Fall 2007 Course Descriptions
All courses below are approved to be taught in Fall 2007; however, some (or all) may not be offered this term. The
course numbers that are offered this term link to the Schedule of Classes.
Class with alternative
delivery modes (Web based, cable TV, correspondence, etc) are noted in the Schedule at the
section level. The complete list below is a good indicator of what may be offered over the next few years (contact
department about offerings). For explanations of course elements see the Key to Course Descriptions.
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (A ME) Department Info
A ME 195D
 Our Future in Space and Space in Our Future
(1 unit) Description: The aim of this colloquium is to familiarize interested participants with the exciting future in space. This will go beyond the usual geewhiz pictures and animations that abound in the news
media, or the spectacular pictures available on the internet sites. Through the eight major components that make up space systems, the students will be introduced to the subject as an
integrated whole, rather than disjointed segments. After the colloquium, the informed audience will be able to make intelligent choices regarding career majors, will develop a realistic feel for
what is involved in space ventures and missions, and how it affects the future for all of us in everyday life, here on earth. Tours of some of the unique space laboratories on campus will complement the colloquium. This is a FirstYear Colloquium Course. Grading: Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E. Course includes 1 or more field trips. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 199
 Independent Study (13 units) Description: Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Grading: Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E. May be repeated: an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions. Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
A ME 230
 Thermodynamics
(3 units) Description: Basic laws and examples of engineering applications of macroscopic thermodynamics; equations of state; reversible and irreversible processes. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): MATH 223, PHYS 241. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 250
 Dynamics
(3 units) Description: Dynamics of particles and rigid bodies as applied to mechanical systems. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): C E 214; Concurrent registration, MATH 254. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 293
 Internship
(13 units) Description: Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment. Grading: Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E. May be repeated: an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions. Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
A ME 299
 Independent Study (13 units) Description: Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Grading: Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E. May be repeated: an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions. Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
A ME 300
 Instrumentation Laboratory
(3 units) Description: Basic principles of laboratory practice and instrumentation; statistical measurement theory including probability distributions, finite statistics, uncertainty analysis regression analysis dynamics of measurement systems; transducers and signal conditioning circuits. Experiments using basic laboratory instrumentation on the speed of sound, temperature measurements, and the dynamic response of first and second order systems. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Special course fee required: $50. Prerequisite(s): A M E 230, ECE 207. Concurrent registration, A ME 331. Typical structure: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. Usually offered: Fall, Spring.
A ME 301
 Engineering Analysis
(3 units) Description: Vector analysis, complex variables, Fourier series, matrices, boundary value problems and applications to current engineering problems. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): MATH 254. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 302
 Numerical Methods
(4 units) Description: Introduction to linear algebra; solution of engineering problems based upon an integrated approach combining numerical analysis and the use of computers. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): or Concurrent registration, A ME301. MATH 254. Usually offered: Fall, Spring.
A ME 313
 Machine Shop
(1 unit) Temporary course: offered during Fall 2007 only. Description: Practical aspects of designing for manufacture and assembly with emphasis on machining techniques. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): ABE 320 or C E 210.
A ME 320
 Aerodynamics
(3 units) Description: Basic equations and their approximation; potential flow theory; fundamentals of airfoil and wing theory; viscous and compressibility effects; an introduction to compressible flows; application to aerodynamics of wings and bodies. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 331; Concurrent registration, A ME 302. Credit for: 1 unit engineering design. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 321
 Aircraft Performance
(3 units) Description: Properties of the atmosphere, concepts in airflow and propulsion, airfoils and wings, airplane performance; energy methods. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 250, A ME 331; Concurrent registration, A ME 320. Credit for: 1 unit engineering design. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 323
 Gasdynamics
(3 units) Description: Isentropic flow with area changes, normal and oblique shocks, onedimensional flows with friction and heat addition, choking, method of characteristics, applications. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 230, A ME 331, MATH 254. Credit for: 1 unit engineering design. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 324A
 Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials
(3 units) Description: Introduction to engineering solid materials; concepts of strain, stress, equilibrium; material/structural responses to applied loading/deflection; analysis of engineering components, e.g., beams, plates, thinwalled structures, axisymmetric elements; introduction to structural stability. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): C E 214. Credit for: 1 unit engineering design. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 324B
 Engineering Component Design
(3 units) Description: Application of failure analysis methods to the design of specific machine components such as shaft, gear sets, bolted/riveted/welded joints, spring and slender/thinwalled structures. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 324A. Credit for: 2 units engineering design. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 331
 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
(3 units) Description: Fundamentals of fluid mechanics covering properties of fluids, fluid statics, dynamics of incompressible viscous and inviscid flows, control volume formulations of continuity, momentum and energy equations, dimensional analysis, viscous pipe flow, boundary layers and drag. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 230, A ME 250, MATH 254. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 352
 Dynamics of Machines
(3 units) Description: Analysis of motions and forces in machines, design exercises. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 250. Credit for: 1.5 units engineering design. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 353
 Orbital Mechanics and Space Flight
(3 units) Temporary course: offered during Fall 2007 only. Description: Students will acquire a foundation in orbital mechanics with comprehensive study of Earth orbits and some analysis of interplanetary trajectories. Mechanics, timedisplacement, and classical coordinate systems will be emphasized. Real satellites and spacecraft will be the basis for many problems. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): MATH 223, PHYS 141.
