Chairperson: John Borg, Ph.D., FASME
Department of Mechanical Engineering website


We immerse individuals in an active environment to cultivate broadly educated mechanical engineers who balance theory with practice for advancing knowledge, solving problems and serving society.

Educational Objectives

Marquette University Mechanical Engineering graduates completing the Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering will:

  • Have successful careers.
  • Continue their professional development.
  • Serve their profession and society.
  • Attain leadership roles in their professions and in society.
  • Make strong contributions to their professions.


Mechanical engineering is that branch of engineering, which is concerned with mechanical and energy systems, along with the intelligent use of modern materials. Mechanical engineers conceive, plan, design and direct the manufacturing, distribution and operation of a wide variety of devices, machines and systems for energy conversion, environmental control, materials processing, transportation, materials handling and other purposes. The field of mechanical engineering is very broad, and the profession thus provides an ideal base for interdisciplinary activities.

Engineers are constantly challenged to advance and implement modern technologies. This challenge can be met if one obtains a sound knowledge of the fundamental principles of the engineering sciences. The mechanical engineering curriculum is designed to provide not only a thorough understanding of the engineering sciences but also of the principles of manufacturing and organization that are used to implement these fundamentals in practical engineering applications.

Integrated with the technical and scientific content of the program is a series of required and elective courses in the humanities, social sciences, theology, philosophy and communication arts. These courses provide the student with an understanding of society and an awareness of his or her social responsibilities.

To accommodate the students' professional interests, the department offers electives in a number of areas of study within mechanical engineering. In choosing electives, the student and faculty adviser confer to determine those courses which best meet the needs and interests of the individual student. By carefully selecting technical elective course work, the student can obtain in-depth knowledge in one or possibly two areas of study to compliment the broad, fundamental, required courses.

The mechanical engineering curriculum is outlined below and then followed by a description of the areas of study and the corresponding technical elective courses for each.

Five Year B.S./M.S. Program

This program allows students to receive a bachelor of science degree and a master of science degree in mechanical engineering in as few as five years. Only the thesis option is available with this program. Qualified students (3.500/4.000 GPA) who are enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Marquette University may apply for admission to this program during their undergraduate junior year. Students must submit an application to the Graduate School, indicate their interest in the five-year program, and meet all other admission criteria as stated in the Application Requirements section, including GRE test scores. See Mechanical Engineering section of Graduate School Bulletin for details.

Mechanical Engineering Major

Typical Program for Mechanical Engineering Majors

First TermHoursSecond TermHours
GEEN 12003GEEN 12103
MATH 14504PHYS 10044
PHYS 10034MATH 14554
ENGL 1001 or ESSV1 (MCC)3ENGL 1001 or ESSV1 (MCC)3
PHIL 1001 or THEO 1001 (MCC)3PHIL 1001 or THEO 1001 (MCC)3
 17 17
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
GEEN 21103GEEN 21203
GEEN 29521GEEN 21303
MEEN 24603ELEN 30013
CHEM 10014CHEM 10024
CORE 1929 (MCC)3MATH 31003
MATH 24514 
 18 16
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
MEEN 32103MEEN 32504
MEEN 32203MEEN 33303
MEEN 33103MEEN 33403
MEEN 33203MEEN 34263
MEEN 34433DSCV (MCC)1, 23
DSCV (MCC)1, 23 
 18 16
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
MEEN 32603MEEN 49983
MEEN 45901Technical elective33
MEEN 49203Technical elective33
Technical elective33CORE 4929 (MCC)3
DSCV (MCC)1, 23DSCV (MCC)1, 23
 13 15
Total Credit Hours: 130

Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam

All mechanical engineering students must take the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam in order to graduate. Students normally take this exam in their senior year at the same time that they take MEEN 4590 Engineering Fundamentals Review, a one credit hour review course designed to prepare them for the exam. Students may take the exam at any of a large number of testing facilities in the USA; however, most take the exam at a testing facility in the Milwaukee area. Taking the exam is the first step that an engineer takes in becoming a licensed Professional Engineer (PE).

