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EGR 1301 Introduction to Engineering
Prerequisite(s): Pre-engineering major. Credit or concurrent enrollment in MTH 1320 or credit or concurrent enrollment in MTH 1321.

Introduction to the engineering profession. Topics include engineering disciplines, ethics, the impact of technology on the world, analysis and design using a team design project, and computeraided design and problem solving. (2-3)

EGR 1302 Introduction to Engineering Analysis
Prerequisite(s): EGR 1301 with a grade of B or higher, credit or concurrent enrollment in MTH 1321, and Pre-Engineering major.

Introduction to fundamental techniques used in engineering analysis. (2-3)

ME 2320 Statics TCCNS: ENGR 2301
Prerequisite(s): MTH 1321 and a grade of B or higher in EGR 1302.

Modeling, analysis, design, and control of dynamic systems involving mechanical, electrical, thermal, and fluid components. System behavior in time and frequency domains, state-space formulation, feedback control. (3-0)

ME 2321 Dynamics TCCNS: ENGR 2302
Prerequisite(s): ME 2320 and MTH 1322.

Kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies including Newton's Second Law, workenergy methods, impulse-momentum, and central and oblique impact. (3-0)

ME 2345 Thermodynamics
Prerequisite(s): MTH 1322, B or better in EGR 1302.

Thermodynamic properties, heat and work, first and second laws, processes, ideal and nonideal cycles. (3-0)

ELC 2320 Electrical Circuit Theory for non-ECE Majors
Prerequisite(s): Completion of EGR 1302 with a grade of B or better, MTH 1322, and credit or concurrent enrollment in PHY 1430.

Linear circuit elements, sources, Kirchhoff’s laws, mesh and node equations, Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits, resistive network analysis, sinusoidal steady-state analysis, power, transient analysis of simple circuits. Does not apply toward the degree requirements of Electrical and Computer Engineering majors. (3-0)

EGR 2V97 Special Topics or Project
Prerequisite(s): Consent of department chair.

This special registration permits the completion of degree requirements for transfer or other students, program requirement changes, or other special circumstances in which students have partial but not full credit toward a specific degree requirement. It also provides the opportunity for recognition of supervised academic experiences that are in addition to degree requirements. Registration requires approval by the department chair and sponsoring faculty member. The determination of degree credits is at the time of registration. One to three hours.

EGR 3305 Social and Ethical Issues in Engineering
Prerequisite(s): B or better in EGR 1302.

Study of the relationship between engineering, technology, and society. Topics include philosophical perspectives on engineering and technology, technological values, impact of technological change, social and ethical responsibilities of engineers, and public technology policy. Christian responses to these issues will be explored. (3-0)

ME 3122 Materials and Manufacturing Processes Lab
Prerequisite(s): ME 3320 and credit or concurrent enrollment in ME 3322.

Laboratory experiments in strength of materials, property of materials, and manufacturing processes. Application of statistics and probability to material properties and manufacturing. (0-3)

ME 3320 Strength of Materials
Prerequisite(s): ME 2320 and MTH 2321.

Introduction of stress and strain, stress transformations, analysis of stresses, strain, and deflections in axial members, beams, and torsional shafts. Analysis of pressure vessels. (3-0)

ME 3321 Fluid Mechanics
Prerequisite(s): ME 2345 and MTH 3326.

Introductory concepts of fluid motions, fluid statics, control volume forms of basic principles, and applications basic principles of fluid mechanics to problems in viscous and compressible flow. (3-0)

ME 3322 Mechanical Engineering Materials and Manufacturing Processes
Prerequisite(s): ME 3320.

Properties of the principal families of materials used in mechanical engineering design with an introduction to the manufacturing processes used to convert these materials into finished products. (3-0)

ME 3323 Machine Design
Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent enrollment in ME 3322.

The fundamentals of machine elements in mechanical design. Includes the analysis of components under static and fatigue loadings, and the analysis, properties, and selection of machine elements such as shafts, gears, belts, chains, brakes, clutches, bearings, screw drives, and fasteners. (3-0)

ME 3345 Advanced Thermodynamics
Prerequisite(s): ME 2345.

Second law analysis, gas power cycles, vapor power cycles, refrigeration cycles, property relations, gas mixtures, gas-vapor mixtures, combustion, design of cycles. (3-0 )

EGR 3380 Engineering Design I
Prerequisite(s): ELC 2320 or ELC 2330, and either ELC 2337 or ME 2321.

