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2020-2021 Catalog

ME 372 Engineering Design Optimization

An introduction to the theory and practical application of design optimization in the context of engineering. The course will focus on analytic and iterative gradient optimization approaches for single-objective problems with continuous variables. Additional topics will include multi-objective optimization, discrete optimization, topology optimization, and genetic algorithms. Course topics will be practiced and applied in group projects that optimize real-world engineering designs.


MATH 264 and one of the following: ME 240, CM 151, CM 261, or permission of instructor