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Engineering Technology, B.S. Mechanical Concentration (MT)
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First Semester - Fall 201114 hours
BIBL 1043   Biblical Foundations For Living (L)
An introductory course highlighting the relationship between Biblical teaching and contemporary Christian living. This initial experience in the integration of faith and learning focuses on principles of Biblical interpretation and application. Students learn how to interpret core Biblical passages so as to give guidance for some of the tough issues Christians face today. Class 3.
 
ENGL 1013   English Composition I
A study of effective writing, reading, and speaking. Emphasis is on effective personal and expository writing. (This course must be completed before reaching Junior standing.) Class 3. Prerequisite: Qualification on ACT or SAT exam or completion of ENGL 1004 with a grade of D..
 
ENGR 1311   Manufacturing Processes Laboratory
Lab experience in basic manufacturing processes including materials separation and materials joining processes including mechanical and thermal processes. Safety issues and the use of precision measuring devices are stressed. Lab 3.
 
ENGR 1513   Introduction to Engineering Practice I
An introduction to engineering as a career, including problem solving, engineering disciplines, design, teamwork, and communication. An introduction to engineering graphics is included, with an emphasis on solids modeling. Class 2. Lab 3. (Fall)
 
LETU 1101   Cornerstones Of Life And Learning (L)
This course introduces students to the LeTourneau University community and prepares them for the pursuit of whole person education and lifelong learning. It helps students explore and learn how to fulfill God's unique design for their lives through a holistic approach that establishes four essential cornerstones of life and learning: personal, intellectual, spiritual, and community development. Class 1.
 
MATH 1303   Precalculus
A study of polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and rational functions, systems of equations and inequalities, sequences, series, and analytic geometry, including a review of algebra. This course may not be taken by anyone who has passed MATH 1603 or MATH 1903 with a grade of C or better. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1123 or equivalent. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
      Fulfill English Proficiency Requirement
All students must demonstrate proficiency in English by passing either the English Proficiency Examination or ENGL 1001 English Review. Completion of this requirement by exam must take place before a student reaches senior status, otherwise ENGL 1001 must be taken every semester after reaching senior status until successfully completed.
 
Second Semester - Spring 201217 hours
EETC 1021   DC Electricity Laboratory
Experimental practice exercise in the wiring of DC electrical circuits, instrumentation and meter reading, circuit analysis, and lab safety. Lab 2. Corequisite: EETC 1022. (Spring) Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
EETC 1022   DC Electricity
Principles of electricity covering direct currents and voltages; electrical units, Ohm's Law, power law, Kirchhoff's voltage and current laws, and series, parallel, and series-parallel circuitry. Class 2. Corequisites: EETC 1021 and MATH 1203 or MATH 1303, or consent of instructor. (Spring) Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
ENGL 1023   English Composition II
A study of argumentation/logic and writing for the professions with an emphasis on using the personal computer to plan, draft, and revise written projects. Each student is required to write a fully documented research paper and give oral presentations in class. (This course must be completed before reaching Junior standing.) Class 3. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 1004 with a grade of C or better or ENGL 1013..
 
ENGR 1523   Introduction to Engineering Practice II
An introduction to the engineering design process, including teamwork development, ethics, professionalism, and reporting. Class 2. Lab 3. Prerequisite: ENGR1513. (Spring)
 
KINE 1512   Concepts Of Lifetime Fitness
General studies requirement under Kinesiology. The course examines various concepts of health and physical fitness with the purpose of encouraging the student to establish positive patterns of activity and healthful living. Class 2.
 
