2013-14 Catalogs

Course Descriptions

Course Fees

Course fees to cover the cost of materials and supplies are assessed in some engineering courses. Consult the department for a current list of fees associated with each course.

EYE 112 Built Environment: Energy
Engineers use mathematics and apply scientific principles to design, create, modify, and control physical systems. They communicate effectively in both written and oral forms, and work in teams as well as alone. This course introduces students to the tools, tasks, and culture of engineering. Students use spreadsheets to solve problems and graph the results. Through class work, laboratory exercises, and independent research, students learn fundamental concepts of devices such as batteries and motors. The course culminates with a project in which student teams design, build, test, demonstrate, and document a device, utilizing the knowledge and skills acquired in the early part of the course. This course is not required for transfer students with more than 24 credits applied toward one of our engineering degree programs. Replaces EGN 100. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab 1 hr. (Fall, Spring.) Cr 3.

EGN 180 Programming with Mathematica
Introduction to programming with Mathematica. The Mathematica language, its rules, syntax and supported programming styles. Includes many practical examples and hands-on exercises. Prerequisite: Quantitative Reasoning or permission. Lecture 1 hr. Cr 1.

EGN 181 Engineering Tools: Mathematica
An introductory course to help students become familiar with Mathematica as a general-purpose computational and visualization tool. Topics covered include symbolic and numerical computations, graphics and visualization, and basics of the Mathematica programming language. Students will use Mathematica in several hands-on exercises to solve typical computational problems. Lecture 1 hr., Lab. 1 hr. (Fall, even year.) Cr 1.

EGN 182 Engineering Tools: SolidWorks
An introductory course to help students become familiar with SolidWorks and its use as a design tool for engineering. Students will use hands-on labs to create three dimensional solid models together with their orthographic views and convert them to computer design files. Students will learn the basics of building parts, dimensioning, tolerances, manufacturing drawings, assemblies, assembly drawings, and bills of material. They learn best practices, essential parametric sketching techniques, and time-saving shortcuts for making three dimensional parts and assemblies. Lecture 1 hr., Lab. 1 hr. (Fall, even year.) Cr 1.

EGN 183 Engineering Tools: LabView
An introductory course to help students become familiar with LabView and its use as a GUI programming tool for automated data acquisition, computer-instrument interfacing and control, and data processing. Students will learn the basics of LabView programming and use it in hands-on lab exercises to gain enough experience to start their own data acquisition and measurement project. Lecture 1 hr., Lab. 1 hr. (Spring, odd year.) Cr 1.

EGN 184 Engineering Tools: Industrial Power
An introductory course to help students become familiar with hydraulics, pneumatics, and programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Students will work with input and output components and learn the basics of PLC programming and downloading. During these hands-on lab exercises, Allen Bradley PLCs will be interfaced and control pneumatic power systems. Lecture 1 hr., Lab. 1 hr. (Spring, odd year.) Cr 1.

EGN 186 Engineering Tools: MATLAB
An introductory course to help students become familiar with the MATLAB and Simulink envorinments. Topics include basic calculations, variables, arrays and matrix operations, solution of linear algebraic equations, graphs, mesh and surface plots, basic programming in MATLAB, MATLAB functions, mfiles, calculus with MATLAB, Simulink, rational and logic operators, solution of nonlinear algebraic equations, case studies and applications. Lecture 1 hr., Lab. 1 hr. (Fall, odd year.) Cr 1.

EGN 248 Introduction to Differential Equations and Linear Algebra
Introduction to linear algebra and differential equations for engineering and science students. Standard methods for solving differential equations as they arise in engineering and science, linear algebra concepts needed to solve linear algebraic systems and linear systems of differential equations, and computational skills in matrix theory needed in computational linear algebra. Topics will include matrix algebra, determinants, linear independence, linear systems, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, vector spaces, first-order ODEs, higher-order linear ODEs, linear systems of ODEs, Laplace transform, and mathematical modeling and numerical methods. May be replaced by MAT 350. Prerequisite: MAT 153. Lecture 4 hrs. (Spring.) Cr 4.

