MEM is an independent academic program that belongs to both the School of Engineering and the School of Business. The students majoring in MEM graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree conferred by both the School of Engineering and the School of Business.

MEM Minors

MINOR IN ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT – ENGINEERING CONCENTRATION

The minor in Engineering Management – Engineering Concentration is designed to provide students with non-engineering majors with an understanding of the engineering activities involved in managing organizations and technology development including: i) planning, organizing, allocating, and controlling activities and resources, ii) project management, and iii) operations management, and entrepreneurship.  To access a PDF file of the plan of study for the Engineering Management – Engineering Concentration, please click here: EMME

MINOR IN ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT – BUSINESS CONCENTRATION

The minor in Engineering Management – Business Concentration is designed to provide students with non-business majors with an understanding of the principles of managing organizations involved in engineering activities and technology development including: i) planning, organizing, allocating, and controlling activities and resources, ii) project management, and  iii) operations management, and entrepreneurship.To access a PDF file of the plan of study for the Engineering Management – Business Concentration, please click here: EMMB

Manufacturing Minor Electives

CHEG 4140.  Unit Operations and Introduction to Design

Two credits. Prerequisite: CHEG 311231233124, and 3151. Corequisite: CHEG 4142.

Theoretical treatment and design of large-scale chemical engineering unit operations. Chemical engineering process synthesis and design; comparison of alternative processing steps; instrumentation; cost estimation; economic analysis; process optimization; emphasis on conceptual design in application of chemical engineering principles; design of process equipment, computer-aided design of equipment and flow sheets; design and analysis of complete process plants.

CHEG 4989. Introduction to Research (associated to manufacturing)

(299) Credits and hours by arrangement or as announced. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. This course may be repeated for credit.

Methods of conducting research; design of laboratory investigations and experiments; correlation and interpretation of experimental results; writing of formal, technical reports; oral presentations; independent student effort, initiative and resourcefulness are required.

CHEG 4995. Special Topics in Chemical Engineering (associated to manufacturing)

(295) Credits and hours by arrangement or as announced. Prerequisite and/or consent: Announced separately for each course. This course, with a change in topic, may be repeated for credit.

A classroom course on special topics as announced.

CE 4210. Operations Research in Civil and Environmental Engineering

(202) Three credits. Prerequisite: CE 2210MATH 2110Q; and enrollment in the School of Engineering. This course and CE 256 may not both be taken for credit.

Critical path method for scheduling and managing engineering project tasks. Resource allocation subject to constraints. One and two-phase simplex method for linear programming. Optimization of non-linear problems.

ECE 3243.   Introduction to Nanotechnology

Three credits. Lecture.

Basic concepts of nanoscience; new physical properties at these scales (~1-100 nm); different approaches to fabricate, image, characterize and manipulate nanostructures and nanodevices; current and potential applications in areas as diverse as electronics, health and energy; societal impacts of nanotechnology.

ECE 4095. Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering (If related to Manufacturing)

(295) Credits by arrangement. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. With a change in content, this course may be repeated for credit.

Classroom and/or laboratory course in special topics as announced in advance for each semester.

ECE 4211. Semiconductor Devices and Nanostructures

(245) Three credits. Prerequisite: ECE 3201.

Principles and applications of contemporary solid state devices such as light-emitting diodes, injection lasers, solar cells, p-n-p-n diodes, SCRs and Triacs, transistors, MESFETs and MODFETs, and fundamentals of intergrated circuits. Impact of nanostructures on devices.

ECE 4225. Fundamentals of Electron Device Design and Characterization

Three credits. Prerequisite: ECE 3201.  Recommended preparation: ECE 4211.

Design of micro/nano electronic devices using state-of-the-art computer simulation tools, experimental electrical characterization of semiconductor devices and introduction to modern electronic devices such as high-performance MOSFETs, TFTs, solar cells, non-volatile memories, CCDs, and thermoelectric power generators.

ECE 4242. Micro/Opto-electronic Devices and Circuits Fabrication Laboratory

(268) Three credits. One class period, and one 4-hour laboratory period. Prerequisite: ECE 32214211.

Semiconductor wafer preparation and characterization including: determination of carrier concentration, mobility, and lifetime; oxidation, diffusion, metallization, mask layouts, and photolithographic techniques as employed in the realization of discrete devices (e.g., bipolar and MOS transistors, solar cells) and integrated circuits; design of basic IC components such as transistors, resistors, and capacitors; monolithic fabrication of simple digital/analog circuits. Design project. Written and oral presentations of laboratory results. A fee of $75 is charged for this course.

ECE 4243. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology I

(Also offered as ENGR 4243.) Three credits.  Prerequisite: ECE 4211 or PHYS 2300 or 3401 or MSE 4001, and CHEM 1127 or equivalent.

