Department of Computer Aided Engineering Technologies

Leo L. Castagno, Department Chair
Adrian G. Baird, Dale L. Larsen, E. Dale Mortensen, Dave E. Saunders, Garth S. Miller
Kenna Carter, Secretary (208) 356-1862

The Department of Computer Aided Engineering Technologies prepares students for a variety of career opportunities in today's technologically oriented society including Computer Aided Design Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, and Welding Engineering Technology. Graduates enjoy a high level of job satisfaction, excellent salary range, and good job placement.

The Major in Computer Aided Design Technology (338), is a technology general education program. This program involves students in the process of translating their creative ideas and concepts into 3D solids models, computer renderings and animations, and standard working drawings normally used in industry for the design, presentation, and manufacture of new tools and/or new products. Strong emphasis is placed on learning traditional design and drafting concepts using state-of-the-art computer-aided design (CAD) tools and applying those skills in the resolution of product design problems. The curriculum includes coursework in ANSI and ISO drafting standards, 3D solids parametric modeling, computer rendering and animation, CAD customization and programming, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and computer numerical control (CNC).

The Major in Manufacturing Engineering Technology (087), involves the graduates in selecting the methods of production, operations, machine selection, and tooling. They deal with the actual production processes through which designer's concepts are translated into manufactured goods in a cost efficient manner. The curriculum includes Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Computer Numerical Control (CNC), Quality Control, Tool Design, Process Planning, and Hydraulics & Pneumatics. Program is designed for transfer to university or immediate employment.

The Major in Welding Engineering Technology (110), provides hands-on training in the Welding processes and develops skills leading to Welder Certification. Students are taught to recognize and understand the welding processes. The curriculum includes a solid foundation in Welding Theory, Metallurgy, Welding Examination, Quality control, and Computer Aided Processes (Robotic Welding). The program is designed for transfer to a university or immediate employment. The Associate Degree in Welding Engineering Technology is easily transferred for those students continuing on to a university and pursuing a career in Welding Engineering, Welding Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Metallurgical Science, etc. It fulfills many of the requirements of general education, math, chemistry and physics required at the university level.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

  Associate in Arts and Sciences with in Computer-Aided Design Technology (338)

Required Courses:

                                      Credits
Religion Electives:                         8

GE Communication Courses:
Eng 111  College Writing                    3
Eng 316  Adv Technical Writing              3

GE Social Science Electives:                6
GE Physical Science Electives:              4
GE Biological Science Electives:            4

GE Computer Basics:
CS 100  Computer Basics                     1

GE Mathematics Courses:
Math 110  College Algebra                   3
Math 111  Trigonometry                      2

GE Arts Electives:                          3

GE Letters Electives:                       3

Cad Required Courses:
CAD 115  Rendering & Anim                   3
CAD 172  Vis, 3D Solids, CAD                3
CAD 211 Mach & Tool Layout                  3

Manufacturing Required Courses:
MT 131  Machine Tool Oper                   3
MT 132  Manuf Processes                     2
MT 234  CNC Programming                     3
*Technical Electives                        6
Total Credit Hours for this major          64

Recommended sequence of courses:

First Semester
Religion                                    2
Math 110  College Algebra                   3
MT 131  Machine Tool Oper                   3
CAD 172  Visual, 3D Solids, CAD             3
Eng 111  College Writing                    3
Arts Elective                               3
Total Credits                              17

Second Semester
Religion                                    2
Math 111  Trigonometry                      2
CAD 115  Render & Animation                 3
MT 132  Manuf Processes                     2
CS 100  Comp Basics                         1
Bio Science Elective                        4
Total Credits                              14

Third Semester
Religion                                    2
MT 234  CNC Prog                            3
*Technical Elective                         3
Letters Elective                            3
Eng 316  Adv Tech Writing                   3
Social Science Elective                     3
Total Credits                              17

Fourth Semester
Religion                                    2
Physical Science Elective                   4
Social Science Elective                     3
CAD 211  Mach & Tool Layout                 3
*Technical Elective                         3
Total Credits                              15

*Suggested Technical Electives: (Be sure to check on course prerequisites before taking an elective.)

