Manufacturing Technology

The Manufacturing Technology program prepares students for entry-level technician positions in the construction, mining, and manufacturing industries.

The program contains two options sharing a common core curriculum. The Electronic Assembly option stresses computer, drafting, electrical, and mechanical skills, while the Manufacturing Processes option stresses application of those skills to computer-aided drafting (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining systems. Training is conducted in a conventional machining laboratory, a state-of-the-art CAM and robotics laboratory, and modern CAD labs. Experienced manufacturing professionals provide the highest quality instruction in a “hands on” environment.

Graduation Requirements

ENGL 1110G Composition I with a C or higher; placement into college-level math and reading courses or completion of developmental courses with a C or higher; cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.  A minimum of 15 of the 60 credits for the associate’s degree must be completed at NMSU or one of its community colleges. Individual academic programs may have additional requirements.

E T 104. Soldering Techniques

1 Credit (3P)

Fundamentals of soldering, desoldering, and quality inspection of printed circuit boards.

E T 106. Drafting Concepts/Computer Drafting Fundamentals I

4 Credits (2+4P)

Basic drafting skills, terminology, and visualization. Introduction to principles and fundamentals of computer-aided drafting. Community Colleges only. Same as DRFT 112.

Prerequisite: OECS 125, OECS 207, or consent of instructor.

E T 109. Computer Drafting Fundamentals

3 Credits (3+2P)

Crosslisted with: DRFT 109, C E 109 and SUR 109

E T 110. Introduction to 3-D Modeling (Solid Works)

3 Credits (2+3P)

Introduction to SolidWorks, a 3-D modeling software. The foundation for designing mechanical parts and assemblies.

E T 120. Computation Software

2-3 Credits (2-3)

The use of spreadsheet software in the field of engineering technology.

E T 125. Introduction to Renewable Energy

3 Credits (3)

Renewable energy systems, including topics in thermal-solar photovoltaic, wind, geothermal systems, and other current topics. Theory, practical applications, safety considerations and the economics of alternative renewable energy systems compared to conventional systems.

E T 153. Introduction to Computer Networks

3 Credits (3)

Introduction to basic computer network fundamentals including International Open Systems Interconnect (OSI), the seven-layer model, and various networking hardware devices. Community Colleges only.

E T 154. Construction Methods and Communications

3 Credits (3)

Blueprint reading, specifications, and introduction to materials used in construction.

E T 155. Network Operating Systems I

3 Credits (3+1P)

Introduction to a computer network operating system. May not be used as part of an E T degree program on main campus. Restricted to: Community Colleges only.

Prerequisite(s): E T 120 or E T 122.

E T 156. Introduction to Information Security

2 Credits (2)

This course introduces information security terminology, historical evolution of digital security, types of PC and network system vulnerabilities and types of information loss. In addition, methods of information protection and integrity, intrusion detection, and recovery of data are introduced.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): E T 120. Restricted to Community Colleges campuses only.

E T 160. Windows Fundamentals for IET

3 Credits (3)

Fundamental review of the Windows operating system including installation and upgrades as well as managing applications, files, folders, devices and maintenance.

E T 182. Digital Logic

3 Credits (3)

The use of truth tables, Boolean equations, and diagrams to define, simplify, and implement logic-valued functions.

E T 183. Applied DC Circuits

3 Credits (2+2P)

Application of Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's laws, Thevenin's, and Norton's theorems to the analysis of DC passive circuits. Embedded Lab.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): MATH 1220G.

E T 183 L. Applied DC Circuits Lab

1 Credit (2P)

DC applied circuits lab.

Corequisite(s): E T 183.

E T 184. Applied AC Circuits

3 Credits (2+2P)

Application of circuit laws and theorems to analysis of AC passive circuits. Resonant circuit, polyphase circuit and magnetic circuit topics are introduced. Embedded Lab.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): MATH 1250G. Prerequisite(s): E T 183.

E T 184 L. Applied AC Circuits Lab

1 Credit (2P)

AC applied circuits lab

Corequisite(s): E T 184.

E T 190. Applied Circuits

4 Credits (3+2P)

Application of Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's laws, and Thevenin's theorems to the analysis of AC and DC passive circuits. Electronic circuit topics are introduced. Embedded lab.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): MATH 1250G.

E T 191. Applied Circuits Laboratory

1 Credit (2P)

Applied Circuits Lab

E T 200. Special Topics

1-3 Credits

Directed study or project. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

Prerequisite: consent of department head.

E T 203. Computational Foundations

3 Credits (3)

Fundamental concepts of various proof techniques. These concepts will be applied to the use of computer algorithms, programming languages and other engineering and technology applications.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 1250G and E T 262.

E T 210. Intermediate 3-D Modeling (Solid Works)

3 Credits (3)

Intermediate 3-D modeling. Applied modeling of techniques to prepare for SolidWorks certification (CSWA).

Prerequisite(s): E T 110.

E T 217. Manufacturing Processes

3 Credits (3)

Introduction to manufactuing and processing, including: casting, forming, and machining. Emphasis on creating products with the appropriate techniques. Crosslisted with: I E 217.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): E T 217L. Prerequisite(s): E T 110 and MATH 1220G.

E T 217 L. Manufacturing Processes Lab

1 Credit (3P)

Hands-on laboratory in machine shop to apply topics from E T 217, including: casting, forming, and machining.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): E T 217.

E T 220. Internship

1-6 Credits

Internship requiring an approved number of hours of varied and progressive experience in the field of study. The scope and other requirements of the internship are stated in an individualized syllabus and through a memorandum of understanding between the faculty mentor and the industry partner. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

Prerequisite(s): E T 283.

