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LOWER DIVISION

101A. Introduction to Aerospace Engineering (1)
Role of various types of engineering specialties in the development of an actual aerospace vehicle product. Current social, ethical and environmental issues in Aerospace Engineering solutions. Life-long learning skills using resources from professional societies and Internet are also emphasized.
(Lecture-problem 1 hour) Letter grade only (A-F).

172. Engineering Design Graphics (3)
Graphics concepts and visualization. Graphic expressions using CAD software, emphasis on industrial practice involving part and assembly drawings for actual products, standards, tolerances, surface finishes, and other attributes on drawings, production drawings, projects involving complete design of systems and subsystems.
(Lecture-problems 2 hrs., design laboratory 3 hrs) (CAN ENGR 2) Letter grade only (A-F).

205. Computer Methods in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (2)
Prerequisites: MATH 122 and PHYS 151.
Application of computer programming to engineering problem solving. Structured approach to problems. Input-output concepts for both numerical and graphical results.
(Lecture-problems 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

272. Introduction to Manufacturing Processes (2)
Prerequisite: MAE 172.
Basic manufacturing processes, properties of materials; metals production; foundry, casting and heat treatment; welding, powder metallurgy (sintering), plastics, metrology; working of metals, press work; machine tool elements, numerical control; metal cutting and turning; drilling, boring, milling; shaping planning, sawing broaching; grinding, sanding; gears and gear-cutting, threads and thread-cutting.
(Lecture-problems 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

UPPER DIVISION

300. Engineering Instrumentation and Measurement (2)
Prerequisites: MATH 224, PHYS 151, 152.
Statistical analysis of experimental data, uncertainty analysis, various statistical distributions and test of goodness of fit, correlation coefficient and multivariable regression. Engineering instrumentation include types of passive and active transducers, electronics for instrumentation, computer-based data acquisition systems, and experiments on pressure, temperature, and force measurements.
(Lecture-problems 1 hour, Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

305. Numerical Methods in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (3)
Prerequisites: MAE 205 and MATH 370A.
Numerical methods applied to problems. Roots of linear and nonlinear algebraic equations. Solutions of simultaneous linear algebraic equations. Parametric notation of analytical curves and surfaces. Numerical interpolation and splines, integration and differentiation, solution of differential equations, initial-value and boundary-value problems. Individual and/or group projects.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

310. Safety and Reliability in Systems Design I (3)
Prerequisites: MAE 205; MATH 370A, or consent of instructor.
Introduction probabilistic design analysis; safety and reliability, tools to assess adequacy of designs; identification of critical elements and practical design guidance; compliance with the requirements. Coherent use of concepts, tools, and programs to produce reliable, safe system designs. Group projects involve design of a reliable and safe “real-life” system.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Not open for credit to students with credit in ME 390. Letter grade only (A-F).

322. Engineering Materials and Materials Processes (3)
Prerequisites: CHEM 111A, MATH 123, MAE 172.
Structure and properties of engineering materials. Phase and transformation diagrams. Heat treatments and mechanical processing. Manufacturing methods of metals. alloys, polymers, composites, ceramics, and semiconductors.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

330. Engineering Thermodynamics I (3)
Prerequisites: MATH 224, PHYS 151 or equivalent, and CHEM 111A or consent of instructor.
Laws of thermodynamics. Properties of liquids, gases and vapors. Sources of energy and conversion to work. Introduction to heat transfer and psychrometry.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

333. Engineering Fluid Dynamics (3)
Prerequisites: PHYS 151, MATH 370A.
Fundamentals of fluid mechanics, formulation of the conservation of mass, momentum and energy for one-dimensional, finite and differential control volumes. Non-dimensional parameters. Pipe flow. External flow.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

334. Aerodynamics I (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 333.
Bernoulli’s equation, incompressible, inviscia flow, flow around circular cylinder, two-dimensional, incompressible boundary layers, incompressible flow around thin airfoils. Panel methods.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

336. Power Plant Design (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 330.
Design of power production systems, including steam power plants, gas turbines and auxiliary power units. Survey of alternate power sources including wind, solar, geothermal, ocean thermal and biomass. Group and/or individual design projects.
(Lecture-problems 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

337. Thermal Engineering Laboratory (2)
Prerequisite: MAE 336.
Thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow property measurements, measurement of heating value of fuels, energy and performance analysis of thermal systems, including internal combustion engines, power and heat generating systems, refrigeration and air-conditioning systems, and heat exchangers.
(Lecture-problems 1 hour, Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

350. Flight Mechanics (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 371.
Aircraft forces. Turbojets: level and other flights in the vertical plane, turning flight in the horizontal place. Piston props: level and other flights in the vertical plane, turning flight in the horizontal plane. Performance analysis and comparisons of various aircraft.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

361. Materials and Properties Laboratory (1)
Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or equivalent, MAE 300, 322, 373.
Study of the effects of thermal processing and mechanical processing on the properties and microstructures of metals, alloys, and other materials. Determination of material properties using tensile test, torsion test, and beam test. Study of the statistical nature and reliability of test results.
(Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

365. Aerospace Structures I (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 373.
Mechanical behavior of aerospace materials. Torsion of thin walled section beams. Bending and torsion of advanced beams. Analysis of stiffened box beams. Load transfer in stiffened panel structures. Failure criteria of aerospace materials.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

