Descriptions for Mechanical Engineering Courses
Date: Fall 2014
ENGR 1204 Engineering Graphics (1-3) Introduction to computer-aided drafting using CAD software and sketching to generate two- and three-dimensional drawings based on the conventions of engineering graphical communication; topics include spatial relationships, multi-view projections and sectioning, dimension, graphical presentation of data, and fundamentals of computer graphics. Prerequisite: MATH 1314 College Algebra or equivalent.
ENGR 2301 Engineering Mechanics: Statics (3-0) Basic theory of engineering mechanics, using calculus, involving the description of forces, moments, and couples acting on stationary engineering structures; equilibrium in two and three dimensions; free-body diagrams; friction; centroids; centers of gravity; and moments of inertia. Prerequisite: PHYS 2325, corequisite: MATH 2414.
ENGR 2302 Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics (3-0) Basic theory of engineering mechanics, using calculus, involving the motion of particles, rigid bodies, and systems of particles; Newton's Laws; work and energy relationships; principles of impulse and momentum; application of kinetics and kinematics to the solution of engineering problems. Prerequisite: ENGR 2301
ENGR 2305 Fundamentals of Circuit Analysis (3-0) Basic concepts of electrical engineering using calculus; the fundamentals of electrical and electronic components and circuits, circuit analysis; network principles, motors, and steady-state and transient responses; application of Laplace transforms; and use of computational software to solve network problems; application of the principles to the solution of electrical engineering problems; relationship between basic principles and advanced applications. Prerequisite: PHYS 2326.
ENGR 3303 Introduction to Materials Science (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. Prerequisites: CHEM 1311 and PHYS 2325.
ENGR 3326 Engineering Economics (3-0) Application of economics to engineering and industrial problems that require a knowledge of engineering for their solution. Prerequisite: ECON 2301 or junior/senior standing.
ENGR 3332 Mechanics of Materials (3-0) Basic concepts of stress and strain in common engineering materials. An introduction to Hooke's law and the Poisson effect. Analysis of axial, shear, flexural, torsionsal, and combined stress and strain in structural members. Shear and moment distribution in beams. An introduction to the deformation of structural members under load. Prerequisites: ENGR 2301.
ENGR 3354 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics (3-0) An introduction to the basic concepts of fluid mechanics including the fundamental properties of fluids, fluid statics, kinematics of fluid motion, and similitude. The conservation of mass, energy, and momentum are introduced with applications to compressible and incompressible fluids. Laminar and turbulent boundary layers are introduced. Prerequisite: ENGR 2301. Corequisite: MATH 2415.
ENGR 3375 Introduction to Thermodynamics (3-0) An introduction to the basic concepts of thermodynamics including the properties of substances and ideals gases. Introduction to the concepts of a thermodynamic system, control volumes, heat, work, and internal energy. Introduction to the first and second laws of thermodynamics with engineering applications. Prerequisites: MATH 2414 and PHYS 2325.
ENGR 4195 Professional Practice (3-0) Introduction to the engineering profession with emphasis on professional and ethical responsibility. The impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context is discussed. Professional registration is discussed and an engineering field examination is given. Prerequisite: Senior standing in engineering.
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. Prerequisite: PHYS 2326/2126, co-requisite: ENGR 3332.
MENG 3324 Manufacturing Processes (3-0) Study of modern manufacturing processes for metals, polymers, and ceramics. Casting, deformation, polymer molding, and machining are studied. Prerequisites: ENGR 3303. Corequisite: ENGR 3332.
MENG 3348 Computer-Aided Mechanical Engineering Design (2-2) Extensive use of computers as part of the mechanical engineering design process. Introduction to the finite element method for thermal and mechanical systems design. Software packages using solid modeling, finite element analysis, nonlinear solvers, and kinematic simulation will be introduced. Design project work using computational tools is a major component of the course. Prerequisites: ENGR 1204, ENGR 3375, and ENGR 3332.
