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University of Calgary Calendar 2021-2022 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions M Mechanical Engineering ENME
Mechanical Engineering ENME

For more information about these courses, see the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering: schulich.ucalgary.ca/mechanical-manufacturing in the Schulich School of Engineering.

Mechanical Engineering 101       Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Block Course
Special topics in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. Research and industry presentations, software training, informational sessions, and field trips as resources permit.
Course Hours:
3 units; (32 hours)
Notes:
Presented during block week in the Fall Term. All Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering students must complete this course prior to entry to their third year of studies.
Also known as:
(formerly Mechanical Engineering 001)
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Senior Courses
Mechanical Engineering 317       Mechanics of Deformable Solids I
Review of axial-force, shear-force, bending moment and torque diagrams. Review of vector and matrix algebra. Kinematics of deformation and strain. Concept of stress. Constitutive equations. The states of plane stress and plane strain. Solutions to elementary elasticity problems – axial force, torsion, bending, shear force. Deflection of beams. Euler buckling. Yield criteria.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-1.5T-3/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Engineering 202; and Mathematics 275 or Applied Mathematics 217.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Mechanical Engineering 317 and Engineering 317 will not be allowed.
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Mechanical Engineering 337       Computing Tools for Engineering Design
The application of computer tools to solve practical engineering problems; advanced engineering computing including algorithm development, debugging, and verification and interpretation of results; mathematical modelling using high-level programming languages and fundamentals of numerical analysis; introduction to data analysis using machine learning concepts.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Digital Engineering 233 or Engineering 233.
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Mechanical Engineering 339       Engineering Graphics and CAD
Technical sketching. Orthographic projections. Multiviews, auxiliary views and section views. Dimensions and tolerances. Working drawings. Design applications. Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software is used for 3D modelling and 2D drawing.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Digital Engineering 233 or Engineering 233.
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Mechanical Engineering 341       Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics
Basic principles of mechanics of fluids. Fluid statics: forces on surfaces, buoyancy, stability. Continuity, energy and momentum equations applied to control-volume analysis. Dimensional analysis and physical similarity. Introduction to external flows and flow through pipes. Applications to a variety of problems in mechanical engineering.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-1.5T-2/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Engineering 201 and 349; and Mathematics 277 or Applied Mathematics 219.
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Mechanical Engineering 421       Materials I
Fundamentals of materials science with emphasis on the structure of materials and structure/property relationships: atomistic models; equilibrium phase diagrams; kinetics and non-equilibrium transformation diagrams; thermal-mechanical processing; microstructure formation and control; ductility mechanisms; material selection; and an introduction to fracture.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-1T-3/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Engineering 311.
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Mechanical Engineering 461       Foundations of Mechatronics
Modelling, analysis, and design of dynamic systems, including mechanical, electrical, electromechanical, fluidic, thermal, and mixed systems. Transient and forced response of linear time-invariant systems. Performance analysis and design to meet specifications in the time and frequency domains. Application of feedback control to dynamic systems. Laboratory: programming and interfacing a microcontroller with sensors and actuators.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-1T-3/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Engineering 225 and 349.
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Mechanical Engineering 471       Heat Transfer
Modes of heat transfer; conduction, convection, radiation. Conduction in plane walls and cylinders. Conduction-convection systems, fins. Principles of convection. Empirical and practical relations for forced convection heat transfer. Natural convection. Condensation and boiling heat transfer. Heat exchangers. The log-mean temperature difference method.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-1T-2/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Engineering 311; and Mechanical Engineering 341 or Energy Engineering 480.
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Mechanical Engineering 473       Fundamentals of Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines
Basic mechanisms and linkages in machinery. Kinematics and kinetics of mechanisms. Cam design and dynamic analysis. Ordinary and planetary gear trains.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
Engineering 349.
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Mechanical Engineering 479       Mechanics of Deformable Solids II
One-dimensional viscoelasticity. Review of Linear Algebra. Kinematics of the deformation, strain and compatibility. Balance equations, stress and equilibrium. Linear elastic constitutive equations. Initial and boundary conditions in linear elasticity. Solution to axi-symmetric and two-dimensional boundary value problems in elasticity. Failure criteria. Principle of virtual work and energy methods. The stiffness, Rayleigh-Ritz and finite element numerical methods in solid mechanics.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-1.5T-2/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Mechanical Engineering 317 or Engineering 317.
