ME

Mechanical & Materials Engineering

  • ME 1020 Engineering Programming with Matlab

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduces a broad range of programming concepts using Matlab. Covers concepts such as functions, loops, logic control, graphical user interface generation, computer IO, and communication between disparate languages.

  • ME 1030 Fundamentals of Engineering Design

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Introduction to the principles and practice of mechanical and materials engineering design. Fundamental design philosophy using a hands-on approach, including topics such as safety, ethics, and product liability. Teamwork and communication skills are stressed.

  • ME 1040 Engineering Design and Solid Modeling

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Fundamentals of blue-print reading, technical sketching, mechanical drawing, CAD, modeling and prototyping and computer-assisted analysis. Topics include safety, ethics, product liability, teamwork and personal responsibilities. Communication skills and economic considerations are stressed.

  • ME 2020 Mechanical Drawing, Solid Modeling and Design

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Basic concepts of engineering drawing with applications to manual and computer-aided drafting: multiview projections; sectional, auxiliary, and pictorial views; dimensioning; intersections and developments; introduction to finite element tools.

  • ME 2120 Statics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Forces, resultants, components, equilibrium of particles, equilibrium of rigid bodies, centroids and centers of gravity, analysis of structures, friction, and moments of inertia. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level EGR 1010 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level PHY 240

  • ME 2120R Statics Recitation

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Recitation

    Required recitation for ME 2120

  • ME 2210 Dynamics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Vector treatment of the kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies, based on Newton's laws and including work-energy and impulse-momentum techniques. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level ME 2120 Minimum Grade of C and (Undergraduate level ME 1020 Minimum Grade of

  • ME 2600 Metallography

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Experimental methods characterizing the microstructure of solids. Emphasis on optical microscopy and the effects of processing on properties and microstructure. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level ME 2700 Minimum Grade of D (ME 2700 can be taken concurrently)

  • ME 2700 Structure and Properties of Materials I

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course covers the fundamentals of the structures of solids and their effect on the mechanical properties of metals, polymers, and ceramics. Additional topics include phase diagrams and heat treatment.

  • ME 2700R Structure and Properties of Materials I Recitation

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Recitation

    Required recitation for ME 2700.

  • ME 3120 Mechanics of Materials

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to stress and deformation in deformable solids.

  • ME 3210 System Dynamics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduces students to the system level modeling of dynamic engineering systems including, but not restricted to, linear and rotational mechanical, fluid, thermal, and electrical systems.

  • ME 3310 Thermodynamics I

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course studies energy and energy conversion from the classical thermodynamics perspective. Properties of fluids, conservation of mass, conservation of energy, and the second law of thermodynamics are studied.

  • ME 3320 Thermodynamics II

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course will apply the 0th, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd laws of thermodynamics, as well as conservation of mass, to a range of classical thermodynamic systems and phenomena.

  • ME 3350 Fluid Dynamics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Study of fluid properties, fluid statics, incompressible flows, and real fluid flows. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level ME 2210 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level ME 3310 Minimum Grade of C

  • ME 3360 Heat Transfer

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Study of the movement of energy due to a temperature difference. The three modes of heat transfer are investigated: conduction, convection, and radiation.

  • ME 3600 Experimental Measurements and Instrumentation

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Techniques, equipment, and measurement procedures used by Mechanical Engineers: writing lab reports, performing data acquisition, applying statistics to experimental data, signal analysis, measurement system analysis, etc.

  • ME 3600L Experimental Measurements and Instrumentation Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for ME 3600.

  • ME 3610 Mechanical Testing and Metallography Lab

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    This course covers the experimental methods necessary to perform mechanical testing and metallographic analysis, and the relationships between the microstructure, processing and mechanical properties of materials. Formal lab reports will be written.

  • ME 3750 Thermodynamics of Materials

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Application of classical thermodynamics to engineering materials. Heats of formation and reaction; behavior of solutions; free energy concepts; thermodynamic fundamentals of phase equilibria.

  • ME 3760 Diffusion and Kinetics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course introduces the fundamentals of structure-property relations in metals and alloys related to transformations and kinetics. Application of basic thermodynamics, relation to microstructure, diffusion, interfaces, solidification transformation, and kinetics are covered.