Fundamentals of electron and hole confinement in quantum well, wire, and dot heterostructures, confinement of photons in photonic band gap structures, density of states in quantum wires; transport in quantum wires and dots, and single wells (SWNT) and multi-wall carbon nanotubes; operation of nano field-effect transistors; absorption and emission in quantum wires and dot structures; fabrication methodology to grow and assemble quantum wires and dots including self-assembly techniques for light-emitting diodes, transistors, lasers, and nanoelectromechanical (NEM) structures.

ECE 4244. Nanotechnology II

(251) (Also offered as ENGR 4244.) Three credits. One-hour lecture and four-hour laboratory. Prerequisites: Senior standing and ECE 4211 orECE/ENGR 4243.

Growth and characterization of carbon nanotubes using vapor phase nucleation; growth of CdSe quantum dots using liquid phase precipitation and vapor phase MOCVD reactor; characterization using AFM and TEM and dynamic scattering techniques; device processing highlighting nanolithography (E-Beam), and self assembly techniques; project work involving fabrication of devices such as LEDs, carbon nanotube based FETs, and sensors using self-assembled quantum dots hosted in inorganic or organic/polymer layers. A fee of $75 is charged for this course.

ECE 4901. Electrical and Computer Engineering Design I (As long as associated with Manufacturing)

(290) (Also offered as CSE 4950.) Two credits. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

Discussion of the design process; project statement, specification, project planning, scheduling and division of responsibility, ethics in engineering design, safety, environmental considerations, economic constraints, liability, manufacturing, and marketing. Projects are carried out using a team-based approach. Selection and analysis of a design project to be undertaken in CSE 4951/ECE 4902 is carried out. Written progress reports, a proposal, an interim project report, a final report, and oral presentations are required.

 

ECE 4902. Electrical and Computer Engineering Design II

(291) (Also offered as CSE 4951.) Three credits. Prerequisite: ECE 4901. Hours to be arranged.

Design of a device, circuit, system, process, or algorithm. Team solution to an engineering design problem as formulated in CSE 4950/ECE 4901, from first concepts through evaluation and documentation. Written progress reports, a final report, and oral presentation are required.

 

ENGR 4243. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology I

(250) (Also offered as ECE 4243.) Three credits. Prerequisite: ECE 4211 or PHYS 2300 or 3401 or MSE 4001, and CHEM 1127 or equivalent.

Fundamentals of electron and hole confinement in quantum well, wire and dot heterostructures, confinement of photons in photonic band gap structures, density of states in quantum wires; transport in quantum wires and dots, and single wells (SWNT) and multi-wall carbon nanotubes; operation of nano field-effect transistors: absorption and emission in quantum wires and dot structures; fabrication methodology to grow and assemble quantum wires and dots including self-assembly techniques for light-emitting diodes, transistors, lasers, and nanoelectromechanical (NEM) structures.

ENGR 4244. Nanotechnology II

(251) (Also offered as ECE 4244.) Three credits. One-hour lecture and four-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: Senior standing and ECE 4211 orECE/ENGR 4243.

Growth and characterization of carbon nanotube using vapor phase nucleation; growth of CdSe quantum dots using liquid phase precipitation and vapor phase MOCVD reactor; characterization using AFM and TEM and dynamic scattering techniques; device processing highlighting nanolithography (E-Beam), and self assembly techniques; project work involving fabrication of devices such as LEDs, carbon nanotube based FETs, and sensors using self-assembled quantum dots hosted in inorganic or organic/polymer layers. A fee of $75 is charged for this course.

MSE 4021. Materials Joining

(219) Three credits. Prerequisite:  MSE 2001 or 2101Kattamis

Basic materials principles applied to fusion and solid phase welding, brazing and other joining processes. Effects of joining process and process variable values on microstructure, soundness and mechanical properties of as-processed joints. Treatment and properties of joints and joined assemblies. Joining defects and quality control.

MSE 4038. Alloy Casting Processes

(238) Three credits. Prerequisite: MSE 3002, which may be taken concurrently, and 3003.

Principles of alloy solidification are discussed and applied in the context of sand, investment, and die casting; continuous and direct chill casting; electroslag and vacuum arc remelting, crystal growth, rapid solidification, and laser coating.

MSE 4095. Special Topics in Materials Engineering (associated with Manufacturing)

(298) Variable (1-3) credits. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. With a change in topic, this course may be repeated for credit.

MSE 4240. Nanomaterials Synthesis and Design

(260) Three credits. Prerequisite: MSE 2002.

Introduces synthesis and design of materials in the nanoscale. Typical synthesis strategies of low dimensional materials including nanoparticles, nanowires, nanotubes and hierarchical nanostructures are presented and discussed. The reasons behind growth mechanisms are interpreted and the nanoscale structure-properties relations are described. Design strategies of multifunctional nanomaterials will be addressed as well. Readings from modern scientific literature are assigned weekly for in-class discussions.

MSE 4241. Nanomaterials Characterization and Application

(261) Three credits. Prerequisite: MSE 2002.

