2021-2022 College Catalog 
    May 27, 2024  
2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Engineering Technology (A.A.S.)

Degree: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Accreditation: Accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), 701 Exposition Place Suite 206, Raleigh, NC 27615, (919) 635-8335, www.atmae.org.

Program description. The traditional Mechanical Engineering Technology program 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 outcomes. Upon completion of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:

  I. Demonstrate safe and proficient use of equipment related to Mechanical Engineering Technology.
 II. Identify and present effective solutions to technical problems within the Mechanical Engineering Technology field.
III. Demonstrate competency with computer applications common to modern industry.
IV. Communicate effectively using technical writing and oral presentations.
 V. Demonstrate the ability to work in a team-based environment.

Contact(s): Engineering and Media Technologies Department, (865) 694-6483, or program coordinator, (865) 694-6513

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: 60-61

See the General Education  section of this Catalog for electives.
Elective to be chosen from ENST 1312  or ENST 2340 .  Students planning to transfer to a university must check requirements and take the appropriate course.