Mechanical Engineering Technology

The Mechanical Engineering Technology curriculum equips the graduate for: performing a key role in the mechanical design process; installing, troubleshooting and repairing mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment; programming CNC machine tools, computers, programmable controllers and robots; performing general maintenance functions.

Most industrial products are mechanical in nature, and almost nothing can be made without the use of machines and structures. There will always be a need for the Mechanical Engineering Technology specialist.

Concentrations

Required Courses

Mechanical Engineering Concentration

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES  
Courses Credit Hours
ENG 101 English Composition I
or ENG 165 Professional Communications
3.0
MAT 110 College Algebra 3.0
MAT 111 College Trigonometry 3.0
PSY 103 Human Relations
or PSY 201 General Psychology
3.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
     
Subtotal   15.0
   
REQUIRED CORE SUBJECT AREAS  
CIM 131 Computer Integrated Manufacturing 3.0
EGR 170 Engineering Materials 3.0
EGR 175 Manufacturing Processes 3.0
EGR 194 Statics and Strengths of Materials 4.0
EGT 152 Fundamentals of CAD 3.0
     
Subtotal   16.0
     
OTHER COURSES REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION  
EET 113 Electrical Circuits 4.0
EGR 130 Engineering Technology Applications & Programming 3.0
EGT 110 Engineering Graphics I 4.0
MAT 130 Elementary Calculus
or MAT 140 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I
3.0
4.0
MET 213 Dynamics 3.0
MET 222 Thermodynamics 4.0
MET 224 Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3.0
MET 231 Machine Design 4.0
MET 240 Mechanical Senior Project 1.0
PHY 201 Physics I 4.0
PHY 202 Physics II 4.0
     
Subtotal   37.0
Total Credit Hours 68.0/69.0
     
   
Electro-Mechanical Engineering Concentration
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES  
Courses Credit Hours
ENG 101 English Composition I
or ENG 165 Professional Communications
3.0
MAT 110 College Algebra 3.0
MAT 111 College Trigonometry 3.0
PSY 103 Human Relations
or PSY 201 General Psychology
3.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
     
Subtotal   15.0
   
REQUIRED CORE SUBJECT AREAS  
CIM 131 Computer Integrated Manufacturing 3.0
EGR 170 Engineering Materials 3.0
EGR 175 Manufacturing Processes 3.0
EGR 194 Statics and Strengths of Materials 4.0
EGT 152 Fundamentals of CAD 3.0
     
Subtotal   16.0
     
OTHER COURSES REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION  
EET 113 Electrical Circuits 4.0
EET 131 Active Devices 4.0
EET 231 Industrial Electronics 4.0
EGR 130 Engineering Technology Applications & Programming 3.0
EGT 110 Engineering Graphics I 4.0
MAT 130 Elementary Calculus
or MAT 140 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I
3.0
4.0
MET 224 Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3.0
MET 231 Machine Design 4.0
MET 240 Mechanical Senior Project 1.0
PHY 201 Physics I 4.0
PHY 202 Physics II 4.0
     
Subtotal   38.0
Total Credit Hours 69.0/70.0

Updated 4/3/2017

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Purpose Statement

In the struggle to compete in the world market, American industry is rapidly replacing low-skill human labor with high technology machines. People who understand these machines and can keep them running will prosper in this new industrial revolution. This program prepares students to fill today’s available positions.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

  • An ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to Mechanical Engineering Technology activities;
     
  • An ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to Mechanical Engineering Technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge;
     
  • An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments;
     
  • An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team;
     
  • An ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined Mechanical Engineering Technology problems;
     
  • 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;
     
  • An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
     
  • An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity; and
     
  • A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Advisement Information

Program Notes

  • Although this is a day program only, students may take some courses in the evenings and/or online as available.  

  • Starting program courses in the fall semester is preferred.  However, developmental, transitional and general education courses can be taken any semester.

  • If a student is not ready to take college-level courses, he or she should enroll in the appropriate developmental or transitional coursework.  Students who need MAT, ENG or RDG 032 courses as prerequisites should not enroll in EET, EGR, or EGT courses.

  • Students need to register for EGR 130 and EGT 110 during their first semester classes if they have the test scores to enter these courses.

  • Recent high school graduates should be asked if they have participated in Project Lead the Way. If so, high school transcripts should be forwarded to Sandy Warner for possible exemption credit.  When students enter this program, with Project Lead the Way course credit in high school, they may receive the following credit:  

PLTW High School Course PTC Course
Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) EGT 152
Principles of Engineering (POE) EGR 130
Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) CIM 131

Notes about individual classes

  • The English required for this program is ENG 101.Students will follow this progression, with their starting point being determined by their placement test scores:ENG 032/012 and/or RDG 032/012 (or RWR 032/012) > ENG 100 and/or RDG 100 (or RWR 100) > ENG 101.

  • The first math course required for this program is MAT 110.  Students will follow this progression, with their starting point being determined by their placement test scores:  MAT 032/012 > MAT 152 or MAT 101 > MAT 102 > MAT 110.

  • To enroll in EGR 130, students must have completed MAT 152 or MAT 101 or have placement scores indicating readiness for MAT 102. Completion of MAT 102 is preferred, but student may take MAT 102 along with EGR 130.
     
  • Please note that CIM 131 is only offered during spring semesters. 

Other notes

  • All Engineering classes are only offered on Greenwood Campus for now. 
     
  • Students will need to purchase a calculator (approximately $75). 

Semester-by-semester graduation plan

Contacts

  • Contact Evan Amaya for more information about Mechanical Engineering Technology.

  • Please email advising@ptc.edu if this advising guide needs corrections or updates.

 

Advisement information updated/reviewed 9/18/2017.