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2013 - 2014

Mechanical Engineering (Me En)


Undergraduate Courses


    100-Level Courses

    ME EN 172 : Engineering Graphics--Principles and Applications. (3:2:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 172 : Engineering Graphics--Principles and Applications. (3:2:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
    PREREQUISITE: Engineering and technology major status.
    DESCRIPTION: Comprehensive applications of CAD-based national (ANSI) and international (ISO) graphics standards, including coordinate and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing practices, manufacturing, and product verification procedures.

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    ME EN 191 : New Student Seminar. (.5:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 191 : New Student Seminar. (.5:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    DESCRIPTION: Topics of special interest to new mechanical engineering majors.
    NOTE: Required of all first-semester freshman and transfer students.

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    ME EN 199R : Academic Internship. (.5-3:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 199R : Academic Internship. (.5-3:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: Consent of both department chair and cooperative education coordinator.
    DESCRIPTION: Work experience evaluated by supervisor and posted on student's transcript.

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    200-Level Courses

    ME EN 250 : Science of Engineering Materials. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 250 : Science of Engineering Materials. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
    PREREQUISITE: CHEM 105
    DESCRIPTION: Principles and properties of solid materials and their behavior as applied to engineering.

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    ME EN 282 : Manufacturing Processes. (3:2:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 282 : Manufacturing Processes. (3:2:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 250
    DESCRIPTION: Common manufacturing processes, including technological limitations and economic considerations. Influence of product design on process selection and manufacturing efficiency.

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    300-Level Courses

    ME EN 312 : Fluid Mechanics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 312 : Fluid Mechanics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 321; Concurrent enrollment in Me En 363, 373.
    DESCRIPTION: Physics and modeling of fluid flow; fluid statics, dimensional analysis, momentum, internal and external viscous flow, compressible flow, and fluid machinery.

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    ME EN 321 : Thermodynamics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
    PREREQUISITE: MATH 113; Concurrent enrollment in Math 303 or 334.
    DESCRIPTION: Fundamentals of thermal energy and work; principle of state, conservation of mass, conservation of energy, increase of entropy principle; application to thermal and mechanical processes.

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    ME EN 335 : Dynamic System Modeling and Analysis. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 335 : Dynamic System Modeling and Analysis. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 363 & ME EN 373 & CE EN 204
    DESCRIPTION: Formulating mathematical models for mechanical, electrical, fluid, and combined systems; numerical solution of motion equations; first- and second-order systems, frequency response, and transfer functions.

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    ME EN 340 : Heat Transfer. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 321
    DESCRIPTION: Fundamentals of heat transfer; basics of conduction, convection, and radiation; mass transfer by analogy; heat exchangers; computer applications to practical design and analysis problems.

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    ME EN 363 : Elementary Instrumentation. (3:3:1.5)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 363 : Elementary Instrumentation. (3:3:1.5)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
    PREREQUISITE: ENG T 231 & MATH 303 & EC EN 301; or ENG T 231 & MATH 314 & EC EN 301; Concurrent enrollment in Engl 316.
    DESCRIPTION: Fundamentals of mechanical measuring systems; sensors, signal conditioning, statistical error analysis, dynamic response, standards.

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    ME EN 372 : Mechanical System Design Fundamentals. (3:2:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 372 : Mechanical System Design Fundamentals. (3:2:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
    PREREQUISITE: CE EN 203 & ME EN 282; Concurrent enrollment in Me En 373.
    DESCRIPTION: Static and dynamic stress and failure analysis for mechanical systems.

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    ME EN 373 : Introduction to Scientific Computing and Computer-Aided Engineering. (3:2:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 373 : Introduction to Scientific Computing and Computer-Aided Engineering. (3:2:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
    PREREQUISITE: MATH 113; Concurrent enrollment in Math 302 or 314.
    DESCRIPTION: Computer programming for engineers taught in context of solving physical systems using numerical methods. Student will program solutions using the C++ language, spreadsheets, symbolic solvers, etc.

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    400-Level Courses

    ME EN 412 : Applications of Fluid Dynamics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 412 : Applications of Fluid Dynamics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 312
    DESCRIPTION: One-dimensional compressible flow, shocks, expansions, nozzles; turbomachinery design and performance; pumps, compressors, fans, and turbines; introduction to CFD with applications.

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    ME EN 415 : Applied Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 415 : Applied Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Spring
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 312
    DESCRIPTION: Modern applied aerodynamics, including performance, stability, and control of aerospace vehicles.

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    ME EN 422 : Applied Thermodynamics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 422 : Applied Thermodynamics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter; Spring
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 321
    DESCRIPTION: Applied engineering thermodynamics including air and steam power cycles, thermodynamic relations, and introduction to combustion and equilibrium chemical reactions.

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    ME EN 425 : Internal Combustion Engines. (3:2:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 425 : Internal Combustion Engines. (3:2:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 321
    DESCRIPTION: Fundamental operating characteristics of internal combustion engines, spark and compression ignition. Thermodynamic cycle analysis, performance and emissions characterization, and dynamometer testing on CFR and production engines.

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    ME EN 426 : Gas Turbine and Jet Engine Design. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 426 : Gas Turbine and Jet Engine Design. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 312 & ME EN 321
    DESCRIPTION: Design and synthesis of land-based and aircraft gas turbines utilizing fluid flow and thermodynamic fundamentals. Extensive discussion of turbojet, turbofan, and turboprop engines.

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    ME EN 431 : (Me En-EC En 483) Design of Control Systems. (4:3:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 431 : (Me En-EC En 483) Design of Control Systems. (4:3:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall Even Yrs.
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 335; or EC EN 380
    DESCRIPTION: Classical frequency response and time domain design of control systems. State variable control and computer simulation of control systems.

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    ME EN 437 : Kinematics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: CE EN 204
    RECOMMENDED: Me En 373.
    DESCRIPTION: Relative motion of links in mechanisms; velocities and accelerations of machine parts; rolling contact; cams; synthesis of mechanisms. Includes computer-aided engineering techniques.

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    ME EN 452 : Intermediate Materials. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 452 : Intermediate Materials. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall Even Yrs.
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 250 & ME EN 372
    DESCRIPTION: Mechanical behavior of engineering materials including metals, plastics, ceramics, and composites.

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    ME EN 456 : Composite Material Design. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 456 : Composite Material Design. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 250
    DESCRIPTION: Macro- and micro-mechanical analysis and design of uni- and multidirectional composite materials.

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    ME EN 471 : Computer-Aided Engineering Applications. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 471 : Computer-Aided Engineering Applications. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 172 & ME EN 373 & CE EN 204
    DESCRIPTION: Application of computer-aided engineering tools to design; 3-D geometry and solid modeling; applying finite element analysis, kinematic analysis, and other software to engineering analysis.

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    ME EN 472 : Mechanical Systems Design Applications. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 472 : Mechanical Systems Design Applications. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 372
    DESCRIPTION: Theory, analysis, and design of mechanical systems and components.

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    ME EN 475 : Integrated Product and Process Design 1. (3:2:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 475 : Integrated Product and Process Design 1. (3:2:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 363 & ME EN 372 & ME EN 373; or EC EN 340 & EC EN 370 & EC EN 380; or ENG T 231 & MFG 340 & MFG 355; Senior standing (fewer than 30 hours remaining in the program) in mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering technology, industrial design, or related disciplines with instructor's consent.
    DESCRIPTION: Comprehensive two-semester design experience from conception to manufacturing planning and prototype. Product development process. Economic and manufacturing considerations. Intellectual property assignment agreement required.
    NOTE: MeEn 475 and 476 must be taken in consecutive fall and winter semesters.

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    ME EN 476 : Integrated Product and Process Design 2. (3:2:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 476 : Integrated Product and Process Design 2. (3:2:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 363 & ME EN 372 & ME EN 373; or EC EN 340 & EC EN 370 & EC EN 380; or ENG T 231 & MFG 340 & MFG 355; Senior standing (fewer than 30 hours remaining in the program) in mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering technology, industrial design, or related disciplines with instructor's consent.
    DESCRIPTION: Comprehensive two-semester design experience from conception to manufacturing planning and prototype. Product development process. Economic and manufacturing considerations. Intellectual property assignment agreement required.
    NOTE: MeEn 475 and 476 must be taken in consecutive fall and winter semesters.

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    ME EN 477 : Design for Manufacture and Assembly. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 477 : Design for Manufacture and Assembly. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
    PREREQUISITE: MeEn 282, 372; or equivalent.
    DESCRIPTION: Design practice for manufacturing considerations. Surface finish, tolerances, GD&T, and inspection and gaging principles. Application of computer-aided tolerancing and inspection.

