All mechanical engineering core courses are offered in both fall and spring semesters, and several are offered in the summer. Students must pass prerequisite courses before enrolling in a course. Please refer to the University Bulletin for prerequisites needed prior to registering for a course.
ME 300: Engineering Thermodynamics I (3 cr.)
Basic thermodynamic concepts, first and second law of thermodynamics, properties of pure substances.
ME 320: Fluid Flow (3 cr.)
Thermodynamic and dynamic principles applied to fluid behavior; ideal, viscous, under internal and external flow conditions.
ME 340: Mechanical Engineering Design Methodology (3 cr.)
The design process, problem definition, conceptual design, system design, detail design, evaluation and test, implementation, documentation and communication.
ME 345: Instrumentation, Measurement, and Statistics (4 cr.)
Fundamentals of statistics, sensors, instrumentation and measurement of mechanical phenomena such as temperature, flow, pressure, force, stress, displacement and acceleration.
ME 360: Mechanical Design (3 cr.)
Specification of components such as shafts, bearings, and power transformers; optimal designs for operational, environmental and manufacturing requirements.
ME 370: Vibrations of Mechanical Systems (3 cr.)
Vibration characteristics of dynamic systems with and without damping; vibration isolation, vibration absorbers; classical Laplace transform; matrix digital computer methods.
ME 410: Heat Transfer (3 cr.)
Transient heat conduction; convection in laminar and turbulent flow; heat exchanger devices; boiling and condensation; radiation.
ME 440W: Mechanical Systems Design Project (3 cr.)
Design and analysis of mechanical components and systems. Application of fundamental design and analysis methods to open ended engineering problems.
ME 441W: Thermal Systems Design Project (3 cr.)
Design of thermal systems through component design and/or selection, system simulation and optimization. Assessment of system economics and energy efficiency.
ME 442W: Advanced Vehicle Design Laboratory I (3 cr.)
Part one of a two course sequence; applications of design and analysis methods to open-ended advanced transportation vehicles. Two semester course; satisfies Senior Design or ME Technical Elective requirements (when combined with ME 443W).
ME 443W: Advanced Vehicle Design Laboratory II (3 cr.)
Part two of a two course sequence; applications of design and analysis methods to open-ended advanced transportation vehicles. Two semester course; satisfies Senior Design or ME Technical Elective requirements (when combined with ME 442W).
ME 450: Modeling of Dynamic Systems (3 cr.)
Modeling and analysis of dynamic interactions in engineering systems. Classical and state variable methods; computer simulation; stability and dynamic response.