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6C21H04 Principles of Engineering (9-11)

  • Prerequisite: Introduction to Engineering and Design & Geometry

Principles of Engineering and Technology is a foundational course for students interested in learning more about careers in engineering and technology. This course covers basic skills required for engineering and technology fields of study. Upon completion of this course, proficient students are able to identify and explain the steps in the engineering design process. They can evaluate an existing engineering design, use fundamental sketching and engineering drawing techniques, complete simple design projects using the engineering design process, and effectively communicate design solutions to others. Mechanical engineering concepts are explored through challenging machine design projects. Electrical engineering is also explored through the coverage of Ohm’s Law, Kirchhoff’s Law, and Watt’s Law. Pascal’s Law and fluid power are also covered. In addition, bridge design and truss analysis calculations address the area of civil engineering.   

 

6C13H07 Digital Electronics (10) 

  • Prerequisite: None

Honors Digital Electronics is intended to provide students with an introduction to the basic components of digital electronic systems and equip them with the ability to use these components to design more complex digital systems. Proficient students will be able to (1) describe basic functions of digital components (including gates, flip flops, counters, and other devices upon which larger systems are designed), (2) use these devices as building blocks to design larger, more complex circuits, (3) implement these circuits using programmable devices, and (4) effectively communicate designs and systems. Students develop additional skills in technical documentation when operating and troubleshooting circuits. Students will be able to design a complex digital system and communicate their designs through a variety of media.

 

6C13H04  Electrical Components w/ Mechanical Components and Electric Motors (Dua Enrollment 11-12) 

  • Prerequisite: Digital Electronics

  • Course Type: Dual Enrollment through Roane State / Must meet Dual Enrollment requirements of RSCC.

MECH 1310  Electrical Components

This course is a study of the basic electrical components in a mechatronic system. Topics covered will include basic functions and physical properties of electrical components; the systematic flow of energy and measurement of components; troubleshooting techniques and strategies to identify, localize and correct malfunctions; and systematic preventive maintenance and electrical component safety. Technical documentation such as data sheets, schematics, timing diagrams and system specifications will also be covered.

MECH 1320 Mechanical Components and Electric Motors

This course is a study of the basic mechanical components and electrical drives in a mechatronics system.  Topics covered will include basic functions and physical properties of mechanical components and electrical AC and DC drives; materials, lubrication requirements, and surface properties; troubleshooting techniques and strategies to identify, localize and correct malfunctions; and systematic preventive maintenance and electrical component safety.  Technical documentation such as data sheets and specifications of mechanical elements and electrical drives will also be covered.

May be taken alone or concurrently with MECH 1B

 

6C13H21a  Pneumatic and Hydraulic Control Circuits w/ Digital Fundamentals & PLCs (Dual Enrollment 11)

  • Prerequisite: Digital Electronics

  • Course Type: Dual Enrollment through Roane State / Must meet Dual Enrollment requirements of RSCC.

MECH 1330 Pneumatic and Hydraulic Control Circuits

This course covers the basics of pneumatic, electro-pneumatic and hydraulic control circuits in a complex mechatronic system.  Students will learn the functions and properties of control elements based on physical principles, and the roles they play within the system.  By understanding and performing measurements on the pneumatic and hydraulic control circuits, students will learn and apply troubleshooting strategies to identify, localize and correct malfunctions.  Preventive maintenance of pneumatic and hydraulic components as well as safety issues within the system will be discussed.

MECH 1340 Digital Fundamentals and PLCs

This course is a study of basic digital logic and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in a mechatronics system.  Topics covered will include basic PLC functions and testing; identification of malfunctioning PLCs; and troubleshooting techniques and strategies to identify and localize PLC hardware generated problems.  Emphasis is on writing small programs and problem-solving using computer simulations.

May be taken alone or concurrently with MECH 1A

 

6C13H21b Solidworks I & Motor Controls / Dual Enrollment (12)

  • Prerequisite: Mech 1A; may be taken alone or concurrently with Mech 2b

  • Course Type: Dual Enrollment through Roane State / Must meet Dual Enrollment requirements of RSCC.

ENST 1320 Solidworks I

This course is a study of engineering/manufacturing drafting (CAD – computer aided design). Students will learn to create and read basic engineering/manufacturing-type drawings used for mechanical parts, sheet metal and wood projects, and basic assemblies.  Basic drafting concepts of 2D and 3D drawings, model building (parts), assemblies, details, dimensioning and bills of material creation are covered. Students will learn to create drawings and convert files for 3D printing.  3D printing projects/applications are a course requirement.

MECH 2320 Motor Control

This course covers the principles of AC and DC motors, motor control, and general machine operations in a complex mechatronic system. Topics covered will include general machine operations and motor control techniques; mechanical components and electric drives; motor sensors, braking and loads; motor efficiency and power; preventive measures and troubleshooting techniques.  By understanding and performing measurements on motors and motor control circuits, students will learn and apply troubleshooting strategies to identify, localize and correct malfunctions.  Safety issues within the system will also be discussed.

May be taken alone or concurrently with MECH 2B

 

6C13H21b  Automation Systems & Innovative Production and Problem Solving  (Dual Enrollment 11-12)

  • Prerequisite: Mech 1A & Mech 1B; may be taken alone or concurrently with Mech 2A

  • Course Type: Dual Enrollment through Roane State / Must meet Dual Enrollment requirements of RSCC.

MECH 2480 Automation Systems

This course is a study of automation applications and techniques utilized within complex mechatronic systems.  Topics covered will include: manufacturing technologies, microcontrollers and programming, assembly robots, and interfacing those robots with PLCs. This class will use microcontrollers, robotics, man/machine and machine/machine interfaces to introduce learners to the capabilities and applications of modern automation systems.  Emphasis is on writing, executing, and troubleshooting programs designed to automate manufacturing processes and systems.

MECH 1390 Innovative Production and Problem Solving

This is a problem solving course in which students work in teams to develop an original solution to a well-defined and justified open-ended problem by applying knowledge and skills developed in previous courses.  Students will define or be presented with a real-world manufacturing problem and will create multiple solution approaches.  They will select an approach, and then create and test their prototype solution.  Student teams will present and defend their original solution.

May be taken alone or concurrently with MECH 2A

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