Mechanical Engineering - Rising 10th-12th

Mechanical engineering covers an exceptionally broad range of topics and graduates from this major are recruited into a wide variety of industries.  In this introductory course, students will learn about a handful of principles in select topics such as fluid mechanics, power and work, 3D modeling, design, and modern computing / engineering analyses through lectures and hands-on activities.  The course will also introduce students to inter-disciplinary mechanical engineering applications and its cutting-edge research areas in related fields such as biomedical engineering.  The main objectives of this course are to provide a brief survey of how mechanical engineering relates to real-world applications and a taste of the types of topics one would learn as a mechanical engineer.


This course is offered in Session Seven (July 20-24).

Online Course Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Introduction to programming and Matlab 3D CAD model construction 3D medical imaging data viewing via open source software Computational fluid dynamic simulation of blood flow using open source software Finite element stress analysis
Programming or Data analysis project 3D model design project Anatomic model construction project Continue-Computational fluid dynamic simulation of blood flow using open source software “Kill the 3D Model” simulation project
*Schedule is tentative and subject to change.
Course Leader: Ethan Kung, Ph.D.