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Basic Engineering (BENG):

 
BENG 1101       Introduction to Engineering Lab (0-3)
Students will learn and practice team skills, data analysis techniques, written and oral communication skills, engineering math applications, and problem solving. Introduction to computational methods and algorithm development. Corequisites: BENG 1301, MATH 2413 and ENGL 1301. Crosslisting: BE 1101.
 
BENG 1205       Graphic Fundamentals in Engineering Design (1-3)
Fundamentals of multiview projections, auxiliaries, sections, pictorial drawings, dimensioning; introduction to CAD, decision process, and geographical information systems. Crosslisting: BE 1205, and ITEC 2200.
 
BENG 1301       Introduction to Engineering (3-0)
This course will introduce the student to effective methods for solving engineering problems using mathematics, fundamental engineering concepts, data analysis techniques, and computational tools. The course will also introduce the student to the engineering profession, including the role and responsibilities of the engineer in today's society and engineering ethics. Corequisites: BENG 1101, MATH 2413 and ENGL 1301. Crosslisting: BE 1301.
 
BENG 3303       Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering (3-0)
Introduction to properties of engineering materials and relationships to their structure, behavior, and processing; materials testing and measurement of properties. Selection of materials for engineering applications considering interrelationships between structure, properties, processing, and performance. Prerequisite: CHEM 1311 with a grade of "C" or better. Crosslisting: BE 2303, and ITEC 2303.
           
BENG 3326       Engineering Economy (2-3)
Application of economics to engineering and industrial problems which require a knowledge of engineering for their solution. Prerequisite: MATH 2413 with a grade of "C" or better. Crosslisting: BE 2326
 
BENG 3338       Mechanics II (2-3)
A second course in Newtonian mechanics; dynamics (kinematics and kinetics) of particles and rigid bodies; work and energy; impulse and momentum. Prerequisites: MATH 2413 and BENG 3434, each with a grade of "C" or better. Crosslisting: BE 2338.
 
BENG 3373       Engineering Probability and Statistics (2-3)
Fundamental concepts of discrete and continuous random variables. The creation and proper utilization of statistical decision models for engineering analysis and design. Prerequisite: MATH 3323 with a grade “C” or better.
           
BENG 3375       Introduction to Thermal-Fluid Science (2-3)
An introduction to the basic concepts of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics to include properties, property relationships, states and fields. Presentation of the basic equations of thermal-fluid science, continuity,  first and second laws of thermodynamics and momentum. Corequisites: BENG 3338 and MATH 3320. Crosslisting: BE 2375.
 
BENG 3377       Electrical Circuits and Motors (2-3)
Principles of electrical circuits, generator, and motors. Introduction to electronics and introduction to microprocessors for data acquisition. Prerequisite: PHYS 2326 with a grade of "C" or better. Crosslisting: BE 2337, ITEC 2301.
 
BENG 3434       Mechanics I (3-3)
A first course in Newtonian mechanics using vectors. Equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies, forces in space, centroids, moments of mertia, study of stress and strain; use of stress-load equations to determine the state of stress in specific structural elements; study of combined stresses. Prerequisite: MATH 2414 and BENG 1301 with a grade of "C" or better. Crosslisting: BE 2434.
 
Mechanical Engineering (MENG):
 
MENG 3205      Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics Laboratory (1-3)
Laboratory practice and measurement of thermal properties and fluid mechanics. The application of measurement techniques to practical problems. Corequisites:   MENG 3354 and MENG 3351
 
MENG 3206      Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I (1-3)
Theory and fundamentals of the measurement of mechanical and thermal properties and the application of these measurements to processes. This includes the study of various types of measurement devices from traditional gages to modern computer-based data acquisition systems. Prerequisites; MATH 3320, BENG 3205, each with a grade of "C" or better. Corequisite:   BENG 3377
 
MENG 3324      Manufacturing Processes (3-0)
Study of modern manufacturing processes for metals, polymers, and ceramics. Casting, deformation, polymer molding, and machining. Prerequisites: BENG 2434 and BENG 3303
 
MENG 3351      Heat Transfer (3-0)
Convection, conduction, and radiation heat transfer. Heat flow in fluids and solids, Steady state and transitory heat flow. Design of heat transfer equipment and mathematical modeling and analysis of heat transfer. Prerequisites: BENG 3375 and MATH 3320, each with a grade of "C" or better. Corequisite: MENG 3206
 
MENG 3354      Fluid Mechanics (3-0)
Fluid properties, fluid statics, fluid flow concepts and basic equations, dimensional analysis and dynamics similitude, viscous effects, fluid resistance, laminar and turbulent boundary layers, flow through pipes. Prerequisites: BENG 3375 and MATH 3320, each with a grade of "C" or better.   Corequisite: MENG 3205
 
MENG 3365      Vibrations (3-0)
Fundamentals of vibration theory and system response. Single and multiple degrees of freedom, damping, and isolation. Prerequisites; BENG 3338. and MATH 3320, each with a grade of "C" or better.
           
