About the Program
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The Mechanical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, abet.org.
The bachelor’s degree in the mechanical engineering technology program is designed to give the student a broad education in the areas of mechanical design, mechanics, stress analysis, thermosciences, and manufacturing. Graduates are in high demand and are employed by manufacturing companies, consulting firms, government agencies, testing laboratories, and other enterprises that require people with strong mechanically oriented backgrounds. Graduates work as mechanical designers developing new products, manufacturing supervisors solving problems of producing these products for performance or quality, as plant engineers improving or maintaining factories, and in technical sales selling these products. The duties of technologists may involve overseeing installation, operation, maintenance, and repair to ensure that machines and equipment are installed and functioning according to specifications; specifying system components; supervising drafters in developing the design of products; testing and evaluating products; and or/developing cost estimates.
1 Technology Accreditation Commission/Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Inc. (TAC/ABET)
111 Market Place, Suite 1050
Baltimore, MD 21202
About the Engineering Technology Department
126 Technology Building
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-6017
Fax: (716) 878-3033
Students will acquire:
1. An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
2. An ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
3. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and nontechnical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
4. An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes.
5. An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.
General Education 23 Requirements
33 credit hours 33
Mechanical Engineering Technology Major Requirements (51 credit hours)
ENT 213 COMPUTER METHODS FOR TECHNOLOGISTS 3
ENT 301 MECHANICS I 3
ENT 302 MECHANICS II 3
ENT 303 KINEMATICS 3
ENT 311 THERMODYNAMICS 3
ENT 312 FLUID MECHANICS 3
ENT 314 SOLID MODELING 3
ENT 331 ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS AND DEVICES 3
ENT 335 INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS 3
ENT 371 ELECTRIC MACHINES 3
ENT 401 STRESS ANALYSIS 3
ENT 402 SHOCK AND VIBRATION ANALYSIS 3
ENT 411 HEAT TRANSFER 3
ENT 420 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY 1
ENT 421 MACHINE DESIGN I 3
ENT 422 MACHINE DESIGN II 3
TEC 101 TECHNICAL DRAWING 3
TEC 201 MATERIALS PROCESSING 3
TEC 311 MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TESTING 3
Electives (0-10 credit hours)
The following accreditation requirements can be included in the Intellectual Foundations requirements and electives: 0-10
CHE 111 FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY I
& CHE 113 LABORATORY FOR FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY I (4)
CIS 151 COMPUTER-BASED INFORMATION PROCESSING I
Select one of the following:
MAT 202 INTRODUCTION TO LINEAR ALGEBRA
MAT 241 COMPUTATIONAL TOOLS FOR APPLIED MATHEMATICIANS I
MAT 270 DISCRETE MATHEMATICS
MAT 311 INTRODUCTORY PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS (or other math course by advisement)
MAT 126 APPLIED CALCULUS I (4)
or MAT 161 CALCULUS I
MAT 127 APPLIED CALCULUS II (4)
or MAT 162 CALCULUS II
MAT 315 DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
or ENT 300 MATHEMATICS APPLICATIONS IN ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
PHY 107 GENERAL PHYSICS I (4)
or PHY 111 UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I
PHY 108 GENERAL PHYSICS II (4)
or PHY 112 UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II
SPC 205 INTRODUCTION TO ORAL COMMUNICATION
All College Electives
30-36 credit hours 30-36
Total Credit Hours 120