EGN 260 Materials Science for Engineers
Concepts and relationships between structure, composition, and thermal, optical, magnetic, electrical and mechanical properties of technologically important materials. Replaces EGN 362 and ELE 262. Prerequisites: PHY 123, MAT 153, CHY 113. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab 1 hr. (Fall, Spring.) Cr 3.

EGN 301 Junior Design Project and the Engineering Profession
The fundamental mission of engineering is design. Students, working in teams, learn the fundamentals of developing a specific problem statement, flowcharting, researching, project management, and design actualization, incorporating appropriate engineering standards and multiple realistic constraints. Professional issues such as ethics, intellectual property, interview skills, and resume preparation are explored. The student is challenged to consider the work of the engineer in the broader context of societal, personal, and professional responsibility. Prerequisite: advisor permission. Lecture 3 hrs. (Spring.) Cr 3.

EGN 304 Engineering Economics
Introduction to making economic decisions, supply, demand and equilibrium in economics, ethical considerations and ethical dilemmas, Pareto efficiency, investment and cost analysis, time value of money, cash flow, the present value of a cash flow, rate of return of a project, cost-benefit study, breakeven analysis, evaluation of alternatives under budget constraint, sensitivity analysis of economic decisions with respect to changes in economic factors, expected value and economic decision-making under uncertainty, taxes, subsidies and rationing defender challenger problem and replacement analysis, inflation, computer-aided engineering economics using spreadsheets. This course is a requirement for engineering majors, and may also contribute to a Thematic Cluster. Prerequisite: MAT 152. Lecture 3 hrs. (Spring, odd year.) Cr 3.

EGN 317 Introduction to Robotics
Kinematic modeling of serial manipulators. Trajectory, path and motion planning. Actuators and sensors, artificial intelligence, and programming of robotic devices. Examples of multiple platforms in the Robotics and Intelligence Systems Laboratory. Electrical or mechanical engineering elective. Prerequisites: ELE 217, COS 160. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab. 1 hr. (Fall, even year.) Cr 3.

EGN 325 Control Systems
Laplace transform, transfer function, modeling control systems by block diagrams, transient and steady-state responses of SISO systems in time domain, error analysis, frequency-response analysis using Bode and Nyquist diagrams, root-locus and Routh's stability methods, analysis and design of control systems using root-locus analysis, operational amplifiers, compensation and design of feedback control systems using lead-lag compensators and PID controllers, state space method for analysis of MIMO systems. Includes experiments and computer simulations for analysis and design of control systems. Electrical or mechanical engineering elective. Prerequisite: ELE 217. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab 1 hr. (Fall, even year.) Cr 3.

EGN 368 Advanced Engineering Materials
Properties of conductive, dielectric, polar, magnetic, and other technologically important materials with a view toward understanding their behavior and application in electronic devices. Measurement techniques and production technology will be considered. Part of the course will deal with reading and interpreting published articles in technical journals. Electrical or mechanical engineering elective. Prerequisite: EGN 260. Lecture 3 hrs. Cr 3.

EGN 394 Engineering Internship
Work experience in engineering. An opportunity for students to obtain credit for a project or study sequence completed while employed. The activity must have both components of design and analysis. Only those who have completed all sophomore engineering classes of the respective major are eligible. May substitute for an electrical or mechanical engineering elective if accumulated 3 or more credits. Prerequisite: instructor permission. (Fall, Spring, Summer.) Cr 1-3.

EGN 402 Senior Design Project
Design and implementation of a device or system to perform an engineering function. May be done individually or in small groups, but the contribution is evaluated on an individual basis. Project outcomes include an oral presentation, a demonstration of the device or system, and a final report. The final report must contain a description of the engineering standards that were investigated and/or applied and how the realistic constraints were observed. Prerequisites: EGN 301, the Core Curriculum requirement of Ethical Inquiry, Social Responsibility, and Citizenship, and instructor permission. (Fall, Spring, Summer.) Cr 3.

EGN 403 Advanced Design Project
In-depth design and implementation of a device or system to perform an engineering function, or an engineering research project. May be done individually or in small groups, but the contribution is evaluated on an individual basis. Electrical or mechanical engineering elective. Prerequisites: EGN 402 with a grade of B or better, and instructor permission. (Fall, Spring, Summer.) Cr 3.

EGN 417 Robot Modeling
Kinematics, statics, and dynamics of serial manipulators. Analysis and design of robotic structures. Examples of multiple platforms in the Robotics and Intelligence Systems Laboratory. Compliments EGN 418. Electrical or mechanical engineering elective. Prerequisites: ELE 217, COS 160. Lecture 3 hrs. Cr 3.

EGN 418 Robot Intelligence
Motion control, trajectory and path planning, actuators and sensors, artificial intelligence, and programming of robotic devices. Case study of multiple platforms in the Robotics and Intelligence Systems Laboratory. Compliments EGN 417. Electrical or mechanical engineering elective. Prerequisites: ELE 217, COS 160. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab. 1 hr. Cr 3.

EGN 446 Micro Electromechanical Systems
Topics include microfabrication, principles of electromechanical energy conversion and transduction, sensors and actuators, materials used for MEMS and their thermal, electrical, and mechanical properties. Standard MEMS fabrication processes and MEMS design. Electrical or mechanical engineering elective. Prerequisites: ELE 217 and EGN 260, or instructor permission. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab. 1 hr. (Spring, even year.) Cr 3.

EGN 497 Independent Study
An opportunity for the student to explore topics not covered in available courses or to pursue a topic of interest in-depth. May substitute for an electrical or mechanical engineering elective if accumulated 3 or more credits. Prerequisite: instructor permission. (Fall, Spring, Summer.) Cr 1-3.

EGN 498 Selected Topics in Engineering
Topics in engineering not regularly covered in other courses. Electrical or mechanical engineering elective. The content can be varied to suit current needs. The course may, with advisor permission, be taken more than once. Consult the Department for current offerings and prerequisites. Cr 3.

ELE 172 Digital Logic
Introduction to the design of binary logic circuits. Combinatorial and sequential logic systems. Design with small and medium scale integrated circuits and programmable logic devices (PLDs). Registers, counters, and random access memories (RAMs). The algorithmic state machine (ASM). Lecture 3 hrs., Lab. 2 hrs. (Spring.) Cr 4.

ELE 216 Circuits I: Steady-State Analysis
An examination of fundamental circuit laws and theorems, network analysis, physical properties and modeling of resistors, inductors, and capacitors, review of engineering standards applicable to circuits and components. Sinusoidal steady-state operation: phasors, and impedance. Frequency domain analysis, transfer functions, poles and zeros, frequency response, and basic filtering. The course also covers the operation of meters, oscilloscopes, power supplies, and signal generators. Prerequisites: MAT 153, PHY 123. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab. 2 hrs. (Fall.) Cr 4.

ELE 217 Circuits II: System Dynamics
Time-domain analysis of first- and second-order systems, based on electric circuits, but drawing analogy to mechanical, fluid, and thermal systems. AC power and magnetic coupling. Resonance, Bode plots, frequency response design. Study and application of the Laplace transform for the solution of differential equations governing dynamic systems. Prerequisite: ELE 216. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab. 2 hrs. (Spring.) Cr 4.

ELE 243 Electronics I: Devices and Circuits
Operation, terminal characteristics and circuit models of p-n junction diodes, bipolar-junction and field-effect transistors. Nonlinear circuit analysis methods: piece-wise-linear, small-signal and SPICE. Biasing and bias stability. Rectifiers, clipper, clamper, Zener regulator circuits, and small signal BJT and FET amplifiers. Analysis, design, and SPICE simulation of such circuits. Replaces ELE 342. Prerequisite: EGN 260. Co-requisite: ELE 217. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab. 2 hrs. (Spring.) Cr 4.

