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76 Courses


COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
CE189 2018-1 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN CE (1CR) 1.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE The cadet pursues study of a research or design topic in civil engineering on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. The scope of the course is tailored to the needs of the project and interests of the cadet in consultation with a faculty advisor. Activities vary by project but include defining the problem, studying the fundamentals involved, organizing an approach, performing research, achieving a solution, submitting a written report, and giving a formal briefing.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2025 7
2025 8
2025 9
2026 1
2026 2
2027 2

COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
CE189A 2018-1 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN CE (1CR) 1.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE The cadet pursues study of a research or design topic in civil engineering on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. The scope of the course is tailored to the needs of the project and interests of the cadet in consultation with a faculty advisor. Activities vary by project but include defining the problem, studying the fundamentals involved, organizing an approach, performing research, achieving a solution, submitting a written report, and giving a formal briefing.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2

COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
CE189B 2018-1 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN CE (1CR) 1.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE The cadet pursues study of a research or design topic in civil engineering on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. The scope of the course is tailored to the needs of the project and interests of the cadet in consultation with a faculty advisor. Activities vary by project but include defining the problem, studying the fundamentals involved, organizing an approach, performing research, achieving a solution, submitting a written report, and giving a formal briefing.
2025 1
2025 2
2026 1
2026 2

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CE201 2020-1 INTRO TO CIVIL ENGINEERING 1.0
(BS=0.0, ET=1.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course introduces cadets to the civil engineering profession. The course consists of classroom instruction and activities that addresses who civil engineers are, what they build, how they design, and how the West Point Civil Engineering program prepares cadets to enter the profession.
2025 1
2026 1
2027 1

COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
CE289 2018-1 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN CE (2CR) 2.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE The cadet pursues study of a research or design topic in civil engineering on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. The scope of the course is tailored to the needs of the project and interests of the cadet in consultation with a faculty advisor. Activities vary by project but include defining the problem, studying the fundamentals involved, organizing an approach, performing research, achieving a solution, submitting a written report, and giving a formal briefing.
2025 1
2025 2
2025 7
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1

COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
CE289A 2018-1 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN CE (2CR) 2.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE The cadet pursues study of a research or design topic in civil engineering on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. The scope of the course is tailored to the needs of the project and interests of the cadet in consultation with a faculty advisor. Activities vary by project but include defining the problem, studying the fundamentals involved, organizing an approach, performing research, achieving a solution, submitting a written report, and giving a formal briefing.
2025 1
2026 1
2027 1

COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
CE289B 2018-1 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN CE (2CR) 2.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE The cadet pursues study of a research or design topic in civil engineering on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. The scope of the course is tailored to the needs of the project and interests of the cadet in consultation with a faculty advisor. Activities vary by project but include defining the problem, studying the fundamentals involved, organizing an approach, performing research, achieving a solution, submitting a written report, and giving a formal briefing.

No Course Offerings


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CE350 2020-1 INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course identifies, analyzes, and assesses built infrastructure which is the foundation for modern society. The complex and interconnected nature of infrastructures is investigated and demands on critical components are calculated. Students explore the non-technical factors necessary for the functioning of infrastructure including supplies, trained personnel, and cross-sector dependencies. The course provides a basis for understanding the complexity and cost of maintaining, rebuilding and developing infrastructure. Major blocks of instruction include water and wastewater, power, transportation, solid waste, communications systems, and sustainability. Several in-class scenarios are provided to synthesize the connectivity between the major items of infrastructure. Finally, as infrastructure is one of the six variables in the joint operating environment, the knowledge gained is employed to analyze infrastructure in the context of combat operations.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2

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CE371 2020-1 SOIL MECHANICS/FNDTN ENGNRG 3.5
(BS=0.0, ET=3.5, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE Soil Mechanics is the study of soil properties which govern the use of soil as a construction or foundation material. The course is devoted to describing soils, analyzing soil stresses, determining consolidation settlement, designing earth embankments, determining earth pressures, and designing foundations based upon applicable engineering principles and recognition of the fundamental concepts of soil behavior. The course includes several laboratory experiences that require students to develop and conduct experiments to examine soil properties, analyze and interpret data, use engineering judgement to draw conclusions, and extract necessary parameters for design.
2024 2
2025 2
2026 2
2027 2

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CE380 2020-1 HYDROLOGY/HYDRAULIC DESIGN 3.5
(BS=0.0, ET=3.5, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course studies both hydrology, which is the study of occurrence, movement and distribution of rainfall, and hydraulic design, which is the application of fluid mechanics and other science an engineering disciplines in the design of structures and development of water resources. Hydrologic principles are applied to model and analyze the distribution and movement of rainfall in a watershed. Hydraulic principles are applied to analyze and design flow through systems of reservoirs, channels and culverts. The course makes extensive use of computer simulation models used in engineering practice. The course includes several laboratory experiences that require students to develop and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgement to draw conclusions.
2024 2
2025 2
2026 2
2027 1
2027 8

COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
CE389 2018-1 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN CE (3CR) 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE The cadet pursues study of a research or design topic in civil engineering on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. The scope of the course is tailored to the needs of the project and interests of the cadet in consultation with a faculty advisor. Activities vary by project but include defining the problem, studying the fundamentals involved, organizing an approach, performing research, achieving a solution, submitting a written report, and giving a formal briefing.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2025 7
2026 1
2026 2
2027 2

COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
CE389A 2018-2 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN CE (3CR) 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE The cadet pursues study of a research or design topic in civil engineering on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. The scope of the course is tailored to the needs of the project and interests of the cadet in consultation with a faculty advisor. Activities vary by project but include defining the problem, studying the fundamentals involved, organizing an approach, performing research, achieving a solution, submitting a written report, and giving a formal briefing.
2025 1
2025 7
2026 1
2026 2

COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
CE399 2014-7 CIVIL ENG PRAC-FIELD ENG 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course provides cadets with an opportunity to learn and practice the field aspects of civil engineering. Topics include plane surveying, introduction to construction materials, wood frame building construction, heavy equipment operations, concrete placement and finishing, roadway construction, steel fabrication, reinforced concrete construction, bridge construction, power production, and environmental systems. Cadets perform actual construction projects as part of course requirements. LESSONS and LABS: 12 lessons of varying length, scheduled across three weeks of full-day instruction during the summer.
2024 7
2025 7
2026 7
2027 7

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CE400 2009-2 CIVIL ENGR PROF PRACTICE 1.0
(BS=0.0, ET=1.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This seminar consists of 13 class attendances during the spring semester and includes all First Class cadets in the Civil Engineering major. The course focuses on issues related to the professional practice of civil engineering, and is intended to augment and enrich the cadets' CE492 Capstone design experience. Topics include professional roles and responsibilities, professional registration, continuing education, engineering ethics, procurement of work, competitive bidding, quality-based selection processes, and construction management. Cadets are also introduced to the design and construction processes used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The seminar will include presentations by guest lecturers on topics of current interest in the field of civil engineering. Guest lecturers will be primarily civil engineering practitioners, providing the students an opportunity to interact with professionals in their major field of interest.

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CE401 2020-1 CIV ENG PROF PRAC AND APP 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course prepares cadets to enter the civil engineering profession. The course consists of classroom discussions and activities that address career planning and analyzing issues in engineering ethics and sustainability. The course introduces processes to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems. The processes develop the recognition of ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering judgements considering the impact of solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
2024 2
2025 2
2026 2
2027 2

COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
CE403 2023-2 STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course addresses the analysis of basic structural forms such as beams, trusses, and frames, which are found in bridges and buildings. Classical deflection techniques such as direct integration and virtual work; and indeterminate analysis techniques such as the force method and displacement method (specifically direct stiffness) are used to determine forces and deflections in elastic structures. Structural analysis computer programs are introduced and directly applied in the solution of graded analysis.
2025 1
2025 8
2026 1
2026 8
2027 8

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CE404 2020-2 DSN STEEL STRUCTURES 3.5
(BS=0.0, ET=3.5, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course teaches the engineering thought process through the design of steel structures. The course synthesizes the fundamentals of statics, mechanics of materials, and structural analysis and applies them to the design of structural members, with emphasis on satisfying real-world needs. Topics include an introduction to the design of structural systems, design of steel tension and compression members, design of beams and beam-columns, and an introduction to connection design. Students read, interpret and create structural plans using an intelligent 3D digital modeling and design software. Students analyze structural systems and elements using finite element modeling software. All design is performed in accordance with codes and specifications used in current engineering practice. A comprehensive design problem requires development of a design methodology, consideration of alternative solutions, and design of an optimal steel structure to meet stated functional requirements.
2024 2
2025 2
2026 2
2027 2

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CE450 2020-1 CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course focuses on the implementation portion of the design process. The management of construction is covered to include scope of work, rough order-of-magnitude estimating, scheduling, planning, progress reporting, resource constraining, and quality control. The roles of the contractor, owner, and designer are explained. An iterative decision-making design process is developed and applied in multiple contexts that requires developing requirements, performing analysis and synthesis, generating multiple solutions, evaluating solutions against requirements, considering risks, and making trade-offs, for the purpose of obtaining a high-quality solution under given circumstances.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2
2027 8

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CE472 2020-1 ADV SOIL MECHNCS/FNDTN ENGRNG 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE Students will extend what they learned in Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering and design advanced foundations in this course. Topics covered are: slope stability, field testing, field instrumentation, designing braced excavations, designing piles and drilled shafts, designing flexible walls, designing earth retaining structures, and designing earth structures using geosynthetics.
2025 1
2026 1
2027 1

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CE483 2020-2 DSN CONC STRUCTURES 3.5
(BS=0.0, ET=3.5, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE The course introduces the materials and mechanical properties of concrete, and the design of reinforced concrete structures. Mix design and strength testing labs develop the concept of proportioning constituents for quality concrete and provide a background in techniques of material testing, quality control, and sound construction practices. The study of reinforced concrete and masonry includes analysis and design of simple structures, resulting in an appreciation for the strength and serviceability of these structures. Current codes and standards are used to guide the practical design of beams, slabs, columns, and footings. The course includes several laboratory experiences that require students to develop and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgement to draw conclusions.
2025 1
2026 1
2027 1

COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
CE489 2019-2 ADV IND STUDY CIVIL ENGRING 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE The cadet, on an individual or small group basis, pursues advanced study of a research or design topic in civil engineering. The scope of the course is tailored to the needs of the project and desires of the cadet, in consultation with the Faculty Advisor. The cadet is required to define and analyze the problem, study the fundamentals involved, organize an approach, determine a procedure, perform research and/or achieve a solution, submit a written report, and give a formal briefing.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2025 7
2026 1
2026 2
2026 9
2027 1
2027 2

COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
CE489A 1984-1 ADV IND STUDY CIVIL ENGRING 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE The cadet, on an individual or small group basis, pursues advanced study of a research or design topic in civil engineering. The scope of the course is tailored to the needs of the project and desires of the cadet, in consultation with the Faculty Advisor. The cadet is required to define and analyze the problem, study the fundamentals involved, organize an approach, determine a procedure, perform research and/or achieve a solution, submit a written report, and give a formal briefing.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2025 7
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2

COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
CE489B 2019-1 ADV IND STUDY CIVIL ENGRING 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE The cadet, on an individual or small group basis, pursues advanced study of a research or design topic in civil engineering. The scope of the course is tailored to the needs of the project and desires of the cadet, in consultation with the Faculty Advisor. The cadet is required to define and analyze the problem, study the fundamentals involved, organize an approach, determine a procedure, perform research and/or achieve a solution, submit a written report, and give a formal briefing. Cadets will typically enroll in CE489B if they have already completed CE489 and CE489A.

No Course Offerings


COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
CE490 2023-2 TOPICS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course provides in-depth study of a special topic in engineering mechanics or in structural, geotechnical, environmental, water resources, construction, or transportation engineering not offered elsewhere in the USMA curriculum. The course is intended to broaden the cadet's exposure to the civil engineering discipline. Course content will be based on the special expertise of the visiting professor or a senior civil engineering faculty member.
2024 2
2025 2
2026 2
2027 2

COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
CE490A 2012-2 TOPICS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course provides in-depth study of a special topic in engineering mechanics or in structural, geotechnical, environmental, water resources, construction, or transportation engineering not offered elsewhere in the USMA curriculum. The course is intended to broaden the cadet's exposure to the civil engineering discipline. Course content will be based on the special expertise of the visiting professor or a senior civil engineering faculty member.

No Course Offerings


COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
CE491 2019-2 ADV STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course builds upon the material covered in CE403/453 to develop a better understanding of structural behavior. Two-dimensional analysis of trusses and frames is reviewed and extended into 3D. Matrix analysis methods, including an introduction to continuum finite elements are developed as the basis for modern computer-based structural analysis. An introduction to nonlinear analysis is presented. Coursework involves extensive use of the computer as an analytical tool. Students use state-of-the-art structural engineering analysis and design software.
2024 2
2025 2
2026 2
2027 2

COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
CE492 2012-2 DESIGN OF CE SYSTEMS 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course provides an opportunity for cadets to apply and synthesize their knowledge of structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydrology, hydraulic engineering, construction management and engineering economics in an open-ended, realistic, semester-long, capstone design experience. Working in teams, cadets develop functional requirements for a proposed project then perform the civil engineering designs for this facility. Execution of the design requires extensive use of computer-based analysis and design tools. The products of this effort include a comprehensive design report including drawings, a model of the facility, and a briefing to the client. The integrated design experience is augmented by formal classroom instruction in civil engineering systems design and advanced topics in civil engineering component design. This course constitutes the integrative experience for cadets majoring in civil engineering and civil engineering studies.

No Course Offerings


COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
CE493 2020-1 CIV ENG CAPSTONE DESIGN I 3.5
(BS=0.0, ET=3.5, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course challenges students to identify, formulate, and solve a complex engineering problem in teams. The design problems will be open-ended in nature and involve the application of math, science, and engineering principles acquired in previous coursework. In teams, students will use an iterative design process to define the problem and requirements, analyze alternatives within constraints (e.g., applicable codes and standards), and select the best alternative to solve the problem. The design process will take into consideration public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors. Teams will communicate their process and solution through written deliverables and presentations to a range of audiences. Work on this problem will continue in the next course: CE494.
2025 1
2026 1
2027 1

