Fall 2022 ME Elective Course Descriptions

Thermodynamics
ME 300 – Thermodynamics II
ME 433 – Principles of Turbo Machinery
ME 500 – Advanced Thermodynamics (Minimum Grade of B in ME 300. May not be taken concurrently.)

Design
ME 444 (L) – Computer Aided Design & Prototyping
ME 459 – Mechanism & Machine Theory
ME 455 – Vehicle Design & Fabrication (Baja & Formula students graduating Fall 2022 or Spring 2023 Only)
ME 553 – Product & Process Design
ME 554 (1 credit hr.) – Intellectual Property Law for Engineers
ME 597 – Mobile Microrobots
ME 541 – Engineering Design: A Decision-Based Perspective

Systems, Measurements, & Controls
ME 475 (L) – Automatic Control Systems
ME 586 (L) – Microprocessors in Electromechanical Systems (Minimum Grade of B in 375. May not be taken concurrently.)
ME 588 (L) – Mechatronics (Minimum Grade of B in 375. May not be taken concurrently.)

Manufacturing
ME 363 (L) – Principles and Practice of Manufacturing Processes
ME 49601 – Tools, Methods, and Techniques for Rapid, Iterative Product Design and Analysis
ME 49601 – Additive Manufacturing: Fundamentals, Equipment & Applications

Solid Mechanics
ME 489 (L) – Introduction to Finite Element Analysis

Fluids
ME 514 – Wind Energy

Acoustics & Vibrations
ME 513 – Engineering Acoustics
ME 563 – Mechanical Vibrations (Minimum Grade of B in ME 365. May not be taken concurrently.)

Research – Must complete Variable Title Form & Research Contract
ME 498 – 1st semester with professor and project
ME 499 – 2nd semester with same professor and working on same project

More 500 level graduate courses may be available but may not be suitable for all undergraduate students. You will need to check pre-requisites as they are more restrictive than 300/400 level courses, including needing a minimum grade of B in the pre-requisite course. After you confirm your eligibility for a 500 level course, please consult with your academic advisor to see if a specific 500 level course is right for you.