Engineering TechnologyDavid G. Delker, Department Head.
Professors Delker, Hassan, and Kinsler; Associate Professors Dandu, Khan, Morse, Shepard, Spaulding, and Wilson; Assistant Professors Harding, Leite, Mertz, Mortensen, Rietcheck, and Simmonds.
Associate of technology in engineering technology (ETA)
Construction engineering technology option (ETA-CN)
The construction engineering technician is knowledgeable in the areas of construction, materials sampling and testing, construction equipment and practice, principles of surveying, structural design and fabrication, and transportation systems. This knowledge is based on a foundation of mathematics, physical science, communications and personnel relations. The construction engineering technology curriculum provides a hands-on learning environment emphasizing labs and field work. The construction option focuses on the assembly of building materials and interpretation of construction drawings and specifications.
66 hours required for graduation
The computer systems technology curriculum places strong emphasis on the areas of programming, networking, computer hardware, and commercial software. The curriculum's technical elective block provides the opportunity to select courses in a wide range of computer technology topics. The curriculum emphasizes program design skills to develop fundamental problem solving in multiple computer programming languages. Practical computer applications are developed using structured design and programming methodologies. Networking and related classes emphasize application and implementation of current technology. Class assignments and a significant amount of laboratory work prepare students for real-life projects.
67 hours required for graduation
The electronic and computer engineering technology curriculum emphasizes the theory and application of electronic circuits, instrumentation, and systems. Numerous laboratory experiences reinforce the concepts taught in the classroom. Course work in this curriculum includes a strong foundation in basic circuit theory, semiconductor applications, digital systems, microprocessor programming and interfacing, plus essential concepts in mathematics, science, and interpersonal communications.
Electronic and computer engineering technicians work in all areas of the electronics industry, including industrial control electronics, communications, and digital systems. These individuals work closely with electronic engineering technologists, electrical engineers, computer scientists, and other professionals in the design, development, marketing, and maintenance of electronic products and systems.
The associate degree program in electronic and computer engineering technology is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050; Baltimore, Md., 21202. 410-347-7700.
67 hours required for graduation
The mechanical engineering technology technology prepares graduates for applied mechanical and manufacturing engineering-related careers with a hands-on, practical approach. The program emphasizes understanding how engineering principles are applied in practical, rather than purely the mathematical methods used.
The mechanical engineering technology program is built upon a strong foundation of science, mathematics, and applied technical courses designed to meet the diverse needs of the industrial workforce. Mechanical engineering technology concepts are used in all types of industry and are directly applied to product design and manufacturing. Courses in technical graphics with CAD, manufacturing processes, materials, material strength and testing, computer numerical control, automated manufacturing systems, machine design, quality control, and economics provide the student with a broad range of expertise for a career in mechanical engineering technology.
Graduates of the mechanical engineering technology program work within engineering teams in applied design, project management, product development, testing, manufacturing, plant operations, maintenance, or technical sales. Associate degree graduates accept jobs as engineering technicians, engineering aides, plant operation and maintenance staff, layout staff, production assistants, and technical sales staff.
The associate degree program in mechanical engineering technology is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050; Baltimore, Md., 21202. 410-347-7700.
66 hours required for graduation
The web development technology program builds a foundation in computer science and applies these concepts to the world of e-commerce and website development. All students take introductory classes in operating systems and program design. The program also includes courses in programming and network administration.
Students interested in programming-oriented careers will find the curriculum challenging and rewarding. Students obtain experience with client-side programming, server-side programming, video and audio streaming, as well as database integration and other ways to make the Web an effective tool for business.
The bachelor of science degree program in engineering technology extends beyond the scope of the associate degree to include additional emphasis on the theory, development, and application in the areas of electronics, computers, and mechanical systems. The three degree options in the program allow students to specialize in computer systems technology, electronic and computer engineering technology, and mechanical engineering technology. Each program option adds depth to students' understanding of mathematics, science, and communications. Students also develop their abilities to work as team members in industry-related design projects. Graduates work in many business and industrial settings. Career opportunities include product design and development, industrial automation, manufacturing systems, technical sales, and project management.
Computer systems technology option (ETB-CP)
Students may continue their studies in computer systems technology beyond the associate degree level to obtain the bachelor of science degree. The bachelor's degree typically requires two years of study beyond the associate degree.
