Master of Science Program with Thesis Course List

Compulsory Departmental Courses

Technical Elective Courses

MFGE Graduate Elective Courses

Compulsory Departmental Courses

MFGE 589 - Graduate Seminar
Each Master's student with thesis option, at least one semester prior to his/her thesis defense, is expected to give a presentation on his/her thesis work.

MFGE 598 - Special Studies on Thesis Subject
Research methodologies. Review of background knowledge. Academic reading.

MFGE 599-I - Thesis I
Identification and analysis of a problem concerning simulation, design, implementation and operation of advanced manufacturing technologies. Literature survey. Progress Report.

MFGE 599-II - Thesis II
Determination of the requirements of the thesis topic, analysis and design, progress report.

MFGE 599-III - Thesis III
Implementation and verification of the study. Testing the developed research study. Thesis documentation.

Technical Elective Courses

ETI 555 - Research Methods
Understanding the basic differences between writing essays and writing research papers. Thinking critically and creatively about the research process. Finding and evaluating sources. Learning APA format. Developing strategies and writing a proper research paper.

MFGE Graduate Elective Courses

MFGE 505 - Practical Finite Elements (Linear Finite Element)
Introduction, background and application of finite elements; direct approach for discrete systems; strong and weak forms for one-dimensional problems; approximation of trial solutions, weight functions and Gauss quadrature for one-dimensional problems; finite element formulation for one-dimensional problems; finite element formulation for vector field problems-linear elasticity; plane strain/plane stress and axisymmetric problems, displacement based element formulation, the concept of isoparametric formulation; performance of displacement based elements and volumetric locking; reduced selective integration.

MFGE 508 - Boundary Element Method
Introduction; preliminary concepts: vector and tensor algebra, indicial notation; divergence theorem, dirac delta function; singular integrals; Cauchy principal value integrals in 1 and 2D; boundary element formulation for Laplace equation; Laplace equation: discretization; boundary element formulation for elastostatics; elastostatics: discretization; fundamental solutions; numerical methods for singular integrals, analytical solutions; parallel solution strategy.

MFGE 534 - Distortion Engineering
Distortion, distortion potential, distortion potential carriers, compensation potential, production step based solutions, intelligent process chain design, predictive methods, use of in-situ measurement techniques and adaptive process control.

MFGE 541 - Theory of Metal Cutting
Introduction; machine tools and machining operations – turning, drilling and milling, abrasive machining; mechanics of metal cutting; tool life and tool wear; economics of metal cutting operations; chip control; machine tool vibrations; grinding; manufacturing systems and automation; computer Aided Manufacturing.

MFGE 542 - Theory of Metal Forming
Elements of the theory of plasticity, fundamentals of metal working, forging process, rolling process, extrusion process, drawing of rods, wires and tubes, sheet metal forming process, high energy rate forming

MFGE 543 - Theory of Sheet Metal Forming and Die Design
Material properties, sheet deformation processes, deformation of sheet in plane stress, simplified stamping analysis, load instability and tearing, bending of sheet, simplified analysis of circular shells, cylindrical deep drawing, stretching of circular shells, combined bending and tension of sheets, hydroforming, introduction to finite element analysis of sheet metal forming operations, die design methodology, cutting and deep drawing dies

MFGE 544 - Advanced Tool Design
Tool design; tool materials; cutting tool design; workholding principles; jig design; fixture design; power presses; metal cutting, forming and drawing; tool design for inspection and gauging; tool design for joining processes; modular and automated tool handling; the computer in tool design; geometric dimensioning and tolerancing

MFGE 547 - Mechanical Characterization of Metals I
Introduction, background and application of mechanical characterization metals; review of the mechanical behavior metals; review of mechanical testing equipment, tensile test; compression test; hydraulic bulge test; high temperature mechanical testing, determination of elastic properties, determination of flow curves, determination of planar anisotropy.

MFGE 560 - Pre-Stress Engineering
Residual stresses, measurement techniques, effect of residual stresses, residual stress control, pre-stressing techniques

MFGE 561 - Surfaces and Interfaces
Interfacial forces, thermodynamics of interface, study of solid surfaces, interfaces between liquid and solid, surface cleaning methods, surface wear, plating and coating methods, marine biofouling, advances in anti-fouling marine and biomaterial surfaces, smart surfaces.

MFGE 576 - Non-linear Finite Element Method
Review of the linear FE-concepts, solution of nonlinear equations, one dimensional nonlinear problems, two/there dimensional rigid-plastic finite element solution, two/three dimensional large-strain elasto-plastic FE-solutions

MFGE 577 - Quality Control and Metrology
Elementary metrology, linear-angular and comparative measurement, instruments and gauges for testing straightness, flatness, squareness, parallelism, limits, fits and gauges, inspection, quality function in industry, fundamentals of statistical concept in quality control, control charts in S.Q.C., sampling inspection, operation characteristics (OC) curve

MFGE 579 - Optimization Applications in Manufacturing Systems
Introduction to the nonlinear optimization and stochastic process modeling; mathematical fundamentals of nonlinear process optimization; structure optimization: topology, form and material; introduction to nonlinear finite elements; optimization of manufacturing systems with regard to tolerances and tool loadings; pptimization of dynamical systems; introduction to process robustness and stochasticity; virtual modeling of stochastic systems; introduction to design of experiments; design optimization with robustness analysis; stochastic modeling of manufacturing systems in car body production; optimization code; LS-OPT

MFGE549 - Experimental Stress Analysis
Review of elasticity fundamentals. Strain measurement methods. Gauge selection. Bonding surface preparation. Strain gauge circuits. Sources of error. Strain gauge excitation levels. Force, torque and pressure measurements. Special-purpose gauges. Rosette analysis. Corrections for transverse effects. Industrial applications.