Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (MME) Undergraduate Course Descriptions
MME 101. Ethics and the Engineering Profession (Same as ECE 101) [Goal 9]
Major ethical theories; sources of ethics; professional responsibilities; social impact of engineering ethics; teamwork skills; design; engineering careers. 3 Cr. F, S.
MME 102. Engineering Problem Solving
A programming language appropriate to engineering, such as FORTRAN or C, will be used to model and simulate problems from engineering disciplines. Prereq.: MATH 112 or equivalent. Coreq.: MATH 113 or equivalent. 3 Cr. F, S.
MME 200. Thermodynamics
First and second laws of thermodynamics; thermodynamic properties of gases, vapors, and gas-vapor mixtures; energy-systems analysis including power cycles, refrigeration cycles and air-conditioning processes. Introduction to thermodynamics of reacting mixtures. Prereq.: MATH 222, PHYS 234, CHEM 210. 3 Cr. F, S.
MME 210. Engineering Materials
Properties, composition, structure and processing of metals, ceramics, and polymers. Crystal structure, imperfections, atomic diffusion, equilibrium and kinetic considerations in solid state transformations and thermomechanical treatments. Mechanical behavior and testing of engineering materials. Lab. Prereq.: CHEM 210; PHYS 234. 3 Cr. F, S.
MME 221. Introduction to Mechanical Design
Integrated engineering design for students transferring into manufacturing engineering who have had most of the engineering content of a required course but lack the associated design content. Design content in the curriculum is required by EAC/ABET. Variable credits. 1-3 Cr. DEMAND.
MME 223. Engineering Graphics in Mechanical Design
The graphic language of engineering and computer-aided design. Application of engineering graphics to mechanical design using software tools. Theories and practices of computer-aided design. Projects. Lab. Prereq.: MATH 221 or approval of instructor. 3 Cr. F, S.
MME 230. Lean Design and Manufacturing
Lean concepts and software tools to design graphics and manufacturing. Prereq.: MATH 221. 2 Cr. F, S.
MME 241. Statics
Principles of mechanics, force systems, equilibrium, structures, distributed forces, moments of inertia of areas, and friction. Prereq.: PHYS 234, MATH 222 (or concurrent). 3 Cr. F, S.
MME 242. Dynamics
Kinematics, force-mass-acceleration relations, work and energy, impulse and momentum, moments of inertia and mass. Prereq.: 241, MATH 222. 3 Cr. F, S.
MME 300. Fluid Mechanics
Basic principles of fluid statics and dynamics, including conservation of mass, energy, and momentum. Dimensional analysis and the Buckingham PI Theorem. Bernoulli's Law and application to steady state and dynamic problems. Open channel flow. Lift, drag, pipe flow, and boundary layer problems. Prereq.: 200, MATH 325. 3 Cr. F, S.
MME 302. Heat Transfer
Fundamentals and applications of one and two dimension heat transfer through conduction, convection, and radiation. Governing equations and boundary conditions are covered, including finite difference and finite element solutions. Prereq.: 300, MATH 311 or MATH 321 or PHYS 346. 3 Cr. F, S.
MME 330. Engineering Materials Processing I
Manufacture of products and manufacturing processes. Casting, forming, cutting, sheet-metal working, process theories and practice. Lab. Prereq.: 210, 340 (or concurrent). 3 Cr. F.
MME 331. Engineering Materials Processing II
Processing of polymers, ceramics, and composites; computer-aided manufacturing; joining processes; processing of non-traditional machining; surface-finishing processes; elements of the competitive and integrated manufacturing environment. Lab. Coreq.: 340. 3 Cr. S.
MME 332. Lean Processes
Application of lean principles to common manufacturing processes. Comparison of lean practices. Implementing company lean training. Guest speakers, projects. Prereq.: 230. 2 Cr. S.
MME 340. Mechanical Design Fundamentals
Stress and deflection of engineering components; properties of engineering materials; failure analysis for steady and variable loading. Prereq.: 210, 223, 241. 3 Cr. F, S.
MME 341. Design of Machine Elements
Mechanical engineering design of fasteners, power screws, welded joints, springs, journal bearings, rolling-elements bearings, gears, shafts, clutches and brakes. Prereq.: 340. 3 Cr. F, S.
MME 345. Mechanisms
Analytical, graphical, and computerized study of kinematic and dynamic motions including velocities, accelerations and forces for design of mechanisms; dynamics; function, path, and motion generation studies using various methods. Prereq.: 242, Concur. MATH 311 or PHYS 346. 3 Cr. F, S.
MME 350. Process Measurements and Sensors
Discrete and continuous variable measurement, signal conditioning, sampling, data conversion and display. Data collection systems, timers and counters. Static and dynamic process sensors, I/O devices, A/D and D/A converters, acoustic measurements. Prereq.: ECE 201 or ENGR 332. 3 Cr. F, S.
MME 351. Machine Controls
Discrete controller analysis, design and simulation, feedback control, sequential control logic, PLCs, stepper motors and other devices. Motion control methods and performance. Lab. Prereq.: 242, MATH 325. 3 Cr. F, S.
MME 360. Manufacturing Economics
Analysis of cost for manufacturing operations, tool-engineering economics, cost estimating, and cost accounting. Economic selection of equipment, small-tools, economic lot sizes, break-even charts. Evaluating production economics and investment alternatives. Principles of Engineering Economics, effects of capital projects. Coreq.: 330 or 331. 2 Cr. F, S.
