Description

This minor is for engineering majors ONLY.

The College of Engineering enables its students to participate in this approved minor subject to the following conditions:

  1. A minor will not reduce or alter the existing course or degree requirements for students electing to pursue a minor.
  2. A student’s minor program must be organized and approved by an advisor prior to the submission of the senior check to the department chair or head.
  3. The minor must be approved by the advisor, the department chair or head, the Dean and the cognizant program offering the minor.
  4. The College of Engineering will follow the “Plan A/B” format of the Arts and Sciences College in which a student pursuing a single minor must complete the “Plan A” requirements. A student pursuing a double (or greater) minor must fulfill either the “Plan A” or “Plan B” requirements for both minors depending on which plan is offered by the cognizant department.
  5. Minors on the Lincoln or Omaha campuses may be added by approval of the College of Engineering Curriculum Committee and faculty.

College Requirements

College Admission

College Entrance Requirements

Students must have high school credit for (one unit is equal to one high school year):

  1. 4 units of mathematics: 2 of algebra, 1 of geometry, 1 of precalculus and trigonometry.
  2. 4 units of English.
  3. 3 units of natural science that must include 1 unit of physics and 1 unit of chemistry (chemistry requirement waived for students in construction management).
  4. 2 units of a single foreign language.
  5. 3 units of social studies.
  6. Students having a composite ACT score of 28 or greater (or equivalent SAT score) will be admitted to the College of Engineering even if they lack any one of the following: trigonometry, chemistry, or physics.
  7. Students having an ACT score of 19 or less in English (or equivalent SAT score) must take ENGL 150 Writing and Inquiry or ENGL 151 Writing and Argument.

A total of 16 units is required for admission.

Students must have an ACT (enhanced) score of 24 or greater (or equivalent SAT). Students who lack entrance requirements may be admitted based on ACT scores, high school rank and credits, or may be admitted to pre-engineering status in the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center. Pre-engineering students are advised within the College of Engineering.

Students for whom English is not their language of nurture must meet the minimum English proficiency requirements of the University.

Students who lack entrance units may complete precollege training by Independent Study through the UNL Office of On-line and Distance Education, in summer courses, or as a part of their first or second semester course loads while in the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center or other Colleges at UNL.

Students should consult their advisor, their department chair, or Engineering Student Services if they have questions on current policies.

Other Admission Requirements

Students who transfer to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln from other accredited colleges or universities and wish to be admitted to the College of Engineering (COE) must meet COE freshman entrance requirements and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 for Nebraska residents or 3.0 for non-residents, and be calculus-ready. Students not meeting either of these requirements must enroll in the Explore Center or another UNL college until they meet COE admission requirements.

The COE accepts courses for transfer for which a C or better grade was received. Although UNL accepts D grades from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and at Omaha, not all majors in the COE accept such low grades. Students must conform to the requirements of their intended major and, in any case, are strongly encouraged to repeat courses with a grade of C- or less.

All transfer students must adopt the curricular requirements of the undergraduate catalog current at the time of transfer to the COE—not that in use when they entered UNL. Upon admission to UNL, students wishing to pursue degree programs in the COE will be classified and subject to the policies defined in the subsequent section.

College Degree Requirements

Grade Rules

Grade Appeals

In the event of a dispute involving any college policies or grades, the student should appeal to his/her instructor, and appropriate department chair or school director (in that order). If a satisfactory solution is not achieved, the student may appeal his/her case through the College Academic Appeals Committee on his/her campus.

Catalog Rule

Students must fulfill the requirements stated in the catalog for the academic year in which they are first admitted at UNL. In consultation with advisors, a student may choose to follow a subsequent catalog for any academic year in which they are admitted to and enrolled as a degree-seeking student at UNL in the College of Engineering. Students must complete all degree requirements from a single catalog year. The catalog which a student follows for degree requirements may not be more than 10 years old at the time of graduation.

Requirements for Minor Offered by Department

Plan A Minor

Twelve (12) credit hours beyond the regular undergraduate engineering mechanics sequence (MECH 223 Engineering Statics, MECH 325 Mechanics of Elastic Bodies, and MECH 373 Engineering Dynamics). These may be chosen from the following courses with content in engineering mechanics, excluding any of these courses required in the student’s curriculum by the major department:

MECH 416Engineering Acoustics3
MECH 448Advanced Mechanics of Materials3
MECH 449Advanced Dynamics3
MECH 451Introduction to Finite Element Analysis3
MECH 452Experimental Stress Analysis I3
MECH 454Introduction to Continuum Modeling3
MECH 475Introduction to Vibrations and Acoustics3
MECH 480Numerical Methods in Engineering3
MECH 491Special Topics in Engineering Mechanics1-6

Grade Rules

Pass/No Pass

No course taken Pass/No Pass will be counted toward the minor.

MECH100
Introduction to Mechanical Engineering

Description: Overview of mechanical engineering. Introduction to problem layout, and development of basic skills required to solve mechanical engineering problems. Collection, manipulation and presentation of engineering data.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

MECH130
Introduction to CAD

Description: Principles and accepted practices of geometric design. Computer generation of 2D and 3D models for mechanical systems. Introduction to engineering design practices such as specifications, dimensioning, and tolerance.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGEN 470, BSEN 470; MECH 342; MECH 381

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH200
Engineering Thermodynamics

Prerequisites: PHYS 212 and MECH 223.

Description: First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, properties of gases and vapors. Sources of energy and its conversion to work.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGEN 344, BSEN 344; MECH 300

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH200H
Honors: Engineering Thermodynamics I

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation; PHYS 212; MECH 223.

Description: First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, properties of gases and vapors. Sources of energy and its conversion to work. Honors students will be expected to study beyond the students in the normal sections and do a special project.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGEN 344, BSEN 344; MECH 300

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH220
Statics

Prerequisites: MATH 106.

Description: Fundamental concepts, equilibrium of force systems, analysis of simple frames and trusses. Centroid and moments of inertia and friction.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH223
Engineering Statics

Prerequisites: MATH 107 (grade of C or better), PHYS 211 (grade of C or better)

Description: Action of forces on engineering structures and machines. Force systems, static equilibrium of frames and machines. Friction, center of gravity, moment of inertia, vector algebra.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGEN 324, BSEN 324; CIVE 361; MATL 360; MECH 325H; MECH 373; MECH 373H

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH223H
Honors: Engineering Statics

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation; MATH 107 and PHYS 211.

Description: Bodies in equilibrium. Vector algebra, equivalent force systems, distributed loads, and center of gravity. Analysis of trusses, frames, and machines. Friction, wedges, crews, and belts. Area moments of inertia.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGEN 324, BSEN 324; CIVE 361; MATL 360; MECH 325H; MECH 373; MECH 373H

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH250
Mechanics I

Prerequisites: PHYS 211.

Parallel: MATH 208. For electrical engineering majors.

Description: Force actions in static coplanar systems with applications to engineering structures and machines. Resultants, moments, couples, equivalent force systems, vector algebra. Static equilibrium conditions and equations.

This course is a prerequisite for: MECH 351

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

MECH300
Thermal Systems and Design

Prerequisites: MECH 200, CSCE 155N

Description: Applications of control-volume analysis (mass, energy, and momentum), both transient and steady; mixtures of gases and vapors; introduction to combustion; thermodynamic relations and establishment of data banks of thermal properties; applications of computer-aided engineering to processes and cycles; methodologies and case studies for thermal systems design; execution of small-scaled design projects.

This course is a prerequisite for: MECH 446; MECH 487

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH310
Fluid MechanicsCrosslisted with MECH 310H

Prerequisites: MECH 373; MATH 221

Parallel: MECH 200, or BSEN 244 or by permission for non-ME students.

Description: Fluid statics, equations of continuity, momentum, and energy dimensional analysis and dynamic similitude. Applications to: flow meters; fluid pumps and turbines; viscous flow and lubrication; flow in closed conduits and open channels. Two-dimensional potential flow.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGEN 325, BSEN 325; AGEN 344, BSEN 344; BSEN 425, CIVE 425; CIVE 352; MECH 446

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH310H
Fluid MechanicsCrosslisted with MECH 310

Prerequisites: MECH 373; MATH 221

Parallel: MECH 200, or BSEN 244 or by permission for non-ME students.

