Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and the Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Systems Engineering. The department also offers programs leading to the Associate of Applied Science and the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology, the Associate of Applied Science in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Technology, and the Bachelor of Science in Automated Manufacturing Engineering Technology, as well as a certificate in Drafting and Computer Drafting.  The Department offers graduate programs leading to a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and an interdisciplinary Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering.

Information specific to the available program options in mechanical engineering and aerospace systems engineering is available:

Information specific to the available program options in engineering technology is available: 

General Technology (2820)

2820:131 Software Applications for Technology (1 Credit)

Prerequisite: 2030:153. Word processing and spreadsheets used within technical applications. this course focuses on using software for technical reports and data analysis. Laboratory.

2820:310 Programming for Technologists (2 Credits)

Prerequisites: 2820:131 and 2030:255. A study of a technical programming language with applications in engineering technology. Limited to students in Engineering & Science Technology Department programs.

Automated Manufacturing Engineering Technology (2870)

2870:301 Computer Control of Automated Systems (3 Credits)

The development of computer based systems and computer programs using robotics and machine controllers as the solutions for automated manufacturing problems.

2870:311 Facilities Planning (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 2940:180 or 2940:210 or permission. An application based study of facilities analysis, design and layout utilizing software based solutions.

2870:332 Management of Technology Based Operations (3 Credits)

A study of the techniques and knowledge necessary to effectively manage technical personnel.

2870:348 CNC Programming I (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: [2030:154 and 2920:121] or 2880:248, or permission. Introduction to CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) based CNC (Computer Numerical Control) programming; development of milling, drilling, and turning programs.

2870:441 Advanced Quality Practices (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 2880:241 or permission. Specific quality assurance procedures will be developed conceptually, proven mathematically, and then tested in lab exercises. Industry accepted SQC software will be used.

2870:448 CNC Programming II (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 2870:348. The study of advanced CNC programming techniques utilizing an industry standard CAM programming software package and CNC program verification software.

2870:470 Simulation of Manufacturing Systems (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 2880:211. Computer simulation solutions applied to the traditional manufacturing problems of equipment justification, production line balancing, and capacity planning.

2870:480 Automated Production (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 2870:301, 2870:448, and 2880:201. A study of the automated production system. The various systems studied thus far, CNC, robotics, automated machines via PLCs, and facilities design, are integrated and analyzed from a production standpoint.

2870:485 SME Manufacturing Technologist Certification Preparation (2 Credits)

Prerequisites: 2870:441 and 2920:347. Pre/Corequisite: 2870:480. Provides a review for the SME Manufacturing Technologist Certification Exam. Topics include a review of materials and manufacturing processes, automated systems and control, quality and process control methods, manufacturing management, and other topics appearing on the exam.

2870:490 Manufacturing Project (2 Credits)

Prerequisite: Senior status. Advanced CADCAM topics are presented. A comprehensive project is undertaken.

2870:495 Individual Investigation in Manufacturing Engineering Technology (2 Credits)

Selected topic(s) that provide for specific individual study in the area of manufacturing engineering technology under the direct supervision of a faculty member.

2870:496 Special Topics in Manufacturing Engineering Technology (1-3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Permission. Selected topic(s) that provide for specific course work in the area of manufacturing engineering technology offered once or only occasionally in areas where no formal course exists.

2870:499 Workshop in Manufacturing Engineering Technology (1-3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Permission. Group studies of special topics in manufacturing engineering technology.

Manufacturing Engineering Technology (2880)

2880:100 Basic Principles of Manufacturing Management (4 Credits)

A survey of basic concepts of management and their interrelationships to a manufacturing environment. Includes production control, quality control, work measurement, and employee motivation.

2880:101 Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing (2 Credits)

This course defines advanced manufacturing and provides students with an overview of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to succeed in an advanced manufacturing career.

2880:110 Manufacturing Processes (3 Credits)

Study of the machines, methods, and processes used in manufacturing.

2880:130 Work Measurement & Cost Estimating (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 2030:152. Time and motion study. Development of accurate work methods and production standards, and their relationship to manufacturing cost estimates.

