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Mechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor's Degree Program

Program Overview

Build on the knowledge gained at the associate level as you pursue your bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. 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.

Career Possibilities

  • Machine Designer
  • Tool Designer
  • 3D Printing Engineer

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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 at the associate level. The courses at the bachelor level allow students 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.

This program is designed for graduates of the New England Institute of Technology Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology degree program. Graduates of other colleges with related degrees in engineering technology may be eligible for transfer into the junior year of the program, or may be eligible for advanced standing through transfer, or, in some cases, related work experience.  Upon completion of this program, students may also choose to continue into the NEIT Master of Science in Engineering Management degree program.

ACCREDITATION STATUS

The Bachelor of Science Degree program in Mechanical Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
 

MCTB Graduates 2015-2020
  Academic Year   3rd 4th BS Degrees
Awarded
Current 2019-2020 FT 24 3*  
Year   PT 8 5*  
1 2018-2019 FT 42 11 27
    PT 5 4  
2 2017-2018 FT 40 7 34
    PT 12 9  
3 2016-2017 FT 33 7 26
    PT 14 7  
4 2015-2016 FT 17 5 17
    PT 25 11  

* Registration was not completed at time of data collection and numbers are initial registration numbers as of 10/5/2020.


“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
 

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Bachelor of Science Degree

Program Mission, Objectives, and Outcomes

Program Mission

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.

MCT BS Program Educational Objectives:

  1. 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.
  2. Graduates will solve problems using the modern tools of the discipline.
  3. Graduates will be effective communicators capable of working as professionals in cross-functional teams.
  4. Graduates respect professional, ethical, and social issues as well as a commitment to quality and dependability in their profession.

Student Outcomes:

Students will develop:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  2. an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  3. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  4. an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
  5. an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

Bachelor of Science Degree

  • MCT 300 Kinematics
  • 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 418 Advanced Computer Applications
  • MCT 420 Thermodynamics
  • MCT 422 Manufacturing Processes II
  • MCT 424 Design with Plastics
  • MCT 431 Machine Design
  • MCT 434 Heat Transfer
  • ENG 310 Programmable Automation Controller Essentials
  • ENG 489 Introduction to Senior Capstone
  • ENG 499 Senior Capstone
  • MGM 340 Engineering Finance
  • CHM 300 Chemistry & Lab
  • EC 301 The Global Economy
  • EN 322 Argumentative Research Writing
  • EN 421 Technical Communications
  • HU 331 Ethics and Technology
  • MA 310 Calculus I
  • MA 320 Calculus II
  • Technical Electives
  • ABT 124 Construction Methods & Materials 
  • AUT 234 Automotive Engineering
  • ENG 259 Commercial Drone / UAV Certification
  • ENG 263 Commercial Utilization of Drones / UAVs 
  • ENG 300 Imagineering: Human Centered Design
  • ENG 450 Special Topics in Engineering
  • ENG 481 Senior Engineering Internship
  • ERD 115 Computer and Networking Fundamentals for Engineering 
  • IT 374 IT Project Management  
  • MCT 416 Operations Management
  • MGM 310 Product and Service Marketing  
  • MGM 313 Human Resource Management
  • MGM 332 Customer Relations and Sales 
  • MGM 333 Organizational Behavior
  • MGM 445 Negotiation 
  • MGM 450 Career Leadership 
  • MGM 467 Entrepreneurship 
  • WEL 111 Interpreting Engineering Blueprints 
  • WEL 151 Industrial Welding I (SMAW) 

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