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