Mechanical Engineering

  • ENG ME 302: Engineering Mechanics II
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: ENG EK 301 and CAS MA 226.
    Fundamentals of engineering dynamics. Kinetics and kinematics of rigid bodies in two and three dimensions. Newton's Laws. Lagrangian methods. Introduction to mechanical vibrations. 4 cr
  • ENG ME 303: Fluid Mechanics
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: ENG EK 301 and CAS MA 226.
    Properties of fluids. Fluid statics. Flow kinematics and dynamics. Dimensional analysis. Control volume approach to conservation of mass, momentum, and energy. Analysis of fluid flow along streamline using the Bernoulli equation. Pipe flow analysis techniques. Discussion of boundary layers, and methods for estimating drag, and lift forces. Course consists of a mixture of lectures and labs.
  • ENG ME 304: Energy and Thermodynamics
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS PY 211.
    Graduate Prerequisites: ( (METPY212 OR CASPY252) & METMA124)
    Macroscopic treatment of the fundamental concepts of thermodynamic systems. Zeroth, first, and second laws; properties of simple compressible substances; entropy; energy availability; ideal gas mixtures and psychometrics; and thermodynamic cycles. Application to engines, refrigeration systems, and energy conversion. Includes lab.
  • ENG ME 305: Mechanics of Materials
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: ENG EK 301.
    Introduction to stress and strain. Axial and shear loading. Torsion of shafts and thin-walled tubes. Stress within and deflection of bending beams. Combined loadings. Stress and strain transformations. Generalized Hooke's law. Material failure theories. Column buckling. Includes lab and project.
  • ENG ME 306: Introduction to Materials Science
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS PY 212 and CAS CH 131; CASPY313 recommended.
    Structure and properties of solids; crystalline structure; defect structures; atom movement and diffusion; nucleation and growth; deformation; phase diagrams; strengthening mechanisms; heat treatment; ferrous/nonferrous alloys; ceramics; polymers; composites. Includes lab. Meets with ENGMS306. Students may not receive credit for both.
  • ENG ME 309: Structural Mechanics
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: ENG ME 305.
    Application of solid mechanics to structures and machine elements. Elementary elasticity. Energy principles. Matrix and finite element methods. Stability phenomena. Modes of structural failure. Introduction to FEM. Includes design project.
  • ENG ME 310: Instrumentation
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: ENG ME 303 ; ENG EK 307 ; ENG EK 381.
    Designing, assembling, and operating experiments involving mechanical measurements; analyzing experimental data. Safety considerations in the laboratory. Wind tunnel testing. Mechanical and electrical transducers for flow, pressure, temperature, velocity, strain, and force. Electric circuits for static and dynamic analog signal conditioning. Computer use for digital data acquisition and analysis; instrument control. Introduction to frequency domain analysis. Professional standards for documenting experiments and preparing reports, including formal uncertainty analysis involving elementary statistics. Discussion of commercial instrument development. Interpretation of experimental results. Includes lab and design project.
  • ENG ME 345: Automation and Manufacturing Methods
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: ENG EK 156.
      An introduction to the major concepts and practices of modern manufacturing, including production system dynamics, process development, and computer-aided design and manufacturing techniques. Topics include numerically controlled machines, robotic control, real-time process control, computer vision, statistical process control, programmable logic control, production system design, discrete event system models, and computer simulation. Strong emphasis is given on hands-on laboratory experience, with a lecture component covering fundamental concepts and supporting the laboratory exercises and projects. Includes lab. 4 cr.
  • ENG ME 358: Manufacturing Processes
    This courses introduces you to modern manufacturing and materials processing methods. The course includes a wide range of manufacturing processes including machining, injection molding, and 3D printing; and explains the fundamental principles and practices of manufacturing at scale. We will understand the underlying physical principles and how material properties impact and are impacted by various methods. Labs and projects will enable students to experiment with various processes and understand how the theory applies to the physical world.
  • ENG ME 359: Introduction to CAD and Machine Components
    Modeling and technical drawing in two- and three-dimensions is covered in detail using advanced computer aided-design (CAD) tools. CAD-based assembly, mechanism creation, and finite element analysis (FEA) are introduced. Geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing methods are applied to a variety of tasks and a course project. Other topics include design for manufacturing and assembly, specification and analysis of basic machine components, including gears, bearings, cams and the relationship of those components to modern manufacturing processes. Includes lab. 2 cr.
