Online Class Schedule Spring 2021

For the spring 2021 semester, VEO students are eligible to enroll in all graduate-level courses (5000-level and above) in CHE, CE, ECE, MSE, MAE, and SYS.


VEO degree students: Visit SIS or Lou’s List to search for classes. Students are strongly encouraged to discuss course plans with their advisor before enrollling in any course. Prior approval from your advisor is necessary to ensure that your planned courses will count towards your degree. Once approved, log in to SIS and self-enroll.

Non-degree and Visiting students: Complete the non-degree account request (new students only; this form should be completed only once) and obtain instructor permission to enable course enrollment. Our office will then personally assist you with the process.

 

Class Search Options

The spring 2021 UVA graduate engineering online classes have been compiled below. This listing is a snapshot-in-time and will be updated periodically. For the most current spring 2021 class information, follow the class search options described below.

  -     Click to search for Lou’s List spring 2021 classes. Make sure the correct term shows at the top left. Scroll down to Engineering and Applied Sciences Departments and click to open to the program options. Select a program (typically CHE, CE, ECE, MSE, MAE, or SYS) and review the courses that show.

  -     Click to search for SIS spring 2021 classes. Select ‘Search Classes by Semester’. Make sure the correct term shows at the top left. Enter the subject in the ‘Subject’ field (typically CHE, CE, ECE, MSE, MAE, or SYS). Click the navy ‘Search’ button and review the courses that show.

  • Applied Mathematics

    APMA 6420 Engineering Mathematics II
    OS - Online Synchronous, MW 1230-145pm
    Diana Morris – dmd8a@virginia.edu

    Further and deeper understanding of partial differential equations that govern physical phenomena in science and engineering. Solution of linear partial differential equations by eigenfunction expansion techniques. Green's functions for time-independent and time-dependent boundary value problems. Fourier transform methods, and Laplace transform methods. Solution of a variety of initial-value, boundary-value problems. Various physical applications. Study of complex variable theory. Functions of a complex variable, and complex integral calculus, Taylor series, Laurent series, and the residue theorem, and various applications. Serious work and efforts in the further development of analytical skills and expertise. Cross-listed as MAE 6420. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and APMA 6410 or equivalent.

     

    APMA 6430 Statistics for Engineers & Scientists
    OS - Online Synchronous, MW 330-445pm
    Gianluca Guadagni – gg5d@virginia.edu

    Analyzes the role of statistics in science; hypothesis tests of significance; confidence intervals; design of experiments; regression; correlation analysis; analysis of variance; and introduction to statistical computing with statistical software libraries. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate studies.
     

  • Chemical Engineering

    CHE 5456 Biproduct & Bioprocess Eng
    OS - Online Synchronous, MW 2-315pm
    Michael King – mlk4sf@virginia.edu  

    The course focuses on engineering's role in commercialization of vaccines and biologics. Biologics are more complex than small molecule drug products and present unique challenges in commercialization. This course includes an overview of vaccines and biologics from historical context, product, process and analytical technologies, immunology, clinical, regulatory and ethical considerations, economics, risk mitigation, and impact on human health. Prerequisites: 4th year or higher CHE or BME standing or Instructor Permission

     

    CHE 5561 Special Topics – Data Science in Chemical Engineering
    OS - Online Synchronous, MW 830-945am
    Matthew Lazzara – mjl9cd@virginia.edu

    Applies engineering science, design methods, and system analysis to developing areas and current problems in chemical engineering. Topics are announced at registration.

     

    CHE 5561 Special Topics – Fundamentals of Process Safety
    OS - Online Synchronous, TR 330-445pm
    Robert Unnerstall – rju2qc@virginia.edu

    Applies engineering science, design methods, and system analysis to developing areas and current problems in chemical engineering. Topics are announced at registration.

     

    CHE 5562 Special Topics – Tissue Engineering
    OS - Online Synchronous, MW 2-315pm
    Steven Caliari – sc6au@virginia.edu  

    Applies engineering science, design methods, and system analysis to developing areas and current problems in chemical engineering. Topics are announced at registration.
     

