COURSES TAUGHT
 EGR 107
EGR 108
EGR 232
EGR 233
MAE 205
MAE 310
MAE 320
MAE 406
MAE 427
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
EGR 107 : Introduction to Engineering Design
 Prerequisite: Be a fully admitted student in the School of Engineering
or have the written permission of the dean.
Systemic procedures for engineering design. Student teams pursue a design
project that incorporates problem identification, information gathering,
development of alternative solution, merit analysis, decision presentation,
implementation, testing, and redesign. Students practice skills in preparing
and presenting a variety of engineeringrelated written and oral reports.
EGR 108: Professional Practices
 Prerequisite: Be a fully admitted student in the School of Engineering
or have the written permission of the dean.
In a seminar format, small groups explore the history of engineering,
engineering ethics, and the impact of engineering practice in the context
of society. Critical reading and thinking skills are developed through
extensive readings and discussions of relevant engineering, social sciences,
and humanities topics. Students gain fluency in preparing and presenting
the results of these discussions, both in written and oral format.
EGR 232: Statics/Solid Mechanics
 Corequisite: MAT 192, PHY 161
Equilibrium of concurrent force systems. Stress, strain, and axial deformation.
Hooke's Law. Rigidbody equilibrium. Stresses and deformation in shafts
and beams. Shear and bending moment diagrams. Column buckling.
MAE 205: Visualization and Graphics
 An introduction to engineering graphics and component visualization.
Sketching, line drawing and an introduction to computer assisted drafting.
Utilization of drawings in a manufacturing environment.
MAE 310 : Engineering Analysis for Mechanical Engineers
 Prerequisites: EGR 126, MAT 293, MAT 330
Introduction to the solution of partial differential equations and numerical
methods in mechanical engineering. Separation of variables, root finding,
systems of simultaneous equations, numerical integration, matrix methods,
finite difference methods.
MAE 320: Solid Mechanics II
 Prerequisites: EGR 232, EGR 252, MAT 192
Stress, strain, axial deformation of statically determinate and indeterminate
systems. Generalized Hooke's Law. Torsion, beam bending, shear stresses
in beams, stress and strain transformation, beam deflections. Energy
methods. Static and fatigue failure theories. Design of structural members:
beams, columns, etc.
MAE 406: Introduction to Finite Element Analysis
 Prerequisites: MAE 310, MAE 320
Corequisites: MAE 430
Introduction tot he theory of finite element analysis. Solutions for
stress analysis, dynamic analysis, and heat transfer in two dimensions.
computer implementation. Modeling and applications.
MAE 427: Solid Mechanics III
 Prerequisites: MAE 310, MAE 320
Three dimensional stress at a point, compatibility equations, strain
energy, plane stress, plane strain, mechanical behavior of materials,
beam bending, torsion of prismatic bars, elastic foundations, elastic
stability, energy methods.
