This is the list of current and anticipated graduate courses in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Visit the Undergraduate Course Schedule page for info on Mechanical Engineering undergraduate courses, including upper-undergraduate .400-level courses that can be counted for the Mechanical Engineering master’s degree.

Spring 2024

THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL SCHEDULE. THESE ARE THE COURSES THAT WE ANTICIPATE WILL BE OFFERED. COURSE INFORMATION WILL BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND WILL BE UPDATED AS NEW INFORMATION IS RECEIVED.
UPDATED Janaury 31, 2024

The schedule and availability of courses are subject to change. The official schedule will be announced prior to Advising Week of the previous semester in time to determine course schedules.

NUMBER
TITLE
INSTRUCTOR
DAY/TIME
530.604 Mechanical Properties of Materials Dr. Nilanjan Mitra TTh 9:00-10;15
530.606 Mechanics of Solids and Materials II Dr. Jeffrey Lloyd MW 1:30-2:45
530.607 Introduction to Wind Energy Prof. Dennice Gayme MW 3:00-4:15
530.611 Composite Materials Dr. Nilanjan Mitra TTh 9:00-10:15
530.618 Fabricatology – Advanced Materials Processing Prof. Sung Hoon Kang TTh 1:30-2:45
530.622 Fluid Dynamics II Dr. Ehsan Roohi MW 4:30-5:45 p.m.
530.623 Design of Marine Robots Prof. Jim Bellingham MW 1:30-2:45
530.632 Convection Dr. Jung-Hee Seo TTh 1:30-2:45
530.635 Guidance and Control of Flight Vehicles Mr. Danny Dembner, BS ’17 MW 4:30-5:45
530.646 Robot Devices, Kinematics, Dynamics, and Control Prof. Jin Seob Kim TTh 12:00-1:15
530.647 Adaptive Systems and Control Prof. Louis Whitcomb TTh 4:30-5:45 p.m.
530.663 Robot Motion Planning Prof. Jin Seob Kim MW 4:30-5:20 p.m.

and F 1:30-2:20 p.m.

530.669 Locomotion Mechanics: Recent Advances (graduate) Prof. Chen Li WF 1:30-2:45
530.672 Biosensing and BioMEMS Prof. Jeff Wang and Dr. Kuangwen Hsieh TTh 10:30-11:45
530.694 Scanning Electron Microscopy 101: Fundamentals of Nanocharacterization and Nanofabrication Prof. Mo-Rigen He TTh 1:30-2:45
530.696 Learning-Based Control for Robotics Dr. Joseph Moore F 1:30-4:15
530.707 Robot Systems Programming Dr. Simon Leonard TTh 10:30-11:45
NEW!

530.748

Stress Waves, Impact, and Shocks Prof. K.T. Ramesh T 11:00-12:00
530.767 Computational Fluid Dynamics Prof. Rajat Mittal TTh 4:30-5:45
530.800 PhD Independent Study various sections n/a
530.801 PhD Graduate Research various sections n/a
530.822 MSE Essay – Co-Op For “essay” MSE only n/a
530.823 MSE Graduate Research For either “all-course” MSE (limit 3 credits, 1 course) or “essay MSE” (limit 6 credits – either one semester or two 3-credit semesters) n/a

SEMINARS

NUMBER
TITLE
INSTRUCTOR
DAY/TIME
500.602 Seminars in Environmental Applied Fluid Mechanics (CEAFM) Prof. Joe Katz F 3:00-3:50
620.745 Seminar in Computational Sensing and Robotics Prof. Louis Whitcomb W 12:00-1:15
530.803 Mechanical Engineering Graduate Seminar Prof. Tamer Zaki Th 3:00-4:15
530.807 Graduate Seminar in Fluid Mechanics Prof. Joe Katz F 4:00-4:50
530.809 Mechanics and Materials Graduate Seminar Prof. Jill Middendorf M 3:00-5:00

Visit the Undergraduate Courses page for undergrad courses.

Fall 2024

UPDATED December 16, 2022
THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL SCHEDULE.  THESE ARE THE COURSES THAT WE ANTICIPATE WILL BE OFFERED. COURSE INFORMATION WILL BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND WILL BE UPDATED AS NEW INFORMATION IS RECEIVED.

The schedule and availability of courses are subject to change. The official schedule will be announced prior to Advising Week of the previous semester in time to determine course schedules.

COURSES

NUMBER
TITLE
INSTRUCTOR
DAY/TIME
530.603 Applied Optimal Control Prof. Marin Kobilarov MW 3:00-4:15
530.605 Mechanics of Solids and Materials Prof. Vicky Nguyen TTh 12:00-1:15
530.610 Quantitative Cell Mechanics Prof. Sean Sun TTh 10:30-11:45
530.616 Introduction to Linear Systems Theory Prof. Noah Cowan TTh 4:30-5:45
530.621 Fluid Dynamics I Prof. Tamer Zaki M 4:30-7:00 p.m.
530.624 Dynamics of Robots and Spacecraft Prof. Jin Seob Kim TTh 1:30-2:45
530.627 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics Prof. Charles Meneveau TTh 10:30-11:45
530.641 Statistical Learning for Engineers Prof. Jin Seob Kim WF 1:30-2:45
530.642 Plasticity Prof. Jaafar El-Awady M 4:30-7:00 p.m.
530.646 Robot Devices, Kinematics, Dynamics, and Control Prof. Jin Seob Kim TTh 10:30-11:45

