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MECH 103 INTRO TO HVAC-R

Fall, 3 credit hours

This course is an introduction to heating and air conditioning systems used to achieve a comfortable indoor environment. It includes a straightforward study of heating and cooling loads and the combustion process of various fuels. Warm air, hydronic, and radiant heating systems and related controls are studied to provide technicians the knowledge to install and repair furnaces and ancillary systems. The topics of proper ventilation and refrigeration requirement of a building is developed through ASHRAE standards. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory per week.

MECH 112 3D MODELING

Spring, 3 credit hours

A continuation of Computer Drafting (MECH 111) wherein major emphasis is placed on the topics of dimensioning, tolerancing, gears, keys and key seats, assembly drawings, and detail drawings. Computer-aided design, systems, concepts, along with standards, will be emphasized. One hour lecture, four hours laboratory per week.

Prerequisite: Intro to Computer Drafting (SOET 116) or permission of instructor.

MECH 121 MANUFACTURING PROCESSES I

Fall/Spring, 3 credit hours

This course provides an overview of material removal, change in form, change in condition, and heat treatment processes. The student begins with a fundamental understanding of machine tools theory and practice. Instruction includes precision layout and measurement, lathe operations and tooling, milling operations and tooling, drills, reamers, and drilling machines. Instruction involves the selection and calculation of proper cutting speeds and feeds for processes involving different materials. Instruction also includes an investigation to the variety of casting processes, products produced through each process and common defects found. Students further investigate material properties and how change can occur through processing and heat treatments. The laboratory provides the opportunity to apply the material from lecture through the hands on operation of the tooling and equipment. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory per week.

MECH 128 ELECTROMECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY

Spring, 3 credit hours

This course provides the knowledge base needed to understand the principles, concepts, and applications of electro-mechanics. It presents problem solving techniques that are critical for troubleshooting situations. Topics covered include: Nature of motion, simple and compound machines, torque, power transmission, motion devices, electric circuits, electromagnetic circuits and devices, and maintenance procedure for electrical and mechanical machines. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week.

Prerequisites: College Algebra (MATH 121), College Physics I and Lab (PHYS 121/125).

MECH220/CONS 220 ENGINEERING MATERIALS

Spring, 3 credit hours

A study of the wide spectrum of materials used in manufacturing of discrete parts and machines. Material structure, characteristics, mechanical properties and applications will be stressed for ferrous and nonferrous metals, plastics, and composites. Two hours lecture, three hour laboratory per week.

Prerequisites: Pre Calculus Algebra (MATH 123) and College Physics I (PHYS 121) or permission of instructor.

MECH 222 MANUFACTURING PROCESSES II

Spring, 2 credit hours

A continuation of Manufacturing Processes I. Includes forging, sawing and cutting processes, grinding operations, cutting tools and fluids, powder metallurgy and non-traditional machining processes. Process planning and determining the equipment to produce parts will lead to a better understanding of different manufacturing processes. Students will learn the fundamentals required to setup, operate and program CNC lathes and milling machines. A major emphasis is placed on the term project that requires each student to research a manufacturing process for the purpose of giving an oral presentation to the class explaining the process. The overall project requires each student submit an outline of their presentation, present their material to the class and submit a formal report to the instructor. One hour lecture, two hours laboratory per week.

Prerequisite: Manufacturing Processes I (MECH 121) or permission of instructor.

MECH 223 INTRODUCTION TO CNC

Fall, 3 credit hours

A course designed to introduce students to the capabilities of CNC machine tools used in industry, to teach students the fundamentals in programming CNC lathes and milling machines, to provide students the opportunity to setup and operate CNC equipment and to experience the use of CAD/CAM technology. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory per week.

Prerequisite: Manufacturing Processes I (MECH 121) or permission of instructor.