  • ME 3870 Machining

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Fundamentals of machining with an emphasis on engineering models of machinability, chip formation, cutting forces and power, and lubrication. Introduction to numerical control machining. (3 Lecture, 1 Lab)

  • ME 3940 Mechanical and Materials Engineering Internship I

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Department internship course. Students are supervised via weekly seminars and regular feedback from employer. Must have completed all of the 2nd year courses as listed in the program guide. Minimum of 30 hours a week for a total of no less than 450 hours of work is required.

  • ME 4010 Computational Methods for Mechanical Engineering

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Application of statics, dynamics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer to the design of mechanical systems using numerical methods.

  • ME 4080 Design Optimization

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Concepts of minima and maxima; linear, dynamic, integer, and nonlinear programming; variational methods. Engineering applications are emphasized.

  • ME 4120 Finite Element Analysis

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Fundamentals of finite element analysis as a general numerical method for the solution of boundary value problems in engineering, with an emphasis on structural and solid mechanics. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level MTH 2320 Minimum Grade of D and (Undergraduate level MTH

  • ME 4120L Finite Element Analysis Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for ME 4120.

  • ME 4121 Industrial Controls and Automation

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Wiring diagram creation, hardware selection, and programmable logic controller design and operation.

  • ME 4121L Industrial Controls and Automation Lab

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Hands-on experience in Industrial Controls, Automated Controls systems, plant modeling and control system performance.

  • ME 4140 Mechanical Design I

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Fundamental concepts in design for both static and fatigue loading, with application to selected mechanical components and systems. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level ME 2700 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level ME 3120 Minimum Grade of D

  • ME 4150 Mechanical Design II

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Analysis and design of mechanical elements including screws, welds, springs, bearings, gears, clutches, brakes, flywheels, pulleys and shafts. Group design project. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level ME 4140 Minimum Grade of D

  • ME 4160 Advanced CAD

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Advanced course in computer-aided design reinforces and augments the fundamentals of technical blue-print reading, technical sketching, mechanical drawing, computer-aided design (CAD) of parts, assemblies, and engineering drawings, modeling and prototyping, and computer-assisted analysis. Depa

  • ME 4170 Mechanics of Composites

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduce composites as an engineering material and emphasize the basic concepts of their nature and mechanical properties. Micromechanics and macromechanics and lamination theory of composites will be emphasized.

  • ME 4180 Additive Manufacturing

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An introduction to additive manufacturing process. The course will address various additive manufacturing (AM) principles and concepts; Materials science for AM; Design for AM; Scope of additive manufacturing with application area; bio-manufacturing.

  • ME 4190 Introduction to Engineering Lubrication

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Define various lubrication regimes where mechanical elements in automotive, aerospace, heavy machinery, wind turbine applications operate; introduce surface topography metrics & parameters; describe lubricant properties including viscosity & density dependences on pressure as well as temp

  • ME 4210 Mechanical Vibration

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Modeling and analysis of single and multi-degree of freedom systems under free and forced vibration and impact, Lagrangian and matrix formulations, energy methods, and introduction to random vibrations. (2.5 hours lecture, 1 hour lab)

  • ME 4210L Mechanical Vibration Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for ME 4210.

  • ME 4220 Mechanical Systems Modelng and Design

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course will teach students how to model complex mechanical systems as a set of simple, linear or nonlinear components for the purpose of design. Students will be introduced to modern computational tools.

  • ME 4240 Vehicle Engineering

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Develops students' abilities to derive and solve vehicle equations and introduces how dynamic analysis is used in vehicle design. Various performance criteria, control concepts, and HEVs will be studied.

  • ME 4250 Kinematics and Design-Mechanism

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Graphic, analytical, numerical, and symbolic techniques are used in the kinematic and dynamic analysis of machines. Computer-aided design of mechanisms is introduced. Emphasis on the application of these techniques to planar mechanisms.

  • ME 4260 Introduction to Robotics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    (Also listed as CEG 6560 and ME 6560.) An introduction to the mathematics of robots. Topics covered include coordinate systems and transformations, manipulator kinematics and inverse kinematics, Jacobians, dynamic and trajectory planning.

  • ME 4260L Introduction to Robotics Lab

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    First exposure to plant moduling and controller design to realize elementary control strategies in a laboratory environment.

  • ME 4330 Compressible Fluid Flow

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Fundamentals of gas flow in the subsonic to supersonic flow regimes. Wave propagation in compressible medium, one-dimensional isentropic flow with area change, frictional effects, heat transfer effects and two dimensional waves.