Description: Fluid statics, equations of continuity, momentum, and energy dimensional analysis and dynamic similitude. Applications to: flow meters; fluid pumps and turbines; viscous flow and lubrication; flow in closed conduits and open channels. Two-dimensional potential flow.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGEN 325, BSEN 325; AGEN 344, BSEN 344; BSEN 425, CIVE 425; CIVE 352; MECH 446

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH311
Fluid Mechanics Laboratory

Prerequisites: MECH/CIVE 310 or parallel.

Description: Fluid mechanics experiments and demonstrations. Conservation principles; determination of fluid properties, velocity, pressure, and flow measurements; pipe flow; open channel flow; and instrumentation techniques.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

MECH321
Engineering Statistics and Data Analysis

Prerequisites: MATH 208

Description: An applications-oriented course for formulating and solving engineering statistical problems. Includes Descriptive statistics, probability distributions, variability, sampling, confidence intervals, tests of significance, basics of statistical process control, and design of experiments.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH324
Strength of Materials

Prerequisites: MECH 220 or 223.

For students in architecture and construction management.

Description: Stress and strain analysis in elastic materials. Use of properties of materials in the analysis and design of welded and riveted connections, statically determinate and indeterminate flexure members, columns. Combined stresses, axial, eccentric and torsional loading. Observations of laboratory tests for axially loaded specimens. Introduction to shear and moment diagrams.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH325
Mechanics of Elastic Bodies

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation; MECH 223 or 223H; MATH 208.

Description: Concept of stress and strain considering axial, torsional, and bending forces. Shear and moments. Introduction to combined stresses and column theory.

This course is a prerequisite for: CIVE 334; CIVE 341; CIVE 378; MECH 343

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH325H
Honors: Mechanics of Elastic Bodies

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation; MECH 223 or 223H; MATH 208.

Description: Introduction to the mechanics of elastic bodies. Concepts of stress and strain. Extension, bending, and torsion. Shear and moment diagrams. Principal stresses. Deflection of statically determinate and indeterminate beams. Buckling of columns. Special advanced topics.

This course is a prerequisite for: CIVE 334; CIVE 378; MECH 343

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH330
Mechanical Engineering Analysis

Prerequisites: MATH 221; CSCE 155N, MECH 325 and 373; MECH 200.

Description: Conceptual modeling of mechanical engineering systems. Analytical exploration of engineering behavior of conceptual models. Case studies drawn from mechanical engineering problems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH342
Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery

Prerequisites: MECH 130 and MECH 373

Description: Analysis of the motions of linkage and cam mechanisms. Methods of design of linkage and cam mechanisms. Gear theory. Analysis and design of ordinary and planetary gear trains. Determination of static and dynamic forces in machines. Balancing of machines. Flywheel design. Dynamics of cam mechanisms. Vibration of machines.

This course is a prerequisite for: MECH 343

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH343
Elements of Machine Design

Prerequisites: MECH 325; BSEN 206; JGEN 200 or 300; MECH 342; MATL 360; MECH 321 or STAT 380 or parallel.

Description: Design of machine elements under different conditions of loading. Design work includes a project of broader scope (done primarily out of class) requiring a breadth of knowledge. Failure theories for static and dynamic loading of bolts, springs, bearings, and shafts.

This course is a prerequisite for: MECH 446

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH350
Introduction to Dynamics and Control of Engineering Systems

Prerequisites: MECH 373; ECEN 211; CSCE 155N or AGEN/BSEN 212A; MATH 314 or parallel.

Description: Unified treatment of the dynamics and control of engineering systems. Emphasis on physical aspects, formulation of mathematical models, application of various mathematical methods, and interpretation of results in terms of the synthesis and analysis of real systems.

This course is a prerequisite for: MECH 446

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH351
Mechanics II

Prerequisites: MECH 250.

For electrical engineering majors.

Description: Application of Newton's laws to engineering problems involving coplanar kinematics and kinetics of particles. Work, energy, impulse, and momentum. Conservative systems. Periodic motion.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

MECH370
Manufacturing Methods and Processes

Prerequisites: MATL 360; and MECH 325.

Description: Introduction to traditional and modern manufacturing processes and methods to include: foundry; forming processes; welding; metal removal theory and practices; modern manufacturing systems and automation; and economics of process selection.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH373
Engineering Dynamics

Prerequisites: MECH 223, MATH 208.

