Mechanical Engineering

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MECH.1070 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering (Formerly 22/25.107) Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 039472

This course provides a hands-on introduction to mechanical engineering and the engineering design process. Through assignments and projects, students learn how to: identify a problem, develop alternative solutions, select the best alternative, make critical decisions, and work as a team. Lecture and lab component.

MECH.1CO-OP Curricula Practical Training Credits: 0-1

Course Details
Min Credits 0
Max Credits 1
Course ID 039724

Curricula Practical Training

MECH.2000 Mechanical Engineering Project I (Formerly 22.200) Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 032997

Students work on engineering design/build/test (DBT) projects under the supervision of a mechanical engineering faculty member. Projects can include student club based DBT projects.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Level: minimum Sophomore standing.

MECH.2010 Computer Aided Design (Formerly 22.201) Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 003796

Course emphasis is on introducing the use of computer aided design tools in the engineering problem solving process. Assigned design projects require the use of both wire frame and solid modeling tools. Lecture and lab activities are used to support project requirements, and to provide more in-depth understanding of computer aided engineering design and drawing.

Pre/Co-Requisites: pre-req ENGN 1070/108 & Mechanical Engineering major

MECH.2020 Manufacturing Laboratory (Formerly 22.202) Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 003797

This is an introductory course in manufacturing processes covering the basic machine tool practices utilized in the manufacturing of a product. The objective of the course is to develop a broad understanding of manufacturing operations and their relationship to engineering product design. Students manufacture, fabricate and measure the accuracy of a mechanical assembly from design drawings, using lathes, milling machines, drill presses and other conventional processes.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: MECH.2010 Mech Des Lab I CAD.

MECH.2420 Thermodynamics (Formerly 22.242) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003803

The first and second laws of thermodynamics are introduced and applied to the analysis of thermodynamic systems in terms of work, heat, energy transformation, and system efficiency. The use of tables, graphs, and equations of state is introduced to obtain various properties of pure substances. The concepts of work, heat and energy, as well as their relationships, are studied. The theory and application of reversible and irreversible thermodynamic process, Carnot cycles, and entropy are studied in relation to the energy analysis of engineering systems. Energy balances and ideal efficiencies of steady flow engineering systems are analyzed.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: MATH 1320 Calc II or MATH 1420 Honors Calc II, or Calc A,B,C, and PHYS 2450 Physical Properties of Matter, and CHEM 1210 Chemistry I or CHEM 1350 Honors Chemisty I.

MECH.2960 Materials Science for Engineers (Formerly 22.296) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003810

Properties and characterization of engineering materials. The behavior of engineering materials is studied experimentally to develop an understanding of properties important in materials selection and engineering design. Structure-property-processing relationships are discussed. Topics include stress, strain, strength, stiffness, thermal expansion, hardness, tensile and bending tests, strain gages, corrosion, microstructure of metals, polymers, ceramics and composites.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: CHEM 1210 Chemistry I; and Mechanical Engineering majors only.

MECH.3000 Mechanical Engineering Project II (Formerly 22.300) Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 032998

Students work on engineering design/build/test (DBT) projects under the supervision of a mechanical engineering faculty member. Projects can include student club based DBT projects.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 22.200 Mechanical Eng Project I.

MECH.3020 Instrumentation and Measurement Laboratory (Formerly 22.302) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003811

Students set up and conduct specific experiments designed to study: 1) fundamental ME instrumentation systems; 2) fundamental experimental techniques and 3) basic physical principles of mechanical systems. Experiments are divided into two areas; solid-mechanical and thermo-fluids. Students develop models for use in validating and comparing with experimental results. Written communication techniques are emphasized.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: ENGN.2060 Strength of Materials.

