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Engineering Physics B S E P

UMD-Physics & Astronomy
Swenson College of Science and Engineering
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 129 to 130
  • Required credits within the major: 111 to 112
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics
Engineering physics is the study of the combined disciplines of physics, engineering and mathematics in order to develop an understanding of the interrelationships of these three disciplines. Fundamental physics is combined with problem solving and engineering skills, which then has broad applications. Career paths for Engineering physics is usually (broadly) "engineering, applied science or applied physics through research, teaching or entrepreneurial engineering". This interdisciplinary knowledge is designed for the continuous innovation occurring with technology. Unlike traditional engineering disciplines, engineering physics is not confined to a particular branch of physics or engineering. Instead, engineering physics is meant to provide a more thorough grounding in applied physics for a selected specialty such as electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or a combination of engineering disciplines. It is the discipline devoted to creating and optimizing engineering solutions through enhanced understanding and integrated application of mathematical, scientific, statistical, and engineering principles. The discipline is also meant for cross-functionality and bridges the gap between physics and practical engineering with emphasis in research and development, design, and analysis. The distinguishing feature of an engineering physics program is a focus on the fundamentals of physics and mathematics, both experimental and theoretical, that are at the heart of modern engineering and research and have broad applicability. In this program students combine this physics base with a firm background in engineering or applied science.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 47 credits before admission to the program.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.50 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.50 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.50 transferring from outside the University
Freshman, sophomores, and transfer students may declare an engineering physics major and be admitted to lower division status. Admission to the upper division B.S.E.P. program is competitive and based on performance in lower division courses and space availability. To be considered, students must complete the Engineering Physics Application to upper division. The following requirements must be met: 1. Completion of the following classes in Course Admission Requirements (47 cr) 2. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Course Admissions Requirements (47 cr)
Chemistry I with lab
CHEM 1153 - General Chemistry I [LE CAT5, NAT SCI] (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1154 - General Chemistry Lab I [LE CAT4, NAT SCI] (1.0 cr)
Mathematics
The first math course is determined by ACT math score. The sample plan presupposes placement into MATH 1296.
MATH 1296 - Calculus I [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
MATH 1297 - Calculus II [LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
MATH 3280 - Differential Equations with Linear Algebra (4.0 cr)
MATH 3298 - Calculus III (4.0 cr)
Physics
Physics I with lab
PHYS 2013 - General Physics I [LE CAT5, NAT SCI] (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 2017 - Honors: General Physics I [NAT SCI] (4.0 cr)
PHYS 2014 - General Physics Lab I [NAT SCI] (1.0 cr)
Physics II with lab
PHYS 2015 - General Physics II (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 2018 - Honors General Physics II (4.0 cr)
PHYS 2016 - General Physics Lab II (1.0 cr)
Engineering
CE 2017 - Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Mechanics of Materials (5.0 cr)
EE 2006 - Electrical Circuit Analysis (4.0 cr)
ENGR 1210 - Introduction to Engineering (2.0 cr)
ME 2226 - Dynamics (3.0 cr)
General Requirements
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  4. At least 30 of the last 60 degree credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. Students must complete at least half of their courses at the 3xxx-level and higher at UMD. Study-abroad credits earned through courses taught by UM faculty and at institutions with which UMD has international exchange programs may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. The minimum cumulative UM GPA required for graduation will be 2.00 and will include only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UM GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major and minor. No academic unit may impose higher grade point standards to graduate.
