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MEC 3400 – Introduction to Mechatronics (3)
At the completion of the course, the student will be able to comprehend, apply, and evaluate information while demonstrating technical proficiency in all skills and behaviors necessary to run basic machines and equipment in a safe manner. Students will also demonstrate a basic knowledge of mechatronics and its applications to industries.
MEC 3480 – Computer Integrated Manufacturing (3)
The student will set up a batch processing line controlled by computers. This
course incorporates programming, interfacing, and troubleshooting of
automated systems. The student will also design and produce a product
using rapid prototyping.
MEC 3481 – Digital Electronics (3)
The student will analyze, construct, test, and interface fundamental
digital circuits including logic gates, combinational logic circuits,
flip-flops, counters, encoders and decoders, shift registers, arithmetic
circuits, digital to analog conversions, and analog to digital conversions. The
student will also demonstrate knowledge of numbering systems and integrated
MEC 3482 – Electromechanical Devices (3)
The student will demonstrate maintenance and troubleshooting procedures
on various types of electrical motors and electromechanical systems.
MEC 3483 – Fluid Power (3)
This course is an introduction to pressurized hydraulic components in
power delivery and positioning systems. Students will use hydraulic
pumps and motors and make hydraulic connections, measurements, and
calculations to determine appropriate system components.
MEC 3484 – Industrial Electricity (3)
The student will learn and apply the fundamentals of industrial electricity
such as motor phasing, conductor sizing, single & three-phase
power, conduit bending, and the use of ladder diagrams and test equipment
to meet acceptable codes and industry standards.
MEC 3485 – Industrial Electronics (3)
The student will demonstrate knowledge of basic industrial electronic
principles and devices by solving problems and constructing lab experiments
in subjects such as resistive circuits, Ohm's law and power, series
and parallel circuits, DC and AC circuits, solid state circuits and
devices, and operational amplifiers. Electronics test equipment
will be used in the laboratory experiments to explore different electronic
circuits and devices.
MEC 3487 – Instrumentation & Control (3)
The student will learn terminology and demonstrate system operations
by proper measurement and control techniques of flow, pressure, and
temperature and level control within the system.
MEC 3488 – Manufacturing Processes & Systems (3)
The students will obtain knowledge of structures, characteristics, production,
and fields, of application of metallic, organic, and inorganic non-metallic
materials. Economic efficiency and environmental compatibility
in manufacturing setting will be stressed.
MEC 3489 – Mechanical Systems (3)
The student will demonstrate the ability to install, adjust, align, and
troubleshoot mechanical systems that include belts, bearings, roller
chain drives, gear drives, couplings, clutches and brakes, and conveyors.
MEC 3490 – Microprocessor Instrumentation (3)
The student will demonstrate knowledge of microprocessor based microcontroller
applications including input/output interfacing techniques, digital
to analog conversions, analog to digital conversions, and basic sensor
signal conditioning as used in industry.
MEC 3491 – Pneumatics (3)
Students will learn the principals of power delivery and positioning
systems in pneumatics, as well as limitations and application of control
valves, actuators, solenoids, and pneumatic motors as they apply in
an industrial setting.
MEC 3492 – Programmable Logic Controllers (3)
The student will program a PLC interfacing it with three or more components
in a system. Students will troubleshoot an automated system locating
faults in programming and programming errors.
MEC 3493 – Quality Control & Cost Management (3)
Students will learn effective quality control issues including reliability
of systems, quality assurance, and management in operation systems,
and documentation. Students will also be introduced to cost
MEC 3494 – Robotics (3)
The student will develop programs to control servo and non-servo robots
as well as continuous path servo robots, to interface robots into an
automated system, and to maintain the operation of multi-task robotic
systems within operating parameters.