Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering Technology – Bluefield State College

Students will be provided a broad background in the operation, maintenance, design, and production of machinery, transportation equipment, mining equipment, fluid power, and in industrial shop operations. The design and development of mechanical systems and the production and utilization of mechanical power are stressed. Graduates find employment in most industries, utilities, consulting engineering firms, and industrial research laboratories. The associate and baccalaureate degree programs in mechanical engineering technology are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program publishes the following program educational objectives as broad statements describing expected accomplishments of its graduates during the first few years after graduation.

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Graduates perform analysis, applied design, and development of more advanced mechanical systems and processes.

  2. To provide breadth for additional job opportunities, graduates will possess a working knowledge in manufacturing processes and materials, mechanical design, and electro-mechanical devices and controls.

  3. Graduates manage technical activities in support of mechanical systems.

  4. Graduates produce working documents and perform basic analysis and design of system components in support of mechanical design and manufacturing of machine parts.

  5. Graduates function on professional teams and communicate with speaking, writing, and graphical skills.

  6. Graduates respect professional, ethical, and social issues as well as a commitment to quality and dependability.

  7. Graduates remain current, professionally.

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