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MET 1000 – Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Technology 3 (3+0)

Syllabus: MET 1000.pdf
Emphasis is placed on the design and creative process with examples from different areas within engineering technology. Students will learn how to develop the tools necessary to be successful in school and in industry by using theory, computer software, and working real-world problems. The engineering profession and its relation to current national, social, industrial, ethical, and international issues and problems will be discussed.

MET 1010 - Manufacturing Processes 3 (2+2)

Syllabus: MET 1010.pdf
Basic fundamentals in the operation of machine tools are studied, including measuring tools, bench work and layout, and tool grinding. The student performs various machine operations using the engine lathe, milling machine, vertical drills, and surface grinders.

MET 1040 – Introduction to Engineering 3 (2+2)

Syllabus: MET 1040.pdf
Prerequisite(s): Minimum performance standard score on math placement test.   Crosslisted With: CET 1040/EET 1040
This course is an introductory engineering course exposing students to a cross section of topics in contemporary civil, electrical and mechanical engineering disciplines to assist them with their education career choices. Students are taught to work in teams, introduced to the design process, utilize math and computer programs to analyze raw data and properly display their results in a presentation to their peers. The history of the engineering profession and its relation to current national, social, industrial, ethical, and international issues and problems will be discussed.

MET 1050 - Introduction to Space 3 (2+2)

Syllabus: MET 1050.pdf
This is a hands-on course which introduces students to the challenges of working in space. Course activities lead to the design and construction of a working satellite for launch. This course is designed for engineering and non-engineering students.

MET 1200 - Technical Drawing I 3 (1+4)

Syllabus: MET 1200.pdf
This is an introductory course in technical drawing. It covers the use of manual drawing instruments, lettering, various geometric constructions, and multi-view orthographic engineering drawings. It introduces 2-D technical drawing using computer-aided design software.

MET 1210 - 3D Modeling 3 (2+2)

Syllabus: MET 1210.pdf
Prerequisite: MET 1200 with a grade of “C” or better; or permission of instructor.

This course is designed to familiarize students with functional 3-D modeling using an appropriate software package. The course covers the basic functions needed to create part models, assemblies, and drawings. Emphasis is on the design philosophy, used in creating parts and assemblies.

MET 1310 - Principles of Quality Assurance 3 (3+0)

Syllabus: MET 1310.pdf
Prerequisite: Intermediate algebra or equivalent with a grade of “C” or better.
The course introduces the scope and function of quality assurance, including basic definitions, statistics, quality policy and objectives, manuals and procedures, concept of variation, inspection and sampling techniques, meteorology process control, methods and the elements of reliability. Current TQM and ISO 9000 standards are reviewed.

MET 2200 - Materials of Engineering 3 (2+2)

Syllabus: MET 2200.pdf
Prerequisite: MTH 1110 or MTH 1400 with grades of “C” or better.
Prerequisite/Corequisite: CHE 1100 or CHE 1800 with grade of “C” or better.

This lecture/laboratory course deals with basic properties of metals and non-metals, including the properties and behavior that govern their selection and design. Materials covered include ferrous and nonferrous metals, composites, plastics, ceramics, glass, wood, rubber and adhesives.

MET 3000 - Manufacturing Analysis 4 (4+0)

Syllabus: MET 3000.pdf
Prerequisite: MET 1010; MET 1310; and MTH 1110 or MTH 1400 with grades of “C” or better.

This course introduces the organizational and functional requirements for effective production. Tolerance charts and work piece control are used to plan the manufacturing sequence, select the preferred manufacturing equipment and the operational sequence.

MET 3070 – Machine Design 3 (3+0)

Syllabus: MET 3070.pdf
Prerequisite(s): MET 2200 and CET 3130 or CET 3135 or MET 3130 with grades of “C” or better.

The art of designing machines to accomplish specific purposes is studied. The student is introduced to the fundamental principles required to design the separate machine elements. The economics of design are stressed along with strength and safety considerations. The lab work uses selected software, e.g., ALGOR and AutoCAD, to produce the preferred design.

MET 3100 - N/C Computer Programming 3 (2+2)

Syllabus: MET 3100.pdf
Prerequisite: MET 1010, MET 1210, and MTH 1120 with grades of “C” or better.

The theory is reviewed to control machines numerically. Algorithms are developed to program NC machines. N/C language and programming emphasizes APT, Compact II and suitable post-processors. The lab work includes operation of machines to demonstrate the programming skills.

MET 3110 – Thermodynamics 3 (3+0)

Syllabus: MET 3110.pdf
Prerequisite: MTH 1410 and PHY 2311 with grades of C or better, or permission of instructor.

The fundamental laws of thermodynamics are studied. Basic concepts of energy, the thermodynamic system, dimensions and units, and the ideal-gas equation of state are studied. The course also covers closed and open systems, heat engines as well as reversible and irreversible processes.

MET 3125 - Heat Transfer with Laboratory 3 (2+2)

Syllabus: MET 3125.pdf
Prerequisite: PHY 2311 with a grade of “C” or better.

The three basic mechanisms of heat transmission are studied. Conduction, convection (free and forced), and radiant transmission are treated for both steady-state and transient conditions. The transient study is aided by computer solutions. The laboratory component provides experimental results for various conduction and convection tests. The student selects and installs thermocouples, calibrates equipment, records transient and steady-state data, analyzes results, compares data to theoretical predictions, and reports findings.

MET 3160 - Mechanics II–Dynamics 3 (3+0)

Syllabus: MET 3160.pdf
Prerequisite: CET 2150 and MTH 2410 with grades of “C” or better; or permission of instructor.

This course covers the principles of dynamics: Students learn about kinematics which is the study of the geometry of motion of a body without reference to the forces that cause the resulting motion. The course also covers kinetics which is the study of the relation existing between the forces acting on the body, the mass of the body, and the motion of the body.

MET 3185 – Fluid Mechanics 3 (2+2)

Syllabus: MET 3185.pdf
Prerequisite(s): MET 3160 with grade “C” or better or permission of instructor.

In this course, the following topics will be covered: physical properties of fluids, hydrostatics, kinematics, energy considerations, momentum, incompressible flow in pipes, compressible internal flow, pneumatic systems, flow- loss calculations and flow measurement methods. Laboratory work will include calibration and use of equipment to measure hydrostatic forces on objects, verification of Bernoulli Equation, looses in piping system, flow profiles and other fluid systems.

MET 3215 – Composites Manufacturing 3 (2+2)

Syllabus: MET 3215.pdf
Prerequisite(s): MET 1010 and MET 2200, or permission of instructor.

This course is designed to provide students with working knowledge in design, manufacturing and selection of fiber-reinforced composite materials for engineering applications. The course introduces the various manufacturing methods utilized in modern industries such as aerospace, automotive and renewable energy. Topics will include inspection, damage control and repair techniques as well as material handling, safety and environmental requirements. The course contains laboratory modules designed to provide hands on experience to emphasize practical aspects of the topics covered.

MET 3250 - Tool Design and Production Tooling 3 (2+2)

Syllabus: MET 3250.pdf
Prerequisite: MET 2200 and MTH 1120 with grades of “C” or better.

The course deals with production tooling requirements and tooling cost estimates. Design of tooling for turret lathes, automatic screw machines, multiple spindle lathes, and production milling machines is treated.

MET 3260 - Direct Digital Manufacturing (2+2)

Syllabus: MET 3260
Prerequisite: MET 1210 or IND 3660 with grades of “C” or better.

In this combination lab lecture course, students explore the latest applications of digital 3D scanning and direct digital manufacturing. Through this course, students are introduced to current developments and the critical challenges of digital 3D technologies. Emphasis is placed on practical experience in utilizing departmental equipment to produce digital 3D files and output them to appropriate direct digital manufacturing equipment. Students will apply knowledge of 3D scanners for reverse engineering and direct manufacturing purposes.

MET 3300 - Statistical Process Control 3 (3+0)

Syllabus: MET 3300.pdf
Prerequisite: MET 1310 and MET 3000 with grades of “C” or better.

This course focuses on statistical process control with emphasis on process capability, troubleshooting, analysis of variance and hypothesis testing.

MET 3310 - Thermodynamics II 3 (2+2)

Syllabus: MET 3310.pdf
Prerequisite: MET 3110 and MTH 2410 with grades of “C” or better.

This, the second course in thermodynamics, deals with the consequence of the Second Law. The TDS equations are studied, as are entropy and efficiencies of some heat power engines. Standard gas and vapor cycles are investigated. The laboratory work includes various calorimetry, gravimetric and volumetric analyses, nozzles and internal combustion engine tests.

MET 3320 – Instrumentation Laboratory 3 (2+2)

Syllabus: MET 3320.pdf
Prerequisite(s): MET 3180 or MET 3185.

The student is introduced to standard mechanical tests and measurement techniques, e.g., installing thermocouples, strain gages, positioning static and total probes. ASME and ASTM test codes are studied, as are OSHA standards. Various physical property and system performance tests are set up, conducted and analyzed.

MET 3330 - Robotics for Manufacturing 3 (2+2)

Syllabus: MET 3330.pdf
Prerequisite: MET 3100 and EET 2000 with grades of “C” or better.

The course examines robotic components utilized in robots and automated systems. Manufacturing automation is analyzed as the robot is integrated with other flexible automation equipment. The focus is how to apply and design robotic, integrated, manufacturing systems. The laboratory work supplements the lectures using industrial robots for different applications.

MET 3410 - Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3 (2+2)

Syllabus: MET 3410.pdf
Prerequisite: MET 1210 and MET 1310 with grades of “C” or better.

