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Course Descriptions

MET 1110 - THERMODYNAMICS - Covers the basic laws of thermodynamics, the themodynamic properties of perfect and real gases, vapors, solids, and liquids.  Carnot principles and cycles.  Prerequisites:  Math 0241 or 0240, Chem 0111 or 0110, or Consent of Instructor.  3 Credits 

MET 1111 - APPLIED THERMODYNAMICS - Serves as an application-oriented extension of thermo- dynamics. Areas covered include steam and gas turbine design, fluid machinery, compressors, internal combustion engines and cycles, refrigeration and air conditioning systems, and humidity measurements. Prerequisite:  MET 1110. 
3 Credits

MET 1114 - THERMODYNAMICS AND HEAT TRANSFER - Covers the basic laws of thermodynamic properties of substances encountered in real devices, the thermodynamic cycles associated with real devices, and the Carnot principles that govern these cycles. Rotating machinery, internal combustion engines and refrigeration and air conditioning will be studied. The course then concentrates on the specifics of heat transfer, specifically conduction, convection, and radiation. This portion of the course uses real examples as the instrument for learning.  Prerequisites:  Math 0241 or 0240, Chem 0111 or 0110.  3 credits

MET 1116 - HEAT TRANSFER - A study of the fundamental laws of conduction, convection, and radiation.  Application of the basic laws to heat exchanger design.  Analytical and graphical methods are applied to one and two dimensional heat transfer.  Prerequisites:  Math 1035, Chem 0111 or 0110, MET 1154.  3 Credits

MET 1120 - INDUSTRIAL KINEMATICS - Basic kinematic principles are developed with their application to the motion of machine parts. Graphical and computerized methods of determining displacements, velocities, and accelerations of linkages, cams, gears, and other mechanical assemblies are discussed.  Prerequisites:  ET 0011, ET 0052.  3 Credits

MET 1122 - MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS - An introduction to the vibrations of mechanical systems and the application of vibration theory to solving problems. Emphasis is on the single Degree of Feedom system and its application using equivalent lumped parameters. Topics include free and forced vibration with harmonic excitation, general periodic forcing functions, and general forcing functions. Two Degree of Freedom and continuous systems are covered briefly. Laboratory exercises include: computerized data acquisition to determine natural frequencies, dumping, and response under forced vibration. Use of computer techniques is included.  Prerequisites:  ET 0052, Math 1035.  3 Credits

MET 1135 - ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS I - A laboratory-oriented course dealing with various techniques available to measure basic performance parameters, such as temperature, pressure, velocity, acceleration, strain and force. Lectures cover data reduction techniques and instrument theory. Computerized data acquisition topics are introduced and utilized in the laboratory experiments. Prerequisites:  EET 0110, EET 0010.  4 Credits

MET 1136 - ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS II - The application of techniques presented in Engineering Measurements 1 to measure and evaluate the performance of of various types of mechanical systems in heat transfer, thermodynamics, and machine design. Computerized data acquisition skills are utilized in making measurements.  Prerequisite:  MET 1135.  2 Credits

MET 1144 - ENERGY - An analysis of the present fuel shortage and the more serious long-range problems resulting from a conflict between the rapidly increasing demand for energy and the earth's limited resources. Technical alternatives are discussed and their potential analyzed. Prerequisite:  MET 1111.  3 Credits

MET 1154 - FLUID MECHANICS - Fluid mechanics is developed using the general energy principle equations. Includes fluid pressure, fluid pumps and motors, laminar and turbulent flow, fluid friction, pipeline systems, open channel flow, flow measurement devices, and fluid dynamics.  Prerequisites:  ET 0052, Math 0231 or 0230.  Corequisite for MET students:  MET 1155.  3 Credits

MET 1155 - FLUID MECHANICS LABORATORY - Laboratory work with a "team concept" approach to the performance of experiments involving the application of principles and theory associated with the lecture course in fluid mechanics.  Corequisite:  MET 1154.  1 Credit

MET 1156 - ADVANCED FLUID MECHANICS - In this course, topics addressed include turbomachinery design, compressible fluid flow, unsteady fluid dynamics and cavitation. Subjects will be addressed using an applications approach.  Prerequisites:  MET 1154, MET 1155.  3 Credits

