Mechatronic Systems in Advanced Manufacturing

Course Number: MEC 124
Transcript Title: Mechatronic Systems
Created: April 12, 2019
Updated: April 12, 2019
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 20
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 30
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Repeats available for credit: 0

Prerequisites

Prerequisites: WR 115 and MTH 65 or higher; RD 115; or equivalent placement test scores. 

Course Description

Introduces the concepts, terms, and application of advanced manufacturing principles and practices and explores the role of mechatronic systems in the manufacturing process. Includes operations management, industry standards, basic heating and refrigeration, and maintenance. Explores applications of robots, computers, and control systems in a manufacturing environment. Prerequisites: WR 115 and MTH 65 or higher; RD 115; or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of operations management in a manufacturing environment.
  2. Apply industry standards and record keeping in a manufacturing environment.
  3. Identify the role of mechatronic systems in a manufacturing environment.
  4. Troubleshoot and repair electro-mechanical systems in a manufacturing environment.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Evaluation is done via labs, quizzes, take home assignments, in class exercises, and exams.

Texts and Materials

HAS200 Modules and Portal (SMC International Training)

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 (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Outcome #1: Demonstrate knowledge of operations management in a manufacturing environment:
  • Production systems
  • Production management and control
  • Efficiencies
  • Planning
  • Organization
Outcome #2: Apply industry standards and record keeping in a manufacturing environment:
  • Operations management
  • Advanced manufacturing standards
  • Systems safety
  • Quality control
  • Compliance
Outcome #3: Identify the role of mechatronic systems in a manufacturing environment:
  • Mechatronics systems
  • Machine vision
  • Mechanical modeling
Outcome #4: Troubleshoot and repair electro-mechanical systems in a manufacturing environment.
  • Computer-machine controls, such as computer driven machines like CNC, CAD and CAM
  • Automation and robotics
  • Servo-mechanics
  • Stepper motors
  • Sensors
  • Basic heating and refrigeration