    CHE 6442 – Applied Surface Chemistry
    OS - Online Synchronous, TR 2-315pm 
    David Green – dlg9s@virginia.edu

    Factors underlying interfacial phenomena, with emphasis on thermodynamics of surfaces, structural aspects, and electrical phenomena; applications such as emulsification, foaming, detergency, sedimentation, flow through porous media, fluidization, nucleation, wetting, adhesion, flotation, electrocapillarity. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

     

    CHE 6447 – Biochemical Engineering
    OS - Online Synchronous, TR 330-445pm
    Rachel Letteri – rl2qm@virginia.edu, George Prpich – gp6z@virginia.edu

    Introduction to properties, production, and use of biological molecules of importance to medicine and industry, such as proteins, enzymes, and antibiotics. Topics may include fermentation and cell culture processes, biological mass transfer, enzyme engineering, and implications of recent advances in molecular biology, genomics, and proteomics. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

     

    CHE 6476 – Process Design and Economics **4 credit class**
    OS - Online Synchronous, TR 1230-145pm
    Eric Anderson – ewa3a@virginia.edu

    Factors that determine the genesis and evolution of a process. Principles of marketing and technical economics and modern process design principles and techniques, including computer simulation with optimization. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

     

    CHE 6618 – Chemical Reaction Engineering
    OS - Online Synchronous, MW 330-445pm
    Gary Koenig – gmk3k@virginia.edu

    Fundamentals of chemical reaction kinetics and mechanisms; experimental methods of determining reaction rates; introduction to heterogeneous catalysis; application of chemical kinetics, along with mass-transfer theory, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics, to the design and operation of chemical reactors. Prerequisite: CHE 6625 and 6665.

     

    CHE 6630 – Mass Transfer
    OS - Online Synchronous, TR 930-1045am
    Geoffrey Geise – gmg9j@virginia.edu

    Fundamental principles common to mass transfer phenomena, with emphasis on mass transfer in diverse chemical engineering situations. Detailed consideration of fluxes, diffusion with and without convection, interphase mass transfer with chemical reaction, and applications. Prerequisite: CHE 6625 and 6665.

  • Civil Engineering

    CE 5240 – Ground-Water Hydrology and Contaminant Transport
    OS - Online Synchronous, MW 330-445pm
    James Smith – jas9e@virginia.edu  

    An introduction to ground-water hydrology and contaminant transport. Topics include Darcy's Law, fluid potential, hydraulic conductivity, the unsaturated zone, the 3-D equation of ground-water flow, well hydraulics and pump tests, including the principle of superposition, the advection-dispersion-reaction equation, pollutant fate and transport processes, and numerical simulation of ground-water. Prerequisites: CE 2210, CE 3200 or equivalent.

     

    CE 5300 – Adv Design of Metal Structures
    In Person with Remote Option, MW 2-315pm
    Jose Gomez – jpg4k@virginia.edu

    Behavior and design of structural elements and systems, including continuous beams, plate girders, composite steel-concrete members, members in combined bending and compression. Structural frames, framing systems, eccentric connections, and torsion and torsional stability are also studied. (Y) Prerequisites: CE 3330 or equivalent.

     

    CE 5410 – Intro to Transportation Planning
    OS - Online Synchronous, MW 2-315pm
    John Miller – jsm3f@virginia.edu

    Introduces the legal requirements, framework, and principles of urban and statewide planning. Focuses on describing and applying the methodology of the forecasting system of the transportation planning process, including inventory, forecasts of population and economic activity, network analysis, and travel demand analysis.

     

    CE 5500 – Special Topics – Construction Estimating
    OS - Online Synchronous, TR 5-615pm
    Matthew O’Malley – mdo5m@virginia.edu

    Applies basic engineering principles, analytical procedures and design methodology to special problems of current interest in civil engineering. Topic for each semester are announced at the time of course enrollment.

     

    CE 5500 – Special Topics – Stochastic Hydrology
    In Person with Remote Option, TR 1230-145pm
    Julianne Quinn – jdq6nn@virginia.edu

    Applies basic engineering principles, analytical procedures and design methodology to special problems of current interest in civil engineering. Topic for each semester are announced at the time of course enrollment.

     

    CE 5700 – Foundations Engineering
    Hybrid with Remote Option, TR 1230-145pm
    Lindsay Burden – li6n@virginia.edu

    Foundation engineering is the application of soil mechanics in the design of foundation elements for structures. The course covers properties of soils; subsurface exploration; bearing capacity; design of shallow foundations and mats; earth pressure theories and applications to design of retaining structures; stability of slopes; and an introduction to deep foundations. Prerequisites: CE 3310, CE 3710.

     

    CE 6260 – Environmental Microbiology and Biological Waste Treatment
    OS - Online Synchronous, MWF 1-150pm
    Lisa Peterson – lmc6b@virginia.edu

    We will explore terminology and concepts for characterizing and mathematically modeling human impacts on microbial systems and vice versa. Special consideration will be given to microbe-mediated cycling of organic materials (i.e., pollutants) in natural and engineered systems, including: conventional water and wastewater treatment, municipal landfills, pristine and contaminated groundwater and surface waters, etc.

