Below are brief descriptions of undergraduate engineering course that Dr. Nutter regularly teaches or has taught while at the University of Arkansas.
MEEG 591V: Energy and Environment
As a special projects graduate level course, topics covered includes global energy use, principles of energy conversion, electrical energy generation (via fossil fuel, nuclear, and renewable), automotive transportation, and environmental effects of fossil fuel use, and mitigation of global warming.
MEEG 4473: Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning Design and Analysis (i.e., Indoor Environmental Control)
Gives student a thorough understanding of the fundamental theory of air conditioning design for commercial buildings, including calculating heating and cooling loads along with the proper selection and sizing of air conditioning equipment.
MEEG 4453: Industrial Waste and Energy Management
Applications of thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and electric machinery to the analysis of waste streams and energy consumption for industrial facilities. Current techniques and technologies for waste minimization and energy conservation including energy-consuming systems and processes, utility rate analysis, economic analysis and auditing are taught.
MEEG 4132: Professional Engineering Practices
Design proposal preparation, design codes, professional ethics, engineering economics, professional communications, and the role of the engineer in society.
MEEG 4131 and 4133: Senior Creative Project Design I and II
Senior-level capstone design projects incorporating design proposal preparation, design codes, professional ethics, engineering economics, and the role of the engineer in society.
MEEG 3403: Thermodynamics II
As the second of two undergraduate courses in thermodynamics, this course expands on the following topics – numerous cycles, psychrometrics, combustion, and others.
GNEG 1121: Introduction to Engineering II
Further study of engineering problem-solving including skills from mathematics, science, and computing. Experience with the engineering design process through a major, team-based project. Selecting a major within the College of Engineering. Discussion of academic and professional opportunities for engineering students.
GNEG 1111: Introduction to Engineering I
Fundamentals of engineering problem-solving including skills from mathematics, science, and computing. Introduction to the engineering design process through team-based activities. Study of the contemporary engineering profession and the disciplines within the College of Engineering.
MEEG 1103: Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
Introduction of the mechanical engineering profession to first year students using mechanical engineering projects and experiments.