CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1
The University
CHAPTER 2
School of Architecture
CHAPTER 3
Red McCombs School of Business
CHAPTER 4
College of Communication
CHAPTER 5
College of Education
CHAPTER 6
College of Engineering
CHAPTER 7
College of Fine Arts
CHAPTER 8
College of Liberal Arts
CHAPTER 9
College of Natural Sciences
CHAPTER 10
School of Nursing
CHAPTER 11
College of Pharmacy
CHAPTER 12
School of Social Work
CHAPTER 13
The Faculty
Texas Common Course Numbering System
(Appendix A)
APPENDIX B
Degree and Course Abbreviations



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Courses
The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 20002001 and 20012002; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes that have been made to the courses listed here since this catalog was printed.
A full explanation of course numbers is given in General Information. In brief, the first digit of a course number indicates the semester hour value of the course. The second and third digits indicate the rank of the course: if they are 01 through 19, the course is of lowerdivision rank; if 20 through 79, of upperdivision rank; if 80 through 99, of graduate rank.
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Unless otherwise stated in the description below, each class meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.
Mechanical Engineering: M E
LowerDivision Courses
302. Introduction to Engineering Design and Graphics.
Introduction to mechanical engineering education and
practice through lectures and laboratory experiences. Graphics
and modeling fundamentals for engineering design: freehand
sketching, computer modeling of solid geometry, and generation of
engineering drawings. Introduction to reverse engineering,
computeraided design, rapid prototyping, and manufacturing.
Application of the design process and problem solving through
individual and team projects. Two lecture hours and four
laboratory hours a week for one semester. Only one of the
following may be counted: Mechanical Engineering 302 (or 202), 208
(or 208G), 210, 210H. Prerequisite: A satisfactory score on the SAT II: Mathematics Level I, Level IC, or Level IIC test, or Mathematics 305G with a grade of at least C.
103. Studies in Engineering Design Graphics.
Computer laboratory work in engineering design graphics
for students with transfer credit for Mechanical Engineering
210 who need additional work. Three computer
laboratory hours a week for one semester. May not be
counted by students with credit for Mechanical Engineering 302
(or 202), 208 (or 208G), 210, or 210H.
Prerequisite: Consent of the undergraduate adviser.
204. Professional Responsibility in Engineering.
Professional ethics, social and environmental
responsibilities of engineers. Role of communication, considerations of
risk, safety, and liability in engineering design and practice.
Two lecture hours a week for one semester.
Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Rhetoric and Composition 306 (or credit for English 306) and admission to the College of Engineering.
205. Computers and Programming.
Introduction to computer hardware and software systems; programming using highlevel language; mathematical software programming; and introduction to machine language. Includes significant handson programming opportunities. One lecture hour and three laboratory hours a week for one semester.
Prerequisite: A satisfactory score on the SAT II: Mathematics Level I, Level IC, or Level IIC test, or Mathematics 305G with a grade of at least C.
210. Engineering Design Graphics.
Graphics and modeling fundamentals for engineering
design: freehand sketching, computer modeling of solid geometry,
and generation of engineering drawings. Introduction to
reverse engineering, computeraided design, rapid prototyping,
and manufacturing. Application of the design process to
problem solving. Individual and team design projects. Two lecture
hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Only one
of the following may be counted: Mechanical Engineering 302
(or 202), 208 (or 208G), 210, 210H. May not
be counted toward the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical
Engineering degree. Prerequisite: A satisfactory score on the
SAT II: Mathematics Level I, Level IC, or Level IIC test; or
Mathematics 305G with a grade of at least C.
210H. Engineering Design Graphics: Honors.
Graphics and modeling fundamentals for engineering
design: freehand sketching, computer modeling of solid geometry,
and generation of engineering drawings. Introduction to
reverse engineering, computeraided design, rapid prototyping,
and manufacturing. Application of the design process to
problem solving. Individual and team design projects. One lecture
hour and four laboratory hours a week for one semester. Only
one of the following may be counted: Mechanical Engineering
302 (or 202), 208 (or 208G), 210, 210H.
May not be counted toward the Bachelor of Science in
Mechanical Engineering degree.
Prerequisite: A satisfactory score on the SAT II: Mathematics Level I,
Level IC, or Level IIC test, or Mathematics 305G with a grade of at
least C; and admission to an engineering honors program.
311. Materials Engineering.
Fundamental aspects of the structure, properties, and behavior of engineering materials. Mechanical Engineering 311 and 334 may not both be counted.
Prerequisite: Chemistry 301, Engineering Mechanics 306 (or 306S), and Mechanical Engineering 326 with a grade of at least C in each. Mechanical Engineering 311 is normally taken concurrently with Mechanical Engineering 111L.
