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Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Course Descriptions
BIOL 201
CHEM 201
EECE 201
EECE 399
EMEC 210
EMEC 320
EMEC 330
EMEC 340
EMEC 345
EMEC 350
EMEC 360
EMEC 365
EMEC 440
EMEC 460
EMEC 499
ENGG 140
ENGG 200
ENGG 210
ENGG 222
ENGG 255
ENGG 270
ENGG 275
ENGL 101
ENGL 102
ENGL 103
MATH 210
MATH 220
MATH 230
MATH 231
MATH 240
PHIL 222
PHYS 201
PHYS 202
PSPK 101
UNIV 100
WLDC 201
WLDC 202


BIOL 201 | PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY (3-0-3)
Corequisite: ENGL 101 (students will not receive credit for both BIOL 201 and SCIE 201) | F, S, SI
This course introduces students to principles of biology including basic concepts in biochemistry and bioenergetics, cell biology, genetics, speciation, ecology and conservation biology. It introduces students to the modern techniques and applications in biological sciences especially those relevant to biotechnology, biomedical applications and the sustainable development of natural resources in the environment.

CHEM 201 | GENERAL CHEMISTRY (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: MATH 100 | 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 EECE 200 and EECE 201) | 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.

EECE 399 | FIELD EXPERIENCE IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING (1-8-2)
Prerequisites: EECE 340, EECE 350, EECE 360, PSPK 101 | SI
Practical field experience, involving work on real computer engineering projects. Technical work under the supervision of a computer engineer. Development and implementation of teamwork and project management skills. Professional and ethical issues in the engineering workplace.

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, S
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)
Prerequisites: : ENGG 275 | F, S
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 | F, 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 | F, 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, S
Analog and digital measurement, instrumentation, and data acquisition systems. Noise reduction and frequency domain techniques. Linear and nonlinear calibration of instruments, and error analysis. Applications including strain, displacement, velocity, acceleration, flow rate, pressure, and temperature. Lab experiments and documentation.

EMEC 365 | CONTROL SYSTEMS W/LAB (3-2-3)
Prerequisites: EMEC 360, ENGG 222 | F, 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 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 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 460 | MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EMEC 320 | 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 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)
Prerequisite: MATH 100 (Placement by Computer Proficiency Examination or COMP 101) | F, S, SI
Language-independent problem solving and computational thinking. Fundamentals of programming in common micro-computing 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 | F, 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, , S, SI
Principles of engineering design, including specifications, product synthesis, iterative analysis, prototyping, testing, and evaluation. Time value of money, equivalence, rate of return, and benefit-cost analysis. Engineering project management elements, approaches and processes including scheduling, WBS, estimating, and budgeting.

ENGG 270 | STATICS W/LAB (3-2-3)
Prerequisites: MATH 220, PHYS 201 | F, S
Vector mechanics, forces, moments, and equivalent system of forces. Static equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies in two and three dimensions. Center of gravity, distributed forces, and internal forces. Analysis of simple systems including trusses, pulleys, and bars. Friction and moment of inertia.

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.

ENGL 101 | COMPOSITION AND RHETORIC (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 100 with a P or P+, or placement by International TOEFL® and TWE or another internationally-recognized exam | F, S, SI, SII
This course develops students’ ability to write unified, cohesive and coherent essays. The rhetorical modes focused on in depth are Exemplification, Comparison-and-Contrast, and Cause-and-Effect. Because English 101 focuses on the revision stage of the writing process, students will engage in thoughtful analysis of their own as well as others’ writing. Students will explore the Reading/Writing connection and develop those reading skills which will be required throughout their academic and professional careers. Three process essays are required in the course.

ENGL 102 | ADVANCED COMPOSITION AND RESEARCH (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 101 | F, S, SI, SII
This course, the 2nd in the English sequence of the AUD Arts and Sciences Core, builds upon the basic expository skills developed in ENGL 101. ENGL 102 introduces students to the process of producing discussions in the various rhetorical styles of Argument as well as the proper inclusion of outside source material using proper MLA guidelines in order to avoid plagiarism.

ENGL 103 | INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 | F, S, SI, SII
ENGL 103 is the 3rd course in the English sequence of the Arts and Sciences Core at AUD. The course gives students the opportunity to interact with texts in the genres of fiction, drama, poetry and essay. Texts represent a wide range of authors, cultures and perspectives. The course reinforces skills students acquired in ENGL 101 and ENGL 102, specifically critical reading, forming and supporting an argument, and research.

MATH 210 | CALCULUS I (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: placement by ACCUPLACER™, or MATH 110 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. Improper integrals. Sequences and series, including power, Taylor and Fourier series. Linear approximations and Taylor’s theorem. Polar functions and parametric equations.

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 | F, 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.

PHIL 222 | PROFESSIONAL ETHICS (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 | F, S, SI
This course discusses professional workplace responsibility within the context of meta-ethics and applied ethics. Specific topics include professional interests of clients and employers, safety and liability, public welfare, whistleblowing, and legal obligations. It also reviews professional codes of ethics and examines case studies involving professional ethics.

PHYS 201 | INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS I W/LAB (3-3-4)
Corequisite: MATH 205 or 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, fundamentals of electromagnetics, DC and AC circuits, properties of light including interference and diffraction.

PSPK 101 | PUBLIC SPEAKING (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 | F, S, SI, SII
This course develops confidence and poise in the public speaker. Students learn to 1) apply current developments in communications and social psychology as they prepare narrative, persuasive, informative and descriptive speeches, and 2) demonstrate understanding of the interaction between speaker, speech and audience.

UNIV 100 | THE UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE (1-0-0)
F, S, SI
This course is designed to give students an understanding of how a modern American university functions, their role as students at the university, and the most important skills involved in successfully fulfilling that role. These skills include critical thinking, problem solving, time management and communication. Students are introduced to many of the skills and philosophies needed in their academic journey at AUD.

WLDC 201 | WORLD CULTURES I (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 | F, S, SI
A survey of the culture, ideas, and values of human civilization from their origins in Prehistory to the 17th Century. Emphasis is on the intellectual and artistic achievements of the ancient Middle East, Classical Greece and Rome, the Christian and Arab/Islamic Middle Ages, and Renaissance Italy showing how culture reflects and influences economic, social, and political development. Students are exposed to the creative process by reading from primary works of literature and philosophy and critically reviewing works of art, music, theater and dance, both in and out of class.

WLDC 202 | WORLD CULTURES II (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: WLDC 201 | F, S, SI
A study of the development of the culture, ideas, and values of the early modern world to the present. Emphasis is on the Protestant Reformation, initial contacts between Europe and other cultures, the rise of modern science, the Enlightenment, the American and French Revolutions, the Industrial Revolution, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern styles in art, music and literature. Students are exposed to the creative process by reading from primary works of literature and philosophy and critically reviewing works of art, music, theater and dance, both in and out of class.












 

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