Darin Nutter
Head of the Department
204 Mechanical Engineering Building.
479-575-4503
Fax: 479-575-6982
Email: dnutter@uark.edu

Rick J. Couvillion
Associate Department Head
204 Mechanical Engineering Building
479-575-4155
Email: lar@uark.edu

Laura C. Cochran
Coordinator of Student Academics & Services
204 Mechanical Engineering Building
479-575-7091
Email: lcc@uark.edu

Web: mechanical-engineering.uark.edu

The mechanical engineering program is designed to offer a high-quality course of instruction involving classroom, laboratory, and extracurricular activities that results in graduates who are qualified and prepared to meet the demands of a professional career in the present and future work place and be able to assume a responsible place of leadership in a complex technological society.

The mission of the department is three-fold:

  • Teaching — To provide a high-quality educational experience for undergraduate and graduate students that enables them to become leaders in their chosen professions.
  • Research — To create, explore, and develop innovations in engineering and science through undergraduate and graduate research.
  • Service — To provide beneficial service to the local, state, national, and international industries and communities via educational, technical, entrepreneurial, and professional activities.

The courses offered in mechanical engineering provide the student with a broad understanding of fundamental scientific principles that serve as a background for many fields of specialization. The undergraduate curriculum is designed to stress basic engineering principles and to assist in developing creative thinking. Emphasis is placed on the science and art of designing machines and systems, of converting energy into useful forms, and developing a basic understanding of engineering mechanics. The undergraduate program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering; its educational objectives are to produce graduates who:

  1. Effectively analyze and design mechanical systems and energy systems;
  2. Contribute to the economic development of Arkansas and the world through the practice of mechanical engineering;
  3. Meet or exceed the needs and expectations of mechanical engineering employers in industry, government, and private practice;
  4. Engage in professional activities that promote the mechanical engineering profession and provide continuing self-development, and
  5. Succeed in graduate study and research, if pursued.

Requirements for B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering curriculum includes, in addition to the required 15 hours of fine arts/humanities/social science elective courses, a total of 12 hours of technical and science electives. A student must select all electives with the approval of his or her adviser. The fine arts/humanities/social science electives must be selected from the University Core in the Academic Regulations chapter for university requirements for the program. It is expected that technical and science electives will be chosen to provide a coherent program within one or more areas of specialization or options available to mechanical engineers. Traditional areas of specialization are available in mechanical systems, materials, and energy systems. Other areas include pre-medical, management, and aerospace.

The first-year curriculum is essentially the same as prescribed for all engineering freshmen. Students entering the mechanical engineering program are required to take two, four hour laboratory based science electives. One of the four hour science electives must be PHYS 2074. The other four hour science elective must be chosen from one of the following:

ASTR 2003
ASTR 2001L
Survey of the Universe (ACTS Equivalency = PHSC 1204 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and Survey of the Universe Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHSC 1204 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
4
BIOL 1543
BIOL 1541L
Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
4
BIOL 2213
BIOL 2211L
Human Physiology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2414 Lecture) (Sp, Fa)
and Human Physiology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2414 Lab) (Sp, Fa)
4
CHEM 1103
CHEM 1101L
University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture) (Su, Fa)
and University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
4
GEOS 1113
GEOS 1111L
General Geology (ACTS Equivalency = GEOL 1114 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and General Geology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = GEOL 1114 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
4
PHYS 2094University Physics III (Fa)4
PHYS 3544Optics (Fa)4
PHYS 3603
PHYS 360VL
Introduction to Modern Physics (Fa)
and Modern Physics Laboratory (Sp)
4

Technical/Science Electives

The purpose of technical/science electives is to provide students with the opportunity to expand their education along lines of particular interest to them.

As part of the mechanical engineering curriculum, students are required to complete 12 hours of technical/science electives. These electives can be categorized into three groups: Mechanical Engineering Electives, Other Engineering Electives, and Science-Math Electives.

  1. Mechanical Engineering Electives. All mechanical engineering courses at or above the 4000 level not already required in the BSME curriculum are acceptable. Special Project courses, MEEG 491V, are allowed as electives only after approval in advance by the department head.
  2. Other Engineering Electives. The rules governing the selection of engineering electives are:
    Engineering or Computer Science/Computer Engineering courses at or above the 3000 level not already required in the BSME curriculum are allowed as technical-science electives. Courses with content remedial to required courses are not allowed, and courses considered redundant to required courses are not allowed.
  3. Science-Math Electives. The approved list of science and math courses accepted as technical-science electives is available in the Mechanical Engineering department office.

Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science Electives

Students must follow the University Core curriculum in selecting their fine arts and social science electives. Each student in the College of Engineering is required to complete 18 semester hours in the humanities and social sciences. 

The courses taken must include:

HIST 2003History of the American People to 1877 (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113) (Sp, Su, Fa)3
or HIST 2013 History of the American People, 1877 to Present (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123) (Sp, Su, Fa)
or PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
ECON 2143Basic Economics: Theory and Practice (Sp, Su, Fa)3
or ECON 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103) (Sp, Su, Fa)

The remaining four courses must be selected from an approved list.  The humanities and social sciences chart should be used as a guide for selecting these courses.

Mechanical Engineering B.S.M.E.

Eight-Semester Degree Program

The following section contains the list of courses required for the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree and a suggested sequence. Not all courses are offered every semester, so students who deviate from the suggested sequence must pay careful attention to course scheduling and course prerequisites. Students interested in obtaining a sequencing schedule of courses may contact the Mechanical Engineering office.

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy in the Academic Regulations chapter for university requirements of the program.

Either the science elective in the second semester of Year 1 or the science elective in the first semester of Year 2 must include PHYS 2074. Other science electives should be chosen from an approved list. See the mechanical engineering office.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
CHEM 1103 University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture) (Su, Fa)3  
PHYS 2054 University Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2034) (Sp, Su, Fa)4  
MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405) (Sp, Su, Fa)4  
GNEG 1111 Introduction to Engineering I (Sp, Fa)1  
Select one of the following:  3
HIST 2003 History of the American People to 1877 (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113) (Sp, Su, Fa)
HIST 2013 History of the American People, 1877 to Present (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123) (Sp, Su, Fa)
PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
GNEG 1121 Introduction to Engineering II (Sp, Fa)  1
MATH 2564 Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505) (Sp, Su, Fa)  4
Freshman Science Elective (See Above)  4
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
MEEG 2100 Computer-aided Design Competency (Sp, Fa)0  
Science Elective (See Note Above)4  
MATH 2574 Calculus III (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2603) (Sp, Su, Fa)4  
MEEG 2303 Introduction to Materials (Sp, Fa)3  
MEEG 2003 Statics (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
MATH 2584 Elementary Differential Equations (Sp, Su, Fa)  4
MEEG 2013 Dynamics (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
MEEG 2403 Thermodynamics (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
MEEG 2703 Computer Methods in Mechanical Engineering (Sp, Su)  3
MEEG 2103 Introduction to Machine Analysis (Sp, Su)  3
Year Total: 14 16
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
MEEG 3013 Mechanics of Materials (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
MEEG 3113 Machine Dynamics and Control (Su, Fa)3  
MEEG 3202L Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I (Sp, Fa)2  
MEEG 3503 Mechanics of Fluids (Su, Fa)3  
ELEG 3903 Electric Circuits and Machines (Sp, Fa)3  
ECON 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103) (Sp, Su, Fa)
or ECON 2143 Basic Economics: Theory and Practice (Sp, Su, Fa)
3  
MEEG 3212L Mechanical Engineering Laboratory II (Sp, Fa)  2
MEEG 4413 Heat Transfer (Sp, Su)  3
MEEG 4104 Machine Element Design (Sp, Su)  4
ELEG 3933 Circuits & Electronics (Sp)  3
Technical/Science Elective  3
PHIL 3103 Ethics and the Professions (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
Year Total: 17 18
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
MEEG 4132 Professional Engineering Practices (Sp, Fa)2  
MEEG 4131 Creative Project Design I (Sp, Fa)1  
MEEG 4202L Mechanical Engineering Laboratory III (Sp, Su, Fa)2  
MEEG 4483 Thermal Systems Analysis and Design (Su, Fa)3  
Technical/Science Elective3  
Fine Arts Elective (from University/State Core List)3  
MEEG 4133 Creative Project Design II (Sp, Fa)  3
Two Technical/Science Elective   6
Two Social Science Elective (from University/State Core List)  6
Year Total: 14 15
 
Total Units in Sequence:  124

Courses

MEEG 2003. Statics (Sp, Su, Fa). 3 Hours.