*371. Analytical Mechanics II (Dynamics) (3)
Prerequisites: CE 205, MAE 205 or CE 206.
Newton’s Laws and the principles of work and energy and impulse and momentum applied to the study of particle and rigid body motion. Engineering application with emphasis on plane motion problems. Individual and/or group projects involving in-depth numerical analysis.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

373. Mechanics of Deformable Bodies (3)
Prerequisite: CE 205.
Application of the principles of mechanics to the design of structural and machine members and connections; stress analysis of beams and columns. Properties and strength of engineering materials. Design projects.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

374. Mechanical Properties of Materials Laboratory (1)
Prerequisites: MAE 373, ENGL 100 or equivalent.
Physical and mechanical properties of engineering materials and their relationship to structural elements; accuracy of measurements; statistical analysis of experimental data; professional laboratory reports.
(Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

375. Kinematics and Dynamics of Mechanisms (3)
Prerequisites: MAE 272, 322, 371.
Fundamentals of linkages, cams, gears and gear trains. Velocity and acceleration analysis of machines leading to dynamic loading of machine parts; dynamic analysis and balancing of rotating machines; internal combustion engine balancing. Individual design projects.
(Lecture-problems 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

376. Modeling and Analysis of Dynamic Systems (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 371; MATH 370A.
Modeling and analysis of dynamic systems including mechanical, electrical, electro–mechanical, and hydraulic systems. Use of complex algebra and Laplace transforms. Mathematical modeling of dynamic systems in state–space. Linear systems analysis in time and frequency domains. Introduction to feedback control systems.
(Lecture–problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

381. Fundamentals of Spacecraft Dynamics (3)
Prerequisites: PHYS 152 and MAE 371.
Space environments and their impact on spacecraft design. Space mission engineering. Spacecraft propulsion. Attitude dynamics and kinematics. Controls. Spacecraft attitude determination and control.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

390. Aerospace Engineering Seminar (1)
Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
Students are introduced to effective communication techniques and make oral presentations. Guest speakers from industry cover topics such as an engineer’s professional practice, social responsibilities, ethical and legal issues, as well as latest developments in Aerospace Engineering. Students write reports regarding these presentations.
(Seminar 1 hour) Letter grade only (A-F).

408./508. Systems Engineering and Integration (3)
Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of instructor.
Introduction to tools and methods employed by systems engineers in the aerospace industry. Development of system functions, requirements, verification and validation, and interfaces in the context of integrated product teams and the product life cycle. Trade studies and risk management. Projects are assigned and written reports and oral presentations are required.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

*409. Modern Computational Aspects in Mechanical Engineering (3)
Prerequisites: Senior standing in engineering and consent of instructor.
Computational aspects of Mechanical Engineering. Subjects include finite element analysis of structures, fluids, or heat transfer; boundary element analysis.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with consent of department. (Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

A. Finite Element Methods I
Finite element methods for beam and truss elements. Systems of ordinary differential equations and their solution in a finite element formulation. Static and dynamic analysis of complex structures idealized by truss-beam and plane stress elements. Rigid elements in an elastic environment. Automatic mesh generation for 1D, 2D, 3D structures via solid modeling using IDEAS

B. Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer
Classification of partial differential equations and boundary conditions, finite difference and finite volume formulations, grid generation, stability analysis, numerical methods for inviscid flows, viscous laminar flows, compressible flows, conduction and convection heat transfer.

410. Safety and Reliability in Systems Design II (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 310 or consent of instructor.
Application of probabilistic design analysis and theory to real case studies, using safety and reliability tools and analysis to set design criteria, assess system design, determine failure modes and critical elements, provide practical design experience and demonstrate compliance with the requirements. Group and/or individual projects involving complete design of reliable and safe systems.
(Lecture-problems 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

422./522. Composite Materials (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 373.
Stress-strain relations for anisotropic materials. Classical lamination theory. Strength and failure theories for laminae and laminates. Micromechanics. Applications of composite structures. Additional projects will be required for MAE 522.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

424./524. Engineering Principles and Properties of Plastics (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 373.
Nature of polymers, physical and mechanical properties of plastics. Polymerization reactions and production. Properties of co-polymers, polymer solutions. Visco-elastic properties of polymerics.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

*425. Chemical and Electrochemical Manufacturing Processes (3)
Prerequisites: MAE 322, 330; or CHEM 371A or consent of instructor.
Theory of electrochemical processing. Electroplating and electroless plating solutions, processes and equipment. Anodizing. Carburizing, nitriding atmospheres and equipment. Diffusion in solids, effect of surface treatments on mechanical properties.
Same course as CHE 435.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

430./530. Measurement Techniques in Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer (3)
Prerequisites: MAE 330, CE 335.
Experimental uncertainty, electrical transducers and pressure measurements, thermocouples, resistance bridges, amplifiers and filters, optical measurement devices, digital image processing, holography and laser doppler velocimeter.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

*431. Heat Transfer Systems Design (3)
Prerequisites: MAE 305, 330; CE 335.
Analysis of heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation. Investigation of steady state and transient heat transfer systems. Computer methods. Individual or group design projects involving real-life problems in heat transfer such as electronic packaging, heat exchangers, heat engines, refrigerators, and thermal systems analysis.
(Lecture-problems 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

