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Program Educational Objectives
Program Outcomes
Five-year combined BS-MS Program
Mechanical Engineering Curriculum
Undergraduate Courses
Graduate Courses


FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

The Bachelor of Science (BS) program in the Department of Mechanical Engineering is designed to provide background for a wide variety of careers. The discipline of mechanical engineering is very broad, but generally emphasizes an appropriate mix of thermal science, mechanics and materials, dynamic systems and design. Graduates typically enter various energy, aerospace, or product manufacturing industries, or into government laboratories.

The undergraduate program is designed to impart a broad knowledge in basic and engineering sciences and to provide a solid understanding of contemporary engineering practices. The program also seeks to provide students with a foundation in communications skills, principles of economics, and other fundamentals upon which they will draw in their professional careers. Special emphasis is placed on communications skils by requiring extensive written laboratory reports and design project presentations. Computer literacy is bolstered by a variety of course assignments throughout the program and especially in the design courses, wherein students are exposed to a number of design software programs widely used in the engineering industry.

Beyond the basic core curriculum, the Mechanical Engineering courses are grouped into five (5) major area streams:  thermal and fluid systems, mechanical systems, mechanics and materials, dynamic systems, and engineering design. The courses in each of these areas give students a foundation in the relevant engineering sciences with a strong orientation in design and extensive laboratory experience. The design curriculum culminates with a one-year (two-semester) capstone design course in which students design and implement a full system or product, usually under industrial sponsorship.

Several undergraduate teaching laboratories provide extensive experimental apparatus for laboratory courses. The Fluid Mechanics laboratory, Heat Transfer laboratory, Solid Mechanics laboratory, Dynamic Systems laboratory, and Controls and Robotics laboratory are all well-equipped with the latest tools and equipment for experimentation, data acquisition, post processing and analysis. The College of Engineering provides several computer labs running a variety of standard design and analysis software packages, including Algor FEA modules, PTC’s Pro/Engineer and Pro/Mechanica, MSC.Software’s ADAMS and Mathworks’ MATLAB.

Program Educational Objectives

Consistent with the missions of Florida State University, Florida A&M University and the College of Engineering, and in accordance with the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) criteria, the department  has developed the following program educational objectives. It expects its graduates in the first five years upon graduation from the program to:
1.    Make career progress in industrial, research, or graduate work in mechanical engineering or allied fields;
2.    Design and analyze devices, products, or processes that meet the needs of an employer, organization, or customer, based on sound scientific knowledge and engineering
       practices;
3.    Become engineering professionals by engaging in professional activities and continuous self-development; and
4.    Function in multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environments across regional and national borders.

Program Outcomes
After completing the mechanical engineering program, graduates should have the following attributes:
  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, calculus based science and engineering to mechanical engineering problems;
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  3. An ability to design thermal and mechanical systems, components, or processes to meet desired needs;
  4. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams;
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  7. An ability to communicate effectively with written, oral, and visual means;
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context, and a knowledge of contemporary issues;
  9. A recognition of the need for, and the ability to engage in life-long learning; and
  10. An ability to use modern engineering techniques, skills, and computing tools necessary for engineering practice.
CLAST Requirements: Effective July 1, 2011, CLAST scores nore CLAST alternatives are required for graduation.

Foreign Language Requirement: All students are required to have  completed two (2) years in high school or eight (8) semester hours (or the equivalent) at an accredited undergraduate institution in one foreign language or American Sign Language prior to graduation.
Five-year combined BS-MS Program
The department offers a five-year combined undergraduate-graduate program leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Master of Science (M.S.) degrees. The objective of this program is to produce, in five years of full-time study, an engineer who is fully qualified to enter into professional practice in industry. Students begin taking core graduate courses in their fourth year. Successful completion of the fourth year of the five-year curriculum will give the students enough credits and breadth of subject matter to satisfy university requirements for the B.S. degree, should individual circumstances arise that preclude them from taking the fifth year. This program also includes a summer internship in industry between the fourth and fifth years.

Admission to the dual degree program is open to juniors who have attained a GPA of 3.2 in the mechanical engineering curriculum and whose applications are reviewed by a faculty committee. Applicants are normally invited in the spring, during the second semester of the students' junior year, for fall entry. Details on the curriculum may be obtained from the mechanical engineering department's office.