Equilibrium and resultants of force systems in a plane and in space; analysis of structures, friction, centroids, moments of inertia, and virtual work method. Methods of analysis are emphasized. Corequisite: Drill component. Pre- or Corequisite: MATH 2574 or MATH 2574C. Prerequisite: PHYS 2054.

This course is cross-listed with MEEG 2003H.

MEEG 2003H. Honors Statics (Sp, Su, Fa). 3 Hours.

Equilibrium and resultants of force systems in a plane and in space; analysis of structures, friction, centroids, moments of inertia, and virtual work method. Methods of analysis are emphasized. Corequisite: Drill component. Pre- or Corequisite: MATH 2574 or MATH 2574C. Prerequisite: PHYS 2054 and honors standing.

This course is cross-listed with MEEG 2003.

MEEG 2013. Dynamics (Sp, Su, Fa). 3 Hours.

Kinematics and kinetics of particle and of rigid bodies; work and energy; impulse and momentum, and special topics. Corequisite: Drill component. Prerequisite: MEEG 2003 or (CVEG 2014 and MATH 2574).

MEEG 2100. Computer-aided Design Competency (Sp, Fa). 0 Hours.

Students entering the Mechanical Engineering Department are expected to possess basic competency in computer-aided design. Students need to pass a competency test. Deficiencies may be remedied through self-paced, computer-based instruction. Prerequisite: GNEG 1121 or GNEG 1121H or GNEG 1103.

MEEG 2103. Introduction to Machine Analysis (Sp, Su). 3 Hours.

Introduction to kinematics and kinetics of mechanisms, static and dynamic forces, gears and cam design and analysis. Recitation three hours per week and drill one hour per week. Corequisite: Drill component. Pre- or Corequisite: MEEG 2013. Prerequisite: PHYS 2074 and MEEG 2100.

MEEG 2303. Introduction to Materials (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

A study of chemical, physical, and electrical properties of materials using fundamental atomistic approach. The materials of interest are: metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites. The interactive relationship between structure, properties, and processing of materials will be emphasized. For various engineering applications. Corequisite: Drill component. Prerequisite: MATH 2554, PHYS 2054 and either CHEM 1103 or CHEM 1113.

MEEG 2403. Thermodynamics (Sp, Su, Fa). 3 Hours.

A study of the 1st and 2nd laws of thermodynamics. Availability of energy, properties of liquids, gases, and vapors; nonflow and flow processes. Recitation 3 hours, drill 2 hours per week. Corequisite: Drill component. Prerequisite: PHYS 2054 and MATH 2564.

MEEG 2703. Computer Methods in Mechanical Engineering (Sp, Su). 3 Hours.

Use of computers and programming for solving engineering problems. Basic numerical methods including errors, equation solution, matrices, optimization, regression, integration, and differential equations. Corequisite: Drill component. Pre- or Corequisite: MATH 2584.

MEEG 3013. Mechanics of Materials (Sp, Su, Fa). 3 Hours.

Stress and deformation of members in tension, compression, torsion, and bending, and the design of these members. Columns, statically indeterminate beams, and simple connections. Corequisite: Drill component. Prerequisite: MEEG 2003.

MEEG 3113. Machine Dynamics and Control (Su, Fa). 3 Hours.

The principles of kinematics and kinetics for rigid body motion from dynamics are reviewed and applied to machine components with the goal being to determine their impact on machine behavior and performance. The time varying forces created by the movement of machine components are used to describe the machine's vibrational motion and elementary control principles are introduced with the goal of describing how these motions might be reduced or eliminated. Corequisite: Drill component. Prerequisite: MEEG 2103, MATH 2584 or MATH 2584C, MEEG 2703, and MEEG 2013.

MEEG 3202L. Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I (Sp, Fa). 2 Hours.

Introduction to measurement, uncertainty, data acquisition, and instrumentation with an emphasis in materials and manufacturing. Corequisite: Drill component. Pre or Corequisite: MEEG 3013. Prerequisite: MEEG 2303 and PHYS 2074.

