Courses

MECH 101  Introduction to Mechanical Engineering  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: The discipline of Mechanical Engineering as described in problems and problem solving methods--energy, materials, motion, fluids.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

MECH 103  Introduction to Mechanical Engineering  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: The discipline of Mechanical Engineering as described in problems and problem solving methods-energy, materials, motion, fluids.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 105  Mechanical Engineering Problem Solving  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Programming and engineering problem solving techniques, algorithms and processes from physics and calculus first principles.
Prerequisite: MECH 103 and MATH 160 and PH 141, may be taken concurrently.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both MECH 105 and MECH 102.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 200  Introduction to Manufacturing Processes  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Engineering drawings, materials, manufacturing, and safety. Hand tools, cutting, drilling, the lathe, mill and numerical control.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Mechanical engineering and engineering science majors only. Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

MECH 201  Engineering Design I  Credits: 2 (1-2-0)

Course Description: Engineering design process and the roles of visual communication with emphasis on 3D physical solid modelers and Pro/ENGINEER.
Prerequisite: MECH 105.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 202  Engineering Design II  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Engineering design process with emphasis on teamwork, ideation, decision-making, project planning applied to a group design project.
Prerequisite: MECH 201 and MECH 200, may be taken concurrently.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

MECH 231  Engineering Experimentation  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Measurement systems; experimental design; data acquisition and analysis techniques.
Prerequisite: (MECH 102 or MECH 105) and (PH 142).
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

MECH 237  Introduction to Thermal Sciences  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: First and second laws of thermodynamics, properties of materials, energy conversion, statistical aspects, heat transfer.
Prerequisite: PH 141 and MATH 160.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 262  Engineering Mechanics  Credits: 4 (4-0-0)

Course Description: Forces, static equilibrium, mass center, moments of inertia, kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies.
Prerequisite: (MATH 161) and (PH 141).
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 301  Engineering Design III  Credits: 2 (1-2-0)

Course Description: Computer-aided engineering tools FEA and CFD for analysis and prediction of robustness and performance of mechanical components and assemblies.
Prerequisite: (CIVE 360) and (MECH 202, may be taken concurrently) and (MECH 342).
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both MECH 301 and MECH 302.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 302  Engineering Design III  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Design fundamentals, including design processes, project planning, creativity, manufacturing, and human factors.
Prerequisite: CIVE 360 and MECH 202 and MECH 324 and MECH 337 and MECH 342.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 303  Energy Engineering  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Energy generation (coal, oil, natural gas, solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower, tidal, biofuel, nuclear...), conversion, distribution, storage, efficiency.
Prerequisite: CBE 310 or ECE 341 or MECH 237 or MECH 337 or PH 361.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 307  Mechatronics and Measurement Systems  Credits: 4 (3-3-0)

Course Description: Mechatronic and measurement system analysis and design; applied electronics; data acquisition; microcontroller interfacing and programming.
Prerequisite: CIVE 261 and ECE 204 and MATH 340 and MECH 231.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

MECH 324  Dynamics of Machines  Credits: 4 (3-2-0)

Course Description: Analysis and synthesis of moving machinery.
Prerequisite: CIVE 261 and MATH 340, may be taken concurrently.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

MECH 325  Machine Design  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Design of mechanical components to avoid failure during operation. Stress analysis, failure theories, and specific mechanical components in design context.
Prerequisite: CIVE 360.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 331  Introduction to Engineering Materials  Credits: 4 (3-2-0)

Course Description: Characteristics of metallic, plastic, and ceramic material; basic principles which relate properties of materials to their atomic and microstructure.
Prerequisite: CHEM 111 and CHEM 112 and MECH 231.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

MECH 337  Thermodynamics  Credits: 4 (3-0-1)

Course Description: First and second laws, property relationships, characteristic functions, thermodynamics solver, various thermodynamics applications.
Prerequisite: MATH 261 and PH 141.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and recitation.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 338  Thermal/Fluid Sciences Laboratory  Credit: 1 (0-3-0)

Course Description: Experimental methods in heat transfer, fluid flow, and thermodynamics.
Prerequisite: MECH 337 and MECH 342.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

MECH 342  Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Flow Processes  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Engineering details of viscous flow with losses, measurements, compressibility, turbomachinery, convective heat transfer.
Prerequisite: MATH 340 and PH 141 and MECH 337, may be taken concurrently.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 344  Heat and Mass Transfer  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Transport and rate processes, conduction, convection, and radiation.
Prerequisite: MECH 342.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 392  Graduate Education and Research Seminar  Credit: 1 (0-0-1)

Course Description: Research in graduate school and industry as a career option for mechanical engineers.
Prerequisite: MECH 231 and MECH 237.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 402  Mechanical Engineering Experimental Analysis  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Analysis of large data sets associated with mechanical engineering experimentation; optimization; variability; design of experiments.
Prerequisite: (MECH 307) and (MECH 324) and (MECH 331) and (MECH 338).
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 407  Laser Applications in Mechanical Engineering  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Review of electromagnetic waves; applications of lasers and optics in engineering, e.g., position sensing, flowfield measurement, cutting and welding.
Prerequisite: PH 142.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 408  Applied Engineering Economy  Credits: 3 (2-0-1)

Course Description: The basic principles and calculations of engineering economy with application to real problems, including energy and the environment.
Prerequisite: MATH 161.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both MECH 408 and MECH 410.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 410  Engineering Economy Principles/Calculations  Credit: 1 (0-0-1)

Course Description: Basic principles and calculation of engineering economy.
Prerequisite: MATH 161.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both MECH 410 and MECH 408. Offered as an online course only. Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 411  Manufacturing Engineering  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Casting, forming, machining, and welding processes used in manufacturing operations.
Prerequisite: CIVE 360 and MECH 331.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 417  Control Systems  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Feedback and forward loop control design and simulation; discrete time and frequency domain methods with implementation considerations.
Prerequisite: MATH 340 and MECH 307.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

MECH 424  Advanced Dynamics  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Kinematics and dynamics of rigid bodies. Hamilton's principle and Lagrange's equations for lumped parameter extended bodies and distributed systems.
Prerequisite: MECH 324.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 425  Mechanical Engineering Vibrations  Credits: 4 (3-2-0)

Course Description: Vibrations applied to rotating machinery and structures. SDOF and MDOF systems, mode shapes, vibration measurements and control. Hands-on lab.
Prerequisite: MECH 324.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

MECH 431  Metals and Alloys  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Engineering metals and alloys, modification of properties by alloying, plastic deformation, and heat treatment. Fundamentals of physical metallurgy.
Prerequisite: MECH 331.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 432  Engineering of Nanomaterials  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Structure, properties, and processing of extremely small (10 to the minus 9 m) synthetic and natural materials.
Prerequisite: MECH 331.
Term Offered: Fall (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 437  Internal Combustion Engines  Credits: 3 (2-0-1)

Course Description: Application of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics to internal combustion engines.
Prerequisite: MECH 344.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and recitation.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 460  Aeronautics  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Thermodynamics and fluid mechanics principles applied to the mechanics, aerodynamics, performance, stability, and control of airplanes.
Prerequisite: MECH 342.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 463  Building Energy Systems  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Comfort, psychrometrics, loads, solar radiation, heating and cooling system design, transport, solar system design, economics.
Prerequisite: MECH 344.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 468  Space Propulsion and Power Engineering  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Orbital mechanics and space missions; chemical, nuclear, and electric rockets; nuclear heat sources; thermoelectric and photovoltaic devices.
Prerequisite: ECE 204 and MECH 337 and MECH 342.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 470  Biomedical Engineering  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Also Offered As: BIOM 470.
Course Description: Engineering application in human/animal physiology, diagnosis of disease, treatment, rehabilitation, human genome manipulation.
Prerequisite: (MATH 155 or MATH 160) and (PH 141).
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both MECH 470 and BIOM 470.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 486A  Engineering Design Practicum: I  Credits: 4 (1-12-0)

Course Description: Capstone engineering design project; transition experience to the mechanical engineering profession in industry and graduate education.
Prerequisite: MECH 301 and MECH 325 and MECH 344 and MECH 402, may be taken concurrently.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

