Mechanical Engineering Technology Course Descriptions

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Number sequencing next to course name means the following: first digit designates the number of lecture hours for the course; the second digit designates the number of lab, clinic or practicum hours; and the third digit designates the credit hours for the course.

MC 102 Design Graphics II 1-3-2
A continuation of MC 101 into topics of Computer-Aided Drawing and Design (CAD). The CADD training will include detailing, assembly drawings, Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD & T) and 3D solid modeling. (Prerequisite: MC 101)

MC 105 Engineering Design 4-0-4
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of engineering design and professional practice through the use of hands-on projects. Students will learn about the design cycle and the necessary steps to complete a successful project as a member of a team. Topics include problem identification, brainstorming, drawing and documentation, reverse engineering, testing and evaluation, and manufacturing. Cost, safety, and environmental issues are considered as well as ethical and professional responsibilities. Students will document designs using industry standard 3D modeling software and will be required to communicate their designs through written, oral, and graphical presentations. (This course replaces PLTW 101 Introduction to Engineering Design.)

MC 110 Engineering Principles 4-0-4
This course is an introductory level survey course of engineering exploring a broad range of topics across multiple disciplines. Topics include mechanisms, energy, machine control, fluid power, statics, materials, statistics, and kinematics. Students will develop problem-solving skills and technology literacy as they create solutions to various challenges. The use of industry standard 3D CAD and Microsoft Office applications is integrated throughout as students document their designs in written and oral formats. (Prerequisite: MC 105, Co-requisites: MT 124 or MT 109) (This course replaces PLTW 103 Principles of Engineering.)

MC 150 Statics and Strength of Materials 3-2-4
Analysis of external force systems acting upon bodies in equilibrium with subsequent treatment of the stresses and strains induced. Laboratory projects will involve the use of nondestructive and destructive testing equipment to determine the various mechanical properties of materials and their behavior under load. (Prerequisites: MT 124 and PH 133)

MC 205 Material Science 3-2-4
This course studies the structures, properties and behavior of engineering materials as well as how they can be altered through mechanical working and heat treating. Materials considered are ferrous and nonferrous metals and their alloys, plastics and ceramics. Consideration is also given to the selection of these materials to meet manufacturing and design criteria. Laboratory experiments will complement the classroom presentations. (Prerequisites: CH 105; MC 150 strongly recommended)

MC 229 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer 3-0-3
The fundamentals of equilibrium thermodynamics will be presented. Topics will include thermodynamic properties, processes, process diagrams, the First and Second laws, entropy, and an introduction to thermodynamic cycles. A brief study of heat transfer in its three modes (conduction, convection and radiation) will also be presented. (Prerequisites: MT 205 and PH 133)

MC 250 Dynamics and Mechanical Design I 3-2-4
A study of the effect of forces acting on rigid and deformable bodies subject to static and dynamic loading, and the utilization of this knowledge for the design of mechanical components. Major topics include strength and fatigue, kinematic analysis, power transmission, design methodology, and computer applications. (Prerequisites: EN 125, MC 105, MC 150,  and MT 140)

MC 260 Mechanical Design II 3-2-4
A continuation of MC 250, treating the topics of rigid and elastic fasteners, shafts and bearings, welds, springs, clutches and brakes. A series of design projects combining several of these elements will be assigned. Computer methods will be employed where appropriate. (Prerequisites: MT 205 and MC 250)

MC 280 Fundamentals of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD & T) 2-0-2
A study of the technical language used to specify engineering design and drawing requirements with respect to actual "function" and "relationship" of part features. The Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD & T) language is based on the US Standard ANSI/ASME Y14.5-1994. Practice in reading and applying the standard will be accomplished with video-taped presentations, discussion periods and workbook practice sessions. (Prerequisite: MC 101 or permission of department head of Mechanical Engineering Technology)

MC 282 Senior Project 2-2-3
This course integrates the previous course work and experiences of the students by allowing them to select, define, research, and report on a single, major technical topic of their choice. The formal classroom environment is set aside and the student works under the guidance of a faculty advisor. There are three distinct phases to the course: proposal phase, development phase, and reporting phase. (Prerequisite: EN 101 or permission of department head of Mechanical Engineering Technology)

MC 290 Hybrid Vehicle Technology 3-0-3
A general engineering study of the hybrid vehicle design and its impact on the environment and industry. Engineering principles such as vehicle dynamics, energy conversion, energy storage, lightweight and composite materials, power transmission, basic electronics, and thermal management will be applied to a hybrid vehicle. Topics will include alternate fuels, emissions, power sources, and safety issues. (Prerequisites: MC 101, MT 140, and PH 133; or permission of department head of Mechanical Engineering Technology)

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