Mechanical Engineering Technology (2920)

Mechanical Engineering Technology (2920)

100 SURVEY OF MECHANICAL ENGR TECH 2 credits
Overview of the Mechanical Engineering Technology degree programs; pre-testing; career opportunities; professional societies & certification; standards; and useful tools of the MET field.
101 INTRO TO MECHANICAL DESIGN 3 credits
Prerequisite: 2940:121; corequisite: 2030:154. Topics in engineering drawing: conventions, sections, dimensioning and tolerancing. Detail drawings, subassembly and assembly drawings. Manufacturing processes. Descriptive geometry. Drawing mechanical components.
130 INTRO TO HYDRAULICS & PNEUM 3 credits
Principles of hydrostatic forces, pressure, density, viscosity, incompressible and compressible fluids. Principles of hydraulic and pneumatic devices and systems.
142 INTRO TO MATERIAL TECHNOLOGY 3 credits
Fundamental properties of materials. Material testing. Applications of methods to control material properties.
243 KINEMATICS 3 credits
Prerequisite: 2990:125; Corequisite: 2920:101. Study of rigid-body motions of simple linkages, cams, gears, and gear trains. Vector solutions emphasized. Industrial applications presented and computers used to analyze mechanisms.
245 MECHANICAL DESIGN II 5 credits
Prerequisites: 2940:210, 2990:225; Corequisite: 2920:142, 243. Design of machine elements: springs, shafts, fasteners, welded joints. Combined stress and fatigue analysis. Design projects. Experimental stress analysis.
249 APPLIED THERMAL ENERGY I 2 credits
Prerequisites: 2030:255, 2820:164. Thermodynamic principles. Study of power cycles. Applications in I.C. engines, compressors, steam power cycles, refrigeration.
251 FLUID POWER 2 credits
Prerequisites: 2820:162, 164. Statics and dynamics of fluids. Viscosity, energy and momentum relationships. Fluid machinery and measurements.
252 THERMO-FLUIDS LABORATORY 1 credits
Prerequisite: 251; corequisite: 249. Laboratory experiments in applied thermal energy and fluid power.
290 ST: MECHANICAL ENGR TECHNOLOGY 1-3 credits
(May be repeated for a total of four credits) Prerequisite: permission. Selected topics or subject areas of interest in Mechanical Engineering Technology.
310 ECONOMICS OF TECHNOLOGY 3 credits
Prerequisite: 64 credits or permission. Economic principles as they pertain to technology. Equivalence, alternatives, costs, depreciation, valuation. Project studies.
344 DYNAMICS 3 credits
Prerequisites: 243; 2030:255; 2990:125. Introduces particle dynamics, displacement, velocity, and acceleration of constrained rigid bodies in plane motion. Kinetics of particles and rigid bodies, work and energy, mechanical vibration.
346 MECHANICAL DESIGN III 4 credits
Prerequisites: 344, 245; 2820:310. Continuation of design of mechanical components: gears, bearings, brakes, and clutches. Special topics presented will be coordinated with assigned design projects.
347 PRODUCTION MACHINERY & PROCESS 3 credits
Prerequisites: 245 and 2030:255. Study of manufacturing processes (casting, forging, welding, forming sheet metal), integrating material technology, mechanical design, and mechanics of materials.
365 APPLIED THERMAL ENERGY II 3 credits
Prerequisites: 249, 251, 2030:255. Review and application of basic thermodynamic principles used in designing automotive engines and refrigeration equipment. Introduction to heat transfer, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
370 PLASTICS DESIGN & PROCESS 3 credits
Prerequisites: 2820:111 or higher. Introduction to structure and properties of polymers, selection based on properties and cost, design of products and tools, basic principles of the major processes.
402 MECHANICAL PROJECTS 1 credits
Prerequisite: senior standing. Individual projects emphasizing creative technical design.
405 INTRO TO INDUST MACH CONTROL 3 credits
Prerequisite: 2860:370 (previously 270). Principles and design of industrial machine control systems. Application oriented study of typical control devices. Utilization of programmable controllers as the system logic controllers.
470 PLASTICS PROCESS & TESTING 2 credits
Prerequisites: 370 or permission. Use of basic polymer testing methods. Setup and operation of modern molding and extrusion equipment. Basic troubleshooting procedures. Study of processing effects on final properties.
490 MECH ENGR TECH SENIOR SEMINAR 1 credits
Prerequisite: Senior Standing. An opportunity for post-testing of all MET students and the presentation of social and professional responsibilities, diversity, professional certification, life-long learning, and career opportunities.
497 SR HNR PRJCT IN MECH ENGR TECH 1-3 credits
(May be repeated for a total of six credits) Prerequisites: senior standing in Honors Program, permission of area honors preceptor and major in mechanical technology. Independent research leading to completion of senior honors thesis or other original work.
498 INDP STUDY: MECH ENGR TECH 1-4 credits
Prerequisite: department permission. Directed study in a special field of interest chosen by the student in consultation with the instructor (may be repeated for a total of six credits).

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