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Academic Programs - School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies

Mechanical Engineering Technology
Associate in Applied Science
HEGIS #5315
Chairperson: Dr. Christine M. LaPlante
Hudson Hall, Room 129, (518) 629-7355

Mission of the Department: The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Technology Department is to provide the students with a high quality, relevant program that affords the student the opportunity to obtain employment or engage in continued lifelong learning in the Mechanical Technology field.

Program Educational Objectives:

  1. Graduates will have the foundation necessary to specialize in any chosen field of Mechanical Engineering Technology.
  2. Graduates will understand the importance of continued lifelong learning.
  3. Graduates will attain the skills necessary to maintain employment in the Mechanical Engineering Technology field.
  4. Graduates will attain a basic knowledge of codes, standards and current practices in the field of Mechanical Engineering Technology.
  5. Graduates will understand the ethical obligations of an engineering role in society.

Student Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate competency in mechanical engineering technology skills.
  2. Clearly communicate through written and oral expression the elements of a mechanical engineering technology project.
  3. Demonstrate problem solving ability to analyze, interpret and design elements found in mechanical engineering technology applications.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of industry standard tools necessary for successful professional practice (software, code implementation and interpretation).
  5. Mechanical Engineering Technology graduates will become employed or transfer to a four-year institution.
  6. Mechanical Engineering Technology graduates will demonstrate the knowledge of diversity, societal and global issues within their profession.

In fall 2013, there were 102 students enrolled in the program. In Spring 2013, there were 24 graduates.

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program provides the student with a general background in mathematics, physics and related technology subjects through a common core of courses.

The flexibility provided the student in this program is necessary to accommodate the scope of interests in today's student audience and to cope with the rapidly changing technology field. Mechanical Technology students are instructed in computer programming, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Computer Aided Drafting (CAD/CAM) and microcomputer applications.

The job opportunities for graduates of these programs are virtually unlimited, the demand being far greater than the supply. Many of our graduates interested in education beyond the A.A.S. level have successfully transferred to four-year colleges across the country.

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (http://www.abet.org/), 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202, telephone (410) 347-7700.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Courses Notes High School Average
Math I and II or 2 units of equivalent academic math (70 or above in each course) Additional math courses recommended. 70 or above

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $665.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*  

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
ENGL 102 English Composition II 3
MECT 100 Interpreting Engineering Drawings 3
MECT 105 Engineering Materials 4
MECT 115 Computer Graphic Applications 3
MECT 125 Statistics and Dynamics 4
MECT 210 Industrial Instrumentation 4
MECT 215 Statistical Quality and Process Control 4
MECT 225 Strength of Materials 4
MECT 240 Design of Machine Elements 4
PHYS 135 Technical Physics I 4
PHYS 136 Technical Physics II 4
SOCL 120 Cultural Diversity in American Society 3
_______ (1) Restricted Mathematics Elective 8
_______ (2) Restricted Technical Elective 8
_______ (3) Restricted Electricity Elective 3-4
  Total Credits Required 66-67

* or specific course equivalents as approved by department chairperson.

(1) Restricted Mathematics Electives – MATH 150 and MATH 165 or higher level courses as approved.

(2) Restricted Technical Electives – Courses beginning with MECT, ELET or MFTS as approved by department chair.

(3) Restricted Electricity Elective as approved by department chair.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
FIRST TERM    
FORM 101 College Forum* (1)
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
MECT 100 Interpreting Engineering Drawings 3
MECT 105 Engineering Materials 4
MECT 115 Computer Graphic Applications 3
_______ Restricted Mathematics Elective 4
  Term Total 17
SECOND TERM    
MECT 125 Statistics and Dynamics 4
PHYS 135 Technical Physics I 4
SOCL 120 Cultural Diversity in American Society 3
_______ Restricted Mathematics Elective 4
_______ Restricted Technical Elective 4
  Term Total 19
THIRD TERM    
MECT 215 Statistical Quality and Process Control 4
MECT 225 Strength of Materials 4
PHYS 136 Technical Physics II 4
_______ Restricted Electricity Elective 3-4
  Term Total 15-16
FOURTH TERM    
ENGL 102 English Composition II 3
MECT 210 Industrial Instrumentation 4
MECT 240 Design of Machine Elements 4
_______ Restricted Technical Elective 4
  Term Total 15

*Required of first time, full-time students.