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## Department of Mechanical Engineering
## OVERVIEWThe Department of Mechanical Engineering is dedicated to delivering up-to-date, high-quality courses across a broad range of the discipline to meet the needs of both part- and full-time graduate students. These courses are concentrated in five technical areas: (1) design and analysis of thermofluid systems; (2) analysis and control of dynamic systems; (3) robotics and mechatronic systems; (4) mechanical design; and (5) materials engineering. In addition students interested in space systems are referred to the Lockheed Martin-Santa Clara University program in Chapter 17. Educational efforts are channeled to expand the skills of prospective and practicing engineers not only in understanding fundamentals, but also in developing competence in analyzing engineering systems. The department offers graduate degrees at the master, engineer, and doctorate levels, as well as certificates. ## MASTER OF SCIENCE PROGRAMSAn M.S. degree requires 45 units of study with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. The student must select one of the five concentration areas, and develop a program of studies with an advisor. Courses taken to satisfy any particular requirement may be used to simultaneously satisfy additional requirements for which they are appropriate. Master of Science degrees must include the following: - Engineering Core requirement as described in Chapter 4 (6 units)
- Math requirement (8 units): MECH 200 and 201, or MECH 202 and an approved two-course sequence or equivalent four unit course in applied math
- Topic Requirement: 12 or more units depending on concentration area
- Concentration Electives depending on the area (0–10 units)
- Culminating experience: 4–9 units towards a thesis, capstone project, or project course sequence
The student may take any additional graduate courses offered by the School of Engineering to meet the 45 unit requirement but no more than 6 units of Engineering Management courses may be taken.
Advisor: Dr. Mohammed Ayoubi, Dr. Christopher KittsMath requirement (8 units): MECH 200 and 201, or MECH 202 and approved two-course sequence or equivalent four unit course in Applied Math. Probability and/or Linear Algebra are recommended. Required Courses - AMTH 210, 211 Discrete and Continuous Probability or AMTH 212 (4 units)
- AMTH 245, 246 Linear Algebra I, II or AMTH 247 (4 units)
- MECH 214, 215 Advanced Dynamics I, II (4 units)
- MECH 305, 306 Advanced Vibrations I, II (4 units)
- MECH 323, 324 Modern Control Systems I, II (4 units)
Elective Courses (10 units required) - MECH 205, 206 Aircraft Flight Dynamics I, II (4 units)
- MECH 221, 222 Orbital Mechanics I, II (4 units)
- MECH 299 Thesis (4-10 units)
- MECH 329 Introduction to Intelligent Control (2 units)
- MECH 337, 338 Robotics I, II (4 units)
- MECH 355, 356 Adaptive Control I, II (4 units)
- MECH 429 and 430 Optimal Control I and II (4 units)
- MECH 431 and 432 Spacecraft Dynamics I, II (4 units)
Culminating experience: Thesis optional, counts towards concentration electives (4–9 units).
Math requirement (8 units): MECH 200 and 201, or MECH 202 and approved two-course sequence or equivalent four unit course in Applied Math. Required Courses - MECH 256 Introduction to Biomaterials (2 units)
- MECH 281 Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue (2 units)
- MECH 330 Atomic Arrangement, Defects, and Mechanical Behavior (2 units)
- MECH 331 Phase Equilibria and Transformations (2 units)
- MECH 332 Electronic Structure and Properties (2 units)
- MECH 333 Experiments in Materials Science (2 units)
- MECH 334 Elasticity (2 units)
- MECH 345 Modern Instrumentation and Experimentation (2 units)
Recommended Courses - AMTH 210 Introduction to Probability I and
AMTH 211 Continuous Probability (2 units ) - AMTH 217 Design of Scientific Experiments (2 units) and
AMTH 219 Analysis of Scientific Experiments (2 units ) - AMTH 218 Process Troubleshooting and Control (2 units)
- CENG 205, 206, and 207 Finite Element Methods I, II, and III (2 units each)
- CENG 211 Advanced Strength of Materials (4 units)
- ELEN 271 Microsensors: Components and Systems (2 units)
- ELEN 274 and 275 Integrated Circuit Fabrication Processes I and II (2 units each)
- ELEN 276 Integrated Circuits Devices and Technology (2 units)
- ELEN 277 IC Assembly and Packaging Technology (2 units)
- ELEN 390 Semiconductor Device Technology Reliability (2 units)
- MECH 273 Designing with Plastic Materials (2 units)
- MECH 274 Processing Plastic Materials (2 units)
- MECH 277 Injection Mold Tool Design (2 units)
- MECH 350 and 351 Composite Materials I and II (2 units each)
Culminating experience: Thesis (4-9 units), or MECH 333B, or MECH 346.
