Engineering Technology

Electronics Engineering Technology, ELET

5300. Embedded Controllers. 3 hours. (2;2) 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. (2;2) 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. (2;2) 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): completion of ELET required courses and within the last 12 hours of the degree plan.

5340. Digital Logic Design Techniques. 3 hours. (2;2) Study of the design, simulation and implementation of digital logic circuits including combinational and sequential logic, algorithmic state machines, hardware test techniques, software used in design, simulation and an introduction to the use of VHDL programming language. Oral and written documentation required.

5800-5810. Studies in Engineering Technology. 1-3 hours. 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. Open to graduate students capable of developing a problem independently.

Engineering Technology – see Undergraduate Catalog

Engineering Technology, Master's Courses, MSET

5000. Orientation to Engineering Technology. 1 hour. Review of policies and procedures of the engineering technology program, department, college and university regarding graduate studies. Formation of graduate committee and selection of major adviser. Development and submission of degree plan. Review of thesis procedures including library utilization, available programs of study and current faculty departmental research. Procedures and responsibilities of assistantships and scholarships. Determination of technical writing ability.

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

5040. Analytical Methods for Engineering Technology. 3 hours. Procedures for confidently detecting variances from specification in manufactured products; applications of matrix manipulations for multivariate analysis, engineering applications of residues calculated from circular integrals, integration and differentiation of three-dimensional engineering functions.

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 capable of developing a problem 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 – see Undergraduate Catalog

Manufacturing Engineering Technology, MFET

5110. Contemporary Manufacturing Materials. 3 hours. (2;2) 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.

Mechanical Engineering Technology, MEET

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

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.

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.

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.

5200. Advanced Concepts of Metallurgical Science and Engineering. 3 hours. Chemical and physical properties of metals and alloys. Emphasis on corrosion and oxidation. Thin film deposition and characterization using SEM.

5210. Mechanical Properties of Materials. 3 hours. Stress, strain and the basics of concepts in deformation and fracture for metals, polymers and ceramics. Analysis of important mechanical properties such as plastic flow creep, fatigue, fracture toughness and rupture. Application of these principles to the design of improved materials and engineering structures. (Same as MTSC 6100.)

5220. Applied Fracture Mechanics. 3 hours. Linear elastic fracture mechanics, elastic-plastic fracture mechanics, time dependent failure, creep and fatigue, experimental analysis of fracture, fracture and failure of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites failure analysis related to material, product design, manufacturing and product application. (Same as MTSC 6110.)

5230. Composite Material. 3 hours. Fibers; matrix materials; interfaces; polymer matrix composites; metal matrix composites; ceramic matrix composites; carbon fiber composites; micromechanics, laminate theory and application, design, and failure analysis. (Same as MTSC 6120.)

5240. Materials and Mechanics for MEMS Devices. 3 hours. Methods, techniques and philosophies used to characterize MEMS structures for engineering applications. Topics include fundamentals of elastic and plastic deformation in microscale, anisotropic material properties, crystalline and non-crystalline materials, and mechanical behavior such as strength, fracture, creep and fatigue, as they relate to the microscale design. Materials characterization, mechanical testing and mechanical characterization are discussed. Emphasis is on emerging techniques to assess design-relevant mechanical properties. (Same as MTSC 5550.)

5250. Deformation Mechanisms in Solid Materials. 3 hours. Discussions on microelasticity and microplasticity of materials. Application of dislocation theory to understand deformation mechanisms related to strengthening. Interactions of dislocations with solutes precipitates, dispersoid, grain boundary and barriers are presented. Deformation mechanisms in amorphous and polymeric materials. Micro mechanisms of deformation in fatigue, creep, creep-fatigue and strain-rate loading are described. (Same as MTSC 6210.)

5800-5810. Studies in Engineering Technology. 1-3 hours. 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. Open to graduate students capable of developing a problem independently.

Microsystems Engineering Technology – see Undergraduate Catalog

Nuclear Engineering Technology – see Undergraduate Catalog

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