Upper Division
Technical Electives (8 Units);

Select at least 8 units from the following list of classes

ME 306 Heat Transfer I (4 Units)
Prerequisites: MATH 208, PHYS 212
Fundamental principles of heat transfer; conduction, convection, and radiation; applications.

ME 321 kinematics (4 Units)
Prerequisite: ME 319
Transmissions of motion; theory of mechanisms; linkages; gears; cams; belts and chain.

ME 409 mechanical engineering analysis (4 Units)
Prerequisite: MATH 215, and senior standing
Setup of vibration,heat transfer, fluid flow, and other mechanical engineering systems as ordinary and partial differential equations; analogies between various physical systems. Classical, transform, numerical, and computer-aided methods of solution.

ME 410 Control of Mechanical Systems (4 Units)
Prerequisites: MATH 215, ME 306, PHYS 213
Mathematical models of dynamic systems, fundamentals of feedback control, basic control actions and devices, applications to mechanical systems.

ME 414 Machine design (4 Units)
Prerequisites: ME 323
Design of unit assemblies and machines; materials, safety, lubrication, and construction

ME 419 computer aided mechanical engineering (4 Units)
Prerequisites: ME 103, ME 323, ME 303, ME 306, CS 290(or equivalent)
Applications of modern engineering tools in computer- aided design, finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics and control simulations. Problems in mechanics, heat transfer, fluid dynamics, and control, etc. are covered

ME 421 Dynamics of Mechanisms (4 Units)
Prerequisites: CE/ME 320
Application of principles of statics, kinematics, and dynamics to analysis and design of mechanisms with rotating or reciprocating

ME 422 optimization of mechanical design (4 Units)
Prerequisites: MATH 215, ME 306, PHYS 213
Design considerations of mechanical engineering systems; optimization techniques; application of existing computer programs and analytical methods to optimization of mechanical engineering systems.

ME 423 introduction to finite element method (4 Units)
Prerequisites: CE/ME 210, CS 290, MATH 215. Corequisites: ME 306, ME 323
Derivation of element stiffness matrices for spring, bar, beam, and constant-strain, triangle elements, from energy principles. Application to trusses and frames. Steady-state heat transfer. Use of finite element method software.