Description: Force action related to displacement, velocity, and acceleration of rigid bodies. Kinematics of plane motion, kinetics of translation and rotation. Mass moment of inertia, vibration, work, energy and power, impulse and momentum.

This course is a prerequisite for: CIVE 310; CIVE 310H; MECH 310, MECH 310H; MECH 342; MECH 350

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH373H
Honors: Engineering Dynamics

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation; MECH 223 or 223H; MATH 208.

Description: Motion of particles and rigid bodies under the action of forces and moments. Kinematics of plane motion: displacement, velocity, and acceleration. Kinetics of translation and rotation; work, energy and power; impulse, momentum and impact. Introduction to vibration analysis.

This course is a prerequisite for: CIVE 310; CIVE 310H; MECH 310, MECH 310H; MECH 342; MECH 350

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH380
Mechanical Engineering Measurements

Prerequisites: ECEN 231; JGEN 200 or 300; MECH 321 or STAT 380 or parallel; MECH 350 and MECH 310, or parallel.

Description: Theory, statistics, applications and design of mechanical engineering experiments.

This course is a prerequisite for: MECH 487

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH381
Elements of Computer-Aided Design

Prerequisites: MATH 221; MECH 130 or CSCE 155N or permission

Description: Principles and techniques currently used for the computer-aided design (CAD). Applications of interactive graphics devices for drafting, design, and analysis. Modelling and analogy of engineering systems. Elementary finite element, Bode, and numerical analyses. CAD case studies and term project.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH399
Undergraduate Research and Thesis

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Engineering design or laboratory investigation that an undergraduate is qualified to undertake.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-5

ACE:

MECH403
Internal Combustion EnginesCrosslisted with MECH 803

Prerequisites: MECH 300 or equivalent.

Description: Basic cycle analysis and engine types, fundamental thermodynamics and operating characteristics of various engines are analyzed, combustion processes for spark and compression-ignition engines, fuels, testing procedures, and lubrication systems are evaluated. Emphasis on the thermodynamic evaluation of the performance and understanding the basic operation of various engine types.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH404
Theory of CombustionCrosslisted with MECH 804

Prerequisites: MECH 300 and MECH 420/MECH 820.

Description: Stoichiometric analysis of combustion processes. Energy transfer, flame propagation, and transformation velocities during combustion. Combustor applications and design considerations. Emission formation and methods of control.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH405
TurbomachineryCrosslisted with MECH 805

Prerequisites: MECH 300 and MECH 310/CIVE 310

Description: Thermodynamic analysis and design of axial and radial flow turbines, compressors, and pumps. Fundamentals of the operating characteristics and performance parameters of turbomachines will be evaluated. Cavitation and blade element theory.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH406
Air Conditioning Systems DesignCrosslisted with MECH 806

Prerequisites: MECH 300 or equivalent.

Description: Application of thermodynamic and fluid dynamic principles to the design of air conditioning systems. Comprehensive design project is an integral part of the course.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH407
Power Plant Systems DesignCrosslisted with MECH 807

Prerequisites: MECH 300 or equivalent.

Description: Application of thermodynamic and fluid dynamic principles to the design of Power Plants. Comprehensive design project is an integral part of the course.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH408
Heat Exchanger DesignCrosslisted with MECH 808

Prerequisites: MECH 300 or equivalent.

Description: Design methodology for various heat exchangers employed in mechanical engineering. Introduction to computer-aided design as applied to heat exchangers. Practical exercises in actual design tasks.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH413
AerodynamicsCrosslisted with MECH 813

Prerequisites: MECH 200 and MECH 310/CIVE 310.

Description: Subsonic and supersonic air flow theory, dynamics of flight, performance parameters, rotoranalysis, and special topics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH414
Compressible FlowCrosslisted with MECH 814

Prerequisites: MECH 300 and MECH 310/CIVE 310.

Description: Analysis of the flow of compressible fluids by means of the momentum equation, continuity equation, and the laws of thermodynamics and some application of thermodynamic laws to incompressible fluids.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH415
Two-Phase FlowCrosslisted with MECH 815

Prerequisites: MECH310/CIVE 310 and MECH 380, or parallel.

