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Master of Engineering M.Eng.

Swenson College of Science & Engineering
Swenson College of Science and Engineering
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Contact Information
Director of Graduate Studies, M.Eng. Program, Engineering Building 176, 1303 Ordean Court, Duluth, MN 55812 (218-726-7126; fax: 218-726-6907).
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2022
  • Length of program in credits: 30
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of 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 professional Master of Engineering (MEng) emphasizes the practice of engineering in either the private or public sector. The program focuses on developing competencies in the areas of engineering design, problem solving, and practice beyond what can be achieved in earning a bachelor of science degree in a given engineering discipline. An MEng student's focus will be in Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Mining and Minerals Processing.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
  • partially online (between 50% to 80% of instruction is online)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
1. An undergraduate engineering degree from an ABET accredited program or equivalent, or by approval by the MEng director of graduate studies in a related discipline such as computer science, geology, or physics. 2. Two letters of recommendation: academic and/or professional references. 3. GRE scores (recommended) but not required. Industrial experience and professional licensure will be considered for applicants with a grade point average less than the preferred minimum.
Special Application Requirements:
International and domestic applicants whose native language is not English must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 6.5
    • Reading Score: 6.5
    • Writing 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 C: Plan C requires 30 major credits and 0 credits outside the major. There is no final exam. A capstone project is required.
Capstone Project: The capstone project comprises 3 to 6 project credits selected and completed in consultation with the advisor.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
A maximum of 6 4xxx-level credits, approved by the advisor, can be applied to the MEng. Courses offered on both the A-F and S/N grading basis must be taken A-F, with a minimum grade of C earned for each course.
Engineering Capstone Project (3 to 6 credits)
Take 3 to 6 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
CE 5555 - Project Credits: Master of Engineering (Civil) (3.0-6.0 cr)
CHE 5555 - Project Credits: MEng - Chemical Engineering (3.0-6.0 cr)
Electives
Select courses as needed, in consultation with the advisor, to complete the 30-credit minimum.
CE 5027 - Advanced Concrete Materials and Repair (3.0 cr)
CE 5115 - Structural Dynamics (3.0 cr)
CE 5116 - Seismic Design and Analysis (3.0 cr)
CE 5127 - Bridge Analysis and Design (3.0 cr)
CE 5128 - Prestressed Concrete Structures (3.0 cr)
CE 5129 - Post-Tensioned Concrete Structures (3.0 cr)
CE 4131 - Design of Wood and Masonry Structures (3.0 cr)
CE 5134 - Advanced Steel Design (3.0 cr)
CE 5135 - Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design (3.0 cr)
CE 5136 - Structural Systems (3.0 cr)
CE 5137 - Advanced Structural Analysis and Design (3.0 cr)
CE 5201 - Water Policy (3.0 cr)
CE 5203 - Stream Crossing and Culvert Design (3.0 cr)
CE 5216 - Applications in Environmental Modeling (3.0 cr)
CE 5226 - Water Resources Engineering (3.0 cr)
CE 5237 - Water Quality Engineering (3.0 cr)
CE 5241 - Water Chemistry (3.0 cr)
CE 5246 - Environmental Remediation Technologies (3.0 cr)
CE 5251 - Design of Chemical Physical Unit Operations in Water Treatment (4.0 cr)
CE 5315 - Design of Traffic Systems (3.0 cr)
CE 5316 - Pavement Analysis and Design (3.0 cr)
CE 5317 - Traffic Flow Theory and Modeling (3.0 cr)
CE 5318 - Pavement Maintenance, Rehabilitation, and Management (3.0 cr)
CE 5320 -  Advanced Pavement Materials, Design and Construction (3.0 cr)
CE 5326 - Highway Planning and Design (3.0 cr)
CE 5420 - Advanced Soil Mechanics (3.0 cr)
CE 5421 - Applied Geostatistics (3.0 cr)
CE 5422 - Numerical Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering (3.0 cr)
CE 5426 - Rock Mechanics (3.0 cr)
CE 5515 - Sustainable Design and Construction (SUSTAIN) (3.0 cr)
CE 5525 - Decision, Risk and Reliability (3.0 cr)
CE 5545 - Design of Structures with Advanced Materials (3.0 cr)
CHE 5011 - Process Optimization: Lean Six Sigma (3.0 cr)
CHE 5121 - Advanced Thermodynamics (3.0 cr)
CHE 5131 - Polymer Engineering (3.0 cr)
CHE 5301 - Advanced Chemical Reactor Design (3.0 cr)
CHE 5601 - Biochemical Engineering I (3.0 cr)
CHE 5612 - Hazardous Waste Process Engineering (3.0 cr)
CHE 5621 - Particle Technology (3.0 cr)
CHE 5701 - Biochemical Engineering II (3.0 cr)
CHE 5711 - Biomedical Engineering (3.0 cr)
CHE 5991 - Graduate Independent Study in Chemical Engineering (1.0-3.0 cr)
CHE 5995 - Special Topics in Chemical Engineering: (Various Titles to be Assigned) (1.0-4.0 cr)
EE 5151 - Digital Control System Design (3.0 cr)
EE 5161 - Linear State-Space Control Systems (3.0 cr)
EE 5311 - Design of VLSI Circuits (4.0 cr)
EE 5315 - Multiprocessor-Based System Design (3.0 cr)
EE 5351 - Introduction to Robotics and Mobile Robot Control Architectures (3.0 cr)
EE 5477 - Antennas and Transmission Lines (3.0 cr)
EE 5501 - Energy Conversion System (3.0 cr)
EE 5522 - Power Electronics I (3.0 cr)
EE 5533 - Grid- Resiliency, Efficiency and Technology (3.0 cr)
