Courses

  • MECH-3403 Engineering Materials

    An introduction to engineering materials with emphasis placed on proper material selection in design. Course topics will include the relationships between microscopic structure and the mechanical properties of metals, polymers, and ceramics and how material properties may be -engineered- through alloying, heat treating, etc. Lecture - 3 hours. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • MECH-3443 Fluid Mechanics

    A study of fluid statics and dynamics. Application of mass, energy and momentum conservation principles to design and analysis of fluid devices and systems, including introductions to boundary layer theory, dimensional analysis and compressible flow. Lecture - 3 hours. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • MECH-3453 Thermodynamics II

    A continuation of thermodynamics topics such as: unsteady processes, advanced cycles, gas mixtures, psychrometrics, chemical and phase equilibrium, combustion analysis, thermodynamic property relations and compressible flow. Lecture - 3 hours. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • MECH-3613 Manufacturing Processes

    An introduction to the various techniques and manufacturing processes used to fabricate and assemble components. Emphasis is placed on understanding the advantages and limitations of each technique. Lecture - 2 hours; Laboratory - 3 hours. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • MECH-3813 Mechatronics

    Common applications of diodes and transistors plus concepts and applications of digital systems, including micro-processor based systems. Lecture - 2 hours; Laboratory - 3 hours. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • MECH-4113 Mechanical Applications of Partial Differential Equations

    A continuation of the study of material science, including a more in depth look at metal and polymer behaviors, plus discussions of modern materials including composites, nano-material, and multifunctional materials such as shape memory alloys. Special emphasis will be placed on material selection considerations for engineering design. Lecture - 3 hours. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • MECH-4123 Machine Dynamics

    A study of kinematics and dynamics of machines and machine parts. Analysis of the kinematics of planar linkages, dynamics of cam mechanisms, gear trains, governors, flywheels, and gyroscopes. Lecture - 3 hours. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • MECH-4133 Dynamic Systems and Controls

    Mathematical modeling for dynamic response of electrical, mechanical, fluid and thermal systems. Introduction to control systems. System response characteristics are investigated by use of state variable theory, time domain and frequency response analysis, root locus and Nyquist stability criteria. Design of mechanical engineering control systems. Lecture - 3 hours. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • MECH-4213 Machine Design

    Analysis of machine components, stress analysis, failure prediction, fatigue failure, safety, and reliability. Lecture - 3 hours. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • MECH-4233 Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning

    An introduction to analysis and design methods used in HVAC equipment and systems. Emphasis on comfort, safety, economy, and energy conservation in load calculations, room air distribution, piping and duct design, and equipment selection. Lecture - 3 hours. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • MECH-4243 Heat Transfer

    Analysis of heat transfer devices and systems. Analytical and numerical solutions of conservation equations including conduction, convection and radiation effects. Design and analysis of heat exchangers. Lecture - 3 hours. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • MECH-4311 Thermal-Fluids Lab

    Application of experimental methods for pressure, temperature and flow measurement to thermodynamic systems, fluid power devices, heat exchangers and aerodynamic surfaces. Data collection, analysis and interpretation of results with emphasis on report writing. Laboratory - 3 hours. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • MECH-4513 Advanced Mechanics of Materials

    Stress, strain and torsion analysis; deflections of statically indeterminate structural systems and failure analysis; design criteria. Three-dimensional and unsymmetrical stress analysis, finite element methods and buckling. Lecture - 3 hours. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • MECH-4523 Finite Element Analysis

    An introduction to the mathematical foundation of the finite element method and the responsible application of the technique to mechanical design and analysis. The mathematical element formulations for simple truss, beam, and conduction problems, as well as the use of commercial finite element software will be addressed. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • MECH-4533 Vibration Theory and Application

    Free and forced vibrations of multiple degree of freedom mechanical and structural systems with various types of damping. Theory of vibration isolation, design of vibration absorbers, harmonic and nonharmonic disturbances and shock spectrums. Theory of vibration measuring instruments. Introduction to dynamic finite element methods. Lecture - 3 hours. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • MECH-4613 Tools and Management of Quality

    An introduction to the mathematical foundation of the finite element method and the responsible application of the technique to mechanical design and analysis. The mathematical element formulations for simple truss, beam, and conduction problems, as well as the use of commercial finite element software will be addressed. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • MECH-4732 Systems Design I

