Mechanical Engineering, BS

Program Description

Mechanical Engineering is an engineering discipline that requires an understanding of mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics and energy, and involves the application of principles of physics and mathematics to develop mechanical systems. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) defines mechanical engineering as the branch of engineering that serves society through the analysis, design, and manufacture of systems that convert a source of energy to useful work. The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) program emphasizes service, systems-based knowledge, and sustainability with an eye toward the interface of traditional mechanical engineering with new and emerging fields, in particular unmanned aircraft systems, maritime sciences and marine biology that directly impact the Gulf Coast.

The program educational objectives of this program are:

  1. Within one year of graduation from TAMU-CC, our graduates will be working in industry, government, construction, or other professional service as mechanical engineers, or will be pursuing graduate degrees in mechanical engineering or post-baccalaureate degrees in other fields, such as law, business, or medicine.
  2. Within five years of graduation from TAMU-CC our graduates will have
    • advanced in their careers as indicated by obtaining promotions and positions of leadership, awards, recognitions as subject matter experts, and/or registration as professional engineers or in other professional disciplines; or by entrepreneurial activities, products or processes developed, patents, and/or publications;
    • demonstrated the ability to increase their knowledge and expertise through continuing education or advanced degrees; and
    • contributed to the improvement of the profession and of society through research, national and/or international collaboration, and/or professional and public service including mentoring.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates will have:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Admission from pre-engineering

For all students admitted into a pre-engineering program at TAMU-CC who wish to transfer into one of the TAMU-CC engineering programs (CEEN, EEEN, IEEN, MEEN), the cumulative GPA for all MATH, CHEM, PHYS, ENGR, COSC, CEEN, EEEN, IEEN, or MEEN courses that appear in the CEEN, EEEN, IEEN, or MEEN program curricula, plus any ENTC courses, taken at TAMU-CC, or their equivalents taken at other institutions, should be 2.5 or greater to be admitted into the CEEN, EEEN, IEEN, or MEEN programs at TAMU-CC.  There should be a minimum of at least 12 hours of such courses taken at TAMU-CC or elsewhere before a transfer / admission to CEEN, EEEN, IEEN, or MEEN may be considered.  All such students must also meet the requirements to take MATH 2413 Calculus I (4 sch) if they have not already done so. 

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Option

Mechanical Engineering students who have completed 96 credit hours toward the Mechanical Engineering B.S. degree and earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher may elect the MBA option in senior year. To satisfy the Technical Elective Block requirements, students who elect the MBA option are required to take

  1. any upper division 3-credit hour math/physics/chemistry/biology course (MATH 3342 Applied Probability and Statistics (3 sch) preferred) and
  2. three MBA foundation courses:
ACCT 5312Foundations of Accounting3
ECON 5311Foundations in Economics3
FINA 5311Financial Management Concepts3

Students who plan to elect the MBA Option are encouraged to have summer internship experience before senior year, and will be able to complete an MBA degree study with 2 regular semesters and 1 summer session beyond a Mechanical Engineering B.S. degree study.

General Requirements

The mechanical engineering curriculum consists of a minimum of 126 credit hours and can be divided into four main areas: University Core requirements, mathematics and science requirements, engineering requirements, and technical electives.

Because courses in mechanical engineering tend to be sequential, it is very important that students have the proper prerequisites. When in doubt, students should check with their faculty mentor.

Requirements Credit Hours
Core Curriculum Program 42
First-Year Seminars (when applicable)1 0-2
Common Engineering and Math Courses 45
Required Mechanical Engineering Courses 29
Technical Elective Block 12
Total Credit Hours 128-130

Program Requirements

The courses that are considered to be in the major field of study are all MATH, CHEM, PHYS, COSC, ENGR, MEEN, EEEN, and ENTC courses in the curriculum listed below (any EEEN or ENTC courses taken to fulfill MEEN degree requirements must be approved by the program coordinator and the department chair). Students who have been admitted as pre-mechanical engineering (PREM) majors must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 in all MATH, CHEM, PHYS, COSC, and ENGR courses taken from the list below before they will be allowed to transfer into the Mechanical Engineering BS program and to take any upper-division (3000-level or above) ENGR, MEEN, or EEEN courses. 

Note:

The specific requirements of the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree are indicated below. Students are encouraged to take the NCEES (National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying) Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam during their senior year. The FE exam, http://ncees.org/exams/fe-exam/, is the first step in the process that leads to the P.E. license.

