Course Requirements

Mechanical, Electrical, Biomedical, Civil and Materials Joining/Welding specializations can be attained by taking Dual- and Graduate-level courses under the guidance of an Engineering Thesis Advisor.

Common courses taken applicable to all areas are Advanced Mathematics, Numerical Analysis, Research Methods and Advanced Non-Destructive Evaluation. Examples of current Graduate courses offered are listed below.


EEGR 5423 Digital Computer Control and Fuzzy & Adaptive Control Systems

Application of microcomputers to control systems. Topics include sampled data systems, digital control analysis, and digital controller design. Analysis and design of control systems using advanced control techniques. Topics include state models, computer simulation, fuzzy logic, neural networks, and adaptive controls.

EEGR 5613 Communications Engineering

The theory and functions of electronic communication elements including signal analysis, random processes, statistical averages, transmission lines, and antennas.


MEGR 5423 Mechanical Vibrations

Vibration of single degree of freedom systems, natural and forced motions, and dynamic loading; multidegree of freedom systems and approximate methods; vibration of elastic bodies. Applications include packaging, fatigue, critical speed determination, and vibration suppression.

MEGR 5513 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics

The fundamentals of fluid mechanics are reviewed, followed by a consideration of classic viscous and inviscid flow solutions. Topics include steady and unsteady viscous flows, boundary layers, potential flows and superposition.


BEGR 5713 Musculoskeletal Biomechanics

The musculoskeletal analysis of human movement; theoretical modeling and experimental verification in the biomechanics laboratory. Detailed understanding of relationships between ground reaction forces, electromyogram, and movement data.

BEGR 5213 Biological Control Systems

Control system properties and analysis; time and frequency response; stability; digital control systems; and application to living systems.

Materials Joining

MJEG 5223 Advanced Materials Manufacturing Technologies

Manufacturing and engineering performance of dispersion-strengthened metals, powder-metallurgy products, ceramic and polymeric composites are discussed. Emphasis is placed on solid-state joining technologies such as induction and laser brazing, friction stir welding, surface modification techniques for improved wear and corrosion performance, etc. Multi-component layers in rapid-prototyping and dissimilar structural combinations are examined for the micro-electronics, biomedical and aerospace industries. Laboratory includes use of advanced analytical evaluation techniques such as the Scanning Electron Microscope.

MJEG 5123 Advanced Nondestructive Evaluation of Materials

Analytical and numerical modeling of elastic- and electromagnetic wave/material interactions are taught for dimensional analysis, material property determination, and flaw detection. Experimental shear wave ultrasonics and eddy current evaluation are emphasized for determining elastic moduli and thermal conductivity of advanced metals and metal matrix composites. Experimental techniques are applied to engineering materials testing, including metals, ceramics, polymers and composites for the aerospace and defense industries.