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Mechanical Design

MEC105 - Processes and Materials
Course covers properties of materials including plastics and decomposites, ceramics, and metals. Processes discussed include molding, machining, forming and joining operations. Non-traditional methods such as EDM, stereolithography, and abrasive cutting are presented. Course may include plant tours.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

MEC210 - Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Course provides overview of hardware, software and procedures involved in computer design and manufacturing. Content includes hardware and fundamentals of CAD, programmable controllers, NC programming, robotics technology, inventory management and computer-integrated manufacturing.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 2)
Fee: $50

MEC220 - Elements of Machine Design
Course examines design of machine elements as affected by material properties, loading conditions, stresses, deformation and costs. Content includes failure analysis, shafts and couplings, clutches and brakes, mechanical fasteners and springs.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

MEC230 - Static and Strength of Materials
Course covers concepts of statics and strength of materials. Content includes forces, force components, trusses, centroids, equilibrium, stress and strain, defection of beams, torsion, and various types of joints. Recommended: MAT 110 or MAT 114 or higher-level MAT course.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

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