EE 5621 - Microelectronics Technology (3.0 cr)
EE 5741 - Digital Signal Processing (3.0 cr)
EE 5745 - Medical Imaging (3.0 cr)
EE 5765 - Modern Communication (4.0 cr)
EE 5801 - Introduction to Artificial Neural Networks (3.0 cr)
EE 5995 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned) (1.0-3.0 cr)
EE 8151 - Optimal Control Systems (3.0 cr)
EE 8741 - Digital Image Processing (4.0 cr)
EE 8765 - Digital Communications (3.0 cr)
IE 5305 - Supply Chain Management (3.0 cr)
IE 5315 - Organizational Control Methods (3.0 cr)
IE 5325 - Advanced Engineering Economics (3.0 cr)
IE 5335 - Engineered Products and Services (3.0 cr)
IE 5991 - Independent Study in Industrial Engineering (1.0-4.0 cr)
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)
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)
 
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CE 5555 - Project Credits: Master of Engineering (Civil)
Credits: 3.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Master of Engineering project work as determined by faculty advisor and student with approval by the department director of graduate studies. prereq: Civil Engineering MEng Student
CHE 5555 - Project Credits: MEng - Chemical Engineering
Credits: 3.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Master of Engineering project work as determined by faculty adviser and student with approval by the department director of graduate studies. prereq: MEng candidate, instructor consent
CE 5027 - Advanced Concrete Materials and Repair
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course will cover advanced topics related to the behavior of Portland cement concrete and other special concretes. Topics to be covered include: Portland cement production and chemistry; supplementary cementitious materials, mixture design, concrete durability and repair techniques, and other special concretes. prereq: Graduate status or instructor consent
CE 5115 - Structural Dynamics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Response of single degree-of-freedom and multiple degree of freedom systems to vibrations, earthquakes, blast and impact. prereq: 3115 or grad student
CE 5116 - Seismic Design and Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course focuses on characterizing seismic hazards, analyzing structural systems under seismic loading, and designing structural systems to resist earthquakes. Topics include characterization of seismic hazards, simplified modal and lateral force analysis procedures, and application of seismic building code provisions. pre-req: CE 4115, 4126 and pre or co-enrolled in CE 5115
CE 5127 - Bridge Analysis and Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course will present AASHTO LRFD based highway bridge analysis, design and evaluation. prereq: CE 4115 and CE 4128 or Grad student
CE 5128 - Prestressed Concrete Structures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Design and behavior of prestressed concrete structures: materials and systems (including specifics for precase and post-tensioned members), losses, flexure, shear, bond, deflections, partial prestressing, continuous beams. prereq: CE 4126 or grad student
CE 5129 - Post-Tensioned Concrete Structures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
This course covers analysis and design of post-tensioned concrete members including mono-strand unbonded systems, grouted multi-strand systems, and post-tensioning as a rehabilitation technique. Design for safety, durability, and economy are included for each type of system following the ACI 318 Building Code as well as post-tensioning specific publications. Anchorage design and strut-and-tie models are covered, and post-tensioned bridges are also discussed. pre-req: CE 4128 or 5128 or equivalent with instructor consent
CE 4131 - Design of Wood and Masonry Structures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
This course addresses the design of wood and masonry structures and components based on applicable civil engineering design codes. For wood the course covers the design of flexural and compressive members, fasteners and connections, shear walls and diaphragms. For masonry, topics include the components and hardware of masonry buildings, behavior and design of masonry wall types, design of beams, columns, reinforcement details, shear walls, roof and floor diaphragms and anchor bolts. prereq: CE 4126
CE 5134 - Advanced Steel Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course focuses on advanced design of steel structures. Topics covered in this course include: steel members subjected to torsion, bolted and welded steel connections, braced frames with gusset plate connections, stability of steel frames, steel plate girders, and fatigue and fracture. pre-req: CE 4115
CE 5135 - Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course focuses on advanced design of concrete structures, with some applications for steel-concrete composite systems. Topics covered in this course include: slender concrete columns, development length of reinforcement, two-way slabs, torsion in concrete, and steel-concrete composite systems. pre-req: CE 4126
CE 5136 - Structural Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Building codes, design loads, computerized structural analysis and design, gravity and lateral system analysis and design, structural system descriptions and selection considerations, and structural contract documents. pre-req : CE 4115 and 4126 or CE grad student
CE 5137 - Advanced Structural Analysis and Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Advanced topics in both structural analysis and design. Topics include: matrix analysis, introduction to finite elements, design of prestressed concrete, design of two way concrete slabs, and design of steel plate girders. prereq: 4115, 4126; grad student
CE 5201 - Water Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: CE 5201/GEOG 5101/WRS 5101
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Socio-cultural, legal, and economic factors that affect water resources management. historical trends in water policy, resulting water laws in the United States. Federal, state and local institutional structures for water management. prereq: graduate student or instructor consent
CE 5203 - Stream Crossing and Culvert Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Overview of road-stream crossing design with emphasis on stream simulation for aquatic organism passage. Includes field data collection, analysis, and design of road-stream crossings, and traditional culvert hydraulic analysis and design. Meets concurrently with 2 cr. GEOL course (GEOL 5603) that excludes culvert hydraulic analysis and design. pre-req: CE 3225 or grad student; instructor consent
CE 5216 - Applications in Environmental Modeling
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Theory and application of environmental chemodynamics. Transport processes and equilibrium across natural phases including water, air, and soil using analytical and numerical modeling approaches. Economic and reliability analysis for hydrosystems using linear and non-linear programming with applications to water supply and water excess engineering. prereq: graduate status or instructor consent
CE 5226 - Water Resources Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application of engineering economics, risk analysis, and operations research to the planning and management of water systems; major topics include flood control, hydroelectric power, water supply, multiobjective planning, sustainability and climate change. prereq: 3225, grad student
CE 5237 - Water Quality Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Applied analysis of water quality in natural systems. Review of mass-transport processes and approaches for solving water quality problems in lakes, estuaries, rivers, groundwater, and soil-sediment with TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) and remediation design applications. Applications in water and wastewater treatment. prereq: 3025 or CHE 2001 or grad student or instructor consent
CE 5241 - Water Chemistry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Water is critical component of environmental systems, and the chemistry that occurs in water is a rich subject. This class focuses on water chemistry in both natural and engineered systems. Topics include a review of thermodynamics and equilibrium, acids and bases, titrations, the carbonate system, solubility of minerals, metal ion complexation, oxidation/reduction chemistry, and descriptions of adsorption. Principles are applied to chemistry in water treatment, nutrient cycling, organic matter, and organic pollutants. Both chemical equilibrium and chemical kinetics are explored. Students will be introduced to software that can be used to solve water chemistry problems. The class is targeted at seniors and graduate students. pre-req: CE 3025 or CHEM 1155, or graduate student or instructor consent
CE 5246 - Environmental Remediation Technologies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
The course examines the principal applications and limitations of technologies designed for source control and removal of contaminants from soil, groundwater, and surface water. Topics include: introduction to hazardous waste, contaminant characteristics, a review of mass transport, partitioning and fate of contaminants, site characterization/assessment, regulatory requirement, the design and operation of current remediation technologies, advances in technological design, and emerging remediation technologies including biotechnology and nanotechnology. pre-req: CE, WRS, IBS graduate students or instructor consent
CE 5251 - Design of Chemical Physical Unit Operations in Water Treatment
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Detailed design of chemical/physical unit operations in municipal water treatment. Classic surface water treatment, ion exchange, activated carbon, membrane systems, and chlorination will be covered at a design level. Labs will provide pilot scale experience with selected unit operations. prereq: 4256 or instructor consent
CE 5315 - Design of Traffic Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course provides an in-depth knowledge of design principles and methodologies for traffic control systems to optimize operational efficiency and safety of traffic flows. The theories of traffic flow modeling, simulation and control are introduced as the basis for designing traffic systems. The process to analyze traffic systems performance is applied with computer-based tools. The design methodologies for traffic control systems for arterials and freeways are discussed and applied to real roadways in a simulated environment. A process to assess the effectiveness of design strategies on different types of highways is evaluated and applied to sample corridors. prereq: 3316 or grad student
CE 5316 - Pavement Analysis and Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Analysis, behavior, performance, and structural design of pavements for highways and airfields will be discussed. Prominent pavement distress mechanisms, their causes, and remedial measures will be presented. Other topics include climate factors, rehabilitation, sustainability, and renewability in pavement engineering, life cycle design economics, and traffic loadings. prereq: 3027, 3316; grad student
