Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering faculty

EE 204 - (4) (Y)
Electrical Circuits I
Prerequisite: ENGR 203 or equivalent
The modeling, analysis, design and measurement of electrical circuits which contain non-linear devices such as Junction Diodes, Bipolar Junction Transistors, and Field Effect Transistors. Includes the gain and frequency response of linear amplifiers, power supplies, and other practical electronic circuits. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory.

EE 303 - (3) (Y)
Solid State Devices
Prerequisites: PHYS 242E, ENGR 203
The basics of band theory and atomic structure; charge-transport in solids; current voltage characteristics of semiconductor devices, including p-n junction diodes, bipolar transistors, Schottky diodes, and insulated-gate field-effect transistors; electron emission; superconductive devices.

EE 307 - (4) (Y)
Electrical Circuits
Prerequisite: EE 204 or equivalent
Electronic circuit design to specifications. Construction and testing of designed circuits in the laboratory to verify predicted performance. Includes differential amplifiers, audio amplifiers, multivibrators, and digital circuits. Two hours of lecture and four hours of laboratory.

EE 309 - (3) (Y)
Electromagnetic Fields
Prerequisites: PHYS 241E, APMA 205; corequisites: APMA 206, ENGR 203
Basic laws of electromagnetic theory, beginning with static electric and magnetic fields, and concluding with dynamic E&M fields. Plane wave propagation in various media. Maxwell's Laws in differential and integral form. Electrical properties of matter. Transmission lines, waveguides, and elementary antennas.

EE 310 - (4) (Y)
Electromechanical Energy Conversion
Prerequisites: ENGR 203, PHYS 241E, CS 101, or permission of instructor
Principles of electromechanical energy conversion. Three-phase circuit analysis. Magnetic circuits and nonlinearity. Transformers. DC, synchronous, and induction machines. Equivalent circuit models. Power electronic control of machines. Laboratory, computer and design exercises complement coverage of fundamental principles.

EE 323 - (3) (Y)
Signals and Systems I
Prerequisites: ENGR 203, APMA 206
Develops tools for analyzing signals and systems operating in continuous-time, with applications to control, communications, and signal processing. Primary concepts are representation of signals, linear time-invariant systems, Fourier analysis of signals, frequency response, and frequency-domain input/output analysis, the Laplace transform, and linear feedback principles. Practical examples are employed throughout, and regular usage of computer tools (Matlab, CC) is incorporated.

EE 324 - (3) (Y)
Signals and Systems II
Prerequisite: EE 323
This sequel to Signals and Systems I provides analogous tools for analyzing discrete-time signals and systems, with applications to discrete-time signal processing and control. Sampling and reconstruction of continuous-time signals provides the transition between CT and DT settings. State space methods are also introduced.

EE 335 - (4) (Y)
Prerequisite: ENGR 208
The organization and architecture of computers. Primary focus on computer hardware. Some coverage of software. The major components of a computer, the operation and interaction of those components, and the characteristics of commonly-used elements such as microprocessors. Laboratory exercises are devoted to assembly language programming. Students gain an understanding of addressing methods, data transfers, arithmetic and logic operations, interrupts, stack manipulation, and input/output operations.

EE 402 - (3) (Y)
Linear Control Systems
Prerequisite: EE 323 or permission of instructor
Modeling of linear dynamic systems via differential equations and transfer functions utilizing state space representations and classical input-output representations. Analysis of systems in the time and frequency domains. Study of closed-loop systems. State-space methods and the classical stability tests such as the Routh-Hurwitz criterion, Nyquist criterion, root-locus plots and Bode plots. Compensation design is studied through lead and lag networks, rate feedback and linear state-variable feedback.

EE 403 - (1 1/2) (Y)
Control Laboratory
Corequisite: EE 402
A design-oriented laboratory course consisting of design, analysis, construction, and testing of electrical and electromechanical circuits and devices.

EE 404 - (3) (SI)
Power Electronics
Prerequisites: EE 204, EE 310
Analysis and applications of switching converters with an emphasis on electric motor drives.

EE 407, 408 - (1-3) (SI)
Electrical Engineering Projects
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
Project of at least one semester's duration. The student, under faculty supervision, plans a project, carries out the necessary analysis or design and test, and reports on the results. If this work is to be used as basis for an undergraduate thesis, the course should be started no later than the seventh semester.

EE 411 - (3) (SI)
Electric Machinery II
Prerequisite: EE 310
Study of rotating machines; equivalent circuits; transient performance; stability; machine dynamics; solid state control.

EE 412 - (3) (Y)
Digital Control Systems
Prerequisite: EE 324 and EE 402, or permission of instructor
Analysis and design of dynamical systems which contain digital computers; transfer functions of digital computers; Z transforms; transient response; frequency response and block diagrams of digital systems. Some class time will be used for experimental work with minicomputers in the Computer and Control Systems Laboratory. Power examples such as the control of stepping motors will be included.

EE 413 - (3) (SI)
Power Systems Analysis
Prerequisite: EE 310
A study of power system components and phenomena such as transmission lines, voltage control, power control, fault analysis, and load flows.

EE 415 - (1 1/2) (Y)
Microelectronic Integrated Circuit Fabrication Laboratory
Corequisite: EE 564
Fabrication and testing of MOS capacitors. Determination of material properties: carrier concentration, mobility, lifetime, orientation and layer thickness. Device fabrication using oxidation, diffusion, evaporation, and device testing of MOS and power bipolar transistors.

EE 420 - (3) (Y)
Prerequisites: APMA 310, EE 324
Statistical methods of analysis of communications systems: random signals and noise; statistical communication theory and digital communications. Analysis of baseboard and carrier transmission techniques; design examples in satellite communications

EE 422 - (1 1/2) (Y)
Communication Systems Laboratory
Prerequisite: EE 324; corequisite: EE 420
To give the student first-hand exposure to communications practice, including response of systems, signal theory, modulation and detection, sampling and quantization, digital signal processing, and receiver design.

