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Lower Division Courses

24.  Freshman Seminars. (1)   Course may be repeated for credit as topic varies. One hour of seminar per week. Sections 1-4 to be graded on a letter-grade basis. Sections 5-8 to be graded on a passed/not passed basis. The Berkeley Seminar Program has been designed to provide new students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small-seminar setting. Berkeley Seminars are offered in all campus departments, and topics vary from department to department and semester to semester. (F,SP) Staff

40.  Thermodynamics. (3)   Students will receive no credit for 40 after taking 105B. Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. Prerequisites: Chemistry 1A, Engineering 7, Mathematics 1B, and Physics 7B. This course introduces the fundamentals of energy storage, thermophysical properties of liquids and gases, and the basic principles of thermodynamics which are then applied to various areas of engineering related to energy conversion and air conditioning. (F,SP) Staff

C85.  Introduction to Solid Mechanics. (3)   Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. Prerequisites: Mathematics 53 and 54 (may be taken concurrently); Physics 7A. A review of equilibrium for particles and rigid bodies. Application to truss structures. The concepts of deformation, strain, and stress. Equilibrium equations for a continuum. Elements of the theory of linear elasticity. The states of plane stress and plane strain. Solution of elementary elasticity problems (beam bending, torsion of circular bars). Euler buckling in elastic beams. Also listed as Civil and Environmental Engineering C30. (F,SP) Armero, Papadopoulos, Zohdi

98.  Supervised Independent Group Studies. (1-4)   Course may be repeated for credit. Hours to be arranged. Must be taken on a passed/not passed basis. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Organized group study on various topics under the sponsorship and direction of a member of the Mechanical Engineering faculty. (F,SP) Staff

Upper Division Courses

101.  Introduction to Lean Manufacturing Systems. (3)   Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. Prerequisites: Completion of all lower division requirements for an engineering major, or consent of instructor. Fundamentals of lean manufacturing systems including manufacturing fundamentals, unit operations and manufacturing line considerations for work in process (WIP), manufacturing lead time (MLT), economics, quality monitoring; high mix/low volume (HMLV) systems fundamentals including just in time (JIT), kanban, buffers and line balancing; class project/case studies for design and analysis of competitive manufacturing systems. (F,SP) Dornfeld, McMains

102A.  Introduction to Mechanical Systems for Mechatronics. (4)   Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Engineering 10 and 28, English R1A or equivalent course, Mechanical Engineering C85/Civil and Environmental Engineering C30 and Electrical Engineering 40 or 100. The objectives of this course are to introduce students to modern experimental techniques for mechanical engineering, and to improve students' written and oral communication skills. Students will be provided exposure to, and experience with, a variety of sensors used in mechatronic systems including sensors to measure temperature, displacement, velocity, acceleration and strain. The role of error and uncertainty in measurements and analysis will be examined. Students will also be provided exposure to, and experience with, using commercial software for data acquisition and analysis. The role and limitations of spectral analysis of digital data will be discussed. (F,SP) Staff

102B.  Mechatronics Design. (4)   Students will receive no credit for Mechanical Engineering 102B after completing Mechanical Engineering 105B. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: ENG 28 and EE 40 or EE 100. Introduction to design and realization of mechatronics systems. Micro computer architectures. Basic computer IO devices. Embedded microprocessor systems and control, IO programming such as analogue to digital converters, PWM, serial and parallel outputs. Electrical components such as power supplies, operational amplifiers, transformers and filters. Shielding and grounding. Design of electric, hydraulic and pneumatic actuators. Design of sensors. Design of power transmission systems. Kinematics and dynamics of robotics devices. Basic feedback design to create robustness and performance. (F,SP) Kazerooni, Staff

104.  Engineering Mechanics II. (3)   Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. Prerequisites: C85 and Engineering 7. This course is an introduction to the dynamics of particles and rigid bodies. The material, based on a Newtonian formulation of the governing equations, is illustrated with numerous examples ranging from one-dimensional motion of a single particle to planar motions of rigid bodies and systems of rigid bodies. (F,SP) Staff

106.  Fluid Mechanics. (3)   Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. Prerequisites: C85 and 104 (104 may be taken concurrently). This course introduces the fundamentals and techniques of fluid mechanics with the aim of describing and controlling engineering flows. (F,SP) Staff

107.  Mechanical Engineering Laboratory. (3)   Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: 102A; senior standing. Experimental investigation of engineering systems and of phenomena of interest to mechanical engineers. Design and planning of experiments. Analysis of data and reporting of experimental results. (F,SP) Staff

108.  Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials. (4)   Three hours of lecture, one hour of discussion, and four hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: C85. This course covers elastic and plastic deformation under static and dynamic loads. Failure by yielding, fracture, fatigue, wear, and environmental factors are also examined. Topics include engineering materials, heat treatment, structure-property relationships, elastic deformation and multiaxial loading, plastic deformation and yield criteria, dislocation plasticity and strengthening mechanisms, creep, stress concentration effects, fracture, fatigue, and contact deformation. (F,SP) Komvopoulos, Staff

109.  Heat Transfer. (3)   Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. Prerequisites: 40 and 106. This course covers transport processes of mass, momentum, and energy from a macroscopic view with emphasis both on understanding why matter behaves as it does and on developing practical problem solving skills. The course is divided into four parts: introduction, conduction, convection, and radiation. (F,SP) Staff

110.  Introduction to Product Development. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: Junior or higher standing. Provides project-based learning experience in innovative new product development, with a focus on mechanical engineering systems. Design concepts and techniques are introduced, and the student's design ability is developed in a design or feasibility study chosen to emphasize ingenuity and provide wide coverage of engineering topics. Relevant software will be integrated into studio sessions, including solid modeling and environmental life cycle analysis. Design optimization and social, economic, and political implications are included. All product ideas will be evaluated against the "triple bottom line": economic, societal, and environmental. Both individual and group oral presentations are made, and participation in a final tradeshow type presentation is required. (F,SP) Staff

C115.  Molecular Cell Biomechanics. (4)   Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Mathematics 54; Physics 7A, Bioengineering 102, or Mechanical Engineering C85; or consent of instructor. This course applies methods of statistical continuum mechanics to subcellar biomechanical phenomena ranging from nanoscale (molecular) to microscale (whole cell and cell population) biological processes at the interface of mechanics, biology, and chemistry. Also listed as Bioengineering C112. (SP) Mofrad

C117.  Structural Aspects of Biomaterials. (4)   Students will receive no credit for C117 after taking C215 or Bioengineering C222. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Mechanical Engineering 108 or Engineering 45. This course covers the structure and mechanical functions of load bearing tissues and their replacements. Natural and synthetic load-bearing biomaterials for clinical applications are reviewed. Biocompatibility of biomaterials and host response to structural implants are examined. Quantitative treatment of biomechanical issues and constitutive relationships of tissues are covered in order to design biomaterial replacements for structural function. Material selection for load bearing applications including reconstructive surgery, orthopedics, dentistry, and cardiology are addressed. Mechanical design for longevity including topics of fatigue, wear, and fracture are reviewed. Case studies that examine failures of devices are presented. This course includes a teaching/design laboratory component that involves design analysis of medical devices and outreach teaching to the public community. Several problem-based projects are utilized throughout the semester for design analysis. In addition to technical content, this course involves rigorous technical writing assignments, oral communication skill development and teamwork. Also listed as Bioengineering C117. (SP) Pruitt

118.  Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: Chemistry 1A and Physics 7B. Physics 7C and Engineering 45 (or the equivalent) recommended. This course introduces engineering students (juniors and seniors) to the field of nanotechnology and nanoscience. The course has two components: (1) Formal lectures. Students receive a set of formal lectures introducing them to the field of nanotechnology and nanoscience. The material covered includes nanofabrication technology (how one achieves the nanometer length scale, from "bottom up" to "top down" technologies), the interdisciplinary nature of nanotechnology and nanoscience (including areas of chemistry, material science, physics, and molecular biology), examples of nanoscience phenomena (the crossover from bulk to quantum mechanical properties), and applications (from integrated circuits, quantum computing, MEMS, and bioengineering). (2) Projects. Students are asked to read and present a variety of current journal papers to the class and lead a discussion on the various works. (F,SP) Lin, Sohn

119.  Introduction to MEMS (Microelectromechanical Systems). (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: Electrical Engineering 100, Physics 7B. Fundamentals of microelectromechanical systems including design, fabrication of microstructures; surface-micromachining, bulk-micromachining, LIGA, and other micro machining processes; fabrication principles of integrated circuit device and their applications for making MEMS devices; high-aspect-ratio microstructures; scaling issues in the micro scale (heat transfer, fluid mechanics and solid mechanics); device design, analysis, and mask layout. (F) Staff

