**MECH 6301 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 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 (EE 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: MECH 2300 and MECH 4310 or equivalents. (3-0) Y

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

**MECH 6336 (EE 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: MECH 6301. (3-0) T

**MECH 6381 (EE 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: CE/EE/MECH 2300 and
CE/EE/MECH 3300 or equivalents, and knowledge of a scientific programming
language. (3-0) T

**MECH 6382 (EE 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 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

**MECH 8V98 Thesis** (3-9 semester
hours) (May be repeated for credit.) For pass/fail credit
only. ([3-9]-0) S