Full-time, First-year Students
UNIV 1101First-Year Seminar I *1
UNIV 1102First-Year Seminar II *1
Core Curriculum Program
University Core Curriculum42
Mechanical Engineering students should take: 1
Calculus I (3 hour lecture component)
University Physics I (3 hour lecture component)
University Physics II (3 hour lecture component)
Common Engineering, Math and Science Courses
MATH 2413Calculus I (1 hour laboratory component)1
PHYS 2425University Physics I (1 hour laboratory component)1
PHYS 2426University Physics II (1 hour laboratory component)1
MATH 2414Calculus II4
MATH 2415Calculus III4
MATH 3315Differential Equations3
ENGR 1211Introduction to Engineering2
ENGR 1312Engineering Graphics I3
COSC 1330Programming for Scientists, Engineers, and Mathematicians3
CHEM 1411General Chemistry I *4
ENGR 3316Thermodynamics3
ENGR 3322Materials Science3
ENGR 2325Statics3
ENGR 2326Dynamics3
ENGR 2460Circuit Analysis4
ENGR 3315Fluid Mechanics3
ENGR 3320Strength of Materials3
ENGR 3350Manufacturing Processes3
Required Mechanical Engineering Courses
MEEN 3310Engineering Analysis for Mechanical Engineering3
MEEN 3330Solid Mechanics for Mechanical Engineering3
MEEN 3230Solid Mechanics Laboratory2
MEEN 3345Heat Transfer3
MEEN 4240PROJECT MANAGEMENT2
MEEN 4351Dynamical Systems Analysis and Modeling3
MEEN 4360Thermal Systems Design3
MEEN 4365Mechanical Systems Design3
ENGR 4370Capstone Projects3
ENGR 4420Engineering Lab Measurements4
Technical Electives Block
Four courses or 12 hours.
Math/Science elective
Select one upper division 3 hour math/physics/chemistry/biolgoy course.3
Applied Probability and Statistics (preferred)
Technical electives 2
Select 9 hours of elective courses.9
Capstone Project
ENGR 4370Capstone Projects3
Total Hours139

Capstone Project

All mechanical engineering students must complete a senior-level capstone project in ENGR 4370 Capstone Projects (5 sch). Students will work with practicing engineers and mechanical engineering faculty.  The capstone project will give engineering students practical, professional experience to prepare them for careers in mechanical engineering.

Courses

Engineering Courses

ENGR 1211  Introduction to Engineering  
2 Semester Credit Hours (1 Lecture Hour, 2 Lab Hours)  

INTRODUCTION TO THE ENGINEERING PROFESSION, ETHICS, AND DISCIPLINES; DEVELOPMENT OF SKILLS IN TEAMWORK, PROBLEM SOLVING AND DESIGN; OTHER TOPICS INCLUDE COMPUTER APPLICATIONS AND PROGRAMMING; VISUALIZATION, ORTHOGRAPHIC DRAWINGS AND CAD TOOLS; INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES, DIGITAL LOGIC, COMMUNICATIONS AND THEIR APPLICATION IN SYSTEMS; NEWTON'S LAWS, UNIT CONVERSIONS, STATISTICS, EXCEL; BASIC GRAPHICS SKILLS. OFFERING: FALL AND SPRING.

Prerequisite: MATH 1314.

TCCNS: ENGR 1201  
ENGR 1212  FOUNDATIONS OF ENGINEERING II  
2 Semester Credit Hours (2 Lecture Hours)  
ENGR 1312  Engineering Graphics I  
3 Semester Credit Hours (2 Lecture Hours, 2 Lab Hours)  

TOPICS INCLUDE, DEPENDING ON THE MAJOR: EMPHASIS ON COMPUTER APPLICATIONS AND PROGRAMMING AND SOLIDS MODELING USING CAD TOOLS OR OTHER SOFTWARE; FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE; ADVANCED GRAPHIC SKILLS. OFFERED FALL AND SPRING.

TCCNS: ENGR 1304  
ENGR 2105  Electrical Circuits Laboratory  
1 Semester Credit Hour (3 Lab Hours)  

LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS SUPPORTING THEORETICAL PRINCIPLES PRESENTED IN ENGR 2305 INVOLVING DC AND AC CIRCUIT THEORY, NETWORK THEOREMS, TIME, AND FREQUENCY DOMAIN CIRCUIT ANALYSIS. INTRODUCTION TO PRINCIPLES AND OPERATION OF BASIC LABORATORY EQUIPMENT; LABORATORY REPORT PREPARATION.

Prerequisite: ENGR 2305*.
* May be taken concurrently.

Co-requisite: ENGR 2305, SMTE 0099.  
ENGR 2106  Digital Systems Laboratory  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

BASIC LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS SUPPORTING THEORETICAL PRINCIPLES PRESENTED IN ENGR 2306 INVOLVING DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, AND ANALYSIS OF COMBINATIONAL AND SEQUENTIAL DIGITAL CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS, INCLUDING LOGIC GATES, ADDERS, MULTIPLEXERS, ENCODERS, DECODERS, ARITHMETIC LOGIC UNITS, LATCHES, FLIP-FLOPS, REGISTERS, AND COUNTERS; PREPARATION OF LABORATORY REPORTS.

