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The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree requires a total of minimum 132 credit hours and a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 2.00;

Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.00 is required in following courses: ME 200, ME 263, ME 270, ME 274, ME 290, ME 309, ME 315, ME 323, ME 352, ME 365, ME 375, ME 463, MA 261, MA 262, MA 303, MSE 230, EE 201, EE 207, PHYS 241; and two of the three Restricted Electives (ME 300, ME 452, and ME 475).

  • Mechanical Engineering (ME) Requirements (62 credit hours):
    • Mechanical Sciences (12 credit hours): ME 270, ME 274, ME 323, MSE 230
    • Mechanical Engineering Seminars (1 credit hour): ME 290
    • Systems, Measurements and Control (10 credit hours): EE 201, EE 207, ME 365, ME 375
    • Thermal / Fluid Sciences (11 credit hours): ME 200, ME 309, ME 315
    • Design Courses (10 credit hours): ME 263, ME 352, ME 463
    • Restricted Electives (6 credit hours): Complete two of the following three courses: ME 300, ME 452, ME 475
    • Professional Electives (12 credit hours):

      Professional electives enable the student to specialize their background in a technical area of special interest. Students must complete 12 credit hours in engineering, mathematics, natural sciences to satisfy the professional electives category. Refer to section Professional Electives in Mechanical Engineering and Course Catalogue for more details on professional electives and for a list of pre-approved professional electives topic areas and courses.
  • General Engineering Requirements (6 credit hours):
    • Introduction to Engineering (4 credit hours): ENGR 131 and ENGR 132. Alternatively, the student may take ENGR 100 and ENGR 126
    • General Engineering requirement for Mechanical Engineering (2 credit hours): CGT 163.
  • Mathematics Requirement (19 credit hours): MA 165, MA 166, MA 261, MA 262 and MA 303.
  • Science Requirements (14-15 credit hours): PHYS 172, PHYS 241, CHM 115 and one of the Science Selectives: CHM112, CHM 116, PHYS 322 or BIOL 126.
  • Liberal Arts Requirements (27-28 credit hours):
    • English Language and Communication Skills (10 credit hours): ENGL 100, ENGL 106 and COM 114 (Refer to the General Education Section in the Course Catalogue).
    • General Education Requirement (17-18 credit hours): Students must satisfy the requirements of the General Education as per the following conditions:
      1. Courses must be drawn from the following General Education areas at AUM: Speech and Communication, English Language and Literature, History, Fine Arts, Physical Education, Self-Development and Life Style, Culinary Arts, Ethics, Social Sciences, Psychological Sciences, Natural Sciences, Child Development and Family Studies, Economics and Philosophy (please refer to Course Catalogue, General Education section).
      2. In order to ensure sufficient exposure to General Education topics, unless otherwise specified by the degree requirements of the academic major, the student cannot take more than 2 courses from the same area/sub-area as, as shown in tables below:
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        Area Maximum Courses to Take
        English Language and Literature 2
        History 2
        Physical Education 2
        Culinary Arts 2
        Ethics 2
        Psychological Sciences 2
        Natural Sciences 2
        Child Development and Family Studies 2
        Economics 2
        Philosophy 2
        Area Sub-Area Maximum Courses to Take
        Fine Arts Arts and Design 2
        Theatre 2
        Music 2
        Fashion and Apparel Design 2
        Photography and Media 2
        Self-Development and Life Style       Academic and Career Skills Development 2
        Character and Leadership Skills Development 2
        Life Management Development 2
        Development of Thinking Skills 2
        Technology and Innovation 2

         

      4. Courses that are already required under other category than General Education requirement:
        1. cannot be considered as a General Education course;
        2. do not count towards the 2-course limit in General Education requirement.
  • Free Electives (3 credit hours): Students are permitted one 3 credit hour Free Elective. The Free Elective can be satisfied by most courses offered by AUM with few exceptions. The general guidelines are listed as follows:
    1. Additional General Education Electives or Professional Electives can be used for free elective credit.
    2. Excess introductory engineering electives can be used for the free elective.
    3. The primary exceptions that are not permitted for the free elective are remedial courses like MAT 110. Remedial courses are courses that must be taken by student in order to build up certain academic knowledge or skills like math or English.
    4. Repeated courses are not counted as free electives.
1. Professional Electives in Mechanical Engineering

Professional electives in the Mechanical Engineering Curriculum enable the student to specialize their background in a technical area of special interest. Students must complete 12 credit hours in engineering, mathematics, natural sciences, or project option research to satisfy the professional electives category. Generally, courses can be selected from the broad classifications listed as follows:

  1. Non-required ME 300, 400 and 500 level courses.
  2. Physics courses of level higher than PHYS 241.
  3. Mathematics courses more advanced than MA 303.
  4. Technical Writing, ENGL 421.
  5. 300, 400, or 500 level courses in any engineering program other than mechanical engineering that are not duplicates of other courses taken.

However, not all courses within these classifications are acceptable for professional elective credit. The professional elective course must appear in the list of professional electives provided below in section Professional Elective Topic Areas and Courses. If a course does not appear on the professional electives list, a written request may be submitted to the Dean Office to have a course considered for professional elective credit.

To assist students in their selection of professional electives, the list of professional electives is divided into topic areas. Neither the list of topic areas, nor the list of professional electives courses within each area, is intended to be all-inclusive. Students should refer to the appropriate undergraduate catalog for course description and prerequisite information. Students are encouraged to discuss their career plans and professional elective program with academic advisors whose expertise are in their area of special interest.

2. Professional Elective Topic Areas and Courses

Refer to section Course Catalogue for course details.

