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EMEC
Engineering - Mechanical



EMEC 100  INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

EMEC 103  CAE I - ENGINEERING GRAPHICS COMMUNICATION

EMEC 203  CAE II - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING COMPUTATION

EMEC 250  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING MATERIALS

EMEC 290R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH 

EMEC 291  SPECIAL TOPICS

EMEC 292  INDEPENDENT STUDY

EMEC 303  CAE III - SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

EMEC 320  THERMODYNAMICS I

EMEC 321  THERMODYNAMICS II

EMEC 326  FUNDAMENTALS OF HEAT TRANSFER

EMEC 341  ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS

EMEC 342  MECHANICAL COMPONENT DESIGN

EMEC 345  MECHANICAL STRUCTURES

EMEC 360  MEASUREMENT AND INSTRUMENTATION

EMEC 361  MEASUREMENT AND INSTRUMENTATION LABORATORY

EMEC 368  INTRODUCTION TO AEROSPACE

EMEC 402  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY

EMEC 403  CAE IV - DESIGN INTEGRATION

EMEC 405  FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS

EMEC 425  ADVANCED THERMAL SYSTEMS

EMEC 436  DYNAMICS OF FLUIDS

EMEC 443  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN

EMEC 444  MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF MATERIALS

EMEC 445  MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS

EMEC 447  AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES

EMEC 465  BIO-INSPIRED ENGINEERING

EMEC 467  MICRO ELECTRO MECHANICAL SYSTEMS

EMEC 468  INTRODUCTION TO WAVE PROPAGATION & ULTRASONICS

EMEC 489R CAPSTONE:MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN I

EMEC 490R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH 

EMEC 491  SPECIAL TOPICS

EMEC 492  INDEPENDENT STUDY

EMEC 495  STUDENT TEACHING:ME CONSULTATION

EMEC 498  INTERNSHIP 

EMEC 499R CAPSTONE:MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN II

EMEC 520  ADVANCED THERMODYNAMICS

EMEC 521  STATISTICAL THERMODYNAMICS

EMEC 525  CONDUCTION HEAT TRANSFER

EMEC 526  CONVECTION HEAT TRANSFER

EMEC 527  RADIATION HEAT TRANSFER

EMEC 530  ADVANCED FLUID MECHANICS I

EMEC 531  ADVANCED FLUID MECHANICS II

EMEC 532  TURBULENCE

EMEC 533  TRANSPORT PHENOMENA

EMEC 534  APPLIED FLUIDS & THERMODYNAMICS 

EMEC 535  VISCOUS FLUID DYNAMICS

EMEC 536  COMPUTATIONAL FLUID MECHANICS

EMEC 539  PHYSICAL ACOUSTICS

EMEC 545  ADVANCED MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS

EMEC 565  SMART STRUCTURES

EMEC 567  MECHANICS OF ELECTRONICS & MEMS PACKAGING

EMEC 575  RESEARCH OR PROFESSIONAL PAPER/PROJECT

EMEC 589  GRADUATE CONSULTATION

EMEC 590  MASTER'S THESIS

EMEC 591  SPECIAL TOPICS

EMEC 592  INDEPENDENT STUDY

EMEC 594  SEMINAR

EMEC 598  INTERNSHIP

EMEC 690  DOCTORAL THESIS

EMEC 100 INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
F 1 cr. LEC 1
-- The mechanical engineering profession, logical process of problem solving and design, professionalism, ethics.

EMEC 103 CAE I - ENGINEERING GRAPHICS COMMUNICATIONS
F,S 2 cr. LAB 2
PREREQUISITE: ME, MET, or IE majors only, or consent of instructor.
COREQUISITE: M 171 for ME and IE majors; M 151 for MET majors.  ETME 100 for MET majors. -- Communication through engineering graphics. The course topics include drawing utilizing sketching, 2-D CAD and 3-D solid modeling software, drawing standards, fits, and tolerances.

EMEC 203 CAE II-MECHANICAL ENGINEERING COMPUTATIONS
F,S 2 cr. LEC 1 LAB 1.
PREREQUISITE: EMEC majors only, EMEC 103.
COREQUISITE: M 172.
-- Computer methodology, use of various computer software packages in mechanical engineering applications.

EMEC 250 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING MATERIALS
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 121 or CHMY 141.
COREQUISITE: M 165 for MET majors only; M 171 for ME majors.
-- Properties of metallic, ceramic, and polymeric materials as related to their structures. Material selection for engineering applications.

