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ME 180 Computer-aided Design
Fundamentals of graphical communications, including sketching, computer-aided drafting, design, and parametric modeling. Letter grade only.
3 ME 100 - Level
ME 199 Special Topics
Foundations of intellectual inquiry. In-depth study of a substantive problem. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.
1-3 ME 100 - Level
ME 240 Materials Science
Relationships between the microstructure of materials and their physical and engineering properties. Basic metallurgy/ceramic/polymer science; processing, structure, properties, and performance of engineering materials. Letter grade only.
3 ME 200 - Level
ME 240H Materials Science - Honors
Relationships between the microstructure of materials and their physical and engineering properties. Basic metallurgy/ceramic/polymer science; processing, structure, properties, and performance of engineering materials. Letter grade only.
3 ME 200 - Level
ME 252 Applied Mechanics Dynamics
Kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies using vector analysis; solution methods: force-mass-acceleration, work and energy, impulse and momentum, translating and rotating coordinate systems. Letter grade only.
3 ME 200 - Level
ME 252R Applied Mechanics Dynamics Recitation
Optional recitation section in Applied Mechanics Dynamics. Cannot be used for credit toward major. Pass-fail only.
1 ME 200 - Level
ME 286 Engineering Design: The Process
The process of engineering design, mechanisms and controls, teamwork and project management, written and oral communications. This course is intended for Mechanical Engineering majors only. Letter grade only.
3 ME 200 - Level
ME 291 Thermodynamics I
Energy and entropy concepts, applications; first and second law principles, applications to processes and cycles. Letter grade only.
3 ME 200 - Level
ME 291R Thermodynamics I Recitation
Optional recitation section in Thermodynamics I. Cannot be used for credit towards major. Pass-fail only.
1 ME 200 - Level
ME 299 Special Topics
In-depth study of an aspect, concept, or problem. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.
1-3 ME 200 - Level
ME 358 System Dynamics
An introductory course in the theory and applications of linear system dynamics. Course topics include modeling and analysis techniques for single- and multidegree of freedom systems. Analysis techniques include Laplace transformations, transfer-functions, state-space representation, and computer simulation methods. Feedback control methods are introduced. Letter grade only.
3 ME 300 - Level
ME 365 Machine Design I
Fundamentals of mechanical design; stress, deflection, material selection, strength, and design principles; design of mechanical elements: screws, gears, shafts, and springs. Letter grade only.
3 ME 300 - Level
ME 389 Cooperative Education
Individualized preplanned cooperative employment experience related to your field of study or career objectives. Pass-fail only. May be repeated for up to 3 units of credit.
1-3 ME 300 - Level
ME 392 Thermodynamics II
Steam and gas turbine power plants; Maxwell's relations; gaseous mixtures; combustion analysis; computer applications of first and second law principles. Letter grade only.
3 ME 300 - Level
ME 395 Fluid Mechanics I
Theory, concepts, and usage of the basic laws of fluid mechanics (conservation of mass, momentum, and energy); hydrostatics; control volume and differential analysis; incompressible and compressible flows: Bernoulli's equation; Navier-Stokes equations; dimensional analysis and similitude; empirical methods; applications to engineering problems. Letter grade only.
3 ME 300 - Level
ME 399 Special Topics
In-depth study of an aspect, concept, or problem within a program of study. Letter grade only.
1-3 ME 300 - Level
ME 408 Field Work Experience
Individualized supervised field experience in an appropriate agency or organization. Pass-fail only. May be repeated for up to 3 units of credit. Fee required.
1-3 ME 400 - Level
ME 423 Flight Dynamics
Theory and applications the dynamics of fixed wing aircraft. Introduction to aerodynamic forces. Development of aircraft stability with considerations to aircraft design. Development of dynamic equations of motion, stability derivatives, control derivatives, state-space system modeling, and simulation of system response. Introduction to aircraft controls and multi-degree of freedom systems dynamics including quad-rotor vehicles. Co-convened with ME 523. Letter grade only.
3 ME 400 - Level
ME 425 Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics
Basic understanding of computational fluid dynamics methods, mathematical theories associated with solving basic fluid dynamic equations, use of government and commercial codes. Co-convened with ME 525. Letter grade only.
