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Undergraduate

  • Introduction to Mechanical Engineering

    • MAE 1000 | 1 Credit Hours
    • Introduction to the mechanical engineering profession, the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and curriculum, and the core disciplines of mechanical engineering. Introduction to engineering problem solving, ethics, and design. Prerequisites: Restricted to engineering students only.
  • Programming and Software Tools

    • MAE 2100 | 2 Credit Hours
    • Introduction to the use of computers, programming, and software. Topics include MATLAB syntax and programming techniques, algorithm design, and programming with Excel spreadsheets. Prerequisites: grade of C- or better in MATH 1700. Restricted to Mechanical Aerospace Engineering students only.
  • Thermodynamics

    • MAE 2300 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (same as ENGINR 2300). Fluid properties, work and heat, first law, second law, entropy, applications to vapor and ideal gas processes. Prerequisites: grade of C- or better in PHYSCS 2750.
  • Dynamics

    • MAE 2600 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Basic fundamentals of particle and rigid body dynamics; energy and momentum methods. Prerequisites: grade of C- or better in ENGINR 1200. Restricted to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students only.
  • Computational Methods for Engineering Design

    • MAE 3100 | 4 Credit Hours
    • Introduction to numerical methods for linear system analysis, curve-fitting, integration and differentiation, and optimization. The numerical methods are demonstrated through computer implementation and application to engineering design problems. Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MAE 2100; Restricted to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students only. Prerequisites or Corequisites: MATH 4100 grade of C- or better.
  • Engineering Materials

    • MAE 3200 | 4 Credit Hours
    • The nature of the structure of engineering materials. The relationship of material structure to physical properties. Mechanical behavior of engineering materials. Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in ENGINR 2200 and CHEM 1320. Restricted to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students only.
  • Engineering Materials - Writing Intensive

    • MAE 3200W | 4 Credit Hours
    • The nature of the structure of engineering materials. The relationship of material structure to physical properties. Mechanical behavior of engineering materials. Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in ENGINR 2200 and CHEM 1320. Restricted to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students only.
  • Fluid Mechanics

    • MAE 3400 | 3 Credit Hours
    • A basic course in fluid mechanics. Topics include: fluid properties, hydrostatics, conservation laws, infinitesimal and finite control volume analysis, Navier-Stokes equations, dimensional analysis, internal and external flows. Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MAE 2600; Restricted to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students only. Prerequisites or Corequisites: MAE 2300 grade of C- or better.
  • Dynamic Systems and Control

    • MAE 3600 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Modeling and analysis of dynamic systems and introduction to feedback control. Topics include dynamic modeling and response of mechanical, electrical, fluid, and thermal systems; and feedback control systems analysis. Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MAE 2600 and MAE 3100 and MATH 4100. Restricted to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students only. Prerequisites or Corequisites: ENGINR 2100 grade of C- or better.
  • Dynamic Systems and Control - Honors

    • MAE 3600H | 3 Credit Hours
    • Modeling and analysis of dynamic systems and introduction to feedback control. Topics include dynamic modeling and response of mechanical, electrical, fluid, and thermal systems; and feedback control systems analysis. Prerequisites:Grade of C- or better in MAE 2600 and MAE 3100 and MATH 4100. Restricted to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students only. Honors eligibility required. Prerequisites or Corequisites: ENGINR 2100 grade of C- or better.
  • Instrumentation and Measurements Laboratory

    • MAE 3800 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Design and reporting of experimental investigations. Topics include instrument design equations, sources of error, and calibration. Survey of instruments to measure: voltage, resistance, current, time, frequency, displacement, velocity, acceleration, strain, force, and torque. Prerequisites: grade of C- or better in ENGINR 2100 and ENGINR 2200 and Physics 2760; Restricted to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students only. Prerequisites or Corequisites: MAE 3600 grade of C- or better.
  • Mechanism Design

