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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of May 2014.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit

 

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Courses in "ENME-Engineering, Mechanical"

ENME - Engineering, Mechanical

ENME 201 Careers in Mechanical Engineering (1) The Mechanical Engineering Curriculum, Career Paths. Research areas in the Mechanical Engineering Department. The Mechanical Engineering Profession.

ENME 242 Building Products that Last - Failure is NOT an Option! (3) Have you ever wondered why airplanes crash or bridges collapse? Or even why your car is always in the shop or your computer screen goes blank? This course will let you in on the secret of why engineered products and structures fail and how designers are changing how they work to make products with higher reliability and longer life-spans. Even more, it will make you think about the many consequences that arise from failure ranging from direct replacement cost and legal liability to environmental impact and even changes in government policies and regulation

ENME 271 Introduction to Matlab (3) Prerequisite: ENES221. Develop the skills to generate readable, compact and verifiably correct MATLAB scripts and functions to obtain numerical solutions to a wide range of engineering models and to display the results with fully annotated graphics. Learn structured programming.

ENME 272 Introduction to Computer Aided Design (2) Prerequisite: ENES100 and MATH141. Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department. Credit only granted for: ENME 414 or ENME272. Fundamentals of CAD, using solid modeling packages (Pro/E, SolidWorks, and Autodesk Inventor). Two and three dimensional drawing. Dimensioning and specifications. Introduction of CAD based analysis tools. Students will complete a design project.

ENME 331 Fluid Mechanics (3) Prerequisite: ENES232 and ENES221. Also offered as: BIOE331. Credit only granted for: BIOE331 or ENME331. Principles of fluid mechanics. Mass, momentum and energy conservation. Hydrostatics. Control volume analysis. Internal and external flow. Boundary layers. Modern measurement techniques. Computer analysis. Laboratory experiments.

ENME 332 Transfer Processes (3) Prerequisite: ENME331. The principles of heat transfer. Conduction in solids. Convection. Radiation. Modern measurement techniques. Computer analysis.

ENME 350 Electronics and Instrumentation I (3) Prerequisite: PHYS271 and PHYS270. Credit only granted for: ENME252 or ENME350. Formerly: ENME252. Modern instrumentation. Basic circuit design, standard microelectronic circuits. Digital data acquisition and control. Signal conditioning. Instrumentation interfacing. Designing and testing of analog circuits. Laboratory experiments.

ENME 351 Electronics and Instrumentation II (3) Prerequisite: PHYS271, ENME350, and PHYS270. Continuation of ENME 350. Modern instrumentation. Basic circuit design, standard microelectronic circuits. Digital data acquisition and control. Signal conditioning. Instrumentation interfacing. Designing and testing of analog circuits. Laboratory experiments.

ENME 361 Vibration, Controls and Optimization I (3) Prerequisite: ENES220, ENES221, and MATH246; and (ENME271 or MATH206). Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Mechanical program. Fundamentals of vibration, controls and optimization. Analysis and design in time, Laplace and frequency domains. Mathematical description of system response, system stability, control and optimization. Optimal design of mechanical systems.

ENME 371 Product Engineering and Manufacturing (3) Prerequisite: ENES221; and (ENME392 or STAT400). Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Mechanical program. Business aspects of engineering product development. Relationship of design and manufacturing. Product specification. Statistical process control. Design team development. The development process.

ENME 382 Introduction to Materials Engineering (3) Prerequisite: ENES100; and permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department. Corequisite: MATH241. Recommended: PHYS261 and PHYS260. Also offered as: ENMA300. Credit only granted for: ENMA300 or ENME382. Structure of materials, chemical composition, phase transformations, corrosion and mechanical properties of metals, ceramics, polymers and related materials. Materials selection in engineering applications.

ENME 386 Experiential Learning (3-6) Prerequisite: Must have Learning Proposal approved by the Office of Experiential Learning Programs, faculty sponsor, and student's internship sponsor. Restriction: Junior standing or higher.

ENME 392 Statistical Methods for Product and Processes Development (3) Prerequisite: MATH241. Integrated statistical methodology for the improvement of products and processes in terms of performance, quality and cost. Designed experimentation. Statistical process control. Software application. Laboratory activities.

ENME 398 Honors Research Project (1-3)

ENME 400 Machine Design (3) Prerequisite: ENME361 and ENME382. Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department. Design of mechanical elements and planar machines. Failure theories. Design of pressure vessels, joints, rotating elements, and transmission elements. Kinematic structures, graphical, analytical, and numerical analysis and synthesis of linkages, gear trains, and flywheels are covered.

