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Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Engineering Courses

120: Engineering Problem Solving I.

3-1-2. Coreq., MATH 240, CHEM 100. The engineering profession, engineering problem solving, computer applications.

121: Engineering Problem Solving II.

3-1-2. Preq., ENGR 120; Coreq., MATH 241, CHEM 101. Introduction to engineering design, engineering problem solving, computer applications.

122: Engineering Problem Solving III.

3-1-2. Preq., ENGR 121; Coreq., MATH 242. Engineering design, engineering problem solving, computer applications.

189: Special Topics.

1-4 hours credit. Selected topics in an identified area of study in the College of Engineering and Science. May be repeated for credit.

194: Special Topics.

1-4 hours credit. Selected topics in an identified area of study in the College of Engineering and Science. May be repeated for credit.

220: Statics & Mechanics of Materials.

3-2-3. Preq., ENGR 122, PHYS 201, MATH 242. Resultants and equilibrium of force systems, stress and strain, truss and frame analysis, torsion, bending.

221: Electrical Engineering and Circuits I.

3-2-3. Preq., ENGR 122, MATH 242, and PHYS 201. Fundamental concepts, units and laws. Network theorems, network simplification, phasors and AC solution of circuits, power and electronic applications.

222: Thermodynamics.

3-2-3. Preq., ENGR 122, MATH 242. Fundamental concepts, properties of pure substance, work, heat, first and second laws of thermodynamics, entropy, cycle analysis.

289: Special Topics.

1-4 hours credit. Selected topics in an identified area of study in the College of Engineering and Science. May be repeated for credit.

294: Special Topics.

1-4 hours credit. Selected topics in an identified area of study in the College of Engineering and Science. May be repeated for credit.

299: Cooperative Education Applications.

40-0-1 (7). Preq., Admission to the College of Engineering and Science Cooperative Education Program

300: European Influence on Engineering.

7-1-3. Preq., Sophomore standing or consent of instructor. European influence on Engineering theory and practice. Engineering accomplishments in Europe. Impact of engineering on western civilization.

389: Special Topics.

1-4 hours credit. Selected topics in an identified area of study in the College of Engineering and Science. May be repeated for credit.

394: Special Topics.

1-4 hours credit. Selected topics in an identified area of study in the College of Engineering and Science. May be repeated for credit.

420: Leadership Concepts and Skills for Engineers and Scientists.

0-1-1. Students will identify and discuss the concepts, principles and skills that characterize leaders in engineering and science practice.

421: Leadership Context for Engineers and Scientists.

0-1-1. Students will identify and discuss the historical, societal, global, economic and ethical context impacting leaders in engineering and science.

422: Leadership Challenges for Engineers and Scientists.

0-1-1. Students will identify and discuss the challenges, public policy, technology, and human resource issues facing leaders in engineering and science.

456: Engineering & Science Internship.

40-0-3 (6). (Pass/Fail). Preq., Consent of advisor and Program Chair is required. (Approval based on relevance of proposed internship to degree program.) On-site, supervised, structured work experience. This course may be taken to facilitate a three month off-campus work experience. May be repeated for credit once (for a total of 6 sch). (G)

480: Multidisciplinary Capstone Design I.

3-0-1. Open-ended, team based multidisciplinary design project that draws on student’s entire academic experience with emphasis on idea generation and conceptual design.

481: Multidisciplinary Capstone Design II.

3-0-1. Preq., ENGR 480 with minimum grade of “C”. Continuation of ENGR 480 with emphasis on prototyping detailed system design.

482: Multidisciplinary Capstone Design III.

3-0-1. Preq., ENGR 481 with minimum grade of “C”. Continuation of ENGR 481 with emphasis on construction and testing.

489: Special Topics.

1-4 hours credit. Selected topics in an identified area of study in the College of Engineering and Science. May be repeated for credit.

494: Special Topics.

1-4 hours credit. Selected topics in an identified area of study in the College of Engineering and Science. May be repeated for credit.

501: Engineering Research Methods.

0-3-3. An overview of the general methods used in engineering research, design of experiments, data analysis, proper record keeping, communication of research findings, and ethical issues.

510: Introduction to Engineering & Science Research Methods.

