Mechanical Engineering Courses

Mechanical Engineering Courses

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2012-2014, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on October 1, 2014. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

MENG 210 , MENG 260 , MENG 300 , MENG 350 , MENG 350L , MENG 351 , MENG 352 , MENG 360 , MENG 360L , MENG 370 , MENG 370L , MENG 375 , MENG 380 , MENG 400 , MENG 400L , MENG 410 , MENG 420 , MENG 430 , MENG 460 , MENG 460L , MENG 462 , MENG 470 , MENG 491W , MENG 492 , MENG 494 , MENG 496 , MENG 498 , MENG 499

MENG 210 | STATICS

Units: 3

Prerequisites: PHYS 270 and (MATH 150 or Passing the appropriate departmental placement test within the previous year or Passing the appropriate departmental placement test within the previous year ) and MATH 250

Equilibrium analysis of particles and rigid bodies using vector analysis of forces and moments in two and three dimensions; free body diagrams; friction; analysis of trusses; distributed forces; basics of shear and moment diagrams; centroids; and moments of inertia. Three hours lecture weekly. Fall and spring semesters.

MENG 260 | INTRODUCTION TO THERMAL SCIENCES

Units: 3

Prerequisites: MATH 151 and PHYS 270

Introduction to basic engineering thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. Applications to engineering systems. Three hours lecture weekly. Fall and spring semesters.

MENG 300 | APPLIED THERMODYNAMICS

Units: 3

Prerequisites: MENG 260

Further developments of concepts from classical thermodynamics. Application of laws of thermodynamics to gas and vapor power cycles, mixtures of gases and vapors, and refrigeration cycles. Moist air analysis and chemically reacting systems. Three hours lecture weekly. Fall semester.

MENG 350 | MANUFACTURING PROCESSES

Units: 3

Prerequisites: ENGR 311 and MENG 210

Description, classification and analysis of manufacturing processes used in the transformation of metal, polymers, and ceramics into consumer or capital goods. Topics include analysis of variables that affect process operations, performance, quality and cost, and the design of process plans. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory weekly. Spring semester.

MENG 350L | MANUFACTURING PROCESSES LABORATORY

Units: 1

A laboratory course to compliment the lecture material presented in ISYE 350. One three-hour laboratory weekly. Spring Semester.

MENG 351 | MACHINE SHOP PRACTICES

Units: 1

Introduction to metal and wood working machines and practices, with emphasis on development of basic competence and safety. Three-hour laboratory weekly.Sophomore standing in Mechanical engineering. Fall semester.

MENG 352 | CAD PRACTICES

Units: 1

Introduction to 3D computer-aided design of components and assemblies using modern solid modeling tools. Three-hour laboratory weekly. Sophomore standing in Mechanical engineering. Fall semester.

MENG 360 | FLUID MECHANICS

Units: 3

Prerequisites: MATH 310 and MENG 260

Basic laws of fluid mechanics with applications to engineering problems, including dimensional analysis and similitude, boundary layer analysis, internal and external flows, and turbomachinery analysis. Three hours lecture. Spring semester.

MENG 360L | FLUID MECHANICS LABORATORY

Units: 1

Prerequisites: MENG 260 and MATH 310

Laboratory for MENG 360. Three hours laboratory weekly. Spring semester.

MENG 370 | MECHANICS OF MATERIALS

Units: 3

Prerequisites: MENG 210

Analytical methods for determining stress and strain, torsion, bending of beams, shearing stress in beams, combined stresses, principal stresses, and deflection in beams. Three hours lecture weekly. Spring semester.

MENG 370L | MECHANICS OF MATERIALS LABORATORY

Units: 1

Laboratory for MENG 370. Three-hour laboratory weekly. Spring semester.

MENG 375 | DYNAMICS

Units: 3

Prerequisites: MENG 210

Analysis of dynamics of particles and rigid bodies using vector methods in two and three dimensions. Topics include kinematics and kinetics of translational and rotational motion, energy and momentum methods. Three hours lecture weekly. Fall semester.

MENG 380 | KINEMATICS AND DESIGN OF MACHINERY

Units: 3

Prerequisites: MENG 375

Kinematics and dynamic analysis of machinery; mechanism synthesis techniques for function, motion, path generators; and design applications with linkages, cams, and gears. Three hours lecture weekly. Spring semester.

MENG 400 | HEAT TRANSFER

Units: 3

Prerequisites: MENG 360

Heat transfer by conduction, convection, radiation, and combinations thereof. Introduction to heat exchanger analysis and design, along with other applications. Three hours lecture and three-hour laboratory weekly. Fall semester.