Introduces materials characterization and applications at the nanoscale. Standard and advanced methods in Scanning Probe Microscopy, Electron Microscopy, and Focused Ion Beams are presented. Self-Assembled and Lithographically defined structures are treated. Nanoscale particles, tubes, films, and structures are discussed. Applications for enhanced mechanical, electronic, magnetic, optical, and biological properties are described. Societal implications including performance, costs, environmental impacts, and health issues are addressed. Readings from modern scientific literature are assigned weekly for in-class discussions.

MSE 4901W. Capstone Design Project I (associated with Manufacturing)

Three credits. Prerequisite: MSE 3002 and 3004, which may be taken concurrently; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800.

Seniors working in teams with faculty and industry mentors solve open-ended projects in design of materials, materials processes, and materials systems. Oral and written reports are required in each semester. For students with high academic standing the BSE and MS projects may overlap.

MSE 4902W. Capstone Design Project II (associated with Manufacturing)

(288W) Three credits. Seven hours practicum. Prerequisite: MSE 4901ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800.

Seniors working in teams with faculty and industry mentors solve open-ended projects in design of materials, products, and processes. Oral and written reports are required in each semester. For students with high academic standing the BSE and MS projects may overlap.

MSE 4989. Introduction to Research (associated with Manufacturing)

(299) Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. With a change in topic this course may be repeated for credit.

Methods of research and development. Laboratory investigation. Correlation and interpretation of experimental results. Writing of technical reports.

 

ME 3217. Metal Cutting Principles

(217) Three credits. Two class periods and one 2-hour laboratory period. Prerequisite: CE 3110, which may be taken concurrently.

Examination of metal cutting processes including turning, shaping, drilling, grinding. Mechanics of two and three dimensional cutting. Principles and mechanisms of wear. Tool materials. Theoretical prediction of surface finish. Chemistry of cutting fluids. Laboratory period includes operation of machine tools. Experimental determination of cutting energies forces, stresses and strains. The interrelationship between these and practical metal cutting conditions.

ME 3221. Manufacturing Automation

(221) Three credits. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Not open to students who have passed ME 5440.

Introduction to Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM). Fundamentals of automated manufacturing; Computer Numerical Control (CNC); production economics and optimization of production systems.

ME 3222. Production Engineering

(222) Three credits. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Not open to students who have passed ME 5441.

Introduction to the modern techniques of Production Systems including the Decision-Making Process, Economic Analysis, Demand Forecasting, Production and Process Design and Optimization, Production Scheduling, and Statistical Quality Control.

ME 3224. Analysis and Design of Mechanisms

(224) Three credits. Prerequisite: MATH 2110 and 2410 and CE 2110.

Application of kinematics in the analysis and synthesis of mechanisms. Type and dimensional design of linkages, cams and gears based on motion requirements and kinetostatic force transmission, in contrast to the strength requirements. Graphical, analytical and computer methods in analysis and design of mechanisms. Design considerations in mechanism synthesis. Design project.

ME 3225. Computer-Aided Design, Modeling, and Graphics

(225) Three credits. Prerequisite: CSE 1010 or 1100 CE 3110 MATH 2110 and instructor consent.

Introduction to computer-aided graphics, modeling and design. Applications of graphics software and hardware with mini- and micro-computer systems. Interactive computer graphic techniques. Extensive laboratory study of wire-frame and raster computer graphics. Static and dynamic graphic presentation methods.

ME 3227. Design of Machine Elements

(227) Three credits. Prerequisite:  CE 3110.

Application of the fundamentals of engineering mechanics, materials and manufacturing to the design and analysis of machine elements.

ME 3228. Introduction to Fatigue in Mechanical Design

(228) Three credits. Prerequisite: CE 3110. Not open to students who have passed ME 5431.

Design calculation methods for fatigue life of engineering components. Crack initiation and crack propagation fatigue lives; introduction to current literature in the field. Emphasis on finite life prediction by strain life methods.

ME 3295. Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering (associated with Manufacturing)

(295) Credits and hours by arrangement or as announced. Prerequisite and/or consent: Announced separately for each course. This course, with a change in topic, may be repeated for credit.

A classroom course on special topics as announced.

ME 3299. Problems in Mechanical Engineering (associated with Manufacturing)

(299) Hours by arrangement. Credits by arrangement, not to exceed four. Prerequisite: Open only to seniors in mechanical engineering. This course, with a change in topic, may be repeated for credit.

Designed primarily for students who wish to pursue a special line of study or investigation. The program of study is to be approved by the head of the department and by the instructor before registration is completed.

ME 4972. Senior Design Project I (associated with Manufacturing)

(272) Three credits. Prerequisite: ME 3250ME 3227, may be taken concurrently.

The first part of the senior design experience. It will cover topics on design process, planning, and costs. Design for manufacture and assembly will be covered. Both oral and written reports are required.

ME 4973W. Senior Design Project I I(associated with Manufacturing)

(273W) Three credits. Prerequisite: ME 32603262 and 4972ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800.

Projects which have started in the previous semester will be completed. The project analysis, design, and manufacture stages will take place. Both written and oral reports will be required.