The School of Engineering

http://www.uvm.edu/~cems/soe/

Engineering Curricula

The College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences offers ABET-accredited B.S. degrees in Civil, Electrical, Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering. Beginning in the Fall 2016 term, the College is also offering a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, which was designed to satisfy ABET-accreditation requirements. (ABET-accreditation for the B.S. in Biomedical Engineering will be sought when the first student(s) complete the degree requirements. Accreditation will be retroactive to all B.S. in Biomedical Engineering degree recipients).

In addition, the College offers three interdisciplinary engineering degrees: the B.S. in Engineering, the B.S. in Engineering Management (offered in conjunction with the School of Business Administration), and the B.A. in Engineering (offered in conjunction with the College of Arts and Sciences).

Laptop Requirements 

Engineering is a professional field that leverages mathematics and the sciences to design and implement solutions to problems faced by society. The practicing Engineer utilizes not only the fundamentals related to mathematics and the sciences but also computational tools to accomplish his or her tasks. With the latter reality in mind, the School of Engineering (SoE) requires all incoming engineering students to have a laptop computer. The laptop requirement enables instructors to incorporate computational analysis and numerical examples in the classroom for an immediate and powerful praxis of engineering theory. The laptop requirement is platform agnostic (Windows, Mac or Linux). The suggested minimum configuration is available on the School of Engineering website. The laptop must be able to run MATLAB® (a high-level programming language and interactive computational environment). The SoE also recommends that students have word processing, presentation and spreadsheet software on their laptop. Note that current netbooks will not have sufficient computational resources to meet the requirements.

General Education Requirements 

The SoE General Education requirement is consistent with University-wide General Education Requirements, as well as the vision and mission of the University and the program objectives of the Civil, Electrical, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering programs. The Gen Ed requirement is designed to complement the technical content of the engineering curriculum and encourages the exploration of the humanities, social sciences, health, sustainability and diversity. Gen Ed electives may not be taken on a pass/no pass basis. A list of approved Gen Ed electives is available through the Office of Student Services.

Students’ Gen Ed electives must include two three-credit University Approved Diversity courses. One three-credit course must be from Category 1 (Race and Racism in the U.S.) and the second three-credit course can be from either Category 1 or Category 2 (Human and Societal Diversity). See the Diversity course listing in this catalogue. Diversity courses have a D1 or D2 prefix.

Students in programs that do not already require a course that meets the University's Sustainability requirement should use one of their Gen Ed elective slots to meet that requirement.

Academic Standards for Engineering

To continue as a major in the School of Engineering, a student must achieve a 2.30 cumulative grade-point average at the end of the semester in which thirty cumulative credits have been attempted. Note that this academic standard is more stringent than that of the rest of the college and some of the other colleges and schools within the university. No more than three repeated course enrollments are allowed during this thirty-credit period. In the case of transfer students, applicable transfer credits will be included in determining the thirty credits, but grades in these courses will not be included in the grade-point average.

Students who receive a cumulative or semester grade-point average of less than 2.30 will be placed on trial. Students who have failed half their course credits for any semester, or who have had two successive semester grade-point averages below 2.30, or three successive semesters in which their cumulative grade-point average falls below 2.30, are eligible for dismissal.

To receive a degree, students must have a minimum cumulative average of 2.30. Students must complete thirty of the last forty-five credits in residence at UVM as matriculated students in the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. Additional degree requirements are specified for each major.

No more than one grade of D, D+, or D- will be acceptable in any engineering (CE, EE, EMGT, ENGR and ME) courses. Requirements in each program are specified by the respective program curriculum committees.

A course may not be taken for credit if it is a prerequisite to one for which credit has already been granted, except by permission of the student's advisor.

Pre-Engineering Technical (PET) Requirement

The Pre-Engineering Technical (PET) requirement consists of nineteen credits to be completed nominally by the end of the student’s first year with no grade lower than C-. Students who do not successfully complete the PET by the end of the first year are put on notice. Students must complete the PET by the end of the third semester of enrollment in order to continue in engineering (CE, EE, EMGT, ENGR, ME) coursework. Students who haven't completed the PET will be disenrolled from engineering courses.

MATH 021Calculus I4
MATH 022Calculus II4
CHEM 031General Chemistry 14
CS 020Programming for Engineers3
PHYS 031Physics for Engineers I4

Accelerated Master’s Programs in Engineering

Qualified undergraduate students who plan to earn a master’s degree in Civil and Environmental, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering may enroll in the Accelerated Master’s program, which enables a student to begin working on a master’s degree while still an undergraduate. Students apply for the Accelerated Master’s program in the second semester of their junior year. Upon entering the Accelerated Master’s program, a student may take up to nine credits of courses for graduate credit while still an undergraduate. Of these, up to six credits of 200-level or higher courses can be counted toward both the B.S. and the M.S. degrees, subject to approval of the student’s graduate advisor. Students in the Accelerated Master’s program typically begin work toward their master’s thesis starting in the summer following their junior year. To apply for the Accelerated Master’s program, students must have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.20 at the time of application, must submit a letter of application to the graduate program coordinator naming a faculty member who has agreed to serve as their graduate advisor, and must complete the Graduate College application.

The Accelerated Master’s program is only available for Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering students who are planning a thesis-based degree. Those pursuing a M.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering may choose either a thesis-based or non-thesis based program.

Bioengineering Ph.D.

Civil and Environmental Engineering AMP

Civil and Environmental Engineering M.S.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph.D.

Electrical Engineering AMP

Electrical Engineering M.S.

Electrical Engineering Ph.D.

Mechanical Engineering AMP

Mechanical Engineering M.S.

Mechanical Engineering Ph.D.

See the online Graduate Catalogue for more information

Civil & Environmental Engr Courses

CE 001. Statics. 0 or 3 Credits.

Fundamentals of statics; composition and resolution of forces; the analysis of force systems in two and three dimensions; and centroids and moments of inertia. Prerequisites: MATH 022, PHYS 031.

CE 002. CE Graphic Design. 0 or 3 Credits.

Computer-aided and hand generation of: geometric shapes; dimensioning; pipe drafting; foundations and structures; survey plots; graphs and charts; topography; and highway geometry.

CE 003. SU:Intro to Civil & Envir Engr. 0 or 2 Credits.

Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering, sustainability, ethics, systems thinking, teamwork in engineering, laboratories, hands-on design projects and computational exercises.

CE 010. Geomatics. 0 or 4 Credits.

An introduction to surveying including distance and angle measurements, leveling, traverse surveys, error propagation, topographical mapping, global positioning systems (GPS), and geographic information systems (GIS). Prerequisites: MATH 010, MATH 019, or MATH 021; Sophomore standing.

CE 090. Internship. 1-3 Credits.

An on-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

CE 095. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

CE 100. Mechanics of Materials. 0 or 3 Credits.