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CE494 2020-1 CIV ENG CAPSTONE DESIGN II 3.5
(BS=0.0, ET=3.5, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course continues the engineering design process initiated in CE493. In teams, students will model, test, implement, and communicate their solution to a complex engineering problem. The iterative design process will consider applicable codes and standards along with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors. Teams will communicate their process and solution through written deliverables and presentations to a range of audiences.
2024 2
2025 2
2026 2
2027 2

COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
CE495 2020-1 TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course provides cadets with a solid introduction to the principles of transportation engineering with a focus on highway engineering and traffic analysis. The material learned will provide the basic skill set that will allow students to solve transportation problems that are likely to appear in professional practice (civilian and military), on the Fundamentals of Engineering exam (FE), and on the Principles and Practice of Engineering exam (PE).
2025 1
2026 1
2027 1

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MC300 2019-2 FUND OF ENGR MECH AND DESIGN 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE The engineering design process and the method of design are introduced. Principles of equilibrium are used to analyze forces on statically determinate rigid bodies and structures to include trusses and frames. The behavior of deformable bodies under axial and flexural loading is examined. The concepts of stress, strain, and material properties are introduced and are used to relate external forces applied to a body to the resulting internal forces and deformations so that performance can be evaluated. Practical applications involving the design and adequacy of mechanical and structural elements under various loading conditions are emphasized.
2024 2
2024 5
2024 8
2025 1
2025 2
2025 8
2025 9
2026 1
2026 2
2026 8
2027 1
2027 2
2027 5
2027 8

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MC302 2013-2 STATICS & DYNAMICS 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE Statics & Dynamics examines the effect of forces acting on particles and rigid bodies. Vector mechanics is used extensively. The first part of the course, Statics, addresses the topics of equilibrium in two and three dimensions, to include distributed loads, trusses, frames, friction, and cables. The second part, Dynamics, begins with the study of kinematics, including translating and rotating reference frames and coriolis acceleration. The final block of the course deals with two dimensional kinetics methods of force-acceleration, work-energy, and impulse-momentum.

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MC306 2024-1 DYNAMICS 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE Dynamics examines the motion of particles, systems of particles, and rigid bodies under the influence of forces. It focuses on the use of Newton's Second Law, in three major, progressive blocks of instruction: from scalar, then vector, treatments of rectilinear and curvilinear motion of single particles; through vector motion of systems of particles; to general three-dimensional motion of rigid bodies. The course also provides brief introductions to energy methods: work-energy and impulse-momentum.
2024 2
2024 8
2024 9
2025 1
2025 2
2025 8
2025 9
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2
2027 9

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MC311 2022-2 THERMAL-FLUID SYSTEMS I 3.5
(BS=0.0, ET=3.5, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE Thermal-Fluid Systems I is an integrated study of fundamental topics in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. The course introduces conservation principles for mass, energy, and linear momentum as well as the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. Principles are applied to incompressible flow in pipes and turbomachinery, power generation systems, refrigeration cycles, and total air-conditioning focusing on the control volume approach. Laboratory exercises are integrated into classroom work. This course includes completion of a comprehensive, out-of-class design problem. This design problem provides the opportunity for students to apply engineering science and the engineering design process to a hands-on project. Lesson length varies between 75 minutes and 55 minutes (and corresponding preparation time varies as well).
2025 1
2026 1

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MC364 2020-1 MECHANICS OF MATERIALS 3.5
(BS=0.0, ET=3.5, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course studies the behavior of a variety of materials under normal, shear, torsional, bending and combined loads. The concepts of stress, strain, failure theory and failure mechanisms are explored. The loading, geometry, functional environment and material properties of machine or structural parts are used to relate the forces applied to a body to the resulting internal forces and deformations so that performance can be evaluated. Practical applications involving the design and adequacy of mechanical and structural elements under various loading and environmental conditions are emphasized. The course includes several laboratory experiences that require students to develop and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgement to draw conclusions.
2024 2
2024 8
2025 2
2025 8
2026 2
2027 2
2027 7

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MC380 2024-1 ENGINEERING MATERIALS 3.5
(BS=0.0, ET=3.5, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE Course explores the relationship between the microscopic structure and macroscopic properties of materials used in engineering applications. The origin of mechanical and physical properties is studied. Emphasized is an understanding of the fundamental aspects of atomic and microstructural concepts for proper materials selection and enhancement of engineering properties. Materials under study are metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, nano-sized/structured materials, biomaterials, smart materials, and semi- and super-conductors. Laboratory exercises are incorporated throughout the course to provide practical experience in making decisions concerning material composition and processing in order to optimize engineering properties. Experiences from the field are detailed to demonstrate application of concepts.
2024 2
2024 8
2024 9
2025 1
2025 2
2025 8
2025 9
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2
2027 8
2027 9

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MC478 2020-1 STRUCTURAL MECHANICS 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE The course extends the coverage of Mechanics of Materials to the analysis of structural elements found in civil and mechanical engineering applications. Topics include stress/strain transformation, Mohr's circle, Generalized Hooke's Law, failure theory, fatigue and fracture mechanics and the basic theory of elasticity in three dimensions. Also covered in varying depth are numerical methods and experimental methods as they apply to structural mechanics. Students investigate the combined effects of axial, torsion, flexural, and shear loads on members with complex geometries and cross sections. Coverage includes the generalized flexure theory and the concept of a shear center, torsion of non-circular cross-sections, and thick-walled cylinders.
2025 1
2027 1

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MC486 2024-1 VIBRATION ENGINEERING 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE In this course students develop a foundation in the analysis and design of free and forced single and multi-degree of freedom systems. Applications include modeling, damping, resonance, force transmissibility, vibration absorbers, matrix formulation and modal analysis. Emphasis is placed on vibrations examples from several engineering fields. Laboratory experiences provide students with the opportunity to apply principles taught in the classroom to physical systems, allowing the comparison of theoretical and actual vibrating systems. In-class demonstrations supplement the theory development.
2024 2
2025 2
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2

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ME189 2020-1 INTRO IND STUDY IN ME 1.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE The cadet pursues study of a topic in mechanical engineering on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. The scope of the selected project is tailored to the interests of the cadet based on resources and in consultation with a faculty advisor. To develop research skills, the cadet is integral in all phases of project completion by defining objectives, studying fundamentals and background material, outlining the approach, conducting analysis, and communicating results.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2025 7
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2

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ME189A 2020-2 INTRO IND STUDY IN ME (A) 1.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE The cadet pursues study of a topic in mechanical engineering on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. The scope of the selected project is tailored to the interests of the cadet based on resources and in consultation with a faculty advisor. To develop research skills, the cadet is integral in all phases of project completion by defining objectives, studying fundamentals and background material, outlining the approach, conducting analysis, and communicating results.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2

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ME189B 2023-1 INTRO IND STUDY IN ME (B) 1.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE The cadet pursues study of a topic in mechanical engineering on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. The scope of the selected project is tailored to the interests of the cadet based on resources and in consultation with a faculty advisor. To develop research skills, the cadet is integral in all phases of project completion by defining objectives, studying fundamentals and background material, outlining the approach, conducting analysis, and communicating results.
2027 1

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ME201 2022-1 INTRO TO MECH ENGINEERING 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course introduces product design as an iterative decision making process. It also introduces project planning and team dynamics, technical communications, and using computing tools including structured programming and 2-D/3-D visualization and analysis to aid the design process. Cadets solve a series of progressively more challenging problems by applying the design process while addressing social, political, economic and technical issues.
2025 1
2026 1
2027 1

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ME202 2024-1 INTRO COMPUTATIONAL ANALYSIS 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE ME202 students explore computational methods of engineering practice. Students are introduced to: structured programming, instrumentation and data collection in experimental methods, numerical methods of engineering analysis, and simulation-based analysis. Considerable emphasis is placed on data analysis for understanding technical concepts.
2024 2
2025 2
2025 8
2026 2
2027 2

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ME289 2017-2 INDIVIDUAL STUDY IN ME 2.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE The cadet pursues study of a topic in mechanical engineering on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. The scope of the selected project is tailored to the interests of the cadet based on resources and in consultation with a faculty advisor. To develop research skills, the cadet is integral in all phases of project completion by defining objectives, studying fundamentals and background material, outlining the approach, conducting analysis, and communicating results.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2025 7
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2

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ME289A 2020-2 INDIVIDUAL STUDY IN ME (A) 2.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE The cadet pursues study of a topic in mechanical engineering on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. The scope of the selected project is tailored to the interests of the cadet based on resources and in consultation with a faculty advisor. To develop research skills, the cadet is integral in all phases of project completion by defining objectives, studying fundamentals and background material, outlining the approach, conducting analysis, and communicating results.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2

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ME301 2024-1 THERMODYNAMICS 3.5
(BS=0.0, ET=3.5, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE Thermodynamics concerns the study of energy. In this course, the student will gain a basic engineering knowledge of energy applications and limitations. This course provides the groundwork for subsequent studies in engineering sciences and an appreciation of numerous problems associated with energy. Emphasis is placed on practical application to power generation, thermal and air pollution, refrigeration, air conditioning, automotive and aircraft engines, and combustion. Laboratory exercises are integrated into classroom work. This course includes completion of a comprehensive, out-of-class design problem. This design problem provides the opportunity to apply the principles of thermodynamics which are taught in the classroom to a realistic problem encountered by practicing engineers.
2024 2
2024 8
2024 9
2025 1
2025 2
2025 8
2025 9
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2
2027 8

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ME350 2005-2 INTRO THERMAL SYS W/ ARMY APPL 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is presented within the framework of a common model for the engineering design process. This model serves as a conceptual framework for study in the engineering thermal sciences. This course concerns the study of mediums and energy. The basic conservation laws are developed. The student will gain a basic engineering knowledge of thermal science applications in the Army. Emphasis is placed on practical applications of internal combustion and gas turbine engines and fluid flow. Laboratory exercises are integrated into classroom work.

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ME362 2024-1 FLUID MECHANICS 3.5
(BS=0.0, ET=3.5, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE Fluid Mechanics is the study of the behavior of liquids and gases under all conditions of rest and motion. The basic conservation laws are developed and applied to problems encountered in stream and pipe flow, modeling, low speed aerodynamics, forces on submerged surfaces, turbomachinery, and flow measurement. The course emphasizes physical concepts as well as mathematics and is augmented by laboratory work and a wide variety of training aids. This course provides the foundation for further study in aerodynamics, energy systems engineering, automotive engineering, civil engineering, and environmental engineering.
2024 2
2024 8
2024 9
2025 1
2025 2
2025 8
2025 9
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2
2027 8
2027 9

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ME387 2024-1 INTRODUCTION TO AERONAUTICS 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This introductory course provides an understanding of how fixed-wing aircraft work and the forces and airflow involved in flight. Equations of motion are derived for a rigid aircraft in steady state level flight, maneuvering flight, and during takeoff and landing. Theoretical concepts are demonstrated in laboratory sessions that include actual flights in the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering's fixed-wing aircraft, and the evolution of flight during a museum field trip.
2024 8
2025 1
2026 1
2027 1

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ME388 2024-1 HELICOPTER AERONAUTICS 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE The aerodynamics of helicopter flight is analyzed for hover, translating, and partial power flight. Theory and experimental results are used to predict aircraft performance. The course analyzes the dynamic response of the rotor system and the performance aspects of the vehicle as a whole. This is followed by a design workshop, during which cadets complete the initial sizing of a helicopter to meet specific mission requirements. The course includes one flight lab in a helicopter, a laboratory examining rotor power and thrust utilizing a whirl stand apparatus, and one field trip to a commercial helicopter company.
2024 2
2025 2
2026 2
2027 2

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ME389 2014-1 INTRO TO ADV STUDY IN MECH ENG 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE The cadet pursues advanced study of a topic in mechanical engineering on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. Similar to graduate level research, the scope of the selected project is tailored to the interests of the cadet based on resources and in consultation with a faculty advisor. To develop research skills, the cadet is integral in all phases of project completion by defining objectives, studying fundamentals and background material, outlining the approach, conducting analysis, and communicating results.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2025 7
2026 1
2026 2
2026 7
2027 1
2027 2

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ME389A 2020-1 INTRO TO ADV STUDY IN MECH ENG 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE The cadet pursues advanced study of a topic in mechanical engineering on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. Similar to graduate level research, the scope of the selected project is tailored to the interests of the cadet based on resources and in consultation with a faculty advisor. To develop research skills, the cadet is integral in all phases of project completion by defining objectives, studying fundamentals and background material, outlining the approach, conducting analysis, and communicating results.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2025 7
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2

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ME400 2021-2 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SEMINAR 1.0
(BS=0.0, ET=1.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This seminar consists of a series of guest speakers. It will include all cadets majoring in mechanical engineering. Guest Speaker topics will address the concerns of professional mechanical engineers such as engineering ethics, continuing education, engineering economy, social and safety considerations, and professional registration. Guest lecturers will be primarily mechanical engineering practitioners, providing the students an opportunity to interact with professionals in their major field of interest.
2025 1
2026 1
2027 1

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ME403 2024-1 MANUFACTURING/MACHINE COMP DSN 3.5
(BS=0.0, ET=3.5, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course introduces manufacturing machines and machine component design. Students develop their understanding of the engineering science behind static and fatigue failure theories and use it to design or choose mechanical components such as fasteners, springs, bearings, gears, and shafts. Instructors and laboratory technicians train cadets on safe use of machines such as mills, lathes, grinders, belt sanders, drill presses, bandsaws, and welding equipment. The course culminates in a team design and manufacturing project that uses the technical engineering and hands-on skills learned throughout the semester.
2024 2
2024 8
2025 1
2025 2
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2

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ME404 2021-1 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN 3.5
(BS=0.0, ET=3.5, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course serves as the first half of the mechanical engineering capstone design experience. Cadets apply the Mechanical Engineering Design Process and their knowledge of math, science, and engineering mechanics to design solutions to real-world engineering problems. They must address public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors. Students begin capstone assignments early in the course and continue their projects with ME496.
2025 1
2026 1
2027 1

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ME450 2009-1 ME DESIGN OF ARMY SYSTEMS 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course presents mechanical engineering design as an iterative decision making process. A wide variety of mathematics, science, and engineering fundamentals are applied to the synthesis, analysis, and evaluation of mechanical components. The culminating design project provides an opportunity to experience design and to consider reliability, economics, and the judicious use of resources. A paper design and design and build projects reinforce the design process instruction. The course culminates in a student competition.

