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Mechanical Engineering (MEC)
Major and Minor in Mechanical Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Chairperson: Fu-Pen Chiang

Undergraduate Program Director: Jon Longtin

Undergraduate Secretary: Augusta Kuhn

Office: 113 Light Engineering Lab
Phone: (631) 632-8310


Fax: (631) 632-8544

Web address:

Minors of particular interest to students majoring in Mechanical Engineering: Science and Engineering (LSE)

Mechanical Engineering (MEC)
Mechanical engineering is one of the core disciplines of engineering and it encompasses a large number of subdisciplines that are at the heart of
both traditional and leading edge technologies. It is a broad profession concerned with activities such as energy conversion, power generation,
design, and manufacturing. The theoretical and technical bases of knowledge include the pure sciences, mathematics, and the engineering
sciences, especially the mechanics of solids and fluids, thermodynamics, and kinematics. Mechanical engineering requires aptitude and interest in
the physical sciences and the language of mathematics, and the ability to apply these to societal needs.

The educational objectives of the undergraduate mechanical engineering program at Stony Brook University recognize that students have a
variety of career objectives and a choice of industrial environments in which to pursue them. While the majority of our graduates are immediately
employed in industry, a significant percentage pursues graduate study. Most of the students entering graduate schools continue with mechanical
engineering studies. However, some go to law, business, and medical schools. The mechanical engineering curriculum provides students with a
core education in mathematics and the physical sciences along with a broad sequence of courses covering thermal processes and fluid mechanics,
mechanical design, solid mechanics, and the dynamic behavior and control of mechanical systems. Students also take courses that introduce them
to the use of advanced computational methods for engineering design and analysis as well as data processing and analysis. A series of laboratory
courses introduces them to sensors and electronics, modern instrumentation and experimental techniques used in engineering for tasks ranging
from product design, evaluation, and testing to research. In addition, students can select electives to provide either higher level academic training
in preparation for graduate school or a broader exposure to subjects related to engineering practice to enhance their preparation for a job after

Program Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the mechanical engineering program are to prepare our graduates to:

1. Establish a successful career in mechanical engineering or related fields in industry and other organizations where an engineering approach to
problem solving is highly valued.

2. Contribute significantly in a multidisciplinary work environment with high ethical standards and with an understanding of the role of
engineering in the economy and the environment.

3. Excel in graduate study and research, reaching advanced degrees in engineering and related disciplines.

4. Achieve success in professional development through life-long learning.

Program Outcomes

To prepare students for the above educational objectives, we have adopted the following set of program outcomes that describe what they are
expected to attain when they graduate:

a. the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to mechanical engineering problems (in particular, a knowledge of
chemistry and calculus-based physics with depth in at least one, an ability to apply advanced mathematics through multivariate calculus and
differential equations, and a familiarity with statistics and linear algebra);

b. the ability to design and conduct experiments and to analyze and interpret data;

c. the ability to work professionally in both the thermal and mechanical systems areas including the design and realization of such systems to
meet desired needs;

d. the ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;

e. the ability to function as a member of multidisciplinary teams;

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f. a solid understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
g. an ability to communicate effectively in written, oral, and visual form;

h. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context;

i. a recognition of the need for and the ability to engage in life-long learning;

j. a knowledge of contemporary issues; and

k. the ability to use modern engineering techniques, skills, and computing tools necessary for engineering practice.

More details about the program educational objectives and outcomes can be found at

Mechanical Engineering (MEC)
Requirements for Acceptance to the Major in Mechanical Engineering

Freshman and transfer applicants who have specified their interest in the Mechanical Engineering major may be accepted directly into the major
upon admission to the University. Students in good academic standing who were admitted to the University but not immediately accepted into
the major may apply for acceptance in any semester. Priority for admission to the Mechanical Engineering major is given to those students who
have 1) completed MAT 132 and PHY 132 or their equivalents; 2) earned a g.p.a. of 3.0 in all mathematics and physics courses with no more
than one grade in the C range; and 3) received completed course evaluations for all transferred courses that are to be used to meet requirements of
the major.

Requirements for the Major in Mechanical Engineering (MEC)

The major in Mechanical Engineering leads to the Bachelor of Engineering degree.
Completion of the major requires approximately 107 credits.