A ME 392
 Directed Research
(16 units) Description: Individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. May be repeated: for a total of 12 units of credit. Usually offered: Fall, Spring.
A ME 399
 Independent Study (13 units) Description: Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Grading: Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E. May be repeated: an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions. Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
A ME 399H
 Honors Independent Study
(13 units) Description: Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. May be repeated: an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions. Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
A ME 400
 Senior Mechanical Laboratory
(2 units) Description: Investigations involving thermal power and mechanical systems. This is a Writing Emphasis Course. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Special course fee required: $50. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the MidCareer Writing Assessment (MCWA) or the former upperdivision writing proficiency requirement (UDWPE); A ME 300. Typical structure: 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory. Usually offered: Fall, Spring.
A ME 401
 Senior Aerospace Laboratory
(1 unit) Description: Laboratory investigations involving aerodynamic, control, structural, and power systems. This is a Writing Emphasis Course. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Special course fee required: $50. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the MidCareer Writing Assessment (MCWA) or the former upperdivision writing proficiency requirement (UDWPE); A ME 300, A ME 320, A ME 324A, A ME 420. Typical structure: 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 412A
 Mechanical Engineering Design
(3 units) Description: Engineering design process steps, idea generation techniques, optimal design, computer aided design, hardware issues, electro mechanical systems, fluid power systems, practical aspects of designing for manufacture and assembly, traditional and nontraditional machining, forming and fastening techniques. Major design project. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 230, A ME 324B. Concurrent registration, A ME 413A. Credit will be given for A ME 412A or ENGR 498A, but not for both. Credit for: 3 units engineering design. Typical structure: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 412B
 Mechanical Engineering Design
(3 units) Description: Construction, testing and evaluation of prototype design; design iteration to arrive at a final working system. AME 412A and AME 412B must be taken in consecutive semesters. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Special course fee required: $25. Prerequisite(s): A ME 412A, A ME 413A; Concurrent registration, 413B. Credit will be given for A ME 412B or ENGR 498B, but not for both. Credit for: 3 units engineering design. Typical structure: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 413A
 Mechanical Engineering Design Laboratory I
(1 unit) Description: Practical aspects of designing for manufacture and assembly. Emphasis on machining techniques. May be repeated for credit once for students majoring in AE and ME or those taking AME 420A/413A or AME 412A/413A as technical electives. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Special course fee required: $100. Credit for: 1 unit engineering design. May be repeated: for credit 1 time (maximum 2 enrollments). Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 413B
 Mechanical Engineering Design Laboratory II
(1 unit) Description: Practical aspects of designing for manufacture and assembly. Emphasis on machining techniques. May be repeated for credit once for students majoring in AE and ME or those taking AME 422A/413B, AME 428A/413B or AME 412B/413B as technical electives. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Special course fee required: $50. Prerequisite(s): A ME 412A, A ME 413A; Concurrent registration, A ME 412B or A ME 422A or A ME 428A. Credit for: 1 unit engineering design. May be repeated: for credit 1 time (maximum 2 enrollments). Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 416
 Material Selection
(3 units) Description: A comprehensive study of available engineering materials, focusing on their mechanical properties and failure modes, including fracture, fatigue, creep, and environmental degradation/corrosion, which will enable the engineer to select materials and/or discuss their requirements with professional materials engineers. The relationship of mechanical properties to atomic bonding and structure, as well as the thermal processes used to achieve specific structures, will be reviewed, which will enable the engineer to understand and diagnose quality problems in materials. To facilitate data access, the CES4 database program (Ashby) of the American Society for Metals (ASM) will be used. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 324A, A ME 324B, MSE 331L, MSE 331R. Credit for: 1.5 units engineering design. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 420A
 Aerospace Conceptual Design
(2 units) Description: Topics covered: Phases of design; takeoff weight, Breguet method; sizing to stall speed requirements; sizing to landing distance; sizing to climb requirements; maneuvering; cruise requirements; landing distance sizing; summary of matching results; selection of overall configuration; aircraft of unusual configurations. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 320, A ME 321, A ME 323. Concurrent registration, A ME 413A. Credit for: 2 units engineering design. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 422A
 Aerospace Engineering Design
(2 units) Description: Application of engineering fundamentals, including aerodynamics, materials selection, and structural analysis, to aerospace vehicle design project. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Special course fee required: $50. Prerequisite(s): A ME 420A. Concurrent registration, A ME 413B. Credit for: 2 units engineering design. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 424
 Introduction to Space Technologies
(3 units) Description: The Space Environment: Rarefied gases/plasmas/ions, microgravity, radiation(s), free molecule flow and drag on bodies. Introduction to orbital mechanics. Resource utilization in deep space. Space transportation, spacecraft thermal design, automation and robotics, communications, space power, space structures; newer technologies such as muscle wires and nanosystems. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 323. Credit for: 1.5 units engineering design. May be convened with: A ME 524. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 425
 Aerospace Propulsion
(3 units) Description: Basic laws; application to turbojets, ramjets, fanjets, turbo props and rockets; space flight. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 230, A ME 323, A ME 331. Credit for: 1 unit engineering design. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 427
