BS in Mechanical Engineering

Program Requirements

The BS in Mechanical Engineering (MENG) requires the completion of 133 credits in the following areas:

Degree Requirements Credits
University General Education Requirements 33
School of Engineering Requirements 28
Mechanical Engineering Department Requirements 63
Technical Electives 9
Total 133

University General Education Requirements (33 credit hours)

University General Education Requirements are (33) credit hours, as follows:

Orientation Courses (14 Credit Hours)

Code Course Title Credit
ARAB 101
or
ARAB 110
Beginner Level Arabic and Culture for non-Native Learners I or
Arabic Language and Culture for Native Arabic Speakers I
3
CSCI 112 Introduction to Computer Programming 3
CSCI 113 Introduction to Computer Programming Lab 1
ENGL 101 Composition 3
UNIV 100 University First-Year Transition 1
UNIV 200 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3

Knowledge Domains (19 Credit Hours)

The knowledge domains are divided into the following three categories: Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Natural Sciences.

Humanities and Fine Arts (6 credits minimum)

MEST 100 Public Speaking 3
PHIL 100
or
ENGL 200
Critical Thinking and Reasoning  or
Advanced Composition
3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits minimum)

UAES 200 Survey of United Arab Emirates Studies 3
ECON 103 Principles of Microeconomics  3

Natural Sciences (7 credits minimum)

MATH 113 Calculus I 4
CHEM 211 General Chemistry I  3

The fifth writing intensive course for the BS in Mechanical Engineering is IENG 313 Manufacturing Processes Laboratory.

School of Engineering Requirements (28 Credit Hours)

ENGR 107 Introduction to Engineering 2
PHYS 110 University Physics I 3
PHYS 111 University Physics I Lab 1
MATH 114 Calculus II 4
MATH 203 Linear Algebra 3
MATH 213 Calculus III 3
MATH 214 Elementary Differential Equations 3
PHYS 220 University Physics II 3
PHYS 221 University Physics II Lab 1
ECEN 491 Engineering Seminar 1
ENGR 390 Internship 3
CHEM 212 General Chemistry I Lab 1

MENG Program Requirements (72 credit hours)

Core Courses (63 Credit Hours)

CIEN 211 Statics 3
CIEN 212 Mechanics of Materials 3
CIEN 251 Fluid Mechanics 3
CIEN 301 Numerical Analysis  3
ECEN 280 Electric Circuit Analysis I  3
ECEN 281 Electric Circuits Analysis I Lab 1
IENG 231 Engineering Materials 3
IENG 232 Engineering Materials Lab  1
IENG 241 Engineering Statistics  3
IENG 311 Manufacturing Processes I 3
IENG 313 Manufacturing Processes Lab 1
MENG 201 Mechanical Engineering Drawing 3
MENG 211 Thermodynamics I 3
MENG 212 Thermodynamics II 3
MENG 221 Dynamics 3
MENG 231 Engineering Measurements 2
MENG 321 Vibration and Control 3
MENG 342 Fluid Mechanics Lab. 1
MENG 361 Heat Transfer 3
MENG 362 Thermal Sciences Lab. 1
MENG 421 Theory of Machines 3
MENG 451 Mechanical Design I 3
MENG 452 Mechanical Design II 3
MENG 491 Senior Design Project I 2
MENG 492 Senior Design Project II  4

Technical Electives (9 Credit Hours)

MENG 311 Internal Combustion Engines 3
MENG 441 Turbo Machinery 3
MENG 453 Computer Aided Design 3
MENG 455 Finite Elements in Machine Design 3
MENG 461 HVAC 3
MENG 462 Design of Thermal Systems 2
MENG 463 Energy Conversion and Management 3
MENG 493 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering 3
IENG 321 Engineering Economy 3
ENGR 399 Undergraduate Research Project 3
ELEN 426 Renewable Energy Systems 3
ELEN 451 Control Theory  3
Total 133 Credits 

 

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ARAB 101 Beginner Level Arabic and Culture for non-Native Learners I

Pre-requisite: None

Beginner Level Arabic Language and Culture 1 is the first in a four-course beginner and intermediate Arabic language sequence specifically tailored to the needs of non-native Arabic language students in the English and Mass Communication Programs (though any non-native learner of Arabic may enroll). This course introduces the student to the Arabic alphabet and the basics of reading and writing in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). Instruction in the language is enriched by reference to cultural themes and visits to sites of cultural importance.

