The Mechanical Engineering Technology Program has a heavy emphasis on automated manufacturing, computer numerical control (CNC) equipment, robotics and flexible manufacturing systems (FMS).
At the completion of the program, graduates will be engaged in designing, manufacturing, testing and developing, inspecting, operating, troubleshooting, and maintaining mechanical equipment and systems. The mechanical engineering technician can be called upon to develop and modify engineering drawings. The graduate will apply the principles of strength of materials, testing and inspecting of components in various stages of manufacturing, testing and calibrating of measuring instruments, determining material specifications, preparing lists of materials and determining cost requirements to satisfy company, government or other contract requirements. The skills acquired through this program also will enable the graduates to perform other tasks in various fields of engineering.
The program director is Professor Eric Exley. His office number is 740.264.5591 x202.
The graduate will be able to:
1. Demonstrate professional conduct and interpersonal communication skills (verbal and written) with co-workers and other technical personnel.
2. Apply basic concepts of kinetics and kinematics of bodies in motion or at rest.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of basic electrical principles used in electrical systems.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of manufacturing processes on different machines, tools and materials by operating a variety of manual and/or CNC (Lathe & Milling) machines.
5. Demonstrate proper use of drafting tools and equipment and produce finished drawings using manual techniques.
6. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of CAD system to produce engineering drawings.
7. Apply computers to solve engineering and related problems using knowledge of computer language.
8. Demonstrate the ability to apply mathematical and geometric concepts.
9. Demonstrate basic understanding of hydraulic and pneumatic concepts, components and systems used in the manufacturing environment and in manufactured products.
10. Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental laws of physics: mechanics/heat/light/sound.
11. Apply concepts of statics to analyze and compute the forces on and in structures that are at rest or moving with uniform velocity.
12. Apply principles of strength and performance of materials to select and design structural components and systems.
13. Demonstrate basic knowledge of automated manufacturing systems used in industry and build a manufacturing cell.
Students who successfully complete the mechanical major may continue their studies toward a bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering Technology and/or Industrial Technology at various universities. Further information regarding any of these opportunities is available through the department dean or transfer counselor.
Eastern Gateway Community College's Student Success Plan/Assessment is available for view in PDF format.
This information is presented as a general program overview. Students are advised to follow the more detailed college catalog for program requirements.