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Mechanical Engineering Program Course Descriptions

EGME 102    Engineering Graphics
: Graphics is a fundamental means of communication in design. Sketching, Visualization, Geometry, CAD principles and applications. Orthographic projections, pictorials. Multiview drawing, including auxiliary, section, and detail views. Standards and conventions. Dimensioning, tolerances, GDT. Design processes, cost analysis, and freshman project. (1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory). Units: 2.

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 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 203L, 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: EGME 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 476A 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   495    Professional Practice (Optional)
Description:  Prerequisite: junior or senior standing in engineering. Description: Prerequisite: junior or senior standing in engineering. Professional engineering work in industry or government. Written report required. May be repeated for credit. Applicable towards bachelor’s degree programs. Not for credit in the graduate program.  Units:  (1-3)

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)