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Mechatronics



This program prepares graduates for entry-level positions that involve the operation and maintenance of electro-mechanical systems commonly found in automated manufacturing environments. Students will be prepared to work in the operations, installation, and maintenance of automated and robotically controlled systems. Systems-level analysis, assembly, and troubleshooting techniques are stressed with hands-on laboratory experiences to complements classroom-based instruction.
Goals & Outcomes
First Semester
4.0
ET111 Electrical Systems
This course provides the basic knowledge and skills necessary within any electrical service technician program. Topics include electrical units and metric prefixes; Ohm’s Law; series and parallel DC resistive circuits; electrical energy and power relationships in DC circuits; AC sine wave generation; mutual inductance; inductive and capacitive reactance; instantaneous values of voltage and current; and real and apparent power. Troubleshooting techniques and strategies to identify, localize, and correct malfunctions are examined. Co-requisite: MA105 Technical Mathematics 1 See when this course is offered ...
3.0
ET127 Modern Industrial Practice
This course presents a broad introduction of topics related to industrial and manufacturing environments. Topics include safety and workplace hazard awareness, quality practices and measurement methods, modern manufacturing processes and production methods, and an awareness of maintenance procedures in manufacturing environments. See when this course is offered ...
4.0
MA105 Technical Math 1
This course covers the four fundamental operations on integers, rational numbers, and real numbers. It includes the study of weights and measures, exponents and radicals, factoring, and linear equations, with an emphasis on technical applications. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
MT149 Pneumatic and Hydraulic System
This course presents a study of fluid power technology using fluids or compressed air as the transfer media. Complete hydraulic and pneumatic systems, including power sources, reservoirs, pumps, compressors, lines, valves, and actuators. Additional topics include troubleshooting strategies used to identify, localize and correct malfunctions in pneumatic and hydraulic systems, preventative maintenance, and safety issues. See when this course is offered ...
Restricted Elective (a)
3.0
BM150 Principles of Entrepreneurship
This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of entrepreneurship and the challenges of starting and operating a small business. Emphasis is placed on creating and successfully leading a business entity by developing a sustainable competitive advantage. Topics include self-assessment, planning, decision-making, legal forms of business, identifying and leveraging business opportunities, capital formation, start-up issues, the need for social responsibility and ethics, and how to develop long-term relationships with customers, suppliers, and employers. A major course requirement is the presentation of a realistic business plan. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
MT107 Basic Machine Shop 1
This course introduces the theory and practices of metal removal, as practiced in industry. The set-up and safe operation of conventional machine tools are stressed, along with their capabilities and limitations. Common processes such as drilling, grinding, milling, threading, and turning are used. Topics include speeds and feeds, metal cutting theory, cutting fluids, selection of tooling, fixturing, precision measurement, and layout procedures, along with basic blueprint reading and sketching. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
MT155 Intro to Solid Modeling
This course is an introduction into the use of three-dimensional solid modeling CAD software. Topics include creating models using features such as protrusions, cuts, rounds, blends, revolutions, and sweeps. Model planning and design intent are stressed. Assemblies, drawings, documentation, and detailing are also covered, as well as output and interfaces with common software such as spreadsheets and word processing. See when this course is offered ...
(a) Individuals planning on transferring into the Electrical Service Technician Program (AOS) should take BM150 Principles of Entrepreneurship.
Second Semester
3.0
ET104 Systems Diagrams
This course covers the types, application, and use of electrical/electronic drawings. It includes schematic diagrams and symbols as well as the operation of electro-mechanical devices. The course differentiates between schematics and wiring diagrams. It develops the use of block diagrams, schematics, ladder-logic diagrams, wiring diagrams, assembly drawings, and bills of material. Topics include Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Basic Relay PLC Instructions, PLC Timers and Counters, and PLC programs in the form of PLC ladder diagrams. Prerequisite: ET111 Electrical Systems See when this course is offered ...
4.0
ET131 Elec Mach&Contr 1
This introductory course investigates the construction, operation, and control of electrical equipment installed and maintained by the various electrical trades. Topics pertain to direct current equipment and include shunt, series, and compound motors and generators, manual and automatic DC controllers, stepping motors, and DC meters. It emphasizes the practical aspects of magnetic flux, counter-electromotive force, armature and field currents, motor and generator loading conditions, and the relationship of these electrical characteristics to specific types of mechanical, electrical, and electronic controllers. Prerequisite: ET111 Electrical Systems and MA105 Technical Mathematics 1. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
ET251 Mechatronic Systems
This course provides hands-on experience in the control, maintenance, and simulation of a mechatronics system in a team environment to promote learning a broad array of job-ready troubleshooting skills in integrated technologies. Topics include system level programming/troubleshooting, application and calibration of hall-effect sensors, vacuum grippers, pneumatic robots, material feeding system, magnetic sensors, photoelectric sensors, magnetic reed switches, limit switches, inductive sensor, capacitive sensors, ultrasonic sensor, synchronous belt drive, ball screw drives, part rejection/transfer, stepper motors, homing sensors, GMR (Giant Magnetoresistive) sensors, pneumatic screw feeders, pick and place assembly, gravity feeders, servo robotics, and parts transfer. See when this course is offered ...
4.0
MT139 Mechanical Systems
This course is a study of the basic mechanical components in a complex mechatronics system. Topics include basic functions and physical properties of mechanical components and the roles they play in the system such as materials, lubrication requirements and surface properties, as well as troubleshooting techniques and strategies used to identify, localize and correct malfunctions. Concepts in systemic preventative maintenance and mechanical component safety are presented along with technical documentation such as data sheets and specifications of mechanical elements. See when this course is offered ...


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