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Elective Major Courses
Subject No. Subject name Lecture:Lab:Credit(Homework) Semester
ME500 Mathematical Methods in Mechanical Engineering 3:0:3(6) Spring
Basic mathematical skill, matrix, linear equation, linear space will be covered to study mechanical engineering.
ME502 Introduction to Finite Element Method 3:0:3(6) Spring
Finite element method to solve a differential equation.
ME505 Measurement Instrumentation 3:0:3(6) Fall
Basic principles, concepts, and methods of measurement instrumentation of physical quantities dealt with significance in mechanical engineering are introduced. Emphasis is given to the measurements of lengths, forces, and temperature with mechanical, electromagnet, and optical instrumentation technologies.
ME508 Design and Production of Ocean Systems 3:0:3 Spring
General theories and approaches to design and construction of ocean infrastructural systems. Introduction to conceptual design of offshore systems and scheduling/performance analysis of production systems. Nonlinear programming, multi-criterion optimization, genetic algorithms, and other optimization methodologies applied to marine design and construction.
ME509 Engineering Mechanics in Ocean Systems 4:0:4 Spring
Basic and introductory engineering mechanics for the first year graduate students. Formulation of hydrodynamics; rigid body dynamics; and structural problems in the ocean systems. Multiple scales, problem decoupling, direct, energy, and stochastic modeling methods for the analysis of ocean systems. Applications in ship/offshore platform motions, viscous flows, vibrations, structures, elasticity, structural dynamics, stochastic loadings.
ME510 Advanced Fluid Mechanics 3:0:3(6) Spring
Fundamental knowledge on fluid flows is discussed. Derivation of the basic equations and several relevant approximate flow models are introduced. Both inviscid and viscous fluid models are treated.
ME511 Advanced Thermodynamics 3:0:3(6) Spring
This course deals with the advanced classical thermodynamics for the graduate student. It covers basic concept and postulates, entropy generation and exergy destruction, condition of equilibrium, thermodynamic functions, reversible process and maximum work theorem, Maxwell relations, stability of thermodynamic system, phase transitions and critical phenomena. It also includes chemical thermodynamics and irreversible thermodynamics.
ME512 Advanced Heat Transfer 3:0:3(6) Fall
The aims of this course are to give the students more concrete understanding of basic ideas of heat transfer and to enable them to design actually applicable devices. Brief introduction to recent research topics will be added at the end. There will be a few homework assignments.
ME513 Advanced Combustion 3:0:3(6) Fall
This course deals with the calculation of thermochemical equilibrium, chemical kinetics, governing equations for reacting flow, premixed flame, diffusion flame and heterogeneous combustion.
ME514 Multiphase FlowⅠ 3:0:3(6) Fall
This course deals with various aspects of flow and heat transfer phenomena in multiphase systems, mostly focused on the gas-liquid flow. Basic flow patterns and their background physics, conservation equations, analytical models and experimental results are introduced. In addition, details on the boiling and condensation heat transfer phenomena are discussed. To take this course, basic knowledges on fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and heat transfer are required
ME515 Cryogenic Engineering 3:0:3(6) Spring
This course reviews the overall cryogenics fundamentals along with an introduction of the low temperature applications. It will familiarize students with the behavior of materials at low temperature as well as the low-temperature refrigeration system. The entropy transfer concept is introduced and used with the second law in the same way that heat transfer and work transfer are used with the first law. The cryogenic systems of gas separation and gas liquefaction, various types of cryocoolers, cryogenic heat transfer, vacuum technology, and application of superconductivity are main topics.
ME521 Viscous Fluid Flow 3:0:3(6) Fall
Equations of viscous flow; classical analytical and numerical solutions; flow regimes and approximations; laminar boundary layers – solution methods, and applications; introduction to stability theory; turbulent boundary layers – mean-flow and Reynolds stress equations, modeling, solution procedures, and applications.
ME522 Water Wave Mechanics 3:0:3 Fall
The objectives of this course are to improve the understanding of ocean environments and to introduce various techniques to compute linear and nonlinear wave loads on ships and offshore structures. Topics include basic hydrodynamic equations, linear and nonlinear water wave theories, numerical modeling of random ocean waves, the interaction of ocean waves and currents with ships and offshore structures, and the motion of floating structures.
ME523 Introduction to Fluid-Structure Interactions 3:0:3 Fall
This is an introduction to fluid-structure interactions which involve both the fundamentals of fluid mechanics and structural dynamics. The course begins with vibrations of elastic structures and physics of inviscid fluids. Interactions of structures with fluid is introduced via sloshing phenomena by coupling structural dynamics with linearized small movements of inviscid fluids without and with surface tension. The internal and external fluid acoustics interacting with structures are studied by considering compressibility in the fluid models. Various approximate modeling and formulation issues are studied, with application examples to understand the coupling phenomena. The problem of large wave motions interacting with floating structures is formulated by coupling the Eulerian equations of incompressible fluids and the Lagrangian description of structural dynamics equations. Various simplified analytical models as well as computational approaches to model large waves interacting with rigid floating bodies, and subsequently with flexible floating structures are treated.
ME524 Ocean Hydrodynamics 3:0:3 Spring
The objectives of this course are to teach students the fundamentals of fluid mechanics and various numerical methods to solve hydrodynamic problems with strong oceanic applications in mind. Topics include both viscous and inviscid flows, hydrodynamic forces, vortical flows, and water waves interacting with structures.
ME525 Turbomachinery 3:0:3(6) Fall
The objective of this course is first to study the basic principle to analyse performances of axial, centrifugal and regenerative type turbomachines and to carry out optimum design of such turbomachines. In order to establish sound theoretical background, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics are re-examined at their full depth. The analyse and design methods presented in this course can be directly applied to practical industrial fields.
ME526 Introduction to Nanotech Processing 3:0:3(6) Fall
This course will cover 1) top-down & bottom-up synthesis of nanomaterials such as nano particles, nan owires, nanotubes, and nanobelt of metal, metal oxide, semiconductors and organic materials, 2) various novel properties in optical, electrical, mechanical, chemical and magnetic aspects, and their characterization methods, and finally 3) applications in electronics, renewable energies, and bioengineering fields, and their fundamental physics.
