Courses

Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics

MEEM 4200 - Principles of Energy Conversion

Introduces basic background, terminology, and fundamentals of energy conversion. Discusses current and emerging technologies for production of thermal, mechanical, and electrical energy. Topics include fossil and nuclear fuels, thermodynamic power cycles, solar energy, wind energy, and energy storage. No credit for both MEEM4200 and MEEM5290.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 4201(C) or MEEM 3230(C) or CM 3230 or ENG 3200 or MY 3100

MEEM 4220 - Internal Combustion Engines I

This course teaches the operational principles of spark-ignition and compression-ignition internal combustion engines through the application of thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and heat transfer. Course studies engine performance, efficiency, and emissions using cycle-based analysis, combustion thermochemistry, and compressible fluid flow.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 4201(C)

MEEM 4260 - Fuel Cell Technology

Fuel cell basics, operation principles and performance analysis. Emphasis on component materials and transport phenomena on proton exchange membrane fule cells along with other types of fuel cells. Hydrogen production, transportation, and storage. Balance of plant and systems analysis.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering; Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Senior
Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 4201 or CM 3110

MEEM 4295 - Introduction to Propulsion Systems for Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Hybrid electric vehicle analysis will be developed and applied to examine the operation, integration, and design of powertrain components. Model based simulation and design is applied to determine vehicle performance measures in comparison to vehicle technical specifications. Power flows, losses, energy usage, and drive quality are examined over drive-cycles via application of these tools.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering; May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore
Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 2200 or ENG 3200 or MEEM 2201

MEEM 4296 - Experimental Studies in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Hands-on course examines hybrid electric vehicles from an energy perspective. Topics include powertrain architecture, vehicle testing, fuel consumption, aerodynamics and rolling resistance, engines, batteries, electric machines and power electronics. Course culminates with study of system interactions with emphasis on idle reduction and regenerative braking.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-2)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering; May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior

MEEM 4450 - Vehicle Dynamics

This course will develop the models and techniques needed to predict the performance of a road vehicle during drive off, braking, ride, and steering maneuvers. Topics to be covered include: acceleration and braking performance, power train architecture, vehicle handling, suspension modeling, tire models, and steering control. Matlab, Adams Car, and Amesim, will be used as computational tools.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering; Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Junior, Senior
Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 3400 or EE 3261

MEEM 5220 - Fuel Cell Technology

Fuel cell basics, operation principles and performance analysis. Emphasis on component materials and transport phenomena on proton exchange membrane fuel cells along with other types of fuel cells. Hydrogen production, transportation, and storage. Balance of plant and systems analysis.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering

MEEM 5240 - Comp Fluid Dynamics for Engg

Introduces finite-difference and finite-volume methods used in solving fluid dynamics and heat transfer problems. Covers numerical grid generation, turbulence modeling, and application to some selected problems.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2001-2002 academic year
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 5210

MEEM 5250 - Internal Combustion Engines II

Advanced topics in internal combustion engines with emphasis on CI operation, modeling of engines, modeling of combustion processes, tribology, second law applications, and other topics of current interest.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2001-2002 academic year
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Eng-Eng Mechanics, Engineering Mechanics
Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 4220 and MEEM 4201(C)

MEEM 5255 - Advanced Powertrain Instrumentation and Experimental Methods

Course is for those interested in experimentation, engines, and powertrain. Objective is prepare to acquire quality data, and efficient experiments. Investigate transducers, calibration, data acquisition, signal conditioning, noise, and specific applications; engine combustion and emissions. Hands-on homework and structured lab activities.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-2)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior
Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 4220(C)

MEEM 5295 - Advanced Propulsion Systems for Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) will be studied and simulated using advanced powertrain component analysis and modeling. An in-depth analysis and study of power flows, losses and energy usage are examined for isolated powertrain components and HEV configurations. Simulation tools will be developed and applied to specify powertrain and vehicle components and to develop control and calibration for a constrained optimization to vehicle technical specifications.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Eng-Eng Mechanics, Engineering Mechanics
Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 4295

MEEM 5296 - Powertrain Integration in HEV

This hands-on course examines challenges with powertrain integration in Hybrid Vehicles. Topics include Vehicle Development Process, Thermal Management, Vehicle Controls, Safety, Calibration, and Vehicle Simulation Models. The course project includes optimizing performance of a configurable HEV using modeling and experimentation.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-2)
Semesters Offered: Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering
Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 4296 or EE 4296

MEEM 5670 - Experimental Design in Engg

Review of basic statistical concepts. Models for testing significance of one or many factors. Reducing experimental effort by incomplete blocks, and Latin squares. Factorial and fractional factorial designs. Response surface analysis for optimal response.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

