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Top ME 101 INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (3) 
Orientation to mechanical engineering: methods used in solving engineering problems; experience with typical mechanical engineering projects and problems; ethics, curricula and engineering careers. Lec/rec. PREREQS: Trigonometry.

Top ME 206 PROJECTS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
PREREQS: Sophomore standing.

Top ME 250 INTRODUCTION TO MANUFACTURING PROCESSES (1)  Offered in current or future terms
Use of measuring and layout tools, interpretation of blueprints and drawings, identification of engineering materials. Operation of machine tools, including calculation of machining parameters. Operation of gas and MIG welding equipment. Lec/lab. Graded P/N. PREREQS: ENGR 248 [C] and ME or IE professional school admission.

Top ME 299 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top ME 299H SPECIAL STUDIES (1-16) 
Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top ME 306 PROJECTS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Junior standing.

Top ME 311 INTRODUCTION TO THERMAL-FLUID SCIENCES (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Basic concepts of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer are introduced. Conservation of mass, energy, moment and the second law of thermodynamics are included. CROSSLISTED as NSE 311. PREREQS: ( (ENGR 212 [C] or ENGR 212H [C] ) and (MTH 256 [C] or MTH 256H [C] ) )

Top ME 311H INTRODUCTION TO THERMAL-FLUID SCIENCES (4) 
Basic concepts of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer are introduced. Conservation of mass, energy, moment and the second law of thermodynamics are included. CROSSLISTED as NSE 311H. PREREQS: ( (ENGR 212 [C] or ENGR 212H [C] ) and (MTH 256 [C] or MTH 256H [C] ) ) and Honors College approval required.

Top ME 312 THERMODYNAMICS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Exergy destruction, machine and cycle processes, law of corresponding states, non-reactive gas mixtures, reactive mixtures, thermodynamics of compressible fluid flow. CROSSLISTED as NSE 312. PREREQS: (MTH 256 [C] or MTH 256H [C] ) and (ME 311 [C] or ME 311H [C] or NSE 311 [C] or NSE 311H [C] or NE 311 [C] or NE 311H [C] )

Top ME 312H THERMODYNAMICS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Energy destruction, machine and cycle processes, law of corresponding states, non-reactive gas mixtures, reactive mixtures, thermodynamics of compressible fluid flow. CROSSLISTED as NSE 312H. PREREQS: (MTH 256 [C] or MTH 256H [C] ) and (ME 311 [C] or ME 311H [C] or NSE 311 [C] or NSE 311H [C] or NE 311 [C] or NE 311H [C] ) and Honors College approval required.

Top ME 316 MECHANICS OF MATERIALS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Determination of stresses, deflections, and stability of deformable bodies with an introduction to finite element analysis. PREREQS: (ENGR 213 [C] or ENGR 213H [C] ) and (MTH 256 [C] or MTH 256H [C] )

Top ME 317 INTERMEDIATE DYNAMICS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Continuation of the study of kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies, with applications to mechanical systems of current interest to engineers. PREREQS: ( (ENGR 212 [C] or ENGR 212H [C] ) and (MTH 256 [C] or MTH 256H [C] ) )

Top ME 317H INTERMEDIATE DYNAMICS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Continuation of the study of kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies, with applications to mechanical systems of current interest to engineers. PREREQS: ( (ENGR 212 [C] or ENGR 212H [C] ) and (MTH 256 [C] or MTH 256H [C] ) ) and Honors College approval required.

Top ME 331 INTRODUCTORY FLUID MECHANICS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
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. CROSSLISTED as NSE 331. PREREQS: ( (MTH 254 [C] or MTH 254H [C] ) and (MTH 256 [C] or MTH 256H [C] ) and (ENGR 212 [C] or ENGR 212H [C] ) and (ENGR 311 [C] or ME 311 [C] or ME 311H [C] or NSE 311 [C] or NSE 311H [C] or NE 311 [C] or NE 311H [C] ) )

Top ME 331H INTRODUCTORY FLUID MECHANICS (4) 
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. CROSSLISTED as NSE 331H. PREREQS: ( (MTH 254 [C] or MTH 254H [C] ) and (MTH 256 [C] or MTH 256H [C] ) and (ENGR 212 [C] or ENGR 212H [C] ) and (ENGR 311 [C] or ME 311 [C] or ME 311H [C] or NSE 311 [C] or NSE 311H [C] or NE 311 [C] or NE 311H [C] ) ) and Honors College approval required.

