Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers students an applied laboratory oriented Bachelor of Science educational experience in Mechanical Engineering. The Mechanical Engineering curriculum is theoretical yet hands-on and career oriented. Students gain expertise and practical knowledge in Mechanical Engineering (ME) in the major areas of Mechanical Devices and Controls, Robotics, Environmental Systems, Mechanical Design and Analysis, Material Science and Processing, Renewable Energy, and Thermal-Fluid Energy Sciences. The ME Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Faculty members mentor students in research projects, providing personalized opportunities for professional development. Active areas of research include Biofuels Development; Combustion; Engine Design and Testing; Robotics Automation; Tribology; and Sustainable Design.

Mechanical Engineering Majors

MENG   1310   Manufacturing Processes Lab

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course covers hands on introduction to various manufacturing, machining and fabrication processes including welding, thread cutting, and machining using lathe and mill.

MENG   2110   Mechanical Engineering Case Studies in Design & Analysis

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

The course includes fundamental techniques for creating, analyzing, synthesizing, and implementing design solutions to open-ended problems through team and individual efforts utilizing flexibility, adaptability, and creativity.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGR   1133.

MENG   2139   Numerical Methods in Engineering

0,3 Credit Hours.   0,2 Lecture Hours.   0,2 Lab Hours.

Mathematical modeling and numerical solution of engineering related problems with emphasis on solution of linear and nonlinear equations, matrices, vectors, statistical data analysis, curve fitting, ordinary and partial differential equations.

Prerequisite(s): MATH   2242 and ENGR   1731.

MENG   2139H   Numerical Methods in Engr

0,3 Credit Hours.   0,2 Lecture Hours.   0,2 Lab Hours.

Mathematical modeling and numerical solution of engineering related problems with emphasis on solution of linear and nonlinear equations, matrices, vectors, statistical data analysis, curve fitting, ordinary and partial differential equations.

Prerequisite(s): MATH   2242 and ENGR   1731.

MENG   3130   Mechanism Design

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course covers detailed concepts, functions and knowledge of the components of mechanisms, machine components and design tools. Analytical, mathematical and computer techniques for kinematic and dynamic analysis of mechanisms and machine components are introduced. A comprehensive project covers the mechanism synthesis and design experience using analytical and computer simulation tools.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGR   2232 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): MENG   3130H.

MENG   3130H   Mechanism Design (Honors)

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course covers detailed concepts, functions and knowledge of the components of mechanisms, machine components and design tools. Analytical, mathematical and computer techniques for kinematic and dynamic analysis of mechanisms and machine components are introduced. A comprehensive project covers the mechanism synthesis and design experience using analytical and computer simulation tools.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGR   2232 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): MENG   3130.

MENG   3135   Machine Design

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Modes of failures including both static and dynamic failure theories will be introduced in the course. Detailed design of Machine Components such as transmission shafts, keys, couplings, bearings, springs, gears, clutches, brakes and fasteners will also be discussed.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGR   3233 and MENG   2110 or permission of instructor.

MENG   3233   Heat Transfer

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will be an introduction to basic energy transport by conduction, convection, and radiation with applications to heat exchanger, extended surfaces etc.

Prerequisite(s): MATH   2243 and MATH   3230 and a minimum grade of "C" in ENGR   3431 and ENGR   3235 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): 3233H.

MENG   3233H   Heat Transfer (Honors)

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will be an introduction to basic energy transport by conduction, convection, and radiation with applications to heat exchanger, extended surfaces etc.

Prerequisite(s): MATH   2243 and MATH   3230 and a minimum grade of "C" in ENGR   3431 and ENGR   3235 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): MENG   3233.

MENG   3331   Materials Science Studio

0,3 Credit Hours.   0,2 Lecture Hours.   0,3 Lab Hours.

The study of engineering materials such as metals, alloys, polymers, ceramics, and composites. Atomic structure and arrangement; control of the microstructure and mechanical properties, solidification, cooling curves and phase diagrams, mecanical testing, and strengthening mechanisms. Laboratory includes problem solving sessions and experiments on materials related to strengths, toughness, solidification, and metallography.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in all of the following: CHEM   1146 and CHEM   1147 or CHEM   1145 and prior or current enrollment in ENGR   3233.

MENG   3333   Materials Processing Studio

0,3 Credit Hours.   0,2 Lecture Hours.   0,2 Lab Hours.

The course covers the study of traditional and modern processing techniques. The course will cover applications and use of different materials and their processing, metal-casting processes end equipment, forming and shaping processes and equipment, joining processes and equipment, molding, extrusion and fabrication of polymers, and composites processing and techniques. Laboratory includes problem solving sessions, experiments, and hands-on processing of materials.

Prerequisite(s): MENG   3331 and MENG   1310 or Permission of Instructor.

MENG   3333H   Materials Processing Studio

0,3 Credit Hours.   0,2 Lecture Hours.   0,2 Lab Hours.

The course covers the study of traditional and modern processing techniques. The course will cover applications and use of different materials and their processing, metal-casting processes end equipment, forming and shaping processes and equipment, joining processes and equipment, molding, extrusion and fabrication of polymers, and composites processing and techniques. Laboratory includes problem solving sessions, experiments, and hands-on processing of materials.

Prerequisite(s): MENG   3331 and MENG   1310 or Permission of Instructor.

MENG   3521   Mechatronics Studio Laboratory

2 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   4 Lab Hours.

Laboratory instruction in the theory and practice of engineering measurements and their application to controlled activities. A familiarity with traditional measuring devices, and a proficiency with data acquisition packages will be developed. The packaging of results in reports and presentations will be emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGR   2131 and ENGR   3233.

Cross Listing(s): MENG   3521H.

MENG   3521H   Mechatronics Studio Laboratory

2 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   4 Lab Hours.

Laboratory instruction in the theory and practice of engineering measurements and their application to controlled activities. A familiarity with traditional measuring devices, and a proficiency with data acquisition packages will be developed. The packaging of results in reports and presentations will be emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGR   2131 and ENGR   3233.

Cross Listing(s): MENG   3521.

MENG   4210   Energy Science Laboratory

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

The course includes laboratory activities in support of instruction in Thermodynamics and heat transfer.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MENG   3233, ENGR   3431, ENGR   3235, MENG   3521 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): MENG   4210H.

MENG   4210H   Energy Science Lab (Honors)

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

The course includes laboratory activities in support of instruction in Thermodynamics and heat transfer.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MENG   3233, ENGR   3431, ENGR   3235, MENG   3521 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): MENG   4210.

MENG   4430   Engineering Quality Control and Project Management

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The course will introduce students to basic tools of engineering economy such as; interest rates, cash flow analysis, cost benefit analysis, and depreciation analysis that are used in comparing and evaluating multiple engineering projects on the basis of quantitative monetary parameters. Students will additionally be introduced to basic quality control techniques such as quality control charts and Six Sigma techniques for assuring product quality.

Prerequisite(s): MENG   2110, MENG   3135, MENG   3333.

MENG   4612   Mechanical Engineering Senior Seminar

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Students are introduced to topics essential for improving performance on the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam. Topics such as engineering economy, ethics, and global citizenship are reinforced, while topics such as electrical devices, mechanics, energy science, and numerical methods are reviewed.

Prerequisite(s): MATH   2243 and a minimum grade of "C" in ENGR   2131, ENGR   2232, ENGR   3233, ENGR   3235, MENG   2139, MENG   3233, MENG   3331.

MENG   4811   Mechanical Engineering Research

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

MENG   4811 is meant to be a research course that is an introduction to engineering research topics, experiment design, ethics, laboratory safety, data analysis, statistics, technical writing and presentation.

Prerequisite(s): MATH   2243 and MENG   2139 and prior or concurrent enrollment in MENG   3521 and a minimum grade of "C" in ENGR   2112.

Cross Listing(s): MENG   4811H.