2880:140 Computer Aided Drawing (3 Credits)

Drafting procedures and techniques used for creating drawings using AutoCAD software. Topics include basic components, drawing, editing, dimensioning, layers, text, blocks, plotting, and hatch.

2880:151 Industrial Safety & Environmental Protection (2 Credits)

A contemporary overview of the science and management of occupational health and safety programs, policies, and procedures in an industrial and business type environment.

2880:201 Robotics & Automated Manufacturing (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 2880:101. Study of manufacturing automation and the computer-based products and processes available for this task. Robots, machine controllers, and machine/process interfaces are investigated.

2880:211 Manufacturing Operations (3 Credits)

A study of all functions involved in a manufacturing production system. Areas covered include product design, forecasting, capacity planning, scheduling, materials management, and project management.

2880:225 Computer Aided Tool Design (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 2880:140 or 2920:121. The study of standard tool design practices and procedures utilizing industry-standard computer-aided design software.

2880:230 3-D Modeling & Design (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 2880:140 or 2920:121. This course covers advanced topics in the use of AutoCAD. These topics include 3-D modeling. Laboratory.

2880:232 Labor Management Relations (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 2880:100. Study of historical background of labor movement, management viewpoints, legal framework for modern labor organizations and collective bargaining process.

2880:241 Introduction to Quality Assurance (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 2030:152. Theory and practice of inspection and sampling techniques for measurement of quality, QC charts, sampling plans, mill specs, checking machine capabilities, and setting tolerances.

2880:248 Introduction to CNC and Additive Manufacturing (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 2030:153 and [2880:140 or 2920:121] or permission. This course provides an overview of CNC manual programming utilizing the G-code programming language along with an introduction to additive manufacturing processes.

2880:290 Special Topics: Industrial Technology (1-2 Credits)

Prerequisite: Permission. Selected topics or subject areas of interest in industrial technology. (May be repeated for a total of four credits)

Mechanical Engineering Technology (2920)

2920:100 Survey of Mechanical Engineering Technology (2 Credits)

Corequisite: 2030:154. Overview of the Mechanical Engineering Technology degree programs; pre-testing; career opportunities; professional societies & certification; standards; and useful tools of the MET field.

2920:101 Introduction to Mechanical Design (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 2880:140 or 2920:121. Corequisite: [2880:230 or 2920:100] and 2030:154. Topics in engineering drawing: conventions, sections, dimensioning and tolerancing. Detail drawings, subassembly and assembly drawings. Introduction to various mechanical components and mechanical design tools.

2920:121 Fundamentals of Engineering Drawing (3 Credits)

Fundamentals of engineering drawing using freehand sketching and CAD; orthographic and isometric projections, sectioning, assemblies, and introduction to geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. Laboratory.

2920:130 Introduction to Hydraulics and Pneumatics (3 Credits)

Principles of hydrostatic forces, pressure, density, viscosity, incompressible and compressible fluids. Principles of hydraulic and pneumatic devices and systems.

2920:142 Introduction to Material Technology (3 Credits)

Fundamental properties of materials. Material testing. Applications of methods to control material properties.

2920:243 Kinematics (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 2990:125. Corequisite: 2920:101. Study of rigid-body motions of simple linkages, cams, gears, and gear trains. Vector solutions emphasized. Industrial applications presented and computers used to analyze mechanisms.

2920:245 Mechanical Design II (5 Credits)

Prerequisites: 2920:101, 2920:243, and 2990:225. Corequisite: 2920:142. Advanced stress and fatigue analysis, theories of failure. Design of machine elements: gears, keys and keyways. Experimental stress analysis and design projects.

2920:249 Applied Thermal Energy I (2 Credits)

Prerequisites: 2030:255 and 3650:164. Thermodynamic principles. Study of power cycles. Applications in I.C. engines, compressors, steam power cycles, refrigeration.

2920:251 Fluid Power (2 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3650:160 and 3650:164. Statics and dynamics of fluids. Viscosity, energy and momentum relationships. Fluid machinery and measurements.

