Department of Applied Engineering Technology

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Vacant, Chairperson

OBJECTIVE

The Department of Applied Engineering Technology offers comprehensive instructions and laboratory trainings leading to the BS Degree in Applied Engineering Technology and BS Degree in Motorsports Technology. The degree programs are accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). Our graduates were hired by various companies such as John Deere, Lockheed Martin, Cummins, Texas Instruments, Caterpillar, Rockwell Collins, Cargill, Cross Fluid Power, Johnson Controls, Inc., Ingersoll Rand, Altria, VOLVO, Good Year, Core Technology Molding, Xerox, 3M, British Aerospace Electronics (BAE) Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Bank of America, US Air Force, US Army, and many others.

VISION

The Department of Applied Engineering Technology strives to become a premiere learner-centered community in industrial technology through global and interdisciplinary learning, innovation and engagement, producing human capital to meet the 21st Century US industrial needs.

MISSION

The Department of Applied Engineering Technology seeks to provide opportunities for individuals from diverse backgrounds to achieve excellence at the graduate and undergraduate levels, prepares its students for successful professional and personal lives in the 21st century, equipping them with 21st century management-oriented skills that they need to adapt to the ever-changing world.

Our degree programs enable students to apply basic engineering principles, technical and management skills to secure application-oriented technical and management positions in today's industrial environment.  Specifically, the programs are designed to prepare our students for various engineering support and management functions for research, production, operations, and applications to specific engineering specialties. The program will enhance their proficiencies in the following areas:

  • Planning, organizing and managing technology, workforce, and resources.
  • Applying and controlling the use of various high-level technologies, e.g., information based business management systems, such as, enterprise resource planning systems, supply chain management systems, manufacturing execution systems, etc.
  • Mastering the technical skills such as industrial materials and processing, computer aided drafting, design and manufacturing; computer-integrated manufacturing; machine vision, power technology; automation technologies such as robotics, PLC, and CNC machines.
  • Controlling processes to improve quality, reliability, and productivity.
  • Managing and developing a changing workplace to achieve organizational goals.
  • Problem solving and creative thinking skills.
  • Technology innovation and implementation.

TARGET AUDIENCE AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The program is designed to serve the diverse needs of people who are interested in pursuing careers in engineering technology enterprises, academic society, and government agencies:

  • Individuals who have recently graduated from high school and want to embark on a career in engineering technology.
  • Individuals who have recently graduated from community colleges and want to continue their education in preparation for careers in engineering technology.
  • Individuals currently employed in the technical and/or management positions that have professional growth aspirations.

DEGREES OFFERED

Applied Engineering Technology – Bachelor of Science (Curriculum Guide)
Motorsports Technology – Bachelor of Science (Curriculum Guide)

GENERAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

The admission of students to the undergraduate degree programs in the Department of Applied Engineering Technology is based upon the general admission requirements of the University. All North Carolina A&T State University students are required to complete a minimum of 33 credit hours in General Education since Fall 2012.

DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

All students in the Department of Applied Engineering Technology must complete 126 credit hours, and maintain a minimum of 2.0 GPA in order to receive a BS degree. A minimum of 65 credit hours must be completed in applied engineering technology or motorsports technology specialization courses, which include 32 credit hours of departmental core courses. A minimum grade of “C” must be earned in all Applied Engineering Technology (AET), Motorsports Technology (MST) courses, Computer Systems Technology (CST), and OSH courses.

Graduates of technical institutes and community colleges who have earned the Associate Degree in technology areas may be admitted to the BS degree programs as juniors.  Specific course requirements for these students will have to be made on an individual basis after their previously earned credits have been assessed. All transferable credits must have a grade “C” or higher. The typical student in this program will be required to take at least 64 additional credit hours for graduation.  If a high school graduate has taken Advanced Placement (AP) courses during high school years, the student will need to submit a test score report directly from the Testing Service of the College Board in order to receive transfer credits.  A high school transcript will not suffice.  In addition, the course work must meet the curriculum requirements.