Arch 110 Architectural Desktop CAD 105 Basic AutoCAD CAD 238 CAD Customization EET 151 Digital Circuits EET 152 DC Circuits Math 112 Calculus I Math 119 Calculus II Math 211 Principles of Statistics ME 102 Engr Design & Comp ME 216 Statics & Strength of Matíls MT 222 Engineering Materials MT 252 Quality Control Weld 105 Basic Welding Weld 256 Automated Welding

Faculty Advisor: You should visit with your faculty advisor as soon as you arrive on campus.  

Associate in Manufacturing Engineering Technology (087)

*Accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

Recommended sequence of courses:

First Semester
Religion                                    2
Eng 111  College Writing                    3
CAD 105  Basic AutoCAD                      3
Math                                        5
MT 131  Machine Tool Oper                   3
MT 132  Mfg Processes                       2
MT 291R   Prof Seminar                      0
Total Credits                              18

Second Semester
Religion                                    2
Natural Science OR
Social Science Elective                     3
Chem 105  General Chem                      4
Math                                        4
MT 134  Machine Tool Oper II                3
MT 291R Prof Seminar                        0
Total Credits                              16

Third Semester
Religion                                    2
Eng 316  Adv Tech Writing                   3
CAD 172  Visual, 3D Studio, CAD             3
MT 222  Engr Materials                      3
MT 231  Tool Design                         3
Physics 105/107                             4
MT 291R   Prof Seminar                      0
Total Credits                              18

Fourth Semester
Religion                                    2
MT 234  Computer Manuf                      3
MT 236  Hydral & Pneumatics                 3
MT 252  Quality Assur                       3
Engr 216 Stat & Strength of Matíl           3
Elective                                    3
MT 291R  Prof Seminar                       0
Total Credits                              17

If you are going on to a four year school, we recommend that you take HS 131- Personal Health and Wellness.

General Education Suggestions

Electives:

CAD 105  Basic AutoCAD                      3
(For students with no prior CAD experience)
CAD 172  Visual, 3D Studio, CAD             3
(Prerequisite of CAD 105 or high school CAD course.)

Natural Science/Social Science Elective     3

(BYU transfer students take BS 100 or other Natural Science elective.  Weber State transfer students take Econ 111.)
 
Math: All students should take the following math sequence:
Math 110 College Algebra                    3
Math 111 Trigonometry                       2
Math 112  Calculus I                        4
Elective:

Consult your advisor about the selection of elective courses.

Faculty Advisor: You should visit with your faculty advisor as soon as you arrive on campus.   Associate in Welding Engineering Technology (110) Recommended sequence of courses:

First Semester
Religion                                   2
Eng 111  College Writing                   3
Math 110  College Algebra                  3
Weld 105   Essentials of Welding           4
Weld 110  Welding Fundamentals             3
Total Credits                             18

Second Semester
Religion                                   2
Math 111  Trigonometry                     2
Weld 123 Adv Welding                       3
Weld 256 AutoWeld Procedures               3
Social Science Elective                    3
CAD 105  Basic AutoCAD                     3
Total Credits                             16

Third Semester
Religion                                   2
Chem 105 General Chemistry                 4
Weld 229 Cert & Code Weld                  3
Weld 258  Test & Insp                      3
MT 131  Machine Tool Oper                  3
Eng 316  Adv Tech Writing                  3
Total Credits                             18

Fourth Semester
Religion                                   2
PH 105  Intro Applied Physics              3
PH 107  Intro Applied Phys Lab             1
Weld 225  Pipe & Struct Weld               4
Weld 280  Welding Fabrication              3
Elective                                   3
Total Credits                             16

Total Credits for Major                   68

Note: Weld 280 is repeatable for credit or Audit.  

