Course Descriptions

Engineering Technology Courses

ENT 100
The Age of Energy
3, 3/0
Energy needs of society and the drive to use renewable energy sources and more efficient forms of transportation; technological, societal, ethical, and economic impact of societies’ energy needs; impact on quality-of-life issues; hands-on student team projects focusing on solar, wind, hydro; increased efficiency topics such as hybrid/electrical vehicles and house lighting.

ENT 102
INTRODUCTION TO EQUATIONSOLVING SOFTWARE
1, 1/0
Use of current industry-standard computer software programs that allow users to enter and manipulate mathematical equations; perform calculations; and analyze, plot, and document data. These engineering software programs are invaluable tools to technology majors, who combine engineering principles with mathematics to describe physical phenomena.

ENT 202
INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING ECONOMICS AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT
1, 1/0
Prepares students to estimate, plan, and manage projects. Provides exposure to techniques to better prepare students for problems seen in industry.

ENT 300
ANALYTICAL METHODS FOR TECHNOLOGISTS
3, 3/0
Prerequisite: MAT 126.
Application of calculus and analytic geometry to problems in technology. Introduction to ordinary differential equations used to analyze mechanical and electrical quantities in technology.

ENT 301
MECHANICS I
3, 2/3
Prerequisites: PHY 107, MAT 126.
Basic principles and applications of statics; equilibrium of rigid bodies, freebody diagrams, friction, centroids, moments of inertia, trusses, frames and machines, and equilibrium of particles.

ENT 302
MECHANICS II
3, 2/3
Prerequisites: ENT 300, ENT 301.
Principles of dynamics applied to the forces on and motion of rigid bodies and particles; kinematics, kinetics, and energy and momentum methods for both particles and rigid bodies; introduction to mechanical vibration included.

ENT 303
KINEMATICS
3, 2/3
Prerequisite: ENT 302.
Relative motion of machine parts; graphical and analytical techniques presented for position, velocity, and acceleration analysis of linkages, chains, rolling bodies, gears, and miscellaneous.

ENT 308
APPLICATIONS OF ELECTRONICS IN SCIENCE AND ART
3, 3/2
Overview of current and future applications of electronics in various fields. Combines lectures and on-campus field trips for exposure to specific applications, supported by laboratory experiments to provide visual and tangible reinforcement of basic concepts.

ENT 311
THERMODYNAMICS
3, 2/3
Corequisite: ENT 301.
Basic principles of classical thermodynamics and their applications to various engineering technology areas; technical applications of heat-power systems, refrigeration systems, combustion and psychometrics, and HVAC systems.

ENT 312
FLUID MECHANICS
3, 2/3
Prerequisite: ENT 311.
Introduction to the basic phenomena and principles of fluid flow; fluid properties, fluid statics, conservation of mass, and energy; study of the basic fluid mechanics concepts to the analysis of pipe and duct flow; measurement of fluid properties, pressures, velocities, and forces.

ENT 314
SOLID MODELING
3, 2/3
Prerequisites: TEC 101, ENT 301.
Threedimensional (3-D) parts and assembly creation; defining high-level features, like cuts and holes, in addition to low-level geometry; using parametric modeling; 3-D solid modeling; introduction to finite element concepts for stress and heat testing.

ENT 321
ANALYSIS OF MANUFACTURING PROCESSES
3, 2/3
Prerequisites: TEC 201, MAT 126.
Quantitative analysis of materials processing and manufacturing; casting processes; stress-strain relationships; bulk deformation; sheet metal forming; powder metallurgy; machining and joining processes; surface modifications and nontraditional manufacturing processes.

ENT 331
ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS AND DEVICES I
3, 3/2
Prerequisite: ENT 331.
Essential industrial machines and automation topics, such as discrete and analog process control, switches and sensors, control systems, industrial controls, LabView, PLCs, and data acquisition. Laboratory exercises provide practical applications of the industrial electronics that engineering technology graduates are likely to encounter.

ENT 335
INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS
3, 2/3
Prerequisite: ENT 331.
Essential industrial machines and automation topics, such as discrete and analog process control, switches and sensors, control systems, industrial controls, LabView, programmable logic controllers, and data acquisition. Laboratory exercises provide practical applications of the industrial electronics that engineering technology graduates are likely to encounter.

ENT 341
ELECTRONICS
3, 3/2
Prerequisite: ENT 331.
Introductory analysis of electronic circuits, with emphasis on semiconductor devices.

ENT 342
NETWORKS
3, 3/0
Prerequisites: ENT 300, ENT 331.
Signal analysis, circuit parameter, time domain circuit, steady state and transient solution, Laplace transforms and applications, topics in frequency domain, network functions, theorems, sinusoidal steady state analysis from pole-zero plots. Introduction to network synthesis.

