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Mechanical Engineering M.S.M.E.

UMD Mechanical/Industrial Engineering
Swenson College of Science and Engineering
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  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2017
  • Length of program in credits: 30
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The MSME combines professional engineering coursework with research in a field within mechanical engineering. Focus areas include thermo/fluids, materials/manufacturing, dynamics/control, and mechanical design and analysis. There are two options for completing an MSME degree: Plan A (thesis option), and Plan B (project option). Plan A includes writing and defending a thesis which requires in-depth research equivalent to 10 credits out of 30 total credits. Plan B includes a capstone project equivalent to 3 credits out of 30 total credits and targets practicing engineers.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Completion of BS degree in mechanical engineering or admission to integrated undergrad/grad program at UMD. Other undergraduate degrees may be accepted; additional coursework may be required.
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required for admission, but these scores will be taken into account if they are provided.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation concerning their academic ability and readiness for graduate education.
Special Application Requirements:
Integrated Undergraduate/Graduate (IUG) program: Admission in the IUG program will be limited to strong academic credential undergraduates. Requirements include: enrolled in the UMD BSME program; upper division status in the undergraduate degree program when officially applying for the M.S. (It is strongly suggested that students apply to the program prior to completing 100 credits.); have a minimum overall GPA of 3.2 (on a 4.0 scale) in undergraduate coursework and a minimum GPA of 3.5 in the major or department approval.
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 550
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 6.5
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 80
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan A: Plan A requires 20 major credits, 0 credits outside the major, and 10 thesis credits. The final exam is written and oral.
Plan B: Plan B requires 30 major credits and 0 credits outside the major. The final exam is written and oral. A capstone project is required.
Capstone Project:Capstone project is 3 credits.
This program may not be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
1. All courses must be 4xxx or above and approved for graduate credit. 2. Maximum of 6 credits total of 4xxx courses (others must be 5xxx and above). 3. Maximum of 12 credits can be transferred in with the approval from the director of Graduate Studies. 4. Maximum of 6 credits from graduate programs in related fields outside of mechanical engineering.
MSME
Plan A
Core
ME 5110 - Analytic Techniques in Mechanical Engineering (3.0 cr)
ME 5120 - Advanced Dynamics and Control (3.0 cr)
ME 5210 - Advanced Thermal Fluid Sciences (3.0 cr)
ME 5220 - Advanced Mechanics of Materials (3.0 cr)
Electives
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ME 4112 - Heat and Mass Transfer (3.0 cr)
· ME 4135 - Robotics and Controls (3.0 cr)
· ME 4145 - CAD/CAM (4.0 cr)
· ME 4175 - Machine Design (3.0 cr)
· ME 4365 - Global Sustainability Experience in Design/Manufacturing in Africa (3.0 cr)
· ME 4375 - Pipeline Engineering (3.0 cr)
· ME 5305 - Computational Fluid Dynamics (3.0 cr)
· ME 5315 - Nondestructive Evaluation of Engineering Materials (3.0 cr)
· ME 5325 - Sustainable Energy System (3.0 cr)
· ME 5345 - Smart Materials and Structures (3.0 cr)
· ME 5355 - Gas Turbines (3.0 cr)
Graduate Seminar
Take 2 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ME 8993 - Graduate Seminar (1.0 cr)
Thesis
Take 10 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ME 8777 - Thesis Credits: Masterís (1.0-10.0 cr)
or Plan B
Core
ME 5110 - Analytic Techniques in Mechanical Engineering (3.0 cr)
ME 5120 - Advanced Dynamics and Control (3.0 cr)
ME 5210 - Advanced Thermal Fluid Sciences (3.0 cr)
ME 5220 - Advanced Mechanics of Materials (3.0 cr)
Electives
Take 15 or more credit(s) from the following:
Take at most 6 credit(s) from the following:
· ME 4112 - Heat and Mass Transfer (3.0 cr)
· ME 4135 - Robotics and Controls (3.0 cr)
· ME 4145 - CAD/CAM (4.0 cr)
· ME 4175 - Machine Design (3.0 cr)
· ME 4365 - Global Sustainability Experience in Design/Manufacturing in Africa (3.0 cr)
· ME 4375 - Pipeline Engineering (3.0 cr)
· Take 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ME 5305 - Computational Fluid Dynamics (3.0 cr)
· ME 5315 - Nondestructive Evaluation of Engineering Materials (3.0 cr)
· ME 5325 - Sustainable Energy System (3.0 cr)
