7.2.3 Design

If Design represents the major of your PhD study, you should take at least 5 courses from the lists shown below. Of these, at least 3 courses should be from the Design Core list.

 

You must consult you Major Field Advisor if you are planning to include any of the courses listed in the emphasis areas as part of the non-Design minor that has common courses with the emphasis area (e.g. an emphasis in Mechatronics and a minor in MEMS or Controls).

 

Selection of other courses not listed can be done with the approval of the Major Field Advisor and the Vice Chair for Graduate Study. You should prepare a written justification of your selection.

If Design represents a minor of your PhD study, you should take at least one course from the Design Core list.

 

Core Courses in Design

  • Mech Eng 292C - Advanced Special Topics
  • Mech Eng 128 - Computer-Aided Mechanical Design (Course has not been taught in the last 5 years)
  • Mech Eng C223 / Bioengineering C223 - Polymer Engineering
  • Mech Eng 224 - Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials
  • Mech Eng C225 / Material Science C212 - Deformation and Fracture of Engineering Materials
  • Mech Eng 228 - Computer-Aided, Optimal Mechanical Design
  • Mech Eng 229 - Design of Basic Electro-Mechanical Devices
  • Mech Eng 239 - Advanced Design and Automation
  • Mech Eng 290H - Green Product Development: Design for Sustainability
  • Mech Eng 290K (A & B: counted together as a single course) - Innovation and Life Cycle Thinking
  • Mech Eng 290 P - New Product Development: Design Theory and Methods

 

Courses in Design with Computation and Optimization Emphasis

  • Mech Eng 128 - Computer-Aided Mechanical Design (Course has not been taught in the last 5 years)
  • Mech Eng 145 (Course has not been taught in the last 5 years)
  • Mech Eng C180 / Civ Eng C133 - Engineering Analysis Using the Finite Element Method
  • Mech Eng 280A / B - Introduction to the Finite Element Method / Finite Element Methods in Nonlinear Continua
  • Mech Eng 290D - Solid Modeling
  • Mech Eng 290M - Expert Systems in Mechanical Engineering
  • Comp Sci 160 - User Interface Design and Development
  • Eng 128 - Advanced Engineering Design Graphics
  • IEOR C215/Information C258 - Analysis and Design of Databases
  • IEOR 262A/B - Mathematical Programming I / Mathematical Programming II
  • IEOR 268 - Applied Dynamic Programming

 

Courses in Design with Mechatronics Emphasis

  • Mech Eng 133 - Mechanical Vibrations
  • Mech Eng C134 / Electrical Eng C128 - Feedback Control Systems
  • Mech Eng 135 / 235 - Design of Microprocessor-Based Mechanical Systems
  • Mech Eng 229 - Design of Basic Electro-Mechanical Devices
  • Mech Eng 230 - Real-Time Applications of Mini and Micro Computers
  • Mech Eng C232 / El Eng C220A - Advanced Control Systems I
  • Mech Eng 239 - Advanced Design and Automation
  • Mech Eng 290Q - Dynamic Control of Robotic Manipulators
  • El Eng 192 - Mechatronic Design Laboratory

 

Courses in Design with Product Design Emphasis

  • Mech Eng 101 - High Mix/Low Volume Manufacturing
  • Mech Eng 110 - Introduction to Product Development
  • Mech Eng 127 - Composite Materials--Analysis, Design, Manufacture
  • Mech Eng 221 - High-Tech Product Design and Rapid Manufacturing
  • Mech Eng 227 - Mechanical Behavior of Composite Materials
  • Mech Eng 229 - Design of Basic Electro-Mechanical Devices
  • Mech Eng 239 - Advanced Design and Automation
  • Mech Eng 290H - Green Product Development: Design for Sustainability
  • Mech Eng 290K (A&B) - Innovation and Life Cycle Thinking
  • Mech Eng 290P - New Product Development: Design Theory and Methods
  • IEOR 170 - Industrial Design and Human Factors

 

Courses in Design with Machine Design Emphasis

  • Mech Eng 130 - Design of Planar Machinery
  • Mech Eng 133 - Mechanical Vibrations
  • Mech Eng 172 (Course has not been taught in 5 years)
  • Mech Eng 220 - Precision Manufacturing
  • Mech Eng 221 - High-Tech Product Design and Rapid Manufacturing
  • Mech Eng 222 - Advanced Manufacturing Processes
  • Mech Eng C223 / Bio Eng C223 - Polymer Engineering
  • Mech Eng C225 / Mat Sci C212 - Deformation and Fracture of Engineering Materials
  • Mech Eng 226 - Tribology
  • Mech Eng 227 - Mechanical Behavior of Composite Materials
  • Mech Eng 229 - Design of Basic Electro-Mechanical Devices
  • Mech Eng 239 - Advanced Design and Automation

 

Courses in Design with MEMS Design Emphasis

  • Mech Eng 119 - Introduction to MEMS (Microelectromechanical Systems)
  • Mech Eng C218 / Electrical Eng C245 - Introduction to MEMS Design
  • Mech Eng C219 / Electrical Eng C246 - Parametric and Optimal Design of MEMS