Mechanical Engineering Technology

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

Dr. Austin Cheney, AAS Program Coordinator

Email address: cheneyac@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 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 the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology [ETAC/ABET, 111 Market Place Suite 1050 Baltimore, MD 21202; (410) 347-7700, Fax: (410) 625-2238; email: accreditation@ABET.org; website: 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

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (PSLOs) - BS Degree

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:

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.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS

Required:

Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry

Recommended:

Physics