ME530 Advanced Mechanics of Solids 3:0:3(6) Spring
Deformations and strain measures, and traction vectors and stress measures are introduced, and these are followed by the balance laws (linear momentum balance, angular momentum balance, and energy balance) and the constitutive equations of solid materials. Simple examples of plane problems and St. Venant beams are illustrated for linear theory of elasticity. Furthermore, the reciprocal theorem, the principle of virtual work and the variational principles including the principle of minimum energy are covered.
ME531 Numerical Stress Analysis 3:1:3(6) Fall
This course offers theoretical bases of the finite element method for linear elastic problems. Various elements are introduced and their merits, defects, and remedies are discussed. Techniques for error analysis, dynamic analysis, and nonlinear analysis are covered. Effective modeling techniques are practiced through engineering problems.
ME532 Advanced analysis of solids and structures 3:0:3 Spring
The objective of this course is to provide the unified understanding of both solid mechanics and structural engineering. First, the course teaches the fundamental concepts of solid mechanics (deformation, strain, stress, strength, elasticity and plasticity) and the governing equations. Then, the reduction procedures lead the concepts of structural mechanics (tensioning, bending, shearing and twisting) and the simplified governing equations for structural members. Through the lectures, various solution procedures (displacement and stress methods, principle of virtual work, energy methods and direct stiffness method) are introduced to assess the response of solids and structures. Finally, the course deals with further topics on the nonlinear analysis, collapse and structural stability.
ME533 Fracture Mechanics 3:0:3(6) Fall
Fundamentals of linear elastic fracture mechanics are introduced, emphasizing singular nature of stress field at the tip. Energy release rate and J integral are studied together with fracture criteria applied to elasto-plastic fracture. Other fracture related topics such as fatigue, creep fracture, corrosion fracture are briefly introduced.
ME534 Fatigue Fracture and Strength 3:0:3(6) Spring
This course is designed to give senior or graduate students in engineering the ability to handle fatigue phenomena, methods of life prediction and life enhancement of engineering structures including Electronic Packaging, MEMS and Bio System. Topics include Macro/Micro/Nano Aspects of Fatigue of Metals, Constant Amplitude Fatigue Tests and Data, Notches and Notch strain Analysis, Multiaxial Stresses and Strains, Fatigue from Real Load Histories, Fatigue Crack Propagation, Environmental Effects and Fatigue behavior of Electronics Packaging and MEMS structures
ME535 Finite Element Analysis of Structures 3:0:3 Fall
The objective of this course is to teach the fundamentals of finite element analysis of linear/nonlinear problems in solids and structures. This course includes the theoretical foundations and appropriate use of finite element methods. The methods studied in this course would be practical procedures that are employed extensively in the mechanical, civil and aeronautical industries. This course would cover the following topics: review of basic continuum mechanics, principle of virtual work and formulation offinite element method, standard finite element procedures, linear and nonlinear static analysis of solids and structures (two- and three-dimensional solids, beam, plate and shell structures), and the appropriate use of finite element procedure (setting up an appropriate model, interpreting the results, and assessing the solution error).
ME536 Mechanics of Plastic Deformation 3:0:3(6) Fall
The course deals with the fundamental theory of plasticity including the constitutive relations in plastic deformation and the methods of analysis for grasping the deformation behavior. The analytic solution of nonlinear problems in plastic deformation will be discussed and partially, the method of numerical analysis will be introduced.
ME537 Optional design of Composite Structures 3:0:3(6) Spring
Introduction of anisotropic solid mechanics based on the classical plate theory (CLT). This course gives an insight on the properties of composite materials and helps to prepare computer programs for the stress and strain analyses. A brief experiment using autoclave vacuum bag molding method is offered to manufacture a sand composite structure.
ME538 Ocean Systems Design 3:0:3 Spring,Fall
This course will cover the fundamental knowledge about the design of ocean systems. Topics include: General theories and approaches to design of ocean systems. Introduction to conceptual design of offshore systems. Nonlinear programming, multi-criterion optimization, genetic algorithms, and other optimization methodologies applied to ocean systems design
ME539 Design of Energy Plants and Systems 3:0:3 Fall
Principal offshore plants are introduced with the key design procedure. Theoretical backgrounds and analysis approaches for the design are explained, and commercials design codes are presented. As term projects, each of groups of students are to wrap up a design package consisting of key documents and drawings.
ME540 Stochastic Theory of Structure System 3:0:3 Spring
The course is designed to provide the full understanding of stochastic theory of structure system and its applications to engineering problems. The topics include: random variables and stochastic processes, Fourier integral and complex Fourier transform, auto/cross correlation function, power/cross spectral density functions, single/multiple dof system response to random environment, transmission of random vibration, design to avoid structural failures due to random vibration, first-passage failure and fatigue damage under narrow-band random stress. Laboratory experiments are to be conducted to support the course contents.
ME541 Reliability and Risk Analysis for Energy Systems 3:0:3 Spring
Concept of system reliability and risk analysis: Failure, Reliability, Maintainability, Risk, Acceptance Criteria / Methodology for system reliability: Fault-Tree Analysis, Event-Tree Analysis / Methodology for risk analysis: Fire, Explosion, Catastrophic Accident
ME542 Floating Structures 3:0:3 Spring
The main purpose of this course is to advance the students’ understanding of ocean engineering practices and applications. The floating structure designed with sufficient strength will be discussed. This course is aimed at examining various engineering methods used to evaluate the hydrodynamic loads and the design practice of the floating structures. Material covered includes, hydrodynamic forces in unsteady flow, wave diffraction forces on large floating structures, and the loads imposed on the floating structures by the environment.
ME543 Optimal Design 3:1:3(6) Fall
This course introduces optimization methods and theories. Capability of selecting and applying various algorithms is emphasized. Techniques for formulation and optimization of real problems are covered including discrete optimization, multicriteria optimization, evolutionary programming, and probabilistic optimization.
ME544 Optimal Design of Ocean Composite Structures 3:0:3 Spring
Introduction of anisotropic solid mechanics based on the classical plate theory (CLT) for the design of composite ship components and marine structures. This course gives an insight on the properties of composite materials and helps to prepare computer programs for the stress and strain analyses. A brief experiment using autoclave vacuum bag molding method is offered to manufacture a sand composite structure.