Dimensioning practices as defined by ASME National Standards (Y14.5M-1994) are studied. Tolerance of form, tolerances of position, datums, concentricity, symmetry, and functional gauging concepts are also treated to produce low-cost and high-quality products.

MET 3980 - Internship in Mechanical Engineering Technology 1-12 (0+3-36)

Note! Syllabus exists individually as an signed agreement between each student, student’s employer, and the University.
Prerequisite: Major in mechanical engineering technology; junior or senior status; permission of instructor.
Supervised by a faculty member within the major department, internships provide practical, hands-on experience in a professional field related to the major. Internship placements must be established prior to enrollment in this course in consultation with The Internship Center.

To register with The Internship Center, students must meet the following qualifications:

  • Completed at least one semester at Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Sophomore, junior or senior status
  • Declared major in an undergraduate program
  • 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA at MSU Denver
  • Currently enrolled and taking classes at MSU Denver

For information and instructions on finding and enrolling in an internship, contact The Internship Center at 303-556-3290 or (Variable Credit)

Department Note: that only in extremely rare cases does the ET Department award more than an average of three hours under this MET 3980 course title. Under older ABET accreditation rules a max of eight hours was allowed for MET 3980.

MET 4000 - Project Engineering 3 (3+0)

Syllabus: MET 4000.pdf
Prerequisite: Senior standing.

The student is introduced to the project or team effort. The need for planning, control, and communication is stressed. Critical path methods are used to develop schedules. Figure-of merit methods are used to select preferred approaches/designs. Technical writing is stressed with an introduction to competitive proposal writing.

MET 4010 – Advanced Manufacturing Technology 3 (3+0)

Syllabus: MET 4010.pdf
Prerequisite(s): MET 3000 and EET 2000, with grades of "C" or better.

The course includes micro-monitor process control analysis, fiber optics technology, CMOS technology, ultra precision controlled devices with artificial intelligence systems, industrial robots, fiber optics, and imagineering future applications.

MET 4070 – Computer Aided Design 3 (2+2)

Syllabus: MET 4070.pdf
Prerequisite(s): MET 3070 with a grade of "C" or better.

The student studies combined stresses, gearing, brakes, curved beams, etc., and undertakes the design of a complete machine. This is the second in the two-course machine design series. The analysis includes computer solutions (e.g. Finite Element Analysis software solutions).

MET 4080 – Computer Aided Manufacturing 3 (2+2)

Syllabus: MET 4080.pdf
Prerequisite(s): MET 3000, MET 3100, and (MET 3210 or EET 2350), with a grades of "C" or better.

This is an advanced computer aided manufacturing course. Computer applications in configuration control, purchasing, vendor ratings, production control, inventory control and final product acceptance documentation are treated. Appropriate computer and machining software will be used.

MET 4100 – Senior Project I 1 (.5+1)

Syllabus: MET 4100.pdf
Prerequisite(s): CET 3135, COM 2610, and MTH 2420, with grades of "C" or better, senior standing.
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): MET 3070 or MET 3000, and EET 2000, with grades of "C" or better.

In this course, students are required to work on the planning and designing of a team project in consultation with faculty advisors and industry contacts. (Senior Experience).

MET 4110 – Senior Project II 2 (0+4)

Syllabus: MET 4110.pdf
Prerequisite(s): MET 4100 with a grade of "C" or better.

In this course, the students complete the project they started in MET 4100. The project is built, tested, and demonstrated. Written technical reports and oral presentations on the project are required. Part of this course involves the student working with a faculty member who acts as a consultant. (Senior Experience).

MET 4280 - Advanced Energy Technology 3 (2+2)

Syllabus: MET 4280.pdf
Prerequisite: MET 3125, PHY 2311, and PHY 2321 with grades of “C” or better.

This course focuses on the study of global energy flows, as well as the sources and uses of energy. Biological energy and ecosystems are introduced from the viewpoint of the engineering technologist. Energy-related environmental problems, including air and thermal pollution and radioactivity, are examined.

MET 4370 – Advanced Composite Structures: Design, Damage, Repair and Testing 3 (1.5+1.5)

Syllabus: MET 4370
Prerequisite(s): MET 3215 with grades of "C" or better.

This lecture/laboratory course is the introduction of the student to the characterization methods for the anisotropic properties of advanced composite materials consisting of high performance fibers suspended in polymeric matrices. This course includes study and practical application of design, damage control, composite repair, processing and tooling. Also overviews the concepts, principles, and methods employed for nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of composite structures and materials.

MET 4480 – Air Conditioning/Refrigeration 3 (3+0)

Syllabus: MET 4480.pdf
Prerequisite(s): MET3110 and MET3125, with grades of "C" or better

In this course, Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer principles to the analysis and design of refrigeration systems and comfort conditioning systems for buildings are introduced. Refrigeration cycles are studied. Operation and rating of system components are evaluated with specific emphasis on heat flow in condensers, evaporators, and cooling towers. Temperature and humidity control along with air handling equipment and ducting, are studied.

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