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Fall 2022 Electives

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In addition to the required courses that are offered, students can choose from a variety of elective courses across several engineering disciplines.

 

Fall 2022 ME Elective Courses

ME 325

HVAC PRINCIPLES

(3-0-3)(F/S). Heating, ventilating and air conditioning applications of thermodynamic and psychrometric principles. Calculation of heating and cooling loads based on thermal comfort and design of processes and equipment that maintain desired indoor air quality. PREREQ: ME 321 or ME 302.

Instructor:  Lynn Catlin
Schedule: 3:00pm-4:15pm MoWe
Delivery:  In Person

ME 337

INTRODUCTION TO SECURITY IN CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS

Overview of systems security: hardware, software, encryption, and physical security. Includes multiple modules: system security, physical issues in security, hardware and firmware security issues, industrial control, and all things connected to the internet. Cross-listed with CE 330, ECE 337, ENGR 337, and MATH 337, may be taken once for credit.

Instructor:  Sin Ming Loo
Schedule:  9:00am-10:15am WeFr
Delivery:  In Person

ME 420

THERMODYNAMICS II

(3-0-3)(F/S) Advanced topics and applications of thermodynamics include power and refrigeration cycles, combustion, mixed gas properties, chemical equilibrium, and psychrometric applications. PREREQ: MATH 275; ME 321 or ME 302.

Instructor: Krishna Pakala
Schedule:  9:00am-10:15am TuTh
Delivery:  In Person

ME 460

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN

(3-0-3)(On Demand) Computer programs used to develop 3-D CAD database for design, analysis, simulation, and manufacturing. Machinery design to meet functional, performance, reliability and manufacturing requirements. Design projects reinforce concepts and methodologies. PREREQ: ME 323 (or ME 302 and ME 330); ME 352 or ME 303

Instructor: Ashley Hanson
Schedule: 10:30-11:45 Fr
Delivery: In Person

ME 470

FINITE ELEMENT METHODS

Theoretical development of finite element methods, solution algorithm formulation, and problem solving in stress analysis, heat transfer, and fluid flow.

Instructor: Zhangxian “Dan” Deng
Schedule: 10:30am-11:45am TuTh
Delivery: In Person

ME 477

BIOMATERIALS

Theory of biomaterials science. Medical and biological materials and their applications. Selection, properties, characterization, design and testing of materials used by or in living systems. May be taken for credit as BIOL, ME, or MSE, but not for more than one discipline.

Instructor:  TBD
Schedule:  9:00am-10:15am WeFr
Delivery:  In Person

ME 478

DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF MECHATRONIC SYSTEMS

Design and analysis of engineering systems containing mechanical, electro-mechanical and embedded computer elements. The course provides an overview of basic electronics, digital logic, signal processing and electromechanical devices, and fundamentals of event-driven programming.

Instructor:  Aykut Satici
Schedule:  1:30pm-2:45pm MoWe
Delivery:  In Person

ME 493U

WORK U

Designed to provide students with professional experiences, regardless of their major. Students will develop their professional network alongside a mentor at a Treasure Valley employer. Time spent on site with employers and in a weekly class session. The class sessions are designed to unpack what the students are learning on the job, attend interactive workshops, engage with dynamic guest leaders from partner employers, and learn skills that translate directly to a professional setting. No more than 12 credits of Work U and/or internship may be applied towards graduation requirements.

Schedule:

10:30am-11:45am Mo (Remote)
1:30pm-2:45pm Tu (In-person)
or 3:00-4:15 pm We (In-person)

ENGR 420/520

MANAGING CHANGE IN A KNOWLEDGE-BASED ECONOMY

Exploration of effectively managing innovation processes, from idea to launch, as applied to entrepreneurship in all backgrounds and disciplines including engineering, business, health care, information technology, and the arts.

Instructor:  Joe Bonocore
Schedule:  4:30pm-5:45pm TuTh
Delivery:  In Person