Faculty

Chair: Collins, Emmanuel
Professors: Alvi, Farrukh; Cartes, David; Chen, Ching-Jen; Collins, Emmanuel; Hellstrom, Eric; Kalu, Peter; Krothapalli, Anjaneyulu; Larbalestier, David; Lourenco, Luiz; Shih, Chiang; Van Dommelen, Leon; Van Sciver, Steven
Associate Professors: Hollis, Patrick;  Hruda, Simone Peterson; Moore, Carl; Ordonez, Juan Carlos
Assistant Professors: Clark, Jonathan; Englander, Ongi; Oates, William
Affiliated Faculty: Chandra, Namas; Garmestani, Hamid; Greska, B.; Gunsburger, M.; Han, K.e; Han, Ke; Hussaini, M.Y.; Schwartz, Justin; Tam, Christopher.
Adjunct Faculty: Bickley, Bruce; Booeshaghi, Farhad; Moore, Melodee
Professor Emeritus: Buzyna, George; Gielissee, Peter

State of Florida Common Program Prerequisites

The State of Florida has identified common program prerequisites for this University degree program. Specific prerequisites are required for admission into the upper-division program and must be completed by the student at either a community college or a state university prior to being admitted to this program. Students may be admitted into the University without completing the prerequisites, but may not be admitted into the program.

At the time this document was published, some common program prerequisites were undergoing revision. For the most current list of state-approved prerequisites, please visit http://facts23.facts.org/florida/facts/Home_Page/College_Students/Transferring/Common_Prerequisite_Manual for a current list of state-approved prerequisites.

The following lists the common program prerequisites or their substitutions necessary for admission into this upper-division degree program:
  1. MAC X311 or MAC X281
  2. MAC X312 or MAC X282
  3. MAC X313 or MAC X283MAP X302 or MAPX305
  4. CHM X045/X045L or CHM X045C, or CHS X440 and CHM X045L
  5. PHY X048/X048L or PHY X048C, or PHY X043 and PHY X048L
  6. PHY X049/X049L or PHY X049C, or PHY X044 and PHY X049L



Key features of the curriculum in mechanical engineering include the integration of relevant topical material, integration of engineering design with engineering science, the introduction to engineering design at an early stage in the curriculum, and the use of cooperative learning methodologies. The curriculum is in keeping with current trends in engineering education, industry expectations and needs, and ABET 2003 accreditation guidelines.

The following core courses comprise the mechanical engineering curriculum:

Freshman YearSem. Hrs.
First Semester 
*MAC 2311 Calculus I4
*CHM 1045 General Chemistry I3
*CHM 1045L General Chemistry I Lab1
ENC 1101 Freshman Communications Skills I3
AMH 2091 African-American History or
AFA 3104 African-American Experience
3
EGN 1004L First Year Engineering Lab                                                                         1
 15
Second Semester 
*MAC 2312 Calculus II4
*PHY 2048 General Physics I4
*PHY 2048L General Physics I Lab1
ENC 1102 Freshman Communications Skills II3
Humanities Elective (select from approved list3
 15
Summer 
*MAC 2313 Calculus III5
Social Science Elective (Select from approved list3
Humanities Elective (Select from approved list                                                              3
 11

Sophomore YearSem.Hrs.
First Semester 
*PHY 2049 General Physics II4
*PHY 2049L General Physics II Lab1
*MAP 3305 Engineering Math I3
EML 3002C Mechanical Engineering Tools4
EML 3004C Introduction to Mechanical Engineering4
 16
Second Semester 
*Math Option (Choose from MAP3306, or STA 3034.  Alternates; MAD 3401, *MAD 3703, *MAP 4341, or MAS 3105) …*courses offered FSU campus3
EML 3011C Mechanics and Materials I4
EML 3013C Dynamic Systems I4
EML 3234 Materials Science and Engineering3
 14

Junior YearSem. Hrs.
First Semester 
EML 3012C Mechanics and Materials II3
EML 3014C Dynamic Systems II3
EML 3015C Thermal Fluids I4
EML 3017C Mechanical Systems I4
EML 3811 Mechatronics I

