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This course introduces computer aided drafting and design (CADD) in 2D drafting and 3D solid modeling. Students will learn traditional drafting techniques, such as orthographic projection, dimensioning, and tolerancing, and apply their drafting skill though 2D CAD software. Students will also learn 3D solid modeling based on parametric constraints, dimensions and features such as extrude, revolve, sweep, loft, hole, fillet and shell. In addition, the course teaches students how to create assemblies and 2D engineering drawings from the existing 3D solids. Laboratory exercises will be assigned to the students for hands-on experience with the related topics. This course is equivalent to the combination of GPH103, GPH104, and MET211. Corequisite(s): MET 104L Credits: 3 (2,2)
This is an introductory course in a computer programming language. Programs are specifically written to be used in the areas of statics, strength of materials, machine design, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics. Applications of the theoretical concepts are covered in the required laboratory. Corequisite(s): MET 109L Credits: 2 (1,2)
The main purpose of this course is to introduce the mechanical engineering technology student to the principles and operation of mechanical equipment such as lathes, drill press, milling machines and measuring requirements and measuring instruments. Several manufacturing processes such as welding, powder metallurgy, sheet metal forming, extrusion, etc. are also covered. Individual laboratory projects will be assigned to each student to reinforce the topics covered in the theory. NOTE: Students completing this course may not receive credit for AET 218T. Corequisite(s): MET 117L Credits: 2 (1,3)
This course is a continuation of MET 117. Topics emphasize the theory and operation of manual and numerically controlled milling machines and machining centers. Additional topics covered are the gear shaper, indexing head, point-to-point drilling and milling, and three axis measurement. Laboratory projects will be assigned to reinforce the topics covered in theory. Prerequisite(s): MET 117 Corequisite(s): MET 127L Credits: 2 (1,3)
This is a basic course in statics. The main objective of this course is to provide student with a basic understanding of the principles of statics. Topics such as resultant of a force, equilibrium of forces, moments, couples, analysis of simple trusses, centroids, center of gravity, moments of inertia and friction are covered in this course. Applications of the theoretical concepts are covered in the required laboratory. Note: Students completing this course cannot receive credit for CON 106. Prerequisite(s): MTH 130 and PHY 135 Corequisite(s): MET 201L Credits: 3 (2,2)
This is a theory and laboratory course designed to give students a basic understanding of crystal structures, effects of cold work and annealing on metal structures and properties, phase diagrams, heat treatment of steel, corrosion of materials, failure analysis of ferrous and non- ferrous alloys, ceramics, plastics and composite materials. Laboratory experiments are associated with the topics covered in the theory. Students will write technical reports throughout the semester as well as final presentations to help them communicate effectively in specific writing related to their fields. This is a writing-intensive course. Prerequisite(s): EGL 101 with a grade of C or higher Corequisite(s): MET 205L Note: Students cannot get credit for MET 205 and 205W; MET 205W can be used to fulfill the writing intensive requirement, which is offered at the discretion of the Automotive & Mechanical Engineering Technology Department. Credits: 3 (2,0)
This is a basic course in Strength of Materials. The main objective of this course is to introduce the concepts of stress, strain, torsion, bending and shear stresses. It also covers shear moment diagrams, deformations and modes of failure, Mohr's Circle; also included are topics in thermal and combined stresses. Laboratory demonstration of experiments and testing equipment are emphasized. Prerequisite(s): MET 201 or CON 106 Corequisite(s): MET 206L Credits: 3 (2,2)
This course covers the fundamentals of tool design, with main focus on the principles of jigs and fixtures design. Topics covered include: General tool design, economics of tool design, materials used for tooling, work holding principles, jig design, fixture design, die design and operation, power presses, metal cutting, forming and drawing. Students will be using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software packages in designing different jigs and fixtures. Applications of the theoretical concepts and hands-on 3D CAD modeling are covered in the required laboratory. Prerequisite(s): MET104, MET127 Corequisite(s): MET 207L Credits: 3 (2,2)
This is a laboratory course which introduces advanced topics in computer graphics including advanced dimensioning and tolerancing, 3-D wire frame, surface of revolution, solids, in computer graphics. Laboratory exercises will be assigned to the students for hands-on experience with the related topics. Prerequisite(s): GPH 103 and GPH 104 Credits: 1 (0,2)
The objective of this course is to represent the basic principles of fluid mechanics and the application of those principles to practical, applied problems. Primary emphasis is on the topics of fluid statics, flow of fluids in piping systems, flow measurement, and forces developed by fluids in motion. The course is directed to anyone in a technical field where the ability to apply the principles of fluid mechanics is desirable. Prerequisite(s): MTH 130, PHY 136 Credits: 3 (3,0)
This hands-on and theory course introduces electrical principles to Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology and Facility Management Technology students. Emphasis will be on power systems that utilize alternating current. Course topics include resistive and R-L-C series and parallel circuits, instrumentation, single and three-phase circuits that contain motors, transformers, starters and low voltage controls, and an overview of electronic applications to mechanical systems. Electrical logic (ladder) diagrams will be stressed throughout the semester. Laboratory assignments will reinforce the topics covered by theory through relevant experiments performed by the student and will include the writing of laboratory reports. Prerequisite(s): MTH 130 and PHY 136 Corequisite(s): MET 230L Credits: 3 (2,2)