120.  Computational Biomechanics Across Multiple Scales. (3)   Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Mechanical Engineering C85. This course applies the methods of computational modeling and continuum mechanics to biomedical phenomena spanning various length scales ranging from molecular to cellular to tissue and organ levels. The course is intended for upper level undergraduate students who have been exposed to undergraduate continuum mechanics (statics and strength of materials.) (F,SP) Mofrad

122.  Processing of Materials in Manufacturing. (3)   Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. Prerequisites: Mechanical Engineering 108 and Mechanical Engineering C85/Civil Engineering C30. Fundamentals of manufacturing processes (metal forming, forging, metal cutting, welding, joining, and casting); selection of metals, plastics, and other materials relative to the design and choice of manufacturing processes; geometric dimensioning and tolerancing of all processes. (SP) Staff

127.  Composite Materials--Analysis, Design, Manufacture. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: Civil and Environmental Engineering 130 or 130N or equivalent course in mechanics of materials; Engineering 36 and 45. Properties and microstructure of high-strength fiber materials (glass, carbon, polymer, ceramic fibers) and matrix materials (polymer, metal, ceramic, and carbon matrices). Specific strength and stiffness of high-performance composites. Stress, strain and stiffness transformations. Elastic properties of a single orthotropic ply. Laminated plate theory. Failure criteria. Short fiber composites. Manufacturing processes. Sandwich panels. Joints. Design of composite structures and components. Sustainability and recycling. Laboratory sessions on manufacturing processes and testing. Assigned class design projects on design and manufacturing of composites. (F,SP) Dharan

128.  Computer-Aided Mechanical Design. (3)   Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. Prerequisites: Engineering 28, and Mathematics 53, 54, or consent of instructor. Introduction to design (not drafting) via computers. Using MATLAB and other Finite Element software, students will be introduced to a variety of mechanical design techniques and apply those techniques to the design of beams, automobile engine components, planar machine elements, linkages, and flexure hinges. These techniques include ad-hoc methods, exhaustive numeration, grid studies, and informal optimizations. (SP) Lin

130.  Design of Planar Machinery. (3)   Three hours of lecture and one hour of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: 104. Synthesis, analysis, and design of planar machines. Kinematic structure, graphical, analytical, and numerical analysis and synthesis. Linkages, cams, reciprocating engines, gear trains, and flywheels. (SP) Youssefi

131.  Vehicle Dynamics and Control. (3)   Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. Prerequisites: Engineering 7, Math 53 and 54, and Physics 7A-7B. Physical understanding of automotive vehicle dynamics including simple lateral, longitudinal, and ride quality models. An overview of active safety systems will be introduced including the basic concepts and terminology, the state-of-the-art development, and basic principles of systems such as ABS, traction control, dynamic stability control, and roll stability control. Passive, semi-active, and active suspension systems will be analyzed. Concepts of autonomous vehicle technology including drive-by-wire and steer-by-wire systems, adaptive cruise control, and lane keeping systems. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to follow the literature on these subjects and perform independent design, research, and development work in this field. (SP) Hedrick

132.  Dynamic Systems and Feedback. (3)   Three hours of lecture and one hour of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Math 53, 54, Physics 7A-7B. Physical understanding of dynamics and feedback. Linear feedback control of dynamic systems. Mathematical tools for analysis and design. Stability. Modeling systems with differential equations. Linearization. Solution to linear, time-invariant differential equations. (F,SP) Staff

133.  Mechanical Vibrations. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 104. An introduction to the theory of mechanical vibrations including topics of harmonic motion, resonance, transient and random excitation, applications of Fourier analysis and convolution methods. Multidegree of freedom discrete systems including principal mode, principal coordinates and Rayleigh's principle. (SP) Tongue

C134.  Feedback Control Systems. (4)   Students will receive no credit for Mechanical Engineering C134/Electrical Engineering C128 after taking Mechanical Engineering 134 or Electrical Engineering 128. Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. Prerequisites: Mechanical Engineering 132 or Electrical Engineering 20N, and Electrical Engineering 40. Analysis and synthesis of linear feedback control systems in transform and time domains. Control system design by root locus, frequency response, and state space methods. Applications to electro-mechanical and mechatronics systems. Also listed as Electrical Engineering C128. (F) Staff

135.  Design of Microprocessor-Based Mechanical Systems. (4)   Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Engineering 7. This course provides preparation for the conceptual design and prototyping of mechanical systems that use microprocessors to control machine activities, acquire and analyze data, and interact with operators. The architecture of microprocessors is related to problems in mechanical systems through study of systems, including electro-mechanical components, thermal components and a variety of instruments. Laboratory exercises lead through studies of different levels of software. (F,SP) Kazerooni

138.  Introduction to Micro/Nano Mechanical Systems Laboratory. (3)   Students will receive no credit for Mechanical Engineering 238 after taking Mechanical Engineering 138. Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Electrical Engineering 100, Mechanical Engineering 106, Physics 7B. This hands-on laboratory course focuses on the mechanical engineering principles that underlie the design, fabricaton, and operation of micro/nanoscale mechanical systems, including devices made by nanowire/nanotube syntheses; photolithography/soft lithography; and molding processes. Each laboratory will have different focuses for basic understanding of MEMS/NEMS systems from prototype constructions to experimental testings using mechanical, electrical, or optical techniques. (SP) Lin, Staff

140.  Combustion Processes. (3)   Three hours of lecture and one hour of demonstration laboratory. Prerequisites: 40, 106, and 109 (106 and 109 may be taken concurrently). Fundamentals of combustion, flame structure, flame speed, flammability, ignition, stirred reaction, kinetics and nonequilibrium processes, pollutant formation. Application to engines, energy production and fire safety. (F) Fernandez-Pello, Chen

146.  Energy Conversion Principles. (3)   Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. Prerequisites: 40, 106, and 109 (106 and 109 may be taken concurrently). This course covers the fundamental principles of energy conversion processes, followed by development of theoretical and computational tools that can be used to analyze energy conversion processes. The course also introduces the use of modern computational methods to model energy conversion performance characteristics of devices and systems. Performance features, sources of inefficiencies, and optimal design strategies are explored for a variety of applications, which may include conventional combustion based and Rankine power systems, energy systems for space applications, solar, wind, wave, thermoelectric, and geothermal energy systems. (F,SP) Carey

150A.  Solar-Powered Vehicles: Analysis, Design and Fabrication. (3)   Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Math 54, Physics 7A; Upper division status in engineering. This course addresses all aspects of design, analysis, construction and economics of solar-powered vehicles. It begins with an examination of the fundamentals of photovoltaic solar power generation, and the capabilities and limitations that exist when using this form of renewable energy. The efficiency of energy conversion and storage will be evaluated across an entire system, from the solar energy that is available to the mechanical power that is ultimately produced. The structural and dynamic stability, as well as the aerodynamics, of vehicles will be studied. Safety and economic concerns will also be considered. Students will work in teams to design, build and test a functioning single-person vehicle capable of street use. (F,SP) Johnson, Staff

151.  Advanced Heat Transfer. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 40, 106, and 109 (106 and 109 may be taken concurrently). Basic principles of heat transfer and their application. Subject areas include steady-state and transient system analyses for conduction, free and forced convection, boiling, condensation and thermal radiation. (SP) Staff

163.  Engineering Aerodynamics. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 106. Introduction to the lift, drag, and moment of two-dimensional airfoils, three-dimensional wings, and the complete airplane. Calculations of the performance and stability of airplanes in subsonic flight. (F) Savas

164.  Marine Statics and Structures. (3)   Students will receive no credit for 164 after taking C164/Ocean Engineering C164; 2 units after taking 151. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: Civil and Environmental Engineering 130 or 130N or consent of instructor. Formerly C164. Terminology and definition of hull forms, conditions of static equilibrium and stability of floating submerged bodies. Effects of damage on stability. Structural loads and response. Box girder theory. Isotropic and orthotropic plate bending and bucking. (F,SP) Mansour

165.  Ocean-Environment Mechanics. (3)   Students will receive no credit for 165 after taking C165/Ocean Engineering C165. Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. Prerequisites: 106 or Civil and Environmental Engineering 100. Formerly C165. Ocean environment. Physical properties and characteristics of the oceans. Global conservation laws. Surface-waves generation. Gravity-wave mechanics, kinematics, and dynamics. Design consideration of ocean vehicles and systems. Model-testing techniques. Prediction of resistance and response in waves--physical modeling and computer models. (F,SP) Yeung

167.  Microscale Fluid Mechanics. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 40, 106, 109, (106 and 109 may be taken concurrently) Physics 7B or equivalent. Phenomena of physical, technological, and biological significance in flows of gases and liquids at the microscale. The course begins with familiar equations of Newtonian fluid mechanics, then proceeds to the study of essentially 1-D flows in confined geometries with the lubrication equations. Next is a study of the flow of thin films spreading under gravity or surface tension gradients. Lubrication theory of compressible gases leads to consideration of air bearings. Two- and 3-D flows are treated with Stokes' equations. Less familiar physical phenomena of significance and utility at the microscale are then considered: intermolecular forces in liquids, slip, diffusion and bubbles as active agents. A review of relevant aspects of electricity and magnetism precedes a study of electrowetting and electrokinetically driven liquid flows. (F) Morris, Szeri

168.  Mechanics of Offshore Systems. (3)   Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. Prerequisites: Mechanical Engineering 106 and Mechanical Engineering C85 (or Civil Engineering C30). Mechanical Engineering 165 is recommended. This course covers major aspects of offshore engineering including ocean environment, loads on offshore structures, cables and mooring, underwater acoustics and arctic operations. (F) Alam

170.  Engineering Mechanics III. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 104 or consent of instructor. This course builds upon material learned in 104, examining the dynamics of particles and rigid bodies moving in three dimensions. Topics include non-fixed axis rotations of rigid bodies, Euler angles and parameters, kinematics of rigid bodies, and the Newton-Euler equations of motion for rigid bodies. The course material will be illustrated with real-world examples such as gyroscopes, spinning tops, vehicles, and satellites. Applications of the material range from vehicle navigation to celestial mechanics, numerical simulations, and animations. (F) O'Reilly, Tongue

171.  Dynamics of Charged Particulate Systems: Modeling, Theory and Computation. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 104 or equivalent. Introduction to the dynamics of small-scale charged particle systems. (F,SP) Zohdi

173.  Fundamentals of Acoustics. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 104. Plane and spherical sound waves. Sound intensity. Propagation in tubes and horns. Resonators. Standing waves. Radiation from oscillating surface. Reciprocity. Reverberation and diffusion. Electro-acoustic loud speaker and microphone problems. Environmental and architectural acoustics. Noise measurement and control. Effects on man. (SP) Staff

175.  Intermediate Dynamics. (3)   Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. Prerequisites: 104 or equivalent. This course introduces and investigates Lagrange's equations of motion for particles and rigid bodies. The subject matter is particularly relevant to applications comprised of interconnected and constrained discrete mechanical components. The material is illustrated with numerous examples. These range from one-dimensional motion of a single particle to three-dimensional motions of rigid bodies and systems of rigid bodies. (SP) Staff

C176.  Orthopedic Biomechanics. (4)   Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion/computer workshop per week. Prerequisites: Mechanical Engineering C85/Civil Engineering C30 or Bioengineering 102 (may be taken concurrently). Proficiency in Matlab or equivalent. Statics, dynamics, optimization theory, composite beam theory, beam-on-elastic foundation theory, Hertz contact theory, and materials behavior. Forces and moments acting on human joints; composition and mechanical behavior of orthopedic biomaterials; design/analysis of artificial joint, spine, and fracture fixation prostheses; musculoskeletal tissues including bone, cartilage, tendon, ligament, and muscle; osteoporosis and fracture-risk predication of bones; and bone adaptation. MATLAB-based project to integrate the course material. Also listed as Bioengineering C119. (F,SP) Keaveny

C180.  Engineering Analysis Using the Finite Element Method. (3)   Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Engineering 7 or Computer Science 61A; Mathematics 53 and 54; senior status in engineering or applied science. This is an introductory course on the finite element method and is intended for seniors in engineering and applied science disciplines. The course covers the basic topics of finite element technology, including domain discretization, polynomial interpolation, application of boundary conditions, assembly of global arrays, and solution of the resulting algebraic systems. Finite element formulations for several important field equations are introduced using both direct and integral approaches. Particular emphasis is placed on computer simulation and analysis of realistic engineering problems from solid and fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and electromagnetism. The course uses FEMLAB, a multiphysics MATLAB-based finite element program that possesses a wide array of modeling capabilities and is ideally suited for instruction. Assignments will involve both paper- and computer-based exercises. Computer-based assignments will emphasize the practical aspects of finite element model construction and analysis. Also listed as Civil and Environmental Engineering C133. (SP) Staff

185.  Introduction to Continuum Mechanics. (3)   Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. Prerequisites: Physics 7A; Mathematics 53, 54. Kinematics of deformation, the concept of stress, conservation of mass and balance of linear momentum, angular momentum and energy. Mechanical constitutive equations for ideal fluid, linear elastic solid. (F) Staff

190A.  Rapid Prototyping of Mechanical Systems. (2)   One hour of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Engineering 10. Design, optimization, rapid prototyping, assembly, test and evaluation of mechanical components and sub-systems used in mechanical systems. (F,SP) Pisano

190K.  Professional Communication for Mechanical Engineers. (1)   One hour of lecture per week. The course emphasizes understanding of and performance in professional speaking situations, including presentations, meetings, interviews, and informal business conversations. It emphasizes collaborative projects with distance partners. It combines theory and practice, integrating extensive speaking practice and individual critiques from instructor and students. The purpose is to advance students' ability to collaborate and communicate effectively in a variety of professional environments. (F,SP) Staff

190L.  Practical Control System Design: A Systematic Loopshaping Approach. (1)   One hour of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 132 or Electrical Engineering 128 (El Engineering 20 may suffice) or similar introductory experience regarding feedback control systems. After a review of basic loopshaping, we introduce the loopshaping design methodology of McFarlane and Glover, and learn how to use it effectively. The remainder of the course studies the mathematics underlying the new method (one of the most prevalent advanced techniques used in industry) justifying its validity. (F,SP) Packard

190M.  Model Predictive Control. (1)   One hour of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 132. Basics on optimization and polyhedra manipulation. Analysis and design of constrained predictive controllers for linear and nonlinear systems. (F,SP) Borrelli

190Y.  Practical Control System Design: A Systematic Optimization Approach. (1)   One hour of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 132 or Electrical Engineering 128 (EE 20 may suffice) or similar introductory experience regarding feedback control systems. The Youla-parametrization of all stabilizing controllers allows certain time-domain and frequency-domain closed-loop design objectives to be cast as convex optimizations, and solved reliably using off-the-shelf numerical optimization codes. This course covers the Youla parametrization, basic elements of convex optimization, and finally control design using these techniques. (F,SP) Packard

191K.  Professional Communication. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: English R1A-R1B or equivalent. This course is designed to enhance students' written and oral communication skills. Written work consists of informal documents--correspondence, internal reports, and reviews--and formal work--proposals, conference papers, journal articles, and websites. Presentations consist of informal and formal reports, including job and media interviews, phone interviews, conference calls, video conferences, progress reports, sales pitches, and feasibility studies. (F,SP) Staff

H194.  Honors Undergraduate Research. (2-4)   Course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: 3.3 cumulative GPA or higher, consent of instructor and adviser, and senior standing. Final report required. Students who have completed a satisfactory number of advanced courses may pursue original research under the direction of one of the members of the faculty. A maximum of three units of H194 may be used to fulfill technical elective requirements in the Mechanical Engineering program (unlike 198 or 199, which do not satisfy technical elective requirements). Students can use a maximum of three units of graded research units (H194 or 196) towards their technical elective requirement. (F,SP) Staff

196.  Undergraduate Research. (2-4)   Course may be repeated for credit. Instructional format will vary depending on schedule. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and adviser; junior or senior standing. Students who have completed a satisfactory number of advanced courses may pursue original research under the direction of one of the members of the staff. A maximum of three units of 196 may be used to fulfill technical elective requirements in the Mechanical Engineering program (unlike 198 or 199, which do not satisfy technical elective requirements). Students can use a maximum of three units of graded research units (H194 or 196) towards their technical elective requirement. Final report required. (F,SP)

197.  Undergraduate Engineering Field Studies. (1-4)   Course may be repeated for credit. Three to twelve hours of internship per week. Must be taken on a passed/not passed basis. Supervised experience relative to specific aspects of practice in engineering. Under guidance of a faculty member, the student will work in industry, primarily in an internship setting or another type of short-time status. Emphasis is to attain practical experience in the field. (F,SP) Staff

198.  Directed Group Studies for Advanced Undergraduates. (1-4)   Course may be repeated for credit. One to four hours of directed group study per week. Must be taken on a passed/not passed basis. Prerequisites: Upper division standing and good academic standing. Group study of a selected topic or topics in Mechanical Engineering. Credit for 198 or 199 courses combined may not exceed 4 units in any single term. See College for other restrictions. (F,SP) Staff

199.  Supervised Independent Study. (1-4)   Course may be repeated for credit. Individual conferences. Must be taken on a passed/not passed basis. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and major adviser. Supervised independent study. Enrollment restrictions apply; see the introduction to Courses and Curricula section of this catalog. (F,SP) Staff

Graduate Courses

C200.  Design, Evaluate, and Scale Development Technologies. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. This required course for the Designated Emphasis in Development Engineering will include projects and case studies, many related to projects at UC Berkeley, such as those associated with the Development Impact Labs (DIL). Student teams will work with preliminary data to define the problem. They will then collect and analyze interview and survey data from potential users and begin to design a solution. Students will explore how to use novel monitoring technologies and "big data" for product improvement and evaluation. The student teams will use the case studies (with improvements based on user feedback and data analysis) to develop a plan for scaling and evaluation with a rigorous controlled trial. Also listed as Development Engineering C200. (F) Agogino, Levine

C201.  Modeling and Simulation of Advanced Manufacturing Processes. (3)   Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. Prerequisites: An undergraduate course in strength of materials or 122. This course provides the student with a modern introduction to the basic industrial practices, modeling techniques, theoretical background, and computational methods to treat classical and cutting edge manufacturing processes in a coherent and self-consistent manner. Also listed as Materials Science and Engineering C286. (F,SP) Zohdi

C202.  Computational Design of Multifunctional/Multiphysical Composite Materials. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: An undergraduate degree in the applied sciences or engineering. The course is self-contained and is designed in an interdisciplinary manner for graduate students in engineering, materials science, physics, and applied mathematics who are interested in methods to accelerate the laboratory analysis and design of new materials. Examples draw primarily from various mechanical, thermal, diffusive, and electromagnetic applications. Also listed as Materials Science and Engineering C287. (F,SP) Zohdi

203.  Advanced Manufacturing Systems, AMS. (3)   Students will receive no credit for Mechanical Engineering 203 after taking Mechanical Engineering 290R (Fall 2012, section 1). Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of instructor. Formerly Mechanical Engineering 202. This course is designed to prepare students for technial leadership in industry. The objective is to provide insight and understanding on the main concepts and practices involved in analyzing, managing manufacturing systems for high quality, cost effective, and sustainable manufacturing. This course is highly recommended for students on the Sustainable Engineering track in Mechanical Engineering. (F,SP) Staff

204.  Advanced Manufacturing Systems Analysis, AMS. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: This course is open to graduate students, with priority given to students in Mechanical Engineering's Master of Engineering program. This course is designed to prepare students for technical leadership in industry. The objective is to provide insight and understanding on the main concepts and practices involved in analyzing, managing systems to deliver high quality, cost effectiveness and sustainable advantages. The impact of this class on the Mechanical Engineering program includes delivering core production concepts and advanced skills that blend vision and advanced manufacturing elements. This course is highly recommended for students on the Product Design track in Mechanical Engineering's Master of Engineering program. (F,SP) Staff

C210.  Advanced Orthopedic Biomechanics. (4)   Students will not receive credit for this course if they have taken ME C176/Bio E C119. Three hours of lecture, one hour of laboratory, and one hour of discussion per week. Prerequisites: ME C85/CE C30 or Bio Eng 102; concurrent enrollment OK. Proficiency in MatLab or equivalent. Prior knowledge of biology or anatomy is not assumed. Students will learn the application of engineering concepts including statics, dynamics, optimization theory, composite beam theory, beam-on-elastic foundation theory, Hertz contact theory, and materials behavior. Topics will include forces and moments acting on human joints; composition and mechanical behavior of orthopedic biomaterials; design/analysis of artificial joint, spine, and fracture fixation prostheses; musculoskeletal tissues including bone, cartilage, tendon, ligament, and muscle; osteoporosis and fracture-risk predication of bones; and bone adaptation. Students will be challenged in a MATLAB-based project to integrate the course material in an attempt to gain insight into contemporary design/analysis/problems. Also listed as Bioengineering C209. (F,SP) O'Connell, Keaveny

211.  The Cell as a Machine. (3)   Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. Prerequisites: Mathematics 54; Physics 7A; graduate standing. This course offers a modular and systems mechanobiology (or "machine") perspective of the cell. Two vitally important components of the cell machinery will be studied in depth: (1) the integrin-mediated focal adhesions system that enables the cell to adhere to, and communicate mechano-chemical signals with, the extracellular environment, and (2) the nuclear pore complex, a multi-protein gateway for traffic in and out of the nucleus that regulates gene expression and affects protein synthesis. (F,SP) Mofrad

C212.  Heat and Mass Transport in Biomedical Engineering. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: Mechanical Engineering 106 and 109 (these may be taken concurrently). Formerly Mechanical Engineering 212. Fundamental processes of heat and mass transport in biological systems; organic molecules, cells, biological organs, whole animals. Derivation of mathematical models and discussion of experimental procedures. Applications to biomedical engineering. Also listed as Bioengineering C212. (SP) Staff

C213.  Fluid Mechanics of Biological Systems. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: Mechanical Engineering 106 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. Fluid mechanical aspects of various physiological systems, the circulatory, respiratory, and renal systems. Motion in large and small blood vessels. Pulsatile and peristaltic flows. Other biofluidmechanical flows: the ear, eye, etc. Instrumentation for fluid measurements in biological systems and for medical diagnosis and applications. Artificial devices for replacement of organs and/or functions, e.g. blood oxygenators, kidney dialysis machines, artificial hearts/circulatory assist devices. Also listed as Bioengineering C213. (F,SP) Berger, Liepmann

C214.  Advanced Tissue Mechanics. (3)   Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. Prerequisites: Mechanical Engineering C176, Mechanical Engineering 185; graduate standing or consent of instructor. Knowledge of MATLAB or equivalent. The goal of this course is to provide a foundation for characterizing and understanding the mechanical behavior of load-bearing tissues. A variety of mechanics topics will be introduced, including anisotropic elasticity and failure, cellular solid theory, biphasic theory, and quasi-linear viscoelasticity (QLV) theory. Building from this theoretical basis, we will explore the constitutive behavior of a wide variety of biological tissues. After taking this course, students should have sufficient background to independently study the mechanical behavior of most biological tissues. Formal discussion section will include a seminar series with external speakers. Also listed as Bioengineering C214. (SP) Staff

C215.  Advanced Structural Aspects of Biomaterials. (4)   Students will receive no credit for C215 after taking C117 or Bioengineering C117. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Mechanical Engineering C85 or Bioengineering 102 or equivalent courses. This course covers the structure and mechanical functions of load bearing tissues and their replacements. Biocompatibility of biomaterials and host response to structural implants are examined. Quantitative treatment of biomechanical issues and constitutive relationships of materials are covered in order to design implants for structural function. Material selection for load bearing applications including reconstructive surgery, orthopedics, dentistry, and cardiology are addressed. Also listed as Bioengineering C222. (F,SP)

C216.  Mechanobiology of the Cell: Dynamics of the Cytoskeleton and Nucleus. (3)   Students will receive no credit for C216/Bioengineering C215 after taking 215. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: Open to graduate students or consent of instructor. This course develops and applies scaling laws and the methods of continuum and statistical mechanics to understand micro- and nano-scale mechanobiological phenomena involved in the living cell with particular attention the nucleus and the cytoskelton as well as the interactions of the cell with the extracellular matrix and how these interactions may cause changes in cell architecture and biology, consequently leading to functional adaptation or pathological conditions. Also listed as Bioengineering C215. (F) Mofrad

C217.  Biomimetic Engineering -- Engineering from Biology. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: Graduate standing in engineering or consent of instructor. Study of nature's solutions to specific problems with the aim of determining appropriate engineering analogs. Morphology, scaling, and design in organisms applied to engineering structures. Mechanical principles in nature and their application to engineering devices. Mechanical behavior of biological materials as governed by underlying microstructure, with the potential for synthesis into engineered materials. Trade-offs between redundancy and efficiency. Students will work in teams on projects where they will take examples of designs, concepts, and models from biology and determine their potential in specific engineering applications. Also listed as Integrative Biology C217 and Bioengineering C217. (F) Dharan

C218.  Introduction to MEMS Design. (4)   Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. Prerequisites: Graduate standing in engineering or science; undergraduates with consent of instructor. Physics, fabrication, and design of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS). Micro and nanofabrication processes, including silicon surface and bulk micromachining and non-silicon micromachining. Integration strategies and assembly processes. Microsensor and microactuator devices: electrostatic, piezoresistive, piezoelectric, thermal, magnetic transduction. Electronic position-sensing circuits and electrical and mechanical noise. CAD for MEMS. Design project is required. Also listed as Electrical Engineering C247B. (F,SP) Nguyen, Pister

C219.  Parametric and Optimal Design of MEMS. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: Mechanical Engineering 119 and Mechanical Engineering C218/Electrical Engineering C245 are highly recommended but not mandatory. Formerly 219. Parametric design and optimal design of MEMS. Emphasis on design, not fabrication. Analytic solution of MEMS design problems to determine the dimensions of MEMS structures for specified function. Trade-off of various performance requirements despite conflicting design requirements. Structures include flexure systems, accelerometers, and rate sensors. Also listed as Electrical Engineering C246. (SP) Lin, Pisano

