Mechanical Engineering

A grade of C or higher is required in all Mechanical Engineering courses.

NOTE: See the beginning of Section F for abbreviations, course numbers and coding.

ME1312Computer Aided Design4 ch (3C 3L)

Introduces the technology of 3D parametric geometric modeling to design and model mechanical engineering parts, assemblies and devices. Geometric variables and their interrelationships will be covered by projects involving the design of mechanical components, assemblies and machines to meet functional requirements. Manufacturing requirements including Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing. The use of the model for analysis, optimization and simulation will be stressed. Presentation of the model through engineering drawings and pictorial renderings. Animation of mechanisms. A comprehensive commercial CAD program will be used. 

Prerequisite: ENGG 1003.

ME2111Mechanics of Materials I3 ch (3C 1T)

Basic concepts, uniaxial stress and strain, Hooke’s law, torsion, pure bending, bending design, shear flow, transverse loads, stress and strain transformation, Mohr’s circle, strain measurement.

Prerequisite: APSC 1023.

ME2122Mechanics of Materials II3 ch (3C 2T*)

Fatigue, yield criteria, thin-wall pressure vessels, strength and deflection of beams, buckling of columns, instability, indeterminate beams, energy methods, Castigliano’s theorem. 

Prerequisite: ME 2111 or ME 2121 or CE 2023.

ME2125Mechanics of Materials Design Project1 ch (2L*) [W]

Analysis of the strength of a mechanical device. Shapes and materials will be modified to meet deflection and stress limits. Written reports will document choices made and assessment of design. Group oral reports. 

Prerequisite: ME 2111 or ME 2121 or CE 2023. 

CorequisiteME 2122.
ME2143Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines3 ch (3C 2T*)

Fundamental concepts of linkages, displacement, velocity and acceleration analysis using graphical and analytical methods. Static and dynamic force analysis of linkages. Design of cams, gears, and gear trains including ordinary and planetary gear trains. Balancing rotating masses. Simple gyroscopic effects.

Prerequisite: APSC 1023 or ME 2003.

Recommended: CMPE 1003 or CS 1003 or other introductory programming course.

ME2145Kinematics and Dynamics Design Projects1 ch (2L*) [W]

Student groups to design and build working model of planar linkage mechanism, based on a mechanical application. Cooperation and project management skills. Written reports to document choices made; evaluation of working model performance; and position, velocity, acceleration and force analyses. Group oral reports. 

Prerequisite: APSC 1023 or ME 2003.

Co-requisite: ME 2143.

ME2352Design Optimization4 ch (3C 3L)

Optimization of any design is essential either to remain competitive or to improve product efficiency and quality. Several optimization methods are presented through a variety of mechanical design and industrial engineering problems. Topics include: single and multi-variable unconstrained optimization, linear programming, transportation, assignment and network problems. Other topics such as constrained and global optimization are introduced.

Prerequisites: CMPE 1003 or CS 1003, MATH 2513

Recommended co-requisiteME 2143.
ME2413Thermodynamics3 ch (3C 1T)

Properties of a pure substance - work and heat. First law and applications in non-flow and flow processes. Second law and reversibility; entropy, applications of the second law to non-flow and flow processes. Analysis of thermodynamic cycles. Otto and Diesel cycles. Thermodynamic relationships. 

Prerequisites: CHEM 1872 and MATH 1013. 

Co-requisiteMATH 2513.
ME2415Thermodynamics I Laboratory1 ch (3L*) [W]

Laboratory experiments and measurements related to Thermodynamics I. Laboratory reports and readings are assigned. 

Co-requisite: ME 2413

ME3232Engineering Economics3 ch (3C)

Application of engineering economic analysis to mechanical and industrial engineering systems. Major emphasis will be given to decision-making based on the comparison of worth of alternative courses of action with respect to their costs. Topics include: discounted cash flow mechanics, economic analyses, management of money, economic decisions. Restricted to students with at least 60 ch in their program.

ME3513Fluid Mechanics3 ch (3C 1T)

The principles of fluid mechanics are introduced and methods are presented for the analysis of fluid motion in practical engineering problems. Specific topics include: fluid statics; integral balances of mass, momentum, angular momentum and energy; boundary layer theory and introduction to the Navier-Stokes equations; dimensional analysis; and liquid flow in piping networks with pumps and turbines. Pressure and flow measurement and experimental uncertainty. 

Prerequisite: APSC 1023.

Co-requisite: MATH 2513.

ME3515Fluid Mechanics I Laboratory1 ch (3L*) [W]

Laboratory experiments and measurements related to Fluid Mechanics I. Laboratory reports and readings are assigned. 

Co-requisite: ME 3513.