Mechanical Engineering Software Courses
AUTOCAD 2D and 3D
Prerequisites: Blue Print Reading
This course helps students learn how to create and edit professional looking 2D Drawings, fundamental concepts and workflow for creating 3D models, presenting design using Visualization Tools. Even students with no previous CAD experience can progress quickly through this course which is arranged in a natural sequence that is easy to understand. Students immediately apply what they have learned from brief theory presentations in hands-on exercises using supplied drawing files. These exercises include step-by-step instructions along with clearly illustrated screen captures. Students will be required to complete an AutoCAD project that develops their skills as a competent CAD technologist or designer using AutoCAD.
Upon completion of this comprehensive AutoCAD subject, a student will be able to create basic and advanced 2D drawings using the AutoCAD drawing and editing tools, design, edit and present 3D models, organize drawing objects on layers, add text and basic dimensions, and prepare drawings to plot.
CNC and MasterCAM Project
Prerequisites: MasterCAM II – Advanced MasterCAM
This course starts with 5 Axis MasterCAM features. After that, the course will move to the project phase. This course will provide students with a simulated CNC working environment in order to gain more hands-on experience by applying the theory they have learned in CNC Programming and MasterCAM I & II courses. Students will practice on how to write a functional CNC program using MasterCAM to resolve a challenging real-life problem.
CNC Programming Review for CNC Programmers, Machinists and Mechanical Engineers
Prerequisites: ANSI Standard Blueprint Reading
This course is designed to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and skills of Computerized Numerical Control technology. It includes describing the definition and structure of CNC milling machine and CNC lathe, standard programming codes, professional programming formats, programming strategies, and the methods required to meet the requirements of engineering design. This subject also introduces canned cycles, special machining technology, metal cutting, cutting tools, and fixture knowledge to help the CNC programmer write their programs more efficiently and economically.
Computational Fluid Dynamics with ANSYS
Prerequisites: Mechanical Engineering Design Principles, Autodesk Inventor or SolidWorks
This is a course that will teach students about Computational Fluid Dynamics and its applications, which are currently being used to solve and interpret engineering problems today using comprehensive evaluation techniques. This course covers basic theory, modeling, meshing and analyzing component models boundary conditions and restraints. Students will be shown examples of what constitutes good practice for safe and effective applications and use. Students will also be introduced to techniques for the numerical solution of partial differential equations describing fluid flows and heat transfer problems. The focus is on the finite volume method using different type of discretization schemes. Numerical issues such as accuracy, consistency, and stability are discussed. CFD software will be used and applied to selected fluid dynamic problems.
Finite Element Analysis with ANSYS
Prerequisites: Mechanical Engineering Design Principles, Inventor or SolidWorks
This is a course that will teach students about Finite Elements Methods and its applications, which are currently being used to solve and interpret engineering problems today using comprehensive evaluation techniques. This course covers basic theory, modeling, meshing and analyzing component models for stresses, deflections, temperatures, and vibrations under operating conditions and loads, and treatment of boundary conditions and restraints. Students will be shown examples of what constitutes good practice for safe and effective applications and use.
MasterCAM I –Fundamentals of MasterCAM
Prerequisites: CNC Programming
This course is designed to provide students with the fundamental knowledge of CAD/CAM software – MasterCAM. It includes the creation of planar geometry, cutting tool definition, and 2-D tool paths for CNC milling machine and CNC lathe. This subject also introduces the student to the post process, machining and metal cutting technology, and the practical tool-paths strategies to help the CNC programmer make their programs more efficiently, practically and economically.
MasterCAM II- Advanced MasterCAM
Prerequisites: MasterCAM I – Fundamentals of MasterCAM
This course is designed to provide students with advanced knowledge and skills of CAD/CAM software – MasterCAM. It includes the creation of 3-D wireframe model, surfaces and composite surface model, 3-D tool paths, and multi-axis machining for CNC milling machine. This subject also introduces surface editing and curing skills, and practical roughing & finishing tool-path strategies to help the CNC programmer get more advanced knowledge and skills.
MicroStation 2D and 3D
Prerequisites: Blueprint reading and computer literacy
In this course, students will learn basic and advanced drafting skills using MicroStation software which is very popular and in demand by employers. Students will learn the multiple options that are available in MicroStation for use in drawing 2D and 3D objects. Students will also learn how to produce professional drawings with a high rate of accuracy. Additionally, students will learn the various methods of transferring information from MicroStation to other compatible components such as Bentley Systems and other design software. During this course, students will develop their working knowledge and gain comprehensive experience with the real world scenarios. They will be required to complete a MicroStation project that will develop their skills as a competent and competitive CAD technologist or designer using MicroStation.
Parametric Design with SolidWorks
Prerequisites: ANSI Standard Blueprint Reading
This subject serves as an introduction to solid modeling capabilities using the SolidWorks software. The SolidWorks modeling environment enables students to explore digital (paperless) mechanical design environments including building solid models of their design ideas, creating assemblies, and fully bi-directional associative detailed drawings.
Process Plant Piping Design (Review)
In this course students will learn the process plant piping design principles that they did not learn at university. This course covers the following topics:
- Process Plant Design
- Pipe Manufacturing
- Pipe Sizes and Schedules
- Important Terminology and Definition in Accordance with ASME B31.3
- Pipe Materials and Marking
- Pipe End Preparation and Pipe Joints
- Pipe Design and Construction Considerations
- Fitting Types
- Fitting Sizes and Classes
- Flange Types
- Flange Sizes and Classes
- Types of Valves
- Gasket, Bolts and Nuts
- Non-Piping Items
- Piping Design Terminologies and Definitions
- Piping components, materials and standards review
- Plant Layout Basic Considerations
- Plant Layout Detailed Considerations
- Drums, Vessels and Tanks
- Heat Exchangers
- Pipe Supports
Process Plant Piping Design Workshop
Prerequisites: Process Plant Piping Design (Review)
This piping design project gives students a great opportunity to apply the piping design principles and piping design standards in a real life scenario. Students will work on the project using the software AutoPlant. Upon completion of this subject, students will be competent in many piping design positions.