1. Mathematics
a. MAT 131, 132 Calculus I, II
b. AMS 261 Applied Calculus IIIor MAT 203 Calculus III with Applications
c. AMS 361 Applied Calculus IV: Differential Equationsor MAT 303 Calculus IV with Applications
Note: The following alternate calculus course sequences may be substituted for MAT 131, 132 in major requirements or prerequisites: MAT 125,
126, 127or AMS 151, 161 or MAT 141, 142 or MAT 171

2. Natural Sciences
a. PHY 131/133, 132/134 Classical Physics I, II and Laboratories
b. PHY 251 Modern Physics and PHY 252 Modern Physics Laboratory
or ESG 281 Engineering Introduction to the Solid State
c. ESG 198 Fundamentals of Engineering Chemistry
The following alternate physics course sequences may be substituted for PHY 131/133, 132/134:
PHY 125, 126, 127 Classical Physics A, B, Cor PHY 141, 142 Classical Physics I, II: Honors
The following chemistry courses may be substituted for ESG 198:
CHE 131 General Chemistry Ior CHE 141 Honors Chemistry I

3. Laboratories
MEC 316 Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I
MEC 317 Mechanical Engineering Laboratory II

4. Mechanical Engineering
MEC 101 Engineering Computing and Problem Solving I
MEC 102 Engineering Computing and Problem Solving II
MEC 125 Fundamentals of Machining
MEC 202 Engineering Drawing and CAD I
MEC 203 Engineering Drawing and CAD II
MEC 214 Probability and Statistics
MEC 260 Engineering Statics
MEC 262 Engineering Dynamics
MEC 301 Thermodynamics
MEC 325 Manufacturing Processes
MEC 305 Heat and Mass Transfer
MEC 363 Mechanics of Solids
MEC 364 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

5. Materials Science
ESG 332 Materials Science I: Structure and Properties of Materials

6. Engineering Design

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MEC 310 Introduction to Machine Design
MEC 320 Engineering Design Methodology and Optimization
MEC 410 Design of Machine Elements
MEC 411 System Dynamics and Controls
MEC 422 Thermal System Design
MEC 440 Mechanical Engineering Design I
MEC 441 Mechanical Engineering Design II

7. Engineering Economics
EST 392 Engineering and Manufacturing Economics or ECO 108 Introduction to Economics

8. Technical Electives
Three technical elective courses are required, two mechanical engineering (MEC) courses and one selected from courses offered by any
department of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, including MEC. A list of approved technical elective courses may be found in
the Department's Undergraduate Guide.

9. Writing and Oral Communication Requirement
MEC 200 Technical Communication in Mechanical Engineering I
MEC 300 Technical Communication in Mechanical Engineering II

All courses taken to satisfy requirements 1 through 8 above must be taken for a letter grade. The grade point average for the courses MEC 260,
262, 301, 305, 310, 316, 317, 320, 326, 363, 364, 410, 411, 422, 440, 441, and all technical electives (with the exception of MEC 488) must be at
least 2.00. A minimum grade of "C" in MEC 260 and MEC 262 is required for the BE degree. When a course is repeated, the higher grade will be
used in calculating this average.

The Minor in Mechanical Engineering

The minor in Mechanical Engineering is offered for students who want the record of their University studies to show a significant amount of
upper-division work in the discipline. Entry into this minor presupposes a background in mathematics and physics, represented by the prerequisite
requirements for the courses listed below.

Requirements for the Minor in Mechanical Engineering (MEC)

Completion of the minor requires 18-20 credits, of which 12-13 are from required courses and 6-7 from electives.
A student who wishes to pursue this minor should consult with the undergraduate program director in the Department of Mechanical Engineering
before registering for the elective courses. All courses must be taken for a letter grade and a g.p.a. of 2.00 or higher is required for the six courses
that constitute the minor.

1. Four required courses:
MEC 260 Engineering Statics
MEC 262 Engineering Dynamics
MEC 301 Thermodynamics or ESG 302 Thermodynamics of Materials
MEC 363 Mechanics of Solids

2. Two elective courses chosen from the following:
MEC 125 Fundamentals of Machining
MEC 305 Heat and Mass Transfer
MEC 310 Introduction to Machine Design
MEC 320 Engineering Design Methodology and Optimization
MEC 325 Manufacturing Processes and Machining
MEC 364 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
MEC 393 Engineering Fluid Mechanics
MEC 398 Thermodynamics II
MEC 402 Mechanical Vibrations
MEC 411 System Dynamics and Control
Note: Other electives require the approval of the undergraduate program director.

The Combined B.E./M.S. Degree Program in Mechanical Engineering

The combined B.E./M.S. program in mechanical engineering allows students to use up to nine graduate credits taken as an undergraduate toward
both B.E. and M.S. degree requirements, thus reducing the normal time required to complete both degrees. The program is designed for upper-
division mechanical engineering students with superior academic records. For detailed program requirements, including admission requirements,
please refer to the Graduate Bulletin.

