Mechanical Engineering graduate will help engineers design, develop, test, and manufacture industrial machinery, consumer products, and other equipment. They may assist in product tests by, for example, setting up instrumentation for auto crash tests. They may make sketches and rough layouts, record and analyze data, make calculations and estimates, and report on their findings. When planning production, mechanical engineering technicians prepare layouts and drawings of the assembly process and of manufactured parts. They estimate labor costs, equipment life, and plant space. Some test and inspect machines and equipment or work with engineers to eliminate production problems.
Graduates of MTC’s Mechanical Engineering Technology will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science degree.
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Identify, analyze, and formulate solutions to mechanical design problems through the application of engineering principles and technical skills.
- Analyze trusses and other multi-member structures.
- Properly select and recommend appropriate materials for mechanical systems and structures based on design criteria and component application.
- Identify the key principles and components in design, operation, and maintenance of fluid power systems.
- Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of CNC programming.
- Apply lean principles to design and maintenance projects, and process improvement.
- Create, update, and interpret mechanical drawings and details using appropriate CAD software.
- Calculate cost estimates for new and existing design and maintenance projects using common cost structures and approaches.
- Utilize data analysis techniques for process analysis and improvement.
- Demonstrate basic knowledge of the fundamentals of electrical circuits and control devices.
- Understand and use tools and procedures commonly found in a technical laboratory setting.
- Follow required mechanical and environmental safety procedures.
- Practice the 5S approach for visual order, organization, cleanliness and standardization.
- Work both independently and as an integral part of a technical team.
- Produce concise correspondence, reports, instructions, and proposals that will be effective in a technical work setting.
- Independently maintain and improve upon both technical skill level and knowledge of current technology.
- Communicate effectively with customers, suppliers, and co-workers.
To apply for acceptance into the Mechanical Engineering Technology at MTC, applicants must have:
- MTC Application for Admission and nonrefundable applicable fee.
- Final high school transcript (or GED results) and college transcripts (if applicable).
- Successful completion of the Basic Skills Assessment (COMPASS) and Technology Skills Test is required. Any College Foundation courses recommended by COMPASS results are also required.
- COMPASS math score of 41 or above required to take the first algebra course in the engineering program
Transfer students to MTC must qualify in accordance with current admission criteria.
If required, Foundation Courses are available to help you meet any specialized program admission requirements.
(or Co-op) is a learning experience that integrates academic skills with workplace experience. Students in Engineering Technologies can earn college credit, make valuable professional contacts, and link their classroom studies to real-world workplace challenges. See the department dean or academic advisor for details.