Course Descriptions

Mechanical Engineering Technology Department Course Descriptions
2014-2015 College Catalog

Course Name
 Course #
 Credit Description
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 and spring).
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 fall and spring).
Statics
 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 and summer).
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 and spring).
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 and summer).
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)