MECH 486B  Engineering Design Practicum: II  Credits: 4 (1-12-0)

Course Description: Capstone engineering design project; transition experience to the mechanical engineering profession in industry and graduate education.
Prerequisite: MECH 338 and MECH 486A.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

MECH 495  Independent Study  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 498A  Engineering Research Practicum: Fall  Credits: 4 (1-12-0)

Course Description: Capstone engineering research project; transition experience to graduate research and education.
Prerequisite: MECH 301 and MECH 325 and MECH 402, may be taken concurrently.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 498B  Engineering Research Practicum: Spring  Credits: 4 (1-12-0)

Course Description: Capstone engineering research project; transition experience to graduate research and education.
Prerequisite: MECH 338 and MECH 498A.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 501  Engineering Project and Program Management  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: Engineering program management fundamentals, program planning and control strategies, risk assessment, work breakdown structures and costing options.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Admission to the M.E. program. Offered as an online course only.
Term Offered: Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 502  Advanced/Additive Manufacturing Engineering  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Materials, controls, and mechanics applied to additive manufacturing; rapid prototyping; direct digital manufacturing.
Prerequisite: MECH 202 and MECH 331.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 503  Engineering Maintenance Process  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: Design for engineering maintainability development and management of effective maintenance programs applicable to typical industrial environments.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Admission to the M.E. program. Offered as an online course only.
Term Offered: Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 504  Specification and Procurement of Engr Systems  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: Specification and procurement of engineering systems, including contracts, legal, ethics and Statement of Work development.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Admission to the M.E. program. Offered as an online course only.
Term Offered: Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 507  Laser Diagnostics for Thermosciences  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Basics of optics, spectroscopy, and lasers. Physics and applications of laser diagnostic techniques used in thermosciences.
Prerequisite: PH 142.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 509  Design and Analysis in Engineering Research  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Design, model building, analysis and reporting in engineering and manufacturing research and experimentation.
Prerequisite: MATH 340 and STAT 315.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 511  Engineering Decision Making Under Uncertainty  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Systems engineering and engineering economic methodologies for evaluating interdependent capital expenditure proposals under incomplete information.
Prerequisite: MECH 410 and STAT 315.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 512  Reliability Engineering  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Models to predict time to failure of mechanical or electronic devices, reliability data analysis and case studies.
Prerequisite: STAT 315 and MECH 513.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Fall (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 513  Simulation Modeling and Experimentation  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Logic/analytic modeling in simulations. Event and transient entity-based simulation languages. Simulation design, experimentation and analysis.
Prerequisite: STAT 315.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 520  Finite Element Analysis in Mechanical Engr  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Application of FEA as a tool to analyze mechanical engineering problems.
Prerequisite: (CIVE 360) and (MATH 340 or MATH 530).
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 523  Vehicle Energy Storage System Design  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Develop vehicle system designs utilizing electrochemical energy storage systems such as batteries and capacitors.
Prerequisite: MECH 331.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 524  Principles of Dynamics  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Kinematics and dynamics of rigid body motion; Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of mechanics; applications to engineering problems.
Prerequisite: MECH 324.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 525  Cell and Tissue Engineering  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Also Offered As: BIOM 525.
Course Description: Cell and tissue engineering concepts and techniques with emphasis on cellular response, cell adhesion kinetics, and tissue engineering design.
Prerequisite: BC 351 or BMS 300 or BMS 500 or BZ 310 or NB 501.
Registration Information: Credit only allowed for one of the following: MECH 525, BIOM 525, and CBE 525. Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