220.  Precision Manufacturing. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 101, 102B, or consent of instructor. Introduction to precision engineering for manufacturing. Emphasis on design and performance of precision machinery for manufacturing. Topics include machine tool elements and structure, sources of error (thermal, static, dynamic, process related), precision machining processes and process models (diamond turning and abrasive (fixed and free) processes), sensors for process monitoring and control, metrology, actuators, machine design case studies and examples of precision component manufacture. (SP) Dornfeld

C223.  Polymer Engineering. (3)   Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. Prerequisites: Civil and Environmental Engineering 130 or 130N, Engineering 45. A survey of the structure and mechanical properties of advanced engineering polymers. Topics include rubber elasticity, viscoelasticity, mechanical properties, yielding, deformation, and fracture mechanisms of various classes of polymers. The course will discuss degradation schemes of polymers and long-term performance issues. The class will include polymer applications in bioengineering and medicine. Also listed as Bioengineering C223. (F) Staff

224.  Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials. (3)   Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. Prerequisites: Civil and Environmental Engineering 130 or 130N; Engineering 45. This course covers elastic and plastic deformation under static and dynamic loads. Prediction and prevention of failure by yielding, fracture, fatigue, creep, corrosion, and wear. Basic elasticity and plasticity theories are discussed. (SP) Komvopoulos, Staff

C225.  Deformation and Fracture of Engineering Materials. (4)   Four hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: Civil and Environmental Engineering 130 or 130N; Engineering 45. This course covers deformation and fracture behavior of engineering materials for both monotonic and cyclic loading conditions. Also listed as Materials Science and Engineering C212. (SP) Ritchie, Pruitt, Komvopoulos

226.  Tribology. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 102B, 104, 108. Surface interactions. Fundamentals of contact mechanics. Friction theories. Types of measurement of wear. Response of materials to surface tractions. Plastic deformation, void/crack nucleation and crack propagation. Delamination wear. Microstructural effects in wear processes. Mechanics of layered media. Solid film and boundary liquid film lubrication. Friction and wear of polymers and fiber-reinforced polymeric composites. Brief introduction to metal cutting and tool wear mechanisms. (SP) Komvopoulos

227.  Mechanical Behavior of Composite Materials. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Response of composite materials (fiber and particulate-reinforced materials) to static, cyclic, creep and thermomechanical loading. Manufacturing process-induced variability, and residual stresses. Fatigue behavior,fracture mechanics and damage development. Role of the reinforcement-matrix interface in mechanical behavior. Environmental effects. Dimensional stability and thermal fatigue. Application to polymer, metal, ceramic, and carbon matrix composites. (SP) Dharan

229.  Design of Basic Electro-Mechanical Devices. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: EECS 100, graduate standing or consent of instructor. Fundamental principles of magnetics, electro-magnetics, and magnetic materials as applied to design and operation of electro-mechanical devices. Type of device to be used in a particular application and dimensions of parts for the overall design will be discussed. Typical applications covered will be linear and rotary actuators, stepper motors, AC motors, and DC brush and brushless motors. A design project is required. (F,SP) Staff

230.  Real-Time Applications of Mini and Micro Computers. (4)   Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Graduate standing in engineering or consent of instructor for advanced undergraduates. Mini and micro computers, operating in real time, have become ubiquitous components in engineering systems. The purpose of this course is to build competence in the engineering use of such systems through lectures stressing small computer structure, programming, and output/input operation, and through laboratory work with mini and micro computer systems. (F) Staff

C231A.  Experiential Advanced Control Design I. (3)   Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Mechanical Engineering 132, or Mechanical Engineering C134/Electrical Engineering C128, or equivalent. Experience-based learning in the design of SISO and MIMO feedback controllers for linear systems. The student will master skills needed to apply linear control design and analysis tools to classical and modern control problems. In particular, the participant will be exposed to and develop expertise in two key control design technologies: frequency-domain control synthesis and time-domain optimization-based approach. Also listed as Electrical Engineering C220B. (F) Staff

C231B.  Experiential Advanced Control Design II. (3)   Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Mechanical Engineering 231A and either Mechanical Engineering C232/Electrical Engineering C220A or Electrical Engineering 221A. Experience-based learning in the design, analysis, and verification of automatic control systems. The course emphasizes the use of computer-aided design techniques through case studies and design tasks. The student will master skills needed to apply advanced model-based control analysis, design, and estimation to a variety of industrial applications. The role of these specific design methodologies within the larger endeavor of control design is also addressed. Also listed as Electrical Engineering C220C. (SP) Staff

C232.  Advanced Control Systems I. (3)   Students will receive no credit for Electrical Engineering C220A after taking Mechanical Engineering 232. Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. Prerequisites: An undergraduate course in control systems (e.g., Mechanical Engineering 132 or Mechanical Engineering C134/Electrical Engineering C128) and linear algebra background (e.g., Engineering 231) is recommended. Input-output and state space representation of linear continuous and discrete time dynamic systems. Controllability, observability, and stability. Modeling and identification. Design and analysis of single and multi-variable feedback control systems in transform and time domain. State observer. Feedforward/preview control. Application to engineering systems. Also listed as Electrical Engineering C220A. (F,SP) Borrelli, Horowitz, Tomizuka, Tomlin

233.  Advanced Control Systems II. (3)   Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. Prerequisites: 232. Linear Quadratic Optimal Control, Stochastic State Estimation, Linear Quadratic Gaussian Problem, Loop Transfer Recovery, Adaptive Control and Model Reference Adaptive Systems, Self Tuning Regulators, Repetitive Control, Application to engineering systems. (SP) Tomizuka, Horowitz

234.  Multivariable Control System Design. (3)   Students may not take 234 for credit if they have taken 291C. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 232 or EECS 221A, as well as firm foundation in classical control. Formerly 291C. Analysis and synthesis techniques for multi-input (MIMO) control systems. Emphasis is on the effect that model uncertainty has on the design process. (SP) Packard, Poolla

235.  Design of Microprocessor-Based Mechanical Systems. (4)   Students will receive no credit for 235 after taking 135. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: 132, or C134/Electrical Engineering and Computer Science C128, or any basic undergraduate course in controls. This course provides preparation for the conceptual design and prototyping of mechanical systems that use microprocessors to control machine activities, acquire and analyze data, and interact with operators. The architecture of microprocessors is related to problems in mechanical systems through study of systems, including electro-mechanical components, thermal components, and a variety of instruments. Laboratory exercises lead through studies of different levels of software. (F,SP) Staff

C236.  Control and Optimization of Distributed Parameters Systems. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Distributed systems and PDE models of physical phenomena (propagation of waves, network traffic, water distribution, fluid mechanics, electromagnetism, blood vessels, beams, road pavement, structures, etc.). Fundamental solution methods for PDEs: separation of variables, self-similar solutions, characteristics, numerical methods, spectral methods. Stability analysis. Adjoint-based optimization. Lyapunov stabilization. Differential flatness. Viability control. Hamilton-Jacobi-based control. Also listed as Electrical Engineering C291 and Civil and Environmental Engineering C291F. (SP) Staff

237.  Control of Nonlinear Dynamic Systems. (3)   Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. Prerequisites: 232. Fundamental properties of nonlinear systems. Stability of nonlinear systems. Controller Design via Lyapunov methods. Equivalent Linearization methods including limit cycle prediction. (SP) Hedrick

238.  Advanced Micro/Nano Mechanical Systems Laboratory. (3)   Students will receive no credit for Mechanical Engineering 238 after taking Mechanical Engineering 138. Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Electrical Engineering 100, Mechanical Engineering 106, Physics 7B. This hands-on laboratory course focuses on the mechanical engineering principles that underlie the design, fabricaton, and operation of micro/nanoscale mechanical systems, including devices made by nanowire/nanotube syntheses; photolithography/soft lithography; and molding processes. Each laboratory will have different focuses for basic understanding of MEMS/NEMS systems from prototype constructions to experimental testings using mechanical, electrical, or optical techniques. (SP) Lin, Staff

239.  Advanced Design and Automation. (4)   Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Graduate standing in engineering or science and one course in Control. This course will provide students with a solid understanding of smart products and the use of embedded microcomputers in products and machines. The course has two components: 1.) Formal lectures. Students receive a set of formal lectures on the design of smart machines and products that use embedded microcomputers. The materials cover machine components, actuators, sensors, basic electronic devices, embedded microprocessor systems and control, power transfer components, and mechanism design. 2.) Projects. Students will design and construct prototype products that use embedded microcomputers. (F) Kazerooni

