Build on the knowledge gained at the associate level as you pursue your bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. Learn how to link the design aspect of product development to the production phase, and facilitate delivery to the customer. Complete a capstone project senior year, and be prepared for opportunities as a technologist in production, quality, processes, automation, and tooling.
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. Today’s product designer works as a member of a product design and development team. Cross-functional product design and development teams are responsible for bringing a product from initial conception to product launch when it becomes available to the public. They also work to continually improve products after product launch.
Students study the design of products by learning design principles, sketching, problem solving, and how both the engineering materials and manufacturing processes and machines are selected and scheduled. They gain a wide background of knowledge in such areas as electricity and electronics, metrology and the measurements of products, manufacturing processes, and tool design. Design is emphasized utilizing the latest in computer drafting technology (CAD).
Later in the program, students 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 program in Mechanical Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
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Program Mission, Objectives, and Outcomes
The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology is to provide students with the ability 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.
BMCT Program Educational Objectives:
- Graduates will assume responsibilities for 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 appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of the MCT discipline.
- An ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology.
- An ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes.
- An ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to the program objectives.
- An ability to function effectively on teams.
- An ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems.
- An ability to communicate effectively.
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
- An ability to understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
- A respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues.
- A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
Bachelor of Science Degree
- ELT 481 Engineering Internship
- ELT 486 LabVIEW Programming
- EST 254 Introduction to Programmable Controllers
- MCT 111 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Technology
- MCT 113 Design Principles
- MCT 115 Computer Aided Design I
- MCT 124 Computer Aided Design II
- MCT 125 Manufacturing Processes
- MCT 130 Engineering Materials
- MCT 134 Computer Aided Design III
- MCT 136 Electricity/Electronics
- MCT 212 Metrology
- MCT 215 Statics
- MCT 224 Mechanics of Materials
- MCT 226 Electricity/Electronics II
- MCT 233 Kinematics
- MCT 235 Automation
- MCT 237 Design Project
- MCT 239 Quality
- MCT 240 Manufacturing Planning
- MCT 314 Mechatronics
- MCT 317 CAD/CAM in Design and Manufacturing
- MCT 322 Fluid Power
- MCT 324 Design for Manufacture and Assembly
- MCT 336 Dynamics
- MCT 416 Operations Management
- MCT 418 Advanced Computer Applications
- MCT 420 Thermodynamics
- MCT 422 Manufacturing Processes II
- MCT 424 Design with Plastics
- MCT 425 Engineering Capstone Project Seminar
- MCT 431 Machine Design
- MCT 434 Heat Transfer
- MCT 451 Engineering Capstone Project
- MGM 340 Engineering Finance