Sample Course Sequence for the Major in Mechanical Engineering

Freshman Fall                         Credits                                Spring                                Credits

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First Year Seminar 101                                           1 First Year Seminar 102                      1
MAT 131                                                          4 D.E.C.                                      3
MEC 101                                                          2 MAT 132                                     4
PHY 131/133                                                      4 MEC 102                                     2
WRT 101                                                          3 PHY 132/134                                 4
D.E.C.                                                           3 WRT 102                                     3
Total                                                           17 Total                                      17

Sophomore Fall                    Credits                            Spring                 Credits
MEC 125*                                                         1 MEC 203                                     2
MEC 200                                                                        ,
                                                                 1 MEC 262** ***                               3

MEC 202                                                          1 MEC 363***                                  3
MEC 260**                                                        3 AMS 361 or MAT 303                          4
AMS 261 or MAT 203                                               4 ESG 198 or CHE 131                          4
ESG 281 or PHY 251/252                                           4 MEC 214                                     1
D.E.C.                                                           3
Total                                                           17 Total                                      17

Junior Fall                       Credits                            Spring                 Credits
MEC 301                                                          3 MEC 300                                     1
ESG 332                                                          4 MEC 305                                     3
MEC 316                                                          3 MEC 310                                     3
MEC 364                                                          3 MEC 317                                     2
EST 392 or ECO 108 (D.E.C. F)                                    3 MEC 320                                     3
                                                                     MEC 325                                   3
Total                                                           16 Total                                      15

Senior Fall                       Credits                            Spring                 Credits
MEC 410                                                          3 MEC 441                                     3
MEC 411                                                          4 Technical Elective                          3
MEC 422                                                          3 Technical Elective                          3
MEC 440                                                          3 D.E.C.                                      3
Technical elective                                               3 D.E.C.                                      3
 Total                                                           16 Total                                     15

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                                                    CDs, plastics, nuclear weapons, and magnetic     mechanical design and the application of
MEC                                                 resonance imaging (MRI) are developed by
                                                    investigating how they work. Issues of design,
                                                                                                     computer-aided design software in developing
                                                                                                     engineering drawings and mechanical designs.
Mechanical Engineering                              safety, and environmental impact are also        Prerequisite: MEC major or permission of
                                                    discussed.                                       department
MEC 101: Engineering Computing and
                                                    Prerequisite: Satisfaction of entry skill        1 credit
Problem Solving I
                                                    in mathematics requirement (Skill 1) or
Computer integrated introduction to                 satisfactory completion of D.E.C. C              MEC 203: Engineering Drawing and
engineering design and analysis. The                                                                 CAD II
mechanical engineering profession,                  3 credits
engineering ethics, and engineering                                                                  Application of computer graphics and solid
                                                    MEC 125: Fundamentals of Machining               modeling to design and representation of 3D
impact on society. Engineering equations,           Practices
graphs, dimensional analysis, curve                                                                  objects, their assembly and tolerance analysis.
fitting, optimization in engineering design.        Hands-on experience in the fundamentals of       Includes hands-on experience in the use of
Introduction to vectors and engineering             machining. Topics include introductions to       CAD software packages for solid modeling.
statics, failure, and materials selection. Use of   various metrology tools and devices, as well     Prerequisite: MEC 202
spreadsheets and MATLAB.                            as metalworking tools and practices including
                                                                                                     2 credits
                                                    sawing, sheet metal cutting and punching,
