Iron Range UMD Graduate Engineering Education Program: Spring 2013 Proposed Courses
- EE 5477 Antennas and Transmission Lines (M, W 4:00 – 5:15PM) Concepts and theory of antennas and transmission lines; emphasis on design and applications. Topics: nonlinear source and loads, cross talk, interconnecting circuits, line characteristics, radiation, measurements. EM propagation, scattering and antenna design techniques. Numerical analysis of wire, aperture, reflector antennas; diffraction theory.
- ChE 5250, Advanced Process control – Investigation into the theory and practical application of the concept of process control dynamics, feedback, and stability. Emphasis will be on dynamic behavior, physical and empirical modeling, computer simulation, measurement, and control technology, basic control concepts, and advanced control strategies
- IE 5325 Advanced Engineering Economics – Fundamentals of engineering economics: decision trees, time value of money, analysis of alternatives for project investments, taxes, inflation. Applications to engineering services and manufacturing.
- CE 5326 Highway Planning and Design (3-5:30PM) This course aims to provide an in-depth knowledge on highway network planning and design methodologies. Current planning and design methods for roadways will be introduced and used for class projects. The potential interrelationship between design parameters and traffic operation/safety will also be introduced for each design element.
- EMGT 5130 Operations Modeling and Analysis Modeling and analysis of manufacturing and service systems. Linear programming, network analysis, queuing theory, Markov chains, and non-linear optimization.
- ChE 5612 Hazardous Waste Processing Engineering – Identification of hazardous substances and their effects. Federal, State and International regulations. Green Engineering - modification of processes to avoid hazardous waste formation. Life Cycle Management of hazardous substances. Design of waste treatment processes.
CE 5420 Advanced Soil Mechanics This course will cover advanced topics related to the behavior of cohesive and cohesionless soils. Topics to be covered include: stress and strength concepts; measurement devices; shear strength of sands, gravels, and rockfills; shear strength of saturated clay; and shear strength of silts. Will require development of graduate project level project, in addition to the undergraduate level requirements of the course.
CE 5555 Master of Engineering – Civil – Project Credits Master of Engineering project work as determined by faculty advisor and student with approval by the department director of graduate studies.
CE 5216 Applications in Environmental Modeling Theory and application of environmental chemodynamics. Transport processes and equilibrium across natural phases including water, air, and soil using analytical and numerical modeling approaches. Economic and reliability analysis for hydrosystems using linear and non-linear programming with applications to water supply and water excess engineering.
CE 5137 Advanced Structural Analysis and Design Advanced topics in both structural analysis and design. Topics include: matrix analysis, introduction to finite elements, design of prestressed concrete, design of two way concrete slabs, and design of steel plate girders.
EMGT 5240 Advanced Operations Management Emphasis on quantitative methods for designing and analyzing manufacturing and service operations, simulation, and recent paradigms in manufacturing including just-in-time production, synchronous manufacturing, and agile manufacturing. Current competitiveness-enhancing techniques like continuous improvement, benchmarking, and business process re-engineering will also be covered.
ME 5305 Computational Fluid Dynamics Finite-difference methods for steady and transient diffusion and convection-diffusion problems. Finite-volume technique for the solution of multi-dimensional fluid flow, and heat and mass transfer problems. Utilize CFD software to solve complex problems.
ME 5325 Sustainable Energy Systems A comparison of different energy systems will be made in terms of economic, environmental and political implications. Specific energy alternatives will include coal, oil, geothermal, bioenergy, solar, wind, fission, fusion, hydrogen, fuel cell.
* Prerequisites — One of the following:
- Undergraduate engineering (or related field) degree and meets course prerequisites
- Current enrollment in an engineering (or related field) graduate program and meets course prerequisites
- For a Mechanical or Industrial Engineering background or interest, consent of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department Head (Ryan Rosandich, email@example.com)
- For a Civil Engineering background or interest, consent of the Civil Engineering Department Head (Andrea Schokker, firstname.lastname@example.org)
- For a Chemical Engineering background or interest, consent of the Chemical Engineering Department Head (Richard Davis, email@example.com)
- For an Electrical and Computer Engineering background or interest, consent of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Head (Jiann-Shiou Yang, firstname.lastname@example.org)
- If you are currently a student in the MSEM, MSECE, or MEHS program, register for the course as part of the program.
- New students can apply online or download a pdf for if you prefer. You are able to transfer graduate-level courses to this degree program.
- For non-degree students or those students wanting to take courses only, register through Continuing Education.