MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (MEET)
101 Industrial Materials (2-3-3). A study of engineering materials used in a technical civilization. Emphasis is placed on metals, but polymers are also studied. Major topics of discussion include material properties and applications. Laboratory experiments are designed to compare the mechanical properties of various materials.
111 Engineering Drafting (1-5-3). Designed to develop the student’s ability to read and draw orthographic projections including sectional and auxiliary views and freehand sketches. Emphasis is placed on industrial drafting practices including techniques which show principles of design and fabrication. Dimensioning, notations, and precision in lettering are also stressed.
112 Computer Aided Drafting (1-6-3). General introduction to the principles of computer aided drafting including the study of CAD system components, entity creation, and methods of editing and manipulation, with the major emphasis placed on hands-on practice in the CAD laboratory.
201 Manufacturing Processes (2-3-3). A study of the commonly used methods of manufacturing. These methods include casting, stamping, welding, rolling, forging, extrusion, and machining. Laboratory experiments allow the student to perform actual manufacturing processes.
204 Design of Machine Elements (3-3-4). Designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of machine element design. Emphasis is placed on elements which are available in finished form and are commonly used as components in the design of machine systems. Some original design of limited complexity will also be done. Elements to be studied include shafts, springs, screws, belts, brakes, clutches, gears and bearings. Laboratory projects consist of design problems and graphic representation of the completed designs. PR: CIET 203, MEET 111, MATH 220.
205 Applied Thermodynamics (3-3-4). A study of non-flow, steady flow, and cyclic thermodynamic mechanisms Studies demonstrate how the efficiency and work output of these mechanisms are dependent on the properties of the working fluid. Properties of working fluids such as steam, gases and air-vapor mixtures will be studied. Laboratory experiments demonstrate how thermodynamics properties are measured. PR: GNET 101, CO: GNET 116.
206 Instrumentation (2-3-3). Provides a fundamental background in measurements systems, including the physical principles and practical techniques for setting up instrumentation for engineering applications. The measurements of such physical quantities as time, displacement, stress, strain, force, torque, pressure, flow, temperature, motion, velocity, acceleration and vibrations are discussed. The students will select, design, install, calibrate and perform testing with various instruments in the lab and prepare formal lab reports on the results of the experiments. Digital data acquisition and the use of PC’s with the data acquisition systems will be introduced. PR: GNET 102, MATH 220; CO: ELET 110.
209 Industrial Practice (3 hours credit). Full-time employment for at least ten weeks in a mechanical engineering technician position in an industry whose business is relevant to the mechanical engineering field. Work must be of a technical nature and approved by MEET faculty. A statement from the employer as to the satisfactory nature of the student’s work, and a written report by the student are required. If employment is not available, an alternative may be the submission of a report of independent research related to the contemporary industrial field from current technical publications. Nature and scope of the report must be approved in advance by instructor. PR: Sophomore standing (MEET) or consent of instructor.
214 Hydraulics and Fluid Power (2-3-3). Applied fluid mechanics and fluid power. Pascal’s law, the continuity equation and Bernoulli’s Theorem lead to practical applications in fluid power systems. Components are discussed and examined in the laboratory. Hydraulic circuits are set up and analyzed. Trouble shooting and mining machinery applications are introduced. PR: GNET 101.
290 Topics in Mechanical Engineering Technology (1-3 hours credit per semester). A formal course in diverse areas of Mechanical Engineering Technology. Course may be repeated for different topics. Specific topics will be announced and indicated by subtitle on transcript. PR: Consent of instructor.
301 Computer Aided Manufacturing (2-3-3). A study of the basic concepts of automation. These concepts include machine language computer programming, computer process monitoring, process-computer interfaces, and automation problem solving. The laboratory will consist of team problem solving in automation and the actual operation of CAM system. PR: MEET 112.
306 Heat Transfer (3-0-3). A basic study of the modes of heat transfer including steady state and transient conduction for one, two and three dimensional cases; analysis of free and forced convection; radiant heat transfer; study of internal and external flow, boiling and condensation. Applications of heat and mass transfer to the mechanical design of engines and other machines. PR: MEET 205, MATH 230.
401 Mechanical Design I (2-3-3). A comprehensive course in the study of mechanical engineering design. This course is the first of a two course sequence which will prepare the student to perform mechanical design work. It covers the basics of strength of materials including stress and deflection analysis, shock and impact loading, statically indeterminate structures, column loading, torsion, bending and other types of loading conditions. Theories of failure for steady and variable loading are studied. This class also covers the design of screws, fasteners and connections as well as welded, brazed and bonded joints. The lab period will be utilized by the students to work on mechanical design projects including the preparations of drawings and design reports. PR: ENGR 313, 314, MATH 230.
402 Mechanical Design II (2-3-3). A continuation of MEET 401 but introducing computer applications to the mechanical design process. This course covers the design of rotating machinery, including rolling contact bearings, lubrication, gearing design including spur, helical, bevel and worm gears. Also covered are the design of clutches, brakes, couplings, flywheels, shafts, axles, spindles, belts and chain drives. The lab period will be devoted to student design projects in which the student will design a complete machine, prepare all the design drawings and specifications, write a formal design report and prepare a manufacturing plan for the product. PR: ENGR 313, 314, MATH 230.
403 Kinematics & Mechanisms (3-0-3). A study of the relative motion of machine parts, the forces acting on the parts of the machine and the motion resulting from these forces. Analysis of displacement, velocity and accelerations of linkages, cams, gears and other mechanisms using both S.I. and English systems of units. PR: MATH 230, ENGR 313.
410 Industrial Operations (2-3-3). A study of the commonly used methods of industrial management. Topics include applied research and product development, design and specifications, shop management, industrial relations, marketing, quality assurance and a project. The project will utilize computers as applied to these topics.
490 Topics in Mechanical Engineering Technology (3-0-3). Advanced formal course in diverse areas of Mechanical Engineering Technology. Course may be repeated for different topics. Specific topics will be announced and indicated by subtitle on transcript. PR: Consent of instructor.