Any TCCN equivalents are indicated in square brackets [ ].
MECT 1330: Engineering Graphics
Cr. 3. (2-3). Prerequisite: computer knowledge or consent of instructor. Geometric construction, multiview, auxiliary views, section views, dimensioning. ANSI Y14 standards. Introduction to Computer Aided Engineering.
MECT 3118: Fluid Mechanics Application Laboratory
Cr. 1. (0-3). Prerequisite: credit for or concurrent enrollment in MECT 3318. Laboratory experiments using standard measuring devices for performing hydraulic and pneumatic tests, noncompressible fluid piping systems, turbines, and pump stations.
MECT 3155: Strength of Materials Laboratory
Cr. 1. (0-3). Prerequisite: credit for or concurrent enrollment in MECT 3355. Experimentation to determine the mechanical properties of materials including tensile strength, hardness, creep, and toughness.
MECT 3318: Fluid Mechanics Applications
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: MECT 2354 and MATH 1432. Fluid properties, static fluid forces, buoyancy and pressure measurement. Fluid dynamics, including conservation laws, fluid pumps, motors and flow measurement devices.
MECT 3331: Applied Thermodynamics (formerly MECT 2331)
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: MATH 1431 and PHYS 1302 or equivalents. Heat and energy conversions and properties of gases and liquids. First and Second Laws of thermodynamics and applications. Thermodynamic power cycles and applications.
MECT 3341: Computer-Aided Drafting I
Cr. 3. (2-3). Prerequisites: MATH 1330 and COSC 1304 or equivalents. Computer-aided drafting and design (CAD) systems and computer graphics hardware and software. Selection and evaluation of CAD systems.
MECT 3342: Elements of Plant Design
Cr. 3. (2-3). Prerequisites: MECT 1330, 3318, and 3331. Piping design problems associated with heat exchangers, pumps, horizontal and vertical vessels, pipeways, and plant layouts. Design concepts used in preparation of piping arrangement, elevation, and isometric drawings.
MECT 3358: Dynamics of Mechanisms
Cr. 3. (2-3). Prerequisites: MECT 1330, 2354 and MATH 1432. The motion of particles and rigid bodies, including forces, mass acceleration, work, and energy. Analysis of devices, including four-bar linkages, sliders, and gear trains.
MECT 3360: Automated Manufacturing Systems
Cr. 3. (2-3). Prerequisite: MECT 1364. Automated manufacturing process planning and analysis, including CNC programming, robotics, and elements of computer-aided manufacturing.
MECT 3362: Industrial Work Measurement
Cr. 3. (2-3). Prerequisites: MECT 1364 and MATH 1330. Workplace design and analysis, methods of work measurement, operating procedures, time standards, productivity measurement and improvement. Man-machine interaction and cost analysis.
MECT 3365: Computer-Aided Design I
Cr. 3. (2-3). Prerequisites: MECT 3355, 1330, and 1364 or equivalents. Use of computer-aided design software in the design and engineering of machinery, machine components, and mechanical systems.
MECT 3367: Quality Control Technology
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: MECT 1364 and MATH 1330 or equivalents. Statistical analysis of data to establish quality control systems for manufacturing facilities.
MECT 4172: Materials Technology Laboratory
Cr. 1. (0-3). Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in MECT 4372. Experiments of materials behavior including hardenability, effect of heat treatment on strength, microstructure and ductility.
MECT 4175: Design of Mechanisms Laboratory
Cr. 1. (0-3). Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in MECT 4375. Projects for design of mechanisms in manufacturing.
MECT 4188: Ethics in Engineering Technology
Cr. 1. (1-0). Prerequisites: senior status in the Engineering Technology department. Ethical considerations and value judgements related to management, engineering, and engineering technology decisions.
MECT 4275: Senior Design Project I
Cr. 2. (1-3). Prerequisites: MECT 3358, 3318, and credit for or concurrent enrollment in MECT 3365. Design, modeling, testing and validation processes. Complete design process from research through conceptualization to generation of final design and documents.
MECT 4276: Senior Design Project II
Cr. 2. (1-3). Prerequisite: MECT 4275. Formulation, construction and/or fabrication work. Refining, experimenting, and testing of models considering alternatives. Analyzing results, preparing and submitting design documents including a project report.
MECT 4323: Applications in Stress Analysis
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: MECT 3355 and MATH 1432 or equivalents. Combined stress systems, nonsymmetrical loadings, structural joints and pressure vessels, beams and columns of composite materials, fatigue and impact applications.
MECT 4326: Fundamentals of Offshore Systems
Cr. 3. (2-3). Prerequisites: MECT 3358 and credit for or concurrent enrollment in 3365. Structural aspects of offshore systems and their dynamic properties. Basic theory in design and applications of theory to practical examples.
MECT 4328: Fundamentals of Pipeline Design
Cr. 3. (2-3). Prerequisites: MECT 3365 and credit for or concurrent enrollment in 4372. Pipeline mechanical design using the limit-state based strength method; flow assurance and material selection; pipeline stability, corrosion, and construction; inspection, monitoring, and maintenance of pipelines.
MECT 4330: Valve Design
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: credit for or concurrent enrollment in MECT 3365. Valve design analysis and development, featuring a complete design package for a valve per ASME 16.34, API Spec 6A, or 6D code.
MECT 4332: Fundamentals of Drilling Technology
Cr. 3. (2-3). Prerequisite: MECT 3318. Drilling rig components design and operation, circulating systems, well control and monitoring systems. Drill bit hydraulics, drilling mud composition, properties and functions. Experimental methods and software data analysis.
MECT 4341: Materials Selection and Management
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: MECT 3365 and 4372. Material selection as part of the design process; material properties, proces and process selection, hybrid materials, and case studies.
MECT 4342: Computer-Aided Drafting Applications
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: MECT 3342. Applications of Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CAD) software to integrate the design of system components and assemblies.
MECT 4343: Thermal Processing and Post-Processing of Materials
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: MECT 3331 and 4372. Thermodynamic phenomena occurring during materials processing. Heat effects during solidification, phase transformation, recrystallization, and other post-processing effects. Technologies to monitor phase transformations, recrystallization, and implications on materials characteristics.
MECT 4360: Fundamentals of Biomechanics
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: MECT 3318 and 3355. Cardiovascular, skeletal and muscular systems: physiology, biomechanics, mechanical measuring techniques, relevance to health care field, tissue engineering, growth and remodeling, biofluid mechanics, and solid mechanics.
MECT 4361: Cardiovascular Mechanics
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: MECT 3331, 3355, and 3358. Healthy/diseased cardiovascular physiology, histology, cellular and extracellular matrix relations, solid mechanics, hemodynamics, applied thermodynamics, constitutive formulations, kinematics, mechanotransduction, growth and remodeling, and treatment of cardiovascular disease
MECT 4365: Computer-Aided Design II
Cr. 3. (2-3). Prerequisite: MECT 3365 or equivalent. Advanced computer-aided design software to integrate the design of system components and assemblies.
MECT 4372: Materials Technology
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: MECT 3355 and concurrent enrollment in MECT 4172. Structure and property relationships of materials including metals, ceramics, and polymers. Behavior of materials with emphasis on manufacturing processes and applications.
MECT 4375: Design of Mechanisms
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: MECT 3355. Design procedures, applications to machine elements and assemblies.
MECT 4384: Manufacturing Systems Control
Cr. 3. (2-3). Prerequisite: MECT 3360 or equivalent. Manufacturing systems including layout, maintenance, material handling, and controls. Lean manufacturing, cost analysis, and manufacturing economics.
Catalog Publish Date: August 18, 2011
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