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Any student admitted to KSU as a degree-seeking undergraduate may declare this major directly in Owl Express.
Special General Education Requirements
Area A2: Students must take MATH 1190 or higher.
Area D1: Students must take MATH 2202 or higher.
Area D2: Students must take PHYS 2211/L and PHYS 2212/L.
Engineering Standing Requirements
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ME 3410: Thermodynamics
Fundamentals of Thermodynamics including the concept of energy and the laws governing the transfers and transformations of energy. Emphasis on thermodynamic properties and the first and second law analysis of systems and control volumes. Integration of these concepts into the analysis of basic power cycles is introduced.
ME 3501: Dynamic Systems & Control Theory
Introduction to a unified approach to lumped-element modeling and analysis of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and multi-energy domain systems. Topics include: graphical and computer modeling; formulation of state-space equations; analysis of linear systems; determination of time and frequency domain response of such systems to transient and periodic inputs; block diagram representation of dynamic systems using Laplace Transform. Feedback control systems, including PID control, root locus, stability analysis, and computer modeling.
ME 4141: Machine Design I
The fundamentals of mechanical engineering design to analyze, design and /or select components which are commonly used in the design of complete mechanical systems for structural integrity, reliability, and cost considerations are detailed. The course focuses on static loading and fatigue failure of mechanical elements, including shafts and rolling-element bearings, bolted and permanent connections, springs, brakes, cylinders, gears and flexible elements.
ME 3705: Internal Combustion Engines
This course will provide an introduction to internal combustion engines from Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer viewpoints. Students will learn the classification of internal combustion engines, engine performance parameters, gas power cycles on which the engines work on will be discussed. Various engine components and their functions will be introduced. Engine performance calculation will be taught in detail followed by the discussion on the formation of exhaust emission and various control methods to meet the emission norms.