ARAB 110 - Arabic Language and Culture for Native Arabic Speakers I

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101

Arabic literature has developed many traditions though originating from a common source. The course is an introduction to representative texts from contemporary Arab writers, and their connections with the traditions of the past. The method is comparative, with a study of literary, political social and religious aspects, as well as the application of a theoretical framework of analysis.

CSCI 112 - Introduction to Computer Programming

Co-requisite(s): CSCI 113

This course introduces students to computers and programming languages and more specifically the C++ language. Besides, students learn to use computer programming as a problem-solving tool. The topics covered include basic operations, data types, input/output, selection statements, control structures, arrays, functions, and strings.

CSCI 113 - Introduction to Computer Programming Lab

Co-requisite(s): CSCI 112

This course introduces the use of computer programming as a problem-solving tool in laboratory environment. Topics in procedural programming include, simple data types, input/output, selection statements, control loops, testing, debugging, and programming environments.

ENGL 101 - Composition

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 099 or passing English Placement Test

English 101 provides students with intensive practice in drafting, revising, and editing expository essays for an academic audience. Using logical, rhetorical, and linguistic structures in their writing, students also develop their ability to think creatively, critically, and independently. Throughout the course, students engage in reading texts, evaluating sources, using their reading to form their own opinions, preparing research papers, and employing the MLA documentation style to avoid plagiarism.

UNIV 100 - University First-Year Transition

Students in this course transition to university life by focusing on academic adjustment, by developing decision-making skills, and by learning about services and opportunities for involvement. Although all classes have a core body of knowledge, each class specializes in a particular aspect of university life.

UNIV 200 - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (3 Credits)

This course aims at equipping the next generation of leaders in the UAE with an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset and its related core skills. The course combines three main points: design thinking, entrepreneurship, and growth and leadership.

ENGL 102 - Public Speaking

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101 (ENGL 100/101)

This course is designed to provide an overview of principles to develop effective presentations for public and professional settings while integrating appropriate technologies. Course content and assignments emphasize audience analysis, effective and coherent composition development, research strategies and skills, and presentation delivery methods to strengthen confidence and credibility.

PHIL 100 - Critical Thinking and Reasoning 

This introduction to basic principles of reasoning and critical thinking enhances the learner’s abilities to evaluate various forms of reasoning in everyday life and in academic disciplines. The course explores such topics as inductive and deductive reasoning, the nature and function of definitions, fallacy types, statistic use and misuse, and the rudiments of logic.

ENGL 200 (ENGL 302) Advanced Composition

Pre-requisite(s): Completion of a minimum of 36 credit hours and credit for ENGL 101 (Completion of 45 credits)

This course builds on the general college-level writing skills and strategies students have acquired in earlier courses, and prepares them to do advanced level analysis and writing specifically within their major field and their possible future workplaces.

UAES 200 - Survey of United Arab Emirates Studies
1 Semester Credit Hour

This course presents the UAE from multiple perspectives in an attempt to expose the students to the distinct qualities of the UAE. The purpose of this course is to give students a broad, interdisciplinary, and comprehensive introduction to key features and issues in the UAE’s historical, cultural, political and economic landscapes. (Writing Intensive Course)

ECON 103 - (GEEC 103) Principles of Microeconomics 

This course introduces learners to microeconomics in the context of current problems. It explores how market mechanism allocates scare resources among competing uses. It uses supply, demand, production, and distribution theory to analyze problems.

MATH 113 - Calculus I

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 095/105, or appropriate score on Math Placement test

The concept of derivative (instantaneous rate of change) is an essential factor in solving real-world problems. One of the objectives of this course is to understand the conceptual foundation of derivative, and learn different techniques of computing the derivative, as well as learning how to apply it to solve real-world problems. Another objective is to understand the concept of integration and learn basic integration technique.

CHEM 211 - General Chemistry I 

This course covers the foundations of chemical concepts: basic facts and principles of chemistry, including atoms, molecules, ions, chemical reactions, gas theory, thermochemistry, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics and equilibrium, molecular geometry, and states of matter.

