Course Descriptions

CE 27100 Basic Mechanics I  (Statics)
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisite: ENGR 18100. Corequisite: MA 26100.
Loads; structural forms; analysis of axially loaded members, flexural members, torsional members; combined loading conditions; buckling.  Basic behavioral characteristics of structural elements and systems illustrated by laboratory experiments.

CE 30300 Engineering Surveying
Class 2, lab 3, cr. 3. Prerequisite: CE 27100 or ME 27000. 
Horizontal and vertical control surveys on site and route projects for engineering design and construction layout. Geometric design of horizontal circular curves, spiral easement curves, and vertical parabolic curves. Earthwork volume computation and balancing. Use of coordinate geometry (COGO) design software including terrain and design surface modeling. Methods and tools used for construction layout, as-built surveys, and industrial measurements.

CE 32300 Soil Engineering
Class 2, lab 3, cr. 3. Prerequisite: ME 27400.
Introduction to soil engineering and testing. Identification and classification tests, soil water systems, settlement principles, soil stresses, and shear strength testing.

CE 32401 Mechanics of Materials
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisite: ME 27400.
Integrated approach to mechanics of materials emphasizing mechanics fundamentals as applied to machine design applications.  Stress and strain in machine elements; mechanical properties of materials; extension, torsion, and bending of members; thermal stress; pressure vessels; static indeterminacy, stress transformation, Mohr's circle.

CE 32800 Mechanics of Materials Laboratory
Lab 3, cr. 1. Prerequisite: ME 27400.
Experimental approach to mechanics of materials emphasizing mechanics fundamentals as applied to machine design applications. Experiments cover stress and strain in machine elements; mechanical properties of materials; extension, torsion, and bending of members; thermal stress; pressure vessels; static indeterminacy, stress transformation, Mohr's circle. 

CE 33001 Structure and Properties of Materials
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisite: ME 32401 or CE 32401.
The relationship between the structure of materials and the resulting mechanical, thermal, electrical, and optical properties. Atomic structure, bonding, atomic arrangement; crystal symmetry, crystal structure, habit, lattices, defects, and the use of X-ray diffraction. Phase equilibria and microstructural development. Applications to design.

CE 41000 Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics
Class 3, lab 3, cr. 4. Prerequisite: ME 31001. Not open to ME 41000 students. 
This course is a continuation of Fluid Mechanics. Topics will include hydraulics, external boundary layer flow, and introduction to fluid power and gas dynamics.

ECE 20100 Linear Circuit Analysis I 
Class 3, cr. 3.
Volt-ampere characteristics for circuit elements; independent and dependent sources; Kirchoff's laws and circuit equations. Source transformations. Thevenin's and Norton's theorems; superposition. Transient response of RC, RL, and RLC circuits. Sinusoidal steady-state and impedance. Instantaneous and average power.

ECE 20200 Linear Circuit Analysis II
Class 3, cr. 3.
Continuation of ECE 20100. Use of computer-aided design programs. Complex frequency plane, resonance, scaling, and coupled circuits. Two-port network parameters. Laplace transform methods. Use of trees, general loop and nodal equations, and matrix formulation.

ECE 20700 Electronic Measurement Techniques 
Lab 3, cr. 1.
Experimental exercises in the use of laboratory instruments. Voltage, current, impedance, frequency, and wave form measurements. Frequency and transient response. Elements of circuit modeling and design. Permission of department required.

ECE 20800 Electronic Devices and Design Laboratory
Lab 3, cr. 1. Prerequisite: ECE 20700. Corequisite: ECE 25500.
Laboratory experiments in the measurement of electronic device characteristics. Design of biasing networks, small signal amplifiers and switching circuits.
ECE 25500 Introduction to Electronic Analysis & Design
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisites: ECE 20100.
Diode, bipolar transistor and FET circuit models for the design and analysis of electronic circuits. Single and multistage analysis and design; introduction to digital circuits. Computer aided design calculations, amplifier operating point design, and frequency response of single and multistage amplifiers. High frequency and low frequency designs are emphasized.
ECE 26400 Advanced C Programming
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisite: ENGR 18100 or ENGR 195E.
Continuation of a first programming course. Topics include files, structures, pointers, and the proper use of dynamic data structures.
ECE 27000 Introduction to Digital System Design
Class 3, lab 3, cr. 4. Prerequisites: ECE 20100 and ECE 20700.
An introduction to digital system design, with an emphasis on practical design techniques and circuit implementation.