Top ME 332 HEAT TRANSFER (4)  Offered in current or future terms
A treatment of conductive, convective and radiative energy transfer using control volume and differential analysis and prediction of transport properties. CROSSLISTED as NSE 332. PREREQS: ( (MTH 256 [C] or MTH 256H [C] ) and (ENGR 212 [C] or ENGR 212H [C] ) and (ME 311 [C] or ME 311H [C] or NE 311 [C] or NE 311H [C] ) and (ME 331 [C] or ME 331H [C] or NSE 331 [C] or NSE 331H [C] or NE 331 [C] or NE 331H [C] ) )

Top ME 332H HEAT TRANSFER (4)  Offered in current or future terms
A treatment of conductive, convective and radiative energy transfer using control volume and differential analysis and prediction of transport properties. CROSSLISTED as NSE 332H. PREREQS: ( (MTH 256 [C] or MTH 256H [C] ) and (ENGR 212 [C] or ENGR 212H [C] ) and (ME 311 [C] or ME 311H [C] or NE 311 [C] or NE 311H [C] ) and (ME 331 [C] or ME 331H [C] or NSE 331 [C] or NSE 331H [C] or NE 331 [C] or NE 331H [C] ) ) and Honors College approval required.

Top ME 348 ADVANCED SOLID MODELING (1) 
Practical application of graphical communication theory using advanced solid modeling software to capture design intent and generate engineering drawings. Lec/lab. Graded P/N. PREREQS: ENGR 248 [C]

Top ME 373 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING METHODS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Analytical and numerical methods for solving representative mechanical engineering problems. Lec/rec. PREREQS: (ENGR 112 [C] or ENGR 112H [C] ) and (MTH 256 [C] or MTH 256H [C] ) and /or equivalent.

Top ME 373H MECHANICAL ENGINEERING METHODS (3) 
Analytical and numerical methods for solving representative mechanical engineering problems. Lec/rec. PREREQS: (ENGR 112 [C] or ENGR 112H [C] ) and (MTH 256 [C] or MTH 256H [C] ) and /or equivalent. Honors College approval required.

Top ME 382 INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Organization, planning, economics, and the use of creativity and optimization in solving mechanical design problems. Case studies and/or industrial design problems. Lec/lab. PREREQS: ENGR 248 [C] and ME 250* [C]

Top ME 382H INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Organization, planning, economics, and the use of creativity and optimization in solving mechanical design problems. Case studies and/or industrial design problems. Lec/lab. PREREQS: ENGR 248 [C] and ME 250* [C] and Honors College approval required.

Top ME 383 MECHANICAL COMPONENT DESIGN (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Failure analysis and design of machine components. Lec/lab. PREREQS: ME 316 [C] and ME 250* [C]

Top ME 383H MECHANICAL COMPONENT DESIGN (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Failure analysis and design of machine components. Lec/lab. PREREQS: (ME 316 [C] and (ME 382 [C] or ME 382H [C] ) ) and Honors College approval required.

Top ME 401 RESEARCH (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits.

Top ME 403 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top ME 405 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits.

Top ME 405H READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top ME 406 PROJECTS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 15 credits.

Top ME 407 SEMINAR (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 2 credits.

Top ME 410 INTERNSHIP (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
Credits may not apply toward BS degree in Mechanical Engineering. Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top ME 411 AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Provides students with the fundamentals of mechanical engineering applications to aerospace. Topics covered include an overview of modern aircraft and spacecraft analysis, with an emphasis on performance, stability, structures, materials, FAA and FAR standards and current professional practices in the conceptual design of aerospace vehicles. Student projects will integrate course topics. PREREQS: (ME 316 [C] and ME 317 [C] and ME 331 [C] and ME 373 [C] )

Top ME 412 DESIGN OF MECHANISMS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Analysis and study of the function, classification, position, velocity, and acceleration of multi-element mechanical linkages and mechanisms. Synthesis of mechanisms for specified multiple point paths, quick return, dwell, and straight-line motion. The lecture will instruct students in the kinematic analysis and synthesis of mechanisms through the use of theory and software packages. The laboratory will familiarize students with a modern mechanism design and animation software package. Lec/lab. PREREQS: (ME 317 [C] or ME 317H [C] ) and ME 383 [C]

Top ME 413 COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduces students to the use of computers in several extended areas of product design and manufacturing. These areas include product data management in a sustaining engineering environment; computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and computer numerical control (CNC) operations and technology; the use of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) for industrial control systems; and the use of simulation software for virtual prototyping for Design/Manufacturing/Validation. Lec/lab. PREREQS: (ME 382 [C] or ME 382H [C] or IE 366 [C] )

Top ME 420 APPLIED STRESS ANALYSIS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Elasticity theory, failure theories, energy methods, finite element analysis. PREREQS: ME 316 [C]

Top ME 422 MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Dynamic response of single and multiple degree-of-freedom systems. PREREQS: (ME 317 [C] or ME 317H [C] )

Top ME 422H MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS (4) 
Dynamic response of single and multiple degree-of-freedom systems. PREREQS: ME 317 [C] or ME 317H [C] and Honors College approval required.