 Stability and Control of Aerospace Vehicles
(3 units) Description: Static and dynamic stability of rigid and nonrigid vehicles; automatic control of aircraft, missiles and spacecraft. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 320, A ME 321. Credit for: 1 unit engineering design. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 428A
 Space Mission Conceptual Design
(2 units) Description: Introduction to space mission design and modern tools available to aid the designer, such as FoM and LCC. Includes brief case histories of some of the more successful space missions and design of a mission. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 424. Concurrent registration, A ME 413B. Credit for: 2 units engineering design. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 430
 Intermediate Thermodynamics
(3 units) Description: Power systems; nonreacting and reacting mixtures; psychometrics; gas dynamics. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 230. Credit for: 1 unit engineering design. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 431
 Numerical Methods in Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer
(3 units) Description: Development of numerical techniques for the solution of ordinary and partial differential equations that arise in heat transfer and fluid mechanics; classification of equations, methods of solutions, examples. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 302, A ME 331. May be convened with: A ME 531. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 432
 Heat Transfer
(3 units) Description: Study of conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer, with applications to engineering problems. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 230, A ME 331. Credit for: 1 unit engineering design. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 433
 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics
(3 units) Description: Basic equations governing fluid motion. Fundamental solutions to Navier Stokes equations, principles of lubrication theory, elementary potential flow theory, turbulence, boundary layers, separation and drag, onedimensional compressible flow, shock waves, measurement techniques. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 250, A ME 230, A ME 331, MATH 223, MATH 254. Credit for: 3 units engineering science. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 440
 Energy Utilization and Management
(3 units) Description: Methods for evaluating the technical and economic aspects of energy conversion and usage directed toward the effective utilization of resources, including economics, HVAC systems, electric power, lighting and industrial processes. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Credit for: 1 unit engineering design. May be convened with: A ME 540. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 442
 HVAC System Design
(3 units) Description: Analysis and design of air conditioning systems for commercial and industrial buildings, including equipment and component selection. Energyefficient concepts will be emphasized. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 230, A ME 331. Credit for: 1 unit engineering design. May be convened with: A ME 542. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 443
 Power Systems Analysis
(3 units) Description: Performance of gas and vapor power cycles, processes and components; fundamentals of combustion; nuclear and unconventional energy sources. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 430. Credit for: 1 unit engineering design. Usually offered: Fall, Spring.
A ME 444
 Applied Thermodynamics
(3 units) Description: This course is envisioned for interested seniors and graduate students (and interested working engineers) as a means to round out their understanding of the application of the sophisticated thermodynamic principles of availability and entropy generation minimization to systems of practical and commercial importance, including cryogenic refrigerators and liquifiers. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 230, A ME 331. May be convened with: A ME 544. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 445
 Renewable Energy Systems
(3 units) Description: Solar radiation intensity and location; basic concepts of solar thermal processes; collectors; applications for water heating, active and passive building heating and cooling, industrial processes. Wind energy fundamentals. Aerodynamic theory of propellers and windmills, optimal blade design and economics. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 230, A ME 331. Credit for: 1.5 units engineering design. May be convened with: A ME 545. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 446
 Fuel Cell Fundamentals and Design
(3 units) Description: This course is aimed at providing the next generation of multidisciplinary engineers with a background in clean energy that is based on hydrogen fuel and fuel cell science and technologies. The lectures are designed to pique students’ interest in research and applying fuel cell power sources for various applications of electronic devices, aerospace and military missions, and distributed power generation. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 230, A ME 331. Concurrent registration, A ME 432; or consent of instructor. May be convened with: A ME 546. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 451
 Vehicle Dynamics
(3 units) Description: This course is designed to introduce undergraduate students to theories and principles of vehicle dynamics. Topics include behavior of tires, vehicle ride analysis, suspension system analysis, steering system design, cornering stability analysis, driving analysis, and braking analysis. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Usually offered: Summer.
A ME 452
 Planar Multibody Dynamics with Applications
(3 units) Description: Kinematic and dynamic analysis of mechanical systems in planar motion, numerical methods and use of computer programs in analysis. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 250, A ME 302, A ME 352. Credit for: 1 unit engineering design. May be convened with: A ME 552. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 454
 Optimal Control of Parametric Systems
(3 units) Description: Scalar minimization, vector minimization, continuous static games, matrix games, numerical techniques and applications. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): MATH 254, A ME 301. Credit for: 1 unit engineering design. May be convened with: A ME 554. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 455
 Control System Design
(3 units) Description: Mathematical modeling of dynamical systems, hardware and software issues; computer simulations; classical control methods including transient response, steadystate errors, bode diagrams, root locus and design of closed loop control systems; introduction to state feedback design and digital control. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 250, A ME 301; Concurrent registration, A ME 300. Credit for: 1 unit engineering design. Usually offered: Fall, Spring.
