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General Bulletin 2008-2010

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141 Introduction to Engineering Design (1)

Provides a basic understanding of the design process, problem definition, synthesis, analysis, and manufacturing. Students work in teams on an open-ended design project that considers real-world constraints, such as economical and societal factors. Introduces the engineering work environment and professional ethics.

MPT 143 Engineering Design and Computer Graphics (3)

Study and use of fundamental graphical concepts and theories as applied to engineering. Graphical communication through the use of basic engineering drawing, various projection techniques, limit dimensioning and geometric tolerancing. Problem solving through the use of descriptive geometry and vector analysis. Introduction to computer-aided design using AutoCAD. Prerequisite: EAS 101, 102. 2 Lec. 1 Lab.

161 Perspectives in Technology (3)

Addresses three aspects of technology: engineering-design method that includes mathematical modeling, computer simulation, and design of experiments; implications, limitations, and trade-offs of technology and impact on society; and the decision-making process and responsibilities of educated citizens in modern society. Prerequisite: high school algebra. Offered infrequently.

201 Technology, History and Society (1)

Study of the interrelationship among technology, history and society. Focuses on areas of technology that affect everyday life such as shelter, food production and energy. Cross-listed with HST 201.

MPT 211 Static Modeling of Mechanical Systems (3)

Introduction to mechanics. Study of the theory and application of the mechanics of rigid bodies in equilibrium. Prerequisite: EAS 101, MTH 151. Corequisite: EAS 102, PHY 181.

213 Computational Methods in Engineering (3)

Study and use of fundamental computational methods as applied to engineering analysis and design. Computational methods are explored via discussion of errors and approximations, iterative methods of solving equations. Graphical methods are explored via 3-D modeling with emphasis on assembly and design including limit dimensioning and geometric tolerancing. Prerequisite: EAS 101 and EAS 102.

223 Engineering Materials (3)

Study of metals, ceramics, and plastics; dependence of properties on structure; selection and application of engineering materials. Prerequisite: EAS 101. Corequisite: CHM 141. 2 Lec. 1 Lab.

231 Manufacturing Processes (3)

Introduction to a wide variety of manufacturing processes with emphasis on process modeling and laboratory measurement of process conditions and product variables. Consideration of relations among material properties, process settings, tooling features, and product attributes. Design and implementation of a process for manufacture of a given component. Prerequisite: MME 211, 223. Corequisite: STA 368. 2 Lec. 1 Lab.

MPT 303 Computer-Aided Experimentation (4)

Advanced topics in electric circuit analysis are combined with an in-depth study of theory and application of instrumentation and experimentation; power analysis, polyphase circuit analysis, transformer principles, frequency response, second order systems, and signal conditioning circuits are covered as well as components, and concepts of computer-machine interface systems; design of computer-controlled experimentation for real-time measurement, monitoring, and control of automated-industrial processes. Prerequisite: ECE 205, MME 211, STA 368 or STA 301. 3 Lec. 1 Lab. Cross-listed with ECE 303.

MPT 311 Dynamic Modeling of Mechanical Systems (3)

Displacement, velocity, and acceleration of a particle; relations between forces acting on a rigid body and changes in motion produced; translation; rotation, plane motion. Solutions using principles of force, mass, and acceleration; work and energy; and impulse and momentum. Prerequisite: MME 211, MME 213, MTH 251.

312 Mechanics of Materials (3)

Elastic relationships between external forces acting on deformable bodies and resulting stresses and deformations. Theory, analysis, and applications of these relationships. Prerequisite: MME 211.

MPT 313 Fluid Mechanics (3)

Fundamentals and application of the mechanics of fluids including properties, statics and dynamics of fluids, dimensional analysis and similitude, steady state flow, and topics in compressible flow. Prerequisite: MTH 251, PHY 181, and either PCE 219 or MME 211, or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with PCE 313.

314 Engineering Thermodynamics (3)

Study of the fundamental principles of thermodynamics. Emphasis placed on engineering applications such as power cycles, refrigeration, and heat transfer systems. Prerequisite: MTH 251, PHY 181. Cross-listed with PCE 314.

315 Mechanical Vibrations (3)

Modeling and analysis of the vibrational response characteristics of single-degree-of-freedom, multi-degree-of-freedom, and continuous systems. Prerequisites: MME 311, MTH 245.

320 Professional Practice (0)

Students participating in the MME co-op program register for this course during semesters when they are away from Oxford on work assignment. This enables students to remain in good standing with the University Registrar.

MPT 334 Quality Planning and Control (3)

Study of principles and techniques of precision linear measurement, analysis of these measurements, design of experiments, total quality management concepts and applications in the manufacturing environment. Philosophy, structure, and implementation of quality assurance programs. Prerequisite: MME 231, STA 368, or equivalent industrial experience. 2 Lec. 1 Lab.

341 Engineering Economics (3)

Engineering economic decisions; breakeven and minimum cost analysis; engineering methods of resource allocation; concepts of interest; time evaluation of tactical and strategic alternatives. Prerequisite: ECO 201, MTH 151. Corequisite: STA 368 or PCE 204. Cross-listed with PCE 341.

MPT 403/503 Heat Transfer (3)

Continued study of unit operations with emphasis on heat transfer. Study of steady and unsteady conduction, and laminar, turbulent, boiling, and condensing convective heat transfer. Radiation heat transfer, heat exchangers, evaporators, and transfer units. Prerequisite: PCE/ MME 313, PCE/ MME 314, MTH 245. Cross-listed with PCE 403/503.

411 Machine and Tool Design (4)

Applications of fundamental engineering principles for implementing all phases of the design of machines and tooling, including economic and manufacturability considerations. Emphasis on design, analysis, and engineering judgment. Prerequisite: MME 231, 312. 3 Lec. 1 Lab.

412 Advanced Mechanics of Materials (3)

Topics covered: the advanced study of stress and strain, yield and fracture criteria, torsion and bending of structural elements, curved beams, thick-walled cylinders, spinning disks, energy methods, buckling, stress concentration, and fatigue. Prerequisites: MME 223 and 312; MTH 245. Co-requisite: MME 411.

414 Engineering Thermodynamics II (3)

Thermodynamics of ideal and real power and refrigeration cycles and devices, mixtures, combustion, and compressible flow, property relations and determination, advanced energy considerations. Prerequisite: MME/ PCE 314.

431 Cost Estimating for Engineers (3)

Topics in engineering cost analysis, including value analysis, prediction of engineering and manufacturing costs, and techniques of technological cost control. Prerequisite: MME 231, 341 or equivalent industrial experience.

434 Advanced Manufacturing (3)

In-depth study of the planning and method of selection and sequencing of various chip generating and assembly processes in order to produce a product with the highest usable quality at the lowest cost. Workplace design, assembly, and inspection features and positioning devices analyzed. Advanced techniques involving robotics and computers used in developing manufacturing processes. Prerequisite: MME 231. Corequisite: MME 334. 2 Lec. 1 Lab.

435 Manufacturing Topics (3)

An in-depth study of the proper selection and sequencing of manufacturing equipment and their integration into overall manufacturing methods to process a product incorporating the most recent manufacturing techniques with the highest usable quality, at the lowest cost. Prerequisite: MME 334. 2 Lec. 1 Lab.

436 Control of Dynamic Systems (3)

An in-depth study of the theory, design, and analysis of feedback control of dynamic systems. Integrate the problem-solving techniques and concepts of electric circuits and computer-aided experimentation into the design and construction of programmable-logic based control systems and its application in modern manufacturing systems. Design methodologies applied in lab exercises and short-term design projects. Prerequisite: MME/ ECE 303 or ECE 305. 2 Lec. 1 Lab. Cross-listed with ECE 436.

437 Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Systems (3)

In-depth study of theory, design, and application of computer-controlled manufacturing systems. Applications of advanced technologies including adaptive-control, automated materials handling and flexible manufacturing systems. Prerequisite: MME/ ECE 303, MME 434. 2 Lec. 1 Lab.

MPC 448/449 Senior Design Project (2, 1-2)

Student teams, with varied academic backgrounds, conduct major open-ended research/design projects. Elements of the design process are considered as well as real-world constraints, such as economic and societal factors, marketability, ergonomics, safety, aesthetics, and ethics. 448: feasibility studies performed; 449: implementation, testing, and production of design. Non-majors can register for 3-4 credits; (448) 2 credits, (449) 1-2 credits. Prerequisite: senior standing in student's major. Cross-listed with ECE 448/449 and CSA 448/449.


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