Courses of Instruction
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (ENT-Engineering and Applied Science)
101 Mechanical Systems (0.5-3; maximum 3)
A detailed study of the characteristics of mechanical systems. Emphasis on understanding the physical principles that govern these systems. Prerequisite: two years of high school algebra including trigonometry or MTH 102 or equivalent. 2 Lec. 1 Lab. Offered infrequently.
102 Fluid Systems I (0.5-3; maximum 3)
Introduction to the principles involved in industrial fluid power systems. Emphasis on troubleshooting and diagnosing fluid system problems and determining proper repair procedures to prevent subsequent component/system failure. Prerequisite: two years of high school algebra or MTH 102 or equivalent. 2 Lec. 1 Lab. Offered infrequently.
135 Computer-Aided Drafting (3)
Study of drafting as the graphic language of industry and application of computer-aided technology to two and three-dimensional engineering drawings. Microcomputers are used. 1 Lec. 2 Lab.
137 Introduction to Engineering Technology (1)
An introductory course for students entering Engineering Technology. This course covers broad elementary engineering concepts to include a definition of engineering technology, the distinction between the various areas of focus in engineering technology, introduction to engineering "terminology," and a survey of current issues (problems, research efforts, recent developments, etc.) in the engineering field. Prerequisite: high school algebra.
151 Engineering Materials (3)
Study of basic engineering materials; metals, plastics, ceramics, and composites. Structure, properties, and applications emphasized. Prerequisite: two years of high school algebra. 2 Lec. 1 Lab. (Mechanical technology)
152 Computer-Aided Manufacturing I (3)
Introduction to manufacturing processes and the use of the computer as a tool in those processes. Students introduced to computer numerical control programming, statistical process and control, and topics related to “automated factory.” Prerequisite: two years of high school algebra. Corequisite: MTH 125. 2 Lec. 1 Lab. (Mechanical technology)
191 Introduction to Electrical Engineering Technology (3)
Introductory course for students with limited background in mathematics and/or electricity. Covers broad elementary electrical concepts and is intended to meet the needs articulated by representatives of local industry. Use calculations to solve mathematical problems related to electrical circuits. Prerequisite: high school algebra. 2 Lec. 1 Lab. (Electrical technology)
192 Circuit Analysis I (3)
Detailed study of analog a-c and d-c electric circuits and related bilateral devices. Conventional circuit analysis techniques utilized. Prerequisite: two years of high school algebra including trigonometry. Corequisite: MTH 125. 2 Lec. 1 Lab. (Electrical technology)
193 Circuit Analysis II (3)
Detailed study of the analysis of a-c and d-c electric networks, including resistive, reactive, and combinations thereof. Analysis techniques include conventional modeling methodology. Prerequisite: ENT 192, MTH 125. 2 Lec. 1 Lab. (Electrical technology)
195 Motor Control (0.5-3, maximum 3)
A study of the techniques and methods of electric motor control for a-c machines. Conventional electromechanical devices and static techniques included. 2 Lec. 1 Lab. Offered infrequently.
196 Electronics (3)
Detailed study of analog electronic circuits and devices. Emphasis placed on operating parameters of linear (analog) circuits; techniques of circuit analysis applied as an integral part of the course. Use of computerized data analysis encouraged. Prerequisite: ENT 192. 2 Lec. 1 Lab. (Electrical technology)
202 Special Problems (.5-3)
Intensive concentration of a problem or set of problems in an approved area of study in technology to be determined in consultation with instructor. May be used as an elective for ENT associate's degree programs. Prerequisite: sophomore standing and departmental approval. Offered infrequently.
220 Professional Practice (0-2)
Students participating in the engineering technology co-op program register for this course during semesters when they are on work assignment. This enables students to remain in good standing with the University Registrar.
235 Computer-Aided Design (3)
Computerized graphic design study of industrial related engineering problems with emphasis on three-dimensional data base. Laboratory portion uses microcomputers. Prerequisite: ENT 135, MTH 125. 2 Lec. 1 Lab.
