E 442 Finite Element Analysis
 Credit Hours  Recitation/Lecture Hours  Studio Hours  Clinical Hours  Lab Hours 
Prerequisites:
E 326
MTH 402
E 326, MTH 402 or equivalent.
Matrix techniques: solution of large systems of algebraic equations. Basic equations from solid mechanics. Finite element methods, 1dimensional and 2dimensional formulation. Computer applications in structural mechanics.  3  0  0  0  0 
E 444 Vibrations
 Credit Hours  Recitation/Lecture Hours  Studio Hours  Clinical Hours  Lab Hours 
Prerequisites:
E 313
MTH 372
Free and forced vibrations of systems with one degree of freedom. Rotating and reciprocating unbalance, critical speeds, vibration isolation and transmissibility, vibration measuring instruments, frequency response. Free and forced vibration of two degrees of freedom systems. Introduction to matrix methods.  3  0  0  0  0 
E 448 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
 Credit Hours  Recitation/Lecture Hours  Studio Hours  Clinical Hours  Lab Hours 
Prerequisites:
E 314
Ideal fluids. Basic principles and equations of motion and continuity. Potential flow, velocity potential and stream function. Standard flow types and superposition. Complex variables, conformal mapping. Schwarz Christoffel transformations and free stream lines. Viscous fluids and derivation of NavierStrokes equations. Boundary layer theory. Flow in porous media. Introduction to turbulence.  3  0  0  0  0 
E 478 Mechatronics
 Credit Hours  Recitation/Lecture Hours  Studio Hours  Clinical Hours  Lab Hours 
Prerequisites:
E 320
EE 352
Principles, components, and design of mechatronic systems, including modeling and simulation, sensors, actuators, control strategies, and instrumentation. These topics are explored in the context of a group project.  3  0  0  0  0 
E 502 Design of Experiments
 Credit Hours  Recitation/Lecture Hours  Studio Hours  Clinical Hours  Lab Hours 
Prerequisites:
MTH 527
Study of techniques for designing and analyzing experiments such that the results will yield the maximum useful information. Coverage includes: experimental design and analysis, testing of hypothesis, analysis of variance and covariance, graphical techniques, factorials, incomplete blocks, latin squares, response surfaces, and case studies. A team project is required.  3  0  0  0  0 
E 504 Conduction Heat Transfer
 Credit Hours  Recitation/Lecture Hours  Studio Hours  Clinical Hours  Lab Hours 
Prerequisites:
E 340
An indepth analysis of conduction heat transfer. Topics include: derivation of the heat conduction equation, application of boundary conditions, and analytical and approximate solutions to the governing partial differential equations. A dual emphasis is placed on understanding the fundamentals and modeling realworld problems.  3  0  0  0  0 
E 506 Convection Heat Transfer
 Credit Hours  Recitation/Lecture Hours  Studio Hours  Clinical Hours  Lab Hours 
Prerequisites:
E 314
E 340
An indepth analysis of convection heat transfer. Topics include: derivation of the continuity, momentum, and energy equations, application of boundary conditions, and analytical and approximate solutions to the governing partial differential equations. Special attention is paid to the boundary layer equations, internal flows, and natural convection. Both laminar and turbulent flows are analyzed. A dual emphasis is placed on understanding the fundamentals and modeling realworld problems.  3  0  0  0  0 
E 508 Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer
 Credit Hours  Recitation/Lecture Hours  Studio Hours  Clinical Hours  Lab Hours 
Prerequisites:
E 314
E 340
An introduction to numerical solution of the continuity, momentum, and energy equations. Topics include: numerical solutions of the heat conduction equation, boundarylayer equations, lubrication equations, Stokes equations, NavierStokes equations, and energy equation. Emphasis is placed on finite difference solutions, but other solution techniques are touched upon. Students are also exposed to modeling with a commercial CFD package.  3  0  0  0  0 
E 510 Computer Applications in Experimentation
 Credit Hours  Recitation/Lecture Hours  Studio Hours  Clinical Hours  Lab Hours 
Application of microcomputers to data acquisition, communication and control. Programming languages and techniques, microcomputer I/O, A/D and D/A converters, transducers, filters, grounding and shielding. Communication and implementation of control strategies.  3  0  0  0  0 
E 520 Optimization for Engineering Problems
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Foundation of the theory of optimization, difficulties with classical calculus approaches, nonlinear programming, linear programming with model formulation, sensitivity analysis, integer programming, primal and dual theorems and their applications, dynamic modeling, mixed models, search procedures, network problems, transportation model, etc.  3  0  0  0  0 
E 525 Fuel Cells and Alternative Fuel Transportation
 Credit Hours  Recitation/Lecture Hours  Studio Hours  Clinical Hours  Lab Hours 
Prerequisites:
Graduate Standing in Engineering
This course will begin with an introduction and overview of the Hydrogen Economy and the history and application of fuel cells. Questions such as what does moving to a hydrogen economy mean, will be examined. Issues associated with a Hydrogen Infrastructure will be compared to the advantages and disadvantages of existing energy infrastructure. Alternate or "renewable" energy systems will be described. Hydrogen production, storage and distribution in existing transport networks will be discussed in terms of facilities required, safety concerns and economic viability. Next, fuel cell basics, types of fuel cells and fuel cell systems will be reviewed.  3  0  0  0  0 
E 530 Advanced Engineering Mathematics
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Applications of mathematical methods to engineering problems: ordinary and partial differential equations, Laplace transforms, analytic functions, and vector operations.  3  0  0  0  0 
E 538 Advanced Modeling and Simulation
 Credit Hours  Recitation/Lecture Hours  Studio Hours  Clinical Hours  Lab Hours 
Prerequisites:
MTH 372
or equivalent.
