These topics are covered in more depth in ME EN 6100 Ergonomics and ME EN 7100 Advanced Ergonomics. Meets with ME EN 6130.

5200  Classical Control Systems (3) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in ME EN 3210 AND Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering
   Meets with ME EN 6200. Students learn modeling in the frequency domain, time domain, and sampled data domain. The theory and application of techniques and tools used for the design of feedback control systems, including root locus, Bode, and Nyquist techniques are discussed for continuous and sampled systems. Meets with ME EN 6200.

5205  System Dynamics (3) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in ME EN 3210 AND Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering
   Meets with ME EN 6205. Model and simulate the dynamics of advanced mechatronic systems consisting of a variety of energy domains (mechanical, electrical, magnetic, hydraulic, thermofluidic). Students will learn to use Bond Graph techniques and state space formulation for linear and nonlinear systems. Primary topics include introduction to power and energy variable, constitutive modeling of multi-port energy storage and transducing elements, power flow and causality, and derivation and simulation of state space equations. Hands- on recitation exercises in class allow students to practice modeling techniques on a variety of mechatronic devices. For a final project, students will model and simulate a complex dynamic system.

5210  State Space Control (3) Cross listed as CH EN 5203. Prerequisites: "C-" or better in ME EN 3210 AND Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering
   Introduction to modeling of multivariable systems in state space form. System analysis including stability, observability and controllability. Control system design using pole placement, and linear quadratic regulator theory. Observer design. Meets with ME EN 6210 and CH EN 6203.

5220  Robotics (3) Cross listed as CS 5310. Prerequisites: "C-" or better in ((CS 1000 OR ME EN 1010) AND MATH 2250 AND (PHYS 2210 OR AP Phys C:Mech score of 4 or better)) AND Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering
   Meets with CS 6310 and ME EN 6220. The mechanics of robots, comprising kinematics, dynamics, and trajectories. Planar, spherical, and spatial transformations and displacements. Representing orientation: Euler angles, angle-axis, and quaternions. Velocity and acceleration: the Jacobian and screw theory. Inverse kinematics: solvability and singularities. Trajectory planning: joint interpolation and Cartesian trajectories. Statics of serial chain mechanisms. Inertial parameters, Newton-Euler equations, D'Alembert's principle. Recursive forward and inverse dynamics.

5230  Introduction to Robot Control (3) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in (ME EN 5200 AND ME EN 5220) AND Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering
   Meets with ME EN 6230. Control of serial robot manipulators is examined. Topics include control system fundamentals, sensors and actuators, joint level control, centralized control, operational space control, and force control. Projects provide hands on experience controlling a serial link manipulator.

5240  Advanced Mechatronics (4) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in ((CS 1000 OR ME EN 1010) AND ECE 2210 AND ME EN 3210) AND Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering
   Meets with ME EN 6240. The goal of this course is to give students an experience in integrating electromechanical systems by utilizing a commodity microcontroller. Students will review some basic electronics, and learn to interface a PIC microcontroller with a broad variety of peripheral devices including motor drivers, LCDs, shift registers, DAC and encoder chips among others. The course will also emphasize some basics of serial communication, culminating with a wireless serial communication based laboratory and project. Students will leave the course with a broad set of skills necessary to build custom embedded systems through the use of a microcontroller and off-the-shelf components.

5250  Object-Oriented Programming for Interactive Systems (3) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in (ME EN 1010 OR CS 1000) AND Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering
   Meets with ME EN 6250. Many modern engineering systems incorporate computational elements, while other engineering systems need to be validated through computational tools or through computer-aided data collection. This course is designed to provide a foundation in programming, software engineering, debugging, and using existing computational codes in the context of controlling physical equipment, gathering experimental data, and visualizing results. The course will be taught using the C++ programming language, which provide balance between access to physical devices and modern programming concepts. The course provides a level of programming proficiency to students planning on taking additional coursework with a programming proficiency to students planning on taking additional coursework with a programming emphasis or who might need custom computational applications in their research. This course will use a mixture of short experimentation assignments (such as determining the result of certain programming constructs) and task-oriented programming assignments that demonstrate commonly used tools.

5300  Advanced Strength of Materials (3) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in (ME EN 3300 AND (MATH 2210 OR MATH 1260 OR MATH 1280) AND MATH 2250) AND Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering
   Meets with ME EN 6300. Strength of materials approach to advanced problems in stress analysis of structural members, and prediction of their failure; advanced topics in beam bending; torsion of noncircular cross-sections, and thin-walled tubes; inelastic bending, and torsion; energy methods; elastic instability.

5400  Vibrations (3) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in (ME EN 2080 AND (MATH 2210 OR MATH 1260 OR MATH 1280)) AND Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering Corequisites: "C-" or better in MATH 3150
   Free and forced vibrations of discrete linear systems with and without damping; Lagrange's equations and matrix methods for multiple-degree-of freedom systems; isolation of shock and vibrations; and applications. Meets with ME EN 6400.

