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A.S. and B.S. Mechanical Engineering Technology

Students will be provided a broad background in the operation, maintenance, design, and production of machinery, transportation equipment, mining equipment, fluid power, and in industrial shop operations. The design and development of mechanical systems and the production and utilization of mechanical power are stressed. Graduates find employment in most industries, utilities, consulting engineering firms, and industrial research laboratories. The associate and baccalaureate degree programs in mechanical engineering technology are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program publishes the following program educational objectives as broad statements describing expected accomplishments of its graduates during the first few years after graduation.  

Program Educational Objectives

Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology 

  1. Graduates produce working documents and perform basic analysis and design of system components in support of mechanical design and manufacturing of machine parts.
  2. Graduates function on professional teams and communicate with speaking, writing, and graphical skills.
  3. Graduates respect professional, ethical, and social issues as well as a commitment to quality and dependability.
  4. Graduates remain current, professionally.

 Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Baccalaureate degree graduates will demonstrate additional depth and breadth to the program educational objectives stated above.  In addition, the following accomplishments are also expected of baccalaureate degree graduates. 

  1. Graduates perform analysis, applied design, and development of more advanced mechanical systems and processes.
  2. To provide breadth for additional job opportunities, graduates will possess a working knowledge in manufacturing processes and materials, mechanical design, and electro-mechanical devices and controls.
  3. Graduates manage technical activities in support of mechanical systems.

 The Mechanical Engineering Technology program publishes the following program outcomes to describe what students are expected to know and do at the time of graduation.  These relate to knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire in the program.

Program Outcomes

Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology 

  1. Students demonstrate an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mechanical engineering technology to produce mechanical design documents with a focus on industrial materials, applied mechanics and applied fluid mechanics.
  2. Students identify, analyze, and solve technical problems.
  3. Students communicate by written, oral, and graphical means.
  4. Students team with others to solve problems and present solutions.
  5. Students conduct standardized field and laboratory testing on industrial materials and apply results.
  6. Students clearly understand professional and ethical responsibilities.
  7. Students understand diversity, societal, and global issues relating to solutions to problems in professional practice.
  8. Students recognize the need for and the ability to engage in lifelong learning.

 Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology 

  1. Students perform analysis, mechanical design, and development of mechanical systems with a focus on relationships between mechanical design, electro-mechanical devices and controls, and manufacturing.
  2. Students perform economic analyses and industrial operations plans for manufacturing mechanical parts.
  3. Students plan and prepare design and operating documents for mechanical systems.
  4. Students select appropriate materials and methods for manufacturing of machine parts.
  5. Students maintain an understanding of professional practice issues between designers, manufacturers, and customers.
  6. Students manage technical projects involving manufacturing for schedules, costs, and quality assurance.
  7. Students use productivity software in the mechanical systems industry.

 The following courses are required for the associate and baccalaureate degrees respectively, listed in the recommended sequence.

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE                                                
First Semester Second Semester
MEET 101 Industrial Materials  3 MEET 112 Comp Aided Drafting  3
MEET 111 Engr Drafting  3 ENGL 102 Composition II  3
ENGL 101 Composition I  3 GNET 102 Tech Physics II  4
GNET 101 Tech Physics I  4 GNET 116 Tech Math II  4
GNET 115 Tech Math I  4 COSC 201 PC Software  3
    Total 17     Total 17
Third Semester Fourth Semester
MEET 201 Manufacturing Processes  3 MEET 204 Design of Machine Elements  4
MEET 205 Applied Thermodynamics  4 MEET 206 Instrumentation  3
CIET 203 Statics & Strength  4 MEET 214 Hydraulics & Fluid Power  3
MATH 220 Calculus I  4 ELET 110 Circuit Analysis  4
SPCH 208 Speech  3 ELET 112 Elect Measurements  1
    Total 18 Core Skills Social Science  3
            Total 18
Fifth Semester Sixth Semester
MEET 301 Computer Aided Manufacturing  3 MEET 306 Heat Transfer  3
ELET 205 AC/DC Machinery  4 ARET 216 Building Control System  3
ENGR 313 Engr Mechanics I  5 COSC 210 Visual Basic  3
MATH 230 Calculus II  4 Core Skills Literature  3
    Total 16 Core Skills Social Science  3
            Total 15
Seventh Semester Eighth Semester
MEET 401 Mechanical Design I  3 MEET 402 Mechanical Design II  3
MEET 403 Kinematics & Mechanisms  3 MEET 410 Industrial Operations  3
CHEM 101 General Chemistry  3 ELET 216 Electrical Control Systems  4
CHEM 103 Chemistry Lab  1 Core Skills Fine Arts/Humanities  3
ENGR 315 Engineering Economics  3 Core Skills Social Science  3
Core Skills Social Science  3     Total 16
    Total 16        

2012 - 2013 Enrollments and graduates
AS - 6
BS - 37

AS - 2 
BS - 10