Course Descriptions

Note: One lecture hour is one contact hour. One lab hour is two contact hours.

ENT 135 | Computer-aided Drafting (3)

A study of drafting as the graphic language of industry and application of Computer-aided Technology to two and three-dimensional Engineering drawings. Microcomputers are used.
1 Lecture, 2 Labs

ENT 137 | Introduction to Engineering Technology (1)

An introductory course for students entering Engineering Technology. This course covers broad elementary Engineering concepts to include a definition of Engineering Technology, the distinction between the various areas of focus in Engineering Technology, introduction to Engineering "terminology," and a survey of current issues (problems, research efforts, recent developments, etc.) in the Engineering field.
Prerequisite: high school algebra

ENT 151 | Engineering Materials (3)

A study of basic Engineering materials; metals, plastics, ceramics and composites. Structure, properties, and applications emphasized. (Mechanical Technology)
2 Lectures, 1 Lab
Prerequisite: 2 years of high school algebra

ENT 152 | Computer-aided Manufacturing (3)

An introduction to manufacturing processes and the use of the computer as a tool in those processes. Students will be introduced to computer numerical control programming, statistical process and control, and topics related to the "automated factory." (Mechanical Technology)
2 Lectures, 1 Lab
Prerequisite: 2 years of high school algebra
Co-requisite: MTH 125

ENT 177, 277, 377, 477 | Independent Study (1 - 5)

Independent study courses are available to undergraduate students. You can register for one to five hours of Independent study each semester (no more than 10 per year). Registration for each course will be in accordance with the level of instruction. Independent study projects must be approved by the instructor and the department chair.

ENT 181 | Managing & Troubleshooting PCs (3)

This course provides an in-depth study of personal computer hardware and operating systems. Focus is on identification, installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of field replaceable components. The knowledge and skills obtained in this course will prepare the student for the CompTIA A+ Certification Technician Exam.
2 Lectures, 1 Lab

ENT 192 | Circuit Analysis I (3)

A detailed study of d-c electric circuits and related bilateral devices. Conventional and computer circuit Analysis will be used.
2 Lectures, 1 Lab
Prerequisite: High School Algebra

ENT 193 | Circuit Analysis II (3)

A detailed study of the Analysis of a-c electric networks, including resistive, reactive, and combinations thereof. Analysis techniques include conventional and computerized modeling.
2 Lectures, 1 Lab
Prerequisites: ENT 192, MTH 125

ENT 196 | Electronics (3)

Detailed study of analog electronic circuits and devices. Emphasis placed on operating parameters of linear (analog) circuits; techniques of circuit Analysis applied as an integral part of the course. The use of computerized data Analysis encouraged. (Electrical Technology)
2 Lectures, 1 Lab
Prerequisites: ENT 192
Co-requisite: ENT 193

ENT 202 | Special Problems (.5 - 3)

An intensive concentration of a problem or set of problems in an approved area of study in Technology to be determined in consultation with the instructor. May be used as an elective for ENT Associate Degree Programs. offered infrequently.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and departmental approval

ENT 220 | Professional Practice (0 - 2) (co-op/internship)

Students participating in the Engineering Technology co-op program register for this course during semesters when they are on work assignment. This enables students to remain in good standing with the University registrar. Cross listed with CIT 220
Prerequisite: Permission of departmental internship coordinator

ENT 235 | Computer-aided Design (3)

A computerized graphic design study of industrial related Engineering problems with emphasis on three-dimensional data base. The laboratory portion of the course uses microcomputers. (Mechanical Technology
2 Lectures, 1 Lab
Prerequisites: ENT 135, MTH 125

ENT 252 | Computer-aided Manufacturing II (3)

This course covers topics related to the "automated factory" including: computer numerical control and computer-assisted part programming, distributive numerical control (DNC), computer-assisted process planning, flexible manufacturing systems and robotics. (Mechanical Technology)
2 Lectures, 1 Lab
Prerequisites: ENT 152, CSE 153, 163 or equivalent recommended

ENT 271 | Mechanics I: Statistics (3)

