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Mechanical Engineering (M E)

M E 097 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 1998
 

M E 101S Toy Fundamentals: First-Year Seminar (1) First-Year Seminar focusing on toy design and manufacture.
Effective: Fall 1999
 

M E 102S Smart Lego Robots & Design (1) First-Year Seminar focusing on the development of technology exploration kits for middle-school-aged children.
Effective: Fall 2004
 

M E 105S Product Dissection A: Bicycles--First-Year Seminar (1) A First-Year Seminar in which students analyze and disassemble a multi-speed bicycle.
Effective: Fall 1999
 

M E 106S Product Dissection B: Household Appliances--First-Year Seminar (1) A First-Year Seminar in which students analyze and disassemble household appliances.
Effective: Fall 1999
 

M E 107S Product Dissection C: The Enigmatic Engine--First-Year Seminar (1) A First-Year Seminar in which students analyze and disassemble a single-cylinder lawnmower engine.
Effective: Fall 1999
 

M E 190S Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering: First-Year Seminar (1) A First-Year Seminar focusing on issues related to Mechanical Engineering.
Effective: Fall 1999
 

M E 199 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2008
 

M E 201 Introduction to Thermal Science (3) Application of the basic concepts of thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and heat transfer to the solution of engineering problems.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 110  

M E 240 Product Dissection (3) Dissection of products and processes; reverse engineering, examination of materials usage, manufacturing processes, design, invention, and consumer issues.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: EDSGN 100, PHYS 211  

M E 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 1995
 

M E 299 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2008
 

M E 300 Engineering Thermodynamics I (3) Basic thermodynamics concepts, properties of pure substances, first and second law analysis of systems and control volumes.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: CHEM 110   Concurrent: MATH 141

M E 302 Engineering Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer (4) Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer with pertinent applications to devices important in mechanical engineering. For students in engineering science.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: CHEM 110, PHYS 211 andMATH 230 orMATH 231  

M E 308 Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer Laboratory (1) Experimental work to enhance understanding of thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and heat transfer.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 320 . Prerequisite or concurrent:M E 410  

M E 315 Heat Transfer Laboratory (1) Application of the fundamental concepts associated with conduction, convection, and radiation to the actual measurements of heat transfer.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 320 . Prerequisite or concurrent:M E 345, M E 410  

M E 320 Fluid FLow (3) Thermodynamic and dynamic principles applied to fluid behavior; ideal, viscous, and compressible fluids under internal and external flow conditions.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 212, MATH 251;M E 201 orM E 300;MATH 230 orMATH 231  

M E 325 Fluids Laboratory (1) Laboratory experience with fluid mechanics measurement techniques: flow visualization, pressure measurement, hot-wire anemometry, laser Doppler anemometry, computer data acquisition.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 320, M E 345  

M E 340 Mechanical Engineering Design Methodology (3) The design process; problem definition, conceptual design, system design, detail design, evaluation and test, implementation, documentation and communication.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: EDSGN 100 ; Prerequisite or concurrent:M E 320 orBME 409;M E 360  

M E 345 Instrumentation, Measurements, and Statistics (4) Fundamentals of statistics, sensors, instrumentation, and measurement of mechanical phenomena such as temperature, flow, pressure, force, stress, displacement, and acceleration.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: Prerequisite or concurrent:E E 212 orE E 211 or equivalent  

M E 345W Instrumentation, Measurements, and Statistics (4) Measurement concepts, probability and statistics, error analysis; electro- mechanical transducers, applied electrical and mechanical measurements, electrical and electronics instruments, data acquisition and instrumentation systems.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: Prerequisite or concurrent:E E 212 orE E 211 or equivalent  

M E 347 Computer-Aided Engineering (3) Introduction to the tools and techniques of computer-aided design, including CAD, spreadsheets, numerical methods, and finite element analysis.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CMPSC 201 orCMPSC 202;EDSGN 100 orEDSGN 100S . Prerequisite or concurrent:E MCH 213, MATH 220, MATH 251  

