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Engineering and Physics




ENGR 106. Introduction to Engineering, 3 credits
An introduction to non-technical aspects of engineering, the engineering design process, and engineering analysis. Graphical communication and computational software are introduced. A significant design project is completed in groups. Two hours lecture, one hour laboratory. 

ENGR 201. Engineering Service, 0 credit
Students are required to demonstrate service to the discipline in the form of 10 hours minimum volunteer work.  Service hours may be earned by participating in sponsored outreach programs, judging sponsored engineering events, science fairs, or invention competitions.  Students are also required to attend a seminar.  Prerequisites:  Approval from advisor.

ENGR 220. Statics, 3 credits
Vector and scalar treatment of forces. Resultants, equilibrium friction, centroids, moments and products of inertia, external and internal forces. Applications to pulleys, trusses, frames, beams. Prerequisites: PHYS 251.

ENGR 251. Industrial Engineering Design Laboratory, 3 credits

A laboratory course in which students design mechanical devices or systems. Projects will be completed in multidisciplinary teams. Students will learn teamwork, project management, technical communication, design, and social responsibility. Prerequisites: ENGR 106 and 296 (co-requisite) and instructor approval.

ENGR 265. Engineering Economy, 3 credits
Evaluation of private and public sector project alternatives in quantitative and qualitative terms. Cost/benefit analysis. Time value of money and application of this concept to evaluation of economic feasibility and comparison of alternatives. Methods present value, return on investment and payback.  Corequisite: MATH 191.

ENGR 270. Materials Science, 3 credits
Introduction to the structure of metals, polymers and ceramics.  Examination of the crystal structure and imperfections in metals, as well as mechanical, physical, and chemical properties and failure mechanisms of materials. Phase equilibrium diagrams will be presented and heat treatment principles discussed. Engineering applications will be emphasized. Prerequisites: CHEM 103 or CHEM 104 or CHEM 105.

ENGR 296. Manufacturing Processes: Fundamental and Computer-Aided, 3 credits
Fundamentals of manufacturing processes including founding processes, machining, forming, and assembly. Provides knowledge and ability to apply computer-aided manufacturing technology as a cost-effective strategy. NC, CNC, CAD/CAM, robotics, vision systems, PLCs and other technologies are investigated and their applications explored. Two hours lectures and two hours labs per week. Prerequisite: ENGR 106.

ENGR 301. Engineering Participation, 0 credit
Students are required to participate in professional engineering society functions. Presenting original work at a sponsored meeting, conference or symposium, publishing original work in a sponsored journal or attending a professional conference will meet this requirement. Students are also required to attend a seminar. Prerequisite:  Approval from advisor.

ENGR 302. Engineering Dynamics, 3 credits
Dynamics and kinematics of particles and rigid bodies in rectangular, polar, and spherical coordinates. Work-energy and impulse-momentum theorems for rigid body motion. Oscillations of particles and systems. Applications to engineering systems. Prerequisite: ENGR 220.

ENGR 303. Strength of Materials, 3 credits
Plane stress, plane strain, stress-strain relationships, and elements of material behavior. Elements of stress and deformation analysis applied to members subject to centric, torsional, flexural and combined loadings. Elementary considerations of theories of failure, buckling, repeated and impact loads. Prerequisites ENGR 220 and 270.

ENGR 320. Research Topics, 1-3 credits
Field design, laboratory, or library research of an approved topic in engineering. Must be different from other courses, but may be an extension of an existing course. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. Prerequisite: Instructor approval.

ENGR 401. Engineering Exit Survey, 0 credit
Student will complete department exit survey and/or interview. Prerequisite: Final semester engineering student.

ENGR 450. Professional Experience, 1-6 credits
Experience working in the environment of an engineer in a business, industry, government, military, hospital, education, or similar functional activity that uses problem-solving and/or design methods. Experience may be obtained through suitable work.  An alternative assignment may be completed with engineering faculty advisory assistance, involving a significant engineering project with local industry or an on-campus project. Prerequisites: Junior status and advisor approval.


ME 310. Engineering Measurements and Instrumentation • 3 credits
Principles of data acquisition, analysis, and uncertainty. Exploration of components of measuring systems, including design, selection, and operation of equipment. Two lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisite: MATH 300.

ME 312. Thermodynamics • 3 credits
Examination of the zeroth, first, and second laws of
thermodynamics, properties of pure materials, the ideal gas law, entropy, and cycles. Control volume analysis of closed and open systems. Engineering applications and problem solving. Prerequisite: PHYS 253.

ME 315. Fluid Mechanics • 3 credits
Examination of forces due to static and dynamic fluids. Principles of mass and momentum conservation in open and closed systems. Characterization of flow. Application of concepts to design of thermal engineering systems. Two lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisites: MATH 291; ME 312.

ME 350. Machine Design • 3 credits
Fundamental characteristics of basic mechanical components, and methodologies for analysis, selection, and synthesis of components into a mechanical system. Introduction to the engineering design and decision-making process. Examination of stress and failure modes.Prerequisites: ENGR 106 and ENGR 303. ENGR 302 co-requisite.

WI-ME 351. Mechanical Engineering Design Laboratory • 3 credits
A laboratory course in which the student designs mechanical devices or systems in a laboratory setting. Projects will be completed in teams. Two lectures and one lab per week. Writing intensive. Prerequisites: PHYS 306; ME 350; ENGL 101, with a minimum grade of C.

ME 405. Control Theory • 3 credits
Utilization of Laplace transforms and/or transfer functions to describe, analyze, model and simulate dynamics of mechanical, electrical, thermal, fluid, and hybrid systems. Examination and modeling of time and frequency domain responses. Block diagrams. Analysis and design of discrete systems and design compensation. Prerequisite: MATH 320. Pre/Corequisite: MATH 290.

ME 410. Heat and Mass Transfer • 3 credits
Fundamentals of heat transfer in one-dimensional, two-dimensional, and transient conduction, forced and free convection, and radiation exchange between surfaces. Analysis of heat exchangers. Examination of mass transfer. Lab experiments examining concepts in thermodynamics and heat transfer. Prerequisites/Corequisite: ME 315.

ME 412. Applied Thermodynamic • 3 credits
Application of fundamentals of thermodynamics to power, refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump systems. Examination of gas and chemical mixtures as applied to pychrometry, thermochemistry, and combustion. Major design component. Prerequisite: ME 312.

ME 415. Mechatronics • 3 credits
Incorporation of sensors, actuators, digital, and analog electronic components for control of systems through programming of microcontrollers. Simulation, acquisition, and analysis of input and output signals of electro-mechanical systems. Use of logic and Boolean operations. Application of concepts through hands-on development of electro-mechanical systems. Prerequisites: PHYS 306; ME 310, 405.

ME 460 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering, 1-3 credits
Special advanced topics in Mechanical Engineering may include Advanced Controls, Finite Element Analysis, Environmental Engineering, Biomechanics, etc. Prerequisite: Instructor Approval.

WI-ME 490. Senior Design Seminar • 3 credits
A significant project involving design or re-design of an operational product in either an industrial or a service setting. As a minimum, students will consider objectives and criteria, resources, interface with other functional areas, constraints, alternatives and operational specifications. A written report will be prepared by the student. Designs may include HVAC or device-based projects. Writing intensive. Prerequisites: ENGR 251; ME 312, 405; ENGL 101, with a minimum grade of C. 

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