Descriptions for Mechanical Engineering Technology
MET 1000-3 Materials and Manufacturing Technology (3 + 0)
This is an introductory course in manufacturing and includes a study of production processes and materials and manufacturing processes in the fabrication of industrial products. It relates these to current national, social, industrial, and international issues and problems.
MET 1010-3 Manufacturing Processes (2 + 2)
Basic fundamentals in the operation of machine tools are studied, including measuring tools, benchwork and layout, and tool grinding. The student performs various machine operations using the engine lathe, milling machine, vertical drills, and surface grinders.
(CET 1200) Technical Drawing I (1 + 4)
This is an introductory course in technical drawing. It covers the use of instruments, lettering, and geometric construction, and includes basic principles of descriptive geometry to solve problems involving the relative position of points, lines, and planes in space.
(CET 1210) Technical Drawing II (1 + 4)
Prerequisite: MET 1200 or CET 1200
This course is mechanical drawing using AutoCAD and manual drafting, and includes orthographics, axiometric and oblique projection, sectioning, dimensioning, and tolerancing. The student is also introduced to fluid power diagrams, piping weldments, and electrical and electronic diagrams. The final project is an assembly drawing of a mechanical component or subsystem.
MET 1310-3 Principles of Quality Assurance (3 + 0)
Prerequisite: intermediate algebra or equivalent
The course introduces the scope and function of quality assurance, including basic definitions, statistics, quality policy and objectives, manuals and procedures, concept of variation, inspection and sampling techniques, metrology process control, methods and the elements of reliability. Current TQM and ISO 9000 standards are reviewed.
MET 2150-3 (CET 2150) Mechanics I-Statics (3 + 0)
Pre or Corequisite: MTH 1410
This course examines principles of statics, studies of vectors, their resolution and composition, forces and moments, force systems and their resultants. It also covers force systems in equilibrium, static friction, centroids, moments of inertia and radii of gyration of areas, shear and moment diagrams.
MET 2200-3 Materials of Engineering (2 + 2)
Prerequisites: CHE 1100 or CHE 1200 (can be concurrent); MTH 1110 or MTH 1400
This lecture/laboratory course deals with basic properties of metals and non-metals, including the properties and behavior that govern their selection and design. Materials covered include ferrous and non-ferrous metals, composites, plastics, ceramics, glass, wood, rubber and adhesives.
MET 2220-3 Computer Aided Drafting for Engineering Technology (1 + 4)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor
Students will work with a computerized engineering graphics system to produce mechanical drawings. This includes learning place and edit lines, arcs, points and polygons. The students will produce text, dimensions, inserts, sectioning, and hard copies.
MET 2310-3 Quality Assurance: Statistical Methods (3 + 0)
Prerequisites: MET 1310 and MTH 1210
Statistical analysis is studied using fundamental concepts and guidelines including the theory of probability, specifications and tolerances, sampling, life testing and the cost of quality decisions.
MET 2400-3 Welding Processes (2 + 2)
Prerequisites: MET 1010, MET 2200
This course introduces industrial welding processes. These include fusion welding with the oxyacetylene and arc processes, brazing of ferrous and nonferrous metals, oxyacetylene cutting, inert gas welding and the study of advanced welding techniques, e.g., lasers.
MET 3000-4 Manufacturing Analysis (4 + 0)
Prerequisites: MET 1010, MET 1310, MTH 1110 or MTH 1400
This course introduces the organizational and functional requirements for effective production. Tolerance charts and work piece control are used to plan the manufacturing sequence, select the preferred manufacturing equipment and the operational sequence.
MET 3010-3 Fluid Flow I (2 + 2)
Prerequisites: PHY 2020 and MTH 1120 or MTH 1400
This course is an introduction to incompressible internal flow with application
to hydraulics. Fluid power is treated. Analysis are performed on steady
and unsteady incompressible flow. Laboratory work includes the calibration
and use of equipment to measure viscosity, specific gravity, pressure
drop, flow profiles and flowrates using different hydraulic systems.
MET 3020-3 Fluid Flow II (2 + 2)
Prerequisites: MET 3010, MET 3110
Compressible internal flow is studied with application to industrial, pneumatic systems. Isentropic, isothermal, and flow of real gases are studied for nozzles, venturis, Pitot-tubes and pipe systems. Flow loss calculations are made using the Darcy-Weisbach and Fanno Line techniques. Compressors, valves, ejectors, diffusers, and pneumatic components are studied to design and cost air service systems. The laboratory work supports lectures using various gas flow systems, including an instrumented fan test rig.
