EMET - Electromechanical Engineering Technology

Alfred State courses are grouped into the following sections:

  • The laboratory implements the theoretical principles of EMET 3423, Electromechanical Analysis. The electrical aspects of the course are completely covered in the laboratory sessions. The laboratory will include experimentation with links, slide mechanisms, scotch yoke, principles of force, torque, velocity, acceleration, inertia and friction.

  • The course is an integrating experience of mechanisms and instrumentation. The course will emphasize applications of material learned involving statics, dynamics and strength of materials and will introduce the students to vibrations. The integration of these subjects will be enhanced through the laboratory experience offered in co-requisite EMET 3421 where the student will study different mechanisms with the aid of transducers and instrumentation.

  • This course introduces the student to general characteristics of electromechanical sensors and transducers, electrical measurement systems, electronics signal conditioning, data acquisition systems, and response characteristics of instruments. The lectures focus on the selection, calibration techniques and applications of electromechanical transducers. The laboratory has industrial equipment, such as a punch press, drill press, and metal lathe, which are equipped with sensors that are configured to measure physical quantities such as force, strain, displacement, velocity, and acceleration.

  • The course begins with the fundamentals of the C and C++ language, program structure, and debugging techniques. Topics include the programming environment, data types and operators, if and case statements, loops, arrays, and strings, pointers, structures and classes, I/O and file operations. The course will focus on program development for the Microsoft Windows environment - i.e., developing Windows programs and utilizing the system resources. Must have prior programming language experience.

  • A student may contract for one to six credit hours of independent study through an arrangement with an instructor who agrees to direct such a study. The student will submit a plan acceptable to the instructor and to the department chair. The instructor and student will confer regularly regarding the process of the study.

  • Feedback control systems with topics in time response, stability, criteria, system representation, root locus diagrams, and compensation. The systems include electrical, mechanical, and electromechanical networks. The laboratory features simulation of electrical and mechanical systems using MATLAB and SIMULINK as well as a variety of physical controllers.