Engineering Technology

The mission of the department of Engineering Technology is to provide an academically challenging program of study that prepares graduates to establish successful careers and assume leadership roles in engineering, manufacturing, construction, and education. Engineering Technology is a part of the technological field which requires the application of scientific and engineering knowledge and methods combined with technical skills in support of engineering activities; it lies in the occupational spectrum between the craftsman and the engineer at the end of the spectrum closest to the engineer.  The Department offers programs of study leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology, a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree in Manufacturing and Industrial Management, and a Master of Science degree in Manufacturing Quality and Leadership.

Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology - Description

The Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology educates students in a wide range of manufacturing related areas: quality, ergonomics, production planning, management, control systems, productivity, automated systems, and computer modeling. The Manufacturing Engineering Technology courses are supplemented with a foundation of Industrial Technology courses and emphases in mathematics, statistics, and the sciences. A wide choice of electives compliments the degree, allowing the student maximum flexibility in the areas of business, science, mathematics, computer information systems, and pre-engineering.

Bachelor of Sciences in Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Required Courses
General Education Requirements 142
I T 105Principles of Drafting3
MECH 106Intro to Mechanics3
I T 117Machining Fundamentals3
I T 235Solid Modeling3
I T 303Industrial Materials3
I T 318Research and Reporting for Technologists3
I T 324Thermoplastic Processing3
or I T 325 Thermoset Plastic Processing
I T 350Numerical Control Systems3
I T 395Fundamentals of Industrial Project Management 3
I T 495Engineering Technology Projects3
MET 203 [shared] Engineering Economy
MET 216Introduction to Manufacturing Systems3
MET 326Ergonomics and Work Methods3
MET 336Industrial Controls3
MET 386Quality Management3
MET 426Applications of Linear Programming and Optimization3
MET 436Production Planning3
MET 446Manufacturing Management3
MET 476Automated Manufacturing Systems3
MATH 109Plane Trigonometry (or above)3
MATH 120Calculus I4
MATH 209Calculus II4
G B 311Business Statistics3
C S 110Procedural Programming3
or CIS 110 Intro to Programming Logic & Design
CHEM 105 [shared] College Chemistry I 2
PHYS 122 [shared] Principles of Physics I 2
Advanced Electives3
Electives4
Total Hours120
1

Please see Academic Information section.

2

Course may be counted toward general education requirement.

 

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology - Description

The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Technology (MECH) Program is to provide high quality technical and academic preparation for future engineering technologists.  Our primary goal is to graduate engineering technologists who are technically equipped and highly motivated to successfully compete in the workplace.  We are focused on the applications of computers to solve manufacturing problems.

The Mechanical Engineering Technology courses will be very applications oriented with laboratory requirements that integrate the computer across all areas of manufacturing.  The program includes a rigorous commitment to courses in Chemistry, Physics, Calculus I & II, and Statistics.  Students may choose from numerous computer, technical, math, pre-engineering, and business courses to round out their educational experience.

Engineering Technology as a field of study is inherently an interdisciplinary one.  Students who choose to challenge themselves with the rigors of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program will be rewarded with the analytical skills and knowledge to design complex systems and industrial machines to meet manufacturing needs.  With a strong background in materials, mechanical and machine design, thermal and fluid system analysis, and a focus on automation, graduates from this program will be uniquely qualified to address the design needs of Texas manufacturing and related businesses.  Finally, because the Mechanical Engineering program builds on our departments long and successful track record in the field of manufacturing engineering.  Having a skill set in traditional Mechanical engineering disciplines with background in quality, project management, and continuous improvement theories make our graduates very valuable to small and large manufacturing alike.

With the rigors associated with the Mechanical Engineering Technology degree come the rewards.  The qualified engineering technologist is highly sought by manufacturers and is highly rewarded monetarily.  Mechanical Engineering Technology graduates from Tarleton are in a favorable geographical location to take advantage of this explosive growth in high technology jobs, being situated near the I 35 industrial corridor that runs from Austin to the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex.  Typical job placements include Engineering and Technology opportunities in Mechanical Design, Tooling, Manufacturing Engineering, and Project Management.  These entry level positions lead to further opportunities in Engineering Management.

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Required Courses
ENGL 111Introduction to College Composition3
ENGL 112College Composition and Research3
HIST 201United States History through 18773
HIST 202United States History Since Reconstruction3
POLS 201American National Government3
POLS 202Texas Government3
Communications - Select from an Approved List3
English Literature - Sophomore Literature3
PHYS 122Principles of Physics I4
CHEM 105College Chemistry I4
MATH 107College Algebra3
Social & Behavioral Science Elective3
Visual or Performing Arts - Select from an Approved List3
HLTH 101Wellness for Life2
I T 105Principles of Drafting3
MECH 106Intro to Mechanics3
I T 117Machining Fundamentals3
I T 235Solid Modeling3
I T 303Industrial Materials3
I T 318Research and Reporting for Technologists3
I T 324Thermoplastic Processing3
I T 345Industrial Design3
MET 336Industrial Controls3
MECH 325 Mechanical Analysis 3
MECH 385Fluid Mechanics3
MECH 422Applied Thermodynamics 3
MECH 313Advanced Materials3
MECH 305Machine Design3
MECH 456Advanced Industrial Controls3
I T 395Fundamentals of Industrial Project Management 3
MECH 495Engineering Technology Projects3
MATH 109Plane Trigonometry3
MATH 120Calculus I4
MATH 209Calculus II4
ENGR 303Engineering Economy3
G B 311Business Statistics3
or MATH 131 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Advanced Elective or Minor Course6
General Elective3
Total Hours120

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology - Description

The Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology provides a common core of courses and four emphasis areas from which to choose: General Industrial Technology, Industrial Design, Manufacturing Operations, and Technology Education. These emphasis areas provide students with the flexibility to tailor their degree programs to their particular interests.

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology

Required Courses
General Education Requirements 142
I T 105Principles of Drafting3
I T 117Machining Fundamentals3
I T 235Solid Modeling3
I T 303Industrial Materials3
I T 317Machine Tool Technology3
I T 324Thermoplastic Processing3
I T 345Industrial Design3
I T 350Numerical Control Systems3
MATH 109Plane Trigonometry (or higher)3
Total Hours69
Additional Required Courses for Concentrations
General Without Certification
MECH 106Intro to Mechanics3
MET 216Introduction to Manufacturing Systems3
I T 318Research and Reporting for Technologists3
I T 320Industrial Safety3
I T 495Engineering Technology Projects3
MET 336Industrial Controls3
G B 311Business Statistics3
I T or MET Electives9
Electives from any field (18 Hours Advanced) 221
Total Hours51
Technology Education (Secondary Teacher Certification)
MECH 106Intro to Mechanics3
I T 314Principles of Technology Education3
I T 325Thermoset Plastic Processing3
I T 393Modular Technology3
I T 405Architectural Drafting3
MET 216Introduction to Manufacturing Systems3
MET 336Industrial Controls3
AGSD 230Introductory Metals and Welding3
CIS 103Computer Concepts and Applications3
COMS 214Photojournalism3
ENGL 309Technical Writing & Document Design-WI3
EDU 320Professional Development I: Understanding Learners3
EDU 330Professional Development II: Effective Instruction3
EDU 430Professional Development III: Application of Effective Teaching Practices3
EDU 435Professional Development IV: Issues in Professional Development3
EDU 490Practicum in Teaching6
Select one of the following:3
Child and Adolescent Psychology
Educational Psychology
Child Development
RDG 351Content Area Reading3
Total Hours57
1

Please see Academic Information section.

2

Some students may choose to use 18 hours of electives for a minor in any field other than I T or MET.

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Manufacturing and Industrial Management - Description

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degree is designed for students who have training in a technical area. Education received at technical schools, community colleges, military technical schools, and employer-sponsored training schools may be applied toward the degree. With appropriate documentation, the technical training may be supplemented with a maximum of 15-21 semester credit hours for work experience. The degree allows students to choose between two emphasis areas.

  1. Manufacturing and Industrial Management
    This emphasis area allows students to custom design their degree by supplementing their technical training with advanced courses from the Department of Engineering Technology and other departments on campus. The student will work with an advisor to select courses that meet the student’s individual needs.

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Degree in Manufacturing and Industrial Management

Field of Study Courses
I T 303Industrial Materials3
I T 318Research and Reporting for Technologists3
I T 395Fundamentals of Industrial Project Management 3
Occupational Specialization 236
Other Required Courses
General Education Requirements 142
MATH 109Plane Trigonometry (or higher)3
Additional Required Courses for Concentrations
Industrial Management
MET 386Quality Management3
MET 436Production Planning3
MET 446Manufacturing Management3
MET 476Automated Manufacturing Systems3
Advanced Electives IT/MET/MECH6
Advanced Electives12
Total Hours30
Safety
MET 326Ergonomics and Work Methods3
I T 320Industrial Safety3
I T 330Consumer and Retail Safety3
I T 420Occupational Safety and Health3
Advanced Electives IT/MET/MECH6
Advanced Electives12
Total Hours30
1

Please see Academic Information section.