*434. Aerodynamics II (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 334.
Incompressible flow about wings of finite span. Vortex lattice method. Compressible flows, Subsonic and supersonic flows around airfoils and wings. Introduction to computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Aerodynamic design considerations. Projects are assigned and written reports and oral presentations are required.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

435./535. Computational Fluid Dynamics I (3)
Prerequisites: MATH 370A, MAE 333.
Numerical methods for elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic equations, finite difference and finite volume methods, analysis of consistency, stability, and convergence, panel method, modeling and computation of boundary layer flows, computational methods for solving full potential equation, grid generation techniques, application to inviscid and viscous subsonic, transonic, and supersonic flows.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

438./538. Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (3)
Prerequisites: MAE 330, CE 335.
Basic HVAC system calculations. Thermodynamics and psychometrics, design conditions and load estimating, residential and non-residential heating and cooling load calculations, energy estimating methods, duct and pipe siding, and life cycle costs.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

440. Aerodynamics Laboratory (1)
Prerequisite: MAE 334 or consent of instructor.
Experimental techniques in aerodynamics, wind tunnel measurements, use of Pitot tube, hot wire and Laser Doppler Velocimetry systems, flow visualization techniques, calibration of transducers. Computer controlled data acquisition and analysis. Projects are assigned and written reports and oral presentations are required.
(Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

451./551. Aircraft Preliminary Design and Performance (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Complete aircraft preliminary design, including mission definition, specifications, and regulations. Preliminary takeoff weight and weight empty for a mission. Aircraft geometric characteristics are developed. Detailed aerodynamic data are estimated and used to calculate aircraft performance. The design project is conducted in teams for MAE 451 and individually for MAE 551.
(Lecture-Design Project 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

*452. Propulsion (3)
Prerequisites: MAE 330, 434.
Simple gas turbine cycle. Heat exchange and reheat gas turbine cycles. Gas turbine components. Ideal and actual thrust development in gas turbines. Principles of rocket engines. Solid, liquid and hybrid fuel rockets. Thrust and control in rockets. Projects are assigned and written reports and oral presentations are required.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

453./553. Stability and Control of Aerospace Vehicles (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 350 or equivalent.
Physical dependence of airplane stability and control characteristics on airplane configuration and flight condition. Equations for the static longitudinal, lateral and directional stability of airplanes. Neutral points, control effectiveness, trim in maneuvering flight. Configuration determinants. Transient modes. Additional Projects required for MAE 553.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

454./554. Avionics Systems (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 453.
Avionics systems requirements definition and design. Systems used for guidance and navigation. Components of avionics systems (software, integrated circuits, devices, etc.). Integration of optics and electronics. Testing and certification.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

455. Aerospace Manufacturing Laboratory (1)
Prerequisite: Senior standing.
A design project is given and students are required to complete the design taking into account the manufacturing equipment, control and systems available.
(Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

456. Production Methods for Aerospace Manufacturing (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Survey of production processes, sequence of operations, equipment and facilities, methods, tools, plans and requirement of various aerospace products. Observation of an actual aerospace manufacturing activity.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

457. Lean Manufacturing (3)
Prerequisite: Senior standing.
Fundamentals of Lean Enterprise. Study of ties to customers and relationship both internal and external to the company. Study of the mechanism of continuous process improvement. Case studies to accomplish value stream analysis and develop a Lean Enterprise improvement plan for student’s own respective operations.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

458. World Class Manufacturing Engineering Concepts (3)
Prerequisites: Senior standing in engineering and consent of instructor.
Modern manufacturing management concepts deployed in industry today. Processes for successful deployment of Self-Directed Work Teams, Ergonomics, Process-Based Management (PBM), Quality Management System, ISO 9001:2000, and Lean Manufacturing.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

*459. Professional Practice Seminar (1)
Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of instructor.
Covers professional, social and moral responsibilities of engineers. Examination of ethical and legal issues, including intellectual property rights and regulatory codes and practices. Participation in professional societies and attend professional seminars encouraged. Licensure is emphasized. Written reports and oral technical presentations are required.
(Lecture-Problems 1 hour) Letter grade only (A-F).

*465. Aerospace Structures II (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 365.
Fracture mechanics. Fatigue failure. Structural stability. Elementary aeroelasticity. Energy principles. Finite element methods of aerospace structural analysis. Application of finite element computer programs. Team projects are assigned and written reports and oral presentations are required.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

*471. Analysis and Design of Machine Components (3)
Prerequisites: MAE 374, 375.
Application of the principles of mechanics and physical properties of materials to the proportioning of machine elements, including consideration of function, safety, production and economic factors. Group and/or individual design projects of mechanical systems and/or subsystems.
(Lecture-problems 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

*472. Design of Mechanical Engineering Systems (3)
Prerequisites: MAE 330, 373, 375; CE 335. Corequisite: CE 406.
Capstone course in design of Mechanical Engineering Systems. Design experience includes conceptual design, literature review and analysis. Final design includes: drawings, manufacturing and assembly of prototype. Emphasis placed on identifying realistic constraints simulating industrial situations which affect design choices. Wherever possible, teamwork and interaction is encouraged.
(Lecture-Problems 2 hours, Design Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

474./574. Computer–Aided Manufacturing (3)
Prerequisites: MAE 322, 490A.
Fundamental concepts in automation. High volume discrete parts production systems. Numerical control manufacturing systems. Computer process monitoring. Direct digital control. Group techniques. Flexible manufacturing systems.
(Lecture–problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

*476. Mechanical Control Systems I (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 376.
Feedback control systems in mechanical engineering. Modeling, analysis, and design. System performance and design criteria: stability, transient response, frequency response and compensation, root locus. Introduction to nonlinear control systems, state space analysis and design.
(Lecture-problems 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

478. Aerospace System Design I (3)
Prerequisites or corequisites: MAE 434, 465, or consent of instructor; fulfillment of the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR).
Capstone design experience integrates aspects of aerospace systems design. Each team of students is assigned a design project, to be completed in the two-semester course sequence. In first semester course, the teams define the requirements and work through the complete design by the end of the second semester course (MAE 479). Design for manufacturing is emphasized.
(Lecture-Design Project 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

479. Aerospace Systems Design II (2)
Prerequisite: MAE 478.
Continuation of Aerospace Systems Design I (MAE 478). The projects assigned in teams in MAE 478 are completed. Manufacturing is included when appropriate. Regular design reviews (oral presentations and written reports) are essential components in grading.
(Lecture-Design Project 1 hour, Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

*481. Space Systems Engineering (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 381.
Systems engineering approach to spacecraft design. Spacecraft systems engineering and spacecraft and power subsystem. Radiative and conductive heat transfer. Thermal control subsystem. Telecommunications. Command and data handling. Team projects including spacecraft subsystem design are assigned. Written reports and oral presentations are required.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

*483. Space Flight and Orbital Mechanics (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 381.
Particle dynamics. Circular orbits: stability, Lagrange points, tidal forces, gravitational resonance. Celestial mechanics. Bound and unbound orbits. Predicting orbital positions. Orbital transfers and the orbital rendezvous problem. Principles of rocketry. Projects are assigned and written reports and oral presentations are required.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

*490. Special Topics (3)
Prerequisites: Senior standing in engineering and consent of instructor.
Selected topics from recent advances in mechanical and aerospace engineering. Content may vary from semester to semester.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. (Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

A. CAD/CAM
Fundamentals of computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM). Creating, reading, and understanding databases for solid models. Assemblies and sub-assemblies. Design and analysis of mechanisms with linkages, gears, springs, dampers. Finite Element Modeling of parts, assemblies, and mechanisms. CAM, 3-axis milling, APT. Design optimization.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ME 405A. Letter grade only (A-F).

B. Robotics Principles
Major components of a robot and robotic applications. Translational, rotational motion and motion conversions. Modeling of mechanical systems and kinematic chains. Physical control elements, forces encountered, and sensors. Software and hardware consideratons, including robot programming. Robot design examples.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ME 405B. Letter grade only (A-F).

C. Environmental Engineering and Atmospheric Science
History, technology, control programs, and regulatory developments relating to combustion generated air pollution. Topics include: thermodynamics and kinetics of combustion, flame structures, particulate, unburned hydrocarbons, oxides of nitrogen and carbon, control technologies, atmospheric processes, ozone layers, and air pollutant dispersion models.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ME 405C. Letter grade only (A-F).

D. Hybrid Electrical Vehicles System Design
History, technology, and future of hybrid vehicles. Topics discussed include: advanced transportation and electric/hybrid vehicles. Group projects involve testing, manufacturing, and modeling of various components for hybrid vehicles. Effects of aerodynamic forces, ergonomics and economics on overall design of the vehicles are investigated.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ME 405D. Letter grade only (A-F).

E. HVAC Systems Design and Equipment
Prerequisites: MAE 330, CE 335.
Design of air conditioning systems, the design process, occupant comfort, load calculations, components and control, all air systems, air and water systems, and all water systems.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ME 405E. Letter grade only (A-F).

F. Petroleum Engineering
Prerequisites: Senior standing in engineering or science.
Overview of petroleum engineering operations, properties of petroleum reservoir rocks, single-phase and multiphase fluid-flow through porous media. Properties of reservoir fluids. Field trips.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

491. Special Problems (1-3)
Prerequisite: Senior standing.
Assigned topics in technical literature or laboratory projects and reports on same.
Letter grade only (A-F).

495./595. Rapid Product Development (3)
Prerequisites: MAE 490A, 409A.
Rapid product development using solid modeling features. Simplified finite element analysis and optimization of different design proposals. Quality control process via a 3–D scanner and data acquisition software for checking tolerances and dimensions of complex parts or assembled mechanisms. Product readiness for casting, mold flow analysis or machining via CAM.
(Lecture–problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

499./599. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Seminar (1)
Prerequisite: Approval of undergraduate or graduate advisor.
Seminars on topics of current interest in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and presentation of student/faculty research.
May be repeated to a maximum of 3 units; only 1 unit of credit may be applied toward degree requirements. (Seminar 1 hour) Letter grade only (A-F).

