Online Mechanical Engineering Courses – Mechanical Engineering | Binghamton University

Take online mechanical engineering courses over the summer in thermodynamics, solid
mechanics, mechanical engineering programming and more through Binghamton University.
The courses are taught by Binghamton University professors from the Mechanical Engineering
Department and are open to students from other colleges and universities as well as
some qualified high school students. It's a great way to catch up on general education
courses, try a class taught by Binghamton University's talented professors, continue
your education or test out a new field. 

For information regarding deadlines and the application process visit the Center for Learning and Teaching's website. 

Questions? Contact Liz Kucharek in the ME department:  kucharek@binghamton.edu

Winter 2022 Online Courses

Online Mechanical Engineering Programming Course

ME 212 – Taught by Kirill Zaychik
Description: Structured programming for mechanical engineers. Engineering programming
with MATLAB.

Prerequisite: WTSN 112 or a beginning programming course. Credits: 2 

Syllabus for ME212 Winter 

Summer 2022 Online Courses

Online Solid Mechanics Course

ME 211 – Taught by Kirill Zaychik

This required course mechanical engineering undergraduate course is
designed to extend the student's knowledge of mechanics to include deformable body
mechanics. The main focus of this course is on the deformation of the body when subject
to external loading. The concepts of stress, strain, and material constitutive laws
are carefully developed in one-, two and three-dimensions. These concepts are applied
to the stress and deformation analysis of the common engineering structures such as
beams, rod, shafts, pressure vessels, and two-dimensional (plane stress and plane
strain) problems. Both theoretical development and applied problems solving, including
analysis and design problems, are emphasized. The course material presentation takes
the form of instructional videos with some self-directed learning assignments. This
course is the prerequisite (C- or better required) for the following ME core courses:
ME 381, 392.

Required Textbook: R.C. Hibbler, Mechanics of Materials. 10th Edition, Prentice-Hall, 2016. ISBN: 9780134518121
(this book includes the online access to the Mastering Engineering1 online resource
– required for HW assignments)

Prerequisite: Statics and Calculus l Credits: 3

Syllabus for ME 211

Online Mechanical Engineering Programming Course

ME 212 – Taught by Kirill Zaychik

Structured programming for mechanical engineers. Engineering programming with MATLAB.
Upon completion of this course, students shall acquire the following basic programming
skills, which include but not limited to: problem-solving strategies, simple algorithm
development and interpretation of mathematical concepts in Matlab environment.

This course will be constructed of nine modules:

  • Introduction
  • Working with the MATLAB user interface – entering commands and creating variables
  • Analyzing vectors and matrices – visualizing vector and matrix data
  • Working with data files and data types
  • Automating commands with scripts
  • Advanced plotting
  • Writing programs with logic and flow control
  • Writing functions
  • Symbolic computations

Suggested reading:

  • Timmy Siauw, A.M. Buyen, An Introduction to MATLAB Programming and Numerical Methods
    for Engineers, Elsevier, ISBN 978-0-12-420228-3
  • James B. Riggs, Programming with MATLAB for Engineers, Ferret Publishing, 2014, ISBN
  • William J. Palm III, Introduction to MATLAB for Engineers (3rd Edition), McGraw Hill,
    ISBN 0073534870
  • David Smith, Engineering Computation with Matlab (3rd Edition), PEARSON ISBN 978-0-13-256870-8
  • Rudra Pratap, Getting Started with Matlab: A Quick Introduction for Scientists and
    Engineers, OXFORD University Press, ISBN – 10: 0199731241

Prerequisite: WTSN 112 or a beginning programming course Credits:

Syllabus for ME 212

Online Statics Course

ME 273 – Taught by Colin Selleck

This course covers fundamental issues from the field of rigid-body mechanics. The
course combines high-level mathematics (calculus and differential equations), physics
and basic engineering concepts. These are applied to investigate common problems in
the statics of rigid-body mechanics utilizing fundamental principles involving forces
and equilibrium. Both theoretical development and applied problem solving are emphasized.

Prerequisite: Calculus-based Physics l Credits: 3

Syllabus for ME 273

Online Dynamics Course

ME 274 – Taught by Colin Selleck

This course covers fundamental issues from the field of particle and rigid-body kinematics
and kinetics. The course combines high-level mathematics (calculus and differential
equations), physics and basic engineering concepts. These are applied to investigate
common problems in the dynamics of rigid-body mechanics utilizing fundamental principles
involving forces and motion. Both theoretical development and applied problem solving
are emphasized.

Prerequisite: Statics and Calculus l Credits: 3

Syllabus for ME 274

Online Engineering Computational Methods  

ME 303 – Taught by Dr. Mohammad Tradat

Application of computational methods to solve engineering and scientific problems.
topics covered include numerical methods (curve fitting, solution of linear and nonlinear
equations, integrations, ordinary and partial differential equations), graphical visualization
and statistical analysis using MATLAB. 

Prerequisites: ME212 and E302 l Credits: 3

Syllabus for ME 303

Online Thermodynamics Course

ME 331 – Taught by Dr. Mohammad Tradat

Properties of pure substances. Concepts of work and heat, fundamental laws of thermodynamics;
closed and open systems. Entropy and entropy production. Basic gas and vapor cycles,
basic refrigeration cycles.

This course will cover topics such as:

  • Control Volume (CV)
  • Energy Transfer
  • Heat Transfer
  • Properties of Pure Substances
  • Thermodynamic Tables
  • Conservation of Mas
  • Conservation of Energy
  • Steady State vs. Transient
  • Heat Exchangers
  • First Law of Thermodynamics
  • Second Law of Thermodynamics
  • Entropy Balance in Closed Systems

Prerequisites: Calculus-based Physics l Credits: 3

Syllabus for ME 331

Online Fluid Mechanics Course

ME 351 – Taught by Ketaki Joshi, lecture content provided by Peter Huang

Hydrostatics, kinematics, potential flow, momentum and energy relations. Bernoulli
equation. Real fluid phenomena, laminar and turbulent motion boundary layer, lift
and drag.

Prerequisites: ME 302/MATH 471 or equivalent l Credits: 3

Syllabus for ME 351

Online Intro to Finite Element Method Course

ME 417 – Taught by Pengcheng Yin

This course will cover the fundamentals of Finite Element Method through typical mechanical
engineering examples. Stiffness method will be introduced for the solution procedure.
Knowledge of a programming language (Matlab or Python are preferred) will be very
helpful. Fundamentals of using ANSYS APDL for engineering simulations will be covered.
"Why", "what" and "how" are the questions that will be answered for each necessary
step during a typical analysis. Handson exercises will allow students to practice
using ANSYS APDL for engineering analysis. Proper modeling and meshing techniques,
and extraction and interpretation of the results (derived from simulations) will be
taught.

Knowledge of solid and fluid mechanics, basic linear algebra, and a programming language
(such as MATLAB) are essential for this course. Credits:

Syllabus for ME 417

Online Mechanical Vibrations 

ME 421 – Taught by Mohammad Alzgool

Free vibration of mechanical systems, damping, forced harmonic vibration, support
motion, vibration isolation, response due to arbitrary excitation, systems with multiple
degrees of freedom, normal modes, free and forced vibrations, vibration absorber,
application of matrix methods, numerical techniques, computer applications.

Prerequisite: ME 274 and ME 302 l Credits: 3

Syllabus for ME 421

Online Control Systems in Mechanical Engineering Course

ME 424 – Taught by Kirill Zaychik

Introduction to classical and modern control systems as they relate to mechanical
engineering. Modeling, analysis and design of control systems. State space techniques
are introduced.

Prerequisite: ME303 and ME421 l Credits: 3

Syllabus for ME 424

Online courses in mechanical engineering are offered during either the summer or winter
session. Check back periodically to see what new listings are offered for the upcoming
session.