     

    CE 6460 – Intro to Integrated Transportation Systems Models
    OS – Online Synchronous, TR 1230-145pm
    Brian Park – bp6v@virginia.edu

    The purpose of this course is to introduce students to core models that support transportation engineering. In addition, the course provides a background on fundamental mathematical and heuristic search methods, optimization theory, stochastic optimization, and graph theory that underpin the transportation models.

     

    CE 6490 – Transportation Data Analysis and Modeling
    In Person with Remote Option, TR 330-445pm
    Michael Fontaine – mdf3s@virginia.edu

    This course explores the unique modeling and analysis challenges faced by transportation engineers. Students will be introduced to these challenges in a wide range of transportation areas - ranging from traffic flow theory, to safety, to aviation. Data characteristics from these areas will be investigated, along with well-suited modeling and analysis techniques.

     

    CE 6500 – Special Topics – Smart Cities and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)
    OS - Online Synchronous, TR 11-1215pm
    Jonathan Goodall – jlg7h@virginia.edu

    Detailed study of special topics in civil engineering. Master's-level graduate students. Prerequisites: to be listed for each section as needed

     

    CE 6500 – Special Topics – Remote Sensing for Environmental Engineers
    OA - Online Asynchronous 
    Venkataraman Lakshmi – vl9tn@virginia.edu

    Detailed study of special topics in civil engineering. Master's-level graduate students. Prerequisites: to be listed for each section as needed

     

    CE 6500 – Special Topics – Intro to Bridge Engineering and Design
    In Person with Remote Option, MWF 11-1150am
    Jose Gomez – jpg4k@virginia.edu

    Detailed study of special topics in civil engineering. Master's-level graduate students. Prerequisites: to be listed for each section as needed

     

    CE 6500 – Special Topics – Dynamical Systems
    OS - Online Synchronous, MW 830-945
    Osman Ozbulut - oeo5c@virginia.edu

    Detailed study of special topics in civil engineering. Master's-level graduate students. Prerequisites: to be listed for each section as needed

     

    CE 6750 – Mechanics of Composite Materials
    OS - Online Synchronous, TR 11-1215
    Marek-Jerzy Pindera – mp3g@virginia.edu

    Analyzes the properties and mechanics of fibrous, laminated composites; stress, strain, equilibrium, and tensor notation; micromechanics, lamina, laminates, anisotropic materials, classical lamination theory, stiffness and strength, interlaminar stresses, fabrication, and test methods; thermal stresses, analysis, design and computerized implementation. Taught concurrently with AM 6650. Prerequisite: CE 2310 or equivalent and a computer language

     

  • Electrical & Computing Engineering

    ECE 5150 – Microelectronic Integrated Circuit Fabrication
    OS - Online Synchronous, MW 2-315pm 
    Nathan Swami – ns5h@virginia.edu  

    Explores fabrication technologies for the manufacture of integrated circuits and microsystems. Emphasizes processes used for monolithic silicon-based systems and basic technologies for compound material devices. Topics include crystal properties and growth, Miller indices, Czochralski growth, impurity diffusion, concentration profiles, silicon oxidation, oxide growth kinetics, local oxidation, ion implantation, crystal annealing, photolithography and pattern transfer, wet and dry etching processes, anisotropic etches, plasma etching, reactive ion etching, plasma ashing, chemical vapor deposition and epitaxy; evaporation, sputtering, thin film evaluation, chemical-mechanical polishing, multilevel metal, device contacts, rapid thermal annealing, trench isolation, process integration, and wafer yield. Prerequisite: ECE 3103 or equivalent.

     

    ECE 5260 – Microwave Engineering I
    OS - Online Synchronous, TR 2-315pm
    Robert Weikle – rmw5w@virginia.edu

    Design and analysis of passive microwave circuits. Topics include transmission lines, electromagnetic field theory, waveguides, microwave network analysis and signal flow graphs, impedance matching and tuning, resonators, power dividers and directional couplers, and microwave filters. Prerequisite: ECE 3209 or instructor permission.

     

    ECE 5502 – Special Topics – Photovoltaics
    OS - Online Synchronous, TR 330-445pm
    Mool Gupta – mg9re@virginia.edu

    A first-level graduate/advanced undergraduate course covering a topic not normally covered in the course offerings. The topic usually reflects new developments in the electrical and computer engineering field. Offering is based on student and faculty interests. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

     

    ECE 5502 – Special Topics – Hardware-Software Security
    OA - Online Asynchronous 
    Barry Johnson – bwj@virginia.edu

    A first-level graduate/advanced undergraduate course covering a topic not normally covered in the course offerings. The topic usually reflects new developments in the electrical and computer engineering field. Offering is based on student and faculty interests. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

     

    ECE 6140 – Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics
    OA - Online Asynchronous 
    Avik Ghosh – ag7rq@virginia.edu

    Today's electronic devices are reaching nanometer dimensions where fundamental quantum and atomistic processes dominate. Instead of the traditional 'top-down' classical viewpoint in "Solid State Device" courses, quantum transport principles are needed to understand `bottom-up' how current flows through individual atoms, molecules, nanotubes or spintronic devices. This course provides a convenient starting point.

