ECTS - Modeling and Design of Engineering Systems (MODES)
Compulsory Departmental Courses
MDES600 - Research Methodology and Communication Skills (3 + 0) 5
Rigorous, scholarly research, particularly theses or dissertations. Literature review, surveys, meta-analysis, empirical research design, formulating research questions, theory building, qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods, validity, reliability, triangulation, building evidences, writing research proposal
MDES601 - Special Topics (3 + 0) 5
Special topics courses are not required to be submitted to curriculum committees and the Faculty Senate for approval prior to their initial offerings. The course may be offered by faculty members with the approval of modes program chair. Content of each special topic course with timely program should be submitted to prior to the term.
MDES672 - Advanced Topics in Digital Image Processing (3 + 0) 5
Review of image processing fundamentals, frequency and space domain image processing methods; wavelets, multiresolution processing, and orthogonal transforms; image and video compression standards; image segmentation and representation; nonlinear image processing methods.
MDES677 - Advanced Artificial Intelligence (3 + 0) 5
Intelligent agents, problem solving by searching, informed/uninformed search methods, exploration, constraint satisfaction problems, game playing, knowledge and reasoning: first-order logic, knowledge representation, learning, selected topics: evolutionary computing, multiagent systems, artificial neural networks, ant colony optimization.
MDES678 - Theory of Continuous Media I (3 + 0) 5
Review of tensor analysis and integral theorems; kinematics of deformation, strain tensor, compatibility condition; material derivative, deformation rate, spin and vorticity tensor; external and internal loads, Cauchy?s principle and stress tensors; basic laws of continuum mechanics (conservation of mass, continuity equation, principle of linear an
MDES679 - Theory of Continuous Media II (3 + 0) 5
Energy an virtual work equations, second law of thermodynamics, entropy, reversible and irreversible processes; theory of thermoelasticity, Gibbs relation; adiabatic and isothermal deformations; Clausius-Duhem inequality; constitutive equations, material symmetry restrictions; theory of viscoelasticity, theory of plasticity; applications.
MDES683 - Theory of Plasticity (3 + 0) 5
Vector and tensor calculus; general concepts about mechanics of materials-stress and strain concept; continuum deformation: displacement, strain and compatibility conditions; mechanics of continuous bodies: stress and stress equation of motion; elastic constitutive relations; inelastic constitutive relations; yield criteria, flow rules and hardenin
Technical Elective Courses
MDES615 - Analytical Probability Theory (3 + 0) 5
Sigma-algebra of sets, measure, integral with respect to measure; probability space; independent events and independent experiments; random variables and probability distributions; moments and numerical characteristics; random vectors and independent random variables; convergence of random variables; transform methods; sums of independent random v