ENGM Course Descriptions

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ENGM 211 Statics

3 hours

Static force and moment vectors, resultants. The free-body diagram is used extensively to understand the equilibrium of a whole physical system through isolation of each component, particle, or body. Applications to simple trusses, frames, and machines. Distributed loads. Internal forces in beams. Properties of areas, second moments. Laws of friction. Additional course fee is required. Co-requisite: MATH 301 Calculus III Prerequisites: ENGR 152 Engineering Principles II and PHYS 211 General Physics w/Calculus I.

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ENGM 212 Dynamics

3 hours

This course considers the mathematical description of particles and rigid bodies in motion under the action of forces, moments and couples. Students learn how to describe the geometry of motion (kinematics) and then move into two and three-dimensional kinetic analysis. Applications using computer software are included. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisite: ENGM 211 Statics

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ENGM 220 Materials and Processes in Manufacturing

3 hours

Mechanical and metallurgical fundamentals of cutting operations, metal forming by deformation, material fabrication, and nontraditional processing. Manufacturing systems, concepts in production, green design, and design for manufacturability (DFM). Additional course fee is required. Corequisite: ENGB 250 Biomaterials or ENGM 250 Principles of Materials Science.

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ENGM 250 Principles of Materials Science

3 hours

Course concerns the science underlying the behavior of engineering materials, including the relation between atomic structure and mechanical, electrical, and magnetic properties in metals, ceramics, polymers, composite materials, and semiconductors. Phase diagrams, heat treatment, and corrosion mechanisms are also presented. Laboratory exercises are included to enhance course theory and to provide hands-on experience with materials measurement apparatus and analysis techniques. Two lectures and one laboratory per week. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisites: CHEM 211 General Chemistry I and ENGR 152 Engineering Principles II.

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ENGM 275 Field Experience

1-3 hours

Supervised experience in the discipline including internships and practica required for professional programs. This introductory experience must have an on-site supervisor and/or a departmental instructor overseeing, designing, and evaluating the content of the course. Pass/No Pass. Prerequisite: instructor's permission.

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ENGM 285 Special Topics

2-4 hours

Occasional special courses chosen to fit the interests and needs of engineering students and faculty. Additional course fee is required.

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ENGM 295 Individualized Study

1-3 hours

Individualized study or supervised research in an area of special interest to the student which is outside the regular offerings of the major. Additional course fee (per credit) is required.

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ENGM 311 Engineering Thermodynamics

3 hours

Classical treatment of thermodynamics emphasizing the first and second laws and their application to closed and open (control volume) systems undergoing steady, unsteady, and cyclic processes. Introduction to vapor power systems. Tabular and graphical thermodynamic property data are used in analytical work. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisite: ENGR 152 Engineering Principles II and PHYS 212 General Physics with Calculus II.

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ENGM 312 Applications of Engineering Thermodynamics

2 hours

Advanced topics in the first and second laws of thermodynamics. Covered topics include availability and irreversibility, vapor and gas power cycles, mixtures of gases and vapors, non-reacting flows, and compressible flow. Also covered are applications to spark and compression ignition engines, gas and vapor turbines, refrigeration systems, heat exchangers, and psychrometrics. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisite: ENGM 311 Engineering Thermodynamics.

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ENGM 320 Mechanics of Materials

3 hours

Behavior of deformable body systems under combinations of external loading is presented. Analysis of stress, deformation, strain, failure fatigue, and creep are included. Mathematical, graphical, and energy methods are utilized. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisites: ENGM 211 Statics and either ENGB 250 Biomaterials or ENGM 250 Principles of Materials Science.

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ENGM 321 Mechanics of Materials Lab

1 hour

Behavior of deformable body systems under combinations of external loading is presented. Analysis of stress, deformation, strain, failure fatigue and creep are included. Mathematical, graphical and energy methods are utilized. One two-hour laboratory per week. Additional course fee is required. Corequisite: ENGM 320 Mechanics of Materials.

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ENGM 330 Fluid Mechanics

3 hours

Course covers presentation and development of fundamental concepts of fluids such as continua, including velocity, pressure, and viscosity. Topics include fluid statics, hydrostatic analysis of submerged bodies and manometry methods; development of the governing equations of mass, momentum, and energy conservation for fluid motion using both integral and differential control volume analysis; incompressible inviscid flow, dimensional analysis and similitude; pipes, ducts, and open channel flow; and boundary-layer concepts and their application to lift and drag. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisites: ENGM 212 Dynamics, ENGM 311 Engineering Thermodynamics and MATH 311 Differential Equations w/ Linear Algebra.

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ENGM 350 Machine Dynamics and Vibrations

3 hours

Kinematic and dynamic analysis of basic mechanisms with an introduction to kinematic synthesis. Fundamentals of vibration theory and their application to lumped parameter systems. Both single- and multi-degree of freedom systems having steady-state and transient responses are considered. Concepts of machine dynamics and design are supplemented with mathematical, graphical, and computer techniques and analysis. Applications using dynamic analysis software are included. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisites: ENGM 212 Dynamics and MATH 311 Differential Equations with Linear Algebra.

