Mechanical Engineering Course Curriculum (by Number)

The following courses are part of the Mechanical Engineering curriculum:

101 Introduction to Engineering (3) (Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 132 or 137 or permission of department) S. Introduction to the engineering profession, applications of engineering principles and approaches, integrated systems approach to problem solving, overall goals and components of the engineering programs, career opportunities, development of engineering work skills, and communication skills. In addition, the course covers the importance of professionalism, ethics, contemporary challenges, and lifelong learning.
201 Engineering Graphics (3) S. Students are introduced to the fundamental principles of engineering graphics – sketching, line drawing, projections, and solid modeling. Students will learn how to apply engineering graphics principles to generate and interpret technical drawings and solid models. Computer Aided Design software (such as AutoCAD and Solidworks) will be used.
220 Materials Engineering (3) (Prerequisites: PHYS 201 and CHEM 111 and 111L) 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. The course covers determination of stresses, deflections, and stability of deformable bodies with an introduction to finite elemental analysis. By successfully completing this course, students will be able to identify, formulate, and solve problems related to the effect of forces on deformable bodies. An emphasis will be placed on the behavior of beams and columns.
301 Engineering Mechanics (3) (Prerequisite: Physics 201; Corequisite: Mathematics 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 Statistics for Engineers (3) (Prerequisite: 250 or 252; Prerequisite/ corequisite: Physics 220) F. This course will introduce students to the theories and engineering applications of statistical methods, data analysis, experimental design, and data visualization. A major objective of this course is to develop students’ capabilities to analyze datasets, including the visualization and communication of observations in addition to the application of statistical, mathematical, and probabilistic analytical methods, to engineering challenges.
330 Engineering Economy (3) (Prerequisite: 250 or 252) S. Concepts and techniques of analysis for evaluating the value of products/services, projects, and systems in relation to their cost. A major objective of this course is to develop the students understanding of economic equivalence, the time value of money, financial uncertainty and financial risk, and the way that these concepts can and should be embedded within engineering decision-making.
350 Manufacturing Processes (4:3-3) (Prerequisites: 250 or 252; 220, 301, and Mathematics 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. The course introduces 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. The course covers applications of the laws of thermodynamics to closed and open systems. Topics include stead one-dimensional conduction, lumped parameter analysis, convection, radiation, and diffusion.
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.  By successfully completing this course, students will be able to identify and analyze various mechanical linkage mechanisms, including four-bar mechanisms, gears, gear trains, and cams.
402 Systems Dynamics and Controls (3) (Prerequisites: ENGR250 Mechanics of Materials, MATH301, ENGR310) S. The course covers dynamic modeling and simulation of systems with mechanical, hydraulic, thermal, and/or electrical elements. Topics include 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.  By successfully completing this course, students will be able to: design new products while considering manufacturing and/or assembly processes; redesign existing products to reduce product realization costs; analyze manufacturing and assembly systems to determine inefficiencies; and apply several other Design for X principles.
468 Production Planning (3) (Prerequisite: 250 or 252) F. This 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 Engineering 468 and Management 468.
482 Mechanical Engineering Senior Design (4) (Prerequisites: ENGR370 Fluid Mechanics, ENGR411 Design for Manf. And Assy.) This course serves as the capstone design for mechanical engineering students.  The course involves the design and development of solutions to real-world mechanical engineering problems.  Students will demonstrate the ability to work in teams and solve problems, which include multiple realistic constraints and require the application of engineering standards and codes.