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Electromechanical Engineering Course Descriptions
ELMC110 - ENGINEERING GRAPHICS (2-4-4)
Basic concepts of CAD, design, and sketching are explored. Drafting exercises include orthographic projection, 2- and 3-dimensional elements, multiviews, dimensioning, sections, tolerance, and assemblies. CAD is used in drafting exercises for electrical and mechanical design. Corequisite: MATH205 College Mathematics I, MATH265 Engineering Mathematics or MATH225 College Mathematics A. The Arioch Center Course.
ELMC280 - INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTIC SYSTEMS (1-4-3)
This course introduces the fundamental principles of robotic systems. Students study both the hardware and software needed to design, build, program, and test a mobile robot. Topics include power sources, motors, sensors, actuators, and process controls. Laboratory work complements classroom discussion. The Arioch Center Course.
ELMC290 - ELECTROMECHANICAL DESIGN PROJECT (3-2-4)
This capstone project course provides an opportunity for students to apply the various electromechanical design skills acquired from previous curriculum courses. Students will be encouraged to become involved in an interdisciplinary team to develop an innovative technological device or system. Prerequisite: ELMC110 Engineering Graphics and ELEC257 Microcomputer Control Systems. The Arioch Center Course.
ELMC410 - ENGINEERING ETHICS AND LIABILITY (3-0-3)
This course will utilize case studies and group projects to make the student aware of the important ethical and liability issues in engineering and their consequences in practice. Prerequisite: Junior status. Day Course.
ELMC461 - ELECTROMECHANICAL DESIGN (1-4-3)
Students work in teams to design and construct an interdisciplinary project. Teams, with clearly defined individual responsibilities, are required. During the course of the semester, each team undertakes the necessary activities to bring about a successful design project that is well understood, documented, and presented in both oral and written form. Emphasis is placed on research, innovation, project management, decision-making, prototyping, design for manufacturing, design for testability, environmental and ethical issues in design, depth and breadth of analysis, quality of hardware, documentation, and communications. Prerequisites: Junior status; ENGR160 Introduction to Engineering Design I; MECH302 Mechanics of Materials; ELEC244 Digital Systems; ELEC443 Analog Circuit Design. Day Course.
ELMC805 - ADVANCED MATHEMATICAL MODELING FOR ENGINEERS (3-0-3 )
Problems in heat transfer, fluid mechanics, vibration systems, and wave propagation will be modeled using partial differential equations. Solution techniques will involved the study of orthogonal expansions in Fourier series, Sturm-Liouville theory, and the method of separation of variables. Additional problems in heat conduction will be presented and solved using Bessel functions and cylindrical coordinates. Computer software for both modeling and problem solving will be employed Prerequisite: MATH620 Applied Differential Equations. Day Course.
ELMC815 - ELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS I (3-2-4)
This course analyzes the dynamic behavior of mechanical, fluid and thermal systems using modeling and simulation techniques. Steady state and transient conditions will be examined in both free and forced modes. Various simulation software packages are used in the laboratory to analyze electromechanical systems. Prerequisites: MECH572 Engineering Dynamics, ELEC820 Feedback Control, MATH890 Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory. Day Course.
ELMC829 - ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD THEORY (3-0-3)
This course introduces static electric and magnetic fields. Time-varying fields are studied using Maxell's equations. Application of energy transfer in space and in communication transmission lines are analyzed. Prerequisite: MATH510 Calculus III.
ELMC831 - SENIOR DESIGN I (1-6-4)
This course is only for electromechanical students with senior status and the required Prerequisite courses. Students will work in the electrical and mechanical fields alone and in small project groups to study, analyze, design, and sometimes build and test concepts in a field of their choosing. The study will be performed under the direction of one or more faculty advisors. Projects from industry will be encouraged to increase the interaction and cooperation with local engineering firms. Course requirements include regular, oral, and written progress reports throughout the semester. The final technical report will detail the plans and schedule for the following Senior Design II course. Prerequisites: MECH620 Engineering Thermal Design; ELEC820 Feedback and Control; MECH600 Advanced Mechanics of Materials. Day Course.
ELMC833 - OPTICAL FIBER COMMUNICATIONS (2-2-3)
This course will cover electromagnetic waves (Maxwell equations, reflection,refraction, diffraction, Poynting vector, polarization, photons); fundamentals of fiber optics; applications in telecommunications. Laboratory demonstrations and experiments will illustrate concepts covered in the lectures. Prerequisites: MATH620 Applied Differential Equations I; PHYS320 Engineering Physics I. Day Course.
ELMC840 - FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS (3-2-4)
This course will cover advanced problems of stress, strain, heat transfer, and fluid flow using 2D and 3D software. Students will cover topics that will prepare them for their Senior Design Projects. Prerequisites: MECH600 Advanced Mechanics of Materials; MECH505 Engineering Thermodynamics; MECH565 Engineering Fluids.
ELMC870 - ELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS II (3-2-4)
This course is a continuation of Electromechanical Systems I. Analysis of multi-degree of freedom systems will be studied. Dynamic responses of first and second order systems to harmonic excitation are analyzed. State space analysis will be used to solve sets of nth-order coupled differential equations. Sensors to detect displacement, velocity, and acceleration as well as digital signal processing techniques to acquire data, provide filtering, and perform system analysis will be employed. The laboratory projects will reinforce the theory and demonstrate the rigor of the analytical techniques. Laboratory exercises will stress the comparison of theoretical and simulated results. Prerequisite: ELMC815 Electromechanical Systems I. Day Course.
ELMC881 - SENIOR DESIGN II (1-6-4)
This course is a continuation of Senior Design I. The students continue with their design and analysis with emphasis on improvements and applications. Other faculty and local engineers will review the student work and make recommendations. Prerequisites: MATH505 Probability and Statistics for Engineers; ELMC831 Senior Design I; ELMC815 Electromechanical Systems I. Day Course.