MET-1100 Technology Orientation

2 Credits

Orientation and exploration of technician's role as part of industrial team including technical careers, opportunities and job hunting skills. Topics include use of the computer, basic measurement and calculation skills and engineering drawing concepts. Introduction to oral, technical writing and graphic methods of communication. Introduction to professional organizations, journals and tools for professional enhancement to provide a path for lifelong learning.

Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MATH-0965 Intermediate Algebra or appropriate Math placement score to place into MATH-1530 College Algebra.

OAN Approved: OES001.

MET-1120 Computer Applications and Programming

2 Credits

Design and debug windows-based application software in Microsoft Visual Basic and C Programming languages. Apply designed software and spreadsheets in technological problem solving. Applying programming concepts to customize spreadsheets and chosen engineering specific application software.

Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MATH-0955 Beginning Algebra, or appropriate Math placement score to place into MATH-0965 Intermediate Algebra.

MET-1230 Drawing & AutoCAD

3 Credits

Apply visualization skills in the interpretation of orthographic projections and pictorial drawings. Applied geometry, use of scales, sections, and auxiliary views are studied. Dimensioning standards and conventions as applied to detail and assembly drawings in manual drafting as well as use of CAD system to accomplish drafting tasks are emphasized. Includes overviews of computer terms and functions of the Windows Operating System. Covers special terms and definitions used in computer-assisted drafting, the roles technical drawings play in production, manufacturing and products design process.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MATH-0955 Beginning Algebra or appropriate Math placement score to place into MATH-0965 Intermediate Algebra.

MET-1240 Machine Tools and Manufacturing Processes

3 Credits

Application of traditional and contemporary machine tools processes to accomplish the mechanical parts production or the maintenance and/or repairs of mechanical parts or equipment. Laboratory experiences include measuring and inspection, layout and fundamentals of machine tool setup and techniques for drilling, turning, milling and grinding. Manufacturing processes including the production of metals and alloys, polymers and plastics, forming, machining, fabrication, conditioning and finishing of metallic, plastic and composite engineering parts.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MATH-0955 Beginning Algebra or appropriate math placement score to place into MATH-0965 Intermediate Algebra.

OAN Approved: OET010. CTAN Approved: CTMET004.

MET-1250 Introduction to Additive Manufacturing

3 Credits

Principles of the applications of Additive Manufacturing. Advantages of using Additive Manufacturing over traditional Subtractive Manufacturing processes are studied.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MATH-0955 Beginning Algebra I or appropriatescore on Math placement test to placement into 1000-level Mathematics.

MET-1261 Product Ideation & Design I

3 Credits

Introduction to product ideation and design process from development to production. Covers critical thinking, project planning, iterative processes, teamwork, and hand sketching. Additionally, learn contemporary design and development processes, identify customer needs, and design for manufacturing and production prototypes. Course emphasizes critical thinking skills and problem solving; students will transfer basic ideas to 2D representations and 3D prototype models.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MATH-0955 Beginning Algebra or appropriate score on Math placement test.

MET-1300 Engineering Materials and Metallurgy

3 Credits

Analysis of the behavior and characteristics of metals and other materials used in manufacturing including polymers, ceramics, and composites: their structure, physical and mechanical properties. Examining and interpreting phase diagrams and crystallized microstructures of metals and alloys; heat treatment of ferrous and nonferrous metals; hardness, tensile, and charpy impact tests.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MATH-0955 Beginning Algebra or appropriate score on Math Placement Test to enroll in MATH-0965 Intermediate Algebra.

OAN Approved: OET013.

MET-1400 CNC Programming and Operation

3 Credits

Emphasis on blueprint analysis, using math concepts to determine programming points; ascertaining implied part dimensions; calculation of speeds; feeds and tool offset; establishment of work zero and tools home positions. Manual programming of computer numerical control (CNC) machines using G-codes for FANUC controllers; tooling and set-up of CNC lathes and milling machines for machining operations; verification of tool paths by simulation; operating CNC machines to produce mechanical parts.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MET-1240 Machine Tools and Manufacturing Processes, or concurrent enrollment; or departmental approval: work experience.

MET-1601 Technical Statics

3 Credits

Study of forces on structures and machines at rest. Topics include composition and resolution of forces, moments, freebody diagrams, trusses, frames, simple machines, friction, centers of gravity, centroids, and plane and polar moments of intertia.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MATH-1530 College Algebra; and PHYS-1210 College Physics I, or concurrent enrollment.

OAN Approved: OET007.

MET-1621 Technical Dynamics

3 Credits

Study of motion and forces on rigid members. Includes plane and curvilinear motion, kinetics, work, energy, power, efficiency, impact and momentum. Introduction to balancing and vibrations.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MET-1601 Technical Statics.

MET-1630 Industrial Supply Logistics

3 Credits

An introduction to supply chain logistics and warehouse operations for manufacturing processes. Fundamentals of supply chains, transportation modes, inventory control, documentation required in warehouses, types of warehouse equipment, workplace safety, proper handling of material, quality control systems, inspection methods, specifications, ISO 9001, product handling, and print reading. Designed to prepare students to take the MSSC CLA examination.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MET-1100 Technology Orientation and MATH-1530 College Algebra or concurrent enrollment.

MET-2000 CAD/CAM Processes

3 Credits

Using Mastercam and other Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software to graphically model parts; graphic display manipulation; geometrical analysis; graphic and data files management; exchange and conversion of graphic files to formats readable by Mastercam or given CAD/CAM software; generating codes, post processing to G-codes interpretable by given computer numerical controller; verification and validation of tool-paths by graphical simulation; downloading path programs to machine; tooling and setting up parts on CNC lathe and milling machines; operating CNC machines to produce parts.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MET-1400 CNC Programming and Operation or concurrent enrollment.

MET-2041 CAD II & GD&T

3 Credits

Advanced engineering drawing concepts used with computer-aided drafting software. Drawing applications include size tolerancing, geometric dimensioning, thread and fastener specifications, detail and assembly drawins, weldments, external references, bill of materials and standardized drawing formats. Introduction to solid modeling.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MET-1230 Drawing & AutoCAD, and MET-1120 Computer Applications and Programming, or departmental approval.

OAN Approved: OET012. CTAN Approved: CTMET005.

MET-2060 Product Ideation & Design II

3 Credits

Build upon critical thinking and product development concepts introduced in Product Ideation & Design I. Develop solutions for real-world product design problems using hand sketching, 3D modeling, additive manufacturing, and other techniques. Also covers engineering principles as they apply to product design, development and manufacture.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MET-1261 Product Ideation & Design I; and MATH-0955 Beginning Algebra, or appropriate Math placement score.

MET-2140 Manufacturing Automation and Control

3 Credits

Automation and control of manufacturing, machines and their auxiliary equipment to enable manufacturing, systems integration applying fundamental concepts of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs); basic programming and interface of robots to facilitate materials transfer in an integrated manufacturing environment.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MET-1120 Computer Applications and Programming.

MET-2151 3D Digital Design & Printing

3 Credits

Covers the major technology shifts in human history that have transitioned into 3D printing and explore emerging trends of the technology. Includes fundamentals of preparing CAD files for 3D printing , comparison of various 3D printing technologies in terms of advantages, relative precision, applications, advantages, and material use, engineering processes employing 3D printing, using applicable software to produce 3D models, and an emphasis on advance digital design using Solidworks for 3D printing.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MET-2601 3D Solid Modeling.

MET-2160 3D Scanning, Reverse Engineering, and Quality Inspection

3 Credits

Covers the principles of engineering parts inspection and reverse engineering processes through the applications of 3D scanning, blueprint reading, hand tools measuring and Coordinate Measuring (CMM technologies.) Emphasis on performing laser scanning to generate 3D images; converting scanned images into 2D/3D models utilizing applicable software; employing CMM technologies for parts inspection and generating points cloud for 3D modeling; and interfacing generated models with reverse engineering methods.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MET-2601 3D Solid Modeling

MET-2191 Additive Manufacturing Project Capstone

2 Credits

Examines the key elements of product development from the concept through design to production. Application technologies learned in the Additive Manufacturing curricula to complete individual and team projects involving product development and production.

Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MET-2151 3D Digital Design & Printing.

MET-2200 Strength of Materials

3 Credits

Study of stress, strain and deformation of mechanical bodies due to static tensile, compressive, torsional, bending and combined loading. Deflection of beams and columns, design of beam for strength and structural connections.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MET-1601 Technical Statics.

OAN Approved: OET008.

MET-2220 Advanced CAD/CAM Processes

3 Credits

Applying Mastercam for advanced CAD/CAM operations; creating wireframe, surface and solid models; generating, editing, verifying, and postprocessing codes interpretable by given CNC controllers, with emphasis on FANUC controller; downloading path programs to CNC machines; tooling and setting up parts; operating CNC machines to produce parts.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MET-1240 Machine Tools and Manufacturing Processes, and MET-1400 CNC Programming Operations, and MET-2000 CAD/CAM Processes.