2
 16
  
Second Semester 
EML 3016C Thermal Fluids II4
EML 3018C Mechanical Systems II  4
EML 4304L Experimentation in Fluid and Thermal Sciences3
EML 4550 Engineering Design Methods               

3
                                                                                                                                         14

Senior YearSem. Hrs.
First Semester 
EML 3003 Introduction to Electrical Engineering3
EML 4551C Senior Design Project I3
XXX XXXX ME Technical Elective I3
XXX 4XXX ME Technical Elective II3
Social Science Elective (Select from approved list3
 15
Second Semester 
EML 4552C Senior Design Project II..............................................................................3
XXX 4XXX ME Technical Elective III..............................................................................3
XXX 4XXX ME Technical Elective IV..............................................................................3
Humanities/Social Science Elective (select from approved list).....................................3
 12
Total Semester Hours...................................................................................................128

* This is a state common prerequisite. Substitutes indicated in the State Common Prerequisites manual at www.facts.org will be accepted.

Technical Electives are generally intended to develop depth in an area of interest and must form a coherent area of concentration. A minimum of three (3) technical electives (nine [9] semester hours) must be in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

The Math Option is intended to provide additional math expertise oriented towards various areas of engineering.  Students must choose from the following; MAP3306 or STA3034 with alternates; MAD3401, *MAD3703, *MAP4341 or MAS3105 (*courses offered FSU campus).

EML3004C includes a math-physics test based on the material covered in Calculus I, Calculus II, and Physics I.   Students may take this test at any time before or during their enrollment in EML3004C.

Definition of Prefixes
EAS - Aerospace Engineering
EGM - Engineering Mechanics
EGN - General Engineering
EMA - Materials Engineering
EML - Mechanical Engineering


