Mechanical Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology
Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology
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Mechanical Engineering Technology Degree Program | ECPI University

Mechanical Engineering Technology Overview

If you enjoy working with your hands and figuring out how things work, then mechanical engineering technology may be the career for you. Mechanical engineering technicians are real problem solvers with responsibilities that can range from those of support technician to plant manager.

The fact is, however, employers can’t seem to find enough of them to fill open positions. According to the Manufacturing Institute, 67% of respondents in a recent survey reported moderate to severe shortages of qualified workers, and 56% expect those shortages to grow worse in the next three to five years.* This skills gap means that properly trained technologists will only grow more in demand as time goes on.

Do you picture yourself as part of a team, working in testing, manufacturing, operations, maintenance, and technical support? Through ECPI University’s year-round schedule, you could earn an Associate of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology in as little as 1.5 years.

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Program Description

At ECPI University, we require more from our faculty. Yes, they have academic credentials, but they’ve also worked extensively in the fields they now teach. That means our students learn using industry-standard equipment with real-world applications.

ECPI University’s mechanical engineering technology program focuses on problem solving and real-world application of applied engineering sciences and technology. Our curriculum provides graduates with the education and experience needed for employment in various industries including:

  • Mechanical Product Fabrication
  • CAD & Computer Graphics
  • Automation & Manufacturing
  • Machining & Mechanical Maintenance
  • Transportation: Vehicles & Infrastructure
  • Aerospace & Aerodynamics
  • Systems Control

The program focuses on core areas such as:

  • Material science and manufacturing processing
  • Computer-aided engineering graphics and analysis
  • Electro-mechanical devices and controls
Possible Career Track

Mechanical engineering technology graduates are typically employed in positions such as:

  • Manufacturing Technician
  • Drafting & Computer Graphic Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Industrial Technician
  • Plant Maintenance Technician

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

32 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
CIS121 Software Logic and Design 3
EET113 DC and AC Circuits 3
EET191 Materials Science 3
EET192 Graphic Communications 3
EET192L Introduction to 3-D Modeling Lab 1
EET223 Electronic Devices & Operational Amplifiers 3
EET293 Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3
EET293L Hydraulics and Pneumatics Lab 1
MET114 Introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T&) 3
MET211 Statics 3
MET213 Advanced 3-D Modeling 3
MET221 Manufacturing Processes 3

Arts and Sciences

25 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
MTH131 College Algebra 3
MTH200 Pre-Calculus 3
ENG110 College Composition 3
ENG120 Advanced Composition 3
COM115 Principles of Communication 3
PHY120 Physics 3
PHY120L Physics Lab 1
HUM205 Culture and Diversity 3
PSY105 Introduction to Psychology 3

Self-Integration and Computer Literacy

9 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
FOR110 Essentials for Success 3
CIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems 3
MSCS645 Computer Applications 3
COR090 Career Orientation Seminar 0

Elective Credits

10 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
CIS126 Programming I 3
CIS214 Object-Oriented Programming Using C# 3
CIS215 Object-Oriented Programming with C++ 3
EET200 Externship-EET III 3
EET207 Applied Engineering Programming 3
EET231 Programmable Controllers and Robotics 3
EET231L Programmable Controllers and Robotics Lab 1
EET250 Computer Configuration I 3
EET251 Computer Configuration II 3
EET251L Computer Configuration II Lab 1
EET220 Industrial Applications 3

As a graduate with an Associate of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, you can learn how to apply mechanical engineering principles to implement and maintain automated systems. Upon completion of the program, you could have the opportunity to:

  • Acquire knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of Mechanical Engineering Technology.
  • Conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve mechanical processes.
  • Function effectively on team in the preparation of reports and presentations.
  • Incorporate quality, aptness, and continuous improvement in expertise and professional behavior.

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