Mechanical Engineering Technology, Associate of Science

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Program Overview

The Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology program is a hands-on career in testing, manufacturing, operations, maintenance and technical support. Students will be taught skills that support industries such as Product Design and Fabrication, and Manufacturing and Systems Control.

Program Objectives

Students in the Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology program learn to apply technical and analytical skills in mechanical engineering technology to solve engineering problems, maintain equipment and facilities. They apply mathematical, science and engineering principles to solve technical problems, troubleshoot and maintain mechanical systems, and perform team work in engineering projects.

Program Outcomes

Students in the Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology degree focus on problem solving and real-world application of applied engineering sciences and technology. Mechanical engineering technicians are real problem solvers with responsibilities ranging from those of a support technician to plant manager.

Graduates of the Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology program will focus on:

  • Acquiring knowledge, techniques, skills with modern tools of Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Conducting, analyzing and interpreting experiments and applying experimental results to improve mechanical processes
  • Functioning effectively on a team in the preparation of reports and presentations
  • Incorporating quality, aptness, and continuous improvement in expertise and professional behavior

Externships are opportunities for students to gain mentored, practical experience in a “real-world” job setting. Students are encouraged to complete an externship course. Career opportunities may be greatly enhanced for graduates who complete an externship. Each student will be assisted by Career Services in finding a suitable externship opportunity.

For additional information about the program link to: http://www.ecpi.edu/programs/mechanical-engineering-technology-associate-degree. To see the Student Consumer Information link to: https://www.ecpi.edu/student-consumer-services which provides additional information on the future careers, success, cost, and financing for this program. For information on the University Completion and Graduation Rates, please see About ECPI University on the ECPI website.

In 1.5 years, through our year-round schedule, you can earn an Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology.

About Mechanical Engineering Technology

Some positions may require background checks, drug screening, and/or security clearances, depending on the position and industry.

Some entry-level job titles for an Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology graduate include manufacturing technician, mechanical engineering technician, drafting and computer graphics technician, industrial technician, or plant maintenance technician.

Graduates of the Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology degree program may choose to continue their education by pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology degree.

Recommended Certifications

Certifications are not required for completion of this program but are encouraged. ECPI University provides vouchers allowing students to take certification exams at a greatly reduced cost.

Program Outline 

To receive the Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology, students must earn 76 semester credit hours. The program requires a minimum of 5 semesters, which is equivalent to 19 months or 75 weeks of instruction. The program requirements are as follows:

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

35 semester credit hours

EET113DC and AC Circuits

3

EET191Materials Science

3

EET192Graphics Communication

3

EET192LIntroduction to 3-D Modeling LAB

1

EET223Electronic Devices and Operational Amplifiers

3

MET114Introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

3

MET211Statics

3

MET213Advanced 3D Modeling

3

MET221Manufacturing Processes

3

MET223Applied Machine Tools

3

MET224CNC Machines Operation

3

MET230Hydraulics and Pneumatics Systems

3

MET230LHydraulics and Pneumatics Systems LAB

1

Arts and Sciences

22 semester credit hours*

COM115Principles of Communication

3

ENG110College Composition

3

HUM205Culture and Diversity: Exploring the Humanities

3

MTH131College Algebra

3

MTH200Pre-calculus

3

PHY120Physics

3

PHY120LPhysics LAB

1

***ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

ECO201Macroeconomics

3

ECO202Microeconomics

3

PSY105Introduction to Psychology

3

*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts and Sciences department page.

Self-Integration

10 semester credit hours

CIS101Computer Configuration I

3

COR191Career Orientation

1

ET102Engineering Math and Software Applications

3

FOR110Essentials for Success

3

Electives

9 semester credit hours

Students must meet all pre-requisite requirements for their chosen electives

 

Business Group

BUS102Fundamentals of Customer Service

3

BUS121Introduction to Business

3

Computer Information Group

CIS123Introduction to Python Scripting

3

CIS126Introduction to Programming

3

Electronics Group

EET130Digital Systems I

3

EET207Applied Engineering Programming

3

EET220Industrial Applications

3

EET231Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers

3

EET233Robotics and Smart Manufacturing (SM)

3

EET233LRobotics and Smart Manufacturing (SM) Lab

1

Externship Group

EET200Externship-EET III

3

Mechanical Group

MET222Mechanical Drives and Power Transmission

3

MET232Pumps

3

Project Group

ET210Capstone Project

3

ET210LCapstone Project Lab

1