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ETECH- 100 Impacts of Engineering (3.00 cr.)
Contemporary Issues, Global Perspective, Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
Repeatable: No
Comprehensive study of engineering design from initiation to completion. Definition and history of engineering disciplines with comparisons. Investigation and exploration of past and present impacts on people, society, and the environment. Examination of contemporary and emerging issues related to engineering. Introduction to engineering in practice through engineering design projects.

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ETECH- 110 Materials And Manufacturing Processes (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Manufacturing processes, material properties and their selection for product functions. Structure and characteristics of metal, polymer/wood, ceramic and composite materials will be examined.

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ETECH- 112 Engineering Graphics Fundamentals (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Fundamentals of engineering graphics: principles, standards and graphic language necessary to communicate technical information on industrial drawings. Includes appropriate software, visualization, geometric concepts and dimensioning basics.

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ETECH- 150 Introduction To Engineering Materials (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Exposure to engineering materials, their properties, and behavior. Topics will include: material types, testing, mechanical properties, heat treatment, and material selection. Students are expected to have had H.S. chemistry.

Math Placement >= MATH-120, or MATH-150

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ETECH- 199 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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ETECH- 202 Welding And Casting Processes (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Lab intensive class utilizing various processes and parameters in the welding and foundry areas.

Prerequisite: take ETECH-110

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ETECH- 203 Machining Metal Forming Processes (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Machine tool concepts providing an operational knowledge of traditional and non-traditional machining processes. Fundamental forming machine and hand tool operations. Sheet metal pattern development.

Prerequisite: take ETECH-110

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ETECH- 204 Polymer Processes (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to properties of plastic, elastomeric and fiber-reinforced composite materials and the processes used to manufacture products from them. Primary and secondary manufacturing processes used to convert wood-fiber materials into components and/or finished products.

Prerequisite: take ETECH-110

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ETECH- 205 Design For Industry (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Industrial Research and Development experiences focusing on problems related to product development, innovation and problem solving, manual, semi-automatic and automatic production processes. Development and application of various systems for selection of materials and processing will be studied.

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ETECH- 210 Engineering Graphics Using Solid Modeling (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Engineering graphics principles and standards, development of effective technical communication skills between design, engineering, and manufacturing disciplines. Project planning, solid modeling, assembly composition and drafting techniques to support and solve engineering and design problems.

Prerequisite: take ENGGR-112

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ETECH- 250 Introduction To Plastics (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Examine basics of molecular structure, mechanical behavior, and rheological properties of plastics. Overview of plastics processing, new technologies related to processing, post-consumer-life, and introduction to ASTM/ISO standards used for testing and materials characterization.

Prerequisite: take MFGT-150

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ETECH- 251 Fundamentals of Plastics Materials and Processing (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to polymers, including their material, mechanical, and rheological properties. Process fundamentals including setup, operation, and troubleshooting of primary and secondary processes through a combination of classroom lectures and laboratory experiments. Introduction into analytical testing methods for characterizing polymers and analyzing defects and failures.

Prerequisite: take ETECH-100, 110 OR 150 OR PKG-220

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ETECH- 252 Material Removal And Forming Processes (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Machine tool concepts providing an operational knowledge of machining and metal forming processes. Analysis and application of primary and secondary processing methods for the manufacture of products. Measurement principles and practice applied to inspection and process control. Development of process designs appropriate for product specifications.

Prerequisite: take either ETECH-110 or ETECH-150 or ETECH-100

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ETECH- 253 Joining And Casting Processes (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Process concepts providing an operational knowledge of the practice and theory of welding, thermal cutting, adhesive bonding, and metal casting processes. Analysis and application of primary and secondary processing methods for the manufacture of products. Development of process designs and practices appropriate for product specifications, inspection and process control.

Prerequisite: take either ETECH-110 or ETECH-150 or ETECH-100

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ETECH- 256 Engineering Graphics Fundamentals and Solid Modeling (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Fundamentals of engineering graphics: principles, standards and graphic language necessary to communicate technical information on industrial drawings. Includes appropriate CAD (modeling) software, visualization, geometric concepts and dimensioning basics.

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ETECH- 260 Introduction To Fluid Power (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Basic fluid mechanics, pneumatics, hydraulics, control systems and common industrial circuits.

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ETECH- 266 Engineering Graphics Surface Modeling & Rendering (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Development of three-dimensional surface models and rendered images. Organic surface modeling to create models with complex curved surfaces. Rendered images to communicate model concepts.

Prerequisite: take ETECH-210 or ETECH-256

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ETECH- 299 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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ETECH- 303 Computer Aided Manufacturing (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Justification for and application of computer assistance in manufacturing process; machine process control, inventory and materials handling, robotics and automated assembly, product design and part grouping in relation to total manufacturing operation.

Prerequisites: take MFGT-203 or MFGT-252, and take ENGGR-112 or AEC-131

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ETECH- 304 Mechanical Power Transmission (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Fundamentals of mechanical power transmission: theory of operation, selection of components, suggestions for application, and analysis of systems.

