Potential Courses

The following courses can be made available for online delivery in future semesters with sufficient demand. 4000-level courses are final year undergraduate and 5000- and 6000-level are graduate courses.

Solid Mechanics

MEEM 4150 - Intermediate Mechanics of Materials

Basic concepts of three-dimensional stress and strain. Inelastic behavior of axial members, circular shafts and symmetric beams. Deflections of indeterminate beams. Unsymmetrical bending, shear flow and shear center for open sections. Energy methods for structures made up of one-dimensional elements. Introduction to theories of failures for anisotropic materials.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 2150

MEEM 4170 - Failure of Materials in Mechanics

Identifies the modes of mechanical failure that are essential to prediction and prevention of mechanical failure. Discusses theories of failure in detail. Treats the topic of fatigue failure extensively and brittle fracture, impact and buckling failures at some length.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 3501

MEEM 4180 - Engineering Biomechanics

Engineering mechanics applied to the human body in health and disease or injury, which includes mechanics of human biological materials and engineering design in musculo-skeletal system. Also studies on mechanics of posture (occupational biomechanics) and locomotion (sports biomechanics) using mathematical models of the human body. Credit may not be received for both MEEM4180 and BE3750.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 2150 and MEEM 2700

MEEM 5130 - Nanoscale Science and Technology

The course covers fundamentals of nanoscience (synthesis, properties, characterization) and recent technological advances in renewable energy, biotechnology, and nanodevices. This course is appropriate for students with backgrounds in mechanical engineering, materials science, chemistry, chemical engineering, civil engineering, and physics.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall

MEEM 5150 - Advanced Mechanics of Matls

A critical study of the basic concepts of stress, strain, and constitutive laws of solids, the physical significance of principle stresses, stress deviator and octahedral stress. Covers failure theories; two-dimensional elasticity theory; mechanics of sub-micron structures; torsion of prismatic bars, thick pressure vessels; special topics in beam theory; elements of elastic stability.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior
Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 2150

MEEM 5180 - Mechanics of Composite Matls

Introduces engineering properties and advantages of fibrous composites, the governing equations of mechanics of anisotropic, laminated materials. Develops micromechanics methods for predicting the elastic properties of the composite and classical lamination theory, including hygrothermal effects, and applies them to stress and failure analysis of composite structures.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

Energy and Thermo-Fluids

MEEM 4230 - Compressible Flow/Gas Dynamics

Fundamentals of one-dimensional gas dynamics, including flow in nozzles and diffusers, normal shocks, frictional flows, and flows with heat transfer or energy release; introduction to oblique shocks.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 3210

MEEM 4240 - Combustion & Air Pollution

Introduces sources of emissions from combustion, applies thermo-chemical principles to model the formation of pollutants, and identifies impacts of air pollutants on the environment and human health. Addresses pollution regulation and societal impacts including emissions, climate change, and air quality.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
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
Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 2200

MEEM 4250 - Heating/Ventilation/Air Cond

Elements of heat transfer for buildings. Thermodynamic properties of moist air, human comfort and the environment, solar energy fundamentals and applications, water vapor transmission in building structures, heating and cooling load calculations.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2004-2005 academic year
Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 3230(C)

MEEM 5210 - Advanced Fluid Mechanics

Develops control volume forms of balance laws governing fluid motion and applies to problems involving rockets, pumps, sprinklers, etc. Derives and studies differential forms of governing equations for incompressible viscous flows. Some analytical solutions are obtained and students are exposed to rationale behind computational solution in conjunction with CFD software demonstration. Also covers qualitative aspects of lift and drag, loss of stability of laminar flows, turbulence, and vortex shedding.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 3210

MEEM 5230 - Advanced Heat Transfer

Advanced topics on conduction, convection, radiation, and heat exchangers are covered. Emphasis is on problem formulation, exact solutions, some coverage of empirical results, and computational techniques.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior
Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 3230

MEEM 5270 - Advanced Combustion

The objective is to understand basic combustion processes through detailed chemical reaction step analysis. Introduces both analytical and modern experimental methods. Emphasizes gas liquid fuel combustion, flame propagation, and critical phenomena of ignition and extinction.
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 4240 or MEEM 5200

Manufacturing & Industrial

MEEM 4630 - Human Factors

The usability of products and systems can be improved by considering human capabilities during their design. This course explores both the psychological and physical characteristics of human beings. It then presents how to apply human factors principles to the design process. Degree credit cannot be received for both MEEM4630 and SSE3400.
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; May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior

MEEM 4635 - Design with Plastics

Covers various complexities in design of plastic parts and design of molds for manufacturing of plastic parts.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): MY 2100 and MEEM 2150 and MEEM 3210 and MEEM 3230(C)

MEEM 4655 - Production Planning

Provides current issues, such as just-in-time production and reengineering, while covering fundamental production planning topics as scheduling, job design, inventory and forecasting. Provides the fundamental essence of the firm--how its services and products are created and how they are delivered to customers.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 3501(C)

MEEM 5650 - Advanced Quality Engineering

Stresses the concepts and methods for quality and productivity improvement. Topics include principles of Shewhart, Deming, Taguchi; meaning of quality: control charts for variables, individuals, and attributes; process capability analysis; variation of assemblies; Monte Carlo simulation, multi-variate situations; and computer-based workshops. No credit for both MEEM4650 and MEEM5650.
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
Pre-Requisite(s): MA 3710

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: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior

Design and Dynamic Systems

MEEM 4720 - Space Mechanics

This course presents the vector-based solution of the two-body problem and the solution for Kepler's equations. The course will also cover basic orbit determination techniques, impulsive orbit transfer maneuvers, interplanetary trajectories, ground tracks, and rendezvous problems.
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 2700

MEEM 5701 - Intermediate Dynamics

Intermediate study of several topics in engineering dynamics, including three-dimensional kinematics and kinetics, generalized coordinates, Lagrange's equation, and Hamilton's principle. Uses computer-aided dynamic simulation tools for analyzing dynamic systems.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior
Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 2700

MEEM 5270 - Advanced Combustion

The objective is to understand basic combustion processes through detailed chemical reaction step analysis. Introduces both analytical and modern experimental methods. Emphasizes gas liquid fuel combustion, flame propagation, and critical phenomena of ignition and extinction.
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 4240 or MEEM 5200

MEEM 5720 - Advanced Space Mechanics

This course presents the vector-based solution of the two-body problem and the solution for Kepler's equations. The course will also cover basic orbit determination techniques, impulsive orbit transfer maneuvers, interplanetary trajectories, ground tracks, and rendevous problems.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 2700

MEEM 6702 - Nonlinear Sys Analy & Control

Studies nonlinear systems from perspective of analysis/control system design. Explores fundamental properties for nonlinear differential equations in addition to describing functions, phase plane analysis, stability/instability theorems. Develops and applies control system design approaches for nonlinear systems, including feedback linearization and sliding mode control.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 5715

Department Wide

MEEM 4810 - Introduction to Aerospace Engineering

Introductory course on topics relevant to aerospace engineering and science. Topics include history, properties of the atmosphere, the solar system, atmospheric and space vehicles, mission design, and vehicle design and performance.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Pre-Requisite(s): (MEEM 2150 or ENG 2120) and (MEEM 3210 or ENG 3200)

MEEM 5800 - Advanced Engineering Mathematics with Applications

This course is for engineering graduate students to learn about in-depth ordinary differential equations and partial differential equations widely employed in the field of Mechanical Engineering. Vector Calculus will also be covered.

Credits:  3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered:  On demand
Pre-Requisite(s): 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