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ENGINEERING

ENGR 105 - Introduction to Industrial Engineering, 2 credits
This course introduces students to the engineering profession. Includes experience in simulating IE and ME projects and skills to become a successful engineering student.

ENGR 111 - Advanced Engineering Graphics, 1 credit
Utilization of advanced tools in Pro-Engineer.  Computer aided analysis of solid models.  Prerequisites:  Previous experience with CAD and insructor permission.

ENGR 112 - Engineering Graphics, 4 credits
The graphic solution of space problems involving points, lines and planes, geometric construction, orthographic and pictorial representation, auxiliary views, sectioning, dimensioning, basic engineering symbols. Solid modeling and computer-aided design. Utilization of advanced tool. Computer aided analysis of solid models.

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 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, 2 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 280 - Statics and Strength Materials, 4 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.  Stress, strain, material properties and behavior.  Elements of stress and deformation analysis applied to members subject to axial, torsional, flexural and combined loadings.  Elementary considerations of theories of failure, buckling, repeated and impact loads.  Prerequisite:  PHYS 251

ENGR 296 - Manufacturing Processes: Fundamental and Computer-Aided, 4 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, PLC's and other technologies are investigated and their applications explored.  Two hours lectures and two hours labs per week.  Prerequisites: ENGR 111, ENGR 112; ENGR 270.

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 280. 

ENGR 320 - Research Topics, 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 once for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor approval.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

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.  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 112.  Pre/Corequisite:  ENGR 280.

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.

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.  Prerequisite/Corequisite: ME 315.

ME 412 - Applied Thermodynamics, 2 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, ME 405.

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: ME 312, ME 405.  Pre/Corequisite:  ME 351.

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