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Department of Engineering - Graduate Course Descriptions

Department of Engineering - Graduate Course Descriptions


General Engineering courses (ENGR)

518. Virtual Instrumentation - Lec. 2 Lab. 3 Cr. 3

Introduction to Instrumentation and data acquisition hardware and software. Graphical programming language for instrumentation control software, visual modeling, interactive analysis, and data visualization. No duplicate credit for ENGR 518 and ENGR 418.

531. Project Management - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Methods of administration of engineering projects including inspection, contract and specifications analysis, time scheduling with critical path method (CPM) and Program Evaluation and Review Techniques (PERT) and legal aspects of documentation. Students required to analyze, explore, question, reconsider and synthesize old and new knowledge and skills. Oral and written reports are required. No duplicate credit for ENGR 531 and ENGR 431, CIEN 431, or MEEN 431. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

545. Continuous Improvement (Kaizen) - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Introduction to the concept of continuous improvement. Steps to be taken, important areas in each step. Problem solving techniques that adopt total quality concept will be discussed. Many new practices being adopted as key manufacturing sectors in the world will be introduced, discussed, and practiced in classes. These include FMEA (Failure Mode and Effect Analysis), DFMA (Design for Manufacturing and Assembly), and TQC (Total Quality Control). Term paper and class presentation are required. No duplicate credit for ENGR 545 and ENGR 445. Prerequisite: Permission of department head.

550. Advanced Engineering Practice - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Advanced project assignment as agreed upon by the instructor and supervising engineer with written report graded by both. Credit may be earned for ENGR 450 and ENGR 550. Credit may not be used to fulfill degree requirements. Prerequisite: Permission of department head.

552. Renewable Energy Technologies - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Introduction to various renewable energies, including solar, wind, biomass, and fuel cell, and Stirling engine. Performance comparison, cost effectiveness, overall electric generation cost and market potential evaluation. Technical issues, suggested solutions, and system optimization. No duplicate credit for ENGR 552 and ENGR 452, MEEN 430 or MEEN 530. Prerequisite: ENGR 207 or permission of department head.

556. Engineer's Role in Public Policy - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Identifying, understanding, and implementing public policies of primary concern to engineers. Influencing public policy development. Critical examination of position statements developed by professional societies and trade associations. Development of issue management strategies based on credible engineering analysis. Students required to analyze, explore, question, reconsider and synthesize old and new knowledge and skills. Report required. No duplicate credit for ENGR 556 and 456. Prerequisite: Permission of department head.

581. Topics in Engineering- Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Topics in Chemical, Civil, and Mechanical Engineering. May be repeated as topics vary to accrue a total of nine hours. Report required in advanced academic content, written and/or oral. No duplicate credit for ENGR 581 and ENGR 481 of the same topic. Prerequisite: Permission of department head.

610. Mastering Engineering Practices - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Develop understanding and skills relevant to the important technical and non-technical issues facing the engineer in the modern competitive global environment. Includes Engineering Practices, Management of Technology, Engineering Design and Safety, Total Quality Management, Project Engineering, Technology Transfer Ethics, Intellectual Property, Professionalism. Importance of codes and standards, technical writing and presentations, working in teams, public policies in engineering practices and issues facing the modern industrial environment. Prerequisite: Permission of department head.

615. Engineering Systems - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Decision and systems analysis theories as applied to engineering problems. Techniques include linear and non-linear programming, modeling and simulation, and networking.

625. Advanced Analysis - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Review of selected topics in advanced mathematics with emphasis on the solution of applied engineering problems.

690. Engineering Law - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Legal aspects of engineering projects, including preparation of specific paragraphs in contracts and specifications, administration of contracts, settlement of contract disputes, and appeals processes.

699. Thesis - Cr. 1-6

Student must register for the thesis course during each regular semester the thesis is in progress. Student must be enrolled in Thesis the semester the thesis is completed and approved by the examining committee.


Chemical Engineering courses (CHEG)

546. Oil field Processing of Petroleum - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Field processing of crude oils and natural gas. Includes crude oil characterization, phase behavior, crude oil emulsions, phase separations, dehydration, desalting, stabilization, sweetening, and transportation. Design of well products processing units. Students required to analyze, explore, question, reconsider and synthesize old and new knowledge and skills. Directed reading and/or research project required. No duplicate credit for CHEG 546 and CHEG 443 or CHEG 446.