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Mechanical Engineering 485       Mechanical Engineering Thermodynamics
Review of fundamentals; thermodynamic properties; flow and non-flow processes; Carnot cycle; Rankine cycle including reheat and regeneration. Engine gas cycles including simple gas turbines; gas turbines with reheat, intercooling and heat exchange. Reciprocating air compressors and expanders. Applications of humidity considerations; heat-pump and refrigeration cycles and their performance criteria. Combustion processes, chemical equilibrium, dissociation.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-3/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Engineering 311.
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Mechanical Engineering 493       Machine Component Design
Introduction to the principles of machine component design. Design for stiffness, strength, and endurance. Surface contacts, wear, and lubrication. Tolerances and fits. Design and selection of mechanical elements such as shafts, bolted joints, welded joints, hydrodynamic bearings, ball and roller bearings, gears, belts, brakes, clutches, and springs.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
Engineering 349; and Mechanical Engineering 317 or Engineering 317.
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Mechanical Engineering 495       Fluid Mechanics
Control volume methodology for multi-dimensional systems as applied to conservation principles (mass, linear and angular momentum); Navier-Stokes equations applied to pipe and boundary layer flows; basic principles of potential flow theory and aerodynamics and an introduction to compressible flow (convergent-divergent channels and normal shocks).
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-1.5T-1/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Engineering 311 and Mechanical Engineering 341.
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Mechanical Engineering 501       Mechanical Engineering Capstone Design Project I
A team-based project course with the focus on the design process associated with mechanical and manufacturing engineering. The design process consists of the stages of conceptual design, design development and verification. Project management, teamwork and communication are emphasized for professional development.
Course Hours:
3 units; (0-4)
Prerequisite(s):
Fourth-year standing or above.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Mechanical Engineering 501 and 538 will not be allowed.
Notes:
Mechanical Engineering 501 and 502 are a required two-course sequence that must be completed in the same academic year. Concurrent enrolment in Mechanical Engineering 501 and one or more of Internship 513.01, 513.02, 513.03, and 513.04 will not be allowed.
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Mechanical Engineering 502       Mechanical Engineering Capstone Design Project II
A continuation of the capstone design project, where student teams build on their design work in Part I.
Course Hours:
3 units; (0-4)
Prerequisite(s):
Mechanical Engineering 501.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Mechanical Engineering 502 and 538 will not be allowed.
Notes:
Mechanical Engineering 501 and 502 are a required two-course sequence that must be completed in the same academic year.
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Mechanical Engineering 505       Robotics
Kinematics, statics, dynamics and control of robot arms. Robot actuators, drives, sensors, and vision. Applications of robots.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-3/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Engineering 349 or Energy Engineering 460.
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Mechanical Engineering 519       Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
Advanced topics in Mechanical Engineering.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Mechanical Engineering 521       Materials II
Fundamentals and applications of materials science to engineering design: welding metallurgy; deformation and strength behaviour of real materials; failure analysis; fibre reinforced composites; fracture mechanics; fatigue; and creep.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-3/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Mechanical Engineering 421.
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Mechanical Engineering 547       Finite Element Method
One- and multi-dimensional problems in linear and steady heat conduction and elasticity. Emphasis on: strong and weak formulation of the boundary value problems (BVP) and their approximation by Galerkin’s method; fundamentals of finite element interpolation and construction of interpolation functions for a variety of multi-dimensional element shapes; existence and uniqueness of the solution; error estimates; finite element arrays and data structures employed in computer programs; numerical integration techniques; and mesh construction.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Mechanical Engineering 479.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Mechanical Engineering 547 and either 619.01 or 647 will not be allowed.
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Mechanical Engineering 561       Mechatronics Design Laboratory I
A hands-on laboratory experience in the design and analysis of electro-mechanical components. Introduction to microprocessor-controlled electromechanical systems. Laboratory projects to configure, design, and implement a succession of mechatronic systems. Topics of lectures and labs include aliasing, quantization, electronic feedback, power amplifiers, digital logic, encoder interfacing, and motor control.
Course Hours:
3 units; (1-4)
Prerequisite(s):
Mechanical Engineering 461.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Mechanical Engineering 561 and any of 560, 660 or 661 will not be allowed.
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Mechanical Engineering 562       Mechatronics Design Laboratory II
More sophisticated and in-depth topics in mechatronic systems design explored through laboratory exercises, and complemented by selected lecture topics including practical control aspects of saturation and tuning and machine learning introduction.
Course Hours:
3 units; (1-4)
Prerequisite(s):
Mechanical Engineering 561; and Mechanical Engineering 585 or Electrical Engineering 441 
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Mechanical Engineering 562 and any of 560, 660 or 662 will not be allowed.
