Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs
A.A.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology
General Education Outcomes
A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods, and perspectives that students gain through the study of many academic disciplines. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation: they equip students to make informed judgments and remain engaged beyond the classroom. To that end, QCC promotes educational activities that allow students to demonstrate that they can:
- Communicate effectively in various forms
- Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
- Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
- Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning
- Apply scientific methods and reasoning to investigate issues or problems in the natural and social sciences in order to draw conclusions
To support these institutional general education outcomes, the academic departments-;through their programs-may also assess the ability of students to:
- Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
- Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study
- Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives
Approved by the Academic Senate on April 13, 2021.
- An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
- An ability to design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline;
- An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
- An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results;
- An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team;
Program Educational Objectives:
Career Preparation and Advancement - Graduates will demonstrate mastery of the knowledge and skills needed for entry into or advancement in the field of Mechanical Engineering Technology.
Engineering Competence - Graduates will be competent technicians with problem solving and design skills, and have the ability to apply mathematics, science and modern engineering software to solve mechanical engineering technology problems.
Professional Skills - Graduates will have strong communication skills, and the ability to work successfully in teams.
College Transfer - Graduates will meet the requirements for transfer into the junior year of a baccalaureate program in engineering technology.
Well-rounded Education - Graduates will demonstrate respect for diversity and knowledge of contemporary professional, societal, ethical, and global issues, and they will engage in life-long learning.
Engineering Technicians play an important role in a variety of fields, such as the space program, missile development, and the design and operation of power plants, air and water pollution control, aircraft, automotive and high speed railway equipment development, air conditioning, instrumentation, and in the burgeoning fields of automation, computer numerical control, robotics and integrated manufacturing systems. Many experienced mechanical engineering technicians assume positions in operations and management of industrial enterprises. Mechanical Engineering Technology offers rewarding career opportunities with well known companies. The Department maintains a job placement service for students. The equipment available to students is identical to that in industry. The college laboratories include manufacturing processes, thermo fluids, strength of materials and four computer graphics labs.
The A.A.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology is equivalent to the first two years of study for the Bachelor of Engineering Technology program of New York City College of Technology. Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program are eligible to apply for advanced standing to New York City College of Technology, with no loss of credit. Other colleges offer graduates of this program transfer credit into Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree programs. Students may inquire in the Engineering Technology (T-20) office for further information.