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    ME EN 482 : Manufacturing Systems Analysis and Design. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 482 : Manufacturing Systems Analysis and Design. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall Even Yrs.
    PREREQUISITE: MeEn 250, 282; or equivalents.
    DESCRIPTION: Analysis, synthesis, and control of processing and assembly operations; mathematical modeling of manufacturing processes; systems integration; applying conservation principles to processing and assembly operations.

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    ME EN 486 : Automation. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
    DESCRIPTION: Determining appropriate levels of manufacturing automation based on economics and productivity. Elements of automation, including sensors, robots, conveyors, and part feeders.

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    ME EN 495R : Mentored Learning for Undergraduate Coursework in Mechanical Engineering. (.5-6:Arr.:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 495R : Mentored Learning for Undergraduate Coursework in Mechanical Engineering. (.5-6:Arr.:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    DESCRIPTION: Selected topics in mechanical engineering.

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    ME EN 497R : Mentored Learning for Undergraduate Projects in Mechanical Engineering. (.5-3::)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 497R : Mentored Learning for Undergraduate Projects in Mechanical Engineering. (.5-3::)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    DESCRIPTION: Independent learning focused on an engineering project.

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    ME EN 499R : Honors Thesis. (.5-6:0:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer

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    500-Level Graduate Courses (available to advanced undergraduates)

    ME EN 500 : (MeEn-CEEn) Design and Materials Applications. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 500 : (MeEn-CEEn) Design and Materials Applications. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 250; or CE EN 321
    RECOMMENDED: Me En 452.
    DESCRIPTION: Applied and residual stress; materials selection; static, impact, and fatigue strength; fatigue damage; surface treatments; elastic deflection and stability--all as applied to mechanical design.

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    ME EN 501 : (MeEn-CEEn) Stress Analysis and Design of Mechanical Structures. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 501 : (MeEn-CEEn) Stress Analysis and Design of Mechanical Structures. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Spring
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 372; or CE EN 321
    DESCRIPTION: Stress analysis and deflection of structures; general bending and torsion, with computer applications to mechanical and aerospace structure design.

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    ME EN 503 : (MeEn-CEEn) Plasticity and Fracture. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 503 : (MeEn-CEEn) Plasticity and Fracture. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 250 & CE EN 203
    DESCRIPTION: Tensor algebra; stress and deformation tensors; relationships between dislocation slip, yielding, plastic constitutive behavior, and microstructure development; cracks and linear elastic fracture mechanics.

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    ME EN 504 : (Me En-CE En) Computer Structural Analysis and Optimization. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 504 : (Me En-CE En) Computer Structural Analysis and Optimization. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 372 & MATH 302; or ME EN 372 & MATH 313; or CE EN 321 & MATH 313
    DESCRIPTION: Matrix stiffness method for 1D, 2D, and 3D skeletal structure classes. Implementing the matrix stiffness method as a computer program. Nonlinear second-order structural analysis. Structural optimization techniques including stress-ratio method, gradient-based methods, and genetic algorithms.

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    ME EN 505 : Applied Engineering Math. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 505 : Applied Engineering Math. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
    PREREQUISITE: MATH 303; or MATH 334; or equivalent.
    DESCRIPTION: Advanced engineering mathematics that builds a foundation for graduate mechanical engineering courses and research. Topics include tensor analysis, vector calculus, and solution methods for partial differential equations.

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    ME EN 506 : (MeEn-CEEn) Continuum Mechanics and Finite Element Analysis. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 506 : (MeEn-CEEn) Continuum Mechanics and Finite Element Analysis. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 372; or CE EN 321; Math 313 or Math 302.
    DESCRIPTION: Equilibrium, constitutive, and compatibility equations; closed-form solutions from elasticity; finite element theory, programming, and usage; membrane, axisymmetric, and solid elements. Application to heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and seepage.

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    ME EN 508 : (Me En-CE En) Structural Vibrations. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 508 : (Me En-CE En) Structural Vibrations. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
    PREREQUISITE: CE EN 321; or ME EN 372; CE En 321 or Me En 372 or equivalent.
    DESCRIPTION: Dynamic analysis of single degree-of-freedom, discrete multi-degree-of-freedom, and continuous systems. Applications include aerospace, civil structures, and mechanical components.

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    ME EN 510 : Compressible Fluid Flow. (3:3:1.5)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 510 : Compressible Fluid Flow. (3:3:1.5)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 312; Me En 312 or equivalent.
    DESCRIPTION: One-dimensional analysis of compressible flow with area change, friction, heat transfer, shock waves, and combined effects, including experimental methods.

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    ME EN 512 : Intermediate Fluid Dynamics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 512 : Intermediate Fluid Dynamics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 312; or instructor's consent, Me En 505 previous or concurrent enrollment.
    DESCRIPTION: Review of fluid properties, Navier-Stokes equations, exact and similarity solutions, introduction to potential flows, stream functions, lift and drag, boundary layers, vorticity, and turbulence.

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    ME EN 521 : Intermediate Thermodynamics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 521 : Intermediate Thermodynamics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter Even Yrs.
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 321
    RECOMMENDED: Me En 422.
    DESCRIPTION: Review of first and second law analysis; exergy; equations of state and other thermodynamic relations; properties of mixtures and multiphase systems; chemical reactions and equilibrium.

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    ME EN 522 : Combustion. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter Odd Yrs.
    PREREQUISITE: CHEM 105 & ME EN 340 & ME EN 422; or CH EN 373 & CH EN 376
    DESCRIPTION: Introduction to first- and second-law ideal gas combustion systems along with elementary models of homogeneous and heterogeneous premixed and/or diffusion flames.

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    ME EN 523 : (Me En-CE En) Aircraft Structures. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 523 : (Me En-CE En) Aircraft Structures. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
    PREREQUISITE: CE EN 304 & CE EN 321; or ME EN 250 & ME EN 372
    DESCRIPTION: Requirements, objectives, loads, materials, and tools for design of airframe structures; static behavior of thin-wall structures; durability and damage tolerance; certification and testing. Airframe component team design project.

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    ME EN 534 : Dynamics of Mechanical Systems. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 534 : Dynamics of Mechanical Systems. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 335
    DESCRIPTION: Hamiltonian and Lagrangian dynamics, generalized coordinates, linear and angular momentum, Euler angles, rigid-body motions, and gyroscopic effects. Theory taught with applications integrated.

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    ME EN 535 : Mechanical Vibrations. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 535 : Mechanical Vibrations. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 335; or equivalent.
    DESCRIPTION: Introduction to energy methods for system modeling, eigenvalues and mode shapes, frequency response, and spectral characterization of vibrations.

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    ME EN 537 : Advanced Mechanisms, Robotics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 537 : Advanced Mechanisms, Robotics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 437; or equivalent.
    DESCRIPTION: Kinematics and dynamics of advanced mechanisms, such as robots, with computer simulation of mechanism motion.

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    ME EN 538 : Compliant Mechanisms. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 538 : Compliant Mechanisms. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 372; Me En 475 or concurrent enrollment; or instructor's consent.
    DESCRIPTION: Design and analysis of compliant mechanisms and compliant structures. Large-deflection analysis/force displacement relationships; mechanisms synthesis.

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    ME EN 540 : Intermediate Heat and Mass Transfer. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 540 : Intermediate Heat and Mass Transfer. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 340; or equivalent.
    DESCRIPTION: Analytical approaches to conduction, convection, and radiation heat transfer. Introduction to mass transfer.

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    ME EN 541 : Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 541 : Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 312 & ME EN 340; or CH EN 374 & CH EN 376; or instructor's consent.
    DESCRIPTION: Heat transfer analysis by numerical methods. Finite difference and finite element methods, stability, and error analysis.

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    ME EN 550 : (Me En-EC En) Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS). (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 550 : (Me En-EC En) Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS). (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall Even Yrs.
    PREREQUISITE: EC EN 450; or ME EN 372; or equivalent.
    DESCRIPTION: Design, fabrication, and applications of MEMS. Mechanical properties governing their design and reliability and the processing technologies used to fabricate them.

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    ME EN 552 : Neuromechanics of Movement. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 552 : Neuromechanics of Movement. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 335; or instructor's consent.
    DESCRIPTION: Biomechanics and neural control of human movement. Dynamics of neuromusculoskeletal system; human-machine interaction; movement disorders adn assistive/rehabilitative technology; current research techniques.

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    ME EN 555 : Introduction to Biomechanics. (3:3:0.25)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 555 : Introduction to Biomechanics. (3:3:0.25)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 312 & ME EN 372 & MATH 303; or ME EN 312 & ME EN 372 & MATH 334; or equivalent.
    RECOMMENDED: Me En-CE En 506.
    DESCRIPTION: Mechanics of biological systems. A continuum mechanics-based approach to the structure, function, mechanical response, and active remodeling of hard and soft tissues of the body.

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    ME EN 558 : Metallurgy. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall Even Yrs.
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 250; or instructor's consent.
    DESCRIPTION: Fundamental principles of physical metallurgy and their application to design.

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    ME EN 561 : (Me En-Phscs) Fundamentals of Acoustics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 561 : (Me En-Phscs) Fundamentals of Acoustics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
    PREREQUISITE: PHSCS 318; or equivalent; Phscs 461 or concurrent enrollment.
    RECOMMENDED: Phscs 318, 321; or equivalents.
    DESCRIPTION: Vibrating systems, elastic media, mechanical energy, and radiation. Sound generation, transmission, reflection, and reception.

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    ME EN 562 : (Me En-Phscs 660) Acoustic Systems. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 562 : (Me En-Phscs 660) Acoustic Systems. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
    PREREQUISITE: PHSCS 561; or instructor's consent.
    DESCRIPTION: Analyzing and modeling electro-mechano-acoustic systems. Transducers, calibration, and acoustical measurements. Sound sources, arrays, coupling, radiation, and directivity. Duct acoustics and acoustic filters.

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    ME EN 570 : (Me En-CE En) Computer-Aided Engineering Software Development. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 570 : (Me En-CE En) Computer-Aided Engineering Software Development. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 373; or C programming.
    DESCRIPTION: Programming methods for development of engineering software. Data structures, architecture, libraries, and graphical user interfaces, with applications to CAD systems.

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    ME EN 574 : Product Development Automation. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 574 : Product Development Automation. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 476; Me En 475; or equivalents.
    DESCRIPTION: Design automation, network modeling of design systems, mass customization, agent-based methods, transnational design systems. Aerospace, automotive, and consumer product applications.

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    ME EN 575 : (Me En-CE En) Optimization Techniques in Engineering. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 575 : (Me En-CE En) Optimization Techniques in Engineering. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
    PREREQUISITE: MATH 302; or MATH 313; C, C++, or similar computer language.
    DESCRIPTION: Application of computer optimization techniques to constrained engineering design. Theory and application of unconstrained and constrained nonlinear algorithms. Genetic algorithms. Robust design methods.

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    ME EN 576 : Product Design. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 475; or instructor's consent.
    DESCRIPTION: Emerging design methodology and design strategies for complex systems, including decomposition methods and sensitivity analysis. Advanced CAD/CAE/CAM technologies applied to design.

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    ME EN 578 : CAD/Cam Applications. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 578 : CAD/Cam Applications. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 373; Advanced FORTRAN, C, or C++.
    DESCRIPTION: Principles and practices involved in parametric surface and solid modeling, associativity, NC tool path generation, etc. Construction of complete CAD models for design, analysis, and manufacture.

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    ME EN 579 : Global Product Development. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 579 : Global Product Development. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    OFFERED: Study Abroad only.
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 476; Me En 475 or equivalents; senior or graduate status.
    DESCRIPTION: Preparing students to be leaders in globally-influenced product development organizations. Includes visits to U.S. and overseas companies and universities.

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    ME EN 584 : Manufacturing Process Machine Design. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 584 : Manufacturing Process Machine Design. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter Even Yrs.
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 372; or equivalent.
    DESCRIPTION: Applying machine design principles to manufacturing process machines and tooling; integrating machine elements; precision machine design. Designing and analyzing the effects of loading, combined stresses, and deflections on machine process capability. Sensors applied to process machines.

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    ME EN 585 : Manufacturing Competitiveness: Quality and Productivity. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 585 : Manufacturing Competitiveness: Quality and Productivity. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter Odd Yrs.
    PREREQUISITE: ME EN 282
    DESCRIPTION: Production strategies to improve quality, decrease cost, and increase throughput to create market advantage; effective production management systems; applying quality improvement tools to process data; theory of constraints and lean production.

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    ME EN 595R : Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering. (.5-18:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ME EN 595R : Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering. (.5-18:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: Departmental consent.

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    : Topics in Mechanical Design.
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    : Topics in Materials.
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    : Advanced Dynamics.
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