MATH 1252   Trigonometry
A study of the trigonometric functions, identities, solving triangles, inverse trigonometric functions, and complex numbers. Class 2. Prerequisite: MATH 1123 or equivalent. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
PHYS 1111   General Physics I Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with PHYS 1113. Lab 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1203 or MATH 1303. Corequisites: MATH 1252 and PHYS 1113. (Spring)
 
PHYS 1113   General Physics I
Principles of mechanics, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, and light for technology or liberal arts students. Not applicable for degree requirements in engineering, mathematics, the B. S. in chemistry, or a minor in physics. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1203 or MATH 1303. Corequisites: MATH 1252 and PHYS 1111. (Spring)
 
Third Semester - Fall 201217 hours
CHEM 1111   General Chemistry I Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with CHEM 1113. Lab 3. Corequisite: CHEM 1113. (Fall)
 
CHEM 1113   General Chemistry I
Examines all the general areas of modern chemistry. Included are atomic and molecular structure, periodic classification of the elements, acids and bases, solutions, thermodynamics, kinetics, electrochemistry, descriptive inorganic chemistry, nuclear chemistry, and an introduction to organic and biochemistry. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1123. Corequisite: CHEM 1111. (Fall)
 
EETC 1041   AC Electricity Laboratory
Experimental practice exercises in the wiring and measurements of AC electrical circuits. Lab safety and report writing are emphasized. Lab 2. Prerequisite: EETC 1021 or AVTC 1401. Corequisites: EETC 1042 and ENGL 1013. (Fall) Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
EETC 1042   AC Electricity
Phasor algebra, AC series and parallel circuits, circuit resonance, power factor correction, AC voltage measurements, impedance, transformers, and filter networks. Class 2. Prerequisites: EETC 1022 or AVTC 1403, and MATH 1252. Corequisite: EETC 1041. (Fall) Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
MATH 1603   Technical Calculus I
An introduction to calculus including analytic geometry, limits, derivatives, applications of derivatives, applications of antiderivatives, and the definite integral. Not applicable for degree requirements in mathematics or engineering. This course may not be taken for credit by anyone who has passed MATH 1903 with a grade of C or better. Class 3. Prerequisites: MATH 1252 and MATH 1303, or equivalent. (Fall) Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
METC 2013   Statics
Fundamental concepts of mechanics, forces, vectors and resultants, moments and couples, equilibrium, structures and members, friction, centroids and center of gravity and moments of inertia. Class 3. Prerequisite: PHYS 1113. Corequisite: MATH 1603. (Fall) Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
PHYS 1121   General Physics II Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with PHYS 1123. Lab 3. Prerequisites: PHYS 1111, MATH 1252 and either MATH 1203 or MATH 1303. Corequisite: PHYS 1123. (Fall)
 
PHYS 1123   General Physics II
Principles of mechanics, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, and light for technology or liberal arts students. Not applicable for degree requirements in engineering, mathematics, the B. S. in chemistry, or a minor in physics. Class 3. Prerequisites: PHYS 1113, MATH 1252 and either MATH 1203 or MATH 1303. Corequisite: PHYS 1121. (Fall)
 
Fourth Semester - Spring 201316 hours
BIBL 1033   Biblical Literature
This survey provides an overall perspective for understanding the Bible within its historical and cultural setting. The course will focus on the reading of significant portions of the Bible so that students may grasp the framework and themes of the Old and New Testaments as well as the relationship between the Testaments. Throughout the course students will also develop skills in interpreting and applying the Bible to contemporary situations. Class 3.
 
COSC 1303   Computer Science I
An introduction to the field of computer science. Problem solving strategies, basic data structures, and an introduction to algorithms in the context of a modern programming language. A first course in programming with an emphases on scientific and engineering applications. Class 2. Lab 1. MATH 1423 Elementary Statistics may be substituted for COSC 1303.
 
ENGR 2400   Sophomore Design Seminar
Seminar topics emphasizing skills necessary to successfully complete design projects, including the study of design project case studies. Class 1. Prerequisite: ENGR 1523. (Spring)
 
ENGR 2704   Project Management, Design and Entrepreneurship
An introduction to management aspects of the engineering profession, project management, prioritization of resource allocation, and management of technical design projects. Students are assigned an engineering and/or a business project under the supervision of the faculty member. Students are expected to meet regularly with the faculty member and complete assigned readings and projects as well as give a substantial oral presentation. Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisite: ENGR1523.
 
