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Effective Term:
Fall 2020 through Spring 2024
Course Number:
MT 153
Course Title:
Assembly of Mechanical Systems II
Credit Hours:
Lecture Hours:
Lecture/Lab Hours:
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Course Description

Includes developing and practicing mechanical assembly skills on a term-long project using an electro-mechanical device of intermediate complexity. Requires the use of mechanical illustrative drawings and schematic diagrams to create a logical order of operations to efficiently disassemble and reassemble the device. Introduces basic operation of the device for the purpose of testing its proper electro-mechanical operation after reassembly. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

For the first run of this course, the project used is a 3D Printer kit.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

1. Interpret and articulate the information given on mechanical schematic diagrams.

2. Create a strategy to develop an order of operations to disassemble and reassemble a complete electro-mechanical assembly.

3. Precisely follow procedures, specifications, and checklists to properly complete equipment repair, disassembly, and reassembly.

4. Modify and improve procedures, specifications, and checklists following industry standards and professional technical writing practices.

5. Recognize the appearance and operation of a properly assembled system and quickly define the discrepancies in an incorrectly assembled or incorrectly operating assembly.

Course Activities and Design

This course is structured in a lecture/lab format.

The course will include a variety of learning activities. The lecture portion of the course will include instructor delivered lectures and demonstrations stressing key topics in the course. In preparation for the lecture portion of the course, students will be expected to complete all reading and homework assignments.
The laboratory portion of the course is intended to enhance skill in the operation of basic mechanical assembly instruments, skills system analysis and troubleshooting, skill in teamwork, and skills in oral and written communication. For each lab experiment the students may have to write a report.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessment of student performance in this course will be conducted in both the lecture and laboratory portions of the course and may be in the form of written and /or practice-based questions.  In-class assessment of communication (using proper terminology to ask questions, explain, and make requests within student groups) will be done both by instructor scoring and lab partner peer evaluations.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Demonstrate conceptual understanding of mechanical schematics and their practical application in assembly, repair, and qualification of an electro-mechanical assembly.

Identification of individual components and how each part relates to its neighbor.

How to create an order of assembly or disassembly needed to troubleshoot or repair an electro-mechanical assembly.

Techniques used to demonstrate the ability to define, identify, and properly inventory electrical and mechanical components used in construction of electro-mechanical systems.

How to recognize the appearance and operation of a properly assembled system and quickly define the discrepancies in an incorrectly assembled or incorrectly operating assembly.

How to develop Effective communication skills  needed to complete industry standard assembly processes, operation and repair of electro-mechanical assemblies.

Demonstrations of the proper use of hand tools and measurement equipment to assemble and disassemble the sub-assemblies of electro-mechanical equipment.

Creating a logical and efficient trouble shooting plan to resolve malfunctioning equipment with stated expectations to determine if the assembly passes or fails, and the next step based on the results.

Defining importance and impact of precisely following calibration procedures to accurately complete equipment calibration.

How to write and maintain concise written reports of equipment construction and repair status.

Demonstrating industry accepted techniques to logically organizing tools, parts, and procedures to make physical assembly or disassembly as efficient as possible.

Creating individual summarized procedures to disassemble a sub-assembly that could be used to train others.

Demonstrations of the working capability of a properly constructed electro-mechanical assembly.

Basic concepts needed to understand electrical circuit schematics.

Basic concepts of Ohm’s Law.

Proper use of a multimeter to measure voltage, current and resistance in an electrical circuit.

Basic soldering skills.

Interpretation of specifications for electro-mechanical systems.

Locating additional system information using the computer and the world wide web.

Finding primary and secondary sources for components and consumables of electro-mechanical assemblies.

Creating preventative maintenance procedures used on electro-mechanical assemblies.

Defining Input / Output (I/O) devices used in electro-mechanical assemblies.

Operation of basic actuators and sensors commonly used in electro-mechanical assemblies.