M E 349 Intermediate Mechanics of Materials (3) Intermediate topics in mechanics of materials with computer applications.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: E MCH 213, EDSGN 100S Prerequisite or concurrent:CMPSC 200, MATH 220  

M E 355 Dynamic Systems Laboratory (1) Experimental investigation of simple position, velocity, and temperature control systems with analog and digital controllers.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: M E 345 ; Prerequisite or concurrent:M E 450  

M E 357 System Dynamics (3) Mathematical modeling and analysis of linear dynamic systems; performance and design of simple controllers.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: CMPSC 200, E E 211 orE E 212, MATH 251  

M E 360 Mechanical Design (3) Specification of components such as shafts, bearings, and power transformers; optimal designs for operational, environmental, and manufacturing requirements.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: Prerequisite or concurrent:CMPSC 200 andE MCH 315  

M E 365 Materials Testing Laboratory (1) Laboratory for materials testing, property identification and modification, failure analysis, and metallurgical testing.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: Prerequisite or concurrent:MATSE 259  

M E 367 Machine Design (3) Design and selection of machine components and connections. Stress analysis and modes of failure of materials used in machine components.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: M E 349 Prerequisite or concurrent:MATSE 259  

M E 368 Materials Properties and Characterization (4) Properties and characteristics of materials.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CHEM 110, E MCH 213  

M E 370 Vibration of Mechanical Systems (3) Modeling and analysis of vibration characteristics of mechanical systems with single degree and multiple degrees of freedom. Vibration control by isolation, absorption and balancing.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: E MCH 212, CMPSC 200, MATH 220, MATH 251  

M E 375 Vibrations Laboratory (1) Experimental measurement and analysis of mechanical system dynamics.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: or concurrent:M E 370, M E 345  

M E 380 Machine Dynamics (3) Kinematic analysis of mechanisms such as linkages, flywheels, cams and gears. Dynamic forces and vibrations of mechanisms.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: E MCH 212, MATH 251  

M E 395 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

M E 399 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2008
 

M E 400 Thermodynamics of Propulsion and Power Systems (3) Analysis and modeling of propulsion and power systems, including combustion, compressible flow through nozzles, chemical equilibrium, and moist air systems.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 300 andM E 320 ; Prerequisite or concurrent:M E 410  

M E 401 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (3) Theoretical principles, design, performance, and selection of various refrigeration and air-conditioning systems; building heat and cooling loads; solar heating.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 410  

M E 402 Power Plants (3) A study of fossil-fuel steam generation and utility plants, including cogeneration, gas turbine, and combined cycles.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 410  

M E 403 Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Engines (3) Introduction to Fundamentals of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells (PEFCs). Includes fundamentals of electrochemistry, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer materials, and manufacturing issues of PEFCs. A brief survey of other fuel cell types is also included.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: M E 300 Prerequisite or concurrent:M E 320   Concurrent: M E 410 or equivalent

M E 404 Gas Turbines (3) Thermodynamic cycles relating to gas turbines; analysis and performance of compressors, combustion chambers, single- and multi-stage turbines; recent developments.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 320 orM E 302  

M E 405 Indoor Air Quality Engineering (3) Prediction of the motion of contaminants (both gaseous particulate) in gas streams; analysis of ventilation systems and air pollution control systems; comparison of experimental sampling techniques.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 320 or equivalent  

M E 406 (NUC E 406) Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics (3) Statistical description of systems composed of large numbers of particles in the context of classical and quantum mechanics; basic concepts of probability theory and thermodynamics as they relate to statistical mechanics.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 300 orM E 201 orM E 302 orCH E 303;MATH 230 orMATH 231  

M E 408 Energy Systems (3) Theory, analysis, design, selection, and application of energy conversion systems.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: M E 320, M E 410  

