Semester Catalog - Mechanical Engineering Technology
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 communication skills.
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.