Emphases

Students may elect to complete one of twelve optional emphases within Mechanical Engineering. A BSME emphasis, indicated on the student’s transcript, will indicate high academic achievement in the area of specialization. A student may receive only one emphasis on his/her transcript.  Visit the tech elective page to see when courses are scheduled to be offered (subject to change).

General Requirements


  1. Three (of four required) technical electives must be taken within the emphasis;
  2. A 3.3 GPA (‘B+’ average) must be earned for the three technical electives within the emphasis;
  3. A minimum grade of ‘B’ must be earned in each of the three technical electives within the emphasis.

 

Course Requirements


Aerospace Engineering
  1. Choose one of the following:
    • ME EN 5710 Aerodynamics
    • ME EN 5830 Aerospace Propulsion
  2. Choose one of the following:
    • ME EN 5300 Advanced Strength of Materials
    • ME EN 5500 Engineering Elasticity
    • ME EN 5510 Introduction to Finite Elements
    • ME EN 5520 Mechanics of Composite Materials
  3. Choose one of the following:
    • ME EN 5400 Vibrations
    • ME EN 5410 Intermediate Dynamics
Biomechanics
  1. Choose one of the following:
    -ME EN 5300 Advanced Strength of Materials
    -ME EN 5510 Introduction to Finite Elements
  2. Choose one of the following:
    -ME EN 5530 Introduction to Continuum Mechanics
    -ME EN 5535 Biomechanics I
  3. Choose one of the following:
    -ME EN 5540 Biomechanics II
    -ME EN 5100 Ergonomics
    -ME EN 7120 Musculoskeletal Functional Anatomy for Engineers (with permission)
    -BIOEN 4301 Introduction to Modern Biomaterials
    -BIOEN 6240 Movement Analysis (with permission)
Design & Manufacturing
  1. Choose three of the following:
    • ME EN 5010 Principles of Manufacturing Processes
    • ME EN 5030 Reliability Engineering (no longer being offered)
    • ME EN 5035 Design of Experiments
    • ME EN 5040 Quality Assurance Engineering (no longer being offered)
    • ME EN 5050 Fundamentals of Micromachining Processes
    • ME EN 5055 Microsystems Design & Characterization
    • ME EN 5060 Sustainable Products & Processes
    • ME EN 5080 (formerly 5960) Tribology & Contact Mechanics
    • ME EN 5110 Introduction to Industrial Safety
    • ME EN 5510 Introduction to Finite Elements
    • ME EN 5960 Laser-Based Manufacturing
Dynamics & Control
  1. Required: ME EN 5200 Classical Control Systems
  2. Required: ME EN 5205 System Dynamics
  3. Choose one of the following:
    • ME EN 5210 State Space Control
    • ME EN 5400 Vibrations
    • ME EN 5410 Intermediate Dynamics
Ergonomics & Safety (updated Fall 2016)
  1. Required: ME EN 5100 Ergonomics
  2. Choose two of the following:
    • ME EN 5130 Design Implications
    • ME EN 5110 Introduction to Industrial Safety
    • ME EN 5960 Product Safety
    • ME EN 5960 Design of Experiments
    • ME EN 7100 Advanced Ergonomics: Occupational Biomechanics (with permission)
    • ME EN 7110  System Safety (with permission)
Fluid Mechanics
  1. Required: ME EN 5700 Intermediate Fluid Dynamics
  2. Choose two of the following:
    • ME EN 5710 Aerodynamics
    • ME EN 5730 Microfluidic Chip Design & Fabrication
    • ME EN 5800 Sustainable Energy Engineering
    • ME EN 5810 Thermal Systems Design
    • ME EN 5830 Aerospace Propulsion
    • ME EN 6720 Computational Fluid Dynamics (with permission)
Mechatronics
  1. Required: ME EN 5200 Classical Control Systems
  2. Required: ME EN 5250 Object-Oriented Programming for Interactive Systems
  3. Choose one of the following:
    • ME EN 5205 System Dynamics
    • ME EN 5240 Advanced Mechatronics
    • ECE 5670 Control of Electric Motors
    • ECE 5780 Embedded System Design
    • PHYS 3610 Electronics for Scientific Instrumentation
    • PHYS 3620 Data Acquisition for Scientific Instrumentation
Micro/Nanoscale Engineering
  1. Required: ME EN 5050 Fundamentals of Micromachining
  2. Choose two of the following:
    • ME EN 5055 Microsystems Design & Characterization
    • ME EN 5620 Fundamentals of Microscale Engineering
    • ME EN 5730 Microfluidics Chip Design & Fabrication
    • ME EN 5960 Nanoscale Heat Transfer
    • ME EN 5960 Nanotribology & Contact Mechanics
    • ME EN 5960 Microsensors
    • ME EN 5960 Microactuators
    • ECE 5201 Physics of Nano-Electronics and Related Devices
Modeling
  1. Choose three of the following:
    • ME EN 5205 System Dynamics
    • ME EN 5510 Introduction to Finite Elements
    • ME EN 5810 Thermal Systems Design
    • ME EN 6720 Computational Fluid Dynamics (with permission)
    • One MATH 5XXX
Robotics & Control
  1. Required: ME EN 5200 Classical Control Systems
  2. Required: ME EN 5220 Robotics
  3. Choose one of the following:
    • ME EN 5230 Introduction to Robot Control
    • ME EN 6225 Geometric Computation for Motion Planning
Solid Mechanics
  1. Choose three of the following:
    • ME EN 5300 Advanced Strength of Materials
    • ME EN 5500 Engineering Elasticity
    • ME EN 5510 Introduction to Finite Elements
    • ME EN 5520 Mechanics of Composite Materials
    • ME EN 5530 Introduction to Continuum Mechanics
    • Either ME EN 5400 Vibrations or ME EN 5410 Intermediate Dynamics
Thermal Science & Energy Engineering
  1. Choose three of the following:
    • ME EN 5600 Intermediate Thermodynamics
    • ME EN 5800 Sustainable Energy Engineering
    • ME EN 5810 Thermal Systems Design
    • ME EN 5820 Thermal Environmental Engineering
    • ME EN 5830 Aerospace Propulsion
    • ME EN 5960 Nanoscale Heat Transfer

*pending University approval