Prerequisite: MATH 1314.

Co-requisite: ENGR 2306, SMTE 0099.  
ENGR 2305  Electrical Circuits  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

PRINCIPLES OF ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS. BASIC CIRCUIT ELEMENTS (RESISTANCE, INDUCTANCE, MUTUAL INDUCTANCE, CAPACITANCE, INDEPENDENT AND DEPENDENT CONTROLLED VOLTAGE, AND CURRENT SOURCES). TOPOLOGY OF ELECTRICAL NETWORKS; KIRCHHOFF 'S LAWS; NODE AND MESH ANALYSIS; DC CIRCUIT ANALYSIS; OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIERS; TRANSIENT AND SINUSOIDAL STEADY-STATE ANALYSIS; AC CIRCUIT ANALYSIS; FIRST- AND SECOND-ORDER CIRCUITS; BODE PLOTS; AND USE OF COMPUTER SIMULATION SOFTWARE TO SOLVE CIRCUIT PROBLEMS. 

Prerequisite: (PHYS 2425 and MATH 2414).

Co-requisite: ENGR 2105.  
ENGR 2306  Digital Systems  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

INTRODUCTION TO THEORY AND DESIGN OF DIGITAL LOGIC, CIRCUITS, AND SYSTEMS. NUMBER SYSTEMS, OPERATIONS AND CODES; LOGIC GATES; BOOLEAN ALGEBRA AND LOGIC SIMPLIFICATION; KARNAUGH MAPS; COMBINATIONAL LOGIC; FUNCTIONS OF COMBINATIONAL LOGIC; FLIP-FLOPS AND RELATED DEVICES; COUNTERS; SHIFT REGISTERS; SEQUENTIAL LOGIC; MEMORY AND STORAGE. 

Prerequisite: MATH 1314 and 2305*.
* May be taken concurrently.

Co-requisite: ENGR 2106.  
ENGR 2320  STRENGTHS OF MATERIALS  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

Concepts in strengths of materials, stress, strain; deformation under load, direct, sheer, and combined stresses concentrations, bending stresses and torsional sheer stresses, deflection in beams and shafts; columns, and pressure vessels.

Prerequisite: ENGR 2321.

ENGR 2325  Statics  
3 Semester Credit Hours (2 Lecture Hours, 3 Lab Hours)  

THEORY OF ENGINEERING MECHANICS INVOLVING FORCES, MOMENTS, AND COUPLES ON STATIONARY STRUCTURES; EQUILIBRIUM IN TWO AND THREE DIMENSIONS; FREE BODY DIAGRAMS; TRUSS ANALYSIS; FRICTION; CENTROIDS; CENTERS OF GRAVITY AND MOMENTS OF INERTIA.

Prerequisite: PHYS 2425 and MATH 2414*.
* May be taken concurrently.

TCCNS: ENGR 2301  
ENGR 2326  Dynamics  
3 Semester Credit Hours (2 Lecture Hours, 3 Lab Hours)  

THEORY OF ENGINEERING MECHANICS INVOLVING THE MOTION OF PARTICLES, RIGID BODIES AND SYSTEMS OF PARTICLES; NEWTON'S LAWS; WORK AND ENERGY RELATIONSHIPS; PRINCIPLES OF IMPULSE AND MOMENTUM; APPLICATION OF KINETICS AND KINEMATICS TO THE SOLUTION OF ENGINEERING PROBLEMS. 

TCCNS: ENGR 2302  
ENGR 2350  MANUFACTURING PROCESSES  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

Introduction to metal and non-metallic manufacturing processes; casting, forgoing, rolling, extrusion, sheet metal forming, cutting tools turing and milling operations, abrasive machining, welding and joining, powder compaction, molding, forming of plastics, surface treatment, human factors and safety.

Prerequisite: MATH 2414.

ENGR 2360  CIRCUIT ANALYSIS  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

This course covers principles of electronics: charge, voltage, resistance, current, and power; Ohm’s Law; Kirchoff’s voltage and current laws; RC and LC circuits; periodic functions, average and RMS measurements; transformers, electrical measurement instruments. The laboratory provides hands-on experience with devices and circuits discussed in the classroom.

Prerequisite: PHYS 2426.

ENGR 2406  DIGITAL SYSTEMS  
4 Semester Credit Hours (4 Lecture Hours)  

Prerequisite: (COSC 1330 or 1435) and (ENGR 2460 and MATH 2414).