EGM 3512 Engineering Mechanics (4) Prerequisites: MAC 2312; PHY 2048. Corequisite: MAC 2313. Topics in this course include statics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies using vector analysis, free body diagrams, equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies, particle and general rigid body motion, work/energy, and impulse and momentum methods.
EMA 4225 Mechanical Metallurgy (3) Prerequisite: EML 3012C. Topics include tensile instability, crystallography, theory of dislocations, plasticity, hardening mechanisms, creep and fracture, electron microscopy, composite materials.
EMA 4501 Optical and Electron Microscopy (3) Prerequisite: EML 3012C or permission of instructor. Course covers fundamentals and techniques of optical and electron microscopy as applied to the determination of physical, chemical, and structural properties of materials and materials behavior in practice.
EML 3002C Mechanical Engineering Tools (4) Prerequisites: MAC 2311 and PHY 2048C. Course covers communication and data handling, computer aided design, basic thermofluids, introductory programming concepts, machine shop practice.
EML 3004C Introduction to Mechanical Engineering (4) Prerequisites: MAC 2312; PHY 2048, 2048L. Course covers the engineering profession, drafting, measurements, ethics, statics, the application of chemistry, calculus and physics to engineering problems, and an overview of the engineering design process.
EML 3011C Mechanics and Materials I (4)  Prerequisites: CHM 1045, 1045L; EML 3002C, 3004C; MAC 2313; PHY 2048, 2048L. This course is the first part of a two-part sequence integrating concepts of mechanics and principles of materials. It will provide the student with a broad based introduction to, and understanding of, the application of materials in structural design, the processing of mechanical components and the manufacture of high technology products.
EML 3012C Mechanics and Materials II (3) Prerequisites: EML 3011C; PHY 2049, 2049L. Corequisite: EML 3234. This course is the second part of a two-part sequence, integrating mechanics and principles of materials science. Emphasis is on measurement techniques and experimental methods in solid mechanics and materials science. Topics covered include tensile, impact, torsion, fatigue and combined loading; beams in bending; structures of steel and other concepts learned in mechanics of materials and materials science. This course also gives the students an insight into technical report writing techniques.
EML 3013C Dynamic Systems I (4) Prerequisites: EML 3002C, 3004C. Corequisite: MAP 3305. This course is the first part of an integrated sequence in dynamics, vibrations and controls. Material in this first course includes the following: absolute and relative motion of particles and rigid bodies in inertial, translating and rotating coordinate frames; derivation and computer solution of differential equations of motion; single degree of freedom vibrations, and elementary feedback control.
EML 3014C Dynamic Systems II (4) Prerequisite: EML 3013C. This course is the second part of an integrated sequence in dynamics, vibrations and controls. Material in this second course includes the development of the equations of motion for transnational and rotational mechanical systems, electrical systems, and electromechanical systems; system response using standard differential equation solution techniques and Laplace transforms; frequency response and impedances; linearization of nonlinear system models, and block diagrams and feedback control strategies.
EML 3015C Thermal-Fluids I (4) Prerequisites: EML 3013C; MAC 2313. This is the first of a two-part sequence presenting an integrated treatment of traditional topics on thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer. The essential role of each of these related elements and their connections is examined in the context of real-world systems. Materials covered include: first and second laws of thermodynamics; power and refrigeration cycles; heat transfer modes including steady and time dependent conduction, convection and radiation; fluid statics; mass momentum and energy conservation; Bermoulli’s equation; internal and external flows.
EML 3016C Thermal-Fluids II (4) Prerequisite: EML 3015C. Required corequisite: EML 4304L. This is the second of a two-part sequence presenting an integrated treatment of traditional topics on thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer. The essential role of each of these related elements and their connections is examined in the context of real-world systems.
EML 3017C Mechanical Systems I (4) Prerequisites: EML 3011C, 3013C; MAP 3305. This is the first course in a sequence of two courses intended to provide the essential tools for the design and analysis of mechanical systems. Emphasis is on linkages; constraints and degrees of freedom; position, velocity, and acceleration analysis; cams, gears and gear trains, static and dynamic analysis; computer simulations and models of components and systems; team class projects involving dissection of existing machines and design and manufacture of new mechanical systems.