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ME472 2022-2 ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEMS 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE Fundamental concepts are extended to the engineering analysis of coal, oil and natural gas fossil fuel systems to assess the dominant sources of energy and technologies in the electric power, transportation, industrial, and residential and commercial energy sectors. Renewable and alternative energy resources including solar, wind, biomass, hydro, geothermal, nuclear and ocean energy are assessed, along with analysis of conventional and emerging technologies to harness them. National and global energy issues are discussed with technical, economical, environmental, societal and geopolitical considerations and in the context of Army energy needs.
2025 2
2027 2

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ME480 2022-2 HEAT TRANSFER 3.5
(BS=0.0, ET=3.5, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE The three modes of heat transfer, conduction, convection, and radiation, are studied in detail and applications are made to various engineering systems. The principles of conduction and convection are used to study the mechanisms of heat transfer during boiling, condensation and the design of heat exchangers.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2

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ME481 2024-1 AIRCRAFT AERODYNAMICS AND DSGN 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE The course approaches the design of an aircraft from the principles of aerodynamics, stability, and control. A flight laboratory in the departments fixed-wing airplanes provide an opportunity to obtain data and analyze the stability and control of an actual aircraft. Lift, drag, and aerodynamic moments are studied for airfoils (2-D) and finite wings (3-D) in the subsonic flow regime. Theoretical concepts are demonstrated in laboratory sessions that include low-speed wind tunnel testing.
2024 2
2024 8
2024 9
2025 2
2025 8
2025 9
2026 2
2027 2
2027 9

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ME483 2005-2 AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DESIGN 3.5
(BS=0.0, ET=3.5, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE Using the aeronautical fundamentals learned in the prerequisite courses, cadet design groups apply the design process to develop and build an aeronautical systems design project. The following design areas are addressed: weight estimation, aerodynamic surfaces, stability and trim, component layout, drive trains, structural analysis, and miscellaneous subsystems. The semester-long course project is completed in phases, culminating in a final report and oral presentation. This course provides an integrative experience in support of the overarching academic program goal, and is often interdisciplinary in nature.

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ME489 2020-1 ADV STUDY IN MECH ENGRNG 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE The cadet pursues advanced study of a topic in mechanical engineering on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. Similar to graduate level research, the scope of the selected project is tailored to the interests of the cadet based on resources and in consultation with a faculty advisor. To develop research skills, the cadet is integral in all phases of project completion by defining objectives, studying fundamentals and background material, outlining the approach, conducting analysis, and communicating results.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2025 7
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2

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ME489A 2020-1 ADV STUDY IN MECH ENGRNG 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE The cadet pursues advanced study of a topic in mechanical engineering on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. Similar to graduate level research, the scope of the selected project is tailored to the interests of the cadet based on resources and in consultation with a faculty advisor. To develop research skills, the cadet is integral in all phases of project completion by defining objectives, studying fundamentals and background material, outlining the approach, conducting analysis, and communicating results.
2024 2
2025 1
2025 2
2026 1
2026 2
2027 1
2027 2

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ME489B 2014-2 INDEPENDENT STUDY, ADVANCED 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course will cover adavanced topics in M. E.

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ME490 1990-2 TOPICS IN MECHANICAL ENGNRG 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course provides in-depth study of a special topic in engineering mechanics or mechanical engineering not offered elsewhere in the USMA curriculum. Course content will be based on the special expertise of the Visiting Professor or a senior mechanical engineering faculty member.
2024 8
2025 2

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ME490A 2018-1 TOPICS IN MECHANICAL ENGNRG 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course provides in-depth study of a special topic in engineering mechanics or mechanical engineering not offered elsewhere in the USMA curriculum. Course content will be based on the special expertise of the Visiting Professor or a senior mechanical engineering faculty member.

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ME491 2024-1 AUTOMOTIVE POWERPLANTS 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE Students engage in the analysis, testing, and evaluation of internal combustion engines and their subsystems with a goal toward understanding the principles affecting performance and efficiency. Spark ignition and compression ignition engine systems are studied in detail, with laboratory events designed to connect theory and practice. Material explores modern technologies in use and under development which function to increase powerplant efficiency and decrease emissions. A series of design problems is interspersed throughout the course along with a semester long engineering design project.
2024 2
2025 2
2026 2
2027 2

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ME492 2024-1 AUTO PWR TRAINS & VEH DYNAMICS 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE Students engage in the analysis, testing, and evaluation of automotive powertrains and their subsystems with a goal toward understanding the principles affecting vehicle dynamics and platform performance. Wheeled systems are studied in detail, with laboratory events designed to connect theory and practice. A series of design problems is interspersed throughout the course along with a semester long engineering design project.
2024 8
2025 1
2026 1
2027 1

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ME493 2022-2 WEAPONS ENGINEERING 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE Weapons Engineering is an introductory course in armament and ordnance theory with an emphasis on analysis, design, and testing of ground combat weapon systems. The course covers the underlying principles affecting the generation and application of combat power at scales ranging from small arms (pistols, rifles) to large cannons (tank guns, howitzers). Theory is verified with laboratory exercises and experimental data. Concept analysis and component design problems are interspersed throughout the course, and a semester long Engineering Design Project (EDP) unifies the main course elements with a contemporarily relevant problem.
2025 1
2026 1
2027 1

