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Mechanical Engineering 2016-2017

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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.

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:

  • Interpret and create engineering graphics
  • Solve engineering and design problems
  • Assist in the development and improvement of manufacturing processes
  • Use computers in a manufacturing environment

Mechanical Engineering Technology Associate Degree

Semester 1 . .
MECH 1150 Manufacturing Materials & Processes 3
ENGT 1115 Engineering Graphics 3
COLS 1100 First Year Experience Seminar 1
ITST 1101 Industrial Applications & Software 2
MATH 1113 Technical Mathematics 5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 14
Semester 2 . .
MECH 1130 Statics 3
MECH 1240 Machine Tools 3
MECH 2215 Parametric CAD 3
ENGL 1100 Composition I 3
PHYS 1200 Algebra-Based Physics I 5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 17
Semester 3 . .
MECH 1145 CAD I 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
. or .
COMM 1110 Small Group Communication 3
XXXX XXXX Basic Elective 2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 18
Semester 4 . .
MECH 2243 Robotics 2
MECH 2253 Computer Numerical Control 2
MECH 2270 Engineering Statistics 3
MECH 2299 Machine Design/CAM 3
COMM 2204 Technical Writing 3
HUM XXXX Refer to approved GE - HUM list 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 16
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS . 65

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

EMEC 1250 Motors and Control Logic 4
ESSH 1700 OSHA 30-Hr General Industry Safety & Health 2
ITST 1102 Industrial Network Communications 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

HUM
GE-ART/HUMANITIES REQUIREMENT (SELECT ONE)

PHIL 1130 PREFERRED

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

SBS
GE-SOCIAL BEHAVORIAL SCIENCE REQUIREMENT (SELECT ONE)

ECON 2200 PREFERRED

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