Co-requisite: SMTE 0099.  
ENGR 2460  Circuit Analysis  
4 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours, 3 Lab Hours)  

THIS COURSE COVERS PRINCIPLES OF ELECTRONICS: CHARGE, VOLTAGE, RESISTANCE, CURRENT, AND POWER; OHM'S LAW; KIRCHHOFF'S VOLTAGE AND CURRENT LAWS; RC AND LC CIRCUITS; PERIODIC FUNCTIONS, AVERAGE AND RMS MEASUREMENTS; TRANSFORMERS, ELECTRICAL MEASUREMENT INSTRUMENTS. THE LABORATORY PROVIDES HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE WITH DEVICES AND CIRCUITS DISCUSSED IN THE CLASSROOM.

Prerequisite: (PHYS 2426, MATH 2414 and 3315*).
* May be taken concurrently.

Co-requisite: SMTE 0099.  
TCCNS: ENGR 2305  
ENGR 3315  Fluid Mechanics  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

FLUID PROPERTIES, FLUID STATICS, DYNAMICS, AND KINEMATICS, CONSERVATION OF ENERGY AND MOMENTUM INCOMPRESSIBLE, LAMINAR AND TURBULENT FLOW. SIMILITUDE AND DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS, AND VISCOUS FLOW.

Prerequisite: MATH 3315 or 3315 and ENGR 2326 and MATH 2415.

ENGR 3316  Thermodynamics  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

THEORY AND APPLICATION OF ENERGY METHODS IN ENGINEERING; CONSERVATION OF MASS AND ENERGY; ENERGY TRANSFER BY HEAT, WORK AND MASS; THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES; ANALYSIS OF OPEN AND CLOSED SYSTEMS; THE SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS AND ENTROPY; GAS, VAPOR AND REFRIGERATION CYCLES.

Prerequisite: (PHYS 2425 and MATH 2414).

ENGR 3320  Strength of Materials  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

CONCEPTS IN STRENGTH OF MATERIALS, STRESS, STRAIN; DEFORMATION UNDER LOAD, DIRECT, SHEAR, AND COMBINED STRESSES; STRESS CONCENTRATIONS, BENDING STRESSES AND TORSIONAL SHEAR STRESSES, DEFLECTION IN BEAMS AND SHAFTS; COLUMNS, AND PRESSURE VESSELS.

Prerequisite: ENGR 2325 and 3322 or ENGR 2322.

ENGR 3322  Materials Science  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES OF METALLIC AND NONMETALLIC MATERIALS; MICROSTRUCTURE, MECHANICAL TESTING, PHASE DIAGRAMS, HEAT TREATMENT, TESTING, CERAMICS, POLYMERS, COMPOSITES, CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, FAILURE ANALYSIS, NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION, CORROSION AND THERMAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS.

Prerequisite: (CHEM 1411) and (PHYS 2425).

Co-requisite: SMTE 0099.  
ENGR 3350  Manufacturing Processes  
3 Semester Credit Hours (2 Lecture Hours, 3 Lab Hours)  

INTRODUCTION TO METAL AND NON-METALLIC MANUFACTURING PROCESSES; CASTING, FORGING, ROLLING, EXTRUSION, SHEET METAL FORMING, CUTTING TOOLS TURNING AND MILLING OPERATIONS, ABRASIVE MACHINING, WELDING AND JOINING, POWDER COMPACTION, MOLDING, FORMING OF PLASTICS, SURFACE TREATMENT, HUMAN FACTORS AND SAFETY.

Prerequisite: ENGR 1312, 3320 and 2326.

Co-requisite: SMTE 0099.  
ENGR 4240  Project Management  
2 Semester Credit Hours (2 Lecture Hours, 2 Lab Hours)  

FOUNDATIONS OF ENGINEERING ECONOMY, CASH FLOW AND EQUIVALENCE, AND PROJECT JUSTIFICATION. INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT, PLANNING, SCHEDULING, AND CONTROL, USE OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE, GANTT CHARTS, PERT CHARTS, AND CRITICAL PATH. STUDENTS PREPARE PROPOSALS, INCLUDING SPECIFICATIONS, TIMELINES, SCHEDULE, AND BUDGET, FOR PROJECTS TO BE IMPLEMENTED IN ENGR 4370 - CAPSTONE PROJECTS. THIS COURSE SHOULD BE TAKEN THE SEMESTER PRECEDING ENGR 4370 - CAPSTONE PROJECTS. 

Prerequisite: (MEEN 3330) and (MEEN 3345) or (EEEN 3330) or (EEEN 3310) and (EEEN 3350).

Co-requisite: SMTE 0099.  
ENGR 4350  Machine Vision and Image Processing Applications  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

INTRODUCES STUDENTS TO AUTOMATED VISION SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS, CAMERA MODELS, TESTING AND MEASUREMENT, AND FUNDAMENTALS OF IMAGE PROCESSING. TOPICS INCLUDE IMAGE ANALYSIS AND PROCESSING IN BINARY, GRAY SCALE AND COLOR IMAGES IN SPATIAL- AND FREQUENCY-DOMAIN. TEXTURE AND SHAPE ANALYSIS, HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGING, OTHER TRANSFORMS, AND FILTERS ARE DISCUSSED AND APPLIED.