  • ME 4340 Simulation of Thermal-Fluids Problems with Advanced Engineering Software

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Commercial computational fluid dynamics software is used to solve practical engineering problems, including fluid, heat and mass transfer.

  • ME 4350 Mechanics of Viscous Fluids

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course will study how energy can be transformed from one form to another. The basic forms between which energy will be converted are mechanical, thermal, chemical, nuclear, and electrical.

  • ME 4360 Principles of Internal Combustion Engines

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Thermodynamics of internal combustion engines, combustion thermodynamics, friction, heat and mass losses, and computer control of the modern fuel-injected internal combustion engine.

  • ME 4430 Aeronautics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Aviation history. Standard atmosphere, basic aerodynamics, theory of lift, airplane performance, principles of stability and control, and astronautics and propulsion concepts.

  • ME 4440 Aerospace Propulsion

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Engine cycle analysis; combustion fundamentals; reciprocating engines, propellers; applications to turbojet, turbofan, turboprop, ramjet, SCRAM jet, and rocket engines.

  • ME 4490 Aerospace Structures

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Stress, deformation, and stability analysis of aerospace structures. Thin-walled members bending, torsion, and shear stresses calculation in multicell structures. Buckling of thin plates.

  • ME 4520 Hydropower

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Hydraulics of turbomachines for power generation, hydrologic analysis for hydropower development for run-of-the-river systems and reservoir systems, dams and environmental impacts, environmental impact assessment, operations of reservoir systems, and economics of hydropower generation.

  • ME 4530 Energy Conversion

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Fundamentals of energy and energy conversion, the conversion of energy from mechanical, thermal, chemical, and nuclear sources. To demonstrate these energy forms generators, wind, ocean, turbines, direct energy conversion, fossil fuels, biofuels, and nuclear power will be presented.

  • ME 4540 Solar Thermal Engineering

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Fundamentals of solar radiation and how it can be utilized as a thermal energy source. Solar insolation on a surface, flat plate collectors, concentrating collectors, thermal energy storage, and solar hot water heating will be discussed.

  • ME 4550 Geothermal Energy

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Techniques for tapping the energy of the earth will be discussed. This will include hot and cold geothermal energy. Use of geothermal energy to produce electricity, for space and district heating and cooling, and for industrial applications will be presented.

  • ME 4560 Wind Power

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Power in the wind, the wind turbine and its parts, performance of wind turbines, and economics of wind turbines will be presented.

  • ME 4570 Energy Materials

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Students will understand the principles and the materials of advanced electrochemical energy storage systems including batteries, fuel cells, and supercapacitors.

  • ME 4580 Fuel Cell Science and Technology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Fundamentals, technologies, applications of various types of fuel cells, thermodynamics prediction, electrolyte conduction, electrode kinetics. Polymer electrolyte fuel cells, solid oxide fuel cell, fuel cell stack.

  • ME 4585 Natural Gas Production Engineering

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Knowledge of natural gas production and the associated separation processes to extract gas from oil, recognize the properties of natural gas, perform design calculations involved in production, development and distribution of effluent treatments and the environmental impacts of natural gas.

  • ME 4590 Advances in Clean Coal Technology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Historical perspective on coal; sources of coal in the world; future dependence on coal for energy; power production using coal; general process description; principles of combustion, conventional combustion reactors, environmental impact; fluidized bed reactors, process improvements in minimizin

  • ME 4610 Thermal-Fluids Science Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Experiments in thermodynamics, fluid dynamics and heat transfer will be performed. Lab reports.

  • ME 4620 Mechanics and Materials Testing Lab

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Introduces experimental methods needed to perform mechanical testing and the impact of microstructure on the mechanical properties of materials.

  • ME 4680 Experimental Nanomaterials and Nanoscience

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Combination
    Lab
    Lecture

    Laboratory experiments 1) fabrication of nanomaterials; 2) characterization of physical and chemical properties; and 3) computational modeling of nanoscale physical phenomena.

  • ME 4700 Structure and Properties of Materials II

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course covers the fundamental phenomena that control the thermal, optical, electrical and magnetic properties in solid-state materials. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level ME 2700 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level MTH 2320 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate

  • ME 4720 Engineering Polymers

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course introduces polymers as engineering materials and covers fundamental concepts in polymer science and engineering.

  • ME 4730 Engineering Ceramics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Ceramic and refractory raw materials and products; atomic structure and bonding; structure of crystalline phases and glasses; structural imperfections; diffusion and permeability in oxides; and processing of ceramics.