240A.  Advanced Marine Structures I. (3)   Students will receive no credit for 240A after taking C240A/Ocean Engineering C240A. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: Graduate standing; Statistics 25 or equivalent. Formerly C240A. This course introduces a probabilistic description of ocean waves and wave loads acting on marine structures. These topics are followed with discussion of structural strength and reliability analysis. (F,SP) Mansour

240B.  Advanced Marine Structures II. (3)   Students will receive no credit for 240B after taking C240B/Ocean Engineering C240B. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Formerly C240B. This course is concerned with the structural response of marine structures to environmental loads. Overall response of the structure as well as the behavior of its members under lateral and compressive loads are discussed. (F,SP) Mansour

241A.  Marine Hydrodynamics I. (3)   Students will receive no credit for 241A after taking C241A/Ocean Engineering C241A. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: Engineering 165 recommended or graduate standing. Formerly C241A. Navier-Stokes Equations. Boundary-layer theory, laminar, and turbulent. Frictional resistance. Boundary layer over water surface. Separated flow modeling. Steady and unsteady flow. Momentum theorems. Three-dimensional water-wave theory. Formulation of wave resistance of ships. Michell's solution. Wave patterns. Applications. (F,SP) Yeung

241B.  Marine Hydrodynamics II. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 260A or 241A recommended. Formerly Naval Architecture 241B. Momentum analysis for bodies moving in a fluid. Added-mass theory. Matched asymptotic slender-body theory. Small bodies in a current. Theory of motion of floating bodies with and without forward speed. Radiation and diffraction potentials. Wave forces. Hydro-elasticity formulation. Memory effects in time domain. Second-order effects. Impact hydrodynamics. (F,SP) Yeung

243.  Advanced Methods in Free-Surface Flows. (3)   Students will receive no credit for 243 after taking C243/Ocean Engineering C243. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 260A or Civil Engineering 200; 241B recommended. Formerly C243. Analytical and numerical methods in free-surface problems. Elements of inviscid external lifting and nonlifting flows. Analytical solutions in special coordinates systems. Integral-equation methods: formulations and implementations. Multiple-bodies interaction problems. Free-surface Green functions in two and three dimensions. Hybrid integral-equation methods. Finite-element formulations. Variational forms in time-harmonic flows. Finite-difference forms, stability, and accuracy. Boundary-fitted coordinates methods. Unsteady linearized wave-body interaction in time domain. Nonlinear breaking waves calculations. Particle dynamics. Extensive hands-on experience of microcomputers and/or workstations in developing solution. (F,SP) Yeung

245.  Oceanic and Atmospheric Waves. (3)   Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. Prerequisites: Mechanical Engineering 241A or 241B or 260A or Civil and Environmental Engineering 200A or equivalent courses. Covers dynamics of wave propagation in the ocean and the atmosphere. Specifically, formulation and properties of waves over the surface of a homogenous fluid, interfacial waves in a two-/multi-layer density stratified fluid, and internal waves in a continuous stratification will be discussed. (F,SP) Alam, Staff

246.  Advanced Energy Conversion Principles. (3)   Students will receive no credit for Mechanical Engineering 246 after taking Mechanical Engineering 146. Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. Prerequisites: Engineering 7, Mechanical Engineering 40, Mechanical Engineering 106, and Mechanical Engineering 109 or their equivalents. Covers the fundamental principles of energy conversion processes, followed by development of theoretical and computational tools that can be used to analyze energy conversion processes. Also introduces the use of modern computational methods to model energy conversion performance characteristics of devices and systems. Performance features, sources of inefficiencies, and optimal design strategies are explored for a variety of applications. (F,SP) Carey

251.  Heat Conduction. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 151; Engineering 230A. Analytical and numerical methods for the determination of the conduction of heat in solids. (F) Staff

252.  Heat Convection. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 151, 265A; Engineering 230A. The transport of heat in fluids in motion; free and forced convection in laminar and turbulent flow over surfaces and within ducts. (SP) Greif

253.  Thermal Radiation. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 151. Thermal radiation properties of gases, liquids, and solids; the calculation of radiant energy transfer. (F) Grigoropoulos, Majumdar

254.  Thermodynamics I. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 40. Axiomatic formulation of macroscopic equilibrium thermodynamics. Quantum mechanical description of atomic and molecular structure. Statistical-mechanical evaluation of thermodynamic properties of gases, liquids, and solids. Elementary kinetic theory of gases and evaluation of transport properties. (F) Carey

255.  Advanced Combustion Processes. (3)   Students will receive no credit for this course if they have taken ME 140. Three hours of lecture and one hour of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: ME 40, ME 106, and ME 109 (or their equivalents). Fundamentals of combustion, flame structure, flame speed, flammability, ignition, stirred reaction, kinetics and nonequilibrium processes, pollutant formation. Application to engines, energy production, and fire safety. (F,SP) Chen, Fernandez-Pello

256.  Combustion. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 40, 106, and 109 (106 and 109 may be taken concurrently). 140 is recommended. Combustion modeling. Multicomponent conservation equations with reactions. Laminar and turbulent deflagrations. Rankine-Hugoniot relations. Diffusion flames. Boundary layer combustion, ignition, and stability. (SP) Dibble

257.  Advanced Combustion. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 256. Critical analyses of combustion phenomenon. Conservation relations applied to reacting systems. Reactions are treated by both asymptotic and numerical methods. Real hydrocarbon kinetics are used; where available reduced kinetic mechanics are introduced. Flame propagation theory and experiments are discussed in detail for both laminar and turbulent flows. (F) Staff

258.  Heat Transfer with Phase Change. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 151. Heat transfer associated with phase change processes. Topics include thermodynamics of phase change, evaporation, condensation, nucleation and bubble growth, two phase flow, convective boiling and condensation, melting and solidification. (SP) Carey

259.  Microscale Thermophysics and Heat Transfer. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 151, 254, or consent of instructor. This course introduces advanced statistical thermodynamics, nonequilibrium thermodynamics, and kinetic theory concepts used to analyze thermophysics of microscale systems and explores applications in which microscale transport plays an important role. (SP) Carey, Majumdar

260A.  Advanced Fluid Mechanics I. (3)   Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. Prerequisites: 106; 185 (strongly recommended) or consent of instructor. Introduces the foundations of fluid mechanics. Exact flow solutions are used to develop a physical insight of the fluid flow phenomena. Rigorous derivation of the equations of motion. Incompressible and compressible potential flows. Canonical viscous flows. (F) Staff

260B.  Advanced Fluid Mechanics II. (3)   Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. Prerequisites: 260A or consent of instructor. Develops a working knowledge of fluid mechanics by identifying the essential physical mechanism in complex canonical flow problems which leads to simplified yet accurate formulation. Boundary layers, creeping flows, rotational flows, rotating flows. Stability and transition, introduction to turbulence. (SP) Staff

262.  Hydrodynamic Stability and Instability. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 185 and 106, or equivalents. Discussions of linear and nonlinear instabilities in a variety of fluid flows: thermal convection, Rayleigh-Taylor flows, shearing flows, circular and cylindrical Couette flows (i.e., centrifugal instability). Use of the Landau equation, bifurcation diagrams, and energy methods for nonlinear flows. (F) Marcus

263.  Turbulence. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 260A-260B or equivalent. Physics of turbulence: Summary of stability and transition. Description of turbulence phenomena. Tools for studying turbulence. Homogeneous turbulence, shear turbulence, rotating turbulence. Summary of engineering models. Discussion of recent advances. (SP) Savas

266.  Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: Graduate-level standing or consent of instructor. Formerly 260C. This course examines high-Reynolds number flows, including their stability, their waves, and the influence of rotating and stratification as applied to geophysical and astrophysical fluid dynamics as well as to engineering flows. Examples of problems studies include vortex dynamics in planetary atmospheres and protoplanetary disks, jet streams, and waves (Rossby, Poincare, inertial, internal gravity, and Kelvin) in the ocean and atmosphere. (SP) Marcus

C268.  Physicochemical Hydrodynamics. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: A first graduate course in fluid mechanics is recommended. An introduction to the hydrodynamics of capillarity and wetting. Balance laws and short-range forces. Dimensionless numbers, scaling and lubrication approximation. Rayleigh instability. Marangoni effect. The moving contact line. Wetting and short-range forces. The dynamic contact angle. Dewetting. Coating flows. Effect of surfactants and electric fields. Wetting of rough or porous surfaces. Contact angles for evaporating systems. Also listed as Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering C268. (F,SP) Morris

273.  Oscillations in Linear Systems. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 104 and 133. Response of discrete and continuous dynamical systems, damped and undamped, to harmonic and general time-dependent loading. Convolution integrals and Fourier and Laplace Transform methods. Lagrange's equations; Eigensolutions; Orthogonality; generalized coordinates; nonreciprocal and degenerate systems; Rayleigh quotient. (F) Ma

