MASE - Maritime Systems Engr (MASE)

MASE 100 Introduction to Offshore and Coastal Engineering

Credits 2. 2 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hours.

Introduction to offshore and coastal engineering principles with emphasis on offshore structures, underwater pipelines, floating production systems, current advances in offshore technologies; coastal structures, coastal processes, port and harbor design, and advances in ocean/wind energy technologies.
Prerequisite: MATH 151 or registration therein; only U1 and U2 are allowed to enroll.

MASE 210 Properties of Engineering Materials

Credit 1. 3 Lab Hours.

Atomic and crystalline structures of materials; mechanical properties, failure, corrosion and thermal processes of metallic materials; tensile, hardness, impact and torsion testing of metal alloys.
Prerequisites: ENGR 212, 221 and PHYS 208.

MASE 212 Engineering Science in Thermodynamics

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

Theory and application of thermodynamics as an engineering science; applications of the laws of thermodynamics and energy equations to heat transfer and flow.
Prerequisites: ENGR 221 and MATH 251 or concurrent enrollment.

MASE 213 Principles of Materials Engineering

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

Description of properties of materials using a unified approach; discussion of the chemical structure, crystalline structure, microstructure, interface structure, and phase diagrams for materials; develop bulk properties and characteristics of metals, polymers, and ceramics; mechanical, electrical, magnetic, thermal, and optical properties for these materials.
Prerequisites: CHEM 107, CHEM 117; MASE 221; MASE 216; PHYS 208; MATH 308 or concurrent registration.

MASE 214 Mechanics of Deformable Bodies

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Concepts of stress, strain and deformation. Factor of safety. Stress-strain relationships and material properties. Stress concentrations. Area moments of inertia. Axially loaded members, torsionally loaded members, bending of beams. Shear and moment diagrams. Stresses due to combined loading. Thin-walled pressure vessels. Transformation of stress including Mohr's circle. Beam deflections and buckling stability.
Prerequisites: ENGR 221; MATH 308 or concurrent registration.

MASE 215 Principles of Electrical Engineering

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

Fundamentals of electric circuit analysis, AC power, and electronics; intended as a terminal course in these areas for most engineering disciplines.
Prerequisites: ENGR 212, 221; PHYS 208, MATH 308 or concurrent registration.

MASE 216 Principles of Thermodynamics

Credits 2. 2 Lecture Hours.

Principle of Thermodynamics. Theory and application of thermodynamics as an engineering science; study of work, heat and energy as applied to open and closed systems; introduction to entropy, reversible and irreversible processes; intended as a terminal course in these areas for OCSE students.
Prerequisites: ENGR 221 and MATH 251 or registration therein.

MASE 217 Electrical Engineering: Circuits

Credits 2. 2 Lecture Hours.

Fundamental principles of electric circuit analysis, DC and AC electricity, electric power; designed to prepare students for topical questions from the P.E. exam; intended as a terminal course in these areas for OCSE students.
Prerequisite: PHYS 208.

MASE 221 Engineering Mechanics: Statics

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

I, II General principles of mechanics; concurrent force systems; statics of particles; equivalent force/moment systems; centroids and center of gravity; equilibrium of rigid bodies; trusses, frames and machines; internal forces in structural members; moments of areas.
Prerequisitees: ENGR 111; MATH 251 or MATH 253 or registration therein; PHYS 218; enrollment in OCSL or OCSE major degree sequence.

MASE 261 Applied Numerical Methods

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Application of numerical methods to ocean-related engineering problems; development, evaluation and comparison of various techniques for root finding, curve fitting, numerical integration, simultaneous linear algebraic equations, matrix methods, probability and statistics and ordinary differential equations in ocean-related engineering applications. Prerequisities: MATH 308 or concurrent enrollment, ENGR 111, ENGR 112.

MASE 265 Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

Physical properties of soils, classification systems, soil exploration, permeabililty, consolidation, compaction and shear strength. Laboratory tests conducted to determine the physical and egineering soil properties needed for application in geotechnical engineering design.
Prerequisites: MASE 221. Enrollment in OCSE or OCSL.

MASE 285 Directed Studies

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Other Hours.

Directed study on selected current problems in the ocean and/or maritime industry. Offered to enable individuals or groups to undertake and complete with credit some specialized investigation not covered by other courses.
Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

MASE 310 Engineering Analysis

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Application of numerical methods to ocean-related engineering problems; development, evaluation, and comparison of various techniques for root finding, curve fitting, numerical integration, simultaneous linear algebraic equations, matrix methods, probability and statistics, and ordinary differential equations in ocean-related engineering applications.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor, MATH 308 or concurrent registration, ENGR 111, 112.

