Areas of Concentration

The ME Department offers Areas of Concentration (AoC) for students wishing to focus their required electives within one of four content areas:

  1. Aerospace,
  2. Dynamic Systems and Control,
  3. Energy and Power, or
  4. Design and Manufacturing.

Listed below are the courses which contribute to each AoC. If you take three courses in one AoC, you may apply to have this Concentration listed on your transcript. In order for your Concentration to appear on your transcript you need to complete this form during your final semester.

Additional Information:

  1. Please only complete the online form after you are in your final semester.
  2. If you are interested in earning a second Concentration, only one course may be used twice. That is, the second concentration requires at least two courses beyond those used to satisfy the first.
  3. You must earn a C or better in each of the 3 courses to earn this concentration.

Aerospace Concentration

  • ME3239 – Combustion for Energy Conversion
  • ME3251 – Fluid Dynamics II
  • ME3275 – Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • ME3276 – Propulsion
  • ME3280 – Turbines and Centrifugal Machinery
  • ME3295 – Special Topics: Acoustics
  • ME3295 – Special Topics: Aerospace Control Systems
  • ME3295 – Special Topics: Computer-Aided Engineering
  • ME5311 – Computational Methods of Viscous Fluid Flow
  • ME6160 – Turbines and Centrifugal Machinery

Dynamic Systems and Control Concentration

  • ME3214 – Dynamics of Particles and Rigid Bodies
  • ME3295 – Special Topics: Aerospace Control Systems
  • ME3295 – Special Topics: Acoustics
  • ME3295 – Special Topics: Advanced Vibrations
  • ME3295 – Special Topics: Intelligent Material Systems and Structures
  • ME3295 – Special Topics: Linear Automatic Control Systems
  • ME3295 – Special Topics: Mechatronics
  • ME5160 – Theory and Design of Automatic Control Systems
  • ME5180 – Dynamics
  • ME5210 – Intelligent Material Systems and Structures
  • ME5420 – Mechanical Vibrations I
  • ME5895 – Special Topics: Mechatronics
  • ME6330 – Advanced Measurement Techniques

Energy and Power Concentration

  • ME3239 – Combustion for Energy Conversion
  • ME3270 – Fuel Cells
  • ME3272– Micro-Nanoscale Energy Transport and Conversion
  • ME3275 – Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • ME3276 – Propulsion
  • ME3280 – Turbines and Centrifugal Machinery
  • ME3285 Sustainable Energy Sources & Systems
  • ME5311 – Computational Methods of Viscous Fluid Flow
  • ME6160 – Turbines and Centrifugal Machinery

Design and Manufacturing Concentration

  • ME3217 – Metal Cutting Principles
  • ME3218 – Advanced Manufacturing
  • ME3221 – Manufacturing Automation
  • ME3222 – Production Engineering
  • ME3224 – Analysis and Design of Mechanisms
  • ME3225 – Computer Aided Design, Modeling & Graphics
  • ME3228 – Introduction to Fatigue in Mechanical Design
  • ME3295 – Special Topics: Analytical and Applied Kinematics
  • ME3295 – Special Topics: Computer Aided Engineering
  • ME3295 – Special Topics: Geometric Modeling
  • ME3295 – Special Topics: Intelligent Material Systems and Structures
  • ME3295 – Special Topics: Principles of Optimum Design
  • ME3295 – Special Topics: Principles of Machining and Machine Tools
  • ME3295 – Special Topics: Probabilistic Engineering Design
  • ME5150 – Analytical and Applied Kinematics
  • ME5155 – Geometric Modeling
  • ME5210 – Intelligent Material Systems and Structures
  • ME5220 – Principles of Machining and Machine Tools
  • ME5511 – Principles of Optimum Design
  • ME5895 – Special Topics: Probabilistic Engineering Design