Prerequisite: (COSC 1330 or 1435) and ENGR 2460 and MATH 2414.

ENGR 4370  Capstone Projects  
5 Semester Credit Hours (5 Lecture Hours, 5 Lab Hours)  

THIS COURSE ALLOWS STUDENTS TO EMPLOY THE KNOWLEDGE ATTAINED IN OTHER COURSES TO IMPLEMENT (INCLUDING BUILDING, TESTING, AND DOCUMENTING) AN APPROVED PROJECT, WITHIN BUDGET AND ON SCHEDULE. COURSE REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE A WRITTEN REPORT AND ORAL PRESENTATIONS.

Prerequisite: (ENGR 4240) and (MEEN 4360*) and (MEEN 4365*) or (EEEN 4333*, CEEN 4304* or IEEN 4310*).
* May be taken concurrently.

Co-requisite: SMTE 0099.  
ENGR 4390  Special Topics in Engineering  
1,3 Semester Credit Hours (1,3 Lecture Hours)  

SUBJECT MATERIAL VARIABLE. MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT WHEN TOPICS ARE DIFFERENT.

ENGR 4420  Engineering Lab Measurements  
4 Semester Credit Hours (2 Lecture Hours, 4 Lab Hours)  

PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS; STANDARDS, CALIBRATION, ERROR ESTIMATION; STATIC AND DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE OF MEASURING SYSTEMS; LABORATORY EXPERIENCE, EXPERIMENT PLANNING, REPORT WRITING. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COURSE IS FOR STUDENTS TO GAIN PROFICIENCY IN DESIGNING, ASSEMBLING, AND OPERATING AN EXPERIMENT; AND ANALYZING AND PRESENTING EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS. THIS ENCOMPASSES SKILLS SUCH AS AN UNDERSTANDING CONTROL AND DATA ACQUISITION ELECTRONICS, OPERATION AND LIMITATION OF MODERN SENSORS, CALIBRATION AND ERROR ANALYSIS, ASSESSING APPLICABILITY OF THEORY AND THE IMPACT OF SECONDARY EXPERIMENTAL VARIABLES, AND WRITING AND PRESENTING REPORTS AND ANALYSIS. OFFERED FALL AND SPRING.

Prerequisite: ENGR 2460.

Co-requisite: SMTE 0099.  
ENGR 4444  Engineering Measurements  
4 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours, 3 Lab Hours)  

A VERY SIGNIFICANT PART OF DESIGNING ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTS INVOLVES SELECTING THE APPROPRIATE PHYSICAL DEVICES TO TRANSLATE QUANTITIES TO BE MEASURED INTO VOLTAGES OR CURRENTS THAT CAN BE SENSED WITH ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS. THE RANGE OF SENSORS AND TRANSDUCERS AVAILABLE WILL BE STUDIED WITH EXAMPLES FROM INDUSTRY AND MEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION. THE COURSE WILL EXPLORE IN SOME DETAIL THE USE OF ANALOG TO DIGITAL (A/D) AND DIGITAL TO ANALOG (D/A) CONVERTERS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS. STUDENTS WILL ALSO LEARN TO USE COMPLETE A/D-MICROPROCESSOR-D/A SYSTEMS SINCE THESE ARE PART OF NEARLY ALL INSTRUMENTS NOW. IN THIS COURSE STUDENTS WILL LEARN TO BUILD A COMPLETE INSTRUMENT BY COMBINING ANALOG AND DIGITAL COMPONENTS AND USING ADVANCED ALGORITHMS. WE WILL REVIEW THE BASIC CONCEPTS FROM ANALOG ELECTRONICS AND REAL-TIME EVENT DRIVEN PROGRAMMING ONE NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND IN ORDER TO CONSTRUCT SUCH INSTRUMENTS AND EXPERIMENT THROUGH A SERIES OF LABS.

Prerequisite: (EEEN 2306 and 3315).

Co-requisite: SMTE 0099.  

Mechanical Engineering Courses

MEEN 3230  Solid Mechanics Laboratory  
2 Semester Credit Hours (4 Lab Hours)  

EXPERIMENTAL PRINCIPLES FROM STRENGTH OF MATERIALS, AND EXPERIMENTS AND COMPUTER-BASED ANALYSIS OF MACHINE ELEMENTS AND STRUCTURES FOR STRENGTH OF MATERIAL AND SOLID MECHANICS. 

Prerequisite: MEEN 3330 or 3330*.
* May be taken concurrently.

