Mechanical Engineering Technology A.A.S.

Two mechanical engineering students work with machining equipment in a lab.

Give yourself a mechanical advantage.

As a student in the SUNY Morrisville Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program in mechanical engineering technology, you will learn to take care of the fine details related to the design, testing and manufacture of a new product.

The laboratory-oriented curriculum emphasizes technical graphics communication, manufacturing processes and mechanical design. You’ll work hands-on with industry-standard, state-of-the-art equipment as you take courses in computer-aided drafting (CAD) and manufacturing, 3D modeling, machining and engineering.

The program, which is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, prepares you for careers as an engineering aide, laboratory technician and plant engineering technician in areas such as design and drafting, mechanical design, metal working and foundry industries.

You will also be prepared for successful transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in mechanical engineering technology, manufacturing engineering technology or computer-integrated manufacturing technology.

Minimum Device Requirements for this Program

  • Intel Core i7 2GHz CPU or faster or AMD Ryzen 7 or faster processor
  • Windows 10 Professional 64-bit or Windows 11 Pro (for Workstations is the best)
  • 16 GB RAM or more
  • NVIDIA or AMD graphics card
  • Software: Microsoft Office 365

Student Outcomes

  1. an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities;

  2. an ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge;
  3. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct. Analyze, and interpret experiments;
  4. an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team;
  5. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems;
  6. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environment; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  7. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
  8. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity; and
  9. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Program Educational Objectives

  1. The ability to apply problem-solving skills needed to function as an engineering technologist;
  2. The ability to apply appropriate analytical knowledge and “hands-on” experience in a wide range of mechanical design and manufacturing applications;
  3. Collaborative practices to function in team-oriented manners and respect workplace and social diversity
  4. Effective oral and written communication skills applicable to engineering professions;
  5. An ethical responsibility towards their profession, society and the environment;
  6. The appreciation of the need for life-long learning and continued formal education through participation in professional development and professional societies.