Mechanical Engineering Technology
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.
- 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
76 semester credit hours
Course ID Course Name Credits CIS126 Introduction to Programming 3 EET113 DC & AC Circuits 3 EET191 Materials Science 3 EET192 Engineering Graphic Communications 3 EET192L Introduction to 3D Modeling LAB 1 EET223 Electronic Devices & Operational Amplifiers 3 MET114 Introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) 3 EET211 Statics 3 MET213 Advanced 3-D Modeling 3 MET221 Manufacturing Processes 3 MET230 Hydraulics and Pneumatics Systems 3 MET230L Hydraulics and Pneumatics Systems LAB 3
Arts and Sciences
25 semester credit hours
Course ID Course Name Credits COM115 Principles of Communication 3 ENG110 College Composition 3 ENG120 Advanced Composition 3 HUM205 Culture and Diversity 3 MTH131 College Algebra 3 MTH200 Pre-calculus 3 PHY120 Physics 3 PHY120L Physics LAB 1 PSY105 Introduction to Psychology* 3 ECO201 Macroeconomics* 3 ECO202 Microeconomics* 3
Choose one of the following courses: PSY105 - Introduction to Psychology, ECO201 - Macroeconomics, or ECO202 - Microeconomics
9 semester credit hours
Course ID Course Name Credits CIS101 Computer Configuration I 3 EET102 Engineering Math & Software Applications 3 COR090 Career Orientation Seminar 0 FOR110 Essentials for Success 3
10 semester credit hours
Course ID Course Name Credits BUS102 Fundamentals of Customer Service 3 BUS121 Introduction to Business 3 CIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems 3 CIS115 Computer Applications 3 CIS121 Logic and Design 3 CIS126L Introduction to Programming LAB 3 CIS150 Introduction to Networking 3 CIS214 Object Oriented Programming with C# 1 CIS215 Programming II 3 CIS226 Introduction to Object Oriented Programming 3 EET130 Digital Systems I 3 EET220 Industrial Applications 3 EET230 Digital Systems II 3 EET231 Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers 3 EET231L Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers LAB 1 EET251 Computer Configuration II 3 EET251L Computer Configuration II LAB 1
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.
- Program Guide
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