Mechanical Engineering Technology
MET 102 Production Design and Specifications (3 cr). Prerequisites: CGT 110 and MET 160. 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.
MET 111 Applied Statics (3 cr). Prerequisites: MATH-M125/M126, and MET 160. Force systems, resultants and equilibrium, trusses, frames, beams, and shear moments in beams are studied.
MET 143 Materials & Processes I (3 cr). An overview of structures, properties, & applications of metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites commonly used in industry is presented. Problem-solving skills are developed in the areas of materials selection, evaluation, measurement, & testing.
MET 144 Materials & Processes II (3 cr). Basic casting, forming, welding, & joining processes are surveyed. The course emphasizes the selection and application of various processes.
MET 160 Computational Analysis Tools in MET (3 cr). The skills needed to solve technical problems in Mechanical Engineering Technology are developed. Instruction is given in analytical problem-solving techniques. The electronic calculator, the factor-label method of unit conversions & engineering graphs, are used to solve problems.
MET 211 Applied Strength of Materials (4 cr). Prerequisites: MET 111 and MET 160; Corequisite: MATH M221. The principles of strength, stiffness, and stability are introduced and applied primarily to mechanical components.
MET 213 Dynamics (3 cr). Prerequisite: MET 111 and MET 160, Corequisite: MATH M221. Kinematics and kinetics principles of rigid-body dynamics are introduced. Emphasis is on the analysis of bodies in plane motion.
MET 214 Machine Elements (3 cr). Prerequisites: MET 160, MATH M221 and MET 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 selection of individual elements that compose a machine are developed. Selected topics are included as computer exercises.
MET 220 Heat/Power (3 cr). Prerequisites: MET 160, PHYS-P201; Corequisite: MATH M221. 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, refrigeration equipment, and heat exchangers.
MET 230 Fluid Power (3 cr.). Prerequisites: MET 111 or PHYS-P201, and MET 160. This course consists of the study of incompressible fluid statics and dynamics as applied to hydraulic and pumps, motors, transmissions, and controls.
MET 245 Manufacturing Processes II (3 cr). Prerequisites: MET 143 and MET 144, MATH-M125/M126, MET 160. This course surveys the manufacturing processes and tools commonly used to convert cast forged, molded and wrought materials into finished products. Includes the basic mechanisms of material removal, measurement, quality control, assembly processes, safety, process planning & automated manufacturing.
MET 313 Fluid Mechanics (3 cr). Prerequisites: MET 230, MATH M221. The fundamental principles of fluid mechanics are developed, including properties of fluid pressure, hydrostatics, dynamics of fluid flow, friction losses, and sizing of pipes. Emphasis is on system design and system/pump matching.
MET 320 Applied Thermodynamics (3 cr). Prerequisites: MET 220, MATH 221. Following a review of fundamental concepts, advanced power and refrigeration cycles are analyzed. Applications such as gas mixtures, air-vapor mixtures and application of combustion to power cycles are presented.
MET 346 Advanced Materials in Manufacturing (3 cr). Prerequisite: MET 245, CHEM 111, and MET 211 or 212. Material (metal, polymer, ceramic, and composite) selection and manipulation for industrial applications are studied. Crystal structure, molecular behavior, and the effects of various processes on material properties are considered. Course emphasizes the development and control of material properties to meet engineering requirements and specifications.
MET 382 Controls and Instrumentation of Automation (3 cr). Prerequisites: MATH-M125/M126, CSCI-A201, ECET 214, and PHYS-P202. 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.
MET 451 Manufacturing Quality Control (3 cr). Quality control practices used in manufacturing industries; management, statistical control charts, reliability, sampling plans, economics, computer methods, and test equipment are presented and applied.
CGT 110 Technical Graphics Communications (3 cr). Corequisite: MATH-M125/M126. This course is an introduction to the graphic language used to communicate design ideas using Computer-aided Drafting (CAD). Topics include multi-view drawings, dimensioning practices, and section views.
ECET 214 Electricity Fundamentals (3 cr). (Not open to EET students.) Prerequisite: MATH-M125/126. An introduction to elemental electrical components and their characteristics, basic electrical components and their characteristics, basic electrical circuit theory and use of basic laboratory test equipment, electrical motors, and industrial motor controls.