MET 3050-3 Heat Power (2 + 2)
Prerequisites: MTH 1410, PHY 2010
This energy conversion course combines lecture and laboratory for the manufacturing and industrial student. Emphasis is given to real processes, compression, expansion, heat transfer and to safety and efficiency of engines (stationary and mobile).
MET 3070-3 Machine Design (2 + 2)
Prerequisites: CET 3130 and MET 2200
The art of designing machines to accomplish specific purposes is studied. The student is introduced to the fundamental principles required to design the separate machine elements. The economics of design are stressed along with strength and safety considerations. The lab work uses selected software, e.g., ALGOR and AutoCAD, to produce the preferred design.
MET 3100-3 N/C Computer Programming (2 + 2)
Prerequisites: MET 1010 and MTH 1120
The theory is reviewed to control machines numerically. Algorithms are developed to program NC machines. N/C language and programming emphasizes APT, Compact II and suitable post-processors. The lab work includes operation of machines to demonstrate the programming skills.
MET 3110-3 (CET 3150) Thermodynamics (3 + 0)
Prerequisites: MTH 1410 and PHY 2010 or PHY 2311
The fundamental laws of thermodynamics are studied. Basic concepts of energy, the thermodynamic system, dimensions and units, and the ideal-gas equation of state are treated. Closed and open systems are studied. Heat engines are introduced. Reversible and irreversible processes are investigated.
MET 3120-2 Heat Transfer (2 + 0)
Prerequisites: PHY 2020 and MTH 1510 (or equivalent)
The three basic mechanisms of heat transmission are studied. Conduction, convection (free and forced), plus radiant transmission are treated for both steady-state and transient conditions. The transient study is aided by computer solutions.
MET 3130-3 (CET 3130) Mechanics of Materials (3 + 0)
Prerequisites: CET 2150 or MET 2150
This course introduces the theory of strength of materials; stresses and strains in members subjected to tension, compression, and shear; flexural and shearing stresses beams; deflection of beams; column analysis; principal stresses; and introduction to indeterminate structures.
MET 3135-1 (CET
3140) Mechanics of Materials-Laboratory
Prerequisites: CET 2150 or MET 2150 and COM 2610
This course is a laboratory course to accompany the lecture course MET 3130-3, Mechanics of Materials. This laboratory course is structured to give the student experience in the use of laboratory equipment for conducting torsion, shear and bending tests on various materials.
MET 3140-1 Heat Transfer Laboratory (0 + 2)
Prerequisite: MET 3120 (concurrent enrollment preferred)
The laboratory course provides experimental results for various conduction and convection tests. The student selects and installs thermocouples, calibrates equipment, records transient and steady-state data, analyzes results, compares data to theoretical predictions and reports findings.
MET 3160-3 (CET 3160) Mechanics II-Dynamics (3 + 0)
Prerequisite: CET 2150 or MET 2150
Pre or Corequisite: MTH 2410
This course covers the principles of dynamics: kinematics, the study of the geometry of motion of a body without reference to the forces that cause the resulting motion; and kinetics, the study of the relation existing between the forces acting on the body, the mass of the body, and the motion of the body.
MET 3180-3 (CET 3180) Fluid Mechanics I (3 + 0)
Prerequisite: CET 3160 or MET 3160
This course covers physical properties of fluids, hydrostatics, kinematics, energy considerations, momentum, and incompressible flow in pipes. Compressible fluid flow will also be studied.
MET 3210-4 Introduction to Computer Aided Engineering (4 + 0)
Prerequisites: MTH 1120 or MTH 1400, either MET 1000 or CET 1100
This is an introductory course in computer aided engineering (CAE). The use of the computer as a tool for the solution of engineering technology problems is demonstrated. Included are high-level languages, spreadsheet techniques and computer modeling.
MET 3250-3 Tool Design and Production Tooling (2 + 2)
Prerequisites: MET 2200 and MTH 1120
The course deals with production tooling requirements and tooling cost estimates. Design of tooling for turret lathes, automatic screw machines, multiple spindle lathes and production milling machines is treated.
MET 3300-3 Statistical Process Control (3 + 0)
Prerequisites: MET 1310 and MET 3000
This course focuses on statistical process control with emphasis on process capability, troubleshooting, analysis of variance and hypothesis testing.
MET 3310-3 Thermodynamics II (2 + 2)
Prerequisites: MET 3110 and MTH 2410
This, the second course in thermodynamics, deals with the consequence
of the Second Law. The Tds equations are studied as are entropy and efficiencies
of some heat power engines. Standard gas and vapor cycles are investigated.