Design and Manufacturing

  • ABE 450 – Finite Element Method in Design and Optimization
  • ME 556 – Lubrication, Friction and Wear
  • ME 444 – Computer-Aided Design and Prototyping
  • ME 570 – Machine Design

Fluid Mechanics and Power Engineering

  • ME 415 – Energy Systems Engineering
  • ME 430 – Power Engineering
  • ME 510 – Gas Dynamics
  • ME 509 – Intermediate Fluid Mechanics
  • ME 433 – Principles of Turbomachinery
  • ME 614 – Computational Fluid Dynamics

Materials

  • ME 569 – Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • ME 473 – Engineering Design Using Modern Materials

Nuclear Engineering

  • NUCL 200 – Introduction to Nuclear Engineering

Plant Engineering, Acoustics and Noise Control, and Vibration

  • ME 563 – Mechanical Vibrations
  • ME 580 – Nonlinear Engineering Systems
  • ME 413 – Noise Control
  • ME 513 – Engineering Acoustics
  • ME 418 – Engineering of Environmental Systems and Equipment

Automotive Engineering and Combustion

  • ME 430 – Power Engineering
  • ME 540 – Combustion in Internal Combustion Engines
  • ME 440 – Automotive Prime Movers: Green Engines and Clean Fuel

Dynamics

Thermodynamics

  • ME 500 – Thermodynamics
  • ME 505 – Intermediate Heat Transfer

Control Systems, and Measurements

  • ME 588 – Mechatronics
  • EE 301 – Signals and Systems
  • EE 321 – Electromechanical Motion Devices
  • EE 483 – Digital Control Systems Analysis and Design
  • ME 581 – Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 585 – Instrumentation for Engineering Measurement
  • ME 575 – Theory and Design of Control Systems

Computer Science

  • CS 240 – Programming in C
  • CS 250 – Computer Architecture
  • CS 251 – Data Structures and Algorithms
  • CS 252 – Systems Programming
  • CS 352 – Compilers: Principles and Practice
  • CS 354 – Operating Systems

Energy and Environment

  • ME 415 – Energy Systems Engineering
  • ME 418 – Engineering of Environmental Systems and Equipment
  • ME 430 – Power Engineering
  • ME 440 – Automotive Prime Movers: Green Engines and Clean Fuel
  • ENGR 355 – Engineering Environmental Sustainability
  • ENGR 557 – Air Quality Management

Engineering Professionalism and Management

  • ME 492 – Technology and Values
  • IE 577 – Human Factors in Engineering
  • ENGR 524 – Legal Aspects in Engineering Practice
  • IE 558 – Safety Engineering
  • MGMT 361 – Operations Management
  • IE 343 – Engineering Economics

Software Engineering for Manufacturing Automation

  • ME 573 – Interactive Computer Graphics
  • ME 586 – Microprocessors in Electromechanical Systems
  • CE 362 – Microprocessor Systems and Interfacing
  • CE 473 – Programming Languages for Artificial Intelligence

Applied Thermal Sciences and Combustion

  • ME 415 – Energy Systems Engineering
  • ME 418 – Engineering of Environmental Systems and Equipment
  • ME 430 – Power Engineering
  • ME 433 – Principles of Turbomachinery
  • ME 440 – Automotive Prime Movers: Green Engines and Clean Fuel

Robotics

  • EE 321 – Electromechanical Motion Devices
  • ME 588 – Mechatronics
  • CE 569 – Introduction to Robotic Systems
  • ME 572 – Design and Analysis of Robotic Manipulators

Aerodynamics and Propulsion

Biomedical Engineering

  • ENGR 461 – Biomedical Engineering
  • ME 577 – Human Motion Kinetics

Heat and Mass Transfer

  • ME 321 – Heat Transfer
  • ME 415 – Energy Systems Engineering
  • ME 421 – Heating and Air Conditioning I
  • ME 503 – Micro-and-Nano-Scale Energy Transfer Processes
  • ME 505 – Intermediate Heat Transfer
  • ME 506 – Two-Phase Flow and Heat Transfer
  • ME 507 – Laser Processing
  • ME 511 – Heat Transfer in Electronic Systems
  • ME 599 – Industrial Refrigeration

Miscellaneous Courses for Mechanical Engineering

  • ME 598 – Industrial Ventilation
  • ENGR 414 – Building Mechanical and Electrical System Design
  • ENGR 311 – Architectural Engineering
  • ME 584 – Mechanical Aspects of Desalination Processes
  • ME 555 – Planned Maintenance
  • ME 497 (I) – Mechanical Engineering Graduation Projects I
  • ME 497 (II) – Mechanical Engineering Graduation Projects II
IE 343 Engineering Economics

Cost measurement and control in engineering studies. Basic accounting concepts, income measurement, and valuation problems. Manufacturing cost control and standard cost systems. Capital investment, engineering alternatives, and equipment replacement studies.

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EE 201 - Linear Circuit Analysis I

Volt-ampere characteristics for circuit elements; independent and dependent sources; Kirchhoff’s laws and circuit equations. Source transformations; Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems; superposition, step response of 1st order (RC, RL) and 2nd order (RLC) circuits. Phasor analysis, impedance calculations, and computation of sinusoidal steady state responses. Instantaneous and average power, complex power, power factor correction, and maximum power transfer. Instantaneous and average power.

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ME 200 - Thermodynamics I

First and second laws of thermodynamics, entropy, reversible and irreversible processes, properties of pure substances. Application to engineering problems.

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ME 270 – Basic Mechanics I

Vector operations, forces and couples, free body diagrams, equilibrium of a particle and of rigid bodies. Friction. Distributed forces. Centers of gravity and centroids. Applications from structural and machine elements, such as bars, trusses, and friction devices. Kinematics and equations of motion of a particle for rectilinear and curvilinear motion.