Course work in the junior and senior years of the bachelor's degree program provides additional depth of understanding of programming languages and applications, database systems, computer networking, and operating systems. Individual and group project assignments allow students to develop their technical expertise, as well as their appreciation for the ethical and responsible application of computer technology. Additional mathematics, science, and elective courses provide a strong background with which graduates are prepared for many diverse occupations in business and industry.
Bachelor of science
128 hours required for graduation
(67 hours associate degree + 61 additional hours)
Students may continue their studies in electronic and computer engineering technology beyond the associate degree level to obtain the bachelor of science degree. The bachelor's degree typically requires two years of study beyond the associate degree.
Course work in the junior and senior years of the bachelor's degree program provides additional depth of understanding of circuit analysis techniques, digital systems, data communications, and industrial electronics. Individual and group project assignments are emphasized. Additional mathematics, science, and elective courses provide a strong background with which graduates are prepared for the technical professions of tomorrow.
Graduates work as electronic and computer engineering technologists in many industrial settings. Career activities include product design and development, industrial automation, technical sales, and project management.
The bachelor's degree program in electronic and computer engineering technology is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050; Baltimore, Md., 21202. 410-347-7700.
Bachelor of science
126 hours required for graduation
(67 hours associate degree + 59 additional hours)
Students may continue with the mechanical engineering technology program toward a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering technology. The bachelor's degree typically requires two years of study beyond the associate degree.
Graduates of the bachelor's degree program fill a wide variety of industrial positions and are employed by local and national companies in many engineering-related design, production, maintenance, supervisory, and sales positions.
The courses in the upper-division portion of the curriculum provide greater rigor and depth in mechanical theory and applications. Additional study of science, mathematics, communications, social sciences, humanities, business, and industrial operations provides complementary breadth of knowledge beyond the student's major concentration.
The bachelor's degree program in mechanical engineering technology is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050; Baltimore, Md., 21202. 410-347-7700.
CET 020. Civil and Construction Engineering Technology Seminar. (0) I, II. A monthly assembly of all first-year civil and construction engineering technology students for the purpose of exchanging information regarding academic, technical, social, ethical, and professional matters among students, faculty, and practicing professionals. One hour lec. a month.
CET 110. Civil Technology Drafting. (2) II. A course in drafting the types of drawings common to civil engineering technology, including ownership certificates, plans and profiles, contour maps, site grading drawings, and topographic layouts. Drawings are made using traditional drafting equipment and computers. Six hours lab a week. Pr.: MET 111.
CET 120. Materials Sampling and Testing. (2) I. A course in the proper use of aggregates and concrete materials (Portland cement and asphalt) in construction. Sampling and testing methods conform with current testing standards. Six hours lab a week.
CET 130. Plane Surveying. (4) II. A beginning course in the theory and practice of field measurements and notes for surveying. Emphasis is placed on accuracy and avoidance of common errors and mistakes. Two hours lec. and six hours lab a week. Pr. or conc.: MATH 151.
CET 140. Print Reading for Civil Construction. (1) I. A course dealing with methods used to retrieve information from construction plans in order to build all or part of the project. Two hours lab a week.
CET 210. Introduction to Construction Computer Applications. (3) I. Computer operating systems, spreadsheets, scheduling software, and Visual Basic for construction applications. Two hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: MATH 151.
CET 220. Soils and Foundations. (2) I. A course in the identification and classification of soils by the Unified method and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials method. Routine field tests are covered and used in the laboratory. One hour lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: MATH 100.
CET 230. Land Surveying I. (3) II. A course dealing with the history of land surveying, procedures for researching records, construction right-of-way surveys, writing legal descriptions, and production of survey documents. Two hours lec. and three hours lab a week. Pr. or conc.: CET 130.
CET 234. Advanced Surveying Techniques. (3) II. A study of the advanced areas of surveying with primary emphasis on control networks, state plane coordinate systems, error theory, global positioning systems (GPS), tacheometry, geodetic surveying, GPS, and the use of electronic surveying equipment. Two hours lec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: CET 130, 323.
CET 235. Surveying Law. (3) II. A study of the legal aspects that apply to the surveying profession, and the role of the surveyor within the judicial framework of our court system. Three hours lec. a week. Pr.: CET 130.
CET 240. Contracts and Specifications. (1) I. A study of the way a set of contracts and specifications are put together and how they act as a source of data on a construction job. The course also stresses the way information is gained from documents with speed and accuracy. One hour lec. a week. Pr.: CET 140 and 231.
CET 241. Construction Methods and Estimating. (2) I. A study of the basic equipment needs, usage, costs, and quantity determinations for planning and estimating construction projects. Field trips through construction sites and visitations with inspectors assist in developing reporting procedures and inspection responsibilities. One hour lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: MATH 100.
CET 300. Problems in CET. (Var.) I, II, S. A course in which advanced study is done in a specific area chosen by the student. Pr.: consent of instructor.
CET 312. Transportation Systems. (3) II. A study of transportation systems with emphasis on traffic operations and control, planning, design, and drainage for highways, and urban roadways. Two hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: CET 130.
CET 313. Structural Design. (3) II. A course combining design of components of structures in steel and reinforced concrete. Basic stress calculations and design concepts are studied for use in either a simplified design, detailing, or inspection role. Three hours lec. and four hours lab a week. Pr.: MET 245.
CET 323. Route Location Surveying. (3) I. A course in the geometric methods of horizontal and vertical curve alignment. In addition, transitional spirals are examined and calculated. The laboratory portion provides a grounding of these concepts in the field by actual calculation and staking of control for roads, streets, and various types of routes. Two hours lec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: CET 130.
CET 340. Mechanical and Electrical Systems. (3) II. A study of the way mechanical and electrical systems are used in the construction of a building by a contractor. Systems include plumbing, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Two hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: MATH 151, PHYS 113, and CET 241.
CET 350. Site Construction. (3) I. Study of site construction problems and procedures, sit survey and investigations, review of site plans, construction layouts, earthwork calculation, excavation/shoring methods, and computer applications. Two hours lec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: MET 111, CET 130, PHYS 113; Conc.: CET 210.
CET 410. Managerial and Engineering Economics. (3) I. Economic analysis of problems as applied in the management of technology. Three hours lec. a week. Pr.: math 100.
Computer systems technology courses
CMST 101. Applied Basic Programming. (2) I, II. Study of computer programming techniques and applications for nonmajors. The Visual Basic programming language is used to develop programs. Topics include formula translation, decision and repetitive structures, sequential files, sorting, and searching. Emphasis on problem solving and program structure. Pr. or conc.: MATH 100.
CMST 102. Introduction to Computer Technology. (3) I,II. Introduction to computer architecture. Topics include logic, development of basic logical computing circuitry, microcode, assembly language, high level languages, and applications of operating systems. Students are also introduced to the DOS, Windows, and Unix operating systems. Pr. or conc.: MATH 100.
CMST 103. Introduction to Program Design. (3) I, II. This course is designed as a language-independent introduction to the logic of data processing. Topics include an overview of systems development and a detailed examination of problem definition, problem analysis, general design, and detailed design. The student is also introduced to the various tools, techniques, and devices utilized in program design including logical control structures, program narratives, file specification forms, printer spacing charts, hierarchy charts, data dictionaries, ANSI flowcharting, pseudocode, and Warnier-Orr diagrams. Pr. or conc.: MATH 100.
CMST 104. Database Management. (2) I, II. Introduces fundamental concepts of a database management system application. Students will begin with the elementary database commands and will progress to more sophisticated database applications. Students will be required to apply the concepts covered in class to project assignments on the microcomputer. Pr.: None.
CMST 108. PC Desktop Software. (3) I, II. An introduction to the use and application of currently popular software application packages. Topics include word processors, spreadsheets, database management systems, and presentation software. Pr.: None
CMST 130. Introduction to PC Administration. (3) I, II. This course covers material relating to a personal computer's hardware. Includes proper hardware configuration, computer upgrades, and operating system installation. Two hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: Previous computer usage.
CMST 135. Web Page Development I. (3) I, II. Concepts of communications across the Internet, differences in browsers, and the technology required to create web pages are covered. Web page design and implementation with HyperText Markup Language (HTML) is a major topic and is covered in depth. Students are required to develop several Web page laboratory assignments outside of class. Pr.: Previous use of PC software.