Stress, strain, temperature relationships, torsion, bending stresses, and deflections. Columns, joints, thin-walled cylinders. Combined stresses and Mohr's circle. Prerequisite: CE 001. Co-requisite: MATH 121. Cross-listed with: ME 014.

CE 101. Materials and Structures Lab. 3 Credits.

Experimental stress analysis methods; experimental verification of static force-displacement relationship for beams, frames and trusses; fundamental mechanical properties of metals, plastics, and wood; effects of size, shape, method, speed of loading and strain history on these properties. Co-requisites: CE 100 or ME 014, and CE 170.

CE 132. SU: Environmental Systems. 3 Credits.

Systems thinking and the systems approach as applied to environmental systems with linkages to transportation; feedback and emergent properties; systems modeling; economics; environmental engineering introduction (mass balance, hydrology, air pollution). Prerequisites: CHEM 031, PHYS 031, MATH 021, MATH 022, CS 020.

CE 133. Transportation Systems. 3 Credits.

Transportation systems planning, analysis, and design with foci on safety, modeling, decision support, and environmental impacts. Co-requisite: CE 010.

CE 134. Sustainable Eng. Economics. 0 or 3 Credits.

A framework for applying systems analysis tools to engineering economic decision analysis to address the environmental impacts, energy efficiency and cost effectiveness with applications to climate change needed for sustainable engineering solutions. Prerequisite: CE 132. Co-requisite: CS 020.

CE 140. Transportation. 3 Credits.

Analysis of transportation systems; technological characteristics; the transportation planning process and techniques of travel modeling and forecasting for both urban and rural areas. Prerequisite: CE 010.

CE 150. Environmental Engineering. 3 Credits.

Basic phenomena and theoretical principles underlying water supply, air and water pollution control, and industrial hygiene. Prerequisites: CHEM 031, MATH 022.

CE 151. SU: Water & Wastewater Engr. 3 Credits.

Design of treatment systems for water supply, groundwater remediation, domestic and hazardous wastewater, sewer design; semester-long design projects; ethics; environmental health impacts; governmental regulations. Co-requisite: CE 132.

CE 160. Hydraulics. 3 Credits.

Mechanics of incompressible fluids; flow meters; flow in closed conduits and open channels; elements of hydraulic machinery. Prerequisites: CE 001, MATH 121. Co-requisite: CS 020.

CE 162. Hydraulics Lab. 0-2 Credits.

Performing various laboratory studies of flow and hydraulic machinery determine index; computer modeling of hydraulic systems; associated laboratory and project report writing and presentations. Co-requisites: CE 160.

CE 170. Structural Analysis. 0 or 3 Credits.

Analysis of statically determinate beams, frames, and trusses; expected loads, reactions; influence lines; moving loads; geometric methods for displacement calculations; introduction to matrix analysis for trusses. Prerequisites: MATH 271, CS 020. Co-requisites: MATH 122 or MATH 124; CE 100 or ME 014.

CE 172. Structural Steel Design. 3 Credits.

Theory and design of steel structures including flexural members, axially loaded members and combined stress members; design of composite members; and plastic analysis and design. Prerequisite: CE 170.

CE 173. Reinforced Concrete. 3 Credits.

Analysis of stresses in plain and reinforced concrete members; design of reinforced concrete structures; and theory of prestressed concrete. Prerequisite: CE 170.

CE 175. Senior Design Project. 0 or 3 Credits.

Student teams will integrate the multiple areas of specialization in Civil/Environmental Engineering in comprehensive design experience; professional practice; ethics; written and oral presentations to professional review panels. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

CE 180. Geotechnical Principles. 3 Credits.

Characteristics and classification of soils; physical, mechanical and hydraulic properties of soils; seepage; the effective stress principle; stress distribution, consolidation, settlement; shear strength. Prerequisite: CE 100 or ME 014.

CE 182. Geotechnical Principles Lab. 0-2 Credits.

Performing various laboratory tests to determine index, hydraulic, and mechanical properties of soils; computer modeling of geotechnical systems; associated laboratory and project report writing and presentations. Prerequisite: CE 100 or ME 014. Co-requisite: CE 180.

CE 185. SU: Capstone Design I. 3 Credits.

Integrate knowledge from multiple subdisciplines of Civil/Environmental Engineering in team-based contemporary design projects promoting sustainability under realistic constraints (economic, environmental, social, regulatory, safety, constructability); consider risk, uncertainty, life-cycle principles, and environmental impacts in the design; professional practice; ethics; effective communication. Prerequisite: Senior standing; Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering major.

CE 186. Capstone Design II. 3 Credits.

Student teams will integrate the knowledge from multiple subdisciplines of Civil/Environmental Engineering in a contemporary design project involving realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, regulatory and sustainability; professional practice; ethics; written and oral presentations to professional review panels. Prerequisite: CE 185.

CE 190. Internship. 1-18 Credits.

An on-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

CE 192. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional ?classroom/laboratory setting? under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisites: Senior standing; Department permission.

CE 193. College Honors. 1-6 Credits.

CE 194. College Honors. 1-6 Credits.

CE 195. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisites: Senior standing in Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering.

CE 197. Teaching Assistantship. 1-3 Credits.

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

CE 198. Undergraduate Research. 1-18 Credits.

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

CE 218. Numerical Methods for Engineer. 3 Credits.

Foundational concepts of numerical integration, numerical differentiation, and numerical approximation and solution of differential and partial differential equations of the type encountered in the analysis of engineering problems and data processing. Prerequisites: MATH 271, CS 020; MATH 122 or MATH 124. Cross-listed with: ME 218.

CE 220. Intro to Finite Element Anyl. 3 Credits.

Introduction to finite element analysis: applications in solid mechanics, hydrodynamics, and transport: analysis of model behavior: Fourier analysis. Computer project required. Prerequisites: CS 020; MATH 122 or MATH 124.

CE 226. Civil Engineering Systems Anyl. 3 Credits.

Linear programming, dynamic programming, network analysis, simulation; applications to scheduling, resource allocation, routing, and a variety of civil engineering problems. Prerequisites: Senior/Graduate standing in Civil & Environmental Engineering. Cross-listed with: CSYS 226.

CE 238. Design/Planning for Bikes/Peds. 3 Credits.

Interdisciplinary introduction to design/planning concepts for bikes/pedestrians from a systems view. Examines current best practices on how effectively they address social, environmental, economic, and health related transportation issues. Prerequisite: Senior or Graduate standing.

CE 241. Traffic Operations & Design. 3 Credits.

Advanced concepts of traffic engineering and capacity analysis; highway and intersection capacity; traffic analysis and simulation software; design and application of controls. Prerequisite: CE 133.

CE 245. Intelligent Transportation Sys. 3 Credits.

Introduction to Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), ITS user services, ITS applications, the National ITS architecture, ITS evaluation, and ITS standards. Pre/co-requisites: CE 133. Cross-listed with: CSYS 245.

CE 247. Alt Sustainable Waste Treatmnt. 3 Credits.