ELE 271 Microprocessor Systems
The organization of microprocessor-based computers and microcontrollers. Architecture and operation, flow of digital signals, timers, memory systems. Assembly programming, instruction sets, formats and addressing modes. Input-output concepts: programmed I/O, interrupts and serial communication. Microprocessor arithmetic. Laboratory experience programming an 8-bit microcontroller. Prerequisite: ELE 172. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab. 2 hrs. (Spring, even year.) Cr 4.

ELE 314 Linear Signals and Systems
Introduction to the theory of linear signals and systems. Linear time-invariant system properties and representations; differential and difference equations; convolution; Fourier analysis; Laplace and Z transforms. Selected topics in sampling, filter design, digital signal processing, and modulation. Prerequisite: ELE 217. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab 2 hrs. (Fall, odd year.) Cr 4.

ELE 323 Electromechanical Energy Conversion
Basic concepts of magnetic circuits and transformers. Three-phase system and power transmission. Conversion between electrical and mechanical energy through magnetic fields. Study of direct current motors and generators. Study of alternating current machines: induction motors, synchronous machines, and single-phase motors. Prerequisite: ELE 217. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab. 2 hrs. (Fall.) Cr 4.

ELE 327 Energy and Power Systems
Alternative energy sources for power generation. Polyphase systems, symmetrical components, power transformers, transmission lines, power flow, fault analysis, power system controls. Electrical engineering elective. Co-requisite: ELE 323. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab. 1 hr. (Fall, odd year.) Cr 3.

ELE 346 Electronics II: Electronic Design
Analysis and design of electronic circuits with BJTs, FETs and OpAmps for applications in signal generation, amplification, waveshaping, and power control. Topics include differential, multi-stage, linear and power amplifiers; real operational amplifiers and OpAmp applications; design for frequency response, active filters; feedback, stability and oscillators. Simulation and design verification with SPICE. Replaces ELE 343. Prerequisites: ELE 217, ELE 243. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab. 2 hrs. (Fall, even year.) Cr 4.

ELE 351 Electromagnetic Fields
Static electric and magnetic fields; properties of dielectric and ferromagnetic materials; time varying fields, Faraday's law, Maxwell's equations; plane waves in dielectric and conducting media; calculation of the fields and other properties of common transmission lines and other devices. Prerequisites: MAT 252, ELE 217. Lecture 3 hrs. (Spring, odd year.) Cr 3.

ELE 363 Solid State Electronic Devices
Theory of selected solid state electronic devices and their fabrication. The devices studied include advanced bipolar, CMOS, and optoelectronic devices. Device characterization, modeling and simulation. An occasional laboratory period may be substituted for equivalent class time. Electrical engineering elective. Prerequisite: ELE 243. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab. 1 hr. Cr 3.

ELE 364 Microelectronic Fabrication
Principles of the processes used in the fabrication of integrated circuits in bipolar and CMOS technologies. Photolithography, crystal and epitaxial growth, oxidation, diffusion and ion implantation, chemical and physical film deposition and etching. Process and component design. Experiments on wafer processing and characterization. Electrical engineering elective. Prerequisite: EGN 260. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab. 1 hr. Cr 3.

ELE 367 Optoelectronics
Properties and applications of optoelectronic devices and systems. Topics include radiation sources (LEDs and semiconductor lasers), photo detectors and detector circuits, solar cells, fiber optics, and electro-optical system components. Electrical engineering elective. Prerequisite: ELE 243. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab. 1 hr. Cr 3.

ELE 373 Digital System Architecture and Design
Algorithmic approaches to digital system design. Methods of design and testing of multi-input, multi-output logic systems including arithmetic units, logic controllers, and microprocessors. Logic design with PLDs, FPGAs, and VHDL. Electrical engineering elective. Prerequisite: ELE 172. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab. 1 hr. Cr 3.

