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Beth Carle

Professor

Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
College of Engineering Technology

5854756752
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Beth Carle

Professor

Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
College of Engineering Technology

Education

BSE, University of Pittsburgh; MS, Ph.D., University of Illinois; EIT Professional Certification

5854756752

Currently Teaching

MFET-790
3 Credits
The MMSI thesis is based on thorough literature review and experimental substantiation of a problem, by the candidate, in an appropriate topic. A written proposal has to be defended and authorized by the faculty adviser/committee. The proposal defense is followed by experimental work, a formal written thesis, and oral presentation of findings. The candidate should have completed the requisite courses for the program before enrolling for the thesis.
EMET-290
3 Credits
This course provides an introduction to the analysis and design of structures and machines, with applications to mechatronic components and systems. Students learn to calculate stresses and deflections in axially loaded members, beams, shafts, and columns. Topics include statically indeterminate problems, thermal stress, stress concentration, combined stress by superposition and Mohr’s Circle, thin-walled pressure vessels, columns and structure stability. The fundamentals of kinematics and kinetics of particle motion are developed including the study of Newton’s Laws of Motion, energy methods, impulse and momentum. Students also gain experience with laboratory equipment, experimental methods, team work, project management and communications as they complete laboratory and project assignments. Analysis and design principles are applied to mechatronic components and systems.
MCET-111
1 Credits
This lab class accompanies MCET-110 Foundations of Materials. An emphasis is placed on determining material, primarily metals, properties though experimentation and references, and analyzing why a particular material was selected for an application based on the materials properties. Differentiation of materials families is made based on properties. A variety of discovery activities are used to explore the world of metals, including labs of various types, materials selection software, and internet resources.
MFET-797
3 Credits
This course provides the MMSI graduate students an opportunity to complete their degree requirements by addressing a practical real-world challenge using the knowledge and skills acquired throughout their studies. This course is not only the culmination of a student's course work but also an indicator of the student's ability to use diverse knowledge to provide a tangible solution to a problem. The capstone project topic can be in the areas of product development, manufacturing automation, management system, quality management or electronics packaging. The course requires a comprehensive project report and a final presentation.
EMET-419
3 Credits
This is a course in development, documentation, and analysis of experiments needed to address open-ended technical problems. As the integrating experience for the electrical mechanical engineering technology program experiments will tightly integrate electrical and mechanical aspects of the problem statement and the problem solution as well as apply statistical methods. Non-technical skills of research, project planning, and process capability assessment are required. Experimental techniques, instrumentation and the preparation of instructions and reports are covered in this course in a project based learning environment. Students will work in groups and independently to determine and document the experimental procedures with formal technical reports along with an oral presentation.
MCET-400
3 Credits
This is a course in development, documentation, and analysis of experiments needed to address technical problems assigned as projects. Experimental techniques, instrumentation, and the preparation of instructions and reports are covered in this course in a project based learning environment. Experiments will utilize principles of engineering (including mechanics and materials) and statistics. Students will work in groups and independently to document the experimental procedures with formal technical reports along with an oral presentation.