111L. Materials Engineering Laboratory.
Handson experiments in materials science and engineering topics and microstructureproperty relationships discussed in Mechanical Engineering 311. One lecture hour and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Mechanical Engineering 111L and 134L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Engineering Mechanics 319 and Mechanical Engineering 311. Mechanical Engineering 111L is normally taken concurrently with Mechanical Engineering 311.
218. Engineering Computational Methods.
Applied numerical analysis, programming of computational algorithms using mathematical software, and applications of computational methods to the solution of mechanical engineering problems. One lecture hour and two laboratory hours a week for one semester.
Prerequisite: Mathematics 427K and Mechanical Engineering 205 with a grade of at
least C in each.
UpperDivision Courses
320. Applied Thermodynamics.
First and second laws of thermodynamics;
thermodynamic processes, cycles, and heat transfer. May not be counted
toward the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
degree. Prerequisite: Chemistry 301, Mathematics 408D, and
Physics 303K.
321G. ComputerAided Drafting and Design.
Introduction to interactive computer graphics hardware
and techniques, and to their application to computeraided
drafting and design. Two lecture hours and three laboratory
hours a week for one semester. May not be counted toward the
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree.
Prerequisite: Upperdivision standing, an architectural or engineering
drafting course, and a basic design course.
122M, 222M, 322M. Studies in Mechanical Engineering.
One, two, or three lecture hours a week for one semester.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.
Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in
the Course Schedule.
324. Kinematics and Dynamics of Mechanical Systems.
Analysis of motions, forces, momenta, and energies in
mechanical systems. Three lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Engineering Mechanics 306 (or 306S) and Mathematics 408D with a grade of at
least C in each.
325L. Cooperative Engineering.
This course covers the work period of mechanical
engineering students in the Cooperative Engineering Program. Forty
laboratory hours a week for three semesters. Only one of the
following may be counted: Mechanical Engineering 325L,
362K, 371K, 377K. The student must complete Mechanical
Engineering 325LX, 325LY, and 325LZ before a grade and degree
credit are awarded. Prerequisite: For 325LX, application to become
a member of the Cooperative Engineering Program, approval
of the dean, and appointment for a fulltime cooperative
work tour; for 325LY, Mechanical Engineering 325LX and
appointment for a fulltime cooperative work tour; for 325LZ,
Mechanical Engineering 325LY and appointment for a fulltime
cooperative work tour.
326. Thermodynamics.
Properties, heat and work, first and second laws,
thermodynamic processes, introduction to ideal power cycles. Three
lecture hours a week for one semester. For some sections,
two discussion hours a week are also required; these sections
are identified in the Course Schedule. Mechanical Engineering 326 and 326H may not both be counted.
Prerequisite: Chemistry 301, Mathematics 408D, and Physics 303K with a grade of at
least C in each.
326H. Thermodynamics: Honors.
Properties, heat and work, first and second laws,
thermodynamic processes, introduction to ideal power cycles. Three
lecture hours a week for one semester. For some sections,
two discussion hours a week are also required; these sections
are identified in the Course Schedule. Mechanical Engineering
326 and 326H may not both be counted.
Prerequisite: Chemistry 301, Mathematics 408D, and Physics 303K with a grade of
at least C in each, and admission to an engineering honors
program.
330. Fluid Mechanics. Fluid properties, statics, conservation laws, inviscid and viscous incompressible flow, flow in confined streams and around objects. Prerequisite: Mathematics 427K, Engineering Mechanics 306, and Mechanical Engineering 326 or 326H with a grade of at least C in each.
333H. Engineering Communication: Honors.
Professional communication skills for engineers, with emphasis on research, writing, editing, and oral presentation on topics of social and technical significance in engineering. Students collaborate to publish an online journal. Two lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. Mechanical Engineering 333H and
333T may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Rhetoric and Composition 306 (or English 306) with a grade of at least C, and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering and to an engineering honors program.
333T. Engineering Communication.
Professional communication skills for engineers, with emphasis on research, writing, and oral presentation on topics of social and technical significance in engineering. Two lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. Mechanical Engineering 333H and 333T may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Rhetoric and Composition 306 (or English 306) with
a grade of at least C, and admission to an appropriate major
sequence in engineering.
335. Probability and Statistics for Engineers.
Fundamentals of probability, distribution theory, data
analysis and statistics, interval estimation, hypothesis testing, and
statistical quality control. Three lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Mathematics 408D and Mechanical Engineering 205 with a grade of at least C in each, and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering.
335M. Electric Machinery and Magnetic Devices.
Same as Electrical Engineering 335M. Transformers,
motors, generators; starting, control, and protection of motors;
emphasis on applications. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering
331K with a grade of at least C.
