ME 100. Engineering Orientation (2; F)
Four hours per week. (One lecture period and a three-hour laboratory period). General information on engineering disciplines, common engineering practices, engineering profession, engineering education, engineering design including creativity and innovation, engineering ethics and engineering opportunities will be provided by the instructor and/or invited professionals. Machine shop practice, model building projects, competitive design-build projects and a term design project will provide hands-on experience for students.
ME 170. Engineering Graphics (2; S)
Four hours per week. Principles of two- and three-dimensional visual presentations such as orthographic projection, isometric and perspective drawings, and sectional and auxiliary views. Location and measurements of lines, planes and solids in space will be included. Problems on all topics will be solved in the laboratory periods.
ME 201. Mechanics, Statics (3; F)
Three hours per week. Prerequisites: MATH 141 and PHYS 151. Analysis of two- and three-dimensional forces, moments, couples and equilibrium of rigid bodies will be covered. Centroids, moments of inertia and friction resistance will be included.
ME 270. Computer-Aided Design & Drafting (2; F/S)
Four hours per week. Application of computers to drafting, production of mechanical, electrical and architectural drawings. AutoCAD and/or other selected software will be used to generate engineering drawings. Laboratory work will include 2-D and 3-D drawing, detailed dimensioning, and assembly and design projects.
ME 300WS. Technical Communication (3; F)
Three hours per week. Prerequisites: ENGL 103. Technical report writing, writing methodology for technical papers, memoranda, proposals and letters will be instructed and exercised. The principles of effective public speaking, especially on technical topics, will be covered. Organization and use of audiovisual equipment and PA systems are emphasized. Students are given frequent opportunities to express themselves and be critiqued by their peers and the instructor. Students are required to write a term paper exceeding 6,000 words and to present it to the class at the end of the term.
ME 301. Mechanics, Dynamics (3; S)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite: ME 201. Kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies in plane motion. Newton’s formulation, work and energy, and impulse-momentum will be covered. Computer simulation problems will be assigned, and commercial simulation software packages will be demonstrated.
ME 302. Mechanics of Deformable Bodies (3)
Three hours per week. Prerequisites: ME 201, MATH 300 and MATH 331. Definition and analysis of strain and stress, application to axially-loaded elements, torsion of circular shafts and bending of beams will be covered. Column buckling will be introduced.
ME 322. Thermodynamics I (3; S)
Three hours per week. Prerequisites: PHYS 203, CHEM 104, MATH 300 and MATH 331. Fundamentals of engineering thermodynamics, the concepts of conservation of mass and energy, as well as the Second Law of Thermodynamics, including entropy definition and applications will be covered. The concepts of reversibility and availability also will be discussed with applications to thermodynamic systems.
ME 405. Special Topics in Engineering (3)
Three hours per week. Prerequisites: To be determined by the instructor. Engineering courses on special topics of interest will be taught under this title.
ME 490. Engineering Internship (var. 1-6; max. of 6)
Three to 18 hours of work per week. Prerequisites: junior or senior status; 3.0 or better overall GPA; permission of the Engineering Programs director and the Dean of College of Arts & Sciences.
ME 495. Research Participation (var. 1-3; max. of 3)
Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor. Student participation directed by a member of the engineering or science faculty. The course may be taken more than once but only three credit hours will be counted toward satisfying the departmental degree requirements.