Mechanical Engineering : Courses

MAE 177 Introduction to Engineering Drawing and CAD

Credits: 2
Semester(s): Spring
Requisites: Approved Engineering Majors Only
Type: LLB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Provides a first exposure to mechanical design for engineers. Includes the nature and visual representation of mechanical components and principles of engineering drawing and sketching for mechanical design. Utilizes up-to-date computer-aided design software (such as AutoCAD) for mechanical drawings and mechanical designs.

MAE 204 Thermodynamics I

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: MTH 142
Approved Engineering Majors Only
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Covers conservation of mass, first and second laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamic properties, equilibrium, and their application to physical and chemical systems.

MAE 277 Introduction to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Practice

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Co-requisite: MAE 177
Approved Mechanical Engineering Majors Only
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
An overview of engineering in industry; introduces engineering design concepts, reverse engineering, case studies including a hands-on product dissection project, basics of manufacturing processes, elementary modeling of engineering systems, and technical communications. Students who have completed MAE 311, MAE 364, or MAE 377 should see the Director of Undergraduate Studies to select an alternative course.

MAE 278 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering Practice

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Requisites: Approved ASE majors only
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
An overview of aerospace engineering; introduces aerospace history, airplane and rocket anatomy, flow and fluid properties, earth atmosphere, wind tunnels, aerodynamic drag, aircraft performance, aircraft structures and materials, supersonic and hypersonic flight, propulsion, orbital mechanics, and future of air and space transportation.

MAE 311 Machines and Mechanisms I

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: EAS 209
Co-requisites: MAE 381
Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines analysis and design of machine elements, including theories of failure, fatigue strength, and endurance limits; fluctuating stresses; Goodman diagram; and fatigue design under torsional and combined stresses. Also covers design of bolted connections, fasteners, welds, springs, ball and roller bearings, journal bearings, gears, clutches, and brakes.

MAE 315 Analysis of Structures

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: EAS 209
Co-requisites: MAE 376
Approved ASE and ME majors only; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines the theory of elastic structural components including elastic stress analysis; equilibrium, strain displacement and compatibility; yield criteria; energy methods; finite element analysis and numerical methods.

MAE 316 Aerospace Structures

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: MAE 315
Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Explores the theory of light structures including beam bending, shear stress, shear center, and composite beams; shear flow, warping stresses, and secondary warping; torsion of thin-walled single and multi-cell tubes; deformation of struts, plates, frames, and trusses; stress analysis of connections; composite structures and sandwich construction. Also covers computer implementation with applications to aircraft and aerospace structures.

MAE 334 Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Lab I

Credits: 2
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: MAE 340 And EAS 209 And EE 200 Or EE 202
Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.
Type: LLB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces digital data acquisition systems. A/D convertors, and amplifiers. Error analysis. Transducers for mechanical and electrical measurements. Static and dynamic response of electrical and mechanical elements and systems. Modifying dynamic response using feedback control. One lecture and one three-hour laboratory weekly.

MAE 335 Fluid Mechanics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: EAS 209; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Fluid statics; substantial derivatives; Reynolds transport equation; control volume approach for conservation of mass, linear momentum, moment of momentum, and the first law of thermodynamics; dimensional analysis and similitude; laminar and turbulent pipe flow of liquids; boundary-layer theory; one-dimensional, compressible flow; potential flow.

MAE 336 Heat Transfer

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: MAE 204
Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces the transport of heat by conduction, convection, and radiation. Topics include transient and steady-state, one- and multidimensional heat conduction (treated both analytically and numerically); single-phase, laminar and turbulent, and forced and natural convection both within ducts and on external surfaces (dimensional analysis and empirical correlations); two-phase transport (boiling and condensation); radiative properties of materials and analysis of radiative heat transfer in enclosures; and analysis of heat exchangers.

MAE 338 MAE Lab II

Credits: 2
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: MAE 335 and MAE 336; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Testing the behavior and response of fluid and thermal systems; dimensionless groups, flow metering; measurement of properties such as viscosity, friction losses, thermal conductivity; heat exchangers, thermodynamic cycles. One lecture and one three-hour laboratory weekly.