    • MAE 3900 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Analysis of kinematics and dynamics of machinery. Topics include design and selection of various mechanisms. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MAE 2600 and MAE 3100. Restricted to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students only.
  • Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    • MAE 4001 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Current and new technical developments in mechanical and aerospace engineering. Enrollment limited to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students only. Prerequisites: instructor's consent.
  • Problems in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    • MAE 4085 | 1 - 99 Credit Hours
    • Special design, experimental and analytical problems in mechanical and aerospace engineering. Prerequisites: Instructor's consent.
  • Aerospace Structures

    • MAE 4210 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with MAE 7210). Fundamentals of the mechanics and design issues of aerospace structures. Analysis of thin skins with stiffeners for external surfaces, bulkheads and frames for shape support, and fasteners for holding components together. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: C- or better in ENGINR 2200.
  • Materials Selection

    • MAE 4220 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with MAE 7220). Study of the physical and mechanical metallurgy of alloy systems of interest in engineering applications. Prerequisites: C- or better in MAE 3200; Restricted to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students only.
  • Nanomaterials

    • MAE 4230 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with MAE 7230). The primary goal of this course is to introduce students into the new field of nanostructured materials. The emphasis of the course is to introduce the students into synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials, the behavior of such materials with nanoscale structures, and their technological applications. Prerequisites: C- or better in MAE 3200 or equivalent.
  • Nanomaterials - Writing Intensive

    • MAE 4230W | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with MAE 7230). The primary goal of this course is to introduce students into the new field of nanostructured materials. The emphasis of the course is to introduce the students into synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials, the behavior of such materials with nanoscale structures, and their technological applications. Prerequisites: C- or better in MAE 3200 or equivalent.
  • Transport Phenomena in Materials Processing

    • MAE 4231 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (same as BIOL_EN 4231; cross-leveled with BIOL_EN 7231, MAE 7231). Applications of fluid flow, heat transfer, and mass transfer in steady-state and unsteady-state materials processing with applications to metals, polymers, and ceramics. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: C- or better in Math 4100. Prerequisites or Corequisites: MAE 4300.
  • Ceramic Materials and Processing

    • MAE 4232 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with MAE 7232). Treatment of ceramics materials, structure, and ceramic processing with hands-on demonstration/labs. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: C- or better in MAE 3200.
  • Composite Materials

    • MAE 4250 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with MAE 7250). A survey of composite materials used in engineering emphasizing fiber-reinforced composites but including laminate and particulate composites. Prerequisites: C- or better in MAE 3200. Restricted to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students only.
  • Nondestructive Evaluation of Materials

    • MAE 4270 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with MAE 7270). The role of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) in engineering is explored. Ultrasonic NDE is studied in detail. Labs are used to support the study of ultrasonic NDE. Other NDE techniques are surveyed. Prerequisites: C- or better in MAE 3200, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students only.
  • Introduction to Finite Element Methods

    • MAE 4280 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with MAE 7280). The application of matrix operations, energy concepts and structural mechanics to the development of the finite element method. Application of finite element method to beams, frames and trusses. Prerequisites: C- or better in ENGINR 2200, MAE 3100, MAE students only.
  • Heat Transfer

    • MAE 4300 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Fundamentals of conduction, convection and radiation. Use of nondimensional parameters. Theory and design of simple heat exchangers. Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MAE 2300 and MAE 3400. Restricted to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students only.
  • Intermediate Heat Transfer

    • MAE 4310 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with MAE 7310). Advanced topics in conduction, convection, and radiation. Heat exchanges and their applications will also be analyzed. Prerequisites: C- or better in MAE 4300 and Mechanical Engineering students only.
  • Design of Thermal Systems

    • MAE 4320 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with MAE 7320). Thermal systems are simulated by mathematical models (often on a digital computer), followed by optimization. Supporting topics include: economics, heat transfer, thermodynamics, and optimization. Prerequisites: C- or better in MAE 4300.
  • Design of Thermal Systems - Writing Intensive

