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. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): MTH180. Fall Only.
Mechatronic System Maintenance
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. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): CIM227 and MET220. Corequisite(s): ELT245. Spring Only.
Computer Solutions of Engineering Problems
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) Prerequisite(s): CSC124 and MTH180 or CSC124 and MTH190.
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) Corequisite(s): ECO111 and MTH180 or ECO111 and MTH240.
Lean Manufacturing and Quality Control
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
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. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) (Science, Technology and Society, Writing Enriched)
Advanced Manufacturing Systems I
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. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): MET319. Fall Only.
Advanced Manufacturing Systems II
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. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): MET435. Spring Only.
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. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): MET319 or CAD120 or CAD122 or CAD123 or CAD124. Corequisite(s): MET445. Spring Only.
Senior Seminar Lecture
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. (formerly MET495) 1 Credit (1 Lecture)
Senior Seminar - Lab
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 or MET 495). Successful completion of the project requires a finished project, including executive summary, an evaluation process, and a verbal presentation. 3 Credits (0 Lecture - 9 Lab) Prerequisite(s): MET494. Spring Only.