CMST 155. Web Page Development II. (3) II. Extends the concepts covered in Web Page Development I to refine design techniques and include greater use of graphics and animation. Web page development tools are introduced and compared for ease of use and productivity. Topics include interacting with the user, gathering and sending information, and querying information from a database. Web page laboratory assignments will be completed outside of class time. Pr.: CMST 135.
CMST 180. Introduction to Database Systems. (3) I, II. This course deals with the importance of the data dictionary, the database design process, data model comparisons, SQL, and the performance of a database. Laboratory work includes the design and implementation of individual databases. Pr.: Previous use of PC software.
CMST 210. Visual Basic I. (3) I, II. This course introduces Visual Basic as an object-oriented, event-driven programming environment. Creating forms, adding controls, designing menu bars, and writing Basic code for events, procedures, and functions will be emphasized. Students will complete several programming assignments and projects that will use multiple forms, file manipulation, use of graphics, and multiple document interfaces. Students schedule lab time outside of class for completion of program assignments. Pr.: CMST 102 and 103.
CMST 245. C++ Programming I. (3) I, II. The syntax of the C++ language is covered. Structured programming, modular design, and object oriented programming are stressed. Creating functions, classes, and abstract data types will be covered. The uses of C++ in writing application programs will be reflected in the program assignments. Pr.: CMST 102 and 103.
CMST 247. Java Programming I. (3) I,II. The syntax and semantics of the Java programming language. Topics include expressions, statements, classes, methods, console applications and GUI applications using frames. Students are required to complete programming assignments using Java. Pr.: CMST 102 and 103.
CMST 250. Networking I. (3) I, II. This course is a study of computer networking concepts and terms. Topics include local area networks, wide area networks, protocols, topologies, and transmission media. Two hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: Previous computer experience.
CMST 300. Assembly Language Programming. (3) II. This course covers programming a microcomputer at the assembly language level. Students learn to develop, link, and integrate assembly language routines with higher-level languages. Pr.: CMST 245.
CMST 302. Applications in C Programming for Engineering Technology. (3) I. Introduction to structured program design and implementation using the C programming language. Applications of the C language in calculations, input, output, and file handling. Emphasis on the C language in industrial control applications. Three hours lec. a week. Pr.: CMST 101 or other college-level programming language.
CMST 310. Visual Basic II. (3) I, II. This course introduces Visual Basic as an object-oriented, event-driven programming environment. Students complete several programming assignments and projects involving the use and manipulation of databases, spreadsheet data. Students create stand-alone executable applications including help procedures and installation methods. Students also use Visual Basic to create applications using multimedia and graphics. Student program assignments will concentrate on fewer but larger programming projects. Students design, implement, and present individual projects at the end of this class. Students must schedule lab time outside of class for completion of program assignments. Pr.: CMST 210.
CMST 315. Networking II. (3) I, II. This course will cover material that leads to an understanding and installation of local area networking of personal computers using popular networking operating systems. This will include necessary hardware, software, user software, and the different topologies. Two hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: CMST 250 and Level 1 programming language course.
CMST 332. Web Development Project. (3) II. Each student implements a major Web site. Students apply system analysis concepts to design a working Web site using graphics, security, and information processing. Pr.: CMST 180 and CMST 335.
CMST 333. Software System Development. (3) II. Implementation, testing, and integration of a software system. Project management and group programming dynamics are important aspects of this class. Pr.: CMST 330 (must be taken in preceding semester). (Drop Fall 2004)
CMST 334. Computer Technology Project Development. (3) II. This course provides students an experience in project design and development. Group lab work includes designing a solution to a project along with implementing a project management scheme. Students contribute to programming, implementing, and testing the complete solution. Pr.: CMST 180 and Level 1 programming language elective.
CMST 335. Web Development Programming I. (3) I. Covers server-side programming used in Web development. CGI and scripting languages are covered and applied. Students create web applications, some of which include database components. Class involves significant laboratory assignments completed outside of class. Pr.: CMST 135, CMST 180, and Level 1 programming language elective.
CMST 341. C++ Programming II. (3) II. This class is designed to allow the student to apply the object oriented programming methodology to design and implementation of Windows applications. Students will implement abstract data types, use the foundations classes, control computer hardware, and interact with other Windows applications. Each student will submit an individual C++ project at the end of the semester. Three hours lec. Pr.: CMST 245.
