Mechanical Engineering (MENG)

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MENG 199. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-5 Credits.

Directed Study

MENG 201. MATLAB. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MATH 141.
This course introduces the student to the application of basic MATLAB building blocks to engineering problems. Students will get a thorough introduction to data visualization, data analysis, symbolic calculations, numeric computations and other basic skills related to MATLAB.

MENG 207. ELECTRICITY. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MATH 162, PHYS 153 or PHYS 133 .
This course is intended to provide students with a basic understanding of electricity and its applications. In this course, basic concepts of current, voltage and resistance will be presented as well as basic circuit-analysis methods including inductor and capacitor.

MENG 217. 3D PARAMETRIC COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: METC 110 or High School AUTOCAD or permission of instructor
This course uses the computer to draft parametric models in three dimensions. File management methods, rapid prototyping and 2D drawing development techniques are discussed. (Four hours per week.)

MENG 240. STATICS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: PHYS 151, MATH 161 or Technical Calculus I or equivalent.
Fundamentals of applied mechanics, equivalent force systems, equations of equilibrium, structures, three dimensional force systems and friction. (two hours lecture, four hours laboratory per week)

MENG 241. STRENGTH OF MATERIALS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MENG 240, MATH 162, PHYS 152 or Technical Calculus II or equivalent.
A study of the internal stresses, internal deformations and deflections of materials. Topics may include: shear and moment diagrams for beams, combined loading on beams, temperature stresses and torsional loading. (four hours lecture per week)

MENG 242. DYNAMICS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MENG 240.
Kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies using vector analysis; force mass acceleration, work and energy, impulse and momentum, translating and rotating coordinate system.

MENG 353. INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: CHEM 121 or CHEM 151.
Students in this course achieve a thorough understanding of engineering materials, their properties, responses and applications. Laboratory work includes destructive and non destructive testing and image analysis of microscopic structure of industrial materials.

MENG 380. THERMODYNAMICS. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: PHYS 152; MATH 162; ENGR 381 (may be taken concurrently).
This course explores properties of materials, work, heat, conversion of energy, conservation of mass and energy transformation processes. Emphasis is on application of the first and second laws to engineering systems.

MENG 381. LABORATORY ANALYSIS AND REPORTS. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: PHYS 153 or PHYS 133, MATH 162.
This course examines the different aspects of laboratory analysis and report writing. This includes description of engineering problems, analysis of data including error analysis and data interpretation, instrumentation and measurements. In addition, the application of spreadsheets for solving and analyzing engineering problems, creating technical graphs, trending and curve fitting and project management will be addressed.

MENG 382. FLUID MECHANICS. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: PHYS 152; MATH 162; MENG 381 (may be taken concurrently).
This course introduces the student to theory, concepts and applications of fluid mechanics. Topics include static and dynamic forces; conservation of mass, energy and momentum; flow in pipes and ducts; and fan and pump performance. Laboratory work is included.

MENG 385. ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MENG 207 or TECH 208 or permission of the instructor.
This course covers various electrical and mechanical systems used in robotics and other automated industrial systems. It includes automated equipment programming and industrial planning as applied to automated systems. (3 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory per week)

MENG 386. ENGINEERING NUMERICAL ANALYSIS. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: PHYS 153; MATH 163; and either MENG 201 or CSCD 255.
This course covers a multitude of numerical approximation methods used to solve specific structural engineering problems and highlights the algorithms used in many common scientific software packages.

MENG 398. SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

Seminar

MENG 399. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

MENG 405. DESIGN OF MACHINE ELEMENTS. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MATH 162, MENG 241, MENG 353.
This course covers the design of machine components and mechanisms and utilizes the concepts of engineering mechanics and strength of materials.

MENG 407. HVAC. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: PHYS 132 or PHYS 152.
The study of the principles of Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) including the investigation of the basic calculations to determine heating and cooling loads and the study of the basic equipment design for HVAC.

MENG 412. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGINEERING. 2 Credits.

Pre-requisites: senior standing in ME, MET, CET or EE; or permission of instructor.
This course reviews the fundamentals of engineering. It provides an overview of principles of the practice of engineering and assists students in preparation for the first steps in professional licensure.