Areas of Study

Energy Systems

Economic growth and development is strongly dependent upon the development and conversion of energy resources. Assurance that supplies can meet demands without excessive monetary and environmental costs will depend upon political, economic and technological decisions. But, in any case, the key to solving the technical problems is engineering the technological development of new and better energy conversion processes and systems. The courses offered in the energy area provide a most up-to-date background for the design of traditional energy systems and for design, research and development of new systems.

Students interested in Energy Systems may select courses from the following list as their technical electives:

MEEN 4260Introduction to Continuum Mechanics3
MEEN 4265Intermediate Finite Element Methods3
MEEN 4310Combustion: Thermochemistry, Kinetics and Applications3
MEEN 4325Intermediate Fluid Mechanics3
MEEN 4320Internal Combustion Engines3
MEEN 4350Transport Phenomena3
MEEN 4360Intermediate Thermodynamics3
MEEN 4370Heat Exchangers Design and Analysis3
MEEN 4380Renewable Energy - Fundamentals and Applications3
MEEN 4410Experimental Design3
MEEN 4931Topics in Mechanical Engineering3

Manufacturing Systems

Manufacturing engineering is that specialty which requires such education and experience to understand, apply and control engineering procedures and methods of production of industrial commodities and products. It requires the ability to plan the practices of manufacturing, to research and develop the tools, processes, machines, materials and equipment and to integrate the facilities and systems for producing quality products with optimal expenditures. The courses, including manufacturing processes, material processing, manufacturing system and reliability, offered in this area have the aim of preparing the student to face the challenges of rapidly changing technologies present in the modern manufacturing environment.

Students interested in Manufacturing Systems may select courses from the following list as their technical electives:

MEEN 4220Intermediate Dynamics3
MEEN 4240Polymers and Polymer Composites3
MEEN 4260Introduction to Continuum Mechanics3
MEEN 4275Mechatronics3
MEEN 4410Experimental Design3
MEEN 4420Failure Analysis3
MEEN 4430Powder Metallurgy3
MEEN 4440Processing and Forming of Materials3
MEEN 4475Ergonomics3
MEEN 4485Welding Engineering3
MEEN 4931Topics in Mechanical Engineering3

Mechanical Systems

This area provides the students with the theoretical, computational and experimental tools that are necessary for the detailed analysis and design of mechanical systems including machine elements such as linkages, gears, and other power transmission components, precision tools and machinery, etc. The courses offered in this area enable the student to understand the rationale and methodology of the overall design process of mechanical systems, proceeding from the conceptualization stage through the detailed design and implementation phases.

Students interested in Mechanical Systems may select courses from the following list as their technical electives:

MEEN 4220Intermediate Dynamics3
MEEN 4230Intermediate Mechanics of Materials3
MEEN 4240Polymers and Polymer Composites3
MEEN 4245Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics3
MEEN 4260Introduction to Continuum Mechanics3
MEEN 4265Intermediate Finite Element Methods3
MEEN 4270Physical Systems Modeling3
MEEN 4275Mechatronics3
MEEN 4410Experimental Design3
MEEN 4420Failure Analysis3
MEEN 4450Mechanical Behavior of Materials3
MEEN 4570Biomaterials Science and Engineering3
MEEN 4931Topics in Mechanical Engineering3


The following is an approved list of courses that may be taken from outside of the Mechanical Engineering Department that satisfies one of the technical electives. This list is not inclusive and other courses may be considered with department approval through a Curriculum Substitution.

