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Mechanical Engineering Courses Offered @ TNCC

Course Description and Pre-requisites
MEC 100 Introduction to Engineering Technology
(2 credits) Introduces professional fields of engineering technology. Covers the work of the engineering technologist, professional ethics, division of industrial practice, and engineering problem solving with hand calculator and computer applications. Lecture 1 hour + lab 2 hours = total 3 hours per week.
MEC 103 Electronic Circuits & Instrumentation
(4 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent and MTH 116. Designed for non-majors. Covers electronic circuits, devices, instrumentation and basic communications, DC and AC theory, introduction to power supplies, amplifiers, and measurement devices. Lecture 3 hours + lab 3 hours = total 6 hours per week.
MEC 113 Materials and Processes of Industry
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Studies industrial engineering materials and accompanying industrial processes. Investigates nature of materials structure and properties from a design standpoint, leading to a more intelligent selection of a material to fit the requirements of a part or product. Analyzes the effects of the various processes on materials, as well as the processes themselves, to ensure a logical and systematic procedure for selection of materials. Lecture 3 hours per week.
MEC 131 Mechanics I-Statics for Engineering Techology
(3 credits) Co-requisite(s): MTH 116. Teaches Newton's laws, resultants and equilibrium of force systems, trusses and frames, determination of centroids, and distributed loads and moments of inertia. Introduces dry friction and force systems in space. Lecture 3 hours per week.
MEC 132 Mechanics II-Strength of Materials/Engr
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): MEC 131. Teaches the concepts of stress and strain. Provides an analysis of stresses and deformations in loaded members, connectors, shafts, beams, columns, and combined stress. Lecture 3 hours per week.
MEC 133 Mechanics III-Dynamics For Engr Tech
(2 credits) Prerequisite(s): MEC 131. Focuses on rigid mechanics, including kinetics, kinematics, and applications to machine elements. Lecture 2 hours per week.
MEC 161 Basic Fluid Mechanics-Hydraulic/Pneumatics
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): MTH 116. Introduces theory, operation, and maintenance of hydraulic/pneumatics devices and systems. Emphasizes the properties of fluids, fluid flow, fluid statics, and the application of Bernoulli's equation. Lecture 2 hours + lab 2 hours = total 4 hours per week.
MEC 197 Cooperative Education in Mechanical Engineering Technology
(2 credits) Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours. Lecture 2 hours per week.
MEC 210 Machine Design
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): CAD 152. Co-requisite(s): MEC 133. Studies the design of machine elements for producing and transmitting power. Includes additional material in statics, strength of materials, dynamics, engineering materials, and industrial processes, including lubrication and friction. Emphasizes graphical kinematics of mechanisms and discusses analytical design of machine components. Requires preparation of weekly lab reports. Lecture 2 hours + lab 2 hours = total 4 hours per week.
MEC 220 Introduction to Polymeric and Composite Materials
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): MEC 113. Introduces students to polymeric and composite materials. Covers the basic characteristics, properties and uses of polymers, wood and composites. Presents topics in polymeric and composite materials including strength of materials, constituents, material properties, and fabrication. Lecture 2 hours + lab 3 hours = total 5 hours per week.
MEC 221 Metallurgy and Ceramics
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): MEC 220. Provides the student with an in-depth understanding of properties; uses, costs, and product life cycle in manufacturing; equilibrium; corrosion; and sub-classes of metal and ceramic composites. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
MEC 226 Practical Metallurgy
(3 credits) Teaches theory of hydraulic and pneumatic circuits including motors, controls, actuators, valves, plumbing, accumulators, reservoirs, pumps, compressors, and filters. Lecture 3 hours per week.
MEC 266 Applications of Fluid Mechanics
(3 credits) Teaches theory of hydraulic and pneumatic circuits including motors, controls, actuators, valves, plumbing, accumulators, reservoirs, pumps, compressors, and filters. Lecture 3 hours per week.
MEC 269 Fluid Power-Pneumatic Systems
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): MTH 115 or MTH 163. Teaches pneumatic components, systems and trouble analysis. Introduces basic design for modification and repair. Covers open loop control, fluidics, robotics and computer controls. Lecture 2 hours + lab 2 hours = total 4 hours per week.
MEC 297 Cooperative Education in Mechanical Tech
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Approval of Cooperative Education Coordinator. Supervised on-the-job training in approved business firms or governmental organizations. The work is coordinated by the Cooperative Education Coordinator. Variable hours.
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