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MET 176 (3 credits)
Manufacturing Processes

A comprehensive study of the processing of materials as it relates to
manufacturing. In this course, class lectures and literature review
are combined with machine shop practice and plant visits to form
a well-rounded understanding of the intricacies of manufacturing
technology.

MET 201 (3 credits)
Engineering Mechanics

An introduction to the analysis of the static and dynamic forces
which govern the behavior of structures and machines. The
analytic skills in vector mechanics established in this course are
employed for the design of structural components and assemblies
as well as machine elements such as cams, gears, and linkages.
Prerequisites: MATH 137, MATH 141, PHYS 113 (All with final
grade of C or higher or instructor permission)
Co-requisite: PHYS 213

MET 206 (3 credits)
Fluid Mechanics

A study of the effects of stationary and moving fluids as it relates
to the analysis and design of mechanical systems. Topics involving
the volume and energy transfer of a working fluid are utilized to
demonstrate the problems commonly encountered in industry.
Prerequisites: MATH 137, MATH 141, PHYS 113 (All with a final
grade of C or higher or instructor permission)
Co-requisite: MET201, PHYS 213

MET 211 (3 credits)
Tool Design

A study of the design of machine elements such as gears, shafts,
bearings, clutches, brakes, flywheels, and related assemblies. These
concepts will be employed by the student through structural
analysis of numerous machine elements.
Prerequisites: MET 201, MET 216, PHYS 213 (All with a final
grade of C or higher or instructor permission).

MET 216 (3 credits)
Parametric Solid Modeling

An intermediate computer-aided drafting course in threedimensional, feature-based, parametric solid modeling with
applications in the designing and detailing of mechanical
components and assemblies. Applications include utilization of
the Pro/ENGINEERĀ® program in the creation and modification
of solid models for complex parts and assemblies, as well as their
related engineering drawings and assemblies.

MET 266 (3 credits)
Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

An introduction to the principles which govern the control
and transformation of energy. These principles provide a
concise description of the processes that are common to boiler,
refrigeration, and related systems.
Prerequisites: MET 206, PHYS 213 (Both with final grade of C or
higher or instructor permission)

MET 271 (3 credits)
Machine Design

A study of the design of machine elements such as gears, shafts,
bearings, clutches, brakes, flywheels, and related assemblies. These
concepts are employed by students during the completion of an
independent machine design project.
Prerequisites: MET 201, MET 216, PHYS 213 (All with final grade
of C or higher or instructor permission)

MET 276 (3 credits)
Engineering Seminar

A review course for the fundamentals of manufacturing including
engineering economics and special topics of engineering
technology. This course also covers engineering internship
projects, technical presentations, and preparation for SME
certification examination.
Prerequisites: MET 211, MET 216 (Both with final grade of C or
higher or instructor permission)
Co-requisites: MET 261, MET 266, and MET 271

METALS FABRICATION AND WELDING
TECHNOLOGY (MFWT)
MFWT 106 (3 credits)
Gas Metal Arc Welding/Plasma Arc Cutting

Provides a thorough technical understanding of welding safety,
gas metal arc welding fundamentals, gas metal arc equipment
adjustments, metal transfer, and shielding gases. Provides training
to develop the manual skill necessary to make high quality gas metal
arc welds in all positions on mild steel from 1/16" to 3/8" thickness
with single and multiple passes, using short circuit transfer.

MFWT 111 (3 credits)
Metals Fabrication I: Introduction to Hand and Machine
Processes

Prerequisite: MET 116 (With final grade of C or higher or
instructor permission)

Introduction to tools, materials, and equipment required
to fabricate basic sheet metal projects. Students develop an
understanding of seaming, hemming, and fastening techniques.
Safety standards according to Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) are covered.

MET 261 (3 credits)
Engineering Materials

MFWT 121 (3 credits)
HVAC Duct Design and Fabrication

Prerequisites: MET 176, ENG 106, ENG 216, PHYS 113, PHYS
213 (All with final grade of C or higher or instructor permission)

Prerequisite: MFWT 111

An introduction to the selection and utilization of engineering
materials as they relate to their mechanical characteristics under
various operating conditions. Material strength and failure criteria
are utilized to identify design margins of safety for mechanical
components.

90 * Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

Teaches how to properly design and fabricate duct systems relative
to low-pressure HVAC systems. Machinery, seaming, connecting,
and basic layout techniques are covered. Course includes the
interpretation of applicable Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning
Contractors National Association (SMACNA) codes for duct
construction.



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