ELE 412 Power Electronics
Introduction to power electronics and power semiconductor devices. Analysis, performance characterization, and design of power electronics converters such as: rectifiers, DC choppers, AC voltage controllers, and single-phase inverters. Operation of DC motor drives. Electrical engineering elective. Prerequisite: ELE 346. Lecture 3 hrs. Cr 3.

ELE 442 Digital VLSI Circuits and Design
Principles of internal circuit and layout design of digital VLSI circuits. CMOS technology is emphasized. Topics include NMOS and CMOS processes, device physics and SPICE models, logic circuits, electrical and physical design of logic gates, dynamic CMOS circuits, memory, chip layout principles, parasitics, and performance estimation. Simulation, layout, and electronic design automation tools are demonstrated and used. Electrical engineering elective. Prerequisites: ELE 172, ELE 346. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab. 1 hr. Cr 3.

ELE 444 Analog Integrated Circuits and Design
Principles of internal circuit operation and design of analog integrated circuits with emphasis on CMOS technology. Topics include analog CMOS processes, devices and device models, bias and reference sources, differential and high gain amplifiers, OTAs and operational amplifiers, power stages, frequency response, feedback, stability and internal compensation applied to the design of CMOS operational amplifiers and other CMOS analog integrated circuits. SPICE simulation, layout and electronic design automation tools are demonstrated and used in homework and design projects. Electrical engineering elective. Prerequisite: ELE 346. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab. 1 hr. (Spring, odd year.) Cr 3.

ELE 445 Special Topics in CMOS Integrated Circuit Design
Special topics such as high performance operational amplifiers, silicon integrated sensors and sensor interface circuits, switched capacitor circuits, oscillators and integrated waveform generators, phase-locked-loop circuits, memory, etc., are covered with emphasis on three chosen topics with instructor guided projects leading to chip level design of these circuits. SPICE simulation verifications, layout and electronic design automation tools are used extensively. Electrical engineering elective. Prerequisite: ELE 346. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab. 1 hr. Cr 3.

ELE 483 Communications Engineering
Basic principles of modern communication engineering. Analog and digital signals and systems; analysis methods. Modulation techniques: AM, FM, and carrier modulation of digital signals. Baseband signaling and coding. Noise in communication systems. Electrical engineering elective. Prerequisites: MAT 350, ELE 314. Lecture 3 hrs. Cr 3.

ELE 486 Digital Signal Processing
Basic principles of processing digital signals. Sampling and quantization. Time and frequency domain representation and analysis of discrete-time signals and systems. FIR and IIR systems. Digital filter design; review of classic analog filter design (Butterworth, Chebychev). Quantization and finite-precision effects. DSP hardware. Computers will be used to design and realize various signal processors. Electrical engineering elective. Prerequisites: ELE 314, COS 160. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab. 1 hr. (Spring, even year.) Cr 3.

ELE 489 Digital Image Processing
The theory and practice of digital processing of images by computer. Introduction to two-dimensional signal processing theory: sampling, transforms, and filters. Image acquisition and representation; enhancement methods; image coding; image analysis; and image processing hardware. Electrical engineering elective. Prerequisites: ELE 217, COS 160. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab. 1 hr. (Spring, odd year.) Cr 3.

ELE 498 Selected Topics in Electrical Engineering
Topics in electrical engineering not regularly covered in other courses. Electrical engineering elective. The content can be varied to suit current needs. The course may, with advisor permission, be taken more than once. Consult the Department for current offerings and prerequisites. Cr 3.

MEE 150 Applied Mechanics: Statics
Equilibrium of particles, moment of a force, couple, equilibrium of rigid bodies, centroid and center of mass, analyzing trusses, frames and machines, shear force and bending moment in beams, dry friction, wedges, area moment of inertia, parallel axis theorem, mass moment of inertia, Mohr's circle for moments of inertia, method of virtual work. Course includes simulations, hands-on activities and experiments. Prerequisites: MAT 152, PHY 121. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab. 1 hr. (Fall, Spring.) Cr 3.

MEE 154 Statics I and Strength of Materials
Equilibrium of particles, equilibrium of rigid bodies, determination of center of gravity of objects, analyzing trusses and frames, moment of inertia, stress and strain in axial loading, Hooke's law, torsion of power transmission shafts, design of beams for bending, drawing shear force and bending moment diagrams, shearing stresses in beams under transverse loading, combined stresses, principal stresses, Mohr's circle for stress and strain transformation, deflection of beams under traverse loading. Includes experiments and computer simulations. Replaces MEE 150 and MEE 251. Prerequisites: MAT 152, PHY 121. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab. 2 hrs. Cr 4.

MEE 230 Thermodynamics I: Laws and Properties
Basic concepts and definitions; thermodynamic properties of gases, vapors, and gas-vapor mixtures; energy and energy transformations; the first and second Laws of thermodynamics; first and second law applied to systems and control volumes; thermodynamic properties of systems. Prerequisites: MAT 153, PHY 121. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab. 1 hr. (Fall.) Cr 3.

MEE 251 Strength of Materials
Normal and shear stress and strain in structural members under axial, torsion, bending and transverse loadings, calculation of combined stresses, transformation of stress and principal values of stress and strain, deflection of beams. Prerequisites: MEE 150, MAT 153. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab. 1 hr. (Spring.) Cr 3.

MEE 254 Statics II and Dynamics
Kinematics of particles and system of particles, kinetics of particles and system of particles using Newton's second law and methods of energy and momentum, static and kinetic friction, wedges, rolling resistance, plane kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies, application of virtual work in statics and dynamics. Includes experiments and computer simulations. Replaces MEE 270. Prerequisites: MEE 154, MAT 252. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab. 2 hrs. Cr 4.

MEE 270 Applied Mechanics: Dynamics
Kinematics of particles and rigid bodies. Kinetics of particles and rigid bodies using Newton, impulse/momentum and work-energy methods. Introduction to vibrations. Prerequisite: MEE 150. Co-requisite: MAT 252. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab. 1 hr. (Spring.) Cr 3.

MEE 331 Thermodynamics II: Flows and Cycles
Thermodynamic properties of system; energy system analysis including power cycles, and refrigeration systems; energy availability; general thermodynamic relations, thermodynamics of mixtures; Introduction to chemical thermodynamics; thermodynamics of fluid flow; design and optimization of thermal systems. Course includes hands-on activities and experiments. Prerequisite: MEE 230. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab. 1 hr. (Spring, even year.) Cr 3.

MEE 352 Analysis and Design of Composite Structures
Advantages and limitations of composite materials, fibers and matrices, anisotropic, orthotropic and transversely isotropic materials, fabrication processes of composites, axial deformation and bending of sandwich beams and reinforced concrete, elastic behavior and strength of unidirectional lamina, elastic constants of a lamina along an arbitrary direction, elastic behavior of multidirectional laminate, failure criteria of laminates, joining and assembly, case studies, mechanical test methods, experimental determination of engineering constants of composites, computer-aided analysis and design of composite structures. Mechanical engineering elective. Prerequisites: MEE 251, MAT 252. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab 1 hr. (Fall, odd year.) Cr 3.

MEE 360 Fluid Mechanics
Fluid statics, fluid kinematics, Bernoulli equation, energy equation, viscosity, control volume analysis, differential analysis, dimensional analysis, laminar flow and turbulent flow, internal flow, external flow, boundary layers, lift and drag, numerical method, computational fluid dynamics, turbomachinery. Includes computer simulations and experiments. Prerequisites: MEE 270, EGN 248. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab. 1 hr. (Fall, odd year.) Cr 3.

MEE 361 Physical Metallurgy
Introduction to the current state of metallurgical technology. It builds on basic principles, particularly crystal structure and phase equilibria, to introduce students to contemporary metallurgical literature. Topics such as defect structures and the effect of heat treatment are introduced in a "just in time" fashion. Mechanical engineering elective. Prerequisite: EGN 260. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab. 1 hr. (Fall, even year.) Cr 3.

