Educational Goals
Course Descriptions

COE 100 (3 credits): Introduction to Engineering Design

Introduction to Engineering Design is a course to improve the ability for problem solving through creative thinking, teamwork, and clear communication, which are prerequisite to developing engineering design capabilities and to train for designing process through designing projects.

ME 208 (1 credit): Mechanical Engineering Seminar

Mechanical Engineering Seminar is a course to cultivate work performance and field experience through seminars with guest experts and hands-on professionals.

ME 209 (3 credits): Statics

Statics is the branch of mechanics that studies the components and structures in static equilibrium with no acceleration. It is a course that seeks to understand, with the concept of vector, force and balance that is fundamental to mechanical engineering. Students are to understand conceptual differences between rigid bodies and particles so that when they cope with complex and real-world problems, they can analyze them with statics principle.

ME 214 (3 credits): Manufacturing Process

Manufacturing Process is a course that teaches the skills to process metals. It deals with theory and practice on changing metals into other shapes or properties by adding heat or mechanical force.

ME 215 (2 credits): CAD2

CAD2 is a course students can learn advanced solid modeling, curved surface modeling, assembly, design drawing, mechanism analysis, and NC code generation using PRO/E software.

ME 223 (3 credits): Solid Mechanics 1

Solid Mechanics 1 is the basic course for the applied mechanics that deals with mechanics of deformable bodies. It provides the basic theory and its application for analyzing the behavior of structural members under single load from axial loads, torsion, bending, and internal pressure.

ME 224 (3 credits): Thermodynamics

Thermodynamics is a course for study on materials' properties that change by state transition, from which the relationship between heat and other forms of energy, such as work, are derived. The course deals with basic knowledge for energy conversion and its usage.

ME 225 (2 credits): CAD1

CAD1 is a course where students will learn drawing theory including projection method, cross-sectional drawing, and dimension/geometric tolerance. A course will also cover practicing basic two-dimensional drawing with AutoCAD and 3-dimensional drawing using PRO/E software.

ME 228 (3 credits): Dynamics

Dynamics is a course study on force exerted on objects and motion generated by the force. It deals with kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies, work and energy, momentum and impulse of motion.

ME 231 (3 credits): Kinematics

Kinematics is a course for study on the motion of mechanisms. It deals with analysis of displacement, velocity, and force of multi-joint mechanisms that includes cams, gears, and gear trains. It also deals with kinematics design methods.

ME 232 (3 credits): Mechanical Engineering Materials

Mechanical Engineering Materials deals with structure, state diagram, deformation and strengthening mechanisms of materials. It deals with mechanical behavior and fracture of materials, properties of metals and their usage, mechanical properties of ceramic and composite material and their usage.

ME 233 (3 credits): Solid Mechanics 2

Solid Mechanics 2 deals with analysis of members under multiple loads and its practical application, covering how to apply energy methods and stability of columns.

ME 235 (3 credits): Introduction to Electrical Engineering and Experiments 1

Introduction to Electrical Engineering and Experiments 1 is an introductory course for students not majoring in electrical and electronic engineering. It provides basics of electrical and electronic components, introducing major measuring instruments used in related fields. It also covers the basic knowledge of alternating current circuit, semiconductor device, electronic circuit and microcomputer.

ME 314 (3 credits): Experiments in Mechanical Engineering 1

Experiments in Mechanical Engineering 1 provide an understanding and acquisition of basic concept and principle of mechanical engineering about electrics, electronics, instrumentation, automobile, fluid mechanics, dynamics, and vibration.

ME 316 (3 credits): Experiments in Mechanical Engineering 2

Experiments in Mechanical Engineering 2 provide an understanding and acquisition of basic concept and principle of mechanical engineering about solid mechanics, material engineering, manufacturing process, thermodynamics, and NC machine through experiments and practice.

ME 318 (3 credits): Machine Design

Machine Design is a course for students who took Mechanical Element Design. It provides theory of springs, flywheels, gear-motoring equipment, and belt-motoring equipment. Latter half of the course consists of practical training for designing mechanical equipment.

ME 322 (3 credits): Fluid System Design

Fluid System Design is a course to cultivate the ability to understand and analyze basic properties of piping systems, fluid machinery, drag force, and lift force induced by fluid flow and compressible fluid flow and to apply this basic knowledge to designing fluid systems.

ME 323 (3 credits): Mechanical Vibrations

Mechanical Vibrations is a course that provides a study on mechanical systems' properties and stability with the analysis of vibration of dynamic systems and analysis of accompanying forces. It also provides the understanding of properties of free vibration and forced vibration in 1 and 2 degrees-of-freedom systems.

