2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 13, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Mechanical Engineering Technology (AE.MEC)


Program Description 

Vermont State University’s Associate of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering Technology program offers a wide range of career opportunities. This two-year program is an accredited engineering technology degree that covers the design, engineering principles, and manufacture of mechanical systems and technology.  Graduates of the programs are prepared to: Develop a successful career in 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, and managers; Utilize technical knowledge and skills to effectively design, fabricate, manufacture, and maintain industrial and consumer systems and products; Continuously develop as a professional; adapt and stay current in their field.  Graduates of this associate degree program are also well-prepared to continue and complete the Bachelor of Science programs at Vermont State University in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Electromechanical Engineering Technology, and Renewable Energy Technology.

Program Outcomes 

  1. Apply knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline. 

  1. Design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline. 

  1. Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments and identify and use appropriate technical literature. 

  1. Conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and analyze and interpret results. 

  1. Function effectively as a member of a technical team. 

Program Objectives

  1. Engineering skills: develop a successful career in manufacturing, design, specification, installation, testing, operation, maintenance, sales, or documentation of mechanical systems
  2. Professional skills: employ strong communication and teamwork skills and participate productively on professional teams of engineers, technicians, managers, and skilled production workers
  3. Design skills: utilize technical knowledge and skills to effectively design, fabricate, manufacture, and maintain industrial and consumer systems and products
  4. Innovation skills: continuously develop as a professional; adapt and stay current in their field

Credits Required for Major: 53-55


Graduation Requirements


To obtain a degree, students must fulfill the major-specific requirements as well as satisfy all other Degree Requirements  including the Connections General Education Program Requirements .

Accreditation


Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the commission’s General Criteria and Program Criteria for Mechanical Engineering Technology. 

Sample Degree Map


Degree Map (Sample) - AE.MEC