MECH.3110 Applied Strength of Materials (Formerly 22.311) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003812

Strength of materials principles are applied to the stress analysis of machine components and structures. The effects of buckling and combined bending, torsion, and axial loadings are studied together with the effects of stress risers due to geometrical complexities. Topics include: 3D stress transformations; principal stresses; Mohr's circle; failure criteria; stress concentration factors; equilibrium and energy methods; plates; global, local and inelastic buckling; finite elements; fracture and fatigue.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: ENGN 2060 Strength of Materials; Co-Req: MECH 2960 Mechanical Behavior of Materials or 22.295 Material Science & Engineering

MECH.3210 Kinematics of Mechanisms (Formerly 22.321) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003814

Design and kinematic analysis of linkages. Course topics include linkage synthesis and motion analysis (position, velocity and acceleration) and technical writing. These topics are integrated in a semester-long design-build-test project utilizing commercial CAD and simulation software. This project involves project management, teamwork, design, creation of shop-quality drawings, manufacturing and assembly as well as performance testing of a three-position double-dwell linkage. Schedules (Gantt charts), progress reports and final reports are submitted.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: ENGN 2070 Dynamics; Co-Req: MECH 2010 Computer Aided Design, and Mechanical Engineering majors only.

MECH.3220 Control of Mechanical Systems (Formerly 22.322) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003815

Design of cams and gear trains and control of mechanical devices. Course topics include: cam sizing and manufacture, cam and gear train kinematics, dynamic force analysis, machine balancing, introduction to the control of mechanical systems. The major project involves the design, analysis, manufacture, and dynamic testing of a cam having specified performance requirements; computer aided design (CAD) and computer numerically controlled (CNC) milling machines are applied. Dynamic simulation (MATLAB) is used throughout the course.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 22.321 Mechanical Design I.

MECH.3410 Conduction & Radiation Heat Transfer (Formerly 22.341) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003817

The theory of steady state and transient heat conduction in solids is developed and applied. The concepts of Biot and Fourier numbers are covered and their applications are studied. The principals of thermal radiation with application to heat exchange between black and non-black body surfaces are studied. The use of radiation networks (electrical network analogy) is examined. Surface radiation properties are extensively covered. Design projects are integrated into the course.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: MECH 2420 Thermodynamics, MATH 2310 Calculus III, and MATH 2360 Eng Differential Equations or MATH 2340 Differential Equations.

MECH.3420 Convective Processes (Formerly 22.342) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003818

Internal and external flows with friction, Reynold's number, laminar and turbulent flows. Mathematical development of the hydrodynamic boundary layer. Boundary layer separation and fluid dynamic drag. Flow in pipes. Forced and free convective heat transfer, the thermal boundary layer, Reynolds' analogy, Prandtl and Grashof numbers. Empirical engineering convection relations. Students engage in a design project throughout the term.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: MECH 3410 Conduction & Rad Heat Transfer and MECH 3810 Fluid Mechanics.

MECH.3610 Mathematical Methods for Mechanical Engineers (Formerly 22.361) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003823

Mathematical methods applied in a mechanical engineering context. Matrices and the solution of systems of linear algebraic equations. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Behavior of vectors and tensors under rotation of coordinate system. Matrix approach to principal values and axes. Iterative solution of non-linear equations. Numerical integration and differentiation. Regression analysis. Introduction to statistics and statistical inference.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: MATH 1320 Calculus II.

MECH.3810 Fluid Mechanics (Formerly 22.381) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003824

A calculus-based engineering course which deals with the development of basic fluid mechanic relations. Emphasis is placed on the control-volume approach for solving problems, Topics includes fluid behavior and fluid properties: hydrostatic pressure and forces; buoyancy and stability; continuity, momentum, and Bernoulli equations; similitude and dimensional analysis; scale analysis and modeling; internal and external flows with friction; Reynolds number; laminar and turbulent flows; mathematical development of the hydrodynamic boundary layer; boundary layer separation and fluid dynamic drag; fluid flow in pipes and ducts,; friction and minor losses.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: ENGN 2070 Dynamics, MATH 2310 Calculus III, MATH 2360 Differential Equations, and MECH 2420 Thermodynamics.

MECH.3820 Heat Transfer (Formerly 22.382) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 038230

A calculus-based engineering course providing treatment of the fundamental modes of heat transfer. Topics include: steady-state and transient heat conduction in solids; forced and natural convection; the concept of thermal boundary layer; scale analysis and dimensionless number such as Reynolds, Prandtl, and Grashof numbers; Reynolds analogy; empirical engineering convection relations; thermal radiation involving heat exchange between black and non-black body surfaces.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: MECH 3810 Fluid Mechanics, and MECH 2420 Thermodynamics. Non-ME majors require Instructor permission.