General Education Suggestions

Suggested electives for transfer students:

Math 112  Calculus I                       4
Math 113  Calculus II                      4
Ph 121  Princ of Physics                   3
Weld 290  Special Projects                 1-3
Engr 201  Statics                          3

Faculty Advisor: You should visit with your faculty advisor as soon as you arrive on campus.  

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Computer Aided Engineering

CAD 105 Basic AutoCAD (3:2:0)
Computer aided drafting design AutoCAD software. Class includes 2D and 3D drawing generation, solids modeling, and other software applications.

CAD 115 Rendering and Animation (3:3:0)
An introductory course covering fundamental principles of computer generated illustrations, still renderings, and full motion animations using 3D Studio Max software. Topics include understanding 3D work environment, object creation and modification, materials, lighting, cameras, rendering, animation, lofting, morphing, boolean operations, space warps, hierarchal links, inverse kinematics, and dynamic simulations.

CAD 172 Visualization, 3D Solids, and CAD (3:3:0)
Review of engineering graphics principles. Fundamentals of CAD engineering drawing principles, descriptive geometry, and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.

CAD 211 Machine and Tool Layout Fundamentals (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: CAD 172, MT 131 and CAD 115 (CAD 115 can be taken concurrently)
This course teaches advanced design skills using 3D CAD and rendering tools. Subject matter includes working drawings (detailed and assembly), introduction to belts, gears, and cams, sheet metal drawings, structural steel, electrical manufacturing tooling, presentation quality output. Emphasis on industrial quality output will be stressed. All design work will be done on 3D CAD tools.

CAD 238 CAD Customization (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: CAD 172 and CAD 115
A study of advanced Computer Aided Design applications using AutoCAD software. Topics include advanced solids modeling, drawing layout, menu & toolbar creation, slides, script files, linetype & crosshatching creating, attributes.

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

MT 131 Machine Tool Operation (3:5:0)
Operating principles of basic machine tools. Major emphasis is on metal lathe operation and techniques and acquaintance with precision measuring instruments.

MT 132 Manufacturing Processes (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: None
Introduction of modern manufacturing, methods and processes; shows possibilities and limitations of these processes and their application to fabrication of industrial products.

MT 132L Manufacturing Processes Lab (1:1:0)
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MT 132
Enrolling for this optional lab will make it possible for Engineering majors to transfer the class for MFE 232 at BYU. MFE is required for all Mechanical and Manufacturing majors at BYU.

MT 134 Machine Tool Operation II (3:6:0)
Prerequisite: MT 131
Planning and machining of metal parts to print dimensions, cutting feeds and speeds, surface finish, tool geometry, horsepower requirements and tool materials.

MT 222 Engineering Materials (3:5:0)
Prerequisite: Chem 105
Physical properties, composition and constituents of metals and metal alloys. Laboratory work consists of preparation of metallographic samples for microscopic examination and also the effects of heat treatment on steels. (F)

MT 231 Tool Design (3:5:0)
Prerequisite: CAD 172, MT 131 and 132
Design and evaluation of jigs and fixtures for manufacturing processes. Introduction to design concepts of pressworking tools. (F)

MT 234 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) (3:6:0)
Prerequisite: MT 131 & 134, Math 110 & 111
Automated machine control through Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) will be the main emphasis of the course, with a brief introduction to Automated Program Tools (APT). In the laboratory, students gain practical experience on CAM and CNC software and equipment. (W)

MT 236 Hydraulics and Pneumatics (3:5:0)
Prerequisite: Math 101 or equivalent
A study of the fundamental principles governing the transmission and control of fluid power (hydraulic and pneumatics). The course includes a study of the basic components of hydraulic and pneumatic systems and how they are combined to build up various circuits. (W)

MT 252 Quality Control (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: Math 101 or equivalent
Fundamental coverage of quality control concepts. Teaches the student the quality concepts and problem solving techniques associated with statistical process control. Emphasis will be placed on statistical methods. Computers will be used for analyzing data and plotting charts.