This course is an introduction to the application of the equations of equilibrium to the solution of two and three-dimensional problems involving rigid body structures. The concept of friction and mechanical work is introduced. (Mechanical Technology)
Prerequisite: MTH 125
Co-requisite: PHY 171 or equivalent recommended

ENT 272 | Mechanics II: Strength of Materials (3)

Elastic relationships between external forces acting on deformable bodies and resulting stresses and deformations are studied. Industrial applications of these relationships to the solutions of Engineering design problems are emphasized. (Mechanical Technology)
2 Lectures, 1 Lab
Prerequisite: ENT 271

ENT 278 | Mechanics III: Analysis of Machine Components (3)

An introduction to the use of statics and strength of materials to the Analysis of individual machine components. The application of these principles of overall machine Analysis will be presented. (Mechanical Technology)
2 Lectures, 1 Lab
Prerequisite: ENT 272

ENT 291 | Industrial Electronics (3)

A study of the basic components and systems used in industrial electronics including operational amplifiers, linear integrated circuits, brushless and stepper dc motors, control devices, optoelectronics, pulse modulation, sequential process control and programmable logic controllers. (Electrical Technology)
2 Lectures, 1 Lab
Prerequisite: ENT 196

ENT 293 | Digital Systems (3)

Principles and applications of digital systems. Emphasis is placed on the study of combinational and sequential logic from a systems approach. Actual ICs are used as well as digital timing diagrams and waveforms. (Electrical Technology)
2 Lectures, 1 Lab
Prerequisite: ENT 192

ENT 294 |Local Area Networks (3)

This course provides an introduction to Networking fundamentals, OSI model, LAN and WAN Networking standards, TCP/IP, Routing and other protocols. The knowledge and skills obtained in this course will prepare the student for the Network+ Certification Exam. (Electrical Technology)
2 Lectures, 1 Lab

ENT 295 | Microprocessor Technology I (3)

An introductory study of the architecture, operation, and application of microprocessors for commercial and industrial use. Emphasis is placed on understanding internal architecture, segmentation, arithmetic instructions, and the role I/O ports, memory, and machine language play in putting the microprocessor to work. (Electrical Technology)
2 Lectures, 1 Lab
Prerequisite: CSE 153

ENT 296 | Programmable Logic Controllers (3)

Study of the principles and applications of Programmable Logic Controllers including ladder logic, program control, data manipulation, math instructions, sequencers, shift registers, networking, PLC-mechanism interfacing and human-machine interfacing.
2 Lectures, 1 Lab
Prerequisites: ENT 192

ENT 297 | Microprocessor Technology II (3)

Advanced study of microprocessor application for commercial and industrial use. Emphasis on microcomputer architecture interface to personal computers and peripheral devices such as printers, modems, D to A and A to D converters, and programmable logic devices. Applications of specific devices such as single chip embedded controllers, USB interface devices, wireless interface devices, Parallel Peripheral Interfaces, and Industrial Machine Controllers.
2 Lectures, 1 Lab
Prerequisites: ENT 293, 295

ENT 298 | Data Communications (3)

This course provides an introduction to data communications, computer networks, and media. It will include transmission basics, digital representations, data link concepts, and other networking issues. A networking Data Communications project is assigned as a significant part of the course requirement.
Prerequisite: CSE 153 or 174

ENT 301 | Dynamics (3)

The basic concepts of force, mass, and acceleration; work and energy; and impulse and momentum are introduced and applied to problems involving particles and rigid bodies. Topics include displacement, velocity, and acceleration of a particle; relations between forces acting on a particle or rigid body; and the changes in motion produced.
2 Lectures, 1 Lab
Prerequisites: MTH 151, ENT 271

ENT 303 | Digital Signal Processing (3)

Study of how digital signal processing is used in industry, including spectral analyzers, analog and digital filtering, Fourier series and transforms, data compression, image processing, and DSP hardware design issues.
2 Lectures, 1 Lab
Prerequisites: ENT 295, MTH 151, STA 301

ENT 310 | Fluid Mechanics (3)

The application of fluid statics and fluid dynamics to the solution of fundamental Engineering fluid problems. The one dimensional energy and momentum equations are introduced and applied to the solution of fluid flow problems.
2 Lectures, 1 Lab
Prerequisites: MTH 151, ENT 271

ENT 311 | Process Control Interface Design (3)

An introduction to data acquisition and control with a graphical user interface (GUI). Topics include parallel, serial and network access. Data transfer Technology such as Object Linking and Embedding and Dynamic Data Exchange are also covered.
2 Lectures, 1 Lab
Prerequisites: CSE 153, ENT 193 or equivalent and completion of an Engineering Technology associate degree or permission of instructor.

ENT 312 | Thermodynamics and Heat Power (3)

Introduction to fundamental concepts of energy transformation and transport. The First and Second Laws of thermodynamics are applied to process and cycle Analysis. Heat conduction, convection, and radiation modes are introduced and applied to simple heat balance problems.
Prerequisites: MTH 151, PHY 172 and completion of an Engineering Technology associate degree or permission of instructor.

ENT 313 | Introduction to Robotics Systems (3)

This course provides an overview of robot components, mechanisms, dynamics, and intelligent control algorithms. Topics include planar and spatial kinematics, and motion planning; mechanism design for manipulators and mobile robots, multi-rigid-body dynamics. Weekly laboratories provide experience with servo drives, real-time control, and embedded software.
Prerequisites: ENT 301 and ENT 192.

ENT 314 | Mechanisms for Machine Design (3)

Rigid body kinematics is applied to the Analysis and design of mechanisms used in machines. The course includes motion and force transference from power source, motion characteristics of real-world machinery, and Analysis and design concepts to facilitate optimization of the machine arrangement.
Prerequisite: ENT 301

ENT 316 | Project Management (3)

A course of upper-level students in Engineering Technology. This course covers background, techniques, and case studies in project management particularly focused on Engineering Technology applications. The student will develop a fundamental understanding of the concepts for managing both small and large projects. Discussion, evaluation, and presentation skills will be enhanced. Some of the specific topics to be covered include: Gantt charts, PERT charts, projects life-cycle, budgeting, cost Analysis, breakeven Analysis, conflict resolution, organization tools, project planning, statistical process control, and other selected quality improvement tools. Microsoft Project and Microsoft Excel will be used as software tools throughout the course.
Prerequisite: ECO 201 or 202 or permission of instructor
Co-requisite: STA 301, 368, or equivalent

ENT 333 | Computational Methods for Engineering Tech (4)

An in-depth study of Engineering Analysis techniques with emphasis on mathematical Analysis of mechanical and electrical subsystems. Detailed study of a variety of situations using techniques based on state-variable Analysis and state-transition matrix; convolution and circuit response in the time domain; system function and response in the frequency domain; and time shift and periodic functions.
3 Lectures, 1 Lab
Co-requisite: MTH 251

ENT 355 | Introduction to Finite Element Analysis (3)

An application of the basic concepts of finite element modeling and Analysis to various types of Engineering Technology problems including structural and machine component Analysis, conduction and convection heat-transfer Analysis, and fluid mechanics Analysis. Selected analytical aspects of finite element Analysis are introduced throughout the course without becoming too theoretical. ANSYS® computer software is an integral part of the course and is used within the laboratory program portion.
2 Lectures, 1 Lab
Prerequisite: ENT 333

ENT 401 | Computerized Instrumentation and Feedback Control (3)

Overview of the requirements for the design of servo-mechanisms including stability, transfer functions, loop dynamics, and digital signal processing. Covers digital and analog signal conditioning, transducers, and controllers.
2 Lectures, 1 Lab
Prerequisites: ENT 311, MTH 151

ENT 402 | Industrial Automation Lab (3)

This course uses lab based experiences to investigate common electrical and mechanical instrumentation including hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, programmable logic controllers (PLC), microcontrollers, and industrial SQL databases.
Prerequisites: ENT 311

ENT 403 | Wireless Communication and Networks (3)

Wireless and mobile networks experienced a continuous growth during the last years and are expected to provide more and more services in the near future. Development of wireless communication systems requires solving several challenging problems. This course covers both theoretical issues related to wireless networking and practical systems for both wireless data networks and wireless telecommunication systems.
2 Lectures, 1 Lab
Prerequisites: ENT 298/303 (Digital Signal Processing)

ENT 404 | Experimentation Techniques (3)

Coverage of experimentation techniques pertaining to mechanical Engineering Technology measurement methods and performance testing. Emphasis is on basic principles involved in measurement techniques. Topics range from mechanical systems to air pollution measurement techniques.
2 Lectures, 1 Lab
Prerequisites: ENT 333

ENT 407 | Topics in Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (3)

Coverage of topics related to the manufacturing environment including metal deflection and tolerance, robotics, programmable controller applications, and manufacturing cells.
2 Lectures, 1 Lab
Prerequisites: ENT 151, ENT 272

ENT 412 | Industrial Apps. of Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic (3)

An introduction to fundamentals and industrial applications of neural networks and fuzzy logic. Emphasizes studies in process control and manufacturing systems are included.
2 Lectures, 1 Lab
Prerequisites: CSE 153, STA 368, and MTH 251

ENT 413 |  Industrial Robotics Lab (3)

Lab intensive course covering the fundamental and advanced topics on common industrial robotics systems. Provides detailed definitions and classifications of industrial robot systems. Discusses grippers and other end-of-arm tooling for robots. robot teach/pro Programming, program languages, robot arm, robot controller, workstation and safety systems. There is a significant lab-based component in which teams of students compete in several main industrial robotics areas to optimize mission performance under real world time constraints.
Prerequisites: ENT 313.

ENT 415 | Heat Transfer with Applications (3)

Concepts of the three modes of heat transfer, conduction, convection, and radiation, discussed separately and in combination. Each mode of heat transfer is presented by relating fundamental principles and computational methods to practical, real-world thermal systems and applications. Practical application projects from such industries as aerospace, automotive, and chemical processing are assigned to reinforce these principles.
Prerequisite: ENT 312

ENT 416 | Topics in Engineering Vibrations (3)

This course provides a study of mechanical vibrations topics with emphasis on mathematical Analysis methods that may be applied to the solution of industrial Engineering Technology problems. Computer Analysis software and experimental methods are introduced within the laboratory portion of the course.
2 Lectures, 1 Lab
Prerequisite: ENT 301, ENT 333

ENT 417 | Integrated Robotics Systems Engineering (3)

This course combines the components of Fundamentals of Robotics into the design, testing and deployment of fully working interdisciplinary robotic systems. This course discusses the history and development of industrial collaborative robots, programming and integration of robotic work cells and other computer, and robot-integrated systems used in industrial applications. The course explores the interrelations of automation and robotics equipment via communication and networking. The course discusses intelligent control algorithms, sensors and vision systems and their value in expanding the potential application for robots. The course also covers topics related to computer integrated manufacturing, flexible manufacturing, automated material handling, smart warehousing. Weekly laboratory modules are given for design, integration and programming of integrated robotics cells.
Prerequisites: ENT 313 and ENT 296.

ENT 418 | Electro-Mechanical Control Systems (3)

This course covers advanced control topics including state variable models, higher order system response, transient response, and stability Analysis.
Prerequisites: ENT 301, ENT 401, MTH 251

ENT 497-498 | Senior Design Project (2, 2)

Student teams conduct major open-ended research and design projects. Elements of the design process including establishment of objectives, synthesis, Analysis, and evaluation are integral parts. Real-world constraints such as economical and societal factors, marketability, ergonomics, safety, aesthetics, and ethics are also integral parts. 497: feasibility studies performed. 498: implementation, testing, and production of design. Includes guest lecturers, team presentations, team building sessions, team meetings, and guided discussions relating to design. Continuous interaction with faculty and outside professionals.
Prerequisite: ENT 316 and senior standing in Engineering Technology or permission of instructor.