BS Mechanical Engineering


Mechanical engineering is the application of mechanics and thermodynamics. The major courses in the current program includes foundation courses in thermal sciences, metrology, kinematics and mechanisms, machine design, manufacturing, and control, as well as specialized courses in internal combustion engines, turbomachinery, power, and heating ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) For more information regarding the curriculum, you can check the catalog from the College of Engineering Website.

Course Descriptions


41 Mechanisms. Introduction to types of mechanisms and mobility. Linkages. Cams. Spur, bevel, helical and worm gearing. Gear train analysis and assembly. Synthesis of planar mechanisms. Prereq: ES 1, Math 53. 5 h. (2 class, 3 lab) 3 u.

63 Thermodynamics. First and second laws of thermodynamics. Properties of thermodynamic media. Ideal gases. Thermodynamic cycles. Prereq: Physics 72, Math 54. 3 u.

73 Mechanical Measurement and Instrumentation. Fundamentals of mechanical measurements. Design and execution of experiments; statistical analysis and analysis of experimental data. Calibration of measuring instruments. Prereq: ME 63; Coreq: ES 15. 5 h. (2 class, 3 lab) 3 u.

91 Numerical Methods for Mechanical Engineers. Numerical computation for linear and non-linear equations. Eigenvalue, initial-value and boundary value problems. Numerical solutions to ordinary and partial differential equations. Introduction to the Finite Element Method. Prereq: ES 21, 26. 5 h. (2 lec, 3 lab) 3 u.

122 Fluid Machinery. Principles and operation of rotodynamic fluid machines such as turbines, fans, blowers, pumps, and compressors. System design and equipment selection. Prereq: ES 15. 3 u.

131 Manufacturing Processes. Principles in metal production. Pattern making and foundry processes. Cold and hot working, welding, brazing, soldering, and riveting. Materials production. Projects. Plant visits. Prereq: 4th yr. standing; Coreq: MetE 143. 6 h. (3 lec, 3 lab) 4 u.

136 Machine Tool Operations. Principles and processes in metal cutting, forming and fabrication. Safety in shop operations. Projects. Prereq: 4th yr. standing; Coreq: MetE 143. 5 h. (2 lec, 3 lab) 3 u.

142 Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery. Position, velocity and acceleration analysis of mechanisms. Force analysis of mechanisms. Engine dynamics. Balance of machinery. Prereq: ES 12, ME 41. 5 h. (2 class, 3 lab) 3 u.

143 Mechanical Vibrations. Introduction to mechanical vibrations. Types of vibrations. Multi-degree of freedom systems. Vibrations in Continuous Systems. Vibration Control. Instrumentation for vibration measurement. Experiments. Prereq: ES 21, ME 142. 5 h. (2 lec, 3 lab) 3 u.

153 Machine Design I. Topics in mechanics of materials such as two-dimensional and three-dimensional state of stress, multiplane bending and combined loading, built-up and composite sections, curved beams, compression members, thick and thin walled pressure vessels, deflection analysis, theories of failure for static and fatigue loading. Prereq: ES 13; Coreq: Met E 143. 3 u.

154 Machine Design II. Design and analysis of machine elements such as fasteners, welds, springs, bearings, gears, shafts, brakes, clutches and flexible mechanical elements. Prereq: ME 41, 153. 3 u

155 Machine Design III. Projects in analysis and design of machine elements and mechanical equipment. Prereq: ME 143, 154. 6 h. (lab) 2 u.

164 Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer. Principles of heat and mass transfer. Conduction, convection, radiation and phase-change heat transfer. Mass transfer in gases, liquids and solids. Heat exchangers and their applications. Prereq: ME 63, 91. 5 h. (2 lec, 3 lab) 3 u.

165 Internal Combustion Engines. Principles of internal combustion engine operation. Cycle analysis. Fuels and fuel metering. Combustion in spark-ignition and compressionignition engines. Engine friction, lubrication, and cooling. Engine design, performance, and emissions characteristics. Prereq: ME 63. 3 u.

176 Control Systems I. Mathematical modeling of physical systems, system response characteristics. Analysis and design
of continuous control systems. Prereq: ES 21, ME 73. 5 h. (2 lec, 3 lab) 3 u.

177 Control Systems II. Alternative methods of mathematical modeling of physical systems. Analysis and design using advanced methods. Frequency response techniques and design. Discrete control systems. Prereq: ES 21, ME 73, 176. 2 u.

180 Inspection Trips and Seminars. Visits to factories, power plants, utility companies, shops and related installations. Technical reports and projects in line with the above. Prereq: 5th year standing. 6 h. (lab) 2 u.

183 Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning. Standard vapor compression cycle, components, system analysis and balance. Psychrometry, air conditioning processes, cooling load and heating load calculations, fan and duct design, cooling coils and heat exchanger design. Alternative refrigeration systems. Prereq: ME 164. 6 h. (3 lec, 3 lab) 4 u.

188 Power Plant Engineering. Fundamentals in power generation and power plant technology. Power plant cycles and methods employed to improve cycle efficiency. Plant components and subsystems. Equipment reliability. Load curves, utilization factors and determination of plant capacity. Variable load operation. Non-fossil fuel power plants. Renewable sources of energy. Considerations in plant design and equipment selection. Environmental effects of power stations. Prereq: ME 122, 164, 165. 6 h. (3 lec, 3 lab) 4 u.

192 Industrial Electrical and Electronic Equipment. Electromechanical energy conversion and associated equipment. Actuators and transducers. Theory and characteristics of electrical equipment. Associated devices and circuits for their protection and control. Applications in power and industrial systems. Modern control devices in industry. Prereq: EEE 1. 5 h. (2 lec, 3 lab) 3 u.