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Course : Machine Control Programming

Course Number
MENG 4122
Section Number
Summer II 2019
McCoy Engineering Hall, 118/131
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time
Thursday, August 08, 2019 12:00 am


Outcome Related Course Learning Objectives












Compare hardwired relay logic to PLC logic












Become proficient with the Automation Studio PLC and fluid power software












Be able to design logic for small PLC projects












Be able to enter a program and operate a real PLC to a real application












Be able to design PLC logic for Motor Control including PID












Be able to design safety in machines using good programming methods














3a:  an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering       

3b:   an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data           

3c:   an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

3d:   an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams    

3e:   an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

3f:   an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

3g:   an ability to communicate effectively         3h:   the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context            

3i:   a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

3j: a knowledge of contemporary issues

3k:  an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice


  • Lecture Format

I will explain the labs in the class room before a lab can be performed in order to understand the material.  Class time will be spent mostly explaining and discussing concepts. Lectures will not be used to communicate the entire course content and thus, you will have to study some of the course material on your own.  Student participation in class discussions is highly encouraged.

Class Attendance

You are expected to attend class regularly and are responsible for notes, homework assignments, and exams missed while being absent. . Labs and Lecture are highly intertwined in this class. Attendance is extremely important in order to be able to follow the class.

  • Student Attitude

Once class starts, the use of cell phone and/or pager, reading a newspaper, conducting private discussions, using the computer (unless asked by your instructor), working on anything that is not directly related to the course, making derogatory remarks about a classmate or your instructor will not be accepted and may result in your dismissal from the class.


  • Course Grade

The final grade for the course will be based on the exam scores, the lab scores, the scores earned in the homework assignments, and the score received for your attitude/attendance. The overall average score (X) for the course is determined as follows:

X = 0.80 x (exam1 score + exam 2 score)/2 + 0.15 x (homework + labs)

 + 0.05 x (attitude/participation/attendance score)

The final letter grade for the course is based on the value of X and is determined from to the following grade level: TABLE Grading Ranges and Letter Grades




Value of X (in %)

Letter Grade









< 59.4




Class Attendance

You are expected to attend class regularly and are responsible for notes, homework assignments, and exams missed while being absent. . Labs and Lecture are highly intertwined in this class. Attendance is extremely important in order to be able to follow the class.


Late Assignment

Homework assignments must be turned in on the due date, at the beginning of class.  Once class starts, no homework will be accepted.  Do not ask one of your classmates to turn in an assignment for you.  It will not be accepted. Exam Make-up

You are expected to take the exam on the scheduled date and time it is given.  However, if for some acceptable reason you are not able to do so, then you must inform the instructor in advance.  Some form of official proof has to be provided to the instructor for the absence.

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

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As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

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We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

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