2023-2024 Catalog


MEE - Mechanical Engineering

MEE-310 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

This course introduces students to fundamentals of dimensional metrology and Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T). Definition of form and surface tolerances and geometric control symbols are explained. Coordinate tolerancing vs. GD&T are compared. Application of GD&T to product/tool design and quality control are explored. Other topics of interest include tolerance stack analysis and students are introduced to relevant ANSI standards. Prerequisite: EGR-142.


MEE-321 Mechanics of Materials

This course is a review and continuation of the deformable body mechanics topics in EGR 211. Topics include bending, torsion, direct stress and transverse shear in beams; curved members; thin-walled members; combined stresses; experimental stress analysis using strain gauges; theories of failure; deflection of beams; statically indeterminate problems; elastic stability of columns. Prerequisite: EGR-211.


MEE-324 Mechanics and Design Machinery

This course introduces students to the design and analysis of machinery and mechanisms. Topics typically include displacement, velocity, and acceleration analysis of linkage and cam mechanisms by graphical and analytical methods, synthesis of mechanisms, gears and gear trains. Prerequisites: EGR-214, MAT-255 and EGR-320.


MEE-396 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering

A course in topics of current interest in mechanical engineering. Specific content varies term by term but will be announced before registration begins for the semester of offering. Prerequisite: Permission of division chair.

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MEE-403 Machine Component Design

This course is an introduction to machine component design. Topics typically include deflection and spring rates, combinatory springs and equivalent stiffness calculations, deflection of beams, Euler column buckling and elastic instability, failure theories, safety factors and reliability, impact and fatigue, surface damage, detailed studies of major mechanical components such as springs, bearings, gears, shafts, etc. Design projects are normally required. Prerequisite: MEE-321.


MEE-405 Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

This course introduced students to the fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis (FEA). Topics include formulation of discrete elements for structural and stress analysis, variational theorems, iso-parametric elements, heat conduction, elastic stability, vibration, fluid flow, magnetics, and optimization problems solved using professional CAE software. Prerequisite: EGR-211.


MEE-410 Mechanical Vibration

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of mechanical vibrations. Topics typically include steady state and transient analysis of systems with single or multiple degrees of freedom, modal analysis and dynamic response of structures and machines, dynamics of continuous systems, Laplace transforms and stability. Prerequisites: MAT-255, MAT-265, and EGR-214.


MEE-460 Design of Thermal Systems

This course involves applications of thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and heat transfer to the design of thermal systems such as power plants, solar energy systems, and HVAC systems. The content also extends to complex cycles, heat exchangers, and radiation heat transfer. Includes individual and team design problems as a major component. Prerequisites: EGR-410 and EGR-390.


MEE-495 Independent Study and/or Research in Mechanical Engineering

Students will engage in a research project or an independent study in conjunction with a faculty member. Designed for engineering majors with a mechanical engineering concentration who either plan on graduate level work or have a special interest in certain areas of mechanical engineering. This course has a cap of 2 credit hours and cannot be repeated except in case of a 1+1 arrangement (1 credit hour in one semester and another credit hour in another semester). Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and permission of the instructor.

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