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The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering is dedicated to furthering the missions and objectives of the University and the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. We focus on providing an opportunity for quality education in mechanical engineering and industrial and systems engineering while offering professional service to local and regional industry and to the public. The department is committed to providing its students with a broad, general education and an up-to-date technological curriculum in a four-year undergraduate program. It also offers an application-oriented evening Master of Science in Engineering program to practicing engineers and recent engineering graduates. An online Masters of Engineering Management is also available.


Hazel Marie, Ph.D., Chair


S. Cory Brozina, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Martin Cala, Ph.D., Professor

Kyosung Choo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Brett P. Conner, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Hazel Marie, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Hojjat Mehri, Ph.D., Professor

Stefan Moldovan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Jae Joong Ryu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Elvin B. Shields, Ph.D., Professor

Virgil C. Solomon, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Darrell R. Wallace, Ph.D., Associate Professor


Anthony Viviano, M.S., Instructor

Mechanical Engineering

MECH 1500    Drawing Fundamentals    3 s.h.

Visualization of objects for engineering communication. Freehand sketching, orthographic projection, multiview drawing, auxiliary views, sectional views, and dimensioning.
Prereq.: High school geometry or equivalent.

MECH 1501    Engineering Communication with CAD    3 s.h.

Computer-aided drawing for engineering communication. 2D multiview drawings, 3D modeling including wire frame, solid, and surface models. Final design project using these tools is required. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory per week.
Prereq.: MECH 1500 or equivalent.

MECH 1560    Engineering Communication with CAD    2 s.h.

Commercially available software typically used in engineering practice will be used to develop traditional 2D engineering drawings and 3D solid models representing engineering components and systems. Teams of students will complete an engineering design project. One hour lecture and three hours laboratory per week.
Prereq.: ENGR 1560.

MECH 2603    Thermodynamics 1    3 s.h.

Thermodynamic properties of gases and vapors, and their relationships in energy transformations. The First and Second Laws of thermodynamics. Introduction to thermodynamic cycles and efficiencies of power and refrigeration systems.
Prereq.: MATH 1572, CHEM 1515.

MECH 2604    Thermodynamics 2    3 s.h.

Irreversibility and exergy, mixtures and solutions; psychometry. Introduction to phase and chemical equilibrium.
Prereq.: MECH 2603.

MECH 2606    Engineering Materials    3 s.h.

Properties and uses of engineering materials, manufacturing processes, including heat treatments and forming operations. Introduction to mechanical testing methods. Listed also as MTEN 2606.
Prereq.: MATH 1571 or MATH 1585H.

MECH 2620    Statics and Dynamics    3 s.h.

Principles of engineering mechanics as applied to statics and dynamics, Vector applications to forces and moments; centroid and center of gravity; static equilibrium. Kinematics of particles; Newton's laws; work-energy; and impulse momentum techniques using vector approach,.
Prereq.: MATH 1572 and PHYS 2610 or concurrent.

MECH 2641    Dynamics    3 s.h.

Kinematics of particles and rigid bodies. Newton's laws of motion, work-energy, and impulse momentum techniques applied to particle and rigid body motion using a vector approach.
Prereq.: CEEN 2601.

MECH 3708    Dynamic Systems Modeling    4 s.h.

Mathematical modeling of linear mechanical, electrical, thermal, fluid, and mixed systems. State space variables. Frequency response. Computer simulation using modern computer tools. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week.
Prereq.: MECH 2641, ECEN 2614, MATH 3705.

MECH 3720    Fluid Dynamics    3 s.h.

Study of stationary fluids, and fluid dynamics of compressible and incompressible flows; dimensional analysis; boundary layers; subsonic and supersonic flows; lift and drag on bodies immersed in incompressible flows.
Prereq.: MECH 2603; MECH 2641; MATH 3705 or concurrent.

MECH 3720L    Fluid Dynamics Laboratory    1 s.h.

Experiments on incompressible and compressible fluid flows in the subsonic and supersonic regions. Three hours laboratory per week.
Prereq.: MECH 3720 or concurrent.

MECH 3725    Heat Transfer 1    3 s.h.

Fundamentals of heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation. Heat transfer by combined modes.
Prereq.: MECH 3720 or concurrent.

MECH 3725L    Heat Transfer 1    1 s.h.

Fundamentals of heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation. Heat transfer by combined modes.
Prereq.: MECH 3720 or concurrent.

MECH 3742    Kinematics of Machines    3 s.h.

Position, velocity, and acceleration analysis of mechanisms. Design of link and cam mechanisms to perform desired machine functions. Graphical, analytical, and commercial software applications.
Prereq.: MECH 2641, ENGR 1560 or MECH 1560.

MECH 3751    Stress and Strain Analysis 1    3 s.h.