336. Materials Processing.
Casting, joining, forming, and machining; effects of
processing on materials properties; materials selection.
Prerequisite: Mechanical Engineering 311 and 111L (or 334 and 134L) and Engineering Mechanics 319 with a grade of at least C in each, and admission to an appropriate major sequence in
engineering. Mechanical Engineering 336 is normally taken
concurrently with Mechanical Engineering 136L.
136L. Materials Processing Laboratory.
Handson study of selected materials processing procedures
and processingmicrostructureproperty relationships discussed
in Mechanical Engineering 336. One lecture hour and three
laboratory hours a week for one semester.
Prerequisite: Mechanical Engineering 111L (or 134L) and Engineering Mechanics 319 with a
grade of at least C in each, credit or registration for Mechanical
Engineering 336, and admission to an appropriate major
sequence in engineering. Mechanical Engineering 136L is normally
taken concurrently with Mechanical Engineering 336.
337C. Introduction to Nuclear Power Systems.
Radioactivity, nuclear interactions: fission and fusion,
fission reactors, nuclear power systems, nuclear power safety.
Prerequisite: For engineering majors, Mechanical Engineering 218 (or 318) and Physics 303L and 103N with
a grade of at least C in each, and admission to an
appropriate major sequence in engineering; for nonengineering
majors, upperdivision standing and written consent of instructor.
337D. Radiation and Radiation Protection.
Atoms and X rays; nuclei and nuclear radiations;
radioactivity; nuclear reactions; interaction of radiations with
matter; radiation dosimetry; biological effects of radiation;
radiation protection and regulatory standards.
Prerequisite: For engineering majors, Physics 303L and 103N with a grade of at
least C in each and admission to an appropriate major sequence in
engineering; for nonengineering majors, upperdivision
standing and written consent of instructor.
337E. Radioactive Waste Management.
An introduction to radioactive waste management,
including waste forms; regulation and siting; public health and
environmental issues; remediation and stabilization; low and
highlevel waste management; air dispersion; and
radioactive groundwater transport.
Prerequisite: For engineering majors, Physics 303L and 103N with a grade of at
least C in each and admission to an appropriate major sequence in
engineering; for others, upperdivision standing and written consent of
instructor.
338. Machine Elements.
Analysis for the design and manufacture of basic
mechanical elements, and their role in the design of machines;
application of finite element modeling.
Prerequisite: Engineering Mechanics 319 and Mechanical Engineering 311 (or 334) with a grade
of at least C in each, and admission to an appropriate major
sequence in engineering.
339. Heat Transfer.
Steady and transient heat conduction; forced and natural
convection; radiation; introduction to phase change heat
transfer and to heat exchangers.
Prerequisite: Mechanical Engineering 218 (or 318) and 330 with a grade of
at least C in each, and admission to an appropriate major sequence
in engineering.
242L. ThermalFluid Laboratory.
Experimental design concepts, uncertainty analysis and
systems analysis as applied to thermodynamics, fluid
mechanics and heat transfer systems. One lecture hour and three
laboratory hours a week for one semester.
Prerequisite: Mechanical Engineering 335, Mechanical Engineering 339 with a grade of
at least C, and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering.
343. ThermalFluid Systems.
Analysis and design of integrated systems involving
simultaneous application of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and
fluid mechanics. Applications to power generation, vehicle
engineering, materials processing, environmental control, and
manufacturing. Three lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Mechanical Engineering 326 or 326H with a grade of at least C, Mechanical Engineering 339, and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering.
344. Dynamic Systems and Controls.
Lumped physical system models; electrical, fluid,
mechanical, and thermal system analysis; linear system transient,
steadystate behavior; introduction to feedback control.
Prerequisite: Mathematics 427K and Mechanical Engineering 218 (or
318) and 324 with a grade of at least C in each, credit or registration
for Electrical Engineering 331K, and admission to an appropriate major sequence in
engineering.
244L. Dynamic Systems and Controls Laboratory.
Modeling of engineering systems, digital simulation, and
assessment of results with experimental study; methods for
analysis of first and secondorder systems, system
identification, frequency response and feedback control principles;
handson experimentation with mechanical, fluid, electrical, and
magnetic systems; data acquisition and analysis using
oscilloscopes and microcomputerbased analogtodigital and
digitaltoanalog conversion; theoretical and practical principles
governing the design and use of various sensors and transducers.
One lecture hour and three laboratory hours a week for one
semester. Prerequisite: Mechanical Engineering 218 (or 318) with a grade of at least C, Mechanical Engineering 335, credit or registration for Mechanical Engineering 344, and admission to
an appropriate major sequence in engineering.
