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    Oct 20, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Mechanical and Energy Engineering, BS with grad track option leading to Mechanical and Energy Engineering, PhD


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The following is the step-by-step process:

  1. Student apply for the grad track with the BS to PhD grad track option in the junior year (having completed at least 75 credit hours with a GPA of 3.5 or higher).
  2. After the application is approved and have completed at least 90 credit hours, the student can start taking the graduate courses that are approved for grad track with the BS to PhD grad track option as MEE electives for the BS degree requirement. For the graduate courses to be counted for the PhD degree later, the student must meet the minimum grade requirements of the courses in the PhD program.
  3. The student applies to the Toulouse Graduate School within the first semester of the senior year. The student needs to submit an online application and all required documents for admission to the PhD in MEE program.
  4. The student must enroll in graduate school in the long semester after finishing his/her BS degree and should take the remaining graduate courses in the following year(s) to complete his/her PhD degree. If the student did not enroll in graduate school in the long semester after finishing his/her BS degree, those graduate course credit hours will no longer be counted for the PhD degree, even if the student comes back for graduate school in the future.
  5. Students in the BS-to-MS grad track option can apply to transfer to the BS-to-PhD grad track option any time with departmental approval.
  6. TGS will be consulted for cases when students enrolled in the BS program with the BS-to-MS grad track option are transferred to the program with the BS-to-PhD grad track option.
  7. Once admitted to the PhD program, the student will have higher priority for funding (research and teaching assistantships) to support PhD study.

Program requirements


Students may choose up to 12 hours from the following list of courses.
 

1. Materials and Manufacturing (Material Reliability and Manufacturing)

Required core courses

  • MEEN 5410 - Advanced Solid Mechanics
  • MEEN 5520 - Advanced Manufacturing (or Bioproducts or Automotive Manufacturing)
  • MEEN 5800 - Topics in Mechanical and Energy Engineering: Experimental Design
  • MTSE 5100 - Fundamental Concepts of Materials Science or MEEN 5440 Finite Element Analysis

Electives

  • MEEN 5440 - Finite Element Analysis
  • MEEN 5152 - Mechanics of Composites and Foams for Lightweight Structures
  • MEEN 5420 - Continuum Mechanics
  • MTSE 5020 - Mechanical Properties of Materials
  • MTSE 5400 - Advanced Polymer Physics and Chemistry
  • MTSE 5550 - Materials and Mechanics for MEMS Devices
  • MTSE 5710 - Computational Materials Science
  • MTSE 6110 - Applied Fracture Mechanics
     

2. Mechanical Systems and Design

Required core courses

  • MEEN 5140 - Advanced Mathematical Methods for Engineers
  • MEEN 5410 - Advanced Solid Mechanics
  • MEEN 5600 - Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems
  • MEEN 5640 - Applied Engineering Vibrations* (Cross listed as MFET 5140)

Electives

  • MEEN 5440 - Finite Element Analysis
  • MEEN 5800 - Topics in Mechanical and Energy Engineering: Experimental Design
  • MEEN 5152 - Mechanics of Composites and Foams for Lightweight Structures
  • MEEN 5610 - Sensors & Actuators
  • MEEN 5800 - Topics in Mechanical and Energy Engineering: Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • MEEN 6200 - Theory of Elasticity
  • MTSE 6110 - Applied Fracture Mechanics
     

3. Modeling and Simulation

Required core courses

  • MEEN 5140 - Advanced Mathematical Methods for Engineers
  • MEEN 5440 - Finite Element Analysis
  • MEEN 5220 - Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer*
  • MEEN 6000 - Advanced Numerical Methods (or MTSE 5710 or CSCE 5230)

Electives

  • MEEN 5311 - Convective Heat Transfer II*
  • MEEN 5340 - Advanced Fluid Mechanics*
  • MEEN 5420 - Continuum Mechanics**
  • MEEN 5410 - Advance Solid Mechanics
  • MEEN 5315 - Nanoscale Energy Transport
  • CSCE 5160 - Parallel Processing and Algorithms
  • CSCE 5230 - Methods of Numerical Computation
  • CSCE 5420 - Software Development
  • CSCE 5810 - Biocomputing
  • MTSE 5710 - Computational Materials Science**

Note:Every student under the Modeling and Simulation track will pick from electives a group of courses either in the area of machanics (**) or in the area of thermal-fluid sciences (*), or both.

4. Thermal-Fluid Systems

Required core courses

  • MEEN 5140 - Advanced Mathematical Methods for Engineers
  • MEEN 5300 - Advanced Thermodynamics
  • MEEN 5311 - Convective Heat Transfer II
  • MEEN 5340 - Advanced Fluid Mechanics

Electives

  • MEEN 5000 - Energy: The Fundamentals
  • MEEN 5110 - Alternative Energy
  • MEEN 5200 - Principles of HVAC
  • MEEN 5220 - Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer
  • MEEN 5310 - Conduction and Radiation Heat Transfer
  • MEEN 5315 - Nanoscale Energy Transport
  • MEEN 5330 - Combustion Science and Engineering
  • MEEN 5800 - Topics in Mechanical and Energy Engineering: Geothermal Heat Pumps
     

5. Energy

Required core courses

  • MEEN 5000 - Energy: The Fundamentals
  • MEEN 5110 - Alternative Energy
  • MEEN 5800 - Energy Harvesting
  • MEEN 5140 - Advanced Mathematical Methods for Engineers

Electives

  • MEEN 5112 - Nuclear Energy
  • MEEN 5150 - Thermal Energy Storage Systems and Applications
  • MEEN 5200 - Principles of HVAC
  • MEEN 5240 - Energy: A World Perspective
  • MEEN 5310 - Conduction and Radiation Heat Transfer
  • MEEN 5330 - Combustion Science and Engineering
  • MEEN 5332 - Air Pollution Control Engineering
  • MEEN 5800 - Topics in Mechanical and Energy Engineering: Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • MEEN 5210 - Solar Energy
  • BIOL 6341 - Advanced Environmental Impact Assessment
  • EENG 5940 - Renewable Electrical Power Systems

All remainning courses for the Mechanical and Energy Engineering, BS must be completed.

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