CMST 344. Internetworking. (3) II. Concepts and principles of internetworking with TCP/IP. Topics include IP addressing, subnetting, transport services, internet architecture, and TCP/IP applications. Examples of internet topologies and routing strategies are examined. Two hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: CMST 315.
CMST 347. Java Programming II. (3) II. A continuation of Java programming. Topics include object-oriented programming, programming Java applets, graphics objects, and the contents of the Java API (Applications Programming Interface). Pr.: CMST 247.
CMST 350. UNIX Administration. (3) II. Covers the essentials for becoming a UNIX administrator. Subjects include how to bring up a UNIX system, an in-depth look at the file system, user configuration, handling security, modems, networking, and shell programming. Two hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: CMST 102 and Level 1 Programming Language Elective.
CMST 362. Introduction to Business Programming. (3) I. An introduction to computer programming for business applications. Topics include the nature of business programming, sequential file processing, detail and summary reporting, control break processing, and data validation. Lab work includes writing programs using the COBOL language. Pr.: CIS 200 or CMST 102 and 103.
CMST 363. Advanced Business Programming. (3) II. An in-depth study of the COBOL language. Topics include table processing, SORT, SEARCH, and MERGE features, the Balanced Line algorithm, indexed file processing, interactive processing, and screen handling. Lab work includes writing advanced business application programs using the COBOL language. Pr.: CMST 362.
CMST 370. Applied Data Structures. (3) I. Covers the definition, development, and application of many of the data structures commonly used in programming. Examples of these abstract data structures include stacks, queues, linked lists, pointer lists, trees, and heaps. Pr.: CMST 245 or 247.
CMST 400. Problems in CMST. (Var.) I, II, S. Opportunity for advanced study and practical experience with specific problems selected jointly by the instructor and student in the field of computer systems technology. Pr.: Consent of instructor.
CMST 410. Operating Systems. (3) II. Coverage of the services and concepts of basic operating systems. Popular operating systems are studied for methods of memory and file management, process control, input, output, and control of computer hardware Pr.: CMST 370.
CMST 412. Software Architecture and Design. (3) I. Students develop programs specifically designed to take advantage of popular operating systems and computer architectures. Software certification requirements for software are researched and applied to the assigned programming projects. Pr.: CMST 370.
CMST 420. Advanced Database Systems. (3) II. Covers advanced issues of database design including distributed architectures, security, transaction management, and data recovery. Pr.: CMST 180 and level 2 programming language.
CMST 445. Network Security. (3) I. This course will provide the student with the information and skills needed to design, install, configure, secure, and administer the interface between a LAN and the Internet. The emphasis will be on designing and implementing secure systems communicating within a TCP/IP environment. Two hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: CMST 315.
CMST 460. Systems Analysis and Design. (3) I. This course studies the steps in conducting a systems analysis, design, and development. Lab work includes a class project to analyze the computer needs of a business and recommend possible system solutions to be implemented. Pr.: CMST 332 or 334, CMST 370.
CMST 462. Computer Technology Senior Project. (3) II. Students work in groups to develop a significant project in their area of interest. Emphasis on project planning, time and resource management, testing, integration, and documentation. Students are required to present verbal and written progress reports. Pr.: CMST 460.
Electronic and computer engineering technology courses
ECET 100. Basic Electronics. (4) I. A survey course designed to provide an overview of basic direct and alternating current circuits and an introduction to linear and digital electronics. Laboratory exercises reinforce circuit theory and provide skills in the use of common electronic instruments. Three hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr. or conc.: MATH 100 or consent of instructor.
ECET 101. Direct Current Circuits. (3) I, II. An introductory course in basic circuit theory emphasizing the analysis of passive circuit networks containing resistance, capacitance, and inductance operating in direct current conditions. Topics include equivalent circuits, network theorems, capacitance, RC-circuit response, inductance, RL-circuit response, and computer simulation. Two hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: ECET 100.
ECET 110. Semiconductor Electronics. (4) II. An introductory course in electronic devices. Topics include PN-junction theory, diodes, transistors, transistor biasing, transistor modeling, operational amplifiers, voltage regulators, and field-effect transistors (FET). Three hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: MATH 100 and 151. Pr. or conc.: ECET 101.