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NUCL 273 - Mechanics of Materials

Analysis of stress and strain; equations of equilibrium and compatibility; stress-strain laws; extension, torsion, and bending of bars; membrane theory of pressure vessels; combined loading conditions; transformation of stresses and principal stresses; elastic stability, elected topics.

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ENGR 131 - Transforming Ideas to Innovation I

Introduces students to the engineering professions using multidisciplinary, societally relevant content. Developing engineering approaches to systems, generating and exploring creative ideas, and use of quantitative methods to support design decisions. Explicit model-development activities (engineering eliciting activities, or EEAs) engage students in innovative thinking across the engineering disciplines at AUM. Experiencing the process of design and analysis in engineering including how to work effectively in teams. Developing skills in project management, engineering fundamentals, oral and graphical communication, logical thinking, and modern engineering tools (e.g., Excel and MATLAB).

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ENGR 132 - Transforming Ideas To Innovation II

Continues building on the foundation developed in ENGR 131. Students take a more in depth and holistic approach to integrating multiple disciplines perspectives while constructing innovative engineering solutions to open-ended problems. Extending skills in project management engineering fundamentals, oral and graphical communication, logical thinking, team work, and modern engineering tools (e.g., Excel and MATLAB).

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ENGR 100 - First-Year Engineering Lectures

An introduction to the engineering profession.

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ENGR 126 - Engineering Problem Solving and Computer Tools

Introduction to the solving of open-ended engineering problems and the use and of computer software, including UNIXTM, computer communications, spreadsheets, and MATLAB. Explicit model-development activities are utilized, and students are expected to develop skill at working in teams. This is emphasized both in laboratories and on projects.

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MA 165 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus I

Introduction to differential and integral calculus of one variable, with applications. Conic sections.

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MA 166 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus II

Continuation of MA 165. Vectors in two and three dimensions. Techniques of integration, infinite series, polar coordinates, surfaces in three dimensions.

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MA 261 - Multivariate Calculus

Planes, lines, and curves in three dimensions. Differential calculus of several variables; multiple integrals. Introduction to vector calculus.

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MA 265 - Linear Algebra

Introduction to linear algebra. Systems of linear equations, matrix algebra, vector spaces, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization of matrices, applications.

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MA 266 - Ordinary Differential Equations

First order equations, second and nth order linear equations, series solutions, solution by Laplace transform, systems of linear equations. It is preferable but not required to take MA 265 either first or concurrently.

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CHM 115 - General Chemistry I

Stoichiometry; atomic structure; periodic properties; ionic and covalent bonding; molecular geometry; gases, liquids, and solids; crystal structure; thermochemistry; descriptive chemistry of metals and non-metals.

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CS 159 - Programming Applications for Engineers

Fundamental principles, concepts, and methods of programming (C and MATLAB), with emphasis on applications in the physical sciences and engineering. Basic problem solving and programming techniques; fundamental algorithms and data structures; and use of programming logic in solving engineering problems. Students are expected to complete assignments in a collaborative learning environment.

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PHYS 172 - Modern Mechanics

Introductory calculus-based physics course using fundamental interactions between atoms to describe Newtonian mechanics, conservation laws, energy quantization, entropy, the kinetic theory of gases, and related topics in mechanics and thermodynamics. Emphasis is on using only a few fundamental principles to describe physical phenomena extending from nuclei to galaxies. 3-D graphical simulations and numerical problem solving by computer are employed by the student from the very beginning.

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PHYS 241 - Electricity and Optics

Electrostatics, current electricity, electromagnetism, magnetic properties of matter. Electromagnetic waves, geometrical and physical optics.

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ENGL 100 / ENL 100 - English for Academic Studies

This course is designed to support students in their transition from sheltered English language instruction to content-rich University and university courses. It is based on a widely-used process approach to writing, which demands considerable reading, writing and interaction among students. All writings and discussions are done in English in order to maximize opportunities for developing fluency in both formal and informal uses of the language in academic settings.

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ENGL 106 - First-Year Composition

This course provides extensive practice in writing clear and effective prose. Instruction focuses on organization, audience analysis, style, and research-based writing.

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COM 114 / ENL 120 - Fundamentals of Speech Communication

This course will use small groups and large-group instructions to teach the basic concepts of oral communication in informal, semi-formal and formal contexts. The overall goal is to create a learning environment that encourages students to make clear connections between professional and “real world” communication in addition to providing an opportunity for students to play an active role in their learning process.

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CE 362 - Microprocessor Systems and Interfacing

An introduction to basic computer organization, microprocessor instruction sets, assembly language programming, and microcontroller peripherals.

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PHYS 272 - Electric and Magnetic Interactions

Calculus-based physics course using concepts of electric and magnetic fields and an atomic description of matter to describe polarization, fields produced by charge distributions, potential, electrical circuits, magnetic forces, induction, and related topics, leading to Maxwell’s equations and electromagnetic radiation and an introduction to waves and interference. 3-D graphical simulations and numerical problem solving by computer are employed throughout.

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BIOL 110 - Fundamentals of Biology I

This course is designed primarily to provide an introduction to the principles of biology for students. Principles of biology, focusing on diversity, ecology, evolution, and the development, structure, and function of organisms.

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CHM 116 - General Chemistry II

A continuation of CHM 115. Solutions; quantitative equilibria in aqueous solution; introductory thermodynamics; oxidation-reduction and electrochemistry; chemical kinetics; qualitative analysis; further descriptive chemistry of metals and nonmetals.

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PHYS 322 - Intermediate Optics

Wave optics and properties of light, including reflection, refraction interference. Fraunhofer and Fresnel diffraction dispersion, polarization, double refraction, introduction to lasers and holography.

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PHYS 342 - Modern Physics

A survey of basic concepts and phenomena in atomic, nuclear, and solid-state physics.

