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Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Interested in the design, testing and manufacturing of products? This 24 course program prepares students by building a foundation of knowledge which is necessary for for working in manufacturing.

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Gain the necessary skills to specify, install, test, operate, maintain, and document basic mechanical systems with our Associate of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Various career opportunities are available to graduates of this program, including support operations in manufacturing, plant management, product testing, quality assurance, and engineering. The courses you complete may be counted toward our Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology, making it more convenient for you to progress in your education and career. Additionally, many of the courses taken toward this degree may be applied toward a related Certificate Program in Manufacturing Technology, allowing you to earn additional credentials upon graduation.

Through the curriculum of this program, you will gain:

  • A broad foundation in engineering technology
  • The technical skills needed to support engineering activities
  • The ability to design, test, and manufacture products, systems, and devices

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Curriculum Outline

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Suggested Program of Study - Total Credits: 68

First-year students should not take more than 1 or 2 courses their first semester. Subsequent course loads may be determined by the student's own personal time constraints.

Course Descriptions

A workshop course that thoroughly explores the writing process from pre-writing to revision, with an emphasis on critical thinking, sound essay structure, mechanics, and academic integrity. Students will read, conduct rhetorical analyses, and practice the skills required for participation in academic discourse. Students will write expository essays throughout the semester, producing a minimum of four formal essays. 3 credits.
A workshop course that thoroughly explores the academic research writing process with an emphasis on entering into academic conversation. Building on the skills acquired in College Writing I, students will learn to write extensively with source material. Key skills addressed include finding,assessing, and integrating primary and secondary sources, and using proper documentation to ensure academic integrity. Students will produce analytical writing throughout the semester, including a minimum of four formal, researched essays. 3 credits.
This course introduces the basic principles of electrical engineering, including the concepts of voltage, current, resistance, inductance and capacitance. Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Laws, superposition, Thevenin's theorem, and Norton's theorem will be covered. Alternating current concepts, frequency response and filters are discussed. The use of laboratory power supplies and measuring instruments such as oscilloscopes, voltmeters, ammeters and ohmmeters are demonstrated. Written reports are required. 3 credits.
Prerequisites:

MATH.1250

The Electronic Basics and Laboratory serves as a continuation and elaboration of 17.130. The course covers diodes, transistors and electronic amplifiers, power supplies, Magnetics and electromechanics. Further use of laboratory equipment, function generators, power supplies, DMM and oscilloscope will be demonstrated. 3 credits.
Prerequisites:

ETC.1300

Intended for students whose background in basic algebra is current. Topics covered include: linear equations, slope of a line, quadratic equations, functions, transformations, inequalities, curve sketching, and systems of equations. Note: Students who score 45 or lower on the ALEKS math assessment should consider enrolling in MATH.1115 first. Credit is given for only one of the following courses; MATH.1200, or MATH.1210. 3 credits. Credit is given for only one of the following courses; MATH.1200, or MATH.1210.
A continuation of Math 1200. Covers exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, and trigonometric identities. 3 credits. MA. Students may not receive credit for both 92.123 and 92.124.
Prerequisites:

MATH.1210

Serves as a first course in calculus and provides a brief review of analytic geometry and trigonometric functions. The course progresses to the study of inverse functions, limits, continuity, derivatives, rules for differentiation of algebraic and transcendental functions, chain rule, implicit differentiation, linear approximation, differentials, and maximum and minimum values. 3 credits. MA. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH.1220 or MATH.1310.
Prerequisites:

MATH.1230

Serves as a continuation of MATH.1250. The course covers L'Hopital's Rule, optimization problems, Newton's method, sigma notation, integration, area between curves, volume, arc length, surface area, integration by parts, trigonometric substitution, partial fraction decomposition, and improper integrals. 3 credits. MA
Prerequisites:

MATH.1250

This course presents material in both class and laboratory format. Topics covered include: dimensioning, print reading, auxiliary views, graphs, screw threads, gears, and the design process. Working in teams, a major design project with written and oral reports is required. 3 credits.
This course introduces the student to the use of CAD for construction of basic shapes and multi view drawings. It is a project oriented course introducing the student to graphic design using AutoCAD. AutoCAD, as it is applied in MTEC.2000, is a two dimensional CAD program used to produce computer design models. Course stresses hands-on work with AutoCAD. Course is a fundamentals approach and requires no experience with other CAD programs. 3 credits.
Prerequisites:

MTEC.1020

The course covers the theory and the practical relevance of selected principles of thermo-fluids and fluid mechanics. Fundamentals of measurement and interpretation in the areas of thermo-fluids and fluid mechanics will be studied. The student will be responsible to collect data with the supplied test apparatus, interpret the physical significance of the data, in relation to the laws and principles of thermo/fluids, and to report findings. Strong emphasis is placed upon developing technical report writing skills. 2 credits. 3 Contact Hrs
Prerequisites:

MTEC.2410, MTEC.2420, MTEC.2260 or ENGL.2260

Statics is the study of objects in equilibrium and the forces acting on that object. Students will develop mathematical models to predict and analyze forces and their distributions with the use of the free body diagram. The concepts presented in this course directly relate to other mechanical and civil engineering fields. Students must have a basic understanding of trigonometry, geometry, physics and calculus. This course is in a combined section with CET. 3 credits.
Prerequisites:

MTEC.1250, PHYS.1310

This course introduces the student to the kinematics and kinetics of particles, systems of particles, and rigid bodies. This course covers the basic methods of analysis including Newton's 2nd Law (force, mass, acceleration), Work and Energy, and Impulse and Momentum. This course is in a combined section with CET. 3 credits.
Prerequisites:

MATH.1260, MTEC.2210, PHYS.1320

This course discusses the principles of strength of materials and the relationships between externally applied forces and internally induced stresses in various types of structural and machine members and components. Included are axial, torsional, and flexural loadings, stress-strain relationships, deformation of materials, elastic deformation, principal stresses, temperature effects, MohrÆs circle, shear and bending moment diagrams, the design of beams, and the deflection of beams. 3 credits.
Prerequisites:

MTEC.2210

This course introduces students to presenting ideas, data, and proposals in clear concise formats to maximize understanding and impact. Both written and presentation skills are stressed and familiarity with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint is preferred but not a prerequisite. The end-product is a complete understanding of the elements which blend together to create effective communication in a technical environment. 3 credits. can be substituted for 42.226
Prerequisites:

ENGL.1010

This course presents a thorough treatment of the concepts and laws of thermodynamics. The first law (energy) and the second law (entropy), properties of liquids and gases, and common power cycles (Rankine and Otto) are covered. Included is an overview of the global energy problem and power generation technologies, both established and novel 3 credits.
Prerequisites:

MATH.1260, PHYS.1320

This course addresses the Properties of Fluids and basic concepts of Continuity, Momentum, Hydrostatics, and Fluid Flow Kinematics. Analysis of flow of real fluids in pipes, ducts and open channels is conducted. The study of compressible flows, fluid couplings as well as flow measurement techniques will also be discussed 3 credits.
Prerequisites:

MTEC.2220

Properties of materials, selection of materials and processing of materials for appropriate applications are the focus of this course. Case studies are utilized to demonstrate failures which need not have occurred. Materials which are considered include metals and alloys, ceramics, polymers, and composites. 3 credits.
Methods of material testing and analysis are covered in this course with an emphasis on proper measurement procedures, data reduction, and presentation. Lectures cover the background required to perform post laboratory calculations, and overview measurement techniques, laboratory result reporting, and formal presentations that are given by students to the class. 2 credits.
Prerequisites:

MTEC.2220, MTEC.2230, MTEC.2260

The course will focus upon a variety of manufacturing processes used for metals, ceramics and plastics, material interactions that occur during manufacturing, mechanical test methodology and material response to stress at different temperatures, methods to select appropriate processes to achieve product specification and methods to investigate process history based on material properties. 3 credits.
Presents material in both the class and laboratory format. Topics include: vectors; one- and two- dimensional motion; Newton's laws of motion; translational and rotational equilibrium; work and energy; linear momentum; and circular motion and gravitation. Two additional Friday night classes are required. 3 credits.
Covers material in both the class and laboratory format. Rotational dynamics; mechanical vibrations and waves; sound; solids and fluids; thermal physics; heat and law of thermodynamics will be discussed. One session per week. Two additional Friday night classes are required. 3 credits. SL
Prerequisites:

PHYS.1310

An introduction course that focuses on application of the scientific method to major areas of psychology: biological, cognitive, developmental, social and personality, and mental and physical health. The course addresses the importance of social and cultural diversity, ethics, variations in human functioning, and applications to life and social action both within these areas and integrated across them. The research basis for knowledge in the field is emphasized. 3 credits. BS

Program Requirements

All associate's degree candidates are required to earn a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average (GPA), to present a minimum of 68 semester hours, to fulfill the residency requirements, to conform to the general regulations and requirements of the University, to satisfy the regulations and academic standards of the colleges which exercise jurisdiction over the degrees for which they are matriculating, to satisfy the curriculum requirements established by the departments or programs in their major, and to complete the University's Core Curriculum requirements, which are listed within the program's curriculum outline. For additional information regarding the University's general policies and procedures, transfer credit information and residency requirements; please refer to our Academic Policies & Procedures.

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition for all undergraduate courses offered through the Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. Tuition for all online graduate courses is also the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. Tuition is priced per credit. To calculate the tuition for a course, simply multiply the per-credit tuition by the total number of credits per course. Exception: If the total number of course contact hours is greater than the total number of credits, the per-credit tuition is instead multiplied by the total number of contact hours.

Spring 2023 Tuition

Cost Per Credit Cost Per 3-Credit Course*

Undergraduate

Online $380 $1,140
Online Business $385 $1,155
On Campus Lowell $340 $1,020
On Campus Haverhill $300 $900
*If the number of contact hours exceeds the number of credits, tuition is calculated by multiplying by the total number of contact hours.
**Applies to ACCT, BUSI, ENTR, FINA, MGMT, MKTG, MIST and POMS courses.
***Applies to CHEN, CIVE, EECE, ENGN, MECH, PLAS and MSIT courses.
****Applies to graduate online education courses in the Ed.D. and Ph.D.

Additional Costs

Term Registration Fee $30
Late Fee $50
Undergraduate Degree Application $60

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Admission Requirements

To be considered for acceptance into an associate's degree program offered through the Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies, students must hold a high school diploma or have passed either the GED® or HiSET®. Graduate, Online & Professional Studies operates on a rolling admissions basis and each application is reviewed when the student's file is complete. Students must be admitted to a degree or certificate program in order to be eligible for most financial aid.

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