MECH.4000 Mechanical Engineering Project III (Formerly 22.400) Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 032999

Students work on engineering design/build/test (DBT) projects under the supervision of a mechanical engineering faculty member. Projects can include student club based DBT projects. Completion of 22.400, 22.300, and 22.200 can count as a mechanical engineering technical elective (academic petition required).

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 22.300 Mechanical Eng Project II.

MECH.4030 Thermal Fluids Laboratory (Formerly 22.403) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003825

Continuation of Mechanical Engineering Lab I. Focuses on digital data acquisition systems used on mechanical engineering equipment. Students design measurement systems composed of various transducers, their associated signal conditioners and digital data acquisition and recording devices. Statistical methods are emphasized. Experiments require the students to provide calibration and to select appropriate sampling rates and test durations. Systems under test range from simple multisensor laboratory apparatus to actual operating mechanical systems.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: MECH 3810 Fluid Mechanics; MECH 3410 Conduction & Radiation Heat Transfer or MECH 3820 Heat Transfer

MECH.4040 Advanced Mechanical Dynamic Measurement Systems (Formerly 22.404) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003826

This course is an extension of 22.302 Mechanical Engineering lab I, and extends the laboratory measurements for a wide variety of dynamic systems applications including first order and second order systems using both time domain and frequency domain approaches for the measurement and analysis of dynamic response. lectures will delve into more depth on time domain digital signal processing (extending the ME lab I course material) and progress Into frequency domain representations oftime response. This course counts as a mechanical engineering technical elective.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: MECH 3020 Mechanical Engineering Lab I, ENGN 2060 Strength of Materials, MECH 3610 Math Methods for ME, and MECH 4510 Dynamic Systems Analysis.

MECH.4230 Capstone Design (Formerly 22.423) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003835

Students perform independent design work and participate in team efforts to develop conceptual designs from functional requirements. Perform design analysis and synthesis, modeling, fabrication, testing, cost estimating, and documenting the essential elements of the system design.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: MECH 3110, MECH 3220, MECH 3820 ,MECH 4510, MECH 0473.

MECH.4250 Design of Machine Elements (Formerly 22.425) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003837

The principles of mechanics and commonly used failure theories are applied to the design and analysis of machine elements subjected to static and dynamic (fatigue) load conditions. Elements studied include power screws, bolts, springs, bearings, gears, lubrication, shafts, brakes, clutches, and belts.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: MECH 3110 App. Strength of Materials, MECH 2960 Mechanical Behavior of Materials or 22.295 Material Science & Engineering, and MECH 3220 Mechanical Design II.

MECH.4260 Green Energy Engineering (Formerly 22.426) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 036920

Introduces a comprehensive range of green energy sources, and the tools and techniques to use that energy. A strong emphasis is given to residential applications, particularly those that are cost effective. Topics include solar energy, photovoltaic, water power, wind power, geothermal heating, and bio- fuel production and use. Course will also investigate architectural considerations essential to effective implementation of green energy. Course is open to Seniors in engineering and science and those with a solid knowledge of vector notations and college algebra. Familiarity with the MATLAB computing environment would be useful.

MECH.4280 Fundamentals of Engineering (ME) Review (Formerly 22.428) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 039172

This is a review course for students planning on taking the Mechanical Engineering version of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam. Lectures will review theory, and students will be required to complete representative multiple-choice practice and test questions. Subject areas to be covered are as follows: mathematics and statistics, computers, ethics and economics, electromagnetism, engineering mechanics, materials, thermal fluids, measurement and instrumentation, dynamic systems and controls, and ME design and analysis. FE exam protocols will also be reviewed. The course counts as a mechanical engineering technical elective. Taking and /or passing the FE exam is not required in order to pass this course.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Senior Status or Permission of Instructor.