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IE 300 - Industrial Engineering Seminar

A lecture-demonstration series emphasizing evaluation of career options, identification and development of professional skills, and introducing students to the formal design process of an industrial engineering project. Examples of career-related topics include choosing a job, and post-graduate education in engineering or other disciplines. Examples of professional skill topics covered include interviewing, writing, intellectual property and ethics. This course is considered as Phase One of the Graduation Project. Students work in a team to identify a problem, prepare literature review, and develop the methodology. Graduation Projects Guidelines at the College of Engineering and Technology apply.

 

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EE 207 – Electronic Measurement Techniques

Experimental exercises in the use of laboratory instruments. Voltage, current, impedance, frequency, and wave form measurements. Frequency and transient response. Elements of circuit modeling and design.

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EE 301 – Signals and Systems

Classification, analysis and design of systems in both the time- and frequency-domains. Continuous-time linear systems: Fourier Series, Fourier Transform, bilateral Laplace Transform. Discrete-time linear systems: difference equations, Discrete-Time Fourier Transform, bilateral Z-Transform. Sampling, quantization, and discrete-time processing of continuous-time signals. Discrete-time nonlinear systems: median-type filters, threshold decomposition. System design examples such as the compact disc player and AM radio.

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EE 321 - Electromechanical Motion Devices

The general theory of electromechanical motion devices relating electric variables and electromagnetic forces. The basic concepts and operational behavior of DC, induction, brushless DC, and stepper motors used in control applications are presented.

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ENGR 200 - Thermodynamics I

First and second laws of thermodynamics, entropy, reversible and irreversible processes, properties of pure substances. Application to engineering problems.

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ME 263 - Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (with Lab)

The product design process. Development of product design specifications using customer inputs, benchmarking, product/market research and patent review. Concept generation and evaluation using brainstorming, functional decomposition, modeling and decision matrices. Detailed product design including assembly, economic analysis, CAD, and bill of materials. Oral and written design reviews. Key skills developed include teamwork, communication, project planning, innovation, design, and entrepreneurship.

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ME 274 – Basic Mechanics II

Review and extension of particle motion to include energy and momentum principles. Planar kinematics of rigid bodies. Kinetics for planar motion of rigid bodies, including equations of motion and principles of energy and momentum. Three-dimensional kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies. Linear vibrations, with emphasis on single-degree-of-freedom systems.

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ME 290 - Global Engineering Professional Seminar

Forum on contemporary issues in the global profession of mechanical engineering. Professionalism and ethics. Interactions with engineering faculty and with professionals outside the University. Quizzes on assigned readings in the areas of globalization, cultural difference and collaborating across cultural boundaries. Individually developed professional profiles describe technical interests and convey awareness of ethical responsibilities in global context.

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ME 300 – Thermodynamics II

Properties of gas mixtures, air-vapor mixtures, applications. Thermodynamics of combustion processes, equilibrium. Energy conversion, power, and refrigeration systems.

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ME 309 - Fluid Mechanics

Continuum, velocity field, fluid statics, manometers, basic conservation laws for systems and control volumes, dimensional analysis. Euler and Bernoulli equations, viscous flows, boundary layers, flow in channels and around submerged bodies, one-dimensional gas dynamics, turbomachinery. Lab is part of the course.

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ME 315 – Heat and Mass Transfer

Fundamentals of heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation; mass transfer by convection. Relevance to engineering applications.

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ME 323 – Mechanics of Materials

Integrated approach to mechanics of materials emphasizing mechanics fundamentals as applied to machine design applications. Stress and strain in machine elements; mechanical properties of materials; extension, torsion, and bending of members; thermal stress; pressure vessels; static indeterminacy, stress transformation, Mohr’s circle.

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ME 352 - Machine Design I

Introduction to the principles of design and analysis of machines and machine components. Design for functionality, motion, force, strength, and reliability. The laboratory experience provides open-ended projects to reinforce the design process.

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ME 365 - Systems And Measurements (with Lab)

Introduction to engineering measurement fundamentals, including digital and frequency domain techniques, noise, and error analysis. Lab is part of this course.

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ME 375 – System Modeling and Analysis

Introduction to modeling electrical, mechanical, fluid, and thermal systems containing elements such as sensors and actuators used in feedback control systems. Dynamic response and stability characteristics. Closed loop system analysis including proportional, integral, and derivative elements to control system response.

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ME 452 – Machine Design II

Design and analysis of mechanical systems, for fluctuating loading. Fatigue analysis. Application of design fundamentals to mechanical components, and integration of components to form systems.

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ME 463 - Engineering Design

Application of the design process to the design of various engineering components and systems. Mathematical modeling in design is emphasized. Design problems from all areas of mechanical engineering are considered.

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ME 475 - Automatic Control Systems

Controller design in frequency domain with introduction to digital systems and control.

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MA 262 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations

Linear algebra, elements of differential equations. Not open to students with credit in MA 265 or MA 266.

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MA 303 - Differential Equations and Partial Differential Equations for Engineering and the Sciences

This is a methods course for juniors in any branch of engineering and science. Basic techniques for solving systems of linear ordinary differential equations. Series solutions for second order equations, including Bessel functions, Laplace transform, Fourier series, numerical methods, separation of variables for partial differential equations and Sturm-Liouville theory.

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MSE 230 - Structure and Properties of Materials

The relationship between the structure of materials and the resulting mechanical, thermal, electrical, and optical properties. Atomic structure, bonding, atomic arrangement; crystal symmetry, crystal structure, habit, lattices, defects, and the use of X-ray diffraction. Phase equilibria and microstructural development. Applications to design.

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CGT 163 - Graphical Communication and Spatial Analysis

An introductory course in computer graphics applications for mechanical- and aeronautical-related professions. Experiences focus on visualization, sketching, graphic standards, and problem-solving strategies for engineering design. The course will emphasize the proper use of parametric solid modeling for design intent.

