Department of Mechanical Engineering & Technology
Department Chair: Adrian Baird
Department Secretary: Kenna Carter (208) 496-1862
Department Faculty: Adrian BairdLeo CastagnoBill CooleyAlan DutsonVic ForsnesDavid JohnsonDale LarsenDale MortensenDavid Saunders

 
Department of Mechanical Engineering & Technology
Engineering and Engineering Technology are exciting majors which offer professional job satisfaction, high salary, and excellent placement potential.

The Mechanical Engineering & Technology department has four programs from which to select a career path. These are
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (470)
  • Associate of Applied Science in Engineering (351)
  • Associate of Applied Science in Engineering Technology with emphasis in Design, Manufacturing, or Welding (352)
  • Associate of Applied Science in Welding Engineering Technology (360)

    Students will be assigned any one of the three semester tracks when choosing Mechanical Engineering, Engineering, and Engineering Technology as a major. The Welding Engineering Technology programs is available only on the fall/winter track. Check with department faculty advisors for specifics.

    The Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Technology programs are designed for accreditation through the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Students entering into either one of these programs can expect a well designed and rigorous curriculum based upon ABET criteria and industry standards.

    The Welding Engineering Technology is a very rigorous program designed for certification. Certification criteria are based on the requirements of the American Welding Society (AWS).

    Each program will train and develop the skills necessary for employment in the specific field of endeavor upon graduation. Student certification within a specific engineering technology discipline or passing the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam is strongly encouraged. Using learned techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools, graduates will be expected to demonstrate their abilities to apply mathematics, science, engineering, and technology principles necessary for solving engineering problems. They must be able to communicate effectively through writing and oral presentation. Graduates will gain an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. Additionally, students should develop an understanding that education is a life long process.

    Math and science are critical components of an engineering and engineering technology curriculum. The normal entry level mathematic class for Mechanical Engineering and Engineering programs is Math 112 Calculus I. For the Engineering Technology and Welding Engineering Technology majors the entry level math course is Math 110 College Algebra. Entering students must check with their advisor to ensure they are beginning at the correct level of math. Students with weak math skills will be advised to begin with a lower math course to bring their skills up.

    The prerequisites for enrollment in the Math 112 Calculus I course are:
  • three years of high school mathematics, including geometry, two years of algebra, and trigonometry coursework (or completion of Math 110 and Math 111).
  • experience with mathematical topics of exponentials, logarithms, matrices, and systems of linear equations.

    The prerequisites for enrollment in the Math 110 College Algebra course are:
  • two years of high school algebra
    or
  • a "B" grade or higher in Math 101

    For engineering students the normal entry level chemistry class is Chem 105: General Chemistry. The prerequisites for Chem 105 are concurrent enrollment in or completion of Math 110 (or high school equivalent) and completion of high school chemistry (or Chem 101). Inadequately prepared students in chemistry should take Chem 101 and (if needed) Math 110.

    Students should consult their advisor within the Mechanical Engineering & Technology department concerning classes appropriate for their study at BYU-Idaho. High school preparation, area of interest in engineering or technology, and the intended program are factors which will be used to tailor the program to the needs of the individual student. Remedial course work for students with inadequate high school preparation and achievement is also available.


     
  • Program Description


     
    B.S.  in Mechanical Engineering (470)   
    A very successful associate degree in engineering has been converted into a specialized baccalaureate degree program in mechanical engineering at BYU-Idaho. Junior and senior level courses for the Bachelor of Science degree are being offered in fall semester of 2003. Entering freshman should begin their term with the Math 112 Calculus I course (unless otherwise advised by the faculty).

    General Education Requirements

    As you fill the General Education and University requirements, take the classes listed below and then go to the General Education section for a complete listing of the requirements.
     
