Mechanical Engineering Technology
(Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org)
Degree Potential: Graduates are employed as mechanical designers, applications engineers, quality engineers, and manufacturing engineers.
Degree Potential: Graduates from the Engineering Design program are employed as CAD designers and mechanical engineering aids.
Laddering Opportunities: For students interested in pursuing a degree beyond the associate, the credits earned in this associate degree program are transferable to a baccalaureate degree program in Industrial Technologies or Mechanical Engineering Technology with little or no loss of credit.
Mechanical Engineering Technology Program Educational Objectives
- Graduates will have the technical knowledge and hands‐on skills required to effectively design, manufacture, test, and analyze various mechanical systems.
- Graduates will be aware of the impacts of their decisions on the health and safety of the public and on the environment and of the ethical and professional standards expected in the field of mechanical engineering technology.
- Graduates will be capable of applying critical thinking, both individually and in a team environment, and will be able to effectively communicate to diverse audiences via various communication methods.
- Graduates will be aware of the need for continuous professional development by embracing new and improving technology and incorporating it into the mechanical engineering field.
Mechanical Engineering Technology Student Outcomes
- Students will have an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
- Students will have an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly defined engineering technology problems appropriate to the discipline.
- Students will have the ability to effectively communicate to multiple audiences through a variety of venues, including verbal, written, and graphical modes. Students will also be able to identify and use technical literature.
- Students will have the ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes
- Students will have the ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.