Mechanical Engineering Technology
Description of the major
The major provides students with the necessary training and education to provide high-level technical support to a variety of industrial, commercial, consulting, and governmental organizations. The emphasis is in the application of scientific and engineering principles as well as technical communication in oral and written form. graduates are expected to appreciate the ethical and societal responsibilities of a technologist, the concepts of continuous quality improvement (CQI) and the continuing impact of globalization of design, manufacturing, and marketing of technical goods and services. They are trained to choose materials and methods that are safe, environmentally and aesthetically acceptable, and economically competitive. Job responsibilities may include the development and evaluation of machines and mechanisms; development, organization and supervision of manufacturing processes and procedures; the instrumentation, control, and testing of a process; quality control; technical marketing and sales; and design of mechanical systems for heating and cooling and energy management. Program strengths include: hands-on training; extensive laboratory experience; state-of-the-art computer methods, and excellent job placement.