ME545 Theory of Hydrodynamics Lubrication 3:0:3(6) Spring
Basic theory of fluid film lubrication and its application in machine design with special emphasis on boundary conditions. Topics include generalized Reynolds equation, THL, EHL, hydrostatic lubrication thrust and journal bearings, turbulent lubrication, oil whirl and oil-whip in journal bearings.
ME546 Naval Ship Shock Analysis and Design 3:0:3 Fall
The purpose of this course is to advance the students’ understanding of the fundamentals of underwater explosion(UNDEX) and its application to naval ship analysis and design. The naval ship includes both surface ship and underwater vehicle. Characteristics of underwater explosion phenomenon are first discussed to introduce complex UNDEX loading mechanisms. Second, sequence of underwater explosion events is explained to understand the basic shockwave propagation phenomena. Hydrodynamic relations are presented to derive the physics-based shock wave equations with implied assumptions. Underwater shock wave, air-water interface problems, bulk cavitations phenomenon and bubble-purse loading are discussed. The motion of the explosive gas sphere is also discussed and addressed its significant effect on design. Hopkinson’s scaling law is presented for UNDEX applications. The naval structure and shockwave interaction problems are addressed. Shock qualification of shipboard equipment, and shock analysis and design approaches are discussed. Special topics are included to discuss on ship shock modeling and simulation, ship system damping and conceptual naval ship design.
ME547 Knowledge – Based Design System 3:1:3(6) Fall
Computers are replacing more of human work which require low level of intelligence. This class covers KBDS which can be used for engineering design such as expert system, TRIZ, KMS, ontology, configuration design. By applying basic principles, commercial systems are used for the term project.
ME548 Knowledge – Based Design System for Ocean System 3:1:3(6) Spring
Computers are replacing more of human work which requires low level of intelligence. This class covers KBDS (knowledge based design systems) which can be used for engineering design such as ontology,expert system, TRIZ, KMS(knowledge management system), configuration design. By applying basic principles, commercial software systems are used for the term project related with ocean systems.
ME549 Reliability in Microsystems Packaging 3:1:3(6) Fall
The importance of reliability in microsystems packaging are treated. Fatigue and creep of solder joints of advanced packaging, fracture mechanics approach for the reliability assessment in microsystem packaging are covered. Fundamental principles of reliability evaluation procedure including Micro-Moire Interferometry are provided. Student will also learn the reliability in microsystems packaging through selected experiments and projects.
ME550 Advanced Dynamics 3:0:3(6) Fall
Kinematics of two and three dimensional motions of rigid bodies are started with as well as particle motions. An efficient and systematic method for derivation of equations of motion of such a system is studied based on Kane’s approach. The most fundamental law, i.e., Newton’s 2nd law and other advanced dynamic(Hamilton and Lagrange) equations are covered as well for comparison purpose.
ME551 Linear Vibration 3:0:3(6) Spring
Beginning with linear system theory, principles in advanced dynamics are introduced. Then, single and multiple degree-of-freedom(DOF) systems are covered. Relevance of eigenvalue problems to multiple DOF system analysis is introduced together with some numerical techniques. How to deal with distributed systems such as string, rod, beam, membrane and plate is covered for simple geometries. Numerical approximation techniques for the distributed systems are studied finally.
ME552 Introduction to Acoustics 3:0:3(6) Spring
Theoretical descriptions that have to do with basic acoustic phenomena; propagation, reflection, transmission, radiation, diffraction, and scattering are to be studied, emphasizing their physical meanings and practical implications. The basic physical quantities in acoustics, such as pressure, impedance, intensity, power, and energy are studied. Human perception on sound also to be introduced, Various scales, including dB and Octave scale, will be introduce and appropriately exercised.
ME553 Robot Dynamics 3:0:3(6) Spring,Fall
To develop an understanding and facility with the basic analytical tools for the analysis and design of multi-body dynamic systems through robotic manipulators.
ME554 Future energy-utilization engineering 3:0:3(6) Spring,Fall
This course covers several different topics related to future energy utilization at 21st century. From solar energy that is human’s ultimate energy resource, various recent energy utilization issues will be reviewed including hydrogen energy, Stirling cycle, transcritical cycle, thermoelectrics, and superconductivity. Micro thermal energy conversion system such as micro gas turbine, micro engine, and micro refrigerator will be also discussed for their impact to traditional energy systems. This course will familiarize students with new emerging energy field topics that are driven by environmental protection issues and less dependence of fossil fuels. Advanced thermodynamic cycles and exotic materials will be considered through new energy utilization strategies.
ME555 Vibration of Offshore Structures 3:0:3 Fall(EvenYear)
This subject deals with the basic theories of free, forced, and random vibrations for the single-degree-of-freedom system, multiple-degree-of-freedom system and continuous structural systems and covers the reduction and control methods of the structural vibration and noise which can occur in ocean structural systems.
ME556 Underwater Acoustics 3:0:3 Fall
This course provides the basic physical phenomena governing underwater acoustical waves, propagation, reflection, target backscattering and noise. It covers the general features of sonar systems, transducers and arrays, signal processing and performance evaluation.
ME558 Dynamics of Offshore Structures 3:0:3 Spring,Fall
The objectives are to introduce the fundamental of oceanography, basic fluid mechanics, wave theory, hydrodynamics, naval architecture and structural analysis to meet the needs of offshore engineers involved with either fixed or floating offshore structures.
ME559 Dynamics and Control of Ocean Vehicles 3:0:3 Spring,Fall
This course offers a comprehensive overview of dynamic modeling, analysis and control system design for ocean vehicles. It will provide students a theoretical foundation and understanding of the concepts involved in classical and modern control theories which can be applied to all types of ocean vehicles including surface vessels and manned/unmanned underwater vehicles. The topics of this course include: kinematics, rigid body dynamics, vehicle dynamics modeling, stability/controllability analysis, introductory control and estimation techniques, and some specific control application examples.
ME561 Linear System Control 3:0:3(6) Spring
Designed to enable graduate students to make analysis of a given linear system in terms of stability, controllability and observability, and to design a linear controller by using eigenstructure assignment
ME562 Digital System Control 3:0:3(6) Fall
this course introduces the basic concept of discrete time control in the time domain and the state space. the major results of control theory such as stability, observability, controllability, optimality, etc. will be reviewed for the discrete time case. some other contents included in this course are sampling theory, discrete modeling of the systems, discretization of continuous system, microprocessor applications, etc.