GRADUATE LEVEL

501. Engineering Analysis I (3)
Prerequisite: MATH 370A.
Differential equations, series solutions of differential equations (special functions), boundary-value problems and characteristic function representation, Laplace transforms, Fourier analysis, partial differential equations, formulating and solving problems in engineering for systems of differential equations and partial differential equations, complex analysis.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

502. Engineering Analysis II (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 501.
Linear algebra, matrix computations, systems of differential equations, eigenvalue problems, iterative solution of systems of algebraic equations, numerical methods for ordinary and partial differential equations, systems of nonlinear equations, optimization.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F)

505. Quantitative Methods for Engineering Managers (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 501 or 502 or equivalents.
Concepts and methods using quantitative approaches in engineering management decision-making. Computer-based tools used in management decision-making for subjective approaches. Probabilistic methods, forms of linear program model, network analysis, dynamic programming, Monte Carlo simulation and queuing models. Methods formulating problems are emphasized.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

506. Management of Engineering Technology and Innovation (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate engineering standing.
Analysis of the principles and theory of engineering administrative organizations, information systems, management functions, decision making tools, strategies and administrative policy formulations.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

507. Engineering Project Management (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate engineering standing.
Theory and philosophies of project management, principles of internal and industrial organization planning and control systems, motion in time study, industrial statistics, industrial research as aid to decision making.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

508./408. Systems Engineering and Integration (3)
Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of instructor.
Tools and methods employed by systems engineers in aerospace industry. Development of system functions, requirements, verification and validation, and interfaces in context of integrated product teams and the product life cycle. Trade studies and risk management. Projects assigned, written reports and oral presentations are required.
Additional projects required for MAE 508. (Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

511. Advanced Manufacturing Management Systems (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
Management systems for Integrated Product Development (IPD) and Concurrent Engineering (CE); Emphasis on Just-in-Time Manufacturing (JIT);Quality-Based Manufacturing Systems: TQM and ISO 9000; Customer Requirement and Quality Function Deployment (QFD); Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) and other defect prevention systems.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

512./612. Computer Aided Design in Mechanical Engineering (3)
Prerequisites: MAE 490A, 501, 502. (Master’s students register in MAE 512 or 612; Ph.D. students register in MAE 612).
Computer graphics in CAD/CAM. Includes geometrical transformations, viewing in three dimensions, modeling and object hierarchy, represenation of 3D shapes, shading models and imaging databases and data transfer.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

521. Engineering Metallurgy II (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 322.
Properties and uses of structural steels: heat treatable steels; titanium alloys; nickel and cobalt base alloys; refractory metals; ultra high-strength steels; stainless steels; and metal matrix composite materials. Designing for fracture resistance.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

522./422. Composite Materials (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 373.
Stress-strain relations for anisotropic materials. Classical lamination theory. Strength and failure theories for laminae and laminates. Micromechanics. Applications of composite structures. Additional projects will be required for MAE 522.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

524./424. Engineering Principles and Properties of Plastics (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 373.
Nature of polymers, physical and mechanical properties of plastics. Polymerization reactions and production. Properties of co-polymers, polymer solutions, isco-elastic properties of polymerics. Additional projects will be required from M.S. students.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

527. Metals and Plastics Manufacturing Processes (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 322.
Theory of metal forming and plastics processing. Includes metal forging and rolling, metal and plastics extrusion, plastics injection molding, casting. Discussion of appropriate manufacturing methods.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

529. Structural Analysis of Composite Laminates (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 522 or consent of instructor.
Beams, columns and rods of composite materials. Bending, vibration and buckling analysis of composite laminates. Shells of composite materials. Joining of composite material structures.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

530./430. Measurement Techniques in Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer (3)
Prerequisites: MAE 330, 431, CE 335.
Experimental uncertainty, electrical transducers and pressure measurements, thermocouples and other temperature measurement devices, resistance bridges, amplifiers and filters, optical measurement devices, digital image processing, holography and laser doppler velocimeter. Additional projects are required for MAE 530.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

531. Advanced Heat Transfer (3)
Prerequisites: MAE 431, 501.
Advanced topics in conduction and convection heat transfer, analytical and numerical solutions to multidimensional heat conduction equations in various geometries. Solutions to laminar and turbulent convective heat transfer problems. External and internal flows, free and forced convection, and mass transfer from external surfaces. Applications in thermal systems design.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

532. Combustion I (3)
Prerequisites: MAE 336, 431.
Fundamentals of combustion engineering: fuels; chemical thermodynamics and chemical kinetics; premixed and diffusion flames; ignition and extinction; Hugoniot curves; flammability and explosion limits; pollutant formation and control; applications in spark-, and charged-ignition internal combustion engines; gas-fired and oil-fired furnaces.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

533. Gas Dynamics (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 333 or equivalent. Isentropic flow, normal and oblique shocks,
Prandtl-Meyer flow, shock expansion theory, method of characteristics, nozzle flow, flow in ducts with friction and heat transfer, solutions for the linearized potential equation with applications to wings and bodies, slender body theory, similarity rules, transonic flow, shock wave/boundary layer interactions.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

534. Transport Processes in Porous Media (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing in engineering.
Fundamentals of mass, momentum and heat transfer through porous media; flow characteristics of porous structures; principles of single–phase and multi–phase flow in porous media; flow of imiscible and miscible fluids, hydrodynamic dispersion in porous structures, deterministic and stochastic modeling of flow in porous media.
(Lecture–problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

535./435. Computational Fluid Dynamics I (3)
Prerequisites: MATH 370A, MAE 333.
Numerical methods for elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic equations, finite difference and finite volume methods, analysis of consistency, stability, and convergence, panel method, modeling and computation of boundary layer flows, etc.
Additional projects will be required for MAE 535. (Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

