Manufacturing Technology (MET)

MET 401 Statistical Process Control. (3) S
Introduction to statistical quality control methods as applied to tolerances, process control, sampling, and reliability. Prerequisite: MAT 117 or 170.

MET 420 Welding Metallurgy I. (4) N
Metallurgical principles applied to structural and alloy steel and aluminum weldments; laboratory emphasis on welding experiments, metallography, and mechanical testing. Lecture, lab. Prerequisites: MET 300, 302.

MET 421 Welding Metallurgy II. (3) N
Metallurgical principles as applied to stainless steel, super alloy, titanium, and other refractory metal weldments and braze joints. Prerequisite: MET 300.

MET 432 Applied Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer. (3) F, S
Thermodynamics of mixtures. Combustion process. Applications of thermodynamics to power and refrigeration cycles. Heat transfer, including steady state conduction, convection, and radiation. Prerequisite: ETC 340.

MET 433 Thermal Power Systems. (4) N
Analysis of gas power, vapor power, and refrigeration cycles. Components of air conditioning systems. Direct energy conversion. Psychrometry. Analysis of internal combustion engines and fluid machines. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: MET 432 or instructor approval.

MET 434 Applied Fluid Mechanics. (3) N
Fluid statics. Basic fluid flow equations. Viscous flow in pipes and channels. Compressible flow. Applications to fluid measurement and flow in conduits. Prerequisite: ETC 340.

MET 436 Turbomachinery Design. (3) N
The application of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics to the analysis of machinery design and power cycle performance predictions. Prerequisite: MET 432 or instructor approval.

MET 438 Design for Manufacturing II. (4) F
Application of mechanics in design of machine elements and structures. Use of experimental stress analysis in design evaluation. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: AET 312 or MET 331 or instructor approval.

MET 442 Specialized Production Processes. (3) F
Nontraditional manufacturing processes, emphasizing EDM, ECM, ECG, CM, PM, HERF, EBW, and LBW. Prerequisite: MET 230.

MET 444 Production Tooling. (3) F
Fabrication and design of jigs, fixtures, and special industrial tooling related to manufacturing methods. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: MET 345.

MET 448 Expert Systems in Manufacturing. (3) F
Introduction to expert systems through conceptual analysis, with an emphasis on manufacturing applications. Prerequisite: MET 231.

MET 452 Implementation of Robots in Manufacturing. (3) N
Robotic workcell design, including end effectors, parts presentors, and optimum material flow. Prerequisite: MET 451 or instructor approval.

MET 453 Robotic Applications. (3) S
Lab course utilizing robots and other automated manufacturing equipment to produce a part. Students are required to program robots, as well as interface the robots with other equipment. Prerequisite: MET 303 or 325 or instructor approval.

MET 461 Manufacturing Capstone Project II. (3) S
Small–group projects applying manufacturing techniques, with an emphasis on demonstrating state–of–the–art technology. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: MET 460 or instructor approval.

MET 462 Capstone Project/Weldment Design. (3) S
Design of welded structures and machine elements in terms of allowable stresses, joint configurations, process capabilities, and cost analysis; welding procedures emphasized. Prerequisites: MET 302, 313.

MET 517 Applied Computer Integrated Manufacturing. (3) F
Techniques and practices of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, with an emphasis on Computer–Aided Design and Computer–Aided Manufacturing. Prerequisite: MET 346 or instructor approval.

MET 542 N/C Computer Programming. (3) F
Theory and application of computer–aided N/C languages with programming emphasis with APT and suitable postprocessors. Application case studies are included. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: MET 346 or instructor approval.

MET 552 Introduction to Robotics. (3) F
Introduction to industrial robots. Topics included are robot workspace, trajectory generation, robot actuators and sensors, design of end effectors, and economic justification. Application case studies. Prerequisite: MET 303 or instructor approval.

Omnibus Graduate Courses: See omnibus graduate courses that may be offered.

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