· ME 5335 - Introduction to Finite Element Analysis (3.0 cr)
· ME 5345 - Smart Materials and Structures (3.0 cr)
· ME 5355 - Gas Turbines (3.0 cr)
Capstone Project
ME 8310 - Mechanical Engineering Capstone Project (3.0 cr)
 
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ME 5110 - Analytic Techniques in Mechanical Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fundamental mezzanine course on analytic techniques as applied in Mechanical Engineering, and required for the Mechanical Engineering MS degree. Topics covered include tensor analysis of linear and nonlinear elasticity, nonlinear analysis and complex variable techniques in control systems, and special functions for solution of thermodynamics and fluid-dynamics partial differential equations in a variety of coordinate systems. Computational analytic tools and techniques will be incorporated as appropriate. pre-req: BSME major with B or better in MATH 3280 and 3298 or graduate student or instructor consent
ME 5120 - Advanced Dynamics and Control
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course covers modeling and control of linear and nonlinear mechanical and electro-mechanical systems. Topics include lumped-parameter and Lagrangian nonlinear modeling of mechanical and electro-mechanical systems, time domain response of dynamic systems, Lyapunov stability, and controller design for linear and non-linear systems. pre-req: BSME major with B or better in ME 3140 and MATH 3280 or graduate student or instructor consent.
ME 5210 - Advanced Thermal Fluid Sciences
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course covers heat transfer in fluid flowing around bodies and in tubes/ducts, energy, forced/natural convection, laminar/turbulent flow regimes, turbulent transport and modeling, high-speed flows, viscous dissipation, variable property effects, application to heat exchange devices, and convective mass transfer. pre-req: BSME major with B or better in ME 4112 or graduate student or consent of instructor
ME 5220 - Advanced Mechanics of Materials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course will cover the concepts related to advanced mechanics of materials including stress, strain, material properties, energy methods including Catigliano's Theorem, elasticity problems, advanced topics including plasticity and creep. Throughout the term of the semester students will solve engineering problems relating to these topics and will be also be exposed to the numerical techniques used to solve these problems. pre-req: BSME major with B or better in MATH 3280 and MATH 3298 and ENGR 2016 or CE 2017; or graduate student or instructor consent
ME 4112 - Heat and Mass Transfer
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01425 - ME 4112/ChE 3112
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theory and practice of heat and mass transfer. Fundamentals of diffusion, conduction, convection, and radiation with application to the design of heat and mass transfer equipment and systems. prereq: 3111, Math 3298, BSME or BSChE candidate or instructor consent
ME 4135 - Robotics and Controls
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Exploration of Forward and Inverse Kinematics models for individual robots. Study of robot motion trajectories at the micro- and macroscopic level. Study of PE, PD and PID controllers for robots. Exploration of efficient methods for developing stable controllers for various geometric configurations. prereq: ME 3140, 3230, ENGR 2026 or ME 2226, BSME or BSIE candidate or instructor consent
ME 4145 - CAD/CAM
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Description of hardware for CAD/CAM, principles of solid modeling, data structures, visualization, calculation of mass properties, surface modeling. Introduction to FEM usage, lab use of CAD/CAM system for solid modeling, cutter path generation, and FEM problems in vibration, stress analysis. prereq: IE 1225 or Engr 1222, Engr 2016 or CE 2017, BSME cand, or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for IE 4145
ME 4175 - Machine Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Analysis of mechanical components as used in mechanical devices. Theories of material failures, lubrication, and corrosion. Design of machinery considering performance, safety, packaging, wear, and recycling. prereq: Engr 2016 or CE 2017 and ME 2105, BSME candidate or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for IE 4175
ME 4365 - Global Sustainability Experience in Design/Manufacturing in Africa
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 2105, IE 3130