  • ENG ME 360: Product Design
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: ENG ME 359.
    This course emphasizes the profitable conversion of product ideas to useful and attractive products desired by customers. This course includes aspects of both engineering design and industrial design. Materials selection, intellectual property, sensing and controls are covered. Exercises include product manufacturing considerations. Guest lectures are given by local start-up CEOs. Resources for design exercises are presented in working studio sessions.
  • ENG ME 366: Probability and Statistics for Mechanical Engineers
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: ENG EK 127 and CAS MA 225.
    Principles of probability and statistics including events, Bayes' theorem, random variables, joint and marginal distributions, random sequences and series, reliability theory, estimation, and quality control. Examples drawn from engineering applications. Cannot be taken for credit in addition to CAS MA 381, ENG BE 200, or ENG EC 381. 2 cr.
  • ENG ME 403: Atmospheric Flight Mechanics and Control
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: ENG ME 302 and ENG ME 421; or consent of instructor
    Introduction to stability and control of atmospheric flight vehicles. Forces and moments on aircraft. Static and dynamic stability. Equations of motion. Feedback design using root locus. Flying quality standards. Longitudinal and lateral autopilots. Cannot be taken for credit in addition to ME 404. Includes design project and lab.
  • ENG ME 404: Dynamics and Control of Mechanical Systems
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: ENG ME 302; or consent of instructor.
    Modeling of mechanical systems. Introduction to theory of feedback and control. Performance and stability of linear systems. Design of feedback control systems. Practical applications. Includes lab. Cannot be taken for credit in addition to ME 403.
  • ENG ME 406: Dynamics of Space Vehicles
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: ENG ME 302.
    Orbital mechanics of particles, earth satellite trajectories. Rocket propulsion and atmospheric reentry dynamics. Gravitational and electromagnetic fields of the earth. Effects of the space environment on vehicle performance. Rigid body dynamics and vehicle attitude control. Interplanetary trajectories and mission planning.
  • ENG ME 408: Aircraft Performance and Design
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: ENG ME 302 and ENG ME 303.
    This course covers the fundamental elements of designing and analyzing fixed wing aircraft, including general aviation aircraft, commercial transports and selected military products. Student teams get to design an airplane from start to finish during the semester as well as compete with other teams for Best-in-Class design. Topics covered include Initial Sizing, Wing, Fuselage and Empennage Design, Propulsion Selection, Takeoff & Landing Performance, Structural Design, Stability & Control and Cost Assessment. Emphasis is put on modeling existing competitor aircraft in tandem with the students' design, which helps substantiate design choices. The use of spreadsheets is a key learning tool for this course.
  • ENG ME 411: Operations Research
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: (ENGME366 OR CASMA381) & (ENGEK102 OR CASMA142))
    Nature of operations research. Scientific approach to industrial problems. Linear programming, including simplex and transportation algorithms, duality. Network analysis, dynamic programming, game theory, queueing theory and inventory control, and analytic methods for decision making.
  • ENG ME 416: Introduction to Robotics
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS MA 225 ; ENG EK 125 ; ENG EK 301.
    The term robot was first used by a Czech playwriter in 1920, but the fascination of humans with machines that can sense, process and act in their physical environment was there since ancient civilization. Today the convergence of relatively cheap but powerful hardware with many years of research makes possible to (almost) build robots in different shapes and for a variety of applications: industrial robots, vacuum cleaners, delivery drones, self-driving cars, etc. While this is an active field of research, the basic building blocks for a robot (modeling, control, perception, mapping and planning) are well understood. Through both theory and practice, in this class you will learn these basics, and build a simple but complete system that will compete with the creations of your peers.
  • ENG ME 419: Heat Transfer
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: ENG ME 303 and ENG ME 304.
    Fundamentals of heat exchange processes and applications to heat exchanger design. Principles of steady and unsteady conduction. Introduction to numerical analysis. Natural and forced convection heat transfer in internal and external flows. Radiant heat exchange. Introduction to boiling and condensation heat transfer. Includes lab and design project.
  • ENG ME 420: Supply Chain Engineering
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: ENG ME 345.
    Emphasizes the integration of product design with the process of delivering products to customers. Review of manufacturing processes for process automation. Supply chain configuration and flow balancing. Seamless introduction of new products. Process reengineering and lean manufacturing techniques in established supply chains. Design of decision support systems.