ME 324 (3 credits): Heat Transfer 1

Heat Transfer 1 is a course to deal with basic theories on mode of heat flow, mechanism of heat transfer, 1-, 2-, 3-dimensional steady-state heat conduction, unsteady-state heat conduction, radiation, and convection.

ME 325 (3 credits): Fluid Mechanics

Fluid Mechanics is a course that will provide an understanding of fluid properties and physical laws on fluid flow, and understanding of relations between motion, force, and energy of fluid, which are basic physical concepts of fluid motion.

ME 326 (3 credits): Mechanical Element Design

Mechanical Element Design is a course that provides basic theory of mechanical design with the knowledge of state of stress acting on mechanical elements. It deals with the screw, the shaft, the shaft joint, the riveted joint, the welded joint, the brake, and the bearing.

ME 327 (3 credits): FEM

FEM is a course that deals with the analysis of displacement, strain rate, stress, structural dynamics and heat transfer of spring elements, bar elements, 2-dimensional truss beam elements, frame elements, 2D and 3D element structures, using ANSYS, a commercial computer SW.

ME 331 (3 credits): Control of Mechanical Systems

Control of Mechanical Systems is a course to deal with performance of feedback control systems based on mathematical models and approach for stability analysis. It also covers how to design a controller that meets system specification.

ME 332 (3 credits): Microprocessor Applications and Experiments

Microprocessor Applications and Experiments is a course that provides understanding and acquisition of basic knowledge and skills of microprocessor through practices, improving the ability to plan, design and develop mechatronics systems.

ME 333 (3 credits): Heat Transfer 2

Heat Transfer 2 is a course that deals with the theory on heat transfer accompanying natural convection, forced convection in a tube, forced convection at the free surface and phase change and heat exchanger design theory and mass transfer.

ME 412 (3 credits): CAD/CAM

CAD/CAM is a course that provides theories needed for designing and manufacturing products using computer. It deals with theories related to coordinate transformation and solid modeling, and tool-path generation of NC machine tools. It also provides knowledge on new technology such as RP (rapid prototyping) and virtual production.

ME 420 (3 credits): Automotive Engineering

Automotive Engineering is a course that deals with the understanding of the working principles and performances of automobile with the knowledge of basic structure, the engine, the powertrain, the steering apparatus, the suspension system, the brake system, and the electric system. It also provides the knowledge on anti-pollution measures, automobile electronics, and new technologies.

ME 426 (3 credits): Capstone Design 1

Capstone Design 1 is a course that deals with team-designing process for professional-level problem solving. It involves problem definition, creating ideas, selecting final plans, CAD modeling, creating of engineering drawing, CAE analysis, and team presentations.

ME 427 (3 credits): Capstone Design 2

Capstone Design 2 is a course that teaches how to manufacture, test, and analyze products using drawing created in Capstone Design 1. Students are to design and analyze using CAE SW, presenting and displaying their final projects.

ME 428 (3 credits): Stress Analysis

Stress Analysis is a course that provides basic theories and experimental methods for stress used in structure designing that involves plane strain rate, plane stress, relation between strain rate and stress, strain rate measurement, theory and usage of electrical resistance strain gauge, and photoelasticity theory and its measurement. Students are to improve their ability in analyzing true stress and strength by using and applying such experimental method to various structures.

ME 429 (3 credits): Plastic Forming of Metals

Plastic Forming of Metals is a course to deal with basic theories and practices of plastic forming and detailed knowledge of plastic forming processes.

ME 431 (3 credits): Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning is a course to provide practical knowledge by comparing basic theories and real problems of principles that are crucial to household and industrial air conditioner, heat pump, automatic air conditioner, thermoelectricity, and special equipment.

ME 432 (3 credits): Introduction to Electrical Engineering and Experiments 2

Various sensors and measuring instruments are used in modern mechanical engineering. All experimental data are processes in electrical signal. Using this signal requires knowledge on signal acquisition, signal processing, amplification, frequency response, and basic logic circuit. The course also provides knowledge on measurement essential to conduct engineering experiments, and broad and general electrical and electronic engineering related to data.

ME 433 (3 credits): Mechatronics

Mechatronics is a course that engrafts mechanical engineering on electrical and electronic engineering. Students are to learn the basic theories and applications of electrical and electronic engineering, improving the ability to make automatic systems. Students will also learn each element of automatic systems such as a sensing part that has various sensors and switches, driving part that has motors and cylinders, and a control part that has PLC.