ECET 201. Alternating Current Circuits. (4) II. Analysis of passive networks containing resistance, capacitance, and inductance operating in alternating current conditions. Includes sinusoidal waveforms, polar and rectangular complex algebra, inductive and capacitive reactance, impedance networks, power factor correction, resonance, magnetic circuits, and an introduction to three-phase power distribution. Three hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: ECET 101 and MATH 151.
ECET 210. Linear Circuit Applications. (4) I. Analysis and design of analog circuits including differential amplifiers, oscillators, linear and switching power amplifiers, applications of operational amplifiers, advanced semiconductor devices, and heat sinks. Three hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: ECET 110. Pr. or conc.: ECET 201.
ECET 240. Electronic Manufacturing. (3) I. A practical course in the details of electronic system design and fabrication. Topics include 2D CAD; printed-circuit board design, layout, and fabrication; electronic-system design principles; fabrication, packaging and assembly techniques for electronic systems; and through-hole and surface-mount technologies. Two hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: ECET 110.
ECET 250. Digital Logic. (4) I. Study of basic logic elements including gates, flip-flops, counters, and registers. Includes Boolean algebra, logic reduction methods, and digital logic applications. Emphasis on computer simulation and PLD implementation of logic circuits. Three hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr. or conc.: ECET 100.
ECET 304. Electric Power and Devices. (3) II. Industrial applications of direct and alternating power, devices, and systems. Topics include electrical and electronic power devices, controllers, servomechanisms, and actuators; DC and AC motors and generators, motor speed control and drive systems; electrical power distribution, and industrial electronics applications. Two hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: ECET 100 and MATH 151.
ECET 320. Electronic Communication Systems. (4) II. A survey of analog and digital communication techniques and systems including modulation, transmission line concepts, radio-wave propagation, antenna theory, and the effects of noise. Three hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: ECET 210 and MATH 220.
ECET 330. Industrial Controls. (4) II. A study of electronic circuits and systems encountered in industrial environments. Topics include power control devices and applications, power system design, sensors, transducers, PLCs, computer-based data acquisition, and automatic control concepts. Three hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Conc.: ECET 350.
ECET 350. Microprocessor Fundamentals. (4) II. Concepts of microprocessor architecture, programming, and interfacing. Topics include assembly language programming, data conversion methods, and microprocessor-based system development tools. Three hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: ECET 250 and college-level programming language course.
ECET 352. Digital Circuits and Systems. (4) I. Applications of programmable logic, including microprocessors, and microcontrollers. Students use software design tools such as simulators and cross compilers to design systems and analyze system performance. Data conversion methods and peripheral interfacing techniques are emphasized. Three hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr. or conc.: ECET 350 and CMST 302.
ECET 420. Communication Circuits Design. (4) I. An introduction to the theory and design of electronic circuits for communications emphasizing the implementation and analysis of common radio-frequency (RF) building blocks. Topics include s-parameters, the Smith chart, component behavior, RF test equipment, computer simulation, filter design, impedance matching, amplifiers, oscillators, mixers, and demodulators. Three hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: ECET 320.
ECET 421. Telecommunication Systems. (4) I. An introduction to data communications and a survey of modern communication systems. Topics include Fourier analysis, data encoding, data link control, fiber-optic systems, cellular systems, satellite systems, and the modern telephone system. Three hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: ECET 320, CMST 250, and MATH 221.
ECET 430. Network Analysis. (3) I. A study of various network topics including Laplace transforms, signal flow graph models, transfer functions, network response, and differential equations and linear approximations of physical systems. The theory of control systems and their applications are discussed. Three hours lec. a week. Pr.: ECET 230 and MATH 221.
ECET 450. Digital Systems and Computer Architecture. (4) II. Development of advanced digital design techniques. Topics include VHDL-based design, simulation, and synthesis; testing and validation; system-level interfacing; and computer architecture. Three hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: ECET 352.
ECET 480. Electronic Design I. (1) I. Application of electronic principles and the design methodology to solving a significant design problem in a team context. Includes determining customer requirements, exploring and choosing design alternatives, scheduling, and project management. Significant milestones are the project's conceptual, preliminary, and critical design reviews, which require written and oral presentations. One hour lec. a week. Pr.: ECET 320, 352. Pr. or conc.: ECET 430.
ECET 481. Electronic Design II. (2) II. A continuation of ECET 480. Includes the implementation, testing, and delivery of the project initiated in ECET 480 Electronic Design I. Significant milestones are the project prototype, design report, and final presentation. Four hours lab a week. Pr.: ECET 480.