    A recap and extension of problem-solving skills introduced in earlier courses using a systems design approach; to prepare the student for the capstone design project work of MECH-4742 and MECH-4752; topics to include engineering design terminology, methodology and procedures; technical memos and reports; safety, ethics, information gathering and team dynamics. Significant emphasis on oral presentations is included. Laboratory - 3 hours. Same as ELEC-4732 and CENG-4732. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • MECH-4743 Systems Design II

    An implementation of the design methodology covered in Systems Design I. Applications of research and design relating to real world or industry problems; interaction with other fields of engineering and science. MECH-4742 and MECH-4752 constitute a single two-semester project experience. Laboratory - 6 hours. Same as ELEC-4743 and CENG-4743. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • MECH-4753 Systems Design III

    A continuation and completion of the capstone design project begun in MECH-4742. Students not successfully completing the entire project must normally retake MECH-4742-4752 with a new project assignment. Laboratory - 6 hours. Same as ELEC-4753 and CENG-4753. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • MECH-4820 Internship for Engineering Practice

    The engineering programs encourage all students to participate in at least one summer of engineering internship work. The engineering internship experience is very important to providing real-world application of the classroom experience and also has become an expectation by employers of engineers internationally. This course allows international students in F-1 status majoring in engineering at OC to participate in Curricular Practical Training. Enrollment in this course will be under the supervision of an individual engineering professor. A journal or summary paper of the internship experience will be required at the conclusion of the employment period. 1 to 3 credit hours. This course is offered as needed.

  • MECH-5003 Foundations of Mechanical Engineering

    This course provides an overview of the discipline of mechanical engineering. The material covered encompasses the primary structural and thermal topics included within the BSME degree at an accelerated pace. Emphasis will be placed on breadth of knowledge rather than specialized topics. This class is designed for graduate students with a bachelor's degree outside the fields of civil, mechanical, and aerospace engineering.

  • MECH-5123 Machine Dynamics

    A study of kinematics and dynamics of machines and machine parts. Analysis of the kinematics of planar linkages, dynamics of cam mechanisms, gear trains, governors, flywheels and gyroscopes. Students cannot receive credit for both MECH-4123 and MECH-5123.

  • MECH-5233 Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning

    An introduction to analysis and design methods used in HVAC equipment and systems. Emphasis on comfort, safety, economy and energy conservation in load calculations, room air distribution, piping and duct design, and equipment selection. Students cannot receive credit for both MECH-4233 and MECH-5233.

  • MECH-5513 Advanced Mechanics of Materials

    Stress, strain and torsion analysis; deflections of statically indeterminate structural systems and failure analysis; design criteria. Three-dimensional and unsymmetrical stress analysis, finite element methods and buckling. Students cannot receive credit for both MECH-4513 and MECH-5513.

  • MECH-5523 Finite Element Analysis

    An introduction to the use of finite element methods for the analysis and design of mechanical systems. Emphasis will be placed on both structural and thermal scenarios. The course will start with an overview of 1 and 2-dimensional finite element theory and then progress to the use of commercial software for 3-dimensional analysis. Significant attention will be placed on the proper use of commercial finite element software in solving real-world applications. Students cannot receive credit for both MECH-4523 and MECH-5523.

  • MECH-5533 Vibration Theory and Application

    A study of free and forced vibration of both single and multiple degree-of-freedom mechanical and structural systems with and without damping, design of vibration isolators and absorbers, and shock spectrums. Students cannot receive credit for both MECH-4533 and MECH-5533.

  • MECH-5543 Radiation Heat Transfer

    This course covers the fundamentals of blackbody radiation, surface characteristics, solar and infrared sources, gray-body exchange in enclosures, and combined mode heat transfer. Included is an introduction to the methods of analysis used for radiation heat transfer.

  • MECH-5553 Data Measurement & Analysis

    Applications of computer technology to measurement systems. Dynamic performance characteristics of measurement systems. Digital data collection using Labview. signal conditioning, amplification and filtering.

  • MECH-5613 Tools and Management of Quality

    An introduction to problem solving methods and statistical tools used by engineers for improving product quality; includes Six-Sigma, Design of Experiments, Statistical Process Control, Taguchi Experiments, and Toyota Production System (Lean Manufacturing). Students cannot receive credit for both MECH-4613 and MECH-5613.

  • MECH-5803 Special Topics

    Current topics in mechanical engineering not normally included in existing courses. Repeat credit may be earned with different subtitles assigned.

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