EML 3018C Mechanical Systems II (4) Prerequisites: EML 3012C, 3017C. This is the second course in a sequence of two courses intended to provide the essential tools for the design and analysis of mechanical systems. Emphasis is on materials; stress analysis; shaft design; bearings and lubrication; fasteners and connectors; joints; clutches, brakes, couplings and flywheels; flexible elements; shafts; computer simulations and models of components and systems; team class projects involving dissection of existing machines and design and manufacture of new mechanical systems.
EML 3050  Analytical Tools in Mechanical Engineering (3) Prerequisites:  MAP 3305, EML 3002C, EML 3004C.  Corequisite:  EML 3011C, EML 3013C.  Mathematical and numerical tools relevant to practical applications in mechanical engineering.  Modeling of real physical systems using mathematical formulation.  Subjects include:  Fourier Series and Integrals; Fourier Transform and energy spectrum; solution of partial differential equations using separation of variables, finite difference methods, and finite element methods; numerical interpolation and integration.
EML 3100 Thermodynamics (2) Prerequisites: CHM 1045; MAC 2312; PHY 2048. Fundamentals of thermodynamics. System description, common properties. Properties of pure substances. Mathematical foundations. First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, closed and open systems. Equations of state and general thermodynamic relations. For non-mechanical engineering majors.
EML 3234 Materials Science and Engineering (3) Prerequisite: CHM 1045. This course includes concepts of materials science and their relevance to engineering design. Recent advances in engineering materials science.
EML 3811 Mechatronics I (1-2) Prerequisites MAC 2312 and PHY 2049. This course is an introduction to Mechatronics through lab experience of interfacing mechanical and electrical systems. Focus is on embedded controllers (Motorola HCS12) and their programming, power and interfacing, electronics, actuators, sensors, and integration of these components to create a complete functional mechatronic system. Instruction and practical exercises are in: microcontroller programming; interfacing microcomputers with sensors and actuators; hybrid (analog/digital) design; digital logic and analog circuitry; data acquisition and control; microcomputer architecture, assembly language programming; signal conditioning, filters, analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion.
EML 3949 Cooperative Work Experience (0) (S/U grade only.)
EML 4161 Cryogenics (3) Prerequisites: EML 3012C; 3016C. This course focuses on the fundamental aspects of cryogenic system engineering: properties of materials and fluids at low temperatures; cryogenic heat transfer and fluid dynamics; low temperature refrigeration and system engineering.
EML 4288 Vehicle Design (3) Prerequisites: EML 3014C and EML 3018C. This is an introductory course in vehicle design, with emphasis on vehicle dynamics. Content covers the primary performance related features of vehicle design (suspension, steering, chassis, and tires). Using the latest industry-standard software, the course examines various design parameters that influence vehicle performance and handling.
EML 4304L Experimentation in Fluid and Thermal Sciences (3) Prerequisites: EML 3015C, 3012C. Corequisite: EML 3016C. Engineering laboratory measurements in fluid and thermal applications, including basic concepts for design of experiments, measurement devices, and their performance characteristics; measurement of fluid and thermal properties, pressure, velocity, and temperature; calibration procedures; experiments in fluid flow and heat transfer; design of engineering experimental systems; laboratory work, report writing.
EML 4312 Design and Analysis of Control Systems (3) Prerequisite: EML 3014C.This course covers mathematical modeling of continuous physical systems, frequency and time domain analysis and design of control systems and State variable representations of physical systems.
EML 4316  Advanced Design and Analysis of Control Systems (3) Prerequisite EML 4312. Design of advanced control systems (using time and frequency domains) will be emphasized. Implementation of control systems using continuous (operational amplifier) or digital (microprocessor) techniques will be addressed and practiced.
EML 4421 Fundamentals of Propulsion Systems (3) Prerequisite: EML 3016C.  This course covers the analysis of the performance of propulsion systems using fundamental principles of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics.  Systems studied include turbojet, turbofan, ramjet engines, as well as piston type internal combustion (IC) engines.
EML 4450 Energy Conversion Systems for Sustainability (3). Prerequisite: EML 3016C and senior standing in engineering. This course presents the challenge of changing the global energy system so it addresses reducing dependence on finite fossil energy sources and moving to environmentally sustainable energy sources. The emphasis Isis on greenhouse gas emissions-free energy production strategies, including renewable energy - solar, wind and biomass. Topics include photovoltaic cells, fuel cells, and thermoelectric systems.
