Mechanical Engineering; Engineering

(College of Engineering)

Stephen K. Robinson, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Benjamin D. Shaw, Ph.D., Vice Chairperson for Undergraduate Studies

Department Office. 2132 Bainer Hall; 530-752-0580; Fax 530-752-4158; http://mae.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://mae.ucdavis.edu/people/faculty/

The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering administers two undergraduate programs in the College of Engineering: (1) Mechanical Engineering, (2) Aerospace Science and Engineering.

For more information about our programs, see http://mae.ucdavis.edu/undergraduate/undergraduate-majors.

Mission. The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is committed to educating future engineers so that they may contribute to the economic growth and well-being of the state, the nation, and the world, and to the advancement of knowledge in the mechanical and aerospace sciences.

Objectives. The objectives of the programs offered in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering include the following: to prepare its graduates to practice mechanical and/or aerospace engineering in a broad range of industries, to enable interested graduates to pursue graduate education, to prepare its graduates to participate in research and development, and in other creative and innovative efforts in science, engineering, and technology and to allow interested graduates to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors

Objectives. The objectives of the Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Science and Engineering programs are to produce graduates who do one or more of the following: a. Practice mechanical engineering and/or aerospace engineering in a broad range of agencies, industries, and institutes; b. Pursue graduate education; c. Participate in research and development, and other creative and innovative efforts in science, engineering, and technology; d. Pursue entrepreneurial endeavors.

Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Program

The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET; http://www.abet.org.

The mechanical engineer uses basic science in the design and manufacture of complex engineering systems, requiring the application of physical and mechanical principles to the development of machines, energy conversion systems, materials, and equipment for guidance and control.

Work in this broad field of engineering requires a thorough knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry, material science, applied mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, mass transfer, electricity, manufacturing processes, and economics.

The Mechanical Engineering program is designed to provide knowledge in mechanical engineering and associated applied sciences so that graduates may practice in a broad range of industries, pursue graduate studies, participate in research and development, and/or pursue entrepreneurial endeavors.

Areas of Interest

Students spend their third year in further study of fundamental courses, and in the fourth year they may tailor their studies to their interests by selecting courses in controls and systems analysis, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, mechanical design or thermodynamics. Students can either prepare for graduate study in mechanical engineering or obtain a broad background for entering engineering practice.

Students may select elective courses from among the areas of interest listed below.

Mechanical Design. The creation and improvement of products, processes, or systems that are mechanical in nature are the primary activities of a professional mechanical engineer. The development of a product from concept generation to detailed design, manufacturing process selection and planning, quality control and assurance, and life cycle considerations are areas of study and specialization in the area of mechanical design.

Solutions to such major social problems as environmental pollution, the lack of mass transportation, the lack of raw materials, and energy shortages, will depend heavily on the engineer's ability to create new types of machinery and mechanical systems.

The engineer-designer must have a solid and relatively broad background in the basic physical and engineering sciences and have the ability to synthesize the information from such a background in creative problem solving. In addition to having technical competence, the designer must be able to consider the socioeconomic consequences of a design and its possible impact on the environment. Product safety, reliability, and economics are other considerations.

Suggested technical electives:

Aerospace Science and Engineering 133, 139
Biological Systems Engineering 114, 120, 165
Biomedical Engineering 118/Electrical and Computer Engineering 147
Engineering 122, 160 (only one unit of credit towards Technical Electives requirement)
Materials Science and Engineering 180, 181, 182
Mechanical Engineering 121, 134, 150B, 151, 152, 154, 161, 163

Suggested Advisors. H.H. Cheng, R.T. Farouki, M.R. Hill, B.S. Linke, J. Moore, B. Ravani, M. Soshi, S. Velinsky, K. Yamazaki

Biomedical and Engineering Fluid Mechanics. This field of study is based on the fundamentals of fluid mechanics and their broad range of applications in the biomedical and engineering areas. Areas of current research include blood circulation and its potential role in the regulation of normal physiological function and in the development of disease; groundwater and atmospheric flows and their implications for pollutant transport and environmental concerns; aerodynamic flow around transportation vehicles and its impact on vehicle performance; and flow in combustion engines and other energy systems with considerations of efficiency and environmental impact. These areas are investigated both experimentally and computationally.