     

    ECE 6332 – VLSI Design
    OS - Online Synchronous, TR 11-1215
    Mircea Stan – mrs8n@virginia.edu

    Digital CMOS circuit design and analysis: combinational circuits, sequential circuits, and memory. Second order circuit issues. Global design issues: clocking and interconnect. Use of Cadence CAD tools. Semester long team research project investigating new areas in circuit design. Prerequisites: ECE 2630, ECE 2330.

     

    ECE 6434 – Dependable Computing Systems
    OS - Online Synchronous, TR 11-1215
    Homa Alemzadeh – ha4d@virginia.edu

    Focuses on techniques for designing and analyzing dependable computer-based systems. Topics include basic dependability concepts and attributes, fault models and effects, combinatorial and state-space modeling, hardware redundancy, error detecting and correcting codes, time redundancy, software fault tolerance, checkpointing and recovery, reliable networked systems, error detection techniques, and experimental dependability evaluation techniques. Prerequisites: A basic knowledge of probability and computer architecture is required. A working knowledge of programming is required for homework and mini projects.

     

    ECE 6435 – Computer Architecture and Design
    OS - Online Synchronous, MW 12-150pm
    Ronald Williams – rdw@virginia.edu

    Integration of computer organization concepts such as data flow, instruction interpretation, memory systems, interfacing, and microprogramming with practical and systematic digital design methods such as behavioral versus structural descriptions, divide-and-conquer, hierarchical conceptual levels, trade-offs, iteration, and postponement of detail.  Design exercises are accomplished using a hardware description language and simulation.  Prerequisite by topic:  Digital Logic Design (ECE 2330 or equivalent), Introductory Computer Architecture (ECE 3330 or equivalent), Assembly Language Programming.

     

    ECE 6465 Robots and Humans
    Hybrid, TR 930-1045am
    Tariq Iqbal – ti3fe@virginia.edu

    Interactions between robots and humans are influenced by form, function and expectations. Quantitative techniques evaluate performance of specific tasks and functions. Qualitative techniques are used to evaluate the interaction and to understand expectations and perceptions of the human side of the interaction. Students use humanoid robots to develop and evaluate interactions within a specific application context.

     

    ECE 6501 – Special Topics – Optical Quantum Electronics
    OS - Online Synchronous, MW 11-1215
    Xu Yi – xy3m@virginia.edu

    A first-level graduate course covering a topic not normally covered in the graduate course offerings. The topic will usually reflect new developments in the electrical and computer engineering field. Offering is based on student and faculty interests. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

     

    ECE 6501 – Special Topics – Optical Communication Devices
    OS - Online Synchronous, TR 330-445pm
    Andreas Beling – ab3pj@virginia.edu

    A first-level graduate course covering a topic not normally covered in the graduate course offerings. The topic will usually reflect new developments in the electrical and computer engineering field. Offering is based on student and faculty interests. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

     

    ECE 6501 – Special Topics – Matrix Analysis in Engineering and Science
    OA - Online Asynchronous 
    Gang Tao – gt9s@virginia.edu

    A first-level graduate course covering a topic not normally covered in the graduate course offerings. The topic will usually reflect new developments in the electrical and computer engineering field. Offering is based on student and faculty interests. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

     

    ECE 6502 – Special Topics – Hardware for Modern Day Computing
    OS - Online Synchronous, MW 330-445pm
    Nikhil Shukla – ns6pf@virginia.edu

    A first-level graduate course covering a topic not normally covered in the graduate course offerings. The topic will usually reflect new developments in the electrical and computer engineering field. Offering is based on student and faculty interests. Prerequisite:  Instructor permission.

     

    ECE 6502 – Special Topics – Graph Mining
    OS - Online Synchronous, TR 330-445pm
    Jundong Li – jl6qk@virginia.edu

    A first-level graduate course covering a topic not normally covered in the graduate course offerings. The topic will usually reflect new developments in the electrical and computer engineering field. Offering is based on student and faculty interests. Prerequisite:  Instructor permission.

     

    ECE 6502 – Special Topics – Electrons and Phonons
    OS - Online Synchronous, MW 2-315pm
    Mona Zebarjadi – mz6g@virginia.edu

    A first-level graduate course covering a topic not normally covered in the graduate course offerings. The topic will usually reflect new developments in the electrical and computer engineering field. Offering is based on student and faculty interests. Prerequisite:  Instructor permission.

     

    ECE 6502 – Special Topics – Adv Digital Design Laboratory
    Hybrid with Remote Option, TR 1230-145pm
    Mircea Stan – mrs8n@virginia.edu

    A first-level graduate course covering a topic not normally covered in the graduate course offerings. The topic will usually reflect new developments in the electrical and computer engineering field. Offering is based on student and faculty interests. Prerequisite:  Instructor permission.

     

    ECE 6502 – Special Topics – Machine Learning for Engineers
    OS - Online Synchronous, MW 2-315pm
    Miaomiao Zhang – mz8rr@virginia.edu

    A first-level graduate course covering a topic not normally covered in the graduate course offerings. The topic will usually reflect new developments in the electrical and computer engineering field. Offering is based on student and faculty interests. Prerequisite:  Instructor permission.

     

    ECE 6642 – Optoelectronic Devices
    OS - Online Synchronous, TR 930-1045am
    Joe Campbell – jcc7s@virginia.edu

    Optoelectronics merges optics and microelectronics. Optoelectronic devices and circuits have become core technologies for several key technical areas such as telecommunications, information processing, optical storage, and sensors. This course will cover devices that generate (semiconductor light emitting diodes and lasers), modulate, amplify, switch, and detect optical signals. Also included are solar cells, photonic crystals, and plasmonics.

     

    ECE 6750 – Digital Signal Processing
    OS - Online Synchronous, MW 5-615pm
    Daniel Weller – dsw8c@virginia.edu

    A first graduate course in digital signal processing. Topics include discrete-time signals and systems, application of z-transforms, the discrete-time Fourier transform, sampling, digital filter design, the discrete Fourier transform, the fast Fourier transform, quantization effects and nonlinear filters. Additional topics can include signal compression and multi-resolution processing.

     

    ECE 6784 – Wireless Communications
    OS - Online Synchronous, MW 2-315pm
    Cong Shen – cs7dt@virginia.edu

    This is a survey course in the theory and technology of modern wireless communication systems, exemplified in cellular telephony, paging, microwave distribution systems, wireless networks, and even garage door openers. Wireless technology is inherently interdisciplinary, and the course seeks to serve the interests of a variety of students. Prerequisites: ECE 3750/3760, and ECE 4710.

     

    ECE 6850 – Intro to Control Systems
    OS - Online Synchronous, TR 11-1215
    Zongli Lin – zl5y@virginia.edu

    This course aims to provide an instruction to basic principles and tools for the analysis and design of control systems. It is intended for general graduate students in engineering and science. Topics to be covered include concepts, examples and designs of feedback, system modeling, linear and nonlinear dynamic behaviors, stability analysis, frequency domain analysis and design, transfer functions, PID control, and robustness of control systems.

  • Materials Science & Engineering

    MSE 6020 – Defects and Microstructure in Materials
    OS - Online Synchronous, TR 5-615pm
    Sean Agnew – sra4p@virginia.edu

    Basic course designed to provide a foundation for correlating defect structure and microstructure with physical, mechanical and chemical properties of engineering materials. The fundamental properties of point, line and surface defects in ordered media will be formulated. The thermodynamics of point defects in various types of solids will be discussed as well as the geometry and mechanics of crystal dislocations and their role in crystal plasticity elucidated. The essential elements of microstructure will be characterized emphasizing the concepts of phase constitution, microconstituent, polycrystalline aggregate and multiphase materials. The concept of real materials embodying a hierarchy of structures is emphasized. The principles governing the genesis and stability of material structure at various levels will be discussed. Prerequisite: MSE 6010 and MSE 6230.

     

    MSE 6080 – Chemical and Electrochemical Properties
    OS - Online Synchronous, MW 12-115pm
    Giovanni Zangari – gz3e@virginia.edu

    Introduces the concepts of electrode potential, double layer theory, surface charge, and electrode kinetics. These concepts are applied to subjects that include corrosion and embrittlement, energy conversion, batteries and fuel cells, electro-catalysis, electroanalysis, electrochemical industrial processes, bioelectrochemistry, and water treatment. Prerequisite: Physical chemistry course or instructor permission.

     

    MSE 6130 – Transmission Electron Microscopy
    OS - Online Synchronous, TR 330-445pm
    James Howe – jh9s@virginia.edu

    Emphasizes the fundamental principles of transmission electron microscopy and illustrates its capabilities for characterizing the internal structures of materials by diffraction, imaging and spectroscopic techniques; includes weekly laboratory exercises. Prerequisite: MSE 6010 or instructor permission.