This course covers different aspects of dimensional metrology principles, calibrations, and practices. Common measurement tools and methods used in the industry will be introduced. Topics covered include: Gage Blocks, Fixed Gages, Height Gages, Plug Gages, Dial Gages, Angle Measurements, Pneumatic Gages, Surface Metrology, Optical Metrology, Load Cells Calibration, Introduction to GD&T, and Gage R&R Analysis. Laboratory exercises covered include: Gage Blocks Stacking and Calibration, Dial Gages & Plug Gages in Inspection, Micrometer Calibration, Transducers & Load Cell Calibration, Surface Roughness measurements and analysis, Angle measurements using Sign Bar, Gear Inspection, Air Gage Inspection, Inspection of Flatness, Straightness, Perpendicularity. Prerequisite(s): MET 104, MET 127 Corequisite(s): MET 252L Credits: 3 (2,2)
This course will introduce the technology students to the important subject of engineering design and finite element analysis. The course material builds on the students’ previous experience in computer graphics and strength of materials and introduces them to the modern concepts of concurrent engineering and design for manufacturability. The students will learn how to import their graphic drawings from the Computer Aided Design (CAD) to the Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) software and apply the loads and appropriate boundary condition. The application of CAE in linear stress and deformation analysis of mechanical systems and fluid mechanics will be the essential part of this course. Computer simulations will be performed during the required laboratory section using the CAD and finite element simulation software. Prerequisite(s): MET 206 and MET 104 and MET 109 Corequisite(s): MET 300L Credits: 3 (2,2)
This is a theory and laboratory course covering an introduction to advanced composite materials and design of production tools and parts. Some included topics are: mold designs, open mold process, resin transfer molding, vacuum infusion process, compression molding, filament winding, and inspection and repair. Design assignments will be given to students which require utilizing the computer laboratories to use the 3-dimensional (3D) parametric design software packages. Prerequisite(s): MET 207 Corequisite(s): MET 305L Credits: 3 (2,2)
This course covers the fundamentals and physical principles of electro-pneumatic and hydraulic control circuits. Pneumatic and hydraulic components such as directional control valves, flow control valves, and pressure control valves will be covered. The course also covers programmable logic controller (PLC) using Allen-Bradley MicroLogix controller. Students will be designing and troubleshooting PLC controlled hydraulic and electro-pneumatic circuits in the laboratory. Automation Studio software will be used in designing and simulation of control circuits. Prerequisite: MET 230 Corequisite: MET 307L Credits: 3 (2,2)
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of machine component design. Subjects covered include safety factors, theories of failure, shaft design, roller bearings, gear design, spring design, pressure vessels, and fasteners. The laboratory section includes analysis of stresses (principal stresses and maximum shear stresses), applications of plane stress (combined loadings, pressure vessels, and beams), design of shafts and shaft components, and design of springs. Prerequisite(s): MET 206 Corequisite(s): MET 308L Credits: 3 (2,2)
This course lays the groundwork for the student's future studies in the area of thermal design, encompassing the fields of power, heating, air conditioning and refrigeration. Topics covered include basics such as the first and second laws of thermodynamics, equations of state for gases and vapors, and psychometrics. Building on this foundation, thermodynamic processes and cycles will be introduced, including the Carnot, and Vapor Compression refrigeration cycles. Thermal equipment such as boilers, turbines, evaporators, condensers, compressors and heat exchangers will be analyzed. Prerequisite(s): PHY 136 and MTH 130 Credits: 3 (3,0)
This course provides the student with experience in computer graphics NC programming techniques. Students will generate 2-D and 3-D parts on CAM software and analyze the tool paths required for various types of machining operations. Programs will be processed to produce EIA-NC code which will then be loaded into a CNC machine to manufacture a part. Students will also create 2-D and 3-D files on CAD software and learn how to export the CAD files to CAM software. Prerequisite(s): MET 127 Credits: 3 (3,0)
This course covers rectilinear motion of particles (position, velocity, and acceleration), such as uniform rectilinear motion, uniformly accelerated rectilinear motion, and introduction to motion of several particles. In addition, an introduction to curvilinear motion of particles, as well as kinetics of particles: Newton's second law of motion, principles of work and energy and applications, impulse and momentum theory, and applications of the above topics to engineering problems will be covered in this course. Prerequisite(s): MET 201 and MTH 236 Credits: 3 (3,0)
This is a theory and laboratory course covering an introduction to electronic packaging application with the printed circuit board design of analog and digital schematics. Also included in the course is application of thermal, radio frequency, electromagnetic, shock and vibration effects. Laboratory will reinforce the topics covered in theory through projects using the College’s computer graphics equipment. Prerequisite(s): MET 207 Corequisite(s): MET 406L Credits: 3 (2,2)