    • MAE 4320W | 3 Credit Hours
    • Thermal systems are simulated by mathematical models (often on a digital computer), followed by optimization. Supporting topics include: economics, heat transfer, thermodynamics, and optimization. Recommended: MAE 4300.
  • Nanoscale Energy Transport

    • MAE 4325 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with MAE 7325). This course examines non-equilibrium energy processes from the vantage point of fundamental energy carriers. Topics include foundational solid state physics, statistical energy carrier distributions, density of states, and dispersion relationships. Energy transport will be discussed in terms of kinetic theory, the Landauer Formalism, and the Boltzmann Transport Equation. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: Senior standing in MAE.
  • Heating and Air Conditioning

    • MAE 4340 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with MAE 7340). General principles of thermal science applied to the design of environmental control systems. Topics covered include heating and cooling load calculations, annual operating and life cycle cost estimating, duct and pipe sizing, and equipment selection. Prerequisites: C- or better in MAE 4300 and MAE students only.
  • Industrial Energy Analysis

    • MAE 4350 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with MAE 7355). Energy use in industrial systems: furnaces, boilers, compressors, motors, lighting, etc. Insulation in building envelopes. Renewable energy sources. Energy auditing and economic analysis. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites or Corequisites: MAE 4300.
  • Intermediate Thermodynamics

    • MAE 4380 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with MAE 7380). Topics from classical and statistical thermodynamics. Prerequisites: C- or better in MAE 2300.
  • Aerospace Propulsion

    • MAE 4390 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with MAE 7390). Analysis of aircraft engines and spacecraft propulsion systems. Prerequisites: C- or better in MAE 3400 and Junior standing in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
  • Intermediate Fluid Mechanics

    • MAE 4420 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with MAE 7420). Topics in potential and viscous flow theory, and computational fluid dynamics. Prerequisites: C- or better in MAE 3400.
  • Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer

    • MAE 4430 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with MAE 7430). Introduction to the principles and development of the finite difference approximations to the governing differential equations of viscous and inviscid fluid flow, as well as heat transfer. Introduction to discretization methods and the calculation of flow fields, convection, diffusion and conduction. Prerequisites: C- or better in MAE 3400.
  • Aerodynamics

    • MAE 4440 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with MAE 7440). Presents fundamentals of wing and airfoil theory for incompressible flow, including fluid kinematics and dynamics, potential flow, flow about a body, thin-airfoil theory, and finite wing. Prerequisites: C- or better in MAE 3400.
  • Gas Dynamics

    • MAE 4450 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with MAE 7450). One dimensional compressible flow with and without friction and heat transfer. Isentropic flow and shock phenomenon in nozzles and diffusers. Prerequisites: C- or better MAE 3400.
  • Microfluidics

    • MAE 4460 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with MAE 7460). This course focuses on liquid transport in micro/nano fluidic devices and related electrohydrodynamics. Graded on A-F basis only. Recommended: MAE 3400.
  • Manufacturing Methods

    • MAE 4500 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Introduction to manufacturing processes with emphasis on those aspects most relevant to methods, problems in force analysis, and practicum and experimentation in machine tool applications. Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in ENGINR 1110 and MAE 3200. Restricted to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students only.
  • Advanced Mechanics of Materials

    • MAE 4600 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (same as CV_ENG 4600; cross-leveled with MAE 7600 and CV_ENG 7600). Analysis of more complicated problems in stresses, strains. Recommended: ENGINR 2200.
  • Aircraft Flight Performance

    • MAE 4620 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with MAE 7620). Analysis of aircraft flight and aircraft performance metrics. Topics include airplane aerodynamics and propulsion, steady flight, range, endurance, take-off and landing, and aircraft maneuvers. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: C- or better in MAE 2600, MAE 3100, MAE 3400, and Junior standing in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
  • Space Flight Mechanics