Description: Transport phenomena of homogeneous and heterogeneous types of mixtures such as solid-liquid, liquid-liquid, and liquid-gas. Properties of components and mixtures. Flow induced vibrations and parameter distributions. Optimization and design problems in multiphase systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH416
Engineering AcousticsCrosslisted with MECH 816

Prerequisites: MECH 310 and MATH 221/MATH 821.

Description: Transverse and longitudinal traveling waves. Acoustic wave equation of fluids. The reflection, transmission, radiation, reception, absorption, and attenuation of sound. Acoustic cavities and waveguides. Sound propagation in pipes, resonators and filters.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH420
Heat TransferCrosslisted with MECH 820

Prerequisites: MECH 310

Description: Heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation. Correlation of theory with experimental data and engineering design.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH421
Elements of Nuclear EngineeringCrosslisted with MECH 821, ENGR 421

Prerequisites: ENGR 300 or 301 or 310; MATH 208/208H; and PHYS 212/212H

Description: Survey of nuclear engineering concepts and applications. Nuclear reactions, radioactivity, radiation interaction with matter, reactor physics, risk and dose assessment, applications in medicine, industry, agriculture, and research.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH422
Industrial Quality ControlCrosslisted with MECH 822

Prerequisites: MECH 321 or STAT 380

Description: Statistical process control and quality assurance techniques in manufacturing. Control charts, acceptance sampling, and analyses and design of quality control systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH424
Laser Material Processing with Compressible Flow PerspectiveCrosslisted with MECH 824

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Fundamentals of laser material processing. Laser material interactions from the compressible flow perspective. Analytical, semi-analytical, and numerical approaches.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH425
Solar Energy EngineeringCrosslisted with MECH 825

Prerequisites: MECH 420 or permission.

Description: Conversion of solar energy into more useful forms with emphasis on environmental heating and cooling applications. Includes solar energy availability, solar collectors and design, solar systems and their simulation and solar economics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH426
Heat Transfer at Nanoscales and in Ultrashort Time DomainsCrosslisted with MECH 826

Prerequisites: MECH 420.

Description: Heat transfer in nanoscale and nanostructured materials. Heat transfer in ultrafast laser materials processing.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH431
Computational Heat Transfer and Fluid FlowCrosslisted with MECH 831

Prerequisites: MECH 310; MATH 314; MECH 420 or parallel.

Description: Finite difference methods for steady and transient diffusion and convection-diffusion problems. Finite volume technique for the solution of multi-dimensional fluid flow, and heat and mass transfer problems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH434
Facility Planning and Design

Prerequisites: IMSE 315

Description: Design, analysis and layout of facilities: queuing, material handling systems, material flow analysis, systematic layout planning and design of warehouse facilities.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH436
Introduction to Continuum BiomechanicsCrosslisted with MECH 836

Prerequisites: MECH 373; MECH 310 and 420.

Description: Introduction to biomechanics. Basic anatomy, biomaterials, kinematics, dynamics, visco-elasticity, bio-fluid mechanics, and bio-heat transfer.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH437
Biomedical Device DesignCrosslisted with MECH 837

Prerequisites: ENGM 223, 325, and 373, or equivalent

Description: Design of devices intended for use in biomedical environments. Introduction to modeling of the bio-environments, bio-materials, and material selection. Overview of design methodologies and strategies used in biomedical device design from a material properties perspective. Introduction to federal regulation and other pertinent issues.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH438
Mechanics of BiomaterialsCrosslisted with MECH 838

Prerequisites: MECH 343 or parallel

Description: Theory, application, simulation, and design of biomaterials that apply mechanical principles for solving medical problems (case studies in artery, brain, bone, etc.). Tentative Topics include Mechanical characterization of biomaterials; Bio-manufacturing a tissue; Function-structure relationship; Design and analysis of medical implants; Active response of biomaterials: growth and remodeling mechanism; Cellular behavior and measurements, etc.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH442
Intermediate KinematicsCrosslisted with MECH 842

Prerequisites: MECH 342.

Description: Analytical cam design. Geometry of constrained plane motion and application to the design of mechanisms. Analysis and synthesis of pin-jointed linkage mechanisms.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH444
Intermediate Dynamics of MachineryCrosslisted with MECH 844

Prerequisites: MECH 342 and MECH 350.

