Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Funded Projects

NIST: Curricular Integration of Design and Material Standards in Engineering (CID-MaSE)


Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK) has been funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to enhance the use of standards and standardization among engineering students. The goal of this project is to instill deep understanding and appreciation of established standards and codes, standardization, and standards development processes into students to promote life-long use of standards in their professional careers. Focusing on standards related to engineering design, and material testing and characterization, the project will incorporate standards-related course modules into Mechanical & Industrial Engineering and Civil & Architectural Engineering majors and offer a Certificate Program on Material Testing, Characterization, and Applications Standards. The standards-related course modules developed in this project and integrated at multiple levels of the curriculum are expected to better prepare our graduates for roles in industry, academia, or government labs.

Undergraduate Certificate on Standards for Material Testing, Characterization and Applications

To fulfill the requirements for this transcripted certificate, the student must attend 6 different one-hour seminars, offered through the certificate program, on standards and standardization methods for material testing and characterization, and their appropriate usage in standard engineering design. In addition, the student must complete 12 credits from the following list of courses with a grade of “B” or better in each, along with a Senior Design Project that has significant components on standards (verified by the course instructor/project mentor), to fulfill the requirements for this certificate.

List of Courses:

GEEN 1201 - Engineering as a Career; MEEN 3145 - Material Science Laboratory; MEEN 3344 - Materials Science; MEEN 3349 - Fundamentals of Manufacturing Processes; MEEN 4263 and 4264 - Senior Design Project; MEEN 4382 - Polymer Science & Engineering; MEEN 4385 - Manufacturing of Composites; CEEN 3145 - Construction Materials Lab; CEEN 3244 - Construction Materials; CEEN/AEEN 3303 - Structural Analysis; CEEN/AEEN 3304 - Reinforced Concrete Design; CEEN 3311 - Strength of Materials; CEEN/AEEN 4279 and 4289 – Senior Design Project; CEEN/AEEN 4316 - Structural Steel Design.

Graduate Certificate on Standards for Material Testing, Characterization and Applications

To fulfill the requirements for this transcripted certificate, the student must attend 6 different one-hour seminars, offered through the certificate program, on standards and standardization methods for material testing and characterization, and their appropriate usage in standard engineering design. In addition, the student must complete 9 credits (3 courses) from the following list of courses with a grade of “B” or better in each, along with an MS Thesis that has significant components on standards (verified by the thesis supervisor and certificate program director), to fulfill the requirements for this certificate.

List of Courses:

MEEN 5301 – Advanced Manufacturing; MEEN 5303 - Advanced Manufacturing of Composites; MEEN 5306 – Thesis (maximum 3 Credits can be counted towards the certificate); MEEN 5331 - Advanced Materials Science; MEEN 5333 – Polymer Science; CEEN 5306 - Thesis (maximum 3 Credits can be counted towards the certificate); CEEN 5311 - Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design; CEEN 5316 - Engineering Mechanics of Fiber Composites; CEEN 5361 - Advanced Structural Steel Design.

 Contact Information: Please contact Dr. Mohammad Motaher Hossain (Mohammad.hossain@tamuk.edu, 361-593-3341), if you have any questions regarding the certificate programs.

Principal Investigator: Mohammad Motaher Hossain, Ph.D.

Co-Principal Investigator: Larry D. Peel, Ph.D., P.E.

Co-Principal Investigator: Breanna M. Bailey, Ph.D., P.E.