MAE 340 Dynamic Systems

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: EAS 208, Mecahnical or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only
Co-requisites: MAE 376
Refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Modeling and analysis of lumped physical systems; static and dynamic response of electrical, mechanical, thermal and hydraulic elements, systems and transducers; Laplace transforms, transfer functions, frequency response; mixed systems; use of state space and matrix methods in systems modeling and analysis; introduction to feedback control. Three credit-hours of lecture per week.

MAE 364 Manufacturing Processes

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Co-requisite: MAE 381
Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only, refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines manufacturing processes including casting, forming, cutting, joining, and molding of various engineering materials (metals and non-metals). Also studies manufacturing considerations in design including material and process selection, tooling, product quality, and properties/processing tradeoffs. Includes quality control and automation issues.

MAE 376 Applied Mathematics for MAE

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: EAS 230 and MTH 306 or MTH 242; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Considers the solution of engineering problems using computational methods. Topics include linear algebra, sets of linear and nonlinear equations, ordinary differential equations, and matrix eigen values. Also covers topics in statistics (particularly with normal distributions) and engineering applications involving error analysis. Considers interpolation, splines, and nonlinear curve fitting as time permits. Programming will be required and will build on the basis of earlier Matlab or equivalent language instruction

MAE 377 Product Design in a CAE Environment

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Co-requisite: EAS 209; MAE 277or MAE 278; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.
Type: LLB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines mechanical design of functional, pragmatic products from inception through implementation, including topics in computer-aided-design (CAD). Discusses the design process in the context of product redesign assignments using CAD. Includes a final design project with professional documentation including sketches, detailed and assembly CAD drawings, a comprehensive written design analysis, and cost breakdown.

MAE 381 Engineering Materials

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: CHE 101 or CHE 105 or CHE 107; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces the physics and chemistry of engineering materials including metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites. Covers the relationships among the processing, internal structure, material properties, and applications. Internal structure includes crystal structure, imperfections, and phases. Processing includes annealing, precipitation hardening, and heat treatment of steel. Properties include mechanical properties and corrosion behavior. Also considers current industrial needs.

MAE 385 Engineering Materials Laboratory

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: MAE 381
Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Involves experiments designed to illustrate the relationships among the processing, internal structure and properties of engineering materials, emphasizing metals and their heat treatment, microstructure and mechanical properties. Provides hands-on experience in metallography, heat treatment and mechanical testing. Includes laboratory report writing and work in groups.

MAE 412 Machines and Mechanisms II

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: MAE 376; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Studies kinematics and dynamics of machinery including linkages, geometry of motion, mobility, cam design, gear trains, and computing mechanisms. Also covers velocity and acceleration analysis by graphical, analytical, and numerical techniques; static and dynamic force analysis in machinery; engine analysis; flywheels; and balancing.

MAE 417 Applied Orthopedic Biomechanics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: EAS 209
Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Studies the design of implants and prosthetics in relation to the biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system. Topics include bone physiology, testing methods (tension, compression, bending, torsion, shear, and fatigue, including nondestructive testing), strain gage application, composite theory of bone, stress fractures and fatigue properties in the musculoskeletal system, fracture healing, external/internal fixation (Ilizarov, etc.), aging and osteoporosis, pathology of osteoarthritis, joint replacement and arthroplasty, and spin biomechanics.

MAE 420 Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: EAS 209; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.
Type: LS
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Reviews basic aspects of anatomy including forces transmitted in the body, bones as structural members, and joint and muscle forces. Also considers kinematics of body motions, instantaneous centers of joint motions, behavior of normal and abnormal joints, remodeling, biomaterials, and ligaments and tendons. Also studies functions of orthotics and prostheses, including design considerations. Involves a weekly seminar and one or two laboratory sessions.

MAE 422 Gas Dynamics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: MAE 335
Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Explores fundamentals of gas dynamics and compressible aerodynamics including one-dimensional isentropic flow; one-dimensional flow with friction and with heating or cooling; normal shock relations; oblique shocks and expansion waves; the method of characteristics; quasi-one-dimensional flow; nozzles and diffusers; shock tubes; and small perturbation theory.

MAE 423 Introduction to Propulsion

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: MAE 335; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Reviews combustion thermodynamics; flow in nozzle, diffuser, and constant area duct with shock; analysis and performance of air breathing and chemical rocket propulsion systems; performance of single and multi-staged rocket vehicles; and space missions.