EE 425 - (1 1/2) (Y)
Robotics Laboratory
Corequisite: EE 525
Students get hands-on experience in the practical use of manipulator arms. The lab is a complement of EE 525, Introduction to Robotics. Basic manipulator programming techniques are learned (teach pendant, inverse kinematic equations) and applied to practical problems. Vision systems are used as an integrated part of a robotic system.

EE 435 - (4 1/2) (Y)
Computer Organization and Design
Prerequisite: EE 335 or consent of instructor
Integration of computer organization concepts such as data flow, instruction interpretation, memory systems, interfacing, and microprogramming with practical and systematic digital design methods such as behavioral versus structural descriptions, divide-and-conquer, hierarchical conceptual levels, trade-offs, iteration, and postponement of detail. Design exercises are accomplished using a hardware description language and simulation.

EE 436 - (4 1/2) (Y)
Advanced Digital Design
Prerequisite: EE 435 or permission of instructor
Digital hardware analysis and design. Digital system organization, digital technologies and testing. A semester-long hardware design project is conducted.

EE 482 - (1 1/2) (Y)
Microwave Engineering Laboratory
Corequisite: EE 556 or permission of instructor
Measurement and behavior of high-frequency circuits and components. Equivalent circuit models for lumped elements. Measurement of standing waves, power, and frequency. Use of vector network analyzers and spectrum analyzers. Computer-aided design, fabrication, and characterization of microstrip circuits.

EE 507 - (3) (Y)
Analog Integrated Circuits
Prerequisite: EE 307; corequisite: EE 402 or equivalent
Design of analog integrated circuits using Computer- Aided-Design techniques. Verification of performance is obtained by building and testing circuits where feasible, and by simulation.

EE 525 - (3) (Y)
Introduction to Robotics
Prerequisite: EE 324, corequisite: EE 402 or EE 621, or equivalent
Basic concepts of manipulator robot design, operation, and control: Kinematics (direct and inverse solution of the kinematic equations), dynamics, and control (path, velocity, and force). Force, pressure, and proximity sensors. Introduction to machine vision applied to robotics. Students will work with small manipulator arms in the laboratory.

EE 541 - (3) (Y)
Optics and Lasers
Prerequisites: EE 303, 309, 323
Reviews the electromagnetic principles of optics. Maxwell's equations. Reflection and transmission of electromagnetic fields at dielectric interfaces. Gaussian beams. Interference and diffraction. Laser theory with illustrations chosen from atomic, gas and semiconductor laser systems. Detectors: photomultipliers and semiconductor-based detectors. Noise theory and noise sources in optical detection.

EE 556 - (3) (Y)
Microwave Engineering I
Prerequisites: EE 309
Design and analysis of passive microwave circuits. Topics covered include transmission lines, electromagnetic field theory, waveguides, microwave network analysis and signal flow graphs, impedance matching and tuning, resonators, power dividers and directional couplers, and microwave filters.

EE 563 - (3) (Y)
Introduction to VLSI
Prerequisites: ENGR 208, EE 204, EE 303
NMOS and PMOS transistor design, CMOS fabrication, fabrication design rules, inverter design, cell design using computer aided design tool "Magic", chip layout and design, VLSI circuit design and implementation using the MOSIS process.

EE 564 - (3) (Y)
Microelectronic Integrated Circuit Fabrication
Prerequisite: EE 303 or equivalent
Fabrication technology and MOS device design for integrated circuits. Discussion of crystal growth and characterization, oxide growth and deposition, diffusion, ion-implantation, metalization, etching and high resolution lithography. MOS capacitor and MOSFET device theory including equivalent circuit model derivation, and constraints presented by VLSI fabrication processes.

EE 576 - (3) (Y)
Digital Signal Processing
Prerequisite: EE 323 and EE 324 or equivalent
Fundamentals of discrete-time signal processing are presented. Topics include discrete-time linear systems, z-transforms, the DFT and FFT algorithms, and digital filter design. Problem-solving using the computer is stressed.

EE 586/587 - (1-3) (SI)
Special Topics in Electrical Engineering
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
A first-level graduate/advanced undergraduate course covering a topic not normally covered in the course offerings. The topic usually reflects new developments in the electrical and computer engineering field. Offering is based on student and faculty interests.

Courses on the 600-level and above are listed in the Graduate Record.

Engineering (Interdepartmental)

ENGR 141R-142R - (3) (Y)
Synthesis Design I & II
Prerequisite: First-year Rodman scholar status
Introduction to engineering with emphasis on the creative aspects of the profession. Rudiments of design methodology utilizing a case study approach with individual and small team assignments/projects. Evolution of concepts to multi-objective design examples, decision-making and optimization; cases varying from small product design to large scale facilities with life-cycle impact. Instruction on estimations, sketching, computer graphics, economics, spreadsheet analysis, human factors, planning and scheduling, elementary statistics, safety and risk analysis, materials and manufacturing, engineering ethics. Lectures followed by recitation or workshop sessions.

ENGR 160 - (3) (Y)
Engineering Concepts
Introduction to computer operating systems, structured programming, and the use of applications software for graphics, spreadsheets, and problem-solving. Conservation of mass, momentum, energy and charge. Emphasis is on solving engineering problems using computers and numerical techniques.

ENGR 164 - (3) (Y)
Engineering Design
Corequisite: ENGR 160
Open-ended design projects. Case studies. Career opportunities for engineers. Individuals and team designs. Methodologies for computation, problem solving and conceptual design. Consideration of engineering economics, environmental aspects, quality and safety. Professional responsibilities and ethics.

ENGR 190R - (3) (Y)
Conservation Principles in Engineering I
Prerequisites: APMA 101, PHYS 142R; corequisite: APMA 102
A unified presentation and development of the conservation principles of mass, charge, energy and momentum, and an introduction to the concept of entropy and the second law of thermodynamics.

ENGR 202 - (3) (S)
Prerequisite: PHYS 142E; corequisite: APMA 205
Formulation of first and second laws of thermodynamics; energy conversions; concepts of equilibrium, temperature, energy, entropy; equations of state; processes involving energy transfer as work and heat; reversibility and irreversibility; closed and open systems; cyclic processes.