M E 410 Heat Transfer (3) Thermal energy transfer mechanisms: conduction (steady, transient), convection (internal, external), radiation; lumped parameter method; heat exchangers; introduction to numerical methods.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: M E 320 orBME 409;CMPSC 200 orCMPSC 201;MATH 220 orNUC E 309  

M E 411 Heat-Exchanger Design (3) Thermal design and application of different heat-exchanger types, including surface selection and design optimization.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 410  

M E 420 Compressible Flow I (3) Introductory compressible flow (gas dynamics), mathematical background, and physical concepts of isentropic flow, shock waves, expansion waves, and applications.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 320  

M E 421 Viscous Flow Analysis and Computation (3) Apply analytical and computational methods to solve the differential equations describing fluid flow. Incompressible external flows past objects and internal flows in pipes and ducts are some problems considered.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: M E 201, M E 320, AERSP 308, AERSP 311 orC E 361;CMPSC 200 orCMPSC 201 orCMPSC 202;MATH 220;MATH 250 orMATH 251  

M E 422 Principles of Turbomachinery (3) Application of Newton's laws of motion and basic laws of thermodynamics to analysis of fluid flow in turbomachinery.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 320  

M E 427 Incompressible Aerodynamics (3) Analysis of lift and drag using potential flow theory, effects of viscosity on potential flow calculations, wind tunnel testing.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 320  

M E 428 Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics (3) Introduction to theory and application of computational techniques for solving fluid flow and heat transfer.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: M E 320, M E 410  

M E 430 (EGEE 430) Introduction to Combustion (3) Concepts related to laminar and turbulent premixed and nonpremixed combustion with applications to propulsion and stationary systems.
Effective: Fall 2009
Prerequisite: M E 201 orM E 300 orEME 301  

M E 431 Internal Combustion Engines (3) Thermodynamic aspects of internal combustion engine design and performance; two- and four-stroke cycle, supercharged and non-supercharged, diesel and spark-ignition types.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 302  

M E 432 Rocket Propulsion (3) Design and performance of rocket propulsion components and systems; thermodynamics, solid and liquid fuels, heat transfer, materials, controls, and instrumentation.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 320, M E 410  

M E 433 Fundamentals of Air Pollution (3) Natural and man-made sources of pollution; atmospheric dispersion; biological and health effects; control systems; legislation and regulations.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 201 orM E 300  

M E 440W Mechanical Systems Design Project (3) Design and analysis of mechanical components and systems. Application of fundamental design and analysis methods to open ended engineering problems.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: M E 340;M E 360;M E 370 ; prerequisite or concurrent:I E 312;ENGL 202C  

M E 441W Thermal Systems Design Project (3) Design of thermal systems through component design and/or selection, system simulation and optimization. Assessment of system economics and energy efficiency.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: M E 340;M E 410 Prerequisite or concurrent:ENGL 202C  

M E 442W Advanced Vehicle Design I (2) 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 M E 443W).
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: M E 340C;M E 360;M E 370 Prerequisite or concurrent:M E 410;I E 312;ENGL 202C  

M E 443W Advanced Vehicle Design II (1) 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 M E 442W).
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: M E 442W  

M E 444 Engineering Optimization (3) Problem formulation, algorithms and computer solution of various engineering optimization problems.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: MATH 220, MATH 230 orMATH 231, CMPSC 201 orCMPSC 202 orCMPSC 200  

M E 445 Microcomputer Interfacing for Mechanical Engineers (4) Interfacing of electro-mechanical systems to microcomputers for data acquistion, data analysis and digital control.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 345 and seventh-semester standing  

M E 446 (NUC E 446) Reliability and Risk Concepts in Design (3) Introduction to reliability mathematics. Failure data collection and analysis. Components and systems reliability prediction. Effects of maintenance on reliability. Risk Analysis. Case studies in engineering applications.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: MATH 250 orMATH 251;M E 345 orNUC E 309  

M E 448 Engineering Design Concepts (3) Engineering design and modelling, engineering economic analysis techniques, technical communication skills, project planning and design.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: M E 380 seventh-semester standing. Prerequisite or concurrent:M E 367, M E 410  