2920:252 Thermo-Fluids Laboratory (1 Credit)

Prerequisite: 2920:251. Corequisite: 2920:249. Laboratory experiments in applied thermal energy and fluid power.

2920:290 Special Topics: Mechanical Engineering Technology (1-3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Permission. Selected topics or subject areas of interest in Mechanical Engineering Technology. (May be repeated for a total of four credits)

2920:310 Economics of Technology (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 64 credits or permission. Economic principles as they pertain to technology. Equivalence, alternatives, costs, depreciation, valuation. Project studies.

2920:344 Dynamics (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 2920:243, 2030:255, and 2990:125. Introduces particle dynamics, displacement, velocity, and acceleration of constrained rigid bodies in plane motion. Kinetics of particles and rigid bodies, work and energy, mechanical vibration.

2920:346 Mechanical Design III (4 Credits)

Prerequisites: 2920:245 and 2920:344. Continuation of design of mechanical components: gears, bearings, shafts, springs, and fasteners. Special topics presented will be coordinated with assigned design projects.

2920:347 Production Machinery & Processes (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 2030:255 and [2880:110 or 2920:142]. Study of manufacturing processes (casting, forging, welding, forming sheet metal), integrating material technology, mechanical design, and mechanics of materials.

2920:365 Applied Thermal Energy II (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 2030:255, 2920:249, and 2920:251. Review and application of basic thermodynamic principles used in designing automotive engines and refrigeration equipment. Introduction to heat transfer, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.

2920:370 Plastics Design & Process (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3150:151. Introduction to structure and properties of polymers, selection based on properties and cost, design of products and tools, basic principles of the major processes.

2920:402 Mechanical Projects (2 Credits)

Prerequisites: 2920:310, 2920:365, 2920:370, 2920:490, and [2870:301 or 2920:405]. Individual projects emphasizing creative technical design.

2920:405 Introduction to Industrial Machine Control (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 2860:370. Principles and design of industrial machine control systems. Application oriented study of typical control devices. Utilization of programmable controllers as the system logic controllers.

2920:470 Plastics Processing & Testing (2 Credits)

Prerequisite: 2920:370 or permission. Use of basic polymer testing methods. Setup and operation of modern molding and extrusion equipment. Basic troubleshooting procedures. Study of processing effects on final properties.

2920:490 Mechanical Engineering Technology Senior Seminar (1 Credit)

Prerequisites: 2920:346 and 2920:347. An opportunity for post-testing of all MET students and the presentation of social and professional responsibilities, diversity, professional certification, life-long learning, and career opportunities.

2920:497 Senior Honors Project in Mechanical Engineering Technology (1-3 Credits)

Prerequisites: Senior standing in Honors Program, permission of area honors preceptor, and major in mechanical technology. Independent research leading to completion of senior honors thesis or other original work. (May be repeated for a total of six credits)

2920:498 Independent Study in Mechanical Engineering Technology (1-4 Credits)

Prerequisite: Permission. Directed study in a special field of interest chosen by the student in consultation with the instructor. (May be repeated for a total of six credits).

Mechanical Engineering (4600)

4600:165 Tools for Mechanical Engineering (3 Credits)

Corequisite: 3450:149. Personal computer DOS system, word processing, spreadsheet, computer-aided drafting, math calculating package, mechanical graphics, and introduction to mechanical engineering program and curriculum.

4600:203 Dynamics (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3450:222, 3650:291, 4300:201. Corequisite: 3450:223. Kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies. Principles of work, energy, momentum and impulse.

4600:260 Engineering Analysis I (2 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3450:222; corequisite: 3450:223. Introduction to numerical methods in mechanical engineering; applications of computer tools (MatLab).

4600:300 Thermodynamics I (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3450:223 and admission to an engineering major within the College of Engineering and Polymer Science. Corequisite: 3650:292. Basic concepts of thermodynamics. Pure substances, closed and open systems, the first and second laws of thermodynamics. Entropy, vapor power cycles and vapor compression refrigeration.