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Mechanical Engineering 570       Aerodynamics
An introductory course in aerodynamics for engineers. Kinematics and dynamics of viscous and inviscid flow; airfoil dynamics including thin airfoil theory and lifting line theory, finite wings, panel methods and airfoil parameters. Boundary layer theory and boundary layer control as applied in aerodynamics. Introduction to computational fluid dynamics and experimental aerodynamics.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-2/2) 
Prerequisite(s):
Mechanical Engineering 495.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Mechanical Engineering 570 and any of 519.06, 619.31 or 670 will not be allowed.
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Mechanical Engineering 571       Aeroelasticity
Introduction to the interactions between structural dynamics (elastic and inertia forces) and aerodynamic forces. Concepts of static aeroelasticity (lift distribution, divergence and control effectiveness) and dynamic aeroelasticity (flutter) for fixed-wing aircraft. How to derive the equations of motion for complete aeroelastic systems, apply various methods of structural dynamics analysis and perform simplified analysis of static and dynamic aeroelastic phenomena. The elementary methods of incorporating aeroelastic phenomena in aircraft design and the importance of doing so from a practical point of view.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
Mechanical Engineering 479.
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Mechanical Engineering 572       Computational Fluid Dynamics
An introduction to finite volume and finite element approximations; turbulence modelling, including Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS), Large Eddy Simulation (LES), and Variational Multi-Scale (VMS) methods; time-marching schemes; linear and non-linear solvers; grid generation and adaptation; post-processing of the solution; and parallel computing (with the focus on MPI).
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Digital Engineering 407 or Engineering 407; and Mechanical Engineering 495.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Mechanical Engineering 572 and any of 519.04, 619.22 or 672 will not be allowed.
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Mechanical Engineering 573       Design and Manufacturing of Lightweight Structures
Overview of high-performance lightweight materials used in structural applications, namely fibre-reinforced polymer composites. Considerations for material selection, manufacturing, characterization and testing. Failure analysis. Discussion of materials-processing-structure-property relationships. Applications to aerospace fabrication will be discussed. Practical skills to be developed through a laboratory component.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-3/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Manufacturing Engineering 417 and Mechanical Engineering 479.
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Mechanical Engineering 574       Propulsion
Introduction to propulsion for aerospace vehicles. Air-breathing and rocket propulsion systems analyzed using principles from thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and combustion. Individual components such as intakes, compressors, combustors, heat exchangers, turbines, and nozzles will be introduced. Performance parameters, such as thermal and propulsive efficiencies, specific fuel consumption, thrust-to-weight ratio, specific impulse, total impulse, characteristic velocity will be used to assess various propulsion concepts.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-1T-3/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Mechanical Engineering 485 and 495.
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Mechanical Engineering 583       Mechanical Systems in Buildings
Fundamentals of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems in buildings. Heating and cooling loads. Codes, regulations, and standards. System selection, generation equipment, heat exchangers, distribution and driving systems, terminal units, controls and accessories, and cost estimating. Energy efficiency and renewable energy applications. Elevators and escalators. Lifting devices. Sewage systems.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-2)
Corequisite(s):
Mechanical Engineering 471; and Mechanical Engineering 485 or Energy Engineering 560.
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Mechanical Engineering 585       Control Systems
Modelling of physical systems; feedback control; stability; performance specification in the time and frequency domains; root locus plots; Bode and Nyquist plots; Proportional/Integral/Derivative (PID) control and dynamic compensation.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-1T-3/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Mechanical Engineering 461.
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Mechanical Engineering 587       Continuum Mechanics
Kinematics of deformation, concept of stress, balance of mass, linear momentum, angular momentum and energy. Thermodynamics of continua. Constitutive equations for viscous fluids and nonlinear elastic solids.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Mechanical Engineering 479 and 495.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Mechanical Engineering 587 and 519.09 will not be allowed.
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Mechanical Engineering 595       Gas Dynamics
Fundamentals of one-dimensional gas dynamics. Isentropic and non-isentropic flows, applications of dynamical similarity to shock waves. Oblique shocks, supersonic nozzles, flows with friction or heat transfer. Introduction to computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-1T-3/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Mechanical Engineering 495.
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Mechanical Engineering 597       Turbomachinery
Performance of turbomachines, machine selection, Reynolds number and scale effects. Two dimensional flow in turbomachines, degree of reaction and vector diagrams; flow irreversibilities and loss coefficients; pump, compressor and turbine efficiencies. Design of pumps, fans, centrifugal compressors, axial-flow compressors, and axial-flow turbines. Combination of machines with pipes or ducts.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-1T-3/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Mechanical Engineering 485 and 495.