MENG 3351 Heat Transfer (3-0) Convection, conduction, and radiation heat transfer. Heat flow in fluids and solids. Steady state and transient heat flow. Design of heat transfer equipment and mathematical modeling and analysis of heat transfer. Prerequisites: ENGR 3375 and MATH 3320.
MENG 3356 Fluid Mechanics II (3-0) Surface resistance to flow, wall shear stress, and boundary layers. Internal flow, laminar and turbulent flow in conduits. External flow, lift and drag. Compressible flow, normal shock waves, isentropic flow through nozzles and diffusers. Introduction to turbomachinery. Prerequisite: ENGR 3354.
MENG 3364 Mechanical Design I (3-0) Fundamental principles of machine component design are introduced. Stress and deflection analysis of machine elements; failure theories for static and fatigue loading. Prerequisites: ENGR 3303, ENGR 3332.
MENG 3376 Thermodynamics II (3-0) First and second law analysis of power cycles: Rankine vapor power cycles; air-standard and Brayton gas cycles. Refrigeration and heat pump cycles and systems. Ideal gas mixtures and psychrometrics. Reacting mixtures and combustion. Prerequisite: ENGR 3375.
MENG 4205 Thermo-fluid and Mechanical Systems Laboratory (1-3) Laboratory practice and measurement of components and devices used in thermo-fluid and mechanical systems. Theory of measurement error and propagation. Applications to practical problems in heat transfer, fluid mechanics, mechanics of materials, and dynamics. Prerequisites: ENGR 2302, MENG 3206, MENG 3351, and ENGR 3354.
MENG 4206 Mechanical Engineering Laboratory II (1-3) A continuation of the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory series with practical measurement problems in mechanical engineering. Prerequisite: MENG 3206.
MENG 4311 Automatic Controls (3-0) A study of classical control theory including transfer functions, stability, and time response. Root locus, Nyquist diagrams, and Bode Plots are studied. The computer as a simulation tool for control system design and analysis is introduced. Prerequisites: ENGR 2302 and MATH 3320.
MENG 4365 Vibrations (3-0) Fundamentals of vibration theory and system response. Single and multiple degrees of freedom, damping, and vibration isolation. Prerequisites: ENGR 2302 and MATH 3320.
MENG 4366 Senior Design I (3-0) Introduction to the design process. Customer needs, product specifications; concept generation and selection; design for manufacturing; economics of product development; prototyping. Teams of students work on a mechanical engineering capstone design project through the concept selection phase. Detail design will continue in course MENG 4468. Prerequisites: MENG 3364, MENG 3348.
MENG 4368 Senior Design II (3-0) Continuation and conclusion of the mechanical engineering capstone design project. Students complete a detail design of a product, prepare of a formal written design report and give an oral presentation of the design. Course must be taken immediately following MENG 4366. Prerequisite: MENG 4366.
MENG 4370 Mechanical Design II (3-0) Practical applications of the principles of machine design. Design of screws, fasteners, and connections; welded and bonded joints, mechanical springs; antifriction and journal bearings; gearing and shafts; clutches, brakes, and couplings. Prerequisite: MENG 3364.
MENG 4372 Thermo-Fluid Component and Systems Design (3-0) Analysis of components for energy transfer: pumps; fans, blowers, and compressors; heat exchangers and burners; ducts; valves. Design of systems containing energy transfer components. Design of duct and piping systems. Design of fluid networks. Prerequisites: MENG 3351 and MENG 3356.
MENG 4389 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering (3-0) Occasionally offered special topics course in Mechanical Engineering to be used as a senior-level elective course.
MENG 4391 Contract Study (3-0) Advanced independent study or research (equivalent to a senior-level course). Prerequisite: senior standing and consent of instructor.
NENG 3301 Introduction to Nuclear Power (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 4211 Nuclear Engineering Laboratory (1-3) An introduction to radiation physics and terminology, the properties of radioactive materials, sources 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, ENGR 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 4331 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.