MTC 101 Introduction to Engineering Technology (2)
Required for all freshmen in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Topics include academic requirements, advisement, software packages, career opportunities, and project management. Additional topics include professional, ethical and social responsibilities; respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues; and a commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement. Cross listed with CTC/ITC 101.
MTC 136 Material Science Applications (2)
Composition, structure, and behavior of metallic and non‑metallic materials, and their effect on the physical, mechanical, and electrical properties of that material. Analysis of crystalline structure, physical properties, and service analysis of materials for physical, mechanical, and electrical properties.
MTC 162 Computer Aided Design (4)
The use of AutoCAD software to develop geometric models for engineering technology applications. Blue print reading and basic drawing fundamentals. Basic geometric dimensioning and tolarancing. Introduction to the creation and visualization of three-dimensional models. Four hours of lecture per week. Laboratory activity will be substituted for lecture as appropriate. Cross listed with CTC 162.
MTC 198 Industrial Instrumentation (2)
A freshman-level course that teaches the fundamentals of devices and methods used to instrument industrial processes and commercial products. Focuses on conventional instruments, electro-mechanical transducers, and computer-based data acquisition equipment and techniques. Two hours of lecture per week, with laboratory work substituted for lecture as appropriate. Prerequisite: Introductory Physics, Algebra, and Trigonometry. Students who completed this course cannot take MTC 398 for credit.
MTC 210 Introductory Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) (2)
Topics include principles of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer relevant to HVAC, concepts of air conditioning, principles of mechanical refrigeration, psychrometrics and load estimating. Two hours of lecture per week.
MTC 211L Manufacturing Processes Laboratory (2)
Laboratory section to accompany MTC 211T. Two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: MTC 162
MTC 211T Manufacturing Processes Lecture (2)
Machining and non-machining methods of processing materials into manufactured components. Traditional and non-traditional machining processes. Machine shop equipment and practices associated with the different types of tooling. Two hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: MTC 162.
MTC 215 Sustainable Energy Systems (2)
An introduction to sustainable energy systems. Topics include solar energy, wind energy, fuel cell technology, biomass energy, geothermal energy, clean coal technology, ocean energy, hydraulic power, and nuclear power. Two hours of lecture per week. Cross listed with ETC 215 and CTC 215.
MTC 220 Introductory Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (2)
Topics include working principles of fuel cells, types of fuel cells, hydrogen production, hydrogen safety, hydrogen engines and vehicles, hybrid solar hydrogen car and hydrogen economy. Two hours of lecture per week.
MTC 224 Statics & Strength of Materials (4)
Analysis of equivalent systems of forces, free body diagrams, equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies, centroids, friction, and forces in structures. Effect of shape and composition on strength of materials. Moments of inertia, shear forces and bending moments in beams, torsion of shafts, thermal expansion, and pressure vessels. Four hours of lecture per week. Laboratory work may be substituted for lecture as appropriate. Prerequisites: PHY 101T/L and Pre-Calculus. Cross- listed with M/CTC 224.
MTC 226 Mechanical Components (4)
Fundamental principles of working stress and deformation. Analysis and design of mechanical components such as shafting, springs, screws, belts, and chains. Four hours of lecture per week, with laboratory work substituted for lecture as appropriate. Prerequisites: MTC 224 with a grade of C or better.
MTC 230T Dynamics Theory (3)
Kinematics of particles, lines, and bodies, and the kinetics of particles and of rigid bodies with translation, rotation, and plane motion using the methods of force-mass-acceleration, work-energy, and impulse-momentum. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: MTC 224 with a grade of C or better, and MAT 230.
MTC 230L Dynamics Laboratory (3)
Laboratory section to accompany MTC 230T. Two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: MTC 224 with a grade of C or better, and MAT 230. Co-requisite: MTC 230T.
MTC 240 Solid Modeling and 3D Printing (2)
The fundamentals of feature-based solid modeling with standard 3D CAD software, graphical modeling of mechanical parts and assemblies, design and creation of 3D printed components. Two hours of lecture per week. Students who have taken MTC 405 may not take this course for credit. Prerequisite: MTC 162 or equivalent.
MTC 264L Fluid Mechanics Laboratory (1)
Laboratory section to accompany MTC 264T. Two hours of laboratory per week.
MTC 264T Fluid Mechanics Theory (3)
Principles of statics and dynamics applied to fluids, laminar and turbulent flow, pressure variation, energy loss due to friction, flow in conducts, flow measurement, and special topics. Three hours of lecture per week.
MTC 290 Introduction to Nanotechnology (4)
An introductory course covering fundamentals of nanotechnology and its applications. Course content will cover diverse nanosystems including carbon nanotubes, semiconductor quantum dots, nanosensensors, molecular machines, and nanomedicine. The course will also survey the operation principles of the instruments used for nanostructures characterization and nanofabrication techniques. Prerequisite: PHY 101T and PHY 101L; CHE 110T and CHE 110L; or permission of instructor. Cross listed with ETC 290.
MTC 301 Professionalism in the Work Place (2)
Topics include lifelong learning; professional, ethical and social responsibilities; respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues; and a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement. Cross listed with CTC 301.
MTC 327 Production & Operations Management (4)
Modern production and operations management in an industrial setting. Planning, organizing, and controlling using the relevant qualitative and quantitative approaches. Covers topics such as forecasting, capacity requirement, planning, work standards, scheduling, fundamentals of inventory control, and material requirement planning.
MTC 330 Assistive Technology (2)
Introduction to the fundamentals of assistive technology for people with physical disabilities. Rehabilitation engineering with an emphasis on mechanical devices used to enhance mobility and manipulation, improving physical interaction with the environment. Topics include: prosthetics, manual wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, and alternative methods for computer access. Two hours of lecture per week. Cross listed with ETC 330.
MTC 342L Computer Aided Manufacturing Laboratory (2)
Laboratory section to accompany MTC 342T. Four hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: MTC 211T, MTC 211L, and MTC 240. Co-requisite: MTC 342T.
MTC 342T Computer Aided Manufacturing Theory (2)
Computer aided process planning, material requirement planning, machinability databases, computer numeric control systems, group technology, electronic controls, and integrated manufacturing systems. Two hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: MTC 211 or permission of instructor, MTC 240.
MTC 352 Thermodynamics (2)
Energy determination science for fluids systems. Enthalpy, entropy, and internal energy properties. Problems in energy state change, steady flow within elementary mechanical systems, and the measurement of energy.
MTC 357 Mechatronic Design (4)
Introduction to mechatronics systems. Components of mechatronic systems such as mechanical and electrical components and their interactions. analysis of mechatronic systems and their simulations in softwares. Prerequisites: MAT 122, MTC 226 or ETC 265, PHY 101T/L, and ETC 102.
MTC 362 Experimental Stress Analysis (4)
Empirical determination of stresses in mechanical components. Static and dynamic stress analysis of combined tension, torsion, and bending loads. Use of commercial instrumentation. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week.
MTC 363 Mechanisms Analysis and Design (4)
The kinematic study of mechanisms, including velocity and acceleration analysis of linkages, cams, and gears in mechanical systems. Introduction to inertia forces in uniform motion machinery. Prerequisite: MTC 226 with a grade of C or better.
MTC 373 Statistical Quality Control (4)
Modeling and inferences of process quality. Philosophy and methods of statistical process control and quality improvement in the modern business environment. Techniques for quality troubleshooting, decision-making, and implementation. Review of basic statistics concepts.
MTC 388 Solid Modeling with Pro/ENGINEER (2)
Creating three-dimensional solid models of mechanical components using Pro/ENGINEER. Topics include feature-based modeling, protrusions, sweeps, blends and component assembly models. Two hours of lecture per week, with laboratory work substituted for lecture as appropriate.
MTC 392 Micro- and Nano-Electromechanical Systems (4)
This course introduces the student to the emerging field of Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and to the more advanced level of miniaturization known as Nanoelectromechanical Systems (NEMS). Topics will include introduction of physical scaling laws, essential electrical and mechanical concepts, methods of fabrication and packaging of MEMS, principles of micro-actuation, emergence of nanoscale systems, visualization, and applications of micro and nano systems. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: PHY 101T and PHY 101L; CHE 110T and CHE 110L; or equivalent. Cross listed with ETC 392.
MTC 394 Nanoscale Materials (4)
Fundamental aspects of Nanoscale materials, including electronic states and electrical properties, optical properties and interactions of nanoscale materials, ultrafast dynamics of metal nanoparticles, magnetic and magneto transport properties. Prerequisite: PHY 101T and PHY 101L; CHE 110T and CHE 110L; or equivalent. Cross-listed with ETC 394.
MTC 395 Semiconductor Microfabrication (4)
Processes specific for the Silicon fabrication of VLSI circuits. Crystal growth and crystal structure. Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) growth, thermal oxidation, etching, metal deposition diffusion, ion implantation and photolithography. Process integration, MOS transistor fabrication, yield and reliability. Prerequisite: PHY 101T and PHY 101L; CHE 110T and CHE 110L; or equivalent. Cross listed with ETC 395.
MTC 398 Mechanical Measurements (4)
A junior-level course on devices and methods for measuring mechanical phenomena such as temperature, pressure, speed, displacement, acceleration, and force. Uncertainty, accuracy, and precision of measurements are presented. Focuses on electro-mechanical transducers and computer-based data acquisition techniques, experimental methods, analysis of collected data, and computer generation of technical reports. Laboratory activity will be substituted for lecture as appropriate. Students who have taken MTC 198 may not register and receive credit for MTC 398. Prerequisites: Introductory Physics, Algebra, Trigonometry.
MTC 420 Capstone Experience (2)
Student-designed project in a focused mechanical area. Includes written specifications of project requirements, literature review, planning, milestone identification, implementation, and a comprehensive written report. Projects must have a well-documented teamwork component. An oral presentation of the complete project is required. Course includes a one-hour lecture per week; students work on an independent basis for the other hour. Student must have senior status.
MTC 424 Capstone Experience I (2)
This is the first-semester course of the two-semester capstone course sequence. Student-designed project in a focused mechanical area. Includes written specification of project requirements, literature review, planning, milestone identification, implementation, and a comprehensive written report. Projects must have a well-documented teamwork component. An oral presentation of the complete project is required. Course includes a one-hour seminar per week. Prerequisites include MTC 226, MTC 230T, MTC 264T, all with a grade of C or higher.
MTC 426 Capstone Experience II (2)
This is the second-semester course of the two-semester capstone course sequence. Student-designed project in a focused mechanical area, ideally multidisciplinary in nature. The project must include formal design, implementation, and testing processes. Each project requires a comprehensive written report with a well-documented teamwork component. An oral presentation of the complete project is required. Course includes a one-hour seminar per week. Prerequisite: MTC 424.
MTC 432 Process Control and Design of Experiments (4)
Quality philosophy and fundamental quality tools. Process flow diagrams, control charts for variable measurement, process sampling and chart interpretation. Methods for process optimization through single and multiple factor experimental designs. Prerequisites: MAT 121, PHY 101T and PHY 101L. Cross listed with ETC 432.
MTC 446 Composite Materials and Manufacturing (4)
Design, manufacturing, and repair of composite materials for high performance structures. Additive manufacturing, open molding, and advanced fiber placement processes. Full workflow from parts design to characterization. Four hours of lecture per week, with laboratory substituted for lecture as appropriate. Prerequisites: CHE 110, MTC 136 with a C or better, MTC 211 with a C or better, MTC 224 with a C or better, MTC 240 with a C or better. Prior course MTC 222 fulfills the MTC 224 prerequisite.
MTC 450 Solar Energy Concepts (4)
Energy resources, energy consumption patterns, and future energy supplies. Physical, technical, and economical aspects of solar energy as a present and future source of energy. State‑of‑the‑art applications of solar energy to domestic household applications. Four‑hour lecture per week, with laboratory work substituted for lectures as appropriate.
MTC 454L Heat Transfer Lab (1)
Laboratory section to accompany MTC 454T. Two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: MTC 224 and MAT 230. Co-requisite MTC 454T.
MTC 454T Heat Transfer Theory (3)
Steady state conduction in single and multiple dimensions, unsteady state conduction, convection, health exchangers, condensation and boiling heat transfer, mass transfer, radiation heat transfer, and special topics. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: MTC 224 and MAT 230.
