Course Descriptions for CGT and MET

CGT 11000 – Technical Graphics Communications
Class 2, lab. 2, cr. 3. Prerequisites: MA 15300 (may be taken concurrently), min. grade of D.
This course is an introductory CAD course that emphasizes the generation of graphical information. Topics include: orthographic projection, isometric projection, detail and assembly drawings, geometric construction and layouts, dimensioning practices, auxiliary views, and section views. Problems used in this class require logical problem solving techniques and the use of good CAD practices. Typically offered Fall/Spring.

CGT 29000 – Computer Graphics 
Class 2, lab. 3, cr. 3. 
This is an intermediate CAD course that emphasizes the generation and manipulation of 3D solid models. Topics include: model construction, model editing, model presentation, model to drawing conversion, and advanced dimensioning practices. Problems solved in this class require the application of logical problem solving techniques and the use of good CAD practices. Typically offered Summer/Fall/Spring. 

MET 10200 – Production Design and Specifications
Class 1, lab. 5, cr. 3. Prerequisites: CGT 11000 and MET 16200, min. grade of D.
The design, evaluation, and documentation of engineering specifications required of manufacturability and assembly are introduced. Emphasis is on CAD-based details, assemblies, design layouts, equipment installations, and related industrial practices. Permission of department required. Typically offered Spring.

MET 11100 – Applied Statics
Class 2, lab. 2, cr. 3. Prerequisites: MA 15400 (may be taken concurrently) and MET 16200 and MA 15300, min. grade of D.
Force systems, resultants and equilibrium, trusses, frames, beams, and shear and moments in beams are studied. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring.

MET 14100 – Materials I
Class 2, lab. 2, cr. 3. Prerequisites: MA 15300 (may be taken concurrently), min. grade of D.
An overview of structures, properties, and applications of metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites commonly used in industry is presented. Problem-solving skills are developed in the areas of materials selection, evaluation, measurement, and testing. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring.

MET 14200 – Manufacturing Processes I
Class 2, lab. 3, cr. 3. Prerequisites: MA 14100, min. grade of D.
Basic casting, forming, and joining processes are surveyed. The course emphasizes the selection and application of various processes. Permission of department required. Typically offered Spring.

MET 16200 – Computational Analysis Tools in MET
Lab. 3, cr. 1. 
Instruction is given in analytical and computational problem-solving techniques. The electronic calculator, the factor-label method of unit conversions, and engineering graphs are used to solve technical problems in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Credit will not be granted for both MET 162 and MET 160.  Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall.

MET 21100 – Applied Strength of Materials
Class 3, lab. 2, cr. 4. Prerequisites: MA 22300 (may be taken concurrently) and MET 11100, min. grade of D.
The principles of strength, stiffness, and stability are introduced and applied primarily to mechanical components. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall.

MET 21300 – Dynamics
Class 2, lab. 2, cr. 3 or Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisites: MA 22300 (may be taken concurrently) and MET 11100, min. grade of D.
Kinematics and kinetics principles of rigid-body dynamics are introduced. Emphasis is on the analysis of bodies in plane motion. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall.

MET 21400 – Machine Elements
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisites: MET 21300 and MET 21100, min. grade of D.
The methods developed in statics, dynamics, and strength of materials are applied to the selection of basic machine components. The fundamental principles required for the selection of individual elements that compose a machine are developed. Selected course topics are included as computer exercises. Permission of department required. Typically offered Spring.

MET 22000 – Heat and Power
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisites: MA 22300 (may be taken concurrently) and MET 16200 and (PHYS 21800 or PHYS 22000), min. grade of D.
Heat/Power is an introduction to the principles of thermodynamics and heat transfer. Basic thermodynamic processes are used to evaluate the performance of energy-based systems such as internal combustion engines, power plants, and refrigeration equipment. Permission of department required. Typically offered Spring.

MET 23000 – Fluid Power
Class 2, lab. 2, cr. 3. Prerequisites: MA 22300 and (MET 11100 or PHYS 21800 or PHYS 22000), min. grade of D.
This course consists of the study of compressible and incompressible fluid statics and dynamics as applied to hydraulic and pneumatic pumps, motors, transmissions, and controls. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall.

MET 24200 – Manufacturing Processes II
Class 2, lab. 2, cr. 3. Prerequisites: (MET 16200 or MA 15400) and MET 14100, min. grade of D.
This course surveys the manufacturing processes and tools commonly used to convert cast, forged, molded, and wrought materials into finished products. It includes the basic mechanisms of material removal, measurement, quality control, assembly processes, cold forming, safety, process planning, and automated manufacturing. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall.