Description: Fundamentals of vibration, vibration and impact in machines, balance of rotors, flexible rotor dynamics and instabilities, parametric vibration, advanced dynamics and design of cam mechanisms, and dynamics of flywheel.

This course is a prerequisite for: MECH 915

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH445
Mechanical Engineering Design ConceptsCrosslisted with MECH 845

Description: Development of design concepts. Introduction to synthesis techniques and mathematical analysis methods. Applications of these techniques to mechanical engineering design projects.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH446
Mechanical Engineering Design I

Prerequisites: MECH 300, MECH 310, MECH 343, MECH 350, professional admission to Mechanical Engineering BS program

Description: Synthesis, design, and a written report on two projects, plus a proposal for the students final design project in MECH 447. The two projects should span the general areas of mechanical engineering developing breadth, resourcefulness, creativity and most importantly, the use of the design process. Guest lectures by practicing designers will be a part of the class when appropriate.

This course is a prerequisite for: MECH 447

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

MECH447
Mechanical Engineering Design II

Prerequisites: MECH 446, professional admission to Mechanical Engineering BS program

Description: Definition, scope, analysis, synthesis, and the design for the solution of a comprehensive engineering problem in any major area of mechanical engineering.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LAB
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:2

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

MECH448
Advanced Mechanics of MaterialsCrosslisted with MECH 848

Prerequisites: MECH 373, MECH 325.

Description: Stresses and strains at a point. Theories of failure. Thick-walled pressure vessels and spinning discs. Torsion of noncircular sections. Torsion of thin-walled sections, open, closed, and multicelled. Bending of unsymmetrical sections. Cross shear and shear center. Curved beams. Introduction to elastic energy methods.

This course is a prerequisite for: MECH 915; MECH 933; MECH 935; MECH 938

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH449
Advanced DynamicsCrosslisted with MECH 849

Prerequisites: MECH 373 and MATH 221/821.

Description: Particle Dynamics usung Newton's laws, energy principles, momentum principles. Rigid body dynamics using Euler's equations and Lagrange's equations. Variable mass systems. Gyroscopic motion.

This course is a prerequisite for: MECH 935

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH450
Mechanical Engineering Control Systems DesignCrosslisted with MECH 850

Prerequisites: MECH 350.

Description: Applications of control systems analysis and synthesis for mechanical engineering equipment. Control systems for pneumatic, hydraulic, kinematic, electromechanical, and thermal systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH451
Introduction to Finite Element Analysis

Prerequisites: Open to College of Engineering Students only.

Description: Matrix methods of analysis. Finite element stiffness method. Computer programs. Applications to structures and soils. Introduction to finite element analysis of fluid flow.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH452
Experimental Stress Analysis ICrosslisted with MECH 852

Prerequisites: MECH 325.

Description: Investigation of the basic theories and techniques associated with the analysis of stress using mechanical strain gages, electric strain gages, brittle lacquer, photoelasticity, and membrane analogy.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH453
Robotics: Kinematics and DesignCrosslisted with MECH 853

Prerequisites: MECH 350.

Description: Robotics synthesize some aspects of human function by the use of mechanisms, sensors, actuators, and computers.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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MECH454
Introduction to Continuum ModelingCrosslisted with MECH 854

Prerequisites: MATH 221/821, MECH 325 and MECH 373

Description: Basic concepts of continuum modeling. Development of models and solutions to various mechanical, thermal and electrical systems. Thermo-mechanical and electro-mechanical coupling effects. Differential equations, dimensional methods and similarity.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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MECH455
Vehicle DynamicsCrosslisted with MECH 855

Prerequisites: MECH 343 and 350.

Description: Introduction to basic mechanics governing automotive vehicle dynamic acceleration, braking, ride, handling and stability. Analytical methods, including computer simulation, in vehicle dynamics. The different components and subsystems of a vehicle that influence vehicle dynamic performance.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH456
Dynamics of Internal Combustion EnginesCrosslisted with MECH 856

Prerequisites: MECH 342 and 343.

Description: Basics of design of the internal combustion engines. Design of various engine parts such as pistons, connecting rods, valve trains, crankshafts, and the vibration dampers. Dynamics of the engine. The vibration of the crankshaft assembly and the valve train. Balancing of the engines.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH457
Mechatronic Systems DesignCrosslisted with MECH 857

Prerequisites: ECEN 231; MECH 350 or parallel.

Lab sessions allow for constructing mechatronic systems. Lab time arranged. A comprehensive design project included.

Description: Theory, application, simulation, and design of systems that integrate mechanical, computer, and electronic components.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH458
Digital Control of Mechanical SystemsCrosslisted with MECH 858

Prerequisites: MECH 450

Description: Introduction to digital measurement and control of mechanical systems. Applications of analysis and synthesis of discrete time systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH470
Theory and Practice of Materials ProcessingCrosslisted with MECH 870

Description: Theory, practice and application of conventional machining, forming and non-traditional machining processes with emphasis on tool life, dynamics of machine tools and adaptive control.

This course is a prerequisite for: MECH 970

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH474
Manufacturing Systems ICrosslisted with MECH 874

Prerequisites: Open to College of Engineering Students only.

Description: Principles of automated production lines; analysis of transfer lines; group technology; flexible manufacturing systems; and just-in-time; and optimization strategies for discrete parts manufacturing.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH475
Introduction to Vibrations and Acoustics

Prerequisites: MECH 373 and MATH 221.

Description: Linear response of one and two degree of freedom systems. Rotating imbalance, vibration isolation. Fundamentals of wave motion, vibrating strings and bars. Acoustic wave equation, acoustic impedances, sound propagation, traveling wave solutions, separation of variables. The Helmholtz resonator. Acoustic waves in pipes. Experiments in mechanical vibrations and acoustics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH476
Manufacturing Information SystemsCrosslisted with MECH 876

Prerequisites: Senior standing; CSCE 155A, CSCE 155E, CSCE 155H, CSCE 155N, or CSCE 155T or equivalent

Description: An exploration of information systems and their impact in a manufacturing environment. Software, hardware, database systems, enterprise resource planning, networking, and the Internet.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH480
Numerical Methods in EngineeringCrosslisted with MECH 880

Prerequisites: MATH 221/821; and Computer Programming. Linear Algebra recommended.

Credit towards the degree cannot be earned in both CSCE/MATH 440/840 and MECH 480/880.

Description: Numerical algorithms and their convergence properties in: solving nonlinear equations; direct and iterative schemes for linear systems of equations; eigenvalue problems; polynomial and spline interpolation; curve fitting; numerical integration and differentiation; initial and boundary values problems for Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs) and systems of ODEs with applications to engineering; finite difference methods for partial differential equations (potential problems, heat-equation, wave-equation).

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH483
Engineering Analysis with Finite ElementsCrosslisted with MECH 883

Prerequisites: MECH 310; MECH 343; MECH 350; MECH 420 or parallel

Description: Analysis of engineering systems using finite elements; a critical and challenging task performed during the design process for many engineering systems. Four very distinct domains are studied: Structural stress analysis, heat transfer, fluid flow, and modal analysis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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MECH487
Thermal Fluids Laboratory

Prerequisites: MECH 300 and 380; MECH 420/820 or parallel.

Description: Design, execution, and evaluation of physical experiments in the areas of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:2

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MECH488
Kinematics and Machine Design Laboratory

Prerequisites: MECH 342 and 343; MECH 380 or parallel.

Description: Design projects and physical experiments in the area of machine design and kinematics.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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MECH491
Special Topics in Engineering MechanicsCrosslisted with MECH 891

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Treatment of special topics in engineering mechanics by experimental, computational and/or theoretical methods. Topics vary from term to term.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

MECH498
Laboratory and Analytical InvestigationsCrosslisted with MECH 898

Prerequisites: Open to College of Engineering Students only.

Description: Investigation and written report of research into specific problem in any major area of mechanical engineering.

Course details
Credit Hours:6.00
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:6.00

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MECH499H
Honors Thesis

Prerequisites: Senior standing in mechanical engineering; admission to the University Honors Program.

Description: Honors thesis research project meeting the requirements of the University Honors Program. Independent research project executed under the guidance of a member of the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering which contributes to the advancement of knowledge in the field. Culminates in the presentation of an honors thesis to the department and college.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-3

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