Mechanical Engineering Technology

Curriculum Description

Mechanical Engineering Technology
Career Cluster:      Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
Pathway:               Engineering and Technology

Program Major    Mechanical Engineering Technology

Pathway Description
These curriculums are designed to prepare students through the study and application of principles from mathematics, natural sciences, and technology and applied processes based on these subjects. 

Course work includes mathematics, natural sciences, engineering sciences and technology.

Graduates should qualify to obtain occupations such as technical service providers, materials and technologies testing services, process improvement technicians, engineering technicians, industrial and technology managers, or research technicians.

Program Major Description

A course of study that prepares the students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills to design, develop, test, and troubleshoot projects involving mechanical systems. Includes instruction in principles of mechanics, applications to specific engineering systems, design testing procedures, prototype and operational testing and inspection procedures, manufacturing system-testing procedures, test equipment operation and maintenance, computer applications, critical thinking, planning and problem solving, and oral and written communications. Graduates of the curriculum will find employment opportunities in the manufacturing or service sectors of engineering technology.  Engineering technicians may obtain professional certification by application to organizations such as ASQC, SME, and NICET.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A40320 REVISED
NC CIP: 15.0805
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2014

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
Fall Semester
DFT 151 CAD I 2 3 0 3
EGR 125 Appl Software for Tech 1 2 0 2
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry NEW VERSION 2014 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I NEW VERSION 2014 2 2 0 3
WLD 112 Basic Welding Processes 1 3 0 2
   
    9 10 0 16

Spring Semester
COM 231 Public Speaking REVISED REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
DFT 121 Intro to GD & T NEW REQUISITE 2014 1 2 0 2
DFT 154 Intro Solid Modeling 2 3 0 3
MAC 111A Machining Technology IA 1 6 0 3
MAT 122 Algebra/Trigonometry II NEW VERSION 2014 2 2 0 3
MEC 145 Mfg Materials I NEW 2014 2 3 0 3
   
    11 16 0 17

Summer Term
ELC 111 Intro to Electricity 2 2 0 3
MAC 111B Machining Technology IB 1 6 0 3
PHY 131 Physics-Mechanics NEW VERSION 2014 3 2 0 4
   
    6 10 0 10

Fall Semester
DDF 211 Design Process I NEW REQUISITE 1 6 0 4
EGR 251 Statics NEW 2014 2 2 0 3
HYD 110 Hydraulics/Pneumatics I NEW VERSION 2014 2 3 0 3
MAC 124 CNC Milling 1 3 0 2
Select one:
Interpersonal Psychology (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
General Psychology REVISED REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
   
    9 14 0 15

Spring Semester
DDF 212 Design Process II 1 6 0 4
EGR 252 Strength of Materials NEW 2014 2 2 0 3
MEC 161 Manufacturing Processes I NEW 2014 3 0 0 3
MEC 161A Manufacturing Proc I Lab NEW 2014 0 3 0 1
MEC 275 Engineering Mechanisms NEW VERSION 2014 2 2 0 3
MEC 276 Capstone Design Project NEW REQUISITE 2014 0 3 0 1
Select one:
Industrial Specifications 1 0 0 1
  OR        
Work-Based Learning I NEW 2014 (0) (0) (10) (1)
  OR        
Work-Based Learning II NEW 2014 (0) (0) (10) (1)
   
    9 16 0 16

Total Credit Hours: 74

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

Humanities/Fine Arts Electives — Select one: HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 230, PHI 230, PHI 240, ART 111, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, REL 110

Program Information - DDF 212 Design Process II and MEC 276 Capstone Design Project must be taken in the same semester. 

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.