MECH 526  Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Kinetics of vehicle suspensions, steady-state and transient stability and control, tires, wheel and suspension geometry and loads, dampers, steering.
Prerequisite: MECH 324.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 527  Hybrid Electric Vehicle Powertrains  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Hybrid powertrains and modeling including vehicle dynamics, internal combustion engine, electric motor, energy storage, and control.
Prerequisite: MECH 307.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 529  Advanced Mechanical Systems  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Modeling, analysis, and synthesis of practical mechanical devices in which dynamic response is dominant consideration.
Prerequisite: MECH 307.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 530  Advanced Composite Materials  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Materials aspects of advanced composite constituents and how their combination yields synergistic results.
Prerequisite: CIVE 360 and MECH 337.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 531  Materials Engineering  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Also Offered As: BIOM 531.
Course Description: Selection of structural engineering materials by properties, processing, and economics; materials for biomedical and biotechnology applications.
Prerequisite: MECH 331 or MECH 431.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both MECH 531 and BIOM 531. Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 532  Materials Issues in Mechanical Design  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Also Offered As: BIOM 532.
Course Description: Failure mechanisms from materials viewpoint with emphasis on use in design. Fracture, creep, fatigue, and corrosion.
Prerequisite: MECH 331.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both MECH 532 and BIOM 532. Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 538  Mechanical Engineering Thermodynamics  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: First and second laws of thermodynamics applied to engineering devices and systems. Introduction to availability, energy, and lost work analysis.
Prerequisite: MECH 337.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 539  Advanced Fluid Mechanics  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Properties, kinematics; vorticity; exact solutions; instability; boundary layers; turbulence; wakes; compressible flow; supersonic flow; shockwaves.
Prerequisite: CIVE 300 or MECH 342.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 543  Biofluid Mechanics  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Fluid dynamic concepts for understanding fluid motion in living organs/organisms; advanced research applications.
Prerequisite: MECH 342 or CIVE 300 or BMS 300 and PH 121 or BMS 300 and PH 141 or BMS 420.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 544  Advanced Heat Transfer  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Fundamentals and engineering applications of heat transfer including conduction, convection, and radiation.
Prerequisite: MECH 344.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 551  Physical Gas Dynamics I  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Characteristics of real gases in reacting and nonequilibrium systems; equilibrium air; statistical mechanics, chemical thermodynamics.
Prerequisite: MECH 342.
Term Offered: Fall (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 552  Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Introductory theory of CFD, formulation of engineering problems for CFD analyses, mesh generation, solver settings, and postprocessing.
Prerequisite: CIVE 300 or CBE 331 or MECH 342.
Term Offered: Fall (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 557  Turbomachinery  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Application of fundamental principles of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics to turbomachinery.
Prerequisite: MECH 337 and MECH 342.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 558  Combustion  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Combustion processes: explosions, detonations, flame propagation, ignition, generation of pollutants in moving and stationary energy conversion systems.
Prerequisite: MECH 342.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Fall (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 564  Fundamentals of Robot Mechanics and Controls  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Kinematics of robots, controls for robots.
Prerequisite: MECH 417.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 567  Broad-Beam Ion Sources  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Physical processes in broad-beam electron-bombardment ion sources for space propulsion and ion machining applications.
Prerequisite: MATH 340.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 568  Computational Methods for Mechanical Eng.  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Fundamental principles which provide the foundation for the software and algorithms used in Mechanical Engineering.
Prerequisite: MATH 450 or MATH 451.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 569  Micro-Electro-Mechanical Devices  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Also Offered As: ECE 569.
Course Description: Micro-electro-mechanical processes and applications in sensors, optics, and structures.
Prerequisite: MECH 344 with a minimum grade of C or ECE 331 with a minimum grade of C.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both MECH 569 and ECE 569. Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 570  Bioengineering  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Also Offered As: BIOM 570.
Course Description: Physiological and medical systems analysis using engineering methods including mechanics, fluid dynamics, control, electronics, and signal processing.
Prerequisite: MECH 307 and MECH 324.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both MECH 570 and BIOM 570. Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 573  Structure and Function of Biomaterials  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Also Offered As: BIOM 573.
Course Description: Structure-function relationships of natural biomaterials; application to analysis of biomimetic materials and biomaterials used in medical devices.
Prerequisite: MECH 331.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both MECH 573 and BIOM 573. Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 574  Bio-Inspired Surfaces  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Also Offered As: BIOM 574.
Course Description: Analysis of surface functionalities of various biological species; identification of design principles.
Prerequisite: MECH 342 and CHEM 111.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online. Credit not allowed for both BIOM 574 and MECH 574.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 575  Solar and Alternative Energies  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Solar radiation, flat-plate collectors, energy storage, space heating and cooling, power generation, applications, simulation.
Prerequisite: MECH 337 and MECH 342 and MECH 344.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 576  Quantitative Systems Physiology  Credits: 4 (4-0-0)

