Courses of Instruction
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (ENT-Engineering and Applied Science)
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)
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.
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: MTH 102. 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)
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. Cross-listed with CIT and BTE 220. Prerequisite: Permission of departmental
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. (Mechanical
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
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
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)
A study of the basic components and systems used
in industrial electronics including operational amplifiers, linear integrated
circuits, brushless and stepper DC motors, control devices, optoelectronics, pulse
modulation, sequential process control and programmable logic controllers. 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)
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. Prerequisite: CSA 153. 2 Lec. 1 Lab. (Electrical technology)
296 Programmable Logic Controllers (3)
Study of the principles and application
of Programmable Logic Controllers including ladder logic, program control, data
manipulation, math instructions, sequencers, shift registers, networking, PLC-mechanism
interfacing and human-machine interfacing. Prerequisite: ENT 291. 2 Lec. 1 Lab.
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 data 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, ENT 192 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 engineering
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, break-even 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. Corequisite: 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
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.
404 Experimentation Techniques (3)
Coverage of experimentation techniques pertaining
to mechanical engineering technology measurement methods and performance testing.
Emphasis is on basic principles involved in measurement techniques. Topics range
from mechanical systems to air pollution measurement techniques. Prerequisite:
ENT 333. 2 Lec. 1 Lab.
412 Industrial Applications of Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic (3)
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:
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 Electromechanical 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: ENT 316 and senior standing in engineering technology
or permission of instructor.
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