2 credits                                           drilling, reaming, tapping and threading,         MEC 213: Studies in Nanotechnology
                                                    turning on the lathe, boring, milling, and
MEC 102: Engineering Computing and                                                                    The emerging field of nanotechnology
Problem Solving II                                                                                    develops solutions to engineering problems by
                                                    Prerequisite: MEC major or permission of          taking advantage of the unique physical and
Introduction to programming with MATLAB.            instructor
Control structures, arrays and matrix                                                                 chemical properties of nanoscale materials.
operations, functions, object-oriented              1 credit                                          This interdisciplinary, co-taught course
programming, interfacing MATLAB with                                                                  introduces materials and nano-fabrication
                                                    MEC 160 - E : Introductory Nuclear                methods with applications to electronics,
other languages. Projects includes applications     Science and Technology
in solid mechanics, fluid mechanics,                                                                  biomedical, mechanical and environmental
thermodynamics and heat transfer, control           Introduces the basic concepts of nuclear          engineering. Guest speakers and a semester
theory, and basic design concepts. Emphasizes       science. Topics include: basic atomic structure; project involve ethics, toxicology, economic
the interpretation of previous analysis in terms    isotopes; mass-energy equivalence; binding        and business implications of nanotechnology.
of generating results, making quantitative          energy; decay of radionuclides; nuclear           Basic concepts in research and design
comparisons, and assessing changes that             reactions; fission and fusion; the interaction of methodology and characterization techniques
optimize or otherwise maximize the usefulness       radiation with matter; and biological effects of will be demonstrated. Course is cross-listed
of the result.                                      radiation. Discusses nuclear science concepts     as BME 213, MEC 213, and EST 213 and is
                                                    in the context of relevant applications such      required for the Minor in Nanotechnology
Prerequisite: MEC 101                               as nuclear medicine and imaging, nuclear          Studies (NTS).
2 credits                                           power, radioactive waste, food irradiation, and
                                                                                                      3 credits
                                                    weapons. Not intended for science majors.
MEC 104 - E: Practical Science of
                                                    Prerequisite: MAT 123 or level 4 on the          MEC 214: Probability and Statistics for
                                                    mathematics placement examination                Mechanical Engineers
A practical introduction to the science and
engineering of objects and phenomena in             3 credits                                        Foundations of probability and statistics as
everyday life. The basic principles that                                                             applied to mechanical measurements and
                                                    MEC 200: Technical Communication in              experimentation. Basic statistical analysis
underlie the operation common to modern             Mechanical Engineering I
devices such as rollercoasters, balloons,                                                            of data and assessing likelihood of future
vacuum cleaners, airplanes, bicycles,               Introduction to technical writing and oral       events based on past history. Concept of
thermostats, air conditioners, automobiles, and     communication with topics chosen from            random sampling. Uncertainty analysis and
GPS systems are developed by investigating          mechanical engineering. Includes technical       error propagation, using both analytical and
how they work. Issues of design, safety, and        memo and report writing and an introduction      graphical tools. Assessing dominant sources of
environmental impact are also discussed.            to researching sources of information as         error in measurements.
                                                    well as engineering ethics. Emphasizes the       Prerequisites: MAT 126 or 131 or 141 or AMS
Prerequisite: Satisfaction of entry skill           development of oral presentation skills.
in mathematics requirement (Skill 1) or                                                              151; MEC major or permission of instructor.
satisfactory completion of D.E.C. C                 Prerequisites: MEC major; U2 standing            Corequisites: MAT 127 or 132 or 142 or 171
                                                    1 credit, S/U grading                            or AMS 161
3 credits
                                                                                                     1 credit
MEC 105 - E: Everyday Science                       MEC 202: Engineering Drawing and
                                                    CAD I                                            MEC 260: Engineering Statics
A practical introduction to the science and
engineering of objects and phenomena in             Introduces methods used to communicate           A review of vector algebra. Concept of force.
everyday life. The basic principles that            design ideas through the techniques of           Equilibrium of particles. Moments about
underlie the operation common to modern             freehand technical sketching and computer-       points and lines, couples and equivalent force
devices such as xerographic copiers, tape           aided design software. Includes the principles   systems. Equilibrium of rigid bodies. Analysis
recorders, computers, microwaves, lasers,           of engineering drawing and sketching for         of simple structures such as trusses, frames,

