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Mechanical Engineering Technology (BS)
Mechanical engineering technology program graduates are prepared to be mechanical technologists and technicians for industry in engineering-related areas including automotive component design, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), process and component design, mechanical systems design, energy systems, product development, and technical support and sales. Graduates will be able to design, specify, test, analyze, and install mechanical systems. They will have broad content exposure through the development of analytical skills and theory in the classroom and experience working with engines, complete energy systems, compressors, fans, pumps, controls, instrumentation, engineering graphics, and material testing. Every bachelor graduate is required to complete a capstone project to bring together theoretical and practical skills.
A laptop computer is required for students entering the mechanical engineering technology programs. See laptop specifications.
Program Educational Objectives
Program educational objectives were established with the assistance of the Industrial Advisory Committee and are reviewed periodically. The BS in the mechanical engineering technology program produces graduates who:
- have knowledge and skills to succeed in continued technical and formal education;
- can function effectively as technicians in the mechanical or related field of engineering technology;
- can function professionally and with ethical responsibility as an individual and on multidisciplinary teams;
- can demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in oral, written, visual, and graphical modes in both interpersonal and group/team environments;
- can continuously improve, engage in lifelong learning, and adapt to rapidly changing technologies;
- can function effectively in an applications-oriented environment by using the techniques, skills, and modern engineering technology tools necessary to support applied technology practice.
- can function effectively as technologists in the mechanical or related field of engineering technology;
- can function effectively in open-ended activities involving applications, design, analysis, and implementation;
- can function effectively in leadership or supervisory roles.
Program Student Outcomes
The student outcomes for the mechanical engineering technology BS program are listed below:
- 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 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;
- a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context;
- a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement; and
- the ability to use a computer as a communications tool.
- An appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mechanical engineering technology.
- An ability to understand and apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology.
- An ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply results to improve components, processes, or systems.
- An ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes in areas of structures, thermal, and fluids.
- An ability to function effectively on teams.
- An ability to identify, analyze, and solve technical engineering problems.
- An ability to communicate effectively, personally and technically.
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
- An ability to understand professional, ethical, and social responsibilities.
- A respect for diversity and knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues.
- A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
- The ability to use the computer as a communications tool.
Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 21.
This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
The Bachelor of Science in engineering technology is recognized as a “professional degree” that qualifies for experience/education credit toward Professional Engineering (PE) licensure. Graduates from Alfred State’s program are allowed six years of the required 12 years of education/experience credit and are eligible to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE), formerly called Engineer-in-Training (EIT), examination upon graduation.
- Includes laboratories with most theory courses
- Teaches current computer applications for mechanical engineering
- TAC/ABET accredited
- Four-year degree
- Also designed for 2-year engineering technology graduates
- Twelve fully-equipped mechanical technology laboratories
- Faculty with engineering and industrial experience
Agreements exist for AAS graduates from Alfred State, Broome Community College, SUNY Canton, Corning Community College, Finger Lakes Community College, Jamestown Community College, and SUNY Morrisville.
- Completion of below courses
- 138 maximum credit hours
- 45 upper division credit hours
- 60 credit hours of liberal arts and sciences
- 2.0 grade point average in major courses (in bold text below)
- 2.0 cumulative grade point average
- Approval of department faculty
- 7 of 10 General Education areas
Courses which repeat or significantly overlap courses taken in the student's associate degree program cannot be taken for upper level credit. If the associate degree covered the subject matter in one of the required baccalaureate courses, a different course must be substituted and approved by the faculty adviser.
- Automotive Industry
- Aerospace Industry
- Petroleum Industry
- HVAC&R Industry
- Utility Companies
- Engineering Aide
- Sales and Applications
- Test Technicians
- Field Service
- Process Equipment Industry
- Installation Supervision
A cooperative/transfer program involving one year of appropriate study in either mechanical engineering technology or engineering science at selected regional community colleges, together with a second year of study at Alfred State, will result in award of the AAS degree to qualified graduates.
Graduates from the associate-level mechanical engineering technology program are eligible to continue their education by enrolling in a baccalaureate degree program in mechanical or related engineering technology at Alfred State or elsewhere. Our mechanical engineering technology AAS two-year degree program is the same as the first two years of the mechanical engineering technology BS four-year degree program.
Approximately 12 to 15 hours are spent in classroom instruction each week with class size ranging from 20 to 35 students. Structured labs are six to 12 hours a week. The student's academic adviser is a member of the Mechanical Engineering Technology Department faculty.
|MECH||1003||Intro to Mechanical Eng Tech||3|
|HPED||xxx1||Physical Education Elective||1|
|MECH||1641||Manufacturing Processes Lab||1|
|LITR||2603||Intro to Literature||3|
|PHYS||1024||General Physics I||4|
|MECH||3223||Mechanical Design Principles||3|
|PHYS||2023||General Physics II||3|
|SOCI||1193||Marriage and Family* OR|
|MATH||1063||Technical Calculus I||3|
|MECH||4224||Mechanical Systems Design||4|
|MATH||2074||Technical Calculus II||4|
* Any student who does not enroll in SOCI 1193 or PLSC 1043 must enroll in two appropriate General Education courses.
|MECH||5334||Mechanics of Materials||4|
|CHEM||5013||Applied Chem Principles||3|
|MECH||6204||Mechanical Power Systems||4|
|MATH||7123||Statistics for Eng Tech||3|
|BSET||7001||Senior Seminar & Project Design||1|
|MATH||7113||Economic Analysis for Eng Technology||3|
|xxx3||Liberal Arts/Science Elective||3|
|BSET||8003||Senior Technical Project||3|
|MECH||7153||Fluid Power ||3|
|xxx3||Liberal Arts/Science Elective||3|
|xxx3||Liberal Arts/Science Elective||3|
|xxx3||Gen Education Elective||3|
|Typical Social Science Electives|
|SOCI||1193||Marriage & Family Accross World Civilization|
|Typical General Education Electives|
|HIST||1113||History of Western Civilization|
|HIST||1143||Survey of American Histroy I|
|HIST||2153||Survey of American History II|
|FNAT||1023||Introduction to Theatre|
|Responding to Survey||18 (60%)||26 (84%)||12 (71%)|
|Employed||17 (94%)||20 (77%)||12 (100%)|
|Employed in Field||17 (100%)||19 (95%)||12 (100%)|
|Transferred||1 (6%)||5 (19%)||--|
|Unemployed & Seeking Employment||--||1 (4%)||--|
|Unemployed & Not Seeking Employment||--||--||--|
$30,000 - $39,999 (2)
$40,000 - $49,999 (1)
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