MET Course Descriptions
MET 1000 - Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Technology 3 (3 + 0)
Syllabus: MET 1000.pdf ( 481 KB)
This is an introductory course in mechanical engineering technology. Emphasis is placed on the design and creative process with examples from different areas within engineering technology. Students will learn how to develop the tools necessary to be successful in school and in industry by using theory, computer software, and working real world problems. The engineering profession and its relation to current national, social, industrial, ethical, and international issues and problems will be discussed.
MET 1010 - Manufacturing Processes 3 (2+2)
Syllabus: MET 1010.pdf ( 186 KB)
Basic fundamentals in the operation of machine tools are studied, including measuring tools, bench work and layout, and tool grinding. The student performs various machine operations using the engine lathe, milling machine, vertical drills, and surface grinders.
MET 1050 - Introduction to Space 3 (2+2)
Syllabus: MET 1050.pdf ( 168 KB)
This is a hands-on course which introduces students to the challenges of working in space. Course activities lead to the design and construction of a working satellite for launch. This course is designed for engineering and non-engineering students.
MET 1200 - Technical Drawing I 3 (1+4)
Syllabus: MET 1200.pdf ( 203 KB)
This is an introductory course in technical drawing. It covers the use of manual drawing instruments, lettering, various geometric constructions, and multi-view orthographic engineering drawings. It introduces 2-D technical drawing using computer-aided design software.
MET 1210 - 3D Modeling 3 (2+2)
Syllabus: MET 1210.pdf ( 179 KB)
Prerequisite: MET 1200 with a grade of “C” or better; or permission of instructor.
This course is designed to familiarize students with functional 3-D modeling using an appropriate software package. The course covers the basic functions needed to create part models, assemblies, and drawings. Emphasis is on the design philosophy, used in creating parts and assemblies.
MET 1310 - Principles of Quality Assurance 3 (3+0)
Syllabus: MET 1310.pdf ( 183 KB)
Prerequisite: Intermediate algebra or equivalent with a grade of “C” or better.
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, meteorology process control, methods and the elements of reliability. Current TQM and ISO 9000 standards are reviewed.
MET 2200 - Materials of Engineering 3 (2+2)
Syllabus: MET 2200.pdf ( 204 KB)
Prerequisite: MTH 1110 or MTH 1400 with grades of “C” or better.
Prerequisite/Corequisite: CHE 1100 or CHE 1800 with grade of “C” or better.
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 nonferrous metals, composites, plastics, ceramics, glass, wood, rubber and adhesives.
MET 2310 - Quality Assurance: Statistical Methods 3 (3+0)
Syllabus: MET 2310.pdf ( 181 KB)
Prerequisite: MET 1310 and MTH 1210 with grades of “C” or better.
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 - Welding Processes 3 (2+2)
Syllabus: MET 2400.pdf ( 193 KB)
Prerequisite: MTH 1010 and MTH 2200 with grades of “C” or better.
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 - Manufacturing Analysis 4 (4+0)
Syllabus: MET 3000.pdf ( 198 KB)
Prerequisite: MET 1010; MET 1310; and MTH 1110 or MTH 1400 with grades of “C” or better.
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 3050 - Heat Power 3 (2+2)
Syllabus: MET 3050.pdf ( 187 KB)
Prerequisite: MTH 1410; and PHY 2010 or PHY 2311 with grades of “C” or better.
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 - Machine Design 3 (2+2)
Syllabus: MET 3070.pdf ( 86 KB)
Prerequisite: MET 2200 and CET 3130 or CET 3135 or MET 3130 with grades of “C” or better.
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 - N/C Computer Programming 3 (2+2)
Syllabus: MET 3100.pdf ( 185 KB)
Prerequisite: MET 1010, MET 1210, and MTH 1120 with grades of “C” or better.
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 – Thermodynamics 3 (3+0)
Syllabus: MET 3110.pdf ( 90 KB)
Prerequisite: MTH 1410 and PHY 2311 with grades of C or better, or permission of instructor.
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 studied. The course also covers closed and open systems, heat engines as well as reversible and irreversible processes.
MET 3125 - Heat Transfer with Laboratory 3 (2+2)
Syllabus: MET 3125.pdf ( 133 KB)
Prerequisite: PHY 2311 with a grade of “C” or better.
The three basic mechanisms of heat transmission are studied. Conduction, convection (free and forced), and radiant transmission are treated for both steady-state and transient conditions. The transient study is aided by computer solutions. The laboratory component 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 - Mechanics II–Dynamics 3 (3+0)
Syllabus: MET 3160.pdf ( 209 KB)
Prerequisite: CET 2150 and MTH 2410 with grades of “C” or better; or permission of instructor.
This course covers the principles of dynamics: Students learn about kinematics which is the study of the geometry of motion of a body without reference to the forces that cause the resulting motion. The course also covers kinetics which is 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 - Fluid Mechanics I 3 (2+2)
Syllabus: MET 3180.pdf ( 93 KB)
Prerequisite: MET 3160 with a grade of “C” or better, or permission of instructor.
This course covers physical properties of fluids, hydrostatics, kinematics, energy considerations, momentum, and incompressible flow in pipes. Compressible fluid flow will also be studied. Laboratory work includes the calibration and use of equipment to measure hydrostatic forces of objects, verification of Bernoulli Equation, losses in piping systems, flow profiles, and other fluid systems.
MET 3190 - Fluid Mechanics II 3 (2+2)
Syllabus: MET 3190.pdf ( 204 KB)
Prerequisite: MET 3110 and MET 3180 with grades of “C” or better.