ENGR 203 - (3) (S)
Electrical Science
Prerequisite: APMA 101; Corequisite: PHYS 241E
The laws of electricity and their application to practical circuits. Writing and solving circuit equations for direct and alternating current circuits. Kirchhoff's current and voltage laws, Thevenin's and Norton's Theorems, ideal operational amplifier circuits, phasor techniques, transient and steady state response of electrical networks.

ENGR 205 - (3) (S)
Solid Mechanics I
Prerequisites: PHYS 142E and either CS 182 or CS 186
Basic concepts of mechanics; systems of forces and couples; equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies; internal forces and analysis of structures: trusses, frames, machines and beams; distributed forces; friction; centroids and moments of inertia; introduction to stress, strain. Computer applications.

ENGR 207 - (3) (S)
Prerequisites: PHYS 142E, ENGR 205
Review of kinematics and kinetics of particles. Kinematics of rigid bodies; translation and fixed-axis rotation relative to translating axes, general planar motion, fixed point rotation, general motion. Kinetics of rigid bodies: center of mass, mass moment of inertia, product of inertia, principal-axes, parallel axis theorems. Planar motion, work-energy method.

ENGR 208 - (3) (S)
Digital Logic Design
Corequisite: APMA 205 or 206
Number representation in digital computers; Boolean algebra; design of combinational, clock-sequential and iterative digital circuits such as comparators, counters, pattern detectors, adders and subtracters. Introduction to asynchronous sequential circuits. Two laboratory assignments.

ENGR 209 - (3) (Y)
Materials Science for Engineers
Prerequisites: CHEM 151 and APMA 102
Materials properties and their modification
are quantitatively related to crystal structure and imperfections. Noncrystalline, polymeric and ceramic materials. Elastic and plastic stress-strain behavior of all materials is emphasized along with diffusion in solids, phase equilibria, and phase transformations. Materials utilization includes mechanical failure, corrosion and service stability. Note: SEAS students may not receive degree credit for both MS 102 and ENGR 209.

ENGR 291R - (3) (Y)
Conservation Principles in Engineering II
Prerequisites: APMA 102, ENGR 190R; corequisite: APMA 205
Intended to reinforce the student's understanding of the conservation principles by applications to engineering problems.

ENGR 306 - (3) (S)
Solid Mechanics II
Prerequisites: PHYS 142E, ENGR 205
An introductory course covering mechanics of deformable solids. Subjects include stress, strain and constitutive relations; bending of beams; torsion; shearing; deflection of beams; column buckling; fatigue; failure theory; plus selected topics.

ENGR 390R - (3) (Y)
Conservation Principles for Discrete Systems
Prerequisites: ENGR 291R, MS 210R; corequisite: APMA 206
Use of the fundamental conservation laws to develop an understanding of complex discrete engineering systems. The concepts of stability, resonance, frequency, time constraints, selectivity and feedback are discussed. The use of a math software package and in-class demonstrations are used to improve the conceptual understanding of the topics by the students.

ENGR 391R - (3) (Y)
Conservation Principles for Continuous Media
Prerequisite: ENGR 290R
Various conservation principles such as conservation of momentum, energy and mass, along with force and moment equilibrium, are applied to differential elements of a continuum to develop fundamental equations governing the response of both fluids and solids. Solutions of these equations, both inqualitative and quantitative sense, are obtained and discussed under certain simplifying assumptions for a class of problems of engineering importance. Discussed methods of determining the response of fluids and solids to specified inputs provide the foundation for such areas of further study in structural analysis, fluid dynamics and materials science.

ENGR 488 - (4)(Y)
Aspects of Engineering Practice
Focus is on human values and practices in technical business and industry. Complements the current technical educational programs and personal growth experiences of engineering students. Topics may include: ethics; free enterprise and entrepreneurship; health and safety; environment and conservation and; leadership and team building. Content varies.

ENGR 492 - (0) (Y)
Engineering License Review
Corequisite: Formal application for State registration
Registration laws and procedures. Review of engineering fundamentals preparatory to public examination for the "Engineer in Training" part of the professional engineers examination. Three hours of lecture up to the licensing examination.

Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering faculty

MSE 102 - (3) (Y)
Introduction to the Science of Engineering Materials
The collective properties of the materials in an engineering structure often dictate the feasibility of the design. This course provides the scientific foundation for understanding the relations between the properties, microstructure, and behavior during use of metals, polymers, and ceramics. A vocabulary is developed for the description of the empirical facts and theoretical ideas about the various levels of structure from atoms, through defects in crystals, to larger scale morphology of practical engineering materials. Note: SEAS students may not receive degree credit for both ENGR 209 and MSE 102.

MSE 201, (EVSC 201,) - (3) (S)
Materials That Shape Our Civilization
A general review of structure, properties, methods of production, uses and world supply of the materials on which present and past civilizations have been based, including materials used in heavy industry, construction, communications, energy production, medicine, as well as textiles and naturally occurring organic materials.

MSE 210R - (3) (Y)
Properties of Matter
Introduces the relationship between the structure of matter and the properties of materials. The properties of solids, fluids and gases are discussed, providing the student with insight into the properties of engineering materials as well as fluids encountered in energy conversion and aeronautical disciplines. The structure and properties of solids are treated most extensively, with an emphasis on understanding how the properties of metals, ceramics, polymers and glasses are related to their structure at an atomic or molecular scale. Thermal, electrical, magnetic, and optical properties are discussed, in addition to engineering properties of solids.

MSE 301 - (3) (Y)
Corrosion and its Prevention
Prerequisite: ENGR 209 or permission of instructor
Course includes basic electrochemical principles and terminology, definitions and magnitude of corrosion, thermodynamics and kinetics of corrosion, examples of corrosion, experimental techniques to measure and evaluate corrosion, corrosion prevention, passivation, stress corrosion cracking, and hydrogen embrittlement.

MSE 301L - (1) (Y)
Corrosion Engineering Laboratory
Provides instruction in standard corrosion experiments which demonstrate the use of the instrumentation of corrosion testing and some of the accelerated forms of evaluation of metals' susceptibility to various forms of corrosion attack. Standard experiments involving cathodic protection, anodic protection, and inhibitors. MSE 301 may be taken without the lab, but MSE 301L may not be taken without the lecture.

MSE 304 - (3) (Y)
Structure and Properties of Polymeric Materials
Prerequisite: ENGR 209 or equivalent
Examines polymeric materials from their molecular structure and morphological organization to their macroscopic properties. Polymerization reactions, molecular weight determination, solution behavior, organization of crystalline and amorphous polymers, rubber elasticity, crystallization kinetics, and morphology. Mechanical, optical and electrical properties, applications and materials selection, degradation and recycling.

MSE 305 - (3) (Y)
Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials
Prerequisites: ENGR 202, APMA 206
Applies the thermodynamic principles developed in ENGR 202 to material systems. Topics: phase equilibria; phase diagrams and free energy curves; solution thermodynamics and; the kinetics of thermal and mass diffusion in binary, single- and two-phase solids.

MSE 310 - (3) (Y)
Materials Science Laboratory
Prerequisite: ENGR 209 or permission of instructor
Experimental study of the structure and properties of materials. Course amplifies topics covered in ENGR 209, through experimentation and analysis. Experiment topics include atomic and microscopic structure, mechanical properties of metals, polymers and composites, electrical properties and corrosion characteristics. Introduction to modern experimental methods and instruments used for materials characterization. Two lecture hours and three laboratory hours.

MSE 451, 452 - (5) (Y)
Special Project in Materials Science and Engineering
Prerequisite: Professional standing and prior approval by a faculty member who will be project supervisor
A project in the materials science field which will require individual laboratory investigation by the student. Each student will work on an individual project in the research area of his supervisor. The student will be required to conduct a literature search, and to become familiar with the necessary experimental techniques such as electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, and ultra-high vacuum techniques. A comprehensive report on the results of the experimental investigation as well as a final examination will be required at the end of the course. One hour of conference, eight hours of laboratory per week.

Courses on the 600-level and above are listed in the Graduate Record.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering faculty

ME 242 - (3) (Y)
Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery
Prerequisites: PHYS 142E, CS 182
Analysis of displacement, velocity and acceleration relations in mechanisms. Fundamentals of cams, gears, and kinematic trains. Concepts of kinematic synthesis. Dynamic force and torque analysis of mechanisms. Computer and graphical solutions. Familiarization with machinery. Two lecture hours, two laboratory hours.

ME 302 - (3) (Y)
Fluid Mechanics
Prerequisites: APMA 206, ENGR 202
Introduction to fluid flow concepts and equations; integral and differential forms of mass, momentum, and energy conservation with emphasis on one-dimensional flow; fluid statics; Bernoulli's equation; viscous effects; Couette flow, Poiseuille flow, pipe flow; introduction to boundary layers. One-dimensional compressible flow: normal shock waves, flow with friction, flow with heat addition, isothermal flow. Applications.

ME 320 - (3) (SI)
Computer Graphics
Prerequisites: CS 182 or CS 186
Projection systems used in computer drawings and their relationship to matrix transformations. Use of plotter and interactive graphic terminals in several graphical application areas such as views of solid objects, graphical data presentation and nomography. Discussion of more sophisticated computer graphics and its relationship to engineering.

ME 323 - (3) (Y)
Thermal Systems Analysis
Prerequisite: ENGR 202
Thermodynamics of reactive and nonreactive, multi-component systems. Energy cycles. Thermodynamic analysis of energy conversion systems. Cross-listed as AE 323.

ME 329 - (3) (Y)
Elements of Heat and Mass Transfer
Prerequisites: ME 302 or AE 305, CS 182; corequisite: APMA 341
Steady state and transient heat conduction in solids with elementary analytical and numerical solution techniques. Fundamentals of radiant heat transfer including considerations for black, gray, and diffuse surfaces and the electrical analogy for network analysis. Free and forced convective heat transfer with applications of boundary layer theory, Reynolds analogy, and dimensional analysis. Introduction to mass transfer by diffusion using the heat-mass transfer analogy. Cross-listed as AE 329.

ME 339 - (3) (Y)
Engineering Materials: Properties and Applications
Prerequisite: CHEM 151; corequisite: ENGR 306
Introduction to physical-chemical/microstructural and the working- mechanical properties, along with the common/practical applications, for materials of wide interest in engineering design. Coverage includes common metal (ferrous and nonferrous), polymer, ceramic, and composite materials. Also included: standard materials names/designations, standard forming methods (casting, rolling, extruding, etc.), usual strengthening means (alloying, heat-treatment, cold-working, etc.) temperature and temperature-history effects, common processing methods (machining/shaping, attachment, coating, etc., techniques), common properties-measurement and other testing methods, oxidation/corrosion processes (along with protection means), sources of abrupt failure (fatigue, embrittlement, etc.), creep and viscoelastic behaviors. Engineering-application advantages and disadvantages for specific materials, forming and processing methods, etc., illustrated through case-study examples.

ME 346 - (3) (Y)
Elements of Mechanical Design
Prerequisites: ME 242, ENGR 306; corequisite: ME 339
Application of mechanical analysis to the basic design of machine elements. Basic concepts in statistics and reliability analysis, advanced strength of materials, and fatigue analysis. Practical design and applications of materials to fastening systems, power screws, springs, bearings, gears, brake clutches and flexible power transmission elements.

ME 383 - (2) (Y)
Experimental Methods Laboratory
Prerequisite: PHYS 241E; corequisite: ENGR 203
Basic concepts and methods in engineering measurements including systems, quantities, units, techniques, and uncertainties. Practical applications in the fields of fluid and solid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, electrical circuitry, and mechanical devices. Emphasis given to developing skills in experimentation and familiarity with instruments. One hour lecture, three hours laboratory, plus preparation of reports.

ME 384 - (2) (Y)
Applied Engineering Laboratory
Prerequisite: MAE 383 or permission of instructor
Applications of solid and fluid mechanics and thermodynamics to practical machines, processes, and cycles. Studies include compressors, internal combustion engines, cooling devices, system dynamics, wind tunnels and gas processes. Experiment planning, data analysis, and report writing. One hour lecture, three hours laboratory per week.

ME 414 - (3) (Y)
Thermal Environment Engineering
Prerequisite: ME 302
Analysis and synthesis of systems to produce control of the thermal environment. Emphasis on design for optimum control of climate within enclosures for human occupancy, processes or special equipment.

ME 421 - (3) (SI)
Principles of Air Pollution
Prerequisite: Either AE 305, CHE 314, CE 315, ME 323, or NE 301
Study of the gaseous and particulate air pollutants and their effects on visibility, animate and inanimate receptors. Evaluation of source emissions and principles of control. Introduction to meteorological factors governing distribution and removal of air pollutants. Air quality measurements. Legal aspects of air pollution. Study of noise pollution.

ME 431 - (3) (Y)
Energy Systems I
Prerequisites: ME 323, ME 329
Thermodynamics and mechanical analysis and design of systems for the useful conversion of energy. Typical systems that have been studied include: Freon and steam powered automobiles, air conditioning systems, and radioisotope electric generators. Each design study requires the student to make use of his or her background in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, machine design, and electrical engineering. Two lecture hours, two laboratory hours.

ME 432 - (3) (Y)
Energy Systems II
Prerequisite: ME 431 or permission of instructor
A continuation of ME 431. The design studies become more detailed with greater emphasis on predicting, and compensating for, the real effects that would be present in an operating system. Actual case histories that relate to particular aspects of a design study are examined and discussed. Two lecture hours, two laboratory hours.

ME 433 - (3)(Y)
Air Breathing Propulsion
Prerequisite: ME 302; corequisite: AE 306
Brief review of mechanics and thermodynamics of compressible fluids. Basic mechanisms for thrust generation in aerospace propulsion systems. The steady one-dimensional flow approximation. Performance and cycle analysis of air-breathing engines, emphasizing jet engines (turbojet, turbofan, turboprop) and ramjets. Aerothermodynamics of inlets, diffusers, combustors, and nozzles; performance of turbo-machinery: axial-flow and centrifugal compressors, turbines, matching of engine components. Cross-listed as AE 433.

ME 434 - (3) (Y)
Spacecraft Propulsion
Prerequisite: ME 302, CHEM 152 or permission of instructor; corequisite: AE306
Combustion thermodynamics. Performance of rocket vehicles; space mission requirements. Idealized analysis of chemical rocket engine. Properties and performance of chemical rocket propellants. Rocket combustion chambers and exhaust nozzles; heat transfer effects. Properties of ionized gases; electrical rocket propulsion. Nuclear rockets. Comparative performance of propulsion systems for space flight. Cross-listed as AE 434.

ME 438 - (3) (SI)
Analysis and Synthesis of Internal Combustion Engines
Prerequisites: ME 302, ME 323
Analysis of internal combustion engine cycles using both ideal and real fluids. Effects on performance of dissociation and variable specific-heat of working fluid, unequal air-fuel mixtures to cylinders of multi-cylinder engines, and valve timing. Free piston engines. Carburetion. Thermal stressing of parts.

ME 443 - (3) (SI)
Mechanical Vibrations
Prerequisite: ENGR 207, APMA 206
Study of free and forced vibration of damped and undamped single and multiple degree of freedom systems. Modeling of discrete and continuous mass systems. Application to vibration measurement instruments. Concepts of modal analysis. Concepts of linear stability. Application to rotating machinery including the design of bearings and supports. Static and dynamic balancing; influence coefficients; least squares method.

ME 445 - (3) (Y)
Introduction to Automatic Controls
Prerequisite: ENGR 207
Mathematics of feedback control systems, transfer functions, basic servo theory, stability analysis, root locus techniques, graphical methods. Applications to analysis and design of mechanical systems, with emphasis on hydraulic, pneumatic, and electromechanical devices.

ME 447 - (3) (Y)
Machine Design I
Prerequisites: ME 346
Advanced design studies made of machine elements, machine components, and complete machines. Computer-aided design introduced. Several special purpose machines are carefully analyzed and preliminary designs prepared. Three lecture hours, two laboratory hours.

ME 448 - (3) (Y)
Machine Design II
Prerequisite: ME 447, or permission of instructor
Theory of lubrication and its applications. Optimum design criteria, creative design and invention. Machine design using finite element computer software. Three lecture hours, two laboratory hours.

ME 450 - (3) (Y)
Financial Engineering
General principles of taxation. Calculation of income taxes. Economic considerations in practical engineering problems and in business decisions. Costs, interest, depreciation, amortization, present worth, rate of return on investments, some facets of initiating small businesses. Detailed attention to the significance of compounded interest to long-term financial projects.

ME 451 - (3) (SI)
Linear Dynamical System Analysis
Prerequisite: ENGR 207
The study and analysis of lumped parameter linear dynamical systems. Response of linear systems to various inputs. Input-output relationships. Frequency response. Applications using the analog computer.

ME 461, 462 - (3) (SI)
Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
Prerequisite: Fourth year standing and permission of instructor
Application of basic engineering science, design methods and systems analysis to developing areas and current problems in mechanical engineering. The topics for each semester are announced at the time of preregistration.

ME 471 - (2) (Y)
Digital Instrumentation and Control
Prerequisite: ME/AE 383
Introduction to the basic concepts and equipment involved in digital data acquisition, filtering, and control. Topics include the mechanics of digital data acquisition and generation as well as signal processing. Applications to signal analysis and system control are explored. One lecture hour and three laboratory hours per week.

ME 472 - (2) (Y)
Electromechanical Systems
Prerequisite: ME 471
Instruction on fundamentals of commonly-used electromechanical devices, followed by experimental determination of characteristics of practical systems. Included are basics of magnetic and electrical devices, A.C. and D.C. motors, matching motors to loads, solid state power control devices and circuits, and power distribution. One and one-half lecture hours, two laboratory hours per week.

ME 484, 485 - ( 1 1/2) (Y)
Special Project
Prerequisite: Professional standing, prior approval by a faculty member who will be project supervisor
Individual investigation. A survey, analysis, or apparatus project in the mechanical engineering field, concluded with the submission of a formal report. Subject originates with students wishing to develop a technical idea of personal interest. One hour conference per week.

ME 487 - (3) (Y)
Machine and Process Technology
Prerequisite: Senior standing
Familiarization with concepts of mass production tooling and automation. Metallurgical and mechanical aspects of machining. Experiments with machine tools. Numerical control for machine tools. Two lecture hours, three laboratory hours.

ME 488 - (2) (Y)
Senior Mechanical Engineering Laboratory
Prerequisites: ME 329, ME 384
Laboratory projects drawn from all of the basic fields natural to the profession of mechanical engineering. The laboratory purpose is to learn to apply the experimental method in the solution of engineering problems. One lecture hour, three laboratory hours.

Courses on the 600-level and above are listed in the Graduate Record.

Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear Engineering faculty

NE 301 - (3) (Y)
Introductory Nuclear Engineering
Prerequisite: APMA 206
This survey course includes: atomic and nuclear physics; radioactivity and nuclear reactions; elementary reactor theory; description of important reactor types; reactor materials; radiation detection; health physics.

NE 306 - (3) (Y)
Reactor Systems and Nuclear Fuel Cycle
Prerequisite: NE 301 or permission of instructor
Reactor systems: light water reactors, fast breeder reactors, gas-cooled and heavy water reactors. Power plant steam cycle. Technology of the nuclear fuel cycle: mining, milling, isotope enrichment, fuel element fabrication, spent fuel reprocessing, waste management. Power plant economics.

NE 488 - (3) (Y)
Nuclear Power Plant Operations
Prerequisite: NE 306
Combination of lectures with operation of the UVAR reactor and a power plant simulator; reactor instrumentation; startup, shutdown and steady-power operations; control rod calibrations; auxiliary systems; control room layouts, response to transients, sessions at a nuclear power plant simulator.

NE 495 - (1-3) (IR)
Nuclear Engineering Projects I
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Students work individually or in small groups on projects pertinent to the nuclear industry.

NE 496 - (1-3) (IR)
Nuclear Engineering Projects II
Prerequisite: Satisfactory performance in NE 495 or permission of instructor
Students work individually or in small groups on projects pertinent to the nuclear industry.

NE 507 - (3) (Y)
Nuclear Reactor Theory
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Neutron diffusion; one-speed and multigroup, multiregion dissuasion theory calculations; elementary reactor kinetics; poisoning and depletion.

NE 531 - (3) (Y)
Radiation Health Physics
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Principles of radiation physics; interaction of radiation with biological systems; protection limits; calculation and measurement of dose and exposure; movement of radioactivity in the environment.

Courses on the 600-level and above are listed in the Graduate Record.


PHYS 142E - (4) (Y-SS)
General Physics I
Prerequisite: APMA 101
Classical mechanics, including vector algebra, particle kinematics and dynamics, energy and momentum, conservation laws, rotational dynamics, oscillatory motion, gravitation; thermodynamics and kinetic theory of gases. Three hours lecture, one hour recitation.

PHYS 142R - (3) (Y)
General Physics I

PHYS 241E - (3) (Y)
General Physics II
Prerequisites: PHYS 142E and APMA 102
Electrostatic; conductors and insulators, DC circuits, magnetic forces and fields, magnetic effects of moving charges and currents, electromagnetic induction, Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic oscillations and waves, introduction to geometrical and physical optics. Three hours lecture, one hour recitation.

PHYS 241L - (1) (Y)
General Physics Laboratory I
Corequisite: PHYS 241E
Laboratory exercises in classical physics. Two hours laboratory.

PHYS 241R - (3) (Y)
General Physics II
These courses, open only to Rodman Scholars, cover the same material as PHYS 142E and 241E, respectively, with certain topics treated in greater depth.

PHYS 242E - (3) (Y)
General Physics III
Prerequisites: PHYS 241E and APMA 205
Modern physics, including special relativity, photons and particles, Bohr theory, atomic structure, quantum theory, nuclear physics, particle and high energy physics. Two hours lecture, one hour recitation.

PHYS 242L - (1) (Y)
General Physics Laboratory II
Prerequisite: PHYS 241L; Corequisite: PHYS 242E
Laboratory exercises in classical and modern physics. Two hours laboratory.

Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering faculty

SYS 301 - (4) (Y)
Design of Engineering Systems
Systems Engineering philosophy and its role in the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance and overall management of engineering and non-technological systems. Discussion of mathematical modeling and its relationship to the systems approach. Understanding and quantifying the dynamic interactions of technological, socio-economic, and human decision making systems. Developing goals, establishing system specifications, developing and evaluating alternatives, and implementing results. Systems engineering illustrated through the use of team oriented case studies, lectures, and discussion.

SYS 321 - (3) (Y)
Operations Research
An introduction to OR through the application of several deterministic tools and techniques for modeling and decision making. These include linear programming, network analysis, duality theory, sensitivity, analysis, and integer programming. Applications to resource allocation, employee scheduling, routing and logistics, portfolio selection, and transportation.

SYS 323 - (3) (Y)
Computational Operations Research
Prerequisite: CS 210; corequisite: SYS 321
The use of algorithms and computers for the solution of problems commonly encountered in operations research, industrial engineering, and systems engineering. Software and algorithms for linear and nonlinear optimization, network and graph problems, and general combinatorial problems. Design, computer coding, testing and implementation of specialized algorithms such as genetic algorithms and simulated annealing. Emphasis on modeling a problem, selecting or designing an appropriate algorithm for its solution, and analyzing the results.

SYS 360 - (4) (Y)
Probabilistic Systems
Prerequisites: APMA 310, SYS 321
Introduction to stochastic models of operations research. Independent processes. Discrete time and continuous time Markov Processes. Applications to project management, elementary queueing systems, inventory analysis, and reliability.

SYS 362 - (4) (Y)
Discrete Event Simulation
Prerequisites: APMA 310, CS 210
The theory and practice of discrete-event simulation modeling and analysis. Discrete-event dynamic systems (DEDS), simulation logic and data structures, random number generation, computational issues, experiment design, output analysis, model verification and validation. Modern simulation languages including animation. One hour laboratory and design project.

SYS 401 - (4) (Y)
Decision Theory
Prerequisites: SYS 301, 321, 360
Quantitative methods for solving engineering decision problems with multiple objectives under conditions of certainty and uncertainty. Application of these methods to planning, design, and management of large-scale, complex systems in both the private and public sectors.

SYS 402 - (3) (IR)
Engineering Economic Systems Design
Prerequisite: SYS 321
Applications of methods and techniques of systems engineering to engineering problems in which environmental and economic factors are involved. Microeconomics, systems analysis, welfare economics, and cost benefit analysis.

SYS 421 - (4) (Y)
Intelligent Decision Systems
Formal methods for data: designing and implementing decision-aiding systems for structured and unstructured problem domains. An investigation into both computer-aided and automated decision making with applications.

SYS 434 - (4) (Y)
Production and Service Systems
Prerequisites: SYS 321, 360 and 362 or equivalents; APMA 310
The application of Systems Engineering methodology to the design and management of production systems. Topics are derived from such areas of operations management as: operations system design, operation planning and control, production planning and scheduling, inventory control, forecasting, quality control, and system reliability.

SYS 453, 454 - (4) (Y)
Systems Design I and II
A design project extending throughout the fall and spring semesters. Involves the study of an actual open-ended situation, including problem formulation, data collection, analysis and interpretation, model building for the purpose of evaluating design options, model analysis and generation of solutions. An appropriate computer laboratory experience is included.

SYS 495 - (3) (IR)
Special Topics in Systems Engineering
Detailed study of undergraduate course material on an independent basis under the guidance of a faculty member.

SYS 550 - (3) (IR)
Decision Support Systems
Prerequisites: SYS 321, SYS 360, or equivalent
Principles of decision support systems (DSS) design, implementation, and evaluation. Emphasis on the integration of the basic decision support technologies of operations research, decision analysis, artificial intelligence, and database management into effective computer-based systems. Other topics include: DSS identification and use, development strategies and methodologies for large-scale systems devoted to complex problem solving, and evaluation of the total system.

Courses on the 600-level and above are listed in the Graduate Record.

Technology, Culture, and Communication

Technology, Culture, and Communication faculty

TCC 101 - (3) (Y)
Language Communication and the Technological Society
Introduces the uses of language (technical, persuasive, and expressive) stressing their relevance to professionalism in engineering and applied science. Student participation in the Research Interview Project serves as the context for writing memoranda, abstracts, and technical proposals, as well as preparing oral presentations of technical material for a variety of audiences. In addition, frequent short written and oral presentations are based on readings in a variety of modes of communication.

TCC 200 - (3) (IR)
Topics in Technology and Society
A course relating technology or engineering to the broader culture. The specific subject will differ from time to time.

TCC 201 - (3) (IR)
Thomas Jefferson's Interests in Science and Technology
Prerequisite: TCC 101 or permission of instructor
Introduces Jefferson's use of scientific thinking in his major accomplishments and efforts to influence public policy, agriculture, education, invention, architecture, and religion. Readings in his writings, class discussions, guest lectures and field visits to local centers of Jefferson research. Short papers, in-class presentations, and a research paper required.

TCC 203 - (3) (Y)
Man and Machine: Visions of Tyranny and Freedom in 19th and 20th
Century Literature
Prerequisite: TCC 101
Analysis of attitudes toward the problem of the machine and technological advances in modern civilization, as reflected in selected American and European writings and films. Discussions, oral presentations, papers, and a final exam.

TCC 204 - (3) (Y)
Technology, Aggression, and Peace
Prerequisite: TCC 101
A study of the human potential for aggression and the relationship of technology to this potential. Students read and discuss a variety of theories about human behavior and the destructive impulse in mankind. Short essays, a research paper, group projects, and oral presentations enable students to build and practice communications skills.

TCC 205 - (3) (IR)
Interpretive Writing for Engineers
Prerequisite: TCC 101
Analysis and practice in composition of various types of writing associated with science and technology. Projective scenarios, history, biography, rhetorical argument, and science fiction are among the types of writing that might be explored. Stresses imaginative, creative, and synthesizing processes in composition, and refinement of basic skills in exposition.

TCC 207 - (3) (Y)
Utopias and the Technological Society
Prerequisite: TCC 101
Lectures, readings, and discussions compare earlier and modern designs of the ideal society, stressing the relationship of their basic technologies to historical reality. Such writers as Plato, Thomas More, and Aldous Huxley are considered. Students give oral presentations, write short papers, and design a personal utopia.

TCC 208 - (3) (IR)
History of Flight
Prerequisite: TCC 101
The development of flight from the earliest historical records of man's interest in flying through the achievements of the space age. Emphasizes the social and cultural impacts of flight, advances in technology, and the significance of the contribution of individuals. Guest lectures, film showings, visits to aviation museums, and student reports and projects supplement regular classroom lecture and discussion.

TCC 209 - (3) (IR)
The History of Space Flight
Prerequisite: TCC 101
The history of aviation, from man's earliest interests in flight through the most recent developments in aerospace technology. Examines the contributions of various scientists, engineers, and inventors to flight; the major eras of flight history; the impacts of flight on society; and the place of flight in the development of civil and military enterprises.

TCC 210 - (3) (Y)
Technology and Social Change in 19th-Century America
Prerequisite: TCC 101
A study of the impacts of nineteenth-century American industrial development on the community, the worker, and engineering. Students make oral and written presentations, write short papers, and a research paper.

TCC 211 - (3) (IR)
Values of Professionals
Prerequisite: TCC 101
An examination of the ways technical and non-technical professionals attribute "worth " to an idea, action, or object. The course develops the student's abilities to discern, in the values typical of specific occupations, elements of the job (monetary gain), the calling (service and self- fulfillment), and the profession (conformity to "guild" standards). Representative literature will be read and discussed; each student is expected to speak and write articulately about values issues and to conduct elementary research in the topic.

