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UNDERGRADUATE COURSES:
Mechanical Vibration/3 credits (ME3300)
Prereq: Applied Mechanics (2)
 Free vibration of SDOF systems
 Forced vibration of SDOF systems
 Multidegrevibrations of freedom systems
 Vibration of continuous systems
 Introduction to modal analysis
Advanced Materials Mechanics/3 credits (ME3301)
Prereq: Materials Mechanics (2)
 Stress and strain
 Torsion problems
 Basic analysis of plates & shell
 Inelastic deformation
 Fatigue and fracture
Basic Computer Concept/3 credits (None)
Class: Undergraduate, freshmen, spring semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Classroom and Laboratory Hours: 2 lecture hours and 3 practice hours
Introduction:
The course consists of three parts: Introduction of Computers with Microsoft Office 98/2000 applications and mainly C programming language with a brief introduction of FORTRAN language.
Content of Computer Concept:
 Computer History
 Hardware and Software
 Operating Systems
 Graphics and Microsoft Word Processing
 Microsoft Excel
 Microsoft PowerPoint
 Internet
Content of C programming language:
 Developed Environment of Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0
 Input and Output
 Data Types
 Conditions
 Loops
 Pointers
 Arrays
 Strings
 Functions
 Structures and Unions
Content of FORTRAN language:
 Compare the differences between C and FORTRAN
 FORTRAN statements associate to C statements
 Functions/subroutines associate to C functions
Programming Design/3 credits (None)
Class: Undergraduate, sophomore, fall semester
Prerequisite(s): Basic Computer Concept
Classroom and Laboratory Hours: 3 lecture hours
Introduction:
Base on the C programming language taught in the Basic Computer Concept course, the coherent content – C++ language is introduced. It would focus on C++ language grammar with brief introduction to objectoriented concept.
Content:
 From C to C++
 Basic OOP Concept
 Objects and Classes
 Inheritance
 Dynamic Memory Allocation
 Polymorphism
 Reusability
 Templates & Exceptions
 Microsoft Foundation Classes
Computer Graphics/3 credits (ME3109)
Class: Undergraduate, junior, fall semester
Prerequisite(s): Programming Design
Classroom and Laboratory Hours: 3 lecture hours
Introduction :
Computer Graphics inherits the courses of Engineering Drawing, Basic Computer Concept, Mechanical Drawing, and Programming Design at the first two years of undergraduate courses in ME department. Basic mathematical methods are invoked for programming a threedimensional computer drawing software.
Contents:
 Computer Graphics Software Standard and Hardware
 2D Viewing Operations
 Glut Windows
 3D Viewing Operations
 OpenGL Functions
 Hidden Lines, Surfaces and Rendering
 Quadratic Surfaces Implementation
 Curves
 Curves Implementation
 Surfaces
 Surfaces Implementation
 Solid Modeling
ObjectOriented Programming 3 credits (None)
Class: Senior, Postgraduate, fall semester
Prerequisite(s): Programming Design
Classroom and Laboratory Hours: 3 lecture hours
Introduction:
The course inherits the Mechanical Engineering undergraduate courses of Basic Computer Concept and Programming Design. It introduces the basic concept of ObjectOriented Analysis and Design.
Content:
 C++ Programming Language
 ObjectOriented Development
 Problem Analysis
 Class Design
 UML Notation
 Architecture Design
 Concurrency
 Persistence Mechanisms
 Implementations
 Large Program Samples
Automatic Control/3 credits (ME3602)
Prereq: Engineering Mathematics (2)
 Introduction to control systems
 Mathematical models of systems
 Feedback control systems
 Performance of feedback control systems
 Stability of linear feedback control systems
 The rootlocus method
 Frequency response method
 Stability in the frequency domain
 PID control and compensator
 Digital control systems
 Several control experiments will be provided for handson experience
Hydraulic and Pneumatic Engineering/3 credits (None)
Prereq: Fluid Mechanics

Hydraulic Engineering:
 Introduction
 Basic principles of fluid power
 Hydraulic pump, motors and cylinders
 Hydraulic control valves (Direction, pressure and flow control)
 Hydrostatic transmission
 Hydraulic accessories
 Basic hydraulic control circuits
 Application of hydraulic control circuits

Pneumatic Engineering:
 Introduction
 Compressed air supply units
 Pneumatic control valves
 Basic pneumatic control circuits
 Design of pneumatic circuits
 Application of pneumatic control circuits
Heat Power Testing (junior) (None)
 The bomb calorimeter
 Heating value of gaseous fuels
 Proximate analysis of coal
 Liquid fuel analysis
 Gas turbine test
 Solar cell tests
 Rotary engine tests
Materials Testing (None)
 Tension with stressstrain measurement
 Mechanical properties in tension
 Impact testing, hardness testing, compression testing, fatigue testing
 Observation of microscopic structure of steel
Servo Systems/3 credits (None)
Prereq: Automatic Control
This is a continuation of the course in Automatic Control. It presents the basic concepts of analysis and design in a servo mechanism system where system components and different control configurations are studied in some detail. The main contents of the course are the basic concepts of a servo system, components' characteristics, practical analysis skills, design methods and performance analysis.
