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AAS Degree - Code #0493

BS Degree - Code #0235

Aric Bryant, AAS Program Coordinator
Email address: bryantam@alfredstate.edu 

Dr. Matthew Lawrence, BS Program Co-Coordinator
Email address:lawrenmj@alfredstate.edu 

Dr. Reza Rashidi, Department Chair and BS Program Co-Coordinator
Email address:rashidr@alfredstate.edu 

As a mechanical engineering technology program graduate, you will be well prepared to be a mechanical technologist or technician for industry in engineering-related areas, including automotive component design; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); process and component design; mechanical systems design; energy systems; product development; and technical support and sales. You will be able to design, specify, test, analyze, and install mechanical systems. This broad content exposure occurs through the development of analytical skills and theory in the classroom and experience working with engines, complete energy systems, compressors, fans, pumps, controls, instrumentation, engineering graphics, and material testing.

A laptop computer is required for students entering the mechanical engineering technology programs. Laptop specifications are available at www.alfredstate.edu/required-laptops.

Advantages

  • Both the AAS and BS mechanical engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
  • The Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering technology is recognized as a “professional degree” that qualifies for experience/education credit toward Professional Engineering (PE) licensure.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) - AAS Degree

  • An ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
  • An ability to design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline;
  • An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  • An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and experiments and to analyze ands interpret the results; and
  • An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) - BS Degree

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

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Program educational objectives were established with the assistance of the Industrial Advisory Committee and are reviewed periodically. The AAS in the mechanical engineering technology program produces graduates who:

  • Have knowledge and skills to succeed in continued education.
  • Can function effectively as engineers, engineering technologists, and technicians in the mechanical or related field of engineering technology.
  • Can function professionally and with ethical responsibility as an individual and on multidisciplinary teams.
  • Can demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in oral, written, visual, and graphical modes in both interpersonal and group/team environments.
  • Can continuously improve, engage in lifelong learning, and adapt to rapidly changing technologies.
  • Can function effectively in an applications-oriented environment by using the techniques, skills, and modern engineering technology tools necessary to support applied engineering technology practice.

The BS in mechanical engineering technology program will produce graduates who:

  • Have knowledge and skills to succeed in continued technical and formal education.
  • Can function effectively as technicians in the mechanical or related field of engineering technology.
  • Can function professionally and with ethical responsibility as an individual and on multidisciplinary teams.
  • Can demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in oral, written, visual, and graphical modes in both interpersonal and group/team environments.
  • Can continuously improve, engage in lifelong learning, and adapt to rapidly changing technologies.
  • Can function effectively in an applications-oriented environment by using the techniques, skills, and modern engineering technology tools necessary to support applied technology practice.
  • Can function effectively as technologists in the mechanical or related field of engineering technology.
  • Can function effectively in open-ended activities involving applications, design, analysis, and implementation.
  • Can function effectively in leadership or supervisory roles.

Direct Entry Into Baccalaureate Degree Programs

Alfred State mechanical engineering technology AAS graduates may enter directly into the construction supervision BTech, the interdisciplinary studies BTech, the mechanical engineering technology BS, or the technology management BBA degree program.

Continuing Education Opportunities

A cooperative/transfer program involving one year of appropriate study in either mechanical engineering technology or engineering science at selected regional community colleges, together with a second year of study at Alfred State, will result in the awarding of the AAS degree to qualified graduates.

Graduates from the associate-level mechanical engineering technology program are eligible to continue their education by enrolling in a baccalaureate degree program in mechanical or related engineering technology at Alfred State or elsewhere. Our mechanical engineering technology AAS two-year degree program is the same as the first two years of the mechanical engineering technology BS four-year degree program.

Occupational Opportunities

 Automotive industry  Sales and applications
 HVAC & R industry  Manufacturing
 Development/design  Petroleum industry
 Field service  Engineering aide
 Installation supervision  Test technicians
 Aerospace industry  Process equipment
 Utility companies  MEMS and Microfabrication

 

Employment Statistics

Employment and continuing education rate of 100 percent:

Mechanical engineering technology (AAS degree): 100 percent – 17 percent are employed; 83 percent continued their education.

Mechanical engineering technology (BS degree): 100 percent – 77 percent are employed; 23 percent continued their education.