MET-2240 Mechanical Engineering Lab

1 Credit

Introduction to fundamental laboratory measurement techniques, data acquisition and analysis, and technical report writing in the form of engineering reports and executive summaries. Troubleshoot and correct hydraulic/electromechanical equipment and digital data acquisition hardware. Experiments are drawn from thermal sciences, dynamics, solid mechanics and materials science.

Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MET-1601 Technical Statics.

MET-2300 Fluid Power

3 Credits

Concepts and practices related to modern hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Includes basics of fluid flow, fluid dynamics, properties of hydraulic fluid, components of hydraulic system, hydraulic circuit, design, operation and control of hydraulic/pneumatic system.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): PHYS-1210 College Physics I or PHYS-2310 General Physics I, or concurrent enrollment; or students in Integrated Systems Engineering Technology program may fulfill prerequisite requirements with ISET-1320 Fundamentals of Fluid power; or departmental approval.

OAN Approved: OET009.

MET-2320 Thermal Dynamics

3 Credits

Heat, work, kinetic theory of gases, equation of state, thermodynamics system, control volume, first and second laws of thermodynamics, reversible and irreversible processes, and introduction to basic thermodynamic cycles.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MATH-1620 Calculus II and PHYS-2310 General Physics I.

MET-2400 Statistical Quality Control

3 Credits

Statistical quality control is the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data for use in quality control activities. Introduction to quality; fundamentals of probability and statistics; process capability; control chart applications; sampling systems; lot-by-lot acceptance sampling by attributes; reliability; quality control methods and tools; applications of computers and software to quality control.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MATH-1530 College Algebra; and MET-1240 Machine Tools and Manufacturing Processes or concurrent enrollment; or departmental approval: work experience. *Note: MATH-1521 College Algebra completed with "C" or higher prior to Fall 2016 will also be accepted to meet prerequisite requirements for this course.

MET-2422 Fundamentals of Engineering Economics

3 Credits

Analysis of cost elements in engineering projects and operations. Topics include: comparison of project alternatives; selecting an alternative by applying Benefit/Cost Analysis, Present Worth Method, Annual Worth Method, and Internal Rate of Return; introduction to risk analysis, accounting fundamentals, financial statements, and capital financing and allocation. Ethical and social responsibilities as applied to engineering project decisions. Practical applications of cost concepts and the application towards the different phases of manufacturing or project implementation. Use of Microsoft Excel in performing analysis.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MATH-1530 College Algebra or higher.

OAN Approved: OES005 and TMSBS.

MET-2430 Engineering Probability and Statistics

3 Credits

Course covers probability and statistics for engineers. Course topics include: measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability axioms and rules, standard discrete distributions, standard continuous distributions, point and confidence interval parametric values, central limit theorem, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing for one-sample and two-sample means and proportions, relationships between two random variables, correlation analysis, and simple linear regressions. Examples, problems, and case studies can be from manufacturing, mechanical, civil, electrical, and construction engineering.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MATH-1610 Calculus I.

OAN Approved: OES004.

MET-2500 Fundamentals of Products Development and Manufacture

3 Credits

Capstone Course. This course examines the fundamentals of new product development (NPD) including: preparing for product innovation, success factors of product innovation, ideation and concept creation, customers input, market analysis, use of social media, strategies for developing products, product launches and supply chain, post launch product management, and intellectual property implications.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MATH-1240 Machine Tools and Manufacturing Process; or MET-2060 Product Ideation & Design II or concurrent enrollment.

MET-2550 Engineering Analysis Using MATLAB

3 Credits

Provide basic programming concepts and apply computational methodologies to solve engineering problems by emphasizing MATLAB interactive environment software. Particularly focused on matrix/vector computation, built-in MATLAB functions, numerical analysis, scientific and engineering graphics, m-files (source code), and introduction to visualization tools. Designed for people who may not have any previous MATLAB, computer or programming experience.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MATH-1610 Calculus I, and highly recommend concurrent enrollment in MATH-1620 Calculus II.

MET-2601 3D Solid Modeling

3 Credits

Introduction to computer-aided engineering, design of mechanical component and system using computer-aided design technique, AutoCAD solid and surface model for product development, optimization of design and design documentation. Complete set of production drawings created using 3D drawing environments. Principles of parametric design, and functional assembies directly applied. Emphasis tailored to 3D modeling for enhanced part description. Students work on Individual design projects to stimulate spatial abilities and problem-solving techniques.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MET-1230 Drawing & AutoCAD.