  • ME 4740 Materials Selection and Failure Analysis

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Engineered components are manufactured with materials designed for a specified life, but may fail in service. Using analytical methods and computer software, procedures for selecting the optimum materials and manufacturing processes under multiple constraints are discussed.

  • ME 4750 Materials Characterization

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab
    Lecture

    Principles of characterizing materials with respect to crystal structure, micro/nano structure, and chemical composition using particle or wave-based probes (visible lights, X-rays, and energetic electrons). The interactions between the probes and materials are discussed.

  • ME 4750L Materials Characterization Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for ME 4750.

  • ME 4770 Mechanical Behavior of Metals

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Crystal plasticity and single crystal behavior. Introduction to dislocation theory. Strengthening mechanisms and polycrystalline behavior. Introduction to fracture, fatigue, and creep of materials.

  • ME 4820 Corrosion

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    This course covers the principles of the corrosion and prevention methods from thermodynamics to electrochemical kinetics. Fundamental of passivation, anodic polarization, and cathodic protection will be elucidated. Laboratory exercises are included.

  • ME 4830 Computational Materials Science

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    This course covers basic theories, methods, and algorithms of atomistic computer simulations of materials. Classical, semi-empirical, and ab initio quantum mechanical methods are explained.

  • ME 4840 Materials Selection for Mechanical Design

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Principles of materials-limited design. Lectures, case histories, open-ended assignments and computer based materials selection tools. Procedures for selection of optimum material(s) under constraints resulting from functional, reliability, safety, cost and environmental issues.

  • ME 4850 Nano-scale Science and Engineering

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to Nano-scale science and engineering in terms of the nano-scale building blocks (emphasizing carbon based nano-species), the characterization techniques (emphasizing Raman Spectroscopy), and the nano-phenomena such as thermal, optical, electrical, chemical, and mechanical phenomena

  • ME 4860 Metal Forming

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Fundamentals of principal deformation processing systems including forging, extrusion, rolling, and sheet forming; material response and formability; and mechanics and analysis of selected processes.

  • ME 4870 Machining

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Fundamentals of machining with an emphasis on engineering models of machinability, chip formation, cutting forces and power, and lubrication. Introduction to numerical control machining. (3 Lecture, 1 Lab)

  • ME 4870L Machining Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for ME 4870.

  • ME 4880 Powder Processing Materials

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Fundamental metallurgy and ceramic science of powder processing techniques. Details of current powder processing technology and methods. Hands-on laboratory experience with both metal and ceramic materials.

  • ME 4900 Capstone Design in Mechanical Engineering I

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Practicum

    First of a two-course sequence affording students an experience in the methodology of solving realistic engineering design problems. Both courses require research of professional literature, application of systems engineering principles, and reporting of technical results.

  • ME 4910 Capstone Design I

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Practicum

    First of a two-course sequence in solving realistic engineering design problems. Research in professional literature, application of systems engineering principles, and reporting of technical results.

  • ME 4920 Capstone Design II

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Practicum

    Second of a two-course sequence in solving realistic engineering design problems. Research in professional literature, application of systems engineering principles, and reporting of technical results.

  • ME 4930 Research in Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science and Engineering

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Second of a two-course sequence affording students an experience in the methodology of solving realistic engineering design problems. Both courses require research of professional literature, application of systems engineering principles, and reporting of technical results.

  • ME 4940 Mechanical and Materials Engineering Internship

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Department internship course. Students are supervised via weekly seminars and regular feedback from employer. Must have completed all of the 2nd year courses as listed in the program guide. Minimum of 30 hours a week for a total of no less than 450 hours of work is required.

  • ME 4950 Honors Thesis

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Research, design, or project in mechanical or materials engineering.

  • ME 4980 Special Topics in Mechanical and Materials Engineering

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Special topics course in Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science and Engineering. Topics vary.

  • ME 4990 Independent Study in Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science and Engineering

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Independent study in Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science and Engineering. Topics vary.

  • ME 5120 Mechanics of Materials

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to stress and deformation in deformable solids.

  • ME 5210 System Dynamics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduces students to the system level modeling of dynamic engineering systems including, but not restricted to, linear and rotational mechanical, fluid, thermal, and electrical systems. Modeling of control devices (motors, heaters, pumps) is addressed.

  • ME 5310 Thermodynamics I

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course studies energy and energy conversion from the classical thermodynamics perspective. Properties of fluids, conservation of mass, conservation of energy, and the second law of thermodynamics are studied.