ME564 Artificial Neural Network: Theory and Applications 3:0:3(6) Spring
This course treats a variety of artificial neural network techniques being currently applied to many difficult-to-solve engineering problems.
ME565 Artificial Neural Network: Theory and Applications to Ocean Systems 3:0:3 Spring
This course treats a variety of artificial neural network techniques being currently applied to many difficult-to-solve engineering problems.
ME567 Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics 3:0:3(6) Fall
This introductory course deals with principles of theory and application of statistical thermodynamics for students with mechanical engineering major. The course includes principles of kinetic theory and transport phenomena, relation between classical and statistical thermodynamics, and fundamentals of quantum statistical mechanics. Furthermore, applications of statistical thermodynamics to the gas, liquid and solid systems are introduced.
ME568 Ocean VR Simulation 3:0:3 Fall
The principles of VR (virtual reality) is introduced and will be applied to the modeling and simulation of ocean environment. The iCAVE, a multi-channel large screen display, will be used for the term project together with the motion platform and 4D efffect devices. Previous VR projects of KAIST are also introduced.
ME570 Advanced Manufacturing Systems 3:0:3(6) Spring
This course includes the design and automation of the manufacturing system, Rapid Product and micro fabrication technologies.
ME571 Marine Production Systems Engineering 3:0:3 Spring
Operation management principles and methods, and design-production integration methods applied to the production of complex marine systems such as ships and offshore structures. Addresses shipyard business and product strategy definition, operations planning and scheduling, performance measurement, process control and improvement, shipyard layout planning.
ME572 Design and Implementation of Nano Actuation System 2:3:3(6) Spring
Several kinds of positioning systems with the accuracy of nano meter are needed in the field of nano/ bio researches such as semiconductor industry, flat panel display manufacturing, bio manipulation, etc. Lectures for learning principles and design methods of nano precision actuation systems are given during the first half of the semester. During the second half of the semester, nano precision actuation systems using VCM and PZT actuztors, nano precision position feedback sensors and precision motion guide mechanisms are designed and implemented by students in the form of term project.
ME574 Joining Engineering 3:1:3(6) Fall
This course includes the principle and application of the joining/welding technologies as well as the electronic and MEMS bonding technologies.
ME576 Vehicle Dynamics and Control 3:1:3(6) Spring
The purpose of the course is to understand the basics of power transmission mechanism and steering, braking and suspension systems as well as mechanics between tire and various road surfaces. Two commercial softwares, Carsim and Simulink, will be taught to enhance the understanding of the dynamics of vehicle with and without various active chassis controls. Also, vehicle dynamics control algorithms are studied to enhance vehicle longitudinal, lateral, vertical, yaw and roll dynamics.
ME582 Introduction to Microfabrication Technology 3:0:3(6) Spring
Based on the fundamental IC process technology, basic MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical System) technologies such as bulk-micromachining, surface micromachining, and HAR-MEMS process are introduced which are applied for microsensors, microactuators, and micro systems. It also covers recent interdisciplinary subjects such as microfluidics, piezo-MEMS, optical-MEMS, and Bio-MEMS.
ME583 MEMS Design and Experimental Microfabrication 2:3:3(6) Fall
Based on the fundamental MEMS (Micro electro Mechanical System) technology, various microfabrication processes are introduced and processed in the clean room. It covers mask design, photolithography, thin film deposition/etching, bulk microfabrication, and X-ray mask fabrication, which provide the base for independent MEMS research. It also covers recent interdisciplinary subjects such as microfluidics, piezo-MEMS, optical – MEMS, and Bio-MEMS.
ME585 Mechanics and Control of Human Movement 3:0:3(6) Spring
This course covers methods for modeling and analyzing human movement as biomechanical systems. Topics to be covered include dynamics of body segments, kinematic analysis, forward dynamics simulations, inverse dynamics, control analysis, and muscle mechanics. The course also includes the topics on central nervous system as well as sensory organs.
ME587 Optomechatronics 3:0:3(6) Fall
This course will treat a new engineering field termed “optomechatronics” and focus on an integrated approach to effectively combine multi-disciplinary fields (optical/mechatonic). Based on the review of fundamentals optics/mechatronics, the lecture will introduce an in-dept analysis on how such multi-disciplinary fields can be combined to generate fundamental functions generated by the fused technology.
ME589 Applied Optics 3:1:3(6) Spring
This course is designed to provide mechanical engineers with fundamentals of optics by explaining basic phenomena of light with relevant theories. Basics of geometrical optics, wave optics, electromagnetic optics, and quantum optics are introduced in a condensed way of learning with necessary hands-on experiments.
ME590 Ocean System Innovation 3:0:3 Spring,Fall
The overall objective of the course is to motivate and develop skills for knowledge based innovaton within the field of ocean systems engineering. The course describes methods and techniques for innovative processes with focus on real challenges withinship, offshore and ocean engineering. A first part deals with motivation for innovation, idea generation, screening of ideas and initiation of feasibility studies; all of which belonging to the concept of “goal oriented innovation”. Challenges of bringing good ideas towards implementation and commercialization are discussed. Examples of both successful and less successful innovations are given.
ME591 Random Data: Analysis and Processing 3:1:3(6) Fall
The course introduces fundamental concepts associated with probability, correlation and spectrum. which are required for analysis of random data in the ensemble, time and frequency domain analyses, respectively. Random input and output relationships in linear systems are then described in terms of the correlation and spectral density functions. In particular, techniques using coherence and spectral density functions are demonstrated with various application examples. Data acquisition, processing and qualification issues are also discussed for digital data processing.
ME592 Laser: Principles and Applications 3:0:3(6) Fall
It deals with the principles and applications of various lasers. The principles of laser generation and modification will be introduced. The applications of lasers in different measurement systems and materials processing including electronic fabrication will be treated. Finally laser application in information handling and communication will be explained.
ME593 Harbor Engineering 3:0:3 Fall
This course is composed of two parts. Former part of this course offers a study on linear theories on regular waves, which is a basis for harbor engineering, followed up by various engineering characteristics of regular waves. Latter part of the course will include the study on irregular waves’ statistical properties and spectra of sea waves followed up by design of harbor structures including breakwaters and seawalls which are the main structures in harbor and also harbor tranquility.
ME594 Ocean Systems Engineering 3:0:3 Spring
System is a construct or collection of different elements that together produce results not obtainable by the elements only. The elements can include people, hardware, software, facilities, policies, and documents; that is, all things required to produce system-level results. The results include system-level qualities, properties, characteristics, functions, behavior, and performance. Systems engineering is a methodical, disciplined approach for the design, realization, technical management, operations, an dretirement of a system. System engineer play the key role in leading the development of the system architectures, defining and allocating requirements, evaluation trade-offs, balancing technical risks between systems, defining and assessing interfaces, providing oversight of verification and validation activities. system engineer have the prime responsibility in developing the interoperable complex systems.
ME595 Ocean Systems Management 3:0:3 Spring
Students shall learn the knowledge on ship technology development, containerization of ship cargos, and automation of shipping & port logistics. Mega container carrier, hub & spike port rearrangement, and logistics information systems are leading the change in shipping & port logistics development. Students shall learn how to accomplish key decision-makings in a shipping company: budget control, assessment of required freight rate, optimal cargo loading, optimal scheduling, and fleet optimization. They shall experience solving the problems by using spreadsheets and linear programming.
ME596 Shipbuilding and Offshore Plants Management System 3:0:3 Spring
ME597 Introduction to renewable ocean energy 3:0:3 Spring
The objective of this course is to provide basic knowledges on natures of ocean energy, energy transformation methods and infrastructures for ocean energy systems. Fundamental knowledges for ocean environments and market trends for ocean energy are studied. Specially, we focus on three energy sources (wind, wave and current) and various energy transformation systems for the energy sources. Also, new innovative concepts including ocean nuclear plants are discussed.
ME598 Ocean Nuclear Power: A Challenging Pursuit for Energy Solution 3:0:3 Spring
This multidisciplinary course of the Ocean Systems Engineering and the Nuclear Engineering is a KAIST Education 3.0 Class to study engineering, environmental as well as socioeconomic challenges associated with the development of “Ocean Nuclear Power Plants” as it offers a solution to the ever increasing energy needs. The study will focus on their safety, reliability and security. Well-balanced mix of professors’ lectures and student group projects study will lead to active discussions and innovative ideas. In addition, the course will address the technology associated with ice-breaking ships and underwater vehicles that may use nuclear power for their propulsion.
ME599 Ocean Feature-Based Modeling 3:1:3 Spring
The geometric kernel is the engine of a CAD/CAM system. The basic concepts of a geometric modeler, parametric design, and feature modeling will be introduced. The concept of history-based parametrics is also introduced. The group term project on ocean systems allows you to develops a geometric modeler.
ME600 Mechanical System Design Project 1 0:9:3(6) Spring
The course aims to provide the students who have declared to take the Renaissance program and have already taken the core course “Collaborative System Design and Engineering” and the departmental system design course with the opportunity to take practice in their own design project(s) based on the collaborative creativity and teamwork by forming relevant team(s) of the similar topical category through practices and discussions. The implementation of the cycle operation in knowledge creation would be made in common effort for two cycles.
ME601 Mechanical System Design Project 2 0:9:3(6) Fall
The course aims to bring advancement and improvement of the works from the preceding semester of the same teams to attain the advanced level by continuing the knowledge creation process with renewed two cycles through practices and discussions and by operating the project in common effort.
ME604 Metrology 2:3:3(6) Spring
This course deals with the subject of precision dimensional metrology which plays important roles in various fields of modern science and engineering mainly for distance and surface measurements. Principles, fundamentals of optics especially for electromagnet wave interference are explained with emphasis on monochromatic interferometry, white light scanning interferometry, holography, and speckle and moire interferometry.
ME606 Creative Knowledge Creation Process and Application 3:0:3(6) Fall
The course is designed to learn creative learning methods, computer-aided group ideation and methods for creative knowledge creation toward technology innovation. The course covers the creative learning theories, creative idea generation techniques with related computer-aided creativity methods, knowledge creation model for technology innovation and computer-aided knowledge creation process. Then the learned techniques are applied to practical examples by student groups.
ME607 Computational Linear Algebra 3:1:3(6) Spring
Numerical techniques for applying linear algebra to mechanical engineering systems are introduced as well as underlying fundamentals for practical applications. Simultaneous linear equations, eigen analysis, iterative methods, and sparse matrix solution method are covered. Through programming practice, computational capability can be enhanced.
ME611 Convective Heat Transfer 3:0:3(6) Spring
This course deals with various fundamental aspects of convective heat transfer. The mechanism of convective heat transfer and the methods of analytical approach are going to be discussed in depth. The major topics included in this course are the laminar/turbulent heat transfer in internal/external flows and the forced/natural convections. The students are assumed to have taken the introductory courses on fluid mechanics and heat transfer.
ME612 Transport Phenomena 3:0:3(6) Spring
Discussions are given for a fundamental understanding of mechanism of transport phenomena. A thorough review is conducted for the basic equations in arbitrary continuum and transport processes by molecular motions.
ME613 Computational Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer 3:0:3(6) Fall
The purpose of this course is to familiarize the students with numerical methods of treating differential equations in fluid and thermal engineering fields. In this course, participants get abilities for predicting and analyzing the diverse physical phenomena by using a program. Through various contents of home works and term projects, students can analyze the physical model numerically.
ME615 Nanoscale Heat Transfer 3:0:3(6) Spring
This course will cover microscopic concepts and methodology in heat transfer at nanoscale, including equilibrium statistics, Boltzmann transport equation, and nanoscale heat conduction and radiation, with applications in contemporary technologies. Lectures will cover fundamental theories and applications, while this course will emphasize a term project to incubate the independent research abilities of students.
ME616 Automobile Technology and Environment 3:0:3(6) Fall
Principles of engine technology and performance analysis for the environmentally-friendly design and operation are discussed. The key technologies to reduce and treat hazardous exhaust emissions from the automobile systems especially engines are focussed. Advanced engine concepts are introduced to emphasize new powerplant aiming for fuel economy and low emissions to solve both environmental problem and energy resources crisis.
ME617 Advanced Vehicle Control Design 3:0:3(6) Fall
This course covers the subjects of dealing with the real world problems associated with applying control theories to general mechanical systems that have the unique design limitations in cost and robustness as well as actuator performance. This course introduces signal processing methods and diverse control methods which can be applied to general mechanical control systems. The course is concluded with the case studies of applying the introduced methods to automotive controls.