A ME 460
 Mechanical Vibrations
(3 units) Description: Free and forced vibrations of simple mechanical systems; effects of damping; introduction to multidegree of freedom systems. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 250, MATH 254. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 461A
 Finite Element Methods
(3 units) Description: Matrix methods for structural analysis, work, and strain energy; the finite element method; the assembled structure; programming aspects; generalpurpose and commercial programs; applications to the analysis of aerospace structures. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 301, A ME 324A. Credit for: 1 unit engineering design. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 462
 Composite Materials
(3 units) Description: Classification and characteristics of composite materials; mechanical behavior of composite materials, micro and macromechanical behavior of laminae; mechanical behavior of laminates; mechanical behavior of short fiber composites. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 302, A ME 324A, A ME 324B. May be convened with: A ME 562. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 463
 Finite Element Analysis with ANSYS
(3 units) Description: Fundamentals of finite element analysis, model generation, solution procedure, post processing in ANSYS for problems from various disciplines such as structural thermal or fluids. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): senior status in A ME. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 465
 Design Optimization
(3 units) Description: This course aims at providing basic knowledge in recent design optimization methods and tools. Typical examples of design optimization problems involve the minimization of structural weight and cost while satisfying performance constraints. Emphasis will be on applied design optimization and its application in the context of simulationbased design. Techniques ranging from optimal sizing, shape, and topology optimization to design of experiments and response surfaces will be presented. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): or Concurrent registration, Finite element course. May be convened with: A ME 565. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 466
 Biomechanical Engineering
(3 units) Description: Subjects selected yearly from: biosolids, biofluids, biotransport; physiological systems; bioheat transfer. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 324A, A ME 331. Concurrent registration, A ME 432. May be convened with: A ME 566. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 472
 Reliability Engineering
(3 units) Description: Timestofailure distributions, including the normal, lognormal, exponential, Weibull, Rayleigh, binomial, Poisson, mean time between failures (MTBF); failurerate and reliability determination for early, useful and wearout lives; equipment reliability prediction; series, parallel, standby reliability; multimode function and logic; spare parts provisioning; reliability growth; reliability allocation; Failure Modes, Effects, and Criticality Analyses; Fault Tree Analysis. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): or Concurrent registration, A ME 474. Credit for: 1.5 units engineering design. May be convened with: A ME 572. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 473
 Engineering Design by Reliability
(3 units) Description: Conventional mechanical design review; commonly used distributions in mechanical reliability field; application of probability theory and statistics to mechanical and structural design; modern mechanical reliability methods; design philosophy. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 324A, A ME 324B. Credit for: 1.5 units engineering design. May be convened with: A ME 573. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 474
 Reliability and Quality Analysis
(3 units) Description: Probability and statistics with applications to reliability engineering, discrete and continuous statistical models for engineering variables, fundamentals of statistics, extreme value distribution, uniform distribution, reliability of systems operating at various stress levels, load sharing reliability. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): MATH 223. Credit for: 1.5 units engineering design. May be convened with: A ME 574. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 480
 Introduction to Nuclear Engineering
(3 units) Description: Introductory aspects of nuclear engineering, including the nuclear physics of nuclear reactors, interaction of radiation with matter, nuclear reactor theory, reactor heat removal, radiation protection, and radiation shielding. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. May be convened with: A ME 580. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 483
 Micro Biomechanics
(3 units) Description: Thermodynamics, mechanics, and structures of biomolecules (e.g., proteins and DNA) and cells. Deformation mechanisms and theories for both flexible and semirigid chains, and the applications in biomolecules and cells. Experimental micro biomechanics techniques for both biomolecules and cells. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 230 or equivalent, MATH 223 or equivalent, A ME 324A. Identical to: BME 483. May be convened with: A ME 583. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 488
 Micro and Nano Transducer Physics and Design
(3 units) Description: Principles, design, and performance of micro and nano transducers. Designing MEMS to be produced with both foundry and nonfoundry processes. Applications of unique properties of micro and nano transducers for biological and engineering problems. Associated signal processing requirements for these applications. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): ECE 207 or ABE 447; A ME 250. Recommended: ABE/AME 489/589. Identical to: ABE 488. May be convened with: A ME 588. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 489
 Engineering Properties and Micro/Nano Technologies for Biological Systems
(3 units) Description: This course tackles the structures and physical properties including mechanical, thermodynamic, electrical, etc. of biological materials including human, animal, plant and food materials that are necessary in the engineering analysis, evaluation, synthesis and design of biological systems. It then combines this knowledge with the techniques for the design, assembly and manufacturing of conventional microelectromechanical systems (MEMs) and nanodevices and applies them to biological systems. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): C E 215, A ME 331. Typical structure: 3 hours laboratory, 2 hours lecture. Identical to: ABE 489; ABE is home department. May be convened with: A ME 589. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 492
 Directed Research
(16 units) Description: Individual or small group research under the direction of faculty. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. May be repeated: for a total of 12 units of credit. Usually offered: Fall, Spring.
