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Mechanical Engineering Technology (MECH) 2016-2017


MECH 1130 Statics (A, 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 or MATH 1148 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 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.

Prerequisite: Placement into No Reading Required

Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 2 hours Lab fee: $19.00

MECH 1150A Manufacturing Materials & Processes A (A)

1 credits

This course is the first part of the complete MECH 1150 course and is indented for CDC Operators certificate candidates. 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 will be covered.

Prerequisite: Placement into No Reading Required

Lecture: .5 hours - Lab: 1 hours Lab fee: $9.00

MECH 1150B Manufacturing Materials & Processes B (A) 2 credits

This course is the second part of the complete MECH 1150 course and is indented for students who have completed MECH 1150A in the CNC Operator certificate. 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.

Prerequisite: MECH 1150A

Lecture: 1.5 hours - Lab: 1 hours Lab fee: $10.00

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 1240A Machine Tools A (A) 1 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: .5 hour - Lab: 1.25 hours

Prerequisite: Placement into MATH 1020 or higher
Lab fee: $20.00

MECH 1240B Machine Tools B (A) 2 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: .5 hour - Lab: 3.75 hours

Prerequisite: MECH 1240A Lab fee: $28.00

MECH 2215 Parametric CAD (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: ENGT 1115 Lab fee: $23.00

MECH 2242 Strength of Materials (A, SP) 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

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: ITST 1101, ENGT 1115, MECH 1240, and placement into MATH 1020 or higher

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: MATH 1030 or MATH 1050 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