ENT 351
ANALOG ELECTRONICS
3, 2/3
Prerequisite: ENT 341.
Analysis and design of electronic circuits (discrete and integrated), with emphasis on linear analog applications and use of computer simulation software.

ENT 352
DIGITAL ELECTRONICS
3, 3/2
Prerequisite: ENT 351.
Analysis and design of electronic circuits, discrete and integrated, with emphasis on pulse and digital applications.

ENT 361
PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS (PLCs)
3, 2/3
Prerequisite: ENT 331 or TEC 314 or equivalent.
A comprehensive treatment of programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Prior knowledge of PLCs is not required. Familiarity with the DOS or MS Windows operating systems is helpful. The standard PLC programming languages are examined: ladder logic; sequential function charts; function block diagrams; instruction lists; structured text; and highlevel languages, such as Basic, Pascal and C. Numerous laboratory exercises with four PLC brands give students broad exposure to programming, troubleshooting, networking, and PLC system design and startup.

ENT 365
MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS DESIGN
3, 3/0
Prerequisite: ENT 321.
Introduction of product development; production control; requirements and selection of machines/labor; material handling equipment selection; storage and warehousing; computer-aided plant layout; site selection and location; facility location analysis and its impact on manufacturing.

ENT 371
ELECTRIC MACHINES
3, 2/3
Prerequisite: ENT 331.
DC and AC machines and transformers are studied as an integral part of electric power systems. Single- and three-phase induction and synchronous machines, DC motors and fractional horsepower motors, including stepper motors. Solid-state motor control; computer tools for study of motor performance. Laboratory experiments illustrate motor performance and measurement techniques.

ENT 392
MATERIAL SELECTION AND DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURING
3, 2/3
Prerequisites: ENT 301, ENT 321, TEC 311.
Introduction to materials properties for design of structures and components, design/selection/failure of materials, and selection of ferrous/nonferrous/ceramics and polymeric materials.

ENT 401
STRESS ANALYSIS
3, 2/3
Prerequisites: ENT 300, ENT 301, ENT 311.
Techniques used to predict stress and strain caused by loads or other effects in structural members and machine elements; use of analytical, numerical and experimental methods.

ENT 402
SHOCK AND VIBRATION ANALYSIS
3, 2/3
Theoretical, analytical, and experimental methods used in the analysis of shock and vibration in machine elements and structures; free and forced vibration of one and multidegree of freedom systems, with introduction to lumped parameter systems and continuous systems; familiarity with instrumentation and experimental techniques developed by performing hands-on laboratory experiments.

ENT 404
DESIGN OF AUTOMATED MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS
3, 2/3
Prerequisites: ENT 361, ENT 392.
Design for automation; mechanization of parts handling; automated manufacturing and assembly; numerical control and CAD/CAM; industrial robots and implementation, machine vision, microprocessors, principles of lean manufacturing, computer integrated manufacturing, and automated factory.

ENT 411
HEAT TRANSFER
3, 2/3
Prerequisite: ENT 312.
Heat transfer and its application to various engineering technology areas; extension of thermodynamics and fluid flow analysis. Topics include conduction, convection, radiation, and current areas.

ENT 414
MANUFACTURING ANALYSIS
3, 3/0
Prerequisite: Upper-division status in ENT or TEC.
Analysis of product design and development, economic analysis, break-even analysis, life-cycle approach, capacity planning, manufacturing operations economy, allocation of resources, human factors, machines and maintenance, quality control and assurance, measurement of productivity and its effects on manufacturing economics.

ENT 420
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
1, 1/0
Corequisites/Prerequisites: ENT 411, ENT 421, ENT 335. Prerequisites: ENT 401, ENT 331, ENT 311, ENT 312, ENT 301, ENT 302, TEC 311, TEC 201.
Exposure to professional engineering design concepts/methodologies; MET portfolio development and evaluation of MET subject matter necessary for the senior design project; senior design project proposal development. Required for mechanical engineering technology program.

ENT 421
MACHINE DESIGN I
3, 2/3
Prerequisites: ENT 303, ENT 401.
Techniques used to design and specify machine elements, such as shafts, springs, fasteners, belts, clutches, brakes, chains, bearings, gears, cams, etc.

ENT 422
MACHINE DESIGN II
3, 2/3
Prerequisite: ENT 420.
Advanced topics in machine design. Students design a major project involving preliminary analysis, working drawings, fabrication, and testing of a prototype. Required for mechanical engineering technology majors.

