Mechanical Engineering Technology
Bachelor of Science Degree
Manufacturing in the United States had its start in New England, where it has been the cornerstone of the economy. Today, New England has many new small manufacturing companies creating a job market for today's engineers and designers.
The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering technology which focuses on product and process design addresses today's job market emphasizing product design, tool and machine design, and manufacturing methods, as well as supporting engineering professions such as development engineers, application engineers, CAD engineering specialties, and basic engineering problem solvers. The courses in the program complement and augment the courses completed in the associate level. The courses at the bachelor level allow the student to link the design aspect of product development to the production phase, and facilitate delivery to the customer. Students learn the theory and application of hydraulics, pneumatics, dynamics, instrumentation, thermodynamics and heat transfer, and machine design. Additionally, students gain knowledge in mechatronics, materials and inventory control, and plastics design.
Near the end of the program, students are required to complete a capstone course, which provides an excellent opportunity to tie the coursework together into a comprehensive senior project.
Graduates are well prepared for employment opportunities in research and development, as well as the design and problem solving professions in manufacturing and design departments. The opportunities for design professionals are diverse and they are needed for virtually every conceivable type of manufactured product, including those less obvious process intensive product types such as clothing and foodstuffs. Product design offers exceptional opportunities for those especially creative individuals in such fields as machine design, specialized or customized product design, packing or container design, and toy design. Graduates are also prepared for employment opportunities as technologists in the area of production, quality, processes, automation, and tooling.
The Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org. ABET is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as the organization responsible for the accreditation of educational programs leading to degrees in engineering, engineering technology, computing, and applied science. The wide acceptance of the ABET list of accredited programs by organizations such as the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), by the relevant boards of licensure and certification, by the professional engineering and technical societies, by employers, and by the institutions themselves, is gratifying evidence of the cooperation and respect of the institutions and organizations concerned.
“We look for candidates who have a combination of both practical, hands-on experience, as well as solid education. We have found that New England Tech graduates fit that need quite nicely. We’ve hired New England Tech grads in the past and have been thrilled because they come to us prepared for the task at hand and, within a short period of time, the New England Tech grads have been able to expand their careers.
The first place I come when I have an opening is New England Tech.”
Mari-Ann Oliveira, Human Resources
Composite Modules, Attleboro, MA
Program Mission, Objectives, and Outcomes
The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology is to provide students to link the design aspect of product development to the production phase, and facilitate delivery to the customer. The program, which focuses on product and process design, addresses today's job market emphasizing product design, tool and machine design, and manufacturing methods, as well as supporting engineering professions such as development engineers, application engineers, CAD engineering specialties, and basic engineering problem solvers. Students learn the theory and application of hydraulics, pneumatics, dynamics, instrumentation, thermodynamics, heat transfer, and machine design. Additionally, students gain knowledge in mechatronics, materials and inventory control, and plastics design.
Program Educational Objectives
- Graduates will assume responsibilities or training through involvement in professional organizations, formal educational opportunities, employer-based training programs, or other training that enhances their ability to be productive in their place of employment.
- Graduates will solve problems using the modern tools of the discipline.
- Graduates will be effective communicators capable of working as professionals in cross-functional teams.
- Graduates respect professional, ethical, and social issues as well as a commitment to quality and dependability in their profession.
- An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities.
- An ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies.
- An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes.
- An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives.
- An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.
- An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems.
- An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
- An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
- An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity.
- A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
- A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
MCT 313 Engineering Economics
MCT 314 Mechatronics
MCT 317 CAD/CAM in Design and Manufacturing
PHY 322 Fluid Power
MCT 422 Manufacturing Processes II
MCT 334 Instrumentation
MCT 416 Operations Management
MCT 324 Design for Manufacture and Assembly
MCT 420 Thermodynamics
MCT 424 Design with Plastics
MCT 336 Dynamics
MCT 418 Advanced Computer Applications
MCT 425 Engineering Capstone Project Seminar
MCT 431 Machine Design
MCT 434 Heat Transfer
MCT 451 Engineering Capstone Project
EST 254 Introduction to Programmable Controllers
PHY 322 Fluid Power