Engineering Technology

Civil Engineering Technology, CVET = 0180

Electronics Engineering Technology, ELET = 0182

Engineering Technology, Master's Courses, MSET = 0187

General Technology, GNET = 0189

Manufacturing Engineering Technology, MFET = 0186

Mechanical Engineering Technology, MEET = 0184

Nuclear Engineering Technology, NUET = 0188

Civil Engineering Technology, CVET = 0180

4130. Construction Cost Estimating II. 3 hours. Conceptual estimating methods used for budget estimates, proposal estimates, trade estimates and appraisal of commercial construction projects. Prerequisite(s): CVET 3160 and 3350.

4170. Construction Management. 3 hours. Planning, organizing, scheduling and managing construction projects. Includes preconstruction planning, cost and quality control, materials procurement, subcontractor management, start-up and close-out. Prerequisite(s): CVET 3160.

4180. Problems in Project Management. 3 hours. Construction project management simulation involving bid preparation, cost control, scheduling, contract preparation, construction documents interpretation, punchlist management and project evaluation. Prerequisite(s): CVET 4170.

5400. Construction Contracts. 3 hours. This course discusses interpretation of construction drawings and implementation of specifications and other construction documents; it also includes a study of basic concepts of accident prevention, safety education, economic impact, and environmental hazard control on the construction site.

Electronics Engineering Technology, ELET = 0182

4720. Control Systems. 4 hours. (3;3) Classical control theory; block diagrams; applications of Laplace transforms; stability criteria and feedback. Use of computer software to evaluate complex systems. Prerequisite(s): ELET 3700 and 3750.

4770. High-Frequency Systems II. 4 hours. (3;3) Microwave techniques and systems; measurements in the UHF spectrum, transmission lines, Smith charts, computer analysis and satellite communications. Prerequisite(s): ELET 3770.

4790. Senior Design. 2 hours. (1;3) Project teams specify, plan, design, implement, test and demonstrate an electronic product or process. Oral and written documentation required. Projects to be supplied by local industry whenever possible. Prerequisite(s): completion of all required electronics courses.

4940. Electrical Power Generation and Transmission. 3 hours. Electric energy production and transmission, including AC generator construction and operation, power transformers, transmission lines and load flow analysis; system modeling and computer applications. Prerequisite(s): ELET 3960.

4950. Automatic Control Systems. 3 hours. (3;2) Mathematical modeling techniques to study the modern processing plant; stability and feedback concepts; computers in real-time control of processes. Prerequisite(s): ELET 3970.

5300. Embedded Controllers. 3 hours. The study of the technical aspects of real-time software systems: software development methodologies, operating system and real-time kernel concepts.

5310. Industrial Process Controls. 3 hours. Use of programmable controllers and microcomputers as controllers in industrial processes; topics include sensors and transducers, data acquisition, control devices, and the nature of digital control.

5320. Introduction to Telecommunications. 3 hours. An introduction to the technology, standards, systems, and practices of the telecommunications industry to include equipment, switched and dedicated communications lines, and voice and data communications.

5330. Instrumentation System Design. 3 hours. The major objectives of this course are instrumentation design techniques, transducer selection, and interfacing control and measurement signals to the system. The use of graphical and structured programming techniques in the design of virtual instrument systems will constitute a significant portion of the course. Prerequisite(s): BS degree in Engineering Technology, Engineering, Physics or permission of the instructor.

Engineering Technology, Master's Courses, MSET = 0187

5010. Seminar in Engineering Technology. 3 hours. In-depth examination of current theories, research, trends and processes of industry. Readings, individual study and research, information exchange, and guest lectures provide an understanding of selected industrial topics. May be repeated for credit.

5020. Industrial Research. 3 hours. A study of industrial analytical techniques used to develop new products and new technologies, including the use of engineering software for design purposes.

5030. Product Design and Development. 3 hours. A formal development of the process of designing a product, including ideas generation, engineering development, modeling and analysis, and project planning and management.

5130. Product Reliability and Quality. 3 hours. Processes and techniques of assuring the quality of industrial products; reliability and maintainability, sampling probability and statistical process control; quality control management.

5800-5810. Studies in Engineering Technology. 1-3 hours each. Organized classes specifically designed to accommodate the needs of students and the demands of program development that are not met by regular offerings. Short courses and workshops on specific topics, organized on a limited-offering basis, to be repeated only upon demand. May be repeated for credit.

5900-5910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each. Open to graduate students who are capable of developing a program independently.

5950. Master's Thesis. 3 or 6 hours. To be scheduled only with consent of department. 6 hours credit required. No credit assigned until thesis has been completed and filed with the graduate dean. Continuous enrollment required once work on thesis has begun. May be repeated for credit.

General Technology, GNET = 0189

4060. Professional Presentations. 3 hours. (2;2) The design, production and delivery of computer-generated speaker support materials including visuals, speaker note pages and audience handouts using business graphics software.

Manufacturing Engineering Technology, MFET = 0186

4190. Quality Assurance. 3 hours. A review of statistics and discussion of statistical process control (SPC). The study of quality management, including preproduction supplier, in-process and finished product quality; methods of statistical analysis and quality audits, costs and employee training. Prerequisite(s): MFET 2110, MSCI 3700, or consent of department.

