Curriculum: Mechanical Engineering, B.S.

Discovery Core

Foundations Credits:
FCWR 101 Writing I: Foundations of College Composition1 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: WRIT 100 or Writing Placement Exam

A course introducing students to the fundamentals of college composition. Topics include writing process, rhetorical strategies, basics of critical reading and thinking, analytical writing, and argumentative writing. This course serves as a foundation to prepare students to succeed in other academic writing contexts. Coursework includes a computer lab component.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
FCWR 151 Writing II: Foundations of Research Writing1 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: FCWR 101 or WRIT 101

Further development of the academic writing, critical thinking, and analytical reading skills taught in Writing I. An introduction to academic discourse in the four core seminar areas: literature, social sciences, behavioral sciences, and philosophy. Development of library skills leading to a documented research paper.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
FCSP 105 Foundations of Speech Communication 3
Study of the fundamentals of verbal communication including public speaking, interpersonal communication, and small group interaction. Training in methods of obtaining and organizing materials and ideas for effective verbal communication.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
FCIQ 101 Foundations of Inquiry 3
This course introduces you to the fundamentals of critical thinking. Topics include an overview of the research methods in various academic disciplines, reasoning, constructing an argument, and evaluating information. This course serves as a foundation for your continued development of critical thinking skills in other core classes, your major program coursework, and your personal and professional life.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
FCWR 304 Communication for Technical Professions 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Take one course in each group: Group 1 (FCWR 101 or FCWR 111 or WRIT 101 or WRIT 111) and Group 2 (FCWR 151 or FCWR 161 or WRIT 151 or WRIT 161)

Building on courses taken in their majors, students will learn and apply concepts of effective written and oral expression appropriate for careers in the technology professions, such as engineering and computer science. In addition to modes of technical discourse (definition, description, analysis, interpretation), this course emphasizes strategies for effective business communication in the technical professions and stylistics of technical communication. Methods and procedures of research are explored in depth. Course work includes a computer lab component, oral presentation of final reports using presentation software, and exploration of appropriate technology for technical communication.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
    Total: 15 Credits
[1] Intensive English as a second language is not acceptable as a permissible substitution for any of these requirements. The only permissible substitution is FCWR 111 and FCWR 161 in place of FCWR 101 and FCWR 151.
 
Seminars Credits:
ICLT 3XX Literature choice2 3


ICPH 3XX Philosophy choice2 3


ICBS 3XX Behavioral Science choice 3


ICSS 309 Technology and Global Issues3 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Take one course in each group: Group 1 (FCWR 101 or FCWR 111 or WRIT 101 or WRIT 111) and Group 2 (FCWR 151 or FCWR 161 or WRIT 151 or WRIT 161). Course is limited to juniors and seniors.

In this course the relationships between technology and global concerns are explored. Topics such as sustainable development, standards, ethics, environmental concerns and public policies related to design and development, energy, transportation, air and water facing both developed and developing nations will be discussed. Open to juniors and seniors only.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
    Total: 12 Credits
[2] Students are strongly encouraged to take at least one seminar course with an ethics component. Options are: ICLT 302, ICLT 303, ICPH 304, or ICPH 306. Depending on the choice, it will satisfy either the Literature or Philosophy core requirement.

[3] Cross-listed with IENG 400.
 
Math and Science Credits:
MATH 170 Calculus I 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 140 or MATH 141 or TMAT 155 or Math Placement Exam

Study of lines and circles. Functions, limits, derivatives of algebraic functions, introduction to derivatives of trigonometric functions. Application of derivatives to physics problems, related rates, maximum-minimum word problems and curve sketching. Introduction to indefinite integrals. The conic sections.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 5-0-4
PHYS 170 General Physics I 4
Co-Requisite: Co-requisite: MATH 170

A basic course covering vectors, Newton's laws of motion, particle kinematics and dynamics, work, energy, momentum, and rotational motion.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 4-2-4
    Total: 8 Credits
 

Major Requirements

Engineering Technology Credits:
ETCS 105 Career Discovery4 2
The course experience provides the skills and tools necessary for a technical career while enabling students to develop confidence in their academic endeavors. The creative role in the multi-disciplinary design and development process is emphasized in addition to communication skills, ethical, legal, and professional responsibilities. This course may be waived for students with sophomore or higher status. This course replaces College Success Seminar for students in the College of Engineering and Computing Sciences.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-0-2
[4] This course may be waived for students and transfers with sophomore or higher status. All course substitutions must be approved by the department chairperson.
 