MENG   4811H   Mechanical Engineering Research

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

MENG   4811 is meant to be a research course that is an introduction to engineering research topics, experiment design, ethics, laboratory safety, data analysis, statistics, technical writing and presentation.

Prerequisite(s): MATH   2243 and MENG   2139 and prior or concurrent enrollment in MENG   3521 and a minimum grade of "C" in ENGR   2112.

Cross Listing(s): MENG   4811.

MENG   4822   Research Project in Mechanical Engineering

2 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

MENG   4822 is the supervised research project element of the MechE special topic sequence (including MENG   4811 MechE Research Seminar), which progresses from experiment/project design, implementation, and culminates in a final research report, presentation and/or honors thesis.

Prerequisite(s): MENG   4811 and MENG   3521 and MENG   3135 and MENG   3233 and MENG   3333 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): MENG   4822H.

MENG   4822H   Research Project in Mechanical Engineering

2 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

MENG   4822 is the supervised research project element of the MechE special topic sequence (including MENG   4811 MechE Research Seminar), which progresses from experiment/project design, implementation, and culminates in a final research report, presentation and/or honors thesis.

Prerequisite(s): MENG   4811 and MENG   3521 and MENG   3135 and MENG   3233 and MENG   3333 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): MENG   4822.

MENG   4899   Directed Study in Mechanical Engineering

1-3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An individualized study involving research and applications pertaining to Mechanical Engineering.

Prerequisite(s): Senior standing, prior identification of a problem or study area, and permission of instructor.

MENG   5090   Selected Topics in Mechanical Engineering

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   1-6 Lab Hours.

This course provides for study of Mechanical Engineering course topics not generally offered by the program.

Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or Permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): MENG   5090G.

MENG   5135   Vibration and Preventive Maintenance

0,3 Credit Hours.   0,2 Lecture Hours.   0,2 Lab Hours.

Free and Forced Vibration of one and multi-degree of freedom systems will be covered. Applications of vibration analysis for preventive maintenance of mechanical systems will be introduced. Laboratories include basic vibration analysis and its applications.

Prerequisite(s): MENG   3521, MENG   3130, MATH   3230 or Permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): MENG   5135G.

MENG   5136   Introduction to Finite Element Analysis

0,3 Credit Hours.   0,1 Lecture Hours.   0,4 Lab Hours.

This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis. The students will develop a working knowledge of a commercial FEA software package and will model and analyze mechanical and thermal engineering systems using that software. The students will additionally develop an ability and competence in interpretation and analysis of FEA results.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGR   2112, ENGR   3235, MENG   2139, MENG   3135, MENG   3233 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): MENG   5136G, MENG   5136H.

MENG   5136H   Intro to FEA (Honors)

0,3 Credit Hours.   0,1 Lecture Hours.   0,4 Lab Hours.

This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis. The students will develop a working knowledge of a commercial FEA software package and will model and analyze mechanical and thermal engineering systems using that software. The students will additionally develop an ability and competence in interpretation and analysis of FEA results.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGR   2112, ENGR   3235, MENG   2139, MENG   3135, MENG   3233 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): MENG   5136, MENG   5136G.

MENG   5137   Mechanical System Design

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   6 Lab Hours.

This is a senior design course requiring that students call upon all of their academic preparations in developing the solution of mechanical system problems. Graduate students will be required to complete a case study or other individualized advanced activity that undergraduate students will not be required to complete.

Prerequisite(s): MENG   3130, MENG   3135, MENG   3233, MENG   3333, MENG   3521, a minimum grade of "C" in ENGR   2112, ENGR   3235.

Cross Listing(s): MENG   5137H, MENG   5137G.

MENG   5137H   Mechanical System Design

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   6 Lab Hours.

This is a a senior design course requiring that students call upon all of their academic preparations in developing the solution of mechanical system problems.

Prerequisite(s): MENG   3130, MENG   3135, MENG   3233, MENG   3333, MENG   3521, a minimum grade of "C" in ENGR   2112, ENGR   3235.

Cross Listing(s): MENG   5137, MENG   5137G.

MENG   5138   Composite Materials: Manufacturing, Analysis, and Design

0,3 Credit Hours.   0,2 Lecture Hours.   0,2 Lab Hours.

This course introduces basics of fiber reinforced, and laminated composites, anisotropic theory, stress analysis, design and testing of composite materials. Topics include an overview of structure and processing of composite materials, classification of anisotropy, anisotropic constitutive models, classical laminate theory, failure theories, and test methods. The knowledge will be applied to a design of simple composite structural elements. Graduate students will be required to complete a case study or other individualized advanced activity that undergraduate students will not be required to complete.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MENG   3135, MFGE   3131, MENG   3333, MFGE   3531, permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): MENG   5138G.

MENG   5233   Wind Energy

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course provides an in-depth introduction to modern wind turbine technology and the development of the wind power industry. Students will learn general characteristics of the wind resource and the atmospheric boundary layer. They will also learn how to analyze wind data, estimate wind resources and use statistical techniques to estimate wind turbine energy production. Aerodynamic characteristics of various turbine (HAWT and VAWT) models design, blade design, airfoils design, blade number effect and optimization techniques will be discussed theoretically and computationally for various applications. This course provides the general principles of wind turbine loads, mechanics, rotor dynamics, and methods for modeling turbine structural response. Electrical aspects of wind turbines, turbine control, turbine materials and components will also be studied, as well as, turbine design and testing, wind turbine siting, system design, and integration. Graduate students will be expected to independently research an additional topic, write a summary report, and present their findings to the class.

Prerequisite(s): MATH   2243, MENG   3130, MENG   3135 and MENG   3521 and a minimum grade of "C" in ENGR   2231, ENGR   3233 ENGR   3235, ENGR   2112.

Cross Listing(s): MENG   5233G.

MENG   5234   Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning

0,3 Credit Hours.   0,2 Lecture Hours.   0,2 Lab Hours.

This is an introductory course in Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems. In this course HVAC processes are analyzed and load calculations are performed in accordance with American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) practices. Graduate students will be required to complete a case study or other individualized advanced activity that undergraduate students will not be required to complete.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGR   3431, ENGR   3235, MENG   3233 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): MENG   5234G.

MENG   5235   Combustion

0,3 Credit Hours.   0,2 Lecture Hours.   0,2 Lab Hours.

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of combustion processes, thermochemistry, chemical kinetics, simple chemical reactors, premixed and nonpremixed combustion, turbulent combustion and its practical applications including pollutant emissions. Graduate students will be required to complete a case study or other individualized advanced activity that undergraduate students will not be required to complete.

Prerequisite(s): ENGR   3235, ENGR   3431, MENG   3233 or Permission of Instructor.

Cross Listing(s): MENG   5235G.

MENG   5237   Applied Combustion

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of combustion processes, thermochemistry, chemical kinetics, simple chemical reactors, premixed and nonpremixed combustion, turbulent combustion and its practical applications, biofuel combustion, fuel surrogates, and pollutant emissions. Graduate students will be expected to independently research an additional topic, write a summary report, and present their findings to the class.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MENG   3233.

Cross Listing(s): MENG   5237G.

MENG   5238   Engine Development and Performance

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

The design, development, operation, and environmental impact of internal combustion engines will be presented in this course with an engineering emphasis. Additionally, cycle evaluation and analysis of the energy systems, the efficiency and power generation, their benefits and costs will be determined. Graduate students will complete a more challenging final exam and they will be required to complete a more advanced capstone design project that involves a class presentation and more advanced technical analysis.

Prerequisite(s): MENG   3521 and MENG   3233.

Cross Listing(s): MENG   5238G.

MENG   5239   Biofuels Testing

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

The development of biofuels for engine operation and their environmental impact will be presented with an engineering emphasis. Additionally, life cycle evaluation, analysis of the energy systems and their efficiency with biofuels, together with benefits and costs will be determined. Graduate students will be required to complete a more advanced capstone design project that involves a class presentation and a more advanced technical analysis.

Prerequisite(s): MENG   3233 and a minimum grade of "C" in ENGR   3431.

Cross Listing(s): MENG   5239G.

MENG   5331   Automation and Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems

0,3 Credit Hours.   0,2 Lecture Hours.   0,2 Lab Hours.

This course will cover the fundamental concepts in manufacturing, automation, and various topics in production and control systems. These include numerical control, industrial robots, computer integrated manufacturing systems, flexible manufacturing system, and process monitoring and control. Graduate students will be required to complete a case study or other individualized advanced activity that undergraduate students will not be required to complete.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGR   1133, ENGR   1731, MFGE   2534, MENG   3333, MFGE   2533 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): MENG   5331G.

MENG   5333   Robot Dynamics, Design and Analysis

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

An integrated treatment of robot kinematics, dynamics and control is introduced with an emphasis on analysis, design and programming of robots and their applications. Topics include planar and spatial kinematics, and motion planning; mechanism design for manipulators and mobile robots; forward and inverse kinematics, differential kinematics, manipulability, workspace design; planar and spatial multi-rigid-body-dynamics, dynamic models of robots; introduction to computer vision; robot programming; and robot control. Students will be engaged in laboratory activities to study kinematics, dynamics, programming and real-time control of robotic systems that include manipulators, mobile robots, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Graduate students will be expected to independently research an additional topic, write a summary report, and present their findings to the class.

Prerequisite(s): MENG   3521 and MENG   3130.

Cross Listing(s): MENG   5333G.

MENG   5431   Compressible Flow

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course introduces the basic equations and concepts of compressible flow. The generalized equations and solutions are developed and solved for: one-dimensional moving and normal shocks, oblique shocks, expansion fans, compressible flow with friction, and compressible flow with heat transfer. Software will be utilized to solve compressible flow problems. Graduate students will be expected to independently research an additional topic, write a summary report, and present their findings to the class.

Prerequisite(s): MENG   3233.

Cross Listing(s): MENG   5431G.

MENG   5432   Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course introduces the numerical techniques applied to the solution of fluid flow and heat transfer problems. The Finite Difference and Finite Volume methods are used to discretize and numerically solve the governing equations of heat transfer and fluid mechanics. Commercial computational fluid dynamics software is utilized for the analysis of heat transfer and fluid mechanics problems. Graduate students will be expected to independently research an additional topic, write a summary report, and present their findings to the class.

Prerequisite(s): MENG   3233.

Cross Listing(s): MENG   5432G.

MENG   5536   Mechanical Controls

0,3 Credit Hours.   0,2 Lecture Hours.   0,3 Lab Hours.

An understanding of the elements of classical control theory will be developed. Students will be introduced to the concept of feedback and its properties; the concept of stability and stability margins; and the different tools that can be used to analyze these properties. Students will also develop a working knowledge of the basics of linear control techniques. Graduate students will be required to complete a case study or other individualized advanced activity that undergraduate students will not be required to complete.

Prerequisite(s): MENG   3521, MENG   3130, MENG   2139 or Permission of Instructor.

Cross Listing(s): MENG   5536G, MENG   5536H.

MENG   5536H   Mechanical Controls (Honors)

0,3 Credit Hours.   0,2 Lecture Hours.   0,3 Lab Hours.

An understanding of the elements of classical control theory will be developed. Students will be introduced to the concept of feedback and its properties; the concept of stability and stability margins; and the different tools that can be used to analyze these properties. Students will also develop a working knowledge of the basics of linear control techniques.

Prerequisite(s): MENG   3521, MENG   3130, MENG   2139 or Permission of Instructor.

Cross Listing(s): MENG   5536, MENG   5536G.

MENG   5891   Special Problems in Mechanical Engineering )

1-6 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   2-12 Lab Hours.

Individual and specialized study in the areas of mechanical engineering not otherwise covered in the students' curriculum. Graduate students will be required to complete a case study or other individualized advanced activity that undergraduate students will not be required to complete.