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and beams. Centroids, centers of gravity,          with the ability to apply their knowledge of     mechanism. Covers concepts of degrees of
and moments of inertia. Dry friction with          correct written and spoken English to the        freedom, graphical and analytical linkage
applications to wedges, screws, and belts.         diverse modes of communication encountered       synthesis, position, velocity, acceleration,
Method of virtual work, potential energy, and      and used by engineers in the professional        and force analysis of linkage mechanisms.
stability.                                         workplace.                                       Introduces principles behind the operation
Prerequisite: PHY 131/133 or 141 or 125            Prerequisites: WRT 102; MEC major; U3 or         of various machine elements such as gears
Corequisite: AMS 261 or MAT 203                    U4; MEC 200                                      and gear trains, cams, flywheels, roller and
                                                                                                    journal bearings, couplings, clutches, brakes,
3 credits                                          1 credit, S/U grading
                                                                                                    belts, and chains and their design, and analysis
MEC 262: Engineering Dynamics                      MEC 301: Thermodynamics                          techniques.
Vectorial kinematics of particles in space,        Variables that describe the thermodynamic        Prerequisites: MEC 102 or 111 or 112 or CSE
orthogonal coordinate systems. Relative and        state of a system or control volume, including   114 or 130 or ESG 111; MEC 262 (ESG 316
constrained motions of particles. Dynamics         absolute temperature, internal energy,           for ESG majors)
of particles and the systems of particles,         enthalpy, and entropy are introduced, and        Pre- or Corequisite: MEC 203
equations of motion, energy and momentum           basic principles governing the transformations   3 credits
methods. Collisions. Two- and three-               of energy, especially heat and work, are
dimensional kinematics and dynamics of             developed. Underlying principles are used         MEC 316: Mechanical Engineering Lab
rigid bodies. Moving frames and relative           to analyze and solve problems related to          I: Sensors and Instrumentation
motion. Free, forced, and damped vibrations of     thermodynamic systems and to determine            The spatial and temporal resolution of modern
particles and rigid bodies.                        the changes in properties of the systems and      instrumentation and sensors that are particular
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MEC      surroundings implied by changes in inputs,        to mechanical engineering. Concepts of static
260                                                configuration, or constraints.                    and dynamic response as well as probability,
3 credits                                          Prerequisites: AMS 261 or MAT 203; PHY 125 statistics, and the statistical analysis of data are
                                                   or 131/133 or 141; MEC Major                      discussed. Includes basic circuit components.
MEC 280 - H : Pollution and Human                                                                    Laboratory safety. Students learn to operate
                                                   3 credits
Health                                                                                               instruments for measuring temperature,
                                                   MEC 305: Heat and Mass Transfer                   pressure, flow velocity, displacement, angle,
An examination of major environmental
                                                                                                     acceleration, and strain. Design project.
pollution problems such electromagnetic            The fundamental laws of momentum, heat
                                                                                                     Laboratory fee required.
radiation, ozone layer depletion, and global       and mass transfer, and the corresponding
warming, with a specific focus on the resulting    transport coefficients. Principles of steady-     Prerequisites: MEC 214; MEC 363; AMS 361
effects on human health. Assessment of             state and transient heat conduction in solids are or MAT 303;
health risks in relation to the formulation of     investigated. Laminar and turbulent boundary Corequisites: MEC 301 and 364
environmental and workplace regulations is         layer flows are treated, as well as condensation 3 credits
also considered.                                   and boiling phenomena, thermal radiation,
                                                   and radiation heat transfer between surfaces.     MEC 317: Mechanical Engineering
Prerequisite: One D.E.C. category E course
                                                   Applications to heat transfer equipment are       Laboratory II
3 credits
                                                   covered throughout the course.                    Hands-on experience in solid and fluid
MEC 290 - H: Nuclear Technology:                   Prerequisites: MEC 301 and 364; MEC 102 or mechanics and heat transfer. Emphasis
History, Society, Medicine and the                 111 or 112, or ESG 111, or ESE 124, or CSE        is on the understanding of fundamental
Environment                                        114 or 130                                        principles as well as familiarity with modern
                                                                                                     experimentation. Lectures at the beginning of
Introduces the history and applications            3 credits
                                                                                                     the course provide background information
of nuclear technology in our society and
                                                   MEC 309: Numerical Methods for                    and theories of experimentation. Student
addresses the social and environmental
                                                   Engineering Analysis                              groups perform four experiments each in solid
implications and issues. Topics include
                                                                                                     mechanics and in fluid mechanics and heat
radiation types and sources; biological effects,   Solving nonlinear equations, systems of linear
                                                                                                     transfer. Report writing is an integral part
standards, and radiation protection; fission,      equations, interpolation/extrapolation, curve
                                                                                                     of the course, with emphasis on design of
breeding, and fusion; nuclear waste; weapons.      fitting integration, and differential equations.
                                                                                                     experiment, interpretation and presentation
Discusses current applications including           Special emphasis on the implementation of
                                                                                                     of data, error analysis, and conclusions.
power, food irradiation, medical applications,     numerical methods in FORTRAN computer
                                                                                                     Laboratory fee required.
isotope dating, and advanced applications such     programs to solve computation problems that
as space power and propulsion, accelerators,       arise in the engineering design process.          Prerequisites: MEC 316 and 364
and antiprotons.                                                                                     Corequisite: MEC 305
                                                   Prerequisites: MEC 102 or 111 or 112 or CSE
Prerequisite: One D.E.C. category E course         114 or 130 or ESG 111; AMS 261 or MAT             2 credits
3 credits                                          203; AMS 361 or MAT 303
                                                                                                     MEC 320: Engineering Design
                                                   3 credits                                         Methodology and Optimization
MEC 300: Technical Communication in
Mechanical Engineering II                          MEC 310: Introduction to Machine                  The general process of engineering design as
                                                   Design                                            a systematic and disciplined process. Covers
Aims to ensure proficiency in the types of
                                                                                                     materials related to the formulation of design
communication necessary for success in the         Application of graphical and analytical
                                                                                                     specifications and criteria; conceptual design
engineering profession. Provides students          methods to the analysis and synthesis of
                                                                                                     and evaluation of the design options; design