Any student transferring to the BS degree programs from other disciplines must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average. Specific course requirements for these students will have to be made on an individual basis after previously earned credits have been assessed.

ACCREDITATION

Both Bachelor of Science Degrees in Applied Engineering Technology and Motorsports Technology are accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates of the BS Degree programs are very successful in securing employment in industrial, service areas and government organizations. Positions typically include enterprise managers, production supervisors, manufacturing engineers, production engineers, automation engineer, manufacturing management, quality control, facilities planner, service management, motorsports marketing, NASCAR related areas, etc.

AET CORE COURSES (32 credit hours)

All undergraduate students in the Department of Applied Engineering Technology must take the following departmental core courses: AET 110, AET 121, AET 191, AET 200, AET 232, AET 270, AET 281, AET 293, AET 395, AET 445, and AET 500.

AET TECHNICAL ELECTIVES

AET specialization courses may be chosen from the following four groups of courses:

  1. Industrial Materials and Material Processing Courses: AET 361, AET 381, AET 392, AET 461, AET 475, AET 476, AET 477, AET 492, AET 493.
  2. Industrial Automation Courses: AET 373, AET 377, AET 440, AET 441, AET 450, AET 491.
  3. Industrial Management Courses: AET 311, AET 332, AET 421, AET 432, AET 445, AET 481, AET 482, AET 483, AET 484, AET 494.
  4. Alternative Energy Courses: AET 325, AET 326, AET 425, AET 426, AET 427.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS IN APPLIED ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

AET 100. Orientation to Technology Credit 1(1-0)
An overview of the College of Science and Technology and its programs are explained along with what is expected of majors, their preparation, and the opportunities available upon graduation. Basic concepts such as dependability, dedication, technical knowledge, communications, cooperativeness, self-motivation, and dressing for success are discussed. (F;S)

AET 102. Technology Globalization Credit 3(3-0)
This course introduces students to the concept and history of globalization It examines the complexity of global issues from multiple societal perspectives – political, cultural, social, ideological, economic, technological, industrial, and many others. The main focus is on technology globalization: global enterprises, investment, markets, workforce, resources, manufacturing, and environment. (F;S)

AET 110. Blueprint Reading and Interpretation Credit 3(3-0)
This course trains students with the basic skills needed to read and interpret industrial blueprints. Emphases are measurement unit systems and their conversions, industrial blueprint production and interpretation, information tracing through blueprint title block and notes, and converting blueprint objects to marketable products through manufacturing sequencing. Fundamental skills will also be introduced, such as lettering, sketching, dimensioning and representing common geometrical entities with points, lines, planes, and solids, orthogonal projection, sectional and auxiliary views, oblique and isometric representation. (F;S)

AET 121. Computing Technology Credit 3(3-0)
This course is designed to provide basic computer knowledge and skills required in a typical manufacturing environment. Emphasis will be placed on the basics of computer structure and circuitry, software programming and applications in manufacturing process including ladder logic, materials requirement planning (MRP) and statistical process control (SPC). (F;S)

AET 131. Ethics in Technology Professions Credit 3(3-0)
This course is an introduction to ethics in technology professions. It teaches students the concepts, theory and practice of ethics in the context of technology and engineering professions. This course also provides students with a basic understanding of their ethical obligations as technology and engineering professionals, as well as a framework for analyzing and managing more complex ethical dilemmas that arise in technological practice with individuals, groups, organizations, and communities. The course will cover in-depth those values central to moral life of any professional – integrity, respect for persons, justice, compassion, beneficence and non-maleficence, and responsibility. (F;S)

AET 191. Introduction to Manufacturing Processes Credit 3(3-0)
This course provides an introduction to basic manufacturing processes to include forming, separation conditioning, and assembly processes. An overview of production management and metrology is introduced. (F;S)

