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Course Descriptions - ENGR, ME, MET


Department of Mechanical Engineering

Courses

  • EEN 1200 - Introduction to Energy Engineering

    Credits: (2)
    Introduction to the field of energy engineering.  Energy sources, electrical power generation, renewable and non-renewable energy, environmental and economic issues, the energy future.
    Pre-requisite(s): ENGR 1000  and PHYS 2210 .
  • EEN 2600 - Engineering Economics

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Emphasizes the systematic evaluation of the costs and benefits of engineering solutions. Topics include equivalence, simple and compound interest, cash flow diagrams, present worth, equivalent uniform annual worth, rate of return, payback period, depreciation, income taxes, and inflation.
    Pre-requisite(s): MATH 1050  or equivalent placement.
  • EEN 3000 - Design, Ethics & Entrepreneurship

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Fundamentals of the engineering design process. Design modeling, simulation, documentation and communication. Engineering ethics and entrepreneurship.  
    Pre-requisite(s): EEN 1200 .
  • EEN 3200 - Sustainable Energy

    Credits: (3)
    Introduction to sustainable energy. Energy conservation and efficiency. Renewable energy systems and energy storage. Economic, societal and environmental aspects of sustainable energy.
    Pre-requisite(s): EEN 1200 .
  • EEN 4100 - Senior Project I

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    An energy engineering project will be selected for team participation. Team assignments will lead to the completion of a preliminary design phase which includes concept generation, engineering analysis and design, prototype testing, and preliminary economic analyses. Senior Project I culminates in a preliminary design review based on formal student presentations of documented engineering drawings of the proposed design.
    Pre-requisite(s): Departmental permission.
  • EEN 4200 - Senior Project II

    Credits: (3)
    Continuation of EEN 4100 . Team assignments will lead to the construction, testing and optimization of the design. This includes detailed engineering analysis and testing of prototypes, final parameter and tolerance design, and economic analysis of the project. Senior Project II culminates in a final design review based on formal student presentations of the documented final product and verification that the final product meets all requirements.
    Pre-requisite(s): EEN 4100 .
  • EEN 4300 - Energy Auditing

    Credits: (2)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Introduction to energy auditing of buildings and industrial processes. Energy assessment, conservation, efficiency, and cost analysis of energy systems. 
    Pre-requisite(s): EEN 2600  and ME 4000 .
  • EEN 4420 - Renewable Energy Systems Design I

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Introduction to renewable energy systems.  In-depth coverage of the analysis and design of solar and wind energy systems.
    Pre-requisite(s): EEN 3200  and ME 4000 .
  • EEN 4430 - Renewable Energy Systems Design II

    Credits: (3)
    Follow-on course to EEN 4420 . Analysis and design of hydroelectric, geothermal, marine, and biomass energy systems. Environmental and economic impacts of these renewable energy technologies.
    Pre-requisite(s): EEN 4420 .
  • EEN 4440 - Introduction to Energy Systems

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: -
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Introduction to systems engineering as applied to the energy industry.  Systems definition, attributes and properties.  Command and control, mission modeling, verification and validation, documentation.
    Pre-requisite(s): EEN 3000 .
  • EEN 4450 - Electric Vehicles Engineering

    Credits: (3)
    Introduction to electric and hybrid-electric vehicles.  Alternative fuels, powertrains, battery technologies, vehicle dynamics, propulsion, energy management, braking and controls.
    Pre-requisite(s): EEN 3200 .
  • EEN 4460 - Energy Management

    Credits: (3)
    Energy management design, utility rates, economic analyses, mechanical and electrical systems, safety, green technologies and sustainability.
    Pre-requisite(s): EEN 3000 .
  • EEN 4470 - Energy and Environmental Issues

    Credits: (3)
    Environmental impacts of energy systems, fossil fuels, renewable and green technologies, nuclear energy, energy conservation and climate change.
    Pre-requisite(s): EEN 3200 .
  • EEN 4480 - Energy and Legal Issues

    Credits: (3)
    Legal issues of energy systems, regulations, case law pertaining to development and implementation of energy systems, climate change, political influences.
    Pre-requisite(s): EEN 3000 .
  • ENGR 1000 - Introduction to Engineering

    Credits: (2)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Introduction to engineering for students in the pre-engineering program. Engineering as a profession and career opportunities. Fundamentals of engineering design and analysis using the computer.  Prerequisite/Co-requisite: MATH 1060  or MATH 1080  or equivalent.  
    Pre-requisite/Co-requisite: MATH 1060  or MATH 1080  or equivalent.

