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

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

Chris Tomasi, AAS Program Coordinator

Email address: tomasicj@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, .

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

Automotive industry

Aerospace industry

Petroleum industry

HVAC&R industry

Utility companies

Engineering aide

Development/design

Sales and applications

Test technicians

Field service

Manufacturing

Process equipment industry

Installation supervision

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

Mechanical Engineering Technology - AAS Degree

TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

MECH

1003

Intro. to MET/Lab

3

MECH

1603

Graphics/CAD

3

MECH

1203

Materials Science

3

COMP

1503

Freshman Composition

3

MATH

1033

College Algebra or Higher*

3

HPED

xxx1

Physical Education Elective

1

16

Second

MECH

1643

Manufacturing Processes

3

MECH

1641

Manufacturing Processes Lab

1

MECH

4523

Control System Fundamentals

3

LITR

2603

Intro. to Literature

3

MATH

2043

College Trigonometry or Higher*

3

PHYS

1024

General Physics I

4

17

Third

MECH

3113

Statics

3

MECH

3124

HVAC Systems

4

MECH

3223

Mechanical Design Principles

3

MATH

1063

Technical Calculus I

3

PHYS

2023

General Physics II

3

SOCI

1193

Marriage and Family* OR

PLSC

1043

American Government

3

19

Fourth

MECH

4024

Dynamics

4

MECH

4224

Mechanical Systems Design

4

MECH

4003

Solid Modeling

3

MECH

3643

Manufacturing Management

3

MATH

2074

Technical Calculus II

4

18

*If not required, take LAS elective to complete degree requirements of 3 credits, otherwise take free elective.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

70 maximum credits

20 credits of liberal arts and sciences

2.0 grade point average in major courses (in bold text above)

2.0 cumulative grade point average

Approval of department faculty

5 of 10 General Education areas

* Any student who does not enroll in SOCI 1193 or PLSC 1043 must enroll in two appropriate General Education courses.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS (BS)

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.

Recommended:

Physics

Mechanical Engineering Technology – BS Degree

TYPICAL FIVE- THROUGH EIGHT-SEMESTER PROGRAM

Fifth

MECH

7114

Applied Thermodynamics

4

MECH

5334

Mechanics of Materials

4

COMP

5703

Technical Writing II

3

MATH

6114

Differential Equations

4

CHEM

5013

Applied Chem. Principles

3

18

Sixth

MECH

6334

Fluid Mechanics

4

MECH

7334

Heat Transfer

4

MECH

6204

Mechanical Power Systems

4

SPCH

1083

Effective Speaking

3

MATH

7123

Statistics for Engineering Tech.

3

18

Seventh

EMET

5004

Instrumentation

4

BSET

7001

Senior Seminar/Project Design

1

MECH

7223

Energy Systems

3

MECH

7503

Vibrations

3

MATH

7113

Economic Analysis for Engr. Tech.

3

xxx3

Liberal Arts/Science Elective

3

17

Eighth

BSET

8003

Senior Technical Project

3

MECH

7153

Fluid Power

3

OR

BSET

8006

Senior Internship

6

xxx3

Liberal Arts/Science Elective

3

xxx3

Liberal Arts/Science Elective

3

xxx3

Gen. Ed. Elective

3

15

Social Science Electives:

SOCI

1163

General Sociology

SOCI

1193

Marriage & Family Across World Civ.

PSYC

1013

General Psychology

Typical General Education Electives:

HIST

1113

History of Western Civilization

HIST

1143

Survey of American History I

HIST

2153

Survey of American History II

PLSC

1043

American Government

PLSC

1053

International Relations

FNAT

1013

Art Appreciation

FNAT

1023

Introduction to Theatre

FNAT

1313

Art History

FNAT

2413

Music History

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Completion of above courses

138 minimum 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 on previous page)

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.

CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE

The Bachelor of Science in mechanical 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.