ENGR 107 Introduction to Engineering

Co-requisite: Math Placement Test score qualifying student for MATH 113

Introduces engineering profession fundamentals and problem solving. Topics include description of engineering disciplines, functions of the engineer, professionalism, ethics and registration, problem solving and representation of technical information, estimation and approximations, and analysis and design.

PHYS 110 - (SCPH 110) University Physics I

Co-requisites: PHYS 111

This is a calculus-based physics course covering the fundamental principles of mechanics. It concentrates on the conservation of energy, the particle motion, the collisions, the rotation of solid bodies, simple machines and on the fluid mechanics. The focus lies on the resolution of one and twodimensional mechanical problems.

PHYS 111 - (SCPH 111) University Physics I Lab

Co-requisites: PHYS 110

This course is intended to be taken with Physics 110. It primarily includes experiments on classical mechanics. Particular emphasis is placed on laboratory technique, data collection and analysis and on reporting.

MATH 114 - Calculus II

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 113

This course covers techniques and applications of integration, transcendental functions, infinite sequences and series and parametric equations.

MATH 203 - Linear Algebra

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 113

This course covers systems of linear equations, linear independence, linear transformations, inverse of a matrix, determinants, vector spaces, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and diagonalization.

MATH 213 - Calculus III

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 114

This course covers partial differentiation, multiple integrals, line and surface integrals, and threedimensional analytic geometry.

MATH 214 - Elementary Differential Equations

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 114

This course covers first-order ODEs, higher-order ODEs, Laplace transforms, linear systems, nonlinear systems, numerical approximations, and modeling.

PHYS 220 - (SCPH 220) University Physics II

Pre-requisite: PHYS 110
Co-requisite: PHYS 221

This second calculus-based physics course includes a detailed study of the fundamental principles of classical electricity and magnetism, as well as an introduction to electromagnetic waves. The course’s focus targets the resolution of dc- and alternating circuits.

PHYS 221 - (SCPH 221) University Physics II Lab

Co-requisites: PHYS 220

This course is intended to accompany Physics 220. It includes experiments on electricity, magnetism and RLC circuits. Particular emphasis is placed on three aspects of experimentation: laboratory technique, data analysis (including the treatment of statistical and systematic errors) and written communication of experimental procedures and results.

ECEN 491 - Engineering Seminar

Pre-requisite(s): 90 credits

Engineering ethics, professionalism, the role of engineers in society, current topics, and employment opportunities

ENGR 390 - Internship

Pre-requisite(s): Completion of 90 credits and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher

Supervised field experience of professional-level duties for 180 to 240 hours at an approved internship site under the guidance of a designated site supervisor in coordination with a faculty supervisor.

CHEM 212 - General Chemistry I Lab

Co-requisite: CHEM 211

This course provides laboratory techniques to accompany General Chemistry I

CIEN - 211 Statics

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 113 and PHYS 110

Vectors, force systems (2D and 3D), equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies (2D and 3D), structures (trusses, cables, frames and machines), distributed forces (centroids and centers of mass), internal forces (shearing force and bending moment diagrams), friction, and moment of inertia.

CIEN 212 - Mechanics of Materials

Pre-requisite(s): CIEN 211

Types of loads, axial stress and strain of determinate and indeterminate system, normal and bending moment diagrams, torsion of determinate and indeterminate system, bending of beams, combined stresses, shearing stress and strain, Mohr’s circle of stress and strain, thin walled pressure vessels.

CIEN 251 - Fluid Mechanics

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 214 and PHYS 110

Flow classification, fluid properties, fluid in statics, pressure measurements, buoyancy, fluids in motion, continuity equation, pressure gradient in fluid flow, Bernoulli’s, momentum and energy equations, dimensional analysis and similitude, and flow in conduits.

CIEN 301 - Numerical Analysis 

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 214 and CSCI 112

Application of computers to solve civil engineering problems using various numerical methods, mathematical modeling and error analysis, solution of algebraic and differential equations, numerical differentiation and integration and curve fitting.

ECEN 280 - Electric Circuit Analysis I 

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 101 or PHYS 220
Co-requisite(s): ECEN 281

Circuit analysis using superposition, equivalent circuits, and transient and steady state analysis of RL, RC, and RLC circuits; applications of Lap lace transform in circuit analysis; sinusoidal excitations and phasors; resonance; filters; AC steady - state analysis; coupled coils; and three-phase circuits. Labs demonstrate and investigate circuit analysis concepts.