MECH 225 INTRODUCTION TO THERMODYNAMICS

Spring, 3 credit hours

This course will investigate thermal power and its applications using the first and second laws of thermodynamics. The properties of liquids and gases will be considered in their current and emerging applications to energy production. The fuel sources will be discussed for their energy input and output heat values. The efficiency of all energy applications will be explored while evaluating the theory of heat transfer. Applications of the Rankin, Otto, Brayton, and refrigeration cycles will be used in evaluating the energy production of thermal systems. Three hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisites: College Physics II (PHYS 122) and Calculus I (MATH 161), or permission of instructor.

MECH 232 MACHINE DESIGN

Spring, 3 credit hours

Design of machine elements subjected to static, dynamic and fluctuating loads. Theory includes design of beams, shafts, mechanical power transmission devices. A design project is required for the course. The laboratory session will be used for solving numerical problems and for consultation on the semester design project.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Strength of Materials (CONS 272), or permission of instructor.

MECH 241 FLUID MECHANICS

Spring, 3 credit hours

This course develops a basic knowledge of fluids under static and dynamic applications. Principles of fluid statics, fluid kinematics, fluid kinetics, and continuity theorem will explore applications in the mechanical industry. Flow rate, pipe sizing and minor losses in piping systems are addressed. Compressible flow and gas dynamics are introduced. Three hours lecture per week.

MECH 242 FLUID POWER LAB

Spring/Fall, 1 credit hour

A study of force and motion in hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders, involving cylinders, pumps, valves, and accumulators. Electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic controls will be studied, with an emphasis on sequential operation of fluid devices. Both electrical and fluid schematic diagrams will be examined. One to two hours laboratory per week.

Corequisites: Fluid Mechanics (MECH 241) or permission of instructor.

MECH 251 QUALITY CONTROL

Fall, 3 credit hours

Statistical concepts related to quality control. Theory, construction, and interpretation of control charts in an industrial manufacturing environment. Probability as it relates to acceptance sampling and ISO 9000 quality standards. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory per week.

MECH 301 TECHNICAL DYNAMICS

Fall/Spring, 3 credit hours

Students study the principles of dynamics and the solution of applied engineering problems. Two-dimensional dynamic analysis of particles and rigid bodies are resolved using fundamental analytical methods and computer simulation. Rectilinear, curvilinear, and rotary motion, D’Alembert’s principles of work and energy, impulse and momentum, and Three-dimensional kinematics and dynamics are covered. Three hours lecture per week.

Prerequisite: Machine Design (MECH 232) or permission of instructor.

MECH 332 INTERMEDIATE MACHINE DESIGN

Fall, 3 credit hours

This course is a continuation of Machine Design (MECH 232). Design of shafts, keys, couplings and seals provide application to tolerances and fits. The study of bearing types, loads, design life and selection along with fastener selection, machine frames, connection and joints; linear motion, motion control and electric motors and controls used in automated machinery. Three hours lecture per week.

Prerequisite: Machine Design (MECH 232) or permission of instructor.

MECH 341 INTERMEDIATE FLUID MECHANICS

Fall/Spring, 3 credit hours

This course is an in-depth study of fluid mechanics. A development of the Navier-Stokes equations to represent two and three dimensional flow will lead to a clear understanding of fluid dynamics in the real world. Additionally students will analyze motion of time-independent and Rayleigh flow, compressible flow and topics of rotating concentric disc to boundary layer situations of airfoils. The introduction of similitude and dimensional analysis will prepare students for further topics related to fluid mechanics. Three hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisites: College Physics II (PHYS 122) and Calculus I (MATH 161) or permission of instructor.

MECH 342 THERMODYNAMICS

Spring, 3 credit hours

This course will investigate thermal power and its applications using the first and second laws of thermodynamics. The properties of liquids and gases will be considered in their current and emerging applications to energy production. The fuel sources will be discussed for their energy input and output heat values. The efficiency of all energy applications will be explored while evaluating the theory of heat transfer. Applications of the Rankin, Otto, Brayton, and refrigeration cycles will be used in evaluating the energy production of thermal systems. Three hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisites: College Physics II (PHYS 122) and Calculus I (MATH 161), or permission of instructor.