MEE 366 Fluid and Thermal Systems
The principles of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics are used to develop analytic models of mass, momentum, and energy balance in engineering systems. Topics include properties of materials, the Bernoulli equation, fluid statics, kinematics, free-surface flow, viscosity, drag coefficient, dimensional analysis, internal and external flow, and the principles of heat transfer. Replaces MEE 332, MEE 341 and MEE 360. Prerequisites: MEE 230, MEE 270, MAT 350, ELE 217. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab. 2 hrs. Cr 4.

MEE 372 Computer-Aided Design of Machine Elements
Elements of mechanical engineering design, introduction to computer aided drafting, stress analysis, deflection and stiffness analysis, Castigliano's theorem, Euler buckling, static failure criteria, fatigue failure criteria, design of shafts and bearings, limits and fits, critical speed of shafts, detachable and permanent joints and springs. Design is performed by available formulas and standards as well as computer aided design by simulation software. Includes a student design project. Prerequisites: MEE 251, EGN 260. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab. 1 hr. (Fall, even year.) Cr 3.

MEE 373 Design of Machines and Mechanisms
Mobility and degrees of freedom in mechanisms, review of kinematics, instant centers, cam and follower design, gears, gear trains, interference and undercutting, synthesis of linkages, static and dynamic force analysis, measuring mass moment of inertia, free and forced vibrations, dynamics of reciprocating engines, static and dynamic balancing, Euler's equations of motions, rolling-contact bearings, journal bearings, flywheels, gyroscopes, governors, clutches and brakes. Design is performed by available formulas and standards as well as computer aided design by simulation software. Includes a student design project. Prerequisite: MEE 270, MEE 372. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab. 1 hr. (Spring, odd year.) Cr 3.

MEE 374 Theory and Applications of Vibrations
Free undamped and damped vibrations of one degree of freedom (DOF) systems, forced vibrations of one DOF systems with harmonic and non-harmonic excitations, resonance, free vibrations of multi DOF systems, mode shapes, forced vibrations of multi DOF systems and dynamic vibration absorber. Includes experiments and computer simulations. Mechanical engineering elective. Prerequisite: ELE 217. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab. 1 hr. (Fall, odd year.) Cr 3.

MEE 375 Engineering Acoustics
Vibrating systems, acoustic wave equation, waves in solids and fluid media, reflection and transmission at interfaces, absorptions and dispersion, Green's function, waveguides, resonators and filters, noise, ultrasonics, nondestructive evaluation, acoustical imaging, selected topics in ocean acoustics, noise control, environmental and architectural acoustics. Mechanical engineering elective. Prerequisites: ELE 217, EGN 248. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab. 1 hr. (Spring, odd year.) Cr 3.

MEE 432 Heat Transfer
Study of fundamental laws of heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation. Steady heat conduction, thermal circuit modeling, fins, transient heat conduction, forced convection, natural convection, radiation heat transfer, heat exchanger, boiling and condensation, and numerical methods in heat transfer. Includes numerical solution and simulation, and a hands-on project. Mechanical engineering elective. Prerequisites: MEE 230, MEE 360. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab. 1 hr. (Spring, even year.) Cr 3.

MEE 435 Advanced Thermal Systems
Apply the principles of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer to engineering systems. These systems include but are not limited to power generation, heating ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), internal combustion engines, manufacturing processes. The concept of energy efficiency will be emphasized. Mechanical engineering elective. Prerequisites: MEE 366, MAT 350. Lecture 3 hrs. Cr 3.

MEE 498 Selected Topics in Mechanical Engineering
Topics in mechanical engineering not regularly covered in other courses. Mechanical engineering elective. The content can be varied to suit current needs. The course may, with advisor permission, be taken more than once. Consult the Department for current offerings and prerequisites. Cr 3.