Top ME 424 FINITE ELEMENT MODELING OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SYSTEMS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Application of modern finite element code in the analysis of complex mechanical engineering systems. Extensive use of engineering workstations. Lec/lab. PREREQS: (ME 420 [C] or ME 520 [C] )

Top ME 430 SYSTEMS DYNAMICS AND CONTROL (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Modeling and analysis of linear continuous systems in time and frequency domains. Fundamentals of single-input-single-output control system design. CROSSLISTED as ECE 451. PREREQS: (ME 317 [C] or ME 317H [C] or (ECE 351 [C] and ECE 352 [C] and (ENGR 212 [C] or ENGR 212H [C] ) ) )

Top ME 430H SYSTEMS DYNAMICS AND CONTROL (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Modeling and analysis of linear continuous systems in time and frequency domains. Fundamentals of single-input-single-output control system design. CROSSLISTED as ECE 451. PREREQS: (ME 317 [C] or ME 317H [C] or (ECE 351 [C] and ECE 352 [C] and (ENGR 212 [C] or ENGR 212H [C] ) ) ) and Honors College approval required.

Top ME 443 RENEWABLE ENERGY: THERMAL FLUID SYSTEMS (4) 
Evaluates several thermal/fluid power conversion strategies that deal with both thermal and fluid energy sources in terms of basic conversion technology, resource potential and developmental challenges. There are four modules, each targeting a particular renewable energy system in thermal and fluid sciences. PREREQS: (ME 311 [C] or ME 311H [C] or NE 311 [C] or NE 311H [C] ) and (ME 331 [C] or ME 331H [C] or NE 331 [C] or NE 331H [C] ) and (ME 332 [C] or ME 332H [C] or NE 332 [C] or NE 332H [C] )

Top ME 444 ADVANCED POWER GENERATION SYSTEMS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Thermal mechanical evaluation of modern power generation technologies, including fossil and nuclear Rankine cycle power plants, gas turbines, cogeneration power plants, distributed power generation and fuel cells. Lec/rec. PREREQS: (ME 312 [C] or ME 312H [C] ) and (ME 332 [C] or ME 332H [C] )

Top ME 445 INTRODUCTION TO COMBUSTION (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Study of combustion science based on the background of chemistry, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer. Stoichiometry, energetics of chemical reactions, flame temperature, equilibrium product analyses, chemical kinetics, and chain reactions. PREREQS: (ME 312 [C] or ME 312H [C] and (ME 332 [C] or ME 332H [C] ) )

Top ME 450 APPLIED HEAT TRANSFER (4)  Offered in current or future terms
An intermediate heat transfer course seeking to lay a foundation for determining the heating and cooling characteristics with a variety of modern and classical processes. Included is design of multi-component heat transfer systems. Lecture, 110 minutes twice per week. PREREQS: (ME 332 [C] or ME 332H [C] )

Top ME 451 INTRODUCTION TO INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Function, operation, and application of common mechanical engineering instruments, measurement principles, and statistical analysis. Major elements of measurement systems, including transduction, signal conditioning, and data recording. Function and operation of digital data acquisition systems. Lec/lab. PREREQS: ( (ENGR 202 [C] or ENGR 202H [C] ) and (ME 311 [C] or ME 311H [C] ) and ME 316 [C] and (ME 317 [C] or ME 317H [C] ) and (ME 373 [C] or ME 373H [C] ) and (ST 314 [C] or ST 314H [C] ) )

Top ME 452 THERMAL AND FLUIDS SCIENCES LABORATORY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Course emphasis is on experiments related to thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics. Proper experimental methods, data and uncertainty analysis related to thermal and fluids measurements are discussed. PREREQS: (ME 311 [C] or ME 311H [C] ) and (ME 331 [C] or ME 331H [C] ) and (ME 332 [C] or ME 332H [C] )

Top ME 452H THERMAL AND FLUIDS SCIENCES LABORATORY (4) 
Course emphasis is on experiments related to thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics. Proper experimental methods, data and uncertainty analysis related to thermal and fluids measurements are discussed. PREREQS: (ME 311 [C] or ME 311H [C] ) and (ME 331 [C] or ME 331H [C] ) and (ME 332 [C] or ME 332H [C] ) and Honors College approval required.

