Teaching Responsibilities

Overview of the Department:

The Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) department offers two programs: Associate Degree (AAS in IND), Associate Degree (AAS in MET) and BTECH in MET. AAS in MET program provides fundamental knowledge and skills necessary for success in a broad range of technical careers. AAS in IND provides students various skills and tools required for industrial design including 2D, 3D and simulation software packages in several diverse fields.   BTECH in MET program address both theory and hands on experience with industry-based tools in manufacturing systems, industrial design and robotics. This program provides a broad-based engineering technology education required to solve applied engineering problems through design and analysis. Both AAS and BTECH programs are ABET accredited and I have been preparing Self-study report to present continuous improvement in teaching those courses. A list of courses can be found in course listings.

Since my affiliation in the department in Aug 2016, I have been teaching several courses in both AAS and BTECH levels. I am the course coordinator of two senior level courses (MECH 4720-Plastic Product Manufacturing and MECH 4820-Computer Integrated Manufacturing) and few junior level courses (MECH 1201-Computer Aided Manufacturing process, MECH 3540: Manufacturing systems and MECH 3620- Advanced Manufacturing process). In this role I tried to incorporate contemporary manufacturing systems, Pre and post engineering designs and manufacturing error mitigation process. Being in this role I had an opportunity to propose a draft on a new concentration in the BTECH program, titled as ‘HVAC engineering’. This proposed concentration will cover engineering, design, and manufacturing aspects of HVAC systems in the residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. I proposed four new courses to cover this concentration. Those courses are as follows- MECH 3570- Advanced Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer; MECH 3670- Principles of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning; MECH 3770- Design, calculation, and Inspection of Heating and colling systems and MECH 3870- Codes and Standards. I am expecting to submit the course drafts to the university wide curriculum committee in the Fall, 2022.

Courses Taught

MECH 4760: Vibrations and Advanced Dynamics

(Taught in Fall 2017, Fall 2018)

(3 Credit hours, 2 class hours, 2 lab hours, Maximum enrollment 20)

Short Description: A senior level course designed to teach solving vibration and dynamics related problems in product design and development. This course includes several modes of vibrations including free vibration, harmonic motion, viscous damping, forced vibration, Multiple-degree-of-freedom systems, vibration isolation and control through experimental model and mathematical analysis.


(Taught in Summer 2018)

(3 Credits, 4 Hours, Enrollment 18)

Short Description: The analysis of complex static and dynamic problems involves, in essence, three steps: selection of a mathematical model; analysis of the model; interpretation of the predicted response. The course will deal with deriving analytical solutions and comparing them with Finite Element Analysis.


(Taught in Fall 2018, Fall 2017)

(3 Credits, 4 Hours, Enrollment 18)

Short Description: Basic theory and key factors related to successful product design and development. Topics include basic product development processes, product opportunities identification, style and technology integration, value opportunities, brand strategy and product strategy, and integrated approach to product design. Case study method is used to demonstrate design process.


(Taught in Spring 2021, Spring 2022)

(3 Credits, 3 hours, Enrollment 19)

Short Description: Basic concepts of thermal energy conversion. Dual use of S.I. and English engineering units, gas laws, fluid processes, first and second laws of thermodynamics, theoretical cycles, internal combustion engines, gas turbines and jet engines, Refrigeration Cycles and HVAC systems. Heat transfer through radiation, conduction, and convection. Computer problem-solving.


(Taught in Spring 2019, Spring 2021)

(3 Credits, 4 hours, Enrollment 18)

Short Description: An introduction to physical metallurgy and engineering materials. Structure of materials and their applications. Properties of materials, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, alloys, polymers, ceramics composites, adhesives and lubricants. Heat treatment, cold and hot working, phase diagrams and microstructure. Experiments are performed on hardness, plastic deformation, annealing, nondestructive testing, metallurgy, and computer problem-solving.


(3 Credits, 3 hours, Enrollment 18)

Short Description: A continuation of MECH 1233 – Statics and Strength of Materials. Topics covered (with computer applications) are review of beam design, combined stresses, columns, working stresses, sharing and screw fasteners


(2 Credits, 4 hours, Enrollment 15)

Short Description: Advanced modeling applications of design software in product design. Creation of 3D surfaces and solids from primitive shapes. Mass and surface areas are computed. Products designed by the student are rendered and shaded using CAD software. Data file conversions are developed for CNC application.


(2 Credits, 4 hours, Enrollment 18)

Short Description: The goal of the course is to help students to understand the whole process involved in the product design and development. Student will perform product research, conception design, model creation, ergonomic design, apply engineering design methodologies to real-world engineering problems using the computer as the central design tool. Emphasis will be placed on how to effectively test design concepts using computer simulation and animation. Student will learn techniques to present and evaluate their design ideas through virtual prototyping and physical prototyping. Students shall demonstrate the abilities to design and modify their product through engineering analysis, animation, and diagnostic feedback from the customers.

IND 1112: Engineering Drawing 1

(Taught in Fall 2017)

(2 Credit hours, 4 Class Hours, Maximum enrollment 20)

Short Description: This course introduces computer aided drafting environment for Two- dimensional geometry construction and orthographic projections and utilizations of CAD systems in mechanical engineering practices.


(3 Credits, 4 hours, Enrollment 18)

Short Description: A continuation of industrial processes with emphasis on semi-production and the function of the methods engineer. Medium run production equipment setup, economy, tolerance, fixtures, CNC programing using CAD/CAM and related planning are covered. Also covered are press work, time and motion, machinability, feeds, speeds, and job-cost estimating. Students’ end-of-term reports include completion of a finished product incorporating modern manufacturing methods.



(3 Credits, 3 Hours, Enrollment 18)

Short Description: The foundation for most of the courses in the mechanical engineering technology curriculum and the basis of machine and structural design. Included are the basics in problem-solving, significant figures, dimensional analysis and engineering graphs. In addition, the following are covered in depth: statics, stress and strain, properties of materials, joints, thin-walled pressure vessels, centroid and center of gravity, moment of inertia and beam analysis and design.