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Mechanical Engineering 599       Vibrations and Machine Dynamics
Linear vibration theory: free and forced vibration of single- and multi- degree-of-freedom systems; damping in machines; vibration absorbers; experimental modal analysis. Balance of rotating machinery: sources of unbalance, rigid rotors, flexible rotors, critical speeds, balancing principles. Lagrange equations: application to mechanical systems.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-1T-3/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Mechanical Engineering 473 or Energy Engineering 460.
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Graduate Courses
Mechanical Engineering 603       Physical Fluid Dynamics
Physical phenomena of incompressible fluid motion for a variety of flows, e.g. pipe and channel flow, flow past a cylinder, and convection in horizontal layers. The derivation of the basic equations of fluid mechanics using Cartesian tensor notation. High and low Reynolds number flows including some solutions of the viscous flow equations, inviscid flow, and elementary boundary layer theory. Thermal free convective flows.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Mechanical Engineering 605       Combustion Processes
Review of thermodynamics and chemical kinetics of combustion. Fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer in combustion phenomena. Autoignition and source ignition, flames and detonation. Quenching and explosion hazards, flammability and detonation limits. Heterogeneous combustion, combustion practical systems, combustion as affecting pollution and efficiency, some experimental combustion methods.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Mechanical Engineering 607       Mechanics of Compressible Flow
One-dimensional steady and unsteady motion with application to the analysis of supersonic nozzles, diffusers, flow in conduits with friction, shock tubes. Two-dimensional flow of ideal fluid. Small perturbation theory, method of characteristics with application to design of supersonic nozzles. Waves in two-dimensional flow.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Mechanical Engineering 613       Research Seminar I
Students will develop written and oral communication skills required to disseminate their technical research results and to receive formative feedback on performance.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Mechanical Engineering 615       Instrumentation
Basic principles relating to measurement systems. Static and dynamic characteristics of signals. Measurement system behaviour. Application of probability and statistics to measurement systems. Uncertainty analysis. Data acquisition and conversion, analog/digital signals and associated sampling theory. Application of theory to various measurement systems such as pressure, velocity, strain, concentration, and temperature.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Mechanical Engineering 616       Environmental Fluid Mechanics
Overview of fluid mechanics fundamentals; Boundary layer theory; Turbulence theory; Turbulent structures; Simulation of environmental flow and transportation of air pollutants; Dynamics of particulates dispersed in gases; Environmental applications (Two-phase flow and particulate removal; Turbulence and dispersion in low atmosphere).
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Mechanical Engineering 616 and any of Environmental Engineering 616, 619.11 or Mechanical Engineering 619.06 will not be allowed.
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Mechanical Engineering 619       Special Problems
Designed to provide graduate students, especially at the PhD level, with the opportunity of pursuing advanced studies in particular areas under the direction of a faculty member. Students would be required to consider problems of an advanced nature.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Instructor.   
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Mechanical Engineering 620       Geomatics Engineering for Pipeline Systems
Provides both the classical basis to geomatics as a powerful tool in the design and management of pipelines as well as the cutting-edge view of the discipline as a digital technology.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Mechanical Engineering 620 and 619.10 will not be allowed.  
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Mechanical Engineering 622       Pump and Compressor Stations
Basic role of pump and compressor stations on a pipeline. Design and performance of centrifugal, screw and reciprocating compressors and centrifugal and positive displacement pumps. Design and performance of drivers including gas turbines, engines and electric motors. Design and functions of auxiliary systems, including bearings and lubrication systems, seals and sealing systems and instrumentation and controls. Design studies for acoustic/mechanical and torsional analysis. Pump and compression station equipment and functions.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Mechanical Engineering 622 and 619.11 will not be allowed.  
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Mechanical Engineering 624       Fundamentals of Pipeline Economics
Provides students with a fundamental understanding of engineering economics, including decision-making processes and life-cycle assessment in application to pipeline systems.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Mechanical Engineering 624 and 619.12 will not be allowed.
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Mechanical Engineering 626       Corrosion Science in the Pipelines Industry
Overview of corrosion in the pipeline industry with emphasis on the underlying science, including thermodynamics and kinetics of electrochemical processes, corrosion prevention and mitigation by materials selection, inhibition, coatings and cathodic protection. Implications for integrity management will also be discussed.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Mechanical Engineering 626 and 619.12 will not be allowed.  