A ME 493
 Internship
(13 units) Description: Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment. Grading: Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E. May be repeated: an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions. Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
A ME 495S
 Senior Colloquium
(1 unit) Description: Course provides transition between the academic experience and the world of work. Lectures on interviewing, resume writing, becoming a registered PE, financial planning, and engineering ethics are presented. Recent graduates are invited to share their experiences. Grading: Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 498
 Senior Capstone
(13 units) Description: A culminating experience for majors involving a substantive project that demonstrates a synthesis of learning accumulated in the major, including broadly comprehensive knowledge of the discipline and its methodologies. Senior standing required. Grading: Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E. Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
A ME 498H
 Honors Thesis
(3 units) Description: An honors thesis is required of all the students graduating with honors. Students ordinarily sign up for this course as a twosemester sequence. The first semester the student performs research under the supervision of a faculty member; the second semester the student writes an honors thesis. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. May be repeated: for a total of 9 units of credit. Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
A ME 499
 Independent Study (13 units) Description: contact department. Grading: Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E. May be repeated: an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions. Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
A ME 499H
 Honors Independent Study
(13 units) Description: Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. May be repeated: an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions. Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
A ME 500A
 Advanced Engineering Analysis
(3 units) Description: Vector calculus, linear algebra; ordinary differential equations, calculus of variations. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Special course fee required: Special fee may apply for web delivered sections. See the M.Eng Website
(http://www.oneflexibledegree.com) for details. Prerequisite(s): undergraduate mathematics equivalent to A ME 301. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 500B
 Advanced Engineering Analysis
(3 units) Description: Complex variables, partial differential equations, eigenfunction expansions and transform methods. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 520
 Aircraft Conceptual Design
(3 units) Description: Methodology for the preliminary sizing of an airplane to a given mission specification will be presented. Design issues include configuration, aerodynamics, weights, and performance. Students develop conceptual designs for aircraft with specified performances and figures of merit. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 522
 Aerospace Engineering Design
(3 units) Description: Application of engineering fundamentals, including structural analysis, structural vibrations, aeroelasticity and finite element methods to aerospace vehicle design project. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Credit for: 3 units engineering design. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 524
 Introduction to Space Technologies
(3 units) Description: The Space Environment: Rarefied gases/plasmas/ions, microgravity, radiation(s), free molecule flow and drag on bodies. Introduction to orbital mechanics. Resource utilization in deep space. Space transportation, spacecraft thermal design, automation and robotics, communications, space power, space structures; newer technologies such as muscle wires and nanosystems. Graduatelevel requirements include additional term papers and extra questions on exams. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Credit for: 1.5 units engineering design. May be convened with: A ME 424. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 528
 Space Mission Conceptual Design
(3 units) Description: Introduction to space mission design and modern tools available to aid the designer, such as FoM and LCC. Includes brief case histories of some of the more successful space missions and design of a mission. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 530
 Advanced Thermodynamics
(3 units) Description: Reversible and irreversible macroscopic thermodynamics; selected engineering applications. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 230, A ME 331. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 531
 Numerical Methods in Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer
(3 units) Description: Development of numerical techniques for the solution of ordinary and partial differential equations that arise in heat transfer and fluid mechanics; classification of equations, methods of solutions, examples. Graduatelevel requirements include three additional projects. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. May be convened with: A ME 431. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 532
 Convective Transport Phenomena
(3 units) Description: Convective energy, mass and momentum transfer; internal and external flow; exact, approximate and numerical solutions; application to current problems. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Special course fee required: Special fee may apply for web delivered sections. See the M.Eng
Website (http://www.oneflexibledegree.com) for details. Prerequisite(s): A ME 432, A ME 500A, computer programming ability. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 533
 Conduction and Radiative Heat Transfer
(3 units) Description: Conduction of heat; steady, transient, moving heat source, phase change, hyperbolic conduction, nonlinear problems and composite media; separation of variables. Laplace transform, integral transform, and Green's function methods. Fundamentals of radiative heat transfer; radiative properties of materials; graybody and spectral exchange between surfaces; participating media; radiation combined with conduction and convection. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Special course fee required: Special fee may apply for web delivered sections. See the M.Eng
Website (http://www.oneflexibledegree.com) for details. Prerequisite(s): A ME 432. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 535
 Boundary Layers
(3 units) Description: Boundary Layer Equations, basic solutions, turbulent flows, compressibility effects, 3D boundary layers. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 500A, A ME500B, A ME536A, A ME 536B. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 536A
 Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics
(3 units) Description: Fundamental equations of motions; surface tension; kinematics of vorticity; integral solutions; irrotational flows; simple viscous flows. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): Concurrent registration, A ME 500A. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 536B
 Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics
(3 units) Description: Smalldisturbance inviscid theory; low Reynolds number flow; vorticity dynamics; boundary layers. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): Concurrent registration, A ME 500B. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 536C
 Compressible Fluid Dynamics
(3 units) Description: Governing equations for compressible flows, shock and expansion waves, linearized flow, hypersonic flow, viscous flow, high temperature gas dynamics. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 500A, A ME 536A. Concurrent registration, A ME 500B. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 538