2

May include work from junior or technical colleges, employer-sponsored training, military schools, or a maximum of 21 semester credit hours for work experience.

3

May include work from junior or technical colleges, employer-sponsored training, or a maximum of 15 semester credit hours for work experience.


Engineering Technology Courses

ET 101. Introduction to Engineering Technology. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will introduce engineering technology and engineering students to resources and skills that will help them to be successful in their academics and careers. This course will help students explore the various disciplines and professional societies available. The class will also focus on helping students develop the skills needed to be successful in a rigorous engineering or technology major including study skills, mentoring, and academic support.

Industrial Technology Courses

I T 105. Principles of Drafting. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An introduction to mechanical drafting involving geometrical constructions, orthographic projection, dimensioning techniques, sectional views, auxiliary views, isometric views, and other topics related to manufacturing and other areas of drafting. Lab fee $10.

I T 106. Power Transfer Technology. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of power transfer mechanisms used in industrial machines including those used for obtaining mechanical advantage (gears, pulleys, inclined planes, and levers), pneumatics, and hydraulics. The theory of operation and practical applications are stressed. Lab fee $10.

I T 117. Metals Technology. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of metals and their machining characteristics and application. Emphasis is placed on layout, precision measurement, and heat treating. Laboratory experiences include work with sheet metal, metal casting, and metal lathe operation. Lab fee $10.

I T 235. Solid Modeling. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of complex three-dimensional solid models used in the fields of mechanical engineering, sheet metal, welding, and other areas of manufacturing and engineering. Orthographic views projected from solid models and annotation techniques are used to produce engineering drawings. Prerequisite: I T 105 or 3 semester hours of drafting or approval of the instructor. Lab fee $10.

I T 303. Industrial Materials. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

A study of the structure, properties, processing, and application of metallic, polymeric, ceramic, and composite materials utilized in manufacturing. Laboratory exercises include processing methods, physical and mechanical testing, modification of properties, manufacturing applications, and material identification. Lab fee $10.

I T 314. Princ of Tech Education. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of the Texas Technology Education curriculum, to include the areas of communication, manufacturing, construction, energy, power, transportation, computer applications, bio-related technology, electricity, electronics, graphics, principles of technology, and other related technologies.

I T 317. Machine Tool Technology. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Fundamentals and principles of metal removal processes. Emphasis is placed on metal lathes, milling machines, grinding machines, and electric discharge machines. Prerequisite: I T 117. Lab fee $10.

I T 318. Research and Reporting. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

A study of research tools, methods, and data collection techniques used in the field of Engineering Technology. Emphasis will be placed on gathering, analyzing, and presenting technical information related to manufacturing topics in both oral and written form. Technical reports, product documentation, and correspondence will also be discussed. Prerequisites: ENGL 112 and junior status or approval of the department head.

I T 320. Industrial Safety. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of principles and practices used to establish a safe and healthful environment for industrial personnel. Includes a study of general industrial safety, safety and health regulation agencies, hazard recognition and correction, and first aid. Credit for both I T 320 and MGMT 320 will not be awarded.

I T 324. Thermoplastic Processing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of thermoplastic materials and processes used in plastics manufacturing. Emphasis will be placed on injection molding, thermoforming, extrusion, rotational casting, expansion processes, hot melt casting, and coatings. Also the impact of material selection on processing parameters will be stressed. Lab fee $10.

I T 325. Thermoset Plastic Processing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of the processes, equipment, and molds that are used to produce thermoset products. Emphasis will be placed on pultrusion, compression molding, transfer molding, filament winding, and hand lay-up of glass reinforced composite materials. The properties of thermoset materials will also be studied. Lab fee $10.

I T 330. Consumer and Retail Safety. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course provides the student with the essential information as to how and why human accidents occur in retail settings and strategies they can have easily been prevented. Topics will include stocking and walkway issues, shipping and receiving hazards, parking and consumer loading issues as well as crowd control. Hazard identification and mitigation strategies will be emphasized.

I T 340. Ceramics and Jewelry. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of the history, media, and processes used in the design and creation of jewelry, ceramics, and pottery. Other three-dimensional media may also be studied. Emphasis is on the historical significance of three-dimensional artifacts as an expression of cultural advancement. Principles and techniques of investment casting, sculpting in wax, slip casting, and other methods of creating three-dimensional art will be emphasized. Lab fee $10.

I T 345. Industrial Design. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An application based course that exposes students to industrial design and provides experience in the varied aspects of the design process, culminating in a final, individual design project. Topics include, but are not limited to: Working drawings, tolerancing, dimensioning, material selection and pricing, sketching and proper design techniques. Prerequisite Course(s): IT 235 or approval of the instructor. Lab fee $10.