Introduction to the engineering design process via team-based projects encompassing the design, construction and testing of an engineering device or system. Projects will emphasize oral, written, and graphical engineering communication skills and topics related to engineering professionalism. (2-3)

3395 Internship Experience
Prerequisite(s): Upper division admission and consent of instructor.

Summer or semester-long full-time employment in an internship or co-op experience in a departmentally arranged and/or approved engineering-related position, with intensive training seminar before and a report presentation after the employment period.

ME 3420 Instrumentation and Measurements
Prerequisite(s): ELC 2320 or ELC 2330, and ME 2345 and STA 3381.

Introductory mechanical engineering laboratory experience: measurement system concepts, statistical and uncertainty analyses, survey of measurement devices, experimental design and planning. (3-3)

ME 4305 Sustainable Engineering
Prerequisite(s): EGR 3380.

This is an introduction to the context, concepts, and practice of sustainable engineering, and the importance of sustainable systems in the modern world. Topics will include an overview of resources and sustainability, technological systems, complexity, industrial ecology, green design principles, and life cycle assessment. (3-0)

ME 4320 Computer-Aided Structural Analysis
Prerequisite(s): ME 3320.

Structural analysis using the matrix stiffness method with applications to 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional beams, trusses and plates. (3-0)

ME 4322 Computer-Aided Engineering and Design
Prerequisite(s): EGR 3380.

Design and analysis of engineering components and systems using interactive computer programs with emphasis on computer simulation. (3-0)

ME 4323 Mechanical Vibrations
Prerequisite(s): ME 2321, 3320 and MTH 3325.

The theory and analysis of vibrating systems including single and multi-degrees of freedom, free and forced, vibrations, with and without damping. (3-0)

ME 4324 Introduction to Finite Element Methods
Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent enrollment in MTH 3326.

Introduction to the basic theory and techniques of finite element analysis beginning from energy concepts and the foundational constitutive equations. Engineering applications will focus on one- and two-dimensional formulations for classical beams, frames, trusses and electrical network applications. Introduction to typical workflow of finite element analysis using modern computer technologies. (3-0)

ME 4325 Dynamic Systems
Prerequisite(s): ME 2321 and MTH 3325.

Theory, analysis and simulation of dynamic systems including application of Newton's Laws and conservation of energy to model single and multiple degree-of-freedom mechanical and other dynamic engineering systems. Solutions obtained using advanced engineering mathematics and computational software. (3-0)

ME 4327 Numerical Methods for Engineers
Prerequisite(s): MTH 2311 and 3326.

Introduction to engineering computational methods for design, from theory to algorithm to implementation. The course will discuss the following numerical methods from the engineering design perspective: roots of equations, optimization, linear systems, integration and differentiation, curve-fitting, and systems of ordinary differential equations. (3-0)

ME 4330 Introduction to Robotics (Cross-listed with ELC 4330)
Prerequisite(s): MTH 2321 and MTH 3325.

Analysis of robot manipulators, including forward and inverse kinematics, rigid-body rotation parameterizations, velocity kinematics, path planning, nonlinear dynamics, single and multi-variable control. (3-0)

ELC 4335 Systems Modeling and Control
Prerequisite(s): ELC 2320 or ELC 2330, and MTH 3325, and MTH 2311.

Modeling, analysis, design, and control of dynamic systems involving mechanical, electrical, thermal, and fluid components. System behavior in time and frequency domains, state-space formulation, feedback control. (3-0)

ME 4335 Mechanical Engineering Laboratory
Prerequisite(s): ME 3345, 4345, ENG 3300 and STA 3381.

Measurement of fluid flow, heat transfer, power and other properties of mechanical equipment. Design of experiments, selection and use of data acquisition systems, data reporting and presentation. (1-6)

ME 4336 Energy Systems Design
Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent enrollment in ME 4345.

Design and analysis of thermal energy systems such as pipe networks, HVAC systems, and steam power plants. Specification of energy system components such as pumps, pipes, control valves, and heat exchangers. (3-0)

ME 4337 Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics
Prerequisite(s): ME 3321.

Study of numerical methods tailored to solve thermo-fluids governing equations. Classification of partial differential equation (PDE). Finite difference method. Basic concepts of discretization, consistency, and stability. Applications of numerical methods to selected model PDE. Numerical methods for inviscid flow, boundary-layer flow, and the Navier-Stokes equations. supersonic compressible and subsonic incompressible flows. (3-0)

ME 4344 Composite Materials
Prerequisite(s): ME 3322.

Introduction to advanced fiber-reinforced composite materials for engineering design. Topics include applications, material properties, stress analysis techniques, failure theories, and design methodologies. (3-0)

ME 4345 Heat Transfer
Prerequisite(s): ME 3321.

