Syllabus

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Course Description:
Reverse Engineering / Product Design with Electrical Mechanical Interfacing, Automatic Control System Feedback, Servo and Stepper Motors, linkages, gears, transmissions, differentials, cams, levers, belts, intermittent motion, brakes and clutches. The application of these mechanisms as motion converters and electromechanical energy conversion systems with their displacement, velocity and acceleration.
Laboratory study of physical and operational characteristics of mechanical and electromechanical components through the technique of hands-on bread boarding using standard industrial components.
Prerequisites: EMT 1120, EMT 1130
Pre or corequisites: MAT 1275 or equivalent, PHYS 1433
3 class hrs, 3 lab hrs, 4 credits.
Prerequisites by Topic:
1. Basic Excel, Numbers, Word, Pages, Power Point and Keynote for graphs, reports
and presentations, and Technical Graphics for schematic diagrams.
2. Basic tool skills for assembly and disassembly of small mechanical components.
Corequisites by Topic:
1. Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry.
2. Basic Physics Concepts and Principles of Mechanics.
3. Electrical Circuits Principles

Goals: To study basic Mechanical and Electromechanical Mechanisms in terms of their function, specifications and operating characteristics. Emphasis is placed on these Mechanisms as integral parts of an “Electromechanical System” that will be controlled by Computer Hardware and Software. Students are assessed by periodic examinations of technical theory, demonstration of hands-on active participation lab skills, written lab reports and projects, and oral presentation. Modern Product Design Methodology employs Matrix Models of Functional Requirements and Design Parameters. Functional Requirements ask the question “WHAT is the Design Supposed to Do,” and Design Parameters ask “HOW (the Nuts and Bolts) Can It Be Done.” EMT 1220 Mechanisms teaches the many Mechanical Design Parameters (more than 225 listed topics) that will become part of the students’ Data Base Library in the Brainstorming Process for Concept Generation in future Electromechanical Integrated Designs. Extensive current Internet Research pertaining to applications of Mechanisms, Machine Design, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM
Education) is required and has proven to challenge students and stimulate interest in
the subject.

Laboratory Projects: Reports required for each experiment. Laboratory reports include emphasis on organization, presentation and proper use of technical vocabulary, grammar and spelling. Reports are written in digital format and include use of digital cameras to
supplement schematic diagrams. Schematics are drawn preferably using software
such as AutoCad, Paint or Visio. Graphs are drawn with Excel, Numbers or an
equivalent program, and presentations made with Power Point or Keynote.

Grade Determination:
In accordance with WAC, Writing Across the Curriculum guidelines, an objective of the class is to develop good written as well as oral communication skills. Writing skills do not end with the last English Composition course but are an ongoing process. Past Departmental Advisory Commissions praised the technical skills of the Department’s students but criticized their communications skills. Students follow a comprehensive outline to produce well-organized and presented professional looking laboratory reports.
English grammar is corrected and proper use of technical vocabulary is stressed. Reports are written in digital format and graphs and schematics drawn using Excel, Numbers, CAD or Matlab software. After each report is submitted it is compared to the student’s previous reports to assess Continuous Improvement.
Lab Reports are due one week after the Lab is completed. After that time reports are considered to be late. Students are encouraged to do the related Internet Research before the Lab Class begins.
Unless otherwise indicated by the Instructor, the final grade will be determined as an average of the laboratory report performance with extra credit allowed for demonstration of Continuous Improvement. A missing lab report will receive a grade of zero for that report.
Students are expected to demonstrate active hands-on participation for each laboratory experiment.
Computer Usage:
Students use computer programs including Word, Pages, Numbers, Excel, Auto Cad and
Matlab to generate their lab reports. Internet research and reports are required, and digital cameras and other media are employed in Power Point or Keynote presentations.
Oral and Written Communication Requirements:
At approximately week ten of the semester, each student, working in teams of two or three,
is required to make a recorded oral presentation on a technical topic, such as the power flow from the motor to the gripping mechanism of a robotic arm, which is filmed and critiqued. A group report in the form of a Reverse Engineering disassembly reassembly manual of the robotic arm is also submitted at this time.
Detailed mechanical trouble shooting and internet research is included. Students are also required to hand in individual reports on nine other laboratory experiments.

Academic Integrity Syllabus Statement
Students and all others who work with information, ideas, texts, images, music, inventions, and other intellectual property owe their audience and sources accuracy and honesty in using, crediting, and citing sources. As a community of intellectual and professional workers, the College recognizes its responsibility for providing instruction in information literacy and academic integrity, offering models of good practice, and responding vigilantly and appropriately to infractions of academic integrity. Accordingly, academic dishonesty is prohibited in The City University of New York and at New York City College of Technology
and is punishable by penalties, including failing grades, suspension, and expulsion

FYI: this is an excerpt of the EMT Mechanisms course outline/syllabus from Professor Razukas who coordinates the lecture and lab of this electromechanical course…

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