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Mechanical Engineering 628       Pipeline Coatings
Introduction to the fundamental properties and structure of coatings, as well as applications in the pipeline industry. Applications of coating technology in integrity maintenance of the various structural facilities. Computer assisted coatings project management programs will be introduced.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Mechanical Engineering 628 and 619.27 will not be allowed
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Mechanical Engineering 630       Fundamentals of Liquid Hydraulics in Pipeline Systems
Introduction to the fundamentals of liquid hydraulics in pipeline systems. Topics include petroleum fluids, design elements and economics, mechanical design, fluid mechanics fundamentals, pipeline hydraulics, isothermal flow, pumping requirements, centrifugal and reciprocating pumps, operations and maintenance design, and design optimization.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Mechanical Engineering 630 and 619.49 will not be allowed.  
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Mechanical Engineering 631       Numerical Methods for Engineers
Introduction, mathematical modelling, sources of errors in the process of numerical analysis and solution methodology; Elements of numerical analysis, Taylor series, round-off error, truncation error, concept of stability, consistency and convergence; Linear algebra, normal forms, Gauss elimination method, LU-decomposition, tridiagonal systems of equations; iterative methods, Jacobi, Gauss-Seidel, SOR, SSOR methods, conjugate gradient methods and preconditioning and principles of the multi-grid methods; Elliptic "equilibrium" equation, Laplace and Poisson equations, finite difference and finite control volume concepts and stability analysis; Parabolic equations: explicit, implicit and Crank-Nicolson methods, time-splitting method, method of lines, Stability analysis; Hyperbolic equations; Introduction to other methods; future challenging problems.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Also known as:
(Environmental Engineering 625)
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Mechanical Engineering 632       Fundamentals of Gas Hydraulics in Pipeline Systems
Applications of fundamental fluid mechanics concepts to pipelines conveying compressible media (gases). Strategies for describing the gas-dynamics of pipeline systems and networks are developed, as well as the influence of gas properties and pipeline operating characteristics on component selection and operating parameters.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Mechanical Engineering 632 and 619.40 will not be allowed.
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Mechanical Engineering 633       Mathematical Techniques for Engineers
Application of mathematical techniques to the solution of ordinary and partial differential equations arising in engineering problems. Methods that will be considered are: separation of variables, method of characteristics, transform methods and complex variable methods.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Mechanical Engineering 634       Pipeline Geotechnical Engineering
Introduction to applications of geotechnical engineering in design and construction of oil and gas pipelines. Geohazard assessment and mitigation methods and issues around pipe/soil interaction will be discussed, as well as the relevant codes, standards and industry guidelines for pipelines.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Mechanical Engineering 634 and 619.57 will not be allowed.
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Mechanical Engineering 636       Structural Analysis of Buried Steel Pipeline Systems
An introduction to stress analysis of buried pipelines through hand calculations, spreadsheets, and stress analysis software. Pipeline code requirements are discussed. Individual practices and industry examples are used.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Mechanical Engineering 636 and 619.67 will not be allowed.
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Mechanical Engineering 637       Thermal Systems Analysis
Fundamentals of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and combustion; Modelling of thermophysical properties; Second law of thermodynamics, concept of entropy generation and exergy analysis; Minimizing environmental impact; Advanced design and analysis of heat exchangers, co-generation, renewable energy systems, and propulsion systems.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Also known as:
(Environmental Engineering 673)
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Mechanical Engineering 638       Failure and Fracture Mechanics in the Pipeline Industry
Covers an overview of fracture mechanics, linear elastic fracture, elastic plastic fracture, dynamic fracture, fracture mechanisms in metals, fracture toughness tests, and fatigue.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Mechanical Engineering 638 and either 619.74 or 667 will not be allowed.
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Mechanical Engineering 639       Numerical Methods for Computational Fluid Dynamics
Review of solution techniques for ordinary differential equations. Stability, consistency and convergence. Order of accuracy. Fourier methods for stability. Numerical techniques for one-, two- and three-dimensional linear parabolic problems. Courant condition. Implicit and semi-implicit schemes. Boundary conditions for parabolic problems. Techniques for linear hyperbolic problems. CFL condition. Characteristics, domain of dependence and domain of influence. Boundary conditions for hyperbolic problems. Non-linear conservation laws. The Burger's equation as a test problem. Strong and weak solutions. Conservative and integral forms. Conservative schemes. Entropy condition. Godunov theorem and flux limiters. Godunov, ENO and TVD schemes. Implementation in gas dynamics.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Mechanical Engineering 640       Stress Corrosion Cracking of Materials
Fundamentals of stress corrosion cracking (SCC) of materials and the factors contributing to SCC from environmental, metallurgical and mechanical sources. Various testing techniques to study and/or evaluate SCC will also be discussed.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Mechanical Engineering 640 and 619.90 will not be allowed.
