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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Option in Materials Engineering (135 units)

Not accepting new students as of Fall 2012.

Modern engineering applications in all fields require new materials with properties well beyond those obtainable with the alloys available years ago. New materials, such as composites, ceramics, polymers, semiconductors and their manufacturing processes, are needed for such diverse applications as air transports, undersea deep submergence vessels, magnetic and semiconducting devices. Scientific knowledge in this area has expanded recently at a rate comparable to that experienced by the field of electronics. The materials option is offered to meet the demand for materials oriented engineers.

Course work is directed towards the understanding of the properties of materials in terms of their atomic structure, and emphasis is placed on the behavior of materials in engineering applications. The laboratories have equipment for studies in this field and include facilities for the determination of crystal structure, microscopic and X‑ray diffraction, and scanning electron microscope examination of solids, thermal and mechanical treatment and the determination of properties at low and high temperatures.

Degree Progress

Students must complete the following requirements within one calendar year of declaring the major. Some students may need to take courses during Summer Session to meet these requirements. At the end of the year, students who have not met the requirements must either declare another major or meet with an Academic Advisor to determine if the student's performance in the courses merits an additional semester to complete.

First-Time Freshmen: A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in MATH 122 within one calendar year.

Transfer Students: A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in MATH 123 and PHYS 151 within one calendar year.

Requirements

Minimum 135 units including University General Education requirements.

Lower Division:

Take all of the following courses:

  • CE 205 Analytical Mechanics I (Statics) (3)
    Prerequisite: PHYS 151 with a grade of "C" or better.
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 123.
  • CH E 200 Chemical Engineering Fundamentals (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 111A, MATH 122, PHYS 151 all with a grade of "C" or better .
    Corequisite: CHE 210
  • CHEM 111A General Chemistry (5)
    Prerequisites: A passing score on the Chemistry Placement Examination . (Credit in Chem 101 does not substitute for a passing score on the Chemistry Placement Examination) and a "C" or better in MATH 113 or 117 or 119A or 122. One year of high school chemistry is strongly recommended. (Recommended for students who intend to pursue careers in science or engineering).
  • CHEM 111B General Chemistry (5)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 111A with a grade of "C" or better.
  • EE 211 Electric Circuits I (3)
    Prerequisites: (EE 210/210L or PHYS 152) and (MATH 123 or equivalent) all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • EE 211L Electric Circuits Laboratory (1)
    Corequisite: EE 211.
  • ENGR 101 Introduction to Engineering Profession (1)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 111 or MATH 113 or MATH 122.
  • MAE 172 Engineering Design Graphics (3)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • MAE 205 Computer Methods in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering (2)
    Prerequisites: MATH 122 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • MAE 272 Introduction to Manufacturing Processes (2)
    Prerequisite: MAE 172 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
    Prerequisite: Appropriate MDPT placement or a grade of "C" or better in MATH 111 and 113, or a grade of "C" or better in MATH 117.
  • MATH 123 Calculus II (4)
    Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 122.
  • MATH 224 Calculus III (4)
    Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 123 or 222.
  • PHYS 151 Mechanics and Heat (4)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 122.
  • PHYS 152 Electricity and Magnetism (4)
    Prerequisite: PHYS 151; Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 123.

Upper Division:

Take all of the following courses:

  • CE 406 Cost Engineering and Analysis (3)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
  • CH E 415 Occupational and Environ Safety Engineering and Management (3)
    Prerequisite: CHEM 327 with a grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor.
  • ECON 300 Fundamentals of Economics (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • EE 420 Solid State Electronic Devices (3)
    Prerequisite: PHYS 254 with a grade of "C" or better or graduate standing.
  • MAE 322 Engineering Materials and Materials Processes (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 111A, MATH 123, MAE 172 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • MAE 330 Engineering Thermodynamics I (3)
    Prerequisites: MATH 224, PHYS 151 or equivalent, and CHEM 111A all with a grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor.
  • MAE 361 Materials and Properties Lab (1)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or equivalent, MAE 300, 322, 373 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • MAE 371 Analytical Mechanics II (Dynamics) (3)
    Prerequisites: CE 205, MAE 205 or CE 206 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • MAE 373 Mechanics of Deformable Bodies (3)
    Prerequisite: CE 205 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • MAE 374 Mechanical Properties of Materials (1)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or equivalent, MAE 373, and MAE 300 all with a grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor.
  • MAE 375 Kinematics and Dynamics of Mechanisms (3)
    Prerequisites: MAE 272, 371 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • MAE 409 Modern Computational Aspects in ME (3)
    Prerequisites: Senior standing in engineering and consent of instructor.
  • MAE 459 Professional Practice Seminar (1)
    Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of instructor.
  • MAE 490 Special Topics (3)
    Prerequisites: Senior standing in engineering and consent of instructor.
  • MATH 370A Applied Mathematics I (3)
    Prerequisites: MATH 123 with a grade of "C" or better. Not open to Freshmen.

Take approved engineering elective courses.

For more information on admission to this program, please contact Dr. Jalal Torabzadeh, Undergraduate Advisor, Mechanical Engineering Program.

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