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A.A.S., Mechanical Engineering Technology

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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.

Program Location: Greenwood

Scheduling Options: Day or Evening

Contact Information: Sung Kim

Also of Interest:

Students who complete their Associate degree in MET can transfer their courses directly into South Carolina State's Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology. The degree program is completed at the PTC Greenwood campus.

For the Mechanical Engineering Technology Transfer, contact Sung Kim.

 

Required Courses

Additional Program Information

 

Day Program, Mechanical Engineering Concentration

FIRST SEMESTER Credit Hours
EGR 130 Engineering Technology Applications & Programming 3.0
EGT 110 Engineering Graphics I 4.0
EGT 152 Fundamentals of CAD 3.0
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
MAT 110 College Algebra 3.0
   
SECOND SEMESTER Credit Hours
EET 113 Electrical Circuits 4.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
ENG 102 English Composition II 3.0
  or ENG 165 Professional Communications 3.0
MAT 111 College Trigonometry 3.0
PHY 201 Physics I
or for transfer PHY 221 University Physics I
(if prerequisite MAT 140 has been completed)
4.0
   
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
EGR 175 Manufacturing Processes 3.0
MET 224 Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3.0
PHY 202 Physics II
or for transfer PHY 222 University Physics II
4.0
   
THIRD SEMESTER Credit Hours
CIM 131 Computer Integrated Manufacturing 3.0
EGR 194 Statics and Strengths of Materials 4.0
MAT 130 Elementary Calculus 3.0
  or MAT 140 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I 4.0
EGR 170 Engineering Materials 3.0
   
FOURTH SEMESTER Credit Hours
MET 213 Dynamics 3.0
MET 222 Thermodynamics 4.0
MET 231 Machine Design 4.0
MET 240 Mechanical Senior Project 1.0
PSY 103 Human Relations 3.0
  or PSY 201 General Psychology  
Total Credit Hours: 71.0/72.0
     
Day Program, Electro-Mechanical Engineering Concentration
FIRST SEMESTER Credit Hours
EGR 130 Engineering Technology Applications & Programming 3.0
EGT 110 Engineering Graphics I 4.0
EGT 152 Fundamentals of CAD 3.0
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
MAT 110 College Algebra 3.0
   
SECOND SEMESTER Credit Hours
EET 113 Electrical Circuits I 4.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
ENG 102 English Composition II 3.0
  or ENG 165 Professional Communications 3.0
MAT 111 College Trigonometry 3.0
PHY 201 Physics I
or for transfer PHY 221 University Physics I
(if prerequisite MAT 140 has been completed)
4.0
   
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
EET 131 Active Devices 4.0
EGR 175 Manufacturing Process 3.0
MET 224 Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3.0
PHY 202 Physics II
or for transfer PHY 222 University Physics II
4.0
   
THIRD SEMESTER Credit Hours
CIM 131 Computer Integrated Manufacturing 3.0
EET 231 Industrial Electronics 4.0
EGR 194 Statics and Strengths of Materials 4.0
MAT 130 Elementary Calculus 3.0
  or MAT 140 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I 4.0
EGR 170 Engineering Materials 3.0
   
FOURTH SEMESTER Credit Hours
MET 231 Machine Design 4.0
MET 240 Mechanical Senior Project 1.0
PSY 103 Human Relations 3.0
  or PSY 201 General Psychology  
Total Credit Hours: 72.0/73.0
   
Evening Program, MET
FIRST SEMESTER Credit Hours
EGT 110 Engineering Graphics I 4.0
EGT 152 Fundamentals of CAD 3.0
MAT 110 College Algebra 3.0
   
SECOND SEMESTER Credit Hours
EET 113 Electrical Circuits I 4.0
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
MAT 111 College Trigonometry 3.0
   
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
PSY 103 Human Relations 3.0
  or PSY 201 General Psychology  
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
   
THIRD SEMESTER Credit Hours
EGR 175 Manufacturing Processes 3.0
ENG 102 English Composition II 3.0
  or ENG 165 Professional Communications  
PHY 201 Physics I
or for transfer PHY 221 University Physics I
(if prerequisite MAT 140 has been completed)
4.0
   
FOURTH SEMESTER Credit Hours
EGR 130 Engineering Technology Applications & Programming 3.0
EGR 170 Engineering Materials 3.0
PHY 202 Physics II
or for transfer PHY 222 University Physics II
4.0
     
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
EGR 194 Statics and Strengths of Materials 4.0
MET 224 Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3.0
     
FIFTH SEMESTER Credit Hours
CIM 131 Computer Integrated Machinery 3.0
MAT 130 Elementary Calculus 3.0
  or MAT 140 Analytical Geometry & Calculus I 4.0
MET 213 Dynamics 3.0
     
SIXTH SEMESTER Credit Hours
MET 222 Thermodynamics 4.0
MET 231 Machine Design 4.0
MET 240 Mechanical Senior Project 1.0
Total Credit Hours: 71.0/72.0
 

Updated 4/18/2012

 

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:

  • Apply basic knowledge in engineering materials, applied mechanics, thermal science, fundamentals of electricity, manufacturing processes, mechanical design, computer-aided engineering graphics, and electro-mechanical devices and controls.

  • Conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments and apply experimental results.

  • Apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology.

  • Apply creative in the design of systems, components and processes.

  • Communicate effectively.

  • Work effectively on teams.

  • Understand professional, ethical and societal responsibilities.

  • Raise a respect for diversity and knowledge of contemporary professional and global issues.

  • Recognize the need for, and engage in lifelong learning and be prepared to continue through traditional or non-traditional study.

  • Have a commitment to quality, timeless, and continuous improvement. 

 

Advisement Information

  • 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.

  • EGR 101 is designed for students who are enrolled in MAT 152 or MAT 101 and not yet able to begin engineering couresework requiring higher math. It is a one credit hour (one contact hour) course for all engineering majors.

  • Students who need MAT, ENG or RDG 032 courses as prerequisites should not enroll in EET, EGR, or EGT courses.

  • 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.

  • PSY 103 or PSY 201 will meet the behavior science requirement. If planning to transfer, students should take PSY 201.

  • Students will need to purchase a calculator (approx. $75).

  • 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

Advisement information updated 6/27/2014