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SOET 101 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER USAGE FOR TECHNICIANS

Fall/Spring, 1 credit hour

This course introduces students to the Windows operating environment including creating and manipulating files and folders. Topics pertaining to word processor, spreadsheet and presentation software will be introduced with laboratory assignments and instruction oriented toward meeting the academic & career needs students seeking certain A.A.S degrees and Certificates. Two hours per week in a computer classroom.

SOET 116 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING AND DESIGN

Fall, 2 credit hours

This course introduces the student to the use of a computer to produce engineering drawings. Students shall learn fundamentals functions of AutoCAD software (most current version). Other topics covered in the course include Orthographic Projection, National Drafting Standards and Conventions, Detail Drawings, Assembly Drawings, Architectural, Constructions, Electrical, PLMG/HVAC and Civil CADD topics. Four hours laboratory per week.

SOET 250 INTRODUCTION TO 3D CAD AND BIM

Fall, 2 credit hour

This course introduces students to commercial construction drawings using object based Computer Aided Design (CAD/REVIT) software used by engineers, architects and designers also known as Building information Modeling (BIM). Produce plans, sections elevations, 3D models, quantities, and other data which are fully coordinated and can be readily manipulated, accessed and shared. In addition BIM allows students to perform design tasks, query quantities and takeoffs, and generate drawing sheets for construction documentation needs. Two, two-hour laboratories per week.

SOET 348 ENGINEERING SAFETY

Spring, 1 credit hour

This course covers topics such as: The basic hazards and preventative measures from falls, mechanical injuries, heat and temperature, pressure, electricity, fires, explosions, toxic materials, radiation, vibration, noise, and computer safety. One hour lecture per week.

Prerequisites: Student should be in his/her second year, or permission of instructor.

SOET 361 PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Fall, 3 credit hours

This course is an introduction to projects and project management as it pertains to Industry. Students will be introduced to principles of project selection, project planning & scheduling, duties of a project manager, project organization, implementation and termination. Three hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission from instructor.

SOET 370 ENGINEERING ECONOMICS

Fall/Spring, 3 credit hours

This course will focus on engineering project analysis of plans, design, and systems, including taking no action, in consideration of life cycle costs, user costs, and cash flow. Each engineering project will consider cost of funds (interest) depreciation, amortization, salvage value, taxation, capital cost, operational and maintenance costs. Evaluations of uncertainties are also considered on a probabilistic basis. Analysis techniques include parameter estimating, benefit/cost analysis, compound interest calculations and probabilistic modeling. Applications to actual manufacturing, construction, and software case histories are stressed throughout the course. Three hours lecture per week.

Prerequisite: College Algebra (MATH 121) or permission of instructor.


SOET 373 MANAGEMENT TELECOMUNICATIONS

Spring/Fall, 3 credit hours

This course provides the student with opportunity to learn both voice and data communications, why companies and corporations feel that telecommunications is vitally important as well as how the regulatory environment affects the telecommunications industry. The technology is explained in an easy to understand, yet thorough, manner. Current and emerging technologies, the International Organization for Standardization, how telecommunications works, and how it is designed and managed, are covered. The student will learn why it is necessary to manage telecommunications, the functions of the telecommunications department, issues that telecommunications managers will be dealing with, and case studies. Three hours lecture per week.

Prerequisites: Junior level status or permission of instructor.

SOET 377 ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY ISSUES

Fall, 1 credit hour

This course extends the student analytical skills to moral deliberation. Topics covered include: Engineering codes of ethics, Responsibility in engineering, The social and value dimensions of technology, Trust and reliability, Engineers in Organizations, Engineers and environment, International engineering professionalism, Global issues, and respect for diversity. One hour lecture per week.

Prerequisites: Oral & Written Expression (ENGL 102) or permission of instructor.

SOET 410 ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR

Spring, 3 credit hours

This seminar course provides a forum in which students will present project/internship proposals and results to peers and faculty. Practicing professionals will additionally give presentations on current engineering technology issues facing students upon graduation. This course will serve all students in the Canino School of Engineering Technology’s baccalaureate programs requiring a project or internship and will expose each to the diversity of programs in the School. Three hours lecture per week.

Prerequisites: Enrolled in the culminating experience course for major program of study, or permission of instructor.

SOET 430 SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

Fall/Spring, 3 credit hours

This course will enable students to learn and apply the skills a systems analyst needs to improve organizational processes. It will focus on the assessment of the users’ interaction with technology and business functions, and on the analysis of data flow and its conversion into information. The course also explores some concepts of requirements engineering. A familiarity with MS Office (or similar product) is expected. Three hours lecture per week.

Prerequisites: Junior/Senior status and GER1 (math) or permission of instructor.

SOET 477 CAPSTONE PROJECT

Fall/Spring, 3 credit hours

This course provides a learning experience that allows a student to propose, design and implement a project. This could be a study of a problem and solution of specific equipment, new product design, improvement of an existing product, and many others. All projects must be approved by course faculty. 120 hours of work dispersed throughout the semester.

Prerequisites: Completion of seven semester coursework (senior level status) or permission of program director.