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Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: 718-260-5885

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Electromechanical Engineering Technology/AAS

The Electromechanical Engineering Technology program, the only one of its kind within the CUNY system, was developed in response to the need to prepare competent technicians who had the special skills needed by the computer industry. It is multidisciplinary in nature in that students are taught the fundamentals of electrical and mechanical technology, computer hardware, software, data communications and networking. It prepares students to diagnose and analyze electromechanical problems associated with the development, performance and servicing of computers and computerbased equipment, complex electromechanical industrial equipment and systems, biomedical instrumentation and robotics. Fifty percent of the curriculum is devoted to individualized laboratory instruction using state-of-the-art equipment. Students build their own devices for take-home experimentation and will assemble, program and test their own IBM-compatible computer system. Students can earn the associate degree and then continue, at City Tech for the bachelor of technology (BTech) degree in Computer Engineering Technology. Students will be expected to purchase an IBM-compatible computer by the third semester of the associate program. Specific information on the models currently used may be obtained from the department. Graduates qualify for the following occupational fields: computer system maintenance, business machines, data processing equipment, electromechanical systems, production assembly, biomedical instrumentation, and robotics technology.

Manufacturers and users of computers and electromechanical equipment are potential employers of graduates. Among the employers of the graduates of this program are Con Edison, General Electric (GE), Verizon, Cable Version, Apple, Logic Control, Lutron Electronics, JetBlue, MTA, NYC Transit, NYPD, and the elevator industry.

Accreditation

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

To accomplish its mission, the CET department has established the following Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) and Student Outcomes (SOs) for the AAS in Electromechanical Engineering Technology.

Program Educational Objectives

1. Graduates of the EMT program are expected to be employed as engineering technicians or the equivalent in positions beyond the entry-level for which this program has prepared them. They will be expected to practice their profession either as individual contributors or as members of a team in a competent and efficient manner.

2. Graduates of the EMT program who desire to continue their education will pursue the path towards a bachelor’s degree in a related undergraduate program. This may be on a part-time basis, while employed, or it may be on a full-time basis.

3. Graduates of the EMT program might become members of a professional society related to their employment or field of study. They will be committed to continue as lifelong learners and contributors to their discipline, and remain ready to act as the society needs them.

Student Outcomes

General (Adopted from ETAC/ABET Criterion 3)

Students demonstrate:

a) An ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities;

b) 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;

c) An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments;

d) An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team;

e) An ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems;

f) An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;

g) An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in selfdirected continuing professional development;

h) An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity; and

i) A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Discipline Specific

(Adopted from ETAC / ABET Program Criteria)

Students demonstrate knowledge and hands on competence in:

i) Use computer-aided drafting or design tools to prepare graphical representations of electromechanical systems.

ii) Use circuit analysis, analog and digital electronics, basic instrumentation, and computers to aid in the characterization, analysis, and troubleshooting of electromechanical systems.

iii) Use statics, dynamics (or applied mechanics), strength of materials, engineering materials, engineering standards, and manufacturing processes to aid in the characterization, analysis, and troubleshooting of electromechanical systems.

GENERAL EDUCATION COMMON CORE1

28-30 CREDITS

I - REQUIRED CORE2 (4 COURSES, 14-15 CREDITS)


English Composition (2 courses, 6 credits)

ENG 1101 English Composition I* 3
ENG 1121 English Composition II* 3

Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (1 course, 4 credits)

MAT 1375 or higher3 Precalculus 3

Life and Physical Sciences (1 course, 4-5 credits)

PHYS 1433*

PHYS 1441*
General Physics I: Algebra Based
OR
General Physics I: Calculus Based
4

5

II - FLEXIBLE CORE (4 COURSES, 14-15 CREDITS)

Students must take courses as specified in Scientific World area and select one approved course from each of any other two areas.


World Cultures and Global Issues

Any Approved Course

US Experience in its Diversity

Any Approved Course

Individual and Society

Any Approved Course

Creative Expression

Any Approved Course

Scientific World

MAT 1475 or higher Calculus 4
PHYS 1434*

PHYS 1442*
General Physics II: Algebra Based
OR
General Physics II: Calculus Based
4

5

Writing Intensive Requirement4

Students at New York City College of Technology must complete two courses designated WI for the associate level, one from GenEd and one from the major; and two additional courses designated WI for the baccalaureate level, one from GenEd and one from the major.

PROGRAM-SPECIFIC DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 36 CREDITS
EMT 1111 Logic and Problem-Solving 1
EMT 1120 Technical Graphics 1
EMT 1130 Electromechanical Manufacturing Laboratory 1
EMT 1150 Electrical Circuits 5
EMT 1220 Mechanisms 4
EMT 1250 Fundamentals of Digital Systems 4
EMT 1255 Electronics 4
EMT 2320 Advanced Mechanisms 5
EMT 2370 Computer Hardware Systems 2
EMT 2390L Operating Systems Laboratory 1
EMT 2455 Data Communications 2
EMT 2461 Electromechanical Systems Software Interface 2
EMT 2480L Electromechanical Systems Laboratory 1
Technical Elective 3
CST 2403*

CET 3910*
Intro C++ Programming Language I
OR
Mechanics of Materials
Met as GenEd
ENG 1101 English Composition I Met as GenEd
ENG 1121 English Composition II Met as GenEd
MAT 1375 or higher3 Precalculus Met as GenEd
PHYS 1433

PHYS 1441
General Physics I: Algebra Based
OR
General Physics I: Calculus Based
4

5
PHYS 1434

PHYS 1442
General Physics II: Algebra Based
OR
General Physics II: Calculus Based
4

5
MAT 1475 or higher Calculus Met as GenEd
TOTAL PROGRAM-SPECIFIC REQUIRED AND ELECTIVE COURSES 36
TOTAL NYSED LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE CREDITS 28-30
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE DEGREE 64-66

1 Although students enrolled in AAS programs are not required to meet all of the CUNY Pathways requirements, the college and program general education requirements are organized by Pathways categories to inform students of their standing should they transfer to a CUNY baccalaureate program.

2 Specific courses listed are degree requirements that also meet CUNY Pathways general education requirements in that category.

3 Students without the requisite math background to enter MAT 1375 will be required to take MAT 1175 and/or MAT 1275 in preparation. This will increase the number of required credits for the degree by 4-8 credits.

4 A semester-specific list of writing intensive courses is available online at the City Tech Pathways website.