Course Number:
MEC 123
Transcript Title:
Industrial Mechanical Systems
Aug 15, 2022
Jul 12, 2023
Total Credits:
Lecture Hours:
Lecture / Lab Hours:
Lab Hours:
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement:
Satisfies General Education requirement:
Grading Options
A-F, P/NP, Audit
Default Grading Options
Repeats available for credit:

IRW 115 or WR 115 or equivalent placement; placement into MTH 65 or MTH 98

Course Description

Covers a broad exposure to industrial mechanical systems, including power transmission components, fasteners, tool lubrication and rigging. Develops a working knowledge of operation, assembly/disassembly, specifying and troubleshooting of various industrial components and practices. Prerequisites: IRW 115 or WR 115 or equivalent placement; placement into MTH 65 or MTH 98. Audit available.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply safe practices when installing and operating industrial mechanical systems.
  2. Identify power transmission components and fasteners.
  3. Research specifications and operation parameters of equipment through manufacture literature and documented industry practices. 
  4. Install and operate industrial equipment using manufacture and industry procedures.

Suggested Outcome Assessment Strategies

The determination of assessment strategies is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: writings (journals, self-reflections, pre writing exercises, essays), quizzes, tests, midterm and final exams, group projects, presentations (in person, videos, etc), self-assessments, experimentations, lab reports, peer critiques, responses (to texts, podcasts, videos, films, etc), student generated questions, Escape Room, interviews, and/or portfolios.

Course Activities and Design

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

Course Content

  • Safety - lock out/tag out, hazard communication, material handling, personal protective equipment
  • Basic mechanical theory as applied to power transmissions
  • Identification and application - fasteners, nuts and bolts, lubrication, and bearings
  • Mathematical quantities - scalar, vector, scientific notation, and frame of reference
  • Technical research and application - manufacture handbooks, equipment operating manuals, standard industrial procedures and practices