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Mechatronics Certificate

Courses

Courses

MECH 1100 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 1200 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.

MECH 1300 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. Technical documentation such as data sheets, circuit diagrams, displacement step diagrams and function chars will also be covered. By understand 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 1500 Digital Fundamentals and PLCs

This course is a study of basic digital logic and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in a mechatronics system using the automation 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.

MECH 2100 Process Control Technologies

This course is a study of the Process Control technologies associated with a complex mechatronics system. Topics include the Closed-Loop control; interaction between controllers, sensors and actuators; controller operating parameters; ON/OFF and PID controllers; and the differences between controllers typically used in mechatronics systems. The analysis of plant documentation and manuals, the creation and interpretation of charts with diagrams for time-based changes of measured values will also be covered.

MECH 2200 Introduction to Totally Integrated Automation

This course is an introduction to Totally Integrated Automation. Topics covered will include the PLC programming, automation pyramid, analogue sensors and actuators, STEP 7 functions, MPI-Bus and PROFIBUS systems, and systems maintenance and troubleshooting.

MECH 2300 Automation Systems

This course is a study of the automation systems utilized within a mechatronics system. Topics covered will include: metal cutting, modal analysis, CNC, CAD, CAM, programming and microcontrollers that are used in modern manufacturing technologies.

MECH 2400 Motor Control

This course covers the principles of AC and DC motors, motor control, and general machine operations in a complex mechatronic system. Students will learn the functions and properties of machine control elements and the roles they play within the 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. Technical documentation such as data sheets, circuit diagrams, schematics, displacement step diagrams and function charts will also be covered. 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.

MECH 2500 Mechanics and Machine Elements

This course is a study of the mechanical components that are included in a complex mechatronics system. Topics covered include an overview of Statics and Kinetics with a focus on force system analysis, study of equilibrium, frames and machines, friction and the effect of forces on the motion of objects. Fundamentals and classification of machine elements to include calculations involving force, stress, and wear analysis will also be covered.

MECH 2600 Manufacturing Processes

This course is a study of manufacturing improvement processes in a mechatronics system using the automation system for real world application. Topics covered will include basic statistics for improvement, manufacturing teams, process waste, OEE, process capability, continual improvement, fish bone diagrams, kaizen activities, TPM, and basic time study methods. Emphasis is using a team project with final presentation to apply improvement methods in real world application.

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