547. Petroleum Refining Engineering - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Major Petroleum refining processes and economic principles to the design of refinery equipment. Residual oil processing, heavy and light distillate processing, oxygenates, blending, and other auxiliary processes. Environmental issues and regulations. Students required to analyze, explore, question, reconsider and synthesize old and new knowledge and skills. Directed reading and/or research project required. No duplicate credit for CHEG 547 and CHEG 447. Prerequisite: Permission of department head.

550. Design of Heat Exchanges - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Effect of variable fluid properties, pressure losses, analytical solutions, and experimental methods. Students required to analyze, explore, question, reconsider and synthesize old and new knowledge and skills. Term paper and class presentation is required. No duplicate credit for CHEG 550 and CHEG 450, MEEN 550, or MEEN 450. Prerequisites: ENGR 311, ENGR 315, MEEN 309, or CHEG 311.

574. Process Dynamics- Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Dynamic response of chemical processes with an emphasis on multivariate response. Linear and nonlinear systems analysis including bifurcation behavior and chaos. Directed reading and/or research required. No duplicate credit for CHEG 574 and CHEG 474. Prerequisite: ENGR 430 or CHEG 409.

581. Transport Phenomena - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Advanced study of the principles of heat, mass, and momentum transport applied to the continuum, Theoretical analogy of these three modes of transfer to include boundary layer flows and turbulence. Students required to analyze, explore, question, reconsider and synthesize old and new knowledge and skills. Directed reading and/or research project required. No duplicate credit for CHEG 581, CHEG 501, or CHEG 481. Prerequisite: ENGR 315 and CHEG 313 or equivalent.

582. Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Principles of thermodynamics. Properties of fluids and prediction of thermodynamic properties. Phase and chemical equilibrium. Students required to analyze, explore, question, reconsider and synthesize old and new knowledge and skills. Directed reading and/or research project required. No duplicate credit for CHEG 582 and CHEG 502, or CHEG 482. Prerequisite: CHEG 311 or equivalent.

586. Chemical Process Simulation - Lec. 2 Lab. 3 Cr. 3

Detailed study of a process simulation computer program. Applications to commercial chemical engineering operations. Oral and written reports are required. Students required to analyze, explore, question, reconsider and synthesize old and new knowledge and skills. Directed reading and/or research project required. No duplicate credit for CHEG 586 and CHEG 486, or CHEG 506. Prerequisites: CHEG 311, CHEG 314, CHEG 405, ENGR 315, and permission of the instructor.

595. Advanced Absorption and Extraction - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Thermal effects, design of absorption and extraction equipment; hold-up; prediction of liquid-liquid equilibria; principles of economic process design. Students required to analyze, explore, question, reconsider and synthesize old and new knowledge and skills. Directed reading and/or research project required. No duplicate credit for CHEG 595 and CHEG 525, or CHEG 495. Prerequisite: CHEG 313, 314, or equivalent

597. Chemical Engineering Operations - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Selected chemical engineering operations important in chemical engineering design. Recent developments in these areas from the current literature. Students required to analyze, explore, question, reconsider and synthesize old and new knowledge and skills. Directed reading and/or research project required. No duplicate credit for CHEG 597 and CHEG 527, or CHEG 497. Prerequisites: CHEG 313 (or equivalent) and CHEG 314 (or equivalent) and permission of department head.

598. Cost and Optimization Engineering - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Cost comparisons reflecting taxes, depreciation and inflation. Uncertainty and risk analysis. Economic optimization of project designs. Computer solutions of optimization problems are discussed. Students required to analyze, explore, question, reconsider and synthesize old and new knowledge and skills. Directed reading and/or research project required. No duplicate credit for CHEG 598 and CHEG 528, or CHEG 498. Prerequisite: Undergraduate Engineering Economics.

601. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics- Lec. 3 Cr. 3

First and second laws of thermodynamics; relationships of thermodynamic properties; phase and chemical equilibrium. Prerequisite: CHEG 311.

605. Process Heat Transfer - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Advanced treatment of selected problems in conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer. Heat transfer during phase change. Simultaneous heat transfer and chemical reaction. No duplicate credit for CHEG 605 and MEEN 605. Prerequisite: ENGR 315 or equivalent.

607. Industrial Design Project I - Lab. 9 Cr. 3

Comprehensive design project formulated in cooperation with representatives of local industries. Includes process design, mass and energy balances, utility requirements and economic analysis. Prerequisite: 12 hours graduate credit and permission of department head.