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Sustainability within the manufacturing and design context will be taught and explored. As we live in a global economy, this course exposes students to some of the leaders in sustainability, alternative businesses, and manufacturing methods, reinforced by visits to local manufacturing facilities, art centers, museums, and historical villages in Ghana. Cultural activities including: cultural dance, keyboarding, textile dying, and basketeering are also integrated into the experience. Students will design and manufacture products, such as a bicycle or water faucet, using local environmentally friendly materials like bamboo. An Eco-tool audit software is used to analyze and select material and manufacturing processes at design state that have low environmental impact and are energy efficient. prereq: 2105, IE 3130
ME 4375 - Pipeline Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Overview of basic elements of pipeline transportation. Multi-disciplined introduction to concepts and methods of Pipeline Engineering. Topics include Mechanical, Electrical and Geotechnical Design, Hydraulics, Route Selection, Materials Selection, Construction, Operation and Maintenance. prereq: ME 3111 or ChE 3111 or CE 3221
ME 5305 - Computational Fluid Dynamics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Finite-difference methods for steady and transient diffusion and convection-diffusion problems. Finite-volume technique for the solution of multi-dimensional fluid flow, and heat and mass transfer problems. Utilize CFD software to solve complex problems. prereq: 4112 (concurrent registration allowed) or ChE 3112, BSChE, or BSME or BSIE candidate or instructor consent
ME 5315 - Nondestructive Evaluation of Engineering Materials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Fundamentals of Ultrasonic and Acoustic Emission NDE are considered including wave propagation, experimental measurement systems, flaw detection and characterization, and material characterization. Labs are used to support the study of ultrasonic and acoustic emission NDE. Other NDE techniques including magnetics, penetrants, eddy currents, thermography, are surveyed. prereq: 3140
ME 5325 - Sustainable Energy System
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02012
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
A comparison of different energy systems will be made in terms of economic, environmental and political implications. Specific energy alternatives will include coal, oil, geothermal, bioenergy, solar, wind, fission, fusion, hydrogen, fuel cell. prereq: 3211, BSChE or BSECE or BSIE or BSME candidate, and instructor consent
ME 5345 - Smart Materials and Structures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Introduction to smart materials and structures, such as piezoelectric materials, shape memory alloys, magnetostrictive materials, adaptive structures, and active vibration control systems. The course will cover their material properties, modeling methods, and engineering applications in sensors, actuators, energy harvesting, and biomedical devices. prereq: 3140, 3222
ME 5355 - Gas Turbines
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Gas turbine cycles, regenerations, recuperation, reheat, intercooling, combined cycle plants, and thermochemical regeneration. Axial and radial flow compressors and turbines; combustor designs, energy analysis, emissions, and noise. Turbojet, fanjet, turboprop engine performance. Stationary power plants. prereq: 3111, 3211 and BSME or MEng or MSEM or instructor consent
ME 8993 - Graduate Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practice in preparation and oral presentation of reports on articles from the literature or on graduate research and topics related to professional ethics. pre-req: ME grad student
ME 8777 - Thesis Credits: Masterís
Credits: 1.0 -10.0 [max 10.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Thesis Credits pre-req: ME grad student
ME 5110 - Analytic Techniques in Mechanical Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fundamental mezzanine course on analytic techniques as applied in Mechanical Engineering, and required for the Mechanical Engineering MS degree. Topics covered include tensor analysis of linear and nonlinear elasticity, nonlinear analysis and complex variable techniques in control systems, and special functions for solution of thermodynamics and fluid-dynamics partial differential equations in a variety of coordinate systems. Computational analytic tools and techniques will be incorporated as appropriate. pre-req: BSME major with B or better in MATH 3280 and 3298 or graduate student or instructor consent
ME 5120 - Advanced Dynamics and Control
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course covers modeling and control of linear and nonlinear mechanical and electro-mechanical systems. Topics include lumped-parameter and Lagrangian nonlinear modeling of mechanical and electro-mechanical systems, time domain response of dynamic systems, Lyapunov stability, and controller design for linear and non-linear systems. pre-req: BSME major with B or better in ME 3140 and MATH 3280 or graduate student or instructor consent.