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ENGL 421 - Technical Writing

Workplace writing in networked environments for technical contexts. Emphasizes context and user analysis, data analysis/display, project planning, document management, usability, ethics, research, team writing. Typical genres include technical reports, memos, documentation, Web sites.

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IE 558 - Safety Engineering

Application of human factors and engineering practice in accident prevention and the reduction of health hazards are presented. The objective of this course is to provide an understanding of the safety and health practices which fall within the responsibilities of the engineer in industry. Special attention is devoted to the detection and correction of hazards and to contemporary laws and enforcement on occupational safety and health.

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IE 577 - Human Factors In Engineering

Survey of human factors in engineering with particular reference to human functions in human-machine systems, and consideration of human abilities and limitations in relation to design of equipment and work environments.

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ME 500 Thermodynamics

The empirical, physical basis of the laws of thermodynamics. Availability/exergy concepts and applications. Properties and relations between properties in homogeneous and heterogeneous systems. The criteria of equilibrium. Application to a variety of systems and problems, including phase and reaction equilibrium.

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ME 497 (I) - Mechanical Engineering Graduation Projects I

Projects or special topics of contemporary importance or of special interest. Graduation Projects Guidelines at the College of Engineering and Technology apply.

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ME 497 (II) - Mechanical Engineering Graduation Projects II

Continuation of ME 497 (I).

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ABE 450 -Finite Element Method in Design and Optimization

Fundamentals of the finite element method as it is used in modeling, analysis, and design of thermal/fluid and mechanical systems; one- and two-dimensional elements; boundary value problems, heat transfer and fluid flow problems; structural and solid mechanics problems involving beam, truss, plate and shell elements; computer-aided design and optimization of machine components, structural elements and thermal/fluid system.

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ME 556 -Lubrication, Friction & Wear

Science, technology, and application of lubricated interacting surfaces in relative motion. Advanced analysis techniques and hands-on exposure to modern experimental methods provide an enhanced understanding of fundamental principles of lubrication, friction, and wear. Basics of design and analysis of machine components operating in the presence of air and liquid lubricants. Rolling fatigue, friction and wear models, and measurement techniques.

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ME 444 - Computer-Aided Design And Prototyping

Introduction to advanced computer-aided design (CAD) for product design, modeling, and prototyping. Individual use and team-based environment to design and prototype a functional and marketable product. Projects include use of the advanced design tools to produce a working prototype that is manufacturable. Application to design, manufacturing, and analysis. 

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ME 570 Machine Design

Analysis of stresses and deflections due to complicated loading. Investigation of specific design problems through application of theory of elasticity, failure criteria, energy approach, and numerical methods. Individual design project.

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ME 415 - Energy Systems Engineering

Application of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer fundamentals to the design of energy systems. Applications include thermal regulation in buildings, nuclear/fossil fuel power plants, internal combustion engines, gas turbines, electronic equipment, processing of primary metals and plastics, and manufacturing processes. Optimization techniques, energy costs, economics, and environmental issues. 

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ME 430 - Power Engineering

Rankine cycle analysis, fossil-fuel steam generators, energy balances, fans, pumps, cooling towers, steam turbines, availability (second law) analysis of power systems, energy management systems, and rate analysis.

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ME 510 Gas Dynamics

Flow of compressible fluids. One-dimensional flows including basic concepts, isentropic flow, normal and oblique shock waves, Rayleigh line, Fanno line, and simple waves. Multidimensional flows including general concepts, small perturbation theory for linearized flows and method of characteristics for nonlinear flows. Prerequisite: first course in fluid or aerodynamics.

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ME 509 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics

Fluid properties. Basic laws for a control volume. Kinematics of fluid flow. Dynamics of frictionless incompressible flow and basic hydrodynamics. Equations of motion for viscous flow, viscous flow applications, boundary layer theory. Wall turbulence, lift and drag of immersed bodies.

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ME 433 Principles of Turbomachinery

Unified treatment of principles underlying fluid mechanic design of hydraulic pumps, turbines and gas compressors. Similarity and scaling laws. Cavitation. Analysis of radial and axial flow machines. Blade element performance. Radial equilibrium theory. Centrifugal pump design. Axial compressor design.

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ME 614 - Computational Fluid Dynamics

Application of finite difference methods, finite element methods, and the method of characteristics for the numerical solution of fluid dynamics problems. Incompressible viscous flows: vorticity transport equation, stream function equation, and boundary conditions. Compressible flows: treatment of shocks, implicit and explicit artificial viscosity techniques, and boundary conditions. Computational grids. 

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ME 569 Mechanical Behavior of Materials

A study of load and environmental conditions that influence the behavior of materials in service. Elastic and plastic behavior, fracture, fatigue, low and high temperature behavior. Fracture mechanics. Failure analysis case studies emphasis on design.

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ME 473 - Engineering Design Using Modern Materials

Interdisciplinary approach to design with modern materials including metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites. Fundamentals of mechanics of materials, failure theories, and fracture mechanics applied to different materials; basic material properties and design with metals and ceramics; microstructure, chemistry, and bonding in polymers; material properties and design with polymers; composite materials. 

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NUCL 200 Introduction to Nuclear Engineering

A course designed to acquaint students with the field of nuclear engineering and design. Concepts of fission, fusion, radioactivity, and neutron physics are introduced. Modern applications of nuclear technology, including nuclear medicine, food preservation, space reactors and propulsion.

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ME 563 Mechanical Vibrations

Review of systems with one degree for freedom. LaGrange’s equations of motion for multiple degree of freedom systems. Introduction to matrix methods. Transfer functions for harmonic response, impulse response, and step response. Convolution integrals for response to arbitrary inputs. Principle frequencies and modes. Applications to critical speeds, measuring instruments, isolation, torsional systems. Introduction to nonlinear problems.