MASE 319 Naval Architecture Design I

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

Introduction to Naval Architecture. Terminology. Hydrostatics and hydrostatic stability. Processes of the design of ships, semi-submersibles and underwater vehicles including layout, arrangements, construction and construction techniques. Hull design of ships, underwater vehicles and mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs).
Prerequisites: CVEN 311 and CVEN 345 or concurrent enrollment; MASE 221 and MASE 214 or concurrent enrollment; junior or senior classification or approval of instructor; enrollment in OCSE major degree sequence.

MASE 336 Flow Measurement Fundamentals

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

Introduction to fundamental principles of measuring fluctuating fluid velocities in open channels, simple pipe flow systems and surface waves. Laboratory includes experimental investigation of classic fluid dynamics and introduction to PIV systems.
Prerequisites: PHYS 208, CVEN 311 or concurrent registration. Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor. Enrollment in OCSE major degree sequence.

MASE 341 Engineering Economics and Project Management

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Analysis of engineering economics and management, using costs and benefits of various engineering options; project scheduling covered in detail including PERT, GANT and CPM methods. Additional topics include time value of money, cash flows, analysis techniques, interest rates, inflation, depreciation, optimization, statistics, network analysis and critical path programming.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification. Enrollment in the OCSE major degree sequence.

MASE 344 Reinforced Concrete Structures

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

Analysis and design of reinforced concrete beams, columns, slabs and footings using ultimate strength methods.
Prerequisite: CVEN 345. Enrollment in OCSE major degree sequence.

MASE 363 Dynamics and Vibrations

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Application of Newtonian and energy methods to model dynamic systems with ordinary differential equations; dynamics and vibrations of linear single-and multi-degree of freedom systems of particles and rigid bodies; solutions of models using analytical approaches; interpreting solutions; application to simple floating systems. Prerequisities: MASE 221 with a grade of C or better; MATH 308 with C or better; MASE 261. Enrollment in OCSE major degree sequence and junior or senior classification.

MASE 400 Introduction to Coastal Engineering

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Mechanics of shallow water wave motion; wave diffraction, refraction and reflection; wave forecasting; water level fluctuations; coastal processes and geomorphology; erosion control and shoreline stabilization; coastal structures; beach nourishment; dredging; introduction to physical and computer models and modeling techniques; design in coastal engineering.
Prerequisites: OCEN 300; senior classification or approval of instructor. Enrollment in OCSE major degree sequence.

MASE 401 Underwater Acoustics

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Fundamentals of underwater acoustics, SONAR equations, propagation of underwater sound, acoustic transducers and arrays, noise in the ocean environment, design and prediction of SONAR systems, ocean engineering applications of underwater sound.
Prerequisites: CVEN 311, CVEN 336. Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor. Enrollment in OCSE major degree sequence.

MASE 405 Finite Element Analysis in Engineering Design

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Introduction to the fundamental theory and techniques; direct approach and energy formulation; element equations, assembly and solution schemes; computer implementation, design considerations; applications to field problems; original computer project required.
Prerequisites: CVEN 345, MASE 214, MASE 261. Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor. Enrollment in OCSE major degree sequence.

MASE 406 Capstone Design I

Credit 1. 1 Lecture Hour.

Part one of a two-course sequence; development and presentation of detailed proposals for offshore or coastal engineering projects, which will form the basis for MASE 407 design projects; includes formulation of project objectives, design constraints, delineation of alternatives, scheduling and analysis of economic and environmental impact.
Prerequisites: Prior completion or co-enrollment in MASE 405, 415, 463. Successful completion of ENGL 210. All required 300-level engineering and technology courses. Enrollment in OCSE major degree sequence.

MASE 407 Capstone Design II

Credits 3. 6 Lab Hours.

Design of a major engineered system based on a proposal developed in MASE 406 completed as a group project; realistic application of engineering skills and tools, experience managing a significant engineering-design effort. This is a writing-intensive course including a major report and weekly one-page written reports.
Prerequisites: MASE 406. Enrollment in OCSE major degree sequence.

MASE 410 Measurements in the Ocean Laboratory

Credit 1. 3 Lab Hours.

Fundamental techniques and instrumentation for field and laboratory measurements pertaining to coastal and ocean engineering (e.g., currents, wave height, wave/sediment interaction, mass transport, surveying, etc.); experiment planning; data analysis and presentation; written reports on methodology, analysis, and results of experiments.
Prerequisites: OCEN 300, MASE 400. Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor. Enrollment in OCSE major degree sequence.