3 ME 400 - Level
ME 435 Wind Energy Engineering
Concepts, theory, and design of wind energy conversion systems. Topics include wind energy resources, wind turbine aerodynamics, mechanics, subsystems, design, development, economics, and policies. Co-convened with ME 535. Letter grade only.
3 ME 400 - Level
ME 435H Wind Energy Engineering - Honors
Concepts, theory, and design of wind energy conversion systems. Topics include wind energy resources, wind turbine aerodynamics, mechanics, subsystems, design, development, economics, and policies. Letter grade only.
3 ME 400 - Level
ME 440 Fluid Mechanics II
Applications of the governing differential and integral equations of fluid mechanics to fundamental problems in internal flows, pipe flow, external flows, turbulent and laminar flows, boundary layers, lift and drag. Also presented are applications of dimensional analysis, and introductions to compressible flow, fluid machinery, and computational fluid dynamics. Principles are reinforced with laboratory experiments. 2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only.
3 ME 400 - Level
ME 441 Compressible Flow
Theory, concepts, and usage of basic laws of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics as applied to compressible flow phenomena. Application to supersonic nozzles, airfoils, and turbojet fans. Introduces computational fluid dynamics. Letter grade only.
3 ME 400 - Level
ME 442 Aerodynamics
Theory, concepts, and use of basic laws of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics to obtain useful relations for analyzing internal and external fluid flows considering incompressible as well as compressible flow fields. Letter grade only.
3 ME 400 - Level
ME 450 Heat Transfer
Theory and application of heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation. Letter grade only.
3 ME 400 - Level
ME 451 Renewable Energy
Fundamentals concepts of renewable energy resources, conversion technology and hybrid system design with an emphasis towards solar photovoltaics and wind energy. Letter grade only.
3 ME 400 - Level
ME 454 Finite Element Analysis
Practical approach to finite element analysis of solid mechanics and heat transfer problems; bar, beam, isoparametric, axisymmetric, shell, and two- and three-dimensional elements; modeling considerations; computer applications using state-of-the-art software. Co-convenes with ME 554. Letter grade only.
3 ME 400 - Level
ME 455 Vibrations
Mechanical systems with single and multiple degrees of freedom; damping, resonance, vibration isolation and absorption, machine balancing. Letter grade only.
3 ME 400 - Level
ME 456 Engineering Modeling Of Nonlinear Systems
Introducing modeling principles and the distinction between physical modeling and mathematical modeling. Using dimensional analysis and similarity, and their application to experimental design leading to physical modeling, Deriving governing equations from first principles leading to mathematical modeling. Analyzing one, two, three and multi-dimensional systems in engineering, the presentation of the solutions on a phase diagram. Investigating bifurcations, linear stability, and numerical solutions. Co-convened with ME 556. Letter grade only.
3 ME 400 - Level
ME 463 Biomechanical Engineering
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the mechanics and mathematical analysis of the musculoskeletal system, the materials used in orthopedic applications, and control system modeling of biological tissues for use in orthopedic devices. Co-convened with ME 563. Letter grade only.
3 ME 400 - Level
ME 465 Machine Design II
Fundamentals of mechanical design; stress, deflection, strength, lubrication, and design principles; design of mechanical elements: helical gears, bevel gears, worm gearing, shafts, clutches, breaks, flexible mechanical elements, bearings, permanent joints. Letter grade only.
3 ME 400 - Level
ME 467 Manufacturing Processes
Presents and analyzes manufacturing processes, including machining, forming, and assembly. Discusses automation of these processes, primarily from the machine-tool operation point of view (i.e., computer numerical control). Letter grade only.
3 ME 400 - Level
ME 467L Manufacturing Processes Laboratory
Introduction to basic processes, including milling, turning, welding and forming. 1 cr. hr. lab. Letter grade only.
1 ME 400 - Level
ME 473 Biomaterials
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of engineering materials used in medical devices for the repair and/or restoration of damaged natural tissues. Topics include material properties, characterization, tissue scaffolds, biocompatibility, and tissue-biomaterial interactions. Co-convened with ME 573. Letter grade only.
3 ME 400 - Level
ME 475 Adaptive Materials And Systems
Introduction to concepts related to the behavior of adaptive/smart materials and systems including modeling, analytical representations, and applications. Piezoelectric materials, shape memory alloys, electroactive polymers and magnetorheological fluids are considered. Co-convened with ME 575. Letter grade only.
3 ME 400 - Level
ME 476C Mechanical Engineering Design I
Design teams formed, projects for ME 486C selected with client interaction. Proposal, negotiation, specification/requirements documentation executed and accepted by client. Fall only. Letter grade only.
1 ME 400 - Level Senior Capstone
ME 482 Advanced Cad/Cam
Three-dimensional CAD, parametric feature-based design, computer-integrated manufacturing, computer rendering and animation, team design project. Letter grade only.
3 ME 400 - Level
ME 484 Kinematics
Kinematic and dynamic analysis of rigid body mechanisms; rotating systems, rolling and sliding bodies in contact, quadric chain, slider crank mechanism; synthesis; preliminary design. Letter grade only.
3 ME 400 - Level
ME 485 Undergraduate Research
Original research under the supervision of a research adviser. Department consent required. Pass-fail only. May be repeated for up to 3 units of credit.
1-3 ME 400 - Level
ME 486C Mechanical Engineering Design II
Design methodology and decision making. Team design projects culminating with oral and written reports. Individual projects are appropriate on approval. Letter grade only.
3 ME 400 - Level Senior Capstone
ME 486CH Mechanical Engineering Design II - Honors
Design methodology and decision making. Team design projects culminating with oral and written reports. Individual projects are appropriate on approval. Letter grade only.
3 ME 400 - Level Senior Capstone
ME 495 Experimental Methods In The Thermal Sciences
Fundamental methods of acquiring and analyzing experimental data in the thermal sciences, including applied statistics. Experiments in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and thermal-fluid systems. 2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only.
3 ME 400 - Level
ME 497 Independent Study
Individualized approach to selected topics by guided reading and critical evaluation. Department consent required. Pass-fail only. May be repeated for up to 3 units of credit. Please complete the Independent Study Proposal form and obtain signatures of approval BEFORE registering. https://policy.nau.edu/policy/Documents/Independent_Study_Form_FINAL.pdf
1-3 ME 400 - Level
ME 499 Contemporary Developments
Examines recent trends and investigations in a selected area of a particular major field of study. Letter grade only.
1-4 ME 400 - Level
ME 520 Advanced Fluid Dynamics
Fundamental fluid properties and phenomena. Development of conservation equations in differential form. Development of solution techniques and applications to inviscid flows as well as viscous separated flows. Introduction to turbulence. Letter grade only. Prerequisite: ME 395.
3 ME 500 - Level
ME 523 Flight Dynamics
Theory and applications of the dynamics of fixed-wing aircraft. Introduction to aerodynamic forces. Development of static longitudinal stability with considerations to aircraft design. Development dynamics equations of motion, stability derivatives, control derivatives, state-space system modeling, and simulation of system response. Introduction to aircraft controls and multi-degree of freedom systems dynamics including quad-rotor vehicles. Co-convened with ME 423. Letter grade only.
3 ME 500 - Level
ME 525 Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics
Basic understanding of computational fluid dynamics methods, mathematical theories associated with solving basic fluid dynamic equations, use of government and commercial codes. Co-convened with ME 425. Letter grade only.
3 ME 500 - Level
ME 530 Advanced Thermal Analysis
Finite volume energy balance formulation. Analytical and numerical solution of multi-dimensional conduction. Convection of laminar and turbulent, external and internal systems. Thermal radiation heat transfer. Multi-mode heat transfer. Letter grade only.
3 ME 500 - Level
ME 535 Wind Energy Engineering
Concepts, theory, and design of wind energy conversion systems. Topics include wind energy resources, wind turbine aerodynamics, mechanics, subsystems, design, development, economics, and policies. Co-convened with ME 435. Letter grade only.
3 ME 500 - Level
ME 554 Finite Element Analysis
Practical approach to finite element analysis of solid mechanics and heat transfer problems. Bar, beam, isoparametric, axisymmetric, shell, and two- and three-dimensional elements. Modeling considerations. Computer applications using state-of-the-art software. Co-convenes with ME 454. Cross-listed with BE 554. Letter grade only.
3 ME 500 - Level
ME 556 Engineering Modeling Of Nonlinear Systems
Introducing modeling. Using dimensional analysis and similarity, and their application to experimental design leading to physical modeling, Deriving governing equations from first principles leading to mathematical modeling. Analyzing one, two, three and multi-dimensional systems in engineering, the presentation of the solutions on a phase diagram. Investigating bifurcations, linear stability, and numerical solutions. Co-convened with ME 456. Letter grade only.
3 ME 500 - Level
ME 560 Advanced Solid Mechanics
Topics from elasticity, plates, shells, and advanced mechanics of materials that provide an in-depth understanding of the mechanical behavior of solids suitable for solving practical problems. Letter grade only.
3 ME 500 - Level
ME 561 Engineering Plasticity
This course is a practical approach to modeling the plastic behavior of materials. Topics include: physical models, index notion, elastic stress-strain relations, yield and failure criteria, perfectly plastic models, work hardening models, and integration of models into finite element software. Letter grade only.
3 ME 500 - Level
ME 563 Biomechanical Engineering
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the mechanics and mathematical analysis of the musculoskeletal system, the materials used in orthopedic applications, and control system modeling of biological tissues for use in orthopedic devices. Co-convened with ME 463. Cross-listed with BE 563. Letter grade only.
3 ME 500 - Level
ME 573 Biomaterials
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of engineering materials used in medical devices for the repair and/or restoration of damaged natural tissues. Topics include material properties, characterization, tissue scaffolds, biocompatibility, and tissue-biomaterial interactions. Co-convened with ME 473. Letter grade only.
3 ME 500 - Level
ME 575 Adaptive Materials And Systems
Introduction to concepts related to the behavior of adaptive/smart materials and systems including modeling, analytical representations and applications. Piezoelectric materials, shape memory alloys, electroactive polymers and magnetorheological fluids are considered. Co-convened with ME 475. Letter grade only.
3 ME 500 - Level
ME 580 Mechanics Of Composite Materials
Introduces advanced composite materials emphasizing design and analysis for structural applications: anisotropic response, micromechanics, hygrothermal behavior, laminated plate theory, laminate strength, and computer codes for lamination analysis. Cross-listed with BE 580. Letter grade only.
3 ME 500 - Level
ME 599 Contemporary Developments
Examines recent trends and investigations in a selected area of a particular field of study. May be offered no more than three times before being submitted for a permanent course number. May be repeated for credit. Letter grade only.
1-3 ME 500 - Level
ME 685 Graduate Research
Individualized directed research on selected topics. Letter grade or pass-fail, depending on department policy. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.
1-6 ME 600 - Level
ME 690 Master's Project
Focuses on a problem of interest to the practicing engineering community. Pass-fail only. May be repeated for credit.
1-6 ME 600 - Level
ME 697 Independent Study
Individualized directed study on selected topics. Note that no more than 3 units may be included on a master's plan in education. Department consent required. Pass-fail or letter grade, depending on departmental policy. May be repeated for credit. Please complete the Independent Study Proposal form and obtain signatures of approval BEFORE registering. https://policy.nau.edu/policy/Documents/Independent_Study_Form_FINAL.pdf
1-3 ME 600 - Level
ME 698 Graduate Seminar
Reading and discussion on selected advanced topics. Letter grade or pass-fail, depending on department policy. May be repeated for credit.
1-3 ME 600 - Level
ME 699 Thesis
Individualized directed research, writing, and oral defense of selected thesis topic. Department consent required. Pass-fail only. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Admission to master's program.
1-9 ME 600 - Level
ME 799 Dissertation
Individualized directed research, writing, and oral defense of selected dissertation topic. Pass-Fail only. May be repeated as needed.
1-9 ME 700 - Level