Energy Conversion & Efficiency
The curriculum is designed to provide mechanical engineering skills in energy applications, renewable energy, and the technologies that improve energy conversion and efficiency. The quantitative requirement for the degree is 30-credit hours completed with a GPA of 2.75 or better. The course program must conform to the following distribution:
Area of Specialization 15 credits
Electives (graduate level engineering or math) 9 credits
Energy Analysis & Design Project or Thesis 6 credits
Courses from which one must choose 15 units of specialization (any 5 courses):
EECE 591 Energy & Buildings
MEMS 5101 Fluid Power Systems
MEMS 5401 General Thermodynamics
MEMS 5402 Radiation Heat Transfer
MEMS 5403 Conduction & Convection Heat Transfer
MEMS 5404 Combustion Phenomenon (or EECE 512, but not both)
MEMS 5410 Fluid Dynamics I
MEMS 5412-5413 Computational Fluid Dynamics I & II
MEMS 5416 Computational Fluid Dynamics I & II Turbulence
MEMS 5420-5421 HVAC Analysis and Design I & II
MEMS 5422 Solar Energy Thermal Processes
MEMS 5423 Sustainable Environmental Building Systems
MEMS 5424 Thermo-Fluid Modeling of Renewable Energy Systems
MEMS 5425 Thermal Management of Electronics
MEMS 5426 Fundamentals of Solar Energy Thermal Processes
MEMS 5705 Wind Energy Systems
Numerical Simulation in Solid Mechanics
The quantitative requirement for the degree is 30-credit hours completed with a GPA of 2.75 or better.
The course program must conform to the following distribution:
Area of Specialization 15 credits
Electives (graduate level engineering or math) 9 credits
Numerical Simulation in Solid Mechanics I & II 6 credits
*Prerequisites for MEMS 5515 Numerical Simulation in Solid Mechanics I are: either MEMS 424, MEMS 5704, or an equivalent course from another institution; and either MEMS 5500 or 5501, or an equivalent from another institution.
Courses from which one must choose 15 units of specialization (any 5 courses):
MEMS 424 Introduction to FEM for Structural Analysis
MEMS 5104 CAE-Driven Mechanical Design
MEMS 5302 Theory of Vibrations
MEMS 5500 Elasticity
MEMS 5501 Mechanics of Continua
MEMS 5507 Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics
MEMS 5605 Mechanical Behavior of Composite Materials
MEMS 5704 Aircraft Structures