MEC - Mechatronics

MEC 205  Robotics and Automated Controls IV  (1-1-1)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisite: AMT 105

This course is the study of the concepts of automatic controls and final control elements. Students will write basic routine programs simulating various industrial robotic applications.

MEC 206  Robotics and Automated Controls V  (1-1-1)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisite: MEC 205

This course introduces robotic systems with an emphasis on programming and controlling industrial robots using advanced programming instruction.

MEC 207  Robotics and Automated Controls VI  (1-1-1)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisite: MEC 206

This course is the study of the concepts of automatic controls and process control elements found in industrial applications.

MEC 220  AC/DC Drive I  (1-1-1)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisites: AMT 105, EEM 117

This course introduces the principles of operation and application of AC drives, DC drives and industrial motors.

MEC 221  AC/DC Drive II  (1-2-1)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisite: MEC 220

This course covers the principles of operation and application of AC and DC drives using Wye and Delta common nameplate data.

MEC 222  AC/DC Drive III  (0-3-1)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisite: MEC 221

This course continues to explore the principles of operation and application of AC and DC drives, including the programming of basic and advanced drive parameters.

MEC 251  Programmable Logic Controllers I  (1-1-1)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisites: AMT 105, EEM 271

This course is an introduction to programmable control systems with emphasis on basic programming techniques. A variety of input/output devices and their applications are covered.

MEC 252  Programmable Logic Controllers II  (1-2-1)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisite: MEC 251

This course is an introduction to programmable control systems with continued emphasis on basic programming techniques. Additional topics covered will focus on PLC timers, counters, control, data manipulation and math instruction.

MEC 253  Programmable Logic Controllers III  (1-2-1)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisite: MEC 252

This course is an introduction to programmable control systems with continued emphasis on basic programming techniques. Additional topics covered will include BCD digital displays and input devices, as well as GRAFCET programming using step logic.

MEC 299  Research in Advanced Mechatronics  (0-12-4)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor (students must also have completed AMT 205 and EEM 252 and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher)

This course provides an opportunity for students to investigate a faculty-approved topic in automated manufacturing disciplines using the application of practical research methods. The course is designed for students in an industrial manufacturing program to explore part of their major in more depth by working one-on-one or in small groups on faculty- or student-designed research projects with high-tech industrial manufacturing industry leaders.