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ME 580 Nonlinear Engineering Systems

Methods of analysis for nonlinear ordinary differential equations arising in engineering systems. Review of linear systems. Stability concepts. Phase plane methods. Perturbation and averaging methods of analysis. Self-excited and parametrically-excited systems. Relaxation oscillations. Systems with more than one degree of freedom.

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ME 413 - Noise Control

Fundamentals of acoustic waves. Psychoacoustics and theories of hearing. Environmental and building acoustics. Measurement methods and common instrumentation. Noise control methods. Machinery noise. Community reaction. Legal aspects. Design-oriented semester project. Course work in differential equations.

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ME 513 Engineering Acoustics

The simple oscillator. Lumped acoustical elements. Electro-mechanical-acoustical analogies. Wave motion in strings and membranes. Introduction to linear acoustics through derivation of the wave equation and simple solutions. Plane and spherical waves. Acoustic intensity. Plane wave transmission through fluid layers and simple barriers. Sound absorption. Modeling of acoustical sources: monopoles, dipoles, quadrupoles. Mechanisms of sound generation and directionality. Sound propagation in one-dimensional systems (e.g., ducts and mufflers). Introduction to room acoustics.

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ME 418 - Engineering Of Environmental Systems And Equipment

Design and analysis of systems and equipment used in conditioning buildings. Review of fundamentals in thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, economics, non-linear equation solving, optimization. Analysis of building heating and cooling requirements for design and annual energy use. Design and selection of equipment.

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ME 540 Internal Combustion Engines

Spark-ignition and compression-ignition engine processes. Study of the fundamentals of turbulence, boundary, layers, liquid atomization, sprays, combustion, and pollutant formation as applied to engines. Engine after treatment. Modeling of engine flows, sprays, combustion, and pollutants.

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ME 440 - Automotive Prime Movers: Green Engines And Clean Fuel

Internal combustion engines (ICE), hybrid engines (HE), fuel-cell engines (FCE), and alternative/renewable fuels. ICEs topics- engines with advanced combustion systems such as clean diesels, direct-injection spark-ignition engines (DISI), and low-temperature combustion (LTC) compression-ignition. HE topics- different components of hybrid engines and the powertrain design. FCE topics- fundamentals of fuel cells and automotive applications. Clean fuel topics- biofuels, hydrogen, and natural gas, as well as, other cleaner fossil fuels for automotive applications. Well-to-wheel energy and cost analysis of prime mover designs/fuels.

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ME 560 Kinematics

Geometry of constrained plane motion with applications to linkage design. Type and number synthesis, size synthesis. Path curvature, inflection circle, cubic of stationary curvature. Finite displacements, three and four separated positions. Graphical, analytical, and computer techniques.

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ME 565 Vehicle Dynamics

Modeling of wheeled vehicles to predict performance, handling, and ride. Effects of vehicle center of mass, tire characteristics, traction and slip, engine characteristics, and gear ratios on performance. Suspension design. Steady state and transient handling models of four-wheeled vehicles and car-trailer systems to determine oversteer and understeer characteristics, critical speeds, and stability. Multi-degree-of-freedom ride models, including tire and suspension compliance. Computer simulations. Current research topics in vehicle vibration isolation.

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ME 505 - Intermediate Heat Transfer

Heat and mass transfer by diffusion in one-dimensional, two-dimensional, transient, periodic, and phase change systems. Convective heat transfer for external and internal flows. Similarity and integral solution methods. Heat, mass, and momentum analogies. Turbulence. Buoyancy-driven flows. Convection with phase change. Radiation exchange between surfaces and radiation transfer in absorbing-emitting media. Multimode heat transfer problems.

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ME 588 Mechatronics - Integrated Design of Electro-Mechanical Systems

Electronic and interfacing techniques for design and control of electro-mechanical systems. Basic digital and analog design with applications to electro-mechanical interfacing via hands-on laboratory experience. Commonly used actuators and sensors and corresponding interfacing techniques. Realistic and integrated product development experience provided through a comprehensive final project where working prototypes are built to defined specifications.

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EE 483 - Digital Control Systems Analysis and Design

The course introduces feedback computer controlled systems, the components of digital control systems, and system models on the z-domain (z-transfer functions) and on the time domain (state variable representations). The objectives for system design and evaluation of system performance are considered. Various discrete-time controllers are designed including PID-controllers, state and output feedback controllers, and reconstruction of states using observers. The systems with the designated controllers are tested by simulations.

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ME 581 Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering

The solution of problems arising in mechanical engineering using numerical methods. Topics include nonlinear algebraic equations, sets of linear algebraic equations, eigenvalue problems, interpolation, curve fitting, ordinary differential equations, and partial differential equations. Applications include fluid mechanics, gas dynamics, heat and mass transfer, thermodynamics, vibrations, automatic control systems, kinematics, and design.

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ME 585 Instrumentation for Engineering Measurements

Fundamental concepts of static and dynamic measurements are reviewed. Transducers, signal conditioning, data transmission, and digital data acquisition systems are discussed. Emphasis is on applications and dynamic measurements.

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ME 575 - Theory And Design Of Control Systems

Covers the analysis and design of control systems from both a classical and modern viewpoint, with emphasis on design of controllers. Classical control design is reviewed, including both root locus and Bode domain design methodologies. The state space representation is introduced, along with notions of stability, controllability, and observability. State feedback controllers for pole placement and state observers are discussed with emphasis in their frequency domain implications.

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ENGR 355 Engineering Environmental Sustainability

An introduction to the examination of global-scale resource utilization, food, energy and commodity production, population dynamics, and their ecosystem impacts.