MECH.4410 Thermo-fluid Applications (Formerly 22.441) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003841

Topics covered include: heat exchanger analysis and design; thermodynamic analysis of : gas power cycles, steam and combined cycles, and refrigeration cycles; mixtures of ideal gases; air-vapor mixtures and psychometric charts with application to air conditioning systems; flow of a compressible fluid through a variable area passage: Mach number, choking conditions, and normal shock.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: MECH 3420 Convective Processes or MECH 3820 Heat Transfer

MECH.4420 Thermo-fluid Systems Design (Formerly 22.442) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 038231

This is a comprehensive design course accompanied by periodic supplementary lectures, and builds on the concepts learned in Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, and Analysis of Thermo/Fluid Processes. The course consists entirely of design projects on such topics as heat exchangers, pumps and blowers, piping systems, air conditioning and refrigeration systems,power plant cycles, and solar and wind energy systems. In addition to the appropriate technical aspects of the design, the projects will also consider such aspects as ergonomics, cost, environmental impact.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: MECH.4410 Analysis of Thermofluid Processes, Non-ME majors require Instructor permission.

MECH.4460 Computational Thermal Fluids (Formerly 22.446) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 033584

Derivation of the partial differential equations of thermal fluids (heat conduction, Navier-Stokes, continuity, and thermal convection/diffusion equation). Introduction to the finite-difference, finite-volume, and finite-element techniques as applied to numerical solution of these equations. Use of a commercial CFD package to analyze common fluid flow and heat transfer configurations. Course also offered at the graduate level as 22.546.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: MATH 2340 Diff Eq or MATH 2360 Eng Diff Eq, MECH 3410Cond & Rad Heat Trans, MECH 3420 Connective Proc, and MECH 3810 Fluid Mechanics.

MECH.4510 Dynamic Systems Analysis (Formerly 22.451) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003844

Dynamic modeling of mechanical, electrical, electro-mechanical, hydraulic and thermal components. Application of ordinary differential equations, Laplace transforms, and numerical simulation for the response of these systems; response due to initial conditions and to transient and sinusoidal inputs using both time and frequency domain approaches considered. Use of block diagrams and numerical simulation using MATLAB and Simulink for linear time invariant systems is emphasized. Project work includes model identification and synthesis from measured data for first and second order systems.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: ENGN 2070 Dynamics,EECE 2110 Fund of Electricity, or PHYS 1440 Physics II, and MATH 2360 Eng Differential Equations.

MECH.4530 Mechatronics (Formerly 22.453) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003845

Devices and methods to monitor and control mechanical systems, with particular emphasis on the use of embedded microprocessors.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 22.361 Math Methods for Mech Eng.

MECH.4570 Vibrations (Formerly 22.457) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003847

Fundamentals of vibration analysis of 1, 2 and multi DOF mechanical systems including the effects of damping; free response, forced response to transient and steady state harmonic and periodic excitations; the significance of natural modes, resonance frequency, mode shape, and orthogonality; vibration control, vibration isolators and absorbers; introduction to vibration measurement. Computer problems include the design of vibration control devices. A measurement project involves the use of an accelerometer, signal conditioning and analysis instrumentation.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: MECH 4510 Dynamic Systems and MECH 3610 Math Methods for ME's; or Instructor permission.

MECH.4730 Design Theory and Constraints (Formerly 22.473) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003851

Concepts of world class design and manufacturing of modern products, including the issues of Design for Quality (DFQ), cost and the customer will be studied. Tools and techniques to be studied include Total Quality Management (TQM), statistical process control, process capability studies, six sigma quality, design efficiency ratings, design for cost, design of experiments, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) of the mean and signal-to-noise ratio, and quality function deployment. Industrial case studies are used and student project work is required.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: MECH 2020 Mechanical Design Lab II, MECH 3020 Mech Eng Laboratory I: Instrumentation, and MECH 3220 Mechanical Design II.

MECH.4830 Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics (Formerly 22.483) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003856

Fundamentals of subsonic aerodynamics. Atmosphere models. Air speed measurement, boundary layers, aerodynamic heating. Circulation, downwash, and three-dimensional wing theory. Airfoil data, and lift and drag of aircraft components. Power required and power available. Introduction to aircraft performance calculations.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: ENGN 2070 Dynamics and MECH 3810 Fluid Mechanics.

MECH.4860 Ocean Engineering (Formerly 22.486) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003859

Summary of the ocean environment. Fluid mechanics of ocean waves. Modeling and scaling laws for ships, submarines, and river and estuary flows. Hydrodynamics of offshore and coastal structures. Floating and submerged body hydrodyamics. Marine propulsion. Introduction to various underwater systems.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: Pre-Reqs: ENGN 2070 Dynamics, and MECH 3810 Fluid Mechanics.

MECH.4910 Industrial Experience I (Formerly 22.491) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003860

MECH.4920 Industrial Experience II (Formerly 22.492) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003861

MECH.4930 Industrial Experience III (Formerly 22.493) Credits: 3-9

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 9
Course ID 003862

MECH.4991 Directed Studies in Mechanical Engineering (Formerly 22.499) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003865

This course provides seniors in Mechanical Engineering with the opportunity to pursue the study of a technical topic or project, individually under the supervision of a faculty member and, if desired, a responsible project engineer from industry. The course is to result in a term paper or technical report.

MTEC.1010 Engineering Graphics (Formerly 23.101) Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 003974

This course presents material in both class and laboratory format. Topics covered include: geometric constructions; multi-view sketching and projection; sectional views; isometric and oblique drawing; and dimensioning.

MTEC.1020 Engineering Design and Graphics (Formerly 23.102) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003975

This course presents material in both class and laboratory format. Topics covered include: dimensioning, print reading, auxiliary views, graphs, screw threads, gears, and the design process. Working in teams, a major design project with written and oral reports is required.

MTEC.2000 Computer Aided Drafting (CADrf) (Formerly 23.200) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003979

This course introduces the student to the use of CAD for construction of basic shapes and multi view drawings. It is a project oriented course introducing the student to graphic design using AutoCAD. AutoCAD, as it is applied in 23.200, is a two dimensional CAD program used to produce computer design models. Course stresses hands-on work with AutoCAD. Course is a fundamentals approach and requires no experience with other CAD programs. Pre-Requisite: 23.101

MTEC.2020 Thermo/Fluids Laboratory (Formerly 23.202) Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 003980

The course covers the theory and the practical relevance of selected principles of thermo-fluids and fluid mechanics. Fundamentals of measurement and interpretation in the areas of thermo-fluids and fluid mechanics will be studied. The student will be responsible to collect data with the supplied test apparatus, interpret the physical significance of the data, in relation to the laws and principles of thermo/fluids, and to report findings. Strong emphasis is placed upon developing technical report writing skills.

MTEC.2110 LABVIEW(TM) Programming with Engineering Applications (Formerly 23.211) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 030827

LabVIEW(TM) software is a graphical programming language "G" that is widely used in industrial setting by engineers and scientists alike. Materials covered in the course will be basic to programming structures. As an example the course will cover For Loops, While Loops, Case Structures, and Boolean Logic. Control, data acquisition, data reduction, and analysis tools associated with the software program will be covered, and used. A comprehensive semester project will be assigned to teams of students to solidify the basic programming topics covered, teach the Virtual Instrument (VI ) hierarchy, and to emphasize the importance of teamwork. Special Notes: Can be used as an MET elective or as a substitute for 90.211 (Introduction to Programming with C-Part I) in the MET Program.

MTEC.2210 Statics (Formerly 23.221) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003981

Statics is the study of objects in equilibrium and the forces acting on that object. Students will develop mathematical models to predict and analyze forces and their distributions with the use of the free body diagram. The concepts presented in this course directly relate to other mechanical and civil engineering fields. Students must have a basic understanding of trigonometry, geometry, physics and calculus. This course is in a combined section with CET.

MTEC.2220 Dynamics (Formerly 23.222) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003982

This course introduces the student to the kinematics and kinetics of particles, systems of particles, and rigid bodies. This course covers the basic methods of analysis including Newton's 2nd Law (force, mass, acceleration), Work and Energy, and Impulse and Momentum. This course is in a combined section with CET.

MTEC.2230 Mechanics of Materials (Formerly 23.223) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003983

This course discusses the principles of strength of materials and the relationships between externally applied forces and internally induced stresses in various types of structural and machine members and components. Included are axial, torsional, and flexural loadings, stress-strain relationships, deformation of materials, elastic deformation, principal stresses, temperature effects, MohrÆs circle, shear and bending moment diagrams, the design of beams, and the deflection of beams.

MTEC.2260 Technical Communications for Engineering Technology (Formerly 23.226) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 034935

This course introduces students to presenting ideas, data, and proposals in clear concise formats to maximize understanding and impact. Both written and presentation skills are stressed and familiarity with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint is preferred but not a prerequisite. The end-product is a complete understanding of the elements which blend together to create effective communication in a technical environment.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: ENGL 1010 College Writing I, and Engineering Technology majors only (CET, EET, or MET).

