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Mechatronics Technology Courses

Mechatronic Technology Courses

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MTT - Mechatronics Technology

MTT-010: Introduction to Technology and Careers (1.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 2.0)

This course exposes students to the field of mechatronics and control system disciplines. The course presents basic skills necessary to succeed as mechatronics student. The nature of control system in different process industries and the role of mechatronics technicians are explored. Communication skills for reports are developed. Guest speakers from local process firms and tours to local companies are included.

MTT-012: Electronic Systems Measurement and Troubleshooting (1.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 2.0)

Advisory: MTT 010 This course covers the measurement and characterization of electronic systems, data collection, and reporting results in industry-accepted formats. System and component performance are compared to published specifications and troubleshooting techniques are developed. Laboratory practice includes the proper use of standard test instruments.

MTT-020: Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Process Control Systems (1.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 2.0)

Advisory: MTT 010 This course covers Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) systems, function, interrelationship, and troubleshooting of systems components. PLC input/output systems and requirements are also discussed. Ladder logic programming is studied using basic I/O instructions, logic instructions, timers, counters, and comparison functions. Students will also develop an understanding of Piping/Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (PID).

MTT-022: Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and Robotic System Components (1.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 2.0)

Advisory: MTT 020 This course explores the integration of sensors, indicators, controllers, and final control elements for Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and robotic systems. Closed loop control theory, Process/Piping and Instrumentation Diagram (PID), loop tuning, and control loop troubleshooting are also covered. Students will also learn process control system design and Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) tuning.

MTT-030: Electrical Motors and Control Systems (1.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 2.0)

Advisory: MTT 020 AND MTT 022 This course covers electrical motors and controls for commercial and industrial applications. Motor types include: Direct Current (DC), stepper, single-phase and three-phase Alternating Current (AC) motors, including Variable-Frequency Drives (VFD). Students will also develop motor theory knowledge through hands-on applications.

MTT-032: Microcontroller Systems (1.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 2.0)

Advisory: MTT 010 This course explores single-chip microcontroller architecture. Students will apply their skills by programming microcontrollers and hone their troubleshooting skills on single-chip microcontroller electronic systems. Digital building blocks, number systems, and programming in high-level and assembly language is also covered. Students will also learn about interfacing the microcontroller for practical applications, measurement techniques, and instrumentation.

MTT-034: Fluid Power Systems (1.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 2.0)

Advisory: MTT 010 Introduces fluid power systems used in industry. The advantages and disadvantages of fluid power compared to other power transmission systems are examined. The potential dangers are explored and the safety procedures related to fluid power are reviewed and implemented. The application of principles of fluid power transmission and the formulas used in fluid power system analysis and design are experienced in the lab. The fundamental principles, components, symbols and applications of hydraulic and pneumatic fluid power applications are introduced. Basic power and control circuits are developed using computer aided design. The characteristics and dangers of using air as a fluid power force are explored . Pneumatic system components are studied including: compressors, linear actuators, rotary actuators and pneumatic tubing. The relationship between electrical signals and pneumatic controls for process industry. Hands-on activities using various pneumatic components are assembled in the lab.

MTT-040: Analog Circuits and Semiconductor Devices (1.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 2.0)

Advisory: MTT 012 This course covers analog circuits, including: amplifiers, oscillators, and filters, using single-chip analog devices, operational amplifiers, field-effect transistors, bipolar transistors.

MTT-042: Digital Logic Systems (1.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 2.0)

Advisory: MTT 032 This course explores the architecture, programming, application, and troubleshooting of complex programmable logic device (CPLD) electronic systems. CPLDs will be programmed in VHDL (VHSIC-HDL, Very High Speed Integrated Circuit Hardware Description Language). Fundamentals in number systems and Boolean Algebra are studied while combinational and sequential logic are used to design digital systems. The course also covers integrated logic families, digital circuit measurement techniques and instrumentation, and allows students to develop troubleshooting techniques.

MTT-050: Digital Manufacturing (1.0 Lecture / 1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 2.0)

Advisory: EGR 025 Introduction to manufacturing with two-dimensional and three-dimensional digital layout input. Creating designs using standard Two-Dimensional (2D) and Three-Dimensional (3D) design software, e.g. AutoCAD and SolidWorks, and 3D scanner. Optimization of project design for construction on 3D printers. Examination of materials available for 3D printing.