Prerequisite(s): Senior standing and identification of a problem or study area and permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): MENG   5891G.

TMAE   5131   Essentials of Applied Mechanical Engineering

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

This is a course for students with no mechanical engineering experience. The principles of engineering mechanics are developed from a work/energy point of view. Survey topics include a review of the fundamentals of mechanics, elastic behavior of materials, stress-strain relationships and measurements, elasticity theory, stability, dynamics, and vibration theory. Graduate students will be required to complete a case study or other individualized advanced activity that undergraduate students will not be required to complete.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of Instructor (should not be taken by graduate students with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering).

Cross Listing(s): TMAE   5131G.

TMAE   5132   Essentials of Applied Electrical Engineering

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

This is a course for students with no electrical engineering experience. Survey topics include electrical energy sources, DC circuits, resistive networks, network theorems, inductance, capacitance, natural and step responses of RL, RC, and RLC circuit, sinusoidal steady state analysis, Three-phase circuits, computer circuit analysis, non-linear, active components such as diodes, transistors (both bipolar and MOSFET), and operational amplifiers. Graduate students will be required to complete a case study or other individualized advanced activity that undergraduate students will not be required to complete.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of Instructor (should not be taken by graduate students with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering).

Cross Listing(s):TMAE   5132G.

TMAE   5133   Production Planning and Facilities Design

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   1 Lab Hour.

The methods used to plan and control the efficient and effective use of equipment, tooling, people, materials, and other resources to manufacture products. This will lead to the examination of the fundamental theories, practices, and methods for the design of manufacturing and service facilities to enable productive flow of goods and services. Emphasis is placed on applied exercises utilizing spreadsheet and CAD software that culminates in a semester project. Graduate students will be required to complete a case study, or research project not required of undergraduate students.

Prerequisite(s): MENG   3333 or Permission of Instructor.

Cross Listing(s): TMAE   5133G.

TMAE   5134   World Class Manufacturing

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   1 Lab Hour.

A comprehensive study of world class manufacturing. Topics include Just-In-Time production, Total Quality Control, Total Productive Maintenance, and Total Employee Involvement. Manufacturing systems are designed and developed and trial runs are conducted and evaluated. Students will be required to conduct an analysis of a real world case relevant to the course. Graduate students will be required to complete a case study or other individualized advanced activity that undergraduate students will not be required to complete.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MENG   3333 or MFGE   3531.

Cross Listing(s): TMAE   5134G.

TMAE   5139   Renewable Energy

0,3 Credit Hours.   0,2 Lecture Hours.   0,2 Lab Hours.

The design, operation, and environmental and socio-economic impact of renewable energy systems will be presented with an engineering emphasis. Additionally, cycle evaluation and analysis of the renewable energy systems, the efficiency and power output of renewable energy systems, their benefits and costs will be determined. Graduate students will be required to complete an additional design project that involves a class presentation with a more advanced technical analysis.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGR   3235, ENGR   3431, MENG   3233 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): TMAE   5139G.

TMAE   5890   Selected Topics in Applied Engineering

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   0-2 Lab Hours.

This course is scheduled on an infrequent basis to explore special areas in applied engineering. Graduate students will be required to complete a case study, or research project not required of undergraduate students.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of Instructor.

Cross Listing(s): TMAE   5890G.

TMFG   5133   Automated Manufacturing Systems

0,3 Credit Hours.   0,2 Lecture Hours.   0,3 Lab Hours.

Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) concentrating on advanced computer numerical control machining, and the interface of robotics systems in manufacturing. Experiences using programming techniques, production equipment simulations and rapid prototyping are emphasized. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Prerequisite(s): ENGR   1133.

Cross Listing(s): TMFG   5133G.

TMFG   5230   International Manufacturing

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of opportunities, issues, and problems involved in manufacturing products for import and export, and in dealing with global suppliers of materials, parts, and assemblies. Focus is on those aspects unique to the management of technical operations, such as ISO (International Organization for Standardization) quality standards, scheduling, and technology transfer. Additional topics may include transportation, customs documentation, global trends and trade policies, and cultural issues. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): TMFG   5230G, TMFG   5230S.

