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Mechanical Engineering Technology (METC)
Department of Engineering Technology

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)

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)

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. (Fall)

METC 3713   Thermodynamics
First and second laws of thermodynamics, properties of liquids and gases, the ideal gas, mixtures of ideal gases, power cycles, refrigeration and air conditioning, and heat transfer. Class 3. Prerequisites: MATH 1613 and METC 2023. (Fall)

METC 4113   Engineering Technology Measurements Laboratory
Basic measurements and instrumentation, emphasizing physical principles, experiment planning, data collection and reduction, error analysis, and report writing. Class 2. Lab 3. Prerequisites: EETC 3213, MATH 1613, PHYS 1121, and PHYS 1123. (Fall)

METC 4413   Kinematics Of Machines
Kinematic and dynamic analysis of machines and elements with topics of linkages, cams, and gears. Graphical and analytical solutions using computer techniques. Class 3. Prerequisites: MATH 1613 and METC 2023. (Spring)

METC 4433   Elements Of Machine Design
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 3. Prerequisite: METC 3323. Corequisite: METC 4413. (Spring)

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)

METC 4941-4993   Special Topics
Individual or group research, development, or design. Special permission only. Class 1-3.