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Hybrid Vehicle Technology

Please note: This course is not currently being offered.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 […]

Design Graphics II

Please note: This course is not currently being offered.A continuation of MCET 101C into topics of Computer-Aided Drawing and Design (CAD). The CAD training will include detailing, assembly drawings, Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD & T) and 3D solid modeling.

Mechanical Design II

A continuation of MCET 250C, 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. All students taking MCET 260C will be charged a $50 course fee.(Prerequisites: MATH 205C […]

Dynamics and Mechanical Design I

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. All students taking MCET 250C will be charged a […]


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. Energy analysis of both closed and open systems will be performed with considerations to overall system efficiencies. Discussions and examinations of renewable energy technologies is integrated throughout […]

Material Science

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 […]

Statics and Strength of Materials

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: MATH 124C and PHYS 133C)

Engineering Principles

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 […]

Advanced CAD Modeling

This is a computer aided design (CAD) course that builds upon the skills learned in MCET105C Engineering Design.  Advanced features of CAD will be explored and demonstrated in their application to mechanical design.  CAD program used is latest version SolidWorks. Skills learned include: advanced part features (sweep, loft, and datum curves), design automation techniques (configurations […]

Engineering Design

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 […]