Mechanical Engineering Technology Program

Note: We are no longer accepting applications for this program. It will be phased out. This content remains as a reference for students currently in the program.

Mission of the Program

As an extension of the Institute's philosophy, the program's mission is to admit qualified high school graduates and prepare them for a productive professional career in Mechanical Engineering Technology. To fulfill this goal, the program offers students a mathematically-based engineering technology education that provides the technical knowledge and problem-solving skills needed for them to grow as intellectually inquisitive individuals and critically involved members of our society with a lifelong commitment to continued learning. We provide our graduates with hands-on experience in the following technical expertise areas through technical laboratory practice.

  • Mechanical Design
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Material Science
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermal Sciences
  • Strength of Materials

Mechanical Engineering Technology Outcomes

  • To understand and implement the fundamentals of the Mechanical Design Process
  • To have the ability to work effectively on a design team
  • To have depth in experience and understanding in the development of detailed engineering drawings through computer Aided Design
  • To be able to apply their practical education, analytical reasoning, and creative skills toward the resolution of issues that our scientific, technological, and social
  • To be able to incorporate professional standards and ethics into their engineering technology application projects
  • To be proficient in both oral and written communication skills as applied to both technical and social endeavors

Educational Objectives

The long term objectives of the program are to ensure graduates succeed in their chosen field by:

  • Providing the foundation of technical skills necessary for career advancement in the field of Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Ensure graduates understand the value of lifelong learning by continuing to learn and educate themselves
  • Imparting the skills necessary to apply mechanical design fundamentals to analyze problems and provide reasonable solutions

Curriculum

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

  • COMP114 Structured Programming for Engineering and Technology
  • ENGL100 English I
  • MATH205 College Mathematics I
  • MECH103 Introduction to Engineering and Technology
  • MECH124 Mechanical Graphics (A-track) or
  • MANF195 Manufacturing Processes (B-track)
  • Total Credits: 18

Spring Semester

  • ENGL115 English II
  • MATH250 Precalculus
  • PHYS210 College Physics I
  • MECH163 Mechanical Design I
  • MANF195 Manufacturing Processes (A-track) or
  • MECH124 Mechanical Graphics (B-track)
  • Total Credits: 18

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

  • ECON110 Economics
  • MATH280 Calculus I
  • PHYS220 College Physics II
  • MECH343 Statics
  • MECH395 Mechanical CAD Applications I
  • Total Credits: 19

Spring Semester

  • ELECTIVE Sophomore Social Science
  • MECH255 Thermodynamics I
  • ENGL350 Writing Competency Assessment
  • MATH290 Calculus II
  • MECH180 Strength of Materials
  • CHEM360 Chemistry I
  • Total Credits: 19

Note: Prior to entering junior year courses, students must have completed all prerequisite courses above or have received permission from the department to enroll in upper-level courses.

Summer Semester

  • COOP300 Optional Cooperative Education
  • Total Credits: 0

Junior Year

Fall Semester

  • COMM400 Technical Communications
  • ELECTIVE Mechanical Elective I1
  • ELECTIVE Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective*
  • MATH510 Calculus III
  • MECH270 Fluid Mechanics
  • Total Credits: 18

Spring Semester

  • COOP400 Cooperative Education
  • Total Credits: 0

Summer Semester

  • ELEC130 Electricity and Electronics
  • MATH620 Applied Differential Equations I
  • ELECTIVE Mechanical Elective II
  • MECH530 Material Science
  • Total Credits: 14

Senior Year

Fall Semester

  • COOP600 Cooperative Education II
  • Total Credits: 0

Spring Semester

  • ELECTIVE Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective*
  • ELECTIVE Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective*
  • ELECTIVE Mechanical Elective III
  • MECH460 Heat Transfer
  • MECH591 Instrumentation and Measurement
  • Total Credits: 18

Summer Semester

  • MECH535 Dynamics
  • ELECTIVE Mechanical Elective IV
  • MECH605 Mechanical CAD Applications II
  • MECH690 Mechanical Design Project
  • Total Credits: 15

1 A total of 12 semester credit hours of mechanical electives must be taken as a part of this program. After consultation with their faculty advisor, students should select and successfully complete courses to support their desired area of specialization from the elective offerings I, II, III, and IV, listed below: Elective areas include the field of Machine Design, Thermo-Fluids Design and Manufacturing (Students are prepared to take the Fundamentals of Manufacturing Exam through the Society of Manufacturing). Additional courses approved by the advisor or department head will also satisfy the elective requirements.

  • Elective I: MECH315 Kinematics or MECH290 Thermodynamics II or MANF305 Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • Elective II: MECH375 Machine Design I or MECH380 Introduction to HVAC Systems or Other Elective Approved by Advisor and Department Head
  • Elective III: MECH578 Special Topics or MECH562 Fluid Mechanics II or MANF260 Quality Control
  • Elective IV: MECH 468 Machine Design II or MECH485 Automatic Control Systems or MECH540 Energy Analysis and Cogeneration for Building Facilities or
  • MANF500 Applied Robotics

Elective numbers indicate normal semester offerings however, courses may also be offered at times in addition to normal offerings.

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