Mechanical Engineering Technology

Degrees and Certificates


MCET105C: Engineering Design

Credits 4

Introduces students to the fundamentals of engineering design and professional practice through the use of hands-on projects. Students will learn about the design cycle and the necessary steps to complete a successful project as a member of a team. Topics include problem identification, brainstorming, drawing and documentation, reverse engineering, testing and evaluation, and manufacturing. Cost, safety, and environmental issues are considered as well as ethical and professional responsibilities. Students will document designs using industry standard 3-D modeling software and will be required to communicate their designs through written, oral, and graphical presentations. A $10 materials fee will be assessed for all students.

MCET106C: Advanced CAD Modeling

Credits 3

Builds on the skills learned in MCET 105C. Advanced features of CAD will be explored and demonstrated in their application to mechanical design. CAD program used is latest version SolidWorks. Skills learned include advanced part features (sweep, loft, and datum curves), design automation techniques (configurations and design tables), advanced assemblies (animation, simulations, and top-down design), and advanced design features (sheet metal and mold design). Participants in the class are eligible to download a student version of SolidWorks and take the Certified SolidWorks Associate CSWA exam.

MCET110C: Engineering Principles

Credits 4

Explores a broad range of topics across multiple disciplines including mechanisms, energy, machine control, fluid power, statics, materials, statistics, and kinematics. Students will develop problem-solving skills and technology literacy as they create solutions to various challenges. The use of industry standard 3-D CAD and Microsoft Office applications is integrated throughout as students document their designs in written and oral formats.

MCET150C: Statics and Strength of Materials

Credits 4

Analysis of external force systems acting on bodies in equilibrium with subsequent treatment of the stresses and strains induced. Lab projects will involve the use of nondestructive and destructive testing equipment to determine the various mechanical properties of materials and their behavior under load.

MCET205C: Material Science

Credits 4

This course studies the structures, properties, and behavior of engineering materials as well as how they can be altered through mechanical working and heat treating. Materials considered are ferrous and nonferrous metals and their alloys, plastics, and ceramics. Consideration is also given to the selection of these materials to meet manufacturing and design criteria. Lab experiments will complement the classroom presentations.

MCET229C: Thermodynamics

Credits 3

The fundamentals of equilibrium thermodynamics will be presented. Topics will include thermodynamic properties, processes, process diagrams, the First and Second laws, entropy, and an introduction to thermodynamic cycles. Energy analysis of both closed and open systems will be performed with considerations to overall system efficiencies. Discussions and examinations of renewable energy technologies is integrated throughout the course and their impact on society is considered.

MCET250C: Dynamics and Mechanical Design I

Credits 4

A study of the effect of forces acting on rigid and deformable bodies subject to static and dynamic loading and the utilization of this knowledge for the design of mechanical components. Major topics include strength and fatigue, kinematic analysis, power transmission, design methodology, and computer applications.

MCET260C: Mechanical Design II

Credits 4

A continuation of MCET 250C, treating the topics of rigid and elastic fasteners, shafts and bearings, welds, springs, clutches, and brakes. A series of design projects combining several of these elements will be assigned. Computer methods will be employed where appropriate.