This course will emphasize the application of mechanical design for industrial machinery. The lecture material for this course will be enhanced through a laboratory experience using design techniques that include the creation of working industrial drawings, parametrically driven spreadsheet solutions of design problems, and component sizing and dimension determinations. This course will include the study of linear motion devices, fluid power, rigid coupling design, and flywheels.
This course is an introduction to 3D solid modeling techniques utilizing feature-based, constraint-based parametric design. This course encourages the student to visualize parts in the 3D world and have a “design intent” plan for each part in which they will design. This will help in the arrangement of assemblies, parts, features, and dimensions to meet design requirements.
Fundamental principles of air conditioning and air conditioning systems. Presentation of psychometric principles and processes, equipment selection, heating and cooling load calculations and heating system principles including forced warm air, hot water, electric and steam systems and system components. Principles and practices of heating, air conditioning system design, operation and control.
This course will emphasize the application of mechanical design for industrial machinery. The lecture material for this course will be enhanced through a laboratory experience using design techniques that include the creation of working industrial drawings, parametrically driven spreadsheet solutions of design problems, component sizing and dimension determinations. The course will include the study of mechanical power systems such as gear trains, belt and chain drives, linkages, clutch-coupling brake components, torque transmission devices, shaft and component design calculations.
This course is a continuation to the fundamental concepts of 2D Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) that is discussed in MECH 1012, CAD I. Students will learn how to create working industrial detail and assembly drawings of mechanical components that can be used for fabrication. This course will also use industrial standards such as ASME/ANSI Y14.5M for Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing to facilitate the communication of geometry requirements for associated features on detail components and assemblies.
This is an introductory 2D Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) class where students will learn visualization, sketching, and geometric construction of basic mechanical components. This course will illustrate fundamental drafting techniques that implement graphical communication through the use of the Alphabet of Lines, Orthographic Projection, and Section Views. Using CAD, students will learn to create working industrial drawings that adhere to industrial standards.
This lab introduces first year students to a skill set that is required of all students in the Mechanical Engineering Technology Departments. Through both group and individual assignments, students will produce professional process documentation, organized solutions to basic engineering problems, engineering diagrams, and engineering presentations. The lab will require the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio.
Six-Sigma is a quality improvement methodology structured to reduce product or service failure rates to a negligible level (roughly 3.4 failures per million opportunities). The Six-Sigma process encompasses all aspects of a business, including management, service delivery, design, production and customer satisfaction. This course explores the principles and practices of Six-Sigma in manufacturing oriented industries. Students will be introduced to the key concepts of Six-Sigma to better prepare them to support a company's continuous improvement efforts.
This course is designed to provide a general knowledge of the various components and elements of devices utilized in a manufacturing process system design. The emphasis is on use, selection and specification of the components, not on the aspects of individual mechanical design principles best left to the mechanical engineers and designers. The students will be able to select and specify individual "machine elements" or incorporate them into a system.
MATH 4114 with D or better or MATH 6114 with D or better
The finite element method is a numerical method for solving engineering problems. This course will introduce engineering technology students to the principles of finite element method by formulating differential equations for solving simple engineering- oriented problems in the areas of structural analysis, heat transfer and fluid flow. The students will also learn to apply a programming environment such as VBA for methods in solving more complex finite element applications by iterative means.