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solution of linear and quadratic equations; exponents and radicals; logarithms; exponential functions; sine and cosine laws; vectors; operations with imaginary and complex numbers; trigonometric identities and equations; and graphs of trigonometric functions; 5 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: MAT 1112 or 1340 or placement level 4 MAT 1421 Technical Mathematics I (4) as required This course is a study of selected topics and applications of mathematics. Topics include algebraic expressions; linear equations and inequalities; algebraic equations in one, two, and three variables; quadratic equations; and right angle trigonometry. The use of the graphing calculator is integrated into the course; 4 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Placement level 4, basic algebra and geometry skills recommended MAT 1422 Technical Mathematics II (4) as required This course is a continuation of the topics of MAT 1421; 4 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: MAT MAT 1520 Calculus for Engineering (4) fall/spring This course presents basic concepts of plane analytical geometry and calculus. Topics include differentiation and integration of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions with emphasis on technical applications; 4 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: MAT 1420 or Placement level 5 MAT 2021 Statistics (3) spring This course is an introduction to the basic ideas and techniques of probability and statistics.
and steps in hypothesis testing; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: MAT 1100, 1210, 1221, and 1420 or Placement level 3 MAT 2120 Discrete Structures (3) fall/spring This course introduces discrete structure in computer science. The instruction covers such topics as sets, set logic, relations, functions, proof techniques, induction, logic, graphical representations, and algorithms; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: MAT 1210 and 1221 or Placement level 3
MAT 2532 Calculus II (4) fall/spring Topics include techniques of integration; numeric integration; hyperbolic functions; indeterminate form and improper integrals; polar coordinates; partial function expansion; differential equations; and infinite series;
4 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: MAT 1520
MAT 3170 Applied Mathematics for Engineering (3) spring This course introduces selected topics of advanced mathematics and applies them directly to key areas of electrical and mechanical analysis. The curriculum includes selected topics in solutions of first and second order differential equations; Laplace transforms; Fourier series; partial differential equations; numerical methods of solving ordinary and partial differential equations; and systems modeling concepts; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Junior standing or instructor permission, ELT 1080 or 3020, and MAT 2532 MAT 3720 Topics in Discrete Mathematics (3) fall This course introduces fundamental topics in discrete mathematics that offer theoretical support for a variety of computer applications. Applications such as algorithm development and analysis, error analysis, data encryption, and combinatorics are best understood with a foundation in logic and proof theory, set theory, probability, number theory, and the structure of modern algebra. This course will introduce the mathematical concepts and then follow them with some application of the concepts to computer science and computer technology; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: MAT 2532 Mechanical Engineering Technology (MEC) MEC 1000 Freshman Orientation (1) fall This seminar presents an introduction to the mechanical engineering technician career and to the skills of life-long learning. Introductory design projects, research, laboratory experiments, student presentations, speakers from industry, and field trips help develop teamwork, communications, and study skills and give an overview of the broad field of mechanical engineering technology; 1 hour of seminar per week; graded Pass/No Pass. Prerequisite: None MEC 1011 Design Communication I (2) fall The course provides a basic understanding of the principles and technology of mechanical drawing and computer modeling as methods of documenting and communicating mechanical designs. The concepts of geometric construction; orthographic projection; sectional and auxiliary views; dimensioning; and fasteners are covered using hand-drawing techniques and basic drafting tools. Basic proficiency is also developed in computer-aided design (CAD) using a two-dimensional documentation software and a three-dimensional parametric solid-modeling software. The computer operating system, file management techniques, and email are also introduce; 6 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None
MEC 1012 Design Communication II (2) spring In this course, students gain proficiency in communicating mechanical designs using hand drawing and computer modeling, building on the fundamentals learned in the previous course. In addition, students gain skills in project management and teamwork. Students work in teams on short- and long-term mechanical design projects, maintaining electronic design notebooks and project web pages. Students practice twodimensional and three-dimensional computer modeling and web authoring; 6 hours of laboratory per week.
Prerequisite: MEC 1011 MEC 1020 Manufacturing Processes (2) fall/spring This course will introduce the student to machine tools, measuring instruments, and machining operations and how they relate to the manufacturing process. The concept of the job shop and production plant will be studied and the relationship of design, production control, and manufacturing will be demonstrated.
Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) will be introduced; 1 hour of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week.