Labs TBA

530.647 Adaptive Systems and Control Prof. Louis Whitcomb TTh 4:30-5:45
530.655 Additive Manufacturing Prof. Kevin Hemker and Dr. Syed “Ali” Jalali MW 12:00-1:15
530.669 Locomotion Mechanics: Recent Advances (graduate) Prof. Chen Li WF 1:30-2:45
530.673 Introduction to Molecular and Atomistic Modeling and Simulation Prof. Nilanjan Mitra MW 12:00-1:15
530.674 Effective and Economic Design for Biomedical Instrumentation Prof. Yun Chen Lecture – MW 4:30-5:45

Lab – Th 4:30-6:30

530.679 Modern Tools and Applications in Experimental Solid Mechanics Prof. Ryan Hurley MW 12:00-1:15
530.683 Applied Computational Modeling in Aerodynamics and Heat Transfer (graduate) Prof. Jung Hee Seo TTh 1:30-2:45
530.691 Haptic Interface Design for Human-Robot Interaction Prof. Jeremy Brown MW 3:00-4:15
530.721 Medical Robotics Systems Design Prof. Axel Krieger MW 4:30-5:45
530.761 Mathematical Methods of Engineering I Prof. Dennice Gayme MW 1:30-2:45
530.766 Numerical Methods Prof. Rajat Mittal TTh 4:30-5:45
530.777 Multiphase Flow (tentative, confirmation will be made soon) Prof. Gretar Tryggvason MW 4:30-5:45
530.800 Independent Study various sections n/a
530.801 Graduate Research various sections n/a
530.822 MSE Essay – Co-Op For “essay” MSE only n/a
530.823 MSE Graduate Research For either “all-course” MSE (limit 3 credits, 1 course) or “essay MSE” (limit 6 credits – either one semester or two 3-credit semesters) n/a

SEMINARS

NUMBER
TITLE
INSTRUCTOR
DAY/TIME
500.602 Seminars in Environmental Applied Fluid Mechanics (CEAFM) Prof. Joe Katz F 3:00-3:50
500.745 Seminar in Computational Sensing and Robotics Prof. Louis Whitcomb W 12:00-1:15
530.803 Mechanical Engineering Graduate Seminar Prof. Tamer Zaki Th 3:00-4:15
530.807 Graduate Seminar in Fluid Mechanics Prof. Joe Katz F 4:00-4:50
530.809 Mechanics and Materials Graduate Seminar Prof. Ryan Hurley F 3:00-5:00

Visit the Undergraduate Courses page for undergrad courses.

Spring 2025

THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL SCHEDULE. THESE ARE THE COURSES THAT WE ANTICIPATE WILL BE OFFERED. COURSE INFORMATION WILL BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND WILL BE UPDATED AS NEW INFORMATION IS RECEIVED.
UPDATED JULy 19, 2023

The schedule and availability of courses are subject to change. The official schedule will be announced prior to Advising Week of the previous semester in time to determine course schedules.

COURSES

NUMBER
TITLE
INSTRUCTOR
DAY/TIME
530.606 Mechanics of Solids and Materials II Prof. Ryan Hurley MW 1:30-2:45 p.m.
530.611 Composite Materials Prof. Nilanjan Mitra TTh 4:30-5:45 p.m.
530.618 Fabricatology – Advanced Materials Processing Prof. Sung Hoon Kang TTh 1:30-2:45 p.m.
530.622 Fluid Dynamics II Prof. Joe Katz MW 12:00-1:15 p.m.
530.625 Turbulence Prof. Charles Meneveau TTh 4:30-5:45 p.m.
530.632 Convection Dr. Jung Hee Seo TTh 1:30-2:45 p.m.
530.638 Aerospace Materials Prof. Kevin Hemker TTh 10:30-11:45
530.645 Kinematics Prof. Jin Seob Kim M 12:00-1:15 and F 3:00-4:15
530.646 Robot Devices, Kinematics, Dynamics, and Control Prof. Jin Seob Kim TTh 12:00-1:15
530.663 Robot Motion Planning Prof. Jin Seob Kim MW 4:30-5:20 p.m. and F 1:30-2:20
530.666 Magnetically Actuated and MRI Compatible Robots Prof. Axel Krieger MW 4:30-5:45 p.m.
530.668 Locomotion Mechanics: Fundamentals (graduate) Prof. Chen Li WF 1:30-2:45 p.m.
530.694 Scanning Electron Microscopy 101: Fundamentals of Nanocharacterization and Nanofabrication Dr. Mo-Rigen He TTh 1:30-2:45
530.696 Learning-Based Control for Robotics Dr. Joseph Moore F 1:30-4:15
530.707 Robot Systems Programming Prof. Simon Leonard TTh 1:30-2:45 p.m.
530.726 Hydrodynamic Stability Prof. Tamer Zaki M 4:30-7:00 p.m.
530.800 MechE PhD Independent Study various sections n/a
530.801 MechE PhD Graduate Research various sections n/a
530.822 MSE Essay – Co-Op For “essay” MSE only n/a
530.823 MSE Graduate Research For either “all-course” MSE (limit is 3 credits, 1 course) or “essay” MSE (limit is either one 6 credit semester or two 3-credit semesters) n/a

