Engineering Technology

Electronics Engineering Technology, ELET = 0182
Engineering Technology, ENGR = 0181
General Technology, GNET = 0189
Manufacturing Engineering Technology, MFET = 0186
Mechanical Engineering Technology, MEET = 0184
Microsystems Engineering Technology, MIET = 0185
Nuclear Engineering Technology, NUET = 0188

Electronics Engineering Technology, ELET = 0182

1700. Circuit Analysis I. 4 hours. (3;3) Fundamental concepts of electrical science covering potential, current and power in DC circuits. Foundational laws and relationships applied to the analysis of circuits and networks; capacitance, inductance and magnetism; single-frequency concepts; the use of computer software in design and analysis of circuits. Prerequisite(s): credit or concurrent enrollment in MATH 1650.

1710. Circuit Analysis II. 4 hours. (3;3) Complex AC circuits including transient analysis. Network theorems are applied to the solution of AC circuits. Resonance, filters, AC power and three-phase circuits are covered in detail. Continued application of computer-assisted solutions. Prerequisite(s): ELET 1700 and credit or concurrent enrollment in MATH 1710.

1720. Electronics I. 4 hours. (3;3) Introduction to semiconductors with emphasis on terminal characteristics; diodes, bipolar junction transistors and field effect transistors. The principles of power supplies. Small signal analysis and modeling techniques. Bias stabilization and feedback are included. Prerequisite(s): ELET 1700, credit or concurrent enrollment in ELET 1710, and MATH 1710.

2720. Digital Logic. 4 hours. (3;3) Digital logic circuits and techniques. Analysis, design and simulation of combinational and sequential systems using: classical Boolean algebra techniques, laboratory hardware experiments and computer simulation. Introduction to programmable logic devices (PLDs) and application-specific integrated circuits using CASE tools. Prerequisite(s): CSCI 1110.

2740. Electronics II. 4 hours. (3;3) Electronic amplifiers using bipolar junction transistors and field effect transistors. Frequency response and compensation of these devices. The use and design of operational amplifiers in control and instrumentation circuits. Prerequisite(s): ELET 1710 and 1720.

2750. Introduction to Microprocessors. 4 hours. (3;3) The fundamentals of microprocessor hardware and assembly language interaction are studied in detail. Emphasis is on the use of the processor to control external systems and devices. Prerequisite(s): ELET 2720 and 2740, and ENGL 2700.

2900. Special Problems. 1-4 hours.

3700. Circuit Analysis III. 3 hours. Application of LaPlace transforms and switching functions to the solution of complex electronic circuits and networks in both transient and steady state. Block diagrams and transfer functions are included as well as the use of computer solutions. Prerequisite(s): ELET 2740, GNET 2060 and MATH 1720.

3750. Digital Systems. 4 hours. (3;3) The use of microcomputers in control and instrumentation systems, including interfacing in real time. Data communications, multiplexing, digitizing and sampling techniques are covered. Prerequisite(s): ELET 2750 and GNET 2060.

3760. Design of DSP Systems. 2 hours. (1;3) Introduction to digital signal processing, emphasizing digital audio applications. A DSP primer covering important topics such as phasors, the wave equation, sampling and quantizing, feedforward and feedback filters, periodic sound, transform methods, and filter design. The course will use intuitive and quantitative approaches to develop the mathematics critical to understanding DSP techniques. Prerequisite(s): ELET 3700 and 3750.

3770. High Frequency Systems I. 4 hours. (3;3) Receiver and transmitter circuits and systems; antennas, modulation, detection, high-frequency oscillators and tuned amplifiers. Prerequisite(s): ELET 3700 and 3750.

3970. Electronic Devices and Controls. 3 hours. (2;3) Fundamentals of solid state electronic devices; their applications in amplifiers, digital logic, industrial controls and instrumentation; feedback and stability of electronic systems. Prerequisite(s): ENGR 3960.

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.

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 technical courses and approval of adviser.

4900-4910. Special Problems. 1-4 hours each.

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): ENGR 3960.

4950. Automatic Control Systems. 4 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.

Engineering Technology, ENGR = 0181

1280 (1304). Engineering Graphics. 3 hours. (1;4) Fundamentals and principles of engineering drafting practices used in technical processes.

2220 (2303). Statics. 3 hours. Introduction to mechanics of materials, concurrent, parallel and non-concurrent forces in equilibrium; free body diagrams, moments, centroids, and friction; beam design and columns. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 1710 and 1730 and MATH 1710.

2520 (2302). Dynamics. 3 hours. Analysis of bodies in motion; kinematics and kinetics of particles, systems of particles and rigid bodies. Prerequisite(s): ENGR 2220 and MATH 1720.

3260. Mechanics of Materials. 3 hours. (2;3) Relationships among loads placed on structural components; shape and size of components; resultant stresses, strains and deflections of components. Prerequisite(s): ENGR 2220.

3960. Electrical Circuit Analysis. 4 hours. (3;3) Analysis of DC and AC networks and circuits using LaPlace transforms, with emphasis on power; use of computer software such as SPICE to simulate and study electrical systems; and Fourier analysis of non-sinusoidal signals. Prerequisite(s): MATH 1720 and PHYS 2220.

