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Introduction | B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Courses
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DEPARTMENT CHAIR
Hossein Moini

DEPARTMENT OFFICE
Engineering 100

PROGRAMS OFFERED

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
   Manufacturing Engineering Emphasis
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering


DEPARTMENT WEBSITE
http://www.fullerton.edu/ecs

FACULTY
Andy Bazar, Jesa Kreiner, Timothy Lancey, Hossein Moini, Peter Othmer, James Rizza, Hasan Sehitoglu

ADVISER
Undergraduate/Graduate Program Adviser: (Vacant)

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING VISION, MISSION, STRATEGIES AND EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
Mechanical Engineering Vision Statement

The Mechanical Engineering Department’s vision is to be recognized as one of the high quality mechanical engineering programs in Southern California.

Mechanical Engineering Mission Statement
Consistent with the University’s Mission, learning is the first priority in the Mechanical Engineering Department. To implement our mission, we provide the best qualities of teaching, scholarship and professional practice. The Department is committed to facilitating the education of the mechanical engineering undergraduate and graduate students by following the Department’s Program Educational Objectives.

Mechanical Engineering Strategies
The Mechanical Engineering Department wishes to realize its vision, and accomplish its mission by:

  • strengthening the Department’s partnerships with its stakeholders and community;
  • enhancing the quality of the Mechanical Engineering program through systematic assessments and feedback; and
  • integrating emerging fields within the curriculum.

Program Educational Objectives

  1. To prepare mechanical engineering students for successful careers and lifelong learning.
  2. To educate mechanical engineering students thoroughly in methods of analysis including the mathematical and computational skills appropriate for engineers to use when solving problems.
  3. To develop skills pertinent to the design process, including the students’ ability to formulate problems, to think creatively, to communicate effectively, to synthesize information and to work collaboratively.
  4. To teach mechanical engineering students to use current experimental and data analysis techniques for mechanical engineering applications.
  5. To instill in our students an understanding of their professional, social and ethical responsibilities.

Students use machine mill in lab

INTRODUCTION
The mechanical engineering program at CSUF provides a foundation for professional engineering careers in private industry and government. Mechanical engineers are employed in a wide range of industries such as manufacturing, transportation, energy, food, biomedical and others. In general, mechanical engineers are involved with the design, research, development, manufacture, testing, distribution, support, maintenance, and recycling of devices and products. Automobiles, airplanes, home appliances, robots, rockets, space capsules, printers, and computer hard disk drives are some of the various products that have been customarily designed and developed by mechanical engineers. Mechanical engineers possess a firm understanding of science, mathematics and engineering needed to carry out these complex tasks which are so important to a modern technological society.

The graduate curriculum is designed to provide a specialized education for career advancement or further work towards a doctoral degree.

2 + 2 Articulated Programs with Community Colleges
The Mechanical Engineering Department has developed 2+2 articulation agreements with community colleges to provide students seamless transfer to CSUF’s Mechanical Engineering program. This allows the full-time students taking the courses specified by the department adviser to graduate in two years following transfer to CSUF.

High School Preparation
The entering high school student should have a preparation which includes two years of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and one year of physics or chemistry. Students deficient in mathematics or chemistry must take special preparatory courses, i.e., Mathematics 125 and Chemistry 115, which will not carry credit for the major. (See Mathematics Section for Entry Level Mathematics test and Math-Science Qualifying Examination requirements.)

Transfer Students
A transfer student shall complete a minimum of 30 units in residence of which at least 15 units shall be taken in upper-division engineering courses. Courses taken at another college or university with a grade of “D” (1.0) will not be accepted as substitute for upper-division courses.

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
The undergraduate program requirements for the bachelor of science in mechanical engineering are comprised of four major segments: foundation courses in mathematics and physical sciences; basic engineering courses; general education courses in the arts, humanities, social sciences, biological sciences and other related areas; and a sequence of courses to fulfill the requirements of the Mechanical Engineering degree or the emphasis in Manufacturing Engineering.

Undergraduate students are required to meet with their academic adviser every semester during the first year and at least once a year thereafter. Students are strongly encouraged to see their academic advisers frequently. All courses taken in fulfillment of the requirements for the bachelor’s degree must be taken for a letter grade, i.e., under grade Option 1. All mathematics and physical science courses required for the degree must be completed with at least a “C” (2.0) grade to count as prerequisite courses to engineering courses or as credit towards the degree. Graduate courses are not open to undergraduate students without approval of the program coordinator.