Math requirement (8 units): MECH 200 and 201, or MECH 202 and approved two-course sequence or equivalent four unit course in Applied Math. Required Courses - CENG 205, 206, and 207 Finite Element Methods I, II, and III (2 units each)
- MECH 275 Design for Competitiveness (2 units)
- MECH 285 Computer-Aided Design of Mechanisms (2 units)
- MECH 325 Computational Geometry for Computer-Aided Design and Manufacture (2 units)
- MECH 334 Elasticity (2 units)
- MECH 415 Optimization in Mechanical Design (2 units)
Recommended Courses - MECH 207, 208, and 209 Advanced Mechatronics I, II, and III (2 units each)
- MECH 273 and 274 Designing with Plastic Materials and Processing Plastic Materials (2 units each)
- MECH 281 Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue I (2 units)
- MECH 330 Atomic Arrangement, Defects, and Mechanical Behavior (2 units)
- MECH 331 Phase Equilibria and Transformations (2 units)
- MECH 332 Electronic Structure and Properties (2 units)
- MECH 371 and 372 Space Systems Design and Engineering I and II (4 units each)
Culminating experience: Thesis (4–9 units) or MECH 275B.
Advisor: Dr. Chris KittsMath requirement (8 units): MECH 200 and 201, or MECH 202 and approved two-course sequence or equivalent four unit course in Applied Math. Required Courses - MECH 207 and 208 Advanced Mechatronics I, II (6 units )
- MECH 299 Thesis (1-9 units) or 290 Capstone Project (2-6 units)
- MECH 337 and 338 Robotics I, II (2 units each)
The student must also choose one of the following two-course sequences: - MECH 218 and 219 Guidance and Control I, II (2 units each)
- MECH 323 and 324 Modern Control System I, II (2 units each)
Elective Courses (8 units required) - MECH 209 Advanced Mechatronics III (2 units)
- MECH 218 Guidance and Control I (2 units)
- MECH 219 Guidance and Control II (2 units)
- MECH 275 Design for Competitiveness (2 units)
- MECH 311 Modeling and Control of Telerobotic Systems (4 units)
- MECH 315 Advanced Digital Control Systems I (2 units)
- MECH 316 Advanced Digital Control Systems II (2 units)
- MECH 323 Modern Control System Design I (2 units)
- MECH 324 Modern Control System Design II (2 units)
- MECH 329 Introduction to Intelligent Control (2 units)
- MECH 339 Robotics III (2 units)
- MECH 345 Modern Instrumentation and Experimentation (2 units)
Culminating experience: Thesis (4–9 units) or Capstone (4–6 units).
Advisors: Dr. Drazen Fabris, Dr. Hohyun LeeRequired Courses - MECH 228 Equilibrium Thermodynamics (2 units)
- MECH 236 Conduction Heat Transfer (2 units)
- MECH 238 Convective Heat and Mass Transfer I (2 units)
- MECH 240 Radiation Heat Transfer I (2 units)
- MECH 266 Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics (2 units)
- MECH 270 Viscous Flow I (2 units)
Elective Courses (8 units required) - MECH 225 Gas Dynamics I (2 units)
- MECH 226 Gas Dynamics II (2 units)
- MECH 230 Statistical Thermodynamics (2 units)
- MECH 239 Convective Heat and Mass Transfer II (2 units)
- MECH 241 Radiation Heat Transfer II (2 units)
- MECH 268 Computational Fluid Dynamics I (2 units)
- MECH 269 Computational Fluid Dynamics II (2 units)
- MECH 271 Viscous Flow II (2 units)
- MECH 288 Energy Conversion I (2 units)
- MECH 345 Modern Instrumentation and Control (2 units)
Culminating experience: Thesis (4–9 units), or MECH 345 and MECH 346. ## DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAMThe doctor of philosophy degree is conferred by the School of Engineering in recognition of competence in the subject field and the ability to investigate engineering problems independently, resulting in a new contribution to knowledge in the field. See the section on Academic Regulations for details on admission and general degree requirements. The following departmental information augments the general School requirements.
## ENGINEER’S DEGREE PROGRAMThe Department of Mechanical Engineering offers an engineer’s degree program. Details on admissions and requirements are shown in the Academic Regulations section. Students interested in this program should seek individual advice from the department chair prior to applying. ## CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
Objective The Controls Certificate is intended for working engineers in mechanical and closely related fields of engineering. The certificate will provide a foundation in contemporary control theory and methods. The Controls Certificate covers classical and modern control systems and analysis. Specialization in digital control, mechatronics, robotics, or aerospace applications is possible with a suitable choice of electives. Completion of the certificate will allow the student to design and analyze modern control systems.
Program Requirements Required Courses (8 units) - MECH 217 Introduction to Control (2 units)
- MECH 218 Guidance and Control I (2 units)
- MECH 323 Modern Control Systems I (2 units)
- MECH 324 Modern Control Systems II (2 units)
Elective Courses (8 units) - AMTH 245 Linear Algebra I (2 units)
- AMTH 246 Linear Algebra II (2 units)
- CENG 211 Advanced Strength of Materials (4 units)
- MECH 207 Advanced Mechatronics I (2 units)
- MECH 208 Advanced Mechatronics II (2 units)
- MECH 209 Advanced Mechatronics III (2 units)
- MECH 219 Guidance and Control II (2 units)
- MECH 329 Introduction to Intelligent Control (2 units)
- MECH 429, 430 Optimal Control I, II ( 2 units each)
- MECH 355, 356 Adaptive Control I, II ( 2 units each)
Objective The Dynamics Certificate is intended for working engineers in mechanical and related fields of engineering. The certificate will provide a fundamental and broad background in engineering dynamics. The Dynamics Certificate includes a strong foundational base in dynamics and applications in optimization, robotics, mechatronics, or dynamics of aircraft or spacecraft (depending on the chosen elective courses). Completion of the certificate will allow the student to formulate and solve the complex dynamics problems that arise in such fields as robotics and space flight.
Required Courses - MECH 214, 215 Advanced Dynamics I, II ( 2 units each)
- MECH 305, 306 Advanced Vibrations I, II ( 2 units each)
Elective Courses - MECH 205, 206 Aircraft Flight Dynamics I, II ( 2 units each)
- MECH 431, 432 Spacecraft Dynamics I, II ( 2 units each)
Objective The Materials Engineering Certificate is intended for working engineers in mechanical, materials, or manufacturing engineering. The certificate will provide either an upgrade in materials understanding, or advanced study in a particular aspect of the subject. Completion of the certificate will allow the student to develop a deeper understanding of materials and their applications in design and manufacturing.
Required Courses (12 units) - MECH 281 Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue (2 units)
- MECH 330 Atomic Arrangements, Defects, and Mechanical Behavior (2 units)
- MECH 331 Phase Equilibria and Transformations (2 units)
- MECH 332 Electronic Structure and Properties (2 units)
- MECH 333 Experiments in Materials Science (2 units)
- MECH 345 Modern Instrumentation and Control (2 units)
Elective Courses (4 units) - AMTH 210 Introduction to Probability I and
AMTH 211 Continuous Probability (2 units each) - AMTH 217 Design of Scientific Experiments and
AMTH 219 Analysis of Scientific Experiments (2 units each) - CENG 211 Advanced Strength of Materials (4 units)
- ENGR 260 Nanoscale Science and Technology (2 units)
- ENGR 262 Nanomaterials (2 units)
- MECH 273 Designing with Plastic Materials (2 units)
- MECH 274 Processing Plastic Materials (2 units)
- MECH 277 Injection Mold Tool Design (2 units)
- MECH 334 Elasticity
- MECH 350 and 351 Composite Materials I and II (2 units each)
Objective The Mechanical Design Analysis Certificate is intended for working engineers in mechanical or structural engineering. The certificate will provide a succinct upgrade in knowledge and skills that will allow the student to gain a deeper understanding of CAD and FEA principles and practices. Completion of the certificate will allow the student to pursue more advanced design and analysis tasks.