MTEC.2410 Elements of Thermodynamics I (Formerly 23.241) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003984

This course presents a thorough treatment of the concepts and laws of thermodynamics. The first law (energy) and the second law (entropy), properties of liquids and gases, and common power cycles (Rankine and Otto) are covered. Included is an overview of the global energy problem and power generation technologies, both established and novel

MTEC.2420 Applied Fluid Mechanics (Formerly 23.242) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003985

This course addresses the Properties of Fluids and basic concepts of Continuity, Momentum, Hydrostatics, and Fluid Flow Kinematics. Analysis of flow of real fluids in pipes, ducts and open channels is conducted. The study of compressible flows, fluid couplings as well as flow measurement techniques will also be discussed

MTEC.2430 Elements of Thermodynamics II (Formerly 23.243) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003986

This course is a continuation of Thermodynamics I analyzing in more detail various real world, practical power generation cycles, such as Rankine, reheat, regenerative, Otto, and Diesel. Also covered are refrigeration cycles, the basics of psychrometry, and the thermodynamics of combustion.

MTEC.2620 Engineering Data Analysis (Formerly 23.262) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003987

This course introduces students to basic statistical techniques, probability, risk analysis, and predictive modeling, and how they impact engineering and manufacturing activities in both analytical and forward looking activities. Topics covered basic statistics, probability, combinations, permutations, regression, correlation, and predictive model development with the objective of building working statistical models for a technical environment. Pre-Requisites: 92.126, Proficiency in MS Excel or equivalent.

MTEC.2950 Materials Science (Formerly 23.295) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003988

Properties of materials, selection of materials and processing of materials for appropriate applications are the focus of this course. Case studies are utilized to demonstrate failures which need not have occurred. Materials which are considered include metals and alloys, ceramics, polymers, and composites.

MTEC.3010 Manufacturing Technology Laboratory (Formerly 23.301) Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 003989

Students will develop an understanding of precision metrology and the machine tools, related equipment, and systems used in manufacturing. Students will learn the inter-relationships between machine tools, various machining methods, engineering design considerations, and manufacturing techniques studied in the MET program. Lecture, case studies, and laboratory work are supported by a comprehensive text with supplemental materials provided by the instructor to enhance student learning. Students will work with lathes, drill presses, vertical milling machines, and abrasive finishing methods during laboratory sessions to manufacture several precision finished parts from engineering drawings. Course grades will be determined from student performance on examinations and laboratory projects.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: MTEC.1010 Engineering Graphics

MTEC.3020 Mechanics/Materials Laboratory (Formerly 23.302) Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 003990

Methods of material testing and analysis are covered in this course with an emphasis on proper measurement procedures, data reduction, and presentation. Lectures cover the background required to perform post laboratory calculations, and overview measurement techniques, laboratory result reporting, and formal presentations that are given by students to the class.

MTEC.3050 Manufacturing Processes (Formerly 23.305) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003991

The course will focus upon a variety of manufacturing processes used for metals, ceramics and plastics, material interactions that occur during manufacturing, mechanical test methodology and material response to stress at different temperatures, methods to select appropriate processes to achieve product specification and methods to investigate process history based on material properties.

MTEC.3140 Manufacturing Productivity (Formerly 23.314) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003994

The course will focus upon three primary categories of manufacturing improvement: theory of constraints/workflow, work definition and design, and quality improvement. Each students should understand and be conversant in the principles of productivity and able to lead a productivity improvement project upon successful completion of the course. Case studies will be used to illustrate the proper implementation of productivity improvement principles.

MTEC.3530 Forensic Engineering (Formerly 15/23.353) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 032150

This course is a survey of forensic engineering with particular emphasis on using engineering science and technology to investigate and reconstruct failures of engineered systems. Topics include qualifications of the forensic engineer, the scientific method, failure hypotheses, levels of confidence, physical evidence, field investigation techniques, examination and testing, codes and standards, and personnel safety. Other topics include ethics, the hired gun, junk science, the legal process, introduction to expert witness testimony, trial exhibits, Frye and Daubert decisions, bias, forensic engineering practice, and engineering reports.