EML 4452 Sustainable Power Generation (3) Prerequisites: EML 4450 or EML 5451. This course is a continuation of energy-conversion systems for sustainability and focuses on solar electricity, biopower, biofuels, and hydrogen as energy media. The course also explores whether hydrogen-based transportation is a practical option.
EML 4512 Thermal-Fluid Design (3) Prerequisite: EML 3016C. This course is intended to develop the students awareness and understanding of the relationship between fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and heat transfer in consideration of design. Emphasis is placed upon energy systems components such as heat-exchangers, piping networks, and pumps. Includes a student project.
EML 4535C Computer Aided Design (CAD) (3) Prerequisite: EML 3018C. Introduction to the theory and practice of computer-aided design: computer graphics, homogeneous transformations; parametric solid modeling, optimization, finite element analysis.
EML 4536 Design Using FEM (3) Prerequisite: EML 3018C. The Finite Method - what it is, elementary FEM theory, structures and elements, trusses, beams, and frames, two-dimensional solids, three-dimensional solids, axisymmetric solids, thin-walled structures, static and dynamic problems, available hardware and software, basic steps in FEM analysis, pre/post processing, interpretation of results, advanced modeling techniques, design optimization, advanced materials using FEM.
EML 4542 Materials Selection In Design (3) Prerequisite: EML 3012C; senior standing in mechanical engineering The application of materials predicated on material science and engineering case studies covering most engineering applications.
EML 4550  Engineering Design Methods (3)  Prerequisites: EML 3012C, EML 3014C, EML 3016C, EML 3018C.  Corequisite:  EML 4551C.  This is a formal lecture component of the Mechanical Engineering ‘capstone’ Senior Design course project.  The course covers the product design cycle:  from problem identification and need assessment, to specification, concept generation and selection, preliminary design, materials selection, and final design.  The design process is placed in context by presenting topics such as legal and ethical issues, product reliability and liability considerations, engineering economics, and optimal design.
EML 4551C  Senior Design Project I (3) Prerequisites: EML 3012C, 3014C, 3016C, 3018C. Corequisite: EML 4550. The first in a two-part course sequence presenting an integrated system design approach for engineering product realization. Course blends the perspectives of market research and planning, design cycle, project management and teamwork, and technical reporting. This is the 'capstone' course for mechanical engineering students. This course offers weekly sessions in which teams are coached during the different phases of the project, plus frequent and extensive design reviews. This course is structured to closely resemble 'on the job' engineering education.
EML 4552C Senior Design Project II (3)  Prerequisites: EML 4550, 4551. This is the second part of the engineering design systems course. The material covered is a continuation of topics in the first part and the completion of a student-designed product.
EML 4711 Introduction to Gas Dynamics (3) Prerequisite: EML 3016C. This course is a thorough one-dimensional treatment of compressible flows and applications to nozzle, diffuser, sound waves, tunnel, and shock tube flows.
EML 4800 Introduction to Robotics (3) Prerequisite: EML 3014C. Corequisite: EML 4535C. This course covers basic elements of a robot, robot actuators, and servo control; sensors, senses, vision, and voice; microprocessor system design and computers; kinematic equations; motion trajectories.
EML 4830 Introduction to Mobile Robotics (3) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. This course covers the following topics: analytical dynamic modeling and dynamic simulation of mobile robots; mobile robot sensors; basic computer vision methods; kalman filtering and mobile robot localization; basic mapping concepts; path planning and obstacle avoidance; intelligent control architectures.
EML 4905r Directed Individual Study (1-3) Prerequisites: Junior standing, a "B" average in mechanical engineering courses. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve (12) semester hours.
EML 4930r Special topics in Mechanical Engineering (1-4) Prerequisite: Approval of instructor. This course includes topics in mechanical engineering with emphasis on recent developments. Content and credit will vary. Consult the instructor. May be repeated to maximum of twelve (12) semester hours.
EML 4945r Practical Work in Mechanical Engineering (1-3)  (S/U grade only.) Prereq: Approval of adviser. May be repeated to a maximum of three (3) semester hours.
EML 4970r Honors Work (3) Prerequisite: Acceptance into honors program. Participation in a supervised research project and the production of a thesis describing the results of that work. May be repeated to a maximum of six (6) required semester hours.