Top ME 453 STRUCTURE AND MECHANICS LABORATORY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Techniques for measurement of structural response and material properties. Proper use of rosette strain gauges, load cells, and displacement transducers. Full-field strain measurement using photoelasticity and digital image correlation. Proper implementation of material testing standards. Characterization of anisotropic composite materials. PREREQS: ME 451 [C]

Top ME 460 INTERMEDIATE FLUID MECHANICS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Ideal fluid flow including potential flow theory. Introduction to compressible flow. Viscous flow and boundary layer theory. Introduction to turbulence. PREREQS: (ME 331 [C] or ME 331H [C] )

Top ME 461 GAS DYNAMICS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Studies one-dimensional isentropic flow, nozzles, diffusers, normal and oblique shocks, compressible flow with friction and heating, and an introduction to propulsion systems. PREREQS: (ME 312 [C] or ME 312H [C] ) and (ME 331 [C] or ME 331H [C] )

Top ME 480 MATERIALS SELECTION (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Selecting materials for engineering applications. The major families of materials, their properties, and how their properties are controlled; case studies and design projects emphasizing materials selection. PREREQS: MATS 322 [C] or ENGR 322 [C]

Top ME 483 COMPOSITE MATERIALS (3) 
Fibers and matrices, mechanics of composites, reinforcement and failure mechanisms, properties and applications. Lec/lab. PREREQS: MATS 322 [C] or ENGR 322 [C]

Top ME 484 FRACTURE OF MATERIALS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Fracture mechanics and fatigue mechanisms: mechanisms of ductile and brittle fracture. Environmentally induced fracture and fatigue. Considerations in design of engineering materials and structures will be discussed. PREREQS: MATS 322 [C] or ENGR 322 [C]

Top ME 497 MIME CAPSTONE DESIGN (4)  Offered in current or future terms WIC Core Course
Product design; selection and replacement of major tools, processes, and equipment; paperwork controls; subsystem revision; system or plant revision; selection and training of personnel; long-run policies and strategy. CROSSLISTED as ESE 497 and IE 497. (Writing Intensive Course) PREREQS: ( (IE 355 [C] and IE 356 [C] and IE 366 [C] and IE 367 [C] and IE 368 [C] and WR 327 [C] ) ) or ( (ENGR 322 [C] or MATS 322 [C] ) and (ENGR 391 [C] or ENGR 391H [C] ) and ME 250 [C] and (ME 312 [C] or ME 312H [C] ) and (ME 317 [C] or ME 317H [C] ) and (ME 383 [C] or ME 383H [C] ) and WR 327 [C] and (ST 314 [C] or ST 314H [C] ) ) or ( (ENGR 390 [C] or BA 360 [C] ) and IE 425 [C] and (ME 312 [C] or ME 312H [C] ) and (ME 331 [C] or ME 331H [C] ) and ESE 355 [C] and ESE 360 [C] and WR 327 [C] and (ST 314 [C] or ST 314H [C] ) )

Top ME 498 MIME CAPSTONE DESIGN (4)  Offered in current or future terms WIC Core Course
Product design; selection and replacement of major tools, processes, and equipment; paperwork controls; subsystem revision; system or plant revision; selection and training of personnel; long-run policies and strategy. CROSSLISTED as ESE 498 and IE 498. (Writing Intensive Course) PREREQS: ESE 497 [C] or IE 497 [C] or ME 497 [C]

Top ME 499 SPECIAL TOPICS (0-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top ME 499H SPECIAL TOPICS (0-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top ME 501 RESEARCH (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top ME 502 INDEPENDENT STUDIES (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top ME 503 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 999 credits.

Top ME 505 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top ME 506 PROJECTS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top ME 507 SEMINAR (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top ME 508 THERMAL FLUID SCIENCE SEMINAR (1) 
Student participation seminar experience for 1 course credit. Students will present and listen to seminars concerning ongoing research within the thermal fluid sciences.

Top ME 509 MATERIALS SCIENCE SEMINAR (1) 
Student participation seminar experience for one credit; students will listen to seminars concerning ongoing research activities within materials science. Students will also have the opportunity to present their own research results periodically. Graded P/N. CROSSLISTED as MATS 509.

Top ME 511 PRECISION MACHINE DESIGN (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Tolerance analysis and application in design/manufacturing practice, principles of machine design and computational analysis of errors in machine design, sensor mounting and sensor calibration, machine level error budget with geometric and thermal errors, structural design of joints and supports, deterministic damping, exact constraint design for flexures and couplings, bearing systems design, motion and power system design for machine tools. CROSSLISTED as MFGE 511. PREREQS: An understanding of mechanical component design and solid mechanics.

