Areas of Concentration

Areas of Concentration

Mechanical engineering students can select their elective courses among two technical electives and three general electives in various ways. Based on their interests, students may select the electives in a variety of topic areas. Other students may wish to cluster their elective courses in one topic area to gain a specialty within Mechanical Engineering. The following groupings are possible specialty areas that students can select from within the Mechanical Engineering program.

Aerospace Engineering
  • ME 545 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering

And two courses from the following:

  • ME 453 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • ME 520 Analysis and Design of Composites
  • ME 546 Introduction to Turbomachinery
  • ME 423 Engineering Design VII and ME 424 Engineering Design VIII
Automotive Engineering
  • ME 423 Engineering Design VII and ME 424 Engineering Design VIII
  • ME 515 Automotive Engineering
  • ME 529 Modern and Advanced Combustion Engines
Biomedical Engineering
  • ME 525 Biomechanics
  • ME 527 Mechanics of Human Movement

And one course from the following:

  • BME 482 Engineering Physiology
  • ME 580 Medical Device Design and Technology
Mechatronics (Electro-mechanical Systems)
  • ME 522 Mechatronics
  • ME 509 Mechatronics II
  • ME 573 Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems
Nuclear Power Engineering
  • ME 513 Introduction to Nuclear Engineering
  • ME 516 Nuclear Reactor Safety and Waste Disposal
  • ME 517 Nuclear Power Plant Design & Operation
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • ME 530 Introduction to Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • ME 535 Good Manufacturing Practice in Pharmaceutical Facilities Design
  • ME 540 Validation and Regulatory Affairs in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Power Generation
  • ME 510 Power Plant Engineering
  • ME 529 Modern and Advanced Combustion Engines

And one course from the following:

  • ME 546 Introduction to Turbomachinery
  • ME 595 Heat Exchanger Design
Product Design and Manufacturing
  • ME 554 Introduction to Computer-Aided Design
  • ME 564 Principles of Optimum Design and Manufacture
  • ME 566 Design for Manufacturability
Product Engineering Architecture
  • PAE 610 The Creative Form and the Digital Environment: Introduction to the study of expressive form with integrated functional application.
  • PAE 630 Introduction to Interactive Digital Media
  • PAE 640 Performative Environments
Robotics and Automation
  • ME 522 Mechatronics
  • ME 551 Microprocessor Applications in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 598 Introduction to Robotics