536. Statistical Thermodynamics (3)
Prerequisites: MAE 330, 501 or equivalent.
Fundamentals of statistical mechanics; quantum mechanics and statistics as applied to thermodynamics; behavior of gases and solids; chemical equilibrium.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

537. Advanced Fluid Dynamics I (3)
Prerequisites: CE 335, MAE 431.
Dynamics of ideal, real and compressible flows, potential flow, vortex flow, the Navier Stokes equations, integral and differential equations for laminar flow, exact solutions for laminar flow, steady and unsteady compressible flows.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

538./438. Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (3)
Prerequisites: MAE 330, CE 335.
Basic HVAC system calculations. Thermodynamics and psychometrics, design conditions and load estimating, residential and non-residential heating and cooling load calculations, energy estimating methods, duct and pipe siding, and life cycle costs.
Additional projects required for MAE 538. (Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

551./451. Aircraft Preliminary Design and Performance (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Complete aircraft preliminary design, including mission definition, specifications and regulations. Preliminary takeoff weight and weight empty for a specific mission. Aircraft geometric characteristics are developed. Detailed aerodynamic data are estimated and used to calculate aircraft performance. The design project is conducted in teams for MAE 451 and individually for MAE 551.
(Lecture-Design Project 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

553./453. Stability and Control of Aerospace Vehicles (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 350 or equivalent.
Physical dependence of airplane stability and control characteristics on airplane configuration and flight condition. Equations for the static longitudinal, lateral and directional stability of airplanes. Neutral points, control effectiveness, trim in maneuvering flight. Configuration determinants. Transient modes. Additional Projects required for MAE 553.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

554./454. Avionics Systems (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 553.
Avionics systems requirements definition and design. Systems used for guidance and navigation. Components of avionics systems (software, integrated circuits, devices, etc.). Integration of optics and electronics. Testing and certification.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

563. Linear Finite Element Analysis (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 409A.
Finite element(FE) forms of differential equations. Isoparametric concepts. Dynamic response of damped elastic structures, modal and direct integration analysis. Automatic mesh generation via solid modeling using IDEAS, automatic adaptation to popular software such as: STRUDL, NASTRAN, ANSYS, and ABAQUS. FE fluid flow and heat transfer analysis.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

565. Advanced Aerospace Structures (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 465 or consent of instructor.
Application of energy principles and finite element method to aerospace structural components, plates and shells without stiffeners, structural dynamics, material and geometric nonlinear problems. FEA for composite structures, application to simple wings, finite element modeling techniques, application of finite element computer programs.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

567. Advanced Mechanics of Deformable Bodies (3)
Prerequisites: MAE 373, 374, 471 or consent of instructor.
Analysis of stress and deflection in unsymmetrical bending, shear center for beams, curved beams. Stress concentration, deformation beyond the elastic limit. Energy method; Castigliano’s Theorem; Rayleigh-Ritz technique.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

568. Creep and Fatigue (3)
Prerequisites: MAE 322, 373, or consent of instructor.
Phenomena of creep and fatigue; effect on stress distribution in structural elements; buckling caused by creep; effects of space environment on fatigue; cumulative fatigue damage at normal and elevated temperatures.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

572. Structural Design Optimization (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 373 or consent of instructor.
Structural optimization using calculus of variations. Method of Lagrange multipliers, unconstrained and constrained optimization, fast reanalysis techniques, sequential approximate optimization, sensitivity calculations of structural response, variational sensitivity analysis, approximation techniques, optimal design of laminated composite materials etc.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

573. Advanced Control of Mechanical Systems (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 476.
Advanced topics in analysis and design of modern control systems in mechanical engineering. Topics include state space, Riccati and Liapunov equations, Linear Quadratic Regulator (LQR), Kalman filter, etc. Optimization via calculus of variations, Pontryagin’s minimum principle. Control of distributed-parameter systems with applications to structural dynamics.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

574./474. Computer-Aided Manufacturing (3)
Prerequisites: MAE 322, 490A.
Fundamental concepts in automation. High volume discrete parts production systems. Numerical control manufacturing systems. Computer process monitoring. Direct digital control. Group techniques. Flexible manufacturing systems. Additional projects will be required from M.S. students in a wide–range of Engineering applications.
(Lecture–problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

575. Advanced Dynamics with Robot Applications (3)
Prerequisites: MAE 371, MATH 370A.
Detailed study of rigid body dynamics with emphasis on robot arm analysis. Three–dimensional kinematic analysis. Rotational and homogeneous transformations. Eulerian angles. Denavit Hartenberg representation. Kinematic chains. Recursive formulas. Euler’s moment equations and gyrodynamics. Multi–body analysis. Lagrange’s equations. Special topics.
(Lecture–problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

576. Engineering Vibrations I (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 376.
Fundamentals of mechanical vibrations, types of oscillatory motions. Single-Degree-of-Freedom (SDOF) and Multiple-Degree-of-Freedom (MDOF) systems. Free and forced vibrations, damping, vibration isolation, vibration measuring instruments, Modal analysis. Lagrange’s equations. Introduction to Finite Element Method and modal testing.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

579. Engineering Acoustics (3)
Prerequisites: MAE 376, 502.
Theory and application of acoustical principles to generation, transmission, measurement and control of sound.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

581. Space Vehicle Design (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate engineering standing or consent of instructor.
Space environments and their impact on spacecraft design. Space mission design. Payloads and communications. Integration of attitude determination and control, thermal, propulsion, configuration, telemetry, power, structures, and data handling subsystems.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

