Dr. Mohammad H. Naraghi
Chair of the Department
The mechanical engineering program at Manhattan College will be distinguished by its education of engineers who are recognized locally and globally for their contributions and leadership in mechanical engineering and related professions.Back To Top
The mission of the mechanical engineering program is to provide students with an education that will prepare them for future challenges in mechanical engineering, whether they plan to practice engineering or pursue advanced/graduate studies.Back To Top
Program Educational Objectives
Mechanical Engineering Graduates will be:
- Technically competent in their mechanical engineering knowledge and skills in professional or advanced academic settings.
- Committed to the engineering profession and to expanding their knowledge and skill set with increasing independence and responsibility.
- Committed to professional conduct, ethical practices, and communicate effectively within a diverse multi-cultural environment.
- Aware that their engineering expertise can be utilized to impact the local and global community.
The outcomes for the mechanical engineering program encompass those listed in the standard ABET, (a) through (k) while adding two supplementary outcomes specifically related to mechanical engineering subject matter and the profession. The program outcomes for mechanical engineering are described above under Engineering.Back To Top
The mechanical engineer is considered the general practitioner in the engineering profession. Career opportunities exist in such fields as aerospace, automotive, computer, energy, machinery, manufacturing, and consulting firms. The curriculum is designed to provide the kind of broad education needed by “general practitioners.” Juniors and seniors take course sequences in two areas: thermal/fluids/energy, and solid mechanics/ machine design/manufacturing. Both areas rely extensively on computer applications. Seniors may specialize by choosing electives in: computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing, thermal/energy systems, or heating, ventilation and air conditioning.
Course work is complemented by comprehensive laboratories containing a wind tunnel, steam turbine, automotive engines, refrigeration systems, computer-controlled machine tools, stress and vibration analyzers, and computer-based data acquisition systems. Students also have access to PC laboratories and advanced workstations. In the senior year, qualified students are encouraged to use this equipment in elective project courses. The curriculum prepares the student for professional employment and graduate study.Back To Top
Four-Year Program in Mechanical Engineering
The curriculum for the first year is common to all branches of engineering. In order to enable a student to test his or her interest in mechanical engineering, he or she takes designated courses from the mechanical engineering course offerings in their sophomore year. The junior and senior years allow for concentrated studies in two areas: thermal/fluids/energy, and solid mechanics/machine design/manufacturing. Both areas rely extensively on computer applications. Seniors may specialize by choosing electives in: design, manufacturing, thermal/energy systems, or heating, ventilation and air conditioning. A representative four-year program is shown below.Back To Top
|CHEM 101 or PHYS 1011||4||ENGS 116||3|
|ENGL 110||3||CHEM 101 or PHYS 1011||4|
|ENGS 115||3||MATH 1861||3|
|MATH 1851||3||RELS 110||3|
|General Education Elective||3||General Education Elective||3|
|CHEM 102 or PHYS 1021||4||ENGS 201||3|
|CHEM 104||0||ENGS 202||0|
|ENGS 2051||3||ENGS 220||3|
|ENGS 2061||3||MECH 230||3|
|MECH 211||3||MECH 231||1|
|MATH 2851||3||MATH 2861||3|
|MECH 302||2||MECH 312||3|
|MECH 318||3||MECH 319||2|
|MECH 323||4||MECH 325||4|
|MECH 314||3||MECH 332||3|
|RELS Catholic Studies or RELS Contemporary/Global Studies||3||MECH 336||2|
|Math/Science Elective2||3-4||MECH 337||0|
|General Education Elective||3|
|MECH 401||2||MECH 402||2|
|MECH 405||2||MECH 422||3|
|MECH 411||3||Mechanical Engineering Electives2||6|
|MECH 414||3||MATH/SCIENCE Elective2||3-4|
|Mechanical Engineering Elective2||3||General Education Elective||3|
|Total Credits: 132-134|
Students must earn a grade of C (2.0) or better in Calculus I, II, III, Differential Equations, Chemistry and Physics. Students must earn a grade of C (2.0) or higher in ENGS 205 Introductory Thermodynamics and ENGS 206, as required for their program of study, before enrolling in any 300-level mechanical engineering courses.
MATH/SCI and MECH electives must be approved by the department chair.
A student may substitute an approved business course for one social science elective.
Engineering students have the opportunity to develop depth in an area other than the major by completing a minor in a different program.
Students may minor in biology, business, computer science, chemistry, economics, English, environmental studies, finance, government, history, management, marketing, mathematics, modern foreign languages, peace studies, philosophy, physics, psychology, religious studies, urban affairs, and women and gender studies. In general, a minor requires 15 credits. Courses must be completed at Manhattan College.
Engineering students may also choose to minor in another engineering discipline. The following engineering minor programs are offered which require completion of the listed courses:Back To Top
& ENGS 206
|MECH 230||Introductory Solid Mechanics||3|
|MECH 318||Fluid Mechanics I||3|
|MECH 325||Heat Transfer||4|
This set of courses may be modified by the mechanical engineering department chair based upon the background of the student.
MECH 211. Technical and Graphical Communication. 3 Credits.
This is an introductory course in the “languages” of mechanical engineering. Topics include discussion of mechanical engineering, principles and concepts, Mathcad for engineering computation; introduction to orthogonal and isometric views. A main focus of the course is introducing the student to state of the art computer based drafting and solid modeling applications. Two lecture hour, two hour lab. ENGS 116.
MECH 230. Introductory Solid Mechanics. 3 Credits.
Analysis of stress and strain due to axial, torsional, and flexural loads; beams, shafts, columns. Elastic deformation under axial, flexural and torsional loads. Statically determinate and indeterminate problems; principles of superposition and compatibility. Elastic column buckling.
MECH 231. Solid Mechanics Laboratory. 1 Credit.
Application and verification of principles of mechanics of solids. Preparation of technical reports. Three hours. Co-requisite: MECH 230.
MECH 302. Applied Thermodynamics. 2 Credits.
Power cycles and efficiencies; air conditioning, refrigeration and heat pump cycles; analysis of moist air systems; design of simple thermal systems. Two lectures. Prerequisite: ENGS 205.
MECH 312. Introduction to Mechatronics. 3 Credits.
A study of the interface between mechanical and electrical systems. Topics include: actuators; sensors; and interfacing elements with emphasis on the analysis associated with each system. The sensors portion covers the devices used to obtain information needed for system control, as well as study of the necessary interfacing components. Other issues addressed will include power sources and operating practices. Three lectures. Fall. Corequisite: MATH 286 (or MATH 203).
MECH 314. Engineering Analysis and Numerical Methods. 3 Credits.
A unified treatment of engineering analysis and numerical methods. Solutions of linear algebraic systems using both classical and numerical methods. Analytic and numerical solution of ordinary and partial differential equations. Fourier series. Laplace transforms. Analytic and numerical solution of linear algebraic systems. Three lectures. Fall. Prerequisites: MATH 286 (or MATH 203), ENGS 116.
MECH 318. Fluid Mechanics I. 3 Credits.
Fluids properties; fluid statics; integral form of governing equations of fluid motion; dimensional analysis; internal flow (pipe flow); differential form of governing equations of fluid motion; external flow; introduction to boundary layer theory; flow around immersed bodies, fluid machinery; compressible flow; one-dimensional isentropic flow; normal and oblique shocks; Rayleigh and Fanno lines. Four lectures. Fall. Prerequisite: ENGS 206.
MECH 319. Fluid Mechanics II. 2 Credits.
Flow around immersed bodies; drag and lift. Introduction to boundary layer theory. Compressible flow: one-dimensional isentropic flow; normal and oblique shocks; Prandtl-Meyer flow; Rayleigh and Fanno flow. Two lectures. Spring. Prerequisite: MECH 318.
MECH 323. Machine Design. 4 Credits.
Design for fatigue strength and reliability. Design of mechanical elements such as screws, bearings, gears, shafts, clutches and brakes, belts and chains. Individual design projects. Four lectures. Fall. Prerequisites: MECH 230.
MECH 325. Heat Transfer. 4 Credits.
MECH 332. Finite Element Analysis and Computer Aided Engineering. 3 Credits.
Introduction to the theory of finite element methods; introduction to the variational calculus concepts, one-dimensional linear element, element matrices, direct stiffness method. Design process using CAE software. Solid modeling, finite element modeling and simulation. Selected problems in mechanical engineering will be modeled, designed and analyzed and solutions will be compared to those obtained from alternate methods. Two-hour lecture, two-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: MECH 323.
MECH 336. Manufacturing Processes. 2 Credits.
Introduction to metal cutting, and manufacturing processes such as turning, milling, and drilling. Other topics covered include metal shearing and forming, the economics of metal cutting and process planning, inspection and statistical quality control, automation in manufacturing and computer numerical control. Two lectures. Prerequisites: ENGS 201, MECH 230.
MECH 337. Manufacturing Systems Laboratory. 0 Credits.
This lab gives hands-on practice in various computer aided manufacturing processes including CNC machinery, controls, and robotics. Three-hour laboratory. Spring. Prerequisite: MECH 311 or MECH 314. Corequisite: MECH 336.
MECH 401. Mechancial Engineering Design I. 2 Credits.
Engineering design process, problem definitions, information sources, alternative solutions, technical and societal constraints. Group design project and report. One lecture hour, three design hours. Prerequisites: MECH 314, MECH 318, MECH 323, MECH 325, and MECH 332.
MECH 402. Mechanical Engineering Design II. 2 Credits.
A continuation of MECH 401. The design project in MECH 401 will be expanded or a model will be built and tested. students may also start a new project in consultation with faculty. Group or individual design project and report. One lecture, three design hours. Prerequisites: MECH 401 and permission of the Department Chair.
MECH 405. Thermal/Fluids Laboratory. 2 Credits.
This laboratory course allows students to perform thermo/fluid experiments to underscore the material that they learn in thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics classes. This laboratory course also has a component that teaches the students how to construct and perform their own experiments. The material covered in this section includes the mathematical design of an experiment, instrumentation, signal processing, statistical analysis, and data presentation. The students are also required to investigate a physical phenomenon experimentally. Three hour laboratory. One hour lecture. Fall. Prerequisites: MECH 302, MECH 318, MECH 325.
MECH 407. Solid Mechanics. 3 Credits.
Review of principles of solid mechanics and vector methods. Stress-strain-temperature relations, residual stresses and stress concentrations. Beam and column behavior, shear center, torsion of non-circular members, buckling and energy methods. Three lectures. Prerequisites: MECH 230, MECH 314, MECH 323.
MECH 408. Mechanical Engineering Projects I. 3 Credits.
Individual student research or design projects. Where applicable, computer methods, experimental work, and literature study will be used. Proposal and report required. Six to nine hours of project. (Taken only with approval of advisor and chair of department.) Prerequisites: MECH 314, MECH 318, MECH 323, MECH 325.
MECH 410. Mechanical Engineering Projects II. 3 Credits.
Individual student research or design projects. A continuation of MECH 408 for students who have successfully pursued a research or design project and wish to continue it for a full year. Proposal and report required. Six to nine hours of project, (Taken only with the approval of advisor and chair of department.) Prerequisite: MECH 401 or MECH 408.
MECH 411. Mechanical Vibrations. 3 Credits.
This course covers the modeling, analysis, and optimization of mechanical vibrating systems. The course starts with elements of a single degree-of-freedom (DOF) vibrating system, and continues with time and frequency response, and application of different single DOF vibrating systems. Multiple DOF system will be introduced and methods of determining their natural frequencies, modes shapes, time response, and frequency response will be covered. Vibration control techniques such as vibration isolator, vibration absorber, and suspension optimization are examined. Newton and Lagrange method are used throughout the course. Three lectures, Prerequisites: MATH 286 (or MATH 203), ENGS 220.
MECH 414. Engineering Economy. 3 Credits.
This course provides a background in company operation and management tools. These include: economics; project planning; forecasting; decision analysis; inventory control; and network analysis. Emphasis will be placed on solving practical problems by using software tools such as Excel and other appropriate analysis tools. Three lectures. Fall. Prerequisite: Senior Status.
