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Mechanical Engineering Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

Career PathwaysCatalog Year 2015-2016

MHCC Faculty Adviser:
Troy Donaldson: 503-491-7681
Room AC2579
Troy.Donaldson@mhcc.edu

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This degree focuses on technicians for entry in various engineering support activities required by industry. These courses give students experience in mechanical design at a technician level. Included in the scope of many courses is the use of state-of-the-art computer-aided design (CAD) equipment such as AutoCAD for computer drawing, Solidworks for solid modeling and three-dimensional (3-D) rapid prototype creation for product development. Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) students find employment in many types of manufacturing thus creating a wide variety of job possibilities such as an engineering technician, drafter and CAD technician in light to heavy product design industries. Typical employers would be manufacturers of material handling equipment, transportation equipment, medical equipment, recreation equipment and materials testing.

Additional Program Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate technical expertise in a minimum of three subject areas chosen from: engineering materials, applied mechanics, applied fluid sciences and fundamentals of electricity
  • Demonstrate technical expertise in manufacturing processes, mechanical design and computer-aided engineering graphics with added technical depth in at least one of these areas
  • Analyze applied physics problems with an emphasis in applied mechanics
  • Determine forces and stresses in elementary mechanical systems
  • Calculate basic loads and demands in systems
  • Working in a team, apply technical expertise in creating a product from concept to working prototype
  • Describe the ethical responsibilities of the engineering profession
  • Describe sustainability in engineering and how it impacts products, business and communities
  • Conduct standardized field and laboratory testing on renewable energy technologies and energy systems
First Quarter (Fall)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits
ET122   Engineering Drawing
4
GE101   Engineering Orientation
4
MTH065   Beginning Algebra II1  
4
WR121   English Composition
4
16  
Second Quarter (Winter)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits
GE115   Engineering Graphics
3
MTH095   Intermediate Algebra with Right Triangle Trigonometry
5
WR227   Technical Report Writing
4
  Human Relations requirement ‡
3
15  
Third Quarter (Spring)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits
GE102   Engineering Computations
3
ENGR248   Engineering Graphics: Solidworks
3
  Related elective2  
6
12  
Fourth Quarter (Fall)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits
ET210   Sustainable Engineering
3
ET221   Statics
4
ET222   Fluid Mechanics
3
ET227   Engineering Project Management
4
CH104   General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I or
G201 Principles of Physical Geology or
GS106 Physical Science: Geology or
PH201 General Physics I3  
4-5
18-19  
Fifth Quarter (Winter)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits  
ET220   Renewable Energy Technology
3
ET231   Basic Strengths of Materials
4
ET240   Project Design I
3
MFG212   CAM (Computer-Assisted Machining) Concepts
4
BA285   Leadership and Human Relations
3
17  
Sixth Quarter (Spring)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits  
ET230   Sustainable Energy Modeling
3
ET250   Project Design II
4
SP111   Fundamentals of Public Speaking or
SP115 Introduction to Intercultural Communication4  
3-4
WE280AE   Cooperative Education Internship5 or
Related elective2  
3
  Health and Physical Education requirement‡
3
17  
Total Credits 94-97  

1Students who placed into MTH095 (or higher) do not need to complete MTH065, but must select an additional related elective to satisfy degree requirements of 90 credits.
2See related electives listed below.
3PH201 is strongly recommended. MTH112 is a prerequisite for PH201.
4G201 and PH201 are offered fall term only. Students making these selections will need to modify their education plan - contact the faculty adviser.
5Students may use any combination of WE280MEA, WE280MEB or WE280MEC to total three credits. Instructor and dean permission is required; check with instructor for the course number and credits appropriate to the internship assignment.

‡ See Associate of Applied Science degree, page 22 of the printed catalog.

Engineering Technology Related Electives
The following is a list of pre-approved related electives for the programs indicated. The program adviser for the degree being sought must approve other related electives on a Catalog Exception Form.

ART115 Basic Design I (AET, MET)
ART117 Basic Design III (AET)
Any 200-level ART course (AET)
BA101 Introduction to Business (AET)
BA150 Developing a Small Business (MET)
CH104 General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry I (AET, MET)
CH151 Basic Chemistry (MET)
ESR231Energy Management I (CET, CET Environmental)
ESR232 Energy Management II (CET, CET-Environmental)
ESR271 Envr. Sci II: Intro to Envir. Engineering (CET)
ET210 Sustainable Engineering (AET, CET, CET)-
ET220 Renewable Energy Technology (AET, CET, CET)
ET230 Sustainable Energy Modeling (AET, CET, CET)
ET232 Stormwater Management (AET)
ET240 Project Design I (CET, CET-Environmental)
ET250 Project Design II (CET, CET-Environmental)
F200 Introduction to Forest Surveying (AET)
FT228 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (AET)
G201 Principles of Physical Geology (AET, MET)
IMTL134/ IMTL135 Metallurgy Theory and Lab (MET)
SHS171 Envr. Sci I: Chemistry of Hazardous Materials (CET)
WE280CE Cooperative Education internship (CET)

 

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