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Mechanical Engineering 641       Advanced Control Systems
Introduction to multivariable systems; state space models; analysis of linear systems; stability; Cayley-Hamilton theorem; controllability and observability; state feedback control; pole placement designs; introduction to linear optimal control and estimation; Kalman filtering; separation theorem and duality; performance specifications; controller reduction concepts; introduction to robust control.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Mechanical Engineering 642       Construction and Project Management
Construction sequences for large pipe; clearing, grading, trenching, stringing; techniques for smaller pipe and narrower right of way; joining of HDPE; right of way; salvage, automatic welding; ultrasonic and radiographic inspection; record keeping; as built drawings and alignment sheets; hydrostatic testing; purging and commissioning; ground bed installation; cathodic protection.
Course Hours:
1 unit; (12 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Pipeline Engineering.  
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Mechanical Engineering 643       Optimal and Adaptive Control
Discrete time and sampled-data system models and properties; discrete time domain controller design principles; system identification using least-squares analysis; self-tuning control; indirect adaptive control; model reference adaptive control; sliding mode control in continuous and discrete time; optimal design of sliding mode controllers; sensitivity functions and their role in control theoretic performance specification; robust stability and robust performance objectives; Kharitonov stability.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Mechanical Engineering 644       Welding and Joining Processes
Welding and joining methods and inspection techniques. Some of welding includes fusion welding (e.g., MIG, TIG, stick welding, SAW) and non-fusion welding (e.g., friction welding). Other joining methods, such as soldering, brazing, adhesives, fasteners, and interference fits. Quality control and inspection techniques for welding (NDE).
Course Hours:
1 unit; (12 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Pipeline Engineering.  
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Mechanical Engineering 647       Finite Element Method
One- and multi-dimensional problems in linear and steady heat conduction and elasticity. Emphasis on: strong and weak formulation of the boundary value problems (BVP) and their approximation by Galerkin’s method; fundamentals of finite element interpolation and construction of interpolation functions for a variety of multi-dimensional element shapes; existence and uniqueness of the solution; error estimates; finite element arrays and data structures employed in computer programs; numerical integration techniques; and mesh construction.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-2)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Mechanical Engineering 647 and 619.01 will not be allowed.
Also known as:
(Mechanical Engineering 547)
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Mechanical Engineering 650       Mobile Robotics
Overview of unmanned vehicles, mobile robot locomotion systems, wheeled rovers, walking machines, mobile-manipulators, mobile robot sensors and actuators, simulation, modelling and analysis of mobile robot behaviour, robot-environment interaction analysis, 2D navigation techniques and localization, mobile robot simulation tools.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Mechanical Engineering 653       Advanced Continuum Mechanics
Review of linear algebra: vector spaces, linear maps, tensors; affine spaces: coordinate systems and differential calculus; kinematics of continua: deformation and strain tensors, deformation and strain rates; balance equations: mass, linear momentum, angular momentum, energy; entropy inequality; stress tensors; stress rates; stress power and conjugated stress-strain pairs; constitutive theory: constitutive axioms, hyperelastic solids, perfect and Newtonian fluids.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Mechanical Engineering 661       Mechatronics Design Laboratory I
A hands-on laboratory experience in the design and analysis of electro-mechanical components. Introduction to microprocessor-controlled electromechanical systems. Laboratory projects to configure, design, and implement a succession of mechatronic systems. Topics of lectures and labs include aliasing, quantization, electronic feedback, power amplifiers, digital logic, encoder interfacing, and motor control.
Course Hours:
3 units; (1-4)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Mechanical Engineering 661 and either 560 or 660 will not be allowed.
Also known as:
(Mechanical Engineering 561)
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Mechanical Engineering 662       Mechatronics Design Laboratory II
Continuation of Mechanical Engineering 661, involving more sophisticated and in-depth topics in mechatronic systems design explored through laboratory exercises, and complemented by selected lecture topics including practical control aspects of saturation and tuning and machine learning introduction.
Course Hours:
3 units; (1-4)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Mechanical Engineering 662 and either 560 or 660 will not be allowed. 
Also known as:
(Mechanical Engineering 562)
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Mechanical Engineering 663       Advanced Muscle Mechanics and Physiology
A look at problems associated within muscle mechanics and contractility. Also the use of muscle mechanics as a scientific discipline to critically learn and evaluate the scientific process. Basic anatomy and physiology of muscle contraction including the cross-bridge theory, and the force-length, force-velocity and force-time relationships of actively and passively contracting muscles will also be covered.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
Also known as:
(Kinesiology 663)(Medical Science 663)
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Mechanical Engineering 664       Pipeline Design
Function and types of pipeline systems; gathering, transmission, distribution. Design parameters and procedures: supply and demand considerations; design life; capacity planning; system planning and facilities. Hydraulic design. Mechanical design. Geotechnical design.
