Manufacturing Engineering Technology Course Descriptions

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.

MFET 111C Manufacturing and Materials Processing 3-3-4
The course is designed to provide a basic understanding of traditional methods of materials processing used in product manufacturing. Through lectures, demonstrations, and firsthand laboratory exposure, the student is given the theory and applications of each process. The following are covered: casting, extruding, forging, molding, forming, heat treating, joining, and an introduction to machining methods, both conventional and numerically controlled. A $20 materials fee will be assessed for all students taking MFET 111C.

MFET 202C Measurement and Control 3-2-4
The course begins with the study of basic electronics (analog and digital) and electronic components (transistors, op-amps, SCR's). Electromechanical principles are introduced, leading to consideration of sensors and transducers used in production processes. Paralleling this sequence is the development of programming in Visual Basic. These two paths join during the second half of the course where programming logic controllers (PLC's) and relay ladder logic (RLL) are presented. In the laboratory, students gain hands-on experience with all hardware and software covered in the course. (Prerequisites: PHYS 135C (or basic AC/DC theory).)

MFET 210C Lean Manufacturing 3-0-3
A study of the concept of Lean Production applied to the manufacturing sector. The course covers the fundamental concepts and philosophy of lean used to achieve operational excellence. Lean concepts such as waste reduction, one-piece flow, pull systems, constant continuous improvement, development of personnel into leaders. Lean concepts/tools covered will include kaizen, value stream mapping, work standardization, kanban, 5S, 5 why, A3 report, just in time (JIT), and takt time.

MFET 220C Manufacturing Processes and Machine Tools 3-3-4
A technical study of the theory, equipment and application of machine tool and metal removal processes. In addition to understanding machining methods, the economics and comparison between machining methods are stressed. Processes covered are turning, milling, drilling, broaching, abrasive machining, finishing, numerical control as well as electrical and chemical machining. Theory is applied through actual machine operation in laboratory. A $30 materials fee will be assessed for all students taking MFET 220C. (Prerequisites: ENGL 125C, MFET 111C and MCET 105C.)

MFET 225C Solid Works 3-0-3
The purpose of this course is to expose students to Solid Works, a widely used solid modeling software program. Students will learn how to translate their hand-sketches into three-dimensional CAD models. Lectures and assignments will focus on the development of form as it applies to plastic part design and assembly. Physical models will be realized through ABS rapid prototyping allowing students to experience true plastic part design.

MFET 231C Production Systems 3-0-3
A study of the organization of the production system as well as the techniques used to control its operation. Topics covered include forecasting, production planning, plant layout, inventory control, work measurement, job sequencing, and operation scheduling. An introduction to Lean Manufacturing concepts is also provided. (Prerequisite: MFET 111C.)

MFET 241C Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) 3-3-4
A study of flexible industrial automation as it applies to product-producing industry. Particular emphasis is on robotics, numerical control and computer integrated manufacturing. The basic theory and application of these areas are studied. In the laboratory portion of the course, the student has the opportunity to set up, program, and operate all aspects of a computer-controlled manufacturing system. Programmable logic controllers, vision systems, and a variety of robotic devices and CAM capabilities are included. (Prerequisites: MFET 202C and MFET 220C.) (This course replaces PLTW 104C Computer Integrated Manufacturing.)

MFET 252C Quality Control 3-2-4
A study of the techniques used to collect, organize and analyze information which can be used in making decisions regarding quality. The course will begin with the basic principles of statistics and probability and will then develop such topics as process capability, process control, acceptance sampling and reliability. The scope of quality will be expanded to include such topics as reliability, quality costs, product liability and quality systems. The laboratory sessions will provide the student with the opportunity to apply the principles developed in the classroom through the use of computer examples and "hands-on" exercises. (Prerequisites: MATH 124C.)

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