Steady and unsteady heat conduction including numerical solutions, thermal boundary layer concepts and applications to free and forced convection. Thermal radiation concepts. Heat exchanger design. (3-0)

ME 4346 Introduction to Aeronautics
Prerequisite(s): Upper division admission.

Introduces the applied science of atmospheric flight. The course teaches about airplanes and how they fly from a design and application perspective. Included are topics in fluid dynamics, airfoil and wing theory, aircraft performance, stability, and aircraft design. (3-0)

ME 4347 Analysis and Design of Propulsion Systems
Prerequisite(s): ME 3321 and 3345.

Introduction to compressible flow, including flows with simple area change, heat addition, friction, and shock waves. Analysis, parametric design, and performance of ramjets, turbojets, turbofans, and turboprops. Introduction to the operating principles of major engine components. Introduction to rockets. (3-0)

ME 4349 Aircraft Structural Analysis
Prerequisite(s): ME 3320 and 3322.

Introduction to aircraft structures, including semi-monocoque and thin-walled structures, and the analysis techniques for these specialized structures. Understand the basis for airworthiness certification, aircraft loads, and design considerations in aerospace structures. Topics include elasticity, torsion, bending and shear stresses in thin walled structures; shear flow, and shear center. (3-0)

ME 4356 Introduction to Space Flight
Prerequisite(s): None

An interdisciplinary introduction to the basics, concepts, methods, and applications of space flight. Topics include fundamental principles, history, space environment, orbital mechanics, launch vehicles, propulsion systems, spacecraft (e.g., satellites, probes, space stations), applications (Earth observation, astronomy, interplanetary exploration, commercial utilization), international space efforts, regulations, and future activities. (3-0)

4370 Biomaterials: Form and Function
Prerequisite(s): EGR 3320 and 3322.

A traditional mechanical/materials engineering approach will be used to explore the structure and function relationship of naturally occurring biological materials. Emphasis is on mechanical design and function with some discussion of physical properties. Materials used in medical devices will be compared and contrasted with naturally occurring biomaterials. (3-0)

4372 Bioinstrumentation
Prerequisite(s): EGR 3335.

Principles of biomedical instrumentation and their real-world applications. Emphasis on understanding the basic design principles and technologies used in bioelectrical, biomechanical, and clinical instrumentation. (2-3)

4374 Biomechanics
Prerequisite(s): EGR 3335.

Introduction to biomechanics. Topics covered include: review of fundamental principles of mechanics, human musculoskeletal physiology and anatomy, properties of biological materials, methods and practice of measuring biological signals, biomechanical modeling and simulation, and applications of biomechanical study. (3-0)

EGR 4375 Elements of Nuclear Engineering
Prerequisite(s): PHY 1420 and MTH 1322.

Introduction to biomechanics. Topics covered include: review of fundamental principles of mechanics, human musculoskeletal physiology and anatomy, properties of biological materials, methods and practice of measuring biological signals, biomechanical modeling and simulation, and applications of biomechanical study. (3-0)

4382 Selection of Materials and Manufacturing Processes in Design
Prerequisite(s): EGR 3320 (or equivalent), EGR 3322 (or equivalent) and EGR 3322 (or equivalent).

Systematic approach for selection of materials and manufacturing process in design that balances performance requirements with cost of materials and manufacturing. Material properties, manufacturing processes and types of materials. Advanced computer software and case studies are used to illustrate application of principles. (3-0)

EGR 4390 Engineering Design II
Prerequisite(s): EGR 3380, final Fall or Spring semester before graduation.

A capstone design course for emphasizing the decision-making process that must be used by a practicing engineer to apply the basic sciences in order to convert resources optimally to meet stated objectives. Oral and written reports are required. (2-3)

4396 Special Topics in Engineering
Prerequisite(s): Consent of department chair.

Study of advanced topics in engineering. This course may be repeated once under a different topic.

4438 Computer Systems Design
Prerequisite(s): EGR 3338 and 3414.

Design and implementation of embedded computer systems using microcontrollers, sensors and data conversion devices, actuators, visual display devices, timers, and applications specific circuits. Software design using microprocessor cross-development systems and real-time operating system principles. (3-3)

4451 Digital Signal Processing
Prerequisite(s): EGR 3335, 3336 and STA 3381.

Discrete-time signals and systems, z-transform and discrete Fourier transform; fast Fourier transform; non-recursive and recursive filter design; system application, analysis and design. (3-3)

4V97 Special Projects in Engineering 1 to 6 sem. hrs.
Prerequisite(s): Consent of department chair.

Advanced topics and/or special project activities in engineering.