Mechanical Engineering Technology - A.A.S.

Regional College
Dean's Office
384 Library
Kent Campus
330-672-2279
rcdean@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/regional-college


Description

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology provides students with knowledge and skills in the manufacturing areas related to computer-controlled equipment and integrated manufacturing. Topics include drafting, materials testing, robotics applications and the use of computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software for design and design documentation. The program articulates into Kent State's B.S. degree in Engineering Technology.

The Mechanical Engineering Technology major comprises the following concentrations:

  • The General concentration includes coursework in microprocessors and robotics, manufacturing processes, computer-aided tool design and professional ethics.
  • The Mechtronics concentration is cross-disciplinary and provides students with skills in electrical and electronic devices, hydraulics and pneumatics and programmable logic controllers.

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Trumbull Campus
  • Tuscarawas Campus

Accreditation

Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission, Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)(accreditation is at the Tuscarawas Campus only)

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, and the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Understand the fundamentals of fluid properties, kinematics of fluid flow, momentum, viscosity, conservation of energy in fluid flow, industrial hydraulics and gas laws.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the design theory of tools, machines, systems and equipment.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of system integration methods.
  4. Possess a strong mathematical foundation.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of engineering processes and materials.
  6. Demonstrate a good working knowledge of technical drawing and computer-aided design (CAD).
  7. Possess a strong foundation in physics.

University Requirements

All students in an applied or technical associate degree program at Kent State University must complete the following university requirements for graduation.

NOTE: University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements, please see Program Requirements for details.

Destination Kent State: First Year Experience1
Course is not required for students with 25 transfer credits, excluding College Credit Plus, or age 21+ at time of admission.
Kent Core (see table below)15
Total Credit Hour Requirement60
Some associate degrees require students to complete more than 60 credit hours.

Kent Core Requirements

Kent Core Composition (KCMP) 3
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (KHUM/KFA) (min one course each) 3
Kent Core Social Sciences (KSS) (must be from two disciplines) 3
Kent Core Basic Sciences (KBS/KLAB) (must include one laboratory) 3
Total Credit Hours: 15

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
MERT 12000ENGINEERING DRAWING 3
MERT 12001COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN 3
MERT 12005PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS 3
MERT 22009ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY PROJECT 2
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
COMM 15000INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
ENG 20002INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING 3
or OTEC 26638 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
MATH 11010ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR) 3
MATH 11022TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR) 3
UC 10097DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Composition3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts3
Kent Core Social Sciences3
Concentrations
Choose from the following:30-31
Minimum Total Credit Hours:63-64

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.000 2.000

General Concentration Requirements

[RE-AAS-MERT-GENL]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
EERT 21010ENGINEERING AND PROFESSIONAL ETHICS 3
or ENGT 22006 ECONOMIC DECISION ANALYSIS
or TECH 31010 ENGINEERING AND PROFESSIONAL ETHICS
EERT 22014MICROPROCESSORS AND ROBOTICS 3
MATH 11012INTUITIVE CALCULUS (KMCR) 3
MERT 12004MANUFACTURING PROCESSES 3
MERT 22003COMPUTER-AIDED TOOL DESIGN 3
MERT 22005STATICS 3
MERT 22007STRENGTH OF MATERIALS 3
MERT 22012FLUID POWER 3
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
Physics Elective A, choose from the following:3-5
TECHNICAL PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB)
GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I (KBS)
and GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY I (KBS) (KLAB)
Physics Elective B, choose from the following:3-5
TECHNICAL PHYSICS II (KBS) (KLAB)
GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS II (KBS)
and GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY II (KBS) (KLAB)
COLLEGE PHYSICS II (KBS)
and GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY II (KBS) (KLAB)
Minimum Total Credit Hours:31

Mechtronics Concentration Requirements

[RE-AAS-MERT-MCTR]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
BMRT 11000INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3
EERT 12000ELECTRIC CIRCUITS I 4
EERT 12001ELECTRIC CIRCUITS II 3
MATH 11012INTUITIVE CALCULUS (KMCR) 3
MERT 12004MANUFACTURING PROCESSES 3
MERT 22012FLUID POWER 3
TECH 33031PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS 3
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
PHY 13001GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I (KBS) 4
PHY 13021GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY I (KBS) (KLAB) 1
PHY 13002GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS II (KBS) 2-4
or PHY 13012 COLLEGE PHYSICS II (KBS)
PHY 13022GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY II (KBS) (KLAB) 1
Minimum Total Credit Hours:30

Roadmaps

General Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
MATH 11010 ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR) 3
!MERT 12000 ENGINEERING DRAWING 3
!MERT 12004 MANUFACTURING PROCESSES 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
MATH 11012 INTUITIVE CALCULUS (KMCR) 3
MATH 11022 TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR) 3
!MERT 12001 COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN 3
!MERT 12005 PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS 3
MERT 22012 FLUID POWER 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
COMM 15000 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
!EERT 22014 MICROPROCESSORS AND ROBOTICS 3
!MERT 22003 COMPUTER-AIDED TOOL DESIGN 3
!MERT 22005 STATICS 3
Physics Elective A 3-5
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
EERT 21010
ENGINEERING AND PROFESSIONAL ETHICS
or ECONOMIC DECISION ANALYSIS
or ENGINEERING AND PROFESSIONAL ETHICS
3
ENG 20002
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING
or BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
3
!MERT 22007 STRENGTH OF MATERIALS 3
!MERT 22009 ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY PROJECT 2
Physics Elective B 4-5
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours18
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:64
 

Mechtronics Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
BMRT 11000 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3
MATH 11010 ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR) 3
MATH 11022 TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR) 3
!MERT 12000 ENGINEERING DRAWING 3
!MERT 12004 MANUFACTURING PROCESSES 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
MATH 11012 INTUITIVE CALCULUS (KMCR) 3
!MERT 12001 COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN 3
!MERT 12005 PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS 3
PHY 13001 GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I (KBS) 4
PHY 13021 GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY I (KBS) (KLAB) 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours17
Semester Three
!EERT 12000 ELECTRIC CIRCUITS I 4
ENG 20002
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING
or BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
3
!MERT 22009 ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY PROJECT 2
PHY 13002
GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS II (KBS)
or COLLEGE PHYSICS II (KBS)
2-4
PHY 13022 GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY II (KBS) (KLAB) 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
COMM 15000 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
!EERT 12001 ELECTRIC CIRCUITS II 3
MERT 22012 FLUID POWER 3
!TECH 33031 PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:63