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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.



 
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