MT 291R Professional Seminar 0
Attendance required for all manufacturing majors. Held three times each semester to discuss technical developments, career opportunities, advisement, etc. Pass-fail determined by attendance.

Welding Engineering Technology

Weld 105 Essentials of Welding (3:2:6)
Lab fees, $25 to partially cover material costs
A general Welding course which includes Oxyacetylene welding, Oxyfuel Cutting (OFC), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), in the flat and horizontal positions. Includes the safety procedures, electrode identification and focuses on theory and practice.

Weld 110 Welding Fundamentals (3:3:0)
This course covers a variety of subjects: Blue Print Reading and Sketching for Welders, and Repair and Maintenance Welding Sketching, blue print and welding symbol interpretation, plate and pipe layout measurement, bills of materials, dimensioning, notes and specifications, and abbreviations used in fabrication. Welding techniques, principles, theory, and practices used in the repair and maintenance of equipment. Includes brazing, bronze welding, arc welding, carbon arc gouging, flux core arc welding, and surfacing and its alloys. (F)

Weld 117 GTA Welding (3:2:2)
Gas Tungsten Arc welding of carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and other alloys (titanium, nickel alloys and magnesium and copper used in the welding industry). Includes the study of their physical and mechanical properties and chemical compositions and weldability. (F)

Weld 123 Advanced Weld Processes (4:2:4)
Prerequisite: Weld 105
Lab Fee: $25 to partially cover material costs
Advanced pre-employment training which emphasizes developing manipulative proficiency in the use of SMAW, FCAW, GMAW, and GTAW in the vertical and overhead positions in light and heavy gauge plate. (W)

Weld 225 Pipe and Structural Welding (4:2:6)
Prerequisite: Weld 105, 123, or concurrent enrollment
Lab Fee: $20 to partially cover material costs
A variety of material and configurations using SMAW, GTAW, FCAW and GMAW processes on pipe and structural shapes. The welding will be done in all positions on carbon, stainless steel and aluminum. (F)

Weld 229 Certification and Code Welding (3:2:4)
Prerequisite: Weld 105, Weld 123, Weld 225 or concurrent enrollment
Interpreting and writing welding procedures and welder qualifications and specifications. Welding to AWS, API, and ASME codes to meet the entry level employment standards for Code work. Training in the procedures using SMAW, STAW, GMAW, and FCAW processes for qualification of welders in all positions on plate, pipe and rebar. May be taken more than once. A qualification test will be given at end of course by a qualified Certified Welding Testing Lab. (W)

Weld 256 Automated Welding Processes (3:2:2)
Prerequisite: Weld 105, 123, or current enrollment
A survey of the automated welding processes and their applications used within todayís welding industry. (Panograph, Robotics, Sub-Arc, Etc.) Field trips and hands-on learning will be used.

Weld 258 Non-Destructive Testing and Inspection (2:2:2)
Prerequisite: Weld 105, 123, 225 or current enrollment
Theory and application of non-destructive testing systems. Techniques for quality control. Includes magnetic particle, liquid penetrant, leak, visual and ultrasonic testing.

Weld 280 Welding Fabrication (2-3:2:4)
Prerequisite: Weld 105
Students will be required to purchase the materials for the project they choose to build
The use and application of equipment, tools, fasteners, and processes used in fabrication practices in the welding industry. Interpretation of drawings for fabrication of small projects. Techniques for layout, fitting, squaring, tacking, and fabricating will be developed. May be repeated for credits. (F, W)

Weld 290 Special Projects 1-3
Prerequisite: Consent of the Department Chair

Weld 298 Welding Technology Work Experience (1-5)
Prerequisite: Consent of the Department Chair
Work experience with selected welding firms. Work period may be arranged during regular semesters. An acceptable written report on the organization and the work done will be required.


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Credit Hour Designations/Abbreviations (e.g., 3:3:3)


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