Mechanical Engineering (ME)

ME 230     Thermodynamics     4 Credit Hours

The course is a general introduction to thermodynamics. Properties of pure substances. Work and heat. The first and second laws of thermodynamics. and their applications to engineering systems. Energy, Entropy, Exergy and efficiency. (F, S, W).

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 150 and (MATH 116 or Mathematics Placement with a score of 215) and (CHEM 134 or CHEM 144)

Corequisite(s): ME 230R

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Major is Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial & Systems Engin, Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering, Engineering

ME 230R     Thermodynamics     0 Credit Hours

Recitation component for ME 230. Must be taken concurrently with ME 230.

Corequisite(s): ME 230

ME 260     Design Stress Analysis     4 Credit Hours

An introduction to statics and stress analyses with emphasis on both mechanics fundamentals and design applications. (F,W,S).

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 150 and (ENGR 250* or ECE 385*) and (MATH 205* or Mathematics Placement with a score of 215 or MATH 215*)

Corequisite(s): ME 260R

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

ME 260R     Design Stress Analysis     0 Credit Hours

Recitation component of ME 260. Must be taken concurrently with ME 260.

Corequisite(s): ME 260

ME 265     Applied Mechanics     4 Credit Hours

A comprehensive introduction to the science of applied mechanics, encompassing a study of forces and the stresses, deflections, and motions which they produce. Topics include the concept of equilibrium and static force analysis; the mechanics of deformable bodies (internal stresses, constitutive relationships, strains, deflections, failure); statics of indeterminate systems; kinematics; kinetics of particles, systems of particles, and rigid bodies. Four hours lecture. This course is not open to ME majors (F, S, W).

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 150 and (MATH 205* or Mathematics Placement with a score of 215 or MATH 215*)

Restriction(s):
Cannot enroll if Major is Mechanical Engineering,

ME 290     Spec Topics in Mech Engin     1 to 3 Credit Hours

Special topics in mechanical engineering selected according to students' interest and availability of instructors and equipment.

ME 299     Internship/ Co-op     1 Credit Hour

This is a Cooperative Education course. Students wishing to experience a work experience before graduation may elect to participate in the Cooperative Education Program (minimum of two terms). (F,W,S).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior or Graduate

ME 325     Thermal Fluid Sciences I     4 Credit Hours

Power and refrigeration cycles. Thermodynamic relations. Ideal gas mixtures and psychrometrics. Reacting ideal gas mixtures. Fluid properties. Fluid flow kinematics. Integral fluid flow analysis; the conservation laws - mass, energy, momentum. Introduction to differential analysis of fluid flow. Dimensional analysis. (F,W,S).

Prerequisite(s): ENGR 216 and ME 230 and ME 260

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Sophomore or Junior or Senior
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

ME 345     Engineering Dynamics     4 Credit Hours

Vector treatment of the kinematics and kinetics of particles, systems of particles and rigid bodies. Newton's laws, work/energy and impulse/momentum principles. Introduction to mechanical vibrations. (F, S, W).

Prerequisite(s): ENGR 216* and ME 260 and (MATH 216 or MATH 228)

ME 349     Instrument & Measuremt Systems     3 Credit Hours

Modern instrumentation systems are considered beginning with generic issues such as calibration, error analysis, and dynamic response characteristics of instrumentation. Specific transducer systems (temperature, force and pressure, etc.) are presented, as well as interfacing techniques and elementary signal processing. Microprocessors are introduced for use in measurement and control applications. (F,W,S).

Prerequisite(s): (ME 265 or ME 345) and ECE 305

Corequisite(s): ME 349L

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Sophomore or Junior or Senior
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

ME 3601     Des and Analy of Mach Elem     4 Credit Hours

Application of mechanics of materials to analysis and design of elementary mechanical components and systems. Topics include: stress and strain analysis; stress concentration; failure theories; safety factor; fatigue; fracture; combined loading; impact; buckling. Components considered: fasteners; springs; bearings; gears; beams; shafts and other power transmission components. Numerical techniques. (F, S, W).

Prerequisite(s): ENGR 216 and ME 260

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Sophomore or Junior or Senior
Can enroll if Major is , Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering

ME 364     Prob, Stats, and Rel in Mach D     3 Credit Hours

Introduction to probability, statistics, and reliability with emphasis on mechanical engineering applications. The course covers basic probability, descriptive statistics, probability distributions of discrete and continuous variables, statistical inferences, DOE (design of experiments), ANOVA (analysis of variance), regression, and correlation. (F, S, W).

Prerequisite(s): (MATH 217 or MATH 227 or MATH 228) and ME 260 and ENGR 216

ME 375     Thermal Fluid Sciences II     4 Credit Hours

Mechanisms of heat transfer processes. Steady state and transient conduction. Numerical methods in conduction. Internal and external flows. Boundary layer theory. Convection heat transfer in internal and external flows. Natural Convection. Heat exchanger theory. Introduction to radiation. (F, S, W).

Prerequisite(s): ME 325 and ECE 305*

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Sophomore or Junior or Senior
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

ME 379     Thermal-Fluids Laboratory     3 Credit Hours

An experimental investigation of thermodynamic, fluid mechanic, and heat transfer principles. Students will learn about thermal-fluids instrumentation and conduct experiments. In addition, they will design their own experiments to demonstrate their understanding of the principles. (F,W,S).

Prerequisite(s): ME 325 and (ME 349 or BENG 351) and ME 375* and (COMP 270 or COMP 106 or Composition Placement Score with a score of 40 or Composition Placement Score with a score of 107 or COMP 220)

ME 381     Manufacturing Processes I     4 Credit Hours

This course introduces the students to the fundamentals and principles of manufacturing processes for engineering materials. It seeks to transfer an understanding of the application of principles of engineering materials and their influence on manufacturing processes. Topics covered include structure and manufacturing properties of metals, casting, heat treatments, bulk deformation processes, sheet metal working processes, processing of polymers and composites, surfaces and coating, powder metallurgy, machining and joining. Case studies of design for manufacturing and measurement of product quality; economical aspects and cost considerations in manufacturing systems will be studied. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours.

Prerequisite(s): (ME 260 or ME 265) and ENGR 250

Corequisite(s): ME 381L

ME 399     Internship/ Co-op     1 Credit Hour

This is a Cooperative Education course. Students wishing to experience a work experience before graduation may elect to participate in the Cooperative Education Program (minimum of two terms)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior or Graduate

ME 410     Finite Element Method wth Appl     3 Credit Hours

A presentation of the basic concepts and fundamentals of the Finite Element Method of Analysis in general, followed by applications to both continuum and field problems. Selected areas of application: dynamics and vibration including wave propagation; acoustics; fluid mechanics including film lubrication and ground water flow; heat transfer; elasticity and stress/strain analysis including structures; electrical field problems including electrostatics and electromagnetics (YR).

Prerequisite(s): (ME 345 and ME 3601 and ME 375*) or (BENG 370 and BENG 325*)

ME 4191     Structural Mech & Design     4 Credit Hours

A presentation of the methods of plane elasticity to solve a variety of problems arising in the analysis and design of structures. Review of the concepts of plane stress and strain, basic equations of plane elasticity and problems, energy methods approximate/numerical techniques, elastic-plastic bending and torsion, instability of columns and frames. (F,W,S).

Prerequisite(s): ME 345 and (ME 3601 or ME 360)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

ME 4202     Design Turbo. and Wind Gen.     4 Credit Hours

Principles of turbomachinery design and practices with emphasis on wind power generation. Euler's equation for energy transfer calculations. Two- and three-dimensional velocity diagrams. Aerodynamics of wind turbines. Wind turbine design and control. Power generation of wind turbines, wind energy system economics and environmental impacts. Design procedures and characteristics of compressors, fans and blowers. Basic design calculations and selection of pumps. A turbomachinery design project by using the theory learned from the course may be required. (YR).

Prerequisite(s): ME 375

Restriction(s):
Cannot enroll if Class is Freshman
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

ME 423     Thermal Sys Des & Optimization     4 Credit Hours

Design, analysis, and optimization of thermal fluid systems using principles of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. Application of thermal sciences in component and system design. Optimized design methodology for improving operations of thermal systems to minimize energy consumption and/or operating costs. (OC)

Prerequisite(s): ME 375*

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Major is Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering,

ME 4301     Computational Thermo-Fluids     3 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to fundamentals and practical skills of computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer. Governing equations and their mathematical classification. Spatial and temporal approximation techniques, stability, consistency, and convergence. Finite-difference and finite-volume formulations. Survey of methods for solving discretized equations. Applications to technological flow and heat transfer problems. (YR).

Prerequisite(s): ME 325 and ME 375*

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Senior
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

ME 4361     Design of HVAC Systems     4 Credit Hours

A comprehensive treatment of the design principles and practices in the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning. Psychrometrics, design loads, distribution systems, equipment selection. (YR).

Prerequisite(s): ME 325 and ME 375*

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

ME 440     Intro to Mechanical Vibrations     3 Credit Hours

This introductory course on mechanical vibrations covers theories with applications, which include free and forced vibration analysis of damped and undamped, discrete (ranging from single to multi-degree-of-freedom), and simple continuous structures (such as strings, shafts, and beams), and design of vibration absorbers. Students may not receive credit for both ME 440 and ME 4461. (YR)

Prerequisite(s): ME 345 and ME 349

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Major is Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Bioengineering

ME 442     Control Syst Anly and Design     4 Credit Hours

Modeling of mechanical systems and feedback controllers using Laplace transform techniques and block diagram analysis. System response characteristics and stability criterion. Introduction of feedback concepts, including analysis and design of feedback controllers using root locus techniques. Frequency response concepts and use of frequency response measures in stability analysis and controller design. (F, S, W).

Prerequisite(s): ECE 305 and ME 345

Corequisite(s): ME 442L

ME 445     Sound and Noise Controls     4 Credit Hours

Full Course Title: Introduction to Sound and Noise Controls This course covers basic topics in sound theory, applications, and noise control system design. Topics include sound generation, radiation and transmission, human hearing system mechanism, sound quality metrics, design of silencers, mufflers and resonator, audio system and speaker design, building acoustics, acoustical material properties and material testing, sound measurement, and Octave band analysis. The student is required to conduct a course project related to noise control system design. Students may not receive credit for both ME 445 and ME 4461.(YR)

Prerequisite(s): (ME 265 and BENG 351) or (ME 345 and ME 349)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Major is Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Bioengineering

ME 4461     Mech Vibration & Noise Control     4 Credit Hours

Fundamentals of mechanical vibration and principles of noise control. Use of transducers and instruments to conduct sound and vibration measurements. Free and forced vibration in single and multiple degrees-of-freedom systems, damping, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, frequency response function, modal analysis, description of sound fields, acoustical materials and material testing, acoustics of rooms and enclosures, sound quality, and principles of noise control. Students will be required to conduct either a vibration or a noise control project. Two one-and-one-half hour lectures and one three-hour laboratory. (YR).

Prerequisite(s): ME 345 and ME 349*

Corequisite(s): ME 4461L

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

ME 4471     Solar Energy Sys Analy&Design     4 Credit Hours

The course introduces students to the fundamentals of solar energy conversion and solar energy systems. Principles in thermodynamics and heat transfer required to understand the solar energy use is reviewed. Design of different types of solar energy systems are explored and assessed. Issues relating to the practical implementation of solar energy will also be considered. (OC).

Prerequisite(s): ME 325 and ME 375*

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Senior
Can enroll if Major is , Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering

ME 452     Sustainable Energy & Environ     4 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to fundamentals of energy sources. It covers a wide range of conventional and alternative, (including renewable) sources, and presents tools for assessing their sustainability and environmental impacts. It also reviews issues related to energy storage, transportation and distribution, challenges, and future opportunities. A course project is completed involving the design and plan for practical implementation of a sustainable energy technology. (YR).

Prerequisite(s): ME 325 and ME 375*

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Senior
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

ME 460     Design for Manufacturing     3 Credit Hours

Design decisions based on manufacturability process-property relationships and sustainability. Design for assembly, manufacturing tolerances and quality control. Design methodology in digital age. (OC).

Prerequisite(s): ME 3601 and ME 381

ME 4671     Senior Design I     4 Credit Hours

A guided design project with emphasis on the decision-making process associated with establishing alternatives and evaluation procedures to synthesize designs. Students propose design projects and work in teams to produce analytical designs, conduct evaluative experiments, and construct a physical design prototype. Engineering ethics and responsibility. Written and oral presentations are required at the close of the term. (F,W,S).

Prerequisite(s): ME 345 and (ME 360 or ME 3601) and (ME 375 or ME 371) and (ME 378* or ME 379*)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior
Can enroll if Major is Mechanical Engineering

ME 4681     ME/BENG Dual Senior Design     4 Credit Hours

Full Title: Interdisciplinary Senior Design for ME/BENG Dual Degree Students A guided interdisciplinary design project course where student teams propose design projects, design a device, system or process related to mechanical-and bio-engineering and conduct evaluative experiments and/or construct a physical prototype. Engineering ethics and responsibility. At the end of the semester, the students are required to submit written reports and give oral presentations with a demonstration of their projects. Credit can only be awarded for one of the following courses: BENG 4671, ME 4671, and ME 4681. (F, W).

Prerequisite(s): BENG 351 and BENG 370 and BENG 364 and ME 375 and (BENG 375 or BENG 381)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior
Can enroll if Major is

ME 469     Senior Design II     1 to 4 Credit Hours

Student teams develop mechanical or interdisciplinary design projects, or continue projects begun in ME 4671. Work includes mechanical engineering design, and could possibly include fabrication and testing. Projects can involve efforts by interdisciplinary teams. Written and oral presentations are required.

