Department of Engineering

Course List

We offer a wide array of courses in support of our degree programs. Courses that are currently being offered on a regular basis have the frequency stated in their respective course descriptions, such as 3 times/year, twice/year, once/year and once every 2 years (see the Course Offering Plan). The description of these and other courses can also be found in the University Catalog.

Program Codes:

Freshman Courses:

EYE 112   Built Environment: Energy
EGN 181  Engineering Tools: Mathematica
EGN 182  Engineering Tools: SolidWorks
EGN 183  Engineering Tools: LabView
EGN 184  Engineering Tools: Industrial Power
EGN 185  Engineering Tools: vacant
EGN 186  Engineering Tools: MATLAB
EGN 187  Engineering Tools: PSpice
EGN 188  Engineering Tools: Materials Processing

MEE 150  Applied Mechanics: Statics

Sophomore Courses:

EGN 248  Introduction to Differential Equations and Linear Algebra
EGN 260  Materials Science for Engineers
ELE 216   Circuits I: Steady-State Analysis
ELE 217   Circuits II: System Dynamics
ELE 219   Circuits Laboratory

ELE 172   Digital Logic
ELE 271   Microprocessor Systems

MEE 230  Thermodynamics I: Laws and Properties
MEE 251  Strength of Materials
MEE 259  Statics and Strengths of Materials Laboratory
MEE 270  Applied Mechanics: Dynamics

Junior and Senior Required Courses:

EGN 301  Junior Design Project and the Engineering Profession
EGN 304  Engineering Economics
EGN 402  Senior Design Project
ELE 323   Electromechanical Energy Conversion

EGN 325  Control Systems
EGN 329   Electromechanical and Control Systems Laboratory
ELE 314   Linear Signals and Systems
ELE 342   Electronics I: Devices and Circuits
ELE 343   Electronics II: Electronic Design
ELE 351   Electromagnetic Fields
ELE 486   Digital Signal Processing
ELE 489   Analog and Digital Signals Laboratory

MEE 331  Thermodynamics II: Flows and Cycles
MEE 339  Thermodynamics Laboratory
MEE 360  Fluid Mechanics
MEE 372  Computer-Aided Design of Machine Elements
MEE 373  Design of Machines and Mechanisms
MEE 374  Theory and Applications of Vibrations
MEE 379  Dynamics and Vibrations Laboratory
MEE 432  Heat Transfer
MEE 439  Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer Laboratory

Technical Elective Courses:

EGN 394  Engineering Internship
EGN 403  Advanced Design Project
EGN 497  Independent Study

EGN 317  Introduction to Robotics
EGN 446  Micro Electromechanical Systems
EGN 498  Selected Topics in Engineering

ELE 327  Energy and Power Systems
ELE 444  Analog Integrated Circuits and Design
ELE 498  Selected Topics in Electrical Engineering

MEE 352  Analysis and Design of Composite Structures
MEE 361  Physical Metallurgy
MEE 375  Engineering Acoustics
MEE 498  Selected Topics in Mechanical Engineering

Technical Electives Offered in Recent Years:

EGN 368  Advanced Engineering Materials
EGN 417  Robot Modeling
EGN 418  Robot Intelligence

ELE 363  Solid State Electronic Devices
ELE 364  Microelectronic Fabrication
ELE 367  Optoelectronics
ELE 373  Digital System Architecture and Design
ELE 412  Power Electronics
ELE 442  Digital VLSI Circuits and Design
ELE 445  Special Topics in CMOS Integrated Circuit Design
ELE 483  Communications Engineering
ELE 487  Digital Image Processing

MEE 435  Advanced Thermal Systems

Course Fees:

Course fees to cover the cost of equipment, 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

Course Description: A substantial component of the world we live in is the built environment – the world that people have invented, designed, built and used. People have seen the natural environment to be sacred, to be a part of, to be enjoyed, to be used, and to be dominated. In recent times it has become recognized that human activities can seriously affect the natural environment. This semester we focus on a particular part of the natural environment – energy. You will learn what energy is, where various forms of energy come from and how they are transformed and used.  Forms of energy studied include, for example, fossil, solar, wind hydro, biomass and nuclear. You will study the social, economic, political and environmental issues related to the acquisition, processing and use of energy.  Integral to the course are lectures, reading, writing, group activities, laboratory exercises and experiments, and a team project. Students should have very basic algebra skills. This course is not required for transfer students with more than 24 credits applied toward one of our engineering degree programs.

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EGN 181 Engineering Tools: Mathematica

Course Description: An introduction to 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.