608. Industrial Design Project II - Lab. 9 Cr. 3

Continuation of CHEG 607. Prerequisite: CHEG 607.

617. Advanced Chemical Reactor Engineering - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Theories of chemical reaction rates. Analysis of kinetic data. Design and computer modeling of reaction systems. Prerequisite: CHEG 405 or equivalent.

620. Advanced Special Topics in Chemical Engineering - Cr. 1-3

Study of advanced special topics in chemical engineering. May be repeated with change in topic for maximum credit of 6 semester hours. Prerequisites: Permission of department head.

625. Pollution Control Engineering - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Technical assessment of environmental problems including air pollution, surface and ground water pollution, solid waste management and noise pollution. Emphasis will be placed on engineering design of pollution control processes including review of pertinent environmental legislation affecting design. No duplicate credit for CHEG 625 and MEEN 625 or CIEN 625. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

626. Advanced Distillation - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Binary and multicomponent systems. Stagewise and continuous contact. Rigorous and shortcut methods of solution. Computer simulation. Extractive and azeotropic distillation. Applications to process design. Prerequisite: CHEG 314 or equivalent.

632. Process Optimization and Quality Improvement - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Statistical methods to optimize processes and improve quality. Statistical quality control methods such as cause and effect diagrams, control charts, and Pareto Diagrams. Experimental design techniques including Factorial Analysis and Evolutionary Operations concepts. No duplicate credit for CHEG 632 and ELEN 632, MEEN 632. Prerequisite: Permission of department head.

640. Fluid Rheology - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Flow behavior of complex fluids, principles of measurements, fluid design and performance, and rheological applications to problem solving. Fluids of particular interest include viscous crude oils, oil-water emulsions, polymers and polymer emulsions, suspensions, drilling muds and oil-well fluids, fracturing fluids, and other complex mixtures. No duplicate credit for CHEG 640 and MEEN 640, or ENGR 640. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

641. Advanced Fluid Mechanics - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Motion of ideal, Newtonian, and non-Newtonian fluids. Continuity and Navier-Stokes equations. Turbulence and boundary-layer theories. Flow through conduits, porous media, packed beds, and process equipment. Multiphase flow. Bubble and particle mechanics. No duplicate credit for CHEG 641 and MEEN 641. Prerequisite: Permission of department head.

642. Process Fluid Flow - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Advanced treatment of practical solutions to flow problems encountered in the process industry. Applied two and three phase flow in pipes, columns, and process equipment. Principles of horizontal, vertical, and inclined multiphase flows. Practical understanding of multiphase flow through restrictions. No duplicate credit for CHEG 642 and MEEN 642.

670. Process Control Systems - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Sampling and quantization of signals, digital control system techniques, multivariable control system analysis and design, digital filter design and applications, application examples from local industry process control systems. No duplicate credit for CHEG 670 and ELEN 670. Prerequisite: ELEN 571 or permission of department head.

695. Independent Directed Studies in Chemical Engineering - Cr. 3

Designed to develop the student's ability to utilize available engineering literature and to strengthen the ability to pursue individual research in a specific area of engineering. Written report and oral presentation required. Prerequisite: Permission of department head.


Civil Engineering courses

504. Hydraulics of Open Channels - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Properties of open channels including energy and momentum, principles of critical flow and its computations, uniform flow, theory and analysis of gradually varied flow, the hydraulic jump, unsteady flow, and flood routing. HEC-2 computer program and design problems. Students required to analyze, explore, question, reconsider and synthesize old and new knowledge and skills. No duplicate credit for CIEN 504 and CIEN 404. Prerequisite: ENGR 311.

505. Highway Design - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Continuation of Civil Engineering 313 concentrating on highway design and construction to include subgrades, base courses, bituminous and Portland cement concrete pavements, and highway maintenance. Students required to analyze, explore, question, reconsider and synthesize old and new knowledge and skills. Term paper and class presentation required. No duplicate credit for CIEN 505 and CIEN 405. Prerequisite: Permission of department head.

510. Coastal Engineering- Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Elementary and higher order wave theories and applications to coastal and engineering problems. Wave forces on coastal structures. Wave run-up refraction and detraction. Design of breakwaters, jetties, seawalls, and similar structures. Students required to analyze, explore, question, reconsider and synthesize old and new knowledge and skills. Term paper and class presentation required. No duplicate credit for CIEN 510 and CIEN 410. Prerequisite: Permission of department head.

