An interactive course to introduce students to the elements of engineering design. Learning objectives include a hands-on design experience, building teamwork and communication skills, understanding engineering methodology and engineering ethics The goal for the semester is an open-ended design problem that students must solve as part of a team effort. This provides the practice that students need to become more skilled in the process of technical design as it is practiced in the workplace. Intro to design aims to build students’ confidence in applying fundamental problem-solving concepts in order to solve complex, open-ended problems. Prerequisite or corequisite: MATH 141
COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN:Introduces CAD software and relevant concepts, including orthographic projection, sections, engineering drawing, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and an introduction to manufacturing methods. Prerequisites: Restricted to Mechanical Engineering majors.FABRICATION:This course is designed to provide students with the application of machine speeds, machine feeds, materials, tooling, tapping, and boring, in the manufacturing processes. Prerequisites: Restricted to Mechanical Engineering majors.
An introduction to the profession of mechanical engineering. Specific topics addressed through the semester include career opportunities in mechanical engineering, internship search skills, resume writing skills, expectations for professional behavior in the classroom and in industry, and current events/ethics topics relevant to the field. The class format may include additional evening/weekend activities. Prerequisite: ENGR 131 or instructor permission
Provides an overview of the structure, properties and processing of metallic, polymeric and ceramic materials. Specific topics include perfect and imperfect solids, phase equilibria, transformation kinetics, mechanical behavior and material degradation. Approach incorporates both materials science and materials engineering components. Prerequisites: Requires prereq course of CHEM 121 or CHEM 111, 112, 113 and 114, and PHYS 200 (min grade C).
MECHANICS OF SOLIDS:Covers shear force and bending moment, torsion, stresses in beams, deflection of beams, matrix analysis of frame structures, analysis of stress and strain in 2-D and 3-D (field equations, transformations), energy methods, stress concentrations and columns. Prerequisites: Requires prereq courses of PHYS 250 or ENGR 250; and MATH 252 (all require min grade C). FLUID MECHANICS:Examines fundamentals of fluid flow with application to engineering problems. Topics covered include fluid statics and kinematics, Bernoulli equations, laminar and turbulent viscous boundary layers, laminar and turbulent pipe flow, and conservation equations for mass, momentum and energy. Prerequisites: Requires prereq of PHYS 250 or ENGR 250; MATH 358; PHYS 201. All require C or higher.