Consideration of cultural paradigms that encourage waste generation. Design of alternative treatment systems including composting, constructed wetlands, anaerobic digestion. Research and hands-on design project. Prerequisite: CE 151.

CE 248. Hazardous Waste Mgmt Engr. 3 Credits.

Management of hazardous and industrial waste from generation to disposal; emphasis on pollution prevention within industry; waste minimization, recovery, reuse, treatment technologies; environmental regulations, risk assessment, costs and public policy; group projects. Prerequisite: Senior standing in engineering or sciences.

CE 249. Solid Wastes. 3 Credits.

Significance of solid wastes from municipal, industrial, agricultural, mining; optimization and design of collection, disposal, recycle systems; sanitary landfills, incineration, composting, material recovery. Prerequisite: CHEM 031.

CE 250. Fate/Transport Organic Chem. 3 Credits.

Chemical transfers between environmental media; molecular structure-reactivity models; chemical, photochemical and biochemical transformation rates; emphasis on predicting environmental concentrations and risk. Graduate student independent modeling project. Prerequisites: CHEM 031, CHEM 032, CE 132.

CE 251. Envr Facility Dsgn/Wastewater. 3 Credits.

Design of wastewater conveyance and treatment facilities; sewage treatment plant design; equipment selection. Prerequisite: CE 151.

CE 253. Transportation & Air Quality. 3 Credits.

Air pollution sources, measurement methods, legislation, vehicle emissions formation, control and transport processes. Emphasis on emission factor and dispersion multi-scale modeling using latest modeling tools. Prerequisites: CE 132, CE 133.

CE 254. Environmental Quantitive Anyl. 0 or 4 Credits.

Course focuses on chemical, biochemical and physical processes; diffusion, equilibria, reaction kinetics, acids/bases, colloids, air/water exchange; laboratories demonstrate standard environmental engineering techniques. Prerequisites: CHEM 032, CE 132, STAT 143.

CE 255. Phys/Chem Proc Water/Wstwater. 0 or 3 Credits.

Theory of physical/chemical processes for treating waters and wastewaters; reactor dynamics, mass transfer, adsorption, ion exchange, precipitation. Prerequisite: CE 151.

CE 256. Biol Proc Water/Wastewater Tr. 0 or 3 Credits.

Theory and application of biological processes for treating industrial and domestic wastewaters and contaminated ground water; microbiological considerations; aerobic and anaerobic processes; reactor design, in-situ bioremediation; bench-scale and pilot-scale experimentation. Prerequisite: CE 151.

CE 259. Msmt of Airborne Contaminants. 3 Credits.

Quantifying airborne contaminants from processes and ambient levels. Laboratories demonstrate calibration and measurement, stack sampling and ambient air monitoring, and specific contaminant generation and measurement. Prerequisite: CE 132.

CE 260. Hydrology. 3 Credits.

Theory of precipitation, run-off, infiltration, and ground water; precipitation and run-off data; and application of data for use in development of water resources. Pre/Co-requisite: CE 160.

CE 261. Open Channel Flow. 3 Credits.

Application of the laws of fluid mechanics to flow in open channels; design of channels and transition structures; modeling; uniform and gradually-varied flows. Prerequisite: CE 160.

CE 262. Advanced Hydrology. 3 Credits.

Introduces computer modeling of hydrological systems and involves a semester-long design project. Simple overland flow, flood routing, water quality, and groundwater models are developed using finite difference techniques. Stochastic hydrology and hydrologic time series analysis are also introduced. Prerequisite: CE 260.

CE 265. Ground Water Hydrology. 3 Credits.

Principles of ground water hydraulics, well characteristics, aquifers, and use of numerical methods to solve ground water flow problems. Prerequisite: CE 160.

CE 271. Advanced Structural Analysis. 3 Credits.

Virtual work, energy theorems, analysis of structures by the displacement method and the finite element method, non-linear structural analysis. Prerequisite: CE 170.

CE 272. Structural Dynamics. 3 Credits.

Vibrations, matrices, earthquake engineering, stability and wave propagation. Prerequisites: Senior/Graduate standing in engineering or physical sciences, or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: ME 270.

CE 273. Structural Design - Wood. 3 Credits.

Analysis and design of solid and glue laminated timber members and structural systems including tension members, beams, columns, beam-columns, diaphragms, shear walls and connections; LRFD and ASD design methods; application of IBC for timber systems; current developments in wood design/construction. Prerequisite: CE 170.

CE 281. Geotechnical Design. 3 Credits.

Subsurface explorations; bearing capacity, lateral earth pressures, slope stability; analysis and design of shallow and deep foundations, retaining structures, and slopes. Prerequisite: CE 180.

CE 283. Designing with Geosynthetics. 3 Credits.

Geotextiles, geogrids, geonets, geomembranes, geocomposites, geopipes. Design for separation, reinforcement, filtration, drainage, erosion, control, liners. Applications in transportation, drainage, solid waste containment. Material testing, behavior. Prerequisite: CE 180.

CE 284. Site Characterization. 3 Credits.

A comprehensive approach to subsurface site characterization for geotechnical and environmental designs and a systems approach for integrating the two. Prerequisites: CE 160, CE 180.

CE 285. Geo-energy Systems. 3 Credits.

An introduction to Geoenergy technologies for subsurface energy extraction (shallow and deep geothermal systems, enhanced oil recovery, shale gas extraction) and secure storage of byproducts of energy production (carbon dioxide and nuclear wastes). Prerequisite: CE 180.

CE 286. Foundation Design. 3 Credits.

Subsurface explorations; geotechnical analysis, design, construction, preservation, remediation, and monitoring aspects of shallow and deep foundations. Prerequisite: CE 180.

CE 287. Design of Earth Structures. 3 Credits.

Soil and rock properties using laboratory, field and in-situ testing; analysis and design of slopes, embankments and retaining structures. Prerequisite: CE 180.

CE 288. Geoenvironmental Engineering. 3 Credits.

Site characterization; site restoration; geotechnical aspects of waste disposal and containment; landfill design; geosynthetics. Prerequisite: CE 180.

CE 290. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional ?classroom/laboratory setting? under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

CE 292. Internship. 1-18 Credits.

An on-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

CE 295. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

Content is dictated by expanding professional interest in newly developing, or recently developed, technical areas in which there is particular need or opportunity. Prerequisite: Senior/Graduate standing.

CE 297. Teaching Assistantship. 1-3 Credits.

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

CE 298. Undergraduate Research. 1-18 Credits.

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

Electrical Engineering Courses

EE 001. EE Principles and Design. 0 or 3 Credits.

Hands-on introduction to contemporary electrical engineering principles/practice. Basic analog and digital circuit design, construction, operation, measurement. Interfacing sensors and actuators to a microcontroller, programming to interact with the world. Design project. No credit for both EE 001 and CEMS 085.

EE 003. Linear Circuit Analysis I. 3 Credits.

Circuit elements, laws, and analysis. Network principles and theorems. Energy- storage elements. Magnetically coupled circuits. Transient analysis and time constants. Prerequisite: MATH 022. Co-requisite: PHYS 125.

EE 004. Linear Circuit Analysis II. 0 or 3 Credits.

Sinusoids and phasors. Sinusoidal steady-state response and power. Complex frequency and network functions. Resonance. Laplace transform techniques. Prerequisites: EE 003 or EE 100; PHYS 125.

EE 075. Electrical Circuits & Sensors. 0 or 4 Credits.

Fundamentals of electrical circuits with applications to the use of sensors. DC and AC circuits. Sensors utilized for civil engineering and environmental engineering applications. Demonstrations and hands-on exercises. Prerequisites: MATH 022; CS 020 or CS 021.

EE 081. Linear Circuits Laboratory I. 0 or 2 Credits.

Electrical instruments; oscilloscope measurements; resistive, capacitive, and inductive components; applications of operational amplifiers; digital-to-analog converters; transient response of RL and RC circuits. Co-requisites: EE 003, PHYS 125.

EE 082. Linear Circuits Laboratory II. 0 or 2 Credits.

Transients in RLC circuits; steady state sinusoidal response in RLC circuits; real and reactive power in RLC circuits; operational amplifier active filters. Prerequisites: EE 081 or EE 100; PHYS 125. Co-requisite: EE 004.

EE 090. Internship. 1-3 Credits.

An on-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

EE 095. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisite: Department permission.

EE 100. Electrical Engr Concepts. 0 or 4 Credits.

Fundamentals of electrical engineering; DC and AC linear circuit analysis; laboratory component. No credit for Electrical Engineering majors. Co-requisite: PHYS 125 or BME 041.

EE 101. Digital Control w/Embedded Sys. 0 or 4 Credits.

Applications of single-chip microcontrollers as embedded systems for data acquisition/real time control. C language; parallel and serial ports; timers; counters; A/D and D/A.Simple sensors and actuators. Laboratory. Prerequisites: EE 100; CS 020 or CS 021.

EE 113. SU: Electric Energy Systems. 0-4 Credits.

Energy sources, including renewables; generation, delivery, consumption of electricity; power plants, emissions, policy; three-phase power, transformers, motors/generators; sustainability and electric energy. Laboratory included. Prerequisite: EE 003 or EE 100.

EE 120. Electronics I. 4 Credits.

Physical principles of operation of common semiconductor devices. Analog and digital circuits using diodes and transistors. Electronic circuit analysis and simulation. Prerequisite: EE 004.

EE 121. Electronics II. 4 Credits.

Physical principles of operation of common semiconductor devices. Analog and digital circuits using MOS and bipolar junction transistors. Electronic circuit analysis and simulation. Prerequisite: EE 120.

EE 131. Fundamentals of Digital Design. 3 Credits.

Combinational logic simplification and design, MSI and PLD components, synchronous and asynchronous sequential design, algorithmic state machines, registers, counters, memory units, introduction to hardware design languages. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

EE 134. Microcontroller Systems. 0 or 4 Credits.

Operation and applications of microcontrollers in embedded digital systems for real-time control and data acquisition. Programming and the design of interfaces. Laboratory experience. Prerequisites: EE 003 or EE 100, CS 020 or CS 021, and CS 031.

EE 141. Electromagnetic Field Theory. 0 or 4 Credits.

Fundamentals of electromagnetic field theory and applications: vector analysis, electric and magnetic fields, potential theory, boundary conditions and boundary value problems, dielectric and magnetic material properties, conductance, capacitance, and inductance, Maxwell-Lorentz theory. Prerequisites: PHYS 125, MATH 271, EE 004.

EE 163. Solid State Phys Electronics I. 4 Credits.

Physical principles required to understand the operation of common semiconductor devices. Physical models of p-n junctions, Schottky barriers, and MOS field-effect transistors. Prerequisites: PHYS 125, MATH 271.

EE 171. Signals & Systems. 0 or 4 Credits.

Discrete and continuous-time signals and systems. Input/output descriptions and analysis. Convolution, Fourier analysis and Laplace transforms, Sampling and z-transforms. Application to electrical engineering design problems. Prerequisite: EE 004 or MATH 271.

EE 174. Communication Systems. 0 or 4 Credits.

Signal analysis. Fundamentals of digital communications including PCM, channel coding, pulse shaping and modulation. Wireless communications, modulation, antennas and link budgets. Application of probability. Related laboratory experience. Prerequisite: EE 171. Co-requisite: STAT 151.

EE 183. Electronics Laboratory. 0 or 2 Credits.

Characteristics and applications of semiconductor devices; inverters and logic characterization; linear amplifiers and applications of operational amplifiers in non-linear circuits. Co-requisite: EE 120.

EE 184. Electronics Design Project. 0 or 3 Credits.

Electronics design project. Design, analyze, simulate, build, characterize, and test an electronic circuit that helps to address an engineering application. Prerequisite: EE 183. Co-requisite: EE 121.

EE 187. Capstone Design I. 3 Credits.

Project management, professional ethics, social/ economic impact, and contemporary issues that arise in engineering practice. Interdisciplinary project development including project selection, design requirements, prototyping and communications. Pre/co-requisite: Senior standing.

EE 188. Capstone Design II. 0 or 3 Credits.

Cumulative, team-based interdisciplinary design experience. Subsystem design, implementation and test. System integration and test. Project demonstration, report, and presentation. Team-directed lab work. Prerequisite: EE 187.

EE 190. Internship. 1-18 Credits.

An on-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

EE 192. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional ?classroom/laboratory setting? under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

EE 193. College Honors. 3-6 Credits.

EE 194. College Honors. 3-6 Credits.

EE 195. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisite: Department permission.

EE 197. Teaching Assistantship. 1-3 Credits.

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

EE 198. Undergraduate Research. 1-18 Credits.

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

EE 207. Introductory Bioengineering. 3 Credits.

Introduction to biomedical engineering science including biomechanics, biomaterials, biomedical imaging, rehabilitation engineering, biomedical computing, biomedical instrumentation, and transport phenomena. Pre/co-requisites: Senior/Graduate standing in engineering; Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: ME 207.

EE 209. Transmission Line Analysis. 3 Credits.

Fourier-Laplace transform analysis of steady-state and transient phenomena on transmission lines. Phasor representation and complex variable analysis. Prerequisite: MATH 271.

EE 210. Control Systems. 3 Credits.

Analysis and design of continuous and discrete-time control systems; stability, signal flow, performance criteria, classical and state variable methods, simulation design tools, computer-based realizations. Prerequisite: EE 171 or ME 111. Cross-listed with: ME 210.

EE 212. Computer Vision. 3 Credits.

Introduction to computer vision systems for interactive and industrial applications using both hard/software computational approaches. Pre/co-requisites: CS 110; MATH 122 (preferred) or MATH 124 or MATH 271.

EE 213. Systems & Synthetic Biology. 3 Credits.