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creativity; formulation of analyzable models;       useful work with emphasis on technologies           Collegiate Design competitions of past years
simulation and optimization techniques;             based on energy sources other than fossil           and the rules of specific competitions and
design for manufacture; design for reliability;     or nuclear fuels, including direct energy           other competition-related issues. Selected
engineering economics; and engineering              conversion technologies (fuel cells, batteries,     engineering topics and mathematical/software
ethics.                                             hybrid electric vehicles, and MHD generators),      tools are introduced including their application
Prerequisites: MEC 102 or 111 or 112 or CSE         solar energy (solar thermal energy and              to solving engineering problems and to
114 or 130 or ESG 111                               photovoltaics), and wind energy.                    achieving design objectives. Students who
Corequisite: MEC 310                                Prerequisite: MEC 301                               enroll in MEC 391 must complete MEC 392 in
                                                                                                        the subsequent semester and receive only one
3 credits                                           3 credits
                                                                                                        grade upon completion of the sequence.
MEC 323: Internal Combustion Engine                 MEC 363: Mechanics of Solids                        Prerequisites: MEC 262 and 363; MEC Major
Introduces different types of internal              Stress and deformation of engineering               1 credit
combustion engines and their operations.            structures and the influence of the mechanical
Topics include the innovative concept of gas        behavior of materials. Concepts of stress           MEC 392: Introduction to Automotive
generator-expander engine; thermodynamics           and strain, constitutive relations, analysis        Engineering II
fundamentals; fuel-air cycle analysis; engine       of statically indeterminate systems, study          A continuation of MEC 391. Students who
combustion and emission processes; engine           of simple bars and beams, and stability             enroll in MEC 391 must complete MEC 392 in
operating characteristics. Includes both            conditions. Emphasis on force equilibrium,          the subsequent semester and receive only one
the relevant fundamental concepts and the           elastic response of materials, geometric            grade upon completion of the sequence.
extensive practical knowledge base on which         compatibility, Mohr's circle, stresses and          Prerequisite: MEC 391; MEC Major
engine research, development, and design            deflections in beams, and torsion and buckling
                                                                                                        2 credits
depend.                                             of rods. Design for bending, shear, and
Prerequisite: MEC 305                               combined states of stress.                          MEC 393: Engineering Fluid Mechanics
3 credits                                           Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MEC       The application of the principles of fluid
                                                    260                                                 mechanics to important areas of engineering
MEC 325: Manufacturing Processes                    3 credits                                           practice such as turbomachinery, hydraulics,
The relationship between product design                                                                 and wave propagation. Prepares students
and manufacturing. Materials properties             MEC 364: Introduction to Fluid                      for advanced coursework in fluid dynamics.
and influence. Introduces traditional and           Mechanics                                           Extends the study of viscous effects,
nontraditional manufacturing processes and          Fundamental properties of fluids and their          compressibility, and inertia begun in MEC
their capabilities and limitations. Measurement     conservation laws with applications to the          364.
inspection, reliability, and quality engineering.   design and evaluation of flows of engineering       Prerequisite: MEC 364
Economic impact of modern process                   interest. Topics include hydrostatics,
                                                                                                        3 credits
engineering. Hands-on experience in various         surface tension, dimensional analysis
manufacturing machines and processes.               and dynamic similitude, Euler's equation,           MEC 398: Thermodynamics II
Prerequisite: ESG 332                               rotating coordinate systems, boundary layers,
                                                                                                        Psychrometrics and psychrometric charts.
Pre- or Corequisite: MEC 125                        lubrication, drag on immersed bodies, open
                                                                                                        Thermodynamic considerations for the
                                                    channel and pipe flows, and turbomachinery.
3 credits                                                                                               design and performance of cooling towers,
                                                    Prerequisite: MEC 262; MEC Major                    humidifiers, and dehumidifiers. Reacting
MEC 325: Manufacturing Processes                    Pre- or Corequisite: MEC 301                        mixtures, combustion, and chemical
The relationship between product design             3 credits                                           equilibrium. Thermodynamics of fluid flow,
and manufacturing. Materials properties                                                                 simple compression, and expansion processes.
and influence. Introduces traditional and           MEC 381: Transport and Fate of                      Analysis and design of gas and vapor power
nontraditional manufacturing processes              Pollutants                                          cycles. Cycles with reheat, intercooling, and
and their capabilities and limitations.             General mechanisms that describe the physical       cogeneration plants. Refrigeration cycles.
Measurement inspection, reliability, and            transport and chemical transformations of           Prerequisites: MEC 301 and 364
quality engineering. Economic impact of             pollutants in the air, water, and soil. Major
                                                                                                        3 credits
modern process engineering. Hands-on                global cycles are also considered from a
experience in the fundamentals of machining         transport-transformation perspective. Specific      MEC 400: Research and
including ,metrology tools, saw, sheet              examples include lake eutrophication, acid rain     Nanotechnology
metal working, drilling, reaming, taping,           deposition, river pollution, and the dispersal of
                                                                                                        This is the capstone course for the minor in
turning, boring, milling, welding, and rapid        air pollutants from single (point) sources and
                                                                                                        Nanotechnology Studies (NTS). Students
prototyping. . Spring, 3 credits.                   multiple (area) sources.
                                                                                                        learn primary aspects of the professional
3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)          Prerequisite: AMS 361 or MAT 303                    research enterprise through writing a journal-
                                                    3 credits                                           quality manuscript and making professional
MEC 350: Energy Conversion and                                                                          presentations on their independent research
Alternate Energy Technologies                       MEC 391: Introduction to Automotive                 (499) projects in a formal symposium setting.
Energy conversion principles, principal             Engineering I                                       Students will also learn how to construct
energy sources, and energy storage systems.         First part of a year-long course. Review of         a grant proposal (a typical NSF graduate
Production technologies of useful energy and        Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)               fellowship proposal), methods to search for