MET 29900 –Mechanical Engineering Technology
Credit 1-3. 
Independent project or laboratory work is conducted under the supervision of appropriate MET faculty. Hours and subject matter must be arranged by instructor and approved by MET curriculum subcommittee. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring/Summer.

MET 30200 – CAD in the Enterprise
Class 1, lab. 5, cr. 3. Prerequisites: MET 10200, min. grade of D.
Theory and practice of management, use and integration of computer-aided design systems, and related engineering tools and practices are studied as they are applied in the industrial enterprise. Emphasis using 3D parametric solid modeling techniques and practices, as well as course projects. Permission of department required. Typically offered Spring.

MET 31300 – Applied Fluid Mechanics
Class 3, cr 3. Prerequisites: MA 22400 and MET 23000, min. grade of D.
The fundamental principles of fluid mechanics are developed, including properties of fluid, pressure, hydrostatics, dynamics of fluid flow, friction losses, and sizing of pipes. Emphasis is on problem solving. Permission of department required. Typically offered Spring.

MET 31500 – Applied Mechanism Kinematics and Dynamics
Class 2, lab. 2, cr. 3. Prerequisites: MET 21400 and MET 21300, min. grade of D.
Graphical and semigraphical methods are used to determine displacements, velocities, and accelerations in common mechanisms. Cam followers and basic motions; static and dynamic force analysis; static and dynamic shaft balancing; and relevant microcomputer software also are considered. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall.

MET 32000 – Applied Thermodynamics
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisites: MET 22000 and MA 22300, min. grade of D. 
Following a review of fundamental concepts, advanced power and refrigeration cycles are analyzed. Applications such as gas mixtures, air-vapor mixtures, and chemical reactions of combustion processes are presented. Permission of department required. Typically offered Spring.

MET 34400 – Materials II
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisites: MET 14100 and MET 21100 and CHM 11100, min. grade of D.
Metals and polymers are studied. Topics include the bonding of atoms; the structures of crystals and polymers; the coldworking, alloying, and heat treating of metals; and the physical behavior of plastics. Course emphasis is on the development and control of material properties to meet engineering requirements and specifications. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall.

MET 38200 – Controls and Instrumentation for Automation
Class 2, lab. 2, cr. 3. Prerequisites: (PHYS 21900 or PHYS 22100) and MA 22300 and CNIT 17500, min. grade of D.
Study of the procedures and techniques essential to industrial measurement and transmission of data is provided in the areas of machine control, process control, and automated testing. Concepts of hysteresis, repeatability, weighted signals, span, suppression, range, and closed loop control are emphasized. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall.

MET 41100 – Introduction to the Finite Element Method
Class 1, lab. 4, cr. 3. Prerequisites: (PHYS 21900 or PHYS 22100) and MA 22400 and MET 21300 and MET 21100, min. grade of D.
The finite element method is introduced, with emphasis on modeling and interpretation of results. Linear static problems are solved using commercial FEA software, and FEA results are verified through laboratory tests and/or theoretical calculations. Topics include trusses, frames, plane stress/strain, torsion, 3D structures, buckling, and natural frequency/mode shape analyses. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall.

MET 45100 – Manufacturing Quality Control
Class 3, cr. 3 or Class 2, lab. 2, cr. 3. Prerequisites: STAT 30100, min. grade of D.
(CIMT 451) Quality control practices used in manufacturing industries; management, statistical control charts, reliability, sampling plans, economics, computer methods, and test equipment are presented and applied. Not open to students with credit in CIMT 451. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall.

MET 49900 – Mechanical Engineering Technology
Credit 1-6. 
Independent project or study of a special topic is conducted under the supervision of appropriate MET faculty. Hours and subject matter must be arranged with the instructor and approved by the MET curriculum subcommittee before enrolling in the course. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring/Summer.

MET 49900 - Mechanical Design I
Class 2, cr. 2. Prerequisites: CNIT 17500 and MET 21400. Senior status or consent of instructor.
Theory and practice in the process of mechanical design is presented. Cross-disciplinary aspects, decision-making, group dynamics, customer focus, and other techniques and philosophies used in the industrial design process will be studied. Emphasis is on multiple open-ended projects.

MET 49900 - Mechanical Design II
Lab. 2, cr. 1. Prerequisites: MET 49900, Mechanical Design I.
Theory and practice in the process of mechanical design is presented. Cross-disciplinary aspects, decision-making, group dynamics, customer focus, and other techniques and philosophies used in the industrial design process will be studied. Emphasis is on multiple open-ended projects.