  • ME 5320 Thermodynamics II

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course will apply the 0th, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd laws of thermodynamics, as well as conservation of mass, to a range of classical thermodynamic systems and phenomena.

  • ME 5350 Fluid Dynamics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Study of fluid properties, fluid statics, incompressible flows, real fluid flows, and flow measurement. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level ME 3310 Minimum Grade of C or Graduate level ME 5310 Minimum Grade of C

  • ME 5360 Heat Transfer

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Study of the movement of energy due to a temperature difference. The three modes of heat transfer are investigated: conduction, convection, and radiation.

  • ME 5600 Experimental Measurements & Instrumentation

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Techniques, equipment, and measurement procedures used by Mechanical Engineers: writing lab reports, performing data acquisition, applying statistics to experimental data, signal analysis, measurement system analysis, etc. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level ME 1030 Minimum

  • ME 5600L Experimental Measurements and Instrumentation Laboratory

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for ME 5600.

  • ME 5750 Thermodynamics of Materials

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Application of classical thermodynamics to engineering materials. Heats of formation and reaction; behavior of solutions; free energy concepts; thermodynamic fundamentals of phase equilibria. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level ME 2700 Minimum Grade of D

  • ME 5760 Diffusion and Kinetics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Fundamentals of structure property relations in metals and alloys related to transformations and kinetics.

  • ME 6010 Computational Methods for Mechanical Engineering

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Combines material learned in statics, dynamics, thermodynamices, fluid mechanices, and heat transfer and applied them to the design of mechanical systems using numerical methods. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Graduate level ME 5360 Minimum Grade of D and Graduate level ME 5210 Minimum Gr

  • ME 6080 Design Optimization

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Graphic, analytical, numerical, and symbolic techniques are used in the kinematic and dynamic analysis of machines. Computer-aided design of mechanisms is introduced.

  • ME 6120 Finite Element Analysis

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Fundamentals of finite element analysis as a general numerical method for the solution of boundary value problems in engineering, with an emphasis on structural and solid mechanics. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): (Undergraduate level MTH 2350 Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level MTH

  • ME 6120L Finite Element Analysis Laboratory

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for ME 6120.

  • ME 6140 Mechanical Design I

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Fundamental concepts in design for both static and fatigue loading, with application to selected mechanical components and systems. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Graduate level ME 5120 Minimum Grade of D

  • ME 6150 Mechanical Design II

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Analysis and design of mechanical elements including screws, welds, springs, bearings, gears, clutches, brakes, flywheels, pulleys and shafts. Students conduct a group design project. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Graduate level ME 6140 Minimum Grade of D

  • ME 6170 Mechanics of Composites

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    The main objective of this course is to introduce composites as an engineering material and emphasize the basic concepts of their nature and mechanical properties. Micromechanics and macromechanics and lamination theory of composites will be emphasized.

  • ME 6180 Additive Manufacturing

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An introduction to additive manufacturing process. The course will address various additive manufacturing (AM) principles and concepts; Materials science for AM; Design for AM; Scope of additive manufacturing with application area; bio-manufacturing.

  • ME 6190 Introduction to Engineering Lubrication

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Define various lubrication regimes where mechanical elements in automotive, aerospace, heavy machinery, wind turbine applications operate; introduce surface topography metrics & parameters; describe lubricant properties including viscosity & density dependences on pressure as well as temp

  • ME 6210 Mechanical Vibrations

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Modeling and analysis of single and multi-degree freedom systems under free and forced vibration and impact. Lagrangian and matrix formulations, energy methods, and introduction to random vibrations. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Graduate level ME 5210 Minimum Grade of D

  • ME 6210L Mechanical Vibrations Laboratory

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for ME 6210.

  • ME 6220 Mechanical System Modeling & Design

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Modeling of complex mechanical systems as a set of simple, linear or nonlinear components for the purpose of design. Introduces modern computational tools. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Graduate level ME 5210 Minimum Grade of D

  • ME 6240 Vehicle Engineering

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Develops students' abilities to derive and solve vehicle equations, and introduce dynamic analysis in vehicle design. Various performance criteria, control concepts, and HEVs will be studied. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level ME 2210 Minimum Grade of D

  • ME 6250 Kinematics & Design-Mechanisms

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Graphic, analytical, numerical, and symbolic techniques are used in the kinematic and dynamic analysis of machines. Computer-aided design of mechanisms is introduced.

  • ME 6260 Introduction to Robotics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    (Also listed as CEG 6560 and ME 6560.) An introduction to the mathematics of robots. Topics covered include coordinate systems and transformations, manipulator kinematics and inverse kinematics, Jacobians, dynamic and trajectory planning.

  • ME 6260L Introduction to Robotics Laboratory

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Laboratory supporting EE 6560. Students will experience hands on learning in lab environment.

  • ME 6330 Compressible Fluid Flow

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Fundamentals of gas flow in the subsonic to supersonic flow regimes.

  • ME 6340 Simulation of Thermal-Fluids Problems with Advanced Engineering Software

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    In this course students will learn to use commercial computational fluid dynamics software to solve practical engineering problems, including fluid, heat and mass transfer. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Graduate level ME 6010 Minimum Grade of D

  • ME 6350 Mechanics of Viscous Fluids

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Fundamental equations of viscous flow for laminar and turbulent flows including the Navier Stokes equations. Boundary layer analysis. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level ME 3350 Minimum Grade of D or Graduate level ME 5350 Minimum Grade of D

  • ME 6360 Principles of Internal Combustion Engines

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Thermodynamics of I.C. engines, combustion thermodynamics, friction, heat and mass losses, and computer control of the modern fuel-injected I.C. engine. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level ME 3350 Minimum Grade of C or Graduate level ME 5350 Minimum Grade of C

  • ME 6430 Aeronautics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Aviation history. Standard atmosphere, basic aerodynamics, theory of lift, airplane performance, principles of stability and control, astronautics, and propulsion concepts. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level ME 3350 Minimum Grade of D

  • ME 6440 Aerospace Propulsion

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Engine cycle analysis; combustion fundamentals; reciprocating engines and propellers; applications to turbojet, turbofan, turboprop, ramjet, SCRAM jet, and rocket engines. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level ME 3350 Minimum Grade of D or Graduate level ME 5350 Minimum Grade

  • ME 6490 Aerospace Structures

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Analysis and design of flight structures. Stress, deformation, and stability analysis of aerospace structures. Thin-walled members bending, torsion, and shear stresses calculation in multi-cell structures.

  • ME 6520 Hydropower

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Topics covered are hydraulics of turbomachines for power generation, hydrologic analysis for hydropower development for run-of the river systems and reservoir systems, dams and environmental impacts, environmental impact assessment, operations of reservoir systems, and economics of hydropower gen

  • ME 6530 Energy Conversion

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Fundamentals of energy and energy conversion, the conversion of energy from mechanical, thermal, chemical, and nuclear sources.

  • ME 6540 Solar Thermal Engineering

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Fundamentals of solar radiation and how it can be utilized as a thermal energy source.

  • ME 6550 Geothermal Energy

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Techniques for tapping the energy of the earth will be discussed. This will include hot and cold geothermal energy. Use of geothermal energy to produce electricity, for space and district heating and cooling, and for industrial applications will be presented.

  • ME 6560 Wind Power

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Power in the wind, the wind turbine and its parts, performance of wind turbines, and economics of wind turbines will be presented. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level ME 3350 Minimum Grade of D or Graduate level ME 5350 Minimum Grade of D

  • ME 6570 Energy Materials

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Students will understand the principles and the materials of advanced electrochemical energy storage systems including batteries, fuel cells, and supercapacitors.

  • ME 6580 Fuel Cell Science and Technology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course will cover the fundamentals, technologies, and applications of various types of fuel cells. The Fundamentals covered are thermodynamic prediction, electrolyte conduction, and electrode kinetics.

  • ME 6585 Natural Gas Production Engineering

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of natural gas production and the associated separation processes to extract gas from oil, recognize the properties of natural gas, perform design calculations involved in production, development and distribution of natural gas, demonstrate a knowl

  • ME 6590 Advances in Clean Coal Technology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Historical perspective on coal; sources of coal in the world; future dependence on coal for energy; power production using coal; general process description; principles of combustion, conventional combustion reactors, environmental impact; fluidized bed reactors, process improvements in minimizin

  • ME 6680 Experimental Nanomaterials and Nanoscience

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Combination
    Lab
    Lecture

    This course will provide a series of laboratory experiments similar to the state-of-the-art R&D in nanotechnology and nanoscience.

