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Mechanical Engineering Courses

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    MENG 2990 Independent Study: Topics in Early Engineering Research

    MENG 2990 Independent Study: Topics in Early Engineering Research

    Credit Hours: 1 TO 3

    Individualized student effort under the guidance of a faculty member. The intent of this is for students and faculty members to pursue basic undergraduate research topics that are not currently offered through regular coursework at the university. Prior to registration for Independent Study, the student and instructor must sign a contract that outlines course content and expectations. Culmination of the course is a graded, formal written report detailing the semester-long study.

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    MENG 3610 Mechanical Measurements Laboratory

    MENG 3610 Mechanical Measurements Laboratory

    Credit Hours: 2

    An extensive set of laboratory experiences to illustrate mechanical measurements and data analysis. Experiments are designed to demonstrate the application of force, temperature, pressure and other transducers. Data acquisition and presentation of data are emphasized.

    Prerequisites:

    • ENGR 3120 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently) AND
    • MTH 4270 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    MENG 3800 Thermodynamics II

    MENG 3800 Thermodynamics II

    Credit Hours: 3

    The application of the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics to power and reversed cycles, psychometric processes, and combustion phenomena. Thermodynamic relations for simple compressible substances are developed. The design of power plants, refrigeration and climate control systems are considered.

    Prerequisites:

    • ENGR 3150 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    MENG 3820 Manufacturing Processes

    MENG 3820 Manufacturing Processes

    Credit Hours: 3

    The study of the unit processes of manufacturing: machining, forming, casting and joining. The course considers measurements, tolerances, quality control and materials as they relate to manufacturing. The design of a manufacturing process, gages and fixtures is considered.

    Prerequisites:

    • ENGR 3120 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently) AND
    • ENGR 3170 (Minimum Grade of D, May be taken concurrently)
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    MENG 3830 Manufacturing Processes Laboratory

    MENG 3830 Manufacturing Processes Laboratory

    Credit Hours: 1

    A set of laboratory experiences to illustrate measurements, quality control and unit processes in manufacturing. Students will use machine tools, forming, casting and welding equipment.

    Prerequisites:

    • MENG 3820 (Minimum Grade of D, May be taken concurrently)
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    MENG 3900 Intermediate Mechanics of Materials

    MENG 3900 Intermediate Mechanics of Materials

    Credit Hours: 3

    An application of engineering sciences to the design of mechanical components. The course considers theories of failure, selection and proportioning of machine elements, fatigue, stress concentration and buckling of columns. The design of machines containing power screws and fasteners is treated in depth.

    Prerequisites:

    • ENGR 3130 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently) AND
    • ENGR 3170 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently) AND
    • ENGR 3260 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently)
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    MENG 3920 Machine Design

    MENG 3920 Machine Design

    Credit Hours: 3

    The solution of problems involving systems of machine elements. The use of gears, springs, shafts and bearings is treated in depth. Static and dynamic considerations are made to system design. Design projects are used as a principal method of instruction.

    Prerequisites:

    • MENG 3900 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently)
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    MENG 4300 Metal Cutting Analysis

    MENG 4300 Metal Cutting Analysis

    Credit Hours: 3

    An application of elastic and plastic theories is used to discuss advanced topics in metal cutting. These include machine tool operations, mechanics of cutting forces and power in cutting, tool wear and tool life. Economics of machining and cutting temperatures, current trends in machining are discussed.

    Prerequisites:

    • ENGR 3130 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently) AND
    • MENG 3820 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    MENG 4320 Metal Forming Analysis

    MENG 4320 Metal Forming Analysis

    Credit Hours: 3

    The analysis of extrusion, drawing, rolling and forging processes. The role of formability of materials and processing conditions are treated with engineering science.

    Prerequisites:

    • ENGR 3260 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently) AND
    • MENG 3820 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    MENG 4350 Quality Control Systems

    MENG 4350 Quality Control Systems

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course is specifically designed to provide students with the fundamental principles and approaches involved in analysis of data for quality control purposes. Topics covered include control charts, sampling procedures, process capability analysis, aspects of design specifications and tolerance analysis. It lays the foundation for more in-depth analysis of various quality systems and their principles by discussing the relationship between product features, manufacturing and quality control process.

    Prerequisites:

    • MTH 4270 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    MENG 4580 Internal Combustion Engines I

    MENG 4580 Internal Combustion Engines I

    Credit Hours: 3

    The application of principles of chemistry and thermodynamics to the theory and design of gas power engines. The concepts of spark ignition, compression ignition, cycle analysis and combustion characteristics are treated in-depth.

    Prerequisites:

    • MENG 3800 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    MENG 4590 Internal Combustion Engines Lab

    MENG 4590 Internal Combustion Engines Lab

    Credit Hours: 1

    A set of laboratory experiments to illustrate the principles of gas powered engines. Students use various dynamometers and specialty engines.

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    MENG 4720 Noise and Vibration

    MENG 4720 Noise and Vibration

    Credit Hours: 3

    An overview of problems in acoustics and vibration control. The use of single and multiple degree of freedom lumped parameter systems are used to describe systems. Methods for controlling noise and vibration sources are discussed.

    Prerequisites:

    • ENGR 3130 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently) AND
    • MTH 3720 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    MENG 4760 Vehicle Dynamics

    MENG 4760 Vehicle Dynamics

    Credit Hours: 3

    Modeling and analysis of the dynamics of vehicles, particularly of four wheeled motor vehicles. Topics include: fundamentals of modeling; dynamic axle loads/instability; power, traction, and stability limited acceleration; braking and stability under lockup; aerodynamics, rolling resistance, and total road load; ride excitation sources; ¼ car and full car suspension models; low speed and high speed cornering; the tire/road interface; wheel alignment effects; tractor trailer handling and stability; other topics as time and interest permit. Computer projects (simulations) required.

    Prerequisites:

    • ENGR 3130 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently) AND
    • MTH 3720 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    MENG 4800 Energy Systems

    MENG 4800 Energy Systems

    Credit Hours: 3

    Applications of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics to energy conversion systems. Advanced modifications to basic vapor and gas power and refrigeration cycles are analyzed. Second Law (availability) analysis is applied to energy conversion processes. Other topics include: hydraulic machinery, nuclear power systems, solar energy, energy storage techniques, and wind power. Environmental issues surrounding the various types of energy systems are discussed.

    Prerequisites:

    • ENGR 3140 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently) AND
    • ENGR 3150 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    MENG 4810 Alternative Energy Systems

    MENG 4810 Alternative Energy Systems

    Credit Hours: 3

    Focus on alternatives to conventional energy systems for power generation, refrigeration, and transportation. Students will apply principles of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and other engineering disciplines to the analysis of solar, wind, nuclear, geothermal, tidal, and fuel cell power systems. An overview of global energy use and modeling will be presented. Other course topics include alternative fuels for transportation, new developments in energy storage, and the role of energy efficiency improvements in the achievement of a more equitable and sustainable global energy distribution. Environmental and economic issues surrounding the various alternatives will be addressed.

    Prerequisites:

    • ENGR 3140 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently) AND
    • ENGR 3150 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    MENG 4820 Computer Integrated Manufacturing

    MENG 4820 Computer Integrated Manufacturing

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course teaches the theory and practice of the use of computers in manufacturing engineering. Students will study in depth the use of computers during a manufacturing process, including: numerical controlled machines (CNC), programmable logic controllers (PLC), coordinate measuring machines (CMM), vision technology and systems, robotics and networks/data exchange. Projects are the principal mode of instruction.

    Prerequisites:

    • MENG 3820 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    MENG 4830 Computer Integrated Manufacturing

    MENG 4830 Computer Integrated Manufacturing

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course teaches the theory and practice of the use of computers in manufacturing engineering. Students will study in depth the use of computers during a manufacturing process, including: numerical controlled machines (CNC), programmable logic controllers (PLC), coordinate measuring machines (CMM), vision technology and systems, robotics and networks/data exchange. Projects are the principal mode of instruction.

    Prerequisites:

    • ENGR 2040 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently) AND
    • MENG 3820 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    MENG 4880 Reliability in Design

    MENG 4880 Reliability in Design

    Credit Hours: 3

    A study of probabilistic models in engineering design. Topics include: reliability distribution functions, failure rate, system reliability, hazard analysis, FMEA and reliability testing. The use of the probabilistic approach to the design of mechanical components is treated in depth.

    Prerequisites:

    • MENG 3900 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently) AND
    • MTH 4270 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    MENG 4900 Robotics

    MENG 4900 Robotics

    Credit Hours: 3

    The modeling and analysis of robotic systems. Key topics include spatial description and transformations., forward and inverse kinematics, jacobians, dynamics, an introduction to machine vision, and task planning. Students program a robot to perform a task.

    Prerequisites:

    • ENGR 3130 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently) AND
    • MTH 3720 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    MENG 4920 Computer Aided Engineering

    MENG 4920 Computer Aided Engineering

    Credit Hours: 3

    An introduction to the use of computer techniques to analyze mechanical components and systems. The course includes kinematic synthesis, optimal design, finite element methods and simulation.

    Prerequisites:

    • ENGR 1022 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently) OR
    • ENGR 1055 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently) AND
    • ENGR 3260 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    MENG 4930 Prototype Design I

    MENG 4930 Prototype Design I

    Credit Hours: 2

    The first half of a two-term sequence dealing with the solution of an industrial design problem. Students work in teams to design, analyze, construct and test a working prototype of the solution to a specified problem. The use of standard design disciplines are emphasized (failure mode and effect analysis and design verification plans). The preparation and presentation of design proposals are central to the course.

    Prerequisites:

    • ENGR 1000 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently) AND
    • MENG 3900 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently)
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    MENG 4940 Manufacturing Systems

    MENG 4940 Manufacturing Systems

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course is focused on modeling, analysis, and optimization of manufacturing systems. In this regard, manufacturing concepts such as dedicated, lean, flexible, agile, manufacturing cells, just-in-time, and product design considerations for manufacturing are studied. Computer aided process planning, computer aided manufacturing, and the impact of the manufacturing system on quality and on the economy will be included.

    Prerequisites:

    • MENG 3820 (Minimum Grade of D, May be taken concurrently)
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    MENG 4950 Prototype Design II

    MENG 4950 Prototype Design II

    Credit Hours: 3

    The second half of the two-term sequence that begins with MENG 4930. This course must be taken in the same academic year as MENG 4930. The fabrication and testing of a working prototype is emphasized. The methods for the presentation of results and alternative solutions are central to the sequence.

    Prerequisites:

    • MENG 4930 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently)
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    MENG 4980 Internal Combustion Engines II

    MENG 4980 Internal Combustion Engines II

    Credit Hours: 3

    The continuation of the theory and design of gas power engines. Particular attention is given to detailed design considerations. The effects of changes in engine parameters on fuel economy, performance and emissions are studied.

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    MENG 4990 Independent Study and Research

    MENG 4990 Independent Study and Research

    Credit Hours: 1 TO 3

    Individualized student effort under the guidance of a faculty member. The intent of this is for students and faculty members to pursue undergraduate research topics that are not currently offered through regular coursework at the university. Prior to registration for Independent Study, the student and instructor must sign a contract that outlines course content and expectations. Culmination of the course is a graded, formal written report detailing the semester-long study.

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