Mathematics and Science Courses (30)
Mathematics 150A Calculus (4)
Mathematics 150B Calculus (4)
Mathematics 250A Multivariate Calculus (4)
Mathematics 250B Introduction to Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4)
Chemistry 120A General Chemistry (5)
Physics 225, 225L Fundamental Physics: Mechanics and Lab (4)
Physics 226, 226L Fundamental Physics: Electricity and Magnetism and Lab (4)
Physics 227 Fundamental Physics: Waves, Optics, and Modern Physics (1)

Engineering Core Courses (24)
EGME 102 Graphical Communications (3)
EGCE 201 Statics (3)
EGEE 203 Electric Circuits (3)
EGME 205 Digital Computation (3)
EGCE 302 Dynamics (3)
EGME 304 Thermodynamics (3)
EGME 306A Unified Laboratory (1)
EGGN 308 Engineering Analysis (3)
EGME 314 Engineering Economy (2)


General Education Courses
I. Core Competencies (9)

   A. Oral Communication (3)
       Honors 101B, Human Comm 100, or Human Comm 102

   B. Written Communication (3)
        English 101

   C. Critical Thinking (3)
        Honors 101A; Human Comm 235; Philosophy 105, 106; Psychology 110; or Reading 290

II. Historical and Cultural Foundations (9)

   A. Development of World Civilization (3)
        History 110A or 110B

   B. American History, Institutions and Values (6)

      1. American History (3)
          Afro Ethnic Studies 190, American Studies 201, Chicano 190, History 180, 190, or Honors 201A

      2. Government (3)
          Poli Sci 100

III. Disciplinary Learning (31)

    A. Mathematics and Natural Sciences (16)

        1. Mathematics
            Mathematics 150A (4)

   
    2. Natural Sciences
            a. Physical Science
                Chemistry 120A and Physics 225, 225L
            b. Earth and Astronomical Sciences
                Not applicable for engineering majors
            c. Life Science Biology 101 (3)

        3. Implications and Explorations in Mathematics and Natural Sciences
            Not applicable for engineering majors

     B. Arts and Humanities (9)

         1. Introduction to the Arts (3)
             Art 101, 201A, 201B, 311, 312, Dance 101, Music 100, Theater 100

         2. Introduction to the Humanities (3)
             Any lower-division course in this category listed in the current class schedule

         3. Implications, Explorations and Participatory Experience in the Arts and Humanities (3)
             Any upper-division course in this category in the current class schedule

     C. Social Sciences (6)

         1. Introduction to the Social Sciences (3)
             EGGN 314 and one of EGCE 490, EGEE 490 or EGME 490

         2. Implications, Explorations and Participatory Experience in the Social Sciences (3)
            Any upper-division course in this category listed in the current class schedule

IV. Lifelong Learning

     This category is not applicable to engineering majors

V. Cultural Diversity
    Take at least one star (*) course in Sections III.B.3 or III.C.2


Upper-Division Writing Requirement
In addition to a passing score on the Examination in Writing Proficiency (EWP), the following courses are required by all mechanical engineering majors: EGME 306A, 306B, 376A, and 376B. Written work for these courses must meet professional standards and requires completion with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better.

Required Courses in Mechanical Engineering (39 units)
EGEE 303 Electronics (3)
EGEE 303L Electronics Laboratory (1)
EGME 306B Fluids and Thermal Laboratory (1)
EGME 322L Introduction to Computer-Aided Design (3)
EGME 331 Mechanical Behavior of Materials (3)
EGME 333 Fluid Mechanics & Aerodynamics (3)
EGME 335 Introduction to Mechanical Design (3)
EGME 376A Dynamic Systems and Controls Lab (2)
EGME 376B Energy and Power Lab (2)
EGME 407 Heat Transfer (3)
EGME 414 Design Project I (3)
EGME 419 Design Project II (2)
EGME 421 Mechanical Design (3)
EGME 426 Design of Thermal and Fluid Systems (3)
EGME 431 Mechanical Vibrations (3)
EGME 490 Seminar in Engineering (1)

Technical Electives in Mechanical Engineering (11 units)
Before enrolling in any elective course, approval of the adviser must be obtained.

Power and Energy
EGGN 403 Computer Methods in Numerical Analysis (3)
EGME 417 Computational Heat Transfer (3)
EGME 424 Data Acquisition and Instrumentation Using LabVIEW (3)
EGME 447 Piping Selection and Piping Network Design (3)
EGME 451 Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Systems (3)
EGME 452 Fluid Machinery (3)
EGME 454 Optimization of Engineering Design (3)

Design and Materials for Manufacturing
EGME 301L Advanced Auto CAD for Design Documentation (2)
EGGN 403 Computer Methods in Numerical Analysis (3)
EGME 410 Introduction to the Finite Element Method and Applications (3)
EGME 411 Mechanical Control Systems (3)
EGME 418 Space and Rocket Engineering (3)
EGME 438 Analytical Methods in Engineering (3)
EGME 454 Optimization of Engineering Design (3)
EGME 456 Introduction to Mechatronics for Engineers (3)
EGME 457L Intelligent Systems Lab (2)
EGME 459 Plastics and Other Non-Metallics (3)
EGME 460 Failure of Engineering Materials (3)
EGME 461 Fabrication Methods (3)
EGME 462 Composite Materials (3)
EGME 463 Introduction to Robotics (3)
EGME 475 Acoustics and Noise Control (3)
EGME 480 Human Factors in Engineering (3)
EGME 483 Computer-Aided Manufacturing (3)
EGME 486 Introduction to Electronics Packaging (3)
EGME 487 Thermal Control of Electronic Packaging (3)

Thermal and Fluids Engineering
EGME 410 Introduction to the Finite Element Method and Applications (3)
EGME 417 Computational Heat Transfer (3)
EGME 424 Data Acquisition and Instrumentation Using LabVIEW (3)
EGME 447 Piping Selection and Piping Network Design (3)
EGME 451 Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Systems (3)
EGME 452 Fluid Machinery (3)
EGME 454 Optimization of Engineering Design (3)
EGME 486 Introduction to Electronics Packaging (3)
EGME 487 Thermal Control of Electronic Packaging (3)

Robotics, Controls, and Automated Manufacturing
EGGN 403 Computer Methods in Numerical Analysis (3)
EGME 410 Introduction to the Finite Element Method and Applications (3)
EGME 411 Mechanical Control Systems (3)
EGME 424 Data Acquisition and Instrumentation Using LabVIEW (3)
EGME 454 Optimization of Engineering Design (3)
EGME 456 Introduction to Mechatronics for Engineers (3)
EGME 457L Intelligent Systems Lab (2)
EGME 461 Fabrication Methods (3)
EGME 463 Introduction to Robotics (3)
EGME 483 Computer-Aided Manufacturing (3)
EGME 486 Introduction to Electronics Packaging (3)


MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING EMPHASIS
See the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering section of this catalog for requirements in mathematics and science foundation courses (30 units), engineering core courses (24 units) and general education course work.

Required Courses (43 units)
EGEE 303 Electronics (3)
EGEE 303L Electronics Lab (1)
EGME 306B Fluids and Thermal Laboratory (1)
EGME 322L Introduction to Computer-Aided Design (3)
EGME 331 Mechanical Behavior of Materials (3)
EGME 333 Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics (3)
EGME 335 Introduction to Mechanical Design (3)
EGME 376A Dynamic Systems and Controls Lab (2)
EGME 407 Heat Transfer (3)
EGME 414 Design Project I (3)
EGME 419 Design Project II (2)
EGME 421 Mechanical Design (3)
EGME 426 Design of Thermal and Fluid Systems (3)
EGME 461 Fabrication Methods (3)
EGME 463 Introduction to Robotics (3)
EGME 483 Computer-Aided Manufacturing (3)
EGME 490 Seminar in Engineering (1)

Technical Electives (9 units)
Approval of the adviser must be obtained before enrolling in any elective course.

EGME 410 Introduction to the Finite Element Method and Applications (3)
EGME 411 Mechanical Control Systems (3)
EGME 454 Optimization of Engineering Design (3)
EGME 459 Plastics and Other Non-Metallics (3)
EGME 460 Failure of Engineering Materials (3)
EGME 462 Composite Materials (3)
EGME 480 Human Factors in Engineering (3)
EGCE 408 Reinforced Concrete Design (3)
EGEE 323 Engineering Probability and Statistics (3)
EGEE 404 Introduction to Microprocessors and Microcomputers (3)
EGEE 404L Microprocessor Lab (1)
EGEE 445 Digital Electronics (3)
EGEE 465 Introduction to VLSI Design (3)

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
To qualify for admission to a conditionally classified standing, applicants must meet the following university and departmental requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, e.g., Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
  2. Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from an institution
    accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
  3. Minimum GPA of 2.5 in the last 60 semester units.
  4. Good standing at the last institution attended.

Students not meeting the above requirements may be admitted at the discretion of the department head and will be required to take an additional six or more units of adviser-approved prerequisite coursework. The student must demonstrate potential for graduate study by earning a grade point average of 3.0 or higher in these courses.

Any student entering the Master of Science degree program without a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering will also be required to complete one or more courses in the areas where the student is deemed to be deficient, prior to beginning course work for the Master’s degree.

Application Deadlines
The deadlines for completing online applications are March 1st for the fall semester and October 1st for the spring semester (see http://www.csumentor.edu). Mailed applications need to be postmarked by the same deadlines. However, deadlines may be changed based upon enrollment projections. Check the university graduate studies website for current information at http://www.fullerton.edu/graduate.

Classified Standing
Students meeting the following additional requirements will be advanced to classified standing and are eligible to take graduate courses for which they are qualified:

  1. Completion of all deficiency work specified by the graduate adviser with a grade of “B” (3.0) or better.
  2. Development of an approved study plan. Before completing nine units at CSUF toward the M.S. degree, the student must meet with an adviser for preparation of a study plan which must be approved by the department chairman and the Office of Graduate Studies.
  3. Fulfillment of the university writing requirement prior to completing nine units at CSUF toward the M.S. degree. Students must demonstrate writing ability commensurate with the baccalaureate degree. Please refer to the “Graduate Regulations” section of this catalog for further information on how this requirement can be met.

Study Plan
The study plan consists of a minimum of 30 units of adviser-approved upper-division or graduate-level course work which must be completed with an overall grade-point average of at least 3.0. At least half the units required for the degree must be in approved graduate (500-level) courses.

Required Courses (3 units)
Adviser-approved math-oriented course (3)

Concentration Courses (15 units)
A student is required to select a minimum of 15 units in mechanical engineering.

These units may be 400-level and 500-level courses and are selected according to the student’s area of interest. Course work is designed to meet the student’s professional career goals and may focus on the following areas: Power and Energy, Design and Materials for Manufacturing, Thermal and Fluids Engineering, Robotics, Controls, and Automated Manufacturing.

Other Courses (9 units)
Elective units should be taken in mechanical engineering or a related engineering field and are subject to adviser approval.

Exam/Thesis/Project Option (3-6 units)
Subject to approval by the adviser, students may select one of the following three options for final review by a department committee:

  1. Oral comprehensive examination
  2. EGME 597 Project (3-6 units)
  3. EGME 598 Thesis (3-6 units)

Students enrolling in less than six units of Thesis/Project will be required to take an oral comprehensive exam. Students enrolling in six units of thesis or project may defend their thesis or project instead of taking an oral comprehensive exam.

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING COURSES

Courses are designated as EGME in the class schedule.

EGME 102    Graphical Communications

Description: Graphics as a fundamental means of communication in design. Development of spatial visualization. Freehand sketching and use of instruments, orthographic projection, pictorials. Dimensioning, tolerances, descriptive geometry, CAD principles and applications, AutoCAD, design procedure, cost analysis and freshman design project. (1 hour lecture, 6 hours laboratory) (CAN ENGR 2)
Units: (3)

EGME 205    Digital Computation

Description: Prerequisites: college algebra or 3 years of high school math including a 2nd course in algebra. Computers and their numerical applications. Programming languages, digital computation methods in statistics, and solving algebraic equations. Applications of general purpose software for engineering analysis. (Same as EGGN 205)
Units: (3)

EGME 214    Basic Machine Shop Practice and Safety

Description: Prerequisites: Mathematics 115, 125 or equivalents. Introduction to machine shop practices and drill press, grinding wheel, lathe, vertical mill and band saw. Thorough safety procedures instruction on each machine. Student demonstrates safe practices on each machine. Introduction to measurement and tolerancing. Discussion and laboratory practice. (1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory.) Does not count toward fulfilling degree requirements. Credit/No Credit only.
Units: (2)

EGME 286    Technology-Based Graphical Communication

Description: Prerequisite: Mathematics 130 or Mathematics 150A. Introduction to the techniques used in three-dimensional graphics, design and visualization to conceptualize, apply, analyze, synthesize, evaluate and communicate information concepts using available technology. No credit for Engineering/Computer Science majors. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory)
Units: (3)

EGME 304    Thermodynamics

Description: Prerequisites: Chem 120A, Math 150B and Physics 225. Energy and its transformation; heat and work; conservation of mass and energy, system properties, irreversibility and availability. Ideal gases, heat engines and refrigeration (both ideal and actual), equipment selection and sizing.
Units: (3)

EGME 306A    Unified Laboratory

Description: Prerequisites: Physics 225 and EGME 102. Corequisite: EGGN 205. Observations and measurements as an introduction to the experimental method. Static and dynamic measurements on engineering systems (beams, columns, pendulums, gyroscopes) using mechanical and electrical transducers. Principles of probability and statistics and their applications to experimental measurements. Report writing. Must be passed with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better to count towards the upper division writing requirement. (3 hours laboratory)
Units: (1)

EGME 306B    Fluids and Thermal Laboratory

Description: Prerequisites: EGME 306A and 333. Corequisite: EGME 407. Continuation of EGME 306A. Flow measurement techniques using orifice plates, venturimeters. Pitot probes and nozzles. Temperature and pressure measurement. Experimental studies of fluid friction and heat exchanger performance. Use of microcomputers in data acquisition, reduction and analysis. Technical report writing. Must be passed with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better to count towards the upper division writing requirement. (“C-minus” is not a passing grade). (3 hours laboratory)
Units: (1)

EGME 308    Engineering Analysis and Statistics

Description: (Same as Civil Engineering 308, Electric Engineering 308 and Engineering 308)
Units: (3)

EGME 314    Engineering Economy

Description: (Same as EGGN 314)
Units: (2)

EGME 315    Basic Fabrication Techniques and Manufacturing Practices

Description: Prerequisite: EGME 102. Conventional fabrication techniques, measuring, referencing and tolerances applied to manufacturing such as tooling, computer numerical control machining and process indices. Safety instruction for use of campus machine shop equipment. (2 hours discussion and 2 hours laboratory)
Units: (3)

EGME 322L    Introduction to Computer-Aided Design

Description: Prerequisite: EGME 331, EGCE 302. Introduction to modeling, assembly, design documentation and analysis using typical commercial CAD/CAE software. Use of online resources in the collaborative design process. Design file transfer protocols. Design project using a technology based team environment. CAD/CAE system selection criteria. (1 hour discussion, 6 hours laboratory). (Same as Computer Science 322L)
Units: (3)

EGME 331    Mechanical Behavior of Materials

Description: Prerequisites: Chem 120A, Math 250A, EGCE 201; Corequisite: EGME 306A. Engineering properties of materials. Toughness and fatigue. Creep phenomena. Corrosion. Energy concepts. Beams and columns. Torsion. Combined stresses. Pressure vessels. Failure theories. Design of machine elements.
Units: (3)

EGME 333    Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics

Description: Corequisites: EGGN 205 and EGME 304. Principles of fluid mechanics and their applications; fluid properties; fluid statics; one-dimensional incompressible flow; concepts of multi-dimensional flows including conservation principles; similitude and dimensional analysis; internal and external viscous flow; elements of compressible flow; design considerations in fluid mechanics.
Units: (3)

EGME 335    Introduction to Mechanical Design

Description: Prerequisites: EGGN 205, EGCE 302 and EGME 102. Kinematics and dynamics of mechanisms; design and analysis of linkages, gears, and cams through the use of analytical, graphical and computer-aided techniques.
Units: (3)

EGME 350    Living and Working in Space

Description: Prerequisite: junior standing. History of space flight. Space travel in literature and films. Space pioneers. The Moon Race. Space tourism and space hotels. Colonization of Moon and Mars. Space art. Economic, social, psychological, technological and global issues in space habitats.
Units: (3)

EGME 407    Heat Transfer

Description: Prerequisites: Mathematics 250B and EGME 333. Principles of heat transfer and their applications: introduction to conductive, convective and radiation heat transfer; one-dimensional heat conduction; concepts of multi-dimensional conduction; convective heat transfer in conduits and external surfaces; heat exchangers and thermal system design.
Units: (3)

EGME 410    Introduction to the Finite Element Method and Applications

Description: Prerequisite: approved study plan. Basic concepts of integral and matrix formulation of boundary value problems. One dimensional finite element formulation of heat transfer, truss beam and vibration problems. Applications of commercial finite element programs. Selection criteria for code, element and hardware. CAD system interfaces.
Units: (3)

EGME 411    Mechanical Control Systems

Description: Prerequisites: EGGN 205 and 308, and EGCE 302. Mechanical control system design and analysis. Pneumatic, hydraulic, electromechanical actuators and devices. Stability criteria, root locus plots, transfer functions, introduction to feedback control and microprocessor applications.
Units: (3)

EGME 414    Design Project I

Description: Prerequisites: EGME 322L and 421. Corequisite: EGME 426. Design methodology, CAD/CAE philosophy, optimization, product liability, probability/statistical principles, ASME codes, safety, human factors, material selection, legal aspects of design, professional ethics. Design project to be completed in EGME 419, feasibility study, preliminary design, assembly drawings, interim project report. Oral presentation. (1 hour lecture and 6 hours laboratory)
Units: (3)