5410  Intermediate Dynamics (3) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in (ME EN 2080 AND (MATH 2210 OR MATH 1260 OR MATH 1280) AND MATH 2250 AND Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering
   Review of basic dynamics, transformation of coordinate systems, rotating coordinate systems, Lagrange methods, Euler's equations, and dynamics of machinery. Meets with ME EN 6410.

5500  Engineering Elasticity (3) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in (ME EN 3300 AND MATH 3150) AND Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering
   Practical, applied approach to elasticity; physical meaning of governing equations, and solutions of problems of practical importance; stresses, strains, and Hooke's law; equations of equilibrium, and compatibility; problems in plane stress and plane strain, torsion, and bending, and introduction to three-dimensional problems. Meets with ME EN 6500.

5510  Introduction to Finite Elements (3) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in (ME EN 3300 AND (MATH 2210 OR MATH 1260 OR MATH 1280) AND MATH 2250 AND Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering
   Practical approach to finite-element analysis of solid mechanics, diffusion, and fluid mechanics problems. Introduction to use of commercial finite element programs. Introduction to theoretical basis; simple elements, element stiffness, boundary conditions, and modeling considerations. Meets with ME EN 6510.

5520  Mechanics of Composite Materials (3) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in (ME EN 3300 AND (MATH 2210 OR MATH 1260 OR MATH 1280)) AND Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering
   Introduction to modern fiber composite materials; design and analysis for structural applications. Material types, and manufacturing techniques. Anisotropic stress-strain response, and implications for design. Lamination theory, and computer codes for lamination analysis. Strengths of laminates. Examples and projects for design of structural members of advanced composite materials. Meets with ME EN 6520.

5530  Introduction to Continuum Mechanics (3) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in (ME EN 3300 AND (MATH 2210 OR MATH 1260 OR MATH 1280)) AND Full Major Status in Mechanical Engineering Corequisites: "C-" or better in MATH 3150
   Introduction to Cartesian tensors, state of stress, kinematics of deformation. General principles of mechanics. Constitutive equations of elasticity, viscoelasticity, plasticity, and fluid mechanics. Meets with ME EN 6530.

5600  Intermediate Thermodynamics (3) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in ((MATH 2210 OR MATH 1260 OR MATH 1280) AND ME EN 3600 AND MATH 2250) AND Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering
   Thermodynamic probability, statistical mechanics for systems of independent particles, the partition function, macroscopic thermodynamic properties for gases and solids from basic particle behavior. Course content will include topics such as Maxwell's equations, biothermodynamics and applied thermodynamics. Meets with ME EN 6600.

5610  Modern Physics in Engineering (3) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in ((ME EN 2300 OR CH EN 2300) AND MATH 2250) AND Full Major Status in Mechanical Engineering
   Application of modern-physics developments to engineering disciplines: quantum mechanics, nanotechnology, molecular mechanics, atomic force and scanning tunneling microscopes, and other recent developments. Meets with ME EN 6610.

5620  Fundamentals of Microscale Engineering (3) Prerequisites: Full Major status in the College of Engineering
   Introduction to microscale and nanoscale engineering. Topics include scaling laws, metrology methods, and mircofabrication technologies such as photolithography, sputtering, ion-beam etching, chemical vapor deposition, bulk micromachining, surface micromachining, LIGA, laser ablation, and micromilling. Microscale thermal fluid phenomena, such as slip flow, temperature jump, viscosity variation, surface tension effects and conduction in thin films, are introduced. MEMS and microfluidic applications, such as sensors, actuators, micrototal analysis systems, and electronic cooling are presented. Meets with ME EN 6620.

5700  Intermediate Fluid Dynamics (3) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in (ME EN 3700 AND MATH 3150) AND Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering
   Introduction to classical fluid mechanics. Derivation and development of the differential forms of mass, momentum and energy transport. Topics to be covered include: Laminar and turbulent boundary layers, dimension/scaling analysis, vorticity dynamics and an introduction to turbulence. Emphasis is placed on the physical interpretation of mathematical models and interpretation of experimental data in the context of the governing equations. Meets with ME EN 6700.

5710  Aerodynamics (3) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in (ME EN 2080 AND ME EN 3600 AND ME EN 3700) AND Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering
   Flow around bodies, inviscid flow, airfoil theory, lift and drag for lifting bodies, compressible aerodynamics, boundary layers, aircraft preliminary design. Meets with ME EN 6710.

5720  Computational Fluid Dynamics (3) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in ((ME EN 2450 OR MATH 5600 OR CH EN 2450) AND (ME EN 3700 OR CH EN 3353))
   Survey of approaches including time accurate and steady-state methods, explicit and implicit techniques. Eulerian and Lagrangian methods, laminar and turbulent flow, compressible and incompressible approaches, projection methods, stability considerations, etc. Application of CFD to mixing, heat transfer and reaction. Meets with CH EN 6355 & ME EN 6720.