Analysis of internal forces, stresses, strains, and deflections in three dimensions. Dynamic loading including impact and fatigue. Theories of failure and energy methods. Must be taken concurrently with MECH 3751L.
Prereq.: CEEN 2602, MECH 2606.

MECH 3751L    Stress and Strain Analysis 1 Laboratory    1 s.h.

Transmission and reflection photoelasticity. State and dynamic strain gage applications using computer-aided data acquisition. Three hours laboratory per week.
Concurrent with: MECH 3751.

MECH 3762    Design of Machine Elements    3 s.h.

Application of fundamental engineering principles to the design of various elements found in machines. Elements include connections, shafts, keys, couplings, springs, gears, belts, chains, bearings, clutches, brakes, screws, etc. Must be taken concurrently with MECH 3762L.
Prereq.: MECH 2641 and MECH 3751.

MECH 3762L    Design of Machine Elements Laboratory    1 s.h.

Practical design problems incorporating analysis, material selection, and sizing of machine components utilizing the computer. Three hours laboratory per week. Must be taken concurrently with MECH 3762.

MECH 4800    Special Topics    3 s.h.

Special topics and new developments in mechanical engineering. Subject matter, credit hours, and special prerequisites are announced in advance of each offering. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 s.h. with different content.
Prereq.: Junior standing in Mechanical Engineering, or consent of instructor.

MECH 4808    Mechanical Systems Design 1    2 s.h.

Detailed design of a mechanical engineering system utilizing expertise expected of a new graduate in an industry setting. Design methodology, case studies, oral presentations, and written reports prepare the student to function as part of a design team on a capstone project. MECH 4809 must be taken at the next offering after completing 4808. Grading in MECH 4808 is Traditional/PR. Two hours lecture per week.
Prereq.: MECH 3708, MECH 3725, MECH 3742, and MECH 3762.
Gen Ed: Capstone.

MECH 4808L    Mechanical Systems Design Laboratory    1 s.h.

Supplemental activities related to MECH 4808, such as discussion and seminars on industry practices and standards, computer software applications, experimental verification, etc. Three hours laboratory per week. Must be taken concurrently with MECH 4808.
Gen Ed: Capstone.

MECH 4809    Mechanical Systems Design 2    3 s.h.

Detailed design of a mechanical engineering system utilizing expertise expected of a new graduate in an industry setting. Design methodology, case studies, oral presentations, and written reports prepare the student to function as part of a design team on a capstone project. MECH 4809 must be taken at the next offering after completing 4808. Three hours lecture per week.
Prereq.: MECH 4808.
Gen Ed: Capstone.

MECH 4809L    Mechanical Systems Design Laboratory 2    1 s.h.

Supplemental activities related to MECH 4808 and MECH 4809, such as discussions and seminars on industry practices and standards, computer software applications, experimental verifications, etc. Three hours laboratory per week. MECH 4808L must be taken concurrently with MECH 4808 and MECH 4809L must be taken concurrently with MECH 4809.

MECH 4823    Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning    3 s.h.

Design of heating and air conditioning systems for residential, commercial, and industrial complexes. Human comfort, psychometries, and environmental issues. Computer simulation of heating and cooling load for steady-state and transient conditions. Selection of controls and equipment.
Prereq.: MECH 3725.

MECH 4825L    Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics Laboratory    1 s.h.

Experiments involving basic measurement techniques, power and refrigeration cycles, heat transfer, heat exchangers, and energy systems. Three hours laboratory per week.
Prereq.: MECH 3720, MECH 3725.

MECH 4835    Thermal Fluid Applications    3 s.h.

Application of the principles of thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and heat transfer to design. Design, analysis and computer simulation of thermal fluid systems and components.
Prereq.: MECH 3725.

MECH 4872L    Engineering Acoustics Laboratory    1 s.h.

Applications of acoustics instrumentation to problems involving room acoustics, sounds in pipes, noise barriers, and machinery noise. Taken concurrently with MECH 5872. Three hours laboratory a week.

MECH 5811    Solar Engineering    3 s.h.

Radiational characteristics of solar energy, glass materials and selective coatings. Analysis of flat plate collectors, concentrators, and thermal storage. System simulation and economic analysis for optimization of basic solar systems.
Prereq.: PHYS 2611, MECH 3725 or consent of chairperson.

MECH 5825    Heat Transfer 2    3 s.h.

Advanced topics in heat transfer. Multi-dimensional conduction, free convection, phase change heat transfer and thermal radiation. Integration of analytical, numerical, and computational methods into design projects.
Prereq.: MECH 3708 and MECH 3725.

MECH 5836    Fluid Power and Control    3 s.h.

Theory of prime movers, turbomachinery, and control systems. Modeling of hydraulic and pneumatic systems and components. Hydraulic fluids, pumps, cylinders, valves, motors, compressors, and actuators. Hydraulic and pneumatic circuit applications and control.
Prereq.: MECH 3725.

MECH 5842    Kinetics of Machines    3 s.h.

Three dimensional kinematics and dynamics of machines. Dynamic analysis and design; balancing of machines.
Prereq.: MECH 3742.

MECH 5852    Stress and Strain Analysis 2    3 s.h.

Continuation of MECH 3751. Introduction to applied elasticity theory including plane stress and strain and stress functions. Plastic and creep behavior of materials. Introduction to instability. Emphasis on design applications.
Prereq.: MECH 3751, MECH 3751L, MATH 3705.

MECH 5872    Engineering Acoustics    3 s.h.

The nature of sound and its propagation; analysis and control of sound and noise production in mechanical equipment; transmission and absorption of sound in engineering materials, ultrasonics, structural acoustics, base measurements, and equipment.
Prereq.: MECH 3708.

MECH 5881    Mechanical Vibrations    3 s.h.

Introduction to mechanical vibrations: single and multi-degree of freedom systems, free and forced vibrations, impedance and modal analysis including applications.
Prereq.: MECH 3708.

MECH 5881L    Mechanical Vibrations Laboratory    1 s.h.

Introduction to vibrations measurements. Experiments with mechanical systems, computer simulation of vibration systems. Experimental determination of component models and parameters. Three hours laboratory per week.
Prereq.: MECH 5881.

MECH 5884    Finite Element Analysis    3 s.h.

Fundamental principles of finite element analysis with emphasis on applications to design in areas of stress analysis, vibrations, and heat transfer. Use of commercial software.
Prereq.: MECH 3708, MECH 3725, MECH 3751.

MECH 5885    Computational Fluid Dynamics    3 s.h.

Applied numerical analysis, including solution of linear algebraic equations and ordinary and partial differential equations; modeling of physical processes, including fluid flow and heat and mass transfer; use of general purpose computer codes, including commercial computational fluid dynamics software packages.
Prereq.: MECH 3720 and MECH 3725.

MECH 5892    Control of Mechanical Systems    3 s.h.

Introduction to theory of feedback and control. Performance and stability of linear systems. Design of feedback control systems. Practical application and introduction to state-space methods. Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week.
Prereq.: MECH 3708.

Industrial Engineering

ISEN 1560    Principles of Systems Design    2 s.h.

An introduction to creative thought processes and analytical tools that are used to develop human usable systems. Cognitive theory provides a foundation for analyzing human/machine interactions within systems. Cases are used to elucidate accident causation theory and exercise the application of risk reduction strategies.
Prereq.: ENGR 1550.

ISEN 3710    Engineering Statistics    3 s.h.

Applications of data collection and analysis techniques to engineering problems. Techniques for data structuring, data modeling, parameter estimation, and design of experiments utilizing engineering data.
Prereq.: MATH 1571.

ISEN 3716    Systems Analysis and Design    3 s.h.

Analysis and design of systems. Decomposition of large systems into subsystems. Analysis, modeling, and design of subsystems. Integration of subsystems. Visual BASIC programming as a modeling tool.
Prereq.: MATH 1571.

ISEN 3720    Statistical Quality Control    3 s.h.

Concepts of data-based quality control techniques. Intermediate design of experiments as an off-line quality control technique using ANOVA techniques. Process control chart construction and applications as on-line quality control techniques. Basics of acceptance sampling systems and standards.
Prereq.: ISEN 3710 or equivalent.

ISEN 3723    Manufacturing Processes    3 s.h.

Introduction to properties and uses of engineering materials. Introduction to mechanical testing methods, metrology, tolerances, testing and inspection; semi-finished product manufacturing; macro-processing (forming, casting, powder metallurgy, metal working, composite fabrication); joining; nontraditional manufacturing processes; and surface processing. Prereq. MATH 1572.

ISEN 3724    Engineering Economy    3 s.h.

The analysis and evaluation of factors that affect the economic success of engineering projects. Topics include interest, depreciation, cost classification, comparison of alternatives, make-buy decisions, replacement models and after-tax analysis.
Prereq.: MATH 1571.

ISEN 3727    Simulation of Industrial Engineering Systems    3 s.h.

Techniques for the digital simulation of industrial engineering systems which can be represented via discrete event models. The generation of random variables, shaping of probability distributions, model structuring, model verification, and the simulation of inventory, queuing, and quality control systems in a high-level structured programming language. A special-purpose simulation language for expanding the class of problems which can be economically modeled.
Prereq.: ISEN 3710, ISEN 3716.

ISEN 3736    Methods Engineering    2 s.h.

Techniques for analysis of task performance, the use of process charts, and various methods of work simplification, human-machine relation analysis. Theory and practice of time study and other methods of measuring and establishing performance level and productivity.
Prereq.: ISEN 3710 or equivalent.