4600:301 Thermodynamics II (2 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3450:335, 4600:300 and admission to an engineering major within the College of Engineering and Polymer Science. Absorption refrigeration. Gas cycles. Thermodynamics of state, gas mixtures and gas-vapor mixtures. Combustion.

4600:305 Thermal Science (2 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3450:223 and admission to an engineering major within the College of Engineering and Polymer Science. Corequisite: 3650:292. Credit not allowed for both 300 and 305. Introduction to first and second laws of thermodynamics, perfect gas relationships, equations of state, cycle analysis. Introduction to conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer.

4600:310 Fluid Mechanics I (2 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3450:223, 4600:203 and admission to an engineering major within the College of Engineering and Polymer Science. Properties and behavior of gases and liquids at rest and in motion. Energy equation. Flow in conduits. Forces on body submerged in moving fluid. Dimensional analysis and similitude.

4600:311 Fluid Mechanics II (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3450:335, 4600:310 and admission to an engineering major within the College of Engineering and Polymer Science. Navier-Stokes equations. The boundary layer. External viscous flows and potential flow. Fundamentals of compressible flow. Concepts of computational fluid dynamics.

4600:315 Heat Transfer (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4600:300, [4600:310 or 4800:360], [4600:360 or 4800:220] and admission to an engineering major within the College of Engineering and Polymer Science. Fundamentals of heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation.

4600:321 Kinematics of Machines (2 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4600:165, 4600:203 and admission to an engineering major within the College of Engineering and Polymer Science. Displacements, velocities, accelerations and introduction to plan motion mechanisms. Introduction to design of gears, gear trains and cams.

4600:336 Analysis of Mechanical Components (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4300:202 and admission to an engineering major within the College of Engineering and Polymer Science. Corequisite: 3450:335. Analysis of stress and strain at a point. Mohr's circles, shear centers, elastic instability. Stresses in thick and thin cylinders. Fatigue analysis.

4600:337 Design of Mechanical Components (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: [4600:336 or 4900:336] and admission to an engineering major within the College of Engineering and Polymer Science. Application of stress analysis to design of fasteners, welds, springs, ball bearings and gears. Introduction to journal bearings and lubrication. Component design projects.

4600:340 Systems Dynamics & Response (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3450:335, 4600:203 and admission to an engineering major within the College of Engineering and Polymer Science. A unified approach to modeling, analysis, response and stability of engineering systems: analog, digital and hybrid computer simulation of interdisciplinary engineering problems are included.

4600:360 Engineering Analysis II (2 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3450:335, 4600:260 and admission to an engineering major within the College of Engineering and Polymer Science. Numerical methods of solution of mechanical engineering problems.

4600:380 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering (2 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3150:153 and admission to an engineering major within the College of Engineering and Polymer Science. Corequisite: 4300:202. Introduction to metallurgy and advanced engineering materials including polymers, composites and ceramics. Topics include structure of materials, macroscopic mechanical behavior, phase change and heat treatment of metals, and theories of failure.

4600:400 Thermal System Components (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4600:315, [4600:311 or 4600:411], and full admission to an engineering program in the College of Engineering and Polymer Science. Performance analysis and design of basic components of thermal energy exchange and conversion systems. Components studied include heat exchangers, pumps, compressors, turbines and expansion engines.

4600:402 Senior Seminar (1 Credit)

Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Engineering. Corequisites: 4600:400, 4600:441, 4600:460 and [4600:401 or 4600:461 or 4700:499]. Students need further education in ethics, codes and standards, intellectual property, product liability, safety issues, technical writing, diversity, and job opportunities.

4600:410 Heating & Air Conditioning (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4600:301 or permission. Corequisite: 4600:315 or permission. Thermodynamics of gas mixtures. Design and selection of air conditioning equipment. Control of gas mixtures, heating, cooling and humidity.

