Engineering Technology - Mechanical

Program Info

Effective Term
Fall 2017
Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Associate in Applied Science
Office Contact
School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): 313-845-9632,, Health Careers Education Ctr, Room: G-122
Faculty Contact
Hassan Mohseni Nameghi: 313-317-1746,, Science Bldg, Room: G-103A

Program Description


Provide hands-on technical skills required in workplaces through computer and laboratory-based practices, and a core of related courses such as physics, mathematical applications, and introduction to engineering. Students will study the design of products by learning design principles, drafting, problem solving, mechanics of materials, knowledge of manufacturing processes and machine elements design. In addition, course works include wide background content in areas such as electricity and electrical motors, science of materials, manufacturing processes, and tool design. Design is emphasized utilizing computer drafting and design technology. In a capstone course, students are required to work in a team to design and develop a new product or process in response to a sponsor need. Graduates are prepared for several types of design technologist positions such as product designer, CAD designer, tool designer, research and development technician, or manufacturing technician. The math sequence eases the transfer of students to a 4-year institute for completion of a Bachelor of Engineering Technology.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, student should be able to:

  1. Describe the theories and principles of engineering physics in the areas of mechanics, heat, and sound.
  2. Apply standard methods of mathematical analysis including Trigonometry, Intermediate Algebra, and College Algebra.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to work in a team environment in order to successfully follow an engineering design process and/or build a prototype.
  4. Develop knowledge of career opportunities and demonstrate the technical skills required by industry.
  5. Demonstrate professional ethics appropriate to the field of engineering.
  6. Apply basic mathematical and scientific principles for technical problem solving in areas such as engineering materials, applied mechanics, machine element design and manufacturing methods.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to create a part design by integrating both drafting and mechanical design skills.
  8. Select the appropriate component and materiel and ability to size machine elements.
  9. Demonstrate the ability to create a part design using 3-D CAD software program.
  10. Analyze mechanical components in terms of their static and strength of materials.

General Education

See General Education Requirements for details.

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Credit Hours

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses
Course name Credit Hours
Credit Hours: 7

Complete additional 100-level, or higher, credits to complete this degree.

Elective Hours
Minimum Total Credit Hours