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ENGR 557 Air Quality Management

Discussion of fugitive, mobile, and point sources of air pollution with attendant effects on materials, plants, and humans. Development and status of state and federal regulations with emphasis on the development and use of mathematical dispersion models including meteorological fundamentals and atmospheric transport. Discussion of concepts for ambient air quality control strategies including urban planning and transportation considerations.

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CS 240 - Programming In C

The UNIX environment, C development cycle, data representation, operators, program structure, recursion, macros, C preprocessor, pointers and addresses, dynamic memory allocation, structures, unions, typedef, bit-fields, pointer/structure applications, UNIX file abstraction, file access, low-level I/O, concurrency.

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CS 250 - Computer Architecture

Digital logic: transistors, gates, and combinatorial circuits; clocks; registers and register banks; arithmetic-logic units; data representation: big-endian and little-endian integers; ones and twos complement arithmetic; signed and unsigned values; Von-Neumann architecture and bottleneck; instruction sets; RISC and CISC designs; instruction pipelines and stalls; rearranging code; memory and address spaces; physical and virtual memory; interleaving; page tables; memory caches; bus architecture; polling and interrupts; DMA; device programming; assembly language; optimizations; parallelism; data pipelining.

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CS 251 - Data Structures And Algorithms

Running time analysis of algorithms and their implementations, one-dimensional data structures, trees, heaps, additional sorting algorithms, binary search trees, hash tables, graphs, directed graphs, weighted graph algorithms, additional topics.

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CS 252 - Systems Programming

Low-level programming; review of addresses, pointers, memory layout, and data representation; text, data, and bss segments; debugging and hex dumps; concurrent execution with threads and processes; address spaces; file names; descriptors and file pointers; inheritance; system calls and library functions; standard I/O and string libraries; simplified socket programming; building tools to help programmers; make and make files; shell scripts and quoting; unix tools including sed, echo, test, and find; scripting languages such as awk; version control; object and executable files (.o and a.out); symbol tables; pointers to functions; hierarchical directories; and DNS hierarchy; programming embedded systems.

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CS 352 - Compilers: Principles And Practice

Should not be taken concurrently with CS 354. The theory and practice of programming language translation, compilation, and run-time systems, organized around a significant programming project to build a compiler for a simple but nontrivial programming language. Modules, interfaces, tools. Data structures for tree languages. Lexical analysis, syntax analysis, abstract syntax. Symbol tables, semantic analysis. Translation, intermediate code, basic blocks, traces. Instruction selection, CISC and RISC machines. Liveness analysis, graph coloring register allocation. Supplemental material drawn from garbage collection, object-oriented languages, higher-order languages, dataflow analysis, optimization, polymorphism, scheduling and pipelining, memory hierarchies.

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CS 354 - Operating Systems

Should not be taken concurrently with CS 35200. Introduction to operating systems. Computer system and operating system architectures, processes, inter-process communication, inter-process synchronization, mutual exclusion, deadlocks, memory hierarchy, virtual memory, CPU scheduling, file systems, I/O device management, security.

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ME 492 - Technology And Values

The impact of science and technology on personal and societal value systems. The special responsibility of engineers. Practical methods for using human values to guide future technological developments. Societal problems considered: warfare, energy, overpopulation, resource depletion, and environmental degradation. Interdisciplinary approaches stressed. 

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ENGR 524 Legal Aspects in Engineering Practice

Legal principles and landmark cases relevant to engineering. Subjects covered include contracts, torts, agency, real property, environmental and labor laws, expert testimony, arbitration, patents and copyrights, sureties and ethics.

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MGMT 361 Operations Management

This course provides an understanding of the issues involved in designing and managing manufacturing and service systems. Topics include manufacturing strategy, quality management, inventory systems, aggregate planning, just-in-time manufacturing, and operations scheduling. Case studies and articles integrate these topics and highlight managerial implications.

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ME 573 Interactive Computer Graphics

The principles of computer graphics and interactive graphical methods for problem solving. Emphasis placed on both development and use of graphical tools for various display devices. Several classes of graphics hardware considered in detail. Topics include hardcopy plotting, refresh displays, dynamic techniques, three-dimensional transformations and hierarchical modeling, color, modeling of geometry, and hidden surface removal. Projects involve programming of interactive computer graphics applications.

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ME 586 Microprocessors in Electromechanical Systems

Architecture of microcomputers; operating systems, logic functions, logic circuit design; I/O structure and interfacing; assembly language, manual assembly; software and hardware interrupts; data acquisition, serial and parallel communications; the role of high level languages. Laboratory experiments on applications to electrical, mechanical, and thermofluid systems.

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CE 473 - Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

The course introduces the fundamental areas of artificial intelligence: knowledge representation and reasoning; machine learning; planning; game playing; natural language processing; and vision.

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ME 438 Gas Turbine Engines

Basic operating principles and analysis of performance characteristics of gas turbine engines for aircraft and vehicular propulsion and stationary power. Turbojet, turbofan, turboshaft cycle analysis. Analysis of flow through compressors, turbines, combustors, inlets, nozzles, and regenerators. Component matching and off-design performance. Coursework in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.

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CE 569 - Introduction to Robotic Systems

The topics to be covered include: basic components of robotic systems; selection of coordinate frames; homogeneous transformations; solutions to kinematic equations; velocity and force/torque relations; manipulator dynamics in Lagrange’s formulation; digital simulation of manipulator motion; motion planning; obstacle avoidance; controller design using the computed torque method; and classical controllers for manipulators. Basic knowledge of vector-matrix manipulations required.

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ENGR 461 - Biomedical Engineering

 An introduction to the field of biomedical engineering.

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ME 577 - Human Motion Kinetics

Study of kinetics related to human motion. Review of human anatomy and anthropometric data. Planar and three-dimensional kinematic analysis of gross human motion. Detailed kinematic studies of human joints. Newton-Euler and Lagrangian methods for joint torques. Muscle force and power analysis. Studies on walking, jumping, cycling, and throwing exercises.

