Sep 25, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED]

Course Descriptions


A typical course description in the Undergraduate Bulletin appears like this:

LIT 273 American Multicultural Literature  

The three digits of the course codes refer to the course level. Undergraduate courses are those numbered from 100 to 499. All numbers above that are for graduate credit.The 100 series is primarily for freshmen; 200 – sophomores; 300 – juniors; and 400 – seniors.

Course Planning Information

Information included with the course description helps you as you plan your course schedules. General Education (Gen Ed), Racial and Ethnic Studies (RES), Global Perspective (GLP), repeatability, and terms offered (if known) are indicated.

The terms indicated serve only as a general guide and do not guarantee that a course will be offered during a particular semester. Verify availability of a course in any given term by checking the online Open Courses listing or through Access Stout when planning your schedule.

 

Engineering Technology

  
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    ETECH-100 Impacts of Engineering


    (3 cr.)
    Global Perspective, Cross-disciplinary Issues, Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
    Repeatable for Credit: 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-103 Power Mechanics


    (2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Internal and external combustion heat engines, mechanical and fluid transmission systems; present and future applications and limitations. Laboratory work emphasized.
  
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    ETECH-110 Materials and Manufacturing Processes


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: 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 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: 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 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: 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


    (1-3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Department Consent
  
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    ETECH-202 Welding and Casting Processes


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: 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 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: 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 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: 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 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: 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 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: 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 ETECH-112  
  
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    ETECH-250 Introduction to Plastics


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: 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 ETECH-150  
  
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    ETECH-251 Fundamentals of Plastics Materials and Processing


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: 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, ETECH-110 OR ETECH-150 OR PKG 220  
  
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    ETECH-252 Material Removal And Forming Processes


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: 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 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: 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 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: 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 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Basic fluid mechanics, pneumatics, hydraulics, control systems and common industrial circuits.
  
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    ETECH-266 Engineering Graphics Surface Modeling & Rendering


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: 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


    (1-3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Department Consent
  
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    ETECH-303 Computer Aided Manufacturing


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: 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 ETECH-203  or ETECH-252 , and take ETECH-112  or AEC-131  
  
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    ETECH-304 Mechanical Power Transmission


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Fundamentals of mechanical power transmission: theory of operation, selection of components, suggestions for application, and analysis of systems.
  
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    ETECH-341 Injection Molding Technology


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: 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 ETECH-250  or ETECH-251  
  
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    ETECH-342 Thermoform and Blow-Molding Technology


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: 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 ETECH-250  or ETECH-251  
  
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    ETECH-343 Extrusion Technology


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: 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 ETECH-250  or ETECH-251  
  
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    ETECH-345 Design and Simulation of Manufacturing Systems


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: 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


    (1-8 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: 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 cr.)
    Global Perspective
    Repeatable for Credit: 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: take ETECH 100  
  
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    ETECH-371 Mechatronics


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: 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-399 Independent Study


    (1-3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Department Consent
  
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    ETECH-405 Industrial Robotics


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Specifications, planning, purchasing decisions, and programming of industrial robots.
    Prerequisites: take ET-290  or PKG-350  
  
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    ETECH-420 Engineering Graphics Applications


    (3 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: 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


    (1-8 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: 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


    (1-2 cr.)
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Department Consent