0-2-2. An overview of the general methods used in engineering and science research, including literature search, hypothesis generation and testing, problem exploration, communication of research findings, and ethical issues.

511: Engineering & Science Research Proposal Development.

0-1-1. The course will guide students through all the steps involved in preparing a research proposal, from topic identification, literature review, design of experiments, data analysis, proper record keeping, and project planning.

530: Engineering Experimentation and Research.

4-2-3. Preq., Working knowledge of statistics. The purpose of this course is to prepare graduate students to conduct experimental research. This interdisciplinary course introduces students to the topics needed in order to design experiments and measurement systems successfully.

541: Mathematical Methods for Engineering.

0-3-3. Advanced mathematical methods commonly used in various branches of engineering, such as complex analysis, linear algebra, differential equations, Fourier series, and variational methods.

550: Directed Interdisciplinary Study in Engineering.

1-3 hours credit (6). Directed in-depth study of a topic under the direction of a graduate faculty member. Maximum total credit applied towards degree is 6 hours.

551: Interdisciplinary Research and Thesis in Engineering.

3-6 hours credit. Preq., 12 semester hours of graduate courses. Registration in any quarter may be for 3 semester hours or multiples thereof. Maximum total credit applied towards degree is 6 hours. (Pass/Fail)

555: Interdisciplinary Practicum in Engineering.

0-0-3. Preq., 12 semester hours of graduate courses. Analytical, experimental, and/or computational solution of an engineering problem. Maximum total credit applied towards degree is 3 hours. (Pass/Fail)

566: Six Sigma and Quality Control.

0-3-3. Principles of quality as applied to engineering processes. Applications to the engineering workplace and industrial/academic research will be emphasized.

589: Special Topics.

1-4 hours credit. Preq., graduate standing. Selected topics in an identified area of study in the College of Engineering and Science.

590: Application of Artificial Intelligence Techniques.

3-2-3. Preq., Permission of instructor. Introduction to artificial intelligence agents and technologies and their applications in industrial, mechanical, and manufacturing engineering systems.

592: Engineering Computational Methods.

0-3-3. Preq., Consent of instructor. Solution of linear and nonlinear systems of equations, roundoff errors, stability, convergence, interpolation and extrapolation, finite difference, approximation of functions, DFT/FFT radix 2, random numbers.

594: Special Topics.

1-4 hours credit. Selected topics in an identified area of study in the College of Engineering and Science.

610: Doctoral Seminar in Engineering.

0-3-3 (3). (Pass/Fail). Required for PhD Engineering students each Fall. The seminar will cover research methodology, issues in graduate education, and presentations on current research by faculty, doctoral students, and distinguished visitors. Only 3 semester hours will apply toward the candidates plan of study.

622: The Academic Enterprise.

0-1-1 (2). Topics include college teaching, proposal preparation and research, scholarly activities, service, record keeping, and maintaining balance between professional and personal life. May be repeated for credit.

631: Global Competitiveness and Management of Technology.

0-3-3. Preq., Consent of instructor. Principles of technology development and management in a global context, and their applications in the planning and implementation of new technological capabilities.

641: Formulation of Solutions to Engineering Problems.

0-3-3. Preq., Consent of instructor. Approaches used to formulate solutions to physical engineering problems, mathematical representation of physical laws, boundary value problems, variational methods, common mathematical approaches to solutions, approximate solutions, validity of solutions.

650: Directed Study in Engineering.

1-3 hours of credit (6). Directed in-depth study of a highly specialized topic. Topics and course policies to be established by instructor for each student.

651: Research and Dissertation.

(Pass/Fail). Doctoral students only. Registration in any quarter is for 3 semester hours or multiples thereof, up to a maximum of 9 semester hours per quarter. Maximum credit applicable towards the degree is 30 semester hours.

Selected Topics in Engineering.

0-3-3. The topic or topics will be selected by the instructor from a specialized area of engineering.

685: Doctoral Qualifying Examination.

No credit. (Pass/Fail). Required for all students seeking to take the qualifying examination for the PhD in Engineering. Successful completion is a prerequisite for admission to candidacy.

686: Oral Comprehensive Examination.

No credit. (Pass/Fail). Required for all students seeking to take the oral comprehensive examination for the PhD in Engineering. Successful completion is a prerequisite for admission to candidacy.