Course Descriptions

General Engineering Technology Courses

Faculty

Associate Professors: A. Fouad Abou-Ghalioum, Robert J. Mikel, Majid Rashidi (Interim Chair), Donald F. Zeller; Associate Professor Emeritus: John R. Zeller; Assistant Professor: Harry W. Fox.

Course Descriptions

GET 197 (1-6 credits) Independent Study in Engineering Technology. Prerequisite: Freshman standing or permission of instructor. Independent study on a special topic or project under the guidance of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit for a total of 6 credit hours with a change of topic. Technical Elective Return to top

GET 255 Introduction to Robotics and Automated Systems (3-2-4) Prerequisite: None. Introduction to robotics and automated systems. The development of robots, different working models of robots, selection sensors, and programming of robot controllers. Introduction to computer integrated manufacturing operations, including types and components of CIM systems, economic considerations, and the integration of CIM components into a flexible manufacturing system (FMS). Laboratory projects to include construction and programming of mobile robots (e.g., LEGO Mindstorms Robots or Parallax BASIC Stamp II Boe-Bot) and the assembly and test of individual component designs for CIM systems into a miniature FMS built from the Fischertechnik models. Technical Elective. Return to top

GET 285 Science of Alternative Energy (3-2-4) Prerequisite: None. This course covers present-day energy systems and covers and in-depth analysis of the design and installation of alternative energy systems. The focus is on renewable energy sources (wind, solar, biomass), but other non-carbon-emitting sources (nuclear) and lowered-carbon sources (co-generative gas turbine plants, fuel cells) also are studied. Both the devices as well as the overall systems are analyzed. Laboratory experiments will demonstrate wind turbines, solar panels, and fuel cells. Technical Elective Return to top

GET 297 (1-6 credits) Independent Study in Engineering Technology. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Independent study on a special topic or project under the guidance of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit for a total of 6 credit hours with a change of topic. Technical Elective Return to top

GET 310 Computer System Technology (3-0-3). Prerequisites: EET 315, EET 316. Data and computer communication principles, including structure and organization, protocols, linkages and interfacing, signal and media types, coding theory, local area networks (LANs), and industrial data communication standards. Return to top

GET 320 Robotics I (2-0-2). Return to top

GET 321 Robotics I Lab (0-4-2). Prerequisites: associate-degree-level physics, statics, dynamics, algebra, trigonometry, and calculus; or ESC 203, or MET 300. Prerequisite or corequisite: MTT 300. An overview of the technology, methods, and practices of robotics and mechatronics (the integration of mechanical, electrical, and computing elements), with basic details on key topics such as kinematics, mechanisms, actuators, sensors, motors, electronic hardware, controllers, and vision. Development of a math foundation in linear algebra and vectors to describe robotic configurations of various degrees of freedom. Laboratory projects to include construction of robots (e.g. LEGO Mindstorms Robots), which are driven by a microcontroller and exhibit various behaviors. Technical Elective. Return to top

GET 420 Robotics II (2-0-2). Return to top

GET 421 Robotics II Lab (0-4-2). Prerequisites: GET 320, GET 321. Corequisites: GET 430, GET 431, or EET 440, EET 441. Continued study of the technology, methods, and practices of robotics and mechatronics, with emphasis on robots in computer integrated manufacturing. Topics include drive systems, control techniques, path control, end-of-arm tooling, automation sensors, and machine vision. Laboratory projects include sensor testing, experiments with actuators and mechanisms, control scheme simulations, projects and case study problems. Technical Elective. Return to top

GET 430 Electrical Power, Controls, and Instrumentation (3-0-3). Return to top

GET 431 Electrical Power, Controls, and Instrumentation Lab (0-3-1). Prerequisites: MTT 301 and associate-degree-level electrical fundamentals. Fundamentals of electrical and electronic power, controls, and instrumentation for Mechanical Engineering Technology students. Electric machines and control. Sensors and actuators and interfacing to PLC and PC. Feedback control theory and implementation. Automated data collection. Return to top

GET 440 Applications of Programmable Logic Controllers (4-0-4). Prerequisites: MTT 300 and a high-level programming language. A practical course emphasizing the use of PLCs in a wide range of industrial applications. Topics include ladder logic concepts, data manipulation, timing, discrete and analog I/O, network configuration, sequencers, and shift registers. Return to top

GET 444 HMI Applications of Programmable Logic Controllers (3-0-3). Prerequisite: GET 440. Develop human-machine-interface for programmable logic controller's industrial applications. HMI includes dynamic graphics, operator station control, trending, data logging, and recipes. Technical Elective. Return to top

GET 455 Robotics System Design (3-0-3). Prerequisites: GET 320, GET 321, GET 420, GET 421, and GET 430 or EET 440. Design of robotics systems, including concept development, modeling, simulation, selection, and optimization of equipment, sensors, and controllers. Economic consideration, reliability and safety, and documentation of final design. Examples of robotics systems designs to be chosen from industrial and non-industrial applications. Technical Elective. Return to top

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