274.  Random Oscillations of Mechanical Systems. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 104 and 133. Random variables and random processes. Stationary, nonstationary, and ergodic proceses. Analysis of linear and nonlinear, discrete and continuous, mechanical systems under stationary and nonstationary excitations. Vehicle dynamics. Applications to failure analysis. Stochastic estimation and control and their applications to vibratory systems. (SP) Ma

275.  Advanced Dynamics. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 175. Review of Lagrangian dynamics. Legendre transform and Hamilton's equations, Cyclic coordinates, Canonical transformations, Hamilton-Jacobi theory, integrability. Dynamics of asymmetric systems. Approximation theory. Current topics in analytical dynamics. (F) Staff

277.  Oscillations in Nonlinear Systems. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 175. Oscillations in nonlinear systems having one or two degrees of freedom. Qualitative and quantitative methods: graphical, iteration, perturbation, and asymptotic methods. Self-excited oscillations, limit cycles, and domains of attraction. (F,SP) Szeri

C279.  Statistical Mechanics of Elasticity. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: Civil and Environmental Engineering C231, or Materials Science and Engineering C211, or Mechanical Engineering 185, or consent of instructor. Introduction to statistical mechanics for engineers interested in the constitutive behavior of matter with a particular interest in continua. Systems of interest will be polymers and crystalline solids. Coverage includes introduction to statistical mechanics, ensembles, phase spaces, partitions functions, free energy, polymer chain statistics, polymer networks, harmonic and quasi-harmonic crystalline solids, limitations of classical methods and quantum mechanical influences. Also listed as Civil and Environmental Engineering C235. (F) Govindjee, Papadopoulos

280A.  Introduction to the Finite Element Method. (3)   Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion or computer laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Mathematics 50A-50B; some familiarity with elementary field theories of solid/fluid mechanics and/or thermal science. Formerly 280. Weighted-residual and variational methods of approximation. Canonical construction of finite element spaces. Formulation of element and global state equations. Applications to linear partial differential equations of interest in engineering and applied science. (F) Papadopoulos, Zohdi

280B.  Finite Element Methods in Nonlinear Continua. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 280A or equivalent; background in continuum mechanics at the level of 185. A brief review of continuum mechanics. Consistent linearization of kinematical variables and balance laws. Incremental formulations of the equations of motion. Solution of the nonlinear field equations by Newton's method and its variants. General treatment of constraints. Applications to nonlinear material and kinematical modeling on continua. (SP) Papadopoulos

281.  Methods of Tensor Calculus and Differential Geometry. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: Mathematics 53 and 54. Methods of tensor calculus and classical differential geometry. The tensor concept and the calculus of tensors, the Riemann-Christoffel tensor and its properties, Riemannian and Euclidean spaces. Geometry of a surface, formulas of Weingarten, and equations of Gauss and Codazzi. (F) Staff

282.  Theory of Elasticity. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 185. Fundamentals and general theorems of the linear theory of elasticity (in three dimensions) and the formulation of static and dynamic boundary value problems. Application to torsion, flexure, and two-dimensional problems of plane strain, generalized plane stress, and bending of plates. Representation of basic field equations in terms of displacement potentials and stress functions. Some basic three-dimensional solutions. (SP) Bogy, Steigmann

283.  Wave Propagation in Elastic Media. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 185. Propagation of mechanical disturbances in unbounded and bounded media. Surface waves, wave reflection and transmission at interfaces and boundaries. Stress waves due to periodic and transient sources. Some additional topics may vary with instructor. (F) Bogy

284.  Nonlinear Theory of Elasticity. (3)   Students will receive no credit for 284 after taking 284A. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 185 and 281. Formerly 284A. Fundamentals of nonlinear theory of elasticity. Exact solutions in elastostatics by inverse and semi-inverse methods. The method of successive approximations. Small deformations superposed on finite deformations. Nonlinear oscillations, shocks and acceleration waves, progressive waves and standing waves of finite amplitude, waves in pre-stressed solids. (F,SP) Casey

285A.  Foundations of the Theory of Continuous Media. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 185. Formerly 285. A general development of thermodynamics of deformable media, entropy production, and related entropy inequalities. Thermomechanical response of dissipative media, including those for viscous fluids and nonlinear elastic solids. A discussion of invariance, internal constraints, material symmetry, and other special topics. (F,SP) Casey

285B.  Surfaces of Discontinuity and Inhomogeneities in Deformable Continua. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 185. Finitely deforming thermo-mechanical media. Moving surfaces of discontinuity. Shock waves and acceleration waves in elastic materials. The Eshelby tensor and Eshelbian mechanics. Fracture. Microstructured continua. (F,SP) Casey

285C.  Electrodynamics of Continuous Media. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: A first course in continuum mechanics (such as 185 or Civil Engineering 231.). Formerly 284B. This course presents the fundamentals of electromagnetic interactions in deformable continuous media. It develops the background necessary to understand various modern technologies involving MEMS devices, sensors and actuators, plasmas, and a wide range of additional phenomena. The emphasis of this course is on fundamentals, beginning with Maxwell's equations in vacuum, the ether relations and their extension to electromagnetic interactions in materials. The treatment is general within the limits of nonrelativistic physics and accommodates coupling with mechanical and thermal effects. The topics discussed are all developed at a general level including the effects of finite deformations. Various linear models, which are especially useful in applications, are developed through specialization of general theory. This course will be of interest to students in engineering, physics, and applied mathematics. (F,SP) Steigmann

285D.  Engineering Rheology. (3)   Course may be repeated for credit as topic varies. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: A basic background in continuum mechanics (as covered in ME 185). Rheology is the study of the interaction between forces and the flow/deformation of materials. It deals with aspects of the mechanics of materials that are not covered in the standard curriculum, such as the response of viscoelastic fluids and solids, together with methods for modeling and simulating their response. Such materials exhibit a host of counterintuitive phenomena that call for nonlinear modeling and a close interaction between theory and experiment. This is a special-topics course for graduate students seeking advanced knowledge of these phenomena and associated modeling. (F,SP) Steigmann

286.  Theory of Plasticity. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 185. Formulation of the theory of plasticity relative to loading surfaces in both strain space and stress space and associated loading criteria. Nonlinear constitutive equations for finitely deformed elastic-plastic materials. Discussion of strain-hardening and special cases. Applications. (F) Casey, Papadopoulos

288.  Theory of Elastic Stability. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 185 and 273. Dynamic stability of elastic bodies. Small motion on finite deformation. Classical treatments of buckling problems. Snapthrough and other global stability problems. Stability theory based upon nonlinear three-dimensional theory of elasticity. (F) Steigmann

289.  Theory of Shells. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 185 and 281. A direct formulation of a general theory of shells and plates based on the concept of Cosserat (or Directed) surfaces. Nonlinear constitutive equations for finitely deformed elastic shells. Linear theory and a special nonlinear theory with small strain accompanied by large or moderately large rotation. Applications. (F,SP) Johnson, Steigmann

290C.  Topics in Fluid Mechanics. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Lectures on special topics which will be announced at the beginning of each semester that the course is offered. Topics may include transport and mixing, geophysical fluid dynamics, biofluid dynamics, oceanography, free surface flows, non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, among other possibilities. (F,SP) Savas, Yeung

290D.  Solid Modeling and CAD/CAM Fundamentals. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: An introductory programming course; graduate standing or consent of instructor. Graduate survey of solid modeling research. Representations and algorithms for 3D solid geometry. Applications in design, analysis, planning, and manufacturing of mechanical parts, including CAD/CAM, reverse engineering, robotics, mold-making, and rapid prototyping. (F,SP) McMains

290G.  Laser Processing and Diagnostics. (3)   Course may be repeated for credit as topic varies. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or undergraduate elective upon completion of ME109. The course provides a detailed account of laser interactions with materials in the context of advanced materials processing and diagnostics. (F,SP) Grigoropoulos

290H.  Green Product Development: Design for Sustainability. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week, plus optional discussion section. Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Engineering or Information, or consent of instructor. The focus of the course is management of innovation processes for sustainable products, from product definition to sustainable manufacturing and financial models. Using a project in which students will be asked to design and develop a product or service focused on sustainability, we will teach processes for collecting customer and user needs data, prioritizing that data, developing a product specification, sketching and building product prototypes, and interacting with the customer/community during product development. The course is intended as a very hands-on experience in the "green" product development process. The course will be a Management of Technology course offered jointly with the College of Engineering and the Haas School of Business. In addition, it will also receive credit towards the new Certificate on Engineering Sustainability and Environmental Management program. We aim to have half MBA students and half Engineering students (with a few other students, such as from the School of Information) in the class. The instructors will facilitate students to form mixed disciplinary reams for the development of their "green" products. (F,SP) Agogino, Beckmann

