Courses Taught at TCNJ
MEC 381 Mechatronics (New Course)
An introduction to the analysis and design of mechatronic systems including actuators, sensors, microcomputer,
conditional and interfacing electronics and mechanisms. Course work includes weekly lectures and hands-on
Special thanks to Prof. Allison Okamura and Prof. Louis Whitcomb at Johns Hopkins University for adopting their
handouts and class notes for this course.
ENG 232 Manufacturing Processes (Redesigned Course)
An introduction to the basic processes, equipment, systems of modern manufacturing. The concept of Design for
Manufacturability (DFM) is emphasized through the course. Laboratories are integral parts of the course.
These labs cover metal machining, plastic shaping, rapid prototyping, CNC machining, CAD/CAM, and CAE.
ENG 142 Fundamentals of Engineering Design
An introduction to the study of engineering design and technical drawing. Feature-based, parametric solid modeling
CAD software, and free-hand sketching are used throughout the course. Design activities includes a reverse
engineering project and an open-ended project.
MEC/ELC 483 Robotics (Redesigned Course)
An introduction to the fundamentals of robotics in kinematics, dynamics, control, trajectory generation, actuation,
sensing and design. Laboratories involving computer simulation, building mobile robots and operating manipulators
are incorporated to reinforce the basic principles introduced in the lecture.
MEC 463 Mechanical Engineering Lab IV (Redesigned Course)
Experiments related to mechanical vibration and stress analysis. Virtual instrumentation using LabVIEW is incorporated
for measurements and data collection.
ENG 232 Statics
It is the first course in Newtonian Mechanics, which focuses on the concepts and principles related to forces
and moments on static rigid bodies, equivalent systems of forces and equilibrium conditions.
ENG 262 Dynamics
It is the second course in Newtonian Mechanics, which focuses on the relationship between the motion of rigid bodies
and the corresponding causing forces.
MEC 441 Vibration Analysis
Vibration is the study of the repetitive motions of objects. This course introduces mathematical models and
responses for free and forced vibrations.