ENT 431
DIGITAL SYSTEMS I
3, 3/2
Prerequisite: ENT 331.
Boolean algebra, combinational circuit analysis and design, gates, sequential circuits, flip-flops, counters, logic types, interfacing, A/D inverters, encoders/decoders, mux/demux, and memory devices. Experiments are designed to develop facility in analyzing, testing, troubleshooting, and designing digital circuits.

ENT 432
MICROPROCESSORS
3, 2/3
Prerequisite: ENT 431.
An introduction to the theory and application of microprocessors and microcontrollers, including programming, interfacing, prototyping, and troubleshooting.

ENT 433
MICROPROCESSOR APPLICATIONS AND ROBOTICS
3, 3/2
Prerequisite: ENT 432.
Theoretical and practical background of the technology used in the application of microprocessors. Programming hardware, interfacing, and application of microprocessors. The elements of robotics, with emphasis on the construction and programming of robots.

ENT 441
COMMUNICATION TRANSMISSION TECHNOLOGY
3, 2/3
Prerequisite: ENT 331, PHY 108, or PHY 112.
Introduction to the development and technology of digital, RF, microwave, and optical fiber communications, including transmission line types and characteristics, components, measurement of reflections, power, impedance, and wavelength. Signal structure and protocols used in data communications; computer analysis and design of digital and carrier communication circuits.

ENT 442
RF AND MICROWAVE COMMUNICATIONS
3, 2/3
Prerequisite: ENT 441.
Introduction to wireless communication technology. Free-space and near-earth propagation effects, including RF safety, multipath, and antennas are covered. Receiver and transmitter design, components, and performance. Emphasis on digital representation of signals and transmission of digital data, types of modulation, and channel capacity; systems and applications.

ENT 445
POWER ELECTRONICS
3, 0/0
Prerequisites: ENT 331, ENT 341 (could be taken as corequisite).
The operation of modern, high-power electronic devices as applied to controls, electric machines, and power systems; power diodes, silicon-controlled rectifiers, thyristors, BJTs, MOSFETs, and IGBTs; applications to rectifiers, inverters, controlled rectifiers, AC voltage control, DC step-up and step-down systems, high-voltage DC (HVDC), and flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS); perform laboratory experiments using electrical instrumentation and computer analysis tools; required for smart grid option of electrical engineering technology majors.

ENT 461
CONTROL SYSTEMS I
3, 3/2
Prerequisites: ENT 341, ENT 342, ENT 302, senior status.
Applies frequency domain techniques to open-loop and closed-loop systems, with emphasis on stability and performance. Classical methods of control engineering are presented: Laplace transforms and transfer functions, root locus analysis, Routh-Hurwitz stability analysis, steady-state error for standard test signals, and second-order system approximations. MATLAB is introduced and utilized extensively for computer-aided analysis. Laboratory exercises provide practical application of the control-system theory.

ENT 462
CONTROL SYSTEMS II
3, 2/3
Prerequisite: ENT 461.
Project centered. Students build, tune, simulate, and model a system (such as a magnetic levitation apparatus) for the purpose of demonstrating skills acquired during previous academic work. Project focuses on practical application of the control-system theory developed in ENT 461.

ENT 465
ELECTRICAL DESIGN
3, 2/3
Advanced topics in electrical and system design, the design process, and project management; a major design project that includes preliminary analysis, working drawings or schematics, fabrication, and testing of a prototype.

ENT 471
POWER SYSTEMS I
3, 2/3
Prerequisite: ENT 331.
Basic elements of power systems, energy sources, substation configuration, load cycles, balanced three-phase circuits, power factor correction, transmission line configurations and impedance, voltage regulation of transformers, and the per-unit system. Load flow, fault analysis, and economic operations.

ENT 472
POWER SYSTEMS II
3, 2/3
Prerequisite: ENT 471.
The symmetrical component method is used for fault analysis. Power system demand calculations, relay protection applications, supervisory control, power quality, and system reliability are introduced.

Graduate Courses

MET 611
ADVANCED ENGINEERING MODELING
3, 2/0
Prerequisite: ENT 314 or instructor permission.
Three-dimensional (3-D) parts and assembly creation; mathematical modeling of mechanical and electromechanical systems; parametric modeling; 3-D solid modeling; simulation of prototype behavior; introduction to finite element concepts.

MET 675
ADVANCED ENGINEERING SYSTEM DESIGN
3, 2/2
Prerequisite: MET 605.
Application of design concepts in mechanical engineering; conceptual and detailed design process stages; problem definition; design
specifications; categorization of designs; modeling and analysis methods; design optimization; economics; reliability; sustainability;
intellectual property; manufacturing considerations in design.