MENG 400L | HEAT TRANSFER LABORATORY

Units: 1

Laboratory for MENG 400. Three laboratory weekly. Fall semester.

MENG 410 | ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SYSTYEMS

Units: 3

Prerequisites: MENG 360

Thermodynamics of traditional fossil fuels and bio fuel combustion. Analysis of solar, wind, wave, and tidal power systems. Introduction to fuel cells and advanced battery technology. Discussion of the current technological limitation of each topic listed above. Three hours of lecture weekly.

MENG 420 | COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Units: 3

Prerequisites: MATH 250 and MATH 310 and MENG 370 and MENG 352 and (ENGR 121 or COMP 150)

Mechanical design and analysis using commercially available solid modeling, kinematics, and FEA computer software. Numerical methods and their applications using root solving, optimization, regression analysis, numerical differentiation and integration will be covered. An introduction to finite difference and finite element methods will also be presented. Two hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory weekly. Fall semester.

MENG 430 | DESIGN OF MACHINE ELEMENTS

Units: 3

Prerequisites: MENG 370

Analysis and design of mechanical components against failures under steady and fatigue loads. Design applications of various machine elements, such as shafts, bearings, gears, springs, and fasteners. These are integrated into mini-design projects required of all students. Three hours lecture weekly. Spring semester.

MENG 460 | SYSTEM DYNAMICS AND VIBRATIONS

Units: 3

Prerequisites: MENG 375

Analysis and design of dynamic systems in various engineering domains; modeling of mechanical and electrical systems, free and forced responses, time and frequency domain analysis, applications in isolation and control of mechanical vibrations, and vibration measuring instruments. Three hours lecture weekly. Spring semester.

MENG 460L | SYSTEM DYNAMICS AND VIBRATIONS LABORATORY

Units: 1

Prerequisites: MENG 460 (Can be taken Concurrently)

Laboratory for MENG 460. Three-hour laboratory weekly. Spring semester.

MENG 462 | TOPICS IN FLUID MECHANICS

Units: 3  Repeatability: Yes (Can be repeated for Credit)

Prerequisites: MENG 360

Additional topics in fluid mechanics, including the differential description of fluid flow, its application to channel flow, pipe flow, and boundary layers, scaling of the equations, methods in computational fluid dynamics, and an introduction to turbulence. Three hours lecture weekly.

MENG 470 | FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS

Units: 3

Prerequisites: MENG 310 and MENG 351 and MENG 370

Finite element based solutions to engineering problems with an emphasis on elastostatic problems in structural mechanics. The power and pitfalls associated with the finite element method highlighted through practical modeling assignments. Modeling and practical applications using commercial finite element codes. Three hours lecture weekly.

MENG 491W | SENIOR DESIGN PROJECT I

Units: 4

Prerequisites: COMM 203 and MENG 351 and MENG 352 and MENG 400 (Can be taken Concurrently) and MENG 430 (Can be taken Concurrently)

Finite element based solutions to engineering problems with an emphasis on elastostatic problems in structural mechanics. The power and pitfalls associated with the finite element method highlighted through practical modeling assignments. Modeling and practical applications using commercial finite element codes. Three hours lecture weekly.

MENG 492 | SENIOR DESIGN PROJECT II

Units: 3

Prerequisites: MENG 491W

Mechanical engineering capstone design experience in a simulated industrial environment. Students work in teams, in collaboration with an engineering faculty and/or an engineering professional from industry, on an open-ended design project. This involves designing, construction, testing and evaluation as well as consideration of issues related to ethics, economics, safety and professional practice. Two-hour lecture-recitation and one three-hour laboratory weekly. Spring semester.

MENG 494 | SPECIAL TOPICS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Units: 1-4  Repeatability: Yes (Can be repeated for Credit)

Special topics seminar in areas of special interest to current engineering practice in Mechanical Engineering. May be repeated for credit.

MENG 496 | UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

Units: 1-3  Repeatability: Yes (Can be repeated for Credit)

Faculty-directed undergraduate research in engineering. Problem proposal must be submitted and approved prior to enrollment. Written report required.

MENG 498 | INTERNSHIP/CO-OP EXPERIENCE

Units: 1-3

Directed upper division level internship/co-operative experience in engineering research, design, development, manufacturing, or the engineering activity. Written report required. Credit not applicable to minimum program graduation requirement. Placement contingent upon approval of participating organization. May be repeated for credit.

MENG 499 | INDEPENDENT STUDY

Units: 1-3  Repeatability: Yes (Can be repeated for Credit)

Individual design or research project under the general supervision of participating professor. Project proposal must be submitted and approved prior to enrollment.