College of Engineering


AERO 533 - Combustion Processes

3.00 Credits:

This course covers the fundamentals of combustion systems, and fire and explosion phenomena. Topics covered include thermochemistry, chemical kinetics, laminar flame propagation, detonations and explosions, flammability and ignition, spray combustion, and the use of computer techniques in combustion problems.

AERO 535 - Rocket Propulsion

3.00 Credits:

Analysis of liquid and solid propellant rocket powerplants; propellant thermochemistry, heat transfer, system considerations. Low-thrust rockets, multi-stage rockets, trajectories in powered flight, electric propulsion.

Chemical Engineering

Chem 538 - Statistical and Irreversible Thermodynamics

3.00 Credits:

The laws of probability and statistics are applied to microscopic matter to yield properties of macroscopic systems. Relations between classical and statistical thermodynamics are developed. Coupling of irreversible processes is treated through the entropy balance and microscopic reversibility. 

Mechanical Engineering

ME 438 - Internal Combustion Engines I

4.00 Credits:

Analytical approach to the engineering problem and performance analysis of internal combustion engines. Study of thermodynamics, combustion, heat transfer, friction and other factors affecting engine power, efficiency, and emissions. Design and operating characteristics of different types of engines. Computer assignments. Engine laboratories.

ME 452 - Design for Manufacturability

3.00 Credits:

Conceptual design. Design for economical production, Taguchi methods, design for assembly; case studies. Product design using advanced polymeric materials and composites; part consolidation, snap fit assemblies; novel applications.

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

EECS 411 - Microwave Circuits

4.00 Credits:

Transmission-line theory, microstrip and coplanar lines, S-parameters, signal-flow graphs, matching networks, directional couplers, low-pass and band-pass filters, diode detectors. Design, fabrication, and measurements (1-10GHz) of microwave-integrated circuits using CAD tools and network analyzers.

EECS 414 - Introduction to Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)

4.00 Credits:

Micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS), devices, and technologies. Micromachining and microfabrication techniques, including planar thin-film processing, silicon etching, wafer bonding, photolithography, deposition, and etching. Transduction mechanisms and modeling in different energy domains. Analysis of micromachined capacitive, piezoresistive, and thermal sensors/actuators and applications. Computer-aided design for MEMS layout, fabrication, and analysis.

EECS 423 - Sold-State Device Laboratory

4.00 Credits:

Semiconductor material and device fabrication and evaluation: diodes, bipolar and field-effect transistors, passive components. Semiconductor processing techniques: oxidation, diffusion, deposition, etching, photolithography. Lecture and laboratory. Projects to design and simulate device fabrication sequence.

EECS 427 - VLSI Design 1

4.00 Credits:

Design techniques for rapid implementations of very large-scale integrated (VLSI) circuits, MOS technology and logic. Structured design. Design rules, layout procedures. Design aids: layout, design rule checking, logic, and circuit simulation. Timing. Testability. Architectures for VLSI. Projects to develop and lay out circuits.

EECS 529 - Semiconductor Lasers and LEDs

3.00 Credits:

Optical processes in semiconductors, spontaneous emission, absorption gain, stimulated emission. Principles of light-emitting diodes, including transient effects, spectral and spatial radiation fields. Principles of semiconducting lasers; gain-current relationships, radiation fields, optical confinement and transient effects.