    • MAE 4630 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with MAE 7630). Analysis of spacecraft orbits and trajectories. Topics include orbital mechanics, orbital maneuvers, interplanetary missions, and entry flight mechanics. Prerequisites: C- or better in MAE 2600, MAE 3100, and Junior standing in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
  • Vibration Analysis

    • MAE 4660 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (same as CV_ENG 4660). Vibration theory and its application to mechanical systems. Topics include free and forced vibration analysis of single- and multi-degree of freedom systems. Recommended: MAE 2600 and MATH 4100.
  • Vibration Analysis

    • MAE 4660 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (same as CV_ENG 4660). Vibration theory and its application to mechanical systems. Topics include free and forced vibration analysis of single- and multi-degree of freedom systems. Recommended: MAE 2600 and MATH 4100.
  • Introduction to MEMS

    • MAE 4680 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with MAE 7680). The course will start with a survey of the widespread applications of MEMS sensors and actuators. Micro fabrication methods used in conventional semiconductor industry will be introduced. MEMS-specific process will be emphasized. Fundamental principles in electric circuits and mechanics will be reviewed. Special attention is on mechanical issues encountered in MEMS design and fabrication. Prerequisites: C- or better in MAE 3600 and Junior standing in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
  • Hydraulic Control System

    • MAE 4710 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with MAE 7710). Analysis of hydraulic control components and systems. Topics include pumps, valves, actuators, and industrial and mobile control systems. May be repeated for credit. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: C- or better in MAE 3400, MAE 3600, and Junior standing in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
  • Modern Control

    • MAE 4720 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with MAE 7720). Analysis and design of control systems using state-space methods. Topics include controllability and observability, feedback control using pole-placement, state observers, optimal linear-quadratic feedback control, and optimal estimation. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: C- or better in MAE 3600 and Junior standing in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
  • Mechatronics

    • MAE 4730 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with MAE 7730). Design of systems which require the integration of mechanical and electronic components. Topics include microcontrollers, sensors, actuators, mechanical systems, real time control system programming, and modeling of electronic and mechanical systems. Prerequisites: C- or better in MAE 3600 and Junior standing in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
  • Classical Control

    • MAE 4750 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (same as BIOL_EN 4310, ECE 4310; cross-leveled with MAE 7750, BIOL_EN 7310, ECE 7310 ). Study of feedback control design based on classical continuous-time methods. Topics include performance specifications, stability analysis, root locus compensator design, and frequency domain analysis and compensator design. Prerequisites: C- or better in MATH 4100.
  • Applied Thermal/Fluids Laboratory

    • MAE 4800 | 4 Credit Hours
    • Applied thermal and fluid systems, such as HVAC and psychometrics, will be introduced. Experiments conducted on thermal/fluid hardware components will be used to reinforce concepts. Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MAE 4300. Restricted to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students only.
  • Applied Thermal/Fluids Laboratory - Writing Intensive

    • MAE 4800W | 4 Credit Hours
    • Applied thermal and fluid systems, such as HVAC and psychometrics, will be introduced. Experiments conducted on thermal/fluid hardware components will be used to reinforce concepts. Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MAE 4300. Restricted to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students only.
  • Machine Element Design

    • MAE 4900 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Application of stress and fatigue analyses to the design of machine elements such as fasteners, springs, shafts, and gears. Topics include selection of appropriate materials and machine elements. Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MAE 3200. Restricted to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students only.
  • Applied Mechanical Optimization

    • MAE 4930 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with MAE 7930). Introduction to mathematical programming techniques and applications to the design of mechanical systems and components. Prerequisites: C- or better in MAE 3100, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students only.
  • Aircraft Design

    • MAE 4940 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with MAE 7940). Conceptual design of aircraft, from initial sizing and design layout to design analysis, optimization and trade studies. Fundamental theories for aircraft design including sizing, aerodynamic forces, airfoil selection, wing loading, configuration layout payloads, propulsion systems, landing gear, aerospace structures, and cost analysis. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: C- or better in ENGR 2200, MAE 3400, MAE 3600, and Junior standing in MAE.
  • Senior Capstone Design