Introduction to quantitative treatment of models of physical phenomena in chemical engineering.  3  0  0  0  0 
E 544 Vibrations
 Credit Hours  Recitation/Lecture Hours  Studio Hours  Clinical Hours  Lab Hours 
A study of the oscillation of mechanical systems. The course considers free and forced vibrations of one and two degree of freedom systems. The concepts of rotating and reciprocating unbalance, critical speeds, vibration isolation and transmissibility and frequency response are introduced. Matrix methods are applied.  3  0  0  0  0 
E 548 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
 Credit Hours  Recitation/Lecture Hours  Studio Hours  Clinical Hours  Lab Hours 
Prerequisites:
E 314 or equivalent
Ideal Fluids. Basic principles and equations of motion and continuity. Potential flow, velocity potential and stream function. Standard flow types and superposition. Complex variables, conformal mapping. Schwarz Christoffel transformations and free stream lines. Viscous fluids and derivation of NavierStrokes equations. Boundary layer theory. Flow in porous media. Introduction to turbulence.  0  0  0  0  0 
E 549 Concurrent Engineering
 Credit Hours  Recitation/Lecture Hours  Studio Hours  Clinical Hours  Lab Hours 
Prerequisites:
Graduate Engineering Student
Ever increasing competition in the global marketplace has forced companies to investigate new methods of improving quality, lowering costs, and reducing the time taken to introduce new products. This competitiveness makes constant improvement and modernization crucial to survival. Concurrent Engineering (CE) has been identified by many as an approach which can provide appropriate tools and direction to any organization to excel in this competitive environment. The objective of this course is to make students familiar with Concurrent Engineering philosophy, integrated product development process, and various tools and techniques often used to implement and practice CE. The course has been specifically designed to acquaint students with new developments in product design, concurrent engineering and related tools, such as Design Structure Matrix, Quality Function Deployment, optimization models, robust design, etc.  3  0  0  0  0 
E 550 Case Studies in Design
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Cases from actual industrial settings are discussed to illustrate the application of techniques for attaining quality products.  3  0  0  0  0 
E 552 Sensors and Actuators
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Prerequisites:
Study of fundamental transduction mechanisms of common sensors and actuators. Principles of data acquisitions. Use of software tools for data interaction with sensors and actuators. Introduction to micro electromechanical systems (MEMs). A key component of this course will be laboratory exercises involving sensors and actuators.  3  0  0  0  0 
E 578 Mechatronics
 Credit Hours  Recitation/Lecture Hours  Studio Hours  Clinical Hours  Lab Hours 
Prerequisites:
Principles, components, and design of mechatronic systems, including modeling and simulation, sensors, actuators, control strategies, and instrumentation. These topics are explored in the context of a groiup project.
 3  0  0  0  0 
E 579 Mechatronic System Modeling and Simulation
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Analysis, Synthesis and Design of Mechatronic Systems through the use of modeling and simulation tools. Use will be made of a unified energy flow approach to model mechatronic systems that comprise of multidisciplinary components. Computer simulation exercises to enhance student learning will be a key component of this course.  3  0  0  0  0 
E 580 Engineering Materials I
 Credit Hours  Recitation/Lecture Hours  Studio Hours  Clinical Hours  Lab Hours 
Indepth survey of metals, polymers, and ceramics. Emphasis on properties as responses to the demands of the immediate environment. Properties explained in terms of atoms, bonding between them, geometrical arrangement of large numbers of atoms, microstructure, and macrostructure. Practical design applications and failure analysis.  3  0  0  0  0 
E 582 Engineering Materials II
 Credit Hours  Recitation/Lecture Hours  Studio Hours  Clinical Hours  Lab Hours 
Indepth survey of metals, polymers, and ceramics. Emphasis on properties as responses to the demands of the immediate environment. Properties explained in terms of atoms, bonding between them, geometrical arrangement of large numbers of atoms, microstructure, and macrostructure. Practical design applications and failure analysis.  3  0  0  0  0 
E 590 Advanced Systems Engineering
 Credit Hours  Recitation/Lecture Hours  Studio Hours  Clinical Hours  Lab Hours 
Predicting the behavior of systems from mathematical models. Natural dynamic characteristics and stability. Analysis of linear and nonlinear systems. Noise and stochastic processes.  3  0  0  0  0 
E 596 Advanced Topics in Engineering
 Credit Hours  Recitation/Lecture Hours  Studio Hours  Clinical Hours  Lab Hours 
Prerequisites:
(Prerequisite: Permission of the dean.)
Directed study.  3  0  0  0  0 
E 798 Research/Teaching
 Credit Hours  Recitation/Lecture Hours  Studio Hours  Clinical Hours  Lab Hours 
Research study, special seminars, directed activity pertinent to student's graduate program.  1  0  0  0  0 