MTC 455 Laser Technology (2)
Analysis of basic laser fundamentals, including optics and laser hardware. Operational characteristics of specific laser systems. Two‑hour lecture per week, with laboratory work substituted appropriately.
MTC 462 Turbomachinery (4)
Application of the laws of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics to cascades, axial flow turbines and compressors, centrifugal pumps, fans and compressors, and radial flow turbines. Four hour lecture per week with laboratory work substituted for lecture as appropriate. Prerequisites: MTC 264T and MTC 352 or permission of instructor.
MTC 464 Vibration Analysis (4)
Methods for computing natural frequency of mechanical vibrations in machinery. Damped and forced vibrations of two dimensional, linear, or linearized systems, using both theoretical and instrumental investigations. Analysis of absorbers and isolators. Prerequisites: MTC 218, MTC 222, and MAT 230.
MTC 465 Advanced Machine Design (4)
In-depth study of major mechanical components. Steady loading, variable loading, flexible elements, clutches, brakes, failure prevention theories, and metal fatigue. Students integrate course content and previous experience into a major machine design project. Prerequisites: MTC 226 with a grade of C or better, and MAT 122.
MTC 466 Wind Turbines (4)
Wind resources, aerodynamic principles, blade manufacture, control methods, performance testing, ecological effects, planning and regulations for wind energy development. Prerequisites: MTC 264T and MTC 352.
MTC 470 Fracture Mechanics (4)
The nature of plastic flow and the fracture in solids, applications to the propagation of cracks and failures in machine components. Roles of strengthening mechanisms to reduce failure will be emphasized. Laboratory exercises may be substituted for lecture when appropriate. Prerequisites: MTC 136 with a grade of C or better and MTC 226 with a grade of C or better.
MTC 471 Space Technology (2)
The course addresses the application of some of the well‑known principles of science and engineering in space technology. The particular topics covered are: spacecraft structure, power systems, propulsion systems, fundamentals of spacecraft dynamics, orbital maneuvers, attitude maneuvers and control systems, spacecraft testing. Students will research an individually selected topic on space technology and make written and oral presentations on it. Prerequisite: PHY 101T, PHY 101L or equivalent or permission of instructor.
MTC 475 Economic Analysis in Technology (4)
Methods for choosing between alternatives based on the time value of money. Replacement studies, depreciation and after-tax analysis, risk, uncertainty and sensitivity analysis. Cross listed with CTC 475. Prerequisite: MAT 121
MTC 476 Finite Element Applications (4)
Concepts of finite element analysis and their applications. Analysis of structure, plate, shell, pipes, plane stress and plane strains. Extensive use of FEA software package ALGOR. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: MTC 226 with a grade of C or better, and MAT 122.
MTC 484 Thin Film Processing (4)
Thin film synthesis: the fundamentals of crystal structures, the basic nucleation and growth mechanisms. Processes and technologies used for the thin film fabrication: chemical vapor deposition (CVD), Metal-organic CVD, molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), Plasma Assisted-MBE, sputtering, evaporation, etc., thin film growth equipment operation principles and the fundamentals of vacuum technology and gas delivery systems. Techniques for the monitoring and characterization of thin film parameters during the growth (in-situ) and after the growth (ex-situ). Prerequisite: PHY 101T and PHY 101L; CHE 110T and CHE 110L; or equivalent. Cross listed with ETC 484.1
MTC 491 Independent Study (Variable 1-4)
Extensive study and research on a particular topic of student interest under the supervision of a faculty member. The student is required to submit a written proposal which includes a description of the project, its duration, educational goals, method of evaluation, and number of credits to be earned. Prerequisites: Matriculated students only, permission of instructor and dean of subject area.
MTC 494 CO-OP Assignment (2 or 4)
This course provides 14 weeks of supervised experience in an industrial or government installation, applying technology knowledge towards the solution of engineering technology problems, and developing abilities required in the student’s career. At least three reports, two written and one oral, and two supervisors’ evaluations are required. May be taken repetitively up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: Permission of employer and Dean of Engineering Technology.