Mechanical Engineering Credits:
MENG 105 Engineering Graphics 1
An introduction to current graphic representations. Problems chosen to develop recognition and development skills in such areas as orthographics, pictorials, auxiliaries, sections, intersections and developments. Practical applications in screws and fasteners, welds, gears, cams, pipes, and electrical conventions. AUTOCAD applications.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-2-1
MENG 211 Engineering Mechanics I (Statics) 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 180 and PHYS 170

Statics of particles; force in plane and space; equivalent systems of forces; equilibrium of rigid bodies in two and three dimensions; analysis of structures, friction; distributed forces; centroids, centers of gravity and moment of inertia; method of virtual work.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
MENG 212 Engineering Mechanics II (Dynamics) 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MENG 211.

Co-Requisite: Co-requisite: MATH 260.

Basic concepts, fundamental laws: absolute and relative motion, work, energy, impulse, momentum. Kinematic and kinetics of a particle, or rigid bodies. Central force motion. Impact. Advanced topics.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
MENG 221 Strength of Materials 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 180 and MENG 211

Stresses and strains in members under the actions of axial and shearing forces, bending and twisting moments. Transformations of stress and strain; principal stresses. Combined stresses; pressure vessels. Deflection of beams. Statically indeterminate problems. Columns.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-2-3
MENG 240 Thermodynamics 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: CHEM 107 and PHYS 225

Review of dimensions, units, and fundamental concepts. Study of First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics. Application to fluid dynamic processes. Energy conversion cycles. Reversed cycles. Concept of exegetic analysis.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
MENG 270 Instrumentation and Measurement 1
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: PHYS 170

Introduction to measuring techniques in mechanical engineering. Analysis of experimental data with emphasis on accuracy, errors, and uncertainty. Mechanical, electrical, electronic, pneumatic, hydraulic and optical instruments are used in the experiments performed, and their design, function, and limitations are studied.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 0-3-1
MENG 310 Introduction to Materials Science 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: CHEM 107 or CHEM 110

Introductory course to the science of materials. Review of atomic theory and atomic bonding. Structure of crystals and nature of crystal imperfections and atom movements. Discussion of phase diagrams, multiphase materials and equilibrium relationships.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
MENG 320 Materials Mechanics Laboratory 1
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MENG 221 and MENG 310

This laboratory course should be regarded as a supplement to the theoretical studies of materials and mechanical properties of engineering materials. Important mechanical properties are defined and discussed. The operation and use of the testing equipment described, i.e., universal testing machines, hardness tester, torsion, impact and cyclic load tester. Deflection, deformation, and strain gauges. Low and high temperature testings. Metallographic laboratory techniques and nondestructive testing methods introduced.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 0-3-1
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MENG 343 Thermofluids Laboratory 1
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MENG 240 and MENG 340

Introduction to basic instrumentation. Experiments involving pressure, velocity, temperature and viscosity measurements, determination of thermal properties of solids, liquids and gases. Calorimetry. Steam turbogenerator, reversed refrigeration cycles. Tests involving internal combustion engines, wind tunnel testing. Basic experiments in hydraulics.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 0-3-1
MENG 321 Introduction to Computer-Aided Design 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MENG 105

General overview of how CAD operates in a modern mechanical engineering design environment. Introduction to major commercial CAD software (CATIA, Pro/E, Solidworks, NX, etc.) in relation to the production of two and three dimensional images of design concepts for machinery components. Introduction to finite element techniques for structural analysis. Includes hands-on experience in the use of CAD software packages for designing and analyzing mechanical components.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-2-3
MENG 324 Vibrations and System Dynamics 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MENG 201 or CSCI 125, MENG 212, MATH 320

Mathematical modeling and analysis of lumped dynamic systems with mechanical elements. Topics: time domain solutions (with emphasis on one- and multi-degree-of-freedom vibration problems including free and forced vibrations), computer simulation, block diagram representation, numerical methods and frequency domain solutions.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
MENG 340 Fluid Mechanics 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MENG 240