ECET 492. Problems in Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology. (Var.) I,II,S. Opportunity for advanced independent study in specific topic areas in electronic engineering technology. Topics are selected jointly by the student and the instructor. Pr.: Consent of instructor.
ECET 499. Special Topics in Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology. (Var.) I,II,S. Offered on sufficient demand. Advanced topics in electronic engineering technology. Pr.: Varies with the announced topic.
Engineering technology course
Mechanical engineering technology courses
MET 111. Technical Graphics. (3) I, II. Introduction to computer-aided design and drafting for learning and applying technical graphics concepts and techniques to produce finished drawings. Freehand sketching, lettering, scales, and measurements. National and international standards. Theory and applications of orthographic projection and pictorial drawings. Standards for symbols, section views, and dimensioning included. Descriptive geometry, including, orthographic solutions involving the point, line and plane projections, intersections as well as surface development of solids, bearings, slope, true length, and true size determination. One hour lec. and four hours lab a week. Pr. or conc.: MATH 100 or consent of instructor.
MET 117. Mechanical Detailing. (3) II. Preparation of shop drawings for manufacturing, fabrication, or assembly. Specifications of size, shape, material for manufacture. Cost and tolerance relationship. Introduction to geometric tolerancing. Selective assembly and stress calculations in interference fits. Computer techniques including CAD, spreadsheets, and mathematical analysis are applied throughout the course. One hour lec. and four hours lab a week. Pr.: MET 111, MATH 100 and 151.
MET 121. Manufacturing Methods. (3) I. Study and practice of welding, weld testing, and cost estimation. Introduction to welding metallurgy and special welding processes. Recitation and laboratory practice in basic machine shop operations on lathes, milling machines, and drill presses. Use of hand tools, measuring tools, metal cutting machines, and grinders are also studied. One hour lec. and six hours lab a week.
MET 125. Computer-Numerical-Controlled Machine Processes. (2) II. Study and practice of basic CNC programming and machining operations. Six hours lab a week. Pr.: MET 121. Pr.: MATH 100 and 151 or consent of instructor.
MET 210. Computer-Aided Drafting. (2) I, II. Applications and understanding of microcomputers in technical drafting and design are studied. Topics include generative graphics, hardware and software terminology, point plotting and line drafting, graphics, programming, geometric figures, dimensioning and annotating, and finished drawings. Six hours lab a week. Pr.: Knowledge of drafting.
MET 230. Automated Manufacturing Systems I. (3) II. A general survey of the various components and operations in an automated manufacturing system including material handling, robotics, tooling, inspection and quality control, CAD, CNC, and other production processes. Two hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: MET 125 and ECET 100.
MET 231. Physical Materials and Metallurgy. (3) I. A broad view of materials used in industry, including structures of materials, how they react to stress and temperature, how the polyphase structures form, and how they are controlled to produce optimum properties. Students will examine through study and laboratory experimentation ferrous and nonferrous metals, polymers, composites, and ceramics. Two hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr. or conc.: MATH 100 and CHM 210.
MET 245. Material Strength and Testing. (3) I, II. Calculations of material strength and deformation are complemented with principles and practice of mechanical testing including instrumentation and measurement in the areas of loads, stresses, deformations, thermal stresses, and other quantities. Two hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: CET 211.
MET 246. Dynamics of Machines. (3) I. Velocities, accelerations, and forces in existing mechanisms to produce motions. Work, energy, impulse and momentum concepts in kinetics. Vibrations in machine parts. Three hour lec. a week. Pr.: MATH 220; PHYS 113.
MET 264. Machine Design Technology I. (4) II. Continued study of design processes including investigation of theories of failure, stress analysis, stress concentration, deflections, materials, and costs relating to machine design. Three hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr. or conc.: MET 245.
MET 314. Computer-Aided Design and Modeling. (3) I. Provides a study and application of advanced computer-aided design of real-world three-dimensional objects. Development of solid models for design, generation of working drawings, engineering design analysis, and introduction to finite element analysis. One hour lec. and four hours lab a week. Pr.: MET 117, MET 245.
