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Course Descriptions

The mechanical engineering curriculum is designed to prepare students for productive careers in industry, government, education and private consulting as well as for graduate study. Thus, it is based on the fundamental principles of science and engineering. These provide a strong foundation that enables students to apply what they have learned to the complex technological problems of today and to teach themselves the new technologies of tomorrow.

ME 359 - Vehicle System Modeling

  • Credit Hours: 4R-0L-4C
  • Term Available: F,W
  • Prerequisites: ES 201
  • Corequisites: None

Excel and Simulink are used to create reactive and predictive models of vehicle powertrains, both electric and internal combustion. Drive cycles are introduced, the powertrains are iteratively refined, and insightful observations are made with respect to vehicle performance. The course concludes with modeling a vehicle of the student's choosing.

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