General Technology, GNET = 0189

1030. Technological Systems. 3 hours. Introduction to technological systems with focus on societal interrelationships; past, present and future trends; and influence and impact on technological literacy. Satisfies the Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement of the University Core Curriculum.

1270. Fundamentals of Engineering Drawing. 3 hours. (2;3) Basic principles and techniques employed in engineering drawing; includes orthographic and isometric projection, perspectives, sections and dimensioning practice. May not be counted toward engineering technology major.

1360. Applied Welding. 3 hours. (1;4) Introduction to fusion welding: oxyfuel, shielded-metal arc (SMAW), gas-metal arc (GMAW) and gas-tungsten arc (GTAW). Includes basic concepts with emphasis on hands-on instruction and practice. May not be counted toward engineering technology major.

2060. Professional Presentations. 3 hours. (2;3) Oral and written communication techniques to include conceptualization, design, development and delivery with special reference to engineering/science related technical material. Content will address speaker support materials including visuals, speaker note pages, interactive software and audience and handouts using industrial graphics computer software. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1320 or ENGL 2700. Satisfies the Communication requirement of the University Core Curriculum.

2300. Architectural Drawing. 4 hours. Emphasizes architectural details; home planning. Prerequisite(s): ENGR 1280 or GNET 1270 or consent of department.

2900. Special Problems. 1-4 hours.

3210. Apparel Manufacturing Process I. 3 hours. Apparel manufacturing business from idea conception to finished product. Develop a better understanding of the apparel industry structure and characteristics, and selection of fabric and components to product development and mass production.

3230. Apparel Manufacturing II. 3 hours. (1;4) Applications of computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing and computer-integrated manufacturing in apparel production. Includes pattern design, grading, marker making, spreading and cutting, and remote information systems. Prerequisite(s): ART 2130 or consent of department.

3350. Advanced Architectural Drawing. 4 hours. (3;3) Advanced architectural drawing; design, material, specifications and cost estimates. Prerequisite(s): GNET 2300.

4900-4910. Special Problems. 1-4 hours each.

Engineering Technology, Master's Courses - see Graduate Catalog

Manufacturing Engineering Technology, MFET = 0186

1220. Manufacturing Processes and Materials. 4 hours. (3;3) Comprehensive study of conventional manufacturing tools, equipment and processes. Major focus on selected industrial materials, hot and cold forming, heat treatment, plastic processing techniques, chip removal techniques, fusion welding and manufacturing planning.

2110. Machining Principles and Processes. 4 hours. (3;3) Machine tool manufacturing techniques emphasizing sequence of operations, cutting tool geometry, tooling systems, tool materials and performance characteristics, cutting forces, speeds, feeds, surface finish, horsepower calculation and cutting fluids. Prerequisite(s): MFET 1220 and MATH 1650.

2450. Engineering Materials. 3 hours. (2;3) Principles of bonding, structure, and structure/property relationships for metals and their alloys, ceramics, polymers and composites. Emphasis on properties and how processes change structure and, consequently, properties. Prerequisite(s): MFET 1220, GNET 2060, MATH 1710, CHEM 1420/1440.

2900. Special Problems. 1-4 hours.

3250. Plastic Materials and Processes. 3 hours. (2;3) Characteristics and application of major resins and composites. Emphasis is on: properties, organic matrix composites, industrial processing techniques, and design using plastics and composites. Prerequisite(s): MFET 1220 and CHEM 1420/1440.

3510. Electronic Properties of Materials. 4 hours. (3;3) Introduction to the electronic structure and properties of crystalline and non-crystalline materials. Band theory is discussed and applied to conducting, semiconducting, and insulating materials. Structure and properties are related. Prerequisite(s): MIET 2530, MATH 1720, PHYS 2220/2240.

3520. Soldering, Brazing and Adhesive Bonding. 3 hours. (2;3) Principles of brazing, soldering and adhesive bonding. Relationships among processing conditions, filler materials and adhesives, base materials, joint geometry, and their influence on joint integrity are examined. Applications to microelectronics emphasized. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1420/1440, PHYS 1710/1730, MATH 1720.

4190. Quality Assurance. 3 hours. 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, CSCI 1110, completion of math and science requirements.

4230. CNC Programming and Operation. 4 hours. (3;3) 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.

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.

4510. Industrial Experiment Design. 3 hours. Fundamental concepts involved in the design and analysis of industrial experiments with major emphasis on electronic applications. Common statistical tools with application to engineering; statistical distributions; development and organization of parametric and nonparametric experiments to render statistically significant data; and data analysis methods and reporting techniques. Prerequisite(s): MSCI 3700 and MFET 4190.

4900-4910. Special Problems. 1-4 hours each.

Mechanical Engineering Technology, MEET = 0184

2280. Computer Aided Engineering. 3 hours. (2;3) Focuses on creating solid models of mechanical components using CAD, followed by finite element analysis of the component's response to applied loads, and, finally, an introduction to computer aided manufacturing (CAM) of the component. Prerequisite(s): ENGR 1280.