  8. Diploma, transcripts, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
1. A minor or second major is not required for B.S.E.P.
Physics (17 cr)
PHYS 2021 - Relativity and Quantum Physics (4.0 cr)
PHYS 2022 - Classical Physics (4.0 cr)
PHYS 2033 - Classical and Quantum Physics Lab (2.0 cr)
PHYS 3033 - Analytical Methods in Physics (3.0 cr)
PHYS 4001 - Classical Mechanics (4.0 cr)
Engineering Core Courses (25 cr)
Additional courses
EE 2111 - Linear Systems and Signal Analysis (4.0 cr)
EE 2212 - Electronics I (4.0 cr)
EE 3235 - Electronics II (4.0 cr)
EE 3445 - Electromagnetic Fields (3.0 cr)
ME 2105 - Introduction to Material Science for Engineers (3.0 cr)
ME 2211 - Thermodynamics [SUSTAIN] (3.0 cr)
Senior Project
EE 4899 - Senior Design Project I (1.0 cr)
EE 4999 - Senior Design Project II (3.0 cr)
or ME 4255 - Multidisciplinary Senior Design (4.0 cr)
Courses From Other Programs (10 - 11 cr)
Computer Science
CS 1411 - Introduction to Programming in Matlab (4.0 cr)
or CS 1511 - Computer Science I [LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
or CS 1581 - Honors: Computer Science I [LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
Economics
ECON 1022 - Principles of Economics: Macro [LE CAT6, SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
or ECON 1023 - Principles of Economics: Micro [LE CAT6, SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
Advanced Writing
WRIT 3130 - Advanced Writing: Engineering (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 3150 - Advanced Writing: Science (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 3180 - Honors: Advanced Writing (3.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Materials
An interdisciplinary field, which deals with the discovery and design of new materials. This sub-plan prepares students for a career in industry or graduate study in Materials Science and Engineering.
Materials (12 cr)
IE 3130 - Materials Processing Engineering (3.0 cr)
ME 3140 - System Dynamics and Control (3.0 cr)
ME 3230 - Kinematics and Mechatronics (3.0 cr)
Electives
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· EE 4611 - Introduction to Solid-State Semiconductors (3.0 cr)
· EMGT 4110 - Engineering Professionalism and Practice (2.0 cr)
· ME 5315 - Nondestructive Evaluation of Engineering Materials (3.0 cr)
· ME 5345 - Smart Materials and Structures (3.0 cr)
Systems
The application of engineering and physical principles and design concepts to enable the realization of successful systems. Successful systems must satisfy the needs of their customers, users, and other stakeholders. This sub-plan is good preparation for students who want a career in industry or entry into graduate school.
Systems (12 cr)
ENGR 1222 - Introduction to Solid Modeling (2.0 cr)
ME 3140 - System Dynamics and Control (3.0 cr)
ME 3230 - Kinematics and Mechatronics (3.0 cr)
Electives
Take 4 or more credit(s) from the following:
· EMGT 4110 - Engineering Professionalism and Practice (2.0 cr)
· ME 4050 - Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering (3.0 cr)
· ME 4060 - Machine Vision and Image Based Robot Control (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)
 
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CHEM 1153 - General Chemistry I (LE CAT5, NAT SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02278 - CHEM 1173/CHEM 1153/CHEM 1161
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Fundamental principles of chemistry exemplified by study of elements, compounds, and their reactions. Covers fundamental concepts of the atom, molecule, stoichiometry, chemical reactions, thermochemistry, gas laws, atomic structure, periodic table, chemical bonding, and other selected topics. The companion laboratory, CHEM 1154, should be taken concurrently. The combination of CHEM 1153 and CHEM 1154 meets the lab component of NAT SCI, LE CAT 4. prereq: One year high school chem, Math ACT 24 or higher or a grade of least C- in Math 1005, Credit will not be granted if already received for 1151 or 1161 or 1173.
CHEM 1154 - General Chemistry Lab I (LE CAT4, NAT SCI)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02279 - CHEM 1174/CHEM 1154
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic laboratory skills while investigating the fundamental principles of chemistry. Covers fundamental concepts of the atom and molecule, stoichiometry, acid-base reactions, oxidation-reduction reactions, thermochemistry, characteristic properties of anions, gas laws and spectrophotometry. This laboratory accompanies lecture CHEM 1153. The combination of CHEM 1153 and CHEM 1154 meets liberal education category 4 requirements. prereq: Previous or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1153 or 1173; credit will not be granted if already received for CHEM 1151, 1161 or 1174.