     
       

  • ENGR 2010 - Statics

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Vector mechanics, force and moment systems, equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies, friction and moments of inertia.
    Pre-requisite(s): MATH 1210  and PHYS 2210 .

     

  • ENGR 2080 - Dynamics

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Fundamentals of position, velocity and acceleration. Kinematics and kinetics of particles. Newton’s laws, conservation of momentum and energy. Dynamics of rigid bodies.
    Pre-requisite(s): ENGR 2010  with a grade of “C” or higher.

     

  • ENGR 2140 - Mechanics of Materials

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Fundamentals of stress and strain, Hooke’s law, torsion, bending of beams, combined stresses and design of members.
    Pre-requisite(s): ENGR 2010  with a grade of “C” or higher.

     

  • ENGR 2160 - Materials Science and Engineering

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Combined lecture/laboratory course that introduces the fundamentals of atomic and microscopic structure of metals, polymers, ceramics and composite materials, and how these structures affect mechanical, thermal, electrical and optical properties.
    Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 1210 .
    Co-Requisite(s): ENGR 2140 .


      

  • ENGR 2210 - Electrical Engineering for Non-majors

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Combined lecture/laboratory course as an introduction to electrical engineering for non-electrical engineers. Fundamentals of DC and AC circuits, digital circuits, and power circuits.
    Pre-requisite(s): MATH 1210 .

      

  • ENGR 2300 - Thermodynamics

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Thermodynamic properties, equations of state, first and second laws of thermodynamics. Analysis of open and closed systems, availability and irreversibility, power and refrigeration cycles.
    Pre-requisite(s): MATH 1210  and PHYS 2210 .

     

  • ENGR 2920 - Short Courses, Workshops, Institutes and Special Programs

    Credits: (1-4)
    Variable Title
    Consult the class schedule for the current offering under this number. The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
    May be repeated 5 times with a maximum of 6 credit hours.
  • ME 3040 - Dynamic System Modeling

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Fundamentals of analysis, design and control of physical engineering systems.   Analytical and numerical modeling of mechanical, electrical, fluid and thermal systems with applications.
    Pre-requisite(s): MATH 2250  and ENGR 2080 .
  • ME 3050 - Machine Design

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Design and analysis of machine elements and machines.  Material selection, connections and joints, shafts and bearings, fits and tolerances, fasteners, material failure and reliability.
    Pre-requisite(s): ENGR 2080  and ENGR 2140 .
  • ME 3060 - Sensors, Instrumentation and Control Systems

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Fundamental principles of sensors for the measurement of physical quantities. Instrumentation for processing the inputs and outputs of sensor signals.  Control of mechanical, electrical and thermal systems.  Lecture plus laboratory.
    Pre-requisite(s): ME 3040  and ME 3050 .
  • ME 3300 - Fluid Mechanics

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Fundamental principles of fluid statics and dynamics.  Fluid properties, flow regimes, pressure, velocity, flow rate, internal and external flow, and dimensional analysis.  Applications of fluid mechanics.  Lecture plus laboratory.
    Pre-requisite(s): MATH 1220 , ENGR 2080  and ENGR 2300 .
  • ME 3350 - Engineering Computing

    Credits: (2)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Introduction to engineering computing with applications to the analysis and design of engineering systems using an industry-standard software platform.
    Pre-requisite(s): MATH 2250 .
  • ME 3500 - Numerical Methods for Engineering