AET 200. Technology Seminar Credit 2(2-0)
This course introduces students to technology innovation and implementation; new technology development and deployment. Seminar topics will cover some of the technological areas, such as nano-technology, alternative energies, advanced manufacturing technology, electronic technology, information technology, etc. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. (F)

AET 201. Computer Aided Manufacturing Credit 3(3-0)
This course introduces the basic principles of graphic design and common tools utilized in product design and product manufacturing enterprises. Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing practices and procedures are emphasized. Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) tools and techniques are presented. (F;S;SS)

AET 202. Parametric Modeling Credit 3(3-0)
This course focuses on development of knowledge and skills associated with the parametric-based approach to modeling. Emphasis will be placed on the creation of part models and common downstream Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) processes. Rapid prototyping and common production tooling and techniques are introduced. Prerequisite: AET 201. (F;S;SS)

AET 205. Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Problems Credit 3(3-0)
This is a basic course in mechanical design, problems and manufacturing procedures. Course includes machine-tool-die design using CAD/CAM software to generate machine codes and parts drawing. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. (F;S)

AET 225. Sustainability and Energy Conservation Technologies Credit 3(3-0)
This course introduces various alternative energy resources, and sustainability and energy conservation issues. Topics include alternative energy resources, management processes needed to maximize renewable/non-renewable energy resources, economics of sustainability, and reduction of environmental impacts. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss evaluation of energy resources, efficiency, environmental impacts of energy, sustainability metrics, and energy sources. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. (F;S)

AET 231. Human Resources in Manufacturing Credit 3(3-0)
This course introduces students to the current human resource issues in manufacturing industries. These include human resource needs in the new manufacturing environment involving steps in providing appropriate human resources, recruitment process, training, performance appraisal, legislation issues, and workforce diversity. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. (F;S)

AET 232. Manufacturing Planning and Management Credit 3(3-0)
This course includes a practical approach to management to include organizing, planning, controlling and development of operations used in decision making and problem-solving in a manufacturing environment. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or consent of the instructor (F;S)

AET 233. Assets Maintenance Credit 3(3-0)
This course introduces students to the concepts and practices in the area of maintenance. The topics include breakdown maintenance; preventive maintenance; infant mortality of components; repair capability; redundancy; reliability; and interdependency of operators, machines, and mechanics. (F;S)

AET 251. Dimensional Metrology Credit 3(3-0)
This course covers dimensional metrology terminology, measurement of surface texture, flatness, squareness, angles, roundness, and concentricity. Areas of study include contact and non-contact measuring methods and equipment performance. Prerequisites: AET 201, AET 202. (F;S;SS)

AET 254. Automation Identification and Bar Coding Credit 3(3-0)
Inventory control and bar coding through automation will be covered. (F;S;SS)

AET 261. Introduction to Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) Technology Credit 3(3-0)
This course provides an overview of the non-destructive evaluation technologies. The course introduces students to a wide spectrum of NDE technologies, such as the popular “big five” NDE technologies (liquid penetration, magnetic particle testing, x-ray radiography, ultrasonic testing, and eddy-current testing), some of the newly developed NDE technologies, and the application areas of different types of NDE technologies. Necessary theoretical background knowledge involving mechanical, electrical, magnetic, acoustical, and thermal principles behind various NDE technologies will also be reviewed. Prerequisite: AET 270. (F;S;SS)

AET 270. Industrial Materials & Processes Credit 3(3-0)
This course emphasizes the nature, origin and the conversion into manufactured goods of metals, plastics, woods, ceramics, composites and synthetic materials. (F;S)

AET 271. Metallic Material Processes Credit 3(3-0)
This course is a study of metallic material properties, fabricating equipment and methods utilized in the production of metallic products. (F;S)

AET 273. Numerically Controlled Machines Credit 3(3-0)
Basic manufacturing processes with computer-numerically controlled (CNC) machine-tools will be covered. Course includes programming and machine language. Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing. (F;S)

AET 274. Polymer Process Credit 3(3-0)
This course introduces the properties and application of polymers in manufactured products, and provides experience with injection molding, extrusion, blow molding, rotational casting thermoforming, and other basic plastics processes through laboratory exercises. Also topics in tooling design of injection molds, compression molds and dies will be discussed. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. (F;S)

AET 276. Introduction to PLC’s Credit 3(3-0)
This course introduces the basics of programmable logic controllers (PLC). It describes the components, functions, operation, methods of programming, timers and counters and some applications of PLCs. (F;S)

AET 277. Electronics Manufacturing Technology I Credit 3(3-0)
This course covers the basics in design and fabrication of electronic components. Topics include properties of materials and chemicals used in electronics manufacturing, passive and active devices, thin and thick film and IC technologies, crystal growth and water preparation and contamination control. Prerequisites: PHYS 252, MATH 111, ECT 299. (F;S)

AET 281. Industrial Statistics and Probability Credit 3(3-0)
This course covers the standard introductory topics, including descriptive statistics, probability, confidence intervals, hypothesis tests, linear regression and basic techniques and methods to collect and analyze the industrial data. (F;S)

AET 285. Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Credit 3(3-0)
This course provides real world, hands-on learning on the process of technological innovation. The students talk to customers, partners, competitors, and other key players in the industry in order to validate and examine the potential marketability of a mew innovation or technology. Students learn how to convert new ideas, technology and innovation into new products and/or services. The students learn the process by which they can determine whether a new product or service has potential to be marketed. Prerequisites: Junior standing. (S)

AET 293. Power Technology Credit 3(3-0)
Basic concepts of energy and power technology, including mechanical, hydraulics, pneumatics and electrical methods of transmitting and controlling power sources will be covered. (F;S)

AET 311. Lean Manufacturing Credit 3(3-0)
This course introduces manufacturing students to the concept of lean manufacturing, and how lean manufacturing system can facilitate continuous improvement in quality and productivity. This includes the pull method of work flow, consistent quality, small lot size, uniform workstation loads, standardized components and work methods. Other concepts include close supplier ties, flexible work force, line flows, automation, preventive maintenance, and just-in-time (JIT) philosophy. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (F;S)

AET 325. Solar Power Technology Credit 3(3-0)
This course is an introduction to solar power technology. Topics include diffuse and intermittent sources of sunlight, the conversion of sunlight into electricity using the physics of the photoelectric effect in photovoltaic cells, the integration of solar power plants into the electrical grid and solar energy systems economics. Student will be able to select proper components for a photovoltaic system based on regulatory codes and standards and individual component specifications, and identify the applications of solar energy. Prerequisite: AET 225. (F)

AET 326. Bio-Fuel Technologies Credit 3(3-0)
This course provides an in-depth study of commercial biofuels production and various methods for manufacturing biofuels at a large scale. Topics include government policies and standards regarding bio-fuel products, production technologies, feedstock selection and pretreatment, quality control, energy balance, and biofuels business models. Upon completion students should possess a practical knowledge of commercial biofuels production and facility operation. Prerequisite: AET 225. (S)

AET 332. Manufacturing-Production and Control Credit 3(3-0)
This course provides a comprehensive study of manufacturing operation and production control. It includes materials handling and just-in-time manufacturing (JIT), manufacturing requirement planning and continuous flow manufacturing. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or consent of the instructor. (F;S)

AET 361. Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) Technology I Credit 3(3-0)
This course presents the popular “big five” NDE technologies (liquid penetration, magnetic particle testing, x-ray radiography, ultrasonic testing, and eddy-current testing). For each of these technologies, a series of topics will be discussed; physical principles, testing procedures, application areas, equipment, instruments, data acquisitions, data analysis, flaw indication, advantages and limitations. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (F;S)

AET 373. Advanced CNC-Machines Credit 3(3-0)
This course provides study in advanced numerically controlled (CNC) machine-tool technology with precision work performed on lathes, milling machines, laser cutters, and surface drilling workstations. Prerequisite: AET 273. (F;S)