Course Hours:
1 unit; (12 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Pipeline Engineering.  
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Mechanical Engineering 665       Elements of Materials Engineering
Covers a variety of material aspects and provides a fundamental understanding of Materials Science and Engineering. Emphasizes the understanding of advanced dislocation theory and its application in illustration of diffusion, deformation and fracture of metals. Fundamentals of material strengthening mechanisms are covered. Practical aspects that are relevant to material uses and failures, such as environmental-induced cracking, creep, fatigue, strain aging and corrosion, are discussed. Typical surface analysis techniques for material characterization are introduced.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Mechanical Engineering 667       Fracture Mechanics
Basic fracture theory, failure criteria, overview of fracture mechanics, brittle and ductile failure, crack tip parameters, geometric considerations, methods of analysis, fracture toughness and testing standards. Applications in design, fatigue subcritical crack growth, creep and impact.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Mechanical Engineering 667 and either 619.74 or 638 will not be allowed.
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Mechanical Engineering 668       Pipeline Economics
Macroeconomics of system supply and demand, open season procedures, optimized sizing, J curves; CAPEX, OPEX, taxation, leasing, depreciation and capital cost allowance, developing revenue requirement, cost of service. Salvage and end of life cost. For utilities Allowance for Funds Used During Construction (AFUDC).
Course Hours:
1 unit; (12 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Pipeline Engineering.  
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Mechanical Engineering 669       Fatigue of Materials
History and origin of fatigue. Stress life, strain life and fracture mechanics approaches. Low and high cycle fatigue. Low and high temperature fatigue. Combined stresses, initiation, and propagation of cracks. Environmental and statistical effects. Testing techniques and variables. Design and specific material behaviour. Mechanisms of fatigue.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Mechanical Engineering 670       Aerodynamics
Kinematics and dynamics of viscous and inviscid flow; airfoil dynamics including thin airfoil theory and lifting line theory, finite wings, panel methods and airfoil parameters. Boundary layer theory and boundary layer control as applied in aerodynamics. Introduction to computational fluid dynamics and experimental aerodynamics.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-2/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Instructor.  
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Mechanical Engineering 670 and either 519.06 or 619.31 will not be allowed.
Also known as:
(Mechanical Engineering 570)
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Mechanical Engineering 672       Computational Fluid Dynamics
Topics include: finite volume and finite element approximations; overview of turbulence models, including Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS), Large Eddy Simulation (LES), and Variational Multi-Scale (VMS); time-marching schemes; methods to solve system of linear equations (e.g. GMRES, Conjugate Gradient); grid generation and adaptation; and post-processing of the solution using VisIt and ParaView. Also includes an introduction to parallel computing.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-2)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Mechanical Engineering 672 and either 519.04 or 619.22 will not be allowed. 
Also known as:
(Mechanical Engineering 572)
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Mechanical Engineering 674       Gas and Liquid Hydraulics
Properties of liquids and gases, steady-state, transient, multiphase, pressure drop due to friction, pressure required to transport, liquid pumping and gas compression, valves and flow measurement.
Course Hours:
1 unit; (12 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Pipeline Engineering.
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Mechanical Engineering 675       Materials Selection and Metallurgy
Fundamentals of physical metallurgy of carbon steels. Principles of steel strengthening. Evolution of pipeline steels. Composition, microstructures and properties of low- and high-grade pipeline steels. Thermo-mechanical controlling processing of high-strength pipeline steels. Performance and failure of pipeline steels in service.
Course Hours:
1 unit; (12 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Pipeline Engineering.  
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Mechanical Engineering 676       Pipeline Stress Analysis
Introduction to the stress analysis and design of buried pipelines. Allowable working stress design and strain-based design. Considerations such as operating pressure/temperature, buoyancy, buckling, and pipe-soil interaction are examined. Pipeline flexibility analysis is explored using both analytical and numerical methods. Mitigation strategies for pipelines are discussed. The pertinent requirements of the current North American pipeline codes are addressed.
Course Hours:
1 unit; (12 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Pipeline Engineering.  
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Mechanical Engineering 677       Geotechnical Aspects in Pipeline Engineering
Soil types and classification, soil testing, soil strength-deformation determination, safe burial depth, ground movement in on-shore and offshore, loading pattern on pipelines, soil-pipe interaction and monitoring (in moving slopes, muskeg, permafrost, seabed, and river crossing), performance assessment of pipelines under different in situ environmental loading, ALA and PRCI design guidelines.
Course Hours:
1 unit; (12 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Pipeline Engineering.  