The laboratory work includes various calorimetry, gravimetric and volumetric
analyzes, nozzles and internal combustion engine tests.
MET 3320-3 Instrumentation Laboratory (2 + 2)
Prerequisite: MET 3010
The student is introduced to standard mechanical tests and measurement techniques, e.g., installing thermocouples, strain gages, positioning static and total probes. ASME and ASTM test codes are studied, as are OSHA standards. Various physical property and system performance tests are set up, conducted and analyzed.
MET 3330-3 Robotics for Manufacturing (2 + 2)
Prerequisites: MET 3100 and EET 2000
The course examines robotic components utilized in robots and automated systems. Manufacturing automation is analyzed as the robot is integrated with other flexible automation equipment. The focus is how to apply and design robotic integrated manufacturing systems. The laboratory work supplements the lectures using industrial robots for different applications.
MET 3410-3 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (2 + 2)
Prerequisite: MET 1310
Dimensioning practices as defined by ASME National Standards (Y14.5M-1994) are studied. Tolerance of form, tolerances of position, datums, concentricity, symmetry and functional gaging concepts are also treated to produce low-cost and high-quality products.
MET 3510-3 Technical Supervision (3 + 0)
Prerequisite: junior, senior standing
The tasks, responsibilities, and skills of first-line supervision in industry are studied, using case histories. Communication tools are identified for effective teamwork between engineers, technicians, and management. The course reviews the knowledge and skills needed to manage people and use of resources to produce a product on time and within budget.
MET 3550-3 Rockets and Stars: A Space Trek (2 + 2)
Prerequisites: junior or senior standing and satisfaction of all Level I General Studies course requirements
In this course, the exciting vehicle of space is used to carry the student through basic theories and concepts of the natural sciences. Experts on outer-space and space exploration are guest lecturers. Students visit Gates Planetarium, NOAA, Martin-Marietta, etc. (General Studies-Level II, Natural Science)
MET 4000-3 Project Engineering (3 + 0)
Prerequisite: senior standing
The student is introduced to the project or team effort. The need for planning, control, and communication is stressed. Critical path methods are used to develop schedules. Figure-of-merit methods are used to select preferred approaches/designs. Technical writing is stressed with an introduction to competitive proposal writing.
MET 4010-3 Advanced Manufacturing Technology (3 + 0)
Prerequisites: MET 3000, MET 3330, EET 2000, satisfaction of all Level I and Level II General Studies course requirements and senior standing
The course includes micromonitor process control analysis, fiber optics technology, CMOS technology, ultraprecision-controlled devices with artificial intelligence systems, industrial robots, fiber optics and imagineering future applications. (Senior Experience)
MET 4040-3 Plant Layout (2 + 2)
Prerequisite: MET 3000
Basic principles of plant layout to meet production needs are studied along with the application of materials handling devices to the process. Selection and arrangement of production machinery, product and process layout schemes, techniques of making layouts, and the balance and flexibility of operations are traded to select the preferred layout. Management's role is stressed.
MET 4070-3 Computer Aided Design (2 + 2)
Prerequisites: MET 3070, either MET 3210 or MTH 1510, satisfaction of all Level I and Level II General Studies course requirements and senior standing
The student studies combined stresses, gearing, brakes, curved beams, etc., and undertakes the design of a complete machine. This is the second in the two-course machine design series. The analysis includes computer solutions. (Senior Experience)
MET 4080-3 Computer Aided Manufacturing (2 + 2)
Prerequisites: MET 3000, MET 3100, MTH 1510
Computer applications in configuration control, purchasing, vendor ratings, production control, inventory control and final product acceptance documentation are treated. The SmartCAM software is used.
MET 4240-3 Cost Estimating for Manufacturing (3 + 0)
Prerequisites: MET 3000 and MTH 1510
Manufacturing costs, types of estimates, computer applications to cost estimating, cost estimating controls and cost-estimating procedures are studied. The ASME approach to realistic cost estimating is emphasized throughout the course.
MET 4280-3 Advanced Energy Technology (2 + 2)
Prerequisites: MET 3120, PHY 2010, PHY 2020
Global energy flows, sources and uses of energy are studied. Biological energy and ecosystems are introduced from the viewpoint of the engineering technologist. Energy-related environment problems including air and thermal pollution plus radioactivity are treated.
MET 4480-3 Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (3 + 0)
Prerequisite: MET 3120
Refrigeration cycles are studied. Operation and rating of system components are evaluated with heat flow in condensers, evaporators and cooling towers treated. The control of temperature and humidity, along with air-handling equipment and ducting, are studied.
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