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Description of Degree

The Product Design and Development: An Engineering Technology (PDD) degree will prepare graduates with knowledge, problem solving ability, and hands on skills to enter careers in drafting and basic design of mechanical/manufacturing components. Graduates will demonstrate competency in the application of manuals, handbooks, material and/or equipment specifications, and related software in advanced drafting/design. Graduates will demonstrate competency in the application of current codes and standards with open-ended design experiences that integrate materials, manufacturing, design analysis, and graphics. Graduates will understand concepts relating to the environmental and economic impacts of design. Graduates are prepared with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to enter careers in applied mechanical design environment using the following software programs; Solidworks, Catia V5, PTC Creo, 3ds Max, Photoshop, and other applicable software.

What you will learn

  • 3D Mechanical Modeling & 2D Technical Drawings (SolidWorks and Catia V5)
  • Metal Forming, Casting, & Welding § Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • Computer Numerical Manufacturing Control
  • Tool Design
  • Basic Animation and Rendering (3DS MAX and Photoshop)
  • Machine Design § Kinematic Analysis
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Applications

 

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