Applying engineering tools to the design and analysis of biomolecular processes; gene regulatory networks; nonlinear dynamics in molecular biology; biological circuit design; biological signal processing. Prerequisites: Background required: Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Programming. Cross-listed with: CSYS 213, ME 213.

EE 215. Electric Energy Systems Analys. 3 Credits.

Transmission line, generator, transformer modeling and control, per-unit conversion, power flow calculations and software, symmetric components and fault analysis, protection/relaying, stability analysis, smart grid. Prerequisite: EE 113. Co-requisite: MATH 122 (preferred) or MATH 124.

EE 217. Smart Grid. 3 Credits.

Smart Grid: Using information/communication technology to modernize electric power/energy systems, including generation, transmission, distribution and consumption. Electricity physics/economics/policy; renewable energy; energy storage; demand response; energy efficiency; distributed generation; advanced metering infrastructure; distribution automation; microgrids; synchrophasors; HVDC and FACTS systems. Prerequisite: EE 113 or Graduate standing. Co-requisite: EE 215 recommended.

EE 221. Prin VLSI Digital Circuit Des. 0 or 3 Credits.

Design of VLSI circuits using a modular approach with industrial grade software: schematic capture; circuit design languages (HDL); full-custom layouts; mixed signals; synthesis. Laboratory. Prerequisites: EE 121. Pre/co-requisites: EE 131.

EE 222. Prin VLSI Analog Cir Design. 0 or 3 Credits.

The design, layout, and simulation of VLSI analog circuits. Emphasis on small signal models and circuits used in operational amplifiers. Prerequisites: EE 163, EE 121, Instructor permission.

EE 224. Principles VLSI System Design. 3 Credits.

Survey of VLSI design. Architecture and partitioning of functions. Design for testability. Simulation including timing. Synthesis. Design verification; manufacturing interface. Required team project and report. Prerequisite: EE 221 or Instructor permission.

EE 227. Biomed Measmnts Instrum & Sys. 3 Credits.

Biomedical and clinical engineering in research, industry, and health care institutions. Measurement techniques and instrumentation. Integrated biomedical monitoring, diagnostic, and therapeutic systems. Co-requisites: EE 121, ANPS 020; Instructor permission. Alternate years.

EE 228. Sensors. 3 Credits.

Sensor design, interrogation, and implementation. A wide variety of electrical, electronic, optical, mechanic, and cross-disciplinary devices. System designs, measurement techniques, and methodologies. Prerequisite: Senior standing in Engineering or Physics.

EE 231. Digital Computer Design I. 3 Credits.

Hardware organization and realization, hard-wired and microprogrammed control units, interrupt and I/O systems. Hardware design language introduced and used for computer design. Prerequisites: EE 131, either EE 134 or CS 101.

EE 232. Digital Computer Design II. 3 Credits.

Memory designs, error control, high-speed addition, multiplication, and division, floating-point arithmetic, cpu enhancements, testing and design for testability. Prerequisite: EE 231.

EE 233. Microprocessor Systems & Appl. 0 or 4 Credits.

Basic principles of mini/microcomputers; A/D; D/A; channels, magnetic devices, display devices, mechanical devices; interface designs of analog systems to mini/microcomputers; principles of microprogramming; bit-slice-based microcomputers. Prerequisite: Department permission; CS 101 desirable.

EE 241. Electromagnetic Wave Theory. 3 Credits.

Electromagnetic radiation and wave propagation in complex media and systems: angular spectrum of plane waves, dispersive pulse propagation, applications to communications, imaging and remote sensing. Prerequisite: EE 141 or equivalent.

EE 245. Quantum Electronics. 3 Credits.

A theoretical description of light-matter interactions in photon emitting resonant cavities. A practical understanding of laser design and operation. Prerequisite: EE 141.

EE 247. Physical Optics. 3 Credits.

Fundamental properties of the optical field. Molecular optics and the Ewald-Oseen extinction theorem. Foundations of geometrical optics. Diffraction and aberration theory. Prerequisite: EE 141.

EE 261. Semiconductor Materials/Device. 3 Credits.

Energy band theory, effective mass, band structure and electronic properties of semiconductors. Transport of electrons and holes in bulk materials and across interfaces. MOSFETs, BJTs, pn junctions, and Schottky barriers. Prerequisite: EE 163.

EE 262. Solid-State Materials&Devices. 3 Credits.

Multijunction and interface devices. Heterostructure and optical devices. Dielectric and optical properties solids. High-frequency and high-speed devices. Novel materials and devices. Prerequisite: EE 163.

EE 266. Science & Tech Integrated Cir. 3 Credits.

Science and technology of integrated circuit fabrication. Interaction of processing with material properties, electrical performance, economy, and manufacturability. Prerequisite: EE 163 or EE 261; Co-requisite: EE 164 or EE 262.

EE 272. Information Theory. 3 Credits.

Introduction to probability concepts of information theory; entropy of probability models; theoretical derivations of channel capacity; coding methods and theorems, sampling theorems. Prerequisite: STAT 143, STAT 151, or STAT 153.

EE 273. Digital Communications. 3 Credits.

Digital modulation/demodulation methods and BER performance; source entropy and channel capacity; optimal detection; convolutional codes and decoding algorithms. Pre/co-requisites: EE 174 and STAT 151.

EE 275. Digital Signal Processing. 3 Credits.

Sampling and reconstruction of signals. DFT, FFT and the z-transform. FIR and IIR filter design. Speech coding. Accompanying lab: EE 289. Pre/co-requisites: EE 171; Instructor permission.

EE 276. Image Processing & Coding. 3 Credits.

Image enhancement techniques by point and spatial operations. Data compression techniques to include scalar quantization, entropy coding, transform and sub-band coding. Labs on PC hardware; PC and Unix-based software. Prerequisite: EE 275.

EE 277. Image Anyl&Pattern Recognition. 3 Credits.

Image, shape, and texture analysis. Statistical pattern recognition methods. Pattern recognition and computer vision techniques for machine parts recognition and automatic visual inspection. Prerequisite: EE 276.

EE 278. Wireless Communication. 3 Credits.

Modern wireless systems, including cellular design, propagation modeling, multiple access and equalization techniques. Pre/co-requisites: EE 174, STAT 151.

EE 279. Wireless Sensor Networks. 3 Credits.

Applications of and technologies behind wireless sensor networks. A systems-level perspective that integrates wireless networking, antennas, radio frequency circuitry, sensors, digital signal processing, embedded systems, and energy. Term project. Prerequisite: EE 174 or Instructor permission.

EE 281. Materials Science Seminar. 1 Credit.

Presentation and discussion of advanced electrical engineering problems and current developments. Prerequisite: Senior or Graduate Engineering enrollment.

EE 282. Seminar. 1 Credit.

EE 283. Seminar. 1 Credit.

EE 284. Seminar. 1 Credit.

EE 289. Digital Signal Processing Lab. 1 Credit.