BIEN 4410Applied Finite Element Analysis3
BIEN 4420Biomaterials Science and Engineering3
BIEN 4500Medical Imaging Physics3
BIEN 4510Image Processing for the Biomedical Sciences3
BIEN 4600Neural Engineering3
BIEN 4610Introduction to Rehabilitation Robotics3
BIEN 4620Rehabilitation Science and Engineering3
BIEN 4630Rehabilitation Engineering: Prosthetics, Orthotics, Seating and Positioning3
BIEN 4710Analysis of Physiological Models3
CEEN 3210Hydraulic Engineering3
CEEN 3410Structural Analysis3
CEEN 4145Advanced Strength and Applied Stress Analysis3
CEEN 4715Sustainable Engineering3
CHEM 2111Organic Chemistry 14
CHEM 4431Physical Chemistry: Fundamentals with Applications in Biological Sciences3
CHEM 4433Physical Chemistry 13
COEN 4830Introduction to Computer Graphics3
COSC 4600Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence3
COSC 4610Data Mining3
ELEN 4310Control Systems3
ELEN 4460Sensor Devices: Theory, Design and Applications3
GEEN 4820Systems Engineering Principles and Practice3
MATH 3100Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory3
MATH 3520Operational Methods in Physics and Engineering3
MATH 4210Complex Variables3
MATH 4500Theory of Differential Equations3
MATH 4510Elementary Partial Differential Equations3
MATH 4540Numerical Analysis3
MATH 4630Mathematical Modeling and Analysis3
MATH 4650Theory of Optimization3
MATH 4760Time Series Analysis3
NASC 3142Naval Ship Systems 13
NASC 3162Naval Ship Systems 23
PHYS 4012Quantum Mechanics3
PHYS 4031Electricity and Magnetism 3
PHYS 4046The Physical Basis of Biological Structure and Function3
PHYS 4050Introduction to Einstein's General Theory of Relativity3

Mechanical Engineering Minor

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a minor in mechanical engineering to all undergraduate students in the university. The minor is not available to students majoring in mechanical engineering. Completion of the minor is noted on the student's transcript if the following requirements are met.

At least thirty-one (31) credit hours of undergraduate mechanical engineering or engineering mechanics courses are required for the minor. Requirements include the following:

GEEN 2110Statics3
GEEN 2120Dynamics3
GEEN 2130Mechanics of Materials3
MEEN 2460Materials Science3
MEEN 3220Dynamics of Mechanical Systems3
MEEN 3250Design of Machine Elements 14
MEEN 3310Thermodynamics 13
MEEN 3320Fluid Mechanics3
MEEN 3330Fundamentals of Heat Transfer3
One MEEN elective3
Total Credit Hours:31

The program, as a whole, must have departmental approval and be completed with a C average. Interested students should consult with the department in order to develop an acceptable program. At least 15 credit hours must be taken at Marquette University.

Minor's Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will be able to identify, formulate and solve mechanical engineering problems.


MEEN 2460. Materials Science. 3 cr. hrs.

Atomic structure of matter, types of bonding, crystallography, role of imperfections, and ionic diffusion. Electric, magnetic, dielectric, and semiconducting properties. Mechanical properties, corrosion, and phase diagrams. 2 hrs. lec.; 2 hrs. lab. Prereq: CHEM 1001, which may be taken concurrently. Enrolled in the Opus College of Engineering.

MEEN 2930. Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering. 1-5 cr. hrs.

Offered as an experimental course to evaluate and determine if a course should be incorporated into the regular curriculum of a program, or courses in the approval process pipeline, but not yet officially approved. Once the same course has been offered twice as a Special Topic, it cannot be offered again until it moves through the curriculum approval process and is approved with a regular curriculum course number. Prereq: Enrolled in the Opus College of Engineering.

MEEN 3210. Measurements and Controls. 3 cr. hrs.

Fundamentals of measurement/instrumentation systems and control systems. Measurement topics include: sensors, signal conditioners, data acquisition, and transducers for measurement of strain, force, displacement, temperature, flow, pressure, and other engineering parameters. Control system topics include: mathematical modeling of dynamic systems, and analysis and design of systems using sensors, actuators, and controllers. Time-domain and frequency-domain methods for design of feedback control systems. Computer and laboratory exercises using MATLAB and LabVIEW. 2 hrs. lec., 2 hrs. lab. Prereq: GEEN 2120 and ELEN 3001.

