Course Descriptions

Mechanical Engineering Technology Department Course Descriptions
2012-2013 College Catalog

Course Name
 Course #
 Credit Description
Electricity and Electronics  EE214  4 The study of electrical and electronic devices used in electrical measurements with basic DC and AC circuit theory. Topics include Ohm’s Law; Kirchhoff’s Laws; Applications of Thevenin’s Theorem; reactive elements. Topics reviewed and reinforced in accompanying laboratory. (Offered in the spring) 
College Composition I  EN130  3 This course invites students to investigate the ways in which language is used in various settings. By examining how language is connected to issues of identity, students see the importance of using spoken and written communications appropriate to particular contexts. The course is structured around three main projects: a memoir where students explore their own experiences with language and identity, and two ethnographic studies where they look closely at two distinct communities, one informal and one professional, to see how people interact in those settings. The course calls for frequent informal written responses that build toward larger formal texts. Students are invited to become reflective of their writing processes as they are involved in a constant process of revising. They receive feedback from their instructor and classmates, and discuss many ideas and concepts in groups. (Offered in the fall, spring, and summer)
College Composition II  EN140  3 A continuation of College Composition I, this class considers many written genres while focusing on such issues as work, social class, culture, and identity. By examining these issues through the genres of journal articles, oral history, narrative, short story, poetry, drama, and film, students will build on their abilities to work reflectively, develop their responses, and incorporate the voices of others into their own texts through the use of quotations. Students will have the opportunity to write texts similar to the ones they are reading, as well as academic essays. Through the practice of close reading and expository writing, students will develop the ability to comment on not only specific genres, but also on the world around them. They will also have the opportunity to participate in the kinds of group and presentational work that might be practiced in a professional setting. Prerequisite: EN130 (Offered in the spring and summer)
 HU/SS Electives    2 See General Education Course Descriptions
College Algebra and Trigonometry  MA120  3 This course begins with a review of the metric system to be applied throughout the semester. Students’ understanding of algebra is developed through methods of solving algebraic fractions, systems of linear equations and quadratic equations. The introduction to the basics of functions and their graphs leads into the study of logarithmic and exponential functions. The course concludes with problem solving involving right triangles and an introduction to vectors. Applications from various technical fields will be stressed. Prerequisite: MA105 or MA115 or Placement Exam (Offered in the fall, spring, and summer)
Pre-Calculus   MA130  3 This course extends the student’s knowledge of trigonometry by developing the graphs of the trigonometric functions. The course continues by solving trigonometric equations, proving trigonometric identities, and finding trigonometric derivatives algebraically and graphically. Complex numbers are covered in rectilinear and polar coordinates. To prepare the student for calculus, properties of polynomial and rational functions are reviewed. Prerequisite: MA120 (Offered in the fall, spring, and summer)
Calculus I  MA240  4 This course introduces differential and integral calculus. It begins with the study of limits and continuity, which naturally leads to the development of the derivative. Topics covered include, the rules of differentiation for exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, inverse-trigonometric, and polynomial functions, rates of change, implicit differentiation, maximization/minimization problems, and an introduction to integration. Prerequisite: MA130 (Offered in the fall)
Calculus II  MA250  4 This course builds and expands upon the techniques and applications covered in Calculus I. Topics include the indefinite and definite integral, the fundamental theorem of calculus, integration by substitution, an introduction to differential equations, advanced integration techniques, area of region between two curves, parametric equations, improper integrals, applications of integration to volumes. Prerequisite: MA 240 (Offered in the spring) 
Cad with SolidWorks   ME105  3 Introduction to the use of CAD systems for the production of engineering drawings through lectures and hands-on laboratory sessions. SolidWorks software is used to create basic drawings related to mechanical equipment and machine parts. Modifying existing drawings similar to those produced in mechanical engineering firms. (Offered in the fall)
Advanced CAD  ME106  3 The use of SolidWorks to generate complicated 3D Assembly Models. Extensive projects given to challenge the student and extend their knowledge. Prerequisite: ME105 (Offered in the spring)
 ME110  4 Study of fundamental concepts and principles governing the equilibrium of rigid bodies under the action of forces. Resolution and addition of forces by graphic and analytical methods, moment of a force, couples, equivalent systems of forces, analysis of trusses and frames, and distributed loads. Also, centroids and centers of gravity, and friction. Prerequisite: MA120 (Offered in the fall)
Materials ME141   3 The study of metals and non-metals. A basic understanding of crystal structures, heat treating, annealing, cold working and how they affect mechanical properties. Stress-strain diagrams, Phase diagrams, Time Temperature Transformation diagrams and failure analysis of engineering materials. (Offered in the spring)
Introduction to Manufacturing  ME150  4 Introduction to the basic processes related to machining and cutting engineering materials. Methods of joining both mechanical and welding, brazing, and soldering. The use of measuring instruments for the production of accurate parts. (Offered in the fall)
Manufacturing Processes and CNC Machining   ME151  4 The study of advanced manufacturing processes such as forging, casting, forming processes, injection molding, thermo forming and composite layups. Programming and operation of CNC equipment including an introduction to Robotics. Prerequisites: ME105, ME150 (Offered in the spring)
Machine Design with SolidWorks   ME240  4 The study of the fundamentals of machine design using SolidWorks. Technical drawings as a method of solving engineering problems with the use of Cosmos as an analytical tool. Prerequisites: ME106, MA120 (Offered in the spring)
Advanced Manufacturing and CNC  ME250 4
Rapid prototyping is covered from concept to completed part. The use of SolidWorks models to generate CNC programs and parts. Prerequisites: ME106, ME151 (Offered in the spring)
Thermodynamics  ME252  4 First and Second Law of Thermodynamics; thermodynamic properties of substances; reversible and irreversible processes, entropy; thermodynamic processes, power and refrigeration cycles; three modes of heat transfer, conduction, convection and radiation; heat transfer through plain surfaces and fins, in tube flow and in heat exchangers. Prerequisites: MA130, ME141. Co-requisite: ME110 (Offered in the fall)
Physics Lab I  PH215  1 This lab focuses on supporting the topics in the physics lectures, PH212 and PH222. This lab offers the opportunity to practice laboratory techniques, data collection, and written reports. Topics include kinematics and mechanics. (Offered in the fall and spring)
University Physics I  PH222  3 The course is a calculus-based approach to the physics of mechanics. The topics include scalars, vectors, and up to vector calculus; the kinematics of translation; force, mass and dynamics of translation; static’s, equilibrium, and torque; angular quantities and dynamics of rotation; friction, work, energy and power; impulse and momentum; simple harmonic motion and oscillations; Universal Law of Gravitation; the mechanics of solids and fluids; wave motion and wave equations; sound including Doppler Effect; superposition principle. A math review is not included. Co-requisite: MA240 and PH215 (Offered in the fall) 
University Physics II  PH223  3 The course is a calculus-based approach to the physics of thermodynamics, waves,
electricity and magnetism. The topics include the study of fluids and fluid dynamics, harmonic motion and wave phenomenon, thermodynamics and heat, and electricity and magnetism. Prerequisite: PH222, Co-requisite: PH225 (Offered in the spring)
Physics Lab II  PH225  1 This lab focuses on supporting the topics in the physics lectures for PH223. This lab offers the opportunity to practice laboratory techniques, data collection, and written reports. Topics include: mechanics, thermodynamics, harmonic motion, electric charge, and optics. Prerequisite: PH215 (Offered in the spring)