ARCHIVE: Spring 2002
Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MET)

MET 191 First-Year Seminar. (1 – 3)
not regularly offered

MET 194 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
not regularly offered

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

MET 231 Manufacturing Processes. (3)
fall
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 294 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
not regularly offered

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

MET 302 Welding Survey. (3)
fall
Theory and application of industrial welding processes; introductory welding metallurgy and weldment design; SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, oxyacetylene, and brazing experiences. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.

MET 313 Applied Mechanics of Materials. (3)
spring
Stress, strain, stress-strain relations. Axial, shear, bending, torsional and combined loads and deflections. Prerequisite: ETC 211.

MET 314 Applied Mechanics of Materials Laboratory. (1)
spring
Measurements of loads and deformations relating stress and strain in axial, shear, bending, torsional, and combined loading configurations. 3 hours lab. Pre- or corequisite: MET 313.

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

MET 341 Manufacturing Analysis. (3)
spring
Organizational and functional requirements for effective production. Analysis of industrial specifications, GDT, costs, and group technology. Writing assembly production plans. Prerequisite: MET 231.

MET 343 Material Processes. (4)
spring
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)
spring
Analyzes various forming processes to determine load requirements necessary for a particular metal-forming operation. Information used to select equipment and design tooling. Metal casting processes and design of castings. Introduces powder metallurgy. Prerequisite: MET 300.

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

MET 346 Numerical Control: Point-to-Point and Continuous Path Programming. (3)
not regularly offered
Methods of programming, set up, and operation of numerical control machines, emphasizing lathe and mill systems. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: MET 231.

MET 394 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
not regularly offered

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

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

MET 409 Applied Engineering Economics. (3)
spring
Fundamentals of engineering economics in a practical, industry-based approach. Includes effects of depreciation, taxes, inflation, and replacement analysis. Lecture, computer lab experiences.

MET 415 Manufacturing Simulation. (3)
spring
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)
fall
Techniques and practices of computer-integrated manufacturing, with emphasis on computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing. Prerequisite: MET 345.
General Studies: CS

MET 432 Thermodynamics. (3)
spring
Thermodynamics of mixtures. Combustion process. Applies thermodynamics to power and refrigeration cycles. Prerequisite: ETC 340.

MET 433 Thermal Power Systems. (4)
not regularly offered
Analyzes gas power, vapor power, and refrigeration cycles. Components of air conditioning systems. Direct energy conversion. Psychrometry. Analyzes internal combustion engines and fluid machines. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: MET 432 or instructor approval.

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

MET 435 Alternate Energy Sources. (3)
not regularly offered
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)
not regularly offered
Applies thermodynamics and fluid mechanics to the analysis of machinery design and power cycle performance predictions. Prerequisites: ETC 340; MET 434.

MET 438 Machine Design II. (3)
spring
Applies mechanics to the design of machine elements and structures. Emphasizes basics of gears, springs, brakes, clutches, and bearings. Prerequisite: AET 312; MET 331.

MET 442 Specialized Production Processes. (3)
fall
Nontraditional manufacturing processes, emphasizing EDM, ECM, ECG, CM, PM, HERF, EBW, and LBW. Prerequisite: MET 231.

MET 443 CNC Computer Programming. (3)
fall
Theory and application of N/C languages using CAM software and CNC machine tools. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: MET 345 or instructor approval.

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

MET 448 Expert Systems in Manufacturing. (3)
not regularly offered
Introduces expert systems through conceptual analysis, with emphasis on manufacturing applications. Prerequisite: MET 231.

MET 451 Introduction to Automation. (3)
spring
Introduction to automation. Topics include assembly techniques, fixed and flexible automation systems, robots, material-handling systems, sensors, and controls. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: MET 345.

MET 452 Implementation of Robots in Manufacturing. (3)
not regularly offered
Robotic workcell design, including end effectors, parts presenters, and optimum material flow. Prerequisite: MET 451 or instructor approval.

MET 453 Robotic Applications. (3)
spring
Lab course utilizing robots and other automated manufacturing equipment to produce a part. Requires students to program robots, as well as interface the robots with other equipment. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

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

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

MET 484 Internship. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

MET 492 Honors Directed Study. (1 – 6)
not regularly offered

MET 493 Honors Thesis. (1 – 6)
not regularly offered

MET 494 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
fall and spring
Possible topics:

(a)Consumer Manufacturing. (1 – 3)
(b)Manufacturing Process Simulation. (1 – 3)
(c)Packaging Design. (1 – 3)

MET 498 Pro-Seminar. (1 – 7)
not regularly offered

MET 499 Individualized Instruction. (1 – 3)
not regularly offered

MET 500 Research Methods. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

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

MET 502 Specialized Production Processes. (3)
fall
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)
fall
Design and fabrication of fixtures, jigs, templates, and specialized industrial tooling for manufacturing. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

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

MET 509 Applied Engineering Economics. (3)
spring
Fundamentals of engineering economics in a practical, industry-based approach. Includes effects of depreciation, taxes, inflation, and replacement analysis. Lecture, computer lab experiences.

MET 512 Introduction to Robotics. (3)
not regularly offered
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)
fall
Analysis and design of hard and flexible automation systems. Particular attention to material-handling technology. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

MET 514 CNC Computer Programming. (3)
spring
Theory and application of N/C languages using CAM software and CNC machine tools. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

MET 515 Manufacturing Simulation. (3)
spring
Computer simulation of manufacturing operations. Discrete event simulation models range from individual processes to whole factories. Lecture, computer lab experiences.

MET 517 Applied Computer-Integrated Manufacturing. (3)
fall
Techniques and practices of computer-integrated manufacturing, with emphasis on computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing. Prerequisite: MET 345 or instructor approval.

MET 560 Fundamentals of Security Engineering. (3)
fall
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)
spring
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 580 Practicum. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

MET 584 Internship. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

MET 590 Reading and Conference. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

MET 591 Seminar. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

MET 592 Research. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

MET 593 Applied Project. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

MET 594 Conference and Workshop. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

MET 595 Continuing Registration. (1)
not regularly offered

MET 598 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
not regularly offered

MET 599 Thesis. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

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