2900. Special Problems. 1-4 hours.

2940. Fluid Power Applications. 2 hours. (1;2) Focuses on the theory and application of fluid power, including basics of hydraulics and fluid flow, losses in hydraulic system, pumps, hydraulic cylinders and motors, valves, seals and packing, basic circuits and sizing hydraulic components, troubleshooting hydraulic systems.

3650. Design of Mechanical Components. 3 hours. Design and selection of machine elements.

3660. Applications in Thermal Sciences. 3 hours. Introduction to the basic applications of thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and heat transfer to energy use, transfer, and conversion. Prerequisite(s): MATH 1720, PHYS 2220/2240 and junior standing.

3940. Fluid Mechanics Applications. 3 hours. (2;2) Study of incompressible fluid mechanics, including pressure, force and velocity; hydraulic fluid power circuits and systems as used in industrial applications. Prerequisite(s): MATH 1720.

3990. Applied Thermodynamics. 3 hours. Principles of energy balance and substance behavior as related to different engineering systems. Topics include gas laws, laws of thermodynamics, relationship between thermodynamics variables, thermodynamic tables and charts, power cycle and various applications. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1420, MATH 1720 and PHYS 1710.

4050. Mechanical Design. 3 hours. (2;3) Elements, principles and graphic representation techniques of the design process. Design methodology and process in applied engineering design. Design problem identification, refinement and analysis in the development of machines. Prerequisite(s): senior standing and 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 applications. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1420, MATH 1720 and PHYS 1710.

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): ENGR 2520, MEET 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 engineering technology courses or concurrent enrollment.

4900-4910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each.

Microsystems Engineering Technology, MIET = 0185

1500. Semiconductor Manufacturing I. 3 hours. (2;3) Introduction to manufacturing very high density micro-electronics circuits on silicon wafers. Facility emergency actions, hazardous communications, personal protective equipment, chemical safety, electrical safety, compressed gases, laser safety, radiation safety, ergonomics, and fire safety. Introduction to CMOS devices, the semiconductor process, and statistical process control guidelines. Prerequisite(s): MATH 1650 (may be taken concurrently) or consent of department.

2530. Semiconductor Manufacturing II. 3 hours. (2;3) In-depth study of the semiconductor manufacturing process including material preparation, epitaxial growth and thin film deposition, oxidation, photolithography, plasma processing, diffusion, ion implantation, metallization, wafer-probe test, assembly and final test. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1410, MIET 1500, CSCI 1110.

3530. VLSI Design and Technology. 4 hours. (3;3) In-depth study of the current technology employed in the design capabilities and limits of very large scale integrated analog and digital circuits. Prerequisite(s): MIET 2530, ELET 2720, ELET 2740, MATH 1720 or consent of department.

4520. Process Instrumentation. 3 hours. (2;3) Study of process instrumentation principles and their application. Analog, digital and hybrid instrumentation techniques are studied and applied in a laboratory setting. The principles of automatic testing, data acquisition, and data logging are surveyed. Prerequisite(s): ELET 1720, ELET 2720, PHYS 2220/40 and MIET 2530.

4540. Failure Analysis Techniques. 3 hours. (2;3) Study of the methods and procedures for the identification, quantification, and analysis of various failure modes in semiconductor materials, integrated circuits, packaging, and assembly systems. Actual cases are studied, and close interaction with local industries enables the student to understand specific defect avoidances in materials and assembly. Prerequisite(s): MFET 3510, MFET 3520, MIET 4520.

4550. Yield Enhancement. 3 hours. Study of the methods and procedures for increasing yields of semiconductor devices through the reduction of defects by the enhancement of manufacturing controls. Prerequisite(s): MFET 3520, MFET 4190, MIET 4540 (may be taken concurrently).

Nuclear Engineering Technology, NUET = 0188

2900. Special Problems. 1-4 hours.

3910. Principles of Nuclear Technology. 3 hours. Introduction to nuclear technology and radiation physics; includes sources of radiation, its interaction with matter, and radiation detection and measurement. Prerequisite(s): MATH 1720 and PHYS 2220.

3920. Nuclear Instrumentation and Measurement. 4 hours. (3;2) Measurement of radioactive materials commonly encountered in commercial nuclear facilities; includes engineering and scientific principles, measurement techniques and data analysis. Prerequisite(s): NUET 3910.

3930. Radiation Biology and Safety. 4 hours. (3;2) The interaction of radioactive sources and living organisms; effects of both long- and short-term exposure to radiation; ionizing radiation, detection, measurement, shielding, exposure limiting, radiation handling and disposal. Prerequisite(s): NUET 3910.

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.)

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.

4850. Computational Methods for Nuclear Engineering Technology. 4 hours. (3;3) Computer design and analysis 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.

4900-4910. Special Problems. 1-4 hours each.

4930. Reactor Engineering Design and Operation. 4 hours. (3;2) Theory and practice of commercial nuclear reactor operation; includes neutron distribution in space and energy, design of conduction and convective heat transfer systems, and the 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 MEET 3990 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 NUET 4050.

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