MET 1157 - HEATING, VENTILATING, & AIR CONDITIONING - Presents the design and analysis of HVAC systems for maintaining a proper thermal environment for buildings. buildings. A case study approach is utilized. The students will design an HVAC system for an actual building.  Prerrequisites:  MET 1111, MET 1116.  3 Credits

MET 1161 - MANUFACTURING PROCESSES - An overview of a variety of manufacturing processes that are available to process materials into finished products. Special emphasis is placed on the "traditional" processes from the standpoint of production methods, sequence of operations, and economic decision analysis. The impact of computer-aided design (cad) utilizing numerically-controlled equipment to perform these processes, and the integration of automation into manufacturing processes is introduced.  Prerequisites:  ET 0053, ET 0054.  3 Credits

MET 1162 - MATERIALS - An overview of materials used in engineering applications. The basic principles of materials science are used as the basis for understanding structural property relationships which are the key to successful application of materials in engineering.  Junior Status Required.  Prerequisites:  ET 0053, ET 0054, Chem 0111 or 0110.  3 Credits

MET 1163 - MATERIALS & MANUFACTURING LAB - Through a series of experiments and exercises, understanding of key materials and cnc concepts is developed. Particular focus is placed on structure/property relationships in materials and computer/machine tool inter-relationships in manufacturing and design.  Prerequisites:  MET 1161, MET 1162.  1 Credit

MET 1170 - MACHINE DESIGN - Fundamentals of engineering design. Design methodology and synthesis techniques are discussed. Structural and machine elements are designed, with consideration given to stress, weight, and size limitations for various applications.  Prerequisites:  ET 0053, ET 0054, MET 1162.  3 Credits

MET 1171 - ADVANCED MACHINE DESIGN - Design of selected machine components including curved beams power screws, pre-loaded bolts and other fasteners, helical compression, extension, and torsion springs, belleville and leaf springs, spur gears, shafts, clutches, brakes, and flywheels. Emphasis on fatigue strength of components subjected to fluctuating stresses due to axial, bending torsion and combined loading. Computer approaches to design such as finite element method, etc.  Prerequisite:  MET 1170.  3 Credits

MET 1172 - CADD/CAE - The course is an introduction to solid modeling using Pro/ ENGINEER. This course stresses modeling techniques to create parametric solid models with appropriate design intent and parametric relations. Investigating models to assess model relationships, history, measurements, and mass properties are important aspects of the course. Fundamentals of creating detail drawings of parts as well as creating assemblies from parts and generating assembly drawings for the designs are also covered.  Prerequisites:  ET 0011, ET 0035.  3 Credits

MET 1173 - FINITE ELEMENT METHODS - The fundamentals of the finite element method are presented. A general approach to the development of the finite element method is given. Emphasis is placed on understanding the theory behind the development of the method as well as applications to engineering analysis problems. Application problems are solved by the students during the course on a general-purpose finite element analysis program. Students perform model generation, solution, and post-processing of results.  Prerequisites:  Math 1035, ET 0030 or ET 0031, MET 1170.  3 Credits

MET 1184, MET 1186, MET 1188 - MET SEMINAR - Seminar is designed to acquaint the sophomore, junior, senior MET student with engineering practice outside of the academic arena. Speakers from industry and private practice are invited to discuss various aspects of "real world" engineering. Prerequisite: Sophomore Status.  0 credit

MET 1195 - SENIOR PROJECT PROPOSAL - Students are organized into project teams, various project ideas are considered, a final project topic is chosen and researched, and a formal proposal is written. This course should be taken the semester prior to the Senior Design Project course.  Departmental Consent Required.  1 Credit

MET 1198 - SPECIAL PROJECTS - Directed study, independent study or internship designed to give the student an opportunity to study a particular aspect of the discipline in some depth. Departmental Consent Required.   1 to 4 Credits

MET 1199 - SENIOR DESIGN PROJECT - Applies previously learned material, such as, motion and forces in mechanisms, fluid power systems, and mechanical components analysis, to a design. Project involves design of a new or modified mechanical system with demonstrated feasibility.  Prerequisite:  MET 1195.  Departmental Consent Required.  3 Credits