The course presents an introduction to the field of mechanical engineering technology; the knowledge and skills that define the discipline; and possible career options. As part of the course, students learn and practice the use of spreadsheets to present and analyze information related to the field. Exercises are based around the field of mechanical engineering and expose the student to various topics (materials, energy, strength, fluids, heat, etc.) through exercises where information and numerical data are acquired, organized, analyzed, and presented. Other topics that are discussed include career options, professional development, ethics, leadership, teamwork, and time management.
2 hours of lab per week