University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota: Department of Mechanical Engineering
http://www.me.umn.edu/

Course Suggestions

The following is a listing of suggested courses for graduate students in Mechanical Engineering. These suggestions are divided into different topic areas that reflect common areas of research. The listing is not an exhaustive one and is provided only as a general suggestion. Each student should consult with his or her thesis advisor before registering for courses.

Design, Manufacturing, and Controls

Core Classes
ME 5247, Stress analysis, sensing and transducers
ME 5248, Vibration Engineering
ME 5243, Advanced Mechanism Design
ME 8221, New Product Design and Business Development I
ME 8222, New Product Design and Business Development II

Controls Focus

Fluid Power/Control Focus
ME 5281, Analog and Digital Control
*See also listing of classes for Controls Focus

Human Factors Focus
ME/HUMF 5211 (also IE 5511) Human Factors and Work Analysis
IE 5513 Engineering Safety
HUMF/IE 8541 Intelligent Decision Support Systems
PSY 5051 The Psychology of Human Machine Interaction
CSci 5115 User Interface Design, Implementation and Evaluation
DHA 5185 Human Factors in Design
Complete list of human factors courses

Medical Device Focus
ME 5241, Computer-Aided Engineering
ME 5243, Advanced Mechanism Design
ME 5281, Analog and Digital Control
ME 5223, Materials in Design
ME 8221, New Product Design and Business Development I
ME 8222, New Product Design and Business Development II

Sensors Focus
ME 5241, Computer-Aided Engineering
ME 5281, Analog and Digital Control
ME 8254, Fundamentals of Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
EE 5171, Microelectronic Fabrication
ECE 5657, Principals of Thin Film Technology

Solid Mechanics Focus

Transportation Research Focus
ME 5286, Introduction to Robotics
ME 8772, Advanced Transportation Technologies Seminar
ME 5281 - Analog and Digital Control
ME 8281 - Advanced Control System Design
CSCI 5552 - Sensing and Estimation in Robotics
AEM 5451- Optimal Estimation
PSY 5051W - Psychology of Human-machine Interaction

Thermal and Fluid Sciences

Core Courses
ME 5351, Computational Heat Transfer
ME 8341, Conduction
ME 8342, Convection
ME 8343, Radiation
ME 8345, Computational Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow
ME 8228, Finite Elements in Multidisciplinary Flow/Thermal/Stress and Manufacturing
AEM 8201, Fluid Mechanics I
AEM 8202, Fluid Mechanics II
AEM 8207, Hydrodynamic Stability
AEM 8211, Theory of Turbulence I
AEM 8212, Theory of Turbulence II
AEM 8213, Turbulent Shear Flows

Topic Courses
ME 5105, HVAC System Design
ME 5341, Case Studies in Thermal Engineering and Design
ME 5344, Thermodynamics of Fluid Flow with Applications
ME 5348, Heat Transfer in Electronic Equipment

Biotransport Focus
ME 5666, Modern Thermodynamics
BMEn 5311, Advanced Biomedical Transport Processes
BMEn 5351, Cell Engineering
PHSL 5061, Principles of Physiology for Biomedical Engineering
ME 8381, Bioheat and Mass Transfer
CHEn 8401, Physical and Chemical Thermodynamics
CHEn 8301, Physical Rate Processes I: Transport
CHEn 8402, Statistical Thermodynamics and Kinetics

Energy Conversion and Renewable Energy Focus
ME5080, Energy - Resources, Technology and Society
ME 5103, Thermal Environmental Engineering
ME 5312, Solar Thermal Technologies
ME 5461, Internal Combustion Engines
ME 5446, Introduction to Combustion
ME 5101, Vapor Cycle Systems

Combustion, and Plasmas
ME 5361, Plasma-Aided Manufacturing
ME 5446, Introduction to Combustion
ME 8362, Introduction to Plasma Technology
ME 8361, Molecular Gas Dynamics
ME 5446, Introduction to Combustion
ME 5461, Internal Combustion Engines

Power Systems Focus
ME 5101, Vapor Cycle Systems
ME 5461, Internal Combustion Engines
ME 5446, Introduction to Combustion
ME 8462, Turbomachinery

Nanotechnology/Nanomanufacturing

ME 5113, Aerosol/Particle Engineering
ME 8361, Molecular Gas Dynamics
ME 8362, Introduction to Plasma Technology
NPSE 8001, Introduction to Nanoparticle Science and Engineering
ME 8253 Computational Nanomechanics
ME 8113, Advanced Aerosol/Particle Engineering
ME 8254, Fundamentals of Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)

Environmental/Aerosol Science and Environmental Engineering Focus
ME 5113, Aerosol/Particle Engineering
ME 5133, Aerosol Measurement Laboratory
ME 8113, Advanced Aerosol/Particle Engineering
CE 8521, The Atmospheric Boundary Layer
CE 8572, Environmental Fluid Mechanics
CE 8541, Aquatic Chemistry
EnHS 6190, Environmental Chemistry
EnHS 6191, Air Pollution

Thermal Environmental Focus

ME 5101, Vapor Cycle Systems
ME 5103, Thermal Environmental Engineering
ME 5105, HVAC Systems Design
ME 5113, Aerosol/Particle Engineering