    • MAE 4980 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Senior design experience. Topics include reliability, safety, manufacturability, economic, and environmental constraints; design case studies; and industrial design projects. Prerequisites: Grade of C- or greater in MAE 3600, MAE 3900, MAE 4500, MAE 4900 and STAT 4710 or IMSE 2110; Restricted to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students only.
  • Senior Capstone Design - Writing Intensive

    • MAE 4980W | 3 Credit Hours
    • Senior design experience. Topics include reliability, safety, manufacturability, economic, and environmental constraints; design case studies; and industrial design projects. Prerequisites: Grade of C- or greater in MAE 3600, MAE 3900, MAE 4500, MAE 4900 and STAT 4710 or IMSE 2110; Restricted to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students only.
  • Undergraduate Research in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    • MAE 4990 | 0 - 6 Credit Hours
    • Independent investigation or project in Mechanical Engineering. Enrollment limited to senior Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students only. Prerequisites: instructor's consent.
  • Undergraduate Honors Research Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

    • MAE 4995 | 1 - 99 Credit Hours
    • Independent investigation to be presented as an undergraduate honors thesis. Enrollment limited to Honors Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students only. Prerequisites: Consent required
  • Undergraduate Honors Research Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering - Writing Intensive

    • MAE 4995W | 1 - 99 Credit Hours
    • Independent investigation to be presented as an undergraduate honors thesis. Enrollment limited to Honors Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students only. Prerequisites: Consent required

Graduate

  • Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    • MAE 7001 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Current and new technical developments in mechanical and aerospace engineering. Prerequisites: instructor's consent.
  • Aerospace Structures

    • MAE 7210 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Fundamentals of the mechanics and design issues of aerospace structures. Analysis of thin skins with stiffeners for external surfaces, bulkheads and frames for shape support, and fasteners for holding components together. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: grade of C or better in ENGINR 2200.
  • Nanomaterials

    • MAE 7230 | 3 Credit Hours
    • The primary goal of this course is to introduce students into the new field of nanostructured materials. The emphasis of the course is to introduce the students into synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials, the behavior of such materials with nanoscale structures, and their technological applications. Prerequisites: MAE 3200 or equivalent.
  • Transport Phenomena in Materials Processing

    • MAE 7231 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (same as BIOL_EN 7231) Applications of fluid flow, heat transfer, and mass transfer in steady-state and unsteady-state materials processing with applications to metals, polymers, and ceramics. Graded A-F basis only. Prerequisites: MAE 3200, MAE 3400, MAE 4300 (or equivalent courses) and MATH 4100.
  • Ceramic Materials and Processing

    • MAE 7232 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with MAE 4232). Treatment of ceramics materials, structure, and ceramic processing with hands-on demonstration/labs. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: MAE 3200 or equivalent course.
  • Composite Materials

    • MAE 7250 | 3 Credit Hours
    • A survey of composite materials used in engineering emphasizing fiber-reinforced composites but including laminate and particulate composites. Prerequisites: MAE 3200.
  • Introduction to Finite Element Methods

    • MAE 7280 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with MAE 4280). The application of matrix operations, energy concepts and structural mechanics to the development of the finite element method. Application of finite element method to beams, frames and trusses. Prerequisites:Restricted to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students only. Prerequisites: ENGINR 2200, MAE 3100, MAE students only.
  • Intermediate Heat Transfer

    • MAE 7310 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Advanced topics in conduction, convection, and radiation. Heat exchanges and their applications will also be analyzed. Prerequisites: MAE 4300.
  • Design of Thermal Systems

    • MAE 7320 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Thermal systems are simulated by mathematical models (often on a digital computer), followed by optimization. Supporting topics include: economics, heat transfer, thermodynamics, and optimization. Prerequisites: MAE 4300.
  • Heating and Air Conditioning