Required Courses (12 units) - CENG 205 Finite Element Methods I (2 units)
- CENG 206 Finite Element Methods II (2 units)
- CENG 207 Finite Element Methods III (2 units)
- MECH 325 Computational Geometry for Computer-Aided Design and Manufacture (2 units)
- MECH 334 Elasticity
- MECH 415 Optimization in Mechanical Design (2 units)
Elective Courses (4 units) - AMTH 220 Numerical Analysis I (2 units)
- AMTH 221 Numerical Analysis II (2 units)
- AMTH 308 Mathematical Modeling I (2 units)
- AMTH 309 Mathematical Modeling II (2 units)
- AMTH 370 Optimization Techniques I (2 units)
- AMTH 371 Optimization Techniques II (2 units)
- CENG 211 Advanced Strength of Materials (4 units)
- CENG 214 Theory of Elasticity (4 units)
- CENG 222 Advanced Structural Analysis (4 units)
- MECH 268 Computational Fluid Mechanics I (2 units)
- MECH 269 Computational Fluid Mechanics II (2 units)
Objective The Mechatronics Systems Engineering Certificate is intended for working engineers in mechanical engineering and related fields. The certificate program introduces students to the primary technologies, analysis techniques, and implementation methodologies relevant to the detailed design of electro-mechanical devices. Completion of the certificate will allow the student to develop systems that involve the sensing, actuation and control of the physical world. Knowledge such as this is vital to engineers in the modern aerospace, robotics and motion control industries.
Required Courses (8 units) - MECH 207 Advanced Mechatronics I (2 units)
- MECH 208 Advanced Mechatronics II (2 units)
- MECH 209 Advanced Mechatronics III (2 units)
- MECH 217 Introduction to Control (2 units)
Elective Courses (8 units) - MECH 218 Guidance and Control I (2 units)
- MECH 219 Guidance and Control II (2 units)
- MECH 275 Design for Competitiveness (2 units)
- MECH 310 Advanced Mechatronics IV (2 units)
- MECH 311 Modeling and Control of Telerobotic Systems (4 units)
- MECH 315 Digital Control Systems I (2 units)
- MECH 316 Digital Control Systems II (2 units)
- MECH 323 Modern Control Systems I (2 units)
- MECH 324 Modern Control Systems II (2 units)
- MECH 329 Intelligent Control (2 units)
- MECH 337 Robotics I (2 units)
- MECH 338 Robotics II (2 units)
- MECH 339 Robotics III (2 units)
- MECH 345 Modern Instrumentation (2 units)
An independent study or Capstone project would be suitable as one of the electives. In addition, other courses may serve as electives at the discretion of the program advisor.
Objective The Thermofluids Certificate is intended for working engineers in mechanical, chemical, or a closely related field of engineering. The certificate will provide fundamental theoretical and analytic background, as well as exposure to modern topics and applications. Specialization in fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, or heat transfer is possible with suitable choice of electives. Completion of the certificate will allow the student to design heat transfer and fluid solutions for a range of modern applications.
Required Courses (12 units) - MECH 228 Equilibrium Thermodynamics (2 units)
- MECH 236 Conduction Heat Transfer (2 units)
- MECH 238 Convective Heat Transfer I (2 units)
- MECH 240 Radiation Heat Transfer I (2 units)
- MECH 266 Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics (2 units)
- MECH 270 Viscous Flow I (2 units)
Elective Courses (4 units) - MECH 202 Mathematical Methods in Mechanical Engineering (4 units)
- MECH 225 Gas Dynamics I (2 units)
- MECH 226 Gas Dynamics II (2 units)
- MECH 230 Statistical Thermodynamics (2 units)
- MECH 239 Convective Heat Transfer II (2 units)
- MECH 268 Computational Fluid Mechanics I (2 units)
- MECH 271 Viscous Flow II (2 units)
- MECH 288 Energy Conversion I (2 units)
- MECH 289 Energy Conversion II (2 units)
Objective The Technology Jump-Start Certificate is particularly suitable for persons who need to complete the program in two full-time quarters in order to gain new skills and competencies quickly and to “Jump Start” their careers. This program is highly flexible and becomes a customized program for each student, developed through close consultation between the student and an academic advisor, and is subject to the particular courses available at the time. It is intended for experienced engineers in mechanical or related engineering fields. The certificate will provide a quick retooling of skills and knowledge. Completion of the certificate will allow the student to significantly upgrade competencies, and/or change career directions.
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