 Nature of Turbulent Shear Flow
(3 units) Description: Physical phenomena in turbulent shear flows; experimental techniques; observations and physical consequences; prediction methods; recent advances. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 500B, A ME 536A, A ME 536B. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 540
 Energy Utilization and Management
(3 units) Description: Methods for evaluating the technical and economic aspects of energy conversion and usage directed toward the effective utilization of resources, including economics, HVAC systems, electric power, lighting and industrial processes. Graduatelevel requirements include an indepth research paper. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. May be convened with: A ME 440. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 542
 HVAC System Design
(3 units) Description: Analysis and design of air conditioning systems for commercial and industrial buildings, including equipment and component selection. Energyefficient concepts will be emphasized. Graduatelevel requirements include a comprehensive design project. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. May be convened with: A ME 442. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 544
 Applied Thermodynamics
(3 units) Description: This course is envisioned for interested seniors and graduate students (and interested working engineers) as a means to round out their understanding of the application of the sophisticated thermodynamic principles of availability and entropy generation minimization to systems of practical and commercial importance, including cryogenic refrigerators and liquifiers. Graduatelevel requirements include material taught, such as “constructal theory” and entropy generation minimization, that are generally too sophisticated to use as undergraduate material. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. May be convened with: A ME 444. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 545
 Renewable Energy Systems
(3 units) Description: Solar radiation intensity and location; basic concepts of solar thermal processes; collectors; applications for water heating, active and passive building heating and cooling, industrial processes. Wind energy fundamentals. Aerodynamic theory of propellers and windmills, optimal blade design and economics. Graduatelevel requirements include an indepth research paper. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Identical to: NEE 545. May be convened with: A ME 445. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 546
 Fuel Cell Fundamentals and Design
(3 units) Description: This course is aimed at providing the next generation of multidisciplinary engineers with a background in clean energy that is based on hydrogen fuel and fuel cell science and technologies. The lectures are designed to pique students’ interest in research and applying fuel cell power sources for various applications of electronic devices, aerospace and military missions, and distributed power generation. Graduatelevel reequirements include extra homework problems and projects. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. May be convened with: A ME 446. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 550
 Advanced Dynamics
(3 units) Description: Lagrange's equations, rigid body and multibody dynamics; Euler's equations, vibrations theory. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Special course fee required: Special fee may apply for web delivered sections. See the M.Eng Website
(http://www.oneflexibledegree.com) for details. Prerequisite(s): A ME 250, knowledge of differential equations. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 552
 Planar Multibody Dynamics with Applications
(3 units) Description: Kinematic and dynamic analysis of mechanical systems in planar motion, numerical methods and use of computer programs in analysis. Graduatelevel requirements include an additional project and extra questions on exams. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Special course fee required: Special fee may apply for web delivered sections. See the M.Eng Website
(http://www.oneflexibledegree.com) for details. May be convened with: A ME 452. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 553
 Computational Multibody Dynamics
(3 units) Description: Computational methods in spatial multibody dynamics; Euler parameters; automatic generation and numerical methods in solving equations of motion; application in vehicle dynamics, spacecraft, and robotics. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Special course fee required: Special fee may apply for web delivered sections. See the M.Eng Website
(http://www.oneflexibledegree.com) for details.. Prerequisite(s): knowledge of kinematics, dynamics, and numerical methods. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 554
 Optimal Control of Parametric Systems
(3 units) Description: Scalar minimization, vector minimization, continuous static games, matrix games, numerical techniques and applications. Graduatelevel requirements include a more theoretically oriented design project. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. May be convened with: A ME 454. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 555
 Modern Control Theory
(3 units) Description: Nonlinear dynamical systems, Lyapunov stability, Lyapunov control system design, controllable and reachable sets. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 455. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 558
 Advanced Modern Control Theory of Mechanical Systems
(3 units) Description: State space representation of linear systems; topics include controllability, observability, stability, full state feedback, reduced order feedback, pole placement, optimal regulators, optimal observers. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Special course fee required: Special fee may apply for web delivered sections. See the M.Eng Website
(http://www.oneflexibledegree.com) for details. Prerequisite(s): A ME 455. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 560
 Advanced Vibration
(3 units) Description: Analytical treatment of the vibration of continuous and distributed parameter systems such as strings, rods, and beams; finiteelement and numerical methods in vibration and modal analysis; frequency domain analysis; nonlinear effects and stochastic methods. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 460 or similar introductory vibrations course; A ME 463 or similar finite element course desired; A ME 550. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 561
 Finite Element Methods
(3 units) Description: Matrix methods for solving boundary value problems in structural mechanics and fluid mechanics, heat and mass transport, isoparametric elements, Galerkin methods, solution schemes, convergence criteria, condensation and diagonalization methods. Development of new finite elements for computer projects and presentations. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME461A, Knowledge of heat transfer and advanced solid mechanics helpful. Concurrent registration, AME 500A. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 562
 Composite Materials
(3 units) Description: Classification and characteristics of composite materials; mechanical behavior of composite materials, micro and macromechanical behavior of laminae; mechanical behavior of laminates; mechanical behavior of short fiber composites. Graduatelevel requirements include an additional project on composite materials. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Special course fee required: Special fee may apply for web delivered sections. See the M.Eng Website
(http://www.oneflexibledegree.com) for details. May be convened with: A ME 462. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 563
