Senior Lab Courses

Students must take two laboratory courses. Students may also take ME 445 (4 cr.), which serves as both a 3-credit technical elective and a 1-credit laboratory course. Please refer to the University Bulletin for prerequisites needed prior to registering for a course.

ME 315: Heat Transfer Laboratory (1 cr.)
Application of the fundamental concepts associated with conduction, convection and radiation to the actual measurements of heat transfer.

ME 325: Fluids Laboratory (1 cr.)
Laboratory experience with fluid mechanics measurement techniques: flow visualization, pressure measurement, hot-wire anemometry, laser Doppler anemometry, lift and drag, computational fluid dynamics.

ME 355: Automatic Controls Laboratory (1 cr.)
Experimental investigation of simple position, velocity, and temperature control systems with analog and digital controllers.

ME 375: Vibrations Laboratory (1 cr.)
Experimental measurement and analysis of mechanical system dynamics.

E MCH 316: Experimental Determination of Mechanical Response of Materials (1 cr.)
Experimental techniques for mechanical property measurement and structural testing.

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The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the nation’s largest and most successful engineering departments. We serve more than 1,000 undergraduate students and more than 330 graduate students

We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S., M.Eng.) graduate degrees in nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering. MNE's strength is in offering hands-on experience in highly relevant research areas, such as energy, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems.

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519