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research/fellowship funding, and key factors in MEC 412: Computer-Aided Design                     Prerequisites: MEC 125, 300, 310, 317, 320,
being a research mentor.                        Application of the computer to solution            and 325; MEC major; U4 standing
Prerequisites: MEC 213; at least one semester methods and design in engineering. Discusses         Corequisites: MEC 410 and 411
of independent research (499 level)             computer graphics, geometric modeling, and         3 credits
3 credits                                       finite element analysis in structural mechanics,
                                                fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. Applied        MEC 441: Mechanical Engineering
MEC 402: Mechanical Vibrations                  stress analysis. Applied fluid mechanics and       Design II
Modeling, analysis and design for mechanical heat transfer. Includes hands-on experience           Part II of the two-semester capstone design
vibrations. Fundamentals of free vibration,     in the use of CAD software packages for            project sequence. Students complete the
harmonically excited vibration and vibration    solid modeling, system modeling, and finite        project design, build and test a prototype, write
under general forcing conditions are            element analysis. Integrated CAD in which the      a mid-term report and a final design report,
considered for one degree, two degree and       analysis of fluid flow, heat transfer, and solid   and give an oral presentation. Not counted as a
multidegree of freedom systems; continuous      mechanics are combined to solve a design           technical elective. Laboratory fee required.
systems; vibration design strategies including  problem.                                           Prerequisite: MEC 440
isolation and absorbers.                          Prerequisites: MEC 310 and 363                   3 credits
Prerequisites: MEC 262 and 363                    4 credits
                                                                                                   MEC 442: Introduction to Experimental
3 credits
                                                 MEC 420: Turbomachinery and                       Stress Analysis
MEC 406: Energy Management in                    Applications                                      The concepts of three-dimensional stress and
Commercial Buildings                             Classification of turbomachines, rotating         strain, their transformation laws, and their
Basic heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning flows, aerothermodynamic design of                mutual relationships are discussed in detail.
(HVAC) system design and selection for           turbomachines, energy transfer between            Results from theory of elasticity as pertinent to
commercial buildings. Includes both low-rise     fluid and rotor, axial and radial devices,        experimental stress analysis are also presented.
and high-rise structures. Selection of central   compressible gas flow, three-dimensional          Experimental techniques studied include
plant components and equipment, calculation      effects, rotating stall and surge theory.         two-dimensional photoelasticity, resistance
of space heating and cooling load, computer      Numerous applications and design issues.          strain gauge, moire method, brittle coating,
techniques for estimating annual energy          Sample devices include propellers, fans,          and analog methods. The application of
consumption. ASHRAE codes. Building              blowers, windmills, Pelton wheels, turbines,      different techniques to the measurement of
controls. BACnet.                                compressors, lawn sprinklers, etc.                stress and strain in models as well as actual
                                                  Prerequisite: MEC 364                            structures is demonstrated. Students form
Prerequisite: MEC 398
                                                                                                   small groups and each group is assigned
3 credits                                         3 credits
                                                                                                   different laboratory projects to gain experience
                                                  MEC 422: Thermal System Design                   in various experimental stress analysis
MEC 410: Design of Machine Elements                                                                methods. Previously offered as MEC 342.
Application of analytical methods, material       Device design and system design. Quantitative
                                                  data for system design including operating       Prerequisite: MEC 363
science, and mechanics to problems in design
and analysis of machine components. Includes      characteristics of compressors, turbines,        3 credits
the design of mechanical components such as       heat exchangers, piping systems, internal
                                                  combustion engines, and other component          MEC 450: Mechatronics
bearings, gears, shafting, springs, fasteners,
belts, clutches, and brakes, and takes into       equipment. Component matching and                An introduction to the design, modeling,
consideration factors such as manufacturability   system simulation. Optimization including        analysis, and control of mechatronic systems
and reliability. Design projects with open-       thermoeconomic evaluation and energy             (smart systems comprising mechanical,
ended and interactive problems are assigned       analysis. Case studies: refrigeration and air    electrical, and software components).
to integrate several machine elements in a        conditioning systems, combined cycles, steam-    Fundamentals of the basic components needed
system.                                           injected gas turbines.                           for the design and control of mechatronic
                                                  Prerequisite: MEC 305                            systems, including sensors, actuators, data
Prerequisites: MEC 310 and 363
                                                                                                   acquisition systems, microprocessors,
3 credits                                         3 credits
                                                                                                   programmable logic controllers, and I/O
                                                  MEC 440: Mechanical Engineering                  systems, are covered. Hands-on experience in
MEC 411: Control System Analysis and                                                               designing and building practical mechatronic
Design                                            Design I
                                                                                                   systems is provided through integrated lab
Analysis and design of feedback control           Part I of the two-semester capstone design
systems. Topics include system modeling;          project sequence. Senior students select a
                                                  project, develop the necessary technical         Prerequisites: MEC 310 and 316
transfer function; block diagram and signal-
flow graph; sensors, actuators, and control       background, and write a proposal, progress       3 credits
circuit design; control system characteristics    reports, and a preliminary design report.
                                                  Includes an oral presentation on the             MEC 455: Applied Stress Analysis
and performance; stability analysis; root locus
method; Bode diagram; PID and lead-lag            development and progress of the project. Not     A study of linear elastic solids with emphasis
compensator design.                               counted as a technical elective. Laboratory      on internal stress analysis. Simple boundary
                                                  fee required. The final grade will be assigned   value problems at plane structures are analyzed
Prerequisites: MEC 262; AMS 361 or MAT
                                                  at the end of the two course sequence MEC        with various solution techniques. Major topics
                                                  440-441.                                         are stress and strain tensors, linear elasticity,
4 credits                                                                                          principle of virtual work, torsion, stress