252 Computer-Aided Manufacturing II (3)
Covers topics related to the “automated factory” including: computer numerical control and computer-assisted part programming, distributive numerical control (DNC), computer-assisted process planning, flexible manufacturing systems, and robotics. Prerequisite: ENT 152, CSA 153, 163, or equivalent recommended. 2 Lec. 1 Lab. (Mechanical technology)
271 Mechanics I: Statics (3)
Introduction to the application of the equations of equilibrium to the solution of two- and three-dimensional problems involving rigid body structures and machines. Concept of friction and mechanical work introduced. Prerequisite: MTH 125. Corequisite: PHY 171 or equivalent recommended. (Mechanical technology)
272 Mechanics II: Strength of Materials (3)
Elastic relationships between external forces acting on deformable bodies and resulting stresses and deformations are studied. Industrial applications of these relationships to the solution of engineering design problems are emphasized. Prerequisite: ENT 271. 2 Lec. 1 Lab. (Mechanical technology)
278 Mechanics III: Analysis of Machine Components (3)
Introduction to the use of statics and strength of materials to the analysis of individual machine components. Application of these principles to overall machine analysis presented. Prerequisite: ENT 272. 2 Lec. 1 Lab. (Mechanical technology)
291 Industrial Electronics (3)
Application of analog and digital electronics to the industrial environment. Control principles, computer interfacing, transducers, and PID units presented. Prerequisite: ENT 196. 2 Lec. 1 Lab. (Electrical technology)
292 Electric Machines and Control (3)
Study of characteristics and applications of rotating electric machinery, static electric machines, and related control elements. Prerequisite: ENT 192. 2 Lec. 1 Lab. (Electrical technology)
293 Digital Switching (3)
Principles and applications of digital systems. Emphasis placed on the study of combinational and sequential logic from a systems approach. Actual ICs are used as well as digital timing diagrams and waveforms. Corequisite: MTH 125. 2 Lec. 1 Lab. (Electrical technology)
294 Local Area Networks (3)
Introductory coverage of the technology and administration of Local Area Networks. Various transmission mediums are covered including Ethernet, fiber optics, and wireless communication. (Electrical technology)
295 Microprocessor Technology I (3)
Introductory study of architecture, operation, and application of microprocessors for commercial and industrial use. Emphasis on understanding internal architecture, segmentation, arithmetic instructions, and the role I/O ports, memory, and machine language play in putting the microprocessor to work. The 8088 microprocessor is used throughout the course. Prerequisite: CSA 153. 2 Lec. 1 Lab. (Electrical technology)
297 Microprocessor Technology II (3)
Advanced study of microprocessor application for commercial and industrial use. Emphasis on understanding how microprocessors are interfaced to a variety of peripheral devices such as printers, modems, D to A and A to D converters, and programmable controllers. Specific devices examined such as UARTs, PPIs, and programmable interval timers. Prerequisite: ENT 293, 295. 2 Lec. 1 Lab. Offered infrequently. (Electrical technology)
298 Data Communications (3)
Introduction to data communications, computer networks, and media. Includes transmission basics, digital representations, data link concepts, and other networking issues. Networking telecommunications project assigned as a significant part of the course requirement. Prerequisite: CSA 153 or 174.
301 Dynamics (3)
The basic concepts of force, mass, and acceleration; work and energy; and impulse and momentum are introduced and applied to problems involving particles and rigid bodies. Topics include displacement, velocity, and acceleration of a particle; relations between forces acting on a particle or rigid body; and the changes in motion produced. Prerequisite: ENT 271 and MTH 151. 2 Lec. 1 Lab.
310 Fluid Mechanics (3)
The application of fluid statics and fluid dynamics to the solution of fundamental engineering fluid problems. The one dimensional energy and momentum equations are introduced and applied to the solution of fluid flow problems. Prerequisite: ENT 271 and MTH 151. 2 Lec. 1 Lab.
311 Process Control Interface Design (3)
Introduction to data acquisition and control with a graphical user interface (GUI). Topics include parallel, serial, and network access. Data transfer technology such as Object Linking and Embedding and Dynamic Data Exchange also covered. Prerequisite: CSA 153 or equivalent and completion of an engineering technology associate's degree or permission of instructor. 2 Lec. 1 Lab.