290I.  Sustainable Manufacturing. (3)   Students will receive no credit for 290I after taking Engineering 290C. Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. Prerequisites: Graduate standing, or consent of instructor, especially for students not in engineering, business, or other management of technology programs. Sustainable design, manufacturing, and management as exercised by the enterprise is a poorly understood idea and one that is not intuitively connected to business value or engineering practice. This is especially true for the manufacturing aspects of most enterprises (tools, processes, and systems). This course will provide the basis for understanding (1) what comprises sustainable practices in for-profit enterprises, (2) how to practice and measure continuous improvement using sustainability thinking, techniques, and tools for product and manufacturing process design, and (3) the techniques for and value of effective communication of sustainablilty performance to internal and external audiences. Material in the course will be supplemented by speakers with diverse backgrounds in corporate sustainability, environmental consulting, non-governmental organizations, and academia. (F,SP) Dornfeld

290J.  Predictive Control for Linear and Hybrid Systems. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 232. Advanced optimization, polyhedra manipulation, and multiparametric programming. Invariant set theory. Analysis and design of constrained predictive controllers for linear systems. Computational oriented models of hybrid systems. Analysis and design of constrained predictive controllers for hybrid systems. (F,SP) Borrelli

290KA.  Innovation through Design Thinking. (2)   Four hours of lecture every other week. Prerequisites: Graduate level standing; Prior design course. Designed for professionally-oriented graduate students, this course explores key concepts in design innovation based on the human-centered design approach called "design thinking." Topics covered include human-centered design research, analysis of research to develop design principles, creativity techniques, user needs framing and strategic business modeling. (F,SP) Agogino

290KB.  Life Cycle Thinking in Engineering Design. (1)   Two hours of lecture every other week. Prerequisites: Graduate level standing; Prior design course. How do we design and manufacture greener products, and how do we know if they really are? This class both provides tools for sustainable design innovation and metrics to measure success. Students will use both creative and analytical skills, generating new ideas as well as evaluating designs with screening-level life cycle assessment. (F,SP) Agogino

290L.  Introduction to Nano-Biology. (3)   Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. This course introduces graduate students in Mechanical Engineering to the nascent field of Nano-Biology. The course is comprised of both formal lectures and projects. Lectures will include an introduction to both molecular biology (components of cells, protein structure and function, DNA, gene regulation, etc.) and nanotechnology ("bottom up" and "top down" nanotechnologies), an overview of current instrumentation in biology, an in-depth description of the recent integration of molecular biology with nanotechnology (for sensing or labeling purposes, elucidating information on cells, etc.), and an introduction to Systems Biology (design principles of biological circuits). Students will read and present a variety of current journal papers to the class and lead a discussion on the various works. (F,SP) Sohn

290M.  Expert Systems in Mechanical Engineering. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 102A and 102B or equivalent. Introduction to artificial intelligence and decision analysis in mechanical engineering. Fundamentals of analytic design, probability theory, failure analysis, risk assessment, and Bayesian and logical inference. Applications to expert systems in probabilistic mechanical engineering design and failure diagnostics. Use of automated influence diagrams to codify expert knowledge and to evaluate optimal design decisions. (SP) Agogino

290N.  System Identification. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 232, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences 221A or consent of instructor. This course is intended to provide a comprehensive treatment of both classical system identification and recent work in control-oriented system identification. Numerical, practical, and theoretical aspects will be covered. Topics treated include time and frequency domain methods, generalized parameter estimation, identification of structured non-linear systems, modeling uncertainty bounding, and state-space methods. (F,SP) Poolla

290P.  New Product Development: Design Theory and Methods. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: Graduate standing, consent of instructor. This course is aimed at developing the interdisciplinary skills required for successful product development in today's competitive marketplace. We expect students to be disciplinary experts in their own field (e.g., engineering, business). By bringing together multiple perspectives, we will learn how product development teams can focus their efforts to quickly create cost-effective products that exceed customers' expectations. (F) Agogino

290Q.  Dynamic Control of Robotic Manipulators. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week for five weeks, one hour of lecture per week for ten weeks, four hours of laboratory per week for full term. Prerequisites: 230, 232, or consent of instructor. Dynamic and kinematic analysis of robotic manipulators. Sensors (position, velocity, force and vision). Actuators and power transmission lines. Direct drive and indirect drive. Point to point control. Straight and curved path following. Industrial practice in servo control. Applications of optimal linear quadratic control, preview control, nonlinear control, and direct/indirect adaptive controls. Force control and compliance control. Collision avoidance. Utilization of dynamic controls (SP) Horowitz, Kazerooni

290R.  Topics in Manufacturing. (3)   Course may be repeated for credit as topic varies. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Advanced topics in manufacturing research. Topics vary from year to year. (F,SP) Dornfeld, McMains, Wright

C290S.  Hybrid Systems and Intelligent Control. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Formerly 291E. Analysis of hybrid systems formed by the interaction of continuous time dynamics and discrete-event controllers. Discrete-event systems models and language descriptions. Finite-state machines and automata. Model verification and control of hybrid systems. Signal-to-symbol conversion and logic controllers. Adaptive, neural, and fuzzy-control systems. Applications to robotics and Intelligent Vehicle and Highway Systems (IVHS). Also listed as Electrical Engineering C291E. Staff

290T.  Plasmonic Materials. (3)   Course may be repeated for credit as topic varies. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: Physics 110A or consent of instructor. This course deals with fundamental aspects of plasmonic materials. The electromagnetic responses of those artificially constructed materials will be discussed. Physics of surface plasmons and dispersion engineering will be introduced. Resonant phenomena associated with the negative permittivity and permeability and the left-handed propagation will be presented. Methods of design, fabrication, and characterization of plasmonic materials will be discussed. (F,SP) Zhang

290U.  Interactive Device Design. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: Instructor consent. This course teaches concepts and skills required to design, prototype, and fabricate interactive devices -- that is, physical objects that intelligently respond to user input and enable new types of interactions. (F,SP) Hartmann, Wright

C290U.  Interactive Device Design. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: Instructor consent. This course teaches concepts and skills required to design, prototype, and fabricate interactive devices -- that is, physical objects that intelligently respond to user input and enable new types of interactions. Also listed as Computer Science C294P. (F,SP) Hartmann, Wright

C290X.  Advanced Technical Communication: Proposals, Patents, and Presentations. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Must be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisites: Graduate standing, and students must have passed their Ph.D. qualifying examination. This course will help the advanced Ph.D. student further develop critically important technical communication traits via a series of lectures, interactive workshops, and student projects that will address the structure and creation of effective research papers, technical reports, patents, proposals, business plans, and oral presentations. One key concept will be the emphasis on focus and clarity--achieved through critical thinking regarding objectives and context. Examples will be drawn primarily from health care and bioengineering multidisciplinary applications. Also listed as Bioengineering C290D. (SP) Keaveny, Pruitt

290Z.  Topics in Control, Modeling and Optimization. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 232 and 233. Advanced topics in control, modeling and optimization research with extensive illustrative applications to diverse areas in mechanical engineering systems and mechatronics. Topics will vary from year to year and will be announced at the beginning of each semester that the course is offered. Theoretical issues covered in the course include topics such as iterative learning control, control over networks, and modeling for controls. The illustrative applications will be drawn from such topics as mechatronics for improving the quality of life among others. (F,SP) Borrelli, Hedrick, Horowitz, Packard, Poolla, Tomizuka.

297.  Engineering Field Studies. (1-12)   One to twelve hours of independent study per week. Must be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Supervised experience relative to specific aspects of practice in engineering. Under guidance of a faculty member, the student will work in an internship in industry. Emphasis is to attain practical experience in the field. (F,SP) Staff

298.  Group Studies, Seminars, or Group Research. (1-8)   Course may be repeated for credit. Sections 1-49 to be graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Sections 50 and above to be graded on a letter-grade basis. Advanced studies in various subjects through special seminars on topics to be selected each year. Informal group studies of special problems, group participation in comprehensive design problems, or group research on complete problems for analysis and experimentation. (F,SP) Staff

299.  Individual Study or Research. (1-12)   Course may be repeated for credit. Must be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisites: Graduate standing in engineering, physics, or mathematics. Investigations of advanced problems in mechanical engineering. (F,SP) Staff

Professional Courses

375.  Teaching of Mechanical Engineering at the University Level. (1-6)   Course may be repeated for credit. One hour of seminar per week. Must be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Formerly Mechanical Engineering 301. Weekly seminars and discussions on effective teaching methods. Educational objectives. Theories of learning. The lecture and alternative approaches. Use of media resources. Student evaluation. Laboratory instruction. Curricula in mechanical engineering. Practice teaching. This course is open to Teaching Assistants of Mechanical Engineering. (SP) Staff

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