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Fundamental methods for the numerical solution of engineering problems. Topics include root finding, interpolation, curve fitting, differentiation, integration, differential equations and curve fitting.
    Pre-requisite(s): ME 3040  and ME 3350 .
  • ME 4000 - Heat Transfer

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Fundamental principles of conduction, convection and radiation.  Heat transfer with phase change, heat exchangers, and applications of heat transfer.  Lecture plus laboratory.
    Pre-requisite(s): MATH 2250  or MATH 2280  and ME 3300 .
  • ME 4100 - Senior Project I

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    A mechanical engineering project will be selected for team participation.  Team assignments will lead to the completion of a preliminary design phase which includes concept generation, engineering analysis and design, prototype testing, and preliminary economic analyses. Senior Project I culminates in a preliminary design review based on formal student presentations of documented engineering drawings of the proposed design.
    Pre-requisite(s): Departmental permission.
  • ME 4150 - Vibrations

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Fundamental principles of free and forced vibrations of discrete linear systems with and without damping.  Multiple-degree-of freedom systems, continuous systems, shock isolation and vibration control.
    Pre-requisite(s): MATH 2250  and ENGR 2080 .
  • ME 4200 - Senior Project II

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Continuation of ME 4100.  Team assignments will lead to the construction, testing and optimization of the design.  This includes detailed engineering analysis and testing of prototypes, final parameter and tolerance design, and economic analysis of the project.  Senior Project II culminates in a final design review based on formal student presentations of the documented final product and verification that the final product meets all requirements.
    Pre-requisite(s): ME 4100 .
  • ME 4250 - Finite Element Analysis

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Introduction to the finite element method.  Survey of FEA theory, including element formulation, stiffness matrix operations, shape functions, etc.  Application and use of commercial FEA software for engineering design and analysis.
    Pre-requisite(s): MATH 2250  and ME 3050 .
  • ME 4300 - Material Failure Analysis

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    A survey of material failure modes, including fatigue, fracture, wear and corrosion.  Introduction to damage tolerant design methodologies.  Case studies in material failure.
    Pre-requisite(s): ENGR 2160  and ME 3050 .
  • ME 4350 - Advanced Mechanics of Materials

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Advanced topics in mechanics of materials such as three-dimensional combined stress fields, stress concentrations, dynamic loads, torsion of non-circular members, plates and shells, stability and buckling of columns, and energy methods.
    Pre-requisite(s): ENGR 2140 .
  • ME 4400 - Aerodynamics

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Airfoil theory, lifting bodies, boundary layers, lift and drag, compressible aerodynamics.
    Pre-requisite(s): ME 3300 .
  • ME 4440 - Compressible Fluid Flow

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: NA
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Fundamentals of compressible fluid flow.  Normal shock waves, Fanno flow and Rayleigh flow.  Two-dimensional supersonic flows with oblique shocks and Prandtl-Meyer expansion fans.  Compressible flow in nozzles and supersonic wind tunnels.
    Pre-requisite(s): ME 3300  and ME 4000 .
  • ME 4450 - Aerospace Propulsion

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Design and analysis of gas turbine engines and rocket motors. Liquid and solid fuel propulsion systems. Thermodynamics of flow associated with aerospace propulsion systems. Introduction to fuel combustion processes.
    Pre-requisite(s): ME 4440 .

     

  • ME 4500 - Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Principles of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) of buildings. Refrigeration systems and indoor thermal environmental control system analysis and design.
    Pre-requisite(s): ME 4000 .
  • ME 4550 - Robotics

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    The mechanics and dynamics of robots.  Kinematics, kinetics and trajectories of motion.  Instrumentation, sensors and control system theory of robotic systems.  Programming of robotic systems.  Human/robot interfaces and safety.
    Pre-requisite(s): ME 3040 .
  • ME 4600 - Advanced Thermal-Fluids

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: NA
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Advanced topics in thermal-fluid sciences built upon knowledge from thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer.  Topics include thermodynamic cycles, psychrometrics, piping systems, boundary layers, heat transfer with phase change, radiation, and thermal design.  Lecture plus laboratory.

