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Summer Courses

Summer 1:
(May 18-June 25, 2021)

GE 109 Mechanics-Statics (3 Cr)

Monday/Thursday – 9:00 am to 12:30 pm (online)
A course in the resolution and composition of forces and moments as applied to the free body diagram. Topics include principles of equilibrium, first and second moments of areas, study of trusses, frames, and machines, and friction. 
Prerequisites: MATH 131 and PHYS 141.  

ME 201 Technical Writing (1 cr)

Friday – 9:00 am to 11:15 am (online)
An introduction to technical writing in mechanical engineering. Common technical formats such as reports, email, and memorandums will be covered. Topics include outlining, figure and table development, paragraph and sentence development, and overall communication of technical matter.  

Satisfies the technical writing requirement (CE 213 and ECE 211) for Civil Engineering or Computer Engineering

ME 405 Finite Element Analysis (2 cr)

Monday/Thursday – 9:00 am to 11:15 am (online)
Finite element methods for analysis of steady-state and transient problems in solid, structural, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. Presents finite element methods and solution procedures for linear problems. Modeling of problems and interpretation of numerical results.
Prerequisites: ME 104, ME 125, ME 215, MATH 253, MATH 260, and MATH 270. Pre- or Corequisite: ME 373.  

ECE 251 Engineering Programming I  (3 cr)

Tuesday/Friday – 9:00 am to 12:30 pm (online)
A study of the fundamental programming constructs, algorithms, and data structures using industry-standard software. An emphasis is placed on programming strategies and the application of computer algorithms to solve problems in engineering and mathematics.

Summer 2:
(June 28-Aug. 6, 2021)

GE 311 Financial Decisions in Engineering (1.5 cr)

Friday – 9:00 am to 12:30 pm (online)
Financial Decisions in Engineering 1.5 Cr. A discussion of essential financial issues that impact engineering decision-making. Topics include calculating measures of financial merit for engineering decisions and selecting the most economically desirable solution from among several alternatives.
Prerequisite: MATH 132, sophomore standing, or chair approval.

ME 209 Mechanics-Dynamics (3 cr)

Monday/Thursday – 9:00 am to 12:30 pm (online)
A study of individual particles and systems of particles in rectilinear and curvilinear motion in two and three dimensions. The course includes motion of a rigid body in translation, rotation, and general plane motion; forces involved in moving systems; use of work and energy relations; and impulse and momentum.
Prerequisites: MATH 132, GE 109, and ME 125 or ECE 251.

ME 215 Mechanics of Materials (3 cr)

Tuesday/Friday – 9:00 am to 12:30 pm (online)
Concepts of stress and strain, stress-strain relationships, states of plane stress and strain at a point; elementary analysis of stress distributions and deformations for axial loading of prismatic members, torsional loading of circular shafts and bending of beams, combined loading; plastic elastic action, and an introduction to statically indeterminate problems. Prerequisite: GE 109.

ME 251 Introduction to Manufacturing (1 cr)

Wednesday – 8:30 am to 9:30 am (in-person)
A course in the techniques required to produce manufacturing drawings and use machine tools and machining operations to manufacture components to specification.
Prerequisite: ME 102

ME 251L Introduction to Manufacturing Lab

Wednesday – 10:00 am to 12:30 pm (in-person)
The course includes a laboratory experience in manual machine shop operations including shop safety, inspection, operation planning, and metal cutting.

ME 352 Materials Science/Mechanics Lab (0.5 cr)

Monday – 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm (in-person)
Experimental studies design to reinforce theory presented in material science and mechanics of materials. Experiments deal with topics such as mechanical properties of materials, microstructures of materials, strain hardening, and hardness testing.
Prerequisite: ME 201.Pre/corequisite: ME 252 and ME 215 or CE 215.