ECEN 281 - Electric Circuits Analysis I Lab

Co-requisite(s): ECEN 280

Laboratory course to accompany ECEN 280. In this course, students will experimentally verify circuit analysis concepts under DC excitation and transient response. They will use different measurement instruments and build DC electric circuits.

IENG 231 - Engineering Materials

Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 211

This course describes the material science and why should an engineer know about it. Bonding forces and energies, The structure of crystalline materials, classification of engineering materials, imperfections and defects, diffusions in solids, phase diagrams, heat treatment, mechanical, thermal, corrosive and electrical properties of materials.

IENG 232 - Engineering Materials Lab 

Co-requisite(s): IENG 231

This laboratory course provides an introduction to modern materials science and engineering, which has as its central theme how the properties of a material, its microstructure, and its processing history are inherently interrelated. The course shall focus on studying selected examples of microstructureprocessing properties relationships. In addition, experimental techniques for determining certain mechanical properties like hardness and creep.

IENG 241 - Engineering Statistics 

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 114

Probability concepts, discrete and continuous random variables, joint probability distribution covariance and correlations of random variables, sampling and empirical distributions. Point and interval estimation, test of hypotheses, goodness of fit test, contingency tables, design and analysis of single factor experiments, simple linear regression and factorial design.

IENG 311 - Manufacturing Processes I

Pre-requisite(s): IENG 231

Mechanical behavior and forming of metals different types of mechanical behavior and main factors affecting it, yield criteria, representative stress and representative strain, work due to plastic deformation, classification of forming processes with respect to temperature and strain rate, bulk deformation processes (forging, extrusion, rolling), rod and wire drawing sheet forming processes (blanking and piercing, deep drawing and bending, introduction to high energy rate forming processes).

IENG 313 - Manufacturing Processes Lab. (0:3:0)
Pre-requisite(s): IENG 311

This laboratory course provides an introduction to manufacturing processes experimentation. Experiments include Oxy, Arc, Spot welding as well as mechanical fastening by riveting, screwing and assembling, metal fabrication and sheet metal, machining processes of milling, turning and CNC. Advance manufacturing technologies of LASER and FDM are introduced. (Writing Intensive Course)

MENG 201 - Mechanical Engineering Drawing (3 Credits)

The course introduces the fundamental rules of an international language that enables ideas to be expressed and communicational in an easy and clear way through visual illustration. Includes the following topics: geometric construction; line convention; orthographic projections, Position student feet on the first step of the engineering design which based on the visual representation. The course covers the following topics: isometric projections; oblique projections; Perspective projections; dimensioning, and sectional views. Computer software design; and elements of computer programming and problem-solving techniques. Uses computer software CREO 3.0 in data analysis, data display and visualization techniques. Prepare parts drawing and assembly it.

MENG 211 - Thermodynamics I

Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 211

Thermodynamics concepts and definitions, states, properties, systems, control volume, processes, cycles, units, tables of properties, work and heat, first law, internal energy and enthalpy, conservation of mass, steady–state and uniform state processes, second law, heat engines and refrigerators, reversible processes, entropy, clausius inequality, principle of the increase of entropy, efficiencies, irreversibility and availability.

MENG 212 - Thermodynamics II

Pre-requisite(s): MENG 211

The basic concepts of classical thermodynamics are continued in this course as was introduced in Thermodynamics 1. It introduces the students to basic laws and principles applications to gas power and refrigeration cycles, vapor and combined power cycles, mixtures of gases and vapors, psychrometry, chemical reactions, Thermodynamic property relations, and energy analysis.

MENG 221 - Dynamics

Pre-requisite(s): CIEN 211

Position. Velocity. Acceleration. Potential and Kinetic Energy. Work. Linear Impulse. General Plane Motion. Projectile Motion. Angular Impulse. Mass Moment of Inertia. Parallel-Axis Theorem. Radius of Gyration. Power. Impacts. Angular Velocity. Relative Motion. Linear Momentum, Angular Acceleration. Center of Percussion. Newton’s Laws. Angular Momentum. Instantaneous Center. Rotating Frame.

