Thermal Systems - Required Course Outcomes

[ABET-e] OU ME graduates will demonstrate an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
OU ME graduates will demonstrate:

  • c.13) The application of heat transfer to thermal design [Awareness, ME412]

[ABET-e] OU ME graduates will demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
In order to demonstrate achievement of the technical skills - problem solving (ABET-e) outcome, OU ME graduates will demonstrate

  • e.3) An ability to solve common engineering problems, including problems involving
    • c. Application of the first law of thermodynamics to the analysis of energy components and systems including at least one of the following [PI, Mastery; ME321]
      • 1. Ideal Stirling and air standard power cycles
      • 2. Steam power plant components and systems
      • 3. Refrigeration and heat pump components and systems
    • d. The application of the first law of thermodynamics to the design process [Competence; ME328]
    • j. The application of the fundamentals of fluid dynamics to the design process [Competence; Prerequisite Inventory in ME412]
    • k. The application of the second law of thermodynamics to the design process [Competence; ME328]
    • l. The application of the fundamentals of heat transfer in the analysis of thermal systems [Competence; ME412]
    • n. The application of the second law of thermodynamics to the analysis of energy components including [Competence; ME321]
      • 1. Steam and gas turbines
      • 2. Compressors and pumps

[ASME/ABET-a] OU ME graduates will demonstrate an ability to apply priciples of engineering, basic science, and mathematics (including multivariate calculus and differential equations) to model, analyze, design, and realize physical systems, components or processes; and work professionally in both thermal and mechanical systems areas.
In order to demonstrate achievement of the technical skills - fundamentals outcome (ABET-a), OU ME graduates will demonstrate

  • a.5) An ability to apply knowkedge of Engineering Mechanics
    • c. Fluid Mechanics [Competence; Prerequisite Inventory in ME412]
      • i. An ability to describe and apply Bernoulli's equation
      • ii. An ability to describe and apply continuity equations
  • a.7) An ability to apply knowledge of Thermal Sciences
    • 1. Applying the first and second laws of thermodynamics in the analysis of energy components and systems, including [Competence; ME328]
        • 1.1 Vapor power cycles
        • 1.2 Air power cycles
        • 1.3 Refrigeration cycles
        • 1.4 Psychrometrics
        • 1.5 Combustion
    • 2. Applying the second law of thermodynamics in the analysis of availability [Competence; ME328]
    • 3. The fundamentals of convection, conduction and radiation [Competence; ME412]
  • a.11) An ability to model, analyze adn design thermal systems and to work professionally in the Thermal Systems Area [Competence; ME328]

[ABET-j] OU ME graduates will demonstrate a knowledge of contemporary issues.
In order to demonstrate achievement of the global and contemporary - contemporary issues outcome (ABET-j), OU ME graduates will demonstrate

  • j.1) An awareness of energy systems on the global environment, including topics such as air pollution, climate change, environmental regulations, renewable energy, clean coal technology, and the hydrogen economy. [PI?, Awareness; ME328 (transition to ME380)]

Other Places where the global and contemporary issues outcome is addressed

ME321 (& the ME388 Stirling cooling lab). Discussions of energy issues such as renewable energy and Freon elimination, and the identification of local industries which are workd leaders in energy technology.

The above Outcomes have been extracted from the complete set of ME Department Outcomes (144 kB .pdf file - updated October 08)