Design and microcontroller based implementation of real-time digital signal processing systems. Experiments include sampling, digital filtering, and the FFT. Simulations using computer vision software. Pre/co-requisite: EE 171. Co-requisite: EE 275.

EE 290. Internship. 1-18 Credits.

An on-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

EE 292. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional ?classroom/laboratory setting? under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

EE 295. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

Special topics in developing areas of Electrical Engineering. Prerequisite: Senior standing, or Instructor permission.

EE 297. Teaching Assistantship. 1-3 Credits.

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

EE 298. Undergraduate Research. 1-18 Credits.

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

Engineering Management Courses

EMGT 090. Internship. 1-3 Credits.

An on-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

EMGT 095. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

See Schedule of Course for specific title.

EMGT 175. The Management of Technology. 3 Credits.

Role of technology in industry, the nature of technological change, strategies, management, research and development, forecasting, product service/project selection, development, management, transition to market, and evaluation. Prerequisites: Senior standing in Engineering or Business Administration. Cross-listed with: BSAD 175.

EMGT 176. Plant Planning and Design. 4 Credits.

Analysis of facilities and services requirements, material handling, office and clean room layout, mathematical and computer techniques, safety and plant conservation. Prerequisites: Junior standing in Engineering or Business Administration or Instructor permission.

EMGT 185. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional ?classroom/laboratory setting? under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: Senior standing in Engineering Management.

EMGT 190. Internship. 1-18 Credits.

An on-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

EMGT 195. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

Specialized or experimental course offered as resources permit.

EMGT 197. Teaching Assistantship. 1-3 Credits.

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

EMGT 198. Undergraduate Research. 1-18 Credits.

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

EMGT 285. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional ?classroom/laboratory setting? under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

EMGT 290. Internship. 1-18 Credits.

An on-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

EMGT 295. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

See Schedule of Course for specific title.

EMGT 297. Teaching Assistantship. 1-3 Credits.

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

EMGT 298. Undergraduate Research. 1-18 Credits.

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

Engineering Courses

ENGR 001. First-Year Design Experience. 0-3 Credits.

Introduction to the engineering profession and the engineering design process. Hands-on experiences that emphasize interdisciplinary teamwork, seeking and defining problems, and developing, fabricating and/or testing solutions. Data analysis and technical communications.

ENGR 002. Graphical Communication. 0 or 2 Credits.

Principles of computer-aided drafting/design; production of engineering drawings including: orthographic, auxiliary, section, pictorials and dimensioning, graphics and charts; applications in specific engineering disciplines.

ENGR 010. D1:Dvrsty Issues:Math/Sci/Egr. 3 Credits.

Diversity in CEMS: under-representation, environmental justice, gender/race participation, ethical considerations, urban planning, equal opportunity, Title IX. Landscape of race/gender in STEM.

ENGR 020. Programming for Engineers. 3 Credits.

Introduction to computer programming principles using MATLAB, with applications chosen from civil, electrical, environmental, and mechanical engineering. Co-requisite: MATH 021. Cross-listed with: CS 020. Credit not given for both CS 016 and CS 020/ENGR 020.

ENGR 050. First Year Engineering Seminar. 0 or 1 Credits.

This required seminar for first year engineering students exposes them to curricular options career paths. The course will also introduce basic principles of engineering design through project based laboratories. Students will interact with faculty, professionals and peers in their fields.

ENGR 090. Internship. 1-3 Credits.

An on-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

ENGR 095. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

ENGR 101. Engineering Communications. 3 Credits.

Traditional technical and scientific writing forms, including outlines, summaries, abstracts, technical descriptions, research reports/papers and proposals; written and oral technical communication with technical and nontechnical audience; electronic professional portfolio. Prerequisites: ENGS 001; Engineering major.

ENGR 190. Internship. 1-18 Credits.

An on-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

ENGR 192. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional ?classroom/laboratory setting? under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

ENGR 195. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

ENGR 197. Teaching Assistantship. 1-3 Credits.

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

ENGR 198. Undergraduate Research. 1-18 Credits.

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

ENGR 201. Ethics in CEMS Rsrch/Practice. 1 Credit.

Professional responsibilities of computer scientists, engineers, mathematicians and statisticians in research and practice. Professional rights and responsibilities, research integrity, fair credit in research and publication. Preerquisite: Senior/Graduate standing.

ENGR 290. Internship. 1-18 Credits.

An on-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

ENGR 292. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional ?classroom/laboratory setting? under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

ENGR 295. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

ENGR 296. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

ENGR 297. Teaching Assistantship. 1-3 Credits.

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

ENGR 298. Undergraduate Research. 1-18 Credits.

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

Mechanical Engineering Courses

ME 001. First-Year Design Experience. 0 or 2 Credits.

Introduction to the engineering profession and design. Hands-on experiences that emphasize interdisciplinary teamwork, technical communications, and project design methodologies.

ME 012. Dynamics. 3 Credits.

Kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies in two and three dimensions. Computer-aided analysis. Prerequisite: CE 001, MATH 121.

ME 014. Mechanics of Solids. 3 Credits.

Stress, strain, temperature relationships, torsion, bending stresses and deflections. Columns, joints, thin-walled cylinders. Combined stresses and Mohr's circle. Prerequisite: CE 001, MATH 121, ME 012, or concurrent enrollment. Cross-listed with: CE 100.

ME 040. Thermodynamics. 3 Credits.

Principles of engineering thermodynamics; applications of these principles to thermodynamic cycles. Prerequisites: MATH 022, PHYS 031.

ME 042. Applied Thermodynamics. 3 Credits.

Analysis of isentropic processes, gas, vapor and combined power cycles; refrigeration/heat pump cycles; relationships for ideal and real gases; gas mixtures and psychrometric applications. Prerequisite: ME 040.

ME 044. Heat Transfer. 1 Credit.

Introductory treatment of heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation. Co-requisite: ME 040.

ME 081. Mech Engr Shop Experience. 0-1 Credits.

Introduction to the machine shop environment; shop safety; proper use of essential shop tools; machining techniques. Pre/co-requisite: Sophomore standing in Mechanical Engineering.

ME 083. Computational Mech Engr Lab. 1 Credit.

Introduction to finite element analysis, solid modeling, and stress-strain analysis with post-processing techniques. Prerequisite: CE 001. Co-requisite: ME 014 or CE 100.

ME 090. Internship. 1-3 Credits.

An on-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

ME 095. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. One to three hours with Instructor approval.

ME 101. Materials Engineering. 3 Credits.

Atomic structure, crystalline structure, mechanical properties and testing of materials, phase equilibria, processing of metals, polymers, and ceramics. Prerequisite: ME 014.

ME 111. System Dynamics. 3 Credits.

Modeling of systems with mechanical, electrical, fluid, and thermal elements. Linear systems analysis. Response of vibratory and feedback systems. Computer simulation. Prerequisite: ME 012. Co-requisite: MATH 122 or MATH 124.