MECH 343 HEAT TRANSFER

Fall/Spring, 3 credit hours

This course explores the various methods of transferring heat from a source to a sink in engineering systems. Topics will focus on the energy balance of a system. The transport phenomena of heat transfer will be studied in detail, allowing students to internalize these physical principles of conduction, convection, and radiation. Three hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisites: College Physics II (PHYS 122) and Calculus I (MATH 161), or permission of instructor.

MECH 351 DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS

Spring, 3 credit hours

This course provides methodologies that engineers, technologists, and management personnel need to plan and conduct experiments to quantify cause and effects relationships in complex systems. Designs of experiments test multiple factors at one time determining whether changes to products, processes, and systems are improvements. Students will perform simple comparative experiments isolating known sources of variation; while multiple level factional designs will allow analysis for variance (ANOVA) to predict models of interactions that optimize a process. Three hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisites: Calculus I (MATH 161) and Junior level status, or permission of instructor.

MECH 412 VIBRATION and NOISE CONTROL

Fall/Spring, 3 credit hours

Provide guidance relevant to design, problem solving and improvement with the measurement and control of noise and vibration as applied to the industrial environment. Students study the source, distribution and measurement of sound waves and vibrations in beams, cylinders, pipe systems, panels and mechanical equipment. Instruction includes methods for dampening noise and vibration. The use of signals generated from noise and vibration as a tool to diagnose the source of the problem and use statistical methods of analysis for determining frequency of service. Three hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisites: Statistics (MATH 141), Instrumentation and Controls (MFGT 220), Intermediate Fluids (MECH 341).

MECH 416 APPLIED COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS

Fall/Spring, 3 credit hours

This course introduces the student to modeling and analyzing fluid mechanics problems via the finite difference and finite volume method. Fundamentals of CFD theory, solution, procedures, techniques, and analysis are discussed. Topics include computational grid generation, fluid model setup, convergence and accuracy analysis, data interpretation, model validation and discussion of conclusions. Students will use CFD software to solve various fluid problems. Two hours lectures, two hours laboratory per week.

Prerequisites: Intermediate Fluid Mechanics (MECH 341), Differential Equations (MATH 262), or permission of instructor.

MECH 417 APPLIED FINITE ELEMENT METHOD

Fall/Spring, 3 credit hours

This course introduces the student to modeling and analysis of mechanical systems via the finite element method. Topics include the theory and procedures to design computer models to simulate various applied mechanical problems, validation of computer models, and interpretation of numerical results, mesh and accuracy analysis, and discussion of conclusions. Students will use FEM software to solve various mechanical and heat transfer problems. Two hours lectures, two hours laboratory per week.

Prerequisites: Machine Design (MECH 232), Differential Equations (MATH 262), or permission of instructor

MECH 477 CAPSTONE PROJECT

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. A minimum of 120 hours of work is required for this course. Eight hours per week.

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

MECH 480 CO-OP EXPERIENCE in MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY

Spring, 1-6 credit hours

The course provides real world learning experience through professional cooperative education placement in a private/public organization related to the student's academic objectives and career goals. This course requires students to be involved in the design, fabrication, and testing of a system, a component, a software, or a machine where real world constraints such as manufacturability, reliability, safety, environment, aesthetics, and costs are important. In addition to their work experience, students are required to submit bi-weekly reaction papers and an academic portfolio and presentation to a Faculty Coordinator.

Prerequisites: Junior standing, consent of academic advisor, approval by Dean of CSOET.

MECH 291-295, 391-395, OR 491-495 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Fall/Spring, 1-4 credit hours

Special topics in Mechanical Engineering Technology will generally include topics of current interest or topics not covered in courses currently offered by the department or in combinations not currently available. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.