MEEN 3220. Dynamics of Mechanical Systems. 3 cr. hrs.

Analytical and computational analysis of the kinematics and kinetics of planar multi-body mechanical systems. Vibration analysis of single degree of freedom systems. Engineering applications including dynamic balancing, vibration absorption and vibration isolation. Prereq: MATH 2451 or MATH 2455; and GEEN 2120.

MEEN 3250. Design of Machine Elements 1. 4 cr. hrs.

Detailed design of structural elements, shafts, gears, bearings and other machine elements. Laboratory activities which cover the theoretical and experimental analysis of machine elements. 3 hrs. lec., 2 hrs. lab. Prereq: GEEN 2110 and GEEN 2130.

MEEN 3260. Numerical Methods of Mechanical Systems. 3 cr. hrs.

Numerical algorithms (math analysis, optimization, function approximation) for analysis and preliminary design of engineering systems. Development and use of MATLAB functions. Finite difference and finite element analysis of thermal and elastic systems. 3 hrs. lec. Prereq: MATH 2451 and GEEN 2130.

MEEN 3310. Thermodynamics 1. 3 cr. hrs.

Elementary principles of equilibrium thermodynamics. Property relationships for pure substances, ideal gases and incompressible substances. Work and heat transfer, mass conservation and the first and second laws of thermodynamics applied to closed and open systems, operating at steady and unsteady conditions. Thermal efficiencies of thermodynamic cycles and isentropic efficiencies of single-stream devices. Prereq: MATH 1451 or MATH 1455; PHYS 1030, PHYS 1003 or PHYS 1013; and PHYS 1020.

MEEN 3320. Fluid Mechanics. 3 cr. hrs.

Fundamental conservation laws of mass, momentum and energy as applied to fluid systems. Properties of fluids, hydrostatics, flow of real fluids in closed and open systems, dynamic similarity, dimensional analysis and viscid and inviscid fluid flow. Prereq: MATH 2450 or MATH 1455; and GEEN 2120.

MEEN 3330. Fundamentals of Heat Transfer. 3 cr. hrs.

Overview of principal mechanisms of heat transfer: conduction, convection, and thermal radiation. Application of conduction and forced convection to heat exchangers. Discussion of theory and applications of conduction, forced and natural convection, boiling and condensation and thermal radiation. Prereq: MATH 2451 or MATH 2455; MEEN 3310; and MEEN 3320 or BIEN 4440.

MEEN 3340. Thermodynamics 2. 3 cr. hrs.

The culmination of thermodynamic, fluid and heat transfer concepts to the application of power and refrigeration cycles, psychrometrics systems, and combustion processes. Includes a laboratory section in which experiments are conducted to demonstrate, test and assess devices, processes and cycles. 2 hrs. lec.; 2 hrs. lab. Prereq: MEEN 3310; MEEN 3330, which may be taken concurrently.

MEEN 3426. Engineering Statistics. 3 cr. hrs.

Introductory course in statistics, which is the field of study concerned with the collection, analysis and interpretation of uncertainty in data. Topics include summary statistics, basic probability, commonly used distributions, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. In addition, introductory concepts of engineering economy and cash flow diagrams will be covered in the first few weeks of the course to prepare students for the FE exam. Prereq: MATH 1451 or MATH 1455.

MEEN 3443. Manufacturing Engineering. 3 cr. hrs.

The types of processes available to manufacture various products. The characteristics of these processes and how they interact with design requirements, tolerances, safety and the environment. Integration of basic concepts into complete processes. Determination of the process to manufacture various assigned products. 2 hrs. lec., 2 hrs. lab. Prereq: MEEN 2460.

MEEN 3460. Materials Selection in Mechanical Design. 3 cr. hrs.