     

    MSE 6240 – Kinetics of Transport and Transformations in Materials
    OS - Online Synchronous, TR 930-1045am
    Elizabeth Opila – ejo4n@virginia.edu

    An introduction to basic kinetic processes in materials and develops basic mathematical skills necessary for materials research. Students learn to formulate the partial differential equations and boundary conditions used to describe basic materials phenomena in the solid state including mass and heat diffusion in single- and two-phase systems, the motion of planar phase boundaries, and interfacial reactions. Students develop analytical and numerical techniques for solving these equations and apply them to understanding microstructural evolution. Prerequisite: MSE 6230.

     

    MSE 6320 – Deformation and Fracture of Structural Materials
    In Person with Remote Option, TR 1230-145pm
    James Burns – jtb5r@virginia.edu

    Deformation and fracture are considered through integration of materials science microstructure and solid mechanics principles over a range of length scales, emphasizing the mechanical behavior of metallic-structural alloys and electronic materials. Metal deformation is understood based on elasticity theory and dislocation concepts. Fracture is understood based on continuum fracture mechanics and microstructural damage mechanisms. Additional topics include fatigue, elevated temperature behavior, material embrittlement, time-dependency, experimental design, damage-tolerant life prognosis, small-volume behavior, and material property modeling. Prerequisite: MSE 4320, or BS in MSE, or MSE 6050, or permission of instructor for graduate students outside of MSE.

     

    MSE 6592 – Special Topics Introduction to Materials Informatics
    Hybrid with Remote Option, TR 11-1215
    Prasanna Balachandran – pvb5e@virginia.edu

    A study of special subjects related to developments in materials science under the direction of members of the staff. Offered as required under the guidance of a faculty member.

     

    MSE 6592 – Special Topics X-ray Scattering Techniques in Materials Science
    Hybrid with Remote Option, MW 10-1115am
    Tao Sun – ts7qw@virginia.edu

    A study of special subjects related to developments in materials science under the direction of members of the staff. Offered as required under the guidance of a faculty member.

     

    MSE 6592 – Special Topics Electrons and Phonons
    OS - Online Synchronous, MW 2-315pm
    Mona Zebarjadi – mz6g@virginia.edu

    A study of special subjects related to developments in materials science under the direction of members of the staff. Offered as required under the guidance of a faculty member.

     

    MSE 7220 – Surface Science
    OA - Online Asynchronous 
    Petra Reinke – pr6e@virginia.edu

    Analyzes the structure and thermodynamics of surfaces, with particular emphasis on the factors controlling chemical reactivity of surfaces; adsorption, catalysis, oxidation, and corrosion are considered from both theoretical and experimental viewpoints. Modern surface analytical techniques, such as Auger, ESCA, and SIMS are considered. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

    MAE 6070 – Theory of Elasticity
    OS - Online Synchronous, MW 11-1215
    Baoxing Xu – bx4c@virginia.edu

    Concepts of stress, strain, equilibrium, compatibility; Hooke's law (isotropic materials); displacement and stress formulations of elasticity problems; plane stress and strain problems in rectangular coordinates (Airy's stress function approach); plane stress and strain problems in polar coordinates, axisymmetric problems; thermal stress; and energy methods.

     

    MAE 6110 – Heat and Mass Transport Phenomena
    OS - Online Synchronous, TR 930-1045am
    Patrick Hopkins – peh4v@virginia.edu

    Fundamentals of conduction and convection heat and mass transfer. Derivation and application of conservation equations for heat and mass transfer in laminar and turbulent flows. Steady, unsteady and multidimensional transport. Applications to free and confined flows in forced, natural and mixed convection regimes. Phase change problems with moving boundaries, condensation and evaporation. High speed flows. Prerequisite: Undergraduate fluid mechanics or instructor permission.

     

    MAE 6130 – Kinetic Theory and Transport Properties
    OS - Online Synchronous, TR 330-445pm
    Harsha Chelliah – hkc3w@virginia.edu

    Derivation of Boltzmann equation; Molecular derivation of Navier-Stokes equations; dynamics of molecular collisions; Chapman-Enskog solution of Boltzmann equation; transport properties of gases; analyses of shock structure, flows with chemical reactions, radiative nonequilibrium, rarefied gases, etc. Prerequisite: MAE 6100 or instructor permission.

     

    MAE 6210 – Analytical Dynamics
    OS - Online Synchronous, MW 2-315pm
    Staff 

    Classical analytical dynamics from a modern mathematical viewpoint: Newton's laws, dynamical variables, many particle systems; the Lagrangian formulation, constraints and configuration manifolds, tangent bundles, differential manifolds; variational principles, least action; non-potential forces; constrained problems; linear oscillations; Hamiltonian formulation: canonical equations, Rigid body motion. Prerequisite: Undergraduate physics, ordinary differential equations.

