The objective of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program is to prepare its
graduates both for immediate employment as technicians and for further study at the
Bachelor’s level in Mechanical Engineering Technology. This program keeps a close
connection with industry. Its Industrial Advisory Committee, consisting of mechanical
engineering and mechanical engineering technology professionals in Greater Boston
and New England, meets periodically to evaluate the objectives, curriculum, and
course content, to keep the program updated and practical.
With a strong foundation in manufacturing processes and CAD (SolidWorks), graduates
of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program are prepared for employment as
Machinists, Mechanical Designers, Design Drafters, Assistant Mechanical Engineers,
Engineering Research Assistants, Mechanical Engineering Associates, Manufacturer’s
Representatives, Specifications and Technical Specialists, etc. Those students who have
successfully completed Calculus II and University Physics I and II are prepared with a
solid and sound academic foundation to transfer to a four-year college or university
to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
Technology. Articulation agreements are in place with Wentworth Institute of
Technology and University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
The Mechanical Engineering Technology Program includes fundamental and
advanced courses in statics, materials, thermodynamics, CAD with SolidWorks,
machine design with 3-D solid modeling design, manufacturing processes,
and CNC machine programming.
Four semesters of mathematics are required for graduation. Students will be placed
in an appropriate math course, based on math skills assessment. It is recommended
that students, planning to transfer to an upper division university, take math through
Calculus II and University Physics I and II.
Humanities, social sciences, and English courses comprise part of the curriculum
to ensure the graduates possess broader social visions and proficient and effective
The Mechanical Engineering Technology Department maintains a CAD (SolidWorks)
classroom, a fabrication and material testing laboratory that includes CNC machines,
robotics, casting equipment and an assortment of hand tools and measuring equipment.