MENG 231 -  Engineering Measurements (2 credits)

Introduction to measurement systems and experimental methods, basic concepts, calibration, dynamic response, analysis of experimental data, basic electrical measurements and sensing devices, displacement and area measurements, pressure measurement, flow measurement, temperature measurement, force, torque and strain measurements, accelerometer.

MENG 321 - Vibration and Control

Pre-requisite(s): MENG 221

Concepts of spring-mass-damper physical modeling of single and multi-degree of Freedom (or lumped masses) systems. Writing governing Equations of motion using Newton’s and energy methods. Undamped and damped systems including viscous, hysteretic and Coulomb friction damping. Free and forced excitations systems: external force and base as well as rotating unbalance excitations. Mathematical techniques of solving the model governing equations and interpreting system characteristics: natural frequencies, resonances and mode shapes. Basic principles of vibrations measurements. Design of Vibration isolators. Lab. sessions include experiments of free and forced excitation as well as static and dynamic rotating unbalance.

MENG 342 - Fluid Mechanics Lab.

Co-requisite(s): MENG 341

This course is composed of a set of selected experiments about general fluid mechanics. The Lab experiments will be mostly coordinated with the lecture. The experiments will be either performed in groups by the students or demonstrated by the instructor. Individual class work will be strongly encouraged as well as teamwork. The lab also includes an open-ended design of experiment.

MENG 361 - Heat Transfer

Pre-requisite(s): MENG 212 (CHEN 312) and MATH 214

Introduction to heat transfer mechanisms, heat conduction equation, steady heat conduction including the thermal resistance networks, transient heat conduction, lumped systems, fundamental of convection and thermal boundary layers, external and internal forced convection, natural convection, boiling and condensation, thermal radiation, and heat exchangers.

MENG 362 - Thermal Sciences Lab.

Pre-requisite(s): MENG 361 and MENG 212

This course is composed of a set of selected experiments which demonstrate and apply the concepts of thermodynamics and heat transfer. The Lab experiments will be mostly coordinated with the lecture. The experiments will be either performed in groups by the students or demonstrated by the instructor. Individual class work will be strongly encouraged as well as teamwork. The lab also includes an openended design of experiment.

MENG 421 - Theory of Machines

Pre-requisite(s): MENG 221

The course provides students with instruction in the fundamentals of theory of machines. The Theory of Machines and Mechanisms provides the foundation for the study of displacements, velocities, accelerations, and static and dynamic forces required for the proper design of mechanical linkages, cams, and geared systems.

MENG 451 - Mechanical Design I

Pre-requisite(s): CIEN 212, IENG 231

The Mechanical Design I course includes various materials needed to design mechanical elements. Initially students will be familiar with some concepts and definitions, and then they will be introduced to general considerations and procedure of machine design: general principles of machine design, reliability and statistical considerations, engineering materials and their mechanical properties, factor of safety, fits and tolerances, deflections and stress analysis for the different types of elements, buckling, static strength and failure theories, fatigue strength and failure theories. Finally, the students will be introduced to the basic design principles of some machine elements and their selection (power screws, fasteners, weldments and mechanical springs). Also, the students will be introduced to the ethical and social impacts of mechanical design..

MENG 452 - Mechanical Design II

Pre-requisite(s): MENG 451

This course is a continuation to the machine design I course. Students will be introduced to the analysis and design concepts of various types of machine elements that include: bearings (journal and antifriction); spur, helical and bevel gears; flexible drives and flywheels; clutches and brakes; shafts.

MENG 491 - Senior Design Project I

Pre-requisite(s): Senior Standing

Preparation and starting of engineering project in one of the mechanical engineering fields, such as; structures, water and environmental engineering, highway engineering, and construction management.

MENG 492 - Senior Design Project II 

Pre-requisite(s): MENG 491

Continuation of phase (1) including; writing a technical report and drawing the project drawings and details.

MENG 311 - Internal Combustion Engines

Pre-requisite(s): MENG 212

Engine classifications and terminology. Engine operating characteristics and performance parameters. Air standard engine cycles including: Otto, Diesel, Dual and two-stroke cycles. Common fuels used in IC engines, combustion reactions and the associated thermochemical calculations. Engine emissions and their control technologies and strategies. Air and fuel induction methods and technologies, the physics of the combustion phenomena. Friction losses, lubricants and lubrication systems. Engine-based experiments.

