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Please see the section on Course Description Symbols and Terms in the University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

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SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
This course is also offered as MECH 140 .
Introduces the design engineering process. Hands-on use of sensors, pneumatics, stepper motors, bearings, couplings, gears, belts, pulleys, and framing materials. Topics include AC and DC motor control, simple electrical circuits, machine controllers, PLC programming, testing and analysis of results, budgeting, and bills of materials. Teams design and build a proof-of-concept system to verify their design. 1 hour discussion, 3 hours laboratory. (005401)
Special topic generally offered one time ony. Different sections may have different topics. See the Class Schedule for specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture. (005652)
Prerequisites: To be established when course is formulated.
Special topic generally offered one time only. Different sections may have different topics. See the Class Schedule for specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture. (015849)
Prerequisites: EECE 211, EECE 211L; either CSCI 111 or MECH 208. Recommended: CIVL 302.
Measurement of steady-state and dynamic phenomena using common laboratory instruments. Calibration of instruments, dynamic response of instruments, and statistical treatment of data. 2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. (005420)
Prerequisites: Approval of faculty internship coordinator prior to off-campus assignment.
Engineering experience in an industrial setting. Minimum duration of 400 hours of work under the direct supervision of an on-site engineering supervisor. On completion of the internship, a written report prepared under the direction of a faculty member is required. This course is an elective for the BS in Mechatronic Egineering, a total of 3 units must be completed to receive elective credit. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (005659)
Prerequisites: To be established when course is formulated.
Special topic generally offered one time only. Different sections may have different topics. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture. (005653)
Prerequisites: Approval of supervising faculty member.
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. See the department office for information on registering. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (005654)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, EECE 237, MECH 200, MECH 340. Recommended: CIVL 302, MECA 380.
System design methods applied to mechatronic systems. Group design projects. Consideration of the manufacturing cost, and environmental and social impact. Oral and written presentation of results. Initial design of the capstone design project to be continued in MECA 440B. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours supervision. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (005656)
Prerequisites: MECA 440A. Recommended: CIVL 302, MECA 380.
Continuation of the capstone design project from MECA 440A. Implementation of the capstone design project, including fabrication, testing, and evaluation of a working prototype. Must be taken the semester immediately following MECA 440A. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours supervision. (005657)
Prerequisites: EECE 211, MATH 260. Recommended: MECA 380, MECH 320; either CSCI 111 or MECH 208.
Modeling and simulation of dynamic system performance. Control system design for continuous systems using both analog and digital control techniques. 3 hours lecture. (005407)
Prerequisites: EECE 211L, MECH 340; EECE 482 or MECA 482 (may be taken concurrently).
Machine automation concepts in electrical circuits, precision mechanics, control systems, and programming. Motor sizing, gearing, couplings, ground loops, effective use of step motors, servo control loops, regeneration, networking, I/O, power supplies, vibration and resonance, mechanical tolerancing, linear bearings and drive mechanisms, and troubleshooting. Labs simulate application concepts such as point-to-point coordinated moves, registration, following, camming, and CAD-to-Motion by combining various motor technologies with various mechanical drive types. 2 hours lecture, 4 hours activity. (005655)
Prerequisites: To be established when course is formulated.
Special topic generally offered one time only. Different sections may have different topics. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture. (005660)
Prerequisites: Approval of supervising faculty member.
Independent study of a special problem. See the department office for registration procedure. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (015851)
Prerequisites: Completion of 12 units of upper-division EECE, MECH, or MECA courses, faculty permission.
Open by invitation to MECA majors who have a GPA among the top 5% of MECA students based on courses taken at CSU, Chico. This is an "Honors in the Major" course; a grade of B or better in 6 units of 499H certifies the designation of "Honors in the Major" can be printed on the transcript and the diploma. If taken twice, prerequisite to the second semester is a grade of B or better in the first semester. Each 3-unit course will require both formal written and oral presentations. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (005661)
Prerequisites: MECA 380, MECA 482, or approved equivalents.
Considerations in data acquisition system selection, analog preprocessing, sampling and quantization (A/D and D/A conversions), the computer as a data acquisition controller, input output techniques, time series analyses and signal reconstruction. 4 hours lecture. (021441)
Prerequisites: MECH 320, MECA 482, or approved equivalents.
Rigid body motion and dynamics, forward and inverse kinematics, the Jacobian, feedback and fee-forward control, trajectory interpolation, hierarchical control, feedback linearizatin, force control, and phase plane analysis. 4 hours lecture. (021440)
Prerequisites: Approval of supervising faculty member.
Independent study of a special problem. See department office for registration procedure. 3 hours lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (015838)
Prerequisites: Specific to the topic being offered.
Advanced topic generally offered one time only. Different sections may have different topics. See the Class Schedule for specific topics being offered. 3 hours lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. (015839)
Prerequisites: Approval of supervising faculty member.
Independent study of a special problem approved by student's graduate advisory committee. See the department office for registration procedures. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (015840)
Prerequisites: Approval of supervising faculty member.
Independent study leading to a Master's Thesis of a special problem approved by the student's graduate advisory committee. See the department office for registration procedure. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (015841)
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