 Advanced Finite Element Analysis
(3 units) Description: Finite element methods, including material nonlinearity (elastic, plastic, viscoelastic); geometric nonlinearity (finite deformations), numerical solution methods, and nonlinear programs. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Special course fee required: Special fee may apply for web delivered sections. See the M.Eng Website
(http://www.oneflexibledegree.com) for details. Prerequisite(s): A ME 561. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 564A
 Mechanics of Deformable Solids
(3 units) Description: Mathematical preliminaries, motion and deformation, balance laws of mechanics, state of stress and equations of motion, constitutive equations, uniqueness, BettiRayleigh reciprocity theorem, applications from classical elasticity. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 564B
 Mechanics of Deformable Solids
(3 units) Description: Review of fundamental principles of mechanics of deformable bodies, plasticity, thermoelasticity, viscoelasticity and creep. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 564A. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 565
 Design Optimization
(3 units) Description: This course aims at providing basic knowledge in recent design optimization methods and tools. Typical examples of design optimization problems involve the minimization of structural weight and cost while satisfying performance constraints. Emphasis will be on applied design optimization and its application in the context of simulationbased design. Techniques ranging from optimal sizing, shape, and topology optimization to design of experiments and response surfaces will be presented. Graduatelevel requirements include a specific final project (more geared towards algorithmic and mathematical aspects) and during the practical lab sessions, the graduate students will be required to report on more questions. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): or Concurrent registration, Finite element course (undergraduate or graduate). May be convened with: A ME 465. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 566
 Biomechanical Engineering
(3 units) Description: Subjects selected yearly from: biosolids, biofluids, biotransport; physiological systems; bioheat transfer. Graduatelevel requirements include a project and additional reading assignments. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. May be convened with: A ME 466. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 567
 Computer Graphics and CAD
(3 units) Description: Computational geometry, graphics programming, solid modeling, projections and transformations, display generation, hidden lines and surface algorithms, computer aided design and computer integrated manufacturing, spatial reasoning. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Identical to: ECE 567; ECE is home department. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 572
 Reliability Engineering
(3 units) Description: Timestofailure distributions, including the normal, lognormal, exponential, Weibull, Rayleigh, binomial, Poisson, mean time between failures (MTBF); failurerate and reliability determination for early, useful and wearout lives; equipment reliability prediction; series, parallel, standby reliability; multimode function and logic; spare parts provisioning; reliability growth; reliability allocation; Failure Modes, Effects, and Criticality Analyses; Fault Tree Analysis. Graduatelevel requirements include a special report of 30 pages on a specific reliability engineering topic. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. May be convened with: A ME 472. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 573
 Engineering Design by Reliability
(3 units) Description: Conventional mechanical design review; commonly used distributions in mechanical reliability field; application of probability theory and statistics to mechanical and structural design; modern mechanical reliability methods; design philosophy. Graduatelevel requirements include additional homework with focus on theoretical considerations, and a research project. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. May be convened with: A ME 473. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 574
 Reliability and Quality Analysis
(3 units) Description: Probability and statistics with applications to reliability engineering, discrete and continuous statistical models for engineering variables, fundamentals of statistics, extreme value distribution, uniform distribution, reliability of systems operating at various stress levels, load sharing reliability. Graduatelevel requirements include additional assignments and independent study, Monte Carlo simulation. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. May be convened with: A ME 474. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 575
 Reliability Testing
(3 units) Description: Chisquare, student t and F distributions; meantimebetweenfailure and reliability confidence limits for continuous and oneshot sytems; tests of comparison of the mean life; Gamma and Beta distributions; goodnessoffittests; sequential testing; sampling; accelerated, suddendeath, suspendeditems, nonparametric, and Bayesian testing, and test sample size determination. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 472. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 576
 Advanced Engineering Design by Reliability
(3 units) Description: Advanced methods for mechanical and structural reliability analysis, first order reliability method; second order reliability method; importance sampling; reliability based structural members design; determination of the endurance strength distribution, system reliability analysis; random loading models, applications to fatigue, fracture, buckling, creep, etc. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 473 or A ME 573. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 577
 Maintainability Engineering
(3 units) Description: Extension of "Reliability Engineering" course; complex systems reliability; maintainability engineering and design criteria; downtime distributions; preventive maintenance policies; periodic replacement policies; overhaul policies; reliability and availability of maintained systems; operational readiness; system effectiveness; maintainability demonstration, spare parts provisioning. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 472 or A ME 572. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 580
 Introduction to Nuclear Engineering
(3 units) Description: Introductory aspects of nuclear engineering, including the nuclear physics of nuclear reactors, interaction of radiation with matter, nuclear reactor theory, reactor heat removal, radiation protection, and radiation shielding. Graduatelevel requirements include additional lesson on reactor physics called Transport Theoryhighlevel mathematical concept; students will be tested on the theory. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. May be convened with: A ME 480. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 583
 Micro Biomechanics
(3 units) Description: Thermodynamics, mechanics, and structures of biomolecules (e.g., proteins and DNA) and cells. Deformation mechanisms and theories for both flexible and semirigid chains, and the applications in biomolecules and cells. Experimental micro biomechanics techniques for both biomolecules and cells. Graduatelevel requirements include comprehensively review one of the mainstream experimental techniques in micro biomechanics and submit a final report. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Identical to: BME 583. May be convened with: A ME 483. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 586
 Microfluidics