Suggested technical electives:

Aerospace Science and Engineering 138
Engineering 160 (only one unit of credit towards technical requirements)
Chemical Engineering 161A, 161B
Civil and Environmental Engineering 144, 149
Mechanical Engineering 161, 163

Suggested Advisors. R.C. Aldredge, J.P. Delplanque, M. Hafez, S. Lee, S.K. Robinson, B.D. Shaw, C.P. van Dam, A.S. Wexler

Combustion and the Environment. Combustion is widely used for energy generation, propulsion, heating, and waste disposal, as well as for many other applications. Mechanical engineers are often heavily involved with the design of combustion systems (internal combustion engines, gas turbines, furnaces, etc.) and deal with aspects of combustion ranging from increasing efficiencies to reducing pollutant emissions. This specialization is for those who would like to work in fields that use combustion, or that deal with pollution related to combustion. With the current increased emphasis on reducing pollutants while maintaining or increasing efficiency, the efforts of mechanical engineers in designing and improving combustion systems are becoming more important.

Suggested technical electives:

Mechanical Engineering 161, 163
Civil and Environmental Engineering 149, 150

Suggested Advisors. R.C. Aldredge, P. A. Erickson, B.D. Shaw

Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, and Energy Systems. This specialization emphasizes the fundamentals of heat transfer and thermodynamics, and their application to the design of advanced engineering systems. The objective of the program is to introduce students to the fundamental processes of heat transfer and thermodynamics in complex engineering systems so that they are able to design more efficient, cost effective, and reliable systems with less environmental pollution and impact. An understanding of heat transfer and thermodynamics is required for the design of efficient, cost-effective systems for power generation, propulsion, heat exchangers, industrial processes, refining, and chemical processing. This area of specialization is important to many industries—aerospace, defense, automotive—as well as to the thermal design of electronic and computer packages.

Suggested technical electives:

Aerospace Science and Engineering 138
Mechanical Engineering 161, 163

Suggested Advisors. R.C. Aldredge, P.A. Erickson, V. Narayanan, J.W. Park, B.D. Shaw

Manufacturing. Manufacturing is concerned with the conversion of raw materials into finished products by a variety of processes, such as machining, forming, casting, and molding. Modern manufacturing technology is increasingly dependent upon integration with computer-aided design systems and precision computer controls. State-of-the-art laboratories offer the opportunity for hands-on experience with a wide spectrum of manufacturing equipment. Manufacturing engineers must have expertise in design, materials, controls, statistical methods, computer software, and microprocessor applications.

Suggested technical electives:

Biomedical Engineering 118/Electrical and Computer Engineering 147
Electrical and Computer Engineering 160
Materials Science and Engineering 180, 181
Mechanical Engineering 150B, 151, 154

Suggested Advisors. H.H. Cheng, R.T. Farouki, B.S. Linke, D.A. Horsley, V. La Saponara, M. Soshi, B. Ravani, K. Yamazaki

System Dynamics and Control. Engineers are increasingly concerned with the performance of integrated dynamics systems in which it is not possible to optimize component parts without considering the overall system.

System dynamics and control specialists are concerned with the modeling, analysis, and simulation of all types of dynamic systems and with the use of automatic control techniques to change the dynamic characteristics of systems in useful ways. The emphasis in this program is on the physical systems that are closely related to mechanical engineering, but the techniques for studying these systems apply to social, economic, and other dynamic systems.

Ongoing research includes projects on continuously variable transmissions, active and semi-active suspension systems, modeling and control of vehicle dynamics, electromechanical actuator design, electronically controlled steering, the analysis of fuel management systems, and the design of flight-control systems with humans in the loop.

Suggested technical electives:

Aerospace Science and Engineering 129, 139, 141
Electrical and Computer Engineering 160
Engineering 122
Mechanical Engineering 121, 134, 154

Suggested Advisors. F. Assadian, D.A. Horsley, S. Joshi, Z. Kong, X. Lin, J. Moore

Ground Vehicle Systems. An important aspect of mechanical engineering is the design of more environmentally benign surface vehicles that provide efficient individual and public transportation. Innovations in the field require competence in vehicle dynamics, control of vehicle dynamics, power sources and power transmission, lightweight structures and systems, alternatively fueled power systems, including electrical drives and fuel cells, and mechanical systems.

