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Northrop Rice Advanced Technology Commercialization MBA

NRAIT will be developing a MBA program for the commercialization of advanced technology. Southern California is a hotbed of development for advanced technology, yet the commercialization of technology requires specific skills that merge business and engineering. Northrop Rice Advanced Institue of Technology is a unique position to draw on 70 years of technology transfer in the aviation industry. Our specialty is teaching technology to students who need to apply it and use it in their jobs.

Watch this website for more information on the Northrop Rice Advanced Technology Commercialization MBA program. We are developing the curriculum with the project start of the first cohort of students in 2012.

Advanced Online Courses

Online courses for advanced technologies in aviation, engineering, and business are under development for release in 2010. These college level courses will cover recent developments in Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), autonomous vehicles and nanotechnology.

Career Opportunities for Past Graduates

Graduates of Northrop Rice programs can find employment in general, corporate, commercial, or military aircraft manufacturing companies, aircraft maintenance facilities, aircraft modification centers, fixed base operators, regional and commercial airlines, as well as government organizations such as the Federal Aviation Administration.

Typical job functions for the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Technologist include, but are not limited to: maintenance engineer, production engineer, modification engineer, test engineer, liaison engineer, project engineer, field engineer, flight engineer, sales engineer, maintenance supervisor, service manager, operations manager, technical report writer, inspector, field representative, and customer service representative.

Previously Taught Course Descriptions

Lower division courses are numbered from 100 to 200.

Upper division courses are numbered from 300 to 400.

 

Students using Instron Machine.

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

AMET 111 Engineering Graphics (3)

 

 

 

Development of spatial visualization, geometry, graphics, orthographic projection, sketching, isometric drawing, and sectioning.

AMET 115 Computer Programming & Applications (4)

 

 

 

BASIC programming language and engineering technology applications; programming assignments including word processing, databases, and spreadsheets.

AMET 226 Materials & Manufacturing Processes (4)

 

 

 

Mechanical and physical properties and design considerations; ferrous and nonferrous metals: alloys, plastics, elastomers, cements, ceramics and adhesives; and composites. Methods of manufacturing; design, producibility, economics relative to machining, forming, casting, working, welding, and power metallurgy. Co requisite: PSCI 112 or consent of academic dean.

AMET 231 Applied Engineering Mechanics (4)

 

 

 

Force systems and equilibrium on rigid bodies, centroids and centers of gravity, moment of inertia of areas, and masses. Kinematics of points, lines, and rigid bodies using vectors; kinetics of particles and rigid bodies by force, mass, and acceleration, work and energy. Prerequisites: AMET 115, PSCI 100 or consent of academic dean.

AMET 300 Computer-Aided Drafting & Design (4)

 

 

 

System techniques and equipment: visual representation of projection schemes, geometry, dimensioning techniques and sections; interactive computer graphics to prepare, store, and retrieve drawings; model/drawing concept, command familiarization and database practices with emphasis on detail and assembly drafting and design. Prerequisites: AMET 111, AMET 115 or consent of academic dean.

AMET 301 Engineering Economy (3)

 

 

 

Economic analysis of engineering decisions; time value of money in the industrial decision-making process. Problem oriented. Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of academic dean.

AMET 302 Electronics for Engineers (3)

 

 

 

DC and AC circuit elements, circuit solutions using Ohm's and Kirchhoff s Laws. Thevenin's and Norton's theorems, superposition, transformers, transients, power relationships, maximum power transfer theory, and introduction to non-linear circuit elements, phasers. Prerequisite: PSCI 202 or consent of academic dean.

AMET 309 Applied Solid Mechanics (4)

 

 

 

Stress and strains in tension, compression, and shear; properties of materials, shear and moment diagrams, stresses in and deflection of beams and torsion members. Laboratory: 2 hours per week. Prerequisite AMET 231 or consent of academic dean.

AMET 333 Applied Fluid Mechanics (4)

 

 

 

Fundamentals of fluid statics and dynamics. Properties of fluids. Fluid Pressure. Buoyancy and location. Continuity and Bernoulli equations as applied to incompressible flows. Conduit flows and head losses. Laminar and turbulent flows. Flow measurement. Prerequisite: PSCI 102 or consent of academic dean.

AMET 401 Parametric 3D Solid Modeling (3)

 

 

 

Using Mechanical Desktop by AutoCAD, this course presents an introduction to and application of 3D computer aided modeling. Content will feature an emphasis on parametric solid modeling techniques for detail and assembly mechanical design. Knowledge gained in this course establishes a strong base for various CAE (computer aided engineering) applications such as FEA (finite element analysis), CAM (computer aided manufacturing) and kinematic simulations. Prerequisites: AMET 111, AMET 115 and AMET 300 or consent of academic dean.

AMET 415 Applied Thermodynamics (4)

Principles of thermodynamics and their applications to engineering problems; concepts and definitions; properties of fluids, energy and entropy; work and heat; first and second laws of thermodynamics; cycle analysis. Prerequisite: PSCI 102 or consent of academic dean.

AMET 420 Applied Aerodynamics (4)

 

 

 

Aerodynamics with an emphasis on applications; fundamental thoughts; properties of the atmosphere; incompressible and compressible flows; airfoil and wing characteristics. Prerequisite: AMET 415 or consent of academic dean.

AMET 421 Flight Mechanics (4)

 

 

 

Performance analysis of propeller and jet aircraft; operation of flight control surfaces; stability and control; aircraft propulsion devices. Prerequisite: AMET 420 or consent of academic dean.

AMET 423 Project Management (3)

 

 

 

Using the principles of teamwork, this course will cover the project charter, the project plan, the execution and monitoring of the project plan, the final deliverables, and evaluation of the project. Tree diagrams, risk ratings, status reports, milestone schedules, activity schedules, Gantt charts, project budget, and close out reports will be covered. Prerequisites: HUMN 301 and AMET 301 or consent of academic dean.

AMET 430 Topics in Aircraft Design (3)

 

 

 

Project-oriented course covering selected technological and economical topics in the preliminary design of various types of aircraft. Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of academic dean.

AMET 431 Topics in Commercial Aviation (3)

 

 

 

Project-oriented course covering selected technological and managerial topics in the field of commercial aviation. Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of academic dean.

AMET 432 Topics in General Aviation (3)

 

 

 

Project-oriented course covering selected technical and managerial topics in the field of general aviation. Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of academic dean.

AMET 440 Federal Aviation Regulations (2)

 

 

 

Aircraft certification issues including Type Certificates, Supplemental Type Certificates, Production Certificates, and related issues.

AMET 490 Senior Project 1 (2)

 

 

 

Design, construction, and testing of a project selected by the student with approval, or assigned by the instructor. The student tests and analyzes the performance of the project, then submits a comprehensive computer generated written report. AMET 490 is neither transferable nor substitutable, and must be completed prior to graduation. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

AMET 491 Senior Project 2 (2)

 

 

 

Comprehensive written report will be graded for technical content and communication skills. Oral technical presentation using audio-visual techniques will be given. AMET 491 is neither transferable nor substitutable, and must be completed prior to graduation. Prerequisite: AMET 490.

AMET 499 Directed Studies (Credit to be arranged 1, 2, or 3)

 

 

 

Studies in a chosen area under direction of a faculty member. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and academic dean.

Computer Lab at NRAIT.

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