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Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET)

MET 341 Mechanical Measurements and Instrumentation (3) Measurement concepts, transducers, electronic-aided measurement, mechanical and electrical measurements. Intended for mechanical engineering technologists.

MET 341 Mechanical Measurements and Instrumentation (3)

This course serves as an introduction to the fundamental principles of instrumentation and measurements. Subjects covered in this course may include the responses of first and second order systems, the concept of time constant and rise time, calibration, standards, design of experiment, and lectures on the design and function of different types of sensors and instruments. Topics may be added or removed, as needed to meet Program Outcomes. The course includes lectures alternating with hands-on laboratory where students apply the material learned in the lectures. For many students this is the first time they have actual hands-on experience with electronic and measurement equipment, such as oscilloscopes, breadboards, function generators, digital data acquisition systems, integrated circuits, strain gauges, displacement sensors, thermocouples, tachometers, force sensors, accelerometers, velocity meters, pressure transducers, flow measurements, etc. Students learn not only how to use these devices in the lab, but also the fundamental principles of their operation.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: EET 105 orEET 100 orE E 211 orEET 320 andPHYS 151, PHYS 211 orPHYS 250
Concurrent: PHYS 151 PHYS 212 or PHYS 251

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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