MEEG 3212L. Mechanical Engineering Laboratory II (Sp, Fa). 2 Hours.

Design and implementation of measurements, fabrication processes, data acquisition, and data analysis with emphasis in mechanical and fluid systems. Corequisite: Drill component. Prerequisite: ELEG 3903, MEEG 3202L, MEEG 3503 and MEEG 3113.

MEEG 3503. Mechanics of Fluids (Su, Fa). 3 Hours.

A study of fluids including properties, pressure forces, and field flow utilizing conservation of mass, conservation of energy, and momentum principles. Pre- or Corequisite: MATH 2584. Prerequisite: MEEG 2403.

MEEG 4003. Intermediate Dynamics (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Review of central-force motion of spacecraft, use of rotating reference frames, Coriolis acceleration. Kinematics of rigid bodies in 3-D space: velocities and accelerations in different moving reference frames, addition theorem of angular accelerations. Kinetics of rigid bodies in 3-D space: eigenvalues and eigenvectors of inertia matrices, momentum and kinetic energy of a rigid body in 3-D motion, Euler's equations of motion; precession, nutation, and spin of a gyroscope; forced steady precession, torque free steady precession, space cone, and body cone. Prerequisite: MEEG 2013.

MEEG 4023. Composite Materials: Analysis and Design (Irregular). 3 Hours.

A study of fibrous composite materials with emphasis on mechanical behavior, synthesis, and application. Topics include macro- and micromechanical analysis lamina, lamina theory, failure analysis in design, and manufacturing techniques. Prerequisite: MEEG 3013.

MEEG 4104. Machine Element Design (Sp, Su). 4 Hours.

Select design components commonly used in modern machines, principally for energy transmission. Students will be required to design a small system and present their design to the class. Prerequisite: MEEG 3013. Pre- or Corequisite: MEEG 3113.

This course is equivalent to MEEG 4103.

MEEG 4104H. Honors Machine Element Design (Sp, Su). 4 Hours.

Select design components commonly used in modern machines, principally for energy transmission. Students will be required to design a small system and present their design to the class. Advanced project required of honors students. Advanced project required. Prerequisite: MEEG 3013. Pre - or Corequisite: MEEG 3113.

This course is equivalent to MEEG 4103.

MEEG 4123. Finite Element Methods I (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Introduction to the use of the finite element method in mechanical engineering analysis and design. Use of commercial software to solve thermal and mechanical problems. Pre- or Corequisite: MEEG 3013 and MEEG 4413.

MEEG 4131. Creative Project Design I (Sp, Fa). 1 Hour.

Students will select a capstone design project, and each student group will prepare a formal written proposal on their project for presentation to a panel of judges. This group project will be carried to completion in MEEG 4133. Pre- or Corequisite: MEEG 4104 or MEEG 4483.

MEEG 4132. Professional Engineering Practices (Sp, Fa). 2 Hours.

Design proposal preparation, design codes, professional ethics, engineering economics, and the role of the engineer in society. Pre- or Corequisite: MEEG 4104 or MEEG 4483.

MEEG 4133. Creative Project Design II (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Student groups will present their final capstone design proposal to a faculty panel and then carry out their project to completion. Each student group will make timely progress reports, complete their design project, and present their final report to a panel of judges. Prerequisite: MEEG 4131.

MEEG 4143. Design for Safety (Irregular). 3 Hours.

This course provides an overview of safety engineering and a framework from which the students can evaluate and develop mechanical and thermal systems from a safety perspective. Pre- or Corequisite: MEEG 4413. Prerequisite: MEEG 3013.

MEEG 4153. Fundamentals of Mechanical Design (Fa). 3 Hours.

This class is designed to provide engineering students with a head start in industry as design engineers or working in an engineering related function. The course contents cover machine design and analysis experiences as related to working in industry and performing consulting work. Major topics include the design process, design procedures, fasteners, general design and numerous consulting experiences. A concept design exercise and two special design projects will be assigned to the students as homework. Prerequisite: MEEG 4104.

MEEG 4202L. Mechanical Engineering Laboratory III (Sp, Su, Fa). 2 Hours.

Application of measurement techniques to mechanical engineering problems which emphasize mechanical and thermal systems. Corequisite: Drill component. Pre- or corequisite: MEEG 4483. Prerequisite: MEEG 3212L and MEEG 4104.