Graduate Courses

EGM 5444 Advanced Dynamics (3) Prerequisites: EGN 3321; EML 3220; MAP 3306. Topics include particle and rigid body kinematics, particle and rigid body kinetics, D'Alembert Principle, Lagranges equations of motion, system stability, computational techniques, orbital dynamics, multi-body dynamics.
EGM 5611 Introduction to Continuum Mechanics (3) Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Solid and fluid continua. Cartesian tensor theory. Kinematics of infinitesimal deformation, relations between stress, strain, and strain rate for elastic, plastic, and viscous solids and for compressible and viscous fluids. General equations of continuum mechanics, integral forms, and their physical interpretation. Particular forms of equations and boundary conditions for elastic and viscoelastic solids and Newtonian fluids.
EGM 5653 Theory of Elasticity (3) Prerequisite: EGM 5611. This is an introductory course which provides background necessary to mechanical engineers who wish to pursue the area of theoretical or analytical solid mechanics. Topics include Cartesian tensors, kinetics and kinematics of motion, constitutive equations, linearized theory of elasticity, and solutions to boundary value problems.
EGM 5810 Viscous Fluid Flows (3) Prerequisite: EML 5709. Presents the basic fundamentals underlying the mechanics of gas, air, and fluid flows. Discussion of the possible methods of estimating and predicting the characteristics and parameters governing those flows.
EGM 6845 Turbulent Flows (3) Prerequisite: EML 5709. Indepth study of turbulent, flows, statistical description of turbulence; instability and transition; turbulence closure modeling; free shear and boundary layer flows; complex shear flows; development of computational strategies; recent literature on applications and chaos phenomena.
EGN 5456  Introduction to Computational Mechanics (3) Prerequisite: MAP 4402. Familiarizes students with the procedures, stability, advantages, and disadvantages of numerical discretization, as applied to solution of common engineering problems. Emphasizes numerical experimentation, cost effectiveness, and range of applicability.
EMA 5226  Mechanical Metallurgy (3) Prerequisites: EGM 3520; EML 3234. Tensile instability, crystallography, theory of dislocations, plasticity, hardening mechanisms, creep and fracture, electron microscopy, composite materials.
EMA 5514  Optical and Electron Microscopy (3) Prerequisite: EML 3012C or instructor permission. Fundamentals and techniques of optical and electron microscopy as applied to the determination of physical, chemical, and structural properties of materials and materials behavior in practice.
EML 5060  Analysis in Mechanical Engineering (3) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in mechanical engineering. Familiarizes the student with methods of analysis in mechanical engineering. Surveys applications of integration and series, ordinary and partial differential equations, and linear algebra.
EML 5072  Applied Superconductivity (3) Prerequisites: EEL 3472; EGM 3520; EML 3100; 3234; PHY 3101. Introduction to superconductivity for applications, fundamentals of the superconducting state, transport current and metallurgy of superconductors, Superconducting electrons and magnets, system engineering.
EML 5152  Fundamentals of Heat Transfer (3) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in mechanical engineering. An introductory course in basic heat transfer concepts. Topics include conduction and heat diffusion equation, forced and free convection, radiative heat transfer, boiling heat transfer, and condensation.
EML 5155  Convective Heat and Mass Transfer (3) Prerequisites: EGM 5810; EML 5152. Familiarizes the student with methods to evaluate a convection heat transfer coefficient and a mass transfer coefficient for a variety of engineering applications. Evaluation of the driving force in mass transfer and combined problems.
EML 5162  Cryogenics (3) Prerequisites: EML 3100, 3140, 3701; PHY 3101. Fundamental aspects of cryogenics system and engineering properties of materials and fluids at low temperatures. Cryogenic heat transfer and fluid dynamics, low temperature refrigeration and system engineering.
EML 5311  Design and Analysis of Control Systems (3) Prerequisite: MAP 3306. Mathematical modeling of continuous physical systems. Frequency and time domain analysis and design of control systems. State variable representations of physical systems.
EML 5317  Advanced Design and Analysis of Control Systems (3) Design of advanced control systems (using time and frequency domains) will be emphasized. Implementation of control systems using continuous (operational amplifier) or digital (microprocessor) techniques will be addressed and practiced.
EML 5361  Multivariable Control (3) Prerequisite: EML 4312 or 5311. Course covers H2 and H control design for linear systems with multiple inputs and multiple outputs and globally optimal techniques, fixedstructure (e.g., reduced order) techniques. Includes introductory concepts in robust control.
EML 5451 Energy Conversion Systems for Sustainability (3) Prerequisites: Requires graduate standing. This course discusses the challenge of making the global energy system independent of finite fossilenergy sources and, instead, dependent on environmentally sustainable energy sources. The course emphasizes strategies for producing energy that is free of greenhousegas emissions, including renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, and biomass. The course focuses on direct energy conversion and covers topics such as photovoltaic cells, fuel cells, and thermoelectric systems.
EML 5453 Sustainable Power Generation (3) Prerequisites: EML 4450 and 5451 or graduate student standing in engineering or sciences. This course is a continuation of sustainability energyconversion systems and focuses on solar electricity, biopower, biofuels, and hydrogen. The course also discusses the practicality of hydrogenbased transportation.