MENG 441 - Turbo Machinery

Pre-requisite(s): MENG 341

Turbomachinery classifications and terminology. Implementation of dimensional analysis for predicting performance of turbomachines and designing engineering systems. Understand the fundamentals of energy transfer between rotating rotors and fluid flow. Demonstrate the ability to construct velocity diagrams for various turbomachines (axial-flow compressors and turbines, radial-flow compressors and turbines, pumps, fans, blowers, hydraulic turbines) and their relation to design. Perform elementary analysis for determining input/output work of various turbo devices. Design and selection of turbomachines for various engineering application.

MENG 453 - Computer Aided Design

Pre-requisite(s): MENG 452

This is an upper-year mechanical engineering course. It exploits the general experience that the students have accumulated throughout the course of their studies. It also introduces students to the analytical basis to CAD software and the three main ways to represent an entity, namely wireframe, surface and solid modeling. The course can be broken down into three main stages. The first stage of the course aims at introducing the concept and importance of CAD as part of the design process. The second stage focuses on mathematical representation and manipulation of geometrical entities. The final stage discusses current applications of CAD in academic and industrial fields, especially ones related to the instructor’s field of expertise.

MENG 455 - Finite Elements in Machine Design

Pre-requisite(s): MENG 452

The objective of this course is to learn how to design and analyze structural components of machine system, especially using the finite element method. The course exposes students to analytical and numerical methods for computing stresses and strains in structures, use of finite element software for static structural analysis and the application of design and failure criteria to ensure that mechanical components can carry the design load without failure. Another important area of the course is to make the students recognize the importance of self-education and life learning.

MENG 461 - HVAC

Pre-requisite(s): MENG 212

Review of psychrometry. Air conditioning processes. Thermal comfort, inside and outside design conditions. Ventilation and infiltration. Heating load calculations. Solar radiation, cooling load calculations. Water heating systems layout and design. Air systems design. Under floor heating.

MENG 462 - Design of Thermal Systems

Pre-requisite(s): MENG 361 and MENG 341

Application of principles of fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and thermodynamics in the component design of thermal systems. Examples are drawn from power generations, environmental control, and industrial processes. Students work on group projects for integration of these components in the design of thermal systems.

MENG 463 - Energy Conversion and Management

Pre-requisite(s): MENG 361

An introduction to the basic technical and economic criteria for the design of efficient energy conversion systems, including traditional as well as alternative power systems. To discuss strategies for increased energy efficiency and more environmentally sound operation. To assess design alternatives and selection criteria based on long-term economic viability and overall energy management strategies.

MENG 493 - Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering

Pre-requisite(s): Dept. Approval

Special up-to-date topic in one of the mechanical engineering streams of applied mechanics or thermal sciences.

IENG 321 - Engineering Economy

Pre-requisite(s): ENGR 107 (CAA)

Principles of engineering economy, equivalence and compound interest formula, single and multiple alternative, management concepts and theories of management.

ENGR 399 - Undergraduate Research Project

Pre-requisite(s): Department Consent

Undergraduate research under the guidance of an engineering faculty member for juniors and seniors. Fixed credit hours; 3 credits are assigned, this is equivalent to a minimum of 9 hours of research time per week; a pass/fail grade is to be used. Student will be engaged in a creative research project at the discretion of the faculty member. The course is open to all engineering students.

ELEN 426 - Renewable Energy Systems

Pre-requisite(s): ELEN 350
Co-requisite(s): ELEN 412

The course aims to introduce a general engineering/science audience to the basic concepts of renewable energy. In the interest of time some mathematical criteria will be covered, e.g. Betz limit for wind, limit of efficiency of WEC point absorber. Each lecture contains several examples from real world applications and in-progress industrial developments.

ELEN 451 - Control Theory 

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 280, ECEN 220

Introduction to feedback control systems; Block diagram and signal flow Graph representation; Mathematical modeling of physical systems; Stability of linear control systems; Time-domain and frequency-domain analysis tools and performance assessment; Lead and lag compensator design; Multi input multi output systems; Routh, Nyquist; Bode and root locus diagrams; Introduction to state variable techniques; state transmission matrix and state variable feedback.