4600:411 Compressible Fluid Mechanics (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4600:300, 4600:310 and full admission to an engineering program in the College of Engineering and Polymer Science. Subsonic and supersonic flow in nozzles, diffusers and ducts. One-dimensional reactive gas dynamics. Prandtl-Myer theory. Applications to design and analysis of compressors, turbines and propulsion devices.

4600:412 Fundamentals of Flight (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: [4600:311 or 4600:411], 4600:413 and full admission to an engineering program in the College of Engineering and Polymer Science. Introduction to basic aerodynamics, airplane performance, stability and control, astronautics and propulsion. Design considerations are emphasized.

4600:413 Introduction to Aerodynamics (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4600:300, 4600:310, and full admission to an engineering program in the College of Engineering and Polymer Science. Introduction of aerodynamic concepts; includes conformal transformations, theory of thin airfoils, two-dimensional airfoil theory, wings of finite span, lifting line theories, lumped vortex, vortex lattice, and panel methods.

4600:414 Introduction to Aerospace Propulsion (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: [4600:311 or 4600:411] and full admission to an engineering program in the College of Engineering and Polymer Science. Introduction to propulsion systems currently used in aerospace fields; propulsion principles for turbojets, turbofans, ramjets, chemical rockets, and electrical rocket propulsion.

4600:415 Energy Conversion (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4600:301 or permission. Corequisite: 4600:315 or permission. Topics from fields of internal combustion engines, cycle analysis, modern conversion devices.

4600:416 Heat Transfer Processes (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4600:315 or permission. Analysis, design of extended surfaces. Natural convection and mixed convection, combined modes of heat transfer and heat transfer with phase changes.

4600:420 Introduction to Finite Element Method (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4300:202, [4600:315 or 4800:362], and admission to an engineering major within the College of Engineering and Polymer Science. Introduction to matrix and finite element methods. Stiffness and flexibility formulations in solid mechanics and thermal sciences. Basic finite element methods and its implementation.

4600:422 Experimental Stress Analysis I (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4600:336 or permission. Experimental methods of determining stress or strain: brittle lacquer, strain gages, photoelasticity, full field techniques.

4600:430 Machine Dynamics (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4600:321 or permission. Static and dynamic forces in machines, products of inertia, dynamic equivalence, flywheels. Balancing of rotating, reciprocating, cyclic plane motion. Computer simulation of transient mechanism dynamics, other topics in advanced dynamics.

4600:431 Fundamentals of Mechanical Vibrations (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3450:335, 4600:203 and admission to an engineering major within the College of Engineering and Polymer Science or permission. Undamped and forced vibrations of systems having one or two degrees of freedom.

4600:432 Vehicle Dynamics (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4600:203 or permission and 3450:335 or permission. Application of dynamic systems analysis techniques to road vehicles. Newtonian and Lagrangian methods. Tire/road interface. Ride characteristics, handling and stability. Digital simulation.

4600:440 System Dynamics & Control (4 Credits)

See department for course description.

4600:441 Control Systems Design (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4600:340 and admission to an engineering major within the College of Engineering and Polymer Science or permission. Methods of feedback control design such as minimized error, root-locus, frequency domain. Compensation techniques. Multivariable and nonlinear design methods and computer-aided control design.

4600:442 Industrial Automatic Control (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4600:441 or permission. Operation of basic control mechanisms. Study of mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, fluidic control systems, including application areas. Tuning of control devices for optimum performance of system. Case studies on control applications from industry, e.g. boilers, furnaces, process heaters.

4600:443 Optimization Methods in Mechanical Engineering (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4600:360 or permission. Development and method of solution of optimization problems in mechanical engineering. The use of dynamic programming and operational research methods for optimization including computer utilization and applications.

4600:444 Robot Design, Control & Application (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: [4600:321 or 4600:441] or permission. Robot design and control. Kinematic transformations, velocities and accelerations, path trajectories and dynamics, control and sensing in robotics. The automated factory with robot applications.

4600:450 Introduction to Computational Fluid Flow & Convection (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4600:315 or permission, 4600:360 or permission. Numerical modeling of fluid/thermal systems; numerical solution of the momentum and thermal boundary layer equations; flow simulation using advanced heat transfer/fluid/graphics packages.

