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 Anslysis and Design of Composits
  • ME 546 Introduction to Turbomachinery
  • ME 423 Engineering Design VII and ME 424 Engineering Design VIII
Automotive Engineering

  • ME 515 Automotive Engineering
  • ME 529 Modern and Advanced Combustion Engines
  • ME 423 Engineering Design VII and ME 424 Engineering Design VIII
Biomedical Engineering

Choose any three courses from the following:

  • ME 525 Biomechanics
  • ME 526 Biofluid Mechanics
  • ME 527 Mechanics of Human Movement
  • ME 580 Medical Device Design and Technology
  • ME 587 Human Factors Engineering
Mechatronics (Electro-mechanical Systems)

  • ME 522 Mechatronics I
  • ME 523 Mechatronics II
  • ME 573 Introduction to MEMS
Nuclear Power Engineering

  • ME 513 Introduction to Nuclear Engineering
  • ME 517 Nuclear Power Plant Design and Operations
  • ME 512 Nuclear Reactor Reliability, Safety, and Waste Disposal
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

  • ME 530 Introduction to Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • ME 525 Good Manufacturing Practice in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • 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 CAD
  • ME 564 Principles of Optimum Design and Manufacturing
  • ME 566 Design for Manucfacturability
Product Engineering Architecture

  • PAE 610 The Creative Form and the Digital Environment
  • PAE 630 Introduction to Interactive Digital Media
  • PAE 640 Performative Environments
Robotics and Automation

  • ME 522 Mechatronics I
  • ME 551 Microprocessor Applications in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 598 Introduction to Robotics
Robotics and Automation

  • ME 522 Mechatronics I
  • ME 551 Microprocessor Applications in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 598 Introduction to Robotics
Sustainable Energy

Choose any three courses from the following:

  • ME 511 Wind Energy - Theory and Application
  • ME 513 Introduction to Nuclear Engineering
  • E 580/ME 514 Sustainable Energy
  • ME 518 Solar Energy - Theory and Application
  • ME 519 Solar Energy - System Designs