5800  Sustainable Energy Engineering (3) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in ME EN 3650 AND Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering Corequisites: "C-" or better in ME EN 3600
   Engineering of energy collection and production systems that satisfy long-term energy needs while minimizing damage to the earth's ecosystem. Conversion of chemical and nuclear fuels to produce work or electrical energy. Solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, co-generation and direct energy conversion. Conservation, seasonal underground energy storage, and hydrogen production technologies. Meets with ME EN 6800.

5810  Thermal Systems Design (3) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in (ME EN 3600 AND ME EN 3650) AND Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering
   Design of steam-power plants, feed-water heater systems, pumping systems, compressor blades, turbine blades, and heat exchangers. Equation fitting and economic analysis as basis of design decisions. Optimization of thermal systems using Lagrange multipliers, search methods, dynamic programming, geometric programming, and linear programming. Probabilistic approaches to design. Meets with ME EN 6810.

5820  Thermal Environmental Engineering (3) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in (ME EN 3600 AND ME EN 3650) AND Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering
   Principles of design of systems for heating and cooling of buildings. Heat-load calculations, psychrometrics, thermodynamic systems, and solar-energy concepts. Meets with ME EN 6820.

5830  Aerospace Propulsion (3) Prerequisites: "C-" or better in (ME EN 3600 AND ME EN 3700) AND Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering
   Analysis and design of propulsion systems for aerospace vehicles: solid and liquid chemical rocket systems, nuclear rocket engines, electrical rocket engines, nozzle theory, jet engine component analysis, turboprop engines, turbojet engines, ramjet engines, and turbofan engines. Meets with ME EN 6830.

5910  Cooperative Education (1 to 3) Prerequisites: Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering
   On-the-job cooperative education experience.

5920  Design Project (1 to 3) Prerequisites: Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering
   Group or individual engineering design projects.

5930  Undergraduate Thesis (3) Prerequisites: Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering
   Contemporary engineering research problems.

5950  Independent Studies in Mechanical Engineering (1 to 3) Prerequisites: Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering

5960  Special Topics (1 to 4) Prerequisites: Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering
   Contemporary problems in Mechanical Engineering.

6005  Exploration of Complex Continuum Phenomena I (3)
   Lecture and group projects that apply new research advances in physical experimentation and computer simulation to the engineering exploration of continuum systems.

6010  Principles of Manufacturing Processes (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent
   Application of fundamental theories in solid mechanics, heat transfer, chemistry and surface science in solving complex problems in material processes. Meets with ME EN 5010.

6015  Exploration of Complex Continuum Phenomena II (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent
   Lecture and research/development group projects of phenomena relevant to engineering applications through integrated application of state-of-the-art computational and laboratory tools.

6020  Computer-Aided Manufacturing (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent
   Principles and elements of computer-aided manufacturing: including numerical control, computer aided design, rapid prototyping, "Just-In-Time Manufacturing," and an introduction to "Intelligent Manufacturing." Meets with ME EN 5020.

6030  Reliability Engineering (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent
   Application of statistical concepts for interpretation of component and system failures, redundancy, maintainability, exponential failure laws, and failure prediction techniques. Meets with ME EN 5030.

6040  Quality Assurance Engineering (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent
   Acceptance sampling procedures, control charts for quality controls, military standards in controlling quality. Meets with ME EN 5040.

6050  Fundamentals of Micromachining Processes (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent
   Meets with ME EN 5050. Introduction to the principles of micromachining technologies. Topics include photolithography, silicon etching, thin film deposition and etching, electroplating, polymer micromachining, and bonding technologies. A weekly lab and a review of micromachining applications is included.

6050  Fundamentals of Micromachining Processes (3) Cross listed as MSE 6421, BIOEN 6421, ECE 6221. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent
   Meets with ECE 5221 and ME EN 5050. Introduction to the principles of micromachining technologies. Topics include photolithography, silicon etching, thin film deposition and etching, electroplating, polymer micromachining, and bonding techniques. A weekly lab and a review of micromachining applications is included. Graduate students only. Extra work required.

6055  Microsystems Design and Characterization (4) Cross listed as MET E 6055, BIOEN 6423, MSE 6055, ECE 6225, CH EN 6659. Prerequisites: (ME EN 6050 AND Graduate Standing) OR Instructor Consent
   Meets with ME EN 5055, ECE 5225, MET E 5055, MSE 5055, CH EN 5659. Third in a 3-course series on Microsystems Engineering. This course generalizes microsystems design considerations with practical emphasis on MEMS and IC characterization/physical analysis. Two lectures, one lab per week, plus 1/2 hour lab lecture. Must also register for ME EN 6056 (0-credit lab with fees). Graduate students only. Extra work required.

6060  Sustainable Products and Processes (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent
   Meets with ME EN 5060. This course will explore the role of sustainability within the framework of product design and manufacturing processes. Enhancing the sustainability of consumer products (especially their manufacture, use, and recyclability) is a critical subject for the coming generation of engineers. Typically, sustainability has been enforced as a later fix or a regulatory response. In this course, we will actively seek means by which sustainability can be made an inherent part of the engineering methodology used in creating and realizing products and processes. Aspects of green product design, sustainable material selection, and environmentally benign and efficient manufacturing processes, and development of sustainability metrics will be discussed. We also assess the applicability of existing frame works such as life cycle analysis (LCA), green manufacturing and design for sustainability (DfS). Case studies relevant to two current products such as automobiles will be discussed. Case studies relevant to manufacturing processes involving material removal, soldering, and composites manufacturing will also be potentially explored. This course is expected to actively integrate sustainability principles within a product manufacturing and process design framework.

6100  Ergonomics (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent
   Introduction to study of humans at work; disability and accident prevention, and productivity improvement. Human musculoskeletal system as mechanical structure. Recognition, evaluation, and control of ergonomic stresses in occupational environment. Meets with ME EN 5100.

6110  Introduction to Industrial Safety (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent
   Introduction to modern hazard control. Objectives and operation of occupational safety and health program. Requirements of the OSHA Act. Recognition and control of physical hazards in work environment through safety engineering. Psychological and ergonomic aspects of worker safety and health. Meets with ME EN 5110.

6120  Human Factors in Engineering Design (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent
   An introduction to the discipline of Human Factors Engineering. HFE is the science of designing for human use. Course will focus on information processing and the cognitive aspects of ergonomics design. Students will gain insight into effects of various environments (heat, cold, noise, information overload, etc.) on humans and human performance. Physical ergonomics (cumulative trauma disorders and biomechanics will be addressed briefly. These topics are covered in more depth in ME EN 6100 Ergonomics and ME EN 7100 Advanced Ergonomics. Meets with ME EN 5120.

6130  Design Implications for Human-Machine Systems (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent
   Course addresses Human Factors Engineering aspects of design and implications on system performance. Various aspects of human interaction with systems, both simple (hand tools) and complex (piloting an aircraft) will be addressed. Course will emphasize human factors engineering principles and the often catastrophic results of poor design with respect to humans in the system. Physical ergonomics (cumulative trauma disorders and biomechanics) will be addressed briefly. These topics are covered in more depth in ME EN 6100 Ergonomics and ME EN 7100 Advanced Ergonomics. Meets with ME EN 5130.

6140  Occupational Health and Safety Solutions (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent
   This course covers the application of relevant safety and health concepts to real-world manufacturing and work environments. Students will help mitigate and minimize occupational hazards present at local manufacturing facilities. the proper selection and implementation of engineering and administrative controls as well as the proper use and maintenance of personal protective equipment (PPE) will be heavily emphasized. Medical management of injuries and illnesses will also be discussed along with recognized preventive medicine strategies. The hierarchy of hazard controls (engineering, administrative, and personal protective equipment) and regulatory standards relating to the use of personal protective equipment will be explained. This class stresses the importance of engineering controls and the limitations of individual PPE.

6200  Classical Control Systems (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Status in Mechanical Engineering OR Instructor Consent.
   Meets with ME EN 5200. Students learn modeling in the frequency domain, time domain, and sampled data domain. The theory and application of techniques and tools used for the design of feedback control systems, including root locus, Bode and Nyquist techniques are discussed for continuous and sampled systems. See ME EN 5200 prerequisites for expected undergraduate coursework.

6205  System Dynamics (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent
   Meets with ME EN 5205. Model and simulate the dynamics of advanced mechatronic systems consisting of a variety of energy domains (mechanical, electrical, magnetic, hydraulic, thermofluidic). Students will learn to use Bond Graph techniques and state space formulation for linear and nonlinear systems. Primary topics include introduction to power and energy variable, constitutive modeling of multi-port energy storage and transducing elements, power flow and causality, and derivation and simulation of state space equations. Hands- on recitation exercises in class allow students to practice modeling techniques on a variety of mechatronic devices. For a final project, students will model and simulate a complex dynamic system. See ME EN 5205 prerequisites for expected undergraduate coursework.

6210  State Space Control (3) Cross listed as CH EN 6203. Prerequisites: Graduate Status in Mechanical Engineering OR Instructor Consent.
   Introduction to modeling of multivariable systems in state space form. System analysis including stability, observability and controllability. Control system design using pole placement, and linear quadratic regulator theory. Observer design. Meets with ME EN 5210 and CH EN 5203.

6220  Robotics (3) Cross listed as CS 6310. Prerequisites: Graduate Status in Mechanical Engineering OR Instructor Consent.
   The mechanics of robots, comprising kinematics, dynamics, and trajectories. Planar, spherical, and spatial transformations and displacements. Representing orientation: Euler angles, angle-axis, and quaternions. Velocity and acceleration: the Jacobian and screw theory. Inverse kinematics: solvability and singularities. Trajectory planning: joint interpolation and Cartesian trajectories. Statics of serial chain mechanisms. Inertial parameters, Newton-Euler equations, D'Alembert's principle. Recursive forward and inverse dynamics. Meets with CP SC 5310 and ME EN 5220.