E T 230. Introduction to Servo Systems

1 Credit (2P)

Introduction to Servo Systems. Topics include uses of servos in the industry, servo types, lop gains and frequency response, software control systems, damping, feedback, encoders, synchros and resolvers. Restricted to Community Colleges campuses only.

Prerequisite(s): E T 246.

E T 240. Applied Statics

3 Credits (3)

Fundamental topics of applied statics, including force system analysis, equilibrium, free body diagrams, methods of joints and sections, distributed loads, friction, centroids, area moments, and shear and moment diagrams.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): MATH 1430G or MATH 1511G. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 1230G or PHYS 1310G.

E T 241. Applied Dynamics

3 Credits (3)

The foundation for understanding particles and bodies in motion and the forces involved, including: projectile motion, Newton's Laws of Motion, conservation of energy, and impusle and momentum.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): (MATH 1140 or MATH 1521G or MATH 1521H). Prerequisite(s): E T 240.

E T 245. Computer Hardware Fundamentals

3 Credits (2+2P)

Computer hardware fundamentals including architecture, interfacing, peripherals, troubleshooting, system upgrades, and maintenance. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

E T 246. Electronic Devices I

4 Credits (3+3P)

Solid-state devices including diodes, bipolar-transistors, and field effect transistors. Use of these devices in rectifier circuits, small signal and power amplifiers.

Prerequisite(s): E T 190 or E T 184.

E T 253. Networking Operating Systems II

3 Credits (3+1P)

Introduction to a computer network operating system. May not be used as part of an E T degree program on main campus. Restricted to Community Colleges campuses only.

Prerequisite(s): E T 155.

E T 254. Concrete Technology

3 Credits (2+2P)

Fundamentals of aggregates, Portland cement, and asphalt used in design and construction.

E T 255. Linux System Administration

3 Credits (3)

A system administration view of the Linux operating system covering various distributions with a focus on managing the operating system and enterprise applications that run on Linux.

E T 256. Networking Operating Systems III

3 Credits (3+1P)

Introduction to a computer network operating system. May not be used as part of an E T degree program on main campus. Restricted to Community Colleges campuses only.

Prerequisite(s): E T 253.

E T 262. Software Technology I

3 Credits (2+2P)

An introduction to computer programming concepts as applied to engineering technology. Includes basic logic design, algorithm development, debugging and documentation. History and use of computers and their impact on society.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): E T 182 or MATH 1250G.

E T 272. Electronic Devices II

4 Credits (3+3P)

Operational amplifiers, positive and negative feedback, computer aided circuit analysis. In addition circuits include integrator, differentiators and phase shift networks.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): MATH 1430G or MATH 1511G. Prerequisite(s): E T 246.

E T 273. Fundamentals of Networking Communications I

4 Credits (2+4P)

Introduction to networking basics, including computer hardware and software, electricity, networking terminology, protocols, LANs, WANs, OSI model, IP addressing, and design and documentation of basic network and structure cabling. Community Colleges only. May be repeated up to 4 credits. Restricted to Community Colleges campuses only.

Prerequisite(s): E T 153.

E T 276. Electronic Communications

3 Credits (2+2P)

Antennas, transmission devices, A-M and F-M transmission and detection, pulse systems, microwave systems.

Prerequisite(s): E T 246.

E T 277. Computer Networking I for IET

3 Credits (2+2P)

Computer network design and applications for LAN, TCP/IP networks, routing and switching technologies, VLANs, and the OSI layers from physical to transport.

Prerequisite(s): E T 182.

E T 280. Multimedia Tools and Support

3 Credits (3)

Introduction to video, audio and other digital presentation methods. Addresses the latest multimedia technology advances and how they apply to the information and communication technology fields. Sample tools like ffmpeg, and Audacity are covered.

E T 282. Digital Electronics

4 Credits (3+3P)

Applications of digital integrated circuits, multiplexers, counters, arithmetic circuits, and microprocessors.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): (E T 190 or E T 184). Prerequisite(s): E T 182.

E T 283. Hardware PC Maintenance

3 Credits (3+1P)

Installing, configuring, troubleshooting, and maintaining personal computer hardware components.

Prerequisite(s): E T 120 or E T 122.

E T 284. Software PC Maintenance

3 Credits (3+1P)

Installing, configuring, troubleshooting, and maintaining personal computer operating systems.

Prerequisite(s): E T 120 or E T 122.

E T 285. Advanced Information Security

3 Credits (3)

The course covers detailed analysis of network security, including security operations and policy adherence; internal and external vulnerabilities; methods of identifying, controlling and managing system access, and the protection of system information.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): E T 283. Prerequisite(s): E T 156.

E T 286. Information Security Certification Preparation

4 Credits (4)

The course covers the examination objectives and detailed preparation for a certification in information security.

Prerequisite(s): E T 285.

E T 290. Networking Wireless Communication

3 Credits (3+1P)

This course provides an introduction to wireless networking and communications. Some of the topics covered are protocols, transmission methods, and IEEE 802.11 standards. Wireless LAN (WLAN) fundamentals, devices, and security, cellular telephony, broadband, and satellite communications.

Prerequisite: E T 273.

E T 291. PC Forensics and Investigation

3 Credits (3)

Introduction to computer forensics and investigative fundamentals. Topics include understanding computer forensic and investigation law and requirements, processing crime and incident scenes, and the extraction, preservation, analysis and presentation of computer-related evidence.

Prerequisite(s): E T 120 or E T 122.