312 Thermodynamics and Heat Power (3)
Fundamental concepts of energy transformation and transport are introduced. The First and Second Laws of thermodynamics are applied to process and cycle analysis. Heat conduction, convection, and radiation modes are introduced and applied to simple heat balance problems. Prerequisite: PHY 172, MTH 151, and completion of an engineering technology associate's degree or permission of instructor.
314 Mechanisms for Machine Design (3)
Rigid body kinematics is applied to the analysis and design of mechanisms used in machines. The course includes motion and force transference from power source, motion characteristics of real-world machinery, and analysis and design concepts to facilitate optimization of the machine arrangement. Prerequisite: ENT 301.
316 Project Management (3)
A course for upper-level students in Engineeering Technology. This course covers background, techniques, and case studies in project management particularly focused on engineering technology applications. The student will develop a fundamental understanding of the concepts for managing both small and large projects. Discussion, evaluation, and presentation skills will be enhanced. Some of the specific topics to be covered include : Gantt charts, PERT charts, project life-cycle, budgeting, cost analysis, breakeven analysis, conflict resolution, organization tools, project planning, statistical process control, and other selected quality improvement tools. Microsoft Project® and Microsoft Excel® will be used as software tools throughout the course. Prerequisite: ECO 201 or 202 or permission of instructor. Co-requisite: STA 301, 368, or equivalent.
333 Computational Methods for Engineering Technology (4)
An in-depth study of engineering analysis techniques with emphasis on mathematical analysis of mechanical and electrical subsystems. Detailed study of a variety of situations using techniques based on state-variable analysis and state transition matrix; convolution and circuit response in the time domain; system function and response in the frequency domain; and time shift and periodic functions. Co-requisite: MTH 251. 3 Lec. 1 Lab.
355 Introduction to Finite Element Analysis (3)
An application of the basic concepts of finite element modeling and analysis to various types of engineering technology problems including structural and machine component analysis, conduction and convection heat-transfer analysis, and fluid mechanics analysis. Selected analytical aspects of finite element analysis are introduced throughout the course without becoming too theoretical. ANSYS® computer software is an integral part of the course and is used within the laboratory portion. Prerequisite: ENT 333. 2 Lec. 1 Lab.
401 Computerized Instrumentation (3)
Overview of the requirements for the design of servo-mechanisms including stability, transfer functions, loop dynamics, and digital signal processing. Covers digital and analog signal conditioning, transducers, and controllers. Prerequisite: ENT 311 and MTH 151. 2 Lec. 1 Lab.
412 Industrial Applications of Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic (3)
Covers fundamentals and industrial applications of neural networks and fuzzy logic. Emphasizes studies in process control and manufacturing systems. Prerequisite: CSA 153, STA 368, and MTH 251. 2 Lec. 1 Lab.
415 Heat Transfer with Applications (3)
Concepts of the three modes of heat transfer, conduction, convection, and radiation, discussed separately and in combination. Each mode of heat transfer is presented by relating fundamental principles and computational methods to practical, real-world thermal systems and applications. Practical application projects from such industries as aerospace, automotive, and chemical processing are assigned to reinforce these principles. Prerequisite: ENT 312.
416 Topics in Engineering Vibrations (3)
This course provides a study of mechanical vibrations topics with emphasis on mathematical analysis methods that may be applied to the solution of industrial engineering technology problems. Computer analysis software and experimental methods are introduced within the laboratory portion of the course. Prerequisite: ENT 301, ENT 333. 2 Lec. 1 Lab.
418 Electro-Mechanical Control Systems (3)
Covers advanced control topics including state variable models, higher order system response, transient response, and stability analysis. Prerequisite: MTH 251, ENT 301, and ENT 401.
MPC 497, 498 Senior Design Project (2, 2)
Student teams conduct major open-ended research and design projects. Elements of the design process including establishment of objectives, synthesis, analysis, and evaluation are integral parts. Real-world constraints such as economical and societal factors, marketability, ergonomics, safety, aesthetics, and ethics are also integral parts. 497: feasibility studies performed; 498: implementation, testing, and production of design. Includes guest lecturers, team presentations, team building sessions, team meetings, and guided discussions relating to design. Continuous interaction with faculty and outside professionals. Prerequisite: senior standing in engineering technology or permission of instructor.
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