4200. Engineering Cost Analysis. 2 hours. Principles and techniques for cost evaluation of engineering design including: labor, material, and business accounting analysis; forecasting tools and techniques; operation, product, project and system estimating; and contract considerations. Prerequisite(s): MFET 4190 and MGMT 3830.

4210. CAD/CAM System Operations. 3 hours. (2;3) CAD/CAM programming, compilation of generic tape files for N/C and CNC machine tools local N/C and CNC part programming and operational techniques, G codes and M codes. Prerequisite(s): MFET 2110, 3240, CSCI 1110, and completion of math and science requirements.

4230. CNC Programming and Operation. 4 hours. (2;4) Intermediate-level CAD/CAM techniques; local programming, program editing and operation of Computer Numerical Control machining and turning centers; and local programming, program editing and interfacing of machine-tending robot. Prerequisite(s): MFET 4210.

4250. Senior Manufacturing Design. 2 hours. (1;3) Project teams specify, plan, design, implement, test and demonstrate a manufacturing product or process. Oral and written documentation required. Projects to be supplied by local industry whenever possible. Prerequisite(s): completion of all required MFET courses or concurrent enrollment.

5100. Nontraditional Manufacturing Processes. 3 hours. Analysis of selected contemporary and emerging manufacturing/production processes utilizing high-level automation, productivity-enhancing technologies and/or specialty technologies; emphasis on process structure, organization, economics and application within the industrial environment.

5110. Contemporary Manufacturing Materials. 3 hours. Comprehensive overview of polymeric and inorganic composite materials with emphasis on characterization in terms of mechanical properties, material composition and configuration. Also addressed are existing and potential industrial applications and criteria for systematic selection.

5120. Computer-Integrated Manufacturing. 3 hours. Computerization in manufacturing/production from an integrated systems perspective; emphasis on selected contemporary and emerging applications such as design/documentation, engineering analysis, process planning, machine tool programming, automated material handling and inspection, and factory networking.

Mechanical Engineering Technology, MEET = 0184

4050. Industrial Design. 3 hours. Elements, principles and graphic representation techniques of the design process. Design methodology and process in industrial design. Design problem identification, refinement and analysis in the development of industrial/consumer products. Prerequisite(s): completion of all 3000 level engineering technology courses.

4350. Heat Transfer Applications. 3 hours. Principles of energy transfer by heat; conduction, free and forced convection, radiation, condensation and boiling heat transfer; combined heat transfer; introduction to heat exchanger; simple numerical techniques and computer application. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1420, MATH 1720, PHYS 1710 and MFET 3240.

4470. Advanced Fluid Mechanics. 3 hours. Principles and applications of fluid mechanics, including compressible fluid flow, fluid transients, lubrication mechanics, and solution techniques for flow and heat transfer. Prerequisite(s): MEET 2520 and 3990, and MFET 3940.

4500. Cooperative Education Internship. 1-3 hours. A supervised industrial internship requiring a minimum of 150 hours of work experience. Prerequisite(s): consent of department. Not applicable to engineering technology degree requirements..

4800. Senior Mechanical Project. 2 hours. (1;3) Selected professional level projects in mechanical engineering technology. Oral and written presentation required. Projects to be supplied by industry whenever possible. Prerequisite(s): completion of all required ETEC courses or concurrent enrollment.

5280. Contemporary Design Methods. 3 hours. Relationship of computer to applied engineering design; emphasis on computer systems and software, including existing and potential applications with reference to CAD, CAM and CIM.

Nuclear Engineering Technology, NUET = 0188

4050. Nuclear Reactor Theory. 3 hours. A study of neutron transport theory and neutron diffusion mechanics as applied to nuclear fission and reactor core's criticality analysis and behavior. Multi-region core configurations and group diffusion theory included. Prerequisite(s): MATH 1720 and PHYS 3010/3030. (Same as PHYS 4050).

4850. Computational Methods for Nuclear Engineering Technology. 4 hours. (3;3) Computer designs and analyses for nuclear reactors and shielding. Methodology and theory for codes representative of cross section preparation, criticality calculation, gamma ray shielding, and dose estimation from air scattered radiation. Prerequisite(s): NUET 3930, CSCI 1110, or consent of department.

4880. Health Physics and Radiation Protection. 3 hours. (2;3) Study and analysis of current health physics issues, practices and implementation. Radiation protection guides for both external and internal exposure and the methodology for establishing guidelines are explored. Methods of evaluation of effectiveness, environmental sampling and protection methods for monitoring radiation are introduced. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 1710-1730; MATH 1720, or consent of department.

4930. Reactor Engineering Design and Operation. 4 hours. (3;2) Theory and practice of commercial nuclear reactor operations; includes neutron distribution in space and energy, design of conduction and convective heat transfer systems, and design of reactor shielding. Prerequisite(s): NUET 3920 and PHYS 4050.

4970. Modern Power Plant Design and Operation. 3 hours. Study and analysis of modern power plant engineering and technology including fossil and nuclear fueled. Heat generated mechanical and electrical power operations with alternative energy resources. Prerequisite(s): MATH 1710-1720, and MFET 3950 or consent of department.

4990. Senior Design Project. 2 hours. (1;2) Solution of real-time engineering problems utilizing computer modeling or laboratory experimentation; includes formal written and oral presentations. Capstone course for nuclear concentration. Prerequisite(s): NUET 3930 and 4050.

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