Suggested technical electives:

Aerospace Science and Engineering 127, 129, 139
Civil and Environmental Engineering 130, 149, 160
Engineering 122, 160 (only one unit of credit towards technical electives requirement)
Mechanical Engineering 121, 134, 152

Suggested Advisors. F. Assadian, P. A. Erickson, M. Hill, X. Lin, J. Park, N. Sarigul-Klijn, S. Velinsky

Transportation Systems. As society recognizes the increasing importance of optimizing transportation systems to minimize environmental degradation and energy expenditure, engineers will need to consider major innovations in the way people and goods are moved. Such innovations will require competence in vehicle dynamics, propulsion and control, and an understanding of the problems caused by present-day modes of transportation. Vehicle control requires an understanding of sensors and actuators, and the integration of yet-to-be-proposed concepts into overall vehicular dynamics. Competence in these areas allows for the development of alternative propulsion concepts, such as electric, hybrid, and fuel cell.

Suggested technical electives:

Aerospace Science and Engineering 127, 129
Biological Systems Engineering 114, 120
Civil and Environmental Engineering 131, 149
Engineering 122, 160 (only one unit of credit towards Technical Electives requirement)
Mechanical Engineering 134, 150B, 161, 163

Suggested Advisors. F. Assadian, P.A. Erickson, X. Lin, J.W. Park, S. Velinsky

Mechanical Engineering Program Requirements

Students are encouraged to adhere carefully to all prerequisite requirements. The instructor is authorized to drop students from a course for which stated prerequisites have not been completed.

Exclusive of General Education units, the minimum number of units required for the Mechanical Engineering major is 148.

Lower Division Required Courses
Units: 78
MAT 021A
Calculus (Active)
4
MAT 021B
Calculus (Active)
4
MAT 021C
Calculus (Active)
4
MAT 021D
Vector Analysis (Active)
4
MAT 022A
Linear Algebra (Active)
3
MAT 022B
Differential Equations (Active)
3
PHY 009A
Classical Physics (Active)
5
PHY 009B
Classical Physics (Active)
5
PHY 009C
Classical Physics (Active)
5
CHE 002A
General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 002B
General Chemistry (Active)
5
or
CHE 002AH
Honors General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 002BH
Honors General Chemistry (Active)
5
ENG 004
Engineering Graphics in Design (Active)
3
ENG 006
Engineering Problem Solving (Active)
4
or
EME 005
Computer Programming for Engineering Applications (Active)
4
ENG 017
Circuits I (Active)
4
ENG 035
Statics (Active)
4
ENG 045
Properties of Materials (Active)
4
or
ENG 045Y
Properties of Materials (Active)
4
EME 050
Manufacturing Processes (Active)
4
Choose one; a grade of C- or better is required:
4
ENL 003
Introduction to Literature (Active)
4
UWP 001
Introduction to Academic Literacies (Active)
4
UWP 001V
Introduction to Academic Literacies: Online (Active)
4
UWP 001V
Introduction to Academic Literacies: Online (Active)
4
COM 001
Major Works of the Ancient World (Active)
4
COM 002
Major Works of the Medieval and Early Modern World (Active)
4