EGME 417    Computational Heat Transfer

Description: Prerequisites: EGGN 205 and 308, and EGME 407. Computer visualization of 2-D/3-D temperature fields. Steady and unsteady conduction heat transfer. Incompressible free and forced convective boundary layer flows. Multiple surface radiation analysis. Boiling and condensation. Emphasis on design aspects of computational heat transfer and use of CFD codes.
Units: (3)

EGME 418    Space and Rocket Engineering

Description: Prerequisites: EGCE 201, EGME 304, 331, and 333. Principles of rocket propulsion systems. Single and multi-stage rockets. Theory and application of orbital mechanics. Space flight maneuvers. Boosting a satellite into orbit. Spacecraft guidance and control. Trajectories to Moon and Mars.
Units: (3)

EGME 419    Design Project II

Description: Prerequisite: EGME 414. Completion of the design project initiated in EGME 414. Construction of prototype, model or components. Testing of the proposed design, and preparation of a final design report. Teamwork and communications skills are emphasized. Oral presentation is required. (6 hours laboratory)
Units: (2)

EGME 421    Mechanical Design

Description: Prerequisites: EGCE 301 or EGME 331, and 335. Design and application of machine components such as brakes, clutches, gears, springs, fasteners, lubrication of machine elements, bearings, gaskets, seals, “O” rings, methods for study of impact, dynamic loading and fatigue; comprehensive treatment of failure, safety and reliability.
Units: (3)

EGME 422    Mechanical Design Using Pro/ENGINEER

Description: Prerequisite: EGME 322L or equivalent. Modeling, assembly and design documentation using Pro/ENGINEER. Design of mechanical components and assemblies using Advanced Pro/ENGINEER features such as blends, drafts, user defined features, relations, family tables and assembly management. Collaborative design project, utilizing online resources. May be repeated for one credit.
Units: (3)

EGME 424    Data Acquisition and Instrumentation Using LabVIEW

Description: Prerequisite: EGME 306A or equivalent. Graphical programming; design and development of virtual instruments using LabVIEW programming environment; building applications for data acquisition, measurement, testing, and control of engineering systems; collaborative term project. (2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory)
Units: (3)

EGME 426    Design of Thermal and Fluid Systems

Description: Prerequisite: EGME 407. Integration of fundamental principles of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and related subjects in the design of thermal and fluid systems. The design process is applied to pumps, fans, turbines, boilers, and heat exchangers using economics and optimization with case studies.
Units: (3)

EGME 431    Mechanical Vibrations

Description: Prerequisites: EGGN 205 and 308, and EGCE 302. Modeling and analysis of single and multiple degrees of freedom systems. Response to forcing functions. Vibrations of machine elements. Design of vibration isolation systems. Balancing of rotating machinery. Random excitation and response of mechanical structures.
Units: (3)

EGME 438    Analytical Methods in Engineering

Description: Prerequisite: EGGN 308. Ordinary and partial differential equations with constant and variable coefficients; orthogonal functions; conformal mapping; potential theory; engineering applications.
Units: (3)

EGME 447    Piping Selection and Piping Network Design

Description: Prerequisites: EGME 333 and EGCE 301 or EGME 331. Pressure losses in piping networks; selection of piping based upon fluid, temperature, pressure and economic considerations; piping connections, fittings and components; stress analysis; review of national piping codes.
Units: (3)

EGME 451     Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Systems

Description: Prerequisites: EGME 304 and 407. The fundamentals of controlling heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems. Theory and analysis of fundamental thermodynamics relating to these systems. Laboratory demonstrations of actual systems.
Units: (3)

EGME 452    Fluid Machinery

Description: Prerequisites: EGME 304 and 333. Thermal and hydraulic design and analysis of pumps, fans, turbines and compressors. Component selection, system design and performance evaluations.
Units: (3)

EGME 454    Optimization of Engineering Design

Description: Prerequisite: EGGN 308. Application of analytical and computer optimization techniques to engineering design problems. Presentation of design as an optimization task. One dimensional minimization. Unconstrained and constrained nonlinear programming. Approximation concepts. Duality. Computer applications to design problems using a general purpose optimization program.
Units: (3)

EGME 456    Introduction to Mechatronics for Engineers

Description: Prerequisites: EGGN 308, EGEE 303L, and EGME 306A. Introduction to mechatronics. Design issues. Sensors, actuators, programmable controllers. Hardware components for control systems. System performance. Data acquisition and control. Mechatronic control in automated manufacturing. Advanced applications and case studies. Design project.
Units: (3)

