(for non-mechanical engineering technology majors)

The minor in Mechanical Engineering Technology consist of 15 credits and is relevant to students with appropriate mathematics and science backgrounds. This minor provides students with the fundamental aspects of Mechanical Engineering Technology, and it can bring them additional employment opportunities and career options. To take any course in the minor, a student must meet all prerequisites for that course. The course distribution is as follows:

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • EGTM2232 Mechanical Measurement and Devices (3 credits)
  • EGTM2235 Manufacturing Processes (3 credits)
  • EGTM3248 Mechanical Technology Design I (3 credits)
  • EGTM3250 Mechanical Technology Design II (3 credits)

Elective (3 credits)

One course must be chosen from the following:

  • EGTG2221 Statics (3 credits)
  • EGTG2228 Strength of Materials (3 credits)
  • EGTG3351 Applied Thermodynamics (3 credits)
  • EGTG3431 Dynamics (3 credits)
  • EGTG4224 Process and Electro/Mechanical Control Systems Technology (3 credits)
  • EGTG4225 Industrial Automation (3 credits)
  • EGTG4254 Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)
  • EGTM4356 Stress and Vibration Analyses (3 credits)

Course Descriptions

  • EGTG2221 Vectors, forces, resolution of forces, resultants, equilibrium, center of gravity, centroids and force systems.

  • EGTG2228 Shear, moments, stresses, bending, torsional shear, moment and shear diagrams, deflections, stress strain, bolted and welded joints, combined loading and column.

  • EGTG3351 Introduction to the basic concepts of thermodynamics. Applications of gas and steam cycles to open and closed loop systems, such as gasoline and diesel engines, and steam turbines. Principles of refrigeration and air conditioning.

  • EGTG3431 Kinematics, kinetics, linear, angular, plane motion. Work, energy, power, impulse and momentum.

  • EGTG4224 The theory, components, operation, and design of process and electromechanical control systems. Laboratory experimen- tation involving the design, simulation, and testing of control system components and complete systems.

  • EGTG4225 Manufacturing systems and their mechanization: design and analysis on control systems for production, materials handling and inventory logistics. Manufacturing automation and robotics technologies (requirements analysis and design). Electromechani- cal hardware and computer control. Economics of robotics and machine vision. Prerequisite: EGTG 4224 Process and Electro/Mechanical Control Systems Technology or permission of instructor

  • EGTG4254 Applied fluid mechanics, applications of hydraulic and pneumatic control amplification and power circuits. Introduction to fluidics.

  • EGTM2232 Study of measurement of distance, work, energy, force, pressure, and thermal quantities. Use of testing machines and industrial mechanical components.

  • EGTM2235 Study of methods in manuafacturing. Theory and practice of turning, machining, drilling, etc.,of metals and other materials

  • EGTM3248 Principles of machine design, elements of stress analysis, rivets, belt and chain drives, springs and synthesis of mechani- cal systems, materials and their use in design.

  • EGTM3250 Design of gears, clutches, shaft and couplings, bearings, brakes, lubrication and synthesis of mechanical systems.

  • EGTM4356 The differential equations of stress and strain, shear flow, virtual flow, energy principles, curved beams, noncircular bars. Computer-oriented problem solving. Analysis of motion arising from lateral and torsional vibrations of systems, free and forced vibrations, damping, isolation, balancing.