ME 5210 - Advanced Thermal Fluid Sciences
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course covers heat transfer in fluid flowing around bodies and in tubes/ducts, energy, forced/natural convection, laminar/turbulent flow regimes, turbulent transport and modeling, high-speed flows, viscous dissipation, variable property effects, application to heat exchange devices, and convective mass transfer. pre-req: BSME major with B or better in ME 4112 or graduate student or consent of instructor
ME 5220 - Advanced Mechanics of Materials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course will cover the concepts related to advanced mechanics of materials including stress, strain, material properties, energy methods including Catigliano's Theorem, elasticity problems, advanced topics including plasticity and creep. Throughout the term of the semester students will solve engineering problems relating to these topics and will be also be exposed to the numerical techniques used to solve these problems. pre-req: BSME major with B or better in MATH 3280 and MATH 3298 and ENGR 2016 or CE 2017; or graduate student or instructor consent
ME 4112 - Heat and Mass Transfer
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01425 - ME 4112/ChE 3112
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theory and practice of heat and mass transfer. Fundamentals of diffusion, conduction, convection, and radiation with application to the design of heat and mass transfer equipment and systems. prereq: 3111, Math 3298, BSME or BSChE candidate or instructor consent
ME 4135 - Robotics and Controls
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Exploration of Forward and Inverse Kinematics models for individual robots. Study of robot motion trajectories at the micro- and macroscopic level. Study of PE, PD and PID controllers for robots. Exploration of efficient methods for developing stable controllers for various geometric configurations. prereq: ME 3140, 3230, ENGR 2026 or ME 2226, BSME or BSIE candidate or instructor consent
ME 4145 - CAD/CAM
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Description of hardware for CAD/CAM, principles of solid modeling, data structures, visualization, calculation of mass properties, surface modeling. Introduction to FEM usage, lab use of CAD/CAM system for solid modeling, cutter path generation, and FEM problems in vibration, stress analysis. prereq: IE 1225 or Engr 1222, Engr 2016 or CE 2017, BSME cand, or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for IE 4145
ME 4175 - Machine Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Analysis of mechanical components as used in mechanical devices. Theories of material failures, lubrication, and corrosion. Design of machinery considering performance, safety, packaging, wear, and recycling. prereq: Engr 2016 or CE 2017 and ME 2105, BSME candidate or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for IE 4175
ME 4365 - Global Sustainability Experience in Design/Manufacturing in Africa
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 2105, IE 3130
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Sustainability within the manufacturing and design context will be taught and explored. As we live in a global economy, this course exposes students to some of the leaders in sustainability, alternative businesses, and manufacturing methods, reinforced by visits to local manufacturing facilities, art centers, museums, and historical villages in Ghana. Cultural activities including: cultural dance, keyboarding, textile dying, and basketeering are also integrated into the experience. Students will design and manufacture products, such as a bicycle or water faucet, using local environmentally friendly materials like bamboo. An Eco-tool audit software is used to analyze and select material and manufacturing processes at design state that have low environmental impact and are energy efficient. prereq: 2105, IE 3130
ME 4375 - Pipeline Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Overview of basic elements of pipeline transportation. Multi-disciplined introduction to concepts and methods of Pipeline Engineering. Topics include Mechanical, Electrical and Geotechnical Design, Hydraulics, Route Selection, Materials Selection, Construction, Operation and Maintenance. prereq: ME 3111 or ChE 3111 or CE 3221