    • MAE 7340 | 3 Credit Hours
    • General principles of thermal science applied to the design of environmental control systems. Topics covered include heating and cooling load calculations, annual operating and life cycle cost estimating, duct and pipe sizing, and equipment selection. Prerequisites: MAE 4300.
  • Industrial Energy Analysis

    • MAE 7355 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Energy use in industrial systems: furnaces, boilers, compressors, motors, lighting, etc. Insulation in building envelopes. Renewable energy sources. Energy auditing and economic analysis. Graded on A-F basis only. Corequisite: MAE 4300 or instructor's consent.
  • Intermediate Thermodynamics

    • MAE 7380 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Topics from classical and statistical thermodynamics. Prerequisites: ENGINR 2300.
  • Aerospace Propulsion

    • MAE 7390 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Analysis of aircraft engines and spacecraft propulsion systems. Prerequisites: MAE 3400.
  • Intermediate Fluid Mechanics

    • MAE 7420 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Topics in potential and viscous flow theory, and computational fluid dynamics. Prerequisites: MAE 3400.
  • Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer

    • MAE 7430 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Introduction to the principles and development of the finite difference approximations to the governing differential equations of viscous and inviscid fluid flow, as well as heat transfer. Introduction to discretization methods and the calculation of flow fields, convection, diffusion and conduction. Prerequisites: MAE 3400, MAE 4300 and MAE 4420.
  • Aerodynamics

    • MAE 7440 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Presents fundamentals of wing and airfoil theory for incompressible flow, including fluid kinematics and dynamics, potential flow, flow about a body, thin-airfoil theory, and finite wing. Prerequisites: MAE 3100 and MAE 3400.
  • Gas Dynamics

    • MAE 7450 | 3 Credit Hours
    • One-dimensional compressible flow with and without friction and heat transfer. Isentropic flow and shock phenomenon in nozzles and diffusers. Prerequisites: MAE 3400.
  • Microfluidics

    • MAE 7460 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with MAE 4460). This course focuses on liquid transport in micro/nano fluidic devices and related electrohydrodynamics. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisite: MAE 3400.
  • Advanced Mechanics of Materials

    • MAE 7600 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (same as CV_ENG 7600; cross-leveled with MAE 4600 and CV_ENG 4600). Analysis of more complicated problems in stresses, strains. Prerequisites: grade of C- or better in ENGINR 2200.
  • Aircraft Flight Performance

    • MAE 7620 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with MAE 4620). Analysis of aircraft flight dynamics and aircraft performance. Topics include airplane aerodynamics and propulsion, steady flight, flight performance, aircraft maneuvers, aircraft stability, and an introduction to flight controls. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: MAE 3600.
  • Space Flight Mechanics

    • MAE 7630 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with MAE 4630). Analysis of spacecraft motion. Topics include orbital dynamics, spacecraft attitude dynamics, satellite trajectory design, and spacecraft control system design. Prerequisites: MAE 3600.
  • Vibration Analysis

    • MAE 7660 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (same as CV_ENG 7660). Vibration theory and its application to Mechanical systems. Topics include free and forced vibration analysis of single and multi-degree of freedom systems. Prerequisites: grade of C- or better in MAE 2600 and MATH 4100.
  • Vibration Analysis

    • MAE 7660 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (same as CV_ENG 7660). Vibration theory and its application to Mechanical systems. Topics include free and forced vibration analysis of single and multi-degree of freedom systems. Prerequisites: grade of C- or better in MAE 2600 and MATH 4100.
  • Introduction to MEMS

    • MAE 7680 | 3 Credit Hours
    • The course will start with a survey of the widespread applications of MEMS sensors and actuators. Micro fabrication methods used in conventional semiconductor industry will be introduced. MEMS-specific processes will be emphasized. Fundamental principles in electric circuits and mechanics will be reviewed. Special attention is on mechanical issues encountered in MEMS design and fabrication. Graded on A-F basis only.
  • Hydraulic Control Systems