6225  Geometric Computation for Motion Planning (3) Cross listed as CS 6370. Prerequisites: (CS 1000 AND MATH 2250 AND Graduate Standing) OR Instructor Consent
   Geometric computation is the study practical algorithms for solving queries about geometric properties of computer models and relationships between computer models. Robot motion planning uses these algorithms to formulate safe motion through a modeled environment. Topics to be covered are spatial subdivision and model hierarchies, model intersection, distance queries and distance fields, medial axis computations, configuration space, and motion planning.

6230  Introduction to Robot Control (3) Cross listed as CS 6330. Prerequisites: (ME EN 6200 AND ME EN 6220 AND Graduate Standing) OR Instructor Consent
   Meets with ME EN 5230. Control of serial robot manipulators is examined. Topics include control system fundamentals, sensors and actuators, joint level control, centralized control, operational space control, and force control. Projects provide hands on experience controlling a serial link manipulator.

6240  Advanced Mechatronics (4) Prerequisites: Graduate Status in Mechanical Engineering OR Instructor Consent.
   Meets with ME EN 5240. The goal of this course is to give students an experience in integrating electromechanical systems by utilizing a commodity microcontroller. Students will review some basic electronics, and learn to interface a PIC microcontroller with a broad variety of peripheral devices including motor drivers, LCDs, shift registers, DAC and encoder chips among others. The course will also emphasize some basics of serial communication, culminating with a wireless serial communication based laboratory and project. Students will leave the course with a broad set of skills necessary to build custom embedded systems through the use of a microcontroller and off-the-shelf components. See ME EN 5240 prerequisites for expected undergraduate coursework.

6250  Object-Oriented Programming for Interactive Systems (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent
   Meets with ME EN 5250. Many modern engineering systems incorporate computational elements, while other engineering systems need to be validated through computational tools or through computer-aided data collection. This course is designed to provide a foundation in programming, software engineering, debugging, and using existing computational codes in the context of controlling physical equipment, gathering experimental data, and visualizing results. The course will be taught using the C++ programming language, which provide balance between access to physical devices and modern programming concepts. The course provides a level of programming proficiency to students planning on taking additional coursework with a programming proficiency to students planning on taking additional coursework with a programming emphasis or who might need custom computational applications in their research. This course will use a mixture of short experimentation assignments (such as determining the result of certain programming constructs) and task-oriented programming assignments that demonstrate commonly used tools.

6300  Advanced Strength of Materials (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Status in Mechanical Engineering OR Instructor Consent.
   Meets with ME EN 5300. Strength of materials approach to advanced problems in stress analysis of structural members, and prediction of their failure; advanced topics in beam bending; torsion of noncircular cross-sections, and thin-walled tubes; inelastic bending, and torsion; energy methods; elastic instability. See ME EN 5300 prerequisites for expected undergraduate coursework.

6400  Vibrations (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Status in Mechanical Engineering OR Instructor Consent.
   Meets with ME EN 5400. Free and forced vibrations of discrete linear systems with and without damping; matrix methods for multiple-degree-of-freedom systems; isolation of shock and vibration; and applications. See ME EN 5400 prerequisites for expected undergraduate coursework.

6410  Intermediate Dynamics (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Status in Mechanical Engineering OR Instructor Consent.
   Meets with ME EN 5410. Review of basic dynamics, transformation of coordinate systems, rotating coordinate systems, Lagrange methods, Euler's equations, and dynamics of machinery. See ME EN 5410 prerequisites for expected undergraduate coursework.

6500  Engineering Elasticity (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Status in Mechanical Engineering OR Instructor Consent.
   Meets with ME EN 5500. Practical, applied approach to elasticity; physical meaning of governing equations, and solutions of problems of practical importance; stresses, strains, and Hooke's law; equations of equilibrium, and compatibility; problems in plane stress and plane strain, torsion, and bending, and introduction to three-dimensional problems. See ME EN 5500 prerequisites for expected undergraduate coursework.

6510  Introduction to Finite Elements (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Status in Mechanical Engineering OR Instructor Consent.
   Meets with ME EN 5510. Practical approach to finite-element analysis of solid mechanics, diffusion, and fluid mechanics problems. Introduction to use of commercial finite element programs. Introduction to theoretical basis; simple elements, element stiffness, boundary conditions, and modeling considerations. See ME EN 5510 prerequisites for expected undergraduate coursework.

6520  Mechanics of Composite Materials (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Status in Mechanical Engineering OR Instructor Consent.
   Meets with ME EN 5520. Introduction to modern fiber composite materials; design and analysis for structural applications. Material types, and manufacturing techniques. Anisotropic stress-strain response, and implications for design. Lamination theory, and computer codes for lamination analysis. Strengths of laminates. Examples and projects for design of structural members of advanced composite materials. See ME EN 5520 prerequisites for expected undergraduate coursework.

6530  Introduction to Continuum Mechanics (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Status in Mechanical Engineering OR Instructor Consent.
   Meets with ME EN 5530. Introduction to Cartesian tensors, state of stress, kinematics of deformation. General principles of mechanics. Constitutive equations of elasticity, viscoelasticity, plasticity, and fluid mechanics. See ME EN 5530 prerequisites for expected undergraduate coursework.

6600  Intermediate Thermodynamics (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Status in Mechanical Engineering OR Instructor Consent.
   Meets with ME EN 5600. Thermodynamic probability, statistical mechanics for systems of independent particles, the partition function, macroscopic thermodynamic properties for gases and solids from basic particle behavior. Course content will include topics such as Maxwell's equations, biothermodynamics and applied thermodynamics. See ME EN 5600 prerequisites for expected undergraduate coursework.

6610  Modern Physics in Engineering (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent
   Application of modern physics developments to engineering disciplines: quantum mechanics, nanotechnology, molecular mechanics, atomic force and scanning tunneling microscopes, and other recent developments. Meets with ME EN 5610.

6620  Fundamentals of Microscale Engineering (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent
   Introduction to microscale and nanoscale engineering. Topics include scaling laws, metrology methods, and mircofabrication technologies such as photolithography, sputtering, ion-beam etching, chemical vapor deposition, bulk micromachining, surface micromachining, LIGA, laser ablation, and micromilling. Microscale thermal fluid phenomena, such as slip flow, temperature jump, viscosity variation, surface tension effects and conduction in thin films, are introduced. MEMS and microfluidic applications, such as sensors, actuators, micrototal analysis systems, electronic cooling are presented. Meets with ME EN 5620.

6700  Intermediate Fluid Dynamics (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Status in Mechanical Engineering OR Instructor Consent.
   Meets with ME EN 5700. Introduction to classical fluid mechanics. Derivation and development of the differential forms of mass, momentum and energy transport. Topics to be covered include: Laminar and turbulent boundary layers, dimension/scaling analysis, vorticity dynamics and an introduction to turbulence. Emphasis is placed on the physical interpretation of mathematical models and interpretation of experimental data in the context of the governing equations. See ME EN 5700 prerequisites for expected undergraduate coursework.

6710  Aerodynamics (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Status in Mechanical Engineering OR Instructor Consent.
   Meets with ME EN 5710. Flow around bodies, inviscid flow, airfoil theory, lift and drag for lifting bodies, compressible aerodynamics, boundary layers, aircraft preliminary design. See ME EN 5710 prerequisites for expected undergraduate coursework.

6720  Computational Fluid Dynamics (3) Cross listed as CH EN 6355. Prerequisites: (ME EN 2500 AND ME EN 3700 AND Graduate Standing) OR Instructor Consent
   Survey of approaches including time accurate and steady-state methods, explicit and implicit techniques. Eulerian and Lagrangian methods, laminar and turbulent flow, compressible and incompressible approaches, projection methods, stability considerations, etc. Application of CFD to mixing, heat transfer and reaction. Meets with CH EN 5353 & ME EN 5720.

6800  Sustainable Energy Engineering (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Status in Mechanical Engineering OR Instructor Consent.
   Meets with ME EN 5800. Engineering of energy collection and production systems that satisfy long-term energy needs while minimizing damage to the earth's ecosystem. Conversion of chemical and nuclear fuels to produce work or electrical energy. Solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, co-generation and direct energy conversion. Conservation, seasonal underground energy storage, and hydrogen production technologies. See ME EN 5800 prerequisites for expected undergraduate coursework.

6810  Thermal System Design (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Status in Mechanical Engineering OR Instructor Consent.
   Meets with ME EN 5810. Design of steam-power plants, feed-water heater systems, pumping systems, compressor blades, turbine blades, and heat exchangers. Equation fitting and economic analysis as basis of design decisions. Optimization of thermal systems using Lagrange multipliers, search methods, dynamic programming, geometric programming, and linear programming. Probabilistic approaches to design. See ME EN 5810 prerequisites for expected undergraduate coursework.

6820  Thermal Environmental Engineering (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Status in Mechanical Engineering OR Instructor Consent.
   Meets with ME EN 5820. Principles of design of systems for heating and cooling of buildings. Heat-load calculations, psychrometrics, thermodynamic systems, and solar-energy concepts. See ME EN 5820 prerequisites for expected undergraduate coursework.

6830  Aerospace Propulsion (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Status in Mechanical Engineering OR Instructor Consent.
   Meets with ME EN 5830. Analysis and design of propulsion systems for aerospace vehicles: solid and liquid chemical rocket systems, nuclear rocket engines, electrical rocket engines, nozzle theory, jet engine component analysis, turboprop engines, turbojet engines, ramjet engines, and turbofan engines. See ME EN 5830 prerequisites for expected undergraduate coursework.

6950  Independent Study (1 to 3) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent

6955  Master of Engineering Project (1 to 4) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent

6960  Special Topics (1 to 4) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent
   Contemporary problems in Mechanical Engineering.