I T 350. Numerical Control Systems. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Principles, techniques, and applications of numerically controlled machine tools. Application of the APT system. Laboratory experiences in processing, writing, debugging, and processing the N/C part program. Prerequisite: I T 117 or approval of the instructor. Lab fee $10.

I T 393. Modular Technology. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will investigate various systems used in modular technology education. Modular technology studies will include broadcasting technology, applied physics, power energy, transportation, graphic communication, composites, and computer application. Prerequisite: junior standing. Lab fee $15.

I T 395. Fundamentals of Industrial Project Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

As an introductory course for project management, the course covers essential elements to successfully initiate and complete a project in general. Topics will include five of the basic elements of project management; project initiation, planning, executing, controlling and closing a project. The course includes the use of Project Management software.

I T 399. Coop Education. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is designed to offer students the opportunity to integrate academic study with work experience that is germane to their major or minor. Enrollment requires a two-semester minimum commitment that may be accomplished by 1) alternating semesters of full-time study with semesters of curriculum-related employment, or 2) enrolling in courses at least half-time (6 semester hours) and working part-time in parallel positions of curriculum-related employment. The department Cooperative Education advisor will supervise the student's experience and assign the final grade based on the student's final report which is required to complete the course. Students may participate in the Cooperative Education program for an unlimited number of semesters but a maximum of 6 hours credit may be counted toward a degree. Prerequisites: Completion of 30 semester hours which includes 12 hours in the major or minor discipline in which the Cooperative Education course is desired, minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the appropriate major or minor field, and department head approval. Field experiences fee $50.

I T 405. Architectural Drafting. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A course in residential architectural drafting using computer-aided drafting. Emphasis is placed on residential design and home planning. Lab fee $10.

I T 420. Occupational Safety and Health. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of principles and practices used to establish a safety and health program within industrial and retail environments. The course includes a study of general safety regulations and occupational safety program strategies as they pertain to internal organizational efforts. Related topics such as safety and health regulation agencies, hazard recognition and correction, and first aid.

I T 450. Numerical Control Programming. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A continuation of I T 350 in which more advanced programming techniques are studied. Included is a study of the various N/C part programming languages, and evaluation of N/C equipment and the further refinement of the APT/NC language. Prerequisite: I T 350. Lab fee $10.

I T 461. Computer Aided Visualization. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The principles of computer aided visualization and simulation as they relate to mechanical design and assemblies. Software tools will be used to analyze parametric parts and assemblies for strength, function, range of motion and interference. Photorealistic animation and images will also be produced to simulate realistic lighting, texture, and colors. Prerequisite: IT 361 or approval of the instructor. Lab fee $10.

I T 484. Internship. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An approved, supervised, comprehensive work experience consisting of a minimum of 240 hours (6 weeks) in an industrial or manufacturing enterprise.

I T 485. Seminar. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Topics will vary according to timeliness and special needs. May be taken more than once for credit.

I T 486. Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is designed to meet the needs of Engineering Technology students who have above average academic ability and who need to pursue subject matter that is not normally included in the Engineering Technology curriculum. Approval for enrollment in this course shall be with the concurrence of the individual instructor and the department head. The student must be currently enrolled in one of the majors offered in the Engineering Technology Department. Prerequisite: completion of 30 or more hours in the Department of Engineering Technology.

I T 495. Engineering Tech Projects. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A capstone projects course emphasizing a team approach to the analysis and solutions of manufacturing problems. Projects will be supplied by industry whenever possible. Emphasizes scheduling, design, working in teams, final written report and presentation. Restricted to Engineering Technology majors. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Lab fee $15.

Manufacturing Engineering Tech Courses

MET 216. Intro to Manufacturing Sys. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of organizational and production techniques used in manufacturing. A thematic team approach will be used to design and produce a product using principles of mass production. Concepts of manufacturing that will be studied will include: principles of tooling, quality, plant layout, resource planning and scheduling. Lab fee $10.

MET 326. Ergonomics and Work Method. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Introduction to the design of man-machine systems with particular emphasis on the application of ergonomics to the manufacturing workplace and environment. Use of anthropometric data in design; limitations of human performance; effects of environmental stress on work performance, safety, and health. Prerequisite: MATH 107 and 3 hours of statistics or concurrent enrollment. Lab fee $10.

MET 336. Industrial Controls. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The theory and application of electronic programmable devices such as programmable logic controllers, temperature controllers, counters, etc. Emphasis is also given to control devices using pneumatics and hydraulics. Ladder logic and input/output devices will be emphasized. Prerequisite: MATH 109. Lab fee $10.

