ME Tracks

Starting in AY22-23, our undergraduate students will be able to explore various topics in mechanical engineering in more depth without taking additional courses. The faculty voted to expand the ME Electives to four courses in the curriculum, allowing students to gain advanced knowledge in a subdiscipline area and have it included on their transcript. Our tracks include Aerospace, Automation & Controls, Automotive, Biomechanics, Energy, Manufacturing, Materials, and Nuclear Energy. Most courses already exist within mechanical engineering or other programs, but defined track offer an informed alignment of courses within these areas. We have new courses launching in Aerospace Engineering this year, since we have over 75 graduates heading into the Aerospace Industry every year. 

Note that undergraduate students are not required to align with a track. Tracks are suggestions for students to gain advanced knowledge in a subdiscipline area and are “transcriptable.”

ME Tracks

Aerospace

Required Course

MEGN451 FLUID MECHANICS II – AERODYNAMICS 3.0

Elective Courses (Choose 3 of the following)

MEGN413 AEROSPACE STRUCTURES 3.0
MEGN414 MECHANICS OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS 3.0
MEGN455 AEROSPACE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING 3.0
MEGN456 SPACE OPERATIONS 3.0
SPRS498 INTRODUCTION TO SPACE EXPLORATION & RESOURCES 3.0

 

Automotive

Required Course

MEGN461 THERMODYNAMICS II 3.0

Elective Courses (Choose 3 of the following)

MEGN391 AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN 3.0
MEGN417 VEHICLE DYNAMICS AND POWERTRAIN SYSTEMS 3.0
MEGN466 INTRODUCTION TO INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES 3.0

 

*NEW ELECTIVES IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES COMING SOON*

Automation & Controls

Required Courses

MEGN416 ENGINEERING VIBRATION 3.0
EENG307 INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK CONTROL SYSTEMS 3.0

Elective Courses (Choose 2 of the following)

EENG383 MICROCOMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND INTERFACING 3.0
EENG389 FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRIC MACHINERY 3.0
EENG411 DIGITAL SIGNAGE PROCESSING 3.0
EENG417 MODERN CONTROL DESIGN 3.0
MEGN441 INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS 3.0
MEGN485 MANUFACTURING OPTIMIZATION WITH NETWORK MODELS 3.0
MEGN540 MECHATRONICS 3.0

 

Biomechanics

Required Course

MEGN330 INTRODUCTION TO BIOMECHANICAL ENGINEERING 3.0

Elective Courses (Choose 1 of the following)

MEGN412 ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS 3.0
MEGN416 ENGINEERING VIBRATION 3.0

Elective Courses (Choose 2 of the following)

MEGN430 MUSCULOSKELETAL BIOMECHANICS 3.0
MEGN435 MODELING AND SIMULATION OF HUMAN MOVEMENT 3.0
MEGN436 COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHANICS 3.0
MEGN441 INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS 3.0
MEGN531 PROSTHETIC AND IMPLANT ENGINEERING 3.0
MTGN472 BIOMATERIALS I 3.0
FEGN525 ADVANCED FEA THEORY AND PRACTICE 3.0
Energy

Required Course

MEGN461 THERMODYNAMICS II 3.0

Elective Courses (Choose 1 of the following)

MEGN466 INTRODUCTION TO INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES 3.0
MEGN467 PRINCIPLES OF BUILDING SCIENCE 3.0
MEGN469 FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 3.0

Elective Courses (Choose 2 of the following)

CBEN472 INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES 3.0
EENG389 FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRIC MACHINERY 4.0
EENG390 ENERGY, ELECTRICITY, RENEWABLE ENERGY, AND ELECTRIC POWER GRID 3.0
MEGN560 DESIGN AND SIMULATION OF THERMAL SYSTEMS 3.0
NEPHGN419 INTRODUCTION TO SOLAR ENERGY 3.0
Manufacturing

Required Courses

MEGN412 ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS 3.0
MEGN414 MECHANICS OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS 3.0

Elective Courses (Choose 2 of the following)

AMFG401 ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING 3.0
AMFG422 LEAN MANUFACTURING 3.0
MTGN464 FORGING AND FORMING 3.0

Materials

Required Courses

MEGN412 ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS 3.0

Elective Courses (Choose 3 of the following)

MEGN414 MECHANICS OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS 3.0
MEGN511 FATIGUE AND FRACTURE 3.0
MTGN211 STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS 3.0
MTGN350 STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL AND DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS 3.0
MTGN464 FORGING AND FORMING 3.0
MTGN475 METALLURGY OF WELDING 2.0
Nuclear Energy

Required Course

MEGN461 THERMODYNAMICS II 3.0
MEGN475 INTRODUCTION TO NUCLEAR ENGINEERING 3.0

Elective Courses (Choose 2 of the following)

MEGN487 NONLINEAR OPTIMIZATION 3.0
MEGN488 INTEGER OPTIMIZATION 3.0
MEGN592 RISK AND RELIABILITY ENGINEERING ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 3.0
MTGN593 NUCLEAR MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 3.0
MTGN598 NUCLEAR MATERIALS POLITICS AND POLICY 3.0
NUGN506 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE 3.0
NUGN510 INTRODUCTION TO NUCLEAR REACTOR PHYSICS 3.0
NUGN520 INTRODUCTION TO NUCLEAR REACTOR THERMAL-HYDRAULICS 3.0
NUGN598 MACHINE LEARNING IN NUCLEAR 3.0
SPRS598A SPACE NUCLEAR POWER SYSTEMS 3.0

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