ENME 408 Selected Topics in Engineering Design (3) Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Mechanical program; and senior standing. Or permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Creativity and innovation in design. Generalized performance analysis, reliability and optimization as applied to the design of components and engineering systems. Use of computers in design of multivariable systems.

ENME 410 Design Optimization (3) Prerequisite: ENME271; or MATH206. Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department; and junior or senior standing. Introduction to the formal process of design optimization, including analytical and computational methods. Step by step design optimization techniques. Design optimization concepts, necessary and sufficient optimality conditions and solution techniques. Solution evaluation and tradeoff exploration.

ENME 414 Computer-Aided Design (3) Prerequisite: MATH241; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Introduction to computer graphics. Plotting and drawing with computer software. Principles of writing interactive software. The applications of computer graphics in computer-aided design. Computer-aided design project.

ENME 423 Modern Climate Control and Building Energy Design/Analysis (3) Prerequisite: ENES232. Corequisite: ENME332. Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department. Fundamentals and design calculations of heat and moisture transfer in buildings; evaluation of cooling, heating and power requirements of buildings; building energy consumption simulations, use of alternative energy and energy conservation measures in buildings; fundamentals of fans/pumps and air/water distribution in buildings; introduction to refrigeration and energy systems for data centers and other mission-critical facilities.

ENME 426 Production Management (3) Credit only granted for: BMGT385, ENME426, or ENME489J. Formerly: ENME489J. The basic concepts and models needed to understand and design manufacturing systems, including the history of manufacturing, performance measures, queuing systems, variability, production planning and scheduling, lean manufacturing, and pull production control.

ENME 430 Fundamentals of Nuclear Reactor Engineering (3) Prerequisite: MATH246. Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department. Credit only granted for: ENME430 or ENME489N. Formerly: ENME489N. Fundamental aspects of nuclear physics and nuclear engineering, including nuclear interactions; various types of radiation and their effects on materials and humans; and basic reactor physics topics, including simplified theory of reactor critically.

ENME 431 Nuclear Reactor Systems and Safety (3) Prerequisite: ENME430 and MATH246. Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department. Also offered as: ENNU465. Credit only granted for: ENNU465 and ENME431. Engineering, material and thermal aspects of light water reactors, fast reactors, high temperature gas reactors, heavy water moderated reactors, breeder reactors, advanced reactors including GEN IV designs. Evolution of light water reactor safety and regulation in the US that has culminated in the current body of regulations.

ENME 432 Reactor and Radiation Measurements Laboratory (3) Prerequisite: ENME430 and MATH246. Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department. Also offered as: ENNU440. Credit only granted for: ENNU440 or ENME432. Basics concepts of nuclear radiation and radiation detectors including types of radiation, radioactive decay, and interactions of radiation with matter.

ENME 436 Renewable Energy (3) Prerequisite: ENME331. Restriction: Must be in a major within the ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department. Credit only granted for: ENME489K or ENME436. Formerly: ENME489K. Fundamentals, design/analysis tools, and state of the art renewable energy technologies. Energy resources and global perspectives of current and future energy demand/consumption trends, followed by prime renewable energy technologies, including wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, and ocean thermal energy conversion. Economics of renewable energy, energy conservation opportunities, CO2 capture and storage, and thermal energy storage.

ENME 442 Information Security (3) Restriction: Must have Senior standing in engineering; and permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department. Also offered as: ENRE684. Credit only granted for: ENRE648J, ENME442, ENRE684, or ENPM808E. The materials presented are divided into three major components: overview, detailed concepts and implementation techniques. The topics to be covered are: general security concerns and concepts from both a technical and management point of view, principles of security, architectures, access control and multi-level security, trojan horses, covert channels, trap doors, hardware security mechanism, security models, security kernels, formal specifications and verification, networks and distribution systems and risk analysis.

ENME 444 Assistive Robotics (3) Prerequisite: ENME351. Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department. Fundamentals of assistive robots including: rehabilitative robotics to recover motor function from stroke, robotics for the visually impaired, prosthetics, and social robotics for cognitive impairment. Discussion of the disability and its consequences. Assistive robotic solutions with applications in mechanical design, control, and user interface behind representative robots in the respective area. The course will also introduce (1) special sensors and actuators and (2) brain-computer interfaces used in assistive robotics.

ENME 454 Vehicle Dynamics (3) Corequisite: ENME361. Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department. Formerly: ENME489V. The fundamentals of passenger vehicle and light truck design and vehicle dynamics are covered. The engineering principles associated with acceleration, braking, handling, ride quality, aerodynamics, and tire mechanics are discussed, as well as suspension and steering design.