Top ME 512 DESIGN OF MECHANISMS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Analysis and study of the function, classification, position, velocity, and acceleration of multi-element mechanical linkages and mechanisms. Synthesis of mechanisms for specified multiple point paths, quick return, dwell, and straight-line motion. The lecture will instruct students in the kinematic analysis and synthesis of mechanisms through the use of theory and software packages. The laboratory will familiarize students with a modern mechanism design and animation software package. Lec/lab. PREREQS: (ME 317 or ME 317H) and ME 383

Top ME 513 BIO-INSPIRED DESIGN (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Intersection of design and biology that seeks to systematically mine biological knowledge to solve design problems. Investigates inspiration from nature from three different types: visual, conceptual, and computational. Includes design rules, heuristics, principles or patterns to solve engineering problems. Algorithmic bio-inspiration emulates natural algorithms for control or optimization problems. PREREQS: Graduate standing.

Top ME 515 RISK AND RELIABILITY ANALYSIS IN ENGINEERING DESIGN (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Fundamentals of risk, uncertainty, and reliability. Methods to analyze and quantify the risk of failures, and the reliability of complex systems, including fault tree analysis, reliability block diagrams, probabilistic risk assessment. Introduction to research methods for risk and reliability analysis during the early design stages.

Top ME 516 MODELING AND ANALYSIS OF COMPLEX SYSTEMS (4) 
Introduction to challenges and considerations when designing complex systems. Fundamentals of systems engineering and methods used in practice. Models and tools used to enable the use of models for trade studies during the design of complex systems. Model-based design environments and methodologies. Introduction to decision support tools in design.

Top ME 517 OPTIMIZATION IN DESIGN (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Optimization methods as applied to engineering design, theory and application of nonlinear optimization techniques for multivariate unconstrained and constrained problems. Model boundedness and sensitivity. PREREQS: Graduate standing.

Top ME 519 SELECTED TOPICS IN DESIGN (3-4)  Offered in current or future terms
Topics in mechanical design selected from the following: design processes, quality engineering, design for assembly, statistical machine design, the Tagucchi method, and parametric design. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 32 credits.

Top ME 520 APPLIED STRESS ANALYSIS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Elasticity theory, failure theories, energy methods, finite element analysis. PREREQS: ME 316

Top ME 521 LINEAR ELASTICITY (4) 
A general introduction to the theory of elasticity. The solution of 2-D problems using the Airy stress function in rectangular and polar coordinates. The solution of 3-D problems using the Galerkin vector, the Papkovich-Neuber solution, and complex variable methods. Applications to asymptotic fields at discontinuities, contact and crack problems, and thermoelasticity. PREREQS: ME 520 [C] and ME 316 or equivalent and graduate standing in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, or material science, or instructor approval.

Top ME 522 MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Dynamic response of single and multiple degree-of-freedom systems. PREREQS: ME 317

Top ME 523 ADVANCED STRESS ANALYSIS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
An introduction to the mechanics of nonlinear elastic, plastic, and viscoelastic material behavior including large deformations. PREREQS: ME 316 or equivalent and graduate standing in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, or material science, or instructor approval.

Top ME 524 FINITE ELEMENT MODELING OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SYSTEMS (3) 
Application of modern finite element code in the analysis of complex mechanical engineering systems. Extensive use of engineering workstations. Lec/lab. PREREQS: ME 520 [C]

Top ME 526 NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERING ANALYSIS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Numerical solutions of linear equations, difference equations, ordinary and partial differential equations. CROSSLISTED as NSE 526. PREREQS: Programming experience and previous exposure to numerical methods, or instructor approval.

Top ME 529 SELECTED TOPICS IN SOLID MECHANICS (3-4) 
Advanced topics in solid mechanics emphasizing research applications of current interest. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 32 credits.

Top ME 531 LINEAR MULTIVARIABLE CONTROL SYSTEMS I (4) 
Theoretical design of control systems for systems modeled by linear multivariable differential equations. Topics covered include controllability, observability, state feedback control, pole placement, output feedback, estimator design, and control designs that include both estimators and regulators.

Top ME 532 LINEAR MULTIVARIABLE CONTROL SYSTEMS II (4) 
Focuses on designing control systems where the device to be controlled is an uncertain system, yet can be described by a set of linear differential equations. Lec. PREREQS: ME 531 [C] and /or equivalent.

Top ME 533 NONLINEAR DYNAMIC ANALYSIS (4) 
Course focuses on understanding the behavior of nonlinear dynamic systems of interest to mechanical engineers. Lec. PREREQS: ME 317 or equivalent.