MATH 1613   Technical Calculus II
A continuation of MATH 1603 including applications of the definite integral, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, integration techniques, and improper integrals. Not applicable for degree requirements in mathematics or engineering. This course may not be taken for credit by anyone who has passed MATH 2013 with a grade of C or better. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1603. (Spring)
 
METC 2023   Dynamics
Kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies, plane motion, rectilinear motion, angular motion, work, energy and power, and impulse and momentum. Class 3. Prerequisites: METC 2013 and MATH 1603. (Spring) Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
Fifth Semester - Fall 201317 hours
DSTC 1413   Technical Design Elements I
Advanced drafting, CAD and solid modeling procedures for electrical/electronic, welding, sheet metal, and mechanical elements. Emphasis is placed on a general knowledge of the functions of the elements in each area. Class 2. Lab 4. Prerequisites: DSTC 1203 or consent of instructor. (Fall)
 
GETC 2313   Materials Technology
Atomic and microscale architecture of materials. Material properties, structures, and processing of metals and alloys, plastics, ceramics, and composites. Class 3. Prerequisite: PHYS 1113 or CHEM 1113. (Fall)
 
METC 3321   Strength of Materials Lab
Experiments demonstrate effects of stress and strain in cases such as shear, beam bending, torsion, and column buckling. Lab 2. Corequisite: METC3323 (Fall)
 
METC 3323   Strength Of Materials
Stress and strain, shear and moment diagrams, stresses and deformations of beams, torsion, combined loading and principal stresses, elastic curves, superposition, and design of beams and columns. Class 3. Prerequisites: MATH 1603 and METC 2013. Corequisite: METC3321 (Fall)
 
METC 3503   Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
First and second law of thermodynamics, properties of liquids and gases, the idea gas, power and refrigeration cycles. Principles of conduction, convection, and radiation heat transfer Class 3. Prerequisites: METC2023 and MATH1613. (Fall)
 
MJET 2021   Materials Joining Fundamentals Laboratory
Laboratory experience in welding and materials joining, using low hydrogen and other shielded metal arc electrodes, gas tungsten arc welding, and plastics joining. Includes basic experimental methods and introduction to laboratory report writing. Lab 3. Prerequisite: ENGR 1311. Corequisite: MJET 2023 (Spring)
 
MJET 2023   Materials Joining Fundamentals
Fundamentals of materials joining theory, principles and application. Includes basics of interatomic and interfacial bonding, process characteristics and classification, arc physics and metal transfer, energy and power sources, heat flow, distortion and residual stress, joint design and weld symbols, inspection and quality, safety and health, economics and process selection. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGR 1311. Corequisite: MJET 2021. (Spring)
 
Sixth Semester - Spring 201417 hours
COMM 1113   Introduction To Speech Communication
A study of basic oral communication principles, including verbal and nonverbal language, listening, group dynamics, and public speaking. Emphasis is upon application of these principles in the sending and receiving of different types of oral discourse. Class 3.
 
ENGR 3813   Engineering Design Methodology
The study of engineering design principles with application to a team project. Topics include: planning the design process, stakeholder analysis, design specifications, functional analysis and concept generation, feasibility estimation, prototyping, and design-for-manufacturing. Project requirements include significant oral and written communication components. Class 2. Lab 3. Prerequisites: Junior standing and ENGR 3022..
 
GETC 3323   Modern Manufacturing Methods
A survey of modern manufacturing equipment and processes used for converting raw materials to finished products, including recent developments, robotics, flexible production lines, just-in-time inventorying, CAM, and quality control techniques. Class 3. Prerequisite: GETC 2313 or ENGR 2313. (Spring)
 
KINE     Physical Activities
Offerings include: aerobics, archery, action games, badminton, basketball, bowling, fitness, flag football, golf, racquetball, scuba diving, soccer, swimming, tennis, volleyball, weight training, etc. (Half of semester.) Class 1.
 
