ELM 205 Mechanisms and Design


Campus Location:
Dover
Effective Date:
2018-51
Prerequisite:
MAT 180 or concurrent
Co-Requisites:

none

Course Credits and Hours:
3.00 credits
2.00 lecture hours/week
4.00 lab hours/week
Course Description:

This course provides an introduction to tools, drawings, and mechanical drive components found in industrial and manufacturing environments. Students become familiar with the installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of mechanical drive systems.

Required Text(s):

Obtain current textbook information by viewing the campus bookstore online or visit a campus bookstore. Check your course schedule for the course number and section.

Additional Materials:

None

Schedule Type:
Classroom Course
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Core Course Performance Objectives (CCPOs):
  1. Demonstrate safety requirements associated with mechanical systems. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 6; PGC 2, 3, 4, 5)
  2. Choose basic tools and fasteners associated with mechanical systems. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 6; PGC 2, 3, 4, 5)
  3. Interpret industrial blueprints and drawings, and associate them with operating equipment. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 6; PGC 2, 3, 4, 5)
  4. Identify mechanical assemblies, and explain the purpose, operating characteristics, maintenance, and repair of common mechanical systems. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 6; PGC 2, 3, 4, 5)

See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.

Measurable Performance Objectives (MPOs):

Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Demonstrate safety requirements associated with mechanical systems.
    1. Understand the importance of personal protective equipment (PPE).
    2. Demonstrate the proper procedure for lifting.
    3. Use lockout and/or tagout when needed.
    4. List several general electrical safety practices.
    5. Discuss the proper use of safety belts, scaffolds, and ladders.
    6. Identify all the organizations that govern the safety of hazardous material.
    7. List the different classes of fires and the proper method of extinguishing a fire.
  2. Choose basic tools and fasteners associated with mechanical systems.
    1. Discuss the importance of inspecting a hand tool.
    2. Demonstrate the proper use of various types of hand tools.
    3. Discuss the most common types of power tools.
    4. Discuss the many safety issues when working with electricity and power tools in general.
    5. List the proper and improper use of each power tool that is mentioned.
    6. Discuss the importance of inspecting all power tools before and after their use.
    7. Define the terms that are associated with threads.
    8. Discuss the class of a thread.
    9. Discuss and demonstrate the proper tapping procedures and the proper method of using a cutting die.
    10. List several types of fasteners.
    11. Identify the grade of a fastener.
    12. Use tables to determine the tightening torque of a bolt.
  3. Interpret industrial blueprints and drawings, and associate them with operating equipment.
    1. Explain and interpret dimensional drawings.
    2. Explain and interpret schematics.
    3. Use the border system to locate key parts or components in the drawing.
    4. Explain and interpret an exploded view drawing.
    5. Discuss each of the four basic drawings used to convey information in the electrical field: the single-line drawing, the pictorial diagram, the schematic diagram, and the ladder diagram.
  4. Identify mechanical assemblies, and explain the purpose, operating characteristics, maintenance, and repair of common mechanical systems.
    1. Perform a set-up, basic maintenance functions, and perform repair activities on the following types of equipment in a laboratory environment:
      1. Mechanical power transmission
      2. Bearings
      3. Coupled shafts
      4. Lubrication
      5. Seals and packing
      6. Pumps and compressors
      7. Piping systems
Evaluation Criteria/Policies:

Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:

92 100 = A
83 91 = B
75 82 = C
0 74 = F

Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.

 
Core Curriculum Competencies (CCCs are the competencies every graduate will develop):
  1. Apply clear and effective communication skills.
  2. Use critical thinking to solve problems.
  3. Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
  4. Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
  5. Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
  6. Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
Program Graduate Competencies (PGCs are the competencies every graduate will develop specific to his or her major):
  1. Under engineers' direction, design basic circuitry and draft sketches to clarify details of design documentation.
  2. Build, modify, and test circuitry or electronic components according to engineering instructions, technical manuals, and knowledge of electrical or electronic systems.
  3. Install, maintain, adjust, and calibrate electrical or electronic equipment.
  4. Identify and resolve equipment malfunctions.
  5. Read blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, and engineering instructions for assembling, maintaining, or repairing equipment.
  6. Employ ethical standards, sound leadership and management principles, and participate in lifelong learning.
Disabilities Support Statement:

The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.

Minimum Technology Requirements:
Minimum technology requirements for online, hybrid, video conferencing and web conferencing courses.