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Enrollment And Graduation Data

AAS Degree  Enrollment (based on Fall census)
2019 18
2018 41
2017 48
   Degrees Awarded
2018-2019 19
2017-2018 7
2016-2017 14
BS Degree  Enrollment (based on Fall census)
2019 192
2018 185
2017 187
   Degrees Awarded
2018-2019 32
2017-2018 47
2016-2017 58

 

CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE

The Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering technology is recognized as a “professional degree” that qualifies for experience/education credit toward Professional Engineering (PE) licensure. Graduates from Alfred State’s program are allowed six years of the required 12 years of education/experience credit and are eligible to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE), formerly called Engineer-in-Training (EIT), examination upon graduation.

Be advised that a prior felony conviction may impede a student's ability to receive licensure.

Entrance Requirements/recommendations (AAS)

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2

Recommended: Physics

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS (BS)

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2

Recommended: Physics

Courses that repeat or significantly overlap those taken in the student’s associate degree program cannot be taken for upper-level credit. If the associate degree covered the subject matter in one of the required baccalaureate courses, a different course must be substituted and approved by the faculty adviser.

Mechanical Engineering Technology - AAS Degree

TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

MECH 1203 Materials Science 3
MECH 1603 Graphics/CAD 3
COMP 1503 Freshman Composition 3
MATH 1033 College Algebra 3
GLST 2113 Global Perspectives:Spcl Topic 3
      15

Second

MECH 1663 Manufacturing Processes 3
MECH 4003 Solid Modeling 3
MECH 4523 Control System Fundamentals 3
MATH 2043 College Trigonometry 3
PHYS 1024 General Physics I 4
      16

Third

MECH 3334 Statics 4
MECH 3223 Mechanical Design Principles 3
MATH 1063 Technical Calculus I 3
PHYS 2023 General Physics II 3
XXXX xxx3 Gen. Ed. Elective (per Advisement for BS Degree) 3
SPCH 1083 Effective Speaking 3
    OR  
SPCH xxx3 Effective Speaking Equivalent (for AAS Degree) 3
      16 - 19

Fourth

MECH 4024 Dynamics 4
MATH 2074 Technical Calculus II 4
MECH xxx4 Tech. Elective 4
MECH xxx4 Tech. Elective 4
      16

If not required to take MATH 1033 and MATH 2043, take LAS elective(s) to complete degree requirements.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • 63 credits
  • 20 credits of liberal arts and sciences
  • 2.0 grade point average in major courses
  • 2.0 cumulative grade point average
  • Approval of department faculty
  • Four of 10 General Education areas

Mechanical Engineering Technology – BS Degree

TYPICAL FIVE- THROUGH EIGHT-SEMESTER PROGRAM

Fifth

MECH 7114 Applied Thermodynamics 4
MECH 5334 Mechanics of Materials 4
MECH 6334 Fluid Mechanics 4
LITR xxx3 Literature Elective 3
CHEM 5013 Applied Chemical Principles 3
      18

Sixth

MATH 6114 Differential Equations 4
COMP 5703 Technical Writing II 3
MATH 7123 Statistics for Engr Tech & Sci 3
MECH xxx3 Major Elective-Upper 3
SPCH 1083 Effective Speaking 3
    OR  
SPCH xxx3 Effective Speaking Equivalent 3
      16

Seventh

BSET 7001 Senior Seminar & Project Des 1
MECH 7603 Heat Transfer 3
MATH 7113 Economic Analy for Engr Tech 3
MECH xxx3 Major Elective 3
XXXX xxx3 Gen Ed  Elective 3
XXXX xxx4 Major Elective - Upper 4
      17

Eighth

BSET 8003 Senior Technical Project 3
MECH xxx3 Major Elective - Upper 3
XXXX xxx3 Liberal Arts/Science Elective 3
XXXX xxx3 Liberal Arts/Science Elective 3
      12

  

 

 

 

Typical Liberal Arts/Science Electives:

HIST 1113 Hist of West Civil Since 1648 3
HIST 1143 Surv of American History I 3
HIST 2153 Surv of American History II 3
PLSC 1053 International Relations 3
PSYC 1013 General Psychology 3
FNAT 1023 Introduction to Theatre 3
FNAT 1313 Art History 3
SOCI 1163 General Sociology 3

 

bs DEGREE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Completion of above courses
  • 126 credit hours
  • 45 upper-division credit hours
  • 60 credit hours of liberal arts and sciences
  • 2.0 grade point average in major courses
  • 2.0 cumulative grade point average
  • Approval of department faculty
  • Seven of 10 General Education areas