EMEC 290R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S 1-6 cr. IND may be repeated
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a written work or other creative project. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

EMEC 291 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by each offering department.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

EMEC 292 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1-3 cr. IND 1-3 Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor and approval of department head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

EMEC 303 CAE III-SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EMEC 203, M 273, M 274.
COREQUISITE: EGEN 205.
-- Course focuses on enhancing the appreciation of mathematics in ME and advancing the knowledge of mathematical methods in engineering analysis. Topics include introduction to mathematical modeling of engineering systems, linear algebra techniques, numerical methods, method of Laplace transformation, Fourier analysis, with classic and modern engineering applications.

EMEC 320 THERMODYNAMICS I
F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EGEN 201.
-- Basic thermodynamic concepts, first and second laws, open and closed systems, properties of ideal and real substances, work, heat, irreversibility, and availability.

EMEC 321 THERMODYNAMICS II
F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EMEC 320.
-- Vapor, gas power, and refrigeration cycles; mixtures and combustion.

EMEC 326 FUNDAMENTALS OF HEAT TRANSFER
F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EGEN 335, EMEC 320.
COREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of EMEC 303.
-- Mechanisms of energy transport due to a temperature difference in materials. Conduction, convection, and radiation formulations.

EMEC 341 ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: M 274 and EGEN 205.
COREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of ETME 217 and EGEN 350.
-- Static yield theories, introduction to fracture mechanics, analysis of fatigue, thick-walled pressure vessels, strain energy, Castigliano's theorem, application to engineering design analysis problems.

EMEC 342 MECHANICAL COMPONENT DESIGN
F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EMEC 341. Requires completion of all 100-200 level courses (except core).
-- Analysis of components used in mechanisms and machines. Topics include bolts, welds, springs, bearings, gears, belts, chains, motors, and hydraulic elements.

EMEC 345 MECHANICAL STRUCTURES
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EGEN 202, EGEN 205, M 274, EMEC 203, EGEN 117 or equivalent, EMEC 303, EMEC 341.
-- Numerical analysis of skeletal structures by the stiffness method including strain energy and Castigliano's theorem. Introduction to finite element method.

EMEC 360 MEASUREMENT AND INSTRUMENTATION
F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EELE 250; EMEC 320 for ME majors. Requires completion of all 100-200 level courses (except Core), for ME majors.
COREQUISITE: EGEN 350; EMEC 303 for ME majors; EGEN 324 for MET majors.
-- Theory and application of engineering measurement concepts including: temperature, pressure, displacement and flow sensing; calibration; statistical and uncertainty analysis; sampling; signal conditioning; 1st and 2nd order dynamic response; emphasis of computerized data acquisition and feedback-based actuation and control.

EMEC 361 MEASUREMENT AND INSTRUMENTATION LABORATORY
F,S 1 cr. LAB 1. First offering to be Spring 2014.
PREREQUISITE: All 200 level courses for ME Majors.
COREQUISITE: ME Majors EGEN 350, EMEC 360. MET Majors: EGEN 324.
-- Application of engineering measurement concepts including: temperature, pressure, displacement and flow sensing; calibration; statistical and uncertainty analysis; sampling; signal conditioning; 1st and 2nd order dynamic response....

EMEC 368 INTRODUCTION TO AEROSPACE
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: M 172, PHSX 222.
-- Introductory course on topics relevant to aerospace engineering and science. Required for the Aerospace Minor. Topics include history, atmospheric and space vehicles, propulsion, flight vehicle performance, materials and structures, and stability and control.

EMEC 402 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY
On Demand 1 cr. LAB 1.
PREREQUISITE: EMEC 321, EMEC 326, EMEC 360.
-- Execution of engineering experiments.

EMEC 403 CAE IV-DESIGN INTEGRATION
S + Fall On Demand, 3 cr. LEC 1 LAB 2
PREREQUISITE: EMEC 103 or EMEC 303; or instructor's consent; junior standing.
-- Develop the ability to use solid and parametric modeling to design and document machine parts. Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, auxiliary views, analysis of models, advanced modeling techniques and customization are covered through hands-on experiences.

EMEC 405 FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS
F + Spring On Demand, 4 cr. LEC 3 RCT 1
PREREQUISITE: EMEC 326 or instructor approval.
COREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of EMEC 342.
-- Introduction to the finite element method emphasizing the fundamental principles of FEA. Various finite element formulations for applications to structural analysis, thermal/fluids analysis, and design. Practical computational experience using a commercial finite element computer code.