ME 5305 - Computational Fluid Dynamics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Finite-difference methods for steady and transient diffusion and convection-diffusion problems. Finite-volume technique for the solution of multi-dimensional fluid flow, and heat and mass transfer problems. Utilize CFD software to solve complex problems. prereq: 4112 (concurrent registration allowed) or ChE 3112, BSChE, or BSME or BSIE candidate or instructor consent
ME 5315 - Nondestructive Evaluation of Engineering Materials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Fundamentals of Ultrasonic and Acoustic Emission NDE are considered including wave propagation, experimental measurement systems, flaw detection and characterization, and material characterization. Labs are used to support the study of ultrasonic and acoustic emission NDE. Other NDE techniques including magnetics, penetrants, eddy currents, thermography, are surveyed. prereq: 3140
ME 5325 - Sustainable Energy System
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02012
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
A comparison of different energy systems will be made in terms of economic, environmental and political implications. Specific energy alternatives will include coal, oil, geothermal, bioenergy, solar, wind, fission, fusion, hydrogen, fuel cell. prereq: 3211, BSChE or BSECE or BSIE or BSME candidate, and instructor consent
ME 5335 - Introduction to Finite Element Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
An introduction to finite element analysis, including theoretical and applied components in mechanical and thermal systems. prereq: Engr 2016, BSME or BSIE or MSEM candidate or instructor consent
ME 5345 - Smart Materials and Structures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Introduction to smart materials and structures, such as piezoelectric materials, shape memory alloys, magnetostrictive materials, adaptive structures, and active vibration control systems. The course will cover their material properties, modeling methods, and engineering applications in sensors, actuators, energy harvesting, and biomedical devices. prereq: 3140, 3222
ME 5355 - Gas Turbines
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Gas turbine cycles, regenerations, recuperation, reheat, intercooling, combined cycle plants, and thermochemical regeneration. Axial and radial flow compressors and turbines; combustor designs, energy analysis, emissions, and noise. Turbojet, fanjet, turboprop engine performance. Stationary power plants. prereq: 3111, 3211 and BSME or MEng or MSEM or instructor consent
ME 8310 - Mechanical Engineering Capstone Project
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Capstone project in which each student should utilize their acquired mechanical engineering skills and demonstrate their mastery of mechanical engineering concepts by completing a well-defined project that addresses a real-world problem. The project is to be documented with a formal paper and an oral presentation. prereq: MEng or MSME candidates and minimum of 12 credits successfully completed or department consent
ME 5110 - Analytic Techniques in Mechanical Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fundamental mezzanine course on analytic techniques as applied in Mechanical Engineering, and required for the Mechanical Engineering MS degree. Topics covered include tensor analysis of linear and nonlinear elasticity, nonlinear analysis and complex variable techniques in control systems, and special functions for solution of thermodynamics and fluid-dynamics partial differential equations in a variety of coordinate systems. Computational analytic tools and techniques will be incorporated as appropriate. pre-req: BSME major with B or better in MATH 3280 and 3298 or graduate student or instructor consent
ME 5120 - Advanced Dynamics and Control
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course covers modeling and control of linear and nonlinear mechanical and electro-mechanical systems. Topics include lumped-parameter and Lagrangian nonlinear modeling of mechanical and electro-mechanical systems, time domain response of dynamic systems, Lyapunov stability, and controller design for linear and non-linear systems. pre-req: BSME major with B or better in ME 3140 and MATH 3280 or graduate student or instructor consent.
ME 5210 - Advanced Thermal Fluid Sciences
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course covers heat transfer in fluid flowing around bodies and in tubes/ducts, energy, forced/natural convection, laminar/turbulent flow regimes, turbulent transport and modeling, high-speed flows, viscous dissipation, variable property effects, application to heat exchange devices, and convective mass transfer. pre-req: BSME major with B or better in ME 4112 or graduate student or consent of instructor
ME 5220 - Advanced Mechanics of Materials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course will cover the concepts related to advanced mechanics of materials including stress, strain, material properties, energy methods including Catigliano's Theorem, elasticity problems, advanced topics including plasticity and creep. Throughout the term of the semester students will solve engineering problems relating to these topics and will be also be exposed to the numerical techniques used to solve these problems. pre-req: BSME major with B or better in MATH 3280 and MATH 3298 and ENGR 2016 or CE 2017; or graduate student or instructor consent
ME 4112 - Heat and Mass Transfer
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01425 - ME 4112/ChE 3112
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theory and practice of heat and mass transfer. Fundamentals of diffusion, conduction, convection, and radiation with application to the design of heat and mass transfer equipment and systems. prereq: 3111, Math 3298, BSME or BSChE candidate or instructor consent
ME 4135 - Robotics and Controls
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Exploration of Forward and Inverse Kinematics models for individual robots. Study of robot motion trajectories at the micro- and macroscopic level. Study of PE, PD and PID controllers for robots. Exploration of efficient methods for developing stable controllers for various geometric configurations. prereq: ME 3140, 3230, ENGR 2026 or ME 2226, BSME or BSIE candidate or instructor consent
ME 4145 - CAD/CAM
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Description of hardware for CAD/CAM, principles of solid modeling, data structures, visualization, calculation of mass properties, surface modeling. Introduction to FEM usage, lab use of CAD/CAM system for solid modeling, cutter path generation, and FEM problems in vibration, stress analysis. prereq: IE 1225 or Engr 1222, Engr 2016 or CE 2017, BSME cand, or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for IE 4145
ME 4175 - Machine Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Analysis of mechanical components as used in mechanical devices. Theories of material failures, lubrication, and corrosion. Design of machinery considering performance, safety, packaging, wear, and recycling. prereq: Engr 2016 or CE 2017 and ME 2105, BSME candidate or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for IE 4175
ME 4365 - Global Sustainability Experience in Design/Manufacturing in Africa
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 2105, IE 3130
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Sustainability within the manufacturing and design context will be taught and explored. As we live in a global economy, this course exposes students to some of the leaders in sustainability, alternative businesses, and manufacturing methods, reinforced by visits to local manufacturing facilities, art centers, museums, and historical villages in Ghana. Cultural activities including: cultural dance, keyboarding, textile dying, and basketeering are also integrated into the experience. Students will design and manufacture products, such as a bicycle or water faucet, using local environmentally friendly materials like bamboo. An Eco-tool audit software is used to analyze and select material and manufacturing processes at design state that have low environmental impact and are energy efficient. prereq: 2105, IE 3130
ME 4375 - Pipeline Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Overview of basic elements of pipeline transportation. Multi-disciplined introduction to concepts and methods of Pipeline Engineering. Topics include Mechanical, Electrical and Geotechnical Design, Hydraulics, Route Selection, Materials Selection, Construction, Operation and Maintenance. prereq: ME 3111 or ChE 3111 or CE 3221
ME 5305 - Computational Fluid Dynamics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Finite-difference methods for steady and transient diffusion and convection-diffusion problems. Finite-volume technique for the solution of multi-dimensional fluid flow, and heat and mass transfer problems. Utilize CFD software to solve complex problems. prereq: 4112 (concurrent registration allowed) or ChE 3112, BSChE, or BSME or BSIE candidate or instructor consent
ME 5315 - Nondestructive Evaluation of Engineering Materials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Fundamentals of Ultrasonic and Acoustic Emission NDE are considered including wave propagation, experimental measurement systems, flaw detection and characterization, and material characterization. Labs are used to support the study of ultrasonic and acoustic emission NDE. Other NDE techniques including magnetics, penetrants, eddy currents, thermography, are surveyed. prereq: 3140
