Mechanical Engineering Technology A.A.S., Major #0493

Mechanical Engineering Technology is a ThinkPad University curriculum in which the use of laptop computers is integrated into courses.

 Mechanical Engineering Technology applies almost universally to industry and engineering technology. It is oriented to production and is concerned with such areas as product design, manufacturing technology, product and material testing, and quality control.

 The curriculum emphasizes three technical streams: technical graphics communication, manufacturing processes, and mechanical design. It is a laboratory-oriented program that provides a wide selection of courses in CAD, machining, mechanical design and manufacturing processes. A hands-on equipment philosophy applies from drafting to machining to hydraulics. Theory and practical work are coordinated to give a thorough but broad  understanding of the skills required by industry.

 Accreditation: This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

 Career Opportunities: The Mechanical Engineering Technology program prepares students to enter manufacturing or allied industries as an engineering technician, quality and production control technician, a laboratory technician in plant operation, mechanical design, metal working, and foundry industries, or as a CAD drafter/designer, product designer under the direction of design chiefs or project engineers in the areas of product development and detailing, manufacturing design, and product design. The Mechanical Engineering Technology program prepares students for careers in design and drafting, engineering aide, laboratory technician, quality and production control, plant engineering technician, mechanical design, metal working, and foundry industries.

 Transfer Options: Most Mechanical Engineering Technology graduates pursue a four-year degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, or Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Technology.  It’s recommended to take PHYS 128 for easier transfer into junior year in related 4-year programs in the SUNY system as part of SUNY Transfer Path (Seamless Transfer) program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities;

  • Apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge;

  • Conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct. Analyze, and interpret experiments;

  • Function effectively as a member of a technical team;

  • Identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems;

  • Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environment; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;

  • Understand the need to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;

  • Show a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity; and

  • Show a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Curriculum Requirements - 60 Credits

course

credits

CAD 184 Computer-Aided Drafting for Mechanical Design

2

CAD 186 3D Parametric Solid Modeling

2

DRFT 151 Engineering Drawing

2

DRFT 252 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

2

MFG 110 Dimensional Metrology

2

MFG 206 CNC Machining

3

MFG 207 Quality Control

2

MFG 208 Computer Aided Manufacturing – MasterCAM

2

MFG 221 Manufacturing Processes I

3

MFG 240 Design/Manufacture Capstone

3

MECH 101 Machine Tools

3

MECH 120 Engineering Materials

3

MECH 211 Analytical Mechanics 

3

MECH 212 Mechanical Design

4

MECH 213 Strength of Materials

4

MECH 233 Fluid Power and Control

4

PHYS 107 Introductory Physics I

4

COMP 101 Composition and Research

3

MATH 151 General Calculus A

3

COMP 110 Technical Communications

3

Elective Credits as Advised

3

Suggested Course Sequencing

course

Credits

Year 1/Fall - 17 Credits

COMP 101 Composition and Research

3

MATH Mathematics (as advised)

3

PHYS 107 Introductory Physics I

4

DRFT 151 Engineering Drawing I

2

MECH 120 Engineering Materials

3

CAD 184 Comp-Aided Drafting for Mechanical Design

2

Year 1/Spring - 16 Credits

ENGL 112 Technical Communications

3

MATH Mathematics (as advised)

3

MFG 110 Dimensional Metrology

2

MECH 211 Analytical Mechanics (Statics)

3

MECH 101 Machine Tools

3

CAD 186 3D Parametric Solid Modeling

2

Year 2/Fall - 18 Credits

MATH - Mathematics as Advised

3

MECH 213 Strength of Materials

4

MFG 221 Manufacturing Processes I

3

MFG 206 CNC Machining

3

DRFT 252 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

2

General Education Elective

3

Year 2/Spring - 18 Credits

MECH 212 Mechanical Design

4

MFG 240 Design/Manufacture Capstone

3

MECH 233 Fluid Power and Control

4

MFG 207 Quality Control

2

MFG 208 Comp-Aided Manufacturing MasterCAM

2

General Education Elective

3