  • ME 6700 Structure & Prprts Materials II

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Effect of microstructure, phase equilibrium, and processing on properties of structural materials including metallic alloys, polymers, and composites. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level ME 2700 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level MTH 2350 Minimum Grade of D and Unde

  • ME 6720 Engineering Polymers I

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduces polymers as engineering materials and covers fundamental concepts in polymer science and engineering.

  • ME 6730 Introduction to Ceramics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Ceramic and refractory raw materials and products; atomic structure and bonding; structure of crystalline phases and glasses; structural imperfections; diffusion in oxides; phase equilibria; processing of ceramics. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level ME 2700 Minimum Grade o

  • ME 6740 Materials Selection and Failure Analysis

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Engineering aspects of failure analysis, failure mechanisms and related environmental factors, analysis of actual service failure. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level ME 2700 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level ME 3120 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level ME 46

  • ME 6750 Materials Characterization

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Principles of characterizing materials with respect to crystal structure, micro/nano structure, and chemical composition using particle or wave-based probes (visible lights, X-rays, and energetic electrons). The interactions between the probes and materials are discussed.

  • ME 6750L Materials Characterization Laboratory

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for ME 6750.

  • ME 6770 Mechanical Behavior of Metals

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Crystal plasticity and single crystal behavior. Introduction to dislocation theory. Strengthening mechanisms in metals.

  • ME 6820 Corrosion

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Survey of the principles of corrosion processes with application to metallic and nonmetallic materials.

  • ME 6830 Computational Materials Science

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    This course covers basic theories, methods and algorithms of atomsitic computer simulations of materials, using lectures and computer labs.

  • ME 6840 Materials Section for Mechanical Design

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Principles of materials-limited design. Lectures, case histories, open-ended assignments and computer based materials selection tools.

  • ME 6850 Nano-scale Science and Engineering

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Students will be introduced to Nano-scale science and engineering in terms of the nano-scale building blocks (emphasizing carbon based nano-species), the characterization techniques (emphasizing Raman Spectroscopy), and the nano-phenomena such as thermal, optical, electrical, chemical, and mechan

  • ME 6860 Metal Forming

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Fundamentals of principal deformation processing systems including forging, extrusion, rolling, and sheet forming; material response and formability; and mechanics and analysis of selected processes. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): (Undergraduate level ME 2700 Minimum Grade of D and Gradua

  • ME 6870 Machining

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Fundamentals of machining with emphasis on engineering models of machinability, chip formation, cutting forces and power, and lubrication. Introduction to numerical control machining.

  • ME 6870L Machining Laboratory

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for ME 6870.

  • ME 6880 Powder Processing of Materials

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Fundamental metallurgy and ceramic science of powder processing techniques. Details of current powder processing technology and methods.

  • ME 6940 Mechanical and Materials Engineering Internship

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Department internship course. Students are supervised via weekly seminars and regular feedback from employer.

  • ME 6980 Special Topics in Mechanical and Materials Engineering

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Special topics in Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science and Engineering. Titles vary.

  • ME 7060 Structural Reliability

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Analyze the uncertainties associated with mechanical and structural design. Methods to model various uncertainties in a design using probabilistic analysis tools.

  • ME 7080 Multidisciplinary Structural Optimization

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Structural optimization of large scale systems with constraint approximations, sensitivity analysis, and design variable linking methods.

  • ME 7100 Advanced Mechanics of Solids

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to solid mechanics at the graduate level.

  • ME 7120 Finite Element Method Applications

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Concepts of dynamic analysis using the finite element method (FEM). Application of various computational techniques to dynamic structures and thermal systems including vehicle dynamics.

  • ME 7140 Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Nonlinear finite element analysis of elastic, plastic, and viscoplastic deformation. Flow formulation and solid formulation.

  • ME 7160 Nonlinear Dynamics & Vibration

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    The behavior of nonlinear mechanical systems is analyzed with numerical, symbolic, graphic, and analytical methods.

  • ME 7200 Mechanics of Composites

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    The main objective of this course is to introduce composites as an engineering material and emphasize the basic concepts of their nature and mechanical properties.

  • ME 7210 Computational Methods for Structural Dynamics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Vibration of discrete and continuous systems. Computational methods for the eigenvalue problem. Large-dimensional systems. Approximate methods for continuous systems. Substructure synthesis. Response of vibrating systems.

  • ME 7250 Advanced Dynamics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to classical mechanics. Application of distributed and discretized approaches to dynamic systems with rigid and deformable members.

  • ME 7300 Advanced Fluid Dynamics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Theory and application of conservation equations for fluid mechanics. Develops boundary layer equations for laminar and turbulent flows.