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Mechanical Engineering 678       Environmental Impact and Regulatory Matters
Examines pipelines as linear assets which cross a wide variety of ecosystems and communities; public concerns about health, safety, archeological and environmental protection, and participation of stakeholders with diverse interests, including First Nations; and the complexity of regulatory processes. Topics include environmental impact assessment, public consultation and roles and responsibility of regulators.
Course Hours:
1 unit; (12 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Pipeline Engineering.  
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Mechanical Engineering 680       Operation and Maintenance
Automation overview, SCADA systems, station control, instrumentation and metering, custody transfer, nominations process, scheduling and batching multi products. Recommended practices for land usage, ROW patrols, pipeline repair: protocols; repair methods; codes and standards; reference technical papers.
Course Hours:
1 unit; (12 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Pipeline Engineering.  
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Mechanical Engineering 682       Automation and Control Systems
The basics of industrial automation and control systems, with an emphasis on their application to the energy industry in the areas of safety and energy savings. The key technologies considered will be programmable logic controllers (PLC), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, and distributed control systems (DCS).
Course Hours:
1 unit; (1-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Pipeline Engineering.
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Mechanical Engineering 683       Applications of 3D Rigid Body Mechanics in Biomechanics
Applications of 3D motion analysis and rigid body mechanics to musculoskeletal system locomotion, and movement. Experimental, theoretical and numerical methods for optical motion imaging, 3D analysis of joint kinematics and kinetics, joint angle representations, prediction of joint forces, data analysis and filtering, error propagation, inverse and forward dynamics approaches, and applications to clinical and orthopaedic engineering.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Mechanical Engineering 684       Corrosion, Cracking, and Coatings
Electrochemical principles of corrosion reactions. Internal and external corrosion of buried pipelines. Principle of cathodic protection. Evolution of pipeline coating technology. Coating performance in conjunction with cathodic protection. Failure modes and effect analysis of pipeline coatings. Stress corrosion cracking of pipelines, along with corrosion fatigue and hydrogen-induced cracking of pipeline steels.
Course Hours:
1 unit; (12 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Pipeline Engineering.  
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Mechanical Engineering 685       Biomechanics of Human Movement
Introduction to the measuring methods (accelerometry, goniometry, film and film analysis, video systems) of biomechanical analysis of human movement (force and force distribution). Description of the mechanical properties of bone, tendon, ligaments, cartilage, muscles and soft tissues. The relation between structure and function of biomaterials. Introduction to descriptive analysis of human movement.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Mechanical Engineering 685 and Kinesiology 685 will not  be allowed.
Also known as:
(Medical Science 685)
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Mechanical Engineering 686       Integrity Management
Overview and implementation of the integrity management program, threat management, failure mode identification, baseline assessment plan, fitness-for-service assessment using direct assessment and condition monitoring such as inline inspections and pressure testing; defects; defect analysis; risk reduction approaches and corrective actions, upgrading.
Course Hours:
1 unit; (12 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Pipeline Engineering.
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Mechanical Engineering 688       Pipeline In-Line Inspection Technologies
Traditional in-line inspection (ILI) methods, including ultrasonic, EMAT, and MFL, and non-traditional ILI methods, such as eddy current, INS, and acoustic. Non-piggable lines. Discrepancies between reported vs. actual defects and anomalies.
Course Hours:
1 unit; (12 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Pipeline Engineering.
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Mechanical Engineering 689       Pipeline Leak Detection Technologies
Computational pipeline monitoring (CPM) methods and external leak detection techniques, such as fiber optic, acoustic, and polymeric composite sensors. The internal leak detection methods include volume balance, rate of changes, real time transient model (RTTM), and negative pressure.
Course Hours:
1 unit; (12 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Pipeline Engineering.
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Mechanical Engineering 698       Graduate Project
Individual project in the student's area of specialization under the guidance of the student's supervisor. A written proposal, one or more written progress reports, and a final written report are required. An oral presentation is required upon completion of the course.
Course Hours:
6 units; (0-4)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
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Mechanical Engineering 708       Turbulence
Provides an overview of turbulence in incompressible flows of Newtonian fluids. Topics include: the nature of turbulence; classical methods of analysis (Reynolds-averaging, spectral representations); the concept of scales; a review of isotropic and homogeneous turbulence; the energy cascade and the role of vorticity in turbulence canonical flows: boundary layers, jets, wakes and mixing layers; modern views of turbulence including coherent motions and inter-scale energy transfer.
Course Hours:
3 units; (4-0)
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Mechanical Engineering 713       Research Seminar II
Students will develop written and oral communication skills required to disseminate their technical research results and to receive formative feedback on performance.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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