MET 386. Quality Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of the application of various methods used by manufacturing to quantify product quality. This will include a review of the ASTM, ANSI, and ISO tests as they apply to metallic, polymeric, ceramic, and composite materials. Statistical Quality Control, Statistical Process Control, Total Quality Management, and ISO 9000 will also be investigated. Laboratory assignments will acquaint the student with the variety of instrumentation that is used in quality control and their use. Prerequisite: 3 hours of statistics or concurrent enrollment. Lab fee $10.

MET 426. Computer Simulation. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An introduction to systems simulation with special emphasis on discrete event simulation, random number generators, common simulation approaches, independence issue, steady state conditions, survey of simulation languages, model validation, and output analysis. The student will be able to develop simulation models of industrial systems and to understand the issues involved in simulation studies. Lab fee $10.

MET 436. Production Planning. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of the principles and theory used in the design and maintenance of production operations and inventory systems. These include forecasting techniques, inventory models, production control models and assembly line balancing. Particular emphasis is on MRP. Just-in-Time, and Synchronous Manufacturing. Prerequisites: MATH 120 and 3 hours of statistics or concurrent enrollment.

MET 446. Manufacturing Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Applications of modern manufacturing principles including: design for manufacturability, group technology, just-in-time, synchronous manufacturing, concurrent engineering, flexible manufacturing, and product management to effectively manage the manufacturing environment. Prerequisite: MATH 107.

MET 476. Automated Manufacturing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An analysis of materials flows to design automated manufacturing systems in the manufacturing environment. This will include material handling systems, how computer-aided manufacturing software improves productivity, automated storage and retrieval systems, automated guided vehicles, bar-coding systems, automated warehousing, and the programming and application of robots. Prerequisites: MET 336, 386.

MET 485. Seminar. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Topics will vary according to timeliness and special needs. May be taken more than once for credit.

Mechanical Engineering Technology Courses

MECH 106. Introduction to Mechanics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Study of forces as vectors quantities; resultant of force systems; principals of mechanical equilibrium; application of principles to problems, devices and structures commonly encountered in industry. Prerequisite: Concurrent with MATH 109 or equivalent.

MECH 305. Machine Design. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Fundamental concepts in the design of separate elements which compose the machine; application of properties and mechanics of materials modified by practical considerations. Emphasis will be placed on identifying design weakness and using analysis tools to refine the existing designs. Extensive use of common finite elements analysis tools will be utilized. Prerequisite: MATH 120, PHYS 122, IT 345.

MECH 325. Mechanical Analysis. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Mechanical Analysis & Design. Design of machine elements including bearings, springs, levers, shafts, gears, belts, and small mechanical devices; with an emphasis on theories of fatigue failure. Prerequisite: MECH 305.

MECH 336. Industrial Controls. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The theory and application of electronic programmable devices such as programmable logic controllers, temperature controllers, counters, etc. Emphasis is also given to control devices using pneumatics and hydraulics. Ladder logic and input/output devices will be emphasized. Prerequisite: MECH 106.

MECH 385. Fluid Mechanics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Elementary fluid mechanics. Manual and computer assisted calculation of viscosity, flow, pressure and pressure-velocity relationships of fluid to design fluid power systems or control manufacturing processes. Emphasis on the selection of valves, accumulators, actuators, seals, pumps, and motors. Prerequisites: MATH 120 and PHYS 122 or equivalent.

MECH 422. Applied Thermodynamics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Theory and application of energy methods in engineering; conservation principles to investigate traditional thermodynamics and internal flow fluids. Prerequisites: MATH 209, MECH 325, PHYS 122.

MECH 456. Advanced Industrial Controls. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Feedback control system analysis. Proportional, integral and derivative controls of automated systems. Control system design and compensation. Analog and digital simulation. Prerequisite: MATH 120, MECH 336.

MECH 485. Seminar. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Topics will vary according to timeliness and special needs. May be taken more than once for credit.

MECH 486. Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is designed to meet the needs of Mechanical Engineering Technology students who have above average academic ability and who need to pursue subject matter that is not normally included in the Engineering Technology curriculum. Approval for enrollment in this course shall be with the concurrence of the individual instructor and the department head. The student must be currently enrolled in one of the majors offered in the Engineering Technology Department.

Dr. George Mollick, Department Head
Department of Engineering Technology
Engineering Technology Building, Room 100
Box T-0400
Stephenville, Texas 76402
(254) 968-9010
mollick@tarleton.edu
www.tarleton.edu/engtech

Associate professors

  • Roderick
  • Mollick

Assistant professors

  • Fragoso-Diaz
  • Gray
  • Willey
  • Xu

Instructor

  • Davis