EGME 457L    Intelligent Systems Laboratory

Description: Prerequisite: EGEE 456. Design and assembly of microprocessor-based mechanisms. Lab experiments encompass machine/high level programming, and interfacing of microcontrollers with sensors and actuators. Design project. (1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory)
Units: (2)

EGME 459    Plastics and Other Non-Metallics

Description: Prerequisite: EGME 331. Simplified chemistry of plastics. Applications. Manufacturing processes. Methods for preventing deterioration of nonmetallic materials. Composites. Ceramics. Refractories. Wood. Destructive and nondestructive testing of nonmetallic materials.
Units: (3)

EGME 460    Failure of Engineering Materials

Description: Prerequisite: EGME 331. Imperfections in solids; fracture initiation and crack propagation; dislocations; yield point phenomenon; fatigue; creep; ultrasonic effects; radiation damage; stress corrosion; hydrogen embrittlement; composite materials.
Units: (3)

EGME 461    Fabrication Methods

Description: Prerequisite: EGME 331. Manufacturing processes. Metal joining processes. Casting, forging, powder metallurgy, machining and machining tools, finishing, coating, plating, non-metallic materials inspection and gaging, and tolerances.
Units: (3)

EGME 462    Composite Materials

Description: Prerequisites: EGCE 301 or EGME 331. Application, mechanical properties and fabrication studies of fiber reinforced composite materials, stress analysis of laminated anisotropic composite structures. Studies of special problems unique to composites.
Units: (3)

EGME 463    Introduction to Robotics

Description: Prerequisites: EGME 335. Corequisite: EGME 376A. Kinematic, dynamic, control and programming fundamentals associated with industrial robots and programmable manipulators. Trajectory planning, application of robotics in manufacturing and integration of robots into flexible manufacturing systems.
Units: (3)

EGME 475    Acoustics and Noise Control

Description: Prerequisite: Physics 227. Basic phenomena on the propagation, absorption and generation of acoustic waves, specification and measurement of noise, effects of noise on speech and behavior, legal aspects of industrial and building noise, principles and application of noise control.
Units: (3)

EGME 476A    Dynamic Systems and Controls Laboratory

Description: Prerequisites: EGME 431. Dynamic systems, vibration, acoustics and other mechanical components; computer simulation of dynamic systems; robotics, computer controlled machining and automatic data acquisition. Must be passed with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better to count towards the upper division writing requirement. (“C-minus” is not a passing grade). (6 hours laboratory) (Not available for graduate degree credit.)
Units: (2)

EGME 476B    Energy and Power Laboratory

Description: Prerequisites: EGME 304 and 407; and EGME 306B as a prerequisite or corequisite. Mass transfer, heat transfer, and thermodynamic phenomena and their interaction with mechanical systems. Team projects, engineering reports. Must be passed with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better to count towards the upper division writing requirement. (“C-minus” is not a passing grade). (6 hours laboratory) (Not available for graduate degree credit.)
Units: (2)

EGME 480    Human Factors in Engineering

Description: Prerequisite: Approved study plan. Principles of design for making products and systems faster, easier, and more effective to use. Design project using these principles that consider human capabilities and limitation of senses and responses to sensory stimuli. Physiological, psychological and work factors are evaluated for design of equipment, work methods, environments and standards.
Units: (3)

EGME 483    Computer-Aided Manufacturing

Description: Prerequisite: EGME 376A or equivalent. Introduction to computer-aided manufacturing processes. CNC machines, robot and PLC programming. Design for CIM. Fixed and flexible manufacturing systems. Process planning and scheduling. Simulation software for manufacturing systems. Laboratory experiments. (1 hour discussion, 4 hours laboratory)
Units: (3)

EGME 486    Introduction to Electronics Packaging

Description: Prerequisites: EGEE 303 and EGME 306A. Electronic components and devices. The chip carrier, packaging and production of printed circuit boards. First, second and third level packaging. Introduction to thermal analysis and vibration of electronic equipment.
Units: (3)

EGME 487    Thermal Control of Electronic Packaging

Description: Prerequisites: EGME 407. Fluid mechanics and heat transfer as related to the thermal control of electronic packages of varying sizes. Analysis of individual components, complete, boards, and complete systems is considered. Both liquid and gas cooling mediums are covered.
Units: (3)

EGME 490    Seminar in Engineering

Description: Prerequisite: senior standing in engineering. The engineering profession, professional ethics, and related topics. May be repeated once for credit with the approval of the department.
Units: (1)

EGME 497    Senior Project

Description: Prerequisite: Consent of instructor, adviser and department head. Directed independent design project.
Units: (1-3)

