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Mechanical Technology - Program Description

Graduates of the Bachelor of Mechanical Technology (B. Tech) program design, operations, construction, maintenance and systems testing. Consumer products, factory automation, and the defense industry are a few of the many areas employing pour highly sought graduates.

Students in this Major:

  • Learn design skills and manufacturing tools and techniques.
  • Learn to apply mathematical and science skills in a hands-on world.
  • Utilize sophisticated laboratory equipment in testing products and processes.
  • Develop computer skills for solving technical problem solving.
  • Often participate in small team projects and sometimes are asked to function as the team leader. Communication and project management skills are very important.
  • Often participate in small team projects and sometimes are asked to function as the team leader. Communication and project management skills are very important.

Accreditation:

Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET
415 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 347-7700

Admission Requirements:

  • Candidates should have completed NYS Regents Math B with grade 80 or better, or Course III with one additional year of high school mathematics, and be ready to enroll in pre-calculus. If a student does not meet this criterion, he/she will be required to take prerequisites in mathematics.
  • Students who graduate with a two year college degree in a program related area will be evaluated with the objective of awarding maximum credit toward the completion of the (B Tech) degree.
  • Transfer students from community colleges, universities or other institutions of higher learning with some coursework completed will be evaluated on case-bycase bases.
  • Refer to the table of high school course prerequisites for admission.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (Curriculum 2250)

Semester I Credits

ENGL 101
ENGL 102
Expository Writing (GER 10) OR
Oral & Written Expression (GER 10)
3
ENGS 101 Introduction to Engineering 2
MATH 123 Pre Calculus Algebra (GER 1) 4
PHYS 121 College Physics I (GER 2) 3
PHYS 125 College Physics I Lab 1
  CAD Elective 2-3
TOTAL CREDITS 15-16

Semester II Credits

ENGS 102 Programming for Engineers 2
MATH 161 Calculus I (GER 1) 4
MECH 128 Electromechanical Technology 3
MECH 172 Technical Statics 3
PHYS 122
PHYS 132
College Physics II (GER 2) OR
University Physics II (GER 2)
3
PHYS 126 College Physics II Lab (GER 2) 1
TOTAL CREDITS 16

Semester III Credits

ELEC 261 Electricity 4
MATH 162 Calculus II 4
MECH 241 Fluid Mechanics 3
MECH 242 Fluid Power Lab 1
MECH 272 Strength of Materials for Technology 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Semester IV Credits

  Program Elective* 3
  Program Elective 3
  Program Elective 3
  Program Elective 3
  GER course (3,4,5,6,7,8,9) 3
  TOTAL CREDITS 15

Semester V Credits

MATH 364 Differential Equations 3
MECH 301 Technical Dynamics 3
MECH 342 Thermodynamics 3
SOET 377 Engineering Technology Issues 1
Program Elective (U/L) 3
GER course (3,4,5,6,7,8,9) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 16

Semester VI Credits

MATH 141 Statistics 3
MECH 343 Heat Transfer 3
SOET 348 Engineering Safety 1
  Program Elective (U/L) 3
  Program Elective (U/L) 3
  GER course (3,4,5,6,7,8,9) 3
  TOTAL CREDITS 16

Semester VII Credits

MECH 341 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics 3
SOET 361 Project Management 3
  Program Elective (U/L) 3
  Program Elective (U/L) 3
GER course (3,4,5,6,7,8,9) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Semester VIII Credits

MECH 477 Capstone Project 3
SOET 370 Engineering Economics 3
  Program Elective (U/L) 3
  Program Elective (U/L) 3
GER course (GER 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) 3
  TOTAL CREDITS 15

* Fulfills writing intensive requirement.

UL = Upper Level Courses (300/400)
GER = General Education Requirement

Note: Mechanical Technology students must meet seven of ten General Education Requirements, 45 upper level credits, and successfully complete the SUNY Canton Computer Competency requirement.

—This is a new technology program; when it graduates its first class, application will be submitted to the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) for accreditation of this program as an engineering technology program.

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Mechanical Technology
Lin Tian
Curriculum Coordinator
315-386-7157
tianl@canton.edu