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ETECH- 310 Biomedical Instrumentation (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Review of basic electronics; measurements of physical, chemical, biological, and physiological variables; safety, noise, isolation, grounding, and shielding in biomedical instrumentation; circulatory, nervous, respiratory systems and related instrumentation; introduction to clinical lab systems; introduction to medical imaging systems.

Prerequisite: take ET-204

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ETECH- 330 Plastics For Teachers (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Overview of plastics as a manufacturing material. Focus on plastics processes: injection molding, blow molding, extrusion, thermoforming, and reinforced resin composites. Includes lab projects for the technology education classroom and tours to plastic processing industries.

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ETECH- 341 Injection Molding Technology (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Injection molding process parameters, part and tooling design, materials selection, quoting, rapid prototyping, troubleshooting, and cycle time reduction efforts. Laboratory experiments for understanding various technologies associated with injection molding of quality parts.

Prerequisite: take either MFGT-250 or MFGT-251

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ETECH- 342 Thermoform and Blow-Molding Technology (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Part/mold design, film/sheet forming techniques, methods of heating, sheet stretching and cooling, draw ratio calculations, materials selection, part thinning, and other aspects of thermoforming. Laboratory experiments for understanding various technologies associated with thermoforming and blow molding of quality parts, including tooling options, failure analysis, and product design.

Prerequisite: take either MFGT-250 or MFGT-251

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ETECH- 343 Extrusion Technology (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Extrusion and the various processes associated with extrusion; profile, flat film, blown film and die design. Laboratory experiments for understanding various technologies associated with extrusion of quality parts, including tooling options, failure analysis, and product design.

Prerequisite: take either MFGT-250 or MFGT-251

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ETECH- 345 Design And Simulation Of Manufacturing Systems (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Design of manufacturing systems using contemporary methods and philosophies. Modeling and comparison of system designs using simulation software. Interpretation of experimental simulation results to evaluate system design alternatives. Preparation of technical reports summarizing projects. Recommended: statistical knowledge.

Prerequisites: take STAT-130, STAT-320 or STAT-330

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ETECH- 349 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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ETECH- 370 Global Engineering (3.00 cr.)
Global Perspective
Repeatable: No
Understanding the global aspects of engineering design. Identification of international product, facility, and engineering system design standards. National culture and business norms for global engineering professionals. Evaluate a product or process design using international standards.

Prerequisite: ETECH-100

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ETECH- 371 Mechatronics (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Synergetic application of mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering as well as math and physics to create sophisticated electromechanical systems. Development of mechatronic systems to find an optimal balance between the mechanical structure, sensor and actuator implementation, automatic digital information processing, and overall control.

Prerequisite: take ET-204

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ETECH- 395 Seminar (1.00 - 2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
(Title will reflect specific design, research and development content). Current and projected communication methods, concepts, technologies and innovations in design, research and development.

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ETECH- 399 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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ETECH- 400 Workshop: (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Special topics manufacturing, providing hands-on or experiential learning activities. Specific content and title to reflect the topic of the workshop.

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ETECH- 405 Industrial Robotics (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Specifications, planning, purchasing decisions, and programming of industrial robots.

Prerequisites: take MECH-290 or PKG-350

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ETECH- 420 Engineering Graphics Applications (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Applications of contemporary software and hardware used to produce solutions for mechanical engineering design. Design to requirements, parametric three dimensional modeling, additive manufacturing, and Geometric Dimensions and Tolerances. Introduction to advanced tools used for design optimization and efficiency.

Prerequisite: Take ETECH-210

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ETECH- 449 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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ETECH- 497 Field Experience (1.00 - 2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No

Department consent

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ETECH- 503 Computer Aided Manufacturing (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Justification for and application of computer assistance in manufacturing process; machine process control, inventory and materials handling, robotics and automated assembly, product design and part grouping in relation to total manufacturing operation.

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ETECH- 530 Plastics For Teachers (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Overview of plastics as a manufacturing material. Focus on plastics processes: injection molding, blow molding, extrusion, thermoforming, and reinforced resin composites. Includes lab projects for the technology education classroom and tours to plastic processing industries.

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ETECH- 595 Seminar (1.00 - 2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
(Title will reflect specific design, research and development content). Current and projected communication methods, concepts, technologies and innovations in design, research and development.

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ETECH- 600 Workshop: (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Special topics manufacturing, providing hands-on or experiential learning activities. Specific content and title to reflect the topic of the workshop.

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ETECH- 636 Computer Assisted Design Problems (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Advanced CADD applications. Construct three dimensional wireframe drawings. Perform finite element analysis on select components. Customize software for specific applications. Customize software for specific applications. In-depth analysis of CADD applications in mechanical and architectural design.

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ETECH- 666 3-D Computer Modeling & Rendering (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Development of three-dimensional computer models and computer graphic images. Includes 3-D surface modeling and rendering.

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