2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

Courses

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MET 211 Mechanics-Statics 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: MA 115 or higher or math placement equivalency.

Introduction to mechanics—the study of forces that act upon rigid bodies—and to statics, which deals with the distribution and effects of forces on rigid bodies at rest.

MET 213 Materials Science I 3 cr.  (2-0-2)
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: EN 211 and MA 100 or higher or math placement equivalency.

An introduction to the nature, processing, application, testing, and selection of materials used in industry today. Students will perform laboratory tests on plastics, wood, metals, and composites in order to gain an understanding of the behavior and characteristics of materials under specific conditions.

MET 310 Mechanics-Dynamics 4 cr.
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: MET 211 and MA 161.

An introductory study of linear and angular displacement, velocity and acceleration; including the application of integral and differential calculus; absolute and relative motion; mechanisms, planar motion, work, energy, power and momentum.

MET 311 Strength of Materials 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: MET 211.

Analysis of the relationship between applied forces and stresses, strains, and deformations in solid materials, including the application of engineering design standards.

MET 320 Mechanical Design 4 cr.  (3-0-2)
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: DD 202, MET 213 and MET 311.

Applying engineering concepts to components such as gears, shafts, fasteners and structural members. In addition to theoretical analysis, this course incorporates solid modeling and finite element analysis software to model strain and motion behavior of complex systems.

MET 410 Applied Thermodynamics 4 cr.  (4-0-0)
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: MA 161, MET 310 or PH 201, junior standing or instructor’s permission.

The study of energy, heat, work, the properties of the media employed and the processes involved as applied to solving problems in engineering. Also includes an introduction to heat transfer concepts.

MET 420 Fluid Mechanics 3 cr.  (3-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: MET 310 or PH 201.

Introduction to the fundamentals of fluid dynamics. The application of basic fluid mechanics to the analysis of internal and external flow, pumps, turbines, and fans are covered. Applications to incompressible and compressible flows and the effects of friction are explored.

MET 431 Senior Project I 1 cr.
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: MET 320.

A problem-based course that provides students with an opportunity to focus on a specific design or engineering problem. Initial proposals, strategies and timelines to complete the project will be completed in this course. Appropriate project management is stressed. Engineering ethics in relation to product design will also be explored.

Notes: Cross listed with ET 431.
MET 432 Senior Project II 2 cr.
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: MET 431.

A project-based course in which the student builds, implements, and tests a design that was attained in a prior class. A formal presentation and report is a required part of the course.

Notes: Cross listed with ET 432.