MATH 1296 - Calculus I (LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01420 - Math1290/1296/1596
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
First part of a standard introduction to calculus of functions of a single variable. Limits, continuity, derivatives, integrals, and their applications. prereq: Math ACT 27 or higher or a grade of at least C- in Math 1250 or department consent
MATH 1297 - Calculus II (LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01421 - Math 1597/1297
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Second part of a standard introduction to calculus. Vectors, applications of integrals, transcendental functions, series, and multivariable functions and partial derivatives. prereq: A grade of at least C- in 1290 or 1296 or 1596
MATH 3280 - Differential Equations with Linear Algebra
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
First, second, and higher order equations; series methods; Laplace transforms; systems; software; modeling applications; introduction to vectors; matrix algebra, eigenvalues. prereq: A grade of at least C- in 1297 or 1597
MATH 3298 - Calculus III
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Third part of a standard introduction to calculus. Conic sections, vectors and vector-valued functions, partial derivatives and multiple integrals, vector fields, Green's and Stokes' theorems. prereq: A grade of at least C- in 1297 or 1597
PHYS 2013 - General Physics I (LE CAT5, NAT SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Calculus-based introduction to Newtonian Mechanics, fluid mechanics, and heat. The companion laboratory, PHYS 2014 should be taken concurrently. The combination of PHYS 2013 and 2014 meets liberal education category 4. prereq: previous or concurrent registration in PHYS 2014. Prerequisite of Math 1290 or 1296 or 1596; credit will not be granted if already received for PHYS 1201 or 2011.
PHYS 2017 - Honors: General Physics I (NAT SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced coverage of General Physics topics that include Newtonian Mechanics, fluid mechanics, and heat. Mathematically and conceptually demanding problem solving techniques. The companion laboratory, PHYS 2014, should be taken concurrently. The combination of PHYS 2014 and PHYS 2017 meets liberal education natural science with lab. prereq: Previous or concurrent registration in PHYS 2014. Previous or concurrent registration in Math 1290 or Math 1296 or 1596, or physics major or instructor permission. Credit will not be granted if already received for PHYS 1201 or PHYS 2011 or PHYS 2013.
PHYS 2014 - General Physics Lab I (NAT SCI)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Calculus-based introduction to Newtonian Mechanics, fluid mechanics, and heat exemplified by laboratory study. This laboratory accompanies lecture PHYS 2013 and should be taken concurrently. The combination of PHYS 2013 and 2014 meets liberal education category 4. prereq: previous or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 2013
PHYS 2015 - General Physics II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics. The companion laboratory, PHYS 2016, should be taken concurrently. prereq: previous or concurrent registration in 2016. Prerequisite of 2011 or 2013 and 2014, Math 1297 or 1597; credit will not be granted if already received for PHYS 1202, 1204 or 2012.
PHYS 2018 - Honors General Physics II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced coverage of calculus-based introduction to electricity magnetism and optics. Mathematically and conceptually demanding problem solving techniques. The companion laboratory, PHYS 2016 should be taken concurrently. Prerequisites: Previous or concurrent registration in PHYS 2016; PHYS 2013 or 2017; co-registration in or prior completion of Math 1287 or 1597 or instruction permission. Credit will not be granted if already received for PHYS 1202 or 1204 or 2012 or 2015.
PHYS 2016 - General Physics Lab II
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics exemplified by laboratory study. This laboratory accompanies lecture PHYS 2015 and should be taken concurrently. prereq: Previous or concurrently enrollment in PHYS 2015 or 2018.
CE 2017 - Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Mechanics of Materials
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Vector algebra. Applications of equations of equilibrium to analysis of simple engineering structures and machines. Nature and influence of friction. Elementary theory of statically determinate framed structures. Introductory treatment of stress and strain at a point. Stress-strain relation in two dimensions. Axial loading, torsion, shear and bending moment diagrams, bending stresses, deflection of determinate and indeterminate beams, instability. prereq: MATH 1297, PHYS 2011 or 2013 or 2017 and 2014; credit will not be granted if already received for ENGR 2015 and ENGR 2016 combined.
EE 2006 - Electrical Circuit Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Basic circuit analysis: resistive circuits, voltage and current sources--independent and dependent. Nodal and mesh analysis. Network theorems. Energy storage elements. RC, RL, and RLC transient and steady state analysis, phasors. SPICE analysis. (3 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab) prereq: Phys 2015, Math 3280 (Concurrent registration is allowed)
ENGR 1210 - Introduction to Engineering
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01391 - Engr 1210/IE 1225
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
An introduction to the engineering profession with an emphasis on mechanical and industrial engineering. Topics include the roles and responsibilities of an engineer, the engineering disciplines, problem solving skills and tools, oral and written communication, teamwork, and the engineering design process. prereq: Math 1296
ME 2226 - Dynamics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01771 - Engr 2026/ME 2226
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Review of particle dynamics. Mechancial systems and regid-body model. Kinematics and dynamics of plane systems. prereq: CE 2017 and Math 3280 (concurrent registration allowed)
PHYS 2021 - Relativity and Quantum Physics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Descriptive course; relativity, quantum mechanics, hydrogen atom, multielectron atoms, molecular structure, quantum statistics, thermal radiation, solid state physics, nuclear physics. prereq: 1202 or 1204 or 2012 or (2015 and 2016)
PHYS 2022 - Classical Physics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey of various topics in classical physics: vector angular momentum, AC circuits, oscillatory motion, waves, physical optics. prereq: 2015 and 2016 as pre or co-req; credit will not be granted if already received for 1203 or 1205 or 2001
PHYS 2033 - Classical and Quantum Physics Lab
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01568 - PHYS 2033/2031
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Experiments and computer simulations selected to provide experience with both concepts and techniques in classical and quantum physics. prereq: 2021 and 2022 (concurrent registration is allowed)
PHYS 3033 - Analytical Methods in Physics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
A survey of analytical methods for the solution of fundamental equations of physics, such as those of Newton, Schrodinger, and Maxwell, and of the underlying mathematics, including complex variables, linear algebra, vector analysis, and ordinary and partial differential equations. prereq: 2021, 2022, Math 3280 and 3298
PHYS 4001 - Classical Mechanics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theoretical mechanics, including Lagrangian and Hamiltonian functions, symmetries, and conservation laws. prereq: 2022 or 2001, Math 3280
EE 2111 - Linear Systems and Signal Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Signal and system modeling concepts, system analysis in time domain, Fourier series and Fourier transform. Discrete time domain signals and systems, Z transform, applications. (3 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab) prereq: 2006
EE 2212 - Electronics I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Diodes, BJTs, FETs, ideal operational amplifiers, DC analysis, small signal models, and analysis; single-stage circuits design; power amplifiers. (3 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab) prereq: 2006
EE 3235 - Electronics II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Multistage circuits, frequency analysis, non-ideal operational amplifiers, feedback and stability, oscillators, filters. (3 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab) prereq: 2212
EE 3445 - Electromagnetic Fields
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fundamentals of electromagnetic analysis. Electrostatic and magnetostatic fields. Introductory numerical analysis of electromagnetic fields. Time-varying fields and potentials. Maxwell's equations and their applications. (3 hrs lect) prereq: Math 3280, 3298, Phys 2012 or 2015 and 2016
ME 2105 - Introduction to Material Science for Engineers
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Chem 1151 or 1153 and 1154; credit will not be granted if previously given for Engr 2110 or IE 2105.
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Structures and properties of engineering materials, emphasizing metals, composites, polymers, and ceramics. prereq: Chem 1151 or 1153 and 1154; credit will not be granted if previously given for Engr 2110 or IE 2105.
