Examples of Graduate Engineering Courses
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CVGR 5313 Concrete Construction and Design
- Extension of structural design techniques developed in CVGR 3324 Design of Timber and Steel Structures to the design of concrete structures and elements. It covers concrete technology, analysis and design of reinforced concrete beams, slabs, columns, footings, and walls. Introduces the different types of reinforced concrete floor systems and the fundamentals of pre-stressed concrete structures including a more detailed coverage of structural loadings caused wind and seismic events. Class 3, Lab 3. Prerequisite: CVGR 3324.
CVGR 5513 Hydrology
- This course provides a real-world, applications-oriented introduction to engineering hydrology with an emphasis on design. It will familiarize students with a range of important surface and groundwater hydrological processes. The course introduces statistical analyses in the context of hydrologic problem-solving, covers the components of the hydrologic budget, discusses hydrograph analysis and routing, and introduces groundwater hydrology, urban hydrology, hydrologic models and hydrologic design. Class 3. Prerequisite: CVGR 3623.
EEGR 5423 Digital Computer Control and Fuzzy & Adaptive Control Systems
- Application of microcomputers to control systems. Topics include sampled data systems, digital control analysis, and digital controller design. Analysis and design of control systems using advanced control techniques. Topics include state models, computer simulation, fuzzy logic, neural networks, and adaptive controls. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGR 3423 or equivalent.
EEGR 5613 Communications Engineering
MEGR 5423 Mechanical Vibrations
- Vibration of single degree of freedom systems, natural and forced motions, and dynamic loading; multidegree of freedom systems and approximate methods; vibration of elastic bodies. Applications include packaging, fatigue, critical speed determination, and vibration suppression. Class 3. Prerequisites: MATH 2203, MEGR 2023, and MEGR 3323 or equivalents.
MEGR 5513 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics
- The fundamentals of fluid mechanics are reviewed, followed by a consideration of classic viscous and inviscid flow solutions. Topics include steady and unsteady viscous flows, boundary layers, potential flows and superposition. Class 3. Prerequisites: MEGR 3513
BEGR 5713 Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
- The musculoskeletal analysis of human movement; theoretical modeling and experimental verification in the biomechanics laboratory. Detailed understanding of relationships between ground reaction forces, electromyogram, and movement data. Class 3. Prerequisites: MEGR 2023; BEGR 3313 and COSC 1303 or equivalents.
BEGR 5213 Biological Control Systems
- Control system properties and analysis; time and frequency response; stability; digital control systems; and application to living systems. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGR 3423 or equivalent.
MJEG 5223 Advanced Materials Manufacturing Technologies
- Manufacturing and engineering performance of dispersion- strengthened metals, powder-metallurgy products, ceramic- and polymeric-composites are discussed. Emphasis is placed on solid-state joining technologies such as induction- and laser brazing, friction stir welding, surface modification techniques for improved wear and corrosion performance, etc. Multi-component layers in rapid-prototyping and dissimilar structural combinations are examined for the micro-electronics, biomedical and aerospace industries. Laboratory includes use of advanced analytical evaluation techniques such as the Scanning Electron Microscope. Class 3. Prerequisite: MJEG 3343 and MJEG 4223 or equivalent.
MJEG 5123 Advanced Nondestructive Evaluation of Materials
- Analytical and numerical modeling of elastic- and electromagnetic wave/material interactions are taught for dimensional analysis, material property determination, and flaw detection. Experimental shear wave ultrasonics and eddy current evaluation are emphasized for determining elastic moduli and thermal conductivity of advanced metals and metal matrix composites. Experimental techniques are applied to engineering materials testing, including metals, ceramics, polymers and composites for the aerospace and defense industries. Class 2. Lab 3. Prerequisites: PHYS 2023, ENGR 2313 and MJEG 4123 or equivalents.
ENGR5XX3 Technical Reporting
- The equivalent of three lecture hours a week. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in engineering and consent of the graduate adviser. May be taken more than once. Class 1-6.
ENGR 5941-5993 Special Topics
- A one-to-three credit hour course to be utilized for seminars, special lectures or directed studies in topics which are not offered in the catalog, and as a vehicle for developing new courses. Also for individual or group research. This course may be taken more than one time when the topics are different. Class 1-3.