ME 114. Intro Engineering Mechanics. 3 Credits.

Introduction to statics, dynamics, fluid mechanics, strength of materials, thermodynamics. Prerequisite: Junior standing in engineering or physical sciences.

ME 123. Thermo-Fluid Lab. 0 or 2 Credits.

Engineering measurements, data analysis and theory of experimentation. Experiments with fluids and material testing machines and instrumentation for dynamic measurements. Co-requisite: ME 143.

ME 124. Materials and Mechanics Lab. 0 or 2 Credits.

Experimentation, engineering measurements, and data analysis in solid mechanics. Instrumentation for dynamic measurements. Photoelasticity. Mechanical testing and heat treatments of engineering materials. Pre/co-requisite: ME 101.

ME 143. Fluid Mechanics. 3 Credits.

Fluid pressure distributions; integral control volume systems; differential relations for a fluid particle; dimensional similarity; viscous flow in ducts; boundary layer flows; inviscid incompressible flows. Prerequisites: ME 012 and ME 040.

ME 144. Heat Transfer. 3 Credits.

One- and two-dimensional steady and unsteady thermal conduction; natural and forced internal and external convection; thermal radiation; heat exchangers; boiling and condensation heat transfer. Prerequisite: ME 143.

ME 150. The Engineering Profession. 3 Credits.

Professional practice of engineering. Laws, ethics, engineering economy, liability, insurance, and contracts. Prerequisite: Senior standing or Instructor permission.

ME 161. Modern Manufacturing Processes. 3 Credits.

Product development, product design, concurrent engineering, rapid prototyping, semiconductor manufacturing, metal and plastic products manufacturing, EDM, ECM, laser, ultrasonic and high energy forming methods, biotechnology. Prerequisite: Junior standing in Mechanical Engineering.

ME 162. Modern Manufacturing Systems. 3 Credits.

Overview of systems used in manufacturing and operations management methods, including: quality systems, material management, lean manufacturing, statistical process control, and sustainable operations. Prerequisites: Senior standing in Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Management.

ME 170. Mechanical Design I. 0 or 4 Credits.

Advanced mechanics of materials, stress strain, bending and torsion of slender members, energy methods, finite element modeling, and CAD topics including parametric and solid modeling. Prerequisite: ME 101.

ME 171. Design of Elements. 3 Credits.

Mechanical fatigue criteria, fatigue analysis and design of springs, bolted/welded joints, gearing, shafts, bearings, power transmission. Computer-aided design and analysis. Prerequisite: Junior standing; ME 014.

ME 172. Design of Systems. 3 Credits.

Design synthesis and optimization; probabilistic aspects in design; expert systems in design. Prerequisite: ME 171.

ME 174. Industrial Design Project. 1 Credit.

Design projects from industry. Prerequisite: ME 171.

ME 185. Capstone Design I. 3 Credits.

Design teams apply their knowledge and skills, mentored by faculty and/or industry partners, to design, analyze, build, and test novel devices, mathematical models, or processes that meet functional needs. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

ME 186. Capstone Design II. 0 or 3 Credits.

Design teams apply their knowledge and skills, mentored by faculty and/or industry partners, to design and build novel devices that meet functional needs. Prerequisite: ME 185.

ME 190. Internship. 1-18 Credits.

An on-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

ME 191. Senior Thesis. 3 Credits.

Investigation of a research or design project under supervision of assigned staff member culminating in acceptable thesis. Prerequisite: Senior standing; department permission.

ME 192. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional ?classroom/laboratory setting? under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

ME 193. College Honors. 1-3 Credits.

ME 194. College Honors. 1-6 Credits.

ME 195. Intermediate Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisite: Senior standing in Civil or Mechanical Engineering.

ME 197. Teaching Assistantship. 1-3 Credits.

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

ME 198. Undergraduate Research. 1-18 Credits.

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

ME 201. Biomaterials Engineering. 3 Credits.

A materials science and engineering approach is used to explore the structure-function relationships of natural and bio-inspired materials for various engineering applications. The emphasis is on mechanical design and function. The medical applications of biomaterials will be discussed. Prerequisite: ME 101.

ME 203. Machinery Analysis & Synthesis. 3 Credits.

Kinematic and kinetic analysis of two- and three-dimensional machines; kinematic synthesis, electromechanical and servo mechanisms; application to robotic mechanisms. Prerequisite: Senior standing in ME.

ME 207. Bioengineering. 3 Credits.

Introduction to bioengineering including biomechanics, rehabilitation, instrumentation, imaging, biomaterials, and transport. Pre/co-requisites: Senior/Graduate standing in Engineering; Instructor permission.

ME 208. Biomechanics: Tissue Engr. 3 Credits.

Solid biomechanics including structure, function and mechanical properties of biological tissues. Tissue engineering involving cell mechanics, scaffold materials, and signaling. Current literature topics are covered. Pre/co-requisites: Senior/Graduate standing in Engineering; Instructor permission.

ME 209. Biomechanics: Transport Proc. 3 Credits.

Transport and kinetic processes to vascular biology, respiratory mechanics and medicine. Steady and unsteady laminar flow, pulse wave reflections, curved and collapsible tube flow, turbulence. Pre/co-requisites: Senior/Graduate standing in Engineering; Instructor permission.

ME 210. Control Systems. 3 Credits.

Analysis and design of continuous and discrete-time control systems; stability, signal flow, performance criteria, classical and state variable methods, simulation design tools, computer-based realizations. Prerequisites: EE 171 or ME 111. Cross-listed with: EE 210.

ME 213. Systems & Synthetic Biology. 3 Credits.

Applying engineering tools to the design and analysis of biomolecular processes; gene regulatory networks; nonlinear dynamics in molecular biology; biological circuit design; biological signal processing. Prerequisite: Background required: Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Programming. Cross-listed with: CSYS 213, EE 213.

ME 218. Numerical Methods for Engineer. 3 Credits.

Foundational concepts of numerical integration, numerical differentiation, and numerical approximation and solution of differential and partial differential equations of the type encountered in the analysis of engineering problems and data processing. Prerequisites: MATH 271, CS 020; MATH 122 or MATH 124. Cross-listed with: CE 218.

ME 230. Orbital Mechanics. 3 Credits.

Motion of spacecraft in a central gravitational field. Two and restricted three-body problems; Kepler's equation; orbital maneuvers and rendezvous; interplanetary and lunar trajectories. Prerequisite: ME 012. Co-requisites: ME 111 or Instructor permission.

ME 233. Vortex Flows. 3 Credits.

General theorems of vorticity transport in fluids; methods for solution of vortex flows; application to wake vortices, turbulent wall-layer vortices, wing-tip vortices, intake vortices, vortex-structure interaction, vortex reconnection, vortex breakdown, tornadoes and hurricanes. Prerequisite: ME 143.

ME 234. Mechanical Vibrations. 3 Credits.