ME 5325 - Sustainable Energy System
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02012
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
A comparison of different energy systems will be made in terms of economic, environmental and political implications. Specific energy alternatives will include coal, oil, geothermal, bioenergy, solar, wind, fission, fusion, hydrogen, fuel cell. prereq: 3211, BSChE or BSECE or BSIE or BSME candidate, and instructor consent
ME 5335 - Introduction to Finite Element Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
An introduction to finite element analysis, including theoretical and applied components in mechanical and thermal systems. prereq: Engr 2016, BSME or BSIE or MSEM candidate or instructor consent
ME 5345 - Smart Materials and Structures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Introduction to smart materials and structures, such as piezoelectric materials, shape memory alloys, magnetostrictive materials, adaptive structures, and active vibration control systems. The course will cover their material properties, modeling methods, and engineering applications in sensors, actuators, energy harvesting, and biomedical devices. prereq: 3140, 3222
ME 5355 - Gas Turbines
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Gas turbine cycles, regenerations, recuperation, reheat, intercooling, combined cycle plants, and thermochemical regeneration. Axial and radial flow compressors and turbines; combustor designs, energy analysis, emissions, and noise. Turbojet, fanjet, turboprop engine performance. Stationary power plants. prereq: 3111, 3211 and BSME or MEng or MSEM or instructor consent
ME 8993 - Graduate Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practice in preparation and oral presentation of reports on articles from the literature or on graduate research and topics related to professional ethics. pre-req: ME grad student
ME 8993 - Graduate Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practice in preparation and oral presentation of reports on articles from the literature or on graduate research and topics related to professional ethics. pre-req: ME grad student
ME 5110 - Analytic Techniques in Mechanical Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fundamental mezzanine course on analytic techniques as applied in Mechanical Engineering, and required for the Mechanical Engineering MS degree. Topics covered include tensor analysis of linear and nonlinear elasticity, nonlinear analysis and complex variable techniques in control systems, and special functions for solution of thermodynamics and fluid-dynamics partial differential equations in a variety of coordinate systems. Computational analytic tools and techniques will be incorporated as appropriate. pre-req: BSME major with B or better in MATH 3280 and 3298 or graduate student or instructor consent
ME 5120 - Advanced Dynamics and Control
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course covers modeling and control of linear and nonlinear mechanical and electro-mechanical systems. Topics include lumped-parameter and Lagrangian nonlinear modeling of mechanical and electro-mechanical systems, time domain response of dynamic systems, Lyapunov stability, and controller design for linear and non-linear systems. pre-req: BSME major with B or better in ME 3140 and MATH 3280 or graduate student or instructor consent.
ME 5210 - Advanced Thermal Fluid Sciences
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course covers heat transfer in fluid flowing around bodies and in tubes/ducts, energy, forced/natural convection, laminar/turbulent flow regimes, turbulent transport and modeling, high-speed flows, viscous dissipation, variable property effects, application to heat exchange devices, and convective mass transfer. pre-req: BSME major with B or better in ME 4112 or graduate student or consent of instructor
ME 5220 - Advanced Mechanics of Materials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course will cover the concepts related to advanced mechanics of materials including stress, strain, material properties, energy methods including Catigliano's Theorem, elasticity problems, advanced topics including plasticity and creep. Throughout the term of the semester students will solve engineering problems relating to these topics and will be also be exposed to the numerical techniques used to solve these problems. pre-req: BSME major with B or better in MATH 3280 and MATH 3298 and ENGR 2016 or CE 2017; or graduate student or instructor consent
ME 4112 - Heat and Mass Transfer
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01425 - ME 4112/ChE 3112
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theory and practice of heat and mass transfer. Fundamentals of diffusion, conduction, convection, and radiation with application to the design of heat and mass transfer equipment and systems. prereq: 3111, Math 3298, BSME or BSChE candidate or instructor consent
ME 4135 - Robotics and Controls
