Course Contents


Course Code Course Name Credit
ME 120 Engineering Graphics (1+0+4) 3
Principles of Engineering drawing, lettering, dimensioning and tolerancing, orthographic drawing, pictorial and sectional views. Introduction to computer aided drafting.
ME 201 Computational Methods in Engineering (2+0+2) 3
Methods leading to design and simulation. Basic computer simulation software packages; MATLAB for signal processing and control; SIMULINK and similar packages for simulation. Numerical methods .
BIO 201 Introductory Biology (3+0+0) 3
Principles of biochemistry; molecular and cell biology. General introduction to cell structure and function. Genetics, bioenergetics, anatomy and physiology; introduction to biotechnology.
ME 211 Materials Science (3+0+0) 3
Materials and properties. Atomic bonding and arrangement. Structural imperfections. Atom movements. Elastic and viscoelastic deformation of materials. Equilibrium diagrams. Metals and their properties. Modification of properties of materials through changes in structure. Organic materials and their properties.
ME 224 Design and Manufacturing (3+0+0) 3
Basics of mechanical design: visual thinking, engineering drawing and machine anatomy. Basics of manufacturing: processes, materials, and thermo-fluid aspects. Use of computers in various phases of design and manufacturing. Exposure to CAD systems and basic machine shop techniques.
Prerequisitess: ME 120
ME 241 Introduction to Solid Mechanics (3+0+0) 3
Fundamental concepts of mechanics: vector operations, forces and couples, free body diagrams, equilibrium. Friction. Distributed forces. Normal and shear forces and moment diagrams. Mechanics of deformable bodies: stress/ strain, generalized Hooke's law. Engineering applications: axial loads, torsion of circular rods, bending and shear stresses in beams, deflection of beams, combined stresses.
Prerequisites: PHYS 101.
ME 242 Dynamics (3+0+0) 3
Dynamics of particles: Rectilinear and curvilinear motion, Newton's laws, momentum and angular momentum methods. Work and energy. Dynamics of rigid bodies; kinematics, Euler's Laws, angular momentum. Work and energy methods for rigid bodies.
Prerequisites: PHYS 101
ME 264 Thermodynamics (3+0+0) 3
The thermodynamic system and properties, thermodynamic processes; work and heat interactions. The First Law for systems and for flow processes; the Second Law and entropy. Irreversibility and availability.

Prerequisitess: MATH 102.
ME 266 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

Basic concepts and definitions in thermodynamics. Application of the first and second law to closed and open systems. Basic principles of heat transfer. Conduction, convection, radiation. Application examples of thermodynamic and heat transfer for the design and analysis of engineering processes and systems.
(For non ME students)

ME 301 Measurement and Instrumentation (1+0+4) 3
Principles and methods of measurement, instrumentation and experimentation. Basic sensing devices, and fundamental engineering measurements, experiment planning, data analysis, report writing. Performing and reporting on experiments chosen to illustrate a variety of important experimental methods while familiarizing with basic instrumentation.
Prerequisitess: PHYS 102, Corequisite: EE 225.
ME 302 Experimental Engineering (1+0+4) 3
Performing and reporting on a series of experiments chosen to illustrate a variety of important experimental methods covering mechanics, materials, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and dynamical systems.

Prerequisitess: ME 301
ME 324 Machine Design I (3+0+2) 4
Review of mechanical engineering design principles: Load analysis, materials; deflections and stability; stress analysis; stress concentrations, failure theories of ductile and brittle materials, fatigue, impact. Basic kinematic analysis of mechanisms such as four bar linkages and cams. Analysis, design and selection of various machine elements: Shafts, keys, couplings, bearings, gears, springs, fasteners, screws, weldments, cluches and brakes.

Prerequisitess: ME 345, ME 120.
ME 336 Modeling and Control of Dynamic Systems (3+1+0)3
Introduction to automatic control. Modeling of dynamic systems. Response analysis using Laplace transform method. Transfer functions and block diagrams. Feedback control systems. Typical actuators and transducers. Control Laws. Tuning methods of PID control. Root-Locus analysis. Frequency response analysis.
Prerequisites: MATH 220
This course is equivalent to EE 352 System Dynamics and Control (3+1+0) 3
ME 345 Mechanics of Materials (3+0+0) 3
Combined stress due to bending, torsion, shear and axial load. Mohr circle. Design of beams and shafts for strength. Statically indeterminate problems. Introduction to energy methods. Buckling of columns. Failure modes: plastic deformation, fracture, fatigue, creep.
Prerequisites: ME 241.
ME 353 Fluid Mechanics (3+1+0) 3
Fundamental principles of fluid mechanics and their application to engineering problems. Fluid statics. Fluid flow concepts. Control-volume analysis. Conservation equations and applications. Dimensional analysis and similitude. Flow of viscous fluids, simple laminar flow systems, turbulence, internal and external flow applications.

