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Mechanical Engineering 2013-2014

These are 2013-2014 plans of study.

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Individuals who are mechanically inclined and like to solve problems can have a satisfying career in this challenging branch of engineering that creates the machines and machinery that human beings operate and benefit from.

Columbus State’s Mechanical Engineering Technology program prepares students to enter this growing profession where the pool of applicants does not meet the consistent demand. The program presents an inside look at the manufacturing process, as well as highlights skills with drafting, computers, and troubleshooting. Coursework includes an introduction to manufacturing technology, hydraulics, robotics, materials science, and computer aided drafting and manufacturing. Students get their hands on the college’s Solar Car and can be part of the team that designs the next winner of the Society of Automotive Engineers MiniBaja® competition.

Graduates are qualified to assist engineers in the industrial, consulting, scientific research and consulting communities or to transfer to a four-year college to pursue a Bachelor of Science in
Engineering Technology Degree.

Engineering technology teaches students how to organize thoughts and approach problems — processes which are not only critical to their work, but also beneficial in everyday life. Mechanical engineering skills can take graduates anywhere, from designing stronger yet lighter helmets for the NFL to creating wheelchairs that are more maneuverable.

Upon completion of the Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, the graduate will be able to:

  • Apply basic knowledge of manufacturing and engineering technology, procedures, symbols, and graphics skills to the reading and production of sketches, drawings, blueprints and specifications.
  • Assist in establishing tolerances related to production, by utilizing manual and/or computerized methods.
  • Make significant contributions to the production of manufactured goods by utilizing skills and knowledge of: drafting, computers and automation technology, sound manufacturing practices, quality measures, machine capabilities/limitations, and assist in the selection of product equipment.
  • Contribute to the solution of engineering and design problems involving mechanical systems, by utilizing knowledge and skills in electrical and mechanical principles, material performance and selection, basic machine elements, sound design and engineering practices. Apply computers and computer language to the solution of engineering problems.
  • Utilize various quality tools and techniques such as SPC and TQM to support production in manufacturing area and other applicable work situations to improve any and all quality measures.

Mechanical Engineering Technology Associate Degree

COURSE . CR Semester 1
ENGT 1115 Engineering Graphics 3
ITST 1101 Computer Apps in Construction/Engineering Tech I 2
ENGT 1100 Introduction to Engineering Technology 2
MECH 1150 Manufacturing Materials & Processes 3
MATH 1113 Technical Mathematics 5
COLS 1100 First Year Experience Seminar 1
Semester 2 . .
MECH 1145 CAD I 3
MECH 1240 Machine Tools 3
MECH 1130 Statics 3
PHYS 1200 Algebra-Based Physics I 5
ENGL 1100 Composition I 3
Semester 3 . .
MECH 2215 CAD II 3
MECH 2242 Strength of Materials 3
ENGT 2260 Basic Mechanisms and Drives 4
SBS XXXX Refer to approved GE - SBS list 3
COMM 1105 Oral Communication 3
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COMM 1110 Small Group Communication 3
XXXX XXXX Basic Elective 2
Semester 4 . .
MECH 2299 Machine Design/CAM 3
MECH 2270 Engineering Statistics 3
MECH 2243 Robotics 2
MECH 2253 Computer Numerical Control 2
HUM XXXX Refer to approved GE - HUM list 3
COMM 2204 Technical Writing 3

Basic Electives
The following courses are approved for basic elective requirements:

EMEC 1250 Motors and Control Logic 4
ESSH 1700 OSHA 30-Hr General Ind Safety & Health 2
ITST 1102 Computer Apps Construction/Eng Tech II 2
ITST 2252 Computer Programming for Technicians 2
PHYS 1201 Algebra-Based Physics II 5
SKTR 1180 Welding: Introduction to Stick 2

Approved General Education (GE) List


HART 1201 History of Art I 3
HART 1202 History of Art II 3
HIST 1111 European History to 1648 3
HIST 1112 European History since 1648 3
HIST 1151 American History to 1877 3
HIST 1152 American History since 1877 3
HIST 1181 World Civ. I: Non-Western/Non-Amer to 1500 3
HIST 1182 World Civ. II: Non-Western/Non-Amer-since 1500 3
HIST 2223 African-American History I:  1451-1876 3
HIST 2224 African-American History II:  1877-Present 3
HUM 1100 Introduction to Humanities 3
HUM 1270 Comparative Religions 3
MUS 1251 Survey of Music History 3
PHIL 1101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL 1130 Ethics 3



ANTH 2202 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics 3
GEOG 2400 Economic and Social Geography 3
POLS 1100 American Government 3
PSY 1100 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3