     
    Pre-requisite(s): ME 4000 .

  • ME 4800 - Individual Research Problems

    Credits: (1-3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    With permission and under the direction of faculty, the student researches a specific problem in the mechanical engineering field.
    Pre-requisite(s): Permission of department.
  • ME 4830 - Readings in Mechanical Engineering

    Credits: (1-3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    With permission and under the direction of faculty, the student studies a topic taken from the mechanical engineering literature.
    Pre-requisite(s): Permission of department.
  • ME 4890 - Cooperative Work Experience

    Credits: (1-3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Provides academic credit for engineering work experience.  Permission of department required.
    Pre-requisite(s): Permission of department.
  • ME 4900 - Special Topics

    Credits: (1-3)
    Variable Title
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    A special topic in mechanical engineering is selected by the faculty to be taught on a one-time basis.  With departmental approval, may substitute for a technical elective.
    Pre-requisite(s): Permission of department.
  • ME 4920 - Short Courses, Workshops, Institutes and Special Programs

    Credits: (1-3)
    Variable Title
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Academic credit for attendance at short courses, workshops, seminars, special training, etc.
    Pre-requisite(s): Permission of department.
  • ME 4990 - Seminar in Mechanical Engineering

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Seminar is designed to prepare the student for professional engineering employment. Topics include resumes, interviewing techniques, engineering ethics, professionalism, patent law, social issues, lifelong learning, diversity, communication, timeliness, and continuous improvement.  Lectures and presentations by faculty, staff, and guests from local engineering industry.
    Pre-requisite(s): ME 4100 .
  • MET 1000 - Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Technology and Design

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Introductory course for students majoring in mechanical engineering technology. The role of mechanical engineering technology and its place in the occupational spectrum. The experimental and analytical tools used in mechanical engineering technology and fundamentals of mechanical design and problem solving. College algebra and trigonometry strongly recommended.
  • MET 1500 - Mechanical Design Engineering

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    This course will focus on understanding the engineering design process within the MET discipline. Students will develop problem statements and use brainstorming techniques to generate design concepts. These design concepts are evaluated and implemented for possible solutions to bring a factious engineered product to market.
    Pre-requisite(s): MET 1000 , Math ACT score of 23 or above or MATH 1010  or MATH 1030  or MATH 1040  or MATH 1050  or MATH 1060  or MATH 1080 .
  • MET 1890 INT - Cooperative Work Experience

    Credits: (1-3)
    Provides academic credit for on-the-job experience. Grade and amount of credit will be determined by the department. Prior consent of the department chair and the employer are required.
    Pre-requisite(s): PDD 1010 , MATH 1080  and Permission of Instructor.
  • MET 2500 - Modern Engineering Technologies

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    A survey of modern engineering technologies including, but not necessarily limited to, energy generation, nano systems, smart materials, robotics, lasers, transportation systems, and bioengineering.
    Pre-requisite(s): MET 1500 .
  • MET 2890 INT - Cooperative Work Experience

    Credits: (1-3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Provides academic credit for on-the-job experience. Grade and amount of credit will be determined by the department. Prior consent of the department chair and the employer are required.
    Pre-requisite(s): Credit or concurrent enrollment in MFET 2300 .
  • MET 3050 - Dynamics

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Fundamentals of force, mass and acceleration, work and energy, and impulse and momentum applied to particles and rigid bodies.
    Pre-requisite(s): MATH 1210 , PHYS 2210  and MFET 2300 .
  • MET 3150 - Engineering Technology Materials

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Material properties, processing and selection of materials for technological applications. Design parameters for material selection of metals and nonmetals. Mechanical behavior and service failures of metallic alloys and other engineering materials at high and low temperatures.  Lecture plus laboratory work in materials testing.
    Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 1110  and MFET 2300  or MFET 2320 .
  • MET 3300 - Computer Programming Applications of Mechanical Engineering Technology

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Applications of computer programming and computer software to problems in mechanical engineering technology.
    Lecture plus computer-based laboratory work.
    Pre-requisite(s): MFET 2300 .
  • MET 3400 - Machine Design