ECE 30001 Signals and Systems Laboratory
Lab 3, cr. 1. Prerequisite: ECE 20200.
Experiments covering the analysis and design of systems in both the time- and frequency-domains. Continuous-time linear systems. Discrete-time nonlinear systems: median-type filters and threshold decomposition are covered along with system design examples such as the compact disc player and AM radio. 

ECE 30100 Signals and Systems
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisite: ECE 20200.
Classification, analysis and design of systems in both the time- and frequency-domains. Continuous-time linear systems: Fourier Series, Fourier Transform, bilateral Laplace Transform. Discrete-time linear systems: difference equations, Discrete-Time Fourier Transform, bilateral z-Transform. Sampling, quantization, and discrete-time processing of continuous-time signals. Discrete-time nonlinear systems: median-type filters, threshold decomposition. System design examples such as the compact disc player and AM radio.
ECE 30200 Probabilistic Methods in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisite: MA 26200. Corequisite: ECE 30100.
An introductory treatment of probability theory including distribution and density functions, moments and random variables. Applications of normal and exponential distributions. Estimation of means, variances, correlation and spectral density functions. Random processes and responses of linear systems to random inputs.

ECE 30800 Systems Simulation and Control Laboratory
Lab 3, cr. 1 Prerequisite: ECE 20700. Corequisite: ECE 38200.
Instruction and laboratory exercises in the solution of differential equations that arise in the modeling of physical systems. Instruction in the principles of operation and design of linear control systems.

ECE 31100 Electric and Magnetic Fields
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisites: ECE 20100, PHYS 26100, & MA 26200.
Continued study of vector calculus, electrostatics, magnetostatics, and Maxwell's Equations. Introduction to electromagnetic waves, transmission lines, and radiation from antennas.

ECE 32100 Electromechanical Motion Devices
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisite: ECE 20200 or ECE 25500. 
The general theory of electromechanical motion devices relating electric variables and electromagnetic forces. The basic concepts and operational behavior of DC, induction, brushless DC, and stepper motors used in control applications are presented.

ECE 32300 Electromechanical Motion Devices and Systems Laboratory
Lab 3, cr. 1. Corequisite: ECE 32100.
Experiments closely coordinated with ECE 32100 involving measurement of fundamental parameters of various electromechanical devices using modern instrumentation techniques. Computer simulation is used to predict steady-state and dynamic operating characteristics. Comparison of predicted and measured performance is emphasized.

ECE 36200 Microprocessor Systems and Interfacing
Class 3, cr. 3 or Class 3, lab. 3, cr. 4. Prerequisites: ECE 26400 & ECE 27000.
An introduction to microcontroller instruction sets, assembly language programming, microcontroller interfacing, microcontroller peripherals, and embedded system design.

ECE 38200 Feedback System Analysis and Design
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisite: ECE 20200. Corequisite: ECE 30800.
In this course, classical concepts of feedback system analysis and associated compensation techniques are presented. In particular, the root locus, Bode diagram, and Nyquist criterion are used as determinants of stability.