Co-requisite: SMTE 0099.  
MEEN 3310  Engineering Analysis for Mechanical Engineering  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

APPLICATIONS OF FUNDAMENTALS OF LINEAR ALGEBRA, VECTOR ANALYSIS, NUMERICAL METHODS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, AND PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR MECHANICAL ENGINEERING. (CROSS-LISTED WITH MATH 3310 - MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS FOR MECHANICAL ENGINEERING )

Prerequisite: MATH 3315.

MEEN 3330  Solid Mechanics for Mechanical Engineering  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

STRESS ANALYSIS OF DEFORMABLE BODIES AND MECHANICAL ELEMENTS; STRESS TRANSFORMATION; COMBINED LOADING; FAILURE MODES; MATERIAL FAILURE THEORIES; FRACTURE AND FATIGUE; DEFLECTIONS AND INSTABILITIES; THICK CYLINDERS; CURVED BEAMS; DESIGN OF STRUCTURAL/MECHANICAL MEMBERS; DESIGN PROCESSES FOR SHAFTS, BEARINGS, SPRINGS, FASTENERS, AND MECHANICAL JOINTS. 

Prerequisite: ENGR 3320.

MEEN 3335  Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

OVERVIEW OF UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS:  HISTORY, PLATFORMS, OPERATIONS, COMMAND AND CONTROL, SENSOR SYSTEMS, PAYLOADS, REGULATIONS, POLICY.  CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS. 

MEEN 3340  Solid Modeling and Finite Elements  
3 Semester Credit Hours (2 Lecture Hours, 3 Lab Hours)  

USE OF COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND SOLID MODELING TOOLS IN ENGINEERING DESIGN, AND ANALYSIS, AND MANUFACTURING INCLUDING: SOLID MODELING, STRESS, FLOW, AND HEAT TRANSFER ANALYSIS USING FINITE ELEMENT METHODS.

Prerequisite: MEEN 3310 and ENGR 3320.

MEEN 3345  Heat Transfer  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

STEADY AND UNSTEADY CONDUCTION IN ONE- AND TWO-DIMENSIONS; FORCED CONVECTION, INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL FLOWS; HEAT EXCHANGERS; INTRODUCTION TO RADIATION; ELEMENTS OF THERMAL SYSTEM DESIGN.

Prerequisite: (ENGR 3316 and 3315).

MEEN 4220  ENGINEERING LAB  
2 Semester Credit Hours (2 Lecture Hours)  

Experimentation and analysis of thermal/fluid systems, energy balances, performance measurements of devices and systems, data analysis and correlation, elements of experimental design.

Prerequisite: ENGR 3315 and MEEN 3345.

MEEN 4240  PROJECT MANAGEMENT  
2 Semester Credit Hours (2 Lecture Hours, 2 Lab Hours)  

Foundations of engineering economy, cash flow and equivalence, and project justification. Introduction to project management, planning, scheduling, and control, use of project management software, GANTT charts, PERT charts, and critical path. Students prepare proposals, including specifications, timelines, schedule, and budget, for projects to be implemented in MEEN 4370 - Capstone Projects . This course should be taken the semester preceding MEEN 4370 - Capstone Projects

Prerequisite: MEEN 3330 and 3345.

Co-requisite: SMTE 0099.  
MEEN 4325  Energy Conversion  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

NATURAL RESOURCES: FUELS, SOLAR, WIND, GEOTHERMAL, WAVE, AND OCEAN THERMAL; THERMODYNAMICS OF POWER CYCLES AND PROCESSES: RANKINE, BRAYTON, GAS TURBINE, IC ENGINES, FUEL CELL; NUCLEAR POWER; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION: PHOTOVOLTAIC, THERMOELECTRIC, THERMIONIC, MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS; NON-REACTIVE PROCESSES: WIND, WAVE/TIDAL, OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY, SOLAR THERMAL; CONCEPT OF LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENTS OF CARBON FOOT PRINT. STUDENT TEAMWORK OF A CLASS TERM PAPER IS EXPECTED.

Prerequisite: ENGR 2316.

MEEN 4330  Introduction to Plasma Engineering and Applications  
3 Semester Credit Hours (2 Lecture Hours, 2 Lab Hours)  

PHYSICAL, ELECTRICAL, CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF PLASMAS; DIFFERENCES IN PROPERTIES OF THERMAL AND NON-THERMAL PLASMAS, DIRECT AND ALTERNATING CURRENT PLASMA SOURCES, INDUCTIVE AND CAPACITIVE COUPLED PLASMA SOURCES, DIAGNOSTICS AND APPLICATIONS OF PLASMAS. 

Prerequisite: ENGR 2322 and (ENGR 2460 or PHYS 2426).

Co-requisite: SMTE 0099.  
MEEN 4335  Introduction to Aircraft Aerodynamics and Performance  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

FORCES ON AIRCRAFT; STANDARD ATMOSPHERE; STEADY-STATE CRUISE, CLIMB, AND TURN PERFORMANCE; PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION; INTRODUCTION TO AIRCRAFT LONGITUDINAL STABILITY.