EMEC 425 ADVANCED THERMAL SYSTEMS
F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EMEC 321, EMEC 326.
-- Study of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics analysis for applications to thermal systems.

EMEC 443 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN I
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 2 RCT 1
PREREQUISITE: EMEC 320, EGEN 335.
COREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of EMEC 342.
-- Mechanical Engineering design project experience emphasizing use of a formal design process, presentations, and documentation. Includes coverage of industry machining and welding practices.

EMEC 444 MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF MATERIALS
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EMAT 251.
-- Theory, analysis, and application of mechanical behavior of materials. Constitutive behavior, plasticity, and fracture mechanics of engineering materials such as metals, polymers, ceramics and composites are analyzed. High temperature behaviors of materials are presented. Toughening mechanisms, fatigue, and damage tolerant design with modern engineering materials are emphasized.

EMEC 445 MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS
F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EMEC 303. Requires completion of all 100-200 level courses (except Core).
-- Vibration problems of single and multiple degree of freedom systems. Introduction to vibration of continuous bodies. Analysis of free and forced vibration problems. Effects of damping.

EMEC 447 AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES
On Demand 4 cr. LEC 3 RCT 1
PREREQUISITE: EMEC 341 or instructor approval.
-- An introduction to the current practices in the design and analysis of aircraft metallic and composite structures. Overview of aircraft design, analysis, testing, and certification with examples. Static and dynamic load condition analysis.

EMEC 465 BIO-INSPIRED ENGINEERING
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EGEN 335, EMEC 320, EGEN 310 for majors; consent of instructor for non-majors.
-- Addresses design in nature and resultant solutions as inspiration for solving engineering design problems. Structural, thermal, and fluid concepts in nature will be applied to engineering. Smart structures, self-healing materials, and robotics will be introduced.

EMEC 467 MICRO ELECTRO MECHANICAL SYSTEMS
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: Senior standing; EELE 250 and EGEN 205; or consent of instructor.
-- Introduction to sensors and actuators and their working principles. MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) fabrication procedures. MEMS Materials and their mechanical properties. Mechanical Behavior of Microsystems. MEMS Packaging and thermal-mechanical stresses in MEMS packages. Reliability Issues in MEMS.

EMEC 468 INTRODUCTION TO WAVE PROPAGATION AND ULTRASONICS
On Demand 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: EMEC 360, or equivalent, and EMEC 303, or equivalent.
COREQUISITE: EMEC 445, or equivalent.
-- Analysis of wave phenomena in elastic solids including propagation, reflection, transmission, dispersion, impedance, etc. Development of the governing equations describing the propagation of waves in strings, rods, and two-dimensional solids. Application of the basic principles to ultrasonic testing of materials.

EMEC 489R CAPSTONE:MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN I
F,S 2 cr. LEC 1 RCT 1
PREREQUISITE: EGEN 310, ME majors only.
COREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of EMEC 321, EMEC 326, EMEC 342, EMEC 360, EMEC 445.
-- Senior capstone design experience in Mechanical Engineering. Students, under the guidance of a faculty supervisor, solve real-world design problems.

EMEC 491 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one- time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

EMEC 492 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor, and approval of department head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

EMEC 495 STUDENT TEACHING: ME CONSULTATION
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 3 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Sophomore standing in EMEC/ETME curriculum and consent of supervising faculty.
-- Students enrolled in this class will provide technical support for selected ME/MET courses.

EMEC 498 INTERNSHIP
On Demand 1 - 12 cr. IND
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and consent of instructor.
-- An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business, or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.

EMEC 499R CAPSTONE:MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN II
F,S 3 cr. LEC 1 RCT 1 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: EMEC 489 or consent of instructors. ME majors only
-- Senior capstone design experience in Mechanical Engineering. Students implement and test the function of design prototypes, under the guidance of a faculty supervisor.

EMEC 520 ADVANCED THERMODYNAMICS
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EMEC 321.
-- First and second laws of thermodynamics, uniform flow and general open systems, real gases, mixtures, reacting processes, phase and chemical equilibrium.

EMEC 521 STATISTICAL THERMODYNAMICS
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EMEC 520.
-- Kinetic theory of gases, distribution functions, thermodynamic properties in terms of partition functions, reactions, phase transition.

EMEC 525 CONDUCTION HEAT TRANSFER
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EMEC 326.
COREQUISITE: EMEC 510.
-- Advanced topics in conduction heat transfer with emphasis on analytical techniques including separation of variables, Duhamel's theorem, two-phase problems, and numerical techniques.

EMEC 526 CONVECTION HEAT TRANSFER
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EMEC 326.
-- Advanced topics in convection heat transfer including both internal flows and external flows, introduction to the theory of laminar boundary layer stability, determination of turbulent transition, and analytical models of turbulent flows.

EMEC 527 RADIATION HEAT TRANSFER
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EMEC 326.
-- Advanced topics in radiation heat transfer including detailed specification of radiative surface properties, development of energy equations for diffuse gray enclosures and nondiffuse nongray enclosures, development of energy equations for combined modes of heat transfer, introduction to Monte Carlo method.

EMEC 530 ADVANCED FLUID MECHANICS I
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EGEN 335 or ECHM 322.
COREQUISITE: EM 525 or consent of instructor.
-- Review of conservation equations, laminar and turbulent internal flows, potential flows, and Stokes flow.

EMEC 531 ADVANCED FLUID MECHANICS II
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EGEN 335 or ECHM 322.
COREQUISITE: EM 525.
-- Laminar boundary layer and free shear flows, internal and external compressible flows.

EMEC 532 TURBULENCE
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ME 531.
-- Modern turbulence theory, turbulence modeling.

EMEC 533 TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
On Demand LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EMEC 531.
-- Comprehensive treatment of mass, momentum, and energy transport. This course is cross-listed with CHBE 530.

EMEC 534 APPLIED FLUIDS & THERMODYNAMICS
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EMEC 321.
-- Theory, analysis, and performance characteristics of propulsion and advanced energy conversion systems.

EMEC 535 VISCOUS FLUID DYNAMICS
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EGEN 335.
-- Advanced fluid dynamics of viscous materials. Historical and theoretical development. Newtonian, non-newtonian and turbulent flows. Multidimensional flow problems. Cross-listed with ECHM 535.

EMEC 536 COMPUTATIONAL FLUID MECHANICS
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EMEC 531.
-- Numerical solutions of fluid flows, discretization methods, solution algorithms, aspects of turbulent flows.

EMEC 539 PHYSICAL ACOUSTICS
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EMEC 510 or equivalent, EMEC 530 or EM 525.
-- Basic principles of the generation and propagation of sound. Physical properties of sound waves. Propagation of sound in dissipative and non-dissipative fluids. Reflection, transmission and scattering of inhomogeneities. Fourier analysis. Steady and transient problems.

EMEC 545 ADVANCED MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS
On Demand 3 cr LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EMEC 445.
-- Advanced topics in mechanical vibrations. Multidegree of freedom systems, continuous systems, generalized coordinates. Introduction to nonlinear vibrations.

EMEC 565 SMART STRUCTURES
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EMEC 303 and EMEC 342 and EMEC 445, or equivalent.
-- Analysis and design of intelligent structures for aerospace, mechanical, and civil applications. Topics include piezoelectricity, shape memory effects, magnetorheology, and biomimicking.

EMEC 567 MECHANICS OF ELECTRONICS & MEMS PACKAGING
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EELE 250, EMEC 341, and EMEC 445 or instructor approval.
-- Stress and strain analysis of microelectronic and MEMS (micro-electromechanical systems) packages and assemblies using analytical, experimental, and numerical methods.

EMEC 575 RESEARCH OR PROFESSIONAL PAPER/PROJECT
F,S,Su 1 - 4 cr. IND.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- A research or professional paper or project dealing with a topic in the field. The topic must have been mutually agreed upon by the student and his or her major advisor and graduate committee. This course can be used toward fulfilling the requirements for the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering for non-thesis option students.

EMEC 589 GRADUATE CONSULTATION
F,S,Su 1 - 3 cr. IND
PREREQUISITE: Master's standing and approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- This course may be used only by students who have completed all of their coursework (and thesis, if on a thesis plan) but who need additional faculty or staff time or help.

EMEC 590 MASTER'S THESIS
F,S,Su 1 - 10 cr. IND May be repeated.
PREREQUISITE: Master's standing.

EMEC 591 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Upper division courses and others as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one- time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

EMEC 592 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, approval of department head and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

EMEC 594 SEMINAR
On Demand 1 cr. SEM 1 Maximum 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing or seniors by petition. Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Topics offered at the graduate level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting the discussion material.

EMEC 598 INTERNSHIP
On Demand 1 - 12 cr. IND Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor and approval of graduate program coordinator.
-- An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.

EMEC 690 DOCTORAL THESIS
F,S,Su 1-10 cr. IND Maximum credits unlimited.
PREREQUISITE: Doctoral standing.


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