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Mechanical Engineering Technology, AS


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Major Code: 5705

Program Description

The associate in science degree Mechanical Engineering Technology (ASMET) is a two year program that applies established scientific and engineering knowledge and methods to the field of machines and manufacturing. This program is ideally suited to the person who is capable of understanding theoretical principles, but prefers to get involved with mechanical systems and processes.

The program prepares graduates with knowledge, problem solving ability, and hands-on skills to enter careers in the design, installation, manufacturing, testing, evaluation, technical sales, and/or maintenance of mechanical systems. A graduate mechanical engineering technician can select employment from many areas, such as manufacturing, maintenance, modification of design, power generation, technical laboratory operation, technical sales, testing and analysis, and field engineering services.

The AS Mechanical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. http://www.abet.org

 

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the associate’s degree program in Mechanical Engineering Technology are prepared for a broad range of technical careers by achieving the following objectives:

 

  1. Work competently in technical and professional careers related to their field.
  2. Communicate effectively and work in teams.
  3. Continue growth in professional knowledge and competencies.
  4. Achieve compensation consistent with their degree.

 

Student Outcomes

Graduates of the Associate of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology program are prepared for a broad range of technical careers by achieving the following objectives:

  1. Apply principles of mathematics and science, to perform calculations and solve problems of the typically encountered in mechanical engineering technology field.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to identify, formulate, and present creative solutions to technical problems within the field of mechanical engineering technology using appropriate standards and specifications.
  3. Perform competently in a laboratory setting; tool selection, set-up, taking measurements, operating technical equipment, critically examining experimental results, and properly reporting on results.
  4. Operate modern computational tools for technical problem solving and graphical display, including scientific calculators, CAD software, and dedicated computer programs.  
  5. Exhibit a broad education and knowledge of contemporary issues in a global and societal context.  This is necessary to develop professional and ethical concerns, including responsibility to employers and to society at large.
  6. Appreciate the need for life-long learning. This is most critical in the maintenance and improvement of technical skills
  7. Demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively both written and orally. Function effectively in teams including teams who have a variety of backgrounds.

Program Assessment

Program outcomes are assessed by a variety of means, including quizzes, unit tests, oral presentations, written reports, and final examinations. Outcomes based on technical expertise are assessed by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers EET Outcomes Assessment exit exam, which assesses student knowledge in a variety of areas of the electrical engineering technology field. General education outcomes are assessed through the General Education Portfolio.

Transfer Baccalaureate Transfer Options

High school level mechanical, manufacturing, fluid power, welding, industrial maintenance, CAD, or drafting subjects are not necessary for entrance into the Mechanical Engineering Technology program. Beginning subjects are part of the program. The student who has completed vocational or EDGE courses, however, may receive advanced placement. Articulation Edge agreements are in place with various career-technical centers. Advanced placement is also available to the student with prior college experience. Please check with the department head or the Dean of Engineering Technology for more information.

Advanced Placement Credit for High School/Vocational-Technical Center/College Programs:

High school level mechanical, manufacturing, fluid power, welding, industrial maintenance, CAD, or drafting subjects are not necessary for entrance into the Mechanical Engineering Technology program. Beginning subjects are part of the program. The student who has completed vocational or EDGE courses, however, may receive advanced placement. Articulation Edge agreements are in place with various career-technical centers. Advanced placement is also available to the student with prior college experience. Please check with the department head or dean for more information.

Careers in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Graduates of associate degree programs typically have strengths in specifying, installing, fabricating, testing, documenting, operating, selling, and/or maintaining basic mechanical systems. Job titles of recent graduates have included: Engineering Draftsman, Engineering Technician, and Technical Supervisor.

 

Student Achievement Statistics

Table 1-1.            History of Admissions Standards for Freshmen Admissions for Past Six Years

Academic Year

Composite ACT

Composite SAT

Percentile Rank in High School

Number of New Students Enrolled

MIN.

AVG.

MIN.

AVG.

MIN.

AVG.

2014-2015

15

19.00

N/A

N/A

 

 

6

2015-2016

18

20.33

N/A

N/A

 

 

5

2016-2017

16

18.00

N/A

N/A

 

 

5

2017-2018

16

18.67

N/A

N/A

 

 

5

2018-2019

18

20.00

N/A

N/A

 

 

4

2019-2020

22

24.67

N/A

N/A

 

 

4

 

 

 

Table 1-2.            Enrollment Trends for Past Five Academic Years

 

Year

(2014-2015)

Year

(2015-2016)

Year

(2016-2017)

Year

(2017-2018)

Year

(2018-2019)

Year

(2019-2020)

Full-time Students

11/11

11/9

18/15

11/10

10/10

11/9

Part-time Students

1/2

3/5

3/5

6/2

3/2

2/2

Student FTE1

12 / 13

14 / 14

21 / 20

17 / 12

13 / 12

13 / 11

Graduates

6

4

8

3

6

4

 

 

 

Table 1-3.            Transfer Students for Past Five Academic Years

 

Year

(2014-2015)

Year

(2015-2016)

Year

(2016-2017)

Year

(2017-2018)

Year

(2018-2019)

Year

(2019-2020)

Transfer Students

7

2

6

1

2

2

 

 

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