ME620 Advanced Ocean Wave Mechanics 3:0:3 Spring,Fall
Introduction to ocean wave, Governing equation and turbulent flows, statistical description of ocean wave, Spectral dynamics of ocean wave and recent trends in ocean wave research.
ME621 Turbulence 3:0:3(6) Spring
Introduction to turbulence, Governing equation and turbulent flows, statistical description of turbulence, Kinematics and dynamics of homogeneous turbulence, Spectral dynamics of turbulence, Boundary-free shear flows, Wall-bounded shear flows and recent trends in turbulence research.
ME622 Floating Body Dynamics 3:0:3 Spring
Theoretical background of the techniques for the prediction of motions and wave loads which are key design considerations of the floating structures will be presented. Numerical methods and procedures based on potential theory will be presented. Practical examples of important nonlinear dynamic responses are studied through numerical or experimental approach.
ME623 Rotating Flow 3:0:3(6) Fall
Flow of fluid in a rotating container is discussed. Models of both inviscid and viscous fluids are dealt with.
ME624 Simulation of Ship Hydrodynamics and Waves 3:0:3 Spring
Numerical simulation of hydrodynamics and sea waves for ocean engineering. Numerical treatment of free surface flow, fluid-body interaction and turbulence will be introduced for time-dependent simulation of floating structures and ships.
ME630 Deepsea Petroleum production Engineering 4:0:4 Fall
This course provides the range of engineering for deepsea petroleum production. The scope of study includes the introduction to petroleum thermodynamics, topside process, reservoir engineering, drilling, subsea facilities, and floating structures.
ME631 Hydro-elasticity 3:0:3 Fall
Hydroelasticity is a branch of science which is concerned with the motion of deformable bodies through liquids. The theory of hydroelasticityis adapted from aeroelasticity. Hydroelasticity treats the important problems of fluid-structure interaction to describe the effect of structural response of the body on the fluid around it.
ME632 Theory of Viscoelasticity 3:0:3(6) Fall
Theory of linear viscoelasticity is treated. The extensive discussion on the constitutive behavior of practical viscoelastic materials is followed by the discussion on the various solution techniques for the viscoelastic boundary value problems. Brief treatment on the thermo-viscoelasticity and variational theorems will also be done towards the end of the class.
ME633 Mechanical Behavior of Polymeric and Composite Materials 3:0:3(6) Fall
In this course various characteristics of the mechanical properties of polymer and composites materials such as deformation, fracture and strength of materials are introduced for the application to engineering design. The evaluation method of mechanical properties are also explained.
ME634 Functional Materials and Structures 3:0:3 Fall
The course objective is to understand fundamental properties and working mechanism of various functional materials used in the mechanical engineering fields and to study how to apply them to engineering-based applied devices and structures. In this course, functional materials cover soft actuators/sensors, smart materials, bio-inspired materials, and functional nano-carbons and theoretical modeling and experimental considerations for performance evaluations are introduced in detail.
ME635 Plastic Analysis and Design of Structures 3:0:3(6) Fall
Plastic analysis is introduced emphasizing its difference form elastic analysis for strength and design of machines and structures. Plastic behavior of materials is studied based on yield criteria, and limit analysis formulation is derived with variational methods. Beams, Plates, shells and frames are analysed by plastic analysis for design purpose. Complicated structure are also considered for plastic analysis and optimum design.
ME637 Axiomatic Design of Domposite Structures 3:0:3 Fall
This course is a continuation of OSE 534. It deals thoroughly the joining process of composite structures, manufacturing and transport issues in composite materials and impact and fatigue properties of composite structures. After getting acquainted with the axiomatic design theory, the design and fabrication of composite ship component, marine structures, rehabilitation of infrastructures and automotive structures which are all the actual research results of the instructor are thoroughly treated.
ME638 Axiomatic Design of Composite Structure 3:0:3(6) Spring
This course is a continuation of MAE 537. It deals throughly the joining process of composite structures, manufacturing and transport issues in composite materials and impact and fatigue properties of composite structures. After getting acquainted with the axiomatic design theory, the design and fabrication of composite robot structures, machine tools, bearings, rehabilitation of infrastructures and automotive structures which are all the actual research results of the instructor are throughly treated.
ME642 Medical Biomechanics 3:0:3(6) Fall
Study the structure, function and its behavior of human musculoskeletal system, identify the physical problem of musculoskeletal system to find contribution in solving those problems applying mechanical principles.
ME644 Tribology 3:0:3(6) Spring
An introduction to tribology which is defined as the science and technology of interacting surfaces in relative motion and of related subjects and practices. Topics include the physics and basic mechanism of friction, wear and lubrication and its application to machine systems.
ME647 STEP for Electronic Commerce 3:1:3(6) Spring
e-Business is integrated with manufacturing to create new concepts such as B2B, SCM, CRM, CPC, PLM. In this course these new technologies are introduced for the e-business in manufacturing. STEP is an ISO standard which is one of the core technology in this development. Hands-on experience with STEP software tools is provided.
ME651 Rotor Dynamics 3:0:3(6) Spring
The course introduces simple rotor systems and gradually progresses to the complex systems such as gyroscopic and speed-dependent parameter systems, with a description of all analytical solutions for discrete and continuous rotor systems. It then introduces the concept of lambda matrices, which allows a unified approach to the rotor vibration problems. Some practical issues such as balancing and directional spectral analysis techniques are also treated.
ME652 Mobile Robotics 3:0:3 Fall
Fundamental concepts and design principles of mobile robotic systems are introduced, and various mathematical techniques and algorithms for mobile robots and vehicular systems are described. The specific topics of this course include vehicle guidance and control, path planning algorithms, and probabilistic robotic techniques for mobile robot applications.
ME653 Mechanical Signature and System Analysis 3:1:3(6) Fall
This course is intended to give a profound perspective on the meanings and utilities of mechanical signatures that can be observed in sound and vibration areas. The extraction of useful information from measured typical signal patterns related to the excitation, transmission, reception, and vibration (or radiated sound) will be dealt with, and, more importantly, the consolidation of ideas based on the basic understanding of signatures and underlying dynamics will be emphasized for the practical applications. The final object of this course is to provide students with an understanding of close conceptual relationships between the diagnostics of machine operating condition by using the signature analysis and the design of quiet machines.