Fundamental fluid statics: manometry, forces on submerged surfaces, Archimedes' principle. Details of one-dimensional incompressible flow; conservation laws and application to flowing systems, cavitation, impulse-momentum problems, vanes. Pipe flows: laminar analyses, turbulent flows with emphasis on calculation of fluid properties. One-dimensional compressible flow; conservation laws, specialization to isentropic situations, nature of speed of sound. Applications including effects of area change, converging and diverging nozzles, choking phenomena, normal shock waves.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
MENG 349 Heat Transfer 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 320 and MENG 240

Basic concepts: Steady-state conduction; unsteady-state heat conduction; mathematical, graphical empirical and numerical methods of analysis. Principles of convection, numerical methods of analysis. Principles of convection, dimensionless numbers. Forced convection. Natural convection. Radiation heat transfer. Heat exchangers.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
MENG 370 Machine Design 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MENG 221

General concepts of machine design, such as stress and strength, stress concentration fatigue, theories of failure, deflection in machine parts. Applications of the design deflection in machine parts. Applications of the design process, including design of shafts, fasteners, couplings, gears, bearings, springs, screws, and other machine elements.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-2-3
MENG 420 Modern Manufacturing 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisites: MENG 310, MENG 321

This course introduces the modem manufacturing processes and systems. Topics include manufacturing processes, rapid prototyping, computer-integrated manufacturing, digital manufacturing, and emerging manufacturing technologies such as additive manufacturing and micro/nano fabrication.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4
MENG 438 Engineering Analysis 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MENG 201 or CSCI 125 and MATH 320

Numerical and analytical methods for the solution of engineering problems will be covered. In particular, applications to problems in heat transfer, fluid mechanics, applications to problems in heat transfer, fluid mechanics, flight vehicle design, and vibration theory will be discussed.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
MENG 470 Senior Mechanical Engineering Design 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MENG 324, MENG 340, MENG 349, MENG 370

This is a course open to seniors which provides the major design experience as required by ABET. Students will work in multidisciplinary teams to design a system or component of a system. The course will deal with open-ended design investigations which allow the application of advanced engineering techniques to the analysis and synthesis of engineering systems or devices. Topics such as manufacturing processes, DFM, modern engineering materials reliability and liability, environmental friendliness, thermo-fluid machines and devices will be covered. The design will incorporate engineering standards and multiple realistic constraints such as its impact on society, health and safety, environmental considerations, sustainability, political, social and ethical considerations, literature and patent search, and project management. Weekly progress reports as well as a final oral and written presentation will be required.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4
    Total: 44 Credits
 
Computer Science Credits:
MENG 201 Engineering Programming 3
This course provides an introduction to computer programming and develops skills in problem solving, algorithm development, and programming using software such as MATLAB. Topics include data types and storage, expressions and statements, program flow control, arrays, and functions. Matrix and vector operations are also introduced.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-1-3
    Total: 3 Credits
 
Design Electives (choose two courses from the following) Credits:
AENG 490 Flight Vehicle Design 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MENG 340

Actual optimum design of an airplane meeting the specifications of load (number of passengers and/or weight of cargo), range, field length, and cruising speed. The course proceeds step by step to calculate all the design characteristics: wing sweepback, thickness ration, wing loading, thrust loading, takeoff weight, drag, range, direct operating cost. Many of these factors are varied in order to optimize the cost. Students will work in multidisciplinary teams to prepare proposals to perform preliminary design of a jet transport that will draw significantly on knowledge and skills acquired in previous coursework.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-4-4
MENG 443 Energy System Analysis and Design 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MENG 340, MENG 349

Fundamentals of planning and design of thermal power plants. Detailed design and performance characteristics of power plant subsystems, i.e., turbines, steam condensers, feed water heaters, boiler plant pumps, steam generators, boiler fans, piping design, cooling water systems, water treatment. System analysis based on First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics toward optimization of power generation. Advanced (optimized) energy conversion cycles with energy/ energy flows. Students are required to complete a design project of a thermal power plant and submit a report with complete system analysis, heat balance diagrams, major system/ subsystem and piping drawing. Students will prepare proposals to design an entire Energy System. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 3-3-4

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4
MENG 446 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MENG 240 and MENG 340.

Co-Requisite: Co-requisite: MENG 349.

Analysis and design procedures of HVAC systems, accompanied by a design project which includes space heating and air conditioning.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4
MENG 486 Advanced Machine Design 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MENG 212 and MENG 370

Review of basic concepts, plus such considerations as impact loads, cumulative damage, reliability as a statistical concept, optimization, cost standardization, computer usage. In-depth treatment of such machine elements as clutches and brakes, special springs, roller bearings, gearing systems. Two open-end design projects, each combining various machine elements: conceptual design, feasibility, calculations, assembly drawing, detail drawings including dimensioning, fits and tolerance and parts lists. Students will prepare proposals to design a mechanical system that will draw significantly on the knowledge and skills acquired in previous coursework.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4
    Total: 8 Credits
 
Electrical Engineering Credits:
EENG 211 Electrical Circuits I 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 170 and PHYS 170.

Co-Requisite: Co-requisite: MATH 180 and PHYS 180.

Properties of linear networks, mesh and nodal analysis, network theorems, solution of first order and second order circuits in the time domain are studied.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
EENG 275 Electronics Laboratory 1
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Take one course in each group: Group 1 (EENG 211 or EENG 212 or EENG 221) and Group 2 (FCWR 101 or WRIT 101 or WRIT 111 or FCWR 111)

Laboratory work to complement lecture courses.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 0-3-1
    Total: 4 Credits
 
Engineering Management Credits:
IENG 240 Engineering Economics 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 140 or MATH 141 or MATH 170 or TMAT 155

Economic problems relevant to the management-engineering decision-making environment, managerial costs, interest, depreciation, break-even analysis, capital budgeting, replacement decisions.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
IENG 245 Statistical Design I 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 161 or MATH 170 or TMAT 235

Fundamentals of engineering probability and statistical analysis as applied to industrial problems: sample spaces, random variables, discrete and continuous distributions, sampling techniques and design of statistical investigations, Bayesian decision making. Emphasis is on the application of these ideas to the decision-making process, rather than pure theory.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
    Total: 6 Credits
 
Mathematics and Sciences Credits:
MATH 180 Calculus II 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 170. Students in BS Electrical and Computer Engineering and BS Mechanical Engineering must earn a grade of C or better in MATH 170.

Riemann sums, the definite integral, the fundamental theorem of the calculus. Area, volumes of solids of revolution, arc length, work. Exponential and logarithmic functions. Inverse trigonometric functions. Formal integration techniques. L'Hopital's rule, improper integrals. Polar coordinates.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 5-0-4
MATH 260 Calculus III 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 180

Sequences and series, Taylor series. Vector analysis and analytic geometry in three dimensions. Functions of several variables, partial derivatives, total differential, the chain rule, directional derivatives and gradients. Multiple integrals and applications.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 4-0-4
MATH 320 Differential Equations 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 260

Solving first order ordinary differential equations: exact, separable, and linear. Application to rates and mechanics. Theory of higher order linear differential equations. Method of undetermined coefficients and variation of parameters. Application to vibrating mass and electric circuits. Power series solutions: ordinary and singular points, the method of Frobenius. Partial differential equations: the method of separation of variables.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
PHYS 180 General Physics II 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: PHYS 170.

Co-Requisite: Co-requisite: MATH 180. Students in BS Electrical and Computer Engineering and BS Mechanical Engineering must earn a grade of C or better in PHYS 170.

A continuation of PHYS 170. Topics include fluids, wave motion, electric fields and electric potential, DC circuits, magnetic fields, capacitance and inductance, AC circuits, and electromagnetic waves.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 4-2-4
PHYS 225 Introduction to Modern Physics 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: PHYS 180

This course is designed to familiarize students with the following topics: thermodynamics, optics, relativity, atomic and nuclear physics, fundamental quantum theory of photons, and semiconductors.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
CHEM 107 Engineering Chemistry I 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: TMAT-135 or MATH-141 or MATH-140 or MATH-170 or Math-180

For electrical engineering and computer science majors. An introduction to theoretical and inorganic chemistry. Studies include basic chemical concepts and calculations, atomic structure, periodicity and bonding, states of matter, metals, solutions, acids and bases, thermal chemistry and introductory thermodynamics, oxidation-reduction reactions, reaction rates and nuclear reactions.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 4-0-4
    Total: 22 Credits
 
Electives Credits:
Engineering Elective5 3


Liberal Arts Elective 3


    Total: 6 Credits
[5] Choose from non-required AENG, IENG, MENG, or graduate MENG courses, with approval of the academic department chairperson.
 
Total Required Credits = 128–130