Top ME 534 NONLINEAR MULTIVARIABLE CONTROL SYSTEMS (4) 
Focuses on designing control systems when the device to be controlled is mathematically described by a nonlinear set of differential equations. Lec. PREREQS: ME 533 [C] and /or equivalent.

Top ME 539 SELECTED TOPICS IN DYNAMICS (1-16) 
Advanced topics in dynamics emphasizing research applications of current interest. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 30 credits.

Top ME 540 INTERMEDIATE THERMODYNAMICS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Students are expected to master classical thermodynamics by way of solving extended problems using software tools. Statistical thermodynamics concepts are also introduced and exercised. PREREQS: ME 312

Top ME 541 LIQUID-VAPOR PHASE CHANGE AND HEAT TRANSFER (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Advanced treatment of underlying physics and engineering modeling approaches for heat transfer associated with vapor/liquid phase change processes. Topics include thermodynamics and mechanical aspects of phase change processes, pool boiling, filmwise and dropwise condensation, internal convective boiling and condensation, and other emerging areas in phase change heat transfer. PREREQS: Graduate standing

Top ME 543 RENEWABLE ENERGY: THERMAL FLUID SYSTEMS (4) 
Evaluates several thermal/fluid power conversion strategies that deal with both thermal and fluid energy sources in terms of basic conversion technology, resource potential and developmental challenges. There are four modules, each targeting a particular renewable energy system in thermal and fluid sciences. PREREQS: (ME 311 or ME 311H or NE 311 or NE 311H) and (ME 331 or ME 331H or NE 331 or NE 331H) and (ME 332 or ME 332H or NE 332 or NE 332H)

Top ME 544 ADVANCED POWER GENERATION SYSTEMS (4) 
Thermal mechanical evaluation of modern power generation technologies, including fossil and nuclear Rankine cycle power plants, gas turbines, cogeneration power plants, distributed power generation and fuel cells. Lec/rec. PREREQS: ME 312 and (ME 332 or ME 332H)

Top ME 545 INTRODUCTION TO COMBUSTION (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Study of combustion science based on the background of chemistry, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer. Stoichiometry, energetics of chemical reactions, flame temperature, equilibrium product analyses, chemical kinetics, and chain reactions. PREREQS: ME 312 and (ME 332 or ME 332H)

Top ME 546 CONVECTION HEAT TRANSFER (3)  Offered in current or future terms
An advanced treatment of forced and natural convection heat transfer processes emphasizing underlying physical phenomena. Current topical literature will be considered; analytical and numerical problem solving is included. PREREQS: (ME 332 or ME 332H) and ME 373

Top ME 547 CONDUCTIVE HEAT TRANSFER (3) 
Analytical and numerical solutions to steady state and transient conduction problems. PREREQS: (ME 332 or ME 332H) and ME 373

Top ME 548 RADIATION HEAT TRANSFER (3) 
Analytical and numerical methods of solution of thermal radiation problems. PREREQS: (ME 332 or ME 332H) and ME 373

Top ME 549 SELECTED TOPICS IN HEAT TRANSFER (3) 
Topics in heat transfer including advanced problems in conduction, radiation, and convection. Additional examination of heat transfer in multiphase systems, inverse problems, combined modes, equipment design, solution techniques and other topics of current interest considered, including extensive use of current literature. Not all topics covered each year. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits.

Top ME 550 APPLIED HEAT TRANSFER (4)  Offered in current or future terms
An intermediate heat transfer course seeking to lay a foundation for determining the heating and cooling characteristics with a variety of modern and classical processes. Included is design of multi-component heat transfer systems. Lecture, 110 minutes twice per week. PREREQS: ME 332 or ME 332H

Top ME 552 MEASUREMENTS IN FLUID MECHANICS AND HEAT TRANSFER (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Course emphasis is on measurement techniques and data analysis methods related to fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Proper experimental methods, data and uncertainty analyses related to thermal and fluids measurements are discussed. Local and spatial mapping of fluid and thermal fields are highlighted. PREREQS: (ME 331 or ME 331H) and (ME 332 or ME 332H) and ME 451.

Top ME 553 STRUCTURE AND MECHANICS LABORATORY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Techniques for measurement of structural response and material properties. Proper use of rosette strain gauges, load cells, and displacement transducers. Full-field strain measurement using photoelasticity and digital image correlation. Proper implementation of material testing standards. Characterization of anisotropic composite materials. PREREQS: ME 451

Top ME 560 INTERMEDIATE FLUID MECHANICS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Ideal fluid flow including potential flow theory. Introduction to compressible flow. Viscous flow and boundary layer theory. Introduction to turbulence. PREREQS: ME 331 or equivalent.