Analysis, measurement, and control of mechanical vibrations; SDOF, MDOF, and rotating systems, forced, free, and random vibrations. Prerequisite: ME 111 or Senior/ Graduate standing in engineering or physical sciences.

ME 235. Turbomach Vibration Anyl/Tstng. 2 Credits.

Vibration in rotating machines; vibration measurement techniques; machinery condition and degradation; condition monitoring and predictive maintenance; industrial vibration techniques including proximity probes, accelerometers, FFT analyzer. Prerequisite: ME 244.

ME 237. Turbulence. 3 Credits.

Description of turbulent flows; statistical and modeling of turbulent flows; Navier Stokes as a dynamical system; experimental and numerical approaches. Prerequisite: ME 143.

ME 238. Energy Systems Engineering. 3 Credits.

Engineering assessment of both potentially sustainable and unsustainable practical primary energy systems. Examination of options of meeting demand and impacts on the environment. Prerequisite: ME 042.

ME 239. Rocket Propulsion. 3 Credits.

Flight mechanics and propulsion requirements for atmospheric and space flight. Thermochemistry of fuels and propellants. Operating principles of chemical, electrical and nuclear propulsion systems. Pre/co-requisites: ME 143/ME 240 recommended or permission of the Instructor.

ME 240. Compressible Flow. 3 Credits.

Theory of compressible flow. Normal and oblique shocks; expansion waves; unsteady wave motion; method of characteristics; linearized external flows; conical and 3D flows. Prerequisite: ME 143 or equivalent.

ME 241. Combustion Processes. 3 Credits.

Combustion thermodynamics; chemical kinetics; laminar flames, premixed and diffusion; turbulent flames; ignition, explosion, and detonation; droplet combustion; flame spread; large scale fires; rocket combustion. Prerequisite: Senior/Graduate standing.

ME 242. Adv Engr Thermodynamics I. 3 Credits.

Foundations of statistical mechanics. Gases and crystals. Chemical equilibrium. Irreversible processes. Prerequisite: Senior/Graduate standing or permission.

ME 243. Incompressible Flow. 3 Credits.

Intermediate treatment of incompressible fluid flow; Navier- Stokes equations; two-dimensional potential flows; wing theory; vorticity and vortex structures; laminar and turbulent boundary layers. Prerequisites: ME 143 or equivalent.

ME 244. Intro to Turbomachinery Anyl. 2 Credits.

Fundamental turbomachinery principles of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and structural analysis; basic equations and computational techniques for analysis and design to model and evaluate turbomachinery. Prerequisite: ME 243, MATH 271.

ME 245. Advanced Heat Transfer I. 3 Credits.

Analytical methods for multidimensional steady and transient heat conduction; phase change and moving boundaries. Thermal radiation exchange in enclosures; view factors; emitting/absorbing gases. Prerequisites: ME 144 or equivalent, or by Instructor permission.

ME 246. Centrifugal Compressors. 2 Credits.

Fluid dynamic and thermodynamic principles of centrifugal compressor design and design practice; limits of stable operation and instability prediction and control. Prerequisite: ME 244.

ME 247. Centrifugal Pumps. 2 Credits.

Centrifugal pump design principles and practice; performance limits; cavitation; design tools and pump design optimization. Prerequisite: ME 244.

ME 248. Turbomachinery Special Topics. 1 or 2 Credit.

Content in axial fans/compressors; axial, radial, or steam turbines; CFD, dynamics/rotordynamics, or materials for turbo-machinery; power plant or refrigeration cycle developments; turbocharged and compound IC-engines. Prerequisite: ME 244.

ME 249. Computational Fluids Engr. 0 or 3 Credits.

Computational methods for solving the Navier-Stokes equations and combined thermo-fluid flows; finite- differences and finite-volume techniques; use of standard commercial CFD software. Prerequisite: ME 143 or equivalent.

ME 252. Mechanical Behavior Materials. 3 Credits.

Isotropic and anisotropic elasticity; theory of plasticity; deformation mechanisms in crystalline solids; dislocation theory; creep behavior; advanced fatigue and fracture mechanisms. Prerequisites: ME 101; Instructor permission.

ME 253. Corrosion of Materials. 3 Credits.

Corrosion principles: electrochemical, environmental, and metallurgical aspects. Corrosion testing. Corrosion prevention. Seawater corrosion. Biological corrosion. Material selection. Prerequisite: ME 101.

ME 255. Adv Engineering Materials. 3 Credits.

Advanced material processing; physical and mechanical principles of high-temperature alloys, light-weight materials, thin films, nanomaterials, and biomedical materials; elements of computational materials design. Prerequisites: Senior/Graduate standing; or Instructor permission.

ME 257. Composite Materials. 3 Credits.

Fibers, matrices. Unidirectional and short fiber composites. Experimental characterization. Prerequisite: ME 101.

ME 259. Computational Solid Mechanics. 3 Credits.

Computational methods using the finite element analysis (FEA) applied to linear elastic and non-linear problems in the mechanics of deformable solids and structures, contact mechanics, and fracture mechanics. Hands-on computational experience using a commercial FEA software. Prerequisites: ME 014, MATH 124, and MATH 271, or equivalent.

ME 265. Integrated Product Developmnt. 3 Credits.

Project- based course focusing on the entire product life cycle. Team dynamics, process and product design, quality, materials, management, and environmentally-conscious manufacturing. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Cross-listed with: BSAD 293.

ME 270. Structural Dynamics. 3 Credits.

Vibrations, matrices, earthquake engineering, stability and wave propagation. Prerequisites: Senior/Graduate standing in Engineering or physical sciences, or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: CE 272.

ME 271. Micro and Nano Systems. 3 Credits.

Operating principles, fabrication and design of engineered systems with submillimeter dimensions. Prerequisites: Senior/Graduate standing in Engineering or physical sciences.

ME 281. Seminar. 1 Credit.

Presentation and discussion of advanced mechanical engineering problems and current developments. Prerequisite: Senior/Graduate engineering enrollment.

ME 282. Seminar. 1 Credit.

Presentation and discussion of advanced mechanical engineering problems and current developments. Prerequisite: Senior/Graduate engineering enrollment.

ME 283. Lab Techniques Turbomach Dev. 2 Credits.

Instruments and transducers for performance, flow, and structural measurements in turbo-machinery; the role of test data in design and development; experimental data acquisition and processing. Prerequisite: ME 244.

ME 285. Biomedical Engineering Seminar. 1 Credit.

Presentation and discussion of advanced biomedical engineering problems and current research developments. Prerequisite: Senior/Graduate engineering enrollment.

ME 290. Internship. 1-18 Credits.

An on-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

ME 292. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional ?classroom/laboratory setting? under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

ME 295. Advanced Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

Content is dictated by expanding professional interest in newly developing, or recently developed, technical areas in which there is particular need or opportunity. Prerequisite: Senior/Graduate standing.

ME 297. Teaching Assistantship. 1-3 Credits.

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

ME 298. Undergraduate Research. 1-18 Credits.

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.