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Exploration of Forward and Inverse Kinematics models for individual robots. Study of robot motion trajectories at the micro- and macroscopic level. Study of PE, PD and PID controllers for robots. Exploration of efficient methods for developing stable controllers for various geometric configurations. prereq: ME 3140, 3230, ENGR 2026 or ME 2226, BSME or BSIE candidate or instructor consent
ME 4145 - CAD/CAM
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Description of hardware for CAD/CAM, principles of solid modeling, data structures, visualization, calculation of mass properties, surface modeling. Introduction to FEM usage, lab use of CAD/CAM system for solid modeling, cutter path generation, and FEM problems in vibration, stress analysis. prereq: IE 1225 or Engr 1222, Engr 2016 or CE 2017, BSME cand, or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for IE 4145
ME 4175 - Machine Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Analysis of mechanical components as used in mechanical devices. Theories of material failures, lubrication, and corrosion. Design of machinery considering performance, safety, packaging, wear, and recycling. prereq: Engr 2016 or CE 2017 and ME 2105, BSME candidate or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for IE 4175
ME 4365 - Global Sustainability Experience in Design/Manufacturing in Africa
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 2105, IE 3130
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Sustainability within the manufacturing and design context will be taught and explored. As we live in a global economy, this course exposes students to some of the leaders in sustainability, alternative businesses, and manufacturing methods, reinforced by visits to local manufacturing facilities, art centers, museums, and historical villages in Ghana. Cultural activities including: cultural dance, keyboarding, textile dying, and basketeering are also integrated into the experience. Students will design and manufacture products, such as a bicycle or water faucet, using local environmentally friendly materials like bamboo. An Eco-tool audit software is used to analyze and select material and manufacturing processes at design state that have low environmental impact and are energy efficient. prereq: 2105, IE 3130
ME 4375 - Pipeline Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Overview of basic elements of pipeline transportation. Multi-disciplined introduction to concepts and methods of Pipeline Engineering. Topics include Mechanical, Electrical and Geotechnical Design, Hydraulics, Route Selection, Materials Selection, Construction, Operation and Maintenance. prereq: ME 3111 or ChE 3111 or CE 3221
ME 5305 - Computational Fluid Dynamics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Finite-difference methods for steady and transient diffusion and convection-diffusion problems. Finite-volume technique for the solution of multi-dimensional fluid flow, and heat and mass transfer problems. Utilize CFD software to solve complex problems. prereq: 4112 (concurrent registration allowed) or ChE 3112, BSChE, or BSME or BSIE candidate or instructor consent
ME 5315 - Nondestructive Evaluation of Engineering Materials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Fundamentals of Ultrasonic and Acoustic Emission NDE are considered including wave propagation, experimental measurement systems, flaw detection and characterization, and material characterization. Labs are used to support the study of ultrasonic and acoustic emission NDE. Other NDE techniques including magnetics, penetrants, eddy currents, thermography, are surveyed. prereq: 3140
ME 5325 - Sustainable Energy System
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02012
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
A comparison of different energy systems will be made in terms of economic, environmental and political implications. Specific energy alternatives will include coal, oil, geothermal, bioenergy, solar, wind, fission, fusion, hydrogen, fuel cell. prereq: 3211, BSChE or BSECE or BSIE or BSME candidate, and instructor consent
ME 5335 - Introduction to Finite Element Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
An introduction to finite element analysis, including theoretical and applied components in mechanical and thermal systems. prereq: Engr 2016, BSME or BSIE or MSEM candidate or instructor consent
ME 5345 - Smart Materials and Structures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Introduction to smart materials and structures, such as piezoelectric materials, shape memory alloys, magnetostrictive materials, adaptive structures, and active vibration control systems. The course will cover their material properties, modeling methods, and engineering applications in sensors, actuators, energy harvesting, and biomedical devices. prereq: 3140, 3222
ME 5355 - Gas Turbines
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Gas turbine cycles, regenerations, recuperation, reheat, intercooling, combined cycle plants, and thermochemical regeneration. Axial and radial flow compressors and turbines; combustor designs, energy analysis, emissions, and noise. Turbojet, fanjet, turboprop engine performance. Stationary power plants. prereq: 3111, 3211 and BSME or MEng or MSEM or instructor consent