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Spring 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.

Spring 2022 ME Elective Courses

ME 112

INTRODUCTION TO BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

(1-0-1) (F/S). An introduction to the broad field of biomedical engineering. This course will survey topics related to medical devices, biomaterials, biomechanics, and bioinstrumentation. PREREQ: CHEM 111.

Instructor:  Gunes Uzer
Schedule: 1:30-2:45 Tu
Delivery:  In Person

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:  10:30-11:45 AM WeFr
Delivery:  In Person

ME 356

INTRODUCTION TO SOLID BIOMECHANICS

(3-0-3)(F/S). Principles of engineering mechanics as applied to the human musculoskeletal system. Topics include functional anatomy, human motion analysis, mechanical properties of biological tissues, and modeling of the human body. PREREQ: ME 201 (or ENGR 210), or PERM/INST.

Instructor:  Erin Mannen
Schedule:  03:00 pm-04:15 pm MoWe
Delivery:  In Person

ME 360

SYSTEM MODELING AND CONTROL

(3-0-3)(F, S). Modeling and simulation of physical systems. Transfer functions, block diagrams, step responses, and stability. Design of feedback control systems in the Laplace domain. Cross-listed with CE 360, may be taken once for credit. PREREQ: MATH 333; ENGR 240 or ECE 212.

Instructor: Aykut Satici
Schedule:  12:00pm-1:15pm TuTh
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: Kevin Terry
Schedule:  1:30pm-2:45pm MoWe
Delivery:  In Person

ME 430/530

FLUID DYNAMICS

(3-0-3)(On Demand). Advanced fluid mechanics theory and applications in potential flow, viscous flow, boundary layer theory, turbulent flow and turbulence modeling, compressible flow, turbomachinery, and computational fluid dynamics. PREREQ: ME 323 (or ME 320 and ME 330)

Instructor:  Krishna Pakala
Schedule:  1:30-2:45 pm TuTh
Delivery:  In Person

ME 450/550

ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS

(3-0-3)(On Demand) Extension of stress-strain concepts to three-dimensions, plate and shell analysis, failure theories, and fatigue. Analysis and visualization techniques include Finite Element Analysis and photoelasticity. PREREQ: ME 301 or ME 350

Instructor:  Mahmood Mamivand
Schedule:  9:00-10:15 AM WeFr
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 471/571

PARALLEL SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING

(3-0-3)(Intermittently). Introduction to parallel scientific and technical computing on supercomputers and modern graphics processing units. Finite difference methods to solve partial differential equations governing heat conduction and wave propagation. Scientific visualization of simulation data. Performance optimization of scientific codes. Course projects involve parallel computer programming of prototype problems. PREREQ: MATH 333 and CS 117, or PERM/INS

Instructor:  Michal Kopera
Schedule:  03:00 pm-04:15 pm 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:  3:00-4:15 pm We
Delivery:  In Person

ME 497

GETTING TO NET ZERO

How do we design and operate buildings that will produce as much energy as they consume? Students will learn the principles of integrated design and how to use energy modeling to estimate building energy consumption. Guest lectures from professors at UI and BSU will provide students with the tools needed to calculate solar, wind, and hydro resources to power buildings. This course will be available live in-person (in Boise) and through online recordings. PREREQ: ME 321

Instructor:  STAFF
Schedule:   n/a
Delivery:  Online


ENGR 360

ENGINEERING ECONOMY

(3-0-3)(S/SU). Economic analysis and comparison of engineering alternatives by annual-cost, present-worth, capitalized cost, and rate-of-return methods; income tax considerations. PREREQ: MATH 175.

Instructor:  Chris Garvin
Schedule:  4:30-7:15 PM Mo
Delivery:  Hybrid

ENGR 373

GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

(3-0-3)(S). A collaborative approach for addressing the global issues of poverty and inequity from the context of integrated health, business, education, and engineering systems. Requires an international, spring break service learning experience; acceptance into Study Abroad required. Cross-listed with NURS 373, may be taken once for credit.

Instructor:  Tony Songer
Schedule:  3:00-45:45 PM  Mo
Delivery:  In Person

Advising Questions

ADVISING QUESTIONS

For questions regarding elective choices, certificates, course planning, and more, contact your faculty advisor or send an email to AdviseME@boisestate.edu.