Design methodology and the criteria for the selection of materials from the four classes of materials (metals, plastics, ceramics and composites) are discussed. Criteria include processing requirements, mechanical properties, and environmental resistance. A rationale for selecting materials based on materials selection charts is presented. The process-structure-property relationship for ferrous and non-ferrous alloys, plastics, ceramics and composites is presented from the point of view of understanding selection criteria. Considerations of cost and availability are also taken into consideration. 3 hrs. lec. Prereq: MEEN 2460.

MEEN 4110. Mechanical Engineering Potpourri. 3 cr. hrs.

Survey of practical engineering tools and processes utilizing in entry-level engineering positions. Comparison of engineering philosophical paradigms underlying the industrial state gate product design process from ideation, product, design, product manufacture and quality control to end of product life. Prereq: Sr. stndg.

MEEN 4220. Intermediate Dynamics. 3 cr. hrs.

Develop an understanding of the principles of 3D rigid body kinematics (motion) and kinetics (forces and accelerations). Use these principles to analyze the dynamic behavior of mechanical systems. Learn to use analytical mechanics tools including virtual work and Lagrange's method. Develop a systematic approach for solving engineering problems. Prereq: MEEN 2120.

MEEN 4230. Intermediate Mechanics of Materials. 3 cr. hrs.

Review of beam theory; asymmetric bending, shear center, thin-walled sections; torsion of non-circular sections, open and closed thin-walled sections; energy methods, Castigliano's second theorem, statically indeterminate structures, internal static indeterminacy; curved beams. Prereq: GEEN 2130.

MEEN 4240. Polymers and Polymer Composites. 3 cr. hrs.

Introduction to physical/chemical structure of polymers, polymer characterization, polymer material properties and mechanical testing methods, elastic and viscoelastic polymer response, processing methods, composite materials and the selection of polymers in design applications. Prereq: GEEN 2130.

MEEN 4245. Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics. 3 cr. hrs.

Application of fatigue and fracture models to engineering design. Stress-life (high-cycle), strain-life (low-cycle), and fatigue crack growth models for fatigue. Introduction to linear elastic fracture mechanics. Statistical considerations in failure. Fail-safe design practices. Includes illustrative case studies. Prereq: GEEN 2130.

MEEN 4260. Introduction to Continuum Mechanics. 3 cr. hrs.

Introduction to tensor notation, tensor analysis and coordinate system invariance; analysis of stress, strain and rate of strain for infinitesimal and finite deformation; application of Newtonian mechanics to deformable media; mechanical constitutive equations; field equations for solid and fluid mechanics. Prereq: MATH 2451, Co-req: MATH 3100 or MEEN 3260, or equivalent.

MEEN 4265. Intermediate Finite Element Methods. 3 cr. hrs.

Introduces the finite element solution method for linear, static problems. Includes calculation of element stiffness matrices, assembly of global stiffness matrices, exposure to various finite element solution methods, and numerical integration. Emphasizes structural mechanics, and also discusses heat transfer and fluid mechanics applications in finite element analysis. Computer assignments include development of finite element code (FORTRAN or C) and also use of commercial finite element software (ANSYS and/or MARC). Prereq: MEEN 3260.

MEEN 4270. Physical Systems Modeling. 3 cr. hrs.

Principles of modeling of physical systems, including devices and processes. Development of models of physical systems: mechanical, electrical, fluid, thermal and coupled systems. Time-dependent behavior of interconnected devices and processes. Computer-based modeling and simulation of physical systems. Identification using models and measured data. Introduction to control systems analysis and design. Prereq: MATH 2451.

MEEN 4275. Mechatronics. 3 cr. hrs.

Mechatronics, as an engineering discipline, is the synergistic combination of mechanical engineering, electronics, control engineering, and computer science, all integrated through the design process. This course covers mechatronic system design, modeling and analysis of dynamic systems, control sensors and actuators, analog and digital control electronics, interfacing sensors and actuators to a microcomputer/microcontroller, discrete and continuous controller design, and real-time programming for control. Prereq: MEEN 3210 and MEEN 3220.

