Mechanical Engineering Course Curriculum (by Number)
The following courses are part of the Industrial Engineering curriculum:
101 Introduction to Engineering (3) (Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 201) S. Introduction to the Engineering (IE) profession, applications of engineering principles and approaches, integrated systems approach to problem solving, overall goals and components of the engineering degree programs, career opportunities, development of engineering work skills, oral and written communication skills, and the importance of professionalism, ethics, contemporary challenges, and lifelong learning.
201 Engineering Graphics (3) S. This course introduces students to the operation of a Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) system, with an emphasis on the design component, using AutoCAD as the computing tool. The course includes interaction with a CAD station to produce technical drawings. Students will independently learn to produce drawings using AutoCAD and will learn the value of CAD and design in both industrial and service environments.
220 Materials Engineering (3) (Prerequisites: PHYS 201 and CHEM 101 and admission to the Industrial Engineering Program) S. This course is designed to introduce students to the structures and properties of metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites. In addition, students will fain an understanding of the processing and design limitations of these materials, as well as being introduced to new classes of materials being developed to meet the ever-expanding range of material requirements. Use in manufacturing in emphasized.
250 Mechanics of Materials (3) (Prerequisites: ENGR301 (Engineering Mechanics); Corequisite: MATH301) S. Determination of stresses, deflections, and stability of deformable bodies with an introduction to finite element analysis.
301 Engineering Mechanics (3) (Prerequisites: PHYS 201 and MATH 202) F. An introduction to statics and dynamics. Topics include static equilibrium of particles, rigid bodies, and trusses; rotational motion; torque; moment of inertia; Newton’s Laws of Motion; linear and angular momentum methods; work and energy methods; kinematics of particles and rigid bodies; applications of vector analysis; and structural analysis of joints and trusses.
310 Electronics and Instrumentation (4:3-3) (Prerequisites: PHYS 202 and PHYS 220) F. This class provides an introduction to analog and digital electronics with specific application to instrumentation used in scientific and engineering applications. Topics include analog signal processing, power supplies, sensors (theory and interpretation of sensor data), and micro-controllers with heavy emphasis on design projects to achieve practical results and to give insights on trouble-shooting electronic equipment used in the workplace. Credit cannot be received for both ENGR 310 and PHYS 310.
320 Workplace Data Acquisition and Analysis (3) (Prerequisites: ENGR 101 and ENGR 355; prerequisites/corequisites: MATH 202 and PHYS 220) F. Methods for assessing the performance of both individuals and groups within a system. Data acquisition techniques include basic industrial engineering tools such as work analysis, work sampling, and work measurement, as well as automated procedures. Data storage and retrieval techniques are introduced. Variation in data, including an introduction to probability and statistics for proper analysis of data.
330 Engineering Economy (3) (Prerequisites: ENGR 101, ENGR 355, and MATH 201) F. Concepts and techniques of analysis for evaluating the value of products/services, projects, and systems in relation to their cost. Economic and cost concepts, calculating economic equivalence, comparison of alternatives, purchase versus lease decisions, financial risk evaluation, cash flow sensitivity analysis, and after-tax analysis.
350 Manufacturing Processes (4:3-3) (Prerequisites: ENGR 220, ENGR 301, and MATH 202) F. An overview of manufacturing processes primarily for metals and alloys, focusing on fabrication and joining processes. Emphasis will be placed on process capabilities and limitations, with calculation of process parameters for select processes. Also includes topics in additive manufacturing, heat treatment, product design and process planning, design-for-manufacture/assembly, numerical control, and inspection. The laboratory experience will provide manual and computer-aided process techniques, including assembly, machining, casting, welding, sheet metal forming, powder metallurgy, and inspection.
370 Fluid Mechanics (3) (Prerequisites: ENGR250 Mechanics of Materials, MATH301, MATH306, PHYS200) S. Introduction to the concepts and applications of fluid mechanics and dimensional analysis with an emphasis on fluid behavior, internal and external flows, analysis of engineering applications of incompressible pipe systems, and external aerodynamics.
400 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer (4) (Prerequisites: ENGR250 Mechanics of Materials, PHYS200, MATH301, ENGR370) F. Applications of the laws of thermodynamics to closed and open systems. Steady one-dimensional conduction, lumped parameter analysis, convection, radiation.
401 Design of Mechanisms (3) (Prerequisites: MATH301, ENGR201, ENGR250 Mechanics of Materials) F. The course focuses on the function, classification, position, velocity, and acceleration of multi-element mechanical linkages. Furthermore, the course discusses design methods and practical information about common mechanisms and mechanism components.
402 Systems Dynamics and Controls (3) (Prerequisites: ENGR250 Mechanics of Materials, MATH301, ENGR310) S. Dynamic modeling and simulation of systems with mechanical, hydraulic, thermal, and/or electrical elements. Frequency response analysis, stability, and feedback control design of dynamic systems.
411 Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (3) (Prerequisites: ENGR350; Pre/Corequisite: ENGR401 Design of Mechanisms) F. The course is based on concurrent engineering techniques to link product design to manufacturing and assembly process design. The course will also introduce students to modern manufacturing and assembly process design techniques used to reduce costs.
468 Production Planning (3) (Prerequisite: ENGR 355) F. The course provides an in-depth study of the full spectrum of activities of production managers. Topics covered include forecasting, independent demand inventory management, just-in-time inventory management, materials requirement planning, capacity planning, production activity control, and master production scheduling. Emphasis will be given to the use of personal computers to support decision making. Credit cannot be received for both ENGR 468 and MGT 468.
482 Mechanical Engineering Senior Design (4) (Prerequisites: ENGR250 Mechanics of Materials, ENGR370 Fluid Mechanics, ENGR400 Thermodynamics and HMT, ENGR411 Design for Manf. And Assy.; This course is intended to be a culminating design experience for Mechanical Engineering students) S. This course serves as the capstone design experience for mechanical engineering students. The course involves the design and development of solutions to real-world mechanical engineering problems.