Mechanical Engineering Technology

Associates of Science

Learn to deal with power, and with the machinery used to convert power to useful work. Design machines and processes to generate and apply power to useful purposes.

Mechanical Engineering deals with power and the machinery used to convert power to useful work.

The mechanical engineering technician is a practically-oriented member of the engineering team who applies existing technology to the solution of engineering problems and designs machines and processes that generate and apply power to useful purposes. For example, a mechanical engineering technician may assist in the design of a power plant, testing of a space shuttle, manufacturing of a nuclear submarine or building of an aircraft carrier.

Note: The Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) program is highly sequenced. To complete the degree in two years, students are advised to complete the courses in the sequence listed beginning in the fall semester.

Competency or
Program Requirement
Course Number and Title Required
Credits
FIRST SEMESTER
Continuing Learning/Information Literacy and Ethics TCN*H101 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Technology 3
Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication ENG*H101 Composition 3
Quantitative Reasoning MAT*H172 College Algebra 3
Program Requirement MFG*H104 Manufacturing Processes 4
Program Requirement CAD*H150 CAD 2D 3
SECOND SEMESTER
Scientific Knowledge CHE*H121 General Chemistry I 4
Scientific Reasoning PHY*H121 General Physics I 4
Written Communication ENG*H102 Introduction to Literature and Composition or ENG*H200 Advanced Composition or ENG*H202 Technical Writing 3
Program Requirement MAT*H185 Trigonometric Functions 3
Program Requirement CAD*H200 3D CAD Modeling 4
THIRD SEMESTER
Oral Communication Choose any Oral Communication listed, except ESL*H157 - COM*H173 Public Speaking suggested 3
Program Requirement MEC*H114 Statics 3
Program Requirement MAT*H254 Calculus I 4
Program Requirement EET*H102 Electrical Applications 3
Program Requirement MEC*H271 Fluid Mechanics or MEC*H240 Fundamentals of Heat and Thermodynamics 4
FOURTH SEMESTER
Social Phenomena PSY*H111 General Psychology I 3
Program Requirement CAD*H285 Computer Integrated Manufacturing I 3
Program Requirement MEC*H251 Materials Strength 4
Program Requirement MEC*H238 Dynamics 4
Total Credits: 65

Notes:

Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs):

  1. Possess the educational background to do one or both of the following:
    1. Obtain employment in Mechanical Engineering Technology or other related field.
    2. Continue studies toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology or other related field.
  2. Perform effectively individually or as a member of a team working on Mechanical Engineering projects in industry or academia.
  3. Act with the high professional, moral and ethical standards expected of a Mechanical Engineering Technician.

Student Outcomes (SOs):

  1. Conduct experiments using appropriate tools and technology to collect, analyze and interpret data.
  2. Prepare technical reports and present such reports to appropriate audiences.
  3. Create machine parts using CAD.
  4. Use mathematics, science and engineering principles to conduct force and stress analysis.
  5. Use mathematics, science and engineering principles to conduct thermo-fluid analysis.
  6. Understand and perform the common manufacturing processes used in industry.
  7. Work effectively as a member of a diverse technical team.
  8. Engage in continuous learning.
  9. Commit to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.
  10. Apply and practice the Code of Ethics for the Mechanical Engineering Technology profession.

2D Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) Certificate
Requirements and Outcomes

Course No. Title Credits
CAD*H150 2D CAD Drafting 3
MFG*H104 Manufacturing Processes 4
ENG*H101 Composition 3
MAT*H137 Intermediate Algebra 3
Elective Directed Elective† 3
Total Credit Hours 16

†Directed Electives:

CAD*H200 3D CAD Modeling
CAD*H220 Parametric Design
MAT*H172 College Algebra (or higher level Mathematics course)
MFG*H106 Computer-Aided Manufacturing I
TCN*H101 Introduction to Engineering Technology

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of engineering graphics and conventional 2-dimensional drafting practices such as geometric constructions, orthographic, projection, isometric, section, detail, and auxiliary views.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of CAD software for 2-dimensional applications.
  • Explain concepts and requirements for drawings used in the manufacturing process.
  • Create 2D professionally finished drawings from working drawings under the supervision of a senior draftsperson.
  • Demonstrate the proper setup and procedures for various manufacturing processes.
  • Apply language arts skills related to the occupation, including but not limited to: critical thinking, reading, and writing.
  • Apply mathamatics required for basic drafting and manufacturing applications.

Engineering Exploratory Certificate
Requirements and Outcomes

Course No. Title Credits
TCN*H101 Introduction to Engineering Technology 3
MFG*H104 Manufacturing Processes 4
CAD*H150

ARC*H133
CAD 2D
or
Technical Drafting
3
EET*H104

EET*H102
Electrical CAD and Fabrication
or
Electrical Applications†
1

3
  Total Credit Hours 11-13

† EET*H102 can be taken instead of EET*H104 but may require additional math courses.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Evaluate career choices in Engineering technologies.
  • Discuss the history of technology.
  • Meet with faculty in various Engineering Technologies.
  • Demonstrate proper setup and procedures for various manufacturing processes.
  • Use OrCAD Capture and Layout software.
  • Populate a double sided PC board.
  • Use drafting instruments.
  • Prepare a set of working drawings for a small machine assembly.
  • Differentiate between the various technologies used to complete a major engineering project.

Mechanical Engineering Technology Enrollment and Graduation Data

Academic Year Enrollment Year Total Enrollment Degrees Awarded
1st 2nd Undergrad Associates
Fall
2016
FT 22 5 27 N/A
PT 29 33 62
Fall
2015
FT 21 7 28 2
PT 31 27 58
Fall
2014
FT
21 5 26 13
PT
37 20 57

Program Coordinator
Narendra Sharma
203-596-8689 (p)
Room: T611

This degree program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.