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Mechanical Engineering 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 0235)

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
PHYS 131
College Physics I (GER 2) OR
University Physics I
3
PHYS 125
PHYS 135
College Physics I Lab OR
University Physics I Lab
1
CAD Elective 2-3
TOTAL CREDITS 15-16

Semester II Credits

CONS 172 Technical Statics 3
ENGS 102 Programming for Engineers 2
MATH 161 Calculus I (GER 1) 4
MECH 128 Electromechanics 3
PHYS 122
PHYS 132
College Physics II (GER 2) OR
University Physics II (GER 2)
3
PHYS 126
PHYS 136
College Physics II Lab (GER 2) OR
University Physics II Lab
1
TOTAL CREDITS 16

Semester III Credits

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

Semester IV Credits

  GER Elective (3,4,5,6,7,8,9)1 3
  Program Elective (100 or 200 level)2,3 3
  Program Elective (100 or 200 level)2 3
  Program Elective (100 or 200 level)2 3
  Program Elective (100 or 200 level)2 3
  TOTAL CREDITS 15

Semester V Credits

MATH 364 Differential Equations 4
MECH 301 Technical Dynamics 3
MECH 342 Thermodynamics 3
SOET 377 Engineering Ethics 1
Program Elective (300 or 400 level)4 3
GER Elective (3,4,5,6,7,8,9)1 3
TOTAL CREDITS 17

Semester VI Credits

MATH 141 Statistics 3
MECH 343 Heat Transfer 3
SOET 348 Engineering Safety 1
  Program Elective (300 or 400 level)4 3
  Program Elective (300 or 400 level)4 3
  GER Elective (3,4,5,6,7,8,9)1 3
  TOTAL CREDITS 16

Semester VII Credits

MECH 341 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics 3
SOET 361 Project Management 3
  Program Elective (300 or 400 level)4 3
  Program Elective (300 or 400 level)4 3
GER Elective (3,4,5,6,7,8,9)1 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Semester VIII Credits

MECH 477 Capstone Project 3
SOET 370 Engineering Economics 3
  Program Elective (300 or 400 level)4,5 3
  Program Elective (300 or 400 level)4,5 3
GER Elective (3,4,5,6,7,8,9)1 3
  TOTAL CREDITS 15

* Fulfills writing intensive requirement.

1Must complete 7 of 10 GERS and 30 credits

2Program electives are lower level (100 or 200) from all ACHP, AREA, CHEM, CONS, ELEC, ENGS, MECH, SOET course listing

3Writing intensive course requirement (advise MECH 220)

4Program electives are upper level from all ACHP, AREA, CONS, ELEC, MATH, PHYS, MECH, SOET course listing. Program electives are selected by advisement based on student interest and career goals

5Internship can be equivalent to 6 credit hours

6CAD Electives (MECH 112, SOET 116, SOET 250)

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.

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Mechanical Engineering Technology
Daniel Miller
Department Chair
315-386-7217
miller@canton.edu