511. Dynamics of Structures - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Numerical and rigorous analysis of systems containing single and multiple degrees of freedom, free and forced vibrations, damped and undamped systems, and approximate design methods. Students required to analyze, explore, question, reconsider and synthesize old and new knowledge and skills. Term paper and class presentation are required. No duplicate credit for CIEN 511 and CIEN 411. Prerequisite: Permission of department head.

523. Theory and Applicationof Finite Element Method Analysis - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Construction of approximate solutions, application of FEM to one and two dimensional linear problems and introduction to time-dependent and nonlinear engineering problems. Students required to analyze, explore, question, reconsider and synthesize old and new knowledge and skills. Term paper and class presentation are required. No duplicate credit for CIEN 523 and CIEN 423, MEEN 523, MEEN 423, ENGR 523, ENGR 423. Prerequisite: MEEN 413 or CIEN 308.

535. Pipeline Design and Analysis - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Design, analysis and operation of piping systems, economics, feasibility and impact of pipelines, pipe, pump, and valve selection; transient and cavitation analysis; and operational procedures and devises such as surge relief valves, air chambers, and surge tanks. No duplicate credit for CIEN 535 and CIEN 435. Students required to complete a transient computer program. Prerequisite: ENGR 311.

602. Advanced Soil Mechanics- Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Clay mineralogy, swelling and collapsing soils, permeability of unsaturated soils, seepage, stresses in soil mass, advanced topics in consolidation and shear strength, settlement. rerequisite: CIEN 402.

603. Improvement of Soils for Construction - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Purpose of soil improvement, principles of stabilization using compaction, aggregate cement, asphalt and chemicals. Advantages and disadvantages of mechanisms. Design, construction and economics of soil improvement to support highway systems.

615. Advanced Foundation Engineering - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Design of structural foundations to include foundation types, theory of design, design methods and methods of construction.

620. Advanced Special Topics in Civil Engineering - Cr. 1-3

Study of advanced special topics in Civil Engineering. May be repeated with change in topic for maximum credit of 6 semester hours.

621. Applied Hydrology - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Procedures for estimating run-off from rural and urban watersheds; hydrograph and hyetograph analysis including determination of unit hydrographs; uniform and gradually varied flow in open channels; flood routing and frequency analysis. Prerequisite: CIEN 419

624 Waste Treatment Theory - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

River pollution, solids-liquids separation, aeration and mass transfer, principles of biological oxidation, aerobic biological treatment processes, anaerobic digestion, sludge handling and solids waste disposal, miscellaneous treatment methods. Prerequisite: CIEN 418 or CIEN 422.

625. Pollution Control Engineering - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Technical assessment of environmental problems including air pollution, surface and ground water pollution, solid waste management and noise pollution. Emphasis will be placed on engineering design of pollution control processes including review of pertinent environmental legislation affecting design. No duplicate credit for CIEN 625 and CHEG 625 or MEEN 625. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

626. Ground Water and Seepage- Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Occurrence and behavior of ground water formations and sub-surface contaminant transport will be analyzed. Porous media flow will be developed and existing analytical solution techniques presented. Numerical techniques amenable to computer solution will be introduced for both ground water flow and solute transport. Prerequisite: ENGR 311.

650. Advanced Strength of Materials - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Advanced topics in strength of materials including pressure vessels, torsional loading, beams and columns, contact stresses and bending of plates. Prerequisite: Permission of department head.

695. Independent Directed Studies in Civil Engineering - Cr. 3

Designed to develop the student's ability to utilize available engineering literature and to strengthen the ability to pursue individual research in a specific area of engineering. Written report and oral presentation required. Prerequisite: Permission of department head.


Electrical Engineering courses (ELEN)

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504. Digital Signal Processing- Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Time and frequency domain techniques for analyzing linear and shift invariate systems. Analysis of sequences using the Z-transform. Design of frequency selective digital filters using FFT techniques and frequency transformations. Students are required to analyze, explore and synthesize new developments in this area. Report required. No duplicate credit for ELEN 504 and ELEN 404. Prerequisite: Permission of department head.

