457 Quality Control (3)
The design and analysis of quality systems. Fundamental coverage of statistical process control, quality control concepts, control charts, product specifications, process control, acceptance sampling systems, and other means of assurance widely used in many industries to improve product and service quality and to reduce costs. Fall semester. Lecture 3 hours; laboratory work included. Prerequisite: ENGR 222 or Management 211 with grade of C or better.
458 Facilities Planning (3)
Methods, techniques, and computer algorithms for planning facility layout, facility location, and activities and equipment planning are presented. Scheduling strategies that affect facility layout including push vs. pull operation, batch sizes, and dispatching rules are also discussed. Cellular technology, material handling, facility planning data collection methods, process flow-charting, and simulation of manufacturing facility layout are demonstrated. Fall semester. Lecture 3 hours; laboratory work included. Prerequisite: ENIE 354 with grade of C or better.
461 Engineering Information Systems (3)
Introduction to and application of the basic concepts, design, development, and uses of engineering information systems. Topics include architecture and components of engineering information systems, problem analysis, modeling, design, development, and system maintenance. Theoretical and practical issues related to the manipulation of engineering information and design of queries are discussed. Examples of engineering information systems are provided. Course culminates with a project. Fall semester. Lecture: 3 hours; laboratory work included. Prerequisite: ENGR 225 with grade of C or better.
497r Research (1-4)
498r Individual Studies (1-4)
499r Group Studies (1-4)
Engineering: Mechanical (ENME)
Professor Michael Jones, Director
Program Mission:The mechanical program prepares mechanical engineering students for successful careers in industry and academia, and provides service to the mechanical engineering profession and to the State of Tennessee.
Program Objectives:In support of this mission, the mechanical program aims to
- prepare mechanical engineering graduates who are technically competent;
- prepare students thoroughly in methods of analysis appropriate to solving mechanical engineering problems;
- develop skills pertinent to the design process, including economic considerations;
- teach students to use modern computer-based data acquisition and analysis for design and control of engineering systems;
- instill in our graduates an understanding of professional, societal, and ethical responsibilities and need for lifelong learning;
- produce graduates who are progressing towards professional licensure and continued professional development;
- produce graduates who are able to work effectively in teams and who demonstrate good communication skills.
The mechanical program curriculum offers two options: Energy Systems and Mechanical Systems. The Energy Systems option emphasizes applications of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer. The Mechanical Systems option emphasizes applications in the analysis and design of machine elements and mechanisms. Two courses differentiate the two options.
The mechanical program faculty have degrees in various emphasis areas of mechanical engineering and are committed to delivering a mechanical engineering curriculum that has strong emphasis on engineering analysis tools, utilization of modern, electronic instrumentation culminating with a mechanical engineering and interdisciplinary design experience.
2320 - Engineering: Mechanical (ENME)
- General Education (see list of approved courses)
- Rhetoric and Composition: English 121, 122 (6 hours)
- Mathematics: Mathematics 151/152 (4 hours)
- Statistics: Engineering 222 (3 hours)
- Natural Sciences: Two approved natural science courses, at least one including a laboratory component (7-8 hours)
- Humanities and Fine Arts: One approved fine arts course and one approved humanities course (6 hours)
- Cultures and Civilizations: One approved non-western cultures and civilizations course (3 hours)
- Behavioral and Social Sciences: Economics 101 and 102 or two approved behavioral science courses (6 hours)
Major and Related Courses
- Chemistry 121/123
- Mathematics 151/152, 161, 212, 245, 255
- Physics 231/281
- Engineering Fundamentals: 103, 104, 113, 185, 222, 246, 247, 270, 385, 485
- Note: For qualified students, ENGR 495r, Departmental Honors (4 hours) may substitute for ENGR 485 (3 hours).
Specialty and Related Courses
- Engineering Fundamentals: ENGR 224, 248, 303, 307, 308, 328, 329, 340, 352, 370
- Industrial Specialty: ENIE 358
- Mechanical Specialty: ENME 304, 309, 347, 348, 442, 443, 447, 450
- ENME Option: Select one option:
- Energy Systems: ENME 440, 441
- Mechanical Systems: Two courses from ENME 445, 446, 448
- 128 hours (138 for co-op graduates).
- Minimum 39 hours at the 300-400 level.
- 2.0 GPA in all engineering courses.
- Additional requirements.
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING COURSES (ENME)
304 Mechanical Engineering Thermodynamics (3)
A continuation of ENGR 303 (Thermodynamics) with an emphasis on mechanical engineering applications that involve energy (availability), power and refrigeration cycles, gas-vapor mixtures (psychometrics), and chemically reacting gases (combustion). Spring semester. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: ENGR 303 with grade of C or better.
309 Heat and Mass Transfer (3)
Fundamental principles of heat, mass, and momentum transfer; application to macroscopic systems. Special emphasis on heat transfer by conduction and convection; analogy between heat and mass transfer. Design experience included. Fall semester. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisites: ENGR 303, 307 with grades of C or better.
347 Mechanical Engineering Experimentation (2)
A course in the study of general characteristics of mechanical measurement systems; the study of electrical signals, computerized data acquisition systems, discrete sampling and time-varying signal analysis, statistical and uncertainty analy