ENME 461 Control Systems Laboratory (3) Prerequisite: ENME351 and ENME361. Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department. Credit only granted for: ENEE461, ENME461, or ENME489N. Formerly: ENME489N. Students will design, implement, and test controllers for a variety of systems. This will enhance their understanding of feedback control familiarize them with the characteristics and limitations of real control devices. Students will also complete a small project. This will entail writing a proposal, purchasing parts for their controller, building the system, testing it, and writing a final report describing what they have done.

ENME 462 Vibrations, Controls, and Optimization II (3) Prerequisite: ENME351 and ENME361. Formerly: ENME362. Continuation of ENME 361. Fundamentals of vibration, controls, and optimization. Analysis and design in time, Laplace and frequency domains. Mathematical descriptions of system response, system stability, control and optimization. Optimal design of mechanical systems.

ENME 464 Cost Analysis for Engineers (3) Prerequisite: ENME392; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department. An introduction to the financial and cost analysis aspects of product engineering. Introduces key elements of traditional engineering economics including interest, present worth, depreciation, taxes, inflation, financial statement analysis, and return on investment. Provides an introduction to cost modeling as it applies to product manufacturing and support. Cost modeling topics will include: manufacturing cost analysis, life-cycle cost modeling (reliability and warranty), and cost of ownership.

ENME 466 Lean Six Sigma (3) Prerequisite: ENME392, BMGT230, or STAT400; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Credit only granted for: ENME466 or ENME489B. Formerly: ENME489B. This course intends to provide in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and its Define - Mearsure - Analyze - Improve - Control (DMAIC) Breakthrough Improvement Strategy. The emphasis is placed on the DMAIC process which is reinforced via application of semester long corporate projects and case study analysis.

ENME 470 Finite Element Analysis (3) Restriction: Senior standing; and permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department. Basic concepts of the theory of the finite element method. Applications in solid mechanics and heat transfer.

ENME 472 Integrated Product and Process Development (3) Prerequisite: ENME371. Integration of product development with the development process. Design strategies. Product architecture. Design for manufacturing. Selection of materials. Design for assembly.

ENME 473 Mechanical Design of Electronic Systems (3) Design considerations in the packaging of electronic systems. Production of circuit boards and design of electronic assemblies. Vibration, shock, fatigue and thermal considerations.

ENME 474 Design in Electronic Product Development (3) Prerequisite: ENME473. Merges technology, analysis, and design concepts into a single focused activity that results in the completed design of an electronic product. A set of product requirements are obtained from an industry partner, the students create a specification for the product, iterate the specification with the industry partner, then design and analyze the product. Students will get hands-on experience using real design implementation tools for requirements capture, tradeoff analysis, scheduling, physical design and verification. Issues associated with transferring of the design to manufacturing and selection of manufacturing facilities will also be addressed.

ENME 476 Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) I (3) Restriction: Senior standing. Credit only granted for: ENME476 or ENME489F. Formerly: ENME489F. Fundamentals of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). Introduction to transducers and markets. MEMS fabrication processes and materials, including bulk micromachining, wet etching, dry etching, surface micromachining, sacrificial layers, film deposition, bonding, and non-traditional micromachining. Introduction to the relevant solid state physics, including crystal lattices, band structure, semiconductors, and doping. The laboratory covers safety, photolithography, profilometry, wet etching.

ENME 477 Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) II (3) Prerequisite: ENME476. Fabrication of devices designed in MEMS I, including everything from mask printing through training on state-of-the-art fabrication equipment through device testing. In-depth understanding of MEMS devices and technologies, such as mechanical and electromagnetic transducers, microfluidics, and chemical sensors.

ENME 481 Lab-on-a-Chip Microsystems (3) Restriction: Senior standing; and permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department. Credit only granted for: ENME481, ENME808E, ENME740. Formerly: ENME489E. Fundamentals and application of lab-on-a-chip and microfluidic technologies. A broad view of the field of microfluidics, knowledge of relevant fabrication methods and analysis techniques, and an understanding of the coupled multi-domain phenomena that dominate the physics in these systems.

ENME 488 Special Problems (3) Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department. Advanced problems in mechanical engineering with special emphasis on mathematical and experimental methods.

ENME 489 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering (3) Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department. Repeatable to 6 credits. Selected topics of current importance in mechanical engineering.

ENME 490 Mechanical Engineering Honors Seminar (1) Restriction: Permission of the Mechanical Engineering Honors Program; and must be in Engineering: Mechanical program. New trends and technologies in Mechanical Engineering.

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