Prerequisitess: ME 242, Corequisite: MATH 220
ME 362 Heat Transfer (3+0+0) 3
Steady and transient one and multi-dimensional heat conduction in systems: numerical methods and special applications. Internal and external laminar and turbulent forced convection, natural convection and condensation. Heat transfer by radiation. Heat exchangers and design of heat transfer systems.

Prerequisitess: ME 264.
ME 423 Machine Design II (3+0+0) 3
Continuation of Machine Design I. Analysis and design of machine elements such as spur, helical, bevel and worm gears; shafts and associated parts such as keys, pins, splines, couplings; clutches, brakes and flywheels; belts; chains; torque converters. Design project involving a mechanical component or device including all detail drawings, assembly drawings and cost analysis.
Prerequisites: ME 324.
ME 425 Mechanical Vibrations (3+0+0) 3
Free and forced vibrations of linear one degree of freedom systems. Vibration measurement. Systems with two or more degrees of freedom. Critical speeds. Modal analysis. Design for vibration suppression and control. Vibration measurement.

Prerequisitess: MATH 220, ME 242.
ME 427 Introduction to Robotics (3+0+0) 3
Coordinate configurations, control systems, drive systems, and various methods of programming. Mechanics (Statics and dynamics) 2D and 3D Kinematics (Motion description), Hardware (motors, sensors, mechanical links and joints), Control (processors, drivers, control algorithms), Computer Science (programming), Path / motion planning, Practical Examples and applications.

Prerequisitess: ME 336
ME 429 Manufacturing Engineering (3+0+0) 3
Mechanics of Manufacturing Processes: Stress strain, Rolling, Forging, extrusion, bar drawing, sheet forming, Machining. Non-traditional Manufacturing Processes: Composites Manufacturing, Powder Metallurgy, Cleaning, /Surface Treatments, Coating, Non Traditional Machining, Rapid Prototyping, Micro/Nano Fabrication. Manufacturing Systems: Manufacturing Engineering, Group Tech. Flexible Manufacturing systems, Production Lines, Production Planning Control, Quality. Prerequisites: ME224 Design and Manufacturing
ME 435 Mechatronics (3+0+0) 3
Introduction to mechatronics. Microcomputer based control systems. Interfaces, sensors and actuators. Basic control electronics. Discrete time systems. Design of discrete controllers. Real time programming for control. Design case studies.
Prerequisites: ME 336.
ME 436 Modern Control Theory (3+0+0) 3
Introduction to MIMO systems. State-space representation methods. State-space analysis of continuous time systems. Modal analysis, eigenvalues, eigenvectors. Free and forced solution methods of state-space models. State-space analysis of discrete time systems. Controllability and observability concepts. Pole placement methods by state variable feedback. Design of observers. Introduction to optimal control.
Prerequisites: ME 336.
ME 455 Applied Fluid Mechanics (3+1+0) 3
Basic theory of turbomachinery; dimensionless parameters and similarity laws; performance characteristics of turbomachines. Fundamentals of aerodynamics; airfoil geometry; lift and drag characteristics of airfoils. Fundamentals of compressible flow; normal shock relations; oblique shock and expansion waves; numerical techniques for supersonic flow.
Prerequisitess: ME 353
ME 460 Energy Systems (3+0+0) 3
Energy awareness. Engineering economics and thermodynamics for use in analysis and understanding of energy consumption and production technologies which include: power plants, engines, renewables, residential heating, commercial energy usage, radioactivity, air/water/land pollution, environmental impacts and regulations in society.
Prerequisitess: ME 264
ME 464 Applied Thermal Systems (2+0+2) 3
Applications of principles of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer to design, analysis, optimization and selection of components and thermal systems. Systems analysis applied to heat exchanger, power conversion, air conditioning, refrigeration, and heat recovery systems. Study of component characteristics and their effect on overall system performance.
Prerequisitess: ME 264, ME 353
ME 480-489 Special Topics (3+0+0) 3
Special topics in mechanical design, mechatronics and thermal systems.
Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor
ME 490 Project (0+0+8) 4
Design and development of a project for a mechanical engineering problem under the supervision of an academic advisor; submission of the results in the form of a project report and oral presentation.
Prerequisites: Senior Standing
ME 491 Materials Selection in Mechanical Design (3+0+0) 3
Classification of engineering materials. Ferrous and non-ferrous metallic materials and their use in engineering applications. Types, properties, principal uses and manufacturing techniques of ceramics, polymers and composite materials. Manufacturability of Engineering materials. Materials selection methodology in engineering design, Ashby approach. Prerequisitess: ME 211
ME 491-499 Special Topics (3+0+0) 3
Special topics in mechanical design, mechatronics and thermal systems.
Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor