Mechanical Engineering and Related Technology (MERT)

MERT 12000     ENGINEERING DRAWING      3 Credit Hours

Engineering drawing principles and techniques: orthographic projection, sketching, sections, auxiliary views, dimensioning and conventional practices.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture, Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MERT 12001     COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN      3 Credit Hours

Introduces 3D modeling techniques to design and draft mechanical components and assemblies.

Prerequisite: MERT 12000.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: CTAG Mechanical Engineering Technology, TAG Engineering Technology

MERT 12004     MANUFACTURING PROCESSES      3 Credit Hours

Introduces students to the various manufacturing processes such as extrusion, molding, forging, casting, stamping, piercing, joining and finishing. Investigates the various ways parts are made from the vast array of materials available.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: CTAG Mechanical Engineering Technology, TAG Engineering Technology

MERT 12005     PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS      3 Credit Hours

Covers the chemical and physical properties of engineering materials such as metals (ferous and non-ferous), polymers, ceramics and composites. Students learn the mechanical and physical properties of materials, and the effects that manufacturing processes have on the material's properties.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: TAG Engineering Technology

MERT 21096     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY      1-4 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Independent,in depth research of a mechanical engineering technology topic supervised and coordinated by an engineering technology faculty member.

Prerequisite: Permission.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 1-4 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MERT 22003     COMPUTER-AIDED TOOL DESIGN      3 Credit Hours

Tool design practices and procedures including materials, commercial standards, cutting tools, drill jigs, fixtures, dies and gauges using computer-aided design.

Prerequisite: MERT 12001.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MERT 22004     MECHANICS AND MACHINE DESIGN      3 Credit Hours

Machine design procedures including static and dynamic stresses, stress concentrations, design considerations. Design of keys, pins, fasteners, welds, power transmission devices and related components.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MERT 22005     STATICS      3 Credit Hours

Basic vector mechanics, calculation of reactions from applied forces, drawing free body diagrams, working with equations of equilibrium, analysis of simple structures, calculating mass properties and forces due to friction.

Prerequisite: None.

Corequisite: MATH 19002.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: TAG Engineering Technology

MERT 22007     STRENGTH OF MATERIALS      3 Credit Hours

Covers taking the stresses induced into members due to applied loading, and coupled with mass properties of the sections, designing members to safely carry the loads. Types of stresses considered are tensile, compressive, shear, bending, torsional and combined.

Prerequisite: MERT 22005.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: TAG Engineering Technology

MERT 22009     ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY PROJECT      2 Credit Hours

A practical, hands-on experience which emphasizes the integration of analytical and design skills acquired in companion courses. Students will work in teams under direct faculty supervision. Engineering communication such as reports and oral presentations are covered. The capstone design projects include creative and challenging projects within the engineering discipline.

Prerequisite: EERT 22014.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MERT 22012     FLUID POWER      3 Credit Hours

Fluid properties, kinematics of fluid flow, momentum, viscosity, conservation of energy in fluid flow, industrial hydraulics and gas laws.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: TAG Engineering Technology

MERT 22095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Special topics in mechanical engineering technology.

Prerequisite: Permission.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MERT 42000     THERMODYNAMICS FOR ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Includes the study of the first and second laws of thermodynamics with a detailed study of various types of heat engines. Additional topics include principles of heat transfer and energy management.

Prerequisite: PHY 13001 and 13002 or PHY 13011 and 13012.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MERT 43001     DYNAMICS FOR ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Kinematics and kinetics of particles; Newton’s laws; energy and momentum methods; system of particles; kinematics and kinetics of planar motions of rigid bodies; plane motion of rigid bodies; mechanical vibrations.

Prerequisite: PHY 13002 or PHY 13012.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MERT 43092     ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY PRACTICUM (ELR)      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum to 6 credit hours) Supervised work experience. One credit hour for 50 work hours.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 3.33-10 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement