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Mechanical Engineering Technology (MECH) 2014-2015

These are 2014-2015 course descriptions.

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MECH 1130 Statics (SP)

3 credits
This course deals with the principles of trusses, frames, machines and machine components. The course will offer the student experience in dealing with coplanar load systems that are concurrent, parallel and nonparallel. It is recommended, but not required, that PHYS 1200 be taken before this course.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: MATH 1113         Lab fee: $23.00

MECH 1145 CAD I (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course will cover nonparametric-based CAD in 2D and 3D. Course presents fundamental and intermediate Computer Aided Design concepts to produce detailed mechanical drawings and models.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 5 hours
Prerequisites: ENGT 1100, ENGT 1115        Lab fee: $23.00

MECH 1150 Manufacturing Materials & Processes (A, SU)

3 credits
This is a course that will acquaint the technician with the nature, properties, performance, characteristics, manufacturing processes, and practical uses of various engineering materials. Materials such as ferrous and nonferrous metals as well as polymers, ceramics, and composites will be covered. Both primary and secondary processes will be covered.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 2 hours         Lab fee: $19.00

MECH 1240 Machine Tools (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course features hands-on operation of mills, lathes, and grinders in addition to instruction in safety practices and related theory needed for operating these machines. Additional instruction will be given on cutting tool materials and geometry, feeds and speeds, and associated bench practices.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 5 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into MATH 1020 or higher        Lab fee: $48.00

MECH 2215 CAD II (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course will cover Multiple Parametric CAD platforms used in the production of complete drawing sets for the manufacturing field. Students will create production drawings and documentation required to take a product from concept to design, sales, prototyping, production, and final assembly.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 5 hours
Prerequisite: MECH 1145         Lab fee: $23.00

MECH 2242 Strength of Materials (A)

3 credits
This course is a study of the application of external loads to rigid bodies and the analysis of the resulting stresses and deflections produced in those bodies. Study will be devoted to normal stress and strain, shear stress, and strain in joints and shafts, beam stresses and deflection, beam design, column buckling. Considerations such as safety factors, thermal expansion, fatigue, stress concentrations, material properties, and combined stresses are also covered.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: MECH 1130         Lab fee: $23.00

MECH 2243 Robotics (SP, SU)

2 credits
This course presents robotic operations and system configurations. Students are required to flowchart, code, compile, and debug programs using the Fanuc Karel programming language. Hands-on experience with robotic systems is gained through teaching and executing the programs on an articulated 6-axis Fanuc robot.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: ENGT 1100         Lab fee: $19.00

MECH 2253 Computer Numerical Control (SP)

2 credits
This course covers manual computer numerical control programming. Each student will prepare numerical control programs in both absolute and incremental positioning systems using standard industrial G and M codes. Students will program for state-of-the-art computerized numerical control equipment including mills and lathes. Each student will prepare and debug programs and setup and operate computer numerical controlled equipment in the lab.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: ENGT 1100, ENGT 1115, MATH 1113, MECH 1240
Lab fee: $27.00

MECH 2270 Engineering Statistics (SP, SU)

3 credits
This course provides a broad overview of statistics and statistical process control practices in the industrial environment. This course includes presentation of the philosophy and practices of modern quality control principles, data presentation techniques, basic statistics, basic probability, control chart applications, process capability measures, and inference and hypothesis testing.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into MATH 1148         Lab fee: $23.00

MECH 2299 Machine Design/CAM (SP)

3 credits
This course covers elements of machine design and digital prototyping using parametric-based CAD platforms. Students will incorporate knowledge gained through their course work at Columbus State in physical and digital prototypes.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 5 hours
Prerequisites: MECH 1240, MECH 2215, MECH 2242
Lab fee: $30.00