COM 003
Major Works of the Modern World (Active)
4
COM 004
Major Works of the Contemporary World (Active)
4
NAS 005
Introduction to Native American Literature (Active)
4
Choose one:
4
CMN 001
Introduction to Public Speaking (Active)
4
CMN 003
Interpersonal Communication Competence (Active)
4
ENG 003
Introduction to Engineering Design (Active)
4
Upper Division Required Courses
Units: 70-74
ENG 100
Electronic Circuits and Systems (Active)
3
ENG 102
Dynamics (Active)
4
ENG 103
Fluid Mechanics (Active)
4
ENG 104
Mechanics of Materials (Active)
4
ENG 105
Thermodynamics (Active)
4
ENG 190
Professional Responsibilities of Engineers (Active)
3
EME 106
Thermo-Fluid Dynamics (Active)
4
EME 108
Measurement Systems (Active)
4
EME 109
Experimental Methods for Thermal Fluids (Active)
4
EME 150A
Mechanical Design (Active)
4
EME 165
Heat Transfer (Active)
4
EME 172
Automatic Control of Engineering Systems (Active)
4
EME 185A
Mechanical Engineering Systems Design Project (Active)
4
EME 185B
Mechanical Engineering Systems Design Project (Active)
4
or
EAE 130A
Aircraft Performance and Design (Active)
4
EAE 130B
Aircraft Performance and Design (Active)
4
Applied Mathematics Electives, choose one:
4
ECH 140
Mathematical Methods in Biochemical and Chemical Engineering (Active)
4
ECI 114
Probabilistic Systems Analysis for Civil Engineers (Active)
4
ECS 130
Scientific Computation (Active)
4
ENG 180
Engineering Analysis (Active)
4
MAT 118A
Partial Differential Equations: Elementary Methods (Active)
4
MAT 128A
Numerical Analysis (Active)
4
MAT 128B
Numerical Analysis in Solution of Equations (Active)
4
EME 115
Introduction to Numerical Analysis and Methods (Active)
4
EME 151
Statistical Methods in Design and Manufacturing (Active)
4
STA 130A
Mathematical Statistics: Brief Course (Active)
4
STA 131A
Introduction to Probability Theory (Active)
4
System Dynamics/Mechanical Design Electives; choose one:
4
ENG 122
Introduction to Mechanical Vibrations (Active)
4
EME 121
Engineering Applications of Dynamics (Active)
4
EME 139
Stability of Flexible Dynamic Systems (Active)
4
EME 150B
Mechanical Design (Active)
4
EME 154
Mechatronics (Active)
4
EME 171
Analysis, Simulation and Design of Mechatronic Systems (Active)
4
Restricted Electives; choose two:
8
EAE 129
Stability and Control of Aerospace Vehicles (Active)
4
EAE 138
Aircraft Propulsion (Active)
4
EAE 140
Rocket Propulsion (Active)
4
EAE 141
Space Systems Design (Active)
4
EAE 142
Orbital Mechanics (Active)
4
ENG 122
Introduction to Mechanical Vibrations (Active)
4
ENG 188
Science and Technology of Sustainable Power Generation (Active)
4
EMS 180
Materials in Engineering Design (Active)
4
EMS 182
Failure Analysis (Active)
4
EME 134
Vehicle Stability (Active)
4
EME 152
Computer-Aided Mechanism Design (Active)
4
EME 161
Combustion and the Environment (Active)
4
EME 163
Internal Combustion Engines and Future Alternatives (Active)
4
EME 164
Introduction to Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems (Active)
4
Students may also choose from EAE 130A, 130B, EME 121, 139, 150B, 151, 154, 171 if these courses are not used in satisfaction of other degree requirements.
 
