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Mechanical Engineering Systems (MES)

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  • MES - Mechanical Engineering Systems Courses

    MES 300 Systems Engineering 4.
    Prerequisite: C- or better in MAE 206.

    This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of formal systems engineering. Students are exposed to systems thinking, systems modeling and performing engineering design within a formal systems engineering framework. They will perform requirements definition and analysis, system architecting, test and integration plan development, economic evaluation of alternatives, and formal technical reviews. Requires Junior standing.

    MES 305 Mechanical Engineering Systems Lab I 1.
    Prerequisite: MSE 201 and MAE 206.

    Course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of manual and computer assisted laboratory measurement techniques, data analysis, design of experiments and technical report writing. Students learn to successfully conduct and document an engineering experiment. For MES Majors only.

    MES 401 MES Capstone Design I 3.
    Prerequisite: MES 300 and MAE 316; Corequisite: MAE 310 and MAE 415.

    This course is first of a two-semester engineering design and manufacturing experience which is the culmination of the MES student's undergraduate education experience. In teams, students design, cost, and build a working prototype to solve a real-world engineering problem supplied by an industry partner. Students follow a systems engineering approach to manage their project through a requirements definition review, a preliminary design review, and the completion of detailed design. Students develop communication skills through reports and presentations and gain insight into engineering design through guest lectures. Students must provide any transportation needed for this class. MES students only.

    MES 402 MES Capstone Design II 4.
    Prerequisite: MES 401.

    This course is second in a two semester engineering design and manufacturing experience which is the culmination of the MES student's undergraduate education experience. In teams, students solve a real-world engineering problem supplied by an industry partner. In the two courses, students follow a formal systems engineering approach to manage their project through the following reviews: System Requirements, Conceptual Design, Preliminary Design, and Critical Design. Students develop written and verbal communication skills and gain insight into engineering design practices through guest lectures from local engineers. Students must provide any transportation needed for this class. MES students only.

    MES 405 Mechanical Engineering Systems Lab II 2.
    Prerequisite: MES 305 and MAE 314 and MAE 308; Corequisite: MAE 435 and MAE 310.

    In this course, students apply the measurement and experimental techniques learned in MES 305 to explore, experience and verify key theoretical concepts from the fields of thermal science, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, and dynamics and controls. Students learn to successfully design, conduct, analyze, document and present a statistically sound engineering experiment. For MES students only.