ECE 40200 Electrical Engineering Design Projects
Class 1, lab 6, cr. 3. Prerequisite: Senior standing.
Lecture sessions provide the student with background information on the design and management of projects. Formal lectures cover, for example, design for manufacturability, design for quality, test and evaluation, reliability and ethics, patents and copyrights, plus case studies. During the laboratory sessions, the students work in teams on a challenging open-ended electrical engineering project that draws on previous course work. Projects routinely involve standard design facets (such as consideration of alternative solutions, feasibility considerations and detailed system descriptions) and include a number of realistic constraints (such as cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics).
ECE 43800 Digital Signal Processing with Applications
Class 3, lab 3, cr. 4. Prerequisites: ECE 30100 & ECE 30200.
The course is presented in three units. Foundations: the review of continuous-time and discrete-time signals and spectral analysis; design of finite impulse response and infinite impulse response digital filters; processing of random signals. Speech processing: vocal tract models and characteristics of the speech waveform; short-time spectral analysis and synthesis; linear predictive coding. Image processing; two dimensional signals, systems, and spectral analysis; image enhancement; image coding; image reconstruction. The laboratory experiments are closely coordinated with each unit. Throughout the course, the integration of digital signal processing concepts in a design environment is emphasized.
ECE 44000 Transmission of Information
Class 3, lab 3, cr. 4. Prerequisites: ECE 30100 & ECE 30200.
Analysis and design of analog and digital communication systems. Emphasis on engineering applications of theory to communication system design. The laboratory introduces the use of advanced engineering workstations in the design and testing of communication systems.
ECE 48300 Digital Control Systems Analysis and Design 
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisite: ECE 38200.
The course introduces feedback computer controlled systems, the components of digital control systems, and system models in the z-domain (z-transfer functions) and in the time domain (state variable representations). The objectives for system design and evaluation of system performance are considered. Various discrete-time controllers are designed, including PID-controllers, state and output feedback controllers, and reconstruction of states using observers. Systems with the designed controllers are tested by simulations.
ENGR 17100 Engineering Fundamentals I
Class 4, lab 2, cr. 5. Corequisite: MA 16700.
An introduction to approaches and techniques for solving engineering problems.  Software tools are introduced and used for solving engineering case studies.  Engineering report writing is included.  Presentation techniques are also demonstrated.  In the laboratory, students use various software packages to solve real-world problems.
ENGR 18100 Engineering Fundamentals II
Class 4, lab 2, cr. 5. Prerequisite: ENGR 17100. Corequisite: MA 16900.
A more advanced approach to engineering problem solving. More in-depth use is made of programming and applications software. Students work in teams to perform real-world case studies using several programming languages and software packages. Numerous oral and written presentations are required.

ENGR 45000 Engineering Analysis
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisite: MA 26200. 
Preparation for the senior design project course, ENGR 46100. Case studies are used to examine how a major project is accomplished, from start to finish. Ways to avoid and/or correct design problems are examined.

ENGR 45100 Engineering Analysis II
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisite: ENGR 45000.
Advanced engineering methods and applied math to prepare students for the senior design project course, ENGR 46100. The course will focus on numerical techniques in engineering analysis including finite element analysis, finite difference analysis, quadrature, and more.

ENGR 46100 Engineering Design Experience
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisites: ENGR 17100, ENGR 18100, ENGR 45000 and Senior status. 
Capstone project course, designed to integrate the various subjects the student has studied.  Both individual and group project formats may be used.  An oral presentation and written project report is required at the end of the semester.

ENGR 49900 Engineering
Variable Cr. 1-9.
Hours and subject matter to be arranged by staff.

ME 20000 Thermodynamics I
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisite: MA 26100, ME 27000 or CE 27100.
First and second laws of thermodynamics, entropy, reversible and irreversible processes, properties of pure substances.  Application to engineering problems.

ME 27000 Basic Mechanics I  (Statics)
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisite: ENGR 18100. Corequisite: MA 26100.
Vector operations, forces and couples, free body diagrams, equilibrium of a particle and of rigid bodies.  Friction.  Distributed forces.  Centers of gravity and centroids.  Applications from structural and machine elements, such as bars, trusses, and friction devices.  Kinematics and equations of motion of a particle for rectilinear and curvilinear motion.

ME 27400 Basic Mechanics II  (Dynamics)
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisite: ME 27000 or CE 27100. Corequisite: MA 26200.
Review and extension of particle motion to include energy and momentum principles.  Planar kinematics of rigid bodies.  Kinetics for planar motion of rigid bodies, including equations of motion and principles of energy and momentum.  Three-dimensional kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies.  Linear vibrations, with emphasis on single-degree-of-freedom systems.

ME 30201 Thermodynamics II
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisite: ME 20000.
Properties of gas mixtures, air-vapor mixtures, applications.  Thermodynamics of combustion processes, equilibrium.  Energy conversion, power, and refrigeration systems.

ME 31001 Fluid Mechanics  (Fluid Dynamics)
Class 3, lab 3, cr. 4. Prerequisites: ME 27400, ME 30201 and ENGR 45000.
Continuum, velocity field, fluid statics, manometers, basic conservation laws for systems and control volumes, dimensional analysis.  Euler and Bernoulli equations, viscous flows, boundary layers, flow in channels and around submerged bodies, one-dimensional gas dynamics, turbomachinery.