Top ME 561 GAS DYNAMICS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Studies one-dimensional isentropic flow, nozzles, diffusers, normal and oblique shocks, compressible flow with friction and heating, and an introduction to propulsion systems. PREREQS: ME 312 and (ME 331 or ME 331H)

Top ME 564 TURBULENCE MODELING (3) 
An introductory course on theory of different turbulence modeling techniques such as Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes (RANS), Large Eddy Simulation (LES), and Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) applied to a range of turbulent flows including free shear flows, boundary layers, and internal flows. PREREQS: ME 560 [C] and (ME 565 [C] or ME 566 [C] ) and /or instructor's consent.

Top ME 565 INCOMPRESSIBLE FLUID MECHANICS (3) 
Generalized fluid mechanics; kinematics; methods of description, geometry of the vector field, dynamics of nonviscous fluids, potential motion, two-dimensional potential flow with vorticity.

Top ME 566 VISCOUS FLOW (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Boundary layer, stability, transition prediction methods, computational methods in fluid mechanics, recent developments.

Top ME 567 ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS OF COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS (4) 
Basic concepts of computational fluid dynamics, a technique used for solving fully three-dimensional fluid flow problems with no exact solution, will be discussed and applied to general engineering applications using commercially available software. Lec. PREREQS: ME 312 and (ME 331 or ME 331H)

Top ME 568 TURBULENT FLOW DYNAMICS (4) 
An introductory course of the basic physics of turbulent flows, coverage will include statistical methods and physical interpretation of a range of flows including boundary layer flows, internal flows, and environmental flows. PREREQS: ME 560 [C] and A first course in fluid mechanics such as ME 331, Introduction to Fluid Mechanics.

Top ME 569 SELECTED TOPICS IN FLUID MECHANICS (2-4) 
Topics in fluid mechanics emphasizing research applications of current interest. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 32 credits.

Top ME 570 STRUCTURE-PROPERTY RELATIONS IN MATERIALS (4) 
Fundamentals of the interactions between the structure and properties of materials. Atomic bonding and atom interactions. Geometric and algebraic representations of symmetry. Introduction to phase equilibria. Phenomenological background of elasticity and plasticity in materials. Anisotropic materials and tensor representations. Influence of structure on thermal, electrical, and optical properties of materials. CROSSLISTED as MATS 570.

Top ME 571 ELECTRONIC PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS (4) 
Development of a quantitative description of the electronic structure of solids starting with the quantum mechanical model of the atom, atomic bonding, and band theory of solids. Quantitative description of the electronic properties of metals, semiconductors, and insulators. CROSSLISTED as MATS 571. PREREQS: CH 545 or ME 570 or equivalent.

Top ME 580 MATERIALS SELECTION (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Selecting materials for engineering applications. The major families of materials, their properties, and how their properties are controlled; case studies and design projects emphasizing materials selection. Lec/lab. PREREQS: MATS 322 or ENGR 322

Top ME 581 THERMODYNAMICS OF SOLIDS (4) 
Thermodynamics of solutions and phase equilibrium. Phase diagrams and invariant reactions. Order and disorder in solutions. Applications to advanced materials development. Lec/lab. CROSSLISTED as MATS 581.

Top ME 582 RATE PROCESSES IN MATERIALS (4) 
Diffusion in solids, including vacancy and interstitial and short-circuit diffusion. Phase transformations including classic nucleation and growth theory. Applications to materials development. Laboratory will emphasize microstructural evaluation and quantitative metallography. Lec/lab. CROSSLISTED as MATS 582.

Top ME 583 COMPOSITE MATERIALS (3) 
Fibers and matrices, mechanics of composites, reinforcement and failure mechanisms, properties and applications. Lec/lab. PREREQS: MATS 322 or ENGR 322

Top ME 584 ADVANCED FRACTURE OF MATERIALS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Fracture mechanics will be used as a basis for predicting failure of materials, understanding failure mechanisms, and identifying causes of failure. Course will include discussion of recent journal articles, experimental demonstrations, and analysis of real fracture data. CROSSLISTED as MATS 584. PREREQS: MATS 322 or ENGR 322 or equivalent is recommended.

Top ME 585 FATIGUE OF MATERIALS (4) 
Analyzes the failure of materials by fatigue including how fatigue behavior is characterized, how fatigue failure is predicted, the physical mechanisms responsible for fatigue failure of various materials, and how such behavior is related to the atomic structure and microstructure of the material. PREREQS: (ME 570 [C] or MATS 570 [C] )

Top ME 587 DISLOCATIONS, DEFORMATION, AND CREEP (4) 
The effects of point, line, and planar defects on plastic deformation and creep behavior in solids will be discussed with emphasis on the role of dislocations and vacancies. CROSSLISTED as MATS 587. PREREQS: MATS 322 or ENGR 322 or equivalent.