582. Rocket and Spacecraft Propulsion (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate engineering standing or consent of instructor.
Thrust and specific impulse. Compressible flows. Detailed analysis of liquid, solid and hybrid propulsion systems. Includes propellants, injection systems, combustion and chemical equilibrium, thrust chambers, nozzles and plumes. Electro-thermal thrusters. Plasmas and electromagnetic thrusters.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

583. Astrodynamics (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 502.
Physical principles. Two-body and central force motion. Coordinate and time systems. Trajectory correction maneuvers. Position and velocity in conic orbits. Lambert’s Problem. Celestial mechanics. Orbital perturbations. Numerical methods in orbital mechanics and mission analysis.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

585. Spacecraft Attitude Determination and Control (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 501 or equivalent. Rigid-body dynamics.
Control systems. Spacecraft attitude dynamics and control. Stabilization methods and maneuvers. Impact of flexible structures.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grading only (A-F).

590./690. Advanced Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate engineering standing or consent of instructor.
Selected topics from recent advances in mechanical engineering.
Course content will vary from year to year. Topics will be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

595./495. Rapid Product Development (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 490A. Creating different design proposals for a specified period. Manufacturing design models via rapid prototyping. Simplified finite element analysis and optimization of different design proposals. Quality control process via a 3–D scanner and data acquisition software. Product readiness for casting, mold flow analysis. Additional projects required from M.S. students.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

599./499. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Seminar (1)
Prerequisite: Approval of undergraduate or graduate advisor.
Seminars on topics of current interest in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and presentation of student/faculty research. Additional assignments will be required from graduate students.
May be repeated to a maximum of 3 units; only 1 unit of credit may be applied toward degree requirements. (Seminar 1 hour) Letter grade only (A-F).

612./512. Computer Aided Design in Mechanical Engineering (3)
Prerequisites: MAE 490A, 501, 502. (Master’s students register in MAE 512 or 612; Ph.D. students register in MAE 612).
Computer graphics in CAD/CAM. Includes geometrical transformations, viewing in three dimensions, modeling and object hierarchy, represenation of 3D shapes, shading models and imaging databases and data transfer. Additional projects required for MAE 612.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

631. Thermal Radiation (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Fundamentals of thermal radiation, properties of matter, radiative exchange in enclosures, equation of transfer for radiative transfer in absorbing, emitting, scattering media, gas radiation, and solutions for gas flows.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

632. Combustion II (3)
Prerequisites: MAE 501, 532.
Advanced topics in combustion: conservation equations for multi-component reacting systems; detonations and deflagrations; laminar and turbulent flames; flammability limits; ignition and extinction, combustion and radiation and their interactions.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

633. Hypersonic Flow (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 533.
Hypersonic shock and expansion-wave relations, similarity concepts, Newtonian theory and modified Newtonian theory, nonlinear small-disturbance theory, blunt body flows, hypersonic viscous/inviscid interactions, aerodynamic heating, real gas effects, waveriders, atmospheric reentry.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

635./735. Computational Fluid Dynamics II (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 535.
Computational methods for solving Euler and Navier-Stokes equations, implicit and explicit schemes, upwind differencing and artificial diffusion, multi-grid techniques and convergence acceleration, unstructured grid techniques, turbulence modeling, application to inviscid and viscous subsonic, transonic, and supersonic flows, inverse problems and aerodynamic shape optimization.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

637. Advanced Fluid Dynamics II (3)
Prerequisites: MAE 431, 501, 537.
Transition to turbulent flow, wall bounded and free turbulent shear flows, numerical methods for turbulent flow, turbulence modeling.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

638. Engineering Calculation Methods for Turbulent Flow (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 537 or consent of instructor.
Introduction to numerical methods for the solution of boundary-layer equations. Solution of two-dimensional internal and external turbulent boundary-layer problems. Unsteady flows, calculation of stability and transition.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

639. Turbulence (3)
Prerequisites: MAE 532, 537.
Nature of turbulent flows, dynamics of turbulence, statistical description, homogeneous turbulence and spectral dynamics characteristics of turbulent shear flows.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

642. Aeroelasticity (3)
Prerequisites: MAE 533, 576, or consent of instructor.
Deformations of airplane structures under static and dynamic loads. Natural modes and frequencies of complex airplane structures. Analysis of static aeroelastic phenomena. Fundamental concepts of unsteady aerodynamics. Flutter of swept wings. Dynamic response phenomena. Computational aeroelasticity techniques.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

663./763. Nonlinear Optimized Structures (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 563, or consent of instructor. (Master’s students register in MAE 663, Ph.D. students register in MAE 763.)
Analysis, optimization of frame with automatic mesh generation using I-DEAS, with popular software such as: STRUDL, NASTRAN etc. Generation, idealization of complex structures. Sensitivity, Buckling analysis etc. Required topics for Ph.D. students: advanced numerical methods for flutter and random analysis.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

669. Design of Composite Structures (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 522 or consent of instructor.
Design concepts and guidelines of composite structures. Strength and stiffness design of composite laminates. Optimum design. Fatigue and creep of composite structures. Design of bolted and bonded joints.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

671. Random and Nonlinear Vibrations (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 576.
Characterization and transmission of random vibration; failure due to random vibration. Classification of nonlinear problems; exact, graphical and approximate solutions, singular points, stability.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