ME 2211 - Thermodynamics (SUSTAIN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: PHYS 2013; credit will not be granted if already received for ME 3211
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Thermodynamics, thermodynamic properties of liquids and gases, 1st and 2nd laws of thermodynamics, irreversibility and entropy. Carnot systems, work producing systems, combustion engine cycles, work absorbing systems, refrigeration cycles, psychrometrics. prereq: PHYS 2013; credit will not be granted if already received for ME 3211
EE 4899 - Senior Design Project I
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Selection and completion of team project approved and supervised by faculty. See also ECE 4999. prereq: WRIT 3130, BSECE or BSEE cand, instructor consent; no grad credit, credit will not be granted if already received for 4951
EE 4999 - Senior Design Project II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Students present senior design project results in formal written and oral reports after making refinements. Complete documentation of results in professional manner required. Results must be presented in an oral report with other senior project team members. ECE 4899 and ECE 4999 must be completed within one year for credit. prereq: 4899, instructor consent, no Grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for 4951
ME 4255 - Multidisciplinary Senior Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01418 - IE 4255/ ME 4255
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Capstone design course in mechanical engineering. Project Management, problem definition, root cause analysis, baseline analysis, alternative solutions, analysis, reporting. Societal, economic, ethical, environmental, political considerations. Oral and written reports. Work is in teams focused on industrial or competition-based projects. prereq: EMGT4110 and [(ME4112 & ME3230) or (ME4112 & ME4175) or (ME3230 & ME4175)] or instructor consent, no grad credit
CS 1411 - Introduction to Programming in Matlab
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
An introduction to programming in the Matlab language. Topics covered will include the creation of algorithms, function definition, basic programming statements, input and output, mathematical operations, matrix manipulation, and representing data. As time allows, additional coverage of plotting methods, data structures using cellular arrays and other advanced topics. prereq: one to two years of high school math or instructor consent
CS 1511 - Computer Science I (LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01383 - CS 1211/1511/1581
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
A comprehensive introduction to computer programming using the C++ language. The course covers program design, C++ programming basics, control structures, functions and parameter passing. Students write and implement programs with data structures (arrays), pointers and files. Object-oriented programming is also introduced, along with concepts of abstraction, ADTs, encapsulation and data hiding. prereq: 3 1/2 yrs high school math or instructor consent
CS 1581 - Honors: Computer Science I (LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01383 - CS 1211/1511/1581
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Similar to 1511, but in greater depth and with more challenging assignments. For high-ability students. prereq: Honors student, 3 1/2 yrs high school math
ECON 1022 - Principles of Economics: Macro (LE CAT6, SOC SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Analyzing overall performance of an economic system. National income accounting and theory, unemployment, inflation, fiscal policy, money, monetary policy, economic growth, international trade, non-U.S. economies, and real-world application of these concepts. prereq: Minimum 15 credits or department consent
ECON 1023 - Principles of Economics: Micro (LE CAT6, SOC SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Analyzing free enterprise system through study of product and resource markets. Supply and demand, utility, production and cost, market structure, resource use, market failures, regulatory role of government, and real-world application of these concepts. prereq: Minimum 15 credits or department consent
WRIT 3130 - Advanced Writing: Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study and practice of writing tasks in engineering, including oral presentations. Exploration of rhetorical situations in professional practice, including research methods, document design, editing, effective collaboration, and ethical issues in the production of professional documents, such as instructions, lab reports, proposals, short and long reports, and career documents. prereq: WRIT 1120 or MNTC completed and minimum 60 credits
WRIT 3150 - Advanced Writing: Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Study and practice of writing tasks in science, including oral presentations. Exploration of rhetorical situations in professional practice, including research methods, document design, editing, effective collaboration, and ethical issues in the production of professional documents, such as instructions, lab reports, proposals, short and long reports, and career documents. prereq: WRIT 1120 or MNTC completed and minimum 60 credits
WRIT 3180 - Honors: Advanced Writing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Develops research, critical thinking, and collaborative writing strategies as well as rhetorical skills to draft documents in multiple genres for multiple audiences. This includes professional correspondence and reports, research proposals, literature reviews, oral presentations and related documents for the honors project. prereq: min 60 cr, UMD Honors Program, or instructor consent