CE 5317 - Traffic Flow Theory and Modeling
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Vehicle detection and traffic data collection methods. Measure for traffic system effectiveness, drive behavior theory, and microscopic modeling. Macroscopic traffic flow theory and modeling methodologies, simulation models and optimal calibration methods. Application of simulation models. prereq: 4315 or grad student
CE 5318 - Pavement Maintenance, Rehabilitation, and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Students will learn to evaluate the existing condition of the pavements, designing and selecting the appropriate rehabilitation strategy. Broadly, this course will include (i) assessment of the functional and structural conditions of pavements, (ii) pavement maintenance, repair and rehabilitation techniques, (iii) design of overlays, (iv) life cycle cost analysis of pavement overlays, and (v) introduction to pavement management. Different software such as BAKFAA, AASHTOW are Pavement ME Design, DRIP, BCOA-ME and MnPAVE will be utilized, wherever applicable. prereq: 3027, 3316 or CE graduate student
CE 5320 - Advanced Pavement Materials, Design and Construction
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
This course contains both lecture and lab classes. in the lecture class, students will learn the following: (i) mixture design procedures for concrete and asphalt pavements with and without the application of recycled materials; (ii) mechanistic design of pavement using 'MnPAVE' and 'AASHTOW are Pavement ME Design' procedures, and (iii) pavement construction procedures. In the laboratory class, students will learn the following: (i) perform the mixture design for asphalt and concrete pavement materials for a real-world pavement project, (ii) conduct performance tests on the samples prepared with their own mixture designs, and (iii) participate field trips to monitor recent trends in the material mixture design and pavement construction procedures. Students will prepare a project report and present to the class towards the end of the semester. The lab report and project report will a group work. Students will need to interact with the experts from the pavement industry for completing the project report. This course will also be offered as 4320; the student taking this course as CE 5320 will need to do more homework assignments than those who are taking it as CE 4320. pre-req: CE 3027
CE 5326 - Highway Planning and Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course aims to provide an in-depth knowledge on highway network planning and design methodologies. Current planning and design methods for roadways will be introduced and used for class projects. The potential interrelationship between design parameters and traffic operation/safety will also be introduced for each design element. prereq: 3316 or graduate student
CE 5420 - Advanced Soil Mechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
This course will cover advanced topics related to the behavior of cohesive and cohesionless soils. Topics to be covered include: stress and strength concepts; measurement devices; shear strength of sands, gravels, and rockfills; shear strength of saturated clay; and shear strength of silts. Will require development of graduate project level project, in addition to the undergraduate level requirements of the course. prereq: 3426, 4415 (concurrent registration is acceptable) or CE graduate student
CE 5421 - Applied Geostatistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
The course teaches theoretical and practical aspects of geostatistics; with primary focus on analysis of information gathered in site investigations for civil engineering projects, although the concepts taught in the course also have direct application tin economic geology and ore-mining investigations. Theoretical aspects of the course center on description and modeling of spatial variability and interpolation attributes of interest at unsampled locations; they also focus on sampling design and incorporation of different types of information (continuous, categorical) in geostatistical prediction. Practical implementation of concepts taught involves use of geostatistical packages in the software R and Matlab (also commercial software packages commonly used in the civil and mining engineering industry such as ArcGIS, Vulcan, etc., will be addressed.) Will require development of a graduate level project, in addition to the undergraduate level requirements of the course. prereq: MATH 1297 or STAT 2411 or 3411 or CE graduate student
CE 5422 - Numerical Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
This course covers theoretical and practical aspects of numerical modeling of problems in geotechnical engineering, using the finite element and finite difference methods, as implemented in commercial packages such as Abaqus and FLAC. The emphasis is on the solution of typical soil mechanics and geotechnical design problems. These include determining stresses in soils; solving shallow and deep foundation problems; seepage and consolidation problems; lateral earth pressure, retaining wall and slope stability problems; and seismic wave propagation in soils. Will require development of a graduate level project in addition to the undergraduate level requirements of the course. prereq: 3426 or CE Graduate Student or instructor consent
