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Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Course Descriptions
EMEC 455 ENGG 275
MATH 210
EECE 201
EMEC 330 ENGG 140
EMEC 340
EMEC 345 EMEC 440 ENGG 210
ENGG 222  
ENGG 255  
EMEC 365 EMEC 452 ENGG 270  
BIOL 201 | PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY (3-0-3)
Corequisite: ENGL 101 | F, S, SI
An introduction to the basic principles of modern biology, including biomacromolecules, bioenergetics, cell structure, genetics, homeostasis, evolution, and ecological relationships.
CHEM 201 | GENERAL CHEMISTRY (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: MATH 099 | F, S, SI
Fundamental laws and theories of chemical reactions. Topics include atomic structure, bonding theory, stoichiometry, properties of solids, liquids, and gases; chemical thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and kinetics; introduction to organic chemistry.
EECE 201 | ELECTRIC CIRCUIT THEORY (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: MATH 231, PHYS 202 (students will not receive credit for both EECE200 and EECE201) | F, S
Fundamentals of electric circuit theory for first- and second-order linear circuits. Conceptual and working understanding of basic circuit elements, resistance, inductance, and capacitance. Independent and controlled power sources and operational amplifiers. Introduction to analysis of steady-state and transient responses of first-order circuits.
EMEC 210 | STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS W/LAB (3-3-4)
Prerequisites: CHEM 201, PHYS 202 | F, S
Physical properties of solid materials at the macroscopic and microscopic levels. Atomic bonding, crystal structure, chemical bonding, phase transformation, dislocation, and fracture. Engineering properties of metals, alloys, ceramics, polymers, and composite materials. Introduction to nanomaterials. Laboratory experiments.
EMEC 320 | SOLID MECHANICS I (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: EMEC 210, ENGG 275 | F, S
Analysis of stresses and strains in two and three dimensions. Principal stresses, maximum shear stress, Mohr circle, and stress transformation. Shear force and bending moment diagrams. Extension, torsional rotation, bending, and buckling of machine elements. Stresses and strains in membranes, pressure vessels, and pipes.
EMEC 330 | FLUID DYNAMICS W/LAB (3-3-4)
Prerequisites: ENGG 275, MATH 240 | F
Review of fluid statics, barometry, and buoyancy. Dynamics of fluids with emphasis on control volume analysis of flowing fluids using kinematics, continuity, energy, and momentum principles. Local analysis using continuity and Navier-Stokes Equations. Viscous flow analysis, boundary layers, pipe flow, and drag. Dimensional analysis and similitude. Laboratory experiments.
EMEC 340 | THERMODYNAMICS (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ENGG 275 | F
First law of thermodynamics. Thermodynamic properties of pure substances, energy and mass conservation, and entropy. Second Law of thermodynamics, gas and vapor cycles, energy system analysis and power cycles. Principles of heating and refrigeration. Thermodynamics of reacting mixtures.
EMEC 345 | HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER W/LAB (3-2-3)
Prerequisites: EMEC 330, EMEC 340 | S
Transport and conservation of mass, momentum, and energy. Heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation. Mass transfer by convection and diffusion. Transport coefficients and principles of heat and mass exchange. Steady state and transient conditions in mass and heat transfer. Laboratory experiments.
 
EMEC 350 | DESIGN OF MECHANICAL SYSTEMS W/LAB (3-2-3)
Prerequisites: EMEC 320, ENGG 255 | S
Design of machine elements, including springs, fasteners, shafts, gears, cams, and bearings. Mechanical power transmission. Static and cyclic failure mechanisms of machine components. Lubrication, friction, wear, and dimensional tolerances. Integration and assembly of machine elements. Laboratory design experience.
EMEC 360 | ELECTRONICS AND INSTRUMENTATION W/LAB (3-3-4)
Prerequisites: EECE 201, ENGG 200 | F
Analog and digital measurement, instrumentation, and data acquisition systems. Noise reduction and frequency domain techniques. Linear and non-linear calibration of instruments, and error analysis. Applications including strain, displacement, velocity, acceleration, flow rate, pressure, and temperature. Lab experiments and documentation.
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EMEC 365 | CONTROL SYSTEMS W/LAB (3-2-3)
Prerequisites: EMEC 360, ENGG 222 | S
Principles of system dynamics and feedback in open- and closed-loop systems. Sequencing control, linear feedback systems, non-linear systems, and discrete systems. System stability and closed-loop system analysis and design using proportional, integral, and derivative elements. Software-based simulation of system dynamics and control.
EMEC 380-389 | LABORATORY TOPICS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (0-3-1)
Prerequisite: Approval of the Dean | Upon Demand
Laboratory topics of interest to students and faculty which are not available in the existing Mechanical Engineering curriculum will be offered through this course. Prior approval of the course material and syllabus by the Dean is required.
 