ISEN 3736L    Methods Engineering Laboratory    1 s.h.

Practice in analyzing and recording tasks. Determination of time standards and productivity requirements. Analysis and evaluation of actual plant operations. Taken concurrently with ISEN 3736. Three hours laboratory per week.

ISEN 3745    Accounting for Engineers    3 s.h.

Review of labor and material costing systems. Introduction to cost accounting systems. Practice in development of forecasting and estimating systems. Process, operation and product costing systems. Elements of financial accounting systems that affect engineering decisions.
Prereq.: ISEN 3724 or equivalent.

ISEN 4810    Special Topics    3 s.h.

Special topics and new developments in Industrial Engineering. Subject matter, credit hours, and special prerequisites to be announced in advance of each offering.
Prereq.: senior standing in Industrial Engineering or consent of instructor.

ISEN 4821    Capstone Design 1: Manufacturing and Service Systems    3 s.h.

The application of engineering techniques to the analysis, design, layout, and justification of manufacturing and service facilities. Subjects covered include, equipment selection, process flow, and material flow. The system design involves field investigation, acquisition and analysis of data, use of computer-aided facilities planning and design software, preparation of drawings, and writing a final report. Grading is Traditional/PR.
Prereq.: ISEN 3723, ISEN 3736, ISEN 5801, and 96 s.h. of engineering degree credits.
Gen Ed: Capstone.

ISEN 4822    Capstone Design 2: Logistics Systems    3 s.h.

Analysis, planning and design of material handling, storage/warehouse and logistics systems. The fundamental analytic tools, approaches, and techniques which are useful in the planning, design, layout, and operation of logistics systems and integrated supply chains. Development and use of fundamental models to illustrate the underlying concepts involved in both intra- and inter-company logistics operations.
Prereq.: ISEN 4821.
Gen Ed: Capstone.

ISEN 5801    Operations Research 1    3 s.h.

Formulation and solution of engineering problems using linear programming. Model formulation, the primal, dual, and transportation simplex methods, duality theory, and sensitivity analysis.
Prereq.: MATH 2673.

ISEN 5811L    Manufacturing Practices I Laboratory    1 s.h.

Experimental analysis of manufacturing processes. Process control and data acquisition. Experimental design applied to processes including polymer processes, casting, machining, and joining. Three hours laboratory.
Prereq. or concurrent ISEN 3723.

ISEN 5812L    Manufacturing Practices 2 Laboratory    1 s.h.

Experimental analysis of advanced manufacturing techniques. Advanced sensing and controlling technologies. Real-time monitoring, metrology, and data acquisition. Numerically controlled (NC) machines and programming. Net-shape and additive manufacturing.
Prereq. or concurrent ISEN 5823.

ISEN 5820    Advanced Quality for Engineers    3 s.h.

Applications and practices of quality control in industry. Engineering and administrative aspects of quality control programs, process control, and acceptance sampling. Application of quantitative methods to the design and evaluation of engineered products, processes, and systems.
Prereq.: ISEN 3720.

ISEN 5823    Automation    3 s.h.

Principles and applications of sensing, actuation and control. Emphasis on hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Industrial process controllers, sensors and machine vision. Design and cost considerations for industrial automation applications.
Prereq.: MECH 2641, ECEN 2614 or consent of instructor.

ISEN 5825    Advanced Engineering Economy    3 s.h.

An extension of the topics in engineering economy. Analysis of rationale and norm of decision making, risk and uncertainty models, utility theory, measurement of productivity, and advanced project comparison methods.
Prereq.: ISEN 3724.

ISEN 5830    Human Factors Engineering    3 s.h.

Various aspects of human factors in the design of human-machine systems and environments. Study of human sensory, perceptual, mental, psychomotor, and other characteristics; techniques of measuring human capabilities, limitations, safety, comfort, and productivity.
Prereq.: MATH 2673.

ISEN 5850    Operations Research 2    3 s.h.

Formulation and solution of industrial engineering problems using operational research models. Topics include queuing models and the specialization of linear models to equipment replacement, project planning, assignment, and transshipment problems.
Prereq.: ISEN 5801.

ISEN 5880    Management of Technology    3 s.h.

The course discusses major topics in management of technology and innovations. Dynamics of technology innovation, sources of technology innovations, corporate technology strategy, collaboration and intellectual property, structures and process for innovations, idea generation, commercialization of technology and innovations, and market entry.
Prereq.: Senior standing or consent of instructor.

ISEN 5881    Competitive Manufacturing Management    3 s.h.

Basic principles of manufacturing competitiveness. The role of engineers in promoting competitiveness. Discussion of new technologies used in modern manufacturing management including, continuous improvement, waste elimination, JIT, lean production systems, setup time reduction, equipment maintenance/improvement, total quality management, and supply chain management.
Prereq.: ISEN 3723 or consent of instructor.