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Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: 718-260-5233

sberri@citytech.cuny.edu

Mechanical Engineering Technology/BTech

This multidisciplinary curriculum addresses both theory and hands-on experience with industry-standard tools in manufacturing systems, industrial design and robotics, providing the broad-based engineering technology education required to solve applied engineering problems through design and analysis. The interdisciplinary nature of this degree leads to expanded job opportunities and more flexible capabilities for its graduates. It is the only program in the New York City area to integrate engineering technology with industrial design and manufacturing.

The Mechanical Engineering Technology baccalaureate program addresses local, regional and national industry needs for highlevel and highly skilled technologists and managers of emerging technology applications in industry. Manufacturing positions likely to survive in an age of global competition will be fundamentally different from the low-skilled jobs of the last century. To compete, manufacturers need a workforce capable of delivering high quality through the use of high technology.

The advancement of computer technology in both hardware and software over the past 40 years has completely revolutionized the way engineering technologists work. As a result, the traditional approach of mechanical engineering technologists to product design problems has become inadequate, giving too little attention to industrial design theories. Concurrent Engineering and Design, a process that combines engineering principles with industrial design theories throughout the product development cycle, has become the industry standard in product design and development. The role of industrial design in product design and development is of rapidly increasing importance. The BTech program in mechanical engineering technology reflects this new trend.

Program Educational Objectives for BTech Degree in MET

  • To be employed as engineering technologist or designer.
  • To be enrolled in graduate programs in mechanical engineering technology or other related engineering technology fields.
  • To practice effective oral, written, and in graphical communication skills.
  • To possess basic multidisciplinary concurrent engineering knowledge and teamwork skills.

Student outcomes for the BTech Degree in MET

  • an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities
  • an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies.
  • an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes
  • an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives
  • an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;
  • an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems
  • 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;
  • an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in selfdirected continuing professional development
  • an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;
  • a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context; and
  • a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement

Program Criteria for the BTech Degree in MET

  • The program demonstrates an applied basis in engineering mechanics/science
  • Students will be able to apply MET principals to the analysis, development, or oversight of advanced mechanical systems or processes.

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Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org/. Prospective students are advised that additional work experience will be necessary to obtain a professional license. The program introduces students to leading-edge technology. The powerful 3D based parametric CAD and CAD/CAM packages (Autodesk Inventor, Solidworks, MasterCAM, etc.) are used to perform solid modeling, engineering analysis, and industrial design evaluation related to product design and manufacturing. But the program offers more than theory alone; it emphasizes a hands-on approach and is centered on practical industrial applications. Students with associate degrees in mechanical engineering technology or industrial design can move seamlessly into the BTech program. Students coming from other backgrounds will be carefully placed to allow the most rapid entry possible into upper division mechanical engineering technology courses. For information about transfer opportunities, please call 1.718.260.5233 or email sberri@citytech.cuny.edu.

GENERAL EDUCATION COMMON CORE

44-46 CREDITS

I - REQUIRED CORE1 (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 1275 or higher* College Algebra and Trigonometry (AAS in Industrial Design Technology) 4
MAT 1375 or higher*2 Precalculus (AAS in Mechanical Engineering Technology) 4

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)

Select two additional courses not met at associate level. 6-8

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

PHYS 1434*

PHYS 1442*
General Physics II: Algebra Based
OR
General Physics II: Calculus Based (AAS in Mechanical Engineering Technology)
4

5
MAT 1475 or higher Calculus I (AAS in Industrial Design Technology)4*

One additional course from any group

MAT 1375 or higher* Precalculus (AAS in Industrial Design Technology)4
MAT 1475 or higher* Calculus I (AAS in Mechanical Engineering Technology)4

III - COLLEGE OPTION CREDITS3 (10 CREDITS)

• One course in Speech/Oral Communication Any Approved Course3
• One interdisciplinary Liberal Arts and Sciences courseAny Approved Course3
• Additional liberal arts credits to reach a minimum of 42 credits in general education. In meeting their general education requirements overall, students must take at least one advanced liberal arts course 5 or two sequential courses in a foreign language.
MAT 1575 or higher* Calculus II4

Writing Intensive Requirement

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

Associate-Level Courses (33-36 credits)

ENG 1101 English Composition IMet as GenEd
ENG 1121 English Composition IIMet as GenEd
MAT 1375 or higher3 PrecalculusMet as GenEd
PHYS 1433

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


Met as GenEd
PHYS 1434

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


Met as GenEd
MAT 1475 or higher Calculus I Met as GenEd

Additional Required Courses for Students with an AAS in Industrial Design Technology: 4 (7 credits)  
MAT 1475 or higher Calculus I Met as GenEd
MECH 2333 Strength of Materials II 3
PHYS 1434

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


4-5


Baccalaureate-Level Courses (36-41 credits)

MECH 3500 Computer Programming and Applications3
MECH 3510 Advanced Solid Modeling II3
MECH 3600 Mechanical Measurements and Instrumentation3
MECH 3650 Advanced Strength of Materials3
MECH 4700 Fluid Mechanics3
MECH 4730 Finite Element Methods3
MECH 4760 Vibration and Advanced Dynamics3
MECH 4850 Senior Design Project3
MECH 4860 Project Management42
MAT 1575 Calculus II or higher Met as GenEd
MAT 2680 Differential Equations53


In addition to the above, students must complete 12 credits from one of the three concentrations below. Students can substitute a course from a different concentration with the permission of a faculty adviser.

Industrial Design Concentration

MECH 3520 Rapid Prototyping3
MECH 3550 Simulation and Visualization3
MECH 3610 Product Design I3
MECH 4710 Product Design II3
MECH 4800 Advanced 3-Dimensional Animation3

Manufacturing Systems Concentration

MECH 3530 Advanced Engineering Materials3
MECH 3540 Manufacturing Systems3
MECH 3620 Advanced Manufacturing Processes3
MECH 4720 Plastics Product Manufacturing3
MECH 4820 Computer-Integrated Manufacturing3

Robotic Concentration

MECH 3572 Embedded Systems and Applications in Robotics3
MECH 3672 Actuators and Sensors Application in Robotics3
MECH 4772 Control Systems in Robotics3
MECH 4872 Robotic Systems Design and Applications3
TOTAL PROGRAM-SPECIFIC REQUIRED AND ELECTIVE COURSES 77
TOTAL NYSED LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE CREDITS 44-46
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE DEGREE 121-123

* Courses that may have been required for associate degree

1 Specific courses listed indicate double duty courses, i.e., program degree requirements that also meet general education requirements in that category.

2 Students without the requisite math background must take MAT 1175, and/ or MAT 1275 in preparation, depending on initial placement. This will increase the number of required credits for the degree by 4-8.

3 Complete lists of liberal arts and sciences courses and advanced liberal arts courses, as well as semester-specific lists of interdisciplinary courses and writing intensive courses, are available online at the City Tech Pathways website.

4 Students entering with an AAS in Industrial Design Technology should work closely with a department advisor. They must also complete MAT 1475, PHYS 1434 or 1422, and MECH 2333. They are not required to take MECH 4860 Project Management.

5 MAT 2680 satisfies the requirement for an advanced liberal arts class in the College Option