EMEC 399 | FIELD EXPERIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (1-8-2)
Prerequisites: EMEC 345, EMEC 350, EMEC 360, PSPK 101 | SI
Practical field experience, involving work on real mechanical engineering projects. Technical work under the supervision of a mechanical engineer. Development and implementation of teamwork and project management skills. Professional and ethical issues in the engineering workplace.
EMEC 400 | COMPUTER-AIDED MECHANICAL DESIGN (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EMEC 350 | S
Project-based implementation of CAD, CAE, and CAM systems for mechanical production. Geometric modeling, prototyping, and product development using software applications. Limitations on CAD and CAE systems, including economic constraints, safety, sustainability, and manufacturability
EMEC 420 | SOLID MECHANICS II (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EMEC 320 | S (odd years)
Mechanics of solid continua in two- and three-dimensions. Stress and strain invariants, theory of elasticity, non-linear elastic behavior, and constitutive equations. Inelastic response, including plasticity, creep, fatigue, and fracture. Introduction to the mechanics of discontinuous media and composite materials
EMEC 433 | TURBOMACHINERY (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: EMEC 330, EMEC 340 | S
Principles of fluid dynamics and thermodynamics governing the performance and efficiency of combustion, steam, wind, and hydraulic turbomachinery. Rotor-fluid energy exchange, vortex flow, losses in nozzles and diffuser, and blade element performance. Design of centrifugal pumps, axial compressors multistage turbomachinery, and wind turbines.
 
EMEC 435 | ENGINEERING AERODYNAMICS (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: EMEC 330 | S (even years)
Principles of subsonic aerodynamics, including airfoils, force and moment coefficients, lift, and drag. Kelvin circulation theorem, thin airfoil theory, vortex panel method, and pressure integration. Design of wings, power and thrust, and lifting line theory. Aircraft design, control, stability, and flight takeoff and landing. Safety and reliability implications.
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EMEC 438 | COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: ENGG 222, EMEC 330| S (odd years)
Flow of compressible fluids and advanced dynamics of fluids. Numerical and computational modeling of fluid flow and fluid transport. Introduction to finite difference and finite element method solutions. Software implementation including mesh generation, selection of model parameters, solution techniques, and interpretation of results.
EMEC 440 | ENERGY SYSTEMS W/LAB (3-2-3)
Prerequisite: EMEC 345 | F
Principles of energy conversion. Performance of heat exchangers and efficiency of refrigerators, fans, motors, turbines, and compressors. Thermodynamics of combustion processes. Environmental, economic, and societal aspects of energy generation from fossil fuel, solar, wind, nuclear, and geothermal systems. Laboratory experiments.
EMEC 444 | DESIGN OF HVAC SYSTEMS (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EMEC 345 | F
Design and analysis of vapor-compression and absorption refrigeration systems. Principles of thermal comfort, air conditioning, and dehumidification. Load estimates, delivery losses, air distribution and ventilation control. Environmental regulations and implications of thermal insulation in terms of energy conservation.
 
EMEC 447 | INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES  (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EMEC 440 | F
Operating principles and cycle analysis of ICE systems. Thermo-chemical reactions, air and fuel induction, ignition, and combustion. Emissions, exhaust, and pollution control. Heat transfer, engine dynamics, and energy efficiency. Friction, lubrication, and wear of engine components.
EMEC 452 | MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EMEC 365 | S (even years)
Response of undamped and damped SDOF to harmonic forced vibration. Fourier transform, convolution methods, frequency-domain analysis, and applications in random and transient vibration. System resonance, frequency response analysis, and response spectra. Eigenvalues and modes of vibration of multiple DOF systems.
EMEC 455 | MOTION SYSTEM DESIGN (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: EMEC 350, EMEC 365 | F
Design and modeling of electro-hydraulic and electro-mechanical motion systems. Characteristics of hydraulic actuators, variable speed drives, and variable power systems. Motion and position sensors, including encoders, LVDTs, and accelerometers. Industrial PLC, servo systems, Nyquist stability, and digital control algorithms.
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EMEC 460 | MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EMEC 365 | F
Manufacturing processes for metals, polymers, powders, ceramics, and composites. Metal cutting, welding, casting, and forming. Rolling, drawing, and extrusion of metals and polymers. Mechanical and non-mechanical material removal technologies. Economic evaluations, process selection, quality assurance, and quality control of products.
 