CE 5426 - Rock Mechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Study of rock as an engineering material, including physical and mechanical characterization of intact rock and rock masses as they relate to civil and mining engineering applications. This also includes the study of effect of jointing and water in a rock mass, foundations of civil and mining engineering structures in rock, stability of cuts in rock, and excavation and support of surface and underground and openings in rock. prereq: 3426, Grad Student
CE 5515 - Sustainable Design and Construction (SUSTAIN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to sustainable design and construction including LEED, materials, construction/transportation/production, life-cycle/service, rating systems, codes, regulations, economical issues and social issues. prereq: BSCE or BSCHE or BSECE or BSIE or BSME or Grad student and instructor consent; meets DLE req of Sustainability
CE 5525 - Decision, Risk and Reliability
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
An introduction to modeling uncertainty in engineering applications.   Tools for risk­based design and decision­making including uncertainty modeling and decision analysis applied to civil engineering systems. pre-req: STAT 3411 or grad student or instructor consent
CE 5545 - Design of Structures with Advanced Materials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course focuses on the design of structures utilizing advanced materials such as composites and polymeric materials. Topics covered in this course include: Material properties of composites, polymers, and other advanced materials; Mechanical properties of composites, polymers, and other advanced materials; Accounting for creep and stress relaxation in design; Design of various structures with advanced materials including pipes, chambers, and other buried structures. pre-req: CE 3027
CHE 5011 - Process Optimization: Lean Six Sigma
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Emphasis on applying Lean and 6 Sigma process design and improvement technicquest, data driven decision making, cultural transformation and effective change communication. prereq: Instructor consent required; credit will not be granted if already received for CHE 5193
CHE 5121 - Advanced Thermodynamics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory and application of phase equilibrium thermodynamics. Estimation and correlation of thermodynamic properties. Multicomponent systems. Solution theory. High pressure equilibrea. Corresponding states. prereq: 2121 or instructor consent
CHE 5131 - Polymer Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Polymeric materials have a tremendous variety of applications in synthetic fibers, packaging, automobiles, electronic instruments, energy, sports, etc. This course will focus on theoretical and engineering applications of polymer design, processing, and production. prereq: CHEM 1153 or 1173 and minimum 60 credits or instructor consent
CHE 5301 - Advanced Chemical Reactor Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theory of advanced chemical reactor design. Reaction rate theory. Heterogeneous catalysis and transport processes. Analysis of non-ideal reactors, Stability. Optimization. Multiphase systems. prereq: 4301 or instructor consent
CHE 5601 - Biochemical Engineering I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Application of chemical engineering principles to design and operation of industrial biological processes, emphasizing enzyme and cell growth kinetics. prereq: 2111 or 2211, grad student and instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for 4601
CHE 5612 - Hazardous Waste Process Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Identification of hazardous substances and their effects. Federal, State and International regulations. Green Engineering - modification of processes to avoid hazardous waste formation. Life Cycle Management of hazardous substances. Design of waste treatment processes. prereq: Grad student or BSChE candidate with ChE 2111 or 2211, 3112 and 4111
CHE 5621 - Particle Technology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Applications of particle technology, especially in the chemical and minerals industry context. Particle concepts including: particle characterization, slurry characterization, size reduction, size enlargement, particle separation, and multi-phase processes. The major unit operations common to solids processing: mining, crushing, concentration by sedimentation, filtration, flotation, and pryrometallurgy. prereq: 3111 and Grad Student; credit will not be granted if already received for 4621
CHE 5701 - Biochemical Engineering II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continuation of ChE 4601/5601. Advanced design and operation of bioreactors for varied cultivation methods, transport limitations, and reactor types. Operation and control considerations for aeration, agitation, heat transfer, and instrumentation. Unit operations for recovery and purification of products. Microbial, animal, plant, and mixed culture applications. prereq: 4601 or 5601, grad student; credit will not be granted if already received for 4701
CHE 5711 - Biomedical Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to the field of Biomedical Engineering. Topics covered include cell and tissue engineering, transport phenomena in biological systems, biomaterials, bioelectricity and neural engineering, development of biomedical devices, and government regulations in the biomedical industry. prereq: 3111, 3112 or grad student or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for CHE 4711.
