MECH - Mechanical Engineering Technology

MECH 7334 - Heat Transfer

Credits: 
4
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

MECH 7114 with D or better and MECH 6334 with D or better

Description: 

This course is a study of the physical effects of heat transfer phenomena including conduction, convection, and radiation. This will include the concepts of control volume analysis, conservation laws of mass, momentum and energy, steady state and transient conduction, laminar and turbulent convection and phase change. A wide range of engineering problems will be presented to the students for solution using algebraic, differential and/or finite-difference methods.

MECH 7123 - Metrology & Inspection

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

MECH 1643 with D or better

Description: 

The concepts and the practices of quality control, precision measurements and inspection needed in the manufacturing environment are studied. Advanced concepts of direct and indirect measurements, contact and non-contact gauging, angular measurement and surface texture/finish are covered. Expanded coverage of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing and drawing specifications as related to inspection will be emphasized.

MECH 7114 - Applied Thermodynamics

Credits: 
4
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

MATH 2074 with D or better or MATH 2094 with D or better

Description: 

The theory and application of thermodynamics to pumps, compressors, turbines, heat exchangers; power cycles - Carnot, Rankine, Otto, Diesel, Stirling, and Brayton; refrigeration cycles - Carnot compression, absorption, gas; heat pump; problem-solving on ideal as well as actual cycles, psychrometry, stoichiometry, chemical equilibrium.

MECH 6334 - Fluid Mechanics

Credits: 
4
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

MATH 2074 with D or better

Description: 

This course is an introduction to the theory and application of continuum fluid mechanics. Fluid properties and state relations are studied. Incompressible laminar and turbulent flows are investigated using control volume, Reynolds Transport Theorem, and momentum and energy equations. Navier-Stokes Equations are developed. Dimensional analysis, Buckingham Pi Theorem and modeling are covered. Flow rate, pipe sizing and minor losses in pipe systems are addressed.

MECH 6123 - Tool, Die & Fixture Design

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

MECH 1643 with D or better and MECH 1603 with D or better

Description: 

Tool, Die & Fixture design is a specialized phase of manufacturing that develops the tooling and work holding devices for manufacturing operations. This course will introduce the student to the design of tools, machining tooling, jigs and fixtures and other work holding devices. Students will be required to create working industrial drawings for various work holding devices and fixtures for a myriad of metal removal applications.

MECH 5900 - Directed Study

Level: 
Upper
Credits: 
1
2
3
4
5
Description: 

A student may contract for one to five credit hours of independent study through an arrangement with an instructor who agrees to direct such a study. The student will submit a plan acceptable to the instructor and to the department chairperson. The instructor and student will confer regularly regarding the process of the study.

MECH 5334 - Mechanics of Materials

Credits: 
4
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

MATH 2074 with D or better and (MECH 2603 with D or better or MECH 3113 with D or better)

Description: 

This course is a calculus-based study of advanced concepts in Mechanics of Materials. It addresses the behavior of deformable mechanical components when subjected to tension, compression, torsion, flexure/bending or a combination of these loads. Extensive use is made of free body diagrams as well as Mohr's Circle for stress and strain. Experience is gained in the analysis of beam deflection, shafts in torsion, power, column buckling and thin walled pressure vessels.

MECH 4900 - Directed Study

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
1
2
3
4
5
Description: 

A student may contract for one to five credit hours of independent study through an arrangement with an instructor who agrees to direct such a study. The student will submit a plan acceptable to the instructor and to the department chair. The instructor and student will confer regularly regarding the process of the study.

MECH 4523 - Control System Fundamentals

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

MATH 1033 with D or better or MATH 1034 with D or better or MATH 1054 with D or better or MATH 1063 with D or better or MATH 1084 with D or better or MATH 2003 with D or better or MATH 2074 with D or better or MATH 2094 with D or better or MATH 6114 with D or better

Description: 

This course introduces students to the electronic components commonly used to monitor and control mechanical systems. Topics include principles of measurement, instrumentation, data acquisition, and control systems with an emphasis on mechanical engineering technology applications. Students build simulated control systems using switches and both traditional and solid state relays common on modern industrial machines. Safety interlock systems, delay circuits, and motor circuits are designed and wired.

MECH 4423 - Robotics

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Description: 

A basic study of robotics and automation. The course will emphasize applications of robotic devices and mechanisms in industrial and commercial applications. The study will be enhanced by laboratory experience where the student will study computer programming of robot mechanisms, and the different types of mechanisms by which robots are operated. The course will include the study of computer programming, electrical, electronic and microprocessor control and sensing detection devices and the mechanical and hydraulic linkage power devices involved in the robots.

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