TCC 212 - (3) (IR)
Religion and Technology
Prerequisite: TCC 101
An historical examination of (1) the role of religion in the early development of technology, (2) technology as a secular substitute for religion, and (3) religious critiques of contemporary technological society. Equal time spent on lectures, student-led discussions of the readings, and student oral presentations. Short papers and a major research project on a particular denomination's or congregation's attitudes toward technology-related issues.

TCC 213 - (3) (IR)
History of Surface Transportation
Prerequisite: TCC 101
The changing role of surface transportation modes (especially highway, rail and urban) in national life, development and influence on settlement patterns, economic growth, social conditions, and technological advancement.

TCC 214 - (3) (IR)
Technology in the News Media
Prerequisite: TCC 101
A study of the ways past and present journalistic media have presented and evaluated innovative technologies. Shows how the strategy and style of media coverage are shaped by--and in turn help shape--general cultural and social ideas. Lectures; discussions of readings; analysis of examples of technology journalism; and a research paper on the continuing efforts of a specific news source.

TCC 300 - (3) (IR)
Advanced Topics in Technology and Culture
Prerequisites: TCC 101 and six credits of general education electives
Specific topics vary. Fulfills TCC 2xx writing and speaking requirements.

TCC 301 - (1) (S)
Topics in Science, Technology, and Culture
For students who wish to pursue social and historical studies of science and technology by supplementing existing undergraduate courses with additional research assignments. Generally taken by students wishing to fulfill the requirements for the minor in the history of science and technology.

TCC 303 - (3) (SI)
The Presentation of Technical Information
Prerequisite: Six credits of humanities or the equivalent
The principles of adapting scientific and technical information for communication in various media and for a variety of audiences and purposes.

TCC 305 - (3) (SI)
Readings in the Literature of Science and Technology
Prerequisite: Six credits of humanities or the equivalent
Readings in scientific and philosophical texts and discussions of the nature of scientific and technological thought. Panel discussions on new technologies and their intellectual and social impacts are conducted by the students.

TCC 311 - (3) (SI)
Readings in the History of Science and Technology
Prerequisite: A 200-level TCC course or permission of instructor
Readings and discussion of selected works in the classic writings of engineers and scientists from the earliest records to the Renaissance.

TCC 312 - (3) (IR)
History of Technology and Invention
Prerequisite: A 200-level TCC course or permission of instructor
An overview of advances of technological knowledge through the ages. Topics include the achievements of Egypt, Greece, and Rome; the beginnings of the concept of a labor-saving device in the middle ages; the technological background of the Industrial Revolution; the recent role of technology in shaping modern society.

TCC 313 - (3) (Y)
Scientific and Technological Thinking
Prerequisites: TCC 101 and six credits of general education electives, or permission of instructor
Explores the ways scientists and inventors think, using concepts, theories and methods borrowed from several disciplines, but focusing especially on psychology. Topics include experimental simulations of scientific reasoning, a cognitive framework for understanding creativity and modeling discovery on a computer. Students read and discuss articles and excerpts in class and conduct a short research project. Fulfills TCC 2xx writing and speaking requirements. Cross-listed as PSYC 419.

TCC 315 - (3) (Y)
Invention and Design
Prerequisite: TCC 101 or ENWR 101 or permission of instructor
The goal of this course is to help students understand the way in which technology is created and improved, and also to make them into better designers. Creates a collaborative learning environment, in which multi-disciplinary teams invent and design several modules that emulate problems like the invention of the telephone or the design of an expert system. Readings from psychology, history, computing, ethics and engineering accompany the modules. Students keep design notebooks, present the results of team projects and write an integrative paper in which they discuss invention and design and reflect writing and speaking requirements. Fulfills TCC 2xx writing and speaking requirements. Cross-listed as PSYC 409.

TCC 395 - (1-3) (SI)
Independent Study: Technology in Culture
Prerequisites: TCC 101, TCC 2xx, and permission of instructor
Special tutorial with a topic declared in advance. Limited to undergraduate students with third or fourth year standing in the School. Not to substitute for TCC 401, TCC 402. The topic, work plan, and conditions are arranged by contract between instructor and student, approved by the Division chairperson, with a copy to be filed in the Division office.

TCC 401 - (3) (S,SS)
Western Technology and Culture
Prerequisite: A 200-level TCC or permission of instructor
A historical perspective is presented, in readings, films, and discussions, on Western civilization's views of technology. The undergraduate thesis project is initiated in this course, which emphasizes oral and written communications at a professional level.

TCC 402 - (3) (S,SS)
The Engineer in Society
Prerequisite: TCC 401
Readings on, and discussions of, various kinds of valuing (social, institutional, scientific, intellectual, and personal) characteristic of professional work in engineering and applied science in modern technological society. Thesis project is completed, including technical report and impact analysis (satisfactory completion is an independent requirement for TCC 402). Exercises are undertaken to give practice in presenting technical material for a wide range of audiences.

TCC 403 - (1) (SS)
Research Proposal Writing
A one-credit course in technical and scientific communication, for students entering the Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's degree program. Offered in the summer session between the sixth and seventh semesters. Part of the required undergraduate humanities sequence, for students in the accelerated program.

TCC 501 - (3) (Y)
Perceptions of Technology in the Western World
Fall semester. Enrollment is limited to students in the Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's degree program. May be taken in either fourth or fifth year of the student's program. Seminars exploring the role of technology in the western world, based on assigned readings in the history, philosophy, or culture of technology.

TCC 502 - (2) (Y)
Thesis and Research Presentation
Spring semester. Enrollment in this course is limited to students in the tenth semester of the Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's degree program. Seminars, lectures, discussions related to research writing, leading to completion of the master's thesis (or project in departments not requiring a thesis). Topics include organization and style in thesis writing with attention to logical, rhetorical and ethical issues in science and engineering research writing.

TCC 600 - (3) (Y)
Effective Technical Communication
Prerequisites: Graduate student status; permission of instructor
Study and practice in effective presentation of technical information in both written and oral form. Organizing for small- and large-scale presentations: summaries, proposals, scientific and technical reports, theses and dissertations, and articles for publication. Review of conventions of technical style and essentials of grammar and syntax. Assignments to be drawn from the student's thesis or other research where possible. Course does not offer instruction in remedial English or English as a second language.