MIT COURSES

MIT COURSES

2.796J - Quantitative Physiology
Application of the principles of energy and mass flow to major human organ systems. Mechanisms of regulation and homeostasis. Anatomical, physiological and pathophysiological features of the cardiovascular, respiratory and renal systems. Systems, features and devices that are most illuminated by the methods of physical sciences. Laboratory work includes some animal studies.



2.080J - Structural Mechanics

Presents fundamental concepts of structural mechanics with applications to marine, civil, and mechanical structures. Covers residual stresses; thermal effects; analysis of beams, columns, tensioned beams, trusses, frames, arches, cables, and shafts of general shape and material, including composites; elastic buckling of columns; exact and approximate methods, energy methods, principle of virtual work, and introduction to computational structural mechanics.



2.75 - Precision Machine Design

Intensive coverage of precision engineering theory, heuristics, and applications pertaining to the design of systems ranging from consumer products to machine tools and instruments. Topics covered include: economics, project management and design philosophy; principles of accuracy, repeatability, and resolution; error budgeting; sensors and sensor mounting; systems design; bearings; actuators and transmissions; and system integration driven by functional requirements and operating physics. Emphasis on developing creative designs that are optimized by analytical techniques.



2.810 - Manufacturing Processes and Systems

Introduction to manufacturing processes and manufacturing systems including assembly, machining, injection molding, casting, thermoforming, and more. Emphasis on the physics and randomness and how they influence quality, rate, cost, and flexibility. Attention to the relationship between the process and the system, and the process and part design. Project (in small groups) requires fabrication (and some design) of a product using several different processes.

UNL COURSES

ENGINEERING:

 

 

MECH 850 - Mechanical Engineering Control Systems Design

Applications of control systems analysis and synthesis for mechanical engineering equipment. Control systems for pneumatic, hydraulic, kinematic, electromechanical and thermal systems.



MECH 857 - Mechatronic Systems Design

Theory, application, simulation, and design of systems that integrate mechanical, computer, and electronic components.  Lab sessions allow for constructing mechatronic systems.  A comprehensive design project included.



MECH 958 - Advanced Mechatronics

Deeper look into the theory, application, simulation, and design of systems that integrate mechanical, computer, and electronics components. Analyze, design, simulate, and build mechatronic systems.



MECH 853 - Robotics: Kinematics and Design

Kinematic analysis of 3-D Robotic manipulators.  Basic skills in industrial robot planning.  Principles of operation of robotic sensors


MECH 842 - Intermediate Kinematics
Analytic cam design. The geometry of constrained plane motion and application to the design of mechanisms. Analysis and synthesis of pin-jointed linkage mechanisms.


METL 866 - Materials Selection for Mechanical Design
Rational selection procedure for the most suitable materials for each particular mechanical design. Introduction of materials selection charts and the concept of materials performance indices. Case studies in mechanical design, taking materials selection, shape and process into account. Projects on materials selection at the design concept and the design embodiment stages.



ENGM 891 - Advanced Biomaterials

Biomaterials, biocompatibility, biomaterial surface characteristics (chemistry, surface energy, topography, wettability, etc.) and biological response to them. Recent micro/nanopatterning techniques using chemical and topographic tools, cell sensing and response to the patterned surfaces, and their applications in regenerative medicine will also be introduced.


CSCE 990 - Robotics
This course explores fundamental algorithms of robotics and how they are implemented and coupled with real world systems. The focus of the course will be on field robotics, which deals with robots operating in unstructured and dynamic environments. Topics covered in this class include motion planning, state estimation, localization, vision-based navigation, manipulation, multi-robot systems, flying robots, sensors, and mechanical design. 


MECH 498 - Biomedical Device Design
Design of devices intended for use in biomedical environments. Introduction to modeling of the bio-environment, biomaterials and material selection. Overview of design methodologies and strategies used in biomedical device design from a material properties perspective. Introduction to federal regulation and other pertinent issues.



MECH 436 - Continuum Biomechanics

Introduction to biomechanics. Basic anatomy, biomaterials, kinematics, dynamics, visco-elasticity, bio-fluid mechanics, and bio-heat transfer.


MECH 413 - Aerodynamics
Subsonic and supersonic airflow theory, dynamics of flight performance parameters, rotor analysis and special topics.


BUSINESS:


MECH 898 - Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship in engineering allows for the dissemination of innovative ideas into the world where they can “make a dent in the universe”. This critical process is often unknown and even avoided by engineers, but knowledge of this process can improve your engineering work. Transferring your ideas into use where they will be judged and copied and improved is an important responsibility of a good engineer.



ENTR 821 - Entrepreneurship and New Venture Formation

Takes an in-depth look at the business planning process. By the end of the class, students produce their own business plans. Learn through their own business plan writing, through in-depth cases studies, by engaging in role plays and by interacting with business executives. Business plans are a critical part of any organization, thus, preparing students to develop business plans for a variety of new concepts and ideas, whether inside an established firm or as part of the start-up new venture. Students will be asked to enter their business plans into the business planning competitions in which the University participates.


GRBA 812 - Managerial Economics
Applies economics to problems faced by managers in both the private and public sector. Consideration is given to the impact of the economic environment on decisions made by the firm including the effects of legal, regulatory and social constraints. Internal allocation of resources in organizations from an economic perspective. Economic tools that aid managers, including statistical analysis, are applied to practical decisions.


GRBA 851 - Managerial Decision Making
Advanced quantitative tools for aiding and enhancing managerial decision-making so that students develop skills for formulating, analyzing, and solving a wide range of interdisciplinary business problems. Decision-making under certainty, uncertainty and risk, and in competitive situations. Use of various quantitative models and computer-based tools, including problem formulation, interpretation of solution, sensitivity and shadow price, heuristic approaches, simulation and game models.

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