Prerequisite: None [Course fee: $35.00]
MEC 1040 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering (3) springThe structural nature and various mechanical properties governing the selection, use, and behavior of engineering materials, both metallic and non-metallic, are studied in this course. In the laboratory, students evaluate and control material properties through various testing, mechanical, and thermal procedures; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours laboratory per week. Prerequisite: PHY 1041 or equivalent [Course fee: $15.00] MEC 1050 Computer Applications for Mechanical Engineering (1) fall This course introduces the student to the college network, Microsoft, email, and the internet. Focus is on the mechanical applications for spreadsheets; analysis and organization of electronic data; data acquisition and analysis; and presentation of technical information using various computer application; 2 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None MEC 1060 Metrology and Inspection Techniques (3) as required This course is designed to provide students with the fundamental concepts of modern dimensional metrology and related inspection techniques; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None MEC 1070 Tool Geometry and Productive Metal Cutting (1) as required This course is designed to help students develop an understanding of the theory and practical applications of modern cutting-tool technology. After successfully completing this course, participants will be competent to recognize and define the various geometries associated with cutting tools and how they relate to the material and manufacturing process; 4 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None MEC 2010 Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Systems (4) fall This course examines the interrelationships between the nature of fluid properties; the behavior of fluids at rest and in motion; and the utilization of fluids to effectively accomplish a wide range of useful purposes.
Laboratory experience and observation develop a working knowledge of fluid properties, fluid behavior, and fluid systems for power transmission and control; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week.
Prerequisite: MAT 1520, MEC 1050, and PHY 1041 or 1022.
MEC 2030 Strength of Materials (4) spring This course will familiarize the student with stress analysis by studying coaxial and shear stress and strain;
temperature relationships; torsion; shear and bending moments; beam stresses; and deflections. Columns, joints, thin-walled cylinders, combined stresses, Mohr’s circle, and the effects of fluctuating loads on machine parts will be introduced. The course will also include the use of computer applications to solve stress and bending problems; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: MAT 1520, MEC 2020 and 1040 [Course fee: $35.00] MEC 2040 Computer-Aided Technology (2) fall Students develop skills to program CNC lathes and milling machines. Software linking CAD programs with CNC machines, industrial pick-and-place robots, and Flexible Machining Systems are presented. In addition, the student is kept up-to-date on current developments in computer-aided technology; 1 hour of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: MEC 1020, 1011, and 1050 [Course fee: $45.00] MEC 2050 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer (4) spring The purpose of this course is to help the student to acquire a familiarity with the first and second laws of thermodynamics, the equations of state, perfect gas processes, and various power cycles. The student will develop some skill in applying these principles to the analysis of devices which utilize the power cycles such as the Otto, Diesel, Rankine, and vapor-compression cycles. Conduction, convection, and radiation heat transfer are also introduced; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: MEC 2010 and PHY 1042
MEC 2070 Machine Design Components (3) as required This course familiarizes the student with the various types of machine elements that are used in mechanical design and helps them understand the design intent based on functionality, strength, and durability; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None MEC 2720 Mechanical Projects (3) spring Through this course, the student will gain an understanding of the application of mechanical parts such as screws, gears, shafts, bearings, chains, belts, clutches, and brakes to the design of mechanical devices. A central component of this course is a team-based project to design and fabricate a mechanical system. This course is the capstone experience for the Mechanical Engineering Technology program; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: MEC 1020 and 2060, concurrent enrollment in MEC 2030 [Course fee: $75.00] MEC 3020 Manufacturing Processes and Machine Design (3) spring This course integrates concepts in manufacturing processes with elements of machine design. Fabrication techniques using manufacturing tools such as mills and lathes are covered, as well as an introduction to computer-aided manufacturing. Design implications of selected components such as gears, bearings, chains, belts, clutches, brakes, and couplings are discussed. The course culminates with a project that employs the practical applications of many of the covered topics; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week.
Prerequisite: Junior standing in the BS.ELM program [Course fee: $40.00]
MEC 3030 Properties and Mechanics of Materials (3) spring This course provides an overview of the nature and structure of materials, the properties of different materials classes (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites), and materials processing and testing methods.
The course also introduces the student to concepts of materials strength such as stress analysis and design by studying stress and strain produced by direct, torsion, and bending loads using shear and moment diagrams and beam deflections; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: MAT 1520, MEC 2010 and 2020 [Course fee: $15.00] Music (MUS) MUS 1010 Music Appreciation (3) as required This course is a survey of how classical music and opera have developed over the last thousand years.
Students learn to identify different periods of music and to analyze musicians’ interpretations of classical pieces. The course explores how cultural, economic, social, and political systems have supported or
suppressed composers and their music; 3 hours of lecture per week. (General Education: AH) Prerequisite:
MUS 1028 Introduction to Rock and Roll (3) as requiredThis course is a survey of rock and roll music from its origins through contemporary rock. Students will discuss the social, economic. and political conditions that influenced the development of rock music and the artists who have contributed to its form. Through extensive listening, students will explore a variety of rock
styles from 1950s through the present; 3 hours of lecture per week. (General Education: AH) Prerequisite:
NUR 0131 Principles & Practices of Nursing III Lab (4) spring 2 This is the laboratory component of NUR 1131; 18 hours of clinical/laboratory per week for the spring term.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in NUR 1131