MET-2610 Statics

3 Credits

Course designed for students planning to transfer to a 4-year engineering program. Covers mechanics of forces and loads in static equilibrium. Includes fundamentals of particle statics in 2D and 3D. Emphasis on rigid bodies equivalent force systems, equilibrium of rigid bodies in 2D and 3D, centroids and centers of gravity, friction, and analysis of trusses, frames, and beams; Also covers moments of inertia and radii of gyration; and method of virtual work.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MATH-1610 Calculus I and PHYS-2310 General Physics I, or concurrent enrollment.

OAN Approved: OES002.

MET-2620 Dynamics

3 Credits

Covers mechanics of forces and torques and the effects on motion. Emphasis on kinematics of particles and rigid bodies, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Work and Kinetic Energy, Kinetics of rigid bodies, and 3D dynamics of rigid bodies. Also includes vibration and time response.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MET-2610 Statics.

OAN Approved: OES003.

MET-2630 Engineering Strength of Materials

3 Credits

Course designed for students planning to transfer to a 4-year engineering program. Focused on fundamental principles and methods of solid mechanics and their applications. Topics covered include normal, shear, torsional, and thermal stress-strain analysis; generalized Hook's law; bending moment and shear force diagrams; transformation of stress-strain and principle stresses; Mohr's circle for plane stress; state of stress in three-dimension; stress due to combined loading; deflection of beams; plane stress in thin-walled members; strain measurements; analysis of columns; and design principles based on mechanics of solids.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MET-2610 Statics and PHYS-2310 General Physics I.

MET-2700 Machine Design

4 Credits

Capstone course in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Study of mechanical motion and design of machine elements. Includes displacement, velocity and acceleration in linkages, cams and power transmission devices. Design of machine elements include checking of assembled machines, fasteners, weldments, springs, bearings, belts, chains, shafts, clutches and brakes. Laboratory consists of using CAD, computer programming and manufacturer`s catalogs, and professional journals to aid in design. Proper completion of the project depends on the team as a whole.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MET-1621 Technical Dynamics or MET-2620 Dynamics; and MET-2041 CAD II & GD&T, or concurrent enrollment; and MET-2200 Strength of Materials or MET-2630 Engineering Strength of Materials.

MET-2730 Lean Manufacturing

3 Credits

Application of Lean manufacturing concepts and Lean tools in structuring industrial manufacturing processes in efforts to minimize manufacturing costs, enhance workplace safety, improve work flow, eliminate process variations, and to shorten products delivery time.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MET-1230 Drawing & AutoCAD, and MET-1120 Computer Applications and Programming, and MATH-1530 College Algebra or higher; or departmental approval.

MET-2740 Quality Manufacturing

3 Credits

Practical application of quality principles to process improvement and reduction of variation. Application of statistical techniques and concepts used in quality control; acceptance sampling; quality cost; reliability; applications of computers, software to other quality control tools to quality improvement.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MET-2400 Statistical Quality Control; and MATH-1530 College Algebra, or departmental approval: work experience.

MET-2750 Technical Operations Management

3 Credits

Introduction to the design and management of manufacturing operations. Emphasis is focused on identifying appropriate management processes and potential management models used to efficiently manage industrial resources. Various techniques and methodologies for solving industrial operations management problems will be explored including statistical models, linear programming, and Microsoft Excel.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MET-2430 Engineering Probability and Statistics or MET-2400 Statistical Quality Control.

MET-2830 Cooperative Field Experience

1-3 Credits

Limited to students eligible for the Cooperative Education Program. Employment in an approved training facility under College supervision. Requirement for one credit is 180 hours of approved work. Students may earn up to three credits in one semester. May be repeated for an accrued maximum of nine credits.

Other Required Hours: 180 clock hours of approved work per credit hour

Prerequisite(s): Formal application into the Cooperative Education Program.

MET-2941 Additive Manufacturing Internship

1-4 Credits

Engage in actual hands-on, on-the-job training using Additive Manufacturing technology in Additive Manufacturing with field experience. May be repeated for up to 4 credits total. Requirement for each credit hour is 180 hours of approved work.

Other Required Hours: 12 hours per week of intership/field experience per credit (total of 180 hours per credit hour).

Prerequisite(s): MET-1230 Drawing & AutoCAD, or MET-1230 Machine Tools and Manufacturing, or MET-1250 Introduction to Additive Manufacturing, or MET-1260 Product Ideation and Design, or MET-2601 3D Solid Modeling; or departmental approval.