MECHANICAL

MEC 110 - Intro to CAD/CAM

2 credits

This course introduces CAD/CAM. Emphasis is placed on transferring part geometry from CAD to CAM for the development of a CNC-ready program. Upon completion, students should be able to use CAD/CAM software to produce a CNC program.

MEC 130 - Mechanisms

3 credits

This course introduces the purpose and action of various mechanical devices. Topics include cams, cables, gear trains, differentials, screws, belts, pulleys, shafts, levers, lubricants, and other devices. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze, maintain, and troubleshoot the components of mechanical systems. A course fee is required.

MEC 145 - Mfg Materials I

3 credits

Recommended Co-requisites: EGR 125

This course introduces a variety of manufacturing materials and common processing techniques. Emphasis is placed on the processing, testing, and application of materials such as wood, metals, plastics, ceramics, and composites. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of fundamental engineering applications for a variety of materials, including their process capabilities and limitations. Proficiency using spreadsheet software is required for success in this course.

MEC 155 - Env Benign Manufacturing

3 credits

This course introduces environmental issues involving the generation and management of hazardous materials and wastes in manufacturing operations. Topics include the analysis of manufacturing trends, pollution minimization strategies, and the advantages of incorporating a sustainable approach to manufacturing. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss analysis and modification of industrial processes in manufacturing facilities toward a sustainable end.

MEC 260 - Fund of Machine Design

3 credits

Prerequisite: EGR 250

This course introduces the fundamental principles of machine design. Topics include simple analysis of forces, moments, stresses, strains, friction, kinematics, and other considerations for designing machine elements. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze machine components and make component selections from manufacturers’ catalogs.

MEC 276 - Capstone Design Project

1 credit

Prerequisites: Advisor Approval

This course provides an opportunity for students to utilize all facets of their educational experience to solve an engineering design problem in a multi-disciplinary environment. Competencies demonstrated include project planning and organization, engineering analysis and design, selection of materials and processes, economic analysis, communication, and project documentation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to complete a comprehensive design project, concluding with a formal report. This course is to be taken in the last semester.