EGME 499    Independent Study

Description: Prerequisite: Approval of study plan by adviser and department head. Specialized topics in engineering, selected in consultation with and completed under the supervision of the instructor. May be repeated for credit.
Units: (1-3)

EGME 508    Advanced Inviscid Fluid Flow

Description: Prerequisites: EGGN 205 and 308, and EGME 333. Study of two- and three-dimensional potential flow theory. Sources, sinks, vortices, Rankin bodies, free jets, channel flow, air foils. Introduction to computational fluid dynamics. Complex potential and various transformation techniques are used.
Units: (3)

EGME 511    Advanced Mechanical Vibrations

Description: Prerequisite: EGME 431. Vibrations in rotating and reciprocating machines; noise and vibration in fluid machinery; continuous systems; random vibrations; transient and nonlinear vibration, computer applications.
Units: (3)

EGME 512    Advanced Mechanical Design and Management

Description: Prerequisite: EGME 421 or equivalent. Advanced modern mechanisms. Analysis and synthesis of mechanisms. Advanced topics in computer-aided design of mechanical, thermal and fluid systems. Methodology of modern design. Optimization in design.
Units: (3)

EGME 516    Advanced Radiation Heat Transfer

Description: Prerequisite: EGME 407. Radiation heat transfer including the study of the geometric factor, black and real systems, and energy transfer in absorbing, scattering and emitting media, and radiation combined with other modes of energy transfer.
Units: (3)

EGME 520    Advanced Viscous Fluid Flow

Description: Prerequisite: EGME 333. The fundamental equations of viscous fluid flow. Viscous drag estimation. Drag reduction methods. Introduction to instability and transition.
Units: (3)

EGME 524    Advanced Thermodynamics

Description: Prerequisite: EGME 304. Equilibrium and stability criteria, third law of thermodynamics, multiple component systems, ionization, equilibrium reaction, lower core “ideal” gases, thermodynamic cycles.
Units: (3)

EGME 526    Advanced Convective Heat Transfer

Description: Prerequisite: EGME 407. Convective heat transfer; heat transfer in external and internal flow fields for both laminar and turbulent fluid flow, applications.
Units: (3)

EGME 530    Advanced Strength of Materials

Description: Prerequisite: EGME 421. Energy methods. Castilian’s theorem. Curved beams, beams on elastic supports, thick wall cylinders, shrink fits, localized stress, column instability, failure theories, bearings.
Units: (3)

EGME 536    Advanced Conduction Heat Transfer

Description: Prerequisite: EGME 407. Conduction heat transfer; Bessel and Legendre functions, Fourier series solutions, heat sources and sinks, multidimensional problems, transient systems and numerical methods (finite difference and finite element methods).
Units: (3)

EGME 538    Advanced Engineering Analysis

Description: Prerequisites: EGME 438. Partial differential equations in engineering, numerical techniques, integral equations, engineering applications.
Units: (3)

EGME 540    Computer Applications In Engineering Design

Description: Prerequisite: EGME 410. Computers and microprocessors in engineering design. Design methodology, modeling and simulation. Geometric modeling. Design optimization. Expert systems in engineering design. Generalized programs and simulation languages are emphasized.
Units: (3)

EGME 541    Finite Element Method for Mechanical Engineers

Description: Prerequisites: EGME 410. Matrix formulation of basic equations in steady state and transient heat conduction. Elements and interpolation functions. Non-linear problem formulation. Finite element computer programs in heat transfer, fluid dynamics and design.
Units: (3)

EGME 554    Applied Optimal Mechanical Design

Description: Prerequisite: EGME 454 or equivalent. Formulation of design optimization problems in mechanical engineering. Review of mathematical programming methods. Practical aspects of optimization. Design of complex mechanical systems. Individual projects will be assigned to apply optimization techniques to an engineering system or component.
Units: (3)

EGME 576    Advanced Dynamics & Control of Mechanical Systems

Description: Prerequisite: EGME 411. Advanced study of the dynamics and control of mechanical systems including: state space modeling, Lyapunov stability, modern design techniques and case studies.
Units: (3)

EGME 597    Project

Description: Prerequisite: Consent of Graduate Program Adviser.  
Units: (1-6)

EGME 598    Thesis

Description: Prerequisite: Consent of Graduate Program Adviser.  
Units: (1-6)

EGME 599    Independent Graduate Research

Description: Prerequisite: Classified graduate status. Open to graduate students only by consent of Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program Adviser. May be repeated for credit only upon approval by the Graduate Program Adviser.
Units: (1-3)

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