SEMINARS

NUMBER
TITLE
INSTRUCTOR
DAY/TIME
530.803 Mechanical Engineering Graduate Seminar Prof. Tamer Zaki Th 3:00-4:15 p.m.
530.807 Graduate Seminar in Fluid Mechanics Prof. Joe Katz F 4:00-4:50 p.m.
530.809 Mechanics of Materials and Structures Graduate Seminar Prof. Jaafar El-Awady F 12:00-1:15
500.602 Seminars in Environmental and Applied Fluid Mechanics (CEAFM) Prof. Joe Katz F 3:00-3:50 p.m.
500.745 Seminar in Computational Sensing and Robotics Profs. Louis Whitcomb and Peter Kazanzides W 12:00-1:15

Visit the Undergraduate Courses page for undergrad courses.

Fall 2025

VIEW THE Fall 2023 OFFICIAL SCHEDULE HERE.  this is a summary of courses being offered.
UPDATED January 17, 2024

The courses listed here were offered in Fall 2023.  We expect that most or all of these courses will be offered in Fall 2025.  The updated course schedule for Fall 2025 will be announced in March 2025.

The schedule and availability of courses are subject to change. The official schedule will be announced prior to Advising Week of the previous semester in time to determine course schedules.

COURSES

NUMBER
TITLE
INSTRUCTOR
DAY/TIME
530.605 Mechanics of Solids and Materials I Prof. Ryan Hurley MW 12:00-1:15
530.610 Quantitative Cell Mechanics Prof. Sean Sun TTh 10:30-11:45
530.616 Introduction to Linear Systems Theory Prof. Louis Whitcomb TTh 4:30-5:45
530.619 Aerospace Structures (graduate) Dr. Thomas Dragone TTh 9:00-10:15
530.621 Fluid Dynamics I Prof. Tamer Zaki M 4:30-7:00
530.624 Dynamics of Robots and Spacecraft (graduate) Dr. Jin Seob Kim TTh 1:30-2:45
CANCELLED

530.627

Intermediate Fluid Mechanics (graduate) Prof. Charles Meneveau TTh 10:30-11:45
530.641 Statistical Learning for Engineers Dr. Jin Seob Kim WF 1:30-2:45
CANCELLED

530.643

Fundamentals, Design Principles and Applications of Microfluidic Systems (graduate) Prof. Claire Hur TTh 10;30-11:45
530.646 Robot Devices, Kinematics, Dynamics, and Control Dr. Jin Seob Kim Lecture – all sections – TTh 10:30-11:45

Lab sections TBA

530.656 Deformation Mechanisms Dr. Syed “Ali” Jalali MWF 9:00-9:50
530.668 Locomotion Mechanics: Fundamentals (graduate) Prof. Chen LI TTh 1:30-2:45
530.673 Introduction to Molecular and Atomistic Modeling and Simulation Dr. Nilanjan Mitra MW 12:00-1:15
530.674 Effective and Economic Design for Biomedical Instrumentation (graduate) Prof. Yun Chen MW 4:30-5:45
530.683 Computational Modeling in Aerodynamics and Heat Transfer (graduate) Dr. Jung Hee Seo TTh 9:00-10:15
530.691 Haptic Interface Design for Human-Robot Interaction Prof. Jeremy Brown MW 3:00-4:15
530.712 Computational Solid Mechanics Prof. Vicky Nguyen TTh 10:30-11:45
530.721 Medical Robotics Systems Design Prof. Axel Krieger MW 4:30-5:45
530.761 Mathematical Methods in Engineering Prof. Gretar Tryggvason MW 1:30-2:45
530.766 Numerical Methods Prof. Rajat Mittal TTh 4:30-5:45
530.800 Independent Study various sections n/a
530.801 Graduate Research various sections n/a
530.822 MSE Essay – Co-Op For “essay” MSE only n/a
530.823 MSE Graduate Research For either “all-course” MSE (limit 3 credits, 1 course) or “essay MSE” (limit 6 credits – either one semester or two 3-credit semesters) n/a

SEMINARS

NUMBER
TITLE
INSTRUCTOR
DAY/TIME
500.602 Seminars in Environmental Applied Fluid Mechanics (CEAFM) Prof. Joe Katz F 3:00-3:50
500.745 Seminar in Computational Sensing and Robotics Prof. Louis Whitcomb W 12:00-1:15
530.803 Mechanical Engineering Graduate Seminar Prof. Tamer Zaki Th 3:00-4:15
530.807 Graduate Seminar in Fluid Mechanics Prof. Joe Katz F 4:00-4:50
530.809 Mechanics and Materials Graduate Seminar Prof. Ryan Hurley M 3:00-5:00

Visit the Undergraduate Courses page for undergrad courses.