Degree: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Program description. Engineering Technology offers a core curriculum with multiple concentrations: Civil Engineering , Electrical Construction Management , Electrical Engineering , Industrial Maintenance , Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering .
Mechanical Engineering concentration. The “traditional” Mechanical Engineering concentration offers students a broad spectrum of knowledge and skills related to mechanical component and system design. Areas of emphasis include materials, material testing, machine shop practices, manufacturing processes, fluid mechanics with power applications, applied mechanics, electrical fundamentals and computer-aided drafting and design. In addition, courses place emphasis on safety, teamwork, communications skills and efficient work practices.
Typical job opportunities: Mechanical engineering technician, engineering assistant, mechanical designer, plant engineering technician, project management assistant, engineering materials lab technician and technical sales
Program goals. Upon completion of an Engineering Technology program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:
- Apply basic engineering theories and concepts creatively to analyze and solve technical problems.
- Utilize with a high degree of knowledge and skill equipment, instruments, software, and technical reference materials currently used in industry.
- Communicate effectively using developed writing, speaking, and graphics skills.
- Assimilate and practice the concepts and principles of working in a team environment.
- Obtain employment within the discipline or matriculate to a four-year program in engineering or industrial technology
Contact: Engineering and Media Technologies, (865) 694-6483
Courses and Course Sequence
This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student’s responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor.
Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60
Elective to be chosen from CET 2012 , 2021; EET 1012 , EET 2940 ; ENS 1510 , ENS 1520 , ENS 2021 , ENS 2310 ; MET 1060 , MET 2610 , MET 2700 , MET 2720 .
Electives may be chosen from ARTH 2010 , ARTH 2020 ; MUS 1030 ; PHIL 1030 , PHIL 1500 , PHIL 2010 , PHIL 2400 ; PHO 1200 ; THEA 1030 .
Electives may be chosen from ANT 1300 ; ECON 2010 , ECON 2020 ; GEOG 1000 ; HIST 2040 ; PHED 1100 ; POLS 1020 , POLS 1030 ; PSYC 1030 , PSYC 2100 , PSYC 2130 ; SOCI 1010 , SOCI 1020 ; WMN 2200 .