IE 3130 - Materials Processing Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
An introduction to common materials processes and material responses, including thermal and mechanical processing of metals, polymers and composite materials. prereq: Engr 2110 or ME 2105, Engr 2016 or CE 2017, Stat 3411 (concurrent registration is allowed)and BSIE or BSME candidate
ME 3140 - System Dynamics and Control
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Mathematical modeling of mechanical, electrical, thermal, fluid, and hybrid systems. System response using numerical integration and Laplace transforms. Fourier transform and convolution. Transfer functions and frequency response. Classical control theory. prereq: CS 1121 or 1411 or 1511 or 2121, EE 2006, Math 3280, BSME candidate or instructor consent
ME 3230 - Kinematics and Mechatronics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01416 - ME 4135/3230/ IE 4135
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Classical closed and open form kinematics modeling will be developed. Use of Denavit Hartenberg structural analysis will be explored. Kinetic models of structures will be developed. Explores the design and use of mechatronic devices. prereq: 3140, Math 3298
EE 4611 - Introduction to Solid-State Semiconductors
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fundamentals of solid-state semiconductors and devices. Quantum mechanical concepts and atomic states, solid-state structure, band structure, semiconductor statistics, and transport. (3 hrs lect) prereq: Phys 2012 or 2015; credit will not be granted if already received for ECE 3611
EMGT 4110 - Engineering Professionalism and Practice
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01389 - EMgt 4110/IE4155/ME4155
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Professional responsibilities of engineers and expectations of industry and society. Ethics and law for engineers. Codes of ethics and professional engineering societies. Design, intellectual property, record keeping. Environmental and safety issues in design. Group processes, conflict management. Project management. prereq: WRIT 3130 or 3150 or 3180 and BSChE or BSEE or BSIE or BSME candidate within 2 semesters of graduation or instructor consent; no grad credit
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 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
ENGR 1222 - Introduction to Solid Modeling
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01896 - Engr 1222/IE 1225/IE 2222
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
An introduction to the use of modern solid modeling software. Generating 3D models and detailed 2D engineering drawings of parts, including proper geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. Modeling assemblies of 3D parts, and generating assembly drawings and exploded views. prereq: Math 1296, Engr 1210 (co-registration allowed)
ME 3140 - System Dynamics and Control
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Mathematical modeling of mechanical, electrical, thermal, fluid, and hybrid systems. System response using numerical integration and Laplace transforms. Fourier transform and convolution. Transfer functions and frequency response. Classical control theory. prereq: CS 1121 or 1411 or 1511 or 2121, EE 2006, Math 3280, BSME candidate or instructor consent
ME 3230 - Kinematics and Mechatronics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01416 - ME 4135/3230/ IE 4135
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Classical closed and open form kinematics modeling will be developed. Use of Denavit Hartenberg structural analysis will be explored. Kinetic models of structures will be developed. Explores the design and use of mechatronic devices. prereq: 3140, Math 3298
EMGT 4110 - Engineering Professionalism and Practice
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01389 - EMgt 4110/IE4155/ME4155
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Professional responsibilities of engineers and expectations of industry and society. Ethics and law for engineers. Codes of ethics and professional engineering societies. Design, intellectual property, record keeping. Environmental and safety issues in design. Group processes, conflict management. Project management. prereq: WRIT 3130 or 3150 or 3180 and BSChE or BSEE or BSIE or BSME candidate within 2 semesters of graduation or instructor consent; no grad credit
ME 4050 - Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Introduction to the fundamentals of nuclear engineering including atomic and nuclear physics, fission, fusion, isotopes, radioactivity, nuclear reactions, radiation detection, criticality, and reactor kinetics. Overview of types of reactors and some operational considerations. prereq: Chem 1151 or Chem 1153 and 1154, Math 3280, Phys 2012 or 2015 and 2016; no grad credit
ME 4060 - Machine Vision and Image Based Robot Control
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Senior-level course on vision and control. In this course, students will be introduced to the up-to-date techniques of autonomous image-based robot control. The covered topics include algorithms on image acquisition, camera calibration, object identification, and visual servoing. The methods and concepts introduced will be combined with engineering applications such as obstacle avoidance in traffic safety, image-guided robotic surgery, and human-robot interaction in life support. Through this course, student will acquire both hardware and software development experiences on vision-based robot control, which could be directly applied to their future engineering career or advanced academic pursuance. prereq: CS 1511, Math 3280, ME 3140 or equivalent; no grad credit
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