4600:460 Concepts of Design (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4600:337 and admission to an engineering major within the College of Engineering and Polymer Science. Design process. Creativity and inventiveness. Tools of decision making, engineering economics, reliability, optimization. Case studies.

4600:461 ME Senior Design Project I (2 Credits)

Prerequisite: Admission to an engineering major within the College of Engineering and Polymer Science. Pre/Corequisites: 4600:301, 4600:340 and 4600:337. Detailed senior design project. Design, feasibility, and cost analysis.

Gen Ed: - Capstone

4600:462 Pressure Vessel Design (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4600:336 or permission. Introduction to modern pressure vessel technology. Topics include basic structural considerations, materials and their environment and design-construction features.

4600:463 Computer Aided Design & Manufacturing (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4600:165 or permission, 4600:360 or permission. The use of computer systems to assist in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimization of engineering designs, and to plan, manage, and control manufacturing plants.

4600:465 Technology Based Startups: Ideate, Invent and Innovate (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Permission of the department. This course will provide students with the opportunity to extend their fundamental knowledge of entrepreneurship within the specific interdisciplinary context of technology commercialization. Working in interdisciplinary groups the student teams/groups will be taught design thinking approaches that put the customer at the center of the creative process. Brainstorming exercises will be held to solve open ended problems on special topics (e.g. biomimicry, software, medical devices, sensors etc.) so that teams can ideate and conceptualize product, process or service based ideas that solve real problems. In some cases, students can be assigned known research technologies and learn how to come up with applications that have commercialization potential. The evaluation will include, but not be limited to, evaluation of the underlying technology, determination of potential customer value proposition(s), determination of market feasibility, examination of licensing/spin-off options, identification of potential licensees, estimation of potential market size and value, and development of recommendations for further funding, growth (or abandonment). By working in teams, students will learn how to create/invent a product prototype, learn how to listen to potential customers and come back to describe the value proposition that will make the startup successful.

4600:471 ME Senior Design Project II (2 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4600:461 and admission to an engineering major within the College of Engineering and Polymer Science. Detailed senior design project. Final design and implementation.

4600:480 Materials Selection in Design (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: [4200:305 or 4600:380] and admission to an engineering major within the College of Engineering and Polymer Science or permission. Materials selection from the perspective of design including material properties, processing approaches, shape considerations, hybrid materials, and tradeoffs including environmental and cost.

4600:482 Fundamentals of Composite Processing and Mechanics (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3450:335, 4300:202, and admission to an engineering major within the College of Engineering and Polymer Science. Polymer-matrix composite processing, manufacturing, and mechanics. The emphasis is on discontinuous fiber reinforcements.

4600:483 Measurements Laboratory (2 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4600:300, 4600:310, and full admission to an engineering program in the College of Engineering and Polymer Science. Development of methods to measure temperature, pressure, flow rate, viscosity and motion. Includes both lecture and laboratory experience and emphasizes calibration and accuracy of appropriate instruments.

4600:484 Mechanical Engineering Laboratory (2 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4600:301, 4600:311, 4600:315, 4600:380, 4600:431, 4600:483 and admission to an engineering major within the College of Engineering and Polymer Science. Corequisite: 4600:441. Laboratory experiments in area of dynamics, vibrations, thermodynamics, fluids, heat transfer and controls.

4600:485 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4600:165, 4600:360, and junior or greater standing or permission. Introduction to 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing including various processes, materials, and applications; Hands-on practice and design/manufacturing project; State of the art of 3D Printing.

4600:486 Special Topics: Mechanical Engineering (1-3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Permission. Brief description of current content to be announced in schedule of classes.

4600:497 Honors Project in Mechanical Engineering (2 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4600:461 and admission to an engineering major in the College of Engineering and Polymer Science. Capstone design project in thermal science, mechanics or a research topic relevant to mechanical engineering, supervised by faculty member of the department.

