academics : Courses and Schedules
090 Industrial Applictions of Mechanical Engineering Technology (Class 1-3, Lab 0-2, 1-3 cr.) P: Varies with course content. This course may be repeated. Does not carry credit toward degree requirements in Mechanical Engineering Technology.
This course includes specialized topics, skills, and applied problem solving associated with Mechanical Engineering Technology. The level of coverage varies according to the audience. Varied topics may be offered under this title.
102 Production Design and Specifications (Class 1, Lab 5, 3 cr.) P: CGT 110, and MET 162; or consent of instructor.
The design, evaluation, and documentation of engineering specifications required for manufacturability and assembly are introduced. Emphasis is on CAD-based details, assemblies, design layouts, equipment installations and related industrial practices.
111 Applied Statics (Class 2, Recit. 2, 3 cr.) P: MATH M125 and MET 162; P or C: MATH M126.
Force systems, resultants and equilibrium, trusses, frames, beams, and shear and moments in beams are studied.
141 Materials I (Class 2, Lab 2, 3 cr.)
An overview of structures, properties, and applications of metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites commonly used in industry is presented. Problem solving skills are developed in the areas of material selection, evaluation, measurement, and testing.
142 Manufacturing Processes I (Class 2, Lab 2, 3 cr.) P: MET 141 or consent of instructor.
Basic casting, forming, and joining processes are surveyed. The course emphasizes the selection and application of various processes.
162 Computational Analysis Tools in MET (Recit. 3, 1 cr.)
Instruction is given in analytical and computational problem-solving techniques. The electronic calculator, the factor-label method of unit conversions, and engineering graphs are used to solve technical problems in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Credit will not be given for both MET 162 and MET 160.
163 Computer Application Tools in MET (Class 1, Lab 2, 2 cr.) P or C: MET 162.
The computer is used to solve technical problems in mechanical engineering technology. Emphasis is on spreadsheet analysis, graphics, and generation of technical reports through the integrated use of computer software packages. Credit will not be given for both MET 163 and MET 160.
211 Applied Strength of Materials (Class 3, Recit. 2, 4 cr.) P: MET 111; P or C: MA 221; or consent of instructor.
The principles of strength, stiffness, and stability are introduced and applied primarily to mechanical components.
212 Applications of Engineering Mechanics (Class 3, Recit. 2, 4 cr.) P: MATH M125 & M126. For non-MET majors only.
Applications of engineering mechanics are introduced, based on an elementary expansion of Newtonian physics as applied to static and dynamic force systems. Internal stresses and strains produced by these forces in selected machine elements are considered. Work, energy, and power are discussed.
213 Dynamics (Class 2, Recit. 2, 3 cr.) P: MET 111; P or C: MA 221.
Kinematics and kinetics principles of rigid-body dynamics are introduced. Emphasis is on the analysis of bodies in plane motion.
214 Machine Elements (3 cr.) P: MET 162, 211, 213.
The methods developed in statics, dynamics, and strength of materials are applied to the selection of basic machine components. The fundamental principles required for the selection of the individual elements that compose a machine are developed. Selected course topics are included as computer exercises.
220 Heat/Power (Class 2, Lab 2, 3 cr.) P: PHYS P201 and MET 162; P or C: MA 221; or consent of instructor.
Heat/Power is an introduction to the principles of thermodynamics and heat transfer. Basic thermodynamic processes are used to evaluate the performance of energy-based systems such as internal combustion engines, power plants, and refrigeration equipment.
230 Fluid Power (Class 2, Lab 2, 3 cr.) P: MET 111 or PHYS P201; P or C: MA 221; or consent of instructor.
This course consists of the study of compressible and incompressible fluid statics and dynamics as applied to hydraulic and pneumatic pumps, motors, transmissions, and controls.
242 Manufacturing Processes II (Class 2, Lab 2, 3 cr.) P: MET 141, MATH M126 or MET 162, or consent of instructor.
This course surveys the manufacturing processes and tools commonly used to convert cast, forged, molded and wrought materials into finished products. It includes the mechanisms of material removal, measurement, quality control, assembly processes, safety, process planning and automated manufacturing.
290 Special Topics in MET (0-3 cr.) Hours, subject matter, and credit to be arranged by faculty.
Group instruction in new or specialty areas of mechanical engineering technology is provided by MET faculty, subject to MET curriculum subcommittee approval.
299 Mechanical Engineering Technology (1-3 cr.) P: MET major .
Independent project or laboratory work is conducted under the supervision of appropriate MET faculty. Hours and subject matter must be arranged by instructor and approved by MET curriculum subcommittee.
344 Materials II (3 cr.) P: MET 141, CHEM C105 & C125, or consent of the instructor.
Metals and polymers are studied. Topics include the bonding of atoms; the structures of crystals and polymers; the coldworking, alloying, and heat treating of metals; and the physical behavior of plastics. Course emphasis is on the development and control of material properties to meet engineering requirements and specifications.
382 Controls and Instrumentation for Automation (Class 2, Lab 2, or Class 3, 3 cr.) P: MATH M125 & M126, CSCI C202, PHYS P202, or consent of the instructor.
Study of the procedures and techniques essential to industrial measurement and transmission of data is provided in the areas of machine control, process control, and automated testing. Concepts of hysteresis, repeatability, weighted signals, span, suppression, range, and closed loop control are emphasized.
Most academic programs require a working knowledge of algebra. OLS courses previously carried the SPV prefix. CGT department courses previously carried the TG (Technical Graphics) prefix Following each course number and title, the number of hours of credit given for each course is indicated in parentheses. These abbreviations are also used in the descriptions:
"Recit." refers to a problem-solving, Recitation session. "P" refers to the course Prerequisite(s) (other courses that must be successfully completed prior to enrollment). "C" refers to the course Corequisite(s) (other courses which must be enrolled in during the same academic sessions). "R" refers to course Recommendation(s) prior to enrollment, but are not necessary for enrollment.
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