Degree Requirements

Common Core Requirements

Common Core Categories Courses Credits
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-101: English Composition I 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-102: English Composition II 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1B. MA-114: College Algebra & Trigonometry for Technical Students1 4
REQUIRED CORE: 1C. PH-201: General Physics I2
4
REQUIRED CORE: 2E. PH-202: General Physics II2 4
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A.2B.2D. or 2E. History or Social Science (Select two courses) 6
Subtotal 24

Major Requirements

Courses Credits
TECH-100: Introduction to Engineering & Technology 1
MT-111: Technical Layouts 2
MT-122: Manufacturing Process 3
MT-124: Metallurgy and Materials3 3
MA-128: Calculus for Technical and Business Students1
4
MT-140: Engineering Analysis 1
MT-161: Fundamentals of Computer Numerical Control 3
MT-293: Parametric Computer Aided Design 3
MT-341: Applied Mechanics 3
MT-345: Strength of Materials3
3
MT-369: Computer Applications in Engineering Technology 3
MT-491: Computer Controlled Manufacturing 2
MT-492: Introduction to Virtual Automation 2
MT-523: Thermodynamics 3
Subtotal 36

Electives

Courses Credits
MT elective (choose from):
MT-125, MT-162, MT-163, MT-164MT-346, MT-488, MT-513, MT-514, MT-525, MT-900
4
Subtotal 4

Total Credits Required

64

1 Students may substitute MA-440 and MA-441 for MA-114 and MA-128.

2 PH-301 and PH-302  or PH-401 and PH-402 may be substituted for PH-201 and PH-202.

3 Sections of this course denoted as “WI” may be taken to satisfy the writing-intensive requirement.

All students must successfully complete two (2) writing-intensive classes (designated “WI”) to fulfill degree requirements.

Degree Pathway

The number of credits you take each year will determine when you graduate. To graduate on time, you are strongly encouraged to enroll in at least 30 credits toward your degree during the calendar year, including fall and spring semesters and winter and summer sessions.

A.A.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology - Catalog Year 2017-18

Fall Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

MA 114 College Algebra & Trigonometry for Technical Students*
(Required Core 1.B. Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning)

4

Pre-req.: MA 10 or passing score on the CUNY math placement exam, or exemption

Pre-req. for MA 440: MA 114 or MA 119 & 121 with C or better

MT 111 Technical Graphics

2

none

MT 293 Parametric Computer Aided Design

3

Co-req.: MT 111

MT 492 Introduction to Virtual Automation

2

Co-req.: MT 293

TECH 100 Introduction to Engineering and Technology

1

none

ENGL 101 English Composition I
(Required Core 1.A. – English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: BE 112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

Total credits for the term

15

 

Spring Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

MA 128 Calculus for Technical and Business students*

4

Pre-req.: MA 114 with grade of C or better

Pre-req. for MA 441: MA 440 with C or better

MT 140 Engineering Analysis

1

Co-req.: PH 201

MT 122 Manufacturing Process

3

Pre-req.: MT 111

MT Elective: Choose from MT 125, MT 346 or MT 514

1

Check individual courses for pre and co-requisites

PH 201 General Physics I ** (Required Core 1.C. Life & Physical Sciences)

4

Pre-req.: MA 114 or 119 and 121

ENGL 102 English Composition II (Required Core 1.A. – English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: ENGL 101 or placement

Total credits for the term

16

 

Fall Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

MT 341 Applied Mechanics

3

Pre-req.: PH 201 with a grade of C or better

MT 124 Metallurgy and Materials

3

Pre-req.: MT 122 or permission of the Department

Co-req.: MT 125

MT 161 Fundamentals of Computer Numerical Control

3

Pre-req.: MT 122 or permission of the Department

PH 202 General Physics II** (Flexible Core 2.E Scientific World)

4

Pre-req.: PH 201 with grade of C or better

Flexible Core –Social Sciences or History: select one course from: 2. A, World Cultures and Global Issues OR 2.B. US in its Diversity OR 2.D. Individual & Society OR 2.E. Scientific World

3

Check individual course pre- and co-requisites


Total credits for the term

16

 

Spring Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

MT 523 Thermodynamics

3

Pre-req.: MA 128 and PH 201, both with a grade of C or higher

MT 345 Strength of Materials

3

Pre-req.: MT 341

Co-req.: MT 346

MT 369 Computer Applications in Engineering Technology

3

Pre-req.: MT 161

MT 491 Computer Controlled Manufacturing

2

Pre-req.: MT 161

MT Elective: Choose from: MT 125, MT 162, MT163, MT164, MT 346, MT 488, MT 513, MT 514, MT 525, or MT 900.

3

Check individual courses for pre and co-requisites

Flexible Core -Select one Social Sciences or History course from 2. A, B, D, or E

3

Check course pre-requisites and co-requisites

Total credits for the term

17

 

Total credits required for the A.A.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology

64

 

Notes:

  1. All students must complete two (2) WI designated classes to fulfill degree requirements.
  2. Students in degree programs must complete any required remedial speech courses before graduation.
  3. *Students may substitute MA 440 and MA 441 for MA 114 and MA 128.
  4. **PH 301 and PH 302 or PH 411, 412 and 413 may be substituted for PH 201 and PH 202.
  5. Indicate if any courses are only offered in the fall or spring terms

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Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs

A.A.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology

General Education Outcomes

A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods, and perspectives that students gain through the study of many academic disciplines. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation: they equip students to make informed judgments and remain engaged beyond the classroom. To that end, QCC promotes educational activities that allow students to demonstrate that they can:

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms
  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  4. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

To support these institutional general education outcomes, the academic departments-;through their programs-may also assess the ability of students to:

  • Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
  • Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study
  • Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Approved by the Academic Senate on February 13, 2018.

Student Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  2. An ability to design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline;
  3. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  4. An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results;
  5. An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team;

Program Educational Objectives:

  • Career Preparation and Advancement - Graduates will demonstrate mastery of the knowledge and skills needed for entry into or advancement in the field of Mechanical Engineering Technology.

  • Engineering Competence - Graduates will be competent technicians with problem solving and design skills, and have the ability to apply mathematics, science and modern engineering software to solve mechanical engineering technology problems.

  • Professional Skills - Graduates will have strong communication skills, and the ability to work successfully in teams.

  • College Transfer - Graduates will meet the requirements for transfer into the junior year of a baccalaureate program in engineering technology.

  • Well-rounded Education - Graduates will demonstrate respect for diversity and knowledge of contemporary professional, societal, ethical, and global issues, and they will engage in life-long learning.

Engineering Technicians play an important role in a variety of fields, such as the space program, missile development, and the design and operation of power plants, air and water pollution control, aircraft, automotive and high speed railway equipment development, air conditioning, instrumentation, and in the burgeoning fields of automation, computer numerical control, robotics and integrated manufacturing systems. Many experienced mechanical engineering technicians assume positions in operations and management of industrial enterprises. Mechanical Engineering Technology offers rewarding career opportunities with well known companies. The Department maintains a job placement service for students. The equipment available to students is identical to that in industry. The college laboratories include manufacturing processes, thermo fluids, strength of materials and four computer graphics labs.

The A.A.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology is equivalent to the first two years of study for the Bachelor of Engineering Technology program of New York City College of Technology. Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program are eligible to apply for advanced standing to New York City College of Technology, with no loss of credit. Other colleges offer graduates of this program transfer credit into Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree programs. Students may inquire in the Engineering Technology (T-20) office for further information. 

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