672. Stress Analysis in Design (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 567 or consent of instructor.
Modes of failure and failure criteria. Stability of mechanical models, elastic bars and frames by kinetic and energy approaches; design of columns, beam columns and framed columns. Plastic collapse and limit analysis. Experimental methods of stress analysis.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

673. Theory of Elasticity and Plasticity (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 567.
Equations of the mechanics of elastic bodies. Plane problem. Bending, torsion, and extension of Prismatic Bodies. Three-dimensional problem. Propagation of waves in elastic media. Approximate methods. Theory of plasticity.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

675. Modal Analysis (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 576.
Coverage of modal analysis techniques. Digital signal processing, including Fast Fourier Transform, Hilbert Transform, Structural dynamics theory, complex modes, state space, damping, nonsymmetries, modal parameter estimation techniques, and application of modal measurement methods suitable for practical vibration analysis problems.
(Lecture-problems, 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

676. Engineering Vibrations II (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 576.
Free, forced, and self-excited vibrations. Rayleigh’s quotient, Rayleigh-Ritz, Galerkin, collocations, Finite Element Methods. Vibrations in rotating and reciprocating machines. Response of structures to random and shock loads. Transfer function and frequency response methods. Vibration control of discrete systems and flexible structures, including large space structures.
(Lecture-problems, 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

677./777. Digital Simulation in Engineering (3)
Prerequisites: MAE 490A, 409. (Master’s students register in MAE 677 or 777; Ph.D. students register in MAE 777).
3D-modeling and animation of real structures. Multimedia; Rapid Prototyping; Optimization of heat transfer-, fluids-, electrodynamic and structural problem solutions. Dynamic data structure-, program structure-, and secondary storage control-statements. Maintenance and modification of a program bank.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

690./590. Advanced Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate engineering standing or consent of instructor.
Selected topics from recent advances in mechanical engineering. Course content will vary from year to year. Topics will be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Additional projects required for MAE 690.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units with different topics. (Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

691. Directed Studies (1-3)
Study of information in engineering and scientific literature on a current topic under the direction of a faculty member. Preparation of a written report based on this reading.
Letter grade only (A-F).

697. Directed Research (1-6)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
Theoretical and experimental problems in mechanical and aerospace engineering requiring extensive research and analysis. Submission of a final report and its approval by an evaluating committee are required.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Not open for credit to students who are enrolled in MAE 698. Letter grade only (A-F).

698. Thesis (1-6)
Prerequisite: Enrollment is limited to students advanced to candidacy or eligible for it.
Department Graduate Advisor must be consulted and a Thesis Permission form submitted for each semester of enrollment. Planning, preparation, and completion of a thesis in mechanical and aerospace engineering.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Not open for credit to students who are enrolled in MAE 697. Letter grade only (A-F).

735./635. Computational Fluid Dynamics II (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 535.
Methods for solving Euler and Navier-Stokes equations, implicit and explicit schemes, upwind differencing and artificial diffusion, multi-grid techniques and convergence acceleration, unstructured grid techniques, turbulence modeling, application to inviscid and viscous subsonic, transonic, and supersonic flows,etc.
Additional projects required for MAE 735.(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

763./663. Nonlinear Optimized Structures (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 563, or consent of instructor. (Master’s students register in MAE 663, Ph.D. students register in MAE 763.)
Analysis, optimization of frame with automatic mesh generation using I-DEAS, with popular software such as: STRUDL, NASTRAN etc. Generation, idealization of complex structures. Sensitivity, Buckling analysis etc. Required topics for Ph.D. students: advanced numerical methods for flutter and random analysis.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

777./677. Digital Simulation in Engineering (3)
Prerequisites: MAE 490A, 409. (Master’s students register in MAE 677 or 777; Ph.D. students register in MAE 777).
3D-modeling and animation of real structures. Multimedia; Rapid Prototyping; Optimization of heat transfer-, fluids-, etc. Dynamic data structure-, program structure-, and secondary storage control-statements. Maintenance and modification of a program bank. Additional projects required for MAE 777.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

795. Advanced Directed Studies (4)
Prerequisite: MS or equivalent and formally admitted to the Ph.D. program in Engineering and Industrial Applied Mathematics.
Explorations of theoretical and experimental (if applicable) engineering problems in great depth with emphasis on mathematical modeling and analysis. Students must present the findings in a formal report.
May be repeated to a maximum of 8 units. Letter grade only (A-F).

797. Advanced Directed Research (4)
Prerequisite: MS or equivalent and formally admitted to the Ph.D. program in Engineering and Industrial Applied Mathematics.
Explorations of theoretical and experimental (if applicable) Engineering problems in great depth with emphasis on mathematical modeling and analysis. Students must present the findings in a formal report and a seminar.
May be repeated to a maximum of 8 units. Letter grade only (A-F).

798. Doctoral Dissertation (4-12)
Prerequisite: Enrollment is limited to students formally admitted to the Ph.D. program in Engineering and Industrial Applied Mathematics who have passed the preliminary examinations and research tool tests on completion of at least 48 units of course work.
A written dissertation proposal containing an outline of the research to be undertaken and references to relevant source material must be submitted. Only upon a positive recommendation may a student embark on a dissertation.
Minimum of 4 units per semester. Letter grade only (A-F).