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Mechanical Engineering Technology

Graduates of this program are involved in the design, testing, manufacture, installation, maintenance, distribution, and documentation of mechanical systems and devices. They are also well prepared for admission to Vermont Tech’s Bachelor of Science in Electromechanical Engineering Technology; Business Technology & Management; or Sustainable Design & Technology program.

The educational objectives of the Associate of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering Technology program are for graduates to:
  • Develop a successful career in the manufacturing, design, specification, installation, testing, operation, maintenance, sales, or documentation of mechanical systems
  • Employ strong communication and teamwork skills and participate productively on professional teams of engineers, technicians, managers, and skilled production workers
  • Utilize technical knowledge and skills to effectively design, fabricate, manufacture, and maintain industrial and consumer systems and products
  • Continuously develop as a professional to adapt and stay current in their field
Students with an Associate of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering Technology will be able to:
  • Exhibit mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mechanical engineering technology
  • Apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology
  • Conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes
  • Apply creativity in the design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to program objectives
  • Function effectively on teams
  • Identify, analyze, and solve technical problems
  • Communicate effectively
  • Recognize the need for and possess an ability to engage in lifelong learning
  • Understand professional, ethical, and social responsibilities
  • Respect diversity and have a thorough knowledge of contemporary professional, societal, and global issues
  • Exhibit a clear commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement
The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

The normal number of credits required for a degree is 69.

First Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
ENG 10XX  English 3 ENG 2080  Technical Communication 3
MAT 1420  Technical Mathematics 5 MAT 1520  Calculus for Engineering 4
MEC 1000  Freshman Seminar 1 MEC 1012  Design Communication II 3
MEC 1011  Design Communication I 2 MEC 1040  Intro to Materials Science & Engineering 3
MEC 1020  Manufacturing Processes 2 PHY 1042  Physics II  4
MEC 1050  Computer Applications for Mechanical 1   17
PHY 1041  Physics I 4    

Second Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
ELT 2071  Basic Electricity 3 ELT 2072  Electronics 4
MEC 2010  Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Systems 4 MEC 2050 Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer 4
MEC 2035  Statics & Strength of Materials 4 MEC 2065  Kinematics & Dynamics 4
MEC 2040  Computer-Aided Technology 2 MEC 2720  Mechanical Projects 3
ELE XXXX  AH/SS elective 3 ELE XXXX  AH/SS elective 3
  16   18

Note: Students desiring PHY 2041/2042 instead of PHY 1041/1042 must make specific arrangements with the department chair.