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**Mechanical Engineering Course Descriptions**

**MECH
6301 (MSEN 6310) Mechanical Properties of Materials** (3 semester hours) Phenomenology of
mechanical behavior of materials at the macroscopic level and the relationship
of mechanical behavior to material structure and mechanisms of deformation and
failure. Topics covered include elasticity, viscoelasticity, plasticity, creep, fracture, and fatigue. Prerequisite:
MECH 3301 or MSEN 5301 or equivalent. (3-0) Y

**MECH 6302
Dynamics of Complex Structures** (3 semester hours) Design, development, manufacturing and
analysis of large, complex mechanical systems. Prerequisite: MECH 3302 or equivalent. (3-0) Y

**MECH 6305 CAD
Technology** (3
semester hours) Introduction to computer-aided design. Principles of geometrical modeling. Curve and surface fitting in an automated environment. CAD/CAM simulation of manufacturing. Computer-aided solid modeling. Prerequisites: MECH 3305 or equivalent. (3-0) Y

**MECH 6310
Intermediate Fluid Mechanics** (3 semester hours) Ideal fluid flow including potential
flow theory. Computer solutions in ideal fluid
flow. Viscous flow and boundary layer theory. Introduction to turbulence. Prerequisite: MECH 3310 or equivalent. (3-0) Y

**MECH 6315 Advanced Fluid Mechanics** (3 semester hours) A mechanically and
mathematically sophisticated introduction to the fundamentals of fluid
mechanics. This course is intended to provide the beginning graduate student
with a broad background in the fundamentals of fluid mechanics and an
introduction to the various flow regimes. After completing this course, the
student should be prepared to take subsequent courses in a broad range of
engineering disciplines, such as mechanical, bioengineering, aerospace, and
civil engineering. Derivation of the governing equations of motion. An introduction to viscous, inviscid,
turbulent, and boundary-layer flows.
Prerequisite: MECH 3310 or equivalent. (3-0) T

**MECH 6320
Conductive Heat Transfer**
(3 semester hours) Introduction to fundamentals of conductive heat transfer
with an emphasis on numerical and analytical solutions. Steady and transient one- and multi-dimensional thermal
conduction. Emphasis
on analytical methods, numerical techniques and approximate solutions. Prerequisite: MECH 3320 or equivalent. (3-0) T

**MECH 6321 Convective Heat Transfer** (3 semester hours) A rigorous and advanced development of the fundamentals of
convective heat transfer and its applications. Convection (forced and free) in
laminar and turbulent, internal and external flows. Analogy between momentum and heat transfer. Scaling laws and modeling. Prerequisite: MECH 3320 or
equivalent. (3-0)
T

**MECH 6322 (EEMF
6322, MSEN 6322) Semiconductor Processing Technology** (3 semester hours) Modern
techniques for the manufacture of semiconductor devices and circuits. Techniques for both silicon and compound semiconductor
processing are studied as well as an introduction to the design of experiments.
Topics include: wafer growth, oxidation, diffusion, ion implantation,
lithography, etch and deposition. (3-0) T

**MECH 6331 Systems and Control Theory** (3 semester hours) Systems and
control theory: state space, convolution integrals, transfer functions,
stability, controllability, observability,
and feedback. Prerequisites: ENGR 2300 and MECH 4310 or equivalents. (3-0) Y

**MECH 6332 (EEGR 6332) Advanced Control** (3 semester hours) Modern control
techniques in state space and frequency domain: optimal control, robust
control, and stability. Prerequisite: MECH/EESC 6331. (3-0) R

**MECH 6336 (EEGR
6336) Nonlinear Control Systems** (3 semester hours) Differential geometric tools, feedback
linearization, input-output linearization, output injection, output tracking,
stability. Prerequisite: MECH/EE 6331. (3-0) R

**MECH 6340
Intermediate Mechanical Vibrations** (3 semester hours) Fundamental phenomena of multi-degree
discrete and continuous systems. Matrix methods
of solution of discrete systems. Determination
of natural frequencies and mode shapes of discrete and continuous systems. Passive methods of vibration control. Applications of
finite element methods to analysis of mechanical vibrations. Prerequisite: MECH 3302. (3-0) Y

**MECH 6361 Deformation Mechanisms in Solid Materials** (3 semester hours)
Linear elastic fracture mechanics, elastic-plastic fracture mechanics, time
dependent failure, creep and fatigue, experimental analysis of fracture,
fracture and failure of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites. Failure
analysis related to material, product design, manufacturing and product
application. Prerequisite: MSEN 5300 or MECH 6301/MSEN 6310 or equivalent.
(3-0) Y

**MECH 6381 (EEGR 6381) Numerical Methods ****In**** Engineering** (3
semester hours) Numerical techniques in engineering and their applications,
with an emphasis on practical implementation. Topics will include some or
all of the following: numerical methods of linear algebra, interpolation,
solution of nonlinear equations, numerical integration, Monte Carlo methods,
numerical solution of ordinary and partial differential equations, and
numerical solution of integral equations. Prerequisites: ENGR 2300 and ENGR
3300 or equivalents, and knowledge of a scientific programming language. (3-0)
T

**MECH 6382 (EEMF 6382) Introduction to MEMS** (3 semester hours) Study of
micro-electro-mechanical devices and systems and their applications. Microfabrication techniques and other emerging fabrication processes for
MEMS are studied along with their process physics. Principles of
operations of various MEMS devices such as mechanical, optical, thermal,
magnetic, chemical/biological sensors/actuators are studied. Topics include:
bulk/surface micromachining, LIGA, microsensors and microactuators in
multi-physics domain. (3-0) T

**MECH 6385 Computational Modeling of Mechanical Systems** (3 semester
hours) Modeling of mechanisms,
thermal systems and fluid flow using the finite-element method.
Prerequisite: MECH 6381 or equivalent. (3-0) T

**MECH 6V98 Thesis** (3-9 semester hours) (May be repeated for credit.) For pass/fail
credit only. ([3-9]-0) S** **

**MECH 7V80 Special Topics ****In**** Mechanical Engineering**
(1-6 semester hours) (May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours.) For letter
grade credit only. ([1-6]-0) S

**MECH 8V70 Research ****In****
Mechanical Engineering** (3-9 semester
hours) (May be repeated for credit.) For pass/fail credit only. ([3-9]-0) R

Last Updated: February 28, 2011