510. Communication Theory- Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Basic principles of modulation and demodulation of signals in communication systems; information and digital data transmission. Term paper is required. Students required to analyze, explore, question, reconsider and synthesize old and new knowledge and skills. No duplicate credit for ELEN 510 and ELEN 410. Prerequisite: ELEN 304.

511. Advanced Communication Theory - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Digital and analog communication systems in the presence of noise, random processes and spectral analysis, optimum digital receivers, spread spectrum techniques. Students required to analyze, explore, question, reconsider and synthesize old and new knowledge and skills. Report required. No duplicate credit for ELEN 411 and ELEN 511. Prerequisite: ELEN 410 or permission of department head.

512. Voice and Data Communication - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Data transmission, computer-to-computer communication protocols, local area networks; public data networks, data communications standards, regulatory activities. Students required to analyze, explore, question, reconsider and synthesize old and new knowledge and skills. Report required. No duplicate credit for ELEN 512 and ELEN 412 or ELEN 611. Prerequisite: ELEN 410.

530. System Protection - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Fault analysis for balanced and unbalanced power systems. Identification of power system conditions requiring system protection, special problems associated with protection of various system components, relays and other components used in system protection. Students required to analyze, explore, question, reconsider and synthesize old and new knowledge and skills. Report required. No duplicate credit for ELEN 530 and ELEN 430. Prerequisite: ELEN 355 or ELEN 450 or permission of department head.

541. Power Electronics- Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Electronics for control of electric energy: rectifiers, converters and inverters, gate and basic drive techniques. Applications in switching power supplies, resonant converters, motor drives, and industrial process control systems. Students required to analyze, explore, question, reconsider and synthesize old and new knowledge and skills. Report required. No duplicate credit for ELEN 441 and ELEN 541. rerequisites: ELEN 340 and ELEN 350 or permission of department head.

551. Power System Control - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Models for networks and network calculations, power flow analysis, economic dispatching, unit commitment, automatic generation control, optimal power flow, contingency analysis, state estimation, and power system stability. Students required to analyze, explore, question, reconsider and synthesize old and new knowledge and skills. Report required. No duplicate credit for ELEN 551 and ELEN 451. Prerequisite: ELEN 355 or ELEN 450 or permission of department head.

560. Modeling and Analysis of Dynamic Systems - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Mathematical modeling and analysis of physical systems; mechanical, electrical, electromechanical, magnetic, and chemical. Emphasis will be given in the simulation of these systems using MATLAB and SIMULINK. Directed reading and or research project required. No duplicate credit for ELEN 560 and ELEN 460, MEEN 560, MEEN 460, ENGR 560, or ENGR 460. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Engineering.

564. Network Operating Systems- Lec. 3 Cr. 3

OSI networking model and client-server based operating systems, components of NOS, planning for server hardware, and network protocols and compatibility, planning and integration of Active Directory and security in an enterprise network. Installing and configuring of Microsoft Windows servers. Administration of Accounts, Groups, Folders, Files, and Security Objects in a domain. Implementation of RAID, Distributed File System, and Disk Quotas. Installing and managing Remote Access and VPN servers. Research report and presentation required. No duplicate credit for ELEN 564 and ELEN 464. Prerequisite: ELEN 363 or ELEN 424 or permission of department head.

571. Systems and Control II - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Analysis of sampled data control systems: modeling, z-transforms, sampling, compensation, discrete state variables, optimal control.Students required to analyze, explore, question, reconsider and synthesize old and new knowledge and skills. Project and report required. No duplicate credit for ELEN 471 and ELEN 571. Prerequisite: ENGR 430 or permission of department head.

581. Topics in Electrical Engineering- Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Topics in Electrical Engineering. May be repeated as topics vary to accrue a total of nine hours. Report required in advanced academic content, written and/or oral. No duplicate credit for ELEN 581 and ELEN 481 of the same topic. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

610. Wireless Broadband Communications Systems - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Design of wireless broadband communications system; transmitters and receivers; consideration of power, signal-to-noise, interference, and spatial design constraints; review of regulations and standards. Prerequisite: ELEN 410 or ELEN 510 or permission of department head.

620. Advanced Special Topics in Electrical Engineering - Cr. 1-3

Study of advanced special topics in electrical engineering. May be repeated with change in topic for maximum credit of 6 semester hours. Prerequisite: Permission of department head.

625. Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Basic concepts of artificial neural networks, fuzzy logic, and symbolic computational techniques in machine learning. Mathematical and computational models with emphasis on engineering applications. Computer simulation of the intelligent control systems based on neural networks and/or fuzzy logic models. Prerequisites: ELEN 465 or permission of department head.