AET 374. Plastic Part Design Principles Credit 3(2-2)
The course teaches students how to recognize the part design features and material issues that either help or hinder the manufacturing process, and offer the part and mold designer guidance in designing products for manfacturability. An overview of plastic part design, material shrinkage and flow characteristics, mold design, and injection molding is included to help students develop an understanding of the complex relationship of these different factors and how factors combine to create problems in the molding process. This course will explain the causes of, and means to sove many unexpected problems including shrinkage variation, warpage, no fills, gas traps, weld line locations and effects, variations in part size, shape and weight, flash, core deflection, and steel fatigue. (F;S)

AET 377. Electronics Manufacturing Technology II Credit 3(3-0)
This course is a continuation of AET 350 and covers topics such as devices and integrated circuit formation processes, ion implantation, photolithography, deposition, materialization, wafer testing and evaluation, through hole and surface mount components, and soldering techniques. Prerequisite: AET 277. (F;S)

AET 381. Metallurgy Credit 3(3-0)
Metals, their properties, selection, and production are studied. Phase diagram, thermal treatment and strengthening mechanisms are discussed. Lab exercises will cover specimen preparations, metallography techniques, and microstructural analysis. (F;S)

AET 392. Statics for Technology Major Credit 3(3-0)
This course is a study of static equilibrium conditions and mechanical behavior of materials under loading. Applications are made in the area of bars, columns, joint pressure vessels, shafts and beams. Testing materials for measuring mechanical properties will be experienced. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (F;S)

AET 395. Statistical Process/Quality Control Credit 3(3-0)
This course emphasizes a practical approach to quality control in industries. Includes quality and process improvement through measurement analysis and diagnosis utilizing basic concepts of statistics. (F;S)

AET 398. Cooperative Training in Industry I Credit 3(3-0)
Students must be in industry full time for one semester in their major field of work and complete any University co-op requirements. The student will be evaluated on reports from industry. The report will be in standard format. The hours earned will be credited towards required technical electives in the industrial technology curriculum. Three semester hours are the maximum to be earned under this arrangement in any one semester. Six semester hours are the maximum to be earned in the co-op arrangement in the Industrial Technology curriculum. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (F;S;SS)

AET 421. Manufacturing Decision Making Credit 3(3-0)
This course introduces the basic concept of the decision-making process in manufacturing industry. Different methods of quantitative analysis techniques will be discussed, including their application and interpretation in manufacturing industry. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (F;S)

AET 425. Wind and Wave Energy Technologies Credit 3(3-0)
his course will discuss concepts of wind and wave energy, its reliability, economics and environmental implications. Various aspects of turbine technologies and their development will be addressed. Students will be expected to carry out research and present reports on selected turbines, energy applications and operating principles. Prerequisite: AET 225. (F)

AET 426. Fuel Cell System Technology Credit 3(3-0)
This course addresses the fundamental process and materials aspect of fuel cell technology, the reforming of hydrocarbon fuels to hydrogen, and the application of fuel cell for transportation. The course includes a review and discussion of various types of fuel cells, materials properties of electrodes and polymeric membranes, and electrochemical mechanisms. Reforming of various types of hydrocarbon fuel to hydrogen and the application of reforming technology to stationary and vehicle fuel cells will be discussed. Prerequisite: AET 225. (S)

AET 427. Hybrid Energy System Technology Credit 3(3-0)
This course discusses the underlying fundamentals of all the major energy storage methods and combining multiple power systems to build economic and sustainable resource to cover various load demands. Student will learn the principles involved in the storage of energy in mechanical, electrostatic and magnetic systems for various applications. The course also intends to strengthen student's knowledge of hybrid electric components in the hybrid electric vehicle powertrain system, including electric energy storage (batteries, flywheels, and ultra-capacitors) and electrical energy production-fuel cells. Prerequisite: AET 225. (F;S)

AET 432. Industrial Productivity Measurement and Analysis Credit 3(3-0)
This course introduces the methods of work measurement and analysis towards establishing work standards and productivity level in manufacturing environment. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (F;S)

AET 440. Thermal and Vibration Analysis and Testing of Electronic Components Credit 3(3-0)
This course covers topics in electronic components testing including failure mode, overheating, thermal stress and vibration analysis. Environmental stress screening including thermal and vibration cycling will also be studied. Prerequisite: Senior standing. (F;S)

AET 441. Industrial Robotics Credit 3(3-0)
This course introduces the main components of industrial robots. Topics include: classifications, geometry, safety, power sources, drive systems, work envelope and ISO Standards. Prerequisite: Senior standing and AET 491. (F;S)

AET 445. Industrial Project Management Credit 3(3-0)
This course provides the students with the theory and core methodology to manage projects or participate on project teams including techniques and methods to break down the chaos of an overwhelming workload into manageable elements- scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communication, risk, procurement, and integration, and to effectively manage their time by identifying goals, creating daily plans and recognizing obstacles. Prerequisite: Senior standing. (F;S;SS)

AET 450. Electronic Components Packaging Credit 3(3-0)
This course addresses basic issues in electronics packaging of single chip to multi-chip modules. Topics such as packaging process, clean room, bonding and sealing, and final packaging will be discussed. Student projects will include design, construction, and testing of packages for basic electronic components. Prerequisite: AET 377. (F;S)

AET 461. Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) Technology II Credit 3(3-0)
This course introduces the newly developed NDE technologies, such as acoustic emission techniques, magnetic flux leakage techniques, radiographic and microwave techniques. For each of technique, a series of topics covering physical principles, testing procedures, data collection and analysis, and applications will be introduced. Prerequisite: AET 361. (F;S)

AET 474. Automated Manufacturing Credit 3(3-0)
This course provides a basic understanding of automation and its various applications in manufacturing. Implications of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) and robotic work cells towards improving productivity are emphasized. (F;S)

AET 475. Ceramic Materials Credit 3(3-0)
In this course students will be introduced to different ceramic materials and their thermal, mechanical and chemical properties. Applications in different industries including high tech semiconductors, military and space will be discussed. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (F;S;SS)

AET 476. Composite Material Fabrication Credit 3(3-0)
This course introduces the students to the concept of composite materials; the constituent materials of composites; the application areas of composite materials; and the advantages and disadvantages of composite materials. The core contents of this course are the fabrication technologies to make various composite materials, such as, manual lay-up, automated tape lamination, vacuum bagging, filament winding, pultrusion, matched-die molding, resin-transfer molding, spray-up methods, and many others. Other important issues, such as quality assurance, damage control, and repair, will also be discussed. (F;S)

AET 477. Piezoelectric Materials Credit 3(3-0)
This course introduces the basic concepts of piezoelectric materials, which have a capacity to complete a fundamental process of electro-mechanical interaction that represents a linear coupling in energy conversion. The applications of piezoelectric materials are presented, such as, ultrasonic generators, filters, sensors, and actuators. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (F;S;SS)

AET 478. Molding Process Validation Credit 3(2-2)
This course will cover aspects of molding operations ranging from tool specification, process development, process validation, long term process performance and the linkage. The focus will be on the key elements involved with Installation Qualification (IQ), Operational Qualification (OQ), and Performance Qualification (PQ) as applicable to molding operations. The course will also cover the use of analytical and statistical techniques to generate high confidence in the manufacturing process and the long term performance. Benchmarking activities, design of experiments, and measurement system analysis in both the classroom and lab environment will be explored. (F;S)

AET 479. Design of Experiments (DOEs) for Injection Molding Credit 3(2-2)
This course will give students practical experience in setting up, implementing, and interpreting Design of Experiments (DOEs) utilizing both the processing and the computer labs. Students will learn how to set up the initial process, select factors and factor levels, and determine sample size. Students will also learn how to determine design levels and design factors, and their combinations. (F;S)

