List of Courses
MET 150 Introduction to Engineering (3 credits)
An introduction to the engineering discipline/profession. Topics covered will include the following: an introduction to the various types of engineering majors and professions, engineering design and analysis methods, elementary engineering statistics and data analysis, computer literacy, working in a team setting, oral and written communications, use of practical engineering tools, and engineering ethics. Coverage of computer literacy may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint), graphical applications software (CAD or solid modeling), scientific programming, and mathematical or laboratory software applications.
MET 151 Machine Tools (3 credits)
A study of basic theory and laboratory experiences for lathes, milling, drilling, grinding, bench work, and shaping operations. Study of cutting speeds, surfact finishes as well as machine cababilities is included. Two class hours and a three hour laboratory.
MET 152 Machine Tools (3 credits)
A continuation of MET 151. Additional theory and laboratory experiences include: milling, attachments, broaching, machine tooling, tapers, heat treating, metal finishes, and inspection. Also basic programming and operations of numerical control equipment. The basic applications of jigs and fixtures. Two class hours and laboratory. Prerequisite: MET 151 or permission of instructor.
MET 153 Introduction to Modern Manufacturing (3 credits)
This course compares traditional manufacturing to modern manufacturing. Elements of Kaizen, Delivery, Accelerated Lead Time Reduction, and Work Place Organization, along with their applications are studied. Pull Systems, Cellular Manufacturing, Statistical Process Control, and Value Stream Mapping are also investigated. Each is studied as to how they relate to one another and the total process of modern manufacturing.
MET 161 Engineering Drawing I (3 credits)
This course is designed to prepare students with the necessary skills to interpret and construct engineering drawings. Lectures address such topics as drawing interpretation, orthographic projection systems, dimensioning, geometric dimensioning, and tolerancing, while laboratory sessions give the students practice in drawing creation. Two class hours and three laboratory hours per week.
MET 171 Manufacturing Processes (3 credits)
This course covers the principles and procedures of various manufacturing processes used in modern industries. Material selection and machine tools required for the processes are emphasized. Two class hours and a three-hour lab per week.
MET 251 Appl Strength/Materials (4 credits)
This course is a study of basic stress-strain analysis as applied to mechanical members. Topics include stress-strain relationships, co-planar force systems, stress in trusses, deformation, shear, torsion, bending moments, centroids, moments of inertia, and deflection of beams. Three class hours and three laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: MAT 120 or higher, or permission of instructor.
MET 252 Physical Metallurgy (3 credits)
Provides a sound foundation of learning in the area of properties and microstructures of the important ferrous and nonferrous alloys. Also provides a firm foundation relative to the understanding of internal metallic structures of metals. The contents of the course include: metallic structures, the unit cell, atomic radius, planer density, effects of stress and temperature on simple metal structures, ferrous alloys (steel, superalloys, cast iron, ductile iron, malleable iron), phase diagrams, aluminum alloys, heat treatment of metals. Two class hours, three lab hours. Prerequisite: MAT 119 or higher or permission of instructor.
MET 254 Numerical Control Programming (3 credits)
Designed to prepare students with the necessary skills to program NC and CNC controlled machine tools. Lectures address such topics as drawing interpretation, program formats, input media, sub-routines, canned cycles, and tooling, while the laboratory sessions give the students practice in programming learned techniques. Two class hours and three laboratory hours. Prerequisite: MET 261 or permission of instructor; co-requisite: MET 151.
MET 261 Introduction to CAD (3 credits)
An introductory course in CAD (Computer-Aided-Drafting) utilizing state-of-the-art software. Topics to include the manipulation of the basic drawing commands to construct computer-detailed, multi-view drawings with printer/plotter hard copy output. Prerequisite or co-requisite: MET 161 or permission of instructor.
MET 270 Solid Modeling (4 credits)
A course designed to acquaint students with parametric computer-aided design software. Utilizing state-of-the-art software, students will be introduced to the manipulation of basic commands necessary to construct three-dimensional models, including datum plane creation, extrusions, cuts, sweeps, and blends. Four credit hours. Prerequisite: MET 261 or permission of instructor.
MET 275 Engineering Computations (3 credits)
This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts of Engineering Computations while utilizing contemporary spreadsheet and MATLAB software. Topics include computational theory, number representation (scalars, arrays, and matrices), and programming constructs such as algorithm development and flow-charting. Root finding, matrix methods, simultaneous equations, numerical integration, and optimization will also be discussed. Prerequisite: MAT 120 or higher, or permission of instructor.
MET 291 Cooperative Education (3 credits)
Designed to provide work experience directly related to the student's field of study. A learning contract, containing specific educational objectives related to the work experience and the student's field of study, is developed by the student and the faculty co-op coordinator. Course requirements include a minimum of 180 hours of work in the student's field of study, maintenance of a work journal to record hours worked and duties performed, and a final paper. This will allow the student to earn three credit hours. The student's performance will be evaluated by the faculty co-op coordinator on the basis of meeting the objectives in the learning contract and satisfactory evaluations by the employer.