(3 units) Description: Fundamentals of micro scale fluid mechanics: size effects; fabrication and diagnostic techniques for micro fluidic systems; pressuredriven gas flows in micro systems; electro kineticallydriven liquid flows in micro systems; micro polar liquid flows. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 588
 Micro and Nano Transducer Physics and Design
(3 units) Description: Principles, design, and performance of micro and nano transducers. Designing MEMS to be produced with both foundry and nonfoundry processes. Applications of unique properties of micro and nano transducers for biological and engineering problems. Associated signal processing requirements for these applications. Graduatelevel requirements include review and presentation on one of the following topics: AFM, Confocal Microscopy, FTIR, NSOM, Multiphoton Microscopy, SEM, SICM, STM, TEM, Ultrasound, and XPS. Undergraduate students can choose to design and analyze a MEMS device as term project. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): Recommended: ABE/AME 589. Identical to: ABE 588. May be convened with: A ME 488. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 589
 Engineering Properties and Micro/Nano Technologies for Biological Systems
(3 units) Description: This course tackles the structures and physical properties including mechanical, thermodynamic, electrical, etc. of biological materials including human, animal, plant and food materials that are necessary in the engineering analysis, evaluation, synthesis and design of biological systems. It then combines this knowledge with the techniques for the design, assembly and manufacturing of conventional microelectromechanical systems (MEMs) and nanodevices and applies them to biological systems. Each student will be required to submit two design reports (25%/Graduate final grade;15% Undergraduate final grade), one focusing on engineering material properties and another focusing on micro/nanotechnology as applied to biological systems. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Typical structure: 3 hours laboratory, 2 hours lecture. Identical to: ABE 589; ABE is home department. May be convened with: A ME 489. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 599
 Independent Study (16 units) Description: Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799. Grading: Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E. May be repeated: an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions. Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
A ME 603
 Boundary Element Method
(3 units) Description: Introduction to BEM, applications to Laplace equation, conductionconvection problems, transient problems, problems involving material nonlinearities, large strain problems, and design sensitivityanalyses through BEM. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 561A. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 606
 Wave Propagation in Solids
(3 units) Description: Stress (acoustic wave propagation and dispersion in infinite solids and finite wave guides), application of wave propagation theory in destructive and nondestructive evaluation of materials and structures; dynamic failure behavior of materials. Usually offered every other Spring beginning 2003. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): E M 603 or A ME 564A or A ME 564B. Identical to: C E 606; C E is home department. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 620
 Advanced Computational Aerodynamics
(3 units) Description: Governing equations for computational aerodynamics and fluid dynamics techniques for solving partial differential equations, grid generation and multigrid techniques; applications to compressible and incompressible viscous flows. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 431, A ME 500B, A ME 536B. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 632
 Advanced Topics in Heat Transfer
(3 units) Description: Topics will depend on instructor(s). Possible topics include linear and nonlinear convective stability, turbulent convective heat transfer, advanced analytical and numerical methods in heat transfer, boiling and condensation, multiphase flow, and heat transfer phenomena. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 500A, A ME 500B, A ME 532, A ME 536A, A ME 536B. Usually offered: Spring.
A ME 635
 Hydrodynamic Stability
(3 units) Description: Introduction to linear stability theory in fluid mechanics; the OrrSommerfeld equation, behavior of eigensolutions, stability limits, extensions to problems in two component systems. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 500A, A ME 500B, A ME 536A, A ME 536B. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 639
 Aeroacoustics
(3 units) Description: Generation, propagation and attenuation of acoustic waves. Effects of mean flow and applications of engineering importance. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): A ME 536A, A ME 536B, A ME 500A, A ME 500B. Usually offered: Fall.
A ME 696G
 Graduate Seminar
(1 unit) Description: The development and exchange of scholarly information. Grading: Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E. May be repeated: for credit 5 times (maximum 6 enrollments). Usually offered: Fall, Spring.
A ME 699
 Independent Study (16 units) Description: Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799. Grading: Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E. May be repeated: an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions. Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
A ME 799
 Independent Study (16 units) Description: Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799. Grading: Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E. May be repeated: an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions. Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
A ME 900
 Research
(116 units) Description: Individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation, by graduate students. Grading: Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E K. May be repeated: an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions. Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
A ME 908
 Case Studies
(3 units) Description: Individual study of a particular case, or report thereof. Grading: Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P E K. May be repeated: an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions. Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
A ME 909
 Master's Report
(116 units) Description: Individual study or special project or formal report thereof submitted in lieu of thesis for certain master's degrees. Grading: Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P E K. May be repeated: an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions. Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
A ME 910
 Thesis
(116 units) Description: Research for the master's thesis (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or thesis writing). Maximum total credit permitted varies with the major department. Grading: Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P E K. May be repeated: an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions. Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
A ME 920
 Dissertation
(19 units) Description: Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing). Grading: Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P E K. May be repeated: an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions. Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
A ME 930
 Supplementary Registration
(19 units) Description: For students who have completed all course requirements for their advanced degree programs. May be used concurrently with other enrollments to bring to total number of units to the required minimum. Grading: a Grade of K is awarded for this course except for the final term. May be repeated: an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions. Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