MEEN 4310. Combustion: Thermochemistry, Kinetics and Applications. 3 cr. hrs.

Fundamentals of combustion, including thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium and chemical kinetics. The application of the principles are emphasized for the development of mathematical models in MATLAB that can be used to simulate combustion in fundamental reactors and internal combustion engines. Prior experience with computer programming is recommended. Prereq: MEEN 3340 and MEEN 3260.

MEEN 4320. Internal Combustion Engines. 3 cr. hrs.

Fundamental aspects of the design and operating characteristics of spark-ignition and diesel engines. Presents an overview of the thermodynamics, combustion, fluid flow and heat transfer that takes place within the engine cylinder. Discusses efficiency and emissions challenges that the engine must meet. Prereq: MEEN 3330 and MEEN 3340.

MEEN 4325. Intermediate Fluid Mechanics. 3 cr. hrs.

Intermediate Fluid Mechanics continues to develop fluid mechanic concepts, building on a working knowledge of the Reynolds Transport Theorem. Topics include: differential analysis, irrotational flow theory, boundary layer theory and compressible flow theory. Both laminar and turbulent flows are discussed. Some working knowledge of computer programming is necessary. Prereq: MATH 2450 or MATH 2455, and MEEN 3320 or equiv.

MEEN 4350. Transport Phenomena. 3 cr. hrs.

The subject of transport phenomena includes three closely related topics: fluid dynamics, mass transfer, and heat transfer. Fluid dynamics involves the transport of momentum, mass transfer is concerned with the transport of mass of various chemical species, and heat transfer deals with the transport of energy. In practice, rarely are these phenomena acting alone. Thus in this introductory course, these three topics are studied together so that a more cohesive understanding of these interrelated processes is developed. Prereq: MEEN 3340.

MEEN 4360. Intermediate Thermodynamics. 3 cr. hrs.

This intermediate course will cover fundamentals of thermodynamics, including classical and statistical approaches with application to equilibrium and non-equilibrium, non-reactive and reactive systems. Topics relevant to micro/nanoscale and biological systems may be covered. Prereq: MEEN 3340.

MEEN 4370. Heat Exchangers Design and Analysis. 3 cr. hrs.

Addresses the fundamental thermal-hydraulic equations and correlations used to design and analyze various types of heat exchangers. A systematic approach/method to the thermal-hydraulic design and analysis, or rating, of various types of heat exchanger systems through selected virtual and real problems.

MEEN 4380. Renewable Energy - Fundamentals and Applications. 3 cr. hrs.

Emphasis on thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid mechanics aspects of renewable energy systems and applications. Topics include solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal, biomass, and wave and tide. Both technical and economic analyses of renewable energy systems.

MEEN 4410. Experimental Design. 3 cr. hrs.

Application of statistical concepts to design engineering experiments to improve quality, production techniques, and reliability. Use and advantages of various models; factorial, fractional factorial, orthogonal arrays and fractional designs. Prereq: MATH 4720 or MEEN 3426 or cons. of instr.

MEEN 4420. Failure Analysis. 3 cr. hrs.

Methodology of failure analysis. Studies of brittle fracture, ductile fracture, fatigue, stress corrosion and electro-chemical corrosion as applied to the failure of metals. Involves some laboratory work and analyses of a variety of metallurgical failures. Prereq: MEEN 2460 and GEEN 2130.

MEEN 4430. Powder Metallurgy. 3 cr. hrs.

The course introduces a modern technology with growing importance. It covers the basics of powder metallurgy with main emphasis on sintered steel. The primary topics covered are powder production, die compacting, sintering theory and practice, full density processing, properties under static and dynamic loading conditions. Prereq: MEEN 2460.

MEEN 4440. Processing and Forming of Materials. 3 cr. hrs.

Solidification and microstructural development in metal casting with an overview of selected melting processes. Overview of primary and secondary working principles involved in ferrous materials processing. Stress based and finite element analyses are applied to both sheet and bulk forming to develop a fundamental understanding of deformation processing principles and technology associated with processes such as drawing, open and closed die forging and rolling. Prereq: MEEN 2460 and MEEN 3443, which can be taken concurrently.

MEEN 4450. Mechanical Behavior of Materials. 3 cr. hrs.

Stress and strain relationships for elastic behavior. Theory of plasticity. Plastic deformation of single crystals and polycrystalline aggregates. Dislocation theory, fracture, internal friction, creep and stress rupture and brittle failure. Prereq: MEEN 2460 and GEEN 2130; or cons. of instr.

MEEN 4470. Computer Integrated Production Systems. 3 cr. hrs.

Overview of computer integrated production systems, which include computer numerical control, industrial robotics, material transport and storage systems, automated production lines, flexible manufacturing systems, quality control systems, CAD/CAM, production planning and control, just-in-time and lean manufacturing. Prereq: MEEN 3443 or con. of instr.

MEEN 4475. Ergonomics. 3 cr. hrs.

Ergonomics maximizes the health and safety of workers, while maintaining productivity and quality. Covers biomechanical and physiologic aspects of workplace design, such as engineering anthropometry, cumulative trauma disorders, (including carpal tunnel syndrome), low back injuries, hand tool design and evaluation, methods of surveillance in industrial environments, modeling, and ergonomics guidelines. Laboratory experiences are offered to demonstrate ergonomic principles and also provide students with hands-on experience in collecting data and conducting experiments. Prereq: MEEN 3426 or MATH 4720 or equiv.

MEEN 4485. Welding Engineering. 3 cr. hrs.

Arc welding physics, fundamentals of power supplies and welding circuits, fusion and solid-state welding processes, weld testing, analysis of welded joints, demonstrations using various processes. Prereq: GEEN 2130 and MEEN 3443.

MEEN 4570. Biomaterials Science and Engineering. 3 cr. hrs.

Designed to introduce the uses of materials in the human body for the purposes of healing, correcting deformities and restoring lost function. The science aspect of the course encompasses topics including: characterization of material properties, biocompatibility and past and current uses of materials for novel devices that are both biocompatible and functional for the life of the implanted device. Projects allow students to focus and gain knowledge in an area of biomaterials engineering in which they are interested. Same as BIEN 4420. Prereq: MEEN 2460 or consent of instructor.

MEEN 4590. Engineering Fundamentals Review. 1 cr. hr.

Review of basic science, mathematics, engineering science, and economics. S/U grade assessment. Prereq: Sr. stndg.

MEEN 4920. Principles of Design. 3 cr. hrs.

Course content focuses on a structured product design and development process that includes project definition, customer needs identification, product specification, concept generation and concept selection. Also focuses on issues related to teamwork, project management and effective communication. Student team design projects culminate in the development of a technically and economically viable concept and a proposal for future development of this concept (done in the second semester of this two-course sequence). 2 hrs. lec., 1 hr. disc. Prereq: Sr. stndg; Co-op students, Jr. stndg. Cross-listed with BIEN 4920, COEN 4920, EECE 4920.

MEEN 4931. Topics in Mechanical Engineering. 3 cr. hrs.

Covers a unique perspective or in-depth topic in: energy conversion, mechanical analysis and design and manufacturing systems.

MEEN 4995. Independent Study in Mechanical Engineering. 1-3 cr. hrs.

Undergraduate independent study project of either theoretical or experimental nature. Prereq: Jr. stndg., 3.000 GPA, cons. of instr., and cons. of dept. ch.

MEEN 4998. Senior Design Project. 3 cr. hrs.

Course focuses on detailed design, prototyping, and testing design concepts. Course includes topics directly relevant to student design projects and careers in the engineering profession. Student team design projects culminate in a final report that documents the performance and details (engineering drawings and/or documentation) of their final design. 2 hrs. lec., 1 hr. disc. Prereq: MEEN 4920. Cross-listed with BIEN 4998, COEN 4998, and EECE 4998.