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ME491 (Version: 2024 1) COURSE DETAILS


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
ME491 AUTOMOTIVE POWERPLANTS 2024 1 Civil and Mechanical Engineering 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
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.
LESSONS: 26 @ 75 min (2.000 Att/wk) LABS: 5 @ 75 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
ME202 pre-requisite may be waived with validation exercise on structured programming and ME Program Director approval

ME491 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  MC311 2012 1 2 Y
  ME202 2022 1 2 Y
  ME202 2022 1 3 Y
  ME301 2023 1 3 Y

ME491 (Version 2024-1) COURSE OFFERINGS


AYT #SECT/SIZE CPBLTY ENRLD WAIT SEATS CLOSED DETAILS
2024 - 2 1 18 18 13 0 5 N Hours

2025 - 2 2 18 36 30 0 6 N Hours

2026 - 2 2 18 36 13 0 23 N Hours

2027 - 2 2 18 36 14 0 22 N Hours


ME491 (Version: 2023 1) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
ME491 AUTOMOTIVE POWERPLANTS 2023 1 Civil and Mechanical Engineering 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
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.
LESSONS: 26 @ 75 min (2.000 Att/wk) LABS: 5 @ 75 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
numerical methods (MATLAB), Computer aided design (SolidWorks), engineering design project (3D printing) with design studios scheduled

ME491 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  MC311 2012 1 2 Y
  ME301 2023 1 3 Y

ME491 (Version: 2022 2) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
ME491 AUTOMOTIVE ENGINES 2022 2 Civil and Mechanical Engineering 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
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. A series of design problems is interspersed throughout the course along with a semester long engineering design project.
LESSONS: 30 @ 75 min (2.000 Att/wk) LABS: 5 @ 75 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
numerical methods (MATLAB), Computer aided design (SolidWorks), engineering design project (3D printing) with design studios scheduled

ME491 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  MC311 2012 1 2 Y
  ME301 2023 1 3 Y

ME491 (Version: 2019 2) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
ME491 AUTOMOTIVE ENGINES 2019 2 Civil and Mechanical Engineering 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
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. A series of design problems is interspersed throughout the course along with a semester long engineering design project.
LESSONS: 30 @ 75 min (2.000 Att/wk) LABS: 5 @ 75 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
numerical methods (MATLAB), Computer aided design (SolidWorks), engineering design project (3D printing) with design studios scheduled

ME491 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
CO REQUISITE  
  ME312 2006 2 1 Y
  MC312 2012 1 2 Y
PRE REQUISITE  
  ME311 2006 1 1 Y
  MC311 2012 1 2 Y

ME491 (Version: 2018 2) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
ME491 MECHANICAL POWER PLANTS 2018 2 Civil and Mechanical Engineering 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
An introductory course on internal combustion engines covering basic theory, analysis, design, testing, and evaluation of automotive powerplants. Course material is intended to provide an understanding of the guiding principles and competing demands associated with power generation on modern ground mobility systems. Main topics include thermodynamic cycles, engine subsystems, heat transfer, and emissions. Theory is verified with hands on experience in engines laboratory exercises and vehicle performance practicums utilizing a military vehicle. A semester long engineering project challenges cadets to design, analyze, and 3D print an engine component.
LESSONS: 34 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 4 @ 120 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
numerical methods (MATLAB), Computer aided design (SolidWorks), engineering design project (3D printing) with design studios scheduled

ME491 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
CO REQUISITE  
  ME312 2006 2 1 Y
  MC312 2012 1 2 Y
PRE REQUISITE  
  ME311 2006 1 1 Y
  MC311 2012 1 2 Y

ME491 (Version: 2006 2) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
ME491 MECHANICAL POWER PLANTS 2006 2 Civil and Mechanical Engineering 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
Students engage in the analysis, testing and evaluation of internal combustion engines and their subsystems with a view toward understanding the underlying principles which affect their design. Spark ignition and compression ignition engine systems are studied in detail with laboratory opportunities to relate theory to practice. A series of component design problems is interspersed throughout the course.
LESSONS: 34 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 6 @ 120 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Component design projects; compensatory time provided.

ME491 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
CO REQUISITE  
  ME312 2006 2 1 Y
  MC312 2012 1 2 Y
PRE REQUISITE  
  ME311 2006 1 1 Y
  MC311 2012 1 2 Y

ME491 (Version: 2005 2) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
ME491 MECHANICAL POWER PLANTS 2005 2 Civil and Mechanical Engineering 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
Students engage in the analysis, testing and evaluation of internal combustion engines and their subsystems with a view toward understanding the underlying principles which affect their design. Spark ignition and compression ignition engine systems are studied in detail with laboratory opportunities to relate theory to practice. A series of component design problems is interspersed throughout the course.
LESSONS: 34 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 6 @ 120 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Component design projects; compensatory time provided.

ME491 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  CE302 2004 1 1 Y
  ME301 2004 1 1 Y

ME491 (Version: 1990 2) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
ME491 MECHANICAL POWER PLANTS 1990 2 Civil and Mechanical Engineering 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
Students engage in the analysis, testing and evaluation of internal combustion engines and their subsystems with a view toward understanding the underlying principles which affect their design. Spark ignition and compression ignition engine systems are studied in detail with laboratory opportunities to relate theory to practice. A series of component design problems is interspersed throughout the course.
LESSONS: 34 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 6 @ 120 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Component design projects; compensatory time provided.

ME491 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  EM301 1990 1 1 Y
  EM302 1990 1 1 Y
  EM301A 1990 1 2 Y
  EM302 1990 1 2 Y
  CE302 2003 1 3 Y
  ME301 2004 1 3 Y