     

    MAE 6250 – Multibody Mechanical Systems
    OS - Online Synchronous, MW 1230-145pm
    Shawn Russell – sdr2n@virginia.edu

    Analytical and computational treatment for modeling and simulation of 3-Dimensional multibody mechanical systems. Provide a systematic and consistent basis for analyzing the interactions between motion constraints, kinematics, static, dynamic, and control behavior of multibody mechanical systems. Applications to machinery, robotic devices and mobile robots, biomechanical models for gait analysis and human motions, and motion control. Matrix modeling procedures with symbolic and numerical computational tools will be utilized for demonstrating the methods developed in this course. Focus on the current research and computational tools and examine a broad spectrum of physical systems where multibody behavior is fundamental to their design and control. Prerequisite: Engineering degree and familiarity with a programming language.

     

    MAE 6420 – Engineering Mathematics II
    OS - Online Synchronous, MW 1230-145pm
    Diana Morris – dmd8a@virginia.edu

    Further and deeper understanding of partial differential equations that govern physical phenomena in science and engineering. Solution of linear partial differential equations by eigenfunction expansion techniques. Green's functions for time-independent and time-dependant boundary value problems. Fourier transform methods, and Laplace transform methods. Solution of variety of initial-value, boundary-value problems. Various physical applications. Study of complex variable theory. Functions of complex variable, the complex integral calculus, Taylor series, Laurent series, and the residue theorem, and various applications. Serious work and efforts in the further development of analytical skills and response. Cross-listed as APMA 6420. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and APMA/MAE 6410 or equivalent.

     

    MAE 6430 – Statistics for Engineers and Scientists
    OS - Online Synchronous, MW 330-445pm
    Gianluca Guadagni – gg5d@virginia.edu

    Role of statistics in science, hypothesis tests of significance, confidence intervals, design of experiments, regression, correlation analysis, analysis of variance, and introduction to statistical computing with statistical software libraries. Cross-listed as APMA 6430. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate studies or instructor permission.

     

    MAE 6592 – Special Topics Wind Energy
    OS - Online Synchronous, TR 11am-1215pm
    Eric Loth – el9r@virginia.edu

    Study of a specialized, advanced, or exploratory topic relating to mechanical or aerospace engineering science, at the first-graduate-course level. May be offered on a seminar or a team-taught basis. Subjects selected according to faculty interest. New graduate courses are usually introduced in this form.

     

    MAE 6592 – Special Topics – Robotic Autonomy
    OS - Online Synchronous, W10am-1230pm
    Tomonari Furukawa – tf4rp@virginia.edu

    Study of a specialized, advanced, or exploratory topic relating to mechanical or aerospace engineering science, at the first-graduate-course level. May be offered on a seminar or a team-taught basis. Subjects selected according to faculty interest. New graduate courses are usually introduced in this form.

     

    MAE 6592 – Special Topics – Informatics for Materials and Mechanics
    Hybrid with Remote Option, TR 11am-1215pm
    Prasanna Balachandran – pvb5e@virginia.edu

    Study of a specialized, advanced, or exploratory topic relating to mechanical or aerospace engineering science, at the first-graduate-course level. May be offered on a seminar or a team-taught basis. Subjects selected according to faculty interest. New graduate courses are usually introduced in this form.

     

    MAE 6592 – Special Topics – The Business of Engineering
    OS - Online Synchronous, R 5-730pm
    Leslie Williams – lhw3a@virginia.edu

    Study of a specialized, advanced, or exploratory topic relating to mechanical or aerospace engineering science, at the first-graduate-course level. May be offered on a seminar or a team-taught basis. Subjects selected according to faculty interest. New graduate courses are usually introduced in this form.

     

    MAE 6592 – Special Topics – Dynamical Systems
    OS - Online Synchronous, MW 830-945am
    Osman Ozbulut - oeo5c@virginia.edu

    Study of a specialized, advanced, or exploratory topic relating to mechanical or aerospace engineering science, at the first-graduate-course level. May be offered on a seminar or a team-taught basis. Subjects selected according to faculty interest. New graduate courses are usually introduced in this form.