Top ME 588 COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN MATERIALS SCIENCE (4)  Offered in current or future terms
A broad introduction to important materials science simulation methods. These include molecular dynamics, density functional theory, and Monte Carlo methods. Learning is through a mixture of lecture and hands-on lab projects in which students use computational methods to explore and reinforce fundamental concepts in materials science. Lec/lab. CROSSLISTED as MATS 588. PREREQS: Experience with Matlab or Mathematica or an equivalent numerical and programming environment.

Top ME 589 SELECTED TOPICS IN MATERIALS (3) 
Topics in materials science to correspond to areas of graduate research. Topics will be chosen from the following list: optical materials, dielectrics, oxidation and corrosion, ceramics, thermophysical properties, polymers and viscoelasticity, coatings and thin films. Lec/rec. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 32 credits.

Top ME 596 SELECTED TOPICS IN THERMODYNAMICS (3) 
Topics in thermodynamics including advanced problems in classical thermodynamics and statistical thermodynamics of current interest. Topics will likely be considered, including extensive use of literature. Not all topics covered each year. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 32 credits.

Top ME 597 PRECISION MOTION GENERATION (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduces fundamental knowledge in mechatronic systems used in manufacturing equipment such as CNC machine tools, and their computer numerical controls. Students will be exposed to sensors and actuators utilized in machine tools, industrial robots and for process automation. Fundamental knowledge to model and identify dynamics of motion delivery systems, design and analysis of accurate position control algorithms for precision motion generation will be covered. Digital motion control design will be introduced. Motion planning and real-time path interpolation algorithms will be covered. Students will be able to design NC systems for 2D motion platforms. PREREQS: ME 430 or equivalent, and graduate standing in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Robotics, or instructor approval.

Top ME 599 SPECIAL TOPICS (0-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 32 credits.

Top ME 601 RESEARCH (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top ME 603 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 999 credits. PREREQS: PhD students only.

Top ME 605 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: PhD students only.

Top ME 606 PROJECTS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: PhD students only.

Top ME 607 SEMINAR (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: PhD students only.

Top ME 611 MODERN PRODUCT DESIGN (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Modern product development, design and prototyping are covered. Product development and prototyping is examined from a research standpoint in this course. Customer outcomes gathering, functional modeling, product architecture, modern techniques for concept generation and selection are explored. Also covered are recently developed theories and techniques for prototyping. The topics' place in the overall design process is shown through a product development and prototyping project.

Top ME 615 DESIGN UNDER UNCERTAINTY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Tackles the problem of decision making in engineering design. The fundamental challenge faced in making decisions in engineering designs is that they are almost exclusively decisions made under uncertainty. Sources of uncertainty could result from engineering models, experiments conducted, or lack of knowledge of future events. The course will cover three basic topics 1) how do we quantify uncertainty, 2) how do we account for the uncertainty in decision making, and 3) how do we make design selection decisions about products or systems we design. PREREQS: ME 517 [C] and graduate standing

Top ME 617 DESIGN AUTOMATION (4) 
Design automation is the field of study whereby advanced numerical methods are used to automate difficult or tedious design decisions. Typically, such methods are based on numerical optimization and artificial intelligence. They work in tandem with other engineering digital tools like computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing, and finite-element analysis. This course builds upon a fundamental understanding of optimization to introduce students to a range of different techniques that may be used to support engineering decision-making. This includes heuristic methods, AI tree-search, discrete and stochastic algorithms. The course concludes with discussion of recent innovations in multi-objective, multi-disciplinary and robust optimization. PREREQS: ME 517 [C]

Top ME 667 COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS (3) 
Application of modern computational techniques to solve a wide variety of fluid dynamics problems including both potential and viscous flow with requirements for computer code development. PREREQS: (ME 560 [C] or ME 565 [C] or ME 566 [C] ) and (ME 526 [C] or ME 575 [C] ) and /or equivalent.

Top ME 671 ELECTRONIC PROPERTIES OF OXIDES (4) 
Band theory of solids applied to metal oxide materials. Includes metallic oxides, non-stoichiometric semiconductors and associated defect chemistry, high temperature superconductors, electrostatics, linear dielectrics, non-linear dielectrics, piezoelectrics, and the optical properties of oxides. CROSSLISTED as MATS 671. PREREQS: ME 571 or MATS 571 or PH 575



 
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