AET 481. Supply Chain Management Systems Credit 3(3-0)
This course introduces to students the functionalities and execution of Supply Chain Management (SCM) systems. In addition, it shows how information technology and Internet can be integrated into manufacturing management process. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (F;S)

AET 482. Six Sigma Applied to Manufacturing Credit 3(3-0)
This course introduces manufacturing students to the concept of Six Sigma, the impact of Six Sigma on the quality of manufacturing industries, and the relationship between Six Sigma strategy and total quality management. Prerequisite: AET 395. (F;S;SS)

AET 483. Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Credit 3(3-0)
This course introduces students to seamless integration of all the information flow through a company. Topics include financial and accounting information, human resource and customer information, product planning, parts purchasing, maintaining inventory, and tracking orders. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (F;S;SS)

AET 484. Manufacturing Execution System Credit 3(3-0)
This course introduces students to the Manufacturing Execution System (MES) functionalities including machines start-up procedures, product-making process, parts measurements and inventory availability. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (F;S)

AET 490. Independent Study Credit 3(3-0)
The student selects a technical problem in his major area for special research and study in consultation with a faculty member in his area of interest. He will spend a minimum of six hours per week in library research or laboratory experimentation. A technical report in standard format will be required for completion and must be approved by two department faculty members. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (F;S;SS)

AET 491. Electro-Mechanical Control Systems Credit 3(3-0)
This course is a general study of electromechanical control systems. Emphasis will be placed on programming PLC’S, robots and interfacing sensors, transducers, etc., with other components for output signals. PC computers will be an integral part of this class. Prerequisite: AET 276, AET 293. (F;S;SS)

AET 492. Mechanics of Materials for Technology Major Credit 3(3-0)
This course introduces the mechanical behavior of materials under loading. The concepts of stress and strain, and the relationship between external loads and materials deformation are presented. Applications are made in the area of bars, columns, joint pressure vessels, shafts and beams. Testing materials for measuring mechanical properties will be experienced. Prerequisite: AET 392. (F;S)

AET 493. Fundamentals of Dynamics and Kinematics for Technology Major Credit 3(3-0)
This course introduces various principles of kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies. Emphasis is placed on understanding and analyzing various mechanisms and their motion types. Newton’s laws in various coordinator systems, and analysis of the relationship among displacement, velocity, acceleration, and the external load conditions, and how these principles should be used in industrial machines and motorsports vehicles. Prerequisite: AET 392. (F;S)

AET 494. Leadership for Total Quality Management Credit 3(3-0)
This course introduces with the basic concepts and approaches related to the subject of total quality management. These includes quality and global competitiveness, strategic management, and ethics, partnering and strategic alliances, quality culture, customer satisfaction and retention, employee empowerment, teamwork, communication and interpersonal relation, education and training. Prerequisite: AET 395. (F;S)

AET 498. Cooperative Training in Industry II Credit 3(3-0)
The description of this course is the same as AET 398: Cooperative Training in Industry I, and is normally the second co-op experience of the student. Prerequisite: AET 398. (F;S;SS)

AET 500. AET Capstone Class Credit 3(3-0)
This course is a comprehensive AET required course for all manufacturing students before their graduation. This course is project oriented. The project may be chosen from all concentration areas within the department with all aspects of the manufacturing principles and practices implemented into a selected project. A final report must be completed and approved. Prerequisite: Senior standing. (F;S;SS)

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS IN MOTORSPORTS TECHNOLOGY

MST 251. Introduction to Motorsports Credit 3(3-0)
This course provides an introduction to the history, structure and organization of motorsport; overview of the various types of races, vehicles, venues and sanctioning bodies of motorsports.  Students learn the racing rules, and regulations, and point systems governing various classes of racing, emphasizing the ethical and legal responsibility of motorsport industry. Students research various career paths in motorsport industry and functions of motorsport facilities. (F;S)