    Requirement 1:

    Take these Courses    
    CHEM 105
    ENG 316
    HUM 201, 202
     
    AND
    Students needing Math 110 must continue with Option B from the major requirement list. Students ready for Math 112 should continue with Option A from the major requirement list.
    Take 1 Course    
    MATH 110, 112

     
    AND
    Requirement 2:

    Take this Course    
    CS 144

     
    Major Requirements
       
    Requirement 1:
    No double-counting of major courses.
    Take these Courses    Min Grade: C-
    COMPE 305
    ME 100, 131, 132, 172, 172L, 204, 217, 218, 242, 250, 315, 322, 360, 370, 423, 424, 480, 482
    PH 123, 220
     
    AND
    Take 1 Course    Min Grade: C-
    ME 298, 361, 398, 422, 440, 445, 450, 460, 470, 498
     
    AND
    Take 2 Courses    Min Grade: C-
    ME 361, 422, 440, 445, 450, 470

     
    AND
    Requirement 2:
    Choose 1 option:
    Option A (preferred option)
    Take these Courses    Min Grade: C-
    MATH 215, 316
     
            AND
               Take 1 Course    Min Grade: C-
               MATH 221, 321, 411, 472
     
            OR
               Option B
               Take these Courses    Min Grade: C-
               MATH 111, 112, 215, 316


     
    A.A.S.  in Engineering (351)   
    The Engineering (351) program offers students the first two years of an engineering curriculum. Upon completion students may opt to either transfer to another four year university engineering program or enter the baccalarueate Mechanical Engineering program (470) at Brigham Young University - Idaho.

    Basic Education Requirements

    As you fill the Basic Education Requirements and University requirements, take the classes listed below and then go to the Basic Education section for a complete listing of the requirements.
     
    Take these Courses    
    AMHER 170
    ENG 316
     
    AND
    Students needing Math 110 must continue with Option C in the major requirement list. Students ready for Math 112 may select Options A or B in the major requirement list.
    Take 1 Course    
    MATH 110, 112
     
    Major Requirements
       
    Requirement 1:

    Take these Courses    
    CHEM 105
    CS 144
    ME 100, 131, 132, 172, 172L, 204, 217, 218, 242, 250
    PH 123, 220

     
    AND
    Requirement 2:
    Choose one option.
    Option A

    Math 113, 214, 371 must be taken and 1 additional course from this group to complete this option. (This option is for students who desire to transfer to another university.)
    Take 12 Credits    Min Grade: C-
    MATH 113, 214, 221, 321, 341, 371, 411, 472
     
            OR
               Option B
               
               Math 215, 316 must be taken and 1 additional course from this group to complete this option.
               Take 11 Credits    Min Grade: C-
               MATH 215, 221, 316, 321, 411, 472
     
                      OR
                         Option C
                         Take these Courses    Min Grade: C-
                         MATH 111, 112, 215, 316


     
    A.A.S.  in Engineering Technology (352)   
    The Engineering Technology program allows for combination of classes between the career paths to make up the student's overall program. Specific career paths allow students to select a field of endeavor that interests them. Students are required to complete an integrated core of course work, and then focus on a career path based on their choice and faculty advising. These career paths currently are:
  • Mechanical Design
  • Manufacturing
  • Welding

    The Engineering Technology core classes provide for integration of engineering and technology students in a classroom and lab setting that simulates on-the-job experience. Upon completion of the chosen career path, graduates are strongly encouraged to take and pass a professional certification exam offered through a number of national professional organizations. These organizations include American Design and Drafting Association (ADDA) and Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). Graduates can enter a baccalaureate program (such as Technology Management) at BYU-Idaho, transfer to another university, or enter the workforce.

  • Basic Education Requirements

    As you fill the Basic Education Requirements and University requirements, take the classes listed below and then go to the Basic Education section for a complete listing of the requirements.
     
    Take these Courses    Min Grade: C-
    ENG 316
    MATH 110
     
    Major Requirements
       
    Take all of these Courses    Min Grade: C-
    CHEM 105
    ENGRT 214, 215
    MATH 111
    ME 100, 131, 172, 172L, 218, 250
    PH 105, 105L
     
    AND
    Take 1 Course    Min Grade: C-
    MATH 112, 221
     
    AND
    Take 21 Credits    Min Grade: C-
    ENGRT 110, 115, 125, 211, 231, 234, 236, 238, 252
    ME 132
    WELD 105, 110, 117, 123, 225, 229, 256, 258, 280, 290


     
    A.A.S.  in Welding Engineering Technology (360)   
    The Welding Engineering Technology major provides training in-depth in welding processes. Students are taught to recognize, perform, and access welding processes. The welding curriculum includes welding theory and computer-aided processes (robotic welding). Students needing remedial help should talk to their department faculty advisor.

    Basic Education Requirements

    As you fill the Basic Education Requirements and University requirements, take the classes listed below and then go to the Basic Education section for a complete listing of the requirements.
     
    Take 1 Course    
    MATH 108, 110
     
    Major Requirements
       
    Take these Courses    
    CHEM 105
    MATH 111
    ME 131, 172, 172L, 218, 250
    PH 105, 105L
    WELD 105, 110, 117, 123, 225, 229, 256, 258, 280
     
    Course Descriptions

    ENGRT 110 Joining Processes (3:2:6)
    A course in joining processes that includes welding, standard fasteners (nuts,bolts), non-standard fasteners (inserts, blind fasteners), adhesives, foam tapes and epoxies and other processes.
    (Fall)
     
    ENGRT 115 Computerized Technical Illustration (3:2:2)
    This course will explore the basic system of technical illustration, the use of construction aids and grids, and special techniques in rendering and animation. The instruction will introduce students to 3D Solids modeling and rendering using the computer software (3D Studio VIZ R3) and animation techniques. This course is designed heavily around the use of 3D drawings. Students will learn to accurately portray any given object three dimensionally (both manually and using the computer).
    (Fall, Summer)
     
    ENGRT 125 Printed Circuit Board Design Layout (3:2:2)
    An introductory course covering the fundamental principles of computer aided design and printed circuit board layout and manufacture. Product design is emphasized. Projects include sheet metal layout, CNC layout, and chemical processes.
    (Fall, Winter)
     
    ENGRT 211 Machine and Tool Layout Fundamentals (3:2:2)
    Prerequisite: Prerequisite: ME 172, EngrT 115
    Introduction to presentation drawings; belt, gears, and cams; sheet metal layout; structure steel, electrical and electronics layout; jigs and fixtures; tool design drawings. All design work is done with 3D Parametric CAD tools.
    (Fall)
     
    ENGRT 214 Statics (2:5:0)
    Prerequisite: Math 110 and 111 or equivalent
    This course provides an introduction to force systems that are in static equilibrium. Major topics in statics that are covered in the course include forces, moments, couples, free body diagrams, trusses, frames, friction, moments of inertia, and centroids.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ENGRT 215 Strength of Materials (2:5:0)
    Prerequisite: EngrT 214
    This course provides a continuation of the study of force systems that are in static equilibrium. The course builds on the EngrT 214 Statics course and covers topics in strength of materials. Major strength of materials concepts covered in the course include stress, strain, torsion, shear and bending moments in beams, beam deflection, elasticity, combined loading, Mohr's circle, and column buckling.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ENGRT 216 Statics and Strength of Materials (4:4:0)
    Prerequisite: Math 111 or equivalent; consent of instructor
    Application of the principles of statics to machine design and structural engineering problems. (Primarily for technology students and architecture and construction management majors.)
    (Fall, Winter)
     
    ENGRT 231 Tool Design (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: ME 172, ME 131, ME 132
    This course will cover the theories and calculations involved in the follwoing specific areas of tool design: cutting tool geometry and tool life calculations, jig and fixture design, pressworking tools (piercing and blanking), drawing and forming press tools, and sheet metal bending. The principle concepts of these areas will be taught and demonstrated. The concepts of creative thinking, conceptual and alternative ideas and team work will be emphasized to help the student become familiar with industrial methods of problem-solving.
    (Fall)
     
    ENGRT 234 Computer Numerical Control (3:3:3)
    Prerequisite: ME 131 & 132, Math 110 & 111
    Automated machine control through Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Computer Numerical Control (CNC). Students gain practical laboratory experience on CAM, CNC, and manual programming on a variety of CNC equipment (machining center, lathe, and wire EDM). The principles of machining variables, tooling, and setups will be reviewed.
    (Fall, Winter)
     
    ENGRT 236 Hydraulics and Pneumatics (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: Math 101 or equivalent
    This course will provide the student with a sound background in the field of fluid power. Those subjects essential to understanding the design, analysis, operation, and maintenance of fluid power systems will be covered. Fluid power is the technology that deals with the conversion, transmission, and control of energy by means of a pressurized fluid. It includes hydraulics which utilizes a liquid for the pressurized fluid and pnematics which utilizes a gas for the pressurized fluid.
    (Winter (as required))
     
    ENGRT 236L Lab (0:0:1)
    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ENGRT 236.
    Lab for ENGRT 236.
    ( Winter (as required))
     
    ENGRT 238 Product Design Customization (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: EngrT 115, ME 172
    A study of product design customization using advanced CAD and CAM applications. Topics include advanced solids modeling, menu customization, customized software programming, and rapid prototyping. Students will be working as team members in the resolution of engineering design problems.
    (Winter)
     
    ENGRT 252 Quality Control (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: Math 101 or equivalent
    Fundamental quality control concepts; quality concepts and problem solving techniques associated with statistical process control Emphasis will be placed on statistical methods and the six sigma process. Computer software and statistical calculators will be emphasized.
    (Winter)
     
    ME 100 Career Explorations in Engineering & Technology (1:1:0)
    Introduction to the professions of engineering and technology; detailed investigation of the curricula; changes in the BYU-Idaho engineering programs due to the transition to a four-year university; fields of engineering and technology; job opportunities, career planning, and placement; career planning; personal management skills, engineering case studies; ethics, student multimedia presentations, guest speakers.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ME 131 Manufacturing Processes, Materials, and Design (3:3:2)
    Prerequisite: Math 101
    Integration of manufacturing and engineering design. Emphasis on principles of formation, processes, machine parameters, measurement, material selection and heat treating.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ME 131L Lab (0:0:3)
    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ME 131
    Lab for ME 131. Operating principles of basic machine tools.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ME 132 Design Analysis Application (3:3:2)
    Prerequisite: ME 131 or consent of Instructor.
    Continuation of integration of manufacturing and engineering design. Introduction to the engineering design process through the development of industry related engineering projects. In depth instruction on manufacturing processes with major focus on joining.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ME 132L Lab (1:0:2)
    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ME 132 and completion of ME 131.
    Lab for ME 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.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ME 172 Visualization in Engineering Design (2:2:0)
    Fundamentals of graphics languages; geometric construction, orthographic projection, auxiliary views, sectioning, symbols, basic dimensions, isometric views, working drawings, intro to CAD and Parametric Design, and standards (ANSI and ISO)
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ME 172L Visualization in Engineering Design Lab (1:0:2)
    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ME 172
    Computer-aided design lab for ME 172.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ME 204 Engineering Mechanics-Dynamics (3:3:2)
    Prerequisite: Engr 217, Math 112, or consent of instructor.
    The study and application of the concepts of dynamics to particles, systems of particles, and rigid bodies. Scaler and vector analysis used.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ME 211 Elementary Surveying (3:2:4)
    Prerequisite: Math 111 and ME 172
    Theory and use of instruments dealing with measurements pertaining to plane surverying. Application of surveying methods of practical problems.
    (Fall)
     
    ME 217 Statics and Strength of Materials (4:3:2)
    Prerequisite: Math 112
    - Problem-Solving Procedure and review of Equations of Static Equilibrium, review of equations of static Euilibrium. - Introduction to Engineering Stress and Strain. Modeling, analysis, and synthesis problems in elastic materials. - Concepts and model equations for average elastic stress and average elastic strain, average shearing stress and average shearing strain. - Design of connectors [rivets, bolts, welds]. - Thermal stress and strain. - Axial loading, torsional loading, and transverse loading. - Stress at a point and stress distributions resulting from axial, torsional, and transverse loadings. - Design of shafts, beams, and columns for elastically-loaded materials. - Combined stress problems. - Mohr's circle. - Failure theories for design of brittle and ductile materials. - Beam deflections due to transverse loads. - Beam deflection theory in statically-indeterminate problems. - Stress concentrations and stress concentration factors. - Column buckling
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ME 218 Materials Lab (1:0:3)
    Prerequisite: Concurrent or prior completion of ME 217 and/or ME 250.
    Laboratory investigations in materials science and strength of material.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ME 242 Numerical Methods (3:3:1)
    Prerequisite: CS 144
    Introduction to programming and numerical analysis applied to engineering and design problems.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer (as required))
     