MET 333. Advanced Material Science. (3) II. A continuation of MET 231 Physical Materials and Metallurgy. Emphasizes the understanding of material properties used to give various materials their function. Theory and laboratory work focus on controlling and testing material properties. Ferrous and non-ferrous metals, polymers and adhesives, composites, smart materials, effects of corrosion, failure analysis, and selection techniques for design. Two hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: CHM 110, CHM 111, and MET 231.
MET 346. Elements of Mechanisms. (3) II. Fundamental motion concepts of displacement, velocity, and acceleration are studied, as well as analytical and graphical analysis and synthesis of linkages, gear trains, cams, pulleys, and combinations of these elements. Three hours lec. a week. Pr.: MET 111, MET 246, and PHYS 113.
MET 353. Fluid Mechanics. (3) II. Fundamental concepts of fluid mechanics. Study of buoyancy, energy equation, viscosity, and flow measurement. Selected applications of fluid mechanics in civil and mechanical technologies. Computer-aided solution of problems in fluid mechanics. Two hours lec. and two hours labs a week. Pr.: MATH 220 and PHYS 113.
MET 365. Machine Design Technology II. (3) I. Covers design of machine elements for structural integrity, reliability, and economy. Topics include application of advanced strength of materials and machine design as related to extensive design projects. Three hours lec. a week. Pr.: MET 264.
MET 381. Quality Control. (3) II. An introductory course in quality concepts and techniques used in industry. Topics include fundamentals of statistics and probability, statistical process control charts, and quality improvement tools. Three hours lec. a week. Pr.: Junior standing or consent of instructor.
MET 382. Industrial Instrumentation and Controls. (3) I. An introduction to process control systems for industrial applications. Course topics include concepts and terminology, first- and second-order systems, measurement of motion, gauges and transducers, signal processing, and measurement of properties. Two hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: ECET 304 and PHYS 113.
MET 460. Tool Design for Manufacturing. (3) II. Principles and practices involved in tool drawing and design concepts necessary for the manufacture of products. Emphasis on design of jigs and fixtures, gauging devices, dies, ease of operation, and methods of assembly. Production cost related to selection of parts and methods of production is stressed. Applied laboratory exercises illustrated through specific case studies. Two hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: MET 117, MET 125, and MET 346.
MET 462. Senior Design Project I. (1) I. Selection, definition, and analysis of a project supervised by faculty. Includes consideration of project parameters, trade-off studies, alternative solutions, and justification of selected solution. Completion and presentation of a written project proposal included. Two hours lab a week. Pr.: MET 365 and senior standing.
MET 464. Senior Design Project II. (2) II. Development and implementation of project proposal submitted in MET 462. Construction, packaging, and testing of project culminating in a senior design project report which may include full documentation and performance specifications, functional description, theoretical analysis, schematics247, cost analysis, parts list, drawings, etc. Project results will be presented orally to a select committee at the end of the course. Four hours lab a week. Pr.: MET 462 and senior standing.
MET 471. Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer. (3) II. This course emphasizes thermodynamic laws and equations and the use of tables and charts for properties of important fluids. Applications to systems used for producing, transforming, and applying heat and mechanical energy are also studied. Conduction, convection, and radiation heat transfer processes are investigated. Three hours lec. a week. Pr.: MET 353 and MATH 221.
MET 481. Automated Manufacturing Systems II. (3) I. Covers systems for manufacturing operations including facilities, supplies, materials, procedures, and control. Topics include design, programming, feedback for manufacturing, production set-up, automated work cells, and decision issues. Two hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: MET 230, MET 314, and MET 382.
MET 490. Industrial Work Internship. (Var.) I, II, S. The student will work as an intern with business and industry in mechanical engineering technology field. A report detailing duties performed and tasks accomplished is required at the end of the internship period. Pr.: Sophomore standing and consent of MET program coordinator.
MET 492. Problems in Mechanical Engineering Technology. (Var.) I, II. Opportunity for advanced independent study in specific topic areas in mechanical engineering technology. Topics selected jointly by the student and the instructor. Pr.: Consent of instructor.
MET 499. Selected Topics in MET. (Var. 1-6) I, II, S. Group or individual study of a selected topic in mechanical engineering technology, title to be determined in advance of each time the course is offered. Total credits limited to 6 credit hours, with a maximum of 3 credit hours per semester. Instruction is by lecture, laboratory, or a combination of both. Pr.: Permission of MET program coordinator.