MEEG 4213. Control of Mechanical Systems (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Mathematical modeling for feedback control of dynamic mechanical systems with design techniques using LaPlace transforms, state variables, root locus, frequency analysis, and criteria for performance and stability. Prerequisite: MEEG 3113.

MEEG 4233. Microprocessors in Mechanical Engineering I: Electromechanical Systems (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Microcomputer architectural, programming, and interfacing. Smart product design (microprocessor-based design). Control of DC and stepper motors and interfacing to sensors. Applications to robotics and real-time control. Mobile robot project. Digital and analog electronics are reviewed where required. Prerequisite: ELEG 3903.

MEEG 4253. Introduction to Robotics (Fa). 3 Hours.

This course serves as an introduction to robotics. The course covers the historical development of robotics as a field, and as mechatronic systems, the importance of integrating sensors, actuators and end-effectors. Topics covered in this course will include but not limited to the following: mathematical modeling of robots, rigid motions and homogeneous transformation, forward/inverse kinematics, and velocity kinematics. Prerequisite: MEEG 2703, MEEG 3113 and instructor consent.

MEEG 4303. Materials Laboratory (Irregular). 3 Hours.

A study of properties, uses, testing, and heat treatment of basic engineering materials and related analytical techniques. Corequisite: Lab component. Prerequisite: MEEG 2303.

MEEG 4303H. Honors Materials Laboratory (Irregular). 3 Hours.

A study of properties, uses, testing, and heat treatment of basic engineering materials. Corequisite: Lab component. Prerequisite: MEEG 2303 and MEEG 3013.

This course is equivalent to MEEG 4303.

MEEG 4313. Introduction to Tribology (Irregular). 3 Hours.

A study of science and technology of interacting surfaces in relative motion. Topics include solid surface characterization, contact between solid surfaces, adhesion, friction, wear, lubrication, micro/nanotribology, friction and wear screening test methods, and tribological components and applications. Prerequisite: MEEG 3013 and MEEG 3503 or graduate standing.

MEEG 4323L. Nanotechnology Laboratory (Fa). 3 Hours.

Provides students with hands-on experience in several major areas of nanotechnology, including nanoscale imaging, synthesis of nanomaterials, nanostructure assembly and manipulation, device and system integration, and performance evaluation. Students can earn credit for only one of the following courses: MEEG 4323L, BENG 4753L, BMEG 4103L, CHEM 4153L, PHYS 4793L. Corequisite: Drill component, junior standing and instructor consent. Prerequisite: MATH 2564 and PHYS 2074.

This course is cross-listed with CHEM 4153L, PHYS 4793L.

MEEG 4323M. Honors Nanotechnology Laboratory (Fa). 3 Hours.

Provides students with hands-on experience in several major areas of nanotechnology, including nanoscale imaging, synthesis of nanomaterials, nanostructure assembly and manipulation, device and system integration, and performance evaluation. Students can earn credit for only one of the following courses: MEEG 4323L, BENG 4753L, BMEG 4103L, CHEM 4153L, PHYS 4793L. Corequisite: Drill component, junior standing and instructor consent. Prerequisite: MATH 2564 and PHYS 2074.

MEEG 4413. Heat Transfer (Sp, Su). 3 Hours.

Basic thermal energy transport processes; conduction, convection, and radiation; and the mathematical analysis of systems involving these processes in both steady and time-dependent cases. Prerequisite: MEEG 3503 and MEEG 2703.

MEEG 4423. Power Generation (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Study of design and operational aspects of steam, gas, and combined cycle power plants. Brief study of Nuclear and Alternative energy systems. Prerequisite: MEEG 3503.

MEEG 4433. Aerospace Propulsion (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Principles, operation, and characteristics of gas turbine and rocket engines. Brief study of novel spacecraft propulsion systems. Prerequisite: MEEG 3503.

MEEG 4453. Industrial Waste and Energy Management (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Applications of thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and electric machinery to the analysis of waste streams and energy consumption for industrial facilities. Current techniques and technologies for waste minimization and energy conservation including energy-consuming systems and processes, utility rate analysis, economic analysis and auditing are taught. Prerequisite: MEEG 4413.