Industrial Electronics/3 credits (None)
Prereq: Electronics
This course is intended to introduce practical industrial control systems. The devices and systems that are presented have been chosen to represent a broad range of industrial applications. The overall aim is to show how individual devices and circuits interrelate to form useful systems.
Power Plant Design (None)
Practice in boiler design and drawing. The study of fuel and ash handling equipment; pulverizer, condenser, heater, deaerator, evaporator, water technology, boiler control.
Thermodynamics (1) 2 credits (ME2201)
Prereq: Calculus (2), General Physics (1)
 Properties of a pure substance
 Work and heat
 The first law of thermodynamics
 The second law of thermodynamics
 Entropy
 Irreversibility and availability
Thermodynamics (2)/2 credits (ME2200)
Prereq: Thermodynamics (1)
 Power and refrigeration cycles
 Thermodynamic relations
 Mixtures and solutions
 Chemical reactions
 Flow through Nozzles and Blade passages
Materials Mechanics (1)/3 credits (None)
Prereq: Calculus (2), Applied Mechanics (1)
 Introduction to stress, strain, and their relationships
 Axial loading: applications and pressure vessels
 Torsion
 Flexural loading: stresses
 Flexural loading: deflection
 Combined stresses and failure criteria
 Columns
Materials Mechanics (2)/3 credits (None)
Prereq: Materials Mechanics (1)
 Theories of stress and strain
 Advanced topics in torsion problems
 Thickwall cylinders
 Energy methods
 Curved beams
Engineering Graphics (1)(2)/2 credits (ME1400)(ME1401)
 Drawing instruments
 Projection of points, lines and planes
 Auxiliary views of points, lines and planes
 Intersections and developments
 Multiview draws
 Auxiliary views, isometric projection
 Sections
Engineering Design/3 credits (None)
Prereq: Machine Design (2)
 Introduction to engineering design
 Engineering design processes
 Creative design
 Engineering models
 Engineering communications
 Design considerations
 Design protection
 Design automation
 System design
 Design projects
Machine Design Principles (Mechanical Engineering Design) (None)
Basic, failure prevention application; from fundamental design theories to practical machine and mechanical engineering design.
Applied Mechanics (1)/3 credits (ME1300)
Prereq: Calculus (1)
 General principles
 Force vectors
 Equilibrium of particle
 Force systems resultants
 Equilibrium of a rigid body
 Structural analysis
 Internal forces
 Friction
 Center of gravity and centroid
 Moment of inertia
 Virtual work
Applied Mechanics/3 credits (ME1301)
Prereq: Applied Mechanics (1)
 Kinematics of a particle
 Kinetics of a particle: force and acceleration
 Kinetics of a particle: work and energy
 Kinetics of a particle: impulse and momentum
 Planer kinematics of a rigid body
 Planar kinetics of a rigid body: force and acceleration
 Planar kinetics of a rigid body: work and energy
 Planar kinetics of a rigid body: impulse and momentum
 Threedimensional kinematics of a rigid body
 Threedimensional kinetics of a rigid body
 Vibrations.