METC 4424   Machine Design and Kinematics
Kinematic and dynamic analysis of machines and elements with topics of linkages, cams, and gears. Graphical and analytical solutions using computer techniques. Applications of the principles of statics, strength of materials, kinematics in analysis and design of machine elements. Includes stationary and moving parts and selection of structural components, shafts, bearings, and gears. A proposal for a comprehensive design project is required. Class 4. Prerequisites: METC 3323, MATH 1613, and METC 2023.. (Spring)
 
      Technical Elective
Engineering:
Any BEGR, EEGR, ENGR, MEGR, MJEG, MJET, or COSC (3 hours max) 2000 level or above course which is approved by the academic advisor to achieve a total of 48 hours of engineering topics (engineering science and engineering design).

Engineering Technology:
Any AVTC, DSTC, EETC, METC, MJET, or MJTC course for which the necessary prerequisites have been met. This may include 3 hours of BUSI or COSC courses.
Class 3.
 
Seventh Semester - Fall 201416 hours
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
BUSI 3003   Foundations of Business for Engineers
An overview of the aspects of business important to engineering. The course centers on the business competencies of management, finance, and marketing taught through a foundation of ethical leadership. In addition, students will learn a conceptual and practical framework for entrepreneurial endeavors within technology-based companies. Class 3.
 
EETC 3434   Electrical Machinery and Controls
The theory, construction, operation, and control of electrical generators, motors, transformers, and converters; Instrumentation and control systems including analog, digital, and programmable controllers used in both open- and closed-loop control systems. Applications of the different types of control systems along with sensors, transducers, and final correcting devices are studied. Class 3. Lab 2. Prerequisites: EETC 1041, EETC 1042, and MATH 1613.. (Fall)
 
ENGR 4813   Senior Design I (L)
Applications of design principles to a capstone engineering project. Projects are team based and include developing design specifications, conceptual designs, and final designs. Project requirements include significant oral and written communication components. Examples of projects include intercollegiate competition, industry sponsored, applied research, and service projects. Students pursuing more than one concentration in engineering or engineering technology must complete a two semester sequence in senior design for each concentration. Class 2. Lab 3. Prerequisites: Senior standing, ENGR 3813 or MJET 3413 or CVGR 4203 or CVGR 3223 and CVGR 3221, and consent of instructor.. Corequisite: ENGR 4400. (Fall)
 
METC 4513   Fluid Mechanics
Fluid statics, flow of incompressible and compressible fluids, pipe flow analysis, open channel flow, fluid measurements, and flow around immersed objects. Emphasis is on applications of analysis and design. Class 3. Prerequisites: MATH 1613 and METC 2023. (Spring)
 
Eighth Semester - Spring 201516 hours
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
ENGL     Literature Elective
Any ENGL 2000+ level courses <b><u>except</u></b>:
ENGL 2011 Applied Journalism
ENGL 2603 Creative Writing
ENGL 3213 Technical Writing
ENGL 3223 Advanced Grammar and Composition
ENGL 3403 Journalism-Publications
ENGL 3413 Visual Literacy
ENGL 3931 English Internship
ENGL 4023 Writing for Digital Media
ENGL 4913 Literary Criticism
ENGL 4923 History of the English Language
ENGL 4931 Digital Writing Practicum
Class 3.
 
ENGR 4823   Senior Design II (L)
Completion of final design, fabrication, testing, and reporting of the engineering design projects initiated in ENGR 4813. Class 2. Lab 3. Prerequisite: ENGR 4813. (Spring)
 
HIST     History Elective
Any History (HIST) course. Class 3.
 
METC 4114   Engineering Technology Measurements Laboratory
Basic measurements and instrumentation, emphasizing physical principles, experiment planning, data collection and reduction, error analysis, and report writing. Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisites: METC 2023 and EETC 3434. (Spring)
 
Total Hours: 130