MENG 444. HEAT TRANSFER. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MATH 241, MATH 347, MENG 380, MENG 381 (MENG 381 may be taken concurrently), and MENG 386.
This course provides a detailed calculus-based analysis of the heat transfer through solids, fluids and vacuums. Concepts include convection, conduction, radiation, heat transfer in one and two dimensions for steady and unsteady states.

MENG 452. ENGINEERING ECONOMICS. 2 Credits.

Pre-requisites: junior standing or permission of instructor.
This course focuses on the systematic evaluation of the economic benefits and costs of projects involving engineering design and analysis. Engineering economics quantifies the benefits and costs associated with engineering projects to determine whether they make (or save) enough money to warrant their capital investment.

MENG 453. MATERIALS AND DESIGN. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MENG 241, MENG 353.
This course expands upon the concepts covered in the Industrial Materials class. Focus is on how materials and the design of products and the processes to make them are interrelated. Students explore processing and properties of materials such as glass, ceramics, polymers and metals other than steel.

MENG 455. COMPOSITE MATERIALS. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MENG 201, MENG 353.
This course covers basics of composite materials including manufacturing, design and applications. Students learn anisotropic and heterogeneous material systems; types of composite constituents; physical and mechanical properties; micro, macro and ply mechanics; composite design related to strength and different failure modes; and applications of composite beams, plates and stiffened panels.

MENG 482. ADVANCED FLUID DYNAMICS. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MATH 347, MENG 217, MENG 382.
Students apply fluid principles to various technical situations and utilize advanced methods to derive a solution. Topics covered may include Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), turbo machinery, compressible fluid flow, turbulence, thermo-fluid system design, and fan and pump performance.

MENG 485. ADVANCED ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MENG 385.
A study of the various electrical and mechanical systems used in advanced robotics and other automated systems. Topics include automated equipment, programming and industrial planning as applied to automated systems, robotic vision, cooperative robotics and service robots.

MENG 486. PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS IN AUTOMATION. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MENG 385.
A study of Programmable Logic Controllers used in industrial automation and advanced robotics. Course explores automated equipment, ladder logic programming and industrial planning as applied to automated systems.

MENG 487. SENSORS THEORY FOR AUTOMATION. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MENG 385.
This course introduces the common sensors used in robotics and automation, including the theory of how sensors work, the circuitry involved and the programming logic for input/output.

MENG 490A. SENIOR CAPSTONE: DESIGN LABORATORY I. 2 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MENG 217, MENG 241, TECH 301 and senior standing.
Satisfies: senior capstone university graduation requirement.
This course simulates the industrial environment, where students work in teams to solve a real world problem from design to implementation. Team dynamics and project constraints are strictly monitored and each student’s unique skills are utilized in different stages of the design process.

MENG 490B. SENIOR CAPSTONE: DESIGN LABORATORY II. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MENG 490A.
Satisfies: senior capstone university graduation requirement.
See description for MENG 490A.

MENG 491. SENIOR THESIS. 1-6 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of instructor.
Independent and/or group study and implementation of a design and development project. (variable time)

MENG 492. FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MATH 347, MENG 217, MENG 241.
This course introduces the computational methods to solve engineering problems using the finite element approach. Modeling techniques for different engineering structures such as truss, beams, frames, two and three dimensional solids, and thin-walled structures are introduced in this course. Students solve a wide variety of engineering problems dealing with statics, dynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and design and material selections using the state of art FEA software.

MENG 493. SENIOR SEMINAR. 1 Credit.

Notes: graded Pass/Fail.
Pre-requisites: senior standing or permission of instructor.
This course provides the students firsthand exposure to the latest technological advances directly from the manufacturer or researcher. This helps students in their lifelong learning and provides an opportunity to inquire about particular topics or fields of interest.

MENG 495. INTERNSHIP. 1-6 Credits.

Notes: graded Pass/Fail.
Pre-requisites: junior or senior status and permission of the instructor, department chair and dean.

MENG 496. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-10 Credits.

MENG 499. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-10 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.
Designed for students wanting to pursue a subject beyond the scope of regular courses.