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MEC 101 - Introduction to Engineering Technology I
Introduces engineering technology. Provides historical background. Covers such topics as professional ethics; problem solving techniques involving forces, structures, materials, fluids, energy, and electricity and U.S. Customary and S.I. units, and unit conversions. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
MEC 113 - Materials and Processes of Industry
Studies engineering materials and accompanying industrial manufacturing processes. Investigates nature of materials structure and properties from a design standpoint. Analyzes the effects of various processes on materials, and the processes themselves. Includes machining, casting, forming, molding, hot/cold working, cipless machining, and welding. Addresses quality assurance and inspection procedures.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
MEC 118 - Automated Manufacturing Technology
Studies computer numerical control (CNC) systems and related software. Includes application of numerical control (NC) to standard machine tools, numerical control systems, NC coordinate systems, APT systems, two-dimensional machine process, flexible manufacturing role of robotics in automated manufacturing.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
MEC 120 - Principles of Machine Technology
Studies fundamental machine operations and practices, including layout, measuring devices, hand tools, drilling, reaming, turning between centers, cutting tapers and threads, and milling; fabrication of mechanical parts on drill press, lathe and mill.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 1-3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
MEC 122 - 3D Printing for Engineering Design
Provides an overview of rapid technologies in Additive Manufacturing that are high productivity tools designed to cut lead times, reduce time to market, increase the quality of the product, and improve collaboration within the organization.
Lecture 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hours, Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
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MEC 154 - Mechanical Maintenance I
Provides an overview of basic maintenance techniques and processes for industrial mechanics and technicians who are installing and maintaining industrial mechanical and power transmission components.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 1-2 hours. Total 3-4 hours per week.
3 credits
MEC 205 - Piping and Auxiliary Systems
Studies threaded pipe, welded pipe, isometric pipe sketching and layout, gaskets, packing, industrial hoses and tubing, basic steam system operations, automatic and manual valves, and positive displacement pumps.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
MEC 266 - Applications of Fluid Mechanics
Teaches theory of hydraulic and pneumatic circuits including motors, controls, actuators, valves, plumbing, accumulators, reservoirs, pumps, compressors, and filters.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits