Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Mechanical Engineering - Courses

MAE 177 Engineering Drawing and CAD
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with a 3D modeling CAD software platform, like Creo Parametric. Students will learn basic 3D modelling functions such as extrude, revolve, pattern, sweep, etc. The course will cover integration of individual parts into assemblies. Documenting CAD models through the use of engineering drawings will also be covered.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Other Requisites: Approved and Intended Engineering Majors Only


MAE 204 Thermodynamics I
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

Covers conservation of mass, first and second laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamic properties, equilibrium, and their application to physical and chemical systems.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MTH 142;
Approved and Intended Engineering Majors Only



MAE 231 MAE Applications using MATLAB
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

This course will serve to expand upon the concepts first introduced EAS 230 with hands-on programming experience specific to mechanical and aerospace engineering. Some such topics include applications to statics, thermodynamics, dynamics, and mechanics of solids. The solution techniques developed and honed in this course will supplement the computer programming skills used through the students academic carrier and prepare them for MAE 376 Applied Mathematics.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Winter
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EAS 230


MAE 277 Introduction to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Practice
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Other Requisites: Approved and Intended Mechanical Engineering Majors Only



MAE 278 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering Practice
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Other Requisites: Approved and Intended ASE Majors Only


MAE 311 Machines and Mechanisms I
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EAS 209
Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only.



MAE 315 Analysis of Structures
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EAS 209
Co-Requisites: MAE 376
Approved ASE and ME majors only.


MAE 316 Aerospace Structures
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MAE 315
Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only.



MAE 334 Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Lab I
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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.

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MAE 340 And EAS 209 And
Co-Requisites: EE 200 Or EE 202
Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only.


MAE 335 Fluid Mechanics
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EAS 209.



MAE 336 Heat Transfer
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MAE 204
Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only.


MAE 340 Dynamic Systems
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EAS 208, Mecahnical or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only
Co-Requisites: MAE 376



MAE 364 Manufacturing Processes
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MAE 381
Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only.


MAE 376 Applied Mathematics for MAE
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EAS 230 and MTH 306 or MTH 242.



MAE 377 Product Design in a CAE Environment
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MAE 177;
Co-Requisites: EAS 209 or MAE 278.


MAE 381 Engineering Materials
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CHE 101 or CHE 105 or CHE 107.



MAE 385 Engineering Materials Laboratory
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MAE 381
Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only.


MAE 415 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

This course is suitable for beginning-graduate or advanced-undergraduate students in fluid mechanics. The course is designed to make it more accessible to students who may have only studied the subject during one prior semester, or who may need fluid mechanics knowledge to pursue research in a related field. The course consists of vector and cartesian tensor notation; continuity equation; fluid kinematics and stress-strain relations; Navier-Stokes equations; vorticity dynamics; incompressible inviscid flow; incompressible viscous flow; exact solutions; boundary layers; low Reynolds number flow.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MAE 335, 376, majors only.



MAE 417 Applied Orthopedic Biomechanics
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EAS 209
Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only.


MAE 420 Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EAS 209.



MAE 422 Gas Dynamics
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MAE 335
Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only.


MAE 423 Introduction to Propulsion
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MAE 335
Approved Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Majors Only.



MAE 425 Spacecraft Dynamics and Control
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MAE 345 and 376
Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only.


MAE 431 Energy Systems
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

Continuation of thermodynamics. Studies availability, psychrometrics, real gases, combustion thermochemistry, phase and chemical equilibrium, fuel cells, flow through nozzles, and blade passages.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MAE 204.



MAE 434 Aircraft Design
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MAE 436
Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only.


MAE 435 Principles of Material Design
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

The design of materials is central to the development of materials for applications. Knowledge on the principles of material design is needed for engineers and scientists that are involved with material development or research. This knowledge entails broad understanding of the types of structures that materials can exhibit, how the structures can be fabricated, and how the structures impact the behavior, which includes mechanical, thermal, electronic, dielectric and electrochemical behavior. Particularly valuable for material design is broad knowledge of the types of material structures, which are in scales ranging from the nanoscale to the macroscale. This course covers the principles of material design. The materials include single-phase materials, multi-phase materials, multi-scale materials, two-dimensional materials, one-dimensional materials and pastes. The design is illustrated with materials that are relevant to structural, electronic, thermal and electrochemical applications, with consideration of the relationship between the structure and properties of the materials.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MAE 381



MAE 436 Flight Dynamics
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MAE 340 and MAE 424 and MAE 345


MAE 438 Smart Materials
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MAE 381
Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only.



MAE 439 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MAE 336
Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only.


MAE 442 Computer-Aided Analysis in Fluid and Thermal Sciences
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MAE 335 and MAE 336 and MAE 376; Approved ASE and ME majors only.



MAE 443 Continuous Control System
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MAE 340; Approved ASE and ME majors only.


MAE 449 Design of Complex Engineering Systems
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MAE 451 Design Process and Methods
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Other Requisites: Approved Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Majors Only.


MAE 454 Road Vehicle Dynamics
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MAE 340; Approved ASE and ME majors only



MAE 457 Fire Science and Safety Engineering
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MAE 335 and MAE 336.


MAE 464 Manufacturing Automation
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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).

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MAE 364; Approved ASE and ME majors only



MAE 467 Vibration and Shock
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

Examines mechanical vibration and shock including free and forced, periodic, and aperiodic vibration of single-degree and multi-degree of freedom systems.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MAE 340
Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only.


MAE 476 Mechatronics
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MAE 334.



MAE 477 Computer-Aided Design Applications
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Other Requisites: Approved Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Majors Only.


MAE 478 Cardiovascular Biomechanics
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EAS 209 and MAE 335; Approved ASE and ME majors only



MAE 482 Introduction to Composite Materials
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EAS 209 and MAE 381; Approved ASE and ME majors only.


MAE 484 Nano/Microtechnologies for (bio)MEMS
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

Introduces advanced technologies that enable integration of micro-sensors and micromechanical components on the same chip to produce miniature devices called micro electromechanical systems (MEMS). The course covers physical principles and design rules that govern the performance of a device at small length scales. Discuss a large set of microfabrication techniques including photolithography, material removal processes, and additive technologies. Discuss the applications of MEMS devices in automotive, communication, energy, and BioMEMS in biomedical applications.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Other Requisites: MAE Majors only.



MAE 487 Modern Theory of Materials
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

Develops fundamentals of modern theories of solids. Topics include reciprocal lattices, diffraction theory, electron energy bands, and phonon dispersion.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MAE 381
Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only.


MAE 489 Experimental Methods in Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

This lecture course will cover experimental methods in materials science and engineering. These methods will relate to the characterization of material structures (using spectroscopy, microscopy and diffraction techniques), material properties (mechanical, thermal, electrical, electrochemical, etc.) and material processes (phase transformations, reactions, diffusion, etc.). Illustrations will be made using materials including metals, ceramics, polymers, carbons, semiconductors and composites.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MAE 381
Other Requisites: MAE 489



MAE 493 Mathematical Methods in Robotics
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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).

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MAE 376; Approved ASE and ME majors only.


MAE 494 Design Project
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Co-Requisites: MAE 451
Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only.



MAE 496 Engineering Internship
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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.

Credits: 1-3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Other Requisites: Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only.


MAE 498 Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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.

Credits: 1-3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Other Requisites: Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only.



MAE 499 Independent Study in Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

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.

Credits: 1-12
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Other Requisites: Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only.



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