632. Process Optimization and Quality Improvement - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Use of statistical methods to optimize processes and improve quality. Statistical quality control methods such as cause and effect diagrams, control charts, and Pareto Diagrams. Experimental design techniques including Factorial Analysis and Evolutionary Operations concepts. No duplicate credit for ELEN 632 and CHEG 632, MEEN 632. Prerequisite: Permission of department head.

641. Advanced Modeling in Power Electronics - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Semiconductor advances and applications for increasing the power flow in networks and reducing the operating costs for induction motors. Economic and operating advantages of new devices. Required to design a system using power electronics. Prerequisite: Permission of department head.

650. Power Generation, Operation, and Control - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Power generating systems, economic dispatch, transmission losses, system control. Prerequisite: ELEN 551 or permission of department head.

651. Industrial Power Systems - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

System design, protection, and reliability. Distribution systems, load flow and fault analysis, transients, protective relaying, codes and standards. Prerequisite: ELEN 551 or permission of department head.

655. Advanced Modeling in Energy Conversion - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Energy conversion theory and new advances in control techniques for motors, generators, and transformers. Economic and operating advantages of using new devices will be discussed as they relate to induction motor applications. Required to explore advances in this field and submit report on independent research investigations. Prerequisite: Permission of department head.

664. Network Engineering I- Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Introduction to computer networking terminology, topology, and hardware components. Study of multiprotocol and multidomain local area networks. Review of the planning, design, and application of LANs, using Windows NT based client-server environment. Prerequisite: ELEN 363 or permission of department head.

665. Network Engineering II - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Survey of advanced topics related to emerging computer network protocols, technologies, and standards. Study of OSI and TCP/IP network protocols. Implementation of TCP/IP protocols and services using Windows NT Server environment. Review of LAN system integration and issues of network interoperability. Prerequisite: ELEN 664.

670. Process Control Systems - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Sampling and quantization of signals, digital control system techniques, multivariable control system analysis and design, digital filter design and applications, application examples from local industry process control systems. No duplicate credit for ELEN 670 and CHEG 670. Prerequisite: ELEN 571 or permission of department head.

680. Antennas - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Antenna theory and design. Prerequisite: ELEN 580 or permission of department head.

684. Network Engineering III - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Review of topics related to Internet services, network security, and Internet access control. Implementation of proxy servers and Internet services using Windows NT Internet Information Server environment. Understanding and configuration of transaction server components. Prerequisite: ELEN 665.

685 Network Engineering IV - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Review of topics related to network monitoring, management of network assets, and the inventory collection process. Planning and deployment of Systems Management Server and services using Windows NT Server operating environment. Understanding and configuration of multiple SMS sites. Prerequisite: ELEN 684.

695. Independent Directed Studies in Electrical Engineering - Cr. 3

Designed to develop the student's ability to utilize available engineering literature and to strengthen the ability to pursue individual research in a specific area of engineering. Written report and oral presentation required. Prerequisite: Permission of department head.


Mechanical Engineering courses (MEEN)

510. Environmental Systems Engineering - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Application of existing theory of thermodynamics, heat, and momentum transfer. Air Conditioning and other thermal systems as related to the residential, commercial, and industrial fields. Students required to analyze, explore, question, reconsider and synthesize old and new knowledge and skills. Term paper and class presentation required. No duplicate credit for MEEN 510 and MEEN 410. Prerequisite: Permission of department head.

523. Theory and Application of Finite Element Method Analysis - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Construction of approximate solutions, application of FEM to one and two dimensional linear problems and introduction to time-dependent and nonlinear engineering problems. Students required to analyze, explore, question, reconsider and synthesize old and new knowledge and skills. Term paper and class presentation are required. No duplicate credit for MEEN 523 and MEEN 423, CIEN 523, CIEN 423, ENGR 523, or ENGR 423. Prerequisite: MEEN 413 or CIEN 308.

536. Turbomachinery- Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Study of those devices which energy is transferred to or from continuously flowing fluid by the dynamic action of a moving vane. Students required to analyze, explore, question, reconsider and synthesize old and new knowledge and skills. Term paper and class presentation are required. No duplicate credit for MEEN 536, MEEN 335, or MEEN 436.