6975  Research and Thesis: Master of Science (1 to 12) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent

6980  Faculty Consultation: Master of Science (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent

7000  Optimal Design (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent
   Explores optimization theory and practice as it applies to engineering design. Topics include monotonicity analysis, numerical methods in continuous design spaces and techniques for discrete optimization. Students will learn these areas through analytical and computer-based assignments and design exercises.

7010  Computer-Aided Engineering (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent
   Explores technology behind current topics in computer-aided engineering. Topics have included: network-based computer-aided design, expert systems, constraint propagation, pattern recognition, etc. This is NOT a course in learning how to use any commercial CAD program, but rather a course in learning the basis for developing new tools. Students learn these topics through extensive programming projects.

7040  Advanced Computer-Aided Manufacturing (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent
   Advanced topics in computer-aided manufacturing. Applications of computers to planning and control of manufacturing systems.

7060  Fatigue and Creep Considerations in Design (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent
   Failure modes of fatigue and creep, statistics, and probabilistic modeling. Design of metals, alloys, polymers, ceramics, and composites; mechanical and structural component analysis using safe-life, fail-safe, damage-tolerant, and residual-life concepts. Design methods.

7070  Tribology and Corrosion Considerations in Design (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent
   Tribology and corrosion considerations for improved mechanical/structural design; surface topography, friction of metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites; wear and abrasion; kinetics of corrosion processes and design considerations.

7100  Advanced Erogonomics: Occupational Biomechanics (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Status in Mechanical Engineering OR Instructor Consent.
   Application of engineering statics and dynamics in determining biomechanical stresses on humans in the work environment; anthropometric measurement methodologies; determination of physiological stresses during work. Recommended Prerequisite: ME EN 1300 AND ME EN 2800 AND ME EN 6100.

7105  Advanced Erogonomics: Occupational Biomechanics Laboratory (1) Prerequisites: Graduate Status in Mechanical Engineering OR Instructor Consent.
   Empirical evaluation of biomechanical and physiological stresses on humans in the work environment. Recommended Prerequisite: ME EN 1300 AND ME EN 2080 AND ME EN 6100.

7110  System Safety (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent
   Systems safety techniques for accident prevention and for quantification of hazards inherent in machines and person/machine systems. Preliminary hazard analysis, failure mode and effects analysis, fault tree analysis. Recommended Prerequisite: ME EN 6110.

7120  Musculoskeletal Functional Anatomy for Engineers (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent
   This course is intended to familiarize mechanical engineers and bioengineers with the structure and function of the human musculoskeletal system. Lectures are followed by laboratory cadaver dissection dealing with the specific musculoskeletal structure discussed in the lecture. Topics include functional anatomy of the anterior abdominal wall, hip/upper leg, hand/wrist/elbow, shoulder/arm, ankle/foot, back, and knee. The class will also include general biomechanical modeling of some joints. Special emphasis will be placed on ergonomic concerns, particularly to the distal upper extremity, shoulder, and low back. Meets with BIOEN 6230.

7200  Nonlinear Controls (3) Prerequisites: (ME EN 6210 AND Graduate Standing) OR Instructor Consent
   The modeling, analysis, and control of nonlinear systems is discussed.

7210  Optimal Controls (3) Prerequisites: (ME EN 6210 AND Graduate Standing) OR Instructor Consent
   Optimization of systems using variational calculus and simulation techniques are discussed.

7220  System Identification for Robotics (3) Prerequisites: (ME EN 6220 AND ME EN 6225 AND Graduate Standing) OR Instructor Consent
   Modeling and identification of the mechanical properties of robots and their environments. Review of probability and statistics. Parametric versus nonparametric estimation. Linear least squares parameter estimation, total least squares, and Kalman filters. Nonlinear estimation and extended Kalman filters. State estimation. Specific identification methods for kinematic calibration, inertial parameter estimation, and joint friction modeling.

7230  Robot Mobility and Manipulation (3) Cross listed as CS 7310. Prerequisites: (ME EN 6220 AND ME EN 6225 AND (ME EN 6230 OR ME EN 7200) AND Graduate Standing) OR Instructor Consent
   Modeling and control of static and dynamic characteristics of manipulation and mobility are introduced. Case studies highlight classical approaches and students will independently explore contemporary topics in a course project.

7400  Advanced Dynamics, Vibrations, and Wave Propagation (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent
   Lagrange methods and Euler's equations, Hamilton's principle. Free and forced vibration of single- and multi-degree of freedom systems. Free and forced vibration of strings, beams and membranes. Traveling and standing waves, reflection, and generation of waves.

7500  Engineering Material Science: Fatigue and Creep (3) Prerequisites: (MSE 2160 AND ME EN 3300 AND Graduate Standing) OR Instructor Consent
   Mechanical properties of materials relating mechanical behavior and atomic phenomena; topics in elasticity, plasticity, fatigue, and fracture in metals, glasses, polymers, and elastomers. Special problems in thermal, electrical, corrosive, and other material properties relevant to engineering design. Topics in fatigue and creep considerations in engineering materials.

7520  Theory of Elasticity (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent
   Advanced solution techniques to boundary-value problems in two and three-dimensional elasticity; applications to problems of practical importance.

7530  Fundamentals of Fracture Mechanics (3) Prerequisites: ((ME EN 6300 OR ME EN 6500) AND Graduate Standing) OR Instructor Consent
   Theory and application of fracture mechanics to design against catastrophic failures in structures. Mechanisms of fracture, stress-intensity factors, elastic and elastoplastic design criteria, fracture toughness, crack propagation, and fatigue; fracture-control plans.

7540  Advanced Finite Elements (3) Prerequisites: (ME EN 3300 AND ME EN 6510 AND Graduate Standing) OR Instructor Consent.
   Applications to problems from solid, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics, and advanced elements. Consideration of nonlinear and time-dependent problems. Students must have the ability to run at least one commercial FEM code or a University of Utah commercial-quality parallel research FEM or FEW-based code; vector calculus; linear algebra; exposure to ordinary and partial differential equations and numerical analysis; ability to program in Matlab, C/C++, Python, Fortran, or other scientific programming language.

7550  Theory of Plates and Shells (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent
   Basics equations of linear thin-plate and shell theory; solutions for plates of specific geometry. Membrane theory for shells of revolution. Shell ending theory, analysis of stresses and deformations.

7600  Advanced Thermodynamics (3) Prerequisites: (MATH 2210 AND MATH 2250 AND ME EN 3600 AND Graduate Standing) OR Instructor Consent
   Equilibrium thermodynamics, availability analysis, equations of state, thermodynamic property relations, mixtures, multiphase-multicomponent systems, combustion reactions and availability and statistical thermodynamics.

7610  Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent
   Nonequilibrium thermodynamics, conservation laws, and balance equations; second law of thermodynamics and entropy balance; irreversible thermodynamics; review of stability theory; nonequilibrium thermodynamics and hydrodynamic stability; applications to thermodynamic and hydrodynamic processes.

7650  Advanced Conduction Heat Transfer (3) Prerequisites: (ME EN 3650 AND Graduate Standing) OR Instructor Consent
   Fourier's law of conduction, heat diffusion equations, analytical and numerical solutions of multiple-dimensional, steady- and unsteady-conduction heat transfer, and approximate solutions of heat conduction problems.

7660  Advanced Convection Heat Transfer (3) Prerequisites: (ME EN 3650 AND Graduate Standing) OR Instructor Consent
   Analytical derivation of laws governing forced convection heat transfer. Laminar tube flows, laminar boundary layer flows, turbulent tube flows, turbulent boundary layers. Principal of superposition, and arbitrarily specified temperature and heat flux boundary conditions. Analytic integral boundary layer solutions. Numerical and analytic differential equation solutions. Natural and mixed convection. Variable properties. High-speed flows.

7670  Advanced Radiation Heat Transfer (3) Prerequisites: (ME EN 3650 AND Graduate Standing) OR Instructor Consent
   Fundamentals of thermal radiation, radiative properties of solids and gases, radiation exchange between surfaces, gas radiation, combined modes of heat transfer.

7700  Advanced Fluid Mechanics (3) Prerequisites: (ME EN 6700 AND Graduate Standing) OR Instructor Consent
   Kinematics of flow, stress, strain rate, and vorticity. Derivation of the governing differential equations. Introduction to potential flows. Exact solutions to the Navier-Stokes equations, creeping flow, laminar boundary layers. Introduction to hydrodynamic instability.

7710  Environmental Fluid Dynamics (3) Prerequisites: (ME EN 6700 AND Graduate Standing) OR Instructor Consent
   Introduction to environmental fluid mechanics focusing primarily on micro meteorological processes occurring in the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL). Covers: surface energy budget, basic thermodynamics relationships, basic equations of motion & energy, including important simplifications relating to rotation & atmospheric stability turbulence in the ADL (including basic statistics and spectral analysis(, ABL similarity theory and dispersion processes. Projects involve utilizing real atmospheric boundary layer data sets.

7720  Turbulent Flows and Mixing (3) Prerequisites: (Graduate Standing AND ME EN 6700) OR Instructor Consent
   Course covers basic theory and description of turbulent flows and turbulent mixing processes: Statistical analysis, scaling analysis, and equilibrium range theories. Course covers modeling of turbulent flows, including k-e and Reynolds stress modeling, a variety of stochastic models for turbulent scalar mixing, and large eddy simulation. Physically based descriptions of turbulent flows from both experimental observation and direct numerical simulation are included. Offered even numbered years.

7800  Advanced Energy Systems (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent
   Introduction to advanced energy systems utilizing chemical and nuclear fuels and solar based energy. Assessment of thermodynamic, chemical, and physical factors.

7960  Special Topics (1 to 3) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent
   Contemporary problems in Mechanical Engineering.

7970  Ph.D. Dissertation (1 to 12) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent

7980  Faculty Consultation: Doctoral (3) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent

7990  Continuing Registration: Doctoral (0) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent
   Continuing registration for Ph.D. students.


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