TMFG   5230S   International Manufacturing

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of opportunities, issues, and problems involved in manufacturing products for import and export, and in dealing with global suppliers of materials, parts, and assemblies. Focus is on those aspects unique to the management of technical operations, such as ISO (International Organization for Standardization) quality standards, scheduling, and technology transfer. Additional topics may include transportation, customs documentation, global trends and trade policies, and cultural issues. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): TMFG   5230, TMFG   5230G.

TMFG   5233   Manufacturing Applications in Information Technology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A senior level seminar emphasizing the application of commercially available software to solve manufacturing production problems. Topics include Theory of Constraints, Failure Mode and Effect Analysis, Flow Charting, and Project Management. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): TMFG   5233G.

TSEC   5331   Occupational Safety

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The technical aspects of developing and implementing occupational safety programs in manufacturing industries. Emphasis on hazard identification and control. Topics include: OSHA compliance, accident investigation, fire protection, machine guarding, noise abatement, and electrical safety. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): TSEC   5331G.

TSEC   5332   Ergonomics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The human machine interface in manufacturing industries as it relates to the well-being of workers and efficiency of production systems. The application of human factors from both physiological and psychological perspectives are examined. Emphasis is placed on regulatory compliance. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): TSEC   5332G.

TSEC   5333   Industrial Hygiene and Ergonomics

0,3 Credit Hours.   0,3 Lecture Hours.   0,1 Lab Hours.

A study of the techniques used by health and safety professionals to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control those environmental factors or stresses arising in or from the workplace that adversely effect an employees’ health, comfort, and performance. Ergonomic tool and work area design and work procedures are emphasized. Regulatory agencies, compliance, and program management issues are discussed. Graduate students are required to complete an advanced level assignment in addition to all undergraduate course requirements.

Cross Listing(s): TSEC   5333G.

TSEC   5334   Hazardous Waste Management

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of hazardous waste substances as they are created by various industries and their proper management by combining planning, organizing, and controlling techniques with a knowledge of generating, storing, transporting, treating, recycling and disposing of hazardous materials. Issues of environmental impact, regulatory compliance, ethics, and program management are discussed from a technical management perspective. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): TSEC   5334G.

TSEC   5335   Systems Safety in Manufacturing

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of the application of systems safety concepts to manufacturing and production systems. Emphasis is placed on the critical analysis of systems through modeling and the development of control strategies to reduce the frequency and severity of industrial accidents. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): TSEC   5335G.

TSEC   5336   Environmental Law

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A course designed to provide an introduction and overview (for those without legal or specific scientific training) of the system through which our nation attempts to preserve the environment. The U.S. legal system, national, and international environmental policy is reviewed. Emphasis is placed on the control of air quality, water quality, toxic substances, and hazardous releases as it relates to environmental regulation of industry. Graduate students will be required to complete an additional project or assignment in addition to the undergraduate course requirements.

Cross Listing(s): TSEC   5336G.

Chair(s): BRIAN L. VLCEK

Professor(s): MOHAMMAD S. DAVOUD, SAUL J. LASKIN (Emeritus), VALENTIN A. SOLOIU, BRIAN L. VLCEK

Associate Professor(s): ANOOP A. DESAI, ANIRUDDHA MITRA, GUSTAVO J. MOLINA, DAVID A. WILLIAMS

Assistant Professor(s): DAVID M. CALAMAS, JUNGHUN CHOI, MUJIBURRAHMAN KHAN, XUCHUN REN, BISWANATH SAMANTA, OMID SAMIMI-ABIANEH, MINCHUL SHIN, BISHAL SILWAL, SHAOWEN XU, WEI YU, CHENG ZHANG

Lecturer(s): BASIL L. COATES, NELSON J. TACY

Limited-Term Assistant Professor(s): ABBAS RASHIDI, SIRAJUS I. SALEKEEN, EARL BARNETT SMITH