    • MAE 7710 | 1 - 3 Credit Hours
    • Analysis of hydraulic control components and systems. Topics include pumps, valves, actuators, and industrial and mobile control systems. Prerequisites: MAE 3400 and MAE 3600.
  • Modern Control

    • MAE 7720 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Analysis and design of control systems using state-space methods. Topics include controllability and observability, feedback control using pole-placement, state observers, optimal linear-quadratic feedback control, and optimal estimation. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: MAE 3600.
  • Mechatronics

    • MAE 7730 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Design of systems which require the integration of mechanical and electronic components. Topics include microcontrollers, sensors, actuators, mechanical systems, real time control system programming, and modeling of electronic and mechanical systems. Prerequisites: MAE 3600.
  • Classical Control

    • MAE 7750 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (same as ECE 7310, BIOL_EN 7310; cross-leveled with MAE 4750, ECE 4310, BIOL_EN 4310). Study of feedback control design based on classical continuous-time methods. Topics include performance specifications, stability analysis, root locus compensator design, and frequency domain analysis and compensator design.
  • Applied Mechanical Optimization

    • MAE 7930 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Introduction to mathematical programming techniques and applications to the design of mechanical systems and components. Prerequisites: MAE 3100.
  • Aircraft Design

    • MAE 7940 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with MAE 4940). Conceptual design of aircraft, from initial sizing and design layout to design analysis, optimization, and trade studies. Fundamental theories for aircraft design, including sizing, aerodynamic forces, airfoil selection, wing loading, configuration layout, payloads, propulsion systems, landing gear, aerospace structures, and cost analysis. Graded A-F basis only. Prerequisites: MAE 3400, MAE 3600, MAE 3600.
  • Advanced Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    • MAE 8001 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Advanced Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
  • Problems in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    • MAE 8085 | 1 - 99 Credit Hours
    • Supervised investigation in mechanical and aerospace engineering to be presented in the form of a report.
  • Graduate Seminar in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    • MAE 8087 | 1 Credit Hours
    • Reviews recent investigations, projects of major importance in mechanical and aerospace engineering. Graded on S/U basis only.
  • Mechanical Behavior of Materials

    • MAE 8240 | 3 Credit Hours
    • This course will cover the mechanical behavior of metallic, ceramic, polymeric, and composite materials and their relationships to the underlying microstructures. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: MAE 3200 and graduate standing in engineering, or instructor's consent.
  • Finite Element Methods

    • MAE 8280 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (same as CV_ENG 8208). The concepts and fundamentals of the finite element method with applications to problems in solid and fluid mechanics. Prerequisites: MAE 4280.
  • Microscale Heat Transfer

    • MAE 8300 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Review of existing models. Concept of thermal lagging and the second-law admissibility. Applications to low temperatures, thermal processing of thin-film devices; amorphous materials; advanced composites. Prerequisites: MAE 4300.
  • Heat Transfer-Convection

    • MAE 8311 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Principles of heat transfer by convection, review of boundary layer theory, laminar and turbulent heat transfer, temperature-dependent fluid properties, high velocity heat transfer and an introduction to mass transfer. Prerequisites: MAE 4300 and MAE 8410.
  • Heat Transfer-Conduction

    • MAE 8313 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Distribution of temperature and temperature history within solids by the four essential methods of evaluation of these temperature fields. Prerequisites: MAE 4300.
  • Multiphase Heat Transfer

    • MAE 8315 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Fundamentals and application of heat and mass transfer and fluid flow with phase change; melting and solidification, sublimation and vapor deposition, condensation, evaporation, nucleate and film boiling, two-phase flow. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: MAE 4300.
  • Continuum Mechanics

    • MAE 8320 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (same as CV_ENG 8320). Introductory course in the mechanics of continuous media. Basic concepts of stress, strain, constitutive relationships; conservation laws are treated using Cartesian tensor notation. Examples from both solid and fluid mechanics investigated. Prerequisites: MAE 3400, MATH 4100, ENGINR 2200.
  • Theory of Elasticity

