EMEC 440/540  Biomechanics of Human Movement     (CRN: 35277)

Instructor:  Dr. Scott Monfort

Scheduled Time:  M/W/F 10:00am - 10:50am

Proposed Syllabus 


This Course will apply mechanics theory to the human body. Students meeting the prerequisites and/or having a strong interest in biomechanics may be particularly interested in this course. We will cover an overview of key problems and challenges in musculoskeletal biomechanics. Relevant topics/questions that we will investigate include: how do muscles generate force, how do these forces facilitate movement, methods for quantifying 3D kinematics and kinetics, and how does biological tissue respond to physiologically-relevant forces? This course provides an introduction to interdisciplinary biomechanics theory and problems with a focus on human movement. Lectures, homework, journal article reviews, a project, and exams will be used to facilitate and evaluate students’ obtainment of the course learning objectives.



EMEC 467-001  Micro-Electromechanical Systems     (CRN:  35285)

Instructor:  Stephan Warnat

Scheduled Time:  T/R 8:00am - 9:15am

Proposed Syllabus 


MEMS are microscopic devices that rely on well-established semiconductor fabrication processes and are commercially used as inertial measurement units in cell phones, as pressure sensors in industrial applications, or as flow sensors in medical and industrial application. The main advantages of MEMS are high sensitivity, low power consumption, and small physical dimensions. MEMS is an interdisciplinary field of several engineering and science disciplines including Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, ..

This course will give an overview of the entire fabrication chain and requirements regarding design, simulation, materials, technologies, testing, and reliability. In addition, economical aspects of MEMS fabrication will be discussed with an emphasis on the translation of an idea to mass product..

A final FEM project allows student to explore various sensors/actuator designs and specify design rules for reliable operation in defined environments.



EMEC 491-001  Acoustics, Engineering & the Environment  (35300)

Instructor:  James Black

Scheduled Time:  M/W/F 9:00am - 9:50am

Proposed Syllabus 


This course will give students exposure to engineering acoustics and noise and vibration control. The goal is to give students the conceptual, analytic, experimental and practical knowledge required to pursue a career as an acoustical engineer, or to take graduate studies in acoustical engineering. Students will learn about the many sub-disciplines within acoustical engineering and learn the theory and skills to work or study further in some of these fields. There is a demand for good acoustical engineers and for some students this can be a very suitable career. As populations become more dense and the environment increases in importance, opportunities in this field grow.