Students will be introduced to techniques for determining the quality of mass manufactured products by means of statistical analysis. State of-the-art computers and software will be used to generate and analyze process control charts and histograms, plus continuous variables, and attribute control charts. Tests for special causes and capability analysis of a process will be addressed. Prediction of the probable percentage defective in a monitored process as well as the producer's and customer's risk will be emphasized. Students will learn to define the Acceptance Quality Level (AQL) and the military sampling plans (MIL Standard). Applications of the theoretical concepts are covered in the required laboratory. Prerequisite(s): MET 109, MET 252, MTH 110 Corequisite(s): MET 409L Credits: 3 (2,2)
This is a capstone course required for Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology BS programs. This course is offered as an independent investigation of a technical problem by the student under the supervision of a faculty member. The selected project topic utilizes skills and knowledge acquired earlier in the Mechanical Engineering Technology or Manufacturing Engineering Technology programs to solve a wide range of engineering problems. At the completion of the project, an oral presentation and a written report are required. This is a writing-intensive course. Note: Students cannot get credit for MET410 and 410W; MET 410W can be used to fulfill the writing intensive requirement. Note: Offered at the discretion of the Automotive & Mechanical Engineering Technology Department. Prerequisite(s): Senior Status and Approval of Department Chair and EGL 101 with a grade of C or better. Credits: 3 (3,0)
This course will provide students with a basic understanding of problems of heat transfer. The fundamental laws of conduction, convection, and radiation are studied using analytical and graphical methods. Graphical and empirical solutions and applications to industrial problems will also be covered plus special topics in heat exchangers, heat pipes, and industrial furnaces. Prerequisite(s): MET 212, MTH 236 or MTH 151 Credits: 3 (3,0)
Students will be introduced to robotics from both a theoretical and practical aspect. Different types of robots and their applications in industry will be covered. Financial management and return on investment of the robotics applications will be discussed. Additional topics included are motion transmission and control of robot mechanisms, robot programming, the use of robots in an integrated manufacturing cell, and practical uses of the robot vision system. Hands-on experience on actual working robots and the application of the theory will be provided in the laboratory. Prerequisite: MET 307 Corequisite(s): MET 415L Credits: 3 (2,2)

Additional Courses Offered by Mechanical Engineering Technology Department

This course introduces the fundamentals of occupational safety and examines potential accidents, which may occur in the modern work environment that employs complex materials, processes and technologies. We will review the history and safety legislation of the regulatory agency OSHA. Acquiring and analyzing hazard information, organizing and setting up occupational safety programs, accident causes, and their control and accident record keeping will be addressed. Credits: 3 (3,0)
Assessing a facility's need for and recommending as well as managing the design, procurement, installation, and operation of access intrusion detection, closed circuit television (CCTV), security lighting, fire alarms, and fire suppression systems; establishing policies, procedures, and practices for systems operations and maintenance, monitoring and evaluating systems performances; researching and assessing technical developments in the security and fire protection fields. Credits: 3 (3,0)
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of industrial hygiene as well as to a recognition of health hazards in the facility environment. This course includes analysis of solvents, particulates, industrial dermatoses, industrial noises, ionizing and noniodizing radiation, temperature extremes, biological hazards, and indoor air quality issues. A study of methods with which to evaluate exposures to hazardous substances; a detailed analysis of control programs; and an examination of environmental protection acts and amendments are also included. Credits: 3 (3,0)
This course is designed to introduce a comprehensive overview of the concepts and techniques to generate facility plans. The course includes the determination of the requirements for people, equipment, space, and material in the facility along with the evaluation, selection, preparation, presentation, implementation and maintenance of the facility plans. An overview of the components of a building structure, its envelope and related items are also discussed. Credits: 3 (3,0)
This objective of this course is to present a comprehensive overview of the management, administration and control of a facilities maintenance department, including an overview of business and financial issues work order systems; prioritizing, planning and scheduling of maintenance, construction, custodial and grounds keeping work; the contract cycle and components. Prerequisite(s): BUS 300 Credits: 3 (3,0)
This course covers design aspects of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, hydronic systems for commercial and residential applications. Design and selection of heating and cooling system components, boilers, air handling units, refrigeration systems, hydronic system components, terminal equipment, fans, pumps, compressed air properties and indoor air quality are also covered. Students are required to prepare term projects on heating and cooling load calculations for commercial and residential buildings. Prerequisite(s): MET 212, MET 230 and MET 314 Credits: 3 (3,0)
This course covers a comprehensive study of various forms of energy generated from fossil fuels, alternative and renewable energy sources and their management. This course also covers life cycle cost of each type of energy system, energy conservation programs, smart building, load management, miscellaneous methods to increase the energy efficiency of a building, utility rate structures, reduction of energy demand and rebates. In addition, energy conservation will be covered with respect to its effect on indoor air quality and other environmental issues. Prerequisite(s): MET 212, MET 230 and MET 314 Credits: 3 (3,0)