Prerequisite(s): ME 4671

ME 472     Prin & Appl of Mechatronic Sys     4 Credit Hours

This course provides the student with hands-on interdisciplinary experience of mechatronic systems, which integrate mechanical, electrical/electronic components with computer and microprocessors to design a high performance system. Subjects will be covered including Mechanical and Electrical Actuator Systems, Digital Transducers and Modulators, Microcomputers and Microcontrollers Interfacing Actuators using graphic programming techniques, Programmer Logic Controllers (PLC), and Modeling of Fluid Systems. Laboratories form the core of the course. They cover microprocessor controlled mechanical actuator system for motion controls, materials handling, PLC programming and fluid power systems. The labs make extensive use of Simulink®, a MATLAB® toolbox, Mikro - C and/or Arduino. Each student builds control circuits on a breadboard kit to simulate a real operation. Student will be required to perform a course design project with mechatronic application in nature.

Prerequisite(s): ME 265

Restriction(s):
Cannot enroll if Class is Freshman or Sophomore
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

ME 481     Manufacturing Processes II     3 Credit Hours

A study of casting, welding, plastic forming, and machining of materials; analysis of forces, energy requirements, and temperature effects; design specifications economically obtainable in terms of dimensional accuracy, surface finish, and material properties, functional characteristics of equipment. Two lectures and a laboratory. (OC).

Prerequisite(s): ME 381

ME 483     Dsgn Cons in Poly and Comp Mat     3 Credit Hours

Physical and mechanical behavior of unreinforced and reinforced (composite) polymeric materials in relation to their applications in modern technology. Emphasis is given to the design considerations with these materials in contrast to those with metallic materials. Time-dependent properties, such as creep and stress relaxation, are considered. (OC).

Prerequisite(s): ME 360 or ME 3601

ME 490     Directed Design Project     1 to 3 Credit Hours

Design project involving not only design but also analysis, fabrication and/or testing. Topics may be chosen from any of the areas of mechanical engineering. The student will submit a report on his or her project and give an oral presentation at the close of the term. (F, S, W).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Senior or Graduate

ME 491     Directed Research Problems     1 to 3 Credit Hours

Special problems selected for laboratory or library investigation with intent of developing initiative and resourcefulness. (F,W,S).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Senior or Graduate

ME 492     Guided Study in Mech Eng     1 to 3 Credit Hours

Individual study, design or laboratory research in a field of interest to the student. Topics may be chosen from any of the areas of mechanical engineering. The student will submit a report on his or her project at the close of the term. (F,W,S).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Senior or Graduate

ME 493     Advanced Vehicle Energy Sys     3 Credit Hours

This course will introduce the advanced energy conversion systems in automotive vehicles and cover the fundamentals, characteristics, and design consideration of the energy systems. The topic includes using alternative fuels in internal combustion engines, advanced power train systems in hybrid, electric, and fuel cell vehicle, and exhaust energy recovery systems. (YR).

Prerequisite(s): ME 325* and ECE 305*

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

ME 496     Internal Combustion Engines I     2 to 3 Credit Hours

Comparison of characteristics and performance of several forms of internal combustion engines including the Otto and diesel types of piston engines and the several types of gas turbines; thermodynamics of cycles, combustion, ignition, fuel metering and injection, pollution from engines and modeling techniques. Lectures, theory demonstrations, and experiments.

Prerequisite(s): (ME 320 and ME 330) or ME 325

ME 4981     Automotive Engineering     4 Credit Hours

The course covers the basic topics in automotive engineering: a) fundamental vehicle dynamics; b) Engine-transmission compatibility and matching; c) analysis of vehicle performance in acceleration, gradability, speed, fuel economy, ride comfort, stability and safety; d) computer modeling and simulation of vehicle systems by numerical techniques; e) transmission design and analysis; f) design of vehicle systems such as brakes, suspensions, steering mechanisms and other subsystems. (YR).

Prerequisite(s): ME 345 and ME 3601

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior
Can enroll if Major is , Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering

ME 499     Internship/ Co-Op     1 Credit Hour

A four-month professional work experience period of the Engineering Internship Program, integrated and alternated with the classroom terms.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Senior or Graduate

 

Frequency of Offering

The following abbreviations are used to denote the frequency of offering: (F) fall term; (W) winter term; (S) summer term; (F, W) fall and winter terms; (YR) once a year; (AY) alternating years; (OC) offered occasionally