MASE 411 Environmental Nearshore Hydrodynamics

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Fundamentals of current and shallow water wave motions. Beach response to nearshore processes. Coastal sediment and pollutant transport including nearshore currents, longshore onshore-offshore transport and shoreline configuration; facilities for shoreline stabilization, backshore protection and inlet stabilization. Environmentally conscious coastal engineering design is emphasized.
Prerequisites: OCEN 300. Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor. Enrollment in OCSE major degree sequence.

MASE 415 Offshore Structure Design

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Design of large structures using diffraction analysis. Design project: Design of a fixed offshore structure including dynamics effects.
Prerequisites: MASE 463 or concurrent enrollment. MASE 265, CVEN 446 and OCEN 300. Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor. Enrollment in OCSE major degree sequence.

MASE 421 Naval Architecture Design II

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

Ship motion and mooring. Theory and practice of naval architecture, basic principles and design calculations. Hull structural design considerations, ship resistance and propulsion power prediction, propeller selection concepts, dynamic positioning systems, mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) design considerations, practical design work on a vessel or MODU of the student's choosing under the guidance of the instructor.
Prerequisites: MASE 319, CVEN 346, OCEN 462. Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor. Enrollment in OCSE major degree sequence.

MASE 459 Mechanical Vibrations

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Basic theory of vibrating systems with single and multiple degrees of freedom and principles of transmission and isolation of vibrations.
Prerequisites: MASE 214, 221, 310. Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor. Enrollment in OCSE major degree sequence.

MASE 461 Ocean Instrumentation and Control Theory

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Electrical systems components; analog and digital filters-amplifiers; network analysis; instrument behavior and displacement, velocity, acceleration, force, and flow measurements; simple feedback and control theory for linear electromechanical systems; digital data acquisition.
Prerequisites: PHYS 208 and ENGR 215. Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor. Enrollment in OCSE major degree sequence.

MASE 463 Hydrodynamics of Offshore Structures

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Introduction to offshore structures; wave force formulation; wave forces on small structures; floating structure dynamics; modeling dynamics systems of rigid body motion; structure response statistics.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor; MASE 261, MASE 363, CVEN 345 and OCEN 300; Enrollment in OCSE major degree swquence.

MASE 465 Subsea Pipeline Design

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Design and construction practices of submarine oil/gas pipelines and risers; pipe selections, coating, insulation; route selection; operation and installation stresses; stability during laying and operation due to wave and current action; cost analysis considering long term operability and safety.

MASE 467 Offshore Random Processes

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Basic probability theory and engineering statistics; irregular structural excitation and response; random vibration theory with application to offshore processes and structures; development of extreme values used in design of ocean structures.
Prerequisites: MASE 261, MASE 301 and MASE 363; or approval of instructor. Enrollment in OCSE major degree sequence.

MASE 474 Port and Harbor Engineering

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Engineering background and specific skills for design of marine facilities and harbors; includes development of design criteria, channel design, evaluation of operations and extreme loads, dredging and disposal.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

MASE 482 Seminar

Credit 1. 1 Lecture Hour.

State of technology topics in ocean engineering; professional ethics, membership in professional societies and professional registrations; case studies and lectures presented by staff and practicing engineers.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor. Enrollment in OCSE major degree sequence.

MASE 483 Marine Foundation Analysis and Design

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

Design of foundations for onshore, alongshore, and offshore structures, including prediction of settlement and the bearing capacity of shallow and deep foundations; determination of earth pressure acting on retaining structures and design of steel and concrete bulkheads; design of pile foundations; and design of cofferdams and caissons. Laboratory tests conducted to determine the physical and engineering properties needed for application in geotechnical engineering design.
Prerequisites: CVEN 345, 346, 365. Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor. Enrollment in OCSE major degree sequence.

MASE 485 Directed Studies

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Other Hours.

Directed study on selected current problems in the ocean and/or maritime industry. Offered to enable individuals or groups to undertake and complete with credit some specialized investigation not covered by other courses.
Prerequisites: Approval of department head. Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor. Enrollment in OCSE major degree sequence.

MASE 489 Special Topics

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Lecture Hours.

Selected topics in a identified area of maritime systems engineering. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor. Enrollment in OCSE major degree sequence.

MASE 491 Research in Maritime Systems Engineering

Credits 0 to 4. 0 to 4 Other Hours.

Research conducted under the direction of faculty member in Maritime Systems Engineering. May be repeated 2 times for credit. Please see academic advisor in department. Registration in multiple sections of this course is possible within a given semester provided that the per semester credit hour limit is not exceeded.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification and approval of instructor. Enrollment in OCSE major degree sequence.