ME654 Noise Control 3:0:3(6) Fall
Various environmental pollutions are being concerned very much along with the fast development of industry and living standard. Among various pollution topics, ‘noise’, in particular from various mechanical systems, becomes a big concerning item to generals and manufacturers because the machine noise is usually directly related with the ordinary life of human beings. Quietness of machines becomes one of quality and market value evaluation points of a machine and the customers and regulations demand a lot of noise-related functions to the machine manufacturers. In this course, for the high value design of machines and the quietness of everyday life and environment, source characteristics, human perception characteristics, identification of noise sources and transfer paths, product sound quality, and countermeasure plans are studied, which should be in mind for a noise and vibration engineer.
ME655 Robotics Engineering 3:1:3(6) Fall
Designed to enable graduate students to understand the most updated topics in kinematics and dynamics of robotics and to apply recently introduced control techniques.
ME656 Vehicle NVH 3:1:3(6) Fall
Fundamental knowledge and method for achieving low-noise and low-vibration vehicle will be studied. The topics on the design, analysis, and countermeasure plan will be covered: Characteristics of sources, human response, radiation, identification of sources and paths, analysis of vibro-acoustics fields, passive/active measure techniques, control elements, etc.
ME657 Ocean Dynamic Positioning System 3:0:3 Spring
This course is designed for graduate students. In the beginning, design principles are introduced. Next, several structure design techniques such as kinematic design, flexture mechanism design, guide mechanism design, etc. are studied. Then error analysis/compensation and uncertainty analysis are dealt with. In this course, every student proposes a term project and the result of the project is estimated by presentation at the end of the semester.
ME658 Engineering System Identification 3:0:3 Spring,Fall
This course covers theory and practice of engineering system identification that enables the scientists and engineers to develop models from measured data.
ME661 Optimal Control 3:0:3(6) Spring
The course will introduce linear quadratic design concepts with LQR and LQG ideas, and provides the bridges to LQG/LTR and introductory Hinfinity synthesis. Numerical solving with Matlab software is encouraged to illustrate the designmethodologies. Once the LQR concept is established, the tracking and disturbance rejection problem is dealt with linear quadratic sense. For the output feedback system, the measured signal corrupted with noise will be handled with the optimal estimation, and the stochastic regulator problem will be studied as a LQG design with fixed-order compensation. Then the robust-system design issues will be discussed. A term project that applies the optimal control method will be pursued.
ME662 Design of Precision Actuation System 3:0:3(6) Spring
This course is designed for graduate students. In the beginning, Design principles are introduced. Next, several structure design techniques such as kinematic design, flexture mechanism design, guide mechanism design, etc. are studied. Then error analysis/compensation and uncertainty analysis are dealt with. In this course, every student proposes a term project and the result of the project is estimated by presentation at the end of the semester.
ME670 Construction of Offshore Structures 2:0:2 Summer,Winter
In this course, we plan to have a series of seminars on “construction of offshore structures” given by students and experts. Based on the basic knowledge on marine environments, we first deal with subjects on materials, equipments, operation, foundation and installation. We then study construction and installation procedures of coastal structures, offshore platforms, gravity based structures, floating structures, pipelines and cables. Also, the subjects on construction in the deep sea and arctic environment will be studied.
ME671 Product Lifecycle Management System for Ocean System 3:1:3 Spring
e-Business is integrated with manufacturing to create new concepts such as B2B, SCM, CRM, CPC, PLM. In this course these new technologies are introduced for the e-business in manufacturing. STEP is an ISO standard which is one of the core technology. Hands-on experience with STEP software tools is provided to proceed the term project on ocean systems.
ME674 Optical Imaging System Design 3:0:3(6) Fall
The contents of this course is composed of two parts. Part 1 deals mainly with the fundamentals of optical system such as basic theory of wave optics and geometrical optics, performance factors such as aberration, resolution, contrast etc., working principle and characteristics of several optical components, systematic design process and computer aided design. Part 2 deals with the configuration, design and signal processing of actual optical systems for 2D and 3D imaging, variations of system configuration, enhancement of system performances such as resolution contrast and imaging speed. During the second half of this course, a term project will be carried out in a teamwork. Every Team will propose and design an optical system in the term project and the performance of the proposed optical system will be approved by simulation.
ME683 Human Robot Interaction: Haptics 3:0:3(6) Fall
As the human-robot interaction is becoming the important issue for the upcoming human-robot symbiosis era, this year’s lecture is extending the haptic interaction study in human-robot to multimodal interaction. Telerobotics and haptic interaction is the robotics research area that is related with transmission of force or tactile information about remote place or virtual model. The lecture will address fundamental topics about telerobotics and haptic interaction; bilateral control architecture, haptic devices, human haptic perception, haptic modeling, performance evaluation and related applications. Also, various topics in human-robot interaction will be lectured jointly with guest lecturers and Prof. Kwon.
ME692 Wave Propagation 3:0:3(6) Spring
Waves in a string, bar, plate and shell are theoretically, but emphasizing their physical and practical meaning to be conveyed. Surface waves and waves in solid are also to be discussed.
ME711 Radiation Heat Transfer 3:0:3(6) Spring
Starting with fundamental concepts, the most advanced topics are treated in depth. It is aimed that the students will be able to understand and analyze fundamentals of boilers, industrial furnaces, space heat transfer, super-insulators and etc.
ME721 Ocean Fluid Mechanics Modeling 3:0:3 Spring
The purpose of this course is to study logical methods to develop computational turbulence models at various closure levels. Modeling philosophy is exemplified in detail for mixing length model and two-equation model. The model behavior is investigated with a number of ideal benchmark flows and the effects of model constants are discussed. Recent methods of LES and DNS are also presented.
ME722 Computational Turbulence Modeling 3:0:3(6) Spring
Introduction and hands-on experience on the selected experimental methods commonly used in the high temperature thermal engineering. Basic electronics and computer interfacing, photography, lens and mirrors, Schieren, interferometry, image processing, high speed image, radiation detectors, monochromators, lame emission spectroscopy, flame scanning, flame extinction, flame probe measurements.
ME724 Stratified Flow 3:0:3(6) Fall
Physical descriptions of stratified flow are dealt with. flow models of inviscid and viscous fluids are discussed.