This course covers the study of compressible internal flow with application to industrial, pneumatic systems. The study of isentropic, isothermal and flow of real gases is applied 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 3210 - Introduction to Computer Aided Engineering 4 (4+0)
Syllabus: MET 3210.pdf ( 185 KB)
Prerequisite: MTH 1120 or MTH 1400, either MET 1000 or CET 1100, all with a grade of “C” or better.
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 - Tool Design and Production Tooling 3 (2+2)
Syllabus: MET 3250.pdf ( 192 KB)
Prerequisite: MET 2200 and MTH 1120 with grades of “C” or better.
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 - Statistical Process Control 3 (3+0)
Syllabus: MET 3300.pdf ( 189 KB)
Prerequisite: MET 1310 and MET 3000 with grades of “C” or better.
This course focuses on statistical process control with emphasis on process capability, troubleshooting, analysis of variance and hypothesis testing.
MET 3310 - Thermodynamics II 3 (2+2)
Syllabus: MET 3310.pdf ( 204 KB)
Prerequisite: MET 3110 and MTH 2410 with grades of “C” or better.
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 analyses, nozzles and internal combustion engine tests.
MET 3320 - Instrumentation Laboratory 3 (2+2)
Syllabus: MET 3320.pdf ( 87 KB)
Prerequisite: MET 3180 with a grade of “C” or better.
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 - Robotics for Manufacturing 3 (2+2)
Syllabus: MET 3330.pdf ( 204 KB)
Prerequisite: MET 3100 and EET 2000 with grades of “C” or better.
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 - Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3 (2+2)
Syllabus: MET 3410.pdf ( 190 KB)
Prerequisite: MET 1210 and MET 1310 with grades of “C” or better.
Dimensioning practices as defined by ASME National Standards (Y14.5M-1994) are studied. Tolerance of form, tolerances of position, datums, concentricity, symmetry, and functional gauging concepts are also treated to produce low-cost and high-quality products.
MET 3550 - Rockets and Stars: A Space Trek 3 (2+2)
Syllabus: MET 3550.pdf ( 202 KB)
Prerequisite: 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 3980 - Internship in Mechanical Engineering Technology 1-12 (0+3-36)
Note! Syllabus exists individually as an signed agreement between each student, student’s employer, and the University.
Prerequisite: Major in mechanical engineering technology; junior or senior status; permission of instructor.
Supervised by a faculty member within the major department, internships provide practical, hands-on experience in a professional field related to the major. Internship placements must be established prior to enrollment in this course in consultation with The Internship Center.
To register with The Internship Center, students must meet the following qualifications:
- Completed at least one semester at Metropolitan State University of Denver
- Sophomore, junior or senior status
- Declared major in an undergraduate program
- 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA at MSU Denver
- Currently enrolled and taking classes at MSU Denver
For information and instructions on finding and enrolling in an internship, contact The Internship Center at 303-556-3290 or email@example.com. (Variable Credit)
Department Note: that only in extremely rare cases does the ET Department award more than an average of three hours under this MET 3980 course title. Under older ABET accreditation rules a max of eight hours was allowed for MET 3980.
MET 4000 - Project Engineering 3 (3+0)
Syllabus: MET 4000.pdf ( 182 KB)
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 - Advanced Manufacturing Technology 3 (3+0)
Syllabus: MET 4010.pdf ( 211 KB)
Prerequisite: MET 3000, MET 3330 and EET 2000, all with grades of “C” or better, satisfaction of all Level I and Level II General Studies course requirements and Senior standing.
The course includes micro-monitor process control analysis, fiber optics technology, CMOS technology, ultra precision controlled devices with artificial intelligence systems, industrial robots, fiber optics, and imagineering future applications. (Senior Experience)
MET 4040 - Plant Layout 3 (2+2)
Syllabus: MET 4040.pdf ( 193 KB)
Prerequisite: MET 1210 and MET 3000 with grades of “C” or better.
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 - Computer Aided Design 3 (2+2)
Syllabus: MET 4070.pdf ( 181 KB)
Prerequisite: MET 3070 and MET 3210 with grades of “C” or better, satisfaction of all Level I and Level II General Studies 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 - Computer Aided Manufacturing 3 (2+2)
Syllabus: MET 4080.pdf ( 93 KB)
Prerequisite: MET 3000, MET 3100, and MET 3210 with grades of “C” or better.
This is an advanced computer aided manufacturing course. Computer applications in configuration control, purchasing, vendor ratings, production control, inventory control and final product acceptance documentation are treated. Appropriate computer and machining software will be used.
MET 4130 - Finite Element Analysis 3 (2+2)
Syllabus: MET 4130.pdf ( 430 KB)
Prerequisite: MET 3070, MET 1210, and MTH 2410, all with a grade “C” or better.
This is an introductory course to computer-aided analysis, which is designed for the students to familiarize with modern computer application in stress analysis. The course will cover fundamentals of finite element analysis (FEA) and the applications to engineering analysis. Commercially available software packages will be used to conduct the class.
MET 4240 - Cost Estimating for Manufacturing 3 (3+0)
Syllabus: MET 4240.pdf ( 98 KB)
Prerequisite: MET 3000 and MET 3210 with grades of “C” or better.
This course studies manufacturing cost estimates and types of estimates. Computer applications to cost estimating, cost controls and cost-estimating procedures will be introduced. The ASME code for realistic cost estimating is applied in the course.
MET 4280 - Advanced Energy Technology 3 (2+2)
Syllabus: MET 4280.pdf ( 84 KB)
Prerequisite: MET 3125, PHY 2311, and PHY 2321 with grades of “C” or better.
This course focuses on the study of global energy flows, as well as the sources and uses of energy. Biological energy and ecosystems are introduced from the viewpoint of the engineering technologist. Energy-related environmental problems, including air and thermal pollution and radioactivity, are examined.