Mechanical Power Transmission Systems

MET220

Introduction to the theory and practice of mechanical power transmission through the use of prime movers such as ball screws, acme screws, gears, clutches, chains, belts, servo drives, linear ways, linear actuators, box ways, couplings, universal joints, and transmissions. Fundamentals of units, mass, force, work, torque, power, HP, efficiency, and friction are discussed. Proper sizing and selection of components such as shafts, bearings, and lubricants is covered. Course work includes conducting component failure analyses and proper safeguarding of all items. Fall Only.

4 Credits: 3 Lecture, 3 Lab

Prerequisites:
MTH180

Mechatronic System Maintenance

MET230

Hands-on experience using troubleshooting techniques for the repair of mechatronic systems. Skills developed include troubleshooting, repair, preventative maintenance, safe maintenance procedures, safe rigging practices for moving of machines, and proper use of lubricants. Spring Only.

4 Credits: 3 Lecture, 3 Lab

Corequisites:
ELT245

Prerequisites:
CIM227 and MET220

Mechatronic System Maintenance

MET231

Hands-on experience using troubleshooting techniques for repairing mechatronic systems. Skills developed include troubleshooting, repair, preventative maintenance, safe maintenance procedures, safe rigging practices for moving machines, and proper use of lubricants. Spring Only.

3 Credits: 1 Lecture, 6 Lab

Corequisites:
ELT245

Prerequisites:
MET220

Computer Solutions of Engineering Problems

MET311

Analysis of engineering problems and the use of computational hardware and software to derive solutions. High-level languages, applied artificial intelligence software, and specific engineering applications software are used to solve problems. Emphasis on choosing effective computational resources and computing strategies for engineering technology problems.

3 Credits: 2 Lecture, 3 Lab

Prerequisites:
CSC124 and MTH180; or
CSC124 and MTH190

Engineering Economics

MET315

Economic justification of engineering projects, replacement analysis of existing projects or capital assets, and economic comparison of alternative projects based on the Cash Flow Approach.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Corequisites:
ECO111, MTH180 or ECO111, MTH240

Lean Manufacturing and Quality Control

MET319

Application of technical knowledge and techniques to develop processes that effectively produce the product or service. Focus on modern production and assembly techniques using lean manufacturing principles. Discussion covers quality control and other methods that assure a viable manufacturing process. Examination of the impact of new processes on other functions in a manufacturing organization. 

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Engineering Ethics and Legal Issues

MET321

Engineering ethics, licensure, legal, and ethical issues; moral and ethical debates; and role of engineer. Discussion covers the tensions between the need for profit, engineering and technical constraints, and long-term impacts. Other topics include the nature and limits of product and professional liability, the impact of multicultural variables and diversity on institutions, and the role of government agencies and regulations. Related degrees, licensure, profession accreditation, and accrediting bodies are covered. (Science, Technology and Society,Writing Enriched )

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Advanced Manufacturing Systems I

MET435

Theory and application of the evolving technologies used to produce goods and services. Course work includes designing manufacturing projects using project management software and then creating product designs using 3-D parametric computer-aided design (CAD) software. Fall Only.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Prerequisites:
MET319

Advanced Manufacturing Systems II

MET445

Innovative principles of manufacturing technologies used to produce goods and services. Designed to prepare the manufacturing technologist to evaluate advanced manufacturing systems, and then apply those that can improve the production processes. Emphasis on manufacturing planning, manufacturing resource planning and control software (MRP), and simulation modeling of production processes. Spring Only.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Prerequisites:
MET435

Rapid Prototyping

MET460

Advanced study of manufacturing systems and concepts employed in rapid prototyping. Topics include 3D object definition, rapid prototyping technologies, finite element structural analysis, and selection of appropriate modeling and finishing methods. Spring Only.

3 Credits: 2 Lecture, 3 Lab

Corequisites:
MET445

Prerequisites:
MET319; or
CAD120; or
CAD122; or
CAD123; or
CAD124

Senior Seminar Lecture

MET494

Theory and practice of defining, planning, and cost estimating engineering problems. Emphasis on solving problems using the tools, techniques, and practices common to industry and the engineering profession. Special emphasis on working with engineers, achieving tasks, testing applications, and completing projects such as feasibility studies, engineering design, or simulations. Course work includes a formal capstone project proposal, which will serve as the plan for an approved project for the Senior Seminar lab.

1 Credit: 1 Lecture

Senior Seminar - Lab

MET496

Individualized learning experience in which the student, working under a faculty mentor, completes and delivers the finished project as outlined during the lecture, planning portion of the senior seminar experience (MET 494). Successful completion of the project requires a finished project, including executive summary, an evaluation process, and a verbal presentation. Spring Only.

3 Credits: 0 Lecture, 9 Lab

Prerequisites:
MET494