ME 31601 Heat and Mass Transfer
Class 3, lab 2, cr. 4 or class 3, lab 3, cr. 4. Prerequisite: ME 31001.
Fundamentals of heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation; mass transfer by convection.

Relevance to engineering applications.

ME 32401 Mechanics of Materials 
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisite: ME 27400.
Integrated approach to mechanics of materials emphasizing mechanics fundamentals as applied to machine design applications.  Stress and strain in machine elements; mechanical properties of materials; extension, torsion, and bending of members; thermal stress; pressure vessels; static indeterminacy, stress transformation, Mohr's circle.

ME 32800 Mechanics of Materials Laboratory
Lab 3, cr. 1. Prerequisite: ME 27400.
Experimental approach to mechanics of materials emphasizing mechanics fundamentals as applied to machine design applications. Experiments cover stress and strain in machine elements; mechanical properties of materials; extension, torsion, and bending of members; thermal stress; pressure vessels; static indeterminacy, stress transformation, Mohr's circle.

ME 33001 Structure and Properties of Materials
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisite: ME 32401 or CE 32401.
The relationship between the structure of materials and the resulting mechanical, thermal, electrical, and optical properties. Atomic structure, bonding, atomic arrangement; crystal symmetry, crystal structure, habit, lattices, defects, and the use of X-ray diffraction. Phase equilibria and microstructural development. Applications to design.

ME 35300 Machine Design I 
Class 3, lab 3, cr. 4. Corequisite: ME 32401 or CE 32401.
Introduction to the principles of design and analysis of machines and machine components.  Design for functionality, motion, force, strength, and reliability.  The laboratory experience provides open-ended projects to reinforce the design process.

ME 36600 Systems and Measurements
Class 2, lab 3, cr. 3. Prerequisite: ME 27400.
Introduction to engineering measurement fundamentals, including digital and frequency domain techniques, noise, and error analysis.

ME 37600 System Modeling and Analysis
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisite: ENGR 45000.
Introduction to modeling electrical, mechanical, fluid, and thermal systems containing elements such as sensors and actuators used in feedback control systems.  Dynamic response and stability characteristics.  Closed loop system analysis including proportional, integral, and derivative elements to control system response.

ME 41000 Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics
Class 3, lab 3, cr. 4. Prerequisite: ME 31001. Not open to CE 41000 students. 
This course is a continuation of Fluid Mechanics. Topics will include hydraulics, external boundary layer flow, and introduction to fluid power and gas dynamics.
ME 45101 Machine Design II
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisite: ME 35300.
Design and analysis of mechanical systems, for fluctuating loading. Fatigue analysis.  Application of design fundamentals to mechanical components, and integration of components to form systems.
ME 45600 Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisite: ME 27400.

This course is a continuation of Basic Mechanics II.  Topics will include kinematics and dynamics of machinery, synthesis and analysis of mechanisms and machines, and computer applications in the design of mechanisms and machines.
ME 45700 Vibration Analysis
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisite: ENGR 45000. 
This course is an introduction to simple vibratory motions such as damped and undamped free and forced vibrations, resonance, vibratory systems with more than one degree of freedom. Topics will include Coulomb and hysteric damping, transverse vibration of beams, torsional vibration, computation of natural frequencies and mode shapes, applications.
ME 46800 Thermal Systems Design
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisite: ME 30201 and ME 31001. Corequisite: ME 31601.
Application of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer fundamentals to the design of energy engineering systems with an emphasis on modeling, simulation, economic analysis and optimization. Applications include thermal regulation in buildings, heat exchangers, electronic cooling devices,  manufacturing processing of primary metals and plastics, fluid machinery, pipes and ducts.
ME 47900 Solar Engineering Systems
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisites: ME 30201 and ME 31001. Corequisite: ME 31601.
Application of heat transfer, thermodynamics and photovoltaics to the design and analysis of solar energy collectors and systems. Theory, economics and practice of solar energy applications.
ME 49400 Power Plant Engineering
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisite: ME 30201 and ME 31001. Corequisite: ME 31601.
Thermodynamic analysis of power plant systems for the generation of electric power. Power cycles and design of equipment for the generation of power. Gas and steam turbines and generators. Waste heat recovery and applications. Plant operations, economics and environmental impact.