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Mechanical Engineering Technology

MET 200. Advanced CAD. 3(2,3). This course will consist of top-ics in the area of Computer-Aided Design with emphasis on three-dimensional Solid Modeling. Hands-on experience is integrated in laboratory exercises Individual projects are required. Prerequisite: ET 150.

MET 221. Machine Tool Laboratory. 3(2,3). This course consists of lecture and laboratory work designed to provide the student with knowledge of, and experience with, hand and machine tools, measuring instruments, classes of fits: gear cutting and thread cutting, inspection. (F).

MET 324. Kinematics and Machine Design. 3(2,3). This course is an analytical and graphical study of displacements, velocities and accelerations involved in commonly used linkages, gears and cams. The course consists of two lecture hours and three hours of problem solving which involves graphical solutions of design problems as well as course projects. Prerequisite: Physics 254, 251. (F)

MET 325. Kinematics and Machine Design. 3(2,3). This course is an analytical and graphical study of common mechanisms such as gears, gear trains, linkages and cams. The course includes two hours of lecture and three hours of problem solving which involves graphical solutions of design problems as well as course projects. Prerequisite: Physics 254, 251 (S)

**MET 326. Internal Combustion Engines. 3(2,3). This course is a study of fundamental principles of gasoline and diesel engines; the combustion processes, engine designs and characteristics, valve and ignition timing, fuels and carburetion. Particular emphasis is placed on the use of testing equipment, the dynamometer, and interpretation of test results. (F)

MET 340: Manufacturing Processes 3(3,0). The intent of this course is to familiarize the students with various aspects of manufacturing such as material procurement and processing, machining, casting, production economics and more. There will also be visits to industries. Prerequisite: MET 221

**MET 370. Metrology. 3(2,3). This course covers the principles of metrology and the relationship of precise measurement to design practice and production processes. It also covers the use of various measuring devices. Laboratory exercises focus on applications of various measuring devices. Prerequisites: MET 221. ( )

MET 380. Design of Mechanical Element. 3(3,0). This course covers the selection and design of basic mechanical elements such as shafts, bolts, rivets, brakes, clutches, bolts, chains, fastener, welds, gears, etc. It also deals with analysis of combined state of stress, failure criteria such as fatigue and selection of material. Prerequisite: ET 213.

MET 422. Applied Thermodynamics (continuation of MET 421). 3(3,0). This is a course in the application and corollaries of the Second Law of Thermodynamics Entropy, irreversibility, and availability. Thermodynamics relations-psychonometry; mixtures and solutions; combustion of fuels. This course is a combination of basic theory and its application to gas and vapor power cycles, refrigeration and air-conditioning, heat pumps, and other engineering systems and processes of interest. Prerequisite: ET 421. (S)

MET 425. Microcomputer Applications. 3(3,0). This course emphasizes the use of microcomputers in solving mechanical engineering problems. Students learn content of programs, installation procedures, system configuration, data input, program execution, file management and output interpretation. The computer application in the areas of heat transfer, fluid mechanics and machine design will be included, Prerequisite: CS 150 and ET 310.

MET 427. Numerically Controlled Machinery. 3(2,3). This course emphasizes automatically controlling machine tools; a study of symbolic instruction codes such as alphabets and numbers; interpreting numerical drawings, numerical control concepts, part programming, types of numerically controlled machines, numerically controlled tooling and fixturing. Prerequisite: MET 221 or consent of Instructor. MET 428 CNC Machine Tools II. 3(2,3). This course is a continuation of MET 427 Numerically Controlled Machine Tools. It is designed to provide a close study of multiple axis CNC machine tools similar to those used in everyday manufacturing industries. A section of this course will be devoted to computer-aided programming. Prerequisite: MET 427.

**MET 430. Introduction to Air Pollution Control. 3(2,3). This is a course in the study of the sources of air pollution and characteristics of source emissions, atmospheric reactions, effects of pollutants, sampling, analysis, measurement and control of pollutants. Prerequisite: Chemistry 150.

MET 435. Heat Transfer. 3(2,3). This is a basic course in heat transfer with an introduction to mass transfer. Students learn the principles of conduction, convection and radiation and application of principles of heat transfer to contemporary problems in engineering technology. Prerequisite: ET 421. (S)

MET 450. Engineering Materials. 3(2,3). This course is a study of metallic and non-metallic materials such as plastics, composite materials, etc., used in design including characteristic properties and methods of conducting common tests and interpreting results. The laboratory includes the forming and fabrication of composite materi-als, heat treatment as well as mechanical testing. Prerequisite: ET 213, M 163.

MET 459. Senior Project Proposal. 1(1,0). The intent of this course is to enhance the students chance of successfully completing senior project MET 460. It is a prerequisite for senior project MET 460. This course is designed to afford students planning to take senior project the opportunity to prepare prior to registering for the senior project course. Students will be able to identify a professor, select a topic, do literature review, as well as determine methodology for accomplishing their senior projects. Prerequisite: Senior standing in MET (F,S)

MET 460. Senior Project. 3(3,0). This course is designed to enable MET students with senior standing to apply the knowledge and skills acquired from different MET courses towards accomplishing a practical design project. Students will also be required to successfully complete the fundamentals of Engineering Technology Examination FETE. Prerequisite MET 459 (F,S)

**Elective (Taught on Request)

MET 490: Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering Technology This course is designed to afford Mechanical Engineering Technology students in senior standing the opportunity to concentrate three (3) credit hours of the MET curriculum in studying special topics in Mechanical Engineering Technology that was not possible for inclusion in other courses. Topics may include such areas as: Rapid Prototyping, lean manufacturing, Pro E, etc. Prerequisite: Senior Standing

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