MEEM 5680 - Optimization I

Provides introductory concepts to optimization methods and theory. Covers the fundamentals of optimization, which is central to any problem involving engineering decision making. Provides the tools to select the best alternative for specific objectives.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

MEEM 5700 - Dynamic Measurement/Signal Analysis

Assessment of measurement system requirements: transducers, conditioners, and displays of dynamic measurands. Time-, frequency-, probabilistic-, and correlative-domain approaches to dynamic signal analysis: sampled data, discrete Fourier transforms, digital filtering, estimation errors, system identification, calibration, recording. Introduction to wavelet analysis. All concepts reinforced in laboratory and simulation exercises.
Credits: 4.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering

MEEM 5715 - Linear Systems Theory and Design

Overview of linear algebra, modern control; state-based design of linear systems, observability, controllability, pole placement, observer design, stability theory of linear time-varying systems, Lyapunov stability, optimal control, linear quadratic regulator, Kalman filter,
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Eng-Eng Mechanics, Engineering Mechanics
Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 4700 or MEEM 4775

MEEM 5750 - Distributed Embedded Control Systems

This course will develop an understanding for the design and application of embedded control systems. Topics to be covered include: embedded system architecture, model-based embedded system design, real-time control, communication protocols, signal processing, and human machine interface. Embedded applications in advanced hybrid electric vehicles will also be introduced.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-2)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Eng-Eng Mechanics, Engineering Mechanics
Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 4700 or MEEM 4775 or EE 4261 or EE 3261

Materials Science and Engineering

MY 4165 - Corrosion and Environmental Effects

Mechanisms of corrosion processes, electrochemical and oxidation kinetics, and fundamentals of corrosion engineering.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Pre-Requisite(s): MY 2100

MY 5100 - Thermodynamics and Kinetics I

Solution thermodynamics and application to phase equilibria. Driving force for phase transformations. Chemical thermodynamics applied to materials processing. Corrosion and oxidation of metals. Applications to engineering situations.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

MY 5110 - Thermodynamics and Kinetics II

The kinetics of liquid-to-solid and solid-to-solid phase transformations. Diffusion-controlled phase transformations, including nucleation, growth, coarsening, spinodal decomposition, eutectic and eutectoid transformations, cellular transformations, and massive transformations. Martensitic transformations.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Pre-Requisite(s): MY 5100

MY 5410 - Materials for Energy Applications

Advanced solid materials for hydrogen energy will be introduced, including hydrogen storage materials, hydrogen production catalysts, and proton exchange membranes with emphasis on structures and properties. Silicon semiconductors, compound semiconductors, and nanostructured semiconductors will be discussed for solar energy applications.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior

MY 5760 - Vehicle Battery Cells and Systems

The behavior and application of batteries will be examined by introducing concepts from thermodynamics, materials science, transport processes and equivalent circuits. The non-ideal power source behavior of rechargeable batteries in applications will be treated using electrolyte: electrode transport and electrode materials chemistry. Prior exposure to freshman chemistry, elementary electrical circuits, and elementary transport theory is assumed.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2010-2011 academic year
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior
Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 2200 or CM 3230 or MY 3100 or EE 2110 or MEEM 5990

Electrical Engineering

EE 4219 - Introduction to Electric Machinery and Drives

Provides a thorough understanding of how electric machines can be used to drive loads with control of speed, torque and position. Topics include basic electro-mechanics, rotating machinery, dc machines, ac machines, power electronics and load modeling. Applications include industrial systems, hybrid/electric vehicles and electric power systems.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): EE 2110 or EE 2112 or EE 3010

EE 4220 - Introduction to Electric Machinery and Drives Laboratory

Provides a hands on understanding of how electric machines can be used to drive loads with control of speed, torque, and position. Topics include basic electro-mechanics, rotating machineer, dc machines, ac machines, power electronics, and load modeling.
Credits: 1.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-2)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): EE 4219(C)

EE 4221 - Power System Analysis 1

Covers power transmission line parameters and applications, symmetrical components, transformer and load representations, systems faults and protection, and the per unit system.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Pre-Requisite(s): EE 3120 and (EE 2112 or EE 2110)

EE 4222 - Power System Analysis 2

Topics covered include symmetrical components; symmetrical faults; unbalanced faults; generating the bus impedance matrix and using it in fault studies; power system protection; power system operation; power system stability.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): EE 4221