MEEG 4473. Indoor Environmental Control (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Gives student a thorough understanding of the fundamental theory of air conditioning design for commercial buildings, including calculating heating and cooling loads along with the proper selection and sizing of air conditioning equipment. Prerequisite: MEEG 4413.

MEEG 4483. Thermal Systems Analysis and Design (Su, Fa). 3 Hours.

Analysis design and optimization of thermal systems and components with examples from such areas as power generation, refrigeration, and propulsion, Availability loss characteristics of energy systems and availability conservation methods. Prerequisite: MEEG 4413.

MEEG 4483H. Honors Thermal Systems Analysis and Design (Su, Fa). 3 Hours.

Analysis design and optimization of thermal systems and components with examples from such areas as power generation, refrigeration, and propulsion. Availability loss characteristics of energy systems and availability conservation methods. Additional topics, with an additional design project and /or more rigorous approach to design projects for honors course. Advanced project required. Prerequisite: MEEG 4413.

This course is equivalent to MEEG 4483.

MEEG 4493. Internal Combustion Engines (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Study of the design of internal combustion engines, including emissions and performance issues. Pre- or Corequisite: MEEG 3503.

MEEG 4503. Introduction to Flight (Fa). 3 Hours.

The course will provide understanding in basic aerodynamics, airfoil design and characteristics, and flight control surfaces. Prerequisite: MATH 2584, MEEG 3503.

MEEG 4503H. Honors Introduction to Flight (Fa). 3 Hours.

The course will provide understanding in basic aerodynamics, airfoil design and characteristics, and flight control surfaces. Prerequisite: MATH 2584 and MEEG 3503.

This course is equivalent to MEEG 4503.

MEEG 4523. Astronautics (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Study of spacecraft design and operations. Prerequisite: MEEG 2013 and MEEG 2403 or consent of instructor.

MEEG 4703. Mathematical Methods in Engineering (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Determinants, matrices, inverse of a matrix, simultaneous equations, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, coordinate transformations for matrices, diagonalization, square roots of a matrix, cryptography, and method of least squares. Vector algebra and calculus, Green's theorem, Strokes' theorem, and Gauss' divergence theorem. Index notation, epsilon-delta identity, and Cartesian tensors. Curvilinear coordinates, base vectors, and covariant and contravariant tensors. Applications to mechanics. Prerequisite: MATH 2574.

MEEG 4903H. Honors Mechanical Engineering Research (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Independent research for mechanical engineering honors students. Prerequisite: Honors standing and instructor consent.

MEEG 491V. Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering (Sp, Su, Fa). 1-6 Hour.

Consideration of current mechanical engineering topics not covered in other courses. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

MEEG 491VH. Honors Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering (Sp, Su, Fa). 1-6 Hour.

Consideration of current mechanical engineering topics not covered in other courses. Prerequisite: Honors standing. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

MEEG 492V. Individual Study in Mechanical Engineering (Sp, Su, Fa). 1-3 Hour.

Individual study and research on a topic of mutually agreeable interest to the student and a faculty member. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

MEEG 492VH. Honors Individual Study in Mechanical Engineering (Sp, Su, Fa). 1-3 Hour.

Individual study and research on a topic of mutually agreeable interest to the student and a faculty member. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

This course is equivalent to MEEG 492V.

David G. Albers Jr., Instructor
Rick J. Couvillion, Associate Professor
James Allen Davis, Instructor
John H. Hamilton, Instructor
Po-Hao Adam Huang, Associate Professor
David C. Jensen, Assistant Professor
Ing-Chang Jong, Professor
Jim Leylek, Professor, Twenty-First Century Leadership Chair in Engineering
Ajay P. Malshe, Distinguished Professor, Twenty-First Century Chair of Materials, Manufacturing and Integrated Systems
Paul Millett, Assistant Professor
Arun Nair, Assistant Professor
Darin W. Nutter, Professor
Monty Roberts, Instructor
Larry Roe, Associate Professor, Twenty-First Century Endowed Chair
Douglas E. Spearot, Associate Professor
Steve Tung, Professor
Uchechukwu C. Wejinya, Associate Professor
Wenchao Zhou, Assistant Professor
Min Zou, Professor, Twenty-First Century Professorship