Upper Division Composition Requirement
0-4
Choose one; a grade of C- or better is required:
 
UWP 101
Advanced Composition (Active)
4
UWP 102E
Writing in the Disciplines: Engineering (Active)
4
UWP 104A
Writing in the Professions: Business Writing (Active)
4
UWP 104E
Writing in the Professions: Science (Active)
4
UWP 104T
Writing in the Professions: Technical Writing (Active)
4
Passing the Upper-Division Composition Exam.
0
Total: 148
Courses in EME:
EME 001Mechanical Engineering (1) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s). Description of the field of mechanical engineering with examples taken from industrial applications, discussions of the practice with respect to engineering principles, ethics, and responsibilities. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2001 Fall Quarter.
EME 005Computer Programming for Engineering Applications (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAT 016A (can be concurrent) or MAT 021A (can be concurrent). Structured programming in C for solving problems in engineering. Introduction to MATLAB and comparison study of C/C++ with MATLAB. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EME 050Manufacturing Processes (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 004 C- or better; PHY 009A C- or better. Restricted to Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science Engineering majors. Modern manufacturing methods, safety, manufacturing instructions, computer-aided manufacturing and their role in the engineering design and development process. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EME 092Internship in Mechanical Engineering (1-5) Active
Internship. Prerequisite(s): Lower division standing; approval of project prior to period of internship. Supervised work-study experience in engineering. May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EME 097TCMentoring and Tutoring Engineering in the Community (1-4) Active
Variable—3-12 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Mentoring, coaching, tutoring and/or supervision of students in K-12 schools in Engineering-related topics. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
EME 099Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Lower division standing. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EME 106Thermo-Fluid Dynamics (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 103 C- or better; ENG 105 C- or better. Restricted to Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science Engineering majors. Inviscid incompressible flow, compressible flow, ideal gas mixtures, psychrometrics, reacting mixtures and combustion. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2013 Winter Quarter.
EME 108Measurement Systems (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 100 C- or better; ENG 102 C- or better; ENG 104 recommended. Restricted to Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Science & Engineering and Mechanical/Materials Science & Engineering. Experiments to illustrate principles of mechanical systems. Signal analysis; Demonstration of basic sensors for mechanical systems; Experimental project design; Experiments involving voltage measurement; strain gauges, dynamic systems of 1st order. Three units of credit for students who have previously taken BIM 111; two units of credit for students who have previously taken EBS 165; one unit of credit allowed for students who have completed EME 107B (former version of EME 108). (Letter.) GE credit: SE, WE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EME 109Experimental Methods for Thermal Fluids (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—1.5 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): EME 106 C- or better. Restricted to Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Science & Engineering and Mechanical/Materials Science Engineering Majors. Experiments illustrating principles of thermal-fluid systems and related measurement devices. Statistical design of experiments and uncertainty analysis of data; thermodynamic cycles, combustion, compressible and incompressible flows. Three units of credit for students who have previously taken ECH 155A; two units of credit for students who have previously taken ECH 155B; three units of credit for students who have previously taken ECI 141L; one unit of credit for students who have already completed EME 107A (former version of EME 109). (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EME 115Introduction to Numerical Analysis and Methods (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Lecture/Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (ENG 006 C- or better or EME 005 C- or better or ECS 030 C- or better or ECM 006 C- or better); (MAT 021A C- or better, MAT 021B C- or better, MAT 021C C- or better, MAT 021D C- or better, MAT 022A C- or better, MAT 022B C- or better); (PHY 009A C- or better, PHY 009B C- or better, PHY 009C C- or better). Number representation, Taylor expansions, error and stability analysis, roots of nonlinear equations, sets of linear equations, numerical integration, ordinary differential equations. Not open for credit to students who have taken EAD 115. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.
EME 121Engineering Applications of Dynamics (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 102 C- or better; (ENG 006 C- or better or EME 005 C- or better or ECS 030 C- or better). Restricted to Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science Engineering majors. Technical elective that revisits dynamic principles with emphasis on engineering applications; Equations of motion are derived and put into a format for computer solution; There is a computer laboratory where real engineering systems are simulated. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EME 134Vehicle Stability (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 102 C- or better. Restricted to Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science Engineering majors. Analytical and experimental studies of the dynamics, stability and control of vehicles such as cars, trailers, airplanes, motorcycles, bicycles and rail cars. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EME 139Stability of Flexible Dynamic Systems (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 102 C- or better; ENG 103 C- or better. Stability of flexible systems. Introduction to fluid-structure interaction. Mechanical vibrations. Design of mechanical subsystems or systems under constraints. Dynamic instabilities. Flutter. Control effectiveness. Energy extraction from fluid-structure interactions. Design applications to aerospace, mechanical and biomedical systems. No credit for students who have completed EAE 139. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
EME 150AMechanical Design (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (ENG 045 C- or better or ENG 045Y C- or better); (ENG 104 C- or better, EME 050 C- or better (can be concurrent)). Restricted to Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering majors. Principles of mechanics applied to design. Deformation and stress analysis. Structural integrity under static and fluctuating loads. Projects demonstrate progression from concept to engineering analysis, with emphasis on strength and durability. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, WE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EME 150BMechanical Design (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EME 150A C- or better. Restricted to Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering. Principles of engineering mechanics applied to the design and selection of mechanical components. Design projects, which concentrate on conceptual design, engineering analysis, methods of manufacture, material selection, and cost. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EME 151Statistical Methods in Design and Manufacturing (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EME 150A C- or better. Restricted to Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering. Methods of statistical analysis with emphasis on applications in mechanical design and manufacturing. Applications include product evaluation and decision making, probabilistic design, systems reliability, and fatigue under random loading. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EME 152Computer-Aided Mechanism Design (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 102 C- or better; (EME 005 C- or better or ENG 006 C- or better or ECS 030 C- or better). Restricted to Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering. Principles of computer-aided mechanism design. Computer-aided kinematic, static, and dynamic analysis and design of planar mechanisms such as multiple-loop linkages and geared linkages. Introduction to kinematic synthesis of mechanisms. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EME 154Mechatronics (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 100 C- or better; ENG 102 C- or better; EME 050 C- or better. Restricted to Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering. Overview of mechatronics system and control system design concepts, control software architecture, control hardware architecture, microcontroller and interface technology for mechatronics control, sensor for mechatronics systems, actuator drives. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EME 161Combustion and the Environment (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Lecture/Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EME 106 C- or better. Introduction to combustion kinetics; premixed and diffusion flames; turbulent combustion; pollutant formation; examples of combustion devices such as internal combustion engines, gas turbines, furnaces and incinerators; alternative fuels. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EME 163Internal Combustion Engines and Future Alternatives (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EME 050 C- or better; EME 106 C- or better. Restricted to Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering. Fundamentals of internal combustion engine design and performance. Future needs to adapt to environmental concerns, and the feasibility of better alternatives in the future. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EME 164Introduction to Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EME 106 C- or better; EME 165 C- or better. Introduction to basic mechanisms and processes associated with heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), including equipment and systems used for HVAC in residential and commercial buildings. Only 2 units for students who have completed ECI 125. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
EME 165Heat Transfer (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (ENG 006 C- or better or EME 005 C- or better or ECS 030 C- or better); ENG 103 C- or better; ENG 105 C- or better. Restricted to Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering. Conduction, convection, and radiation heat transfer. Computational modeling of heat transfer in engineering. Applications to engineering equipment with the use of digital computers. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
EME 171Analysis, Simulation and Design of Mechatronic Systems (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 100 C- or better; ENG 102 C- or better. Restricted to Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering. Modeling of dynamic engineering systems in various energy domains. Analysis and design of dynamic systems. Response of linear systems. Digital computer simulation and physical experiments. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EME 172Automatic Control of Engineering Systems (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 100 C- or better; ENG 102 C- or better. Restricted to Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering. Classical feedback control systems; block diagrams; performance specifications; steady state errors; rise and settling times; root locus; PID controllers; Bode and Nyquist plots; stability; phase and gain margins; advanced topics as time allows. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EME 185AMechanical Engineering Systems Design Project (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (EME 150A C- or better, EME 165 C- or better (can be concurrent)); CMN 001 or CMN 003 recommended; upper division composition recommended. Restricted to Senior standing in Mechanical Engineering (EMEC). Major mechanical engineering design experience; the mechanical engineering design process and its use in the design of engineering systems incorporating appropriate engineering standards and multiple realistic constraints. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, SE, VL. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EME 185AMechanical Engineering Systems Design Project (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EME 050 C- or better; EME 150A C- or better; EME 165 C- or better (can be concurrent); ENG 003, CMN 001 or CMN 003 recommended; upper division composition recommended. Restricted to Senior standing in Mechanical Engineering (EMEC). Major mechanical engineering design experience; the mechanical engineering design process and its use in the design of engineering systems incorporating appropriate engineering standards and multiple realistic constraints. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, SE, VL. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
EME 185BMechanical Engineering Systems Design Project (4) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EME 185A; senior standing in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Major mechanical engineering design experience; the mechanical engineering design process and its use in the design of engineering systems incorporating appropriate engineering standards and multiple realistic constraints. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EME 189ASelected Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Energy Systems and the Environment (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Energy Systems and the Environment. May be repeated for credit when the topic is different. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 1.
EME 189BSelected Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Engineering Controls (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Engineering Controls. May be repeated for credit when the topic is different. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2008 Summer Session 1.
EME 189CSelected Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Engineering Dynamics (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Engineering Dynamics. May be repeated for credit when the topic is different. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 1.
EME 189DSelected Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Biomechanics (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Biomechanics. May be repeated for credit when the topic is different. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 1.
EME 189ESelected Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Fluid Mechanics (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Fluid Mechanics. May be repeated for credit when the topic is different. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 1.
EME 189FSelected Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Manufacturing Engineering (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Manufacturing Engineering. May be repeated for credit when the topic is different. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 1.
EME 189GSelected Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering and Product Design (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Mechanical Engineering and Product Design. May be repeated for credit when the topic is different. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 1.
EME 189HSelected Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Mechatronics Systems (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Mechatronics Systems. May be repeated for credit when the topic is different. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 1.
EME 189ISelected Topics in Mechanical Engineering; MEMS/Nanotechnology (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in MEMS/Nanotechnology. May be repeated for credit when the topic is different. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 1.
EME 189JSelected Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Solid and Structural Mechanics (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Solid and Structural Mechanics. May be repeated for credit when the topic is different. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 1.
EME 189KSelected Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Thermodynamics (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Thermodynamics. May be repeated for credit when the topic is different. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 1.
EME 189LSelected Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Vehicle and Transportation Systems (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Vehicle and Transportation Systems. May be repeated for credit when the topic is different. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 1.
EME 192Intership in Engineering (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing; approval of project prior to period of internship. Supervised work experience in mechanical engineering. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Fall Quarter.
EME 197TCMentoring and Tutoring Engineering in the Community (1-4) Active
Variable—3-12 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. Mentoring, coaching, tutoring and/or supervision of students in K-12 schools in Engineering-related topics. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
EME 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EME 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.