EE 4227 - Power Electronics

Fundamentals of circuits for electrical energy processing. Covers switching converter principles for dc-dc, ac-dc, and dc-ac power conversion. Other topics include harmonics, pulse-width modulation, feedback control, magnetic components and power semiconductors.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer
Pre-Requisite(s): EE 3120 and (EE 3130(C) or EE 3131)

EE 4228 - Power Electronics Lab

Fundamentals of design, construction and control of circuits for electrical energy processing. Covers switching converter principles for dc-dc, ac-dc, and dc-ac power conversion. Other topics include harmonics, pulse-width modulation, feedback control, magnetic components and power semiconductors.
Credits: 1.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Pre-Requisite(s): EE 4227(C)

EE 4295 - Introduction to Propulsion Systems for Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Hybrid electric drive vehicle analysis will be developed and applied to examine the operation, integration, and design of powertrain components. Model based simulation and design is applied to determine vehicle performance measures in comparison to vehicle technical specifications. Power flows, losses, energy usage, and drive quality are examined over drive-cycles via application of these tools.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering; May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore
Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 2200 or ENG 3200

EE 4296 - Experimental Studies in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Hands-on course examines hybrid electric vehicles from an energy perspective. Topics include powertrain architecture, vehicle testing, fuel consumption, aerodynamics and rolling resistance, engines, batteries, electric machines and power electronics. Course culminates with study of system interactions with emphasis on idle reduction and regenerative braking.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-2)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering; May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior

EE 4910 - EE Design Project 2

The second semester of a program of study in which a group of students work on an engineering design project in consultation with a faculty member. (Senior project ready as defined by major substitutes for prerequisites)
Credits: 2.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-1-3)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): EE 4901

EE 5200 - Advanced Methods in Power Systems

Advanced analysis and simulation methods for load flow, symmetrical components, short circuit studies, optimal system operation, stability, and transient analysis. Application of commonly used software reinforces concepts and provides practical insights.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering; May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior
Pre-Requisite(s): EE 4222

EE 5221 - Advanced Electric Machinery and Drives

Advanced electromechanics of rotating and linear machines. Topics include dynamic analysis of machines, reference frame transformations, reduced order models, models of mechanical loads, power electric drives for motors, and digital simulation of machines and electric drive systems. Applications discussed will include renewable energy and electric propulsion systems.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

EE 5223 - Power System Protection

Real-time monitoring and protection of modern power systems. Secure and reliable operation of radial and grid systems. Protection of transmission lines, buses, generators, motors, transformers, and other equipment against disturbances.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2008-2009 academic year

EE 5227 - Advanced Power Electronics

Advanced topics of circuits for electrical energy processing. Covers switching converter principles for dc-dc, ac-dc, and dc-ac power conversion. Other topics include harmonics, pulse-width modulation, classical feedback control, nonlinear control, magnetic components, power semiconductors, and digital simulation.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2012-2013 academic year
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Pre-Requisite(s): EE 4227

EE 5230 - Power System Operations

Study of advanced engineering and economic algorithms and analysis techniques for the planning, operation, and control of the electric power system from generation through transmission to distribution.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: On Demand
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering

EE 5250 - Distribution Engineering

Modeling and analysis of electrical distribution systems; load characteristics, load modeling, unbalanced three-phase overhead and underground line models, and distribution transformers. Analysis of primary system design, applications for capacitors, voltage drop, power loss, distribution system protection, and introduction to advanced distribution automation.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2007-2008 academic year
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Pre-Requisite(s): EE 4221

EE 5295 - Advanced Propulsion Systems for Hybrid Electric Drive Vehicles

Hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) will be studied and simulated using advanced powertrain component analysis and modeling. An in-depth analysis and study of power flows, losses, and energy usage are examined for isolated powertrain components and HEV configurations. Simulation tools will be developed and applied to specify powertrain and vehicle components and to develop control and calibration for a constrained optimization to vehicle technical specifications.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering
Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 4295 or EE 4295

EE 5296 - Powertrain Integration in HEV

This hands-on course examines challenges with powertrain integration in Hybrid Vehicles. Topics include Vehicle Development Process, Thermal Management, Vehicle Controls, Safety, Calibration, and Vehicle Simulation Models. The course project includes optimizing performance of a configurable HEV using modeling and experimentation.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-2)
Semesters Offered: Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering
Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 4296 or EE 4296

EE 5750 - Distributed Embedded Control Systems

This course will develop an understanding for the design and application of embedded control systems. Topics to be covered include: embedded system architecture, model-based embedded system design, real-time control, communication protocols, signal processing, and human machine interface. Embedded applications in advanced hybrid electric vehicles will also be introduced.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-2)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Electrical Engineering
Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 4700 or MEEM 4775 or EE 3261 or EE 4261