M E 449 Mechanical Design Projects (3) Group or individual design projects in the areas of mechanical engineering.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 448, eighth-semester standing  

M E 450 Modeling of Dynamic Systems (3) Modeling and analysis of dynamic interactions in engineering systems. Classical and state variable methods; digital simulation; stability and dynamic response.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: M E 370 ; Prerequisite or concurrent:M E 345  

M E 452 Vehicle Road Dynamics (3) Investigations of three-dimensional dynamics and design into the study of vehicle dynamics including tire forces, suspension, and stability.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: prerequisite or concurrent:M E 450  

M E 455 Automatic Control Systems (3) Dynamic analysis of systems involving automatic control of position, speed, power, flow, pressure, temperature, and other physical quantities.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 320, M E 450  

M E 456 (I E 456) Industrial Robot Applications (3) Introduction to robotics, with emphasis on robot selection, programming, and economic justification for manufacturing applications.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: MATH 220;MATH 250 orMATH 251;I E 305 orM E 360;CMPSC 200 orCMPSC 201  

M E 460 Advanced Machine Design Problems (3) Special machine design problems in unusual types of springs; gear problems and involutometry; cam design and application; multiple diameter shaft deflections and ball bearings.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 360, M E 370  

M E 461 (E MCH 461) Finite Elements in Engineering (3) Computer modeling and fundamental analysis of solid, fluid, and heat flow problems using existing computer codes.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: E MCH 213, E MCH 210H orE MCH 210;CMPSC 200, CMPSC 201 orCMPSC 202  

M E 462 Lubrication in Machine Design (3) Lubricants and lubrication with applications to design aspects of machines and mechanisms including bearings, gears, cams, and automotive engines.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: MATH 251, M E 360  

M E 465 Introduction to Manufacturing Laboratory (1) A laboratory-based introduction to manufacturing processes including material removal, forming, casting and joining for metals and non-metals.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: Prerequisite or concurrent:M E 468  

M E 467 Applied Finite Element Analysis (3) Review of matrix algebra; discretization; finite element formulation; application of finite element computer codes.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: M E 410 andM E 349  

M E 468 Engineering for Manufacturing (3) Manufacturability, the selection of the most effective materials and processes, and quality assurance.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: MATSE 259  

M E 469 Metallic Manufacturing Processes (3) Principles of metal working and introduction to current theories; analysis of deformation, joining, and metal removal processes.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: M E 349 . Prerequisite or concurrent:M E 468  

M E 470 (E MCH 470) Analysis and Design in Vibration Engineering (3) Application of Lagrange's equations to mechanical system modeling, multiple- degree-of-freedom systems, experimental and computer methods; some emphasis on design applications.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 212 orE MCH 212H;M E 370 orE SC 407H  

M E 471 Noise Control in Machinery (3) Nature of noise sources in machine elements and systems. Propagation and reduction of noise. Effects of noise on man.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 320, M E 370  

M E 480 Mechanism Design and Analysis (3) Design and analysis of mechanical linkages including kinematic synthesis and dynamic analysis. Linkages for a variety of applications are considered.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: E MCH 212 . Prerequisite or Concurrent:CMPSC 200  

M E 481 Introduction to Computer-Aided Analysis of Machine Dynamics (3) Techniques and formulations for computer based kinematic and dynamic analyses of machines.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: E MCH 212 ; Prerequisite or concurrent:CMPSC 200  

M E 491 Bioengineering Applications of Mechanical Engineering (3) Application of mechanical engineering knowledge in the context of life sciences.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: E E 211, M E 320, M E 357, E MCH 213, M E 349 or permission of program  

M E 494 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

M E 494H Senior Thesis (1-9) Students must have approval of a thesis adviser before scheduling this course.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: Junior or senior status in the University Scholars Program  

M E 495 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

M E 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

M E 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

M E 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2008
 

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