Dynamics of Machinery/3 credits (None)
Prereq: Mechanisms (2)
 Introduction
 Static force analysis of machinery
 Dynamic force analysis of machinery
 Power analysis of gear systems
 Cam dynamics
 Balance of machinery
 Vibration of shafts
Advanced Heat Transfer/3 credits (None)
Prereq: Heat Transfer
 Transient heat conduction
 Radiative heat transfer between surfaces and in the media
 Convective heat transfer in internal flows and external flows
Engineering Drawing (ME2400)
 Engineering graphic language
 Presentation of threedimensional subjects by precise graphics
 Orthographic, pictorial and dimensioning
 Fitting tolerance in mechanical components
Robotics and Automation/3 credits (None)
Prereq: Mechanisms (2), Applied Mechanics (2)
 Introduction to programming, sensing and servoing techniques in robotics and automation
 8 laboratories and one practice project are included
Heat Transfer/3 credits (ME3201)
 Introduction
 Introduction to conduction
 One, twodimensional steadystate conduction
 Transient conduction
 Introduction to convection
 External flow
 Internal flow
 Free convection
 Boiling and condensation
 Radiation
 Heat exchangers
Dynamics of Machinery (None)
 Introduction
 Force analysis
 Force analysis with friction
 Flywheels
 Balancing of mechanisms
 Critical speeds
 Power equation
 Dynamics of Cam mechanisms
 Dynamics of gear mechanisms
 Dynamics of Robotics
Introduction to Finite Element Method (None)
 Introduction
 Review of solid mechanics
 ANSYS getting started
 Bar and truss
 Beams and frames
 Onedimensional problems
 Plane stress/strain
 Axisymmetry problems
 Isoparamentric elements
 3D elasticity
 Scalar field problems
Experiments in Mechanical Engineering (1)(3)/3 credits (ME2170)(ME2171)(ME3270)
Prereq: (1) General Physics; (2) Mechanical Materials; (3) Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics (2)
 Pressure measurement
 Flow measurement
 Power measurement
 Drag measurement on cylindrical bodies
 The round turaulent jet
 Temperature measurement
 Measurement of thermal conductivity
 Liquid fuels analysis
 Bomb calorimeter, Junber calorimeter
 Engine performance test (SI engine & CI engine)
 Gas turbine test
 Steam power plant test
 COP of refrigeration cycle
Machine Design Practice/1 credits (None)
Prereq: Machine Design (1)
 Recognition of problems
 Data surveying
 Synthesis of mechanisms
 Stress analysis
 Selection of materials and manufacturing processes
 Determination of sizes
 Analysis and evaluation
 Drawings and written presentations
Engineering Japanese (1)(2)/3 credits (ME3101)(ME3102)
 Pronunciation, various basic patterns of sentences, parts of speech, names of foreign countries and places, words of foreign origin.
 Expressions of 'liking and disliking', 'desire', 'comparison', 'similarity', 'will', 'speculation', 'invitation', 'asking for consent'. Expressions equivalent to 'one must', expressions equivalent to 'one can', expressions of one's experience, technical terms.
Advanced Fluid Mechanics/3 credits (ME3202)
Prereq: Fluid Mechanics
 Principles of irrotational flow, incompressible potential flow (both twodimensional planar potential flow and three dimensional axially symmetric flow are discussed)
 Applications of complex variables and conformal transformation to twodimensional planar potential flows boundary layer theory, flow of compressible fluid
Mechanical Materials/3 credits (None)
Prereq: Calculus (1)
 Introduction and classification of materials
 Material characteristics  mechanical, physical and chemical properties
 Mechanical property testing
 Crystalline imperfections and deformation
 Phase diagrams 6. Ironiron carbide phase diagram
 Heat treatment of steels
 Engineering alloys and materials
 Corrosion and fracture
Powder Metallurgy/3 credits (ME3501)
Prereq: Thermodynamics (1), Mechanical Materials
 Introduction
 Metal powder production
 Powder characterization and testing
 Automatic compacting
 Sintering of metal powder
 Post processing for sintering
 Compacting die and design
 Powder metallurgy applications
Engineering Materials (None)
 Metal working and mechanical properties
 Strengthening of materials
 Nonferrous alloy: aluminum, copper, nickel, cobalt & titanium alloy
 Ferrous alloys: iron & steel
 Alloy steel
 Ceramics
 Polymer
 Composite metrials
Applications of Electron Microscopy (None)
 Introduction
 Theory: electronmagnetic interaction, image, and aberration
 TEM: thinfilm, replica, extractive replica, bright and dark field, and SAD pattern
 SEM: SEI, BEI, WDS, and EDS
 EPMA
 STEM
Failure Analysis of Materials/3 credits (None)
 Mechanical properties of materials
 Fracture and failure mode
 Impact fracture
 Fracture testing: KIC test, Jintegral, Rcurve method, COD and CTOD method
 Fatigue
 Creep
 Radiation damage
Strengthening of Metals (None)
 Introduction
 Theory of dislocation
 Strength
 Solid solution strengthening
 Fine grain
 Precipitation hardening
 Work hardening
 Dispersion hardening
Thermoelasticity (None)
 Mechanical and thermodynamical foundations
 Uncoupled and coupled thermoelastic theory
 Plane strain and plane stress problems in thermoelasticity
 Thermal stresses in beams, plates and thin shells
 Analysis of inelastic thermal stress and viscoelastic stress
 Applications of variational principle and finite element method
Machine Design (1)(2)/6 credits (ME3404)(ME3405)
Prereq: (1) Mechanisms (1), Mechanics of Materials; (2) Machine Design(1), Mechanisms(2)
 Introduction, stress analysis, strain analysis, statistical considerations, materials and manufacturing methods, strength of machine parts, tolerance and fit, screws, fasteners and connections, welding and bonded joints.
 Springs, rolling contact bearings, lubrication and journal bearings, spur gear, Helical, Bevel and Worm gears, shaft, clutches, brackets and couplings, flexible mechanical elements, mechanical systems.
Numerical Control Machines/3 credits (None)
Prereq: Mechanical Manufacturing
 Introduction
 Principles of numerical control: structure of N.C. machines, classification of N.C. systems, coordinate system and machine axes, N.C. tape format
 Basic concepts of N.C. part programming
 Milling part programming and practice
 Lathe part programming and practice
 Computer aided part programming and practice
 Interpolation and curve fitting
 Hardware of numerical control: control system, control device, machine tool structure and precision
 Future trends
Precision Manufacturing Technology and Measurements/ 3 credits (None)
Prereq: Mechanical Manufacturing (2), Experiments in Mechanical Engineering
 Introduction of Precision Engineering
 Metal Cutting Theory
 Grinding Theory
 Economic Analysis of Machining
 Sensors for Metal Machining and Automation
 NonTraditional Machining Processes
 Metrology Theory and Technology
 Precision Measurement System
 Design of UltraPrecision Machine Tools
Experiments in Mechatronic System (None)
Experiments designed to illustrate the integration of mechanical and electronic systems. Measurement techniques, A/D and D/A conversion, calibration, timing of controls, characterization of sensors and control circuits. Applications in robots, electromechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems.
Mechanical Materials (None)
 Introduction
 Atomic Structure Atomic Bonding in Solids
 Structures of Metals and Ceramics
 Polymer Structures
 Imperfections in Solids: Defects, dislocations, G.B. etc
 Diffusion
 Mechanical Properties: metals, ceramics and polymers
 Deformation and Strengthening Mechanisms: metals, ceramics and polymers
 Phase Diagrams
 Phase Transformations
 Types and Applications of Materials: metals/ alloys, ceramics and polymers
Mechanical Drawing (ME2400)
 The standard of general mechanical graphics
 Principles of dimensioning
 Principles of precision dimensions
 Mechanical working drawings
 Mechanical component drawings ( Fastening, joining, and standard parts)
Automatic Control / 3 Credits (ME3602)
Prereq: Engineering Mathematics (2)
 Introduction to control systems
 Mathematical Models
 Feedback Control and Time Response
 Frequency Response
 Stability of Linear Systems
 Root Locus
 PID Controller Design
 Lead/Lag Compensator
 Digital Control Systems
 Experiments
Electronics/ 2 Credits (ME3601)
Prereq: Electrical Engineering
 Introduction of Electronic Elements
 RC and LCR circuit
 Diode and Its Applications
 BJT and Its Properties
 CE, CB and CC Transistors
 FET Elements
 Frequency Response
 OP Amplifier
 Digital IC and Circuits
 Oscillators
Fundamentals of Automotive Vehicle Crash Mechanics/ 3credit (None)
 Introduction: Crash Signature and Typical Testing Method, Coordinate System, Sensor, and Digital Filter.
 Crash Pulse and Kinematics.
 Analysis of Crash Test Data: Vehicle Response, Occupant Response Dummy Calibration and Testing Response Analysis.
 Injury Index
CAD Applications/ 3credits (None)
 Introduction.
 Create 3D solid model by using existing software: Components and Assembly.
 Generate drawing from 3D solid model
 Computer Aided Manufacture
 Develop the NC machine from 3D solid model
 FEA Modeling: Static and Dynamic Analysis