Investigation, analysis and problem solving solutions for various problems in Engineering Technology. 1 lecture hour, 3 laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: TECH 1010, TECH 1211, TECH 1521, TECH 1711, and TECH 1811.

Course for lab safety certification. Machine shop safety rules and best practices.

Metal manufacturing processes, including traditional machining, computer numerical control, and thermal metal cutting/joining; measurement, layout, and inspection techniques as applied to integrated manufacturing systems; coverage of threads, fasteners, and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. Lecture slides and videos available here.


Processes and techniques used to fabricate industrial materials into useful products; techniques covered include casting and molding, forming, separating, conditioning, assembling, finishing; CNC programming concepts and process design and control. Two lecture hours, three laboratory hours per week. Lecture slides and videos available here.

Orthographic projections, sections, pictorials; drafting with instruments, sketching, and introduction to computer aided drafting. Auxiliary views and revolutions, profiles, vector graphics and developments. Lectures slides available here.

Force systems and their solution; that branch of mechanics dealing with forces and effects of forces including stress strain and deformation of bodies at rest; analysis of frames and mechanisms. Lecture slides available here.

Computer numerical control programming by manual data input and distributed numerical control by computer assistance; system assessment of CNC machines; components, controls, and tooling for integrated manufacturing environment. Two lecture hours, three laboratory hours per week. Lecture slides and videos available here.


Design of tooling and work holding systems for the integrated manufacturing environment; geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, fast change-over techniques, hydraulic and pneumatic circuits, achieving world class quality through design. Lecture slides and videos available here.


Overview of CAD technology, hardware and software options; parametric solid modeling principles; applications to produce computer generated models, assemblies, photorealistic renderings and working drawings. Two lecture hours, three laboratory hours per week.

Statistical methods for quality analysis and improvement; control charts for variables and attributes, industrial sampling; defect prevention using the Poka-Yoke System; reliability; acceptance sampling; Quality standards, continuous improvement; use of computer software for data analysis and presentation.  Lecture slides available here.