MENG 3376      Thermodynamics 2 (3-0)
Continuation of BENG 3375. Application of principles of cycles and reactive systems; energy relationships and equilibrium requirements. Prerequisites: Junior standing and BENG 3375 with a grade of "C" or better.
 
MENG 4306      Mechanical Engineering Lab II (2-3)
A continuation of the Mechanical Engineering Lab series, with practical measurement problems in mechanical engineering. Prerequisite: MENG 3206.
 
MENG 4195      FE Review (1-0)
Introduction to the Engineering profession with emphasis on job placement, professional ethics, and an engineering field examination. Corequisite: MENG 4466
           
MENG 4311      Automatic Controls (3-0)
A study of classical control theory including transfer functions, stability and time response, error analysis and sensitivity functions, root locus, Nyquist diagrams, and Bode Plots; the analog computer as a simulation tool particularly as pertains to non-linear control systems. Prerequisite: MENG 3365.                                  
MENG 4351      Heat Transfer (3-0)
Introduction to heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation; steady and transient states; steady periodic states; heat transfer in engineering apparatus. Prerequisites: BENG 3375 with a grade of "C" or better. Corequisite: MENG 3354.
           
MENG 4364      Mechanical Design I (2-3)
Stress analysis; deflection analysis; strength of mechanical elements; design of screws, fasteners, and joints, clutches, brakes, and couplings, shafting. Prerequisite: BENG 2434 with a grade of "C" or better.
 
MENG 4466      Senior Design (4-0)
Project based capstone design course. Prerequisite: MENG 4306 and MENG 4364
 
MENG 4312      High Temperature Materials (3-0)
Study of materials designed to perform in high temperature environments. Failure mechanisms and failure prevention. Alloy design and selection.   Prerequisite: BENG 3303, and MENG 3351, each with a grade of "C" or better.
 
MENG 4315      Welding Processes and Metallurgy (3-0)
Study of welding processes and process selection. Electric, gas, and beam welding. Changes in metallurgical structure and alloy selection.   Prerequisite: BENG 3303 with a grade of "C" or better.
 
MENG 3350      Energy Systems (3-0)
Study of power production and distribution. Combustion reactions, mass and energy balances. Economics of energy production. Prerequisite: MATH 2413 and PHYS 2325, each with a grade of "C" or better.
 
Nuclear Engineering (NENG):
 
NENG 3301 Introduction to Nuclear Power Systems (3-0)
Covers basic physics of radioactivity and basic nuclear interactions- fission and fusion. Basic operational principles of fission reactors, power generation, nuclear power control systems, efficiency and nuclear power safety. Prerequisites: PHYS 2325/2125, PHYS 2326/2126.
 
NENG 3311 Radiation and Radiation Protection (3-0)
Radiation and Radiation Protection begins with an introduction to radiation physics and terminology, the properties of radioactive materials, sources of ionizing radiation, and the types of ionizing radiation. The basic physical interaction of radiation with matter is covered, with applications to the theory of radiation detection, measurement, and dosimetry. Prerequisites: PHYS 2325/2125, PHYS 2326/2126.
 
NENG 3111 Radiation and Radiation Protection Lab (0-3)
Radiation and Radiation Protection Lab begins with an introduction to radiation physics and terminology, the properties of radioactive materials, sources of ionizing radiation, and the types of ionizing radiation. The basic physical interaction of radiation with matter is covered, with applications to the theory of radiation detection, measurement, and dosimetry. Prerequisites: PHYS 2325/2125, PHYS 2326/2126.
 
NENG 4311 Radioactive Materials Processing and Waste Management (3-0)
This course covers behavior of radioactive substances, as well as their storage, processing, and disposal. It provides a basic understanding of the behavior of radioactive materials, sources of radioactive materials, techniques by which they are produced, refined, stored, and recovered from contaminated areas. Prerequisites: CHEM 1311/1111, BENG 3303.
 
NENG 4321 Nuclear Reactor Engineering (3-0)
This course is designed to provide an understanding of the physical theory and operation of a nuclear reactor core. Physical principles of operation, practical challenges, and numerical simulation of core behavior are explored. Prerequisites: PHYS 2325/2125, MENG 3376, PHYS 3310. 
 
NENG 4351 Senior Project (3-0)
 Senior project will involve the students in research in reactor-related nuclear engineering and physics with a professor mentor. Prerequisite: NENG 4321.