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Mechanical Engineering Technology - A.A.S. PDFDownload to print

College
Regional College
Campus(es)
Trumbull
Tuscarawas
Department
Regional College
Description

The Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering (integrated manufacturing) Technology provides students with knowledge and skills in the manufacturing areas related to computer-controlled equipment and integrated manufacturing. Topics include drafting, CAD/CAM, materials testing and robotics applications. There are four concentrations available: General (available at the Trumbull and Tuscarawas campuses); Mechtronics (available at the Tuscarawas Campus), which is a cross disciplinary in electrical and electronic devices, hydraulics and pneumatics and programmable logic controllers, intended to provide students with the skills currently in demand in most industries; and Systems, which is individualized and developed with the guidance of a faculty advisor (available only at the Tuscarawas Campus). In addition, the concentrations may articulate fully or in part with available certificates in computer-aided drafting, plastics manufacturing and the technology 2+2 bachelor's degree.
 

Career Opportunities

In 2008, engineers held about 1.5 million jobs.

About 37 percent of engineering jobs were found in manufacturing industries and another 28 percent were in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector, primarily in architectural, engineering, and related services. Many engineers also worked in the construction, telecommunications, and wholesale trade industries.

Federal, State, and local governments employed about 12 percent of engineers in 2006. About half of these were in the Federal Government, mainly in the U.S. Departments of Defense, Transportation, Agriculture, Interior, and Energy, and in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Most engineers in State and local government agencies worked in highway and public works departments. In 2006, about three percent of engineers were self-employed, many as consultants.

Engineers are employed in every State, in small and large cities and in rural areas. Some branches of engineering are concentrated in particular industries and geographic areas—for example, petroleum engineering jobs tend to be located in areas with sizable petroleum deposits, such as Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Alaska, and California. Others, such as civil engineering, are widely dispersed, and engineers in these fields often move from place to place to work on different projects.

(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Admission Requirements

Admission is open to anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent.
 

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 69-73 credit hours, dependent upon concentration chosen. Minimum 2.000 cumulative GPA and in major.
 

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

1. Understand the fundamentals of Fluid properties, kinematics of fluid flow, momentum, viscosity, conservation of energy in fluid flow, industrial hydraulics, and gas laws.

2. Demonstrate knowledge of the design theory of tools, machines, systems and equipment.

3. Demonstrate knowledge of system integration methods.

4. Possess a strong mathematical foundation.

5. Demonstrate knowledge of engineering processes and materials.

6. Demonstrate a good working knowledge of technical drawing and CAD.

7. Possess a strong foundation in physics.

Accreditation

At the Tuscarawas Campus only by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) www.abet.org
 

Student Organizations

See individual campuses
 

Type Legend: KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts; KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core requirements.

I. DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE  (1 credit)
Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (11 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
  MERT 12000 Engineering Drawing   3
    12001 Computer-Aided Drafting 3
    12005 Properties of Materials    3
    22009 Engineering Technology Project 2
III. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS (32-33 credits)  
Type Course Title Credits
KAD COMM 15000 Introduction to Human Communication 3
  CS
DSCI
EERT
10061
15310
22003
Introduction to Computer Programming (3) or
Computational Thinking and Programming (3) or
Technical Computing (3)
3
KMC MATH 11010 Algebra for Calculus 3
KAD   11022 Trigonometry 3
KBS PHY 13001
13021
General College Physics I (4)*
General College Physics Laboratory I (1)
5
KBS   13002
13012
13022
General College Physics II (4)* or
College Physics II (2)* and
General College Physics Laboratory II (1)
3-4
  Choose from the following: 3
  ENG 20002 Introduction to Technical Writing (3)  
  ITAP 26638 Business Communications (3)  
  Kent Core Composition 3
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Art 3
  Kent Core Social Sciences 3
IV. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (25-29 credits) 
  General (29)
  Mechtronics (27)
  Systems (25-29)
MINIMUM TOTAL 
69-73

 

* Students who successfully completed PHY 13002 will have met the requirement for PHY 13012.

 

General Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (29 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
  CADT 22003 Solid Modeling 2
  EERT 22014 Microprocessors and Robotics 3
KMC MATH 11012 Intuitive Calculus 3
  MERT 12004 Manufacturing Processes    3
    22003 Computer-Aided Tool Design 3
    22004 Mechanics and Machine Design 3
    22005 Statics    3
    22007 Strength of Materials 3
    22012 Fluid Power 3
  Choose from the following: 3
  EERT 21010 Engineering and Professional Ethics (3)  
  IERT 22006 Economic Decision Analysis (3)  
  TECH 31010 Engineering and Professional Ethics (3)  
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 
29

 

 

Mechtronics Concentration

Available at the Tuscarawas Campus only
For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (27 credits)  Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  BMRT 11000 Introduction Business 3
  EERT 12000 Electric Circuits I 4
    12001 Electric Circuits II 3
    12010 Introduction to Electronics 4
  MATH 19002 Technical Mathematics II 4
  MERT 12004 Manufacturing Processes 3
    22012 Fluid Power 3
  TECH 33031 Programmable Logic Controllers 3
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 
27

 

 

 

Systems Concentration

Available only at the Tuscarawas Campus.
For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (25-29 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
  EERT 22014 Microprocessors and Robotics 3
  IERT 12005 Applications in Computer-Aided Design 2
    22010 Computer Integrated Manufacturing 3
KMC MATH 11012 Intuitive Calculus 3
  MERT 12004 Manufacturing Processes     3
  Choose from the following: 3
  EERT 21010 Engineering and Professional Ethics (3)     
  EIRT 22006 Economic Decision Analysis (3)  
  TECH 31010 Engineering and Professional Ethics (3)  
  Engineering technology electives (consult with advisor)    8-12
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 
25-29