ME730 Design of Light Sandwich Structures 3:0:3 Spring
This course gives an overview of typical material properties for marine sandwich constructions. It provides physical understanding and means to analyze, design, and optimize various sandwich structures and meaningful results from previous research.
ME731 Nonlinear Computational Mechanics of Solid 3:0:3(6) Spring
Computational approach to general nonlinear solid mechanics is treated via finite element analysis with emphasis on finite strain plasticity. In addition to static nonlinear problems, some theories and techniques on nonlinear dynamic analysis are treated.
ME732 Reliability in Strength Design 3:0:3(6) Fall
Reliability is one of the most important issues in strength design of machines and mechanical structures. Statistical characteristics of various material strengths and statistical properties of service loads are studied, and design concepts related to reliability in automobiles, railways and aircraft are introduced in this course.
ME752 Structure-borne Sound 3:0:3(6) Fall
Sound is radiated from the vibration of structures or transmitted through the structures that enclose the whole machine. In this course, generation conditions and characteristics of sound from vibrating structures are studied. The following topics are studied in a successive manner: propagation and damping characteristics of waves in solids, how the structure receives the external excitation, how the sound is radiated from structures that received an amount of excitation power, and how the sound is transmitted through an enclosing structure of a machine and a partition separating two connected cavities.
ME761 Nonlinear System Control 3:0:3(6) Spring
This course deals with the contents about the nonlinear system and nonlinear controller widely. Those contents involve the analysis, stability, controller design for the nonlinear system and design, analysis for the nonlinear controllers.
ME762 Adaptive Control System 3:0:3(6) Spring
This course deals with the adaptive control method such as model based adaptive control (MRAC), STR, LMFAC and the various constant measurement methods based on the least square method. Theoretical analysis involves the adoption theory of Lyapunov, Popov, robustness analysis, Stochastic adaptive control and variable measurements by Kalmana filter.
ME771 Analysis and Design of Metal Forming Processes 3:1:3(6) Fall
The basic analysis techniques required for design of the manufacturing processes such as extrusion, rolling, forming, deep drawing, etc. will be introduced. the fundamentals of such design procedures will be handled by case studies and experiments.
ME781 Molecular Dynamics and Nanomechanics 3:0:3(6) Spring
This course provides an in-depth coverage of the molecular dynamics simulation, and various examples are treated in conjunction with its applications for nanomechanics, which deals with the mechanics of nanoscale systems. The lecture will start with a brief introduction to statistical mechanics at a level appropriate for mechanical engineering students, and a short coverage will be given to the straightforward treatment of the microcanonical ensembles. Then non-Hamiltonian dynamics is discussed to treat the use of thermostats or barostats in MD simulation, and various ensembles will be covered. We emphasize that MD simulation leads to the characterization of various mechanical systems at the atomistic level and its usefulness for calculating mechanical properties of materials and systems. Other topics may include free energy calculation, non-equilibrium molecular dynamics, Ab Initio Molecular dynamics, coarse graining and time scale problems, and rare events etc. Lastly various examples of nanomechanics will be explored from the application aspect of molecular dynamics and the related techniques.
ME800 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering 3:0:3(6) Spring,Fall
This lecture is designed to deal with the selected theory and application in mechanical engineering part. The specific topics will be announced before the semester begins.
ME801 Special topics in Mechanical EngineeringⅠ 1:0:1 Summer,Winter
This course deal with selected special subjects that it is hard to deal the other course.
ME802 Special topics in Mechanical EngineeringⅡ 2:0:2 Summer,Winter
This course deal with selected special subjects that it is hard to deal the other course.
ME803 Special Topics in Ocean Systems Engineering 3:0:3 Spring,Fall
Overall lecture of Ocean Systems Engineering.
ME804 Special Topics and Design Laboratory of Ocean Systems Engineering 2:3:3 Summer,Winter
ME810 Special Topics in Thermal & Fluid Engineering 3:0:3(6) Fall
This lecture is designed to deal with the selected theory and application in thermal and fluid engineering part. The specific topics will be announced before the semester begins.
ME830 Special Topics in Design Engineering 3:0:3(6) Fall
This lecture is designed to deal with the selected theory and application in design engineering part. The specific topics will be announced before the semester begins.
ME850 Special Topics in Dynamics and Control 3:0:3(6) Spring,Fall
lThis lecture is designed to deal with the selected theory and application in dynamics and control part. The specific topics will be announced before the semester begins.
ME870 Special Topics in Production Engineering 3:0:3(6) Spring,Fall
This lecture is designed to deal with the selected theory and application in production engineering part. The specific topics will be announced before the semester begins.
Research
Subject No. Subject name Lecture:Lab:Credit(Homework) Semester
ME960 M.S. Thesis Spring,Fall
ME964 Individual Research M.S. 0:3:1 Spring,Summer,Fall,Winter
When an individual work is required for the topics which are not covered by the current M.S. curriculum in the field of mechanical engineering, an individual research will be carried out and the research results should be summarized by the students and be submitted to the supervisor for its evaluation.
ME966 Seminar(M.S.) 1:0:1 Spring,Fall
The recent advances and related topics in mechanical engineering are presented by invited lectures. Also, special projects and thesis study given to students are presented and discussed. This course proceeds with group that is composed of several students guided by advisor professor.
ME967 Individual Research M.S. 0:6:2 Spring,Fall
When an individual work is required for the topics which are not covered by the current M.S. curriculum in the field of mechanical engineering, an individual research will be carried out and the research results should be summarized by the students and be submitted to the supervisor for its evaluation.
ME968 Seminar of Career Planning for Ocean Engineering 1:0:1 Spring,Fall
ME980 Ph. D. Thesis Spring,Fall
ME985 Individual Research Ph.D. 0:3:1 Spring,Summer,Fall,Winter
When an individual work is required for the topics which are not covered by the current Ph.D. curriculum in the field of mechanical engineering, an individual research will be carried out and the research results should be summarized by the students and be submitted to the supervisor for its evaluation.
ME986 Seminar(Ph.D.) 1:0:1 Spring,Fall
The recent advances and related topics in mechanical engineering are presented by invited lectures. Also, special projects and thesis study given to students are presented and discussed. This course proceeds with group that is composed of several students guided by advisor professor.

Note: 500 level courses open to both undergraduate and graduate students