MAE 424 Aerodynamics

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: MAE 335
Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.
Type: LLB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Explores flow over airfoils and wings; ideal flow theory; singularity solutions; superposition; source; and vortex panel methods; method of source panels; 2-D airfoil theory; pressure distributions and lift; effects of compressibility; Prandtl's lifting-line theory; boundary-layer theory; and friction drag. Includes an aerodynamics laboratory experience, considering airfoil characteristics, and boundary-layer measurements.

MAE 425 Spacecraft Dynamics and Control

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: MAE 376
Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces the concepts of spacecraft orbital mechanics and attitude dynamics. Orbital mechanics is the study of the positional motion, while attitude dynamics describes the orientation of the spacecraft. Topics include: review of rotational kinematics and dynamics, orbital mechanics, gravity turn and trajectory optimization, orbit lifetimes, three-body problem, orbit perturbations, orbit determination, spacecraft dynamics, spinning and three-axis stabilized spacecraft, and attitude determination.

MAE 428 Analytical Methods

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: MAE 376; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Covers solution methods for practical problems in mechanical and aerospace engineering, involving partial differential equations. Explores Fourier series, orthogonal functions, Laplace transforms, examples of partial differential equations (e.g. waves and heat conduction equations), method of separation of variables, and Bessel functions. Also involves an introduction to complex variable theory, and application to potential flow.

MAE 431 Energy Systems

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: MAE 204; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Continuation of thermodynamics. Studies availability, psychrometrics, real gases, combustion thermochemistry, phase and chemical equilibrium, fuel cells, flow through nozzles, and blade passages.

MAE 434 Aircraft Design

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: MAE 436
Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Involves practice predicting performance of existing designs with comparison to actual performance; and analyzes performance of new, student-designed aircraft. Conceptual aircraft design for specific mission profiles is facilitated by course-licensed software.

MAE 436 Flight Dynamics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: MAE 376
Co-requisites: MAE 424
Refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Reviews practical aerodynamics of wings and bodies, as well as performance of aircraft and missiles in the atmosphere. Topics include longitudinal, lateral, and directional static stability; control effectiveness; control forces; basic equations of motion of flight vehicles; aerodynamics, thrust and gravity forces; and stability derivatives. Analyzes aircraft and missile dynamic stability, as well as typical model responses to control inputs. Further studies autopilots, stability augmentation, and analysis of the pilot as a control-system element.

MAE 438 Smart Materials

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: MAE 381
Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces concepts and applications of smart materials, which refer to materials that can sense a certain stimulus and, in some cases, even react to the stimulus in a positive way so as to counteract negative effects of the stimulus. Strain/stress sensors and actuators are emphasized. Topics include intrinsically smart structural materials, piezoelectric and electrostrictive materials, magnetostrictive materials, electrorheological and magnetorheological fluids, shape memory materials and optical fibers.

MAE 439 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: MAE 336
Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Reviews psychrometrics, physiological factors, heating and cooling load calculations, refrigeration methods and applications to air conditioning, cryogenic methods, fan and duct analyses, and solar energy.

MAE 442 Computer-Aided Analysis in Fluid and Thermal Sciences

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: MAE 335 and MAE 336 and MAE 376; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements; Approved ASE and ME majors only.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
For seniors and beginning graduate students interested in computer-based analysis of engineering problems in fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Emphasizes applications of computer analysis to engineering design of fluid/thermal systems. Surveys the general governing equations and methods to solve them, including finite-difference, finite-volume, panel methods, and finite element methods. Introduces state-of-the-art computer tools for analysis and graphical representation of results. Gives students a broad view of computational fluid mechanics for engineering applications in the fluid/thermal sciences.

MAE 443 Continuous Control System

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: MAE 340; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements; Approved ASE and ME majors only.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines system modeling and identification of plants to be controlled; use of feedback control systems; design of feedback control laws including P, I, D; block diagrams, transfer functions, and frequency response functions; control system design and analysis in the time domain and frequency domain; computer simulation of control systems; stability analysis using Routh-Hurwitz criterion; design for stability, speed of response, and accuracy; root locus, Bode, and Nyquist plots; compensation strategies.

MAE 444 Digital Control Systems

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: MAE 443; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.
Type: LLB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Characterization of discrete time systems; analysis of discrete control systems by time-domain and transform techniques; stability analysis (Jury test, bilinear transformation, Routh stability test); deadbeat controller design; root-locus based controller design; discrete state variable techniques; synthesis of discrete time controllers; engineering consideration of computer controlled systems.

MAE 448 Issues in Concurrent Design

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Current interest in incorporating quality and manufacturing concerns in the early stages of the design process has resulted in such concepts as concurrent engineering, total quality management, quality function deployment, robust design, Taguchi's quality functions, teaming approaches for complex design, and many others. The course addresses these concepts, particularly as they pertain to complex engineering design. Investigates industrial case studies and design projects incorporating some or all of the above concepts, provides first-hand experience.

MAE 449 Design of Complex Engineering Systems

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Applies domain-independent design methods and decision-support theories and tools to the design of large-scale, complex systems. Covers the role of design, decision-making, and open engineering systems in a globally competitive society. Topics include descriptive and prescriptive models of design, decision theory, utility theory, game theory, design of experiments, approximation, and stochastic and deterministic processes.

MAE 451 Design Process and Methods

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Requisites: Approved Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Majors Only; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Discusses the fundamental concepts and activities of design processes. Investigates domain-independent topics of design processes. These topics include idea conception, teamwork, quality, experimental design, optimization, and technical communication. In addition, discusses fundamental methods of design, including decision making, conceptual design, cost evaluation, ethics issues, and intellectual property issues, which are investigated through interactive lectures and individual and group exercises.

MAE 454 Road Vehicle Dynamics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: MAE 340; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements; Approved ASE and ME majors only
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Covers the forces and torques generated by tires (under both traction and braking) and by the relative wind; two-wheel and four-wheel models of a vehicle; simplified stability and control of transients; steady-state response to external disturbances; effects of the roll degree of freedom; equations of motion in body-fixed coordinates; lateral load transfer; force-moment analysis; and applications of feedback-control theory to the design of subsystems for improved performance.

MAE 457 Fire Science and Safety Engineering

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: MAE 335 and MAE 336; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Considers the building blocks of a fire, including a basic understanding of chemically reactive flows, fire plume dynamics, and flame spread rates across liquid and solid surfaces. Larger compartment fires will then be examined and the origin of flashover and backdraft discussed leading up to a fully developed fire. Explores fire protection engineering and introduces advanced simulation and modeling tools that are used by professionals to aid in the design of a fire protection system.

MAE 458 Tribology

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Explores friction, lubrication, and wear; contact of real surfaces; mechanics of friction; surface failures; boundary lubrication; fluid properties; thin-film lubrication; thick-film lubrication; and bearing and lubricant selection.

MAE 464 Manufacturing Automation

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: MAE 364; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements; Approved ASE and ME majors only
Type: LLB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces the theory of automation as related to manufacturing and design integration, including hardware, software, and algorithm issues involved in fast and flexible product development cycles. Studies strategies of automated manufacturing systems; CAD-CAM; and integration, programming, and simulation. Additional topics include Robotics (e.g. applications in welding, material handling, and human intensive processes), Reverse Engineering (e.g. modeling product from laser and CMM data of parts), Virtual Environments (e.g. industrial applications of virtual reality and prototyping), Intelligent Diagnostics (e.g. sensor fusion for machine tool monitoring), Automated Inspection (e.g. computer vision and methods of automated quality control), and Design for Manufacturing (e.g. issues involved in concurrent product development).

MAE 467 Vibration and Shock

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: MAE 340
Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines mechanical vibration and shock including free and forced, periodic, and aperiodic vibration of single-degree and multi-degree of freedom systems.

MAE 473 Graphics in Computer-Aided Design

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines basic programming concepts in computer-aided design (CAD) for mechanical engineers, including interactive computing in design; the role of graphics in CAD; 2-D graphics; computer graphic operations, including curve generation and splines; and 3-D graphics, including data structures, rotation, translation, reflection, isometric and perspective projection, hidden line removal, shading, surface generation, solid modeling concepts, and object-oriented programming. Involves computer programming projects in C++.