MST 252. Engine Performance Credit 3(3-0)
This course is a study of the principles of the internal combustion engine. Students learn to identify different engine types and components, chemistry of combustion, fuel systems, and exhaust systems. Basic functions of engine design are examined with an emphasis on those aspects that enable improved engine performance, such as, spark timing, valve timing, A/F ratio, engine geometry, fuel type, manifold tuning, cooling and lubricating systems. Students practice engine assembly maintenance and trouble shooting. Prerequisite: PHYS 225/226. (F;S)

MST 255. Automotive Powertrain Technology Credit 3(3-0)
This course will have in-depth discussions on a variety of manual and automatic power transmission and drive train components including drive shafts, universal joints, gears, axles, differentials, bearing, clutches and seals. Modern automatic transmissions that heavily rely on control technologies are presented, including step gear transmissions (ATs), continuous variable transmissions (CVTs) and hybrid power train systems. Students will also practice proper service procedures for diagnosis, disassembly and assembly of manual transmissions, transfer cases and differentials. (F;S)

MST 275. Motorsports Performance Technology Credit 3(3-0)
This course teaches students the technologies required for improving motorsport performance, such as, racing vehicle structural integrity (crashworthiness, structural strength and stiffness, aerodynamic characteristics performance); driver and track safety equipment; tire technology, suspension system analysis, damper analysis, aerodynamics and dynamic testing, drivers perspective, performance modeling and the race modeling. (F;S)

MST 452. Motorsport Management Credit 3(3-0)
This course prepares students to operate a successful motorsports team. Students learn how to manage motorsport businesses strategically; create and sustain competitive advantage; plan marketing and positioning of sponsorship, raise capital and handle budgeting and finance. Students investigate the integration of management principles through assessment and evaluation of a series of motorsport case studies. (F;S)

MST 455. Motorsports Data Acquisition and Controls Credit 3(3-0)
Students learn to develop understanding of the automotive electrical system, operation and components; principles of operation of fuses, relays, solenoids and actuators, fuel injectors, electric motors, ignition coils, batteries; engine electronics, function of components; minimizing the environmental impact of the internal combustion engine by using electronic control. Introduction to hybrid (full and mild), electric, fuel cell vehicles and their environmental benefits will also be presented. (F;S)

MST 456. Vehicle Dynamics and Control Credit 3(3-0)
Students will learn the fundamental dynamic considerations that influence the performance of ground vehicles. Load transfer during braking, acceleration, and cornering are analyzed. Students will investigate vehicle handling as it directly relates to chassis, suspension components, springs and shocks, tires and the overall race set up. Different types of suspension and dampers to compare their influence on transferring the vehicle loads to the road and limitation on the vehicle performance. (F;S)

DIRECTORY OF FACULTY

Malcolm D. Bethea
Adjunct Instructor
B.S., South Carolina State University; B.S., M.S., North Carolina A&T State University

Bankole K. Fasanya
Adjunct Faculty
B.S., Polytechnic Ibadan; M.S., Morgan State University; Ph.D. North Carolina A&T State University

Geoff E. Foster
Adjunct Instructor
B.S., M.S., North Carolina A&T State University; M.B.A., Wake Forest University

Emmanuel Kolo
Adjunct Faculty
B.S., M.S., North Carolina A&T State University; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Alton L. Kornegay
Assistant Professor
B.S., Savannah State University; MBA, University of Iowa; Ph.D., Iowa State University

Emmanuel Kolo
Adjunct Instructor
B.S., M.S., North Carolina A&T State University; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Mahour Mellat Parast
Assistant Professor
B.S., Sharif University of Technology, M.S., University of Science and Technology; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Earnest L. Walker
Professor Emeritus
B.S., University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff; M.S., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

Gerald J. Watson
Adjunct Faculty
B.S., M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology; Ph.D., North Carolina A&T State University

Donald Ray West
Adjunct Faculty
B.S., M.S., North Carolina State University; M.B.A., Strayer University; Ph.D., North Carolina State University