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functions, stress concentration, elementary        end of the semester. May be repeated up to a      Prepares the student to enter the workplace
fracture, and plasticity.                          limit of 12 credits.                              as a practicing engineer. Topics include
Prerequisite: MEC 363                              Prerequisite: Permission of undergraduate         professional ethics, professional activities,
                                                   program director                                  professional engineering licensing, patents,
3 credits
                                                                                                     seeking entry-level employment, and exposure
                                                   3-9 credits, S/U grading
MEC 460: Introduction to Robotics:                                                                   to the engineering work environment. Aids
Theory and Applications                            MEC 490: Topics in Mechanical                     in preparation for the EIT/FE exam. Includes
                                                   Engineering                                       speakers from a variety of disciplines, within
Robot components and mechatronic aspects
                                                                                                     the College and from industry.
of robotics (sensors, actuators, end effectors,    Treatment of an area of mechanical
system integration). Rotation, translation,        engineering that expands upon the                 Prerequisites: CEAS major; U4 standing
rigid-body transform. Robotics foundations in      undergraduate curriculum. Topics may include      1 credit, S/U grading
kinematics and inverse kinematics, dynamics,       advanced material in a specialty, development
serial and parallel manipulators and their         of a specialized experimental technique, or a     MEC 499: Research in Mechanical
duality. Introduction to mobile robots and         specific area of design. Topics may vary from     Engineering
LEGO Robotics, control theories, motion            semester to semester. Semester supplements to     An independent research project under the
planning, trajectory generation, grasping and      this Bulletin contain specific description when   supervision of a mechanical engineering
manipulation, robotic programming language,        course is offered. May be repeated as the topic   faculty member. Permission to register
industrial robotics, manufacturing automation,     changes.                                          requires the agreement of the faculty member
and societal impacts. Hands-on projects. Not       Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing in a B.E.         to supervise the research and submission of a
for credit in addition to CSE 378.                 degree major; permission of department            one-page research proposal. May be repeated
Prerequisites: MEC 262; U4 standing                (course prerequisites vary with topic)            but only six credits of research electives may
                                                                                                     be counted as technical electives.
3 credits                                          1-4 credits
                                                                                                     Prerequisite: Permission of department
MEC 470: Introduction to Tribology                 MEC 491: Topics in Mechanical                     0-3 credits
Focus is on the fundamentals of tribology,         Engineering
the science of surfaces in relative motion,        Treatment of an area of mechanical
with an introduction to friction, lubrication,     engineering that expands upon the
and wear. The basics of tribology science:         undergraduate curriculum. Topics may include
engineering surfaces, contact mechanics,           advanced material in a specialty, development
lubrication theory, wear processes and             of a specialized experimental technique, or a
modeling, wear properties of materials,            specific area of design. Topics may vary from
and tribology test methods will be covered.        semester to semester. Semester supplements to
Analysis of tribological aspects of machine        this Bulletin contain specific description when
components and bearings. Industrial case           course is offered. May be repeated as the topic
studies will be presented to place the topics in   changes.
context to industry and society.                   Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing in a B.E.
Prerequisites: MEC 363 and 364                     degree major; permission of department
3 credits                                          (course prerequisites vary with topic)
                                                   1-4 credits
MEC 475: Undergraduate Teaching
Practicum                                          MEC 492: Topics in Mechanical
Students assist the faculty in teaching by         Engineering
conducting recitation or laboratory sections       Treatment of an area of mechanical
that supplement a lecture course. The student      engineering that expands upon the
receives regularly scheduled supervision from      undergraduate curriculum. Topics may include
the faculty instructor. May be used as an open     advanced material in a specialty, development
elective only and repeated once.                   of a specialized experimental technique, or a
Prerequisites: U4 standing; a minimum g.p.a.       specific area of design. Topics may vary from
of 3.00 in all Stony Brook courses and the         semester to semester. Semester supplements to
grade of B or better in the course in which the    this Bulletin contain specific description when
student is to assist; permission of department     course is offered. May be repeated as the topic
3 credits
                                                   Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing in a B.E.
MEC 488: Mechanical Engineering                    degree major; permission of department
Internship                                         (course prerequisites vary with topic)
Participation in off-campus engineering            1-4 credits
practice. Students are required to submit a
proposal to the department at the time of          MEC 495: Professional Engineering
registration and two term reports before the       Seminar

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