This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Mechanical engineering deals with POWER, and with the machinery used to convert power to useful work. The mechanical engineering technician is a practically-oriented member of the engineering team which applies existing technology to the solution of engineering problems. The mechanical engineering technician designs machines and processes used to generate and apply power to useful purposes. For example, a mechanical engineering technician may assist in the design of a power plant, testing of a space shuttle, manufacturing of a nuclear submarine, or building of an aircraft carrier.
Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Mechanical Engineering Technology Program combines theory with laboratory experience. Subjects such as mathematics, physics, engineering mechanics, fluid mechanics, materials of engineering, thermodynamics, and mechanical design are included within the curriculum. After the theory is taught, it is applied to practical situations in the laboratories, which are supervised by professional engineers. Students learn how to set up and conduct an experiment, to extract and analyze engineering data, and to solve problems which require the application of engineering principles.
As a result of the training and preparation provided by our program, the Mechanical Engineering Technology student is ready to be employed by industry upon graduation. The blend of ‘hands-on’ experience with theoretical background, the applications to current technology, and the individual initiative that the student develops, make our graduates very marketable in the workforce. Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program are successfully employed in many different industries in such positions as: laboratory technicians, field service technicians, design engineering technicians, application engineering technicians, and plant engineering technicians.
General Education Core course listings and definitions appear on General Education Core . Additional courses may be required. Note: The Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) program is highly sequenced. To complete the degree in two years, students are advised to complete the courses in the sequence listed beginning in the fall semester