Also Offered As: BIOM 576.
Course Description: Quantitative, model-oriented approach to cellular and systems physiology with design examples from biomedical engineering.
Prerequisite: BMS 300 and CHEM 113 and MATH 340 and PH 142.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both BIOM 576 and MECH 576. Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 628  Applied Fracture Mechanics  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Stress distribution near cracks; energy criteria for fracture; design criteria; fracture toughness testing.
Prerequisite: CIVE 560.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 657  Advanced Computational Gas Dynamics  Credits: 4 (3-2-0)

Course Description: Advanced computational algorithms for gas dynamics.
Prerequisite: MECH 651.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 658  Advanced Combustion Theory and Modeling  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Asymptotic structure of flames, limit phenomena and multi-phase combustion.
Prerequisite: MECH 558.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 661  Theory/Control of Internal Combustion Engines  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Theory and applications of internal combustion engines. Alternative fuels, engine control, and pollution prevention.
Prerequisite: MECH 437.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 671  Orthopedic Tissue Biomechanics  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Linear elastic, finite deformation, and viscoelastic theories applied to the mechanical behavior of orthopedic tissues (bone, tendon, cartilage).
Prerequisite: CIVE 560.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both MECH 671 and BIOM 671 or for MECH 671/BIOM 671 and MECH 571/BIOM 571.
Term Offered: Fall (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 684  Supervised College Teaching  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 692  Seminar  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 695A  Independent Study: Bioengineering  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 695B  Independent Study: Energy Conversion  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 695C  Independent Study: Environmental Engineering  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 695D  Independent Study: Heat and Mass Transfer  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 695E  Independent Study: Industrial and Systems Engineering  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 695F  Independent Study: Mechanics and Design  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 695G  Independent Study: Computer-Assisted Engineering  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 695H  Independent Study: Robotics  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 695I  Independent Study: Solar Engineering  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 695J  Independent Study: Computational Fluids  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 695K  Independent Study: Materials  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 695L  Independent Study: Plasma Engineering  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 695M  Independent Study: Motorsport Engineering  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 699A  Thesis: Bioengineering  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 699B  Thesis: Energy Conversion  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 699C  Thesis: Environmental Engineering  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 699D  Thesis: Heat and Mass Transfer  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 699E  Thesis: Industrial and Systems Engineering  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 699F  Thesis: Mechanics and Design  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 699G  Thesis: Computer-Assisted Engineering  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 699H  Thesis: Robotics  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 699I  Thesis: Solar Engineering  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 699J  Thesis: Computational Fluids  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 699K  Thesis: Materials  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 699L  Thesis: Plasma Engineering  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 699M  Thesis: Motorsport Engineering  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 721  Special Topics in Design and Manufacturing  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description: Special topics in engineering design and manufacturing.
Prerequisite: MECH 514 or MECH 620.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 729  Special Topics in Mechanics and Materials  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Advanced topics in discipline of engineering mechanics and materials; associated analysis and manufacturing techniques.
Prerequisite: MECH 524 or MECH 530.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 784  Supervised College Teaching  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 799A  Dissertation: Bioengineering  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 799B  Dissertation: Energy Conversion  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 799C  Dissertation: Environmental Engineering  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 799D  Dissertation: Heat and Mass Transfer  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 799E  Dissertation: Industrial and Systems Engineering  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 799F  Dissertation: Mechanics and Design  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 799G  Dissertation: Computer-Assisted Engineering  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 799H  Dissertation: Robotics  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 799I  Dissertation: Solar Engineering  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 799J  Dissertation: Computational Fluids  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 799K  Dissertation: Materials  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 799L  Dissertation: Plasma  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

MECH 799M  Dissertation: Motorsport Engineering  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.