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MET 1161 Software Tools for Engineering Technology

Introduction to computer-based solution of engineering and engineering technology problems. Includes the fundamentals and applications of computer-based software (MathCAD) and integration with other software for documentation of work, including proper use of units and unit systems. Software solution applications include graphing functions and data, basic statistical calculations, use of matrices, vectors, solution of simultaneous and an introduction to Boolean logic. One-half classroom, one and one-half lab hours per week.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Mechanical Engineering Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: MAT 0300 OR MAT 1280 OR MAT 1470 OR MAT 1580 


  • Develop a graph for a specific function, groups of functions, or raw data.
  • Solve simple mathematical problems, statistical functions, and solve simultaneous equations using MathCAD and Excel.
  • Insert a working Excel spreadsheet into MathCAD to share information.
  • Lay out a technical document with proper calculations, graphics, and a documentation suitable for desktop publishing.

Credit Hours: 1

Classroom Hours: 0.5
Lab Hours: 1.5