  • ME 7330 Convective Heat & Mass Transfer

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Heat and mass transfer analysis within conductors and over submerged objects for laminar and turbulent flows. Film condensation and boiling. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level ME 3360 Minimum Grade of D or Graduate level ME 5360 Minimum Grade of D

  • ME 7340 Computational Fluid Dynamics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Introduction to modern computational fluid dynamic (CFD) methods. Survey of current numerical procedures to solve fluid dynamic problems from incompressible to hypersonic flows. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Graduate level ME 6010 Minimum Grade of C

  • ME 7350 Radiation Heat Transfer

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Fundamentals and application of radiation heat transfer, radiation between gray and nongray bodies, network techniques, radiation through absorbing media, and radiation between gases and surrounding surfaces.

  • ME 7370 Cardiovascular Biofluid Mechanics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course describes the intricate relations between the fluid mechanics and biomedical aspects of the cardiovascular system. By the end of the course, students will be able to: 1)Identify, recognize and define biofluid mechanics concepts in relation to the cardiovascular system.

  • ME 7390 Fundamentals of Plasma Science

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Properties, characteristics, and use of ionized gases. Fundamentals of gaseous electronics including kinetic theory, excitation, ionization, equilibrium, non-equilibrium, and local thermodynamic equilibrium.

  • ME 7400 Hypersonic Flows

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Hypersonic flow is studied from the viewpoint of its unique fluid dynamic attributes with emphasis on classic inviscid theories, chemical kinetics, and state-of-the-art development. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level ME 4330 Minimum Grade of D or Graduate level ME 6330 Min

  • ME 7500 Advanced Thermodynamics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Thermodynamics is studied from both the classical (macroscopic) and statistical (microscopic) viewpoints with emphasis on statistical thermodynamics.

  • ME 7520 Hydrogen Energy

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    This course focuses on hydrogen as a renewable and clean means of energy storage, and discusses hydrogen production and storage, as well as an overview of hydrogen energy conversion. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): (Undergraduate level ME 3310 Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ME 5

  • ME 7550 Photovoltaics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Basic principles of solar cells will be covered including semiconductors, electroncs and holes, and p-n junctions.

  • ME 7690 Vibration Testing and Machine Health Monitoring

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Advanced theoretical and practical aspects of vibration testing including: signal analysis, windowing, transducers, exciters, modal identification techniques, rotor dynamics, and machine health monitoring.

  • ME 7720 Engineering Polymers II

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Polymer physics including phase diagrams, phase separation, the amorphous and crystalline states, liquid crystals, thermal transitions, viscoelasticity and rheology, as well as deformation and fracture.

  • ME 7730 Advanced Physical Properties

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course focuses on some of the advanced physical properties of solid-state materials including thermoelectric energy conversion, optoelectronics, principles of lasers, high-k dielectrics, magnetoresistance, negative differential resistance, superconductivity, effects of reduced dimensionality

  • ME 7740 Quantitative Microscopy

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Deals with quantifying microstructural features, such as volume fraction, grain size, shape, and orientation of phases. The course covers stereology, the science of relating 2-dimensional images to 3-dimensional structure, and image analysis.

  • ME 7750 Advanced Engineering Materials

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course will define and explain crystalline structure of materials, different types of amorphous structures, polarization, band structures and thermal properties, nanostructures, magnetic behavior of materials, and optical phenomena. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level

  • ME 7760 Transformation of Solids-I

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This is the first course in a two course sequence. Covers the theory of homogenous and heterogeneous nucleation and diffusion and interface controlled growth. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Graduate level ME 5760 Minimum Grade of D

  • ME 7780 Ceramics for Advanced Application

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Science and technology of ceramics and glasses and their use in various products; atomic structure; bonding; defect-microstructure-property relations; thermal and structural ceramics; electronic, optical, and dielectric ceramics; and special applications.

  • ME 7950 Thesis

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 12
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Masters thesis.

  • ME 7980 Special Topics in Mechanical and Materials Engineering

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Special topics in Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science and Engineering. Topics Vary

  • ME 7990 Independent Study in Mechanical Egr, Materials Science and Egr, and Renewable and Clean Energy

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Independent study in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Renewable and Clean Energy. Topics vary.

  • ME 8950 PhD Dissertation Research

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 12
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Research on the Ph.D. dissertation topic. Graded pass/unsatisfactory.