550. Design of Heat Exchangers - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Effect of variable fluid properties, pressure losses, analytical solutions, and experimental methods. Students required to analyze, explore, question, reconsider and synthesize old and new knowledge and skills. Term paper and class presentation is required. No duplicate credit for MEEN 550 and MEEN 450, CHEG 450, or CHEG 550. Prerequisites: MEEN 309, ENGR 315 or CHEG 311.

555. Engineering Acoustics- Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Generation, transmission, and reception of sound. Equipment noise sources and control. Analysis and design of noise control systems, including vibration isolation, silencers, room acoustic treatment and acoustic barriers. Assignments in advanced academic content. Term project required. No duplicate credit for MEEN 555 and MEEN 455, ENGR 555, or ENGR 455. Prerequisite: Permission of department head.

560. Modeling and Analysis of Dynamic Systems - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Mathematical modeling and analysis of physical systems; mechanical, electrical, electromechanical, magnetic, and chemical. Emphasis will be given in the simulation of these systems using MATLAB and SIMULINK. Directed reading and or research project required. No duplicate credit for MEEN 560 and MEEN 460, ELEN 560, ELEN 460, ENGR 560, or ENGR 460. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Engineering.

605. Process Heat Transfer - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Unsteady state operation. Multi-component systems. Two-phase flow. Application of conduction, convection and radiation to design and operation of heat transfer equipment. No duplicate credit for MEEN 605, CHEG 505, or CHEG 605.

607. Gas Dynamics- Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Compressible flow including isentropic flow, normal and oblique shock waves, Prandtl-Meyer flow, and flows with friction and heat addition. Applications include the flow of gases in ducts, nozzles, diffusers, compressors, and turbine-blade passages.

608. Convection Heat Transfer - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Analysis of convection as a convective heat and momentum transfer process to transport energy. Laminar and turbulent, and internal and external flows. Differential and integral treatment of boundary layer.

620. Advanced Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering - Cr. 1-3

Study of advanced special topics in mechanical engineering. May be repeated with change in topic for maximum of 6 semester hours. Prerequisites: Permission of department head.

625. Pollution Control Engineering - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Technical assessment of environment problems including air pollution, surface and ground water pollution, solid waste management and noise pollution. Emphasis will be placed on engineering design of pollution control processes including review of pertinent environmental legislation affecting design. No duplicate credit for MEEN 625 and CHEG 625 or CIEN 625. Prerequisite: Permission of department head.

627. Advanced Dynamics-Modeling and Analysis - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Classical dynamics with emphasis on obtaining mathematical models of dynamic systems which are then employed in the analysis of dynamic behavior and in design synthesis.

632. Process Optimization and Quality Improvement - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Statistical methods to optimize processes and improve quality. Statistical quality control methods such as cause and effect diagrams, control charts, and Pareto Diagrams. Experimental design techniques including Factorial Analysis and Evolutionary Operations concepts. No duplicate credit for MEEN 632 and ELEN 632, CHEG 632. Prerequisite: Permission of department head.

641. Advanced Fluid Mechanics- Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Motion of ideal, Newtonian, and non-Newtonian fluids. Continuity and Navier-Stokes equations. Turbulence and boundary-layer theories. Flow through conduits, porous media, packed beds, and process equipment. Multiphase flow. Bubble and particle mechanics. No duplicate credit for MEEN 641 and CHEG 641. Prerequisite: Permission of department head.

650. Advanced Strength of Materials - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Advanced topics in strength of materials including pressure vessels, torsional loading, beams and columns, contract stresses and bending of plates. Prerequisite: Permission of department head

660. Advanced Machine Design - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Design methodology including the axiomatic design approach. Analysis of stresses and deflections due to complicated loads. Design for specified reliability. Parameter and failure mode analysis. Individual semester design project required. Prerequisite: MEEN 402 or equivalent, or permission of department head.

670. Advanced Rotordynamics - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Vibrations related to rotating machinery. Modeling of structural rotordynamic phenomena induced by shaft flexibility, bearings, and seals. Interpretation of rotordynamic dynamic response and other diagnostic measurements. Prerequisite: Undergraduate course in Mechanical Vibrations or permission of department head.

695. Independent Directed Studies in Mechanical Engineering - Cr. 3

Designed to develop the student's ability to utilize available engineering literature and to strengthen the ability to pursue individual research in a specific area of engineering. Written report and oral presentation required. Prerequisite: Permission of department head.