MAE 476 Mechatronics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: MAE 334; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.
Type: LLB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Studies the theory and practice of hardware and software interfacing of microprocessors with analog and digital sensor/actuators to realize mechatronic systems. Coverage includes microprocessor architectures, programming, digital and analog circuits, sensors, actuators, communication protocols, and real-time and operator interface issues as applicable to the design and implementation of simple mechatronic subsystems. Lectures emphasize basics of theory, architecture, and operation and are supplemented by labs aimed at building basic competence by hands-on practical implementation.

MAE 477 Computer-Aided Design Applications

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Type: LLB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Considers concepts in computer-aided engineering including principles of computer graphics, finite element analysis, kinematic analysis, and animation of mechanical systems. Studies the use of integrated CAD/CAE tools. Incorporates projects in solid modeling, stress analysis of machine parts and structures, and mechanism response and animation.

MAE 478 Cardiovascular Biomechanics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: EAS 209 and MAE 335; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements; Approved ASE and ME majors only
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces the mechanical behavior of the cardiovascular system, basic physiology, and application of engineering fundamentals to obtain quantitative descriptions. Major topics include rheology of blood, mechanics of the heart, dynamics of blood flow in the heart and circulation, control of cardiac output, blood pressure, and regional blood flow.

MAE 482 Introduction to Composite Materials

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: EAS 209 and MAE 381; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements; Approved ASE and ME majors only.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Provides a basic understanding of composite materials (manufacturing and mechanical properties). Examines behavior of unidirectional and short-fiber composites; analysis of laminated composites; performance of composites, including fracture, fatigue, and creep under various conditions; fracture modes of composites; manufacturing and micro-structural characterization of composites; experimental characterization and statistical analysis; and polymeric, metallic, and ceramic composites.

MAE 484 Principles and Materials for Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (Mems)

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: MAE 381; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Current interest in micro-electro-mechanical systems, or MEMS, is driven by the need to provide a physical window to the micro-electronics systems, allowing them to sense and control motion, light, sound, heat, and other physical phenomena. Such micro-systems that integrate microelectronics and sensing elements on the same chip present an interesting engineering problem in terms of their design, fabrication, and choice of materials. Addresses the design, fabrication, and materials issues involving MEMS. Displays these issues within the context of MEMS for mechanical sensing and actuation, magnetic devices, thermal devices, automotive applications, and Bio-MEMS for biomedical applications.

MAE 487 Modern Theory of Materials

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: MAE 381
Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Develops fundamentals of modern theories of solids. Topics include reciprocal lattices, diffraction theory, electron energy bands, and phonon dispersion.

MAE 493 Mathematical Methods in Robotics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: MAE 376; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements; Approved ASE and ME majors only.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
A mathematical introduction to modeling, analysis and control of robotic systems. The first part of the course deals with the theoretical frameworks for modeling, analysis (kinematics and dynamics) and control of generic robotic mechanical systems, rooted in rich traditions of mechanics and geometry. The rest of the course will examine many of these issues in the context of serial-chain and parallel-chain manipulators, wheeled mobile robots (and hybrid combinations of these systems).

MAE 494 Design Project

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Co-requisite: MAE 451
Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.
Type: LT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Students working in teams of two or three under the supervision of a faculty member complete an original engineering design, which in some cases results in hardware. Design problems are drawn from industry and initiated by faculty. Where practical, two or more teams compete to solve the same problem. Teams meet individually with faculty on a weekly basis to discuss their projects.

MAE 496 Engineering Internship

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Requisites: Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Provides experience in real-world engineering problems for senior mechanical and aerospace students. Assigns projects from local industry. Normally requires students to spend eight hours weekly in an engineering office. Students must present written and oral reports. Students interested in an internship or co-op experience should also consider the EAS 396 and EAS 496 sequence.

MAE 498 Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity

Credits: 1 - 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Requisites: Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Students collaborate with faculty research mentors on an ongoing project in a faculty member's laboratory or conduct independent research under the guidance of a faculty member. This experience provides students with an inquiry based learning opportunity and engages them as active learners in a research setting. Arrangements must be made with a specific faculty member before registration.

MAE 499 Independent Study in Mechanical Engineering

Credits: 1 - 12
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Requisites: Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only; refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Independent engineering projects or reading courses may be arranged with individual faculty members. Students must make arrangements with a specific faculty member for work on a particular topic before registering.

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