EML 5537 Design Using FEM (3) The Finite Element Method  what it is, elementary FEM theory, structures and elements, trusses, beams, and frames, twodimensional solids, threedimensional solids, axisymmetric solids, thinwalled structures, static and dynamic problems, available hardware and software, basic steps in FEM analysis, pre/post processing, interpretation of results, advanced modeling techniques, design optimization, advanced materials using FEM.
EML 5543  Materials Selection in Design (3) Prerequisite: EML 3234 or equivalent. The application of materials predicated on material science and engineering case studies covering most engineering applications.
EML 5709  Fluid Mechanic Principles with Selected Applications (3) Prerequisites: EGM 5611; EML 5060; graduate standing in mechanical engineering. Introductory concepts, description, and kinematical concepts of fluid motion, basic field equations, thermodynamics of fluid flow, NavierStokes equations, elements of the effects of friction and heat flow, unsteady onedimensional motion, selected nonlinear steady flows.
EML 5710  Introduction to Gas Dynamics (3) Prerequisites: EML 3101, 3701. Concentrates on the unique features of compressibility in fluid mechanics. It provides the student with knowledge and understanding of the basic fundamentals of compressible fluid flow and is basic to studies in highspeed aerodynamics, propulsion, and turbomachinery.
EML 5725  Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics (3) Prerequisites: EGN 5456; EML 5709. Topics for this course include introduction to conservation laws in fluid dynamics; weak solutions; solving the full potential equations for subsonic, transonic, and supersonic flows; solving system of equations. In particular, upwind schemes and flux splitting will be introduced in solving the Euler equations. Coordinate transformation and grid generation methods will also be covered.
EML 5802  Introduction to Robotics (3) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in mechanical engineering. A study of the fundamentals of robot operation and application including: basic elements, robot actuators and servocontrol, sensors, senses, vision, voice, microprocessor system design and computers, kinematic equations, and motion trajectories.
EML 5831  Introduction to Mobile Robotics (3) Prerequisite: Graduate standing. This course examines analytical dynamic modeling and dynamic simulation of mobile robots, mobile robot sensors, basic computer vision methods, Kalman filtering and mobile robot localization, basic mapping concepts, path planning and obstacle avoidance, and intelligentcontrol architectures.
EML 5905r  Directed Individual Study (1–6) (S/U grade only.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve (12) semester hours.
EML 5910r  Supervised Research (1–5) (S/U grade only.) A maximum of three (3) semester hours may apply to the master's degree. May be repeated to a maximum of five (5) semester hours.
EML 5930r  Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering (1–6) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Topics in mechanical engineering with emphasis on recent developments. Content and credit will vary. Consult the instructor. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve (12) semester hours.
EML 5930  Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics (3) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Topics in mechanical engineering with emphasis on recent developments. Content and credit will vary. Consult the instructor.
EML 5930  Advanced Materials (3) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Topics in mechanical engineering with emphasis on recent developments. Content and credit will vary. Consult the instructor.
EML 5930  Analysis in Mechanical Engineering II (3) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Topics in mechanical engineering with emphasis on recent developments. Content and credit will vary. Consult the instructor.
EML 5930  Experimental Methods in Nanoscale Science and Engineering (3) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Topics in mechanical engineering with emphasis on recent developments. Content and credit will vary. Consult the instructor.
EML 5930  Magnet Design (3) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Topics in mechanical engineering with emphasis on recent developments. Content and credit will vary. Consult the instructor.
EML 5930 Magnet Technology (3) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Topics in mechanical engineering with emphasis on recent developments. Content and credit will vary. Consult the instructor.
EML 5930 Robotics and Locomotion (3) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Topics in mechanical engineering with emphasis on recent developments. Content and credit will vary. Consult the instructor.
EML 5930 Vehicle Design (3) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Topics in mechanical engineering with emphasis on recent developments. Content and credit will vary. Consult the instructor.
EML 5935r  Mechanical Engineering Seminars (0) (S/U grade only.) May be repeated to a maximum of ten (10) times.
EML 5946r  Professional Internship Experience in Mechanical Engineering (4) This course provides practical experience through working as an intern at selected industry or research laboratories supervised by the onthejob mentors and by the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The course is designed to provide the student with professional internship experience in preparation for his/her future career development.
EML 5971r Thesis (3–6) (S/U grade only.) A minimum of six (6) semester hours is required.
EML 6980r  Dissertation (1–12) (S/U grade only.) May be repeated to a maximum of fortyeight (48) semester hours.
EML 8968  Preliminary Doctoral Examination (0) (P/F grade only.)
EML 8976r  Master's Thesis Defense (0) (P/F grade only.)
EML 8985r  Dissertation Defense (0) (P/F grade only.) May be repeated to a maximum of three (3) times.

For listings relating to graduate course work for thesis, dissertation, and master’s and doctoral examinations and defense, consult the Graduate Bulletin.