  • Program(s): General elective
  • Prerequisite(s): None
  • Co-requisite(s): None
  • Instructor: Mariusz Jankowski
  • Format: Lecture 1 hr., Lab. 1 hr.
  • Frequency: Fall, even year
  • Credits: 1

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EGN 182 Engineering Tools: SolidWorks

Course Description: An introduction to 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.

  • Program(s): General elective
  • Prerequisite(s): None
  • Co-requisite(s): None
  • Instructor: Mehrdaad Ghorashi
  • Format: Lecture 1 hr., Lab. 1 hr.
  • Frequency: Fall, even year
  • Credits: 1

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EGN 183 Engineering Tools: LabView

Course Description: An introduction to 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.

  • Program(s): General elective
  • Prerequisite(s): None
  • Co-requisite(s): None
  • Instructor:Mustafa Guvench
  • Format: Lecture 1 hr., Lab. 1 hr.
  • Frequency: Spring, odd year
  • Credits: 1

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EGN 184 Engineering Tools: Industrial Power

Course Description: An introduction to 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.

  • Program(s): General elective
  • Prerequisite(s): None
  • Co-requisite(s): None
  • Instructor: John Marshall
  • Format: Lecture 1 hr., Lab. 1 hr.
  • Frequency: Spring, odd year
  • Credits: 1

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EGN 185 Engineering Tools: vacant

Course Description: n/a.

  • Program(s): General elective
  • Prerequisite(s): None
  • Co-requisite(s): None
  • Instructor: n/a
  • Format: Lecture 1 hr., Lab. 1 hr.
  • Frequency: Fall, odd year
  • Credits: 1

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EGN 186 Engineering Tools: MATLAB

Course Description: An introduction to 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.

  • Program(s): General elective
  • Prerequisite(s): None
  • Co-requisite(s): None
  • Instructor: Mehrdaad Ghorashi
  • Format: Lecture 1 hr., Lab. 1 hr.
  • Frequency: Fall, odd year
  • Credits: 1

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EGN 187 Engineering Tools: PSpice

Course Description: An introduction to PSpice and its use as a GUI schematics entry tool for circuit simulation, including DC, small signal AC, sinusoidal and transient analysis. Students will learn the basics of PSpice and use it in hands-on lab exercises to gain enough experience to draw, simulate and do virtual testing of their circuit designs.

  • Program(s): General elective
  • Prerequisite(s): None
  • Co-requisite(s): None
  • Instructor: Mustafa Guvench
  • Format: Lecture 1 hr., Lab. 1 hr.
  • Frequency: Spring, even year
  • Credits: 1

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EGN 188 Engineering Tools: Materials Processing

Course Description: An introduction to material processing operations. Topics include safety considerations, casting and metal forming techniques, material selection, material removal technology; lathes, milling machines, saws, drills, tool and parameter selection. Materials joining technology, welding, brazing, soldering. Heat treatment and metallographic examination.

  • Program(s): General elective
  • Prerequisite(s): None
  • Co-requisite(s): None
  • Instructor: James Smith
  • Format: Lecture 1 hr., Lab. 1 hr.
  • Frequency: Spring, even year
  • Credits: 1

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EGN 248 Introduction to Differential Equations and Linear Algebra

Course Description: 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 295 and MAT 350.

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EGN 260 Materials Science for Engineers

Course Description: Concepts and relationships between structure, composition, and thermal, optical, magnetic, electrical and mechanical properties of technologically important materials. Replaces EGN 362 and ELE 262.

 

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EGN 301 Junior Design Project and the Engineering Profession

Course Description: 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.

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EGN 304 Engineering Economics

Course Description: 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.

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EGN 317 Introduction to Robotics

Course Description: 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.

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EGN 325 Control Systems

Course Description: 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.

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EGN 329 Electromechanical and Control Systems Laboratory

Course Description: Exploration of theory and applications of electromechanical and control systems in the laboratory.

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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

Course Description: 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.

  • Program(s): COMP-ENGR electiveEE-BS elective, MEE-BS elective if accumulated 3 or more credits
  • Prerequisite(s): Completion of all sophomore engineering classes in the respective major, instructor permission
  • Co-requisite(s): None
  • Instructor: Engineering Faculty
  • Format: Project
  • Frequency: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Credits: 1-3

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EGN 402 Senior Design Project

Course Description: 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.

  • Program(s): COMP-ENGR requiredEE-BS required, MEE-BS required
  • Prerequisite(s): EGN 301, the Core Curriculum requirement of Ethical Inquiry, Social Responsibility, and Citizenship, and instructor permission
  • Co-requisite(s): None
  • Instructor: Engineering Faculty
  • Format: Project
  • Frequency: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Credits: 3

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EGN 403 Advanced Design Project

Course Description: 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.

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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

Course Description: 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.

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EGN 497 Independent Study

Course Description: An opportunity for the student to explore topics not covered in available courses or to pursue a topic of interest in-depth.

  • Program(s): COMP-ENGR electiveEE-BS elective, MEE-BS elective if accumulated 3 or more credits
  • Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission
  • Co-requisite(s): None
  • Instructor: Engineering Faculty
  • Format: Project
  • Frequency: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Credits: 1-3

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EGN 498 Selected Topics in Engineering

Course Description: Topics in engineering not regularly covered in other courses. 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.

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ELE 172 Digital Logic

Course Description: 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).

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ELE 216 Circuits I: Steady-State Analysis

Course Description: 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.

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ELE 217 Circuits II: System Dynamics

Course Description: Time-domain analysis of first- and second-order systems, based on electric circuits, but drawing analogy to mechanical, fluid, and thermal systems. AC power, magnetic coupling. Resonance, Bode plots, frequency response design. Study and application of the Laplace transform for the solution of differential equations governing dynamic systems.

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ELE 219 Circuits Laboratory

Course Description: Exploration of theory and applications of circuits in the laboratory.

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ELE 271 Microprocessor Systems

Course Description: 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 the Texas Instruments MSP430 16-bit microcontroller in assembly and in C.

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ELE 314 Linear Signals and Systems

Course Description: 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.

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ELE 323 Electromechanical Energy Conversion

Course Description: 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.

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ELE 327 Energy and Power Systems

Course Description: Alternative energy sources for power generation. Polyphase systems, symmetrical components, power transformers, transmission lines, power flow, fault analysis, power system controls.

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ELE 342 Electronics I: Devices and Circuits

Course Description: 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 243.

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ELE 343 Electronics II: Electronic Design

Course Description: 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 346.

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ELE 351 Electromagnetic Fields

Course Description: 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.

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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 342. 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 342. 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 343. 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 343. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab. 1 hr. Cr 3.


ELE 444 Analog Integrated Circuits and Design

Course Description: 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.

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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 343. 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: EGN 248, ELE 314. Lecture 3 hrs. Cr 3.


ELE 486 Digital Signal Processing

Course Description: 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.

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ELE 487 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 314, COS 160. Lecture 3 hrs., Lab. 1 hr. Cr 3.


ELE 489 Analog and Digital Signals Laboratory

Course Description: Exploration of theory and applications of analog and digital signals in the laboratory.

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ELE 498 Selected Topics in Electrical Engineering

Course Description: Topics in electrical engineering not regularly covered in other courses. 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.

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MEE 150 Applied Mechanics: Statics

Course Description: 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.

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MEE 230 Thermodynamics I: Laws and Properties

Course Description: 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.

  • Program(s): MEE-BS required, MEE-MIN required, Applied Science and Technology Cluster
  • Prerequisite(s): MAT 153, PHY 121
  • Co-requisite(s): None
  • Instructor: Lin Lin
  • Format: Lecture 3 hrs.
  • Frequency: Spring
  • Credits: 3

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MEE 251 Strength of Materials

Course Description: 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.

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MEE 259 Statics and Strength of Materials Laboratory

Course Description: Exploration of theory and applications of statics and strength of materials in the laboratory.

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MEE 270 Applied Mechanics: Dynamics

Course Description: Kinematics of particles and rigid bodies. Kinetics of particles and rigid bodies using Newton, impulse/momentum and  work-energy methods.

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MEE 331 Thermodynamics II: Flows and Cycles

Course Description: 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.

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MEE 339 Thermodynamics Laboratory

Course Description: Exploration of theory and applications of thermodynamics in the laboratory.

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MEE 352 Analysis and Design of Composite Structures

Course Description: 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.

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MEE 360 Fluid Mechanics

Course Description: 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

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MEE 361 Physical Metallurgy

Course Description: 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.

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MEE 372 Computer-Aided Design of Machine Elements

Course Description: 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.

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MEE 373 Design of Machines and Mechanisms

Course Description: 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.

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MEE 374 Theory and Applications of Vibrations

Course Description: 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.

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MEE 375 Engineering Acoustics

Course Description: 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.

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MEE 379 Dynamics and Vibrations Laboratory

Course Description: Exploration of theory and applications of dynamics and vibrations in the laboratory.

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MEE 432 Heat Transfer

Course Description: 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.

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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 439 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer Laboratory

Course Description: Exploration of theory and applications of fluid mechanics and heat transfer in the laboratory.

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MEE 498 Selected Topics in Mechanical Engineering

Course Description: Topics in mechanical engineering not regularly covered in other courses. 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.

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