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Fundamentals of the design of machine components, and their integration, to avoid failures. This course sequence meets the requirements of many mechanical engineering programs.
Note: It is the student’s responsibility to verify transferability to the institution and program of their interest.
The Machine Design course sequence combines and extends previous work in engineering mechanics and materials science to study the stimulus to failure (force, stress, geometry) versus the resistance to failure ( material selection, material thermal & deformation history) in order to successfully design machinery components. This course sequence covers fundamental mechanical design topics, such as static and fatigue failure theories, the analysis of shafts, fasteners, flexible drives (belt & chain), gears, clutches, rolling element bearings, and the design of mechanical systems such as gearboxes.
This course sequence is part of an ABET accredited mechanical engineering program and should transfer into other ABET accredited programs.
MECH 315 has a prerequisite of:
- ENGR 213 Engineering Mechanics: Strength of Materials (or equivalent)
Internal stresses and deformations of structural members and machines when subjected to external forces
- MECH 260 Engineering Materials I (or equivalent)
Survey of materials used in industry and their physical and chemical principles as they relate to structure, properties, corrosion, and engineering applications.
If you have taken Engineering Mechanics Strength of Materials and Engineering Materials I at another college or university please email a copy of your unofficial transcript to email@example.com. The attachment must clearly show your name, the name of the college, and the class and grade received along with a note stating this is for MECH 315. If you are currently in the course, simply send a copy of your class schedule.
Full admission to Oregon Tech is not required to complete MECH 315/316. Financial aid is not offered to non-degree seeking students but a payment plan is available. Follow the steps below to get started:
- Submit the Non-Degree Seeking Application. Select General Studies Online as your major.
- Watch for an email from the Online Education office about registration.
- Register yourself for classes when registration opens.
Non-degree seeking students do not pay application fees since they are not attending a degree program and are limited to 8 credits per term.
Once registered you are responsible for the tuition and fees. The payment and refund schedule, along with the payment plan application, is located on the Cashier’s Office website. The Academic Calendar details important registration dates and withdraw deadlines.
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