     

    MAE 6710 – Finite Element Analysis
    OS - Online Synchronous, MW 630-745pm
    Matthew Panzer – mbp2q@virginia.edu

    The topics covered are: review of vectors, matrices, and numerical solution techniques; discrete systems; variational formulation and approximation for continuous systems; linear finite element method in solid mechanics; formulation of isoparametric finite elements; finite element method for field problems, heat transfer, and fluid dynamics. Prerequisite: MAE 6020 or equivalent

     

    MAE 6720 – Computational Fluid Dynamics I
    OS - Online Synchronous, MW 11-1215
    Haibo Dong – hd6q@virginia.edu

    Includes the solution of flow and heat transfer problems involving steady and transient convective and diffusive transport; superposition and panel methods for inviscid flow, finite-difference methods for elliptic, parabolic and hyperbolic partial differential equations, elementary grid generation for odd geometries, primitive variable and vorticity-steam function algorithms for incompressible, multidimensional flows. Extensive use of personal computers/workstations, including interactive graphics. Prerequisite: MAE 6310 or instructor permission.

     

  • Science, Technology, & Society

    STS 5500 – Special Topics Race and Engineering
    OS - Online Synchronous, M 5-730pm
    Rosalyn Berne – rwb@virginia.edu

    A first-level graduate/advanced undergraduate course relates technology or engineering to the broader culture. The specific subject will differ from time to time.

  • Systems Engineering

    SYS 5581 – Special Topics – Time Series & Forecasting
    OS - Online Synchronous, MW 930-1045am
    Arthur Small - aas9z@virginia.edu

    Detailed study of a selected topic, determined by the current interest of faculty and students. Offered as required.

     

    SYS 6018 – Data Mining
    OS - Online Synchronous, MW 11am-1215pm
    Michael Porter - mdp2u@virginia.edu

    Data mining describes approaches to turning data into information. Rather than the more typical deductive strategy of building models using known principles, data mining uses inductive approaches to discover the appropriate models. These models describe a relationship between a system's response and a set of factors or predictor variables. Data mining in this context provides a formal basis for machine learning and knowledge discovery. This course investigates the construction of empirical models from data mining for systems with both discrete and continuous valued responses. It covers both estimation and classification, and explores both practical and theoretical aspects of data mining. Prerequisite: SYS 6021, SYS 4021, or STAT 5120.

     

    SYS 6050 – Risk Analysis
    OA - Online Asynchronous 
    James Lambert – jhl6d@virginia.edu

    A study of technological systems, where decisions are made under conditions of risk and uncertainty. Topics include conceptualization (the nature, perception, and epistemology of risk, and the process of risk assessment and management) systems engineering tools for risk analysis (basic concepts in probability and decision analysis, event trees, decision trees, and multiobjective analysis), and methodologies for risk analysis (hierarchical holographic modeling, uncertainty taxonomy, risk of rare and extreme events, statistics of extremes, partitioned multiobjective risk method, multiobjective decision trees, fault trees, multiobjective impact analysis method, uncertainty sensitivity index method, and filtering, ranking, and management method). Case studies are examined. Prerequisite: APMA 3100, SYS 3021, or equivalent.

     

    SYS 6465 Robots and Humans
    Hybrid, TR 930-1045am
    Tariq Iqbal – ti3fe@virginia.edu

    Interactions between robots and humans are influenced by form, function and expectations. Quantitative techniques evaluate performance of specific tasks and functions. Qualitative techniques are used to evaluate the interaction and to understand expectations and perceptions of the human side of the interaction. Students use humanoid robots to develop and evaluate interactions within a specific application context.

     

    SYS 6581 – Special Topics Bayesian Decision Theory
    In Person with Remote Option, MW 2-315pm
    Roman Krzysztofowicz – rk@virginia.edu

    Detailed study of a selected topic, determined by the current interest of faculty and students. Offered as required.

     

    SYS 6582 – Special Topics – Fundamental of Item Response Theory
    OS - Online Synchronous, TBA
    Karen Schmidt – kmm4f@virginia.edu

    Detailed study of a selected topic, determined by the current interest of faculty and students. Offered as required.

     

    SYS 6582 – Special Topics – CPS: Formal Methods, Safety, and Security
    OS - Online Synchronous, MW 5-615pm
    Lu Feng – lf9u@virginia.edu

    Detailed study of a selected topic, determined by the current interest of faculty and students. Offered as required.

     

    SYS 6582 – Special Topics – Introduction to Lean Enterprise and Six Sigma
    OA - Online Asynchronous 
    Robert Riggs – rr3bd@virginia.edu

    Detailed study of a selected topic, determined by the current interest of faculty and students. Offered as required.

     

    SYS 7005 Stochastic Systems II
    In Person with Remote Option, MW 2-315pm
    Roman Krzysztofowicz – rk@virginia.edu

    Provides a non-measure theoretic treatment of advanced topics in the theory of stochastic processes, focusing particularly on denumerable Markov processes in continuous time and renewal processes. The principal objective is to convey a deep understanding of the main results and their proofs, sufficient to allow students to make theoretical contributions to engineering research. Prerequisite: SYS 6005 or equivalent.

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