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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Courses - MAE Lower Division

101A. Introduction to Aerospace Engineering (1)

Role of various types of engineering specialties in the development of an actual aerospace vehicle product. Current social, ethical and environmental issues in Aerospace Engineering solutions. Life-long learning skills using resources from professional societies and Internet are also emphasized.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-problem 1 hour)

101B. Introduction to Mechanical Engineering (1)

Prerequisite: Freshman standing or consent of instructor.
Introduction to mechanical engineering as a profession. Past, present, and future trends and related professional opportunities and challenges. Introduction to mechanical engineering curriculum studies. Social, economical, cultural, legal and ethical issues related to mechanical engineering and its applications.
Letter grade only (A-F)

172. Engineering Design Graphics (3)

Graphics concepts and visualization. Graphic expressions using CAD software, emphasis on industrial practice involving part and assembly drawings for actual products, standards, tolerances, surface finishes, and other attributes on drawings, production drawings, projects involving complete design of systems and subsystems.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-problems 2 hrs., design laboratory 3 hrs)

205. Computer Methods in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (2)

Prerequisites: MATH 122 with a grade of "C" or better.
Application of computer programming to engineering problem solving. Structured approach to problems. Input-output concepts for both numerical and graphical results.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-problems 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours)

272. Introduction to Manufacturing Processes (2)

Prerequisite: MAE 172 with a grade of "C" or better.
Manufacturing processes, properties of materials; metals production; foundry, casting, heat treatment; welding, powder metallurgy, plastics, metrology; working metals, press work; machine tool elements, numerical control; metal cutting/turning; drilling, boring, milling; shaping planning, sawing broaching; grinding, sanding; gears, gear-cutting, threads, thread-cutting.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-problems 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours)

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