MTEC.3540 Problems in Mechanical Engineering Technology (Formerly 23.354) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003998

The course provides the student with analytical skills necessary to solve a variety of engineering problems. Lectures consist of review and extension of concepts taught in statics, dynamics, mechanics of materials and machine design with emphasis on applying that knowledge to solve engineering problems. Students become proficient with advanced topics such as multiaxial stress-strain calculations, strain energy, impact, failure analysis and various solution techniques in vibrations.

MTEC.4140 Engineering Economics (Formerly 23.414) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 004004

This course introduces students to accounting and finance operations and principles, and how they impact engineering and manufacturing activities in both analytical and forward looking planning activities. Topics covered include financial statements, costing, depreciation, time value of money, cash flows, capital budgeting, and capital recovery with the objective of building working financial models for a technical environment. Pre-Requisites: 49.201 Economics I or instructor permission. Proficiency in MS Excel or equivalent.

MTEC.4190 Applied Computer Aided Manufacturing (Formerly 23.419) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 004007

This course is an introduction to computer aided manufacturing with an overall perspective of the product design process with emphasis on how computers have affected the modern manufacturing environment. Topics include: overview of computer aided design systems, process engineering, basic tooling design, machining, programmable logic controllers (PLC), fundamentals of numerical control (NC), overview of industrial robotics, introduction to group technology (GT), process planning, and concurrent engineering.

MTEC.4320 Capstone Design (Formerly 23.432) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 004012

The course uses the Engineering Design Process methodology to formulate solutions to a product or project design effort. The design process is reviewed from problem statement to final design. The course utilizes casework, in-class exercises, examples of the preparation and use of customer and engineering specifications, and brainstorming techniques to generate feasible solutions to problems, and the process for selecting the most viable solution. Students learn to generate labor and materials budgets for product/project development and methods for the effective oral and written communication of these results. Students complete the course by delivering a comprehensive presentation of the product development effort and results.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: MATH 2250 Calculus C, and MTEC 2420 Applied Fluid Mechanics, and MTEC 2620 Engineering Data Analysis, and MTEC 3200 Machine Design, and MTEC 4140 Engineering Economics, and MTEC 3540 Prob. in MET., and MTEC 4750 Heat Transfer.

MTEC.4440 Mechanical Vibrations (Formerly 23.444) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 038761

The course will teach students methods to analyze single and two degree of freedom systems considering free vibration, harmonically excited motion, and transient vibration. Concepts of two degree of freedom systems generalized to multi-degree of freedom systems will be introduced. Various analytical approaches to vibration analysis will be taught. Solutions for continuous systems will be solved by the finite difference, finite element, and mode summation methods. Dynamic systems excited by random forces of displacements (random vibrations) will be covered. Additional mathematical content beyond Calculus C will be introduced within this course as required.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: MATH 2250 Calculus C, PHYS 1320 Technical Physics II, MTEC 2210 Statics and Co-req: MTEC 2220 Dynamics.

MTEC.4750 Heat Transfer (Formerly 23.475) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 004021

This course focuses on the study of the fundamentals of heat transfer. Case studies are utilized to enhance the students' knowledge of the basic principles of heat transfer and to develop their problem-solving ability in conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer.

MTEC.4840 Introduction to Pro/ENGINEER (Formerly 23.484) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 004026

This course introduces the user to the principles of Pro/ENGINEER, solid modeling, and parametric design. It is a hands-on project and exercise-based course. Topics will include: feature-based parametric solid modeling, pick and place features, sketched features, the basics of creating parts and assemblies, and drawing creation. Advanced topics will include 3-D sweeps, helical sweeps, and blends

MTEC.4850 Introduction to SolidWorks (Formerly 23.485) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 004027

This course introduces the student to the use of CAD for construction of basic shapes and multiview drawings. It is a project oriented course introducing the student to graphic design using SolidWorks. SolidWorks is a three dimensional solid modeling program used to produce computer design models. Pre-Requisite:23.200 or some experience with another CAD program is required.

MTEC.4920 Directed Study: Special Topics (Formerly 23.492) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 004028

Covers basic mechanical comprehension as it relates to solving problems associated with mechanical systems. Materials covered will be in the form of theoretical equations simplified and applied directly to physical components used for demonstration & verification.