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ME- 342 Machine Component Design (4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Analysis and design of machine elements and machines; loads, stresses, deflections, material selection, fatigue failure; fasteners, bonding, and springs; mechanical power transmission components including gearing, bearings, shafting, and frictional devices.

Prerequisite: Take ENGR-294

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ME- 349 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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ME- 352 Introduction to Numerical Methods in Engineering (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Solving engineering problems related to solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and engineering design through the application of numerical methods.

Prerequisite: take MATH-158, ETECH-100 and MATH-250 or (MATH-255 and MATH-275)

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ME- 390 Engineering Thermodynamics (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Engineering applications of thermodynamics.

Prerequisite: take PHYS-291 and MATH-250 (which may be taken concurrently)

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ME- 392 Engineering Heat and Mass Transfer (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to the principles and applications of heat transfer through conduction, convection and radiation, analysis of heat exchangers and fins, and introduction to mass transfer through diffusion.

Prerequisite: take ENGR-391

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ME- 396 Introduction to Numerical Methods in Engineering (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Application of existing numerical methods to solve problems in different branches of mechanical engineering.

Take MATH-158 and ETECH-100 and MATH-250 or (MATH-255 and MATH-275)

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ME- 405 Capstone I: Concurrent Design (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Concurrent design of a product or process to solve an industry problem or answer a research question related to Mechanical Engineering. Defining end-user needs, client needs, design objectives and constraints, and metrics for success. Brainstorming, problem solving, and creativity methods. Requires teamwork, problem solving, effective communication skills, and project management.

Prerequisites or Corequisites: take ME-342 and ME-392

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ME- 410 Capstone II: System Design (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A study of process and/or product development through 1) applied research and experimentation, or 2) the design, building, and testing of a product assembly or system, used to perform a useful function or solve an industry-based or independent research problem. Process documentation and experimental analyses will be emphasized.

Take ME-405, Pre-req/Co-req ENGR-363 & ME-492

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ME- 449 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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ME- 492 System Dynamics (4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Modeling and analysis of dynamic systems with a focus on mechanical applications. Analysis of electrical, thermal, and fluid elements conducted through the lens of their mechanical analogs. Techniques for the development of time domain solutions and frequency domain solutions including differential equations, block diagram representation, computer simulation, numerical methods, and linearization.

Prerequisite: take ENGR-292 & ME-352, Pre-req/Co-req ENGR-363 & ME-292

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