4600:498 Experimental Investigation in Mechanical Engineering (1-2 Credits)

Individual independent laboratory investigations in areas relevant to mechanical engineering. Student suggests a project and makes appropriate arrangements with faculty for supervision.

Aerospace Systems Engineering (4900)

4900:165 Tools for Aerospace Systems Engineering (2 Credits)

Prerequisite: Permission. Corequisite: 3450:149. Computer applications, spreadsheets, CAD software, MATLAB, and introduction to aerospace engineering program and curriculum; outside speakers; project involving design and construction of small RC aircraft.

4900:166 Aerospace Systems Project Management (1 Credit)

Prerequisite: 4900:165. Teamwork and project planning; semester project involving continuation of design and construction of small RC aircraft in conjunction with SAE Aero Design.

4900:240 Aerospace Systems Engineering I (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3450:223. An introductory systems course focusing on systems thinking, systems engineering tools, reliability, life-cycle analysis and statistics.

4900:320 Aerospace Systems Engineering II (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4600:360, 4900:240 and full admission to an engineering program in the College of Engineering and Polymer Science. An extended study of systems topics including linear programming, optimization, decision making, critical path scheduling, and verification.

4900:336 Aerospace Structures (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4300:202, 3450:335. Basic theory and methods for analysis and design of aerostructures are covered. Topics include torsion, shear flow, buckling, fracture, and fatigue of beams and plates.

4900:340 Avionics I (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4400:307 and admission to an engineering major within the College of Engineering and Polymer Science. Electronics for aircraft applications. Amplifiers, filters, regulators, current sources, buffers, sensor and actuator circuits, transmitters, and receivers.

4900:380 Aerospace Materials (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3150:151, 3150:152, 4300:202 and admission to an engineering major within the College of Engineering and Polymer Science or permission. Theory in science and application of materials for aerospace structures, macroscopic behavior of materials, order and disorder in mechanical behavior, evaluating and quantifying mechanical response.

4900:420 Object Oriented Design & Management (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4900:320 and admission to an engineering major within the College of Engineering and Polymer Science. An introduction to the area of object-oriented design and management of systems, including abstraction, inheritance, polymorphism, dynamic interactions, hierarchies, patterns, reflection, and distributed objects.

4900:440 Avionics II (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4600:412, 4900:340 and admission to an engineering major within the College of Engineering and Polymer Science. Communication and control for aircraft applications. Fourier analysis, AM and FM principles, modulators demodulators, communication systems. aircraft system dynamics, classical control system principles and applications.

4900:450 Aerospace Computations (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4300:202, 4600:315, 4600:360, 4600:411 and admission to an engineering major within the College of Engineering and Polymer Science or permission of instructor. Introduction to finite element and finite volume methods in aerospace engineering; fundamental principles of FEM and FVM discussed and illustrated through structural, and aerodynamic applications.

4900:460 Aerospace Systems Manufacturing (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4600:360 or equivalent and admission to an engineering major within the College of Engineering and Polymer Science or permission of instructor. Using computer systems to assist in creation, modification, analysis, or optimization of engineering designs, planning, management and control of manufacturing, CAD software with manufacturing applications.

4900:490 Aerospace Design Project (2 Credits)

Prerequisites: Senior standing and admission to an engineering major within the College of Engineering and Polymer Science or permission. Detailed senior design project. Design, feasibility and cost analysis, final design and implementation; engine, airframe and aerodynamic testing.

Gen Ed: - Complex Issues Facing Society

4900:491 Aerospace Design Project I (1 Credit)

Prerequisites: Senior standing and admission into the Aerospace Systems Engineering program. Preliminary senior design project including the design proposal, feasibility, cost analysis and preliminary design.

Gen Ed: - Capstone

4900:492 Aerospace Design Project II (2 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4900:491. Detailed senior design project. Final design, testing and implementation.

4900:497 Aerospace Honors Project (2 Credits)

Prerequisite: Senior standing in Honors College or permission. Individual creative project in Aerospace Systems, supervised by faculty member of the department. Includes design, feasibility and cost analysis, final design and implementation.

Gen Ed: - Complex Issues Facing Society