    ME 250 Engineering Materials (3:3:1)
    Prerequisite: Prerequisites or co-requisites: Chemistry 105; Mathematics 112
    Atomic and microstructure of engineering materials, including metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites. Factors influencing the fabrication, processing, and selection of materials in engineering analysis and design. Case studies of engineering material failures.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ME 298 Mechanical Engineering Internship (1-4:0:0)
    Prerequisite: Consent of Department Chair, Sophomore standing
    Industrial work experience in Mechanical Engineering.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ME 315 Dynamic Systems and Instrumentation (3:3:2)
    Prerequisite: Math 316 or Math 371, ME 204, PH 220
    Introduction to dynamic system modeling and analysis. Basic instrumentation techniques are also presented. Includes derivation of state equations, analytical and numerical solution of state equations, and frequency response analysis.
    (Fall, Winter)
     
    ME 322 Thermal Systems Analysis and Design (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: Math 215
    Fundamentals of classical thermodynamics. Thermodynamic property relationships for ideal gasses, vapors, liquids and solids. First and second law analysis of open and closed systems. Irreversibility and availability analysis. Energy and entropy concepts in power and refrigeration cycles.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ME 360 Fluid Mechanics (3:3:2)
    Prerequisite: Math 316 or Math 371, ME 204, Ph 123
    Introduction to fluid mechanics and incompressible fluid flow. Includes principles of fluid statics, fluid dynamics, finite control volume and differential analysis of fluid flow, principles of scale models, and principles of internal and external flow.
    (Fall, Winter)
     
    ME 361 Fluid Mechanics II (3:3:2)
    Prerequisite: ME 360, Math 316, PH 123, ME 172, ME 315
    Intermediate course in fluid mechanics. Review and extension of ideal (inviscid) fluid flow theory and models, including flow kinematics (pathlines, streamlines, streaklines, rate-of-strain, dilatation, and vorticity). Stream function and velocity potential in two-dimensional flows. Potential flow theory (flow past a cylinder, circulation, and lift). Laminar and turbulent momentum boundary layer flows. Lift and drag. Conservation laws and models in compressible fluid mechanics. Flows in nozzles. Isentropic, one-dimensional flows. One-dimensional flows (including friction and heat). Wave motion and shockwave phenomena and model equations (including oblique shocks and expansion waves). Applications to fluid machinery (analysis of pumps and turbomachinery). Introduction to experimental measurements in fluid mechanics. Introduction to computational fluid dyanmics.
    (On demand - Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ME 370 Mechanical Systems Design (3:3:2)
    Prerequisite: ME 172, ME 204, ME 217, ME 250
    Analysis, modeling and design of mechanical components and sytems, materials, processes and structural analysis, static and dynamic failure theories, analysis and design of machine elements. Use of computer-aided design tools emphasized.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ME 398 Internship (1-3:0:0)
    Prerequisite: Consent of Department Chair, Junior Standing
    Industrial work experience.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ME 422 Applied Thermodynamics (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: ME 322
    Application of principles of thermodynamics to air standard cycles (Otto, Diesel, Brayton, Sterling, and Ericsson), steam power cycles (Rankine), and refrigeration and heat pump cycles. Property calculations for gas mixtures. Processes involving air water mixtures, psychrometric charts, etc. with applications to air-conditioning and drying processes. Introduction to Thermodynamic calculations for combustion chemical reactions.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ME 423 Heat Transfer (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: Math 316, ME 322, ME 360, PH 123
    Heat transfer models for conduction, convection, and radiant energy transfer. Design of systems involving heat, mass, and momentum transfer.
    (Fall, Winter, Some Summers)
     
    ME 424 Energy Analysis Lab (1:0:3)
    Prerequisite: ME 322 and concurrent enrollment in ME 423.
    Laboratory experience analysing thermodynamic and heat transfer systems.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ME 440 Transport Phenomena (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: Math 316; ME 322; ME 360; ME 423; PH 123
    Intermediate problem-solving and engineering models of combined heat, mass, and momentum transfer. Applications to mechanical, thermal, and propulsion systems.
    (Fall, Winter)
     
    ME 445 Mechanics of Composite Materials (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: ME 217, ME 242
    An introduction to laminated composite materials and structures. An investigation of the mocromechanical and macromechanical behavior of anisotropic plies. Development of classical lamination theory for predicting the mechanical behavior of laminated composite plates.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer (as requested)
     
    ME 450 Introduction to Environmental Engineering (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: Math 215; Chem 105
    Engineering modeling of environmental topics, including heat and mass transfer; environmental chemistry; water quality and management; hazardous materials handling; noise pollution; and selected topics in environmental modeling, monitoring and design. Group design projects required.
    (Fall, winter)
     
    ME 460 Fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis (3:3:2)
    Prerequisite: Math 316, ME 217, ME 242
    This course provides an introduction to the finite element method. Characteristics of several fundamental finite elements, including continuum and shell elements, are evaluated. Benefits of using differenty types of elements to model different physical phenomena are presented. Applications of the finite element method are carried out with a commercial finite element software package.
    (Fall, Winter)
     
    ME 470 Mechatronics (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: Math 316, ME 204, ME 315, ME 370, PH 220
    Analysis and design of electro-mechanical integrated systems and devices. Dynamic system models, instrumentation, data collection and analysis, and computer simulation. Includes feedback control systems.
    (Fall, Winter)
     
    ME 480 Capstone Project I (3:3:2)
    Prerequisite: Senior standing, ME 370
    Comprehensive two semester integrated design experience using the engineering design process and skills gained in engineering science classes. Product conception, development, design, and manufacture. Aspects of engineering design.
    (Fall, Winter)
     
    ME 482 Capstone Project II (3:3:2)
    Prerequisite: Senior standing, ME 370
    Continuation of the comprehensive two semester integrated design experience for using the engineering design process and skills gained in engineering science classes. Product conception, development, design, and manufacture. Aspects of engineering design.
    (Fall, Winter)
     
    ME 491 Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Preparation (1:0:2)
    Prerequisite: Senior standing
    Course designed to prepare students to take and pass the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam.
    (Winter)
     
    ME 498 Internship (1-3:0:0)
    Prerequisite: Consent of Department Chair, Senior standing
    Industrial work experience.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    WELD 105 Essentials of Welding (4:2:6)
    A course in beginning welding designed to teach the fundamentals of arc welding, including safety, power sources, electrodes, oxyfuel cutting, and oxyacetylene welding with an introduction to weld symbols, metallurgy, and metal identification.
    (Fall, Winter)
     
    WELD 110 Welding Fundamentals (3:2:1)
    Sketching, blueprint, 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 repair and maintenance of equipment. Includes brazing, bronze welding, arc welding, carbon arc gouging, flux core arc welding, and surfacing and its alloys.
    (Fall)
     
    WELD 117 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (3:2:4)
    Prerequisite: Weld 105, concurrent enrollment, or permission from instructor
    Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and other alloys (titanium, nickel alloys, magnesium, and copper) used in the welding industry. Includes the study of their physical and mechanical properties and chemical composition and weldability. Welding will be done in all positions.
    (Fall)
     
    WELD 123 Advanced Weld Processes (4:2:6)
    Prerequisite: Weld 105 or concurrent enrollment
    Advanced pre-employment training in the use of the OFC, SMAW, GMAW, and FCAW processes. This course will prepare the student both physically and technically for entry level employment in the metals industry on both light gauge and heavy plate steel.
    (Winter)
     
    WELD 225 Pipe and Structural Welding (4:2:6)
    Prerequisite: Weld 105, 123, or concurrent enrollment
    Material and configurations using SMAW, GTAW, FCAW and GMAW processes on pipe and structural shapes. Welding in all positions on carbon, stainless steel, and aluminum.
    (Winter)
     
    WELD 229 Certification and Code Welding (3:3:0)
    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 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.
    (Fall)
     
    WELD 256 Automated Welding Processes (3:2:2)
    Prerequisite: Weld 105
    Analysis and application advanced automated joining process used in the manufacturing industry. The process includes application of CAD, cutting systems, robotics, tooling and product development and manufacturing.
    (Winter)
     
    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.
    (Fall)
     
    WELD 280 Welding Fabrication (3:1:5)
    Prerequisite: Weld 105
    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 credit. A $25.00 lab fee is required.
    (Winter, Summer)
     
    WELD 290 Special Projects (1-3:0:0)
    Prerequisite: Weld 105 and Weld 280
    Selected problem solving in a variety of welding fabrication and construction areas. May involve special assignments, laboratory, and on-the-job experience. Approved after consultation with instructor.
     
    WELD 298 Internship (1-3:0:0)
    Prerequisite: Consent of the Department Chair
    Industrial work experience.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)