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ENGM 360 Finite Elements and Computer Modeling

4 hours

Solution to problems in mechanical engineering using numerical techniques. Development of numerical models beginning with physical model analysis, description of appropriate governing equations, selection of critical parameters, choice of solution methodology, and application of numerical solution procedure. Applications selected from a wide variety of topics in mechanical engineering. Problems will be solved by hand using the finite element method (FEM) and via software packages that use both FEM and the finite volume method. Advanced solid modeling techniques are also covered. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisites: ENGM 320 Mechanics of Materials and either ENGB 330 Biotransport or ENGM 330 Fluid Mechanics.

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ENGM 380 Heat Transfer

3 hours

Course covers fundamental aspects of conduction, convection, and radiation heat transfer; analytical and numerical solutions of heat transfer problems, estimation of heat transfer coefficients, and heat exchanger design. Boiling and condensation are also considered. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisite: ENGM 330 Fluid Mechanics.

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ENGM 381 Energy Lab

1 hour

Laboratory exercises are included to enhance course theory from Application of Engineering Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Heat Transfer. Hands-on experiences will occur with measurement apparatus and analysis techniques. Common misconceptions will be addressed. One two-hour laboratory per week. Additional course fee is required. Corequisite: ENGM 380 Heat Transfer. Prerequisites: ENGM 312 Application of Engineering Thermodynamics and ENGM 330 Fluid Mechanics.

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ENGM 399 Cross-Cultural Experience

3 hours

This course offers in-depth discipline specific cross-cultural study designed to enhance the intercultural emphasis of various academic majors. The course includes class meetings followed by travel to various locations throughout the world. Students will use core disciplinary knowledge to serve, learn and interact with other cultures. (Offered in May Term. Students must meet eligibility requirements.) Additional course fee is required.

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ENGM 400 Mechanical Engineering Design

3 hours

Fundamental principles for the synthesis, analysis, and design of mechanical elements and systems. The use of statics, dynamics, mechanics of materials, and failure theories to evaluate mechanical systems under static and dynamic loading. Application of design techniques to specific mechanical components such as gears, springs, shafts, bearings, and fasteners, with an emphasis on design for manufacturability. Computer modeling tools including finite element analysis are utilized. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisites: ENGM 320 Mechanics of Materials and ENGM 350 Machine Dynamics and Vibrations. Corequisite: ENGM 360 Finite Elements and Computer Modeling

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ENGM 420 Biomechanics

3 hours

From a biomechanical perspective, the healthy human skeleton is an optimal structure that has adapted its form in response to its function. Studying the mechanics of the skeleton provides information that can be used not only to design artificial prostheses and materials — and thus address specific health care issues — but also to aid in the design of more traditional engineering structures by understanding the behavior and underlying design features of this complex dynamic structure. The purpose of this course is twofold: to learn the fundamental concepts of orthopedic biomechanics and to enhance skills in mechanical engineering and bioengineering by analyzing the mechanical behavior of various complex biomedical problems. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisite: ENGM 360 Finite Elements and Computer Modeling.

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ENGM 450 Fundamentals of Flight Dynamics

3 hours

This course provides an introduction to flight dynamics of aircraft and autonomous aircraft systems. Longitudinal, lateral and directional static stability will be analyzed for conventional aircraft. The complete aircraft governing dynamic equations will be developed and reduced to conventional linear mode approximations using small disturbance theory. Linear systems theory is used to analyze, design aircraft, and develop control systems to meet desired dynamic performance metrics. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisites: ENGM 350 Machine Dynamics and Vibration.

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ENGM 470 Energy Systems Engineering

3 hours

Fundamental principles of energy engineering with applications to both fossil fuel combustion and alternative energy systems. The first half of the course is dedicated to a quantitative understanding of fossil fuel combustion and its applications. Stoichiometry, flame temperature, chemical kinetics and applications of both premixed and diffusion flames, as well as sources of emissions and emission control strategies are presented. The second half of the course is focused on alternative and renewable energy systems, from a technical, economic, and environmental perspective. Students will study the basic theory of fuel cells, wind turbines, photovoltaic devices, biomass and nuclear energy generation and determine component and system efficiencies. Additionally, students will become familiar with the relationship between ethical issues and the quality of our environment, and the complex interplay between engineering systems and society. This course builds on previous studies in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Additional course fee required.

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ENGM 475 Field Experience

1-3 hours

Supervised experience in the discipline including internships and practica required for professional programs. This advanced experience must have an on-site supervisor and/or a departmental instructor overseeing, designing, and evaluating the content of the course. Prerequisite: instructor's permission.

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ENGM 480 Control Systems Engineering

3 hours

This course covers various aspects of control system engineering including dynamic system modeling, control system stability and performance analysis in the frequency and time domains. Special attention is given to compensator design by PID. Principles of closed loop mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and thermal systems are considered. Laboratory experiments include both MATLAB simulations and PLC programming with applications. Two lectures and one laboratory per week. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisites: MATH 311 Differential Equations with Linear Algebra and either ENGM 350 Machine Dynamics and Vibrations or ENGB 350 Biosignal Analysis.

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ENGM 485 Special Topics

1-4 hours

Occasional special courses chosen to fit the interests and needs of engineering students and faculty. Additional course fee is required.

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ENGM 495 Individualized Study

1-3 hours

Individualized study or supervised research in an area of special interest to the student which is outside the regular offerings of the major. Additional course fee (per credit) is required.

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