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Application of engineering technology fundamentals to machine design. Techniques involved in designing and selecting individual machine parts.
    Pre-requisite(s): MFET 2300 .
  • MET 3500 - Mechanical Measurements and Instrumentation

    Credits: (3)
    Principles of temperature, pressure, strain, flow, force, and vibration measurements. Techniques of computerized data acquisition and reduction. Students will learn how to specify instrumentation systems, take data and interpret the results.
    Lecture plus laboratory work in selected topics.
    Pre-requisite(s): EET 1850  and MFET 2300 .
  • MET 3700 - Testing and Failure Analysis

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Mechanical testing of materials, fatigue, fracture, wear, corrosion, embrittlement, failure mechanisms and analysis, case studies of failures.
    Lecture plus laboratory work.
    Pre-requisite(s): MET 3150  and MFET 2300 .
  • MET 3890 INT - Cooperative Work Experience

    Credits: (1-3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Provides academic credit for on-the-job experience. Grade and amount of credit will be determined by the department. Prior consent of the department chair and the employer are required.
    Pre-requisite(s): Credit or concurrent enrollment in MET 3400 .
  • MET 4200 - Mechanical Design with FEA

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Application of engineering technology fundamentals in mechanical design using Finite Element Analysis.
    Lecture plus computer-based laboratory work.
    Pre-requisite(s): MET 3400  and MFET 2300 .
  • MET 4300 - Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning

    Credits: (3)
    Principles of heating, ventilating and air conditioning of buildings. Refrigeration systems, air and water distribution and solar energy. Indoor thermal environmental control.
    Pre-requisite(s): Permission of instructor.
  • MET 4500 - Senior Project I

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    A mechanical engineering technology project will be selected for team participation. Projects will require planning, analysis, design, development, production, testing and documentation.
    Pre-requisite(s): MET 4200 ; AAS or AS Degree.
    Note: MET 4500 and MET 4510 are a two-course sequence, with MET 4500 only taught in fall semester and MET 4510 only taught in spring semester. The courses must be taken back-to-back.
  • MET 4510 - Senior Project II

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    A mechanical engineering technology project will be selected for team participation. Projects will require planning, analysis, design, development, production, testing and documentation.
    Pre-requisite(s): MET 4500 .
    Note: MET 4500 and MET 4510 are a two-course sequence, with MET 4500 only taught in fall semester and MET 4510 only taught in spring semester. The courses must be taken back-to-back.
  • MET 4650 - Thermal Science

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Fundamental principles of thermal science for mechanical engineering technology. Basic thermal science theory with an emphasis on technological applications and systems. 
    Lecture plus laboratory work in selected thermal science topics.
    Pre-requisite(s): MATH 1210 , PHYS 2210  and CHEM 1110  or CHEM 1210 .
  • MET 4800 - Individual Research in Mechanical Engineering Technology

    Credits: (1-3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Special individual research and development projects in mechanical engineering technology. Credit and time determined by the student and the faculty project supervisor.
    Pre-requisite(s): Permission of instructor.
  • MET 4830 - Directed Readings

    Credits: (1-3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Directed individual readings in mechanical engineering technology. Topic selected in consultation with instructor.
    Pre-requisite(s): Permission of instructor.
  • MET 4890 INT - Cooperative Work Experience

    Credits: (1-3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Provides academic credit for on-the-job experience. Grade and amount of credit will be determined by the department. Prior consent of the department chair and the employer are required.
    Pre-requisite(s): MET 3400  and Permission of instructor.
  • MET 4920 - Short Courses, Workshops, Institutes, and Special Programs

    Credits: (1-3)
    Variable Title
    Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number. The specific title with the credit authorized for the particular offering will appear on the student transcript.
  • MET 4990 - Seminar in Mechanical Engineering Technology

    Credits: (1)
    Guest lectures from local industry, professionalism and engineering ethics, technology and society, and employment preparation.
    Pre-requisite(s): MET 4500 .