Mechanical Engineering Technology

AAS Degree - Code #0493
BS Degree - Code #0235

Chris Tomasi, AAS Program Coordinator

Email address: tomasicj@alfredstate.edu

Dr. Matt Lawrence, BS Program Coordinator

Email address: lawrenmj@alfredstate.edu

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's degree graduate is required to complete a capstone project or internship to bring together theoretical and practical skills.

Both mechanical engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

A laptop computer is required for students entering the mechanical engineering technology programs. Laptop specifications are available at www.alfredstate.edu/required-laptops.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (PSLOs) - AAS Degree

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 engagement and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.

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

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

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (PSLOs) - BS Degree

a. An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined

engineering technology activities.

b. 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.

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

experimental results to improve processes.

d. An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to

program educational objectives.

e An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.

f. An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems.

g. 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.

h. An understanding of the need for engagement and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.

i. An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity.

j. A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.

k. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEOs)

Program educational objectives were established with the assistance of the Industrial Advisory Committee and are reviewed periodically. The AAS in the mechanical engineering technology program produces graduates who:

1. Have knowledge and skills to succeed in continued technical and formal education.

2. Can function effectively as technicians in the mechanical or related field of engineering technology.

3. Can function professionally and with ethical responsibility as an individual and on multidisciplinary teams.

4. Can demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in oral, written, visual, and graphical modes in both interpersonal and group/team environments.

5. Can continuously improve, engage in lifelong learning, and adapt to rapidly changing technologies.

6. Can function effectively in an applications-oriented environment by using the techniques, skills, and modern engineering technology tools necessary to support applied technology practice.

The BS in mechanical engineering technology program will produce graduates who:

1. Have knowledge and skills to succeed in continued technical and formal education.

2. Can function effectively as technicians in the mechanical or related field of engineering technology.

3. Can function professionally and with ethical responsibility as an individual and on multidisciplinary teams.

4. Can demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in oral, written, visual, and graphical modes in both interpersonal and group/team environments.

5. Can continuously improve, engage in lifelong learning, and adapt to rapidly changing technologies.

6. Can function effectively in an applications-oriented environment by using the techniques, skills, and modern engineering technology tools necessary to support applied technology practice.

7. Can function effectively as technologists in the mechanical or related field of engineering technology.

8. Can function effectively in open-ended activities involving applications, design, analysis, and implementation.

9. Can function effectively in leadership or supervisory roles.

DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM

Alfred State mechanical engineering technology AAS graduates may enter directly into either the mechanical engineering technology BS or technology management BBA degree program.

TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES

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 the awarding 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.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Internships are possible with many industries through Career Development located in the Hunter Student Development Center and may be eligible for technical credit.

OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Employment and transfer rate:

Mechanical Engineering Technology (AAS degree): 100 percent transferred to continue their education.

Mechanical Engineering Technology (BS degree): 100 percent are employed in their field.

ENROLLMENT AND GRADUATION DATA

Mechanical Engineering Technology (AAS degree): Enrollment - 25; 8% graduated in 2 years and 16% graduated in 3 years.

Mechanical Engineering Technology (BS degree): Enrollment - 11; 36% graduated in 4 years and 45% graduated in 6 years.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS

Required:

Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry

Recommended:

Physics