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ME496 2024-1 MECHANICAL SYSTEM DESIGN 3.5
(BS=0.0, ET=3.5, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course provides experience in the integration of math, science, and engineering principles into a comprehensive engineering design project. Open-ended, client-based design problems emphasize a multidisciplinary approach to total system design providing multiple paths to a number of feasible and acceptable solutions which meet the stated performance requirements. Design teams are required to develop product specifications, generate alternatives, make practical engineering approximations, perform appropriate analysis to support the technical feasibility of the design, and make decisions leading to an optimal system design. System integration, human factors engineering, computer-aided design, maintainability, and fabrication techniques are addressed. This course provides an integrative experience in support of the overarching academic program goal, and is often interdisciplinary in nature.
2024 2
2025 2
2026 2
2027 2

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XE300X 2024-2 SCIENTIFIC ARGUMENT 1.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE George Heilmeier, director of DARPA, asked a series of succinct questions when evaluating new scientific projects: What are you trying to do? How is it done today, and what are the limits of current practice? What is your new approach, and why do you think it will be successful? If you are successful, what difference will it make? This course teaches cadets how to define and communicate new ideas to solve scientific problems in the context of challenging, modern technological problems facing the Army, Department of Defense, and society. Through participation in a speaker series, students engage with leaders from the DoD, academia, and industry to define their passions in STEM and select a cutting-edge problem for further study. Lessons on technical communication are interwoven to develop technical communication skills, focusing on writing detailed literature reviews, developing compelling technical proposals, and giving engaging presentations. Throughout the semester, assignments will construct a project proposal and presentation to argue an innovative solution to the student's chosen problem. **This is a pilot course and must undergo review of the Curriculum Committee NLT AY25-2 to continue.**
2024 2
2025 1

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XE310 2020-1 INTRO TO BIOMECH ENGINEERING 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course introduces a broad spectrum of biomechanical concepts, including the musculoskeletal system, biological materials, locomotion, and computational biomechanics, through the application of engineering. Contemporary topics will be discussed and analyzed, and the concepts will be applied within the scope of a project in experimental biomechanics, which will employ standard, cutting edge biomechanical software and instrumentation techniques.
2024 2
2025 2
2026 2

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XE365 2023-1 ADV EXP METHODS & DATA PROC 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course examines a range of advanced interdisciplinary topics in engineering. The focus in on development of the ability to effectively design and analyze experiments. Topics include processing of audio, thermal, and other data specific to the interests of the instructor team for each offering. Advanced topics such as compressible flow and turbulence will be explored in this course, but additional topics from civil engineering, computing services, electrical engineering, mathematical science, mechanical engineering, and physic may be explored. A heavy emphasis is placed on the ability to effectively assess potential uncertainties in experiments and to communicate technical results to an expert audience.
2025 1
2027 1

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XE465 2021-2 TOPICS: ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY 3.0
(BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course is taught by the Class of 1950 Chair of Advanced Technology, a visiting scholar with a distinguished record of academic and professional achievement in the field of engineering, science and technology. The seminars focus on topical issues that either reflect the Chair's area of expertise or are conducted by an expert in the field. Students will apply mathematics, science, and engineering fundamentals to evaluate equipment, processes, and concepts being used in the Army. The course has a final design briefing that is an integrative experience. Admission into course is with permission of Department Head.

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XE475 2024-1 MECHATRONICS 3.5
(BS=0.0, ET=3.5, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE XE 475 is a comprehensive introductory course in the field of mechatronics. Mechatronics is the crossroads in engineering where mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, and controls engineering meet to create new and exciting real-world systems. Knowledge of mechanical and electrical components, controls theory, and design are integrated to solve actual physical design applications.
2025 1
2026 1
2027 1

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XE485 2022-1 ENGINEERING CAPSTONE DESIGN I 3.5
(BS=0.0, ET=3.5, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course challenges students to solve a complex engineering problem in teams. The design problems will be open-ended in nature and involve the application of math, science, and engineering principles acquired in previous coursework. The students will be assigned to a team and project, and use an iterative design process to define the problem, analyze alternatives, and select the best alternative to solve the problem. Teams will communicate their recommendation for a design solution and determine the applicable standards associated with their problem. Work on this problem will continue in the next course: XE495.
2025 1
2026 1
2027 1

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XE495 2024-1 ENGINEERING CAPSTONE DESIGN II 3.5
(BS=0.0, ET=3.5, MA=0.0)
Scope Offerings
SCOPE This course continues the process initiated in XE485. Students will implement, test, model, and communicate their solution to solve a complex engineering problem in teams. In addition, the teams will document their work and reflect on how the project met the design requirements as outlined in ABET. The teams will also communicate the social, technical, economic, and political impact of their designs
2024 2
2025 2
2026 2
2027 2