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ME 321 - Heat Transfer

Fundamental principle of heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation; mass transfer by diffusion and convection. Application to engineering situations. 

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ME 421 - Heating and Air Conditioning I

Fundamentals of fluid flow and heat transfer. Comfort conditions. Psychometrics. Solar radiation. Design conditions. Heating and cooling loads. Ventilation. Air distribution. Fans and pumps. Duct design. Pipe sizing. Refrigeration. Air conditioning systems. 

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ME 503- Micro-And-Nano-Scale Energy Transfer Processes

Transport of energy in natural and fabricated micro- and nano-scale structures. Physical nature of energy transport by three carriers – electrons, phonons, and photons. Bulk material properties (e.g., thermal/electrical conductivity) are derived from statistical particle transport theories. Effects of spatial confinement on bulk properties are quantified. Contemporary interdisciplinary engineering applications.

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ME 506 - Two-Phase Flow And Heat Transfer

Basic two-phase flow equations, homogeneous model, drift-flux model, flow regimes, pressure drop in two-phase flow. Nucleation and bubble dynamics, pool boiling, subcooled boiling, forced convection boiling, critical heat flux in pool boiling, critical heat flux in forced convection guiling, minimum heat flux, film boiling, post dry out heat transfer. Flow instabilities, choking in two-phase flow, film and drop wise condensation. Applications to heat exchangers. Special boiling and two-phase flow problems

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ME 507 - Laser Processing

Introduces background knowledge in laser science and laser technology and fundamentals involved in laser processing and manufacturing. The following topics are discussed: laser fundamentals, industrial laser systems and processes, and the laser-induced thermal, thermo-mechanical, and thermo-acoustic effects. The course also discusses emerging areas of laser applications, such as microscale laser processing, ultrafast laser processing, and the related energy transport analyses. Laboratory and video demonstration sessions are used to enhance the overall understanding of the course materials.

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ME 511 - Heat Transfer In Electronic Systems

This course covers both traditional and more innovative methods for heat extraction in electronic systems and the effectiveness and applicability of these methods over a wide range of scales. Special emphasis is given to industry-related applications with experts often attending and presenting material as part of class instruction. 

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ME 599 Industrial Refrigeration

The course covers of the fundamentals, design, installation, and operation of industrial refrigeration systems. Detailing the industry changes caused by the conversion from CFCs to non-ozone-depleting refrigerants and by the development of microprocessors and new secondary coolants, also examines multistage systems; compressors, evaporators, and condensers; piping, vessels, valves and refrigerant controls; liquid recirculation; refrigeration load calculations; refrigeration and freezing of food; and safety procedures.

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ME 598 Industrial Ventilation

Industrial Ventilation is a course that covers both basic and advanced topics related to industrial ventilation including: The behavior of air and chemical contaminants in the air -Industrial process exhaust system design – Make-up and supply air ventilation systems – Dilution ventilation systems – Selection and design of exhaust hoods, ducts, and fittings -Fans and air cleaners (including Fan Laws) -Troubleshooting and testing of existing systems – Air conditioning systems and designs.

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ENGR 414 - Building Mechanical and Electrical System Design

This course covers the design of building mechanical and electrical systems. In the first part of the course students learn principles of designing and integrating heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems into building air delivery systems, mechanical cooling and heating technologies, duct design and layout, blower and pump selection, and hydronic systems. They also learn to design heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems within the constraint of achieving satisfactory occupant thermal comfort in buildings. The second part of the course covers design concepts related to building electrical systems; including, single and three-phase power systems, motors, transformers, switching, and relays. The course includes a design project related to mechanical and electrical systems for a commercial building.

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ENGR 311 - Architectural Engineering

Pre: ME 200, ME 309

This course introduces energy efficiency, thermal comfort, indoor environmental quality and green building design concepts. The course covers engineering fundamentals required for the design and analysis of building systems such as thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, light and sound transmission. The course presents engineering principles and selected applications related to hygrothermal analysis of building enclosures, air conditioning processes in heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, building illumination, and building acoustics.

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ME 584 - Mechanical Aspects of Desalination Processes

The application of the principles of thermodynamics and transport phenomena to the analysis of Desalination systems by distillation (evaporation and condensations) and by membrane processes with special emphasis on the Multi Stage Flash (MSF), and Reserve Osmosis Desalting methods to desalt seawater in combination – conventional steam power plants, gas turbines power plants, and co-generation Power desalting plants used in Kuwait.

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ME 555 - Planned Maintenance

Management functions, Preventive maintenance, Cost control, Condition control, Condition monitoring, Types of maintenance. Economic aspect, Administrative system, Spare parts system. Predictive maintenance principals, vibration measurement, Transducers, Data acquisition, balancing. Maintenance and the industrial organization – acquisition policy and maintenance life – cycle costs – maintenance strategy, a business centered approach – the reliability of plant components and systems – determining the life plan and schedule – controlling plant reliability – reliability centered maintenance – enterprise asset management.

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E 386 - Work Analysis And Design I

Fundamentals of work methods and measurement. Applications of engineering, psychological, and physiological principles to the analysis and design of human work systems.

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IE 486 - Work Analysis and Design II

Continuation of IE 386. Applications of engineering, computer sciences, information sciences, and psychological principles and methods to the analysis and design of human work systems.

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AAE 334 Aerodynamics

Incompressible airfoil and lifting line theory. Steady and unsteady, one-dimensional, linear and nonlinear flows. Normal shock waves. Steady, supersonic, two-dimensional linear and nonlinear flows. Oblique shock waves. Perturbation theory for wings and bodies. Design applications.

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