CHE 5991 - Graduate Independent Study in Chemical Engineering
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study of special interest topics not available in the standard curriculum. Must be arranged with instructor before registration. May include readings, research and/or special projects. prereq: graduate student and instructor consent
CHE 5995 - Special Topics in Chemical Engineering: (Various Titles to be Assigned)
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics not available in the regular department curriculum. Topics may include specialties of the department or visiting faculty. prereq: Graduate student or instructor consent
EE 5151 - Digital Control System Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Digital control system characteristics: transient and steady-state responses, frequency response, stability. Digital control system design using transform techniques. Controllability and observability. Design of digital control systems using state-space methods: pole placement and observer design, multivariable optimal control. Implementation issues in digital control prereq: 3151; credit will not be granted if already received for 4151
EE 5161 - Linear State-Space Control Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
State space representations of control systems and analysis and design. Stability, controllability, observability, realizations, state estimator or observer design and state feedback design. pre-req: 3151 or instructor consent, credit will not be granted if already received for 4161
EE 5311 - Design of VLSI Circuits
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course covers custom design process of very large scale integrated circuits in CMOS technology. pre-req: EE 2212 or instructor consent
EE 5315 - Multiprocessor-Based System Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Parallelism, interconnection networks, shared memory architecture, principles of scalable performance, vector computers, multiprocessors, multicomputers, dataflow architectures, and supercomputers. prereq: 2325; credit will not be granted if already received for 4315
EE 5351 - Introduction to Robotics and Mobile Robot Control Architectures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Basic concepts and tools for the analysis, design, and control of robotic mechanisms. Topics include basic robot architecture and applications to dynamical systems, mobile mechanisms, kinematics, inverse kinematics, trajectory and motion planning, mobile roots, collision avoidance, and control architectures. prereq: 3151, credit will not be granted if already received for 4351
EE 5477 - Antennas and Transmission Lines
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theory and performance of antennas and transmission lines. Topics: Allocation of RF spectrum, radiation theory, EM wave propagation, ground effects, interference, antenna performance metrics, transient and sinusoidal transmission line behavior, bounce diagrams, Smith chart, waveguide theory, modeling with the numerical electromagnetics code (NEC), unlicensed wireless applications, specific antenna designs and applications, class demonstrations. prereq: 3445; credit will not be granted if already received for 4477
EE 5501 - Energy Conversion System
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EE 5501/ME 5325
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory, design and operation of conventional and alternative electrical energy conversion systems. Carbon dioxide cycle, Earth/Sun radiation balance, and environmental impacts. Power delivery systems and integration of conversion systems with the grid. Development of generation portfolios. Impact of energy policies and current energy issues. Case studies. prereq: Chem 1151 or 1153 and 1154
EE 5522 - Power Electronics I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Power semiconductor devices; traditional power converters; ac-dc converters: half-wave and full-wave rectifiers; dc-dc converters: traditional and transformer derived choppers; dc-ac converters: single-phase and three-phase inverters; ac-ac converters; pulse-width modulation; applications. prereq: 3235; credit will not be granted if already received for 4522
EE 5533 - Grid- Resiliency, Efficiency and Technology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 2006 or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts and architecture of grid, smart grid and microgrid; resiliency under physical and cyber attacks; grid efficiency via sensors, networks and control; technology including standards and protocols for cybersecurity and protection of the grid; case studies and testbeds. prereq: 2006 or instructor consent
EE 5621 - Microelectronics Technology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Various fabrication processes in silicon-based microelectronic circuits and devices: lithography, oxidation, diffusion, thin film deposition, etching and integration of various technologies; material defects analysis and device characterization skills; design of fabrication process with SUPREME IV simulator; fabrication technologies involved in other devices: optical devices, MEMS and semiconductor nanostructures. prereq: 3235, credit will not be granted if already received for 4621 or 5611