EMEC 466 | DESIGN OF ROBOTIC SYSTEMS (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: EMEC 350, EMEC 365 | S
Design, modeling, and simulation of robotic and mechatronics systems. Kinematics and differential motion, precision, and payload. Mechanical design, actuators, sensors, control, and autonomous navigation. Implications of robotic system deployment in terms of safety, security, ethics, and economy.
EMEC 480-489 | SPECIAL TOPICS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Approval of the Dean | Upon demand
Topics of interest to students and faculty which are not available in the existing Mechanical Engineering curriculum will be offered through this course. Prior approval of the course material and syllabus by the Dean is required.
EMEC 499 | MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT (3-3-4)
Prerequisite: EMEC 399, Corequisites: EMEC 440, EMEC 460 | F, S
Interdisciplinary course covering a broad range of mechanical engineering topics. Integrated team project involving design and prototyping of a mechanical system or product within realistic constraints, including documentation of cost estimates, plans and specifications.
ENGG 140 |  INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING (3-2-3)
Prerequisites: MATH 099, (Placement by Computer Proficiency Examination or COMP 101) | F, S, SI 
Language-independent problem solving and computational thinking. Fundamentals of programming in common microcomputing languages. Program structure, procedural statements, input/output and file handling, and basic algorithms including sorting and searching.  
ENGG 200 | ENGINEERING STATISTICS (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: MATH 220 | S, SI
Introduction to statistics and probability in engineering. Discrete and continuous distributions, sampling, and inference of mean and variance. Hypothesis testing, design of experiments and statistical quality control of engineering components and systems. 
 
ENGG 210 | ENGINEERING GRAPHICS AND VISUALIZATION (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ENGG 140 | F, S, SI
Principles of engineering drawing, geometric modeling, multi-view projections, and computer-aided graphics. Three-dimensional representation, geometric perspectives, and solid modeling. Applications in engineering design, including drafting standards, dimensioning, specifications, and tolerances.  
 
 
ENGG 222 | NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING W/LAB (3-2-3)
Prerequisites: ENGG 140, MATH 230, MATH 231 | S, SI
Formulation and software implementation of numerical solutions to engineering problems. Numerical differentiation and integration, curve fitting, and interpolation. Solutions and engineering applications of nonlinear equations, systems of equations, and initial and boundary-value problems.
ENGG 255 | ENGINEERING DESIGN AND ECONOMICS (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: BIOL 201, PHYS 202 | F, SI
Introduction to the engineering design process. Specifications, product synthesis, iterative analysis, prototyping, testing, evaluation, and economic constraints. Time value of money, equivalence, rate of return, and benefit-cost analysis.
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ENGG 270 | STATICS W/LAB (3-2-3)
Prerequisites: ENGG 210, MATH 220, PHYS 201 | F, S
Review of particle dynamics, including energy and momentum.  Kinematics of rigid bodies in two- and three-dimensional motion.  Kinetics of rigid bodies, impulse and momentum in translational and rotational motion.  Introduction to viscous and frictional damping.  Free and forced vibration of SDOF systems.
ENGG 275 | DYNAMICS (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: ENGG 270, MATH 231  | S, SI
Review of particle dynamics, including energy and momentum.  Kinematics of rigid bodies in two- and three-dimensional motion.  Kinetics of rigid bodies, impulse and momentum in translational and rotational motion.  Introduction to viscous and frictional damping.  Free and forced vibration of SDOF systems.
 
MATH 210 | CALCULUS I (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: placement by ACCUPLACER™, or MATH 191 with a grade of C or higher | F, S, SI
Differential and integral calculus applied to functions of a single variable. Derivatives, applications of derivatives, indefinite and definite integrals and applications of integrals. Polynomial, rational, radical, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic and hyperbolic functions.
MATH 220 | CALCULUS II (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: MATH 210 with a grade of C or higher | F, S, SI
Techniques of integration, including integration by parts, partial fractions and trigonometric substitution. Simpson’s Rule and improper integrals. Sequences and series, including power, Taylor and Fourier series. Linear approximations and Taylor’s theorem. Polar functions and parametric equations. Vectors in 3 dimensions.
 
MATH 230 | LINEAR ALGEBRA AND COMPLEX VARIABLES (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: MATH 220 with a grade of C or higher | F, S
Linear systems, matrices, vector spaces and linear independence. Linear transformations, determinants, eigenvalues, and applications. Complex numbers in Cartesian and polar planes. Complex functions including trigonometric and hyperbolic functions. Cauchy’s integral theorem.
MATH 231 | DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: MATH 220 with a grade of C or higher | F, S
Methods for obtaining numerical and analytical solutions of linear differential equations. Systems of linear and nonlinear differential equations. Laplace Transform with applications. Introduction to Fourier Transform.
MATH 240 | MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: MATH 230 | S
Functions of several variables. Surfaces. Vector functions and parametrizations. Gradient function and optimization. Double and triple integrals. Cylindrical and spherical coordinates. Line integrals and surface integrals. Theorems of Green, Gauss and Stokes.
PHYS 201 | INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS I W/LAB (3-3-4)
Corequisite: MATH 210 | F, S, SI
Motion in two and three dimensions, Newton’s laws, concepts of energy and potential, rotation, Gravitational fields, statics, fluid dynamics and thermodynamics.
PHYS 202 | INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS II W/LAB (3-3-4)
Prerequisites: PHYS 201, MATH 210 | F, S, SI
Mechanical waves, electrostatics and electrodynamics, DC and AC circuits, Maxwell’s equations, properties of light including interference and diffraction.
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