MECH 415. Analysis and Design of Mechanism. 3 Credits.
Mechanism terminology. Graphical kinematics, and kinetics, gears and cams. Analytical synthesis: two and three precision point synthesis. Structure and use of general computer program for kinematic analysis. Two lectures, two hour computer laboratory. Prerequisites: ENGS 220, MECH 211.
MECH 422. Thermal/Fluids System Design. 3 Credits.
Design and selection of basic components of typical thermal/fluids systems such as heat exchanger, pumps, compressors, and turbines. System synthesis and optimization. Individual or group design projects. Three lectures. Spring. Prerequisites: MECH 302, MECH 318, MECH 325.
MECH 425. Analysis of Hvac Systems. 3 Credits.
Air conditioning systems; moist air properties and conditioning processes indoor air quality, comfort and health; heat transmission in building structures; space heat load; cooling load; energy calculations. Three lectures. Fall. Prerequisite: MECH 302, MECH 325.
MECH 427. Special Topics: in Mechanical Engineering. 3 Credits.
Special topics in mechanical engineering of current interest to undergraduate students; subject matter and prerequisite will be announced in advance of particular semester offering. Three lectures. Prerequisite: Senior Status.
MECH 428. Internal Combustion Systems. 3 Credits.
Spark ignition and compression ignition cycles; gas cycles with arbitrary heat addition, heat loss, and mass loss; fuel air combustion thermodynamics; air, fuel and exhaust flows; combustion and emission; fuels, additives, and lubricants; engine performance. Three lectures. Prerequisite: MECH 302.
MECH 429. Hvac Systems. 3 Credits.
Design of piping in HVAC systems; pumps and compressors, and their selection; fans, air distribution in buildings and duct design; heat exchangers; refrigeration systems. Three lectures. Prerequisite: MECH 425.
MECH 435. Legal Aspects of Engineering. 3 Credits.
An interdepartmental course covering basic legal doctrines, professional-client relationship, design and practice problems. Topics include American judicial system, contracts, quasi-contracts, agency, licensing, client obligations, construction process, copyrights, patents and trade secrets. Three lectures. Prerequisite: Senior Status.
MECH 436. Fundamentals of Engineering. 3 Credits.
Review of the fundamental principles of engineering. Preparation to qualify as a licensed professional engineer. Specific attention is placed on review of the principles that are the basis for questions on the Fundamentals of Engineering examination. Prerequisite: Senior Status.
MECH 446. Manufacturing Engineering II. 3 Credits.
Group projects emphasizing design for manufacturing, manufacturing system simulation, and prototype fabrication. Concurrent with projects are lectures on modern manufacturing technologies. Two lectures and two-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: MECH 336.
MECH 512. Energy Conversion. 3 Credits.
Overview of thermodynamic concepts, application of the concept of availability to improve efficiency of gas and vapor power generation systems. Thermodynamics of reacting systems as related to combustion of hydrogen and hydrocarbon fuels. Overview of nuclear reactions and solar energy as energy sources. Environmental impact of power plant operation. Introduction to innovative energy sources such as thermoelectric, photoelectric, electrochemical, wind, tidal and geothermal energy. Prerequisite: Senior Status.
MECH 516. Turbomachinery. 3 Credits.
Review of fundamentals of fluid mechanics, dimensional analysis, classification and characteristics of turbomachines, component efficiencies, incompressible and compressible turbomachines, hydraulic and wind turbines. Prerequisite: Senior Status.
MECH 525. Hvac Systems Analysis. 3 Credits.
Indoor air quality and human comfort, economy and environmental protection requirements. Heating and cooling loads. Introduction to equipment selection and system analysis.
MECH 528. Combustion Systems. 3 Credits.
Fundamentals of combustion processes, thermochemistry, equilibrium, adiabatic flame temperature calculations, thermodynamic cycle analyses and performance estimations of turbojets, turbofans, turboshaft, and ramjet engines, preliminary design of liquid and solid propellant rockets.