Prerequisite: ENGR 2326 and COSC 1330.

MEEN 4336  Introduction to UAS for Agricultural Applications  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

PROVIDES THE FOUNDATIONS TO ACQUIRE REMOTE SENSING DATA USING UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (UAS) AND TO INTERPRET, PROCESS, AND APPLY REMOTELY SENSED DATA FOR AGRICULTURAL APPLICATIONS.  PRINCIPLES OF REMOTE SENSING, DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING, AND GEOSPATIAL ANALYSIS WILL BE COVERED. EMPHASIS WILL BE ON THE USE OF UAS REMOTE SENSING TECHNOLOGY FOR VARIOUS DISCIPLINES IN AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES INCLUDING PLANT BREEDING, PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, CROP SCOUTING, PEST MANAGEMENT AND ENTOMOLOGY. OFFERED SPRING. 

Prerequisite: MEEN 3335.

MEEN 4340  PROJECT MANAGEMENT  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

Foundations of engineering economy, cash flow and equivalence, and project justification. Introduction to project management, planning, scheduling, and control, use of project management software, GANTT chars, PERT charts, and critical path. Students prepare proposals, including specifications, timelines, schedule, and budget, for projects to be implemented in MEEN 4370. This course should be taken the semester preceding MEEN 4370.

MEEN 4345  Sensors and Systems  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

THIS COURSE COVERS SENSORS AND SENSING SYSTEMS WHERE SENSING MODALITIES, ANALYSIS OF SENSED DATA, DATA TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION ARE DISCUSSED. FILTERING AND ESTIMATION IN SENSING SYSTEMS ARE CONSIDERED. THE COURSE COVERS SENSORS AT COMPONENT LEVEL TO DEVELOP SUBSYSTEMS AND MORE COMPLEX SENSING SYSTEMS THAT MONITOR PHYSICAL PHENOMENA IN LABORATORY OR MARINE/TERRESTRIAL ENVIRONMENTS. OTHER TOPICS INCLUDE MULTIDIMENSIONAL SIGNAL AND IMAGE PROCESSING, OBJECT TRACKING, MULTISENSORY DATA FUSION, APPLICATIONS IN ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING, REMOTE SENSING AND SURVEILLANCE. 

Prerequisite: MATH 2414, PHYS 2426 and ENGR 2460.

MEEN 4350  Controls, Automation and Robotics  
3 Semester Credit Hours (2 Lecture Hours, 3 Lab Hours)  

AUTOMATION IN A MANUFACTURING AND ASSEMBLY SETTING FOR OCEAN AND MARINE ENVIRONMENTS, MATERIAL HANDLING SYSTEMS, REMOTE GUIDED VEHICLES, AUTOMATED STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEMS, COMPUTER NUMERICAL MACHINE TOOLS, ROBOTICS.

Prerequisite: MATH 3315, ENGR 2326 and 2460.

Co-requisite: SMTE 0099.  
MEEN 4351  Dynamical Systems Analysis and Modeling  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

MODELING AND ANALYSIS OF SYSTEMS THAT HAVE A TIME-BASED RESPONSE.  TRANSIENT AS WELL AS STEADY STATE SOLUTIONS FOR SDOF AND MDOF SYSTEMS AND COMPUTATIONAL SOLUTIONS INCLUDING TIME RESPONSE, BODE PLOTS, PHASE PLOTS, AND OTHER PLOTS RELEVANT TO THE SYSTEM.  LINEAR AND NON-LINEAR MODELING OF SYSTEMS WILL BE STUDIED.  MODELING OF MECHANICAL SYSTEMS (VIBRATIONS), ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS, AND THERMAL/FLUID SYSTEMS WILL BE COVERED. 

Prerequisite: COSC 1330, ENGR 2460 and MEEN 3345.

MEEN 4355  Marine Fabrication  
3 Semester Credit Hours (2 Lecture Hours, 3 Lab Hours)  

ADVANCED TOPICS IN MANUFACTURING AND FABRICATION RELATED TO SHIPS AND OFFSHORE PLATFORMS AND CONSTRUCTION.

Prerequisite: ENGR 3350.

Co-requisite: SMTE 0099.  
MEEN 4360  Thermal Systems Design  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

ANALYSIS, MANAGEMENT AND COST, OPTIMAL DESIGN, AND COMPUTER SIMULATION OF THERMAL SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS; APPLICATIONS IN FLUID FLOW AND HEAT TRANSFER, PUMPS, TURBINES AND HEAT EXCHANGERS. SELECTED COURSE TOPICS ARE ASSIGNED AS PROJECTS.

Prerequisite: MEEN 3345.

MEEN 4365  Mechanical Systems Design  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

ANALYSIS, MANAGEMENT AND COST, OPTIMAL DESIGN, AND COMPUTER SIMULATION OF MECHANICAL SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS; MACHINE ELEMENTS, AND STRESS ANALYSIS. SELECTED COURSE TOPICS ARE ASSIGNED AS PROJECTS.

Prerequisite: (MEEN 3330 and ENGR 3350).

MEEN 4370  CAPSTONE PROJECTS  
3 Semester Credit Hours (1 Lecture Hour, 5 Lab Hours)  

This course allows students to employ the knowledge attained in other courses to implement (including building, testing, and documenting) an approved project, within budget and on schedule. Course requirements include a written report and oral presentations.

Prerequisite: MEEN 4240 and (MEEN 4360 or 4360 and MEEN 4365 or EEEN 4333).

Co-requisite: MEEN 4360, MEEN 4365, SMTE 0099.  
MEEN 4375  Fuel Cells  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

STUDENTS WILL ACQUIRE AN UNDERSTANDING OF THERMODYNAMICS, TRANSPORT PHENOMENA AND REACTION FUNDAMENTALS THAT ARE REQUIRED TO UNDERSTAND THE PROCESSES AND PHENOMENA THAT POSE LIMITS ON FUEL CELL PERFORMANCE.

Prerequisite: ENGR 3316, MEEN 3345 and CHEM 1411.

MEEN 4380  Renewable Energy  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

RENEWABLE AND ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCES AND FUELS; MODERN ENERGY CONVERSION DEVICES, SUCH AS OFFSHORE WIND FARMS, MARINE CURRENT TURBINES, FUEL CELLS, PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS, AND MICRO-POWER TURBINES. COST AND ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS OF RENEWABLE SOURCES. INSTALLATION, DESIGN CHARACTERISTICS, OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE, AND MAINTENANCE OF MOTORS, TURBINES, PUMPS AND COMPRESSORS. INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL ENERGY CONCERNS; FOSSIL AND NUCLEAR FUELS; ENERGY CONSUMPTION ANALYSIS; ENERGY MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION TECHNIQUES.

Prerequisite: ENGR 3316, 2460 and MEEN 4325.

Co-requisite: SMTE 0099.  
MEEN 4385  Offshore Energy Management  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

TOPICS RELATED TO THE DESIGN AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT OF SHIPS AND OFFSHORE PLATFORMS WILL BE COVERED. SUCH TOPICS MAY INCLUDE OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION, WIND AND MARINE ENERGY SYSTEMS, AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Prerequisite: MEEN 3345.

MEEN 4390  Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL, COMPUTATIONAL, MODELING AND SIMULATION OF THERMO-FLUID SYSTEMS. APPLICATIONS RELATED TO SHIPS AND OFFSHORE PLATFORMS AND STRUCTURES WILL BE PRESENTED.

Prerequisite: MEEN 3345.

MEEN 4395  Offshore Water Exploration and Desalination Systems  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

ADVANCED AND FUTURE APPLICATIONS OF SEA FLOOR MAPPING, UNDER-WATER ACOUSTICS AND GIS FOR FRESH WATER EXPLORATION AND MINING. RENEWABLE ENERGY DRIVEN COASTAL, NEAR-SHORE, AND OFFSHORE DESALINATION SYSTEMS.

Prerequisite: ENGR 2316.

MEEN 4396  Directed Independent Study  
3 Semester Credit Hours  

REQUIRES A FORMAL PROPOSAL OF STUDY TO BE COMPLETED IN ADVANCE OF REGISTRATION, APPROVAL OF SUPERVISING FACULTY AND CHAIRPERSON.

MEEN 4420  Engineering Lab Measurements  
4 Semester Credit Hours (2 Lecture Hours, 4 Lab Hours)  

PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS; STANDARDS, CALIBRATION, ERROR ESTIMATION; STATIC AND DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE OF MEASURING SYSTEMS; LABORATORY EXPERIENCE, EXPERIMENT PLANNING, REPORT WRITING. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COURSE IS FOR STUDENTS TO GAIN PROFICIENCY IN DESIGNING, ASSEMBLING, AND OPERATING AN EXPERIMENT; AND ANALYZING AND PRESENTING EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS. THIS ENCOMPASSES SKILLS SUCH AS AN UNDERSTANDING CONTROL AND DATA ACQUISITION ELECTRONICS, OPERATION AND LIMITATION OF MODERN SENSORS, CALIBRATION AND ERROR ANALYSIS, ASSESSING APPLICABILITY OF THEORY AND THE IMPACT OF SECONDARY EXPERIMENTAL VARIABLES, AND WRITING AND PRESENTING REPORTS AND ANALYSIS. 

Prerequisite: ENGR 2460.

Co-requisite: SMTE 0099.