347. Processing of Materials.
Analysis of forces in processing operations; effects of
friction and their control; metalworking efficiencies. May be
repeated for credit when the topics vary.
Prerequisite: For engineering majors, Mechanical Engineering 336, credit or registration
for Mechanical Engineering 136L, and admission to an
appropriate major sequence in engineering; for nonengineering
majors, upperdivision standing and written consent of
instructor.
Topic 1: Powder Processing. Powder particle characterization
and size/shape/distribution, powder synthesis, compaction,
sintering theory, sintering maps, fulldensity processing,
powderprocessed part microstructure and properties.
Topic 2: Deformation Processing. Analysis of forces in
processing operations; effects of friction and their control; slab
method; upperbound force theory; slipline field theory;
metalworking efficiencies.
348C. Introduction to Mechatronics I.
Integrated use of mechanical, electrical, and computer systems for information processing and control of machines and devices. System modeling, electromechanics, sensors and actuators, basic electronics design, signal processing and conditioning, noise and its abatement, grounding and shielding, filters, and system interfacing techniques. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For engineering majors, Electrical Engineering 331K and admission to an appropriate major sequence in
engineering; for nonengineering majors, upperdivision standing and written consent of instructor.
348D. Introduction to Mechatronics II.
Interfacing microcomputers with sensors and actuators;
hybrid (analog/digital) design; digital logic and analog
circuitry; data acquisition and control; microcomputer architecture,
assembly language programming; signal conditioning,
filters, analogtodigital and digitaltoanalog conversion. Three
lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one
semester. Prerequisite: For engineering majors, Electrical Engineering
331K and admission to an appropriate major sequence in
engineering; for nonengineering majors, upperdivision standing
and written consent of instructor.
349. Corrosion Engineering.
Corrosion principles; electrochemical, environmental,
and metallurgical effects; types of corrosion; corrosion testing
and prevention; modern theories: principles and applications.
Prerequisite: For engineering majors, Mechanical Engineering
311 (or 334) or the equivalent with a grade of at least
C, Mechanical Engineering 326 (or 326H) or the equivalent with a grade of at least
C, and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering; for nonengineering
majors, upperdivision standing and written consent of instructor.
350. Machine Tool Operations for Engineers.
Handson manual and computernumericalcontrolled
machine tool operation. Part design and tool selection for
production. One lecture hour and six laboratory hours a week
for one semester. Offered on the lettergrade basis only.
Mechanical Engineering 350 and 379M (Topic 7: Machine Tool
Operations for Engineers) may not both be counted.
Prerequisite: Admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering.
352K. Engineering Computer Graphics.
Introduction to interactive computer graphics as a tool in
computeraided design. Use of graphics software packages. Two
lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one
semester. Prerequisite: For engineering majors, admission to an
appropriate major sequence in engineering; for others,
upperdivision standing and written consent of instructor.
353. Engineering Economic Analysis.
Techniques of economic analysis for engineering
decisions; economic evaluation, mathematical models, risk analysis,
and introduction to engineering cost estimation. Three
lecture hours and two discussion hours a week for one semester.
Prerequisite: Mathematics 408C and Mechanical Engineering 205 with a grade of at
least C in each, and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering.
354. Biomedical Engineering.
Introduction to engineering analysis of transport
phenomena in living systems, including fluid flow, heat transfer,
pharmacokinetics, and membrane fluxes with clinical
applications. Prerequisite: For engineering majors, Mathematics 427K with
a grade of at least C and admission to an appropriate major
sequence in engineering; for nonengineering majors,
upperdivision standing and written consent of instructor.
354M. Biomechanics of Human Movement.
Modeling and simulation of human movement;
neuromuscular control; computer applications; introduction to
experimental techniques. Three lecture hours and one laboratory hour
a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For engineering majors,
admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering;
for nonengineering majors, upperdivision standing and
written consent of instructor.
355K. Fundamentals of Engineering Vibrations.
Timedomain and frequencydomain analysis of vibrating
systems; matrix methods, instrumentation, and vibration
control; numerical methods. Prerequisite: Mechanical Engineering
324 with a grade of at least C, Mathematics 427K with
a grade of at least C, and admission to an appropriate major
sequence in engineering.
259. Materials Selection.
Description of commercial metals, polymers, ceramics,
concrete, and wood for use in mechanical engineering applications.
Applications include strength, toughness, stiffness, fatigue,
creep, corrosion, casting, forming, machining, and welding. Two
lecture hours a week for one semester.
Prerequisite: For engineering majors, Mechanical Engineering 336 and admission to an
appropriate major sequence in engineering; for
nonengineering majors, upperdivision standing and written consent of
instructor.
