Associate in Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology
Our Mechanical Engineering Technology program provides the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary for success in a broad range of technical careers. A balanced curriculum provides a solid foundation in the scientific and mathematical principles on which mechanical design is based, as well as ample hands-on experience in our well-equipped laboratories. To prepare students for the rapid pace of technological change in the workplace, the program seeks to develop the kinds of creative design and problem-solving capabilities which never become obsolete.
Our graduates are placed in jobs ranging from federal, state, local government agencies to engineering design and mechanical consulting firms. Graduates may be employed as mechanical designers, engineering aides, robotics applications and service technicians, plant layout and production planning assistants, metallurgical technicians, materials testing technicians or in other similar capacities. Employers of graduates of this program include IBM, Con Edison, Public Service Gas & Electric Company, Eastman Kodak and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.
Program Educational Objectives for the AAS Degree in MET
- To be employed in entry-level positions as engineering technicians, assistant mechanical engineers, engineering research assistants, assistant mechanical designers, junior CNC operator/programmers, manufacturing technicians, and quality technicians.
- To be enrolled in a four-year mechanical engineering technology related program to continue their study.
- Practice effective oral, written, and graphical communication skills.
- To possess multidisciplinary concurrent engineering attitude and teamwork skills.
Student outcomes for the AAS Degree in MET
- an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the mechanical engineering technology to narrowly defined engineering technology activities
- an ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge
- an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments
- an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team
- an ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems
- an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature
- an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development
- an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity; and
- a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement
Program Criteria for the AAS Degree in MET
- Technical expertise in engineering materials, applied mechanics, and experimental Techniques/procedures.
- Technical expertise in manufacturing, computer-aided drafting/design, and machine/mechanical design/analysis
- Expertise in analysis of engineering data, applied energy/thermal/power system design/analysis
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This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, ETAC/ABET www.abet.org
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