MME 380. Engineering Communication
Practice in planning, preparation, and critiquing of engineering reports and presentations. Application of Gantt charts, budgets, Mathcad, MATLAB, and/or other software to engineering projects and communication. Lab. Prereq.: ENGL 191. Coreq.: Any one of ECE 311, 312, 323 or MME 210, 330, 340, 350. 2 Cr. F, S.
MME 401. Thermal Sciences Laboratory
Experimental and numerical labs in thermal sciences, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. Lab. Prereq.: 302 (or concurrent), STAT 353 or 417 (or concurrent). 2 Cr. F.
MME 444. Internship
An approved full time project at a company. May replace one MME free technical elective. Final report required. Must be admitted to major. 3 Cr. F, S, SUM.
MME 480. Engineering Design Project I
Group engineering design project under faculty supervision. Projects typical of problems mechanical and manufacturing engineers must solve in the field. Presentations and formal technical report required. Prereq.: 300, 330 or 331, 340, and 350 or 351. 3 Cr. F, S.
MME 481. Engineering Design Project II
Continuation of group engineering design project under faculty supervision. Projects typical of problems mechanical and manufacturing engineers must solve in the field. Presentations and formal technical report required. Prereq.: 480. 3 Cr. F, S.
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (MME) Courses for Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate Students
MME 404/504. Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics
Fluid flow and heat transfer; Boundary conditions; Turbulence; Finite Volume and Finite Difference methods and other methods. Algorithms; Commercial software. Technical elective. Prereq.: 223, 302 (or concurrent), MATH 311 or PHYS 346. 3 Cr. S, EVEN.
MME 405/505. Energy Systems Design and Analysis
Power generation using energy sources; Methods; Energy storage; Thermodynamics. Technical elective. Prereq.: 302 (or concurrent). 3 Cr. F, EVEN.
MME 411/511. Mechanical Behavior of Materials
Processing and property relationships in metals, polymers, and/or ceramics; implications to mechanical design including yield failure, life prediction, and/or fracture; dislocation theory; yield surfaces; creep; composites; new materials. Technical elective. Lab. Prereq.: 330 or 331, 340, MATH 311 or PHYS 346. 3 Cr. F, ODD.
MME 420/520. Finite Element Method
Linear finite element methods including shape functions, stiffness matrix, trusses, beams, and isoparametric elements. Applications to stress analysis and heat transfer with comparisions to other methods. Technical elective. Lab. Prereq.: 340; MATH 311 or MATH 312 or PHYS 346. Coreq.: 302 or consent of instructor. 3 Cr. S, ODD.
MME 430/530. Metrology and Precision Manufacturing
Theories of tolerancing, gauging, error assessment and calibration, interferometry, precision sensing, applications to the design and monitoring of precision machinery. Technical elective. Lab. Prereq.: 330 or 331, 340, MATH 311 or PHYS 346. 3 Cr. F, EVEN.
MME 435/535. Materials Processing Analysis
In-depth study of selected manufacturing processes such as casting, extrusion, welding, joining, precision/ultraprecision machining and others. Technical elective. Prereq.: 300, 330 or 331, 340, MATH 325, or consent of instructor. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
MME 440/540. Solid Mechanics
Elasticity, energy methods, torsion of nonciricular cross sections, nonsymmetrical bending, thin-walled beams, curved beams, plates, fatigue and fracture, and composites. Technical elective. Prereq.: 340, MATH 325. 3 Cr. S, ODD.
MME 442/542. Dynamics II
Three dimensional kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies, gyroscopic motion, multi-body systems, Lagrange's equations. Technical elective. Prereq.: 242 or equivalent. 3 Cr. F, ODD.
MME 450/550. Industrial Robots
Robot design, capabilities, economics and interfacing. Forward and inverse arm solutions, Jacobian, control algorithms. Control hierarchy and languages. Technical elective. Lab. Prereq.: 351, MATH 311 or PHYS 346. 3 Cr. S, EVEN.
MME 462/562. Production Planning/Control
Production systems, forecasting and time series analysis, inventory systems, capacity and material requirements planning, project planning and operations scheduling, job sequencing. Batch and discrete-parts production. MRPII and JIT and CIM. Technical elective. Lab. Prereq.: 330 or 331. 3 Cr. S.
MME 464/564. Process and Tool Design
Manufacturing methods and product design at a competitive price. Methods of processing. Part design representation. Computer-Aided Process Planning (CAPP). Machine tool design: precision, drives and economy. Cutting and forming tool materials, sharpening, and standards. Design of jigs, fixtures and pressworking tools. Lab. Prereq.: 330, 340, 360. 3 Cr. F.
MME 470/570. Facilities Planning and Materials Handling
Work analysis, process design and material flow analysis. Facility layout and material handling systems design using systems engineering approach. Stochastic process analysis and simulation techniques. Projects. Lab. Prereq.: 330, 340, STAT 353. 3 Cr. S.
MME 490/590. Special Topics
Emerging manufacturing methods, experiments, materials, design methods, thermal science issues, or processes applicable to manufacturing or mechanical engineering. Technical elective. Prereq.: Jr. or Sr. in mechanical or manufacturing engineering. 1-4 Cr. DEMAND.