EE 5741 - Digital Signal Processing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Discrete linear shift-invariant systems, z- & Fourier transform, sampling, discrete-time processing of signals, reconstruction of analog signals, filters and filter structures in direct, parallel, and cascaded forms, FIR & IIR digital filter design, impulse-invariant, bi-linear transform & window functions, FFT, introduction to image processing. prereq: 2111; credit will not be granted if already received for 4741
EE 5745 - Medical Imaging
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Introduction to the methods and devices for medical imaging, including x-ray imaging, x-ray computer tomography (CT), nuclear medicine (single photon planar imaging, single photon emission computer tomography (SPECT), and positron emission tomography (PET), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and ultrasound imaging. The physics and design of systems, typical applications, medical image processing, and tomographic reconstruction. prereq: EE (ECE) 2111, Math 3298 or instructor permission
EE 5765 - Modern Communication
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Design and analysis of modern communication systems; evaluation of analog and digital modulation techniques. (3 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab) prereq: 2111; credit will not be granted if already received for 4765
EE 5801 - Introduction to Artificial Neural Networks
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
General techniques and theory of neural networks, their applications and limitations. The course particularly addresses the design issues and learning algorithms for diverse areas of applications. prereq: CS 1521, Math 3280, Stat 3611 or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for 4801
EE 5995 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned)
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Current problems and research. Discussions, selected reading, and/or invited speakers. prereq: instructor consent
EE 8151 - Optimal Control Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Calculus of variations. Pontryagin minimum principle. Linear quadratic optimal control. Dynamic programming, Hamilton-Jacobi Bellman equation. Constrained optimal control. Linear Quadratic Gaussian control. Kalman filter. prereq: EE 5161; instructor consent
EE 8741 - Digital Image Processing
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Mathematical foundations and practical techniques to process and manipulate images. Students will acquire the ability to analyze two-dimensional images, dealing with mathematical representation of images, image sampling and quantization, Image Transforms, Image Enhancement, Image Restoration, Image Coding, Edge Detection, Texture Analysis, and Compression. prereq: 4741
EE 8765 - Digital Communications
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Overview of digital data transmission, performance analysis of digital modulation, quadrature multiplexed signaling schemes, signal-space methods in digital data transmission, information theory and block coding, convolutional coding, repeat-request system, spread-spectrum systems, satellite communications. prereq: 5765
IE 5305 - Supply Chain Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Concepts essential to understanding supply chain management, including strategy and design, as well as operational, managerial, technological, and implementation issues. It provides an integrated perspective of the supply chain, including purchasing, production, transportation, distribution and information systems. prereq: 4020, BSIE candidate or MSEM student or instructor consent
IE 5315 - Organizational Control Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Roles of the engineer in managing organizational resources. Budgeting, cost-volume relationships, product costing, annual reports, audits. Project estimating and reporting. prereq: BSIE or MSEM candidate or department consent
IE 5325 - Advanced Engineering Economics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Fundamentals of engineering economics: decision trees, time value of money, analysis of alternatives for project investments, taxes, inflation. Applications to engineering services and manufacturing. prereq: 3125, BSIE or MSEM candidate or department consent
IE 5335 - Engineered Products and Services
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Development, production, and distribution of engineered products and services. Strategies for positioning engineered products and services to successfully compete in a global market. Sales, purchasing, qualification, and service. Standards, regulations. prereq: BSIE or MSEM candidate, instructor consent
IE 5991 - Independent Study in Industrial Engineering
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study of special interest topics not available in standard curriculum. Must be arranged with instructor before registration. May include readings, research and/or special projects. prereq: MSEM candidate, 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 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: EE 5501/ME 5325
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 BSEE or BSIE or BSME candidate
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