Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MET)

MET 230 Engineering Materials and Processing. (3) F, S, SS
Materials, their structures, properties, fabrication characteristics, and applications. Material forming, joining, and finishing processes. Automation and quality control.

MET 231 Manufacturing Processes. (3) F
Design documentation and material processes on plastics, ferrous and nonferrous materials, emphasizing orthographic projection, geometric dimensioning and tolerances. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: MAT 117 or 170.

MET 300 Applied Material Science. (4) F
Principles of materials science emphasizing concepts relevant to manufacturing and use. Discuss metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites. 3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab. Prerequisite: MET 231 or instructor approval.

MET 302 Welding Survey. (3) F
Theory and application of industrial welding processes; introductory welding metallurgy and weldment design; SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, Oxyacetylene, and brazing experiences. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: upper-class standing.

MET 313 Applied Engineering Mechanics: Materials. (4) F, S, SS
Stress, strain, relations between stress and strain, shear, moments, deflections, and combined stresses. 3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab. Prerequisite: ETC 211.

MET 331 Design for Manufacturing I. (3) S
Introduction to design of machines and structures, with emphasis on layout design drawing. Basics of gears, cams, fasteners, springs, bearing linkages, cylindrical fits, flat pattern development, and surface finish requirements emphasized. Prerequisite: MET 313.

MET 341 Manufacturing Analysis. (3) S
Organization and functional industrial requirements. Manufacturing economics and group technology. Writing assembly and production plans. Analysis on industrial specifications. Prerequisite: MET 231 or 343.

MET 343 Material Processes. (4) S
Industrial processing as applied to low, medium, and high volume manufacturing. Basic and secondary processing, fastening and joining, coating, and quality control. Lecture, lab.

MET 344 Casting and Forming Processes. (3) S
Analysis of various forming processes to determine load requirements necessary for a particular metal forming operation. This information is used to select equipment and design tooling. Metal casting processes and design of castings. Introduction to powder metallurgy. Prerequisites: MET 300 and 313 or instructor approval.

MET 345 Advanced Manufacturing Processes. (3) S
Material removal processes emphasizing advanced turning, milling, and machinability studies using cutting tools. CNC programming for machining and turning centers. Lecture, lab. Prerequisites: MET 231; 343.

MET 346 Numerical Control Point to Point and Continuous Path Programming. (3) N
Methods of programming, set up, and operation of numerical control machines, emphasizing lathe and mill systems. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: MET 231.

MET 396 Manufacturing Professional Orientation. (1) F
Career focus for Manufacturing Engineering Technology students. Familiarization with the manufacturing industry. Prerequisite: junior standing.

MET 401 Quality Assurance. (3) S
Introduction to statistical quality control methods design of experiments, sampling, gage requirements, specifications, quality assurance tools emphasizing CNC-CMM programming. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: junior standing.

MET 415 Manufacturing Simulation. (3) S
Computer simulation of manufacturing operations. Discrete event simulation models range from individual processes to whole factories. Lecture, computer lab experiences. Prerequisite: MET 345.

MET 416 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. General Studies: CS.

MET 432 Thermodynamics II. (3) S
Thermodynamics of mixtures. Combustion process. Applications of thermodynamics to power and refrigeration cycles. 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) S
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 435 Alternate Energy Sources. (3) N
Alternate energy systems, energy use and its impact on the environment, and demonstrating practical alternative energy sources to fossil fuels. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

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 231.

MET 443 N/C Computer Programming. (3) F
Theory and application of computer-aided N/C languages with programming emphasis with APT and suitable postprocessors. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: MET 346 or instructor approval.

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) N
Introduction to expert systems through conceptual analysis, with an emphasis on manufacturing applications. Prerequisite: MET 231.

MET 451 Introduction to Automation. (3) S
Introduction to automation. Topics included are assembly techniques, fixed and flexible automation systems, robots, material handling systems, sensors, and controls. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: MET 346.

MET 452 Implementation of Robots in Manufacturing. (3) N
Robotic workcell design, including end effectors, parts presenters, 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: instructor approval.

MET 460 Manufacturing Capstone Project I. (3) F
Small-group projects designing, evaluating, and analyzing components, assemblies, and systems. Develop products/manufacturing techniques demonstrating state-of-the-art technology. Lecture, lab. Prerequisites: MET 331, 341, 346; senior standing.

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 494 Special Topics. (1–3) F, S
Topics such as the following are offered:
(a)Consumer Manufacturing
(b)Manufacturing Process Simulation
(c)Packaging Design

MET 501 Statistical Quality Control Applications. (3) S
SPC problem-solving techniques for implementation in industrial setting, design and analysis of experiments. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

MET 502 Specialized Production Processes. (3) F
Specialized production processes including lasers, electronic beam, abrasive and water jet; and chemical and thermal processes. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

MET 504 Applications of Production Tooling. (3) F
Design and fabrication of fixtures, jigs, templates, and specialized industrial tooling for manufacturing. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

MET 507 Manufacturing Enterprise. (3) F, S
Organization and project management of cellular manufacturing methods, including IIT and lean manufacturing. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

MET 512 Introduction to Robotics. (3) N
Introduction to industrial robots. Topics include: robot workspace, trajectory generation, robot actuators and sensors, design of end effectors, and economic justification. Application case studies. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

MET 513 Advanced Automation. (3) F
Analysis and design of hard and flexible automation systems. Particular attention to material handling technology. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

MET 514 N/C Computer Programming. (3) S
Point-to-point and continuous path control system programming emphasizing metal removal procedures and processes. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

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 560 Fundamentals of Security Engineering. (3) F
Definitions of threats, fundamentals of design of physical protection systems, computer modeling and analysis of security systems.

MET 571 Waste Minimization and Waste Prevention. (3) S
Life cycle analysis, selection of environmentally compatible materials, design of waste minimization equipment and operation, economics of waste minimization and prevention. Prerequisite: ETC 340 or instructor approval.

MET 592 Research. (1–12) N

MET 593 Applied Project. (1–12) N

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