    • MAE 8330 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (same as CV_ENG 8330). Stress and strain at a point. General equations of elasticity. Plane stress, plain strain problems; torsion of prismatic bars. Energy methods.
  • Theory of Plasticity

    • MAE 8360 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (same as CV_ENG 8360). Plastic yield conditions and stress-strain relations. Behavior of elastic-perfectly plastic members. Plain strain in plastic members. Prerequisites: MAE 8330 or instructor's consent.
  • Advanced Thermodynamics

    • MAE 8380 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Advanced topics from classical thermodynamics. Prerequisites: MAE 4380.
  • Computational Heat Transfer and Fluid Dynamics

    • MAE 8420 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Introduction to numeric analysis techniques applied to heat transfer and fluid dynamics problems. Coverage will include, the development of discretiization equations for the control volume approach and solution strategies of those equations. Results from numeric simulations will be compared with close form analytic solutions and commercial numeric code output.
  • Introduction to Two Phase Flow

    • MAE 8430 | 3 Credit Hours
    • An introduction to the analysis of the mechanics and transport processes in two phase flows. Prerequisites: MAE 3400.
  • Introduction to Turbulence

    • MAE 8450 | 3 Credit Hours
    • An introduction to the physical phenomena of turbulence, supported by mathematical and statistical descriptions. Especially appropriate for engineers involved in research of momentum, heat, and mass transport. Prerequisites: MAE 4420.
  • Manufacturing Design

    • MAE 8510 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Design for manufacture methods, their capabilities and applications. Design of intelligent manufacturing systems using sensory systems and artificial intelligence techniques. Prerequisites: MAE 3100 and MAE 4500.
  • Advanced Dynamics

    • MAE 8620 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (same as CV_ENG 8620). Fundamental principles of advanced rigid body dynamics with applications. Special mathematical techniques including Lagrangian and Hamiltonian methods. Prerequisites: MAE 2600.
  • Robust Control

    • MAE 8740 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Definition of the robust performance problem with the goal of achieving specified signal levels in the face of plant uncertainty; uncertainty and robustness, stabilization, design constraints, loopshaping, model matching and design for robust performance. Prerequisites: MAE 4750, and MAE 8780 or instructor's consent.
  • Nonlinear Control

    • MAE 8750 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Nonlinear systems analysis techniques including phase plane analysis, Lyapunov theory. Control design including feedback linearization, sliding control, and adaptive control. Prerequisites: MAE 4750 and MAE 8780.
  • Optimal Control

    • MAE 8760 | 3 Credit Hours
    • The course will study optimization under dynamic constraints and optimal control theory. Topics include calculus of variation, Pontryagin's minimum principle, dynamic programming, and linear quadratic optimal control. Graded on A-F basis only.
  • Modular Machine Tool Design

    • MAE 8910 | 3 Credit Hours
    • This course introduces necessary concepts and tools for modular machine tool design. Students will learn how to apply mechanical design knowledge and commercially available subassemblies and parts to design modular machine tools for mass production application. Prerequisites: MAE 4980 or instructor's consent.
  • Advanced Mechanical System Modeling and Optimization

    • MAE 8930 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Calculus of variations is introduced as a basic tool. Hamilton's Principle is used for system modeling. Numerical solution methods are used for dynamic simulation. Genetic algorithm and other algorithms are applied for system optimization. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: MAE 3600 and MAE 4980. Seniors will require consent.
  • Research-Masters Thesis in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    • MAE 8990 | 1 - 99 Credit Hours
    • Independent investigation in field of mechanical and aerospace engineering to be presented as a thesis. Graded on a S/U basis only.
  • Research-Doctoral Dissertation Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

    • MAE 9990 | 1 - 99 Credit Hours
    • Independent investigation in field of mechanical and aerospace engineering to be presented as a thesis. Graded on a S/U basis only.