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Mechanical Engineering Technology

MET 1012 Materials & Manufacturing Processes 4 Credits
An overview of material science regarding a spectrum of metals and plastics, along with a survey of traditional as well as technically advanced manufacturing processes, with a strong emphasis on environmental responsibility, OSHA regulations, and accepted safety practices. Corequisite(s): ENGT 1010

MET 1022 Shop Practices W/Lab 3 Credits
An introductory course in the theory, setup and operation of basic machine tools and the use of measuring equipment.

MET 1040 Applied Statics 3 Credits
A study of the effects of forces acting on rigid bodies at rest. Topics include moments, equilibrium, simple trusses friction, centroids and moments of inertia. Prerequisite(s): MATH 1710

MET 1050 Strength of Materials 3 Credits
A study of the internal reactions within a rigid body caused by external forces acting on the body. Included are stress, strain, torsion, and bending and deflection of beams. The study includes commonly used metals, composite materials and plastics. Prerequisite(s): MET 1040

MET 1060 Maintenance Printreading Applications W/Lab 3 Credits
Introduction to printreading in the maintenance field. The purpose of the course is to introduce specialized print reading skills needed for maintenance workers and manufacturing operations.

MET 1100 Fundamentals of Mechanical Drawing W/Lab 3 Credits
A broadly focused course that introduces students to mechanical engineering drawings, drawing types, computer-aided drawing and fundamental design. Sketching and then SolidWorks software are used as tools to teach the basic principles involved in the development and production of mechanical engineering and related drawings.

MET 1220 Advanced Mechanical Drawing W/Lab 4 Credits
An intermediate course using SolidWorks, a parametric modeling and solid modeling software. Students create intermediate parametric, feature-based, three-dimensional solid models. This covers assemblies, rendering and detailing engineering drawings. Prerequisite(s): MET 1100

MET 2022 Fluid Mechanics & Power Applications W/Lab 3 Credits
A study of fluid mechanics, with hydraulic and pneumatic applications. Topics include pressure, fluid flow, fluid energy, system losses, pumps, control valves, system analysis and maintenance.

MET 2026 Applied Mechanics W/Lab 3 Credits
A study of the forces acting on bodies in motion and the selection and application of basic elements common to most mechanical designs. Topics include linear and rotational motion, displacement, acceleration, velocity, work, energy, power, shafts, bearings, power transmission, fasteners and lubrication.

MET 2030 Machine Elements W/Lab 3 Credits
A study in the selection and application of basic elements common to most machine designs. Topics include shafts, bearings, power transmission and lubrication. In addition, preventive maintenance regarding these elements is included. Prerequisite(s): MET 1022

MET 2070 Welding Methods & Practices 2 Credits
This course is an introduction to modern welding methods, practices and techniques. Topics include the fundamentals of welding, safety and health issues, welding equipment, materials used in the welding process, materials used for weldments, arc welding with nonconsumable and consumable electrodes, electron and laser beam welding, brazing and soldering, automated and robotic welding, welding design and costs, and quality control and evaluation of welds and weldments. Prerequisite(s): MET 1022

MET 2111 Industrial Safety Management 3 Credits
An overview of modern occupational safety and health practices. Topics include accidents and their effects, the OSHA Act, worker’s compensation, management of safety and health, and hazards related to mechanical systems, falling, impact, acceleration, lifting, vision, temperature extremes, pressure, electricity, fire, industrial hygiene, confined spaces, radiation, noise and vibration, automation and robots, and blood-borne pathogens.

MET 2240 Parametric Modeling W/Lab 4 Credits
An advanced course using SolidWorks, a parametric modeling and solid modeling software. Students create advanced parametric, feature-based, threedimensional solid models. This covers assemblies and detailing engineering drawings. Prerequisite(s): MET 1220 or consent of program coordinator

MET 2310 Geometrics & Coordinate Measuring 4 Credits
A course in state-of-the-art methods of metrology with emphasis on geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) and computer-assisted coordinate measuring (CMM). Prerequisite(s): ENGT 1010, MET 1022, MET 1100

MET 2610 Special Projects: MET 2-4 Credits
A projects-based course in which the students and the instructor identify a research design problem to be pursued by the students. This course exposes the students to “real world” situations encountered in industry and offers the students an opportunity to apply the skills, knowledge, and abilities learned in previous courses. May be repeated, maximum 8 credits. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore class standing

MET 2700 CNC Milling 4 Credits
CNC Milling is a state-of-the-art machining course in three-axis programming and applications. Both manual and computer-assisted methods of part programming will be taught, with particular emphasis placed on laboratory projects to enhance hands-on operational experience. The course will include such topics as basic codes, absolute/incremental programming, canned cycles, tool database, post processing and program transfer. Prerequisite(s): MET 1100 and MET 1022 Corequisite(s): MET 2310

MET 2720 CNC Turning 4 Credits
CNC Turning is a state-of-the-art machining course in two-axis programming and applications. Both manual and computer-assisted methods of part programming will be taught, with particular emphasis placed on laboratory projects to enhance hands-on operational experience. The course will include such topics as tool offsets, facing, OD turning, thread cutting, taper turning, drilling, boring and tooling data base. Prerequisite(s): MET 2700

MET 2742 Advanced CNC Machining 4 Credits
A state-of-the-art machining course that expands the computer-assisted programming skills presented in CNC Milling and CNC Turning. The course includes 3D surface and solid modeling, four-axis programming, bar feeder applications, and modification of post-processors.

MET 2750 CNC Machining & Automation 3 Credits
CNC Milling is a state-of-the-art machining course in 3-axis programming and applications. Computer-assisted methods of part programming (SolidWorks and FeatureCAM) will be taught with particular emphasis placed on laboratory projects to enhance “hands-on” operational experience. The course will include such topics as basic codes, absolute/incremental programming, tool database, post-processing, and program transfer. Prerequisite(s): ENGT 1010, MET 1022, MET 1100

MET 2800 Fundamentals of Testing 3 Credits
An introductory course in the development and use of various testing procedures. Topics include measuring devices, including use, care, and calibration, measurement uncertainty and error, developing a test plan and part layout, data collection methods and analysis, and final reporting. In addition, the topics of product reliability and ISO certification are presented. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1010 and MET 1012

MET 2810 Destructive & Non-Destructive Testing 3 Credits
A study in the methods, procedures, and equipment associated with physical testing, both destructive and non-destructive. The course will include such topics as gauging, hardness testing, impact testing, tensile and compression testing, magnaflux testing, ultrasonic testing, and dye penetrant testing. Prerequisite(s): MET 2800

MET 2820 Statistical Process Control 4 Credits
A study of the fundamental concepts and methodology of statistical process control (SPC), with particular emphasis placed on laboratory projects to enhance hands-on operational experience. Topics include philosophy of SPC and other quality systems, basic statistical concepts, variable and attribute charting, and computer-assisted methods. Prerequisite(s): MATH 1530 and MET 2810

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