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186 Jay Street
Voorhees Hall 520 (V-520)
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: 718-260-5233

Mechanical Engineering Technology/AAS

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program, accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ETAC/ABET), provides the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary for success in a broad range of technical careers. A balanced curriculum provides a solid foundation in the scientific and mathematical principles on which mechanical design is based, as well as ample hands-on experience in our well-equipped laboratories. Since no design can succeed in today’s competitive environment unless it can be manufactured economically, studies in machine design, advanced solids modeling, applied mechanics, production methods and CNC/rapid prototyping (CAD/CAM) are integrated into the program. To prepare students for the rapid pace of technological change in the workplace, the program seeks to develop the kinds of creative design and problem-solving capabilities which never become obsolete.


The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Program Educational Objectives for the AAS Degree in MET

  • To be employed in entry-level positions as engineering technicians, assistant mechanical engineers, engineering research assistants, assistant mechanical designers, junior CNC operator/programmers, manufacturing technicians, and quality technicians.
  • To be enrolled in a four-year mechanical engineering technology related program to continue their study.
  • Practice effective oral, written, and graphical communication skills.
  • To possess multidisciplinary concurrent engineering attitude and teamwork skills.

Student outcomes for the AAS Degree in MET

  • an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the mechanical engineering technology to narrowly defined engineering technology activities
  • 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
  • an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments
  • an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team
  • an ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems
  • an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature
  • an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in selfdirected continuing professional development
  • an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity; and
  • a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement

Program Criteria for the AAS Degree in MET

  • Technical expertise in engineering materials, applied mechanics, and experimental Techniques/procedures.
  • Technical expertise in manufacturing, computer-aided drafting/ design, and machine/mechanical design/analysis
  • Expertise in analysis of engineering data, applied energy/thermal/ power system design/analysis

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Mechanical engineering technology graduates find employment in industrial product design, automotive industry, implementation and operation, aerospace, mass-transit or marine vehicle design and production, design and construction of power generating stations, manufacturing industry, or public utility system planning and operation. Graduates may be employed as mechanical designers, engineering aides, robotics applications and service technicians, plant layout and production planning assistants, metallurgical technicians and materials testing technicians or in other similar capacities. Employers of graduates of this program include NASA/Columbia University Astrophysics Laboratory, Con Edison, National Grid, Verizon, Electrotech Service Equipment, Karp Associates Inc, Mazak Co., Scott Jordan Furniture Inc, Comco Plastics Inc, Metallized Carbon Co., research laboratories, architecture and construction companies and NYC Department of Environmental Protection.

Graduates of the curriculum may proceed directly into a bachelor’s degree program in engineering technology, including the Mechanical Engineering Technology bachelor of technology program.

Alternatively, graduates may wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree in engineering or engineering science available at a number of senior colleges around the metropolitan area. Transfer credits granted will depend on the policies and requirements of the individual institution.




English Composition (2 courses, 6 credits)

ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENG 1121 English Composition II 3

Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (1 course, 4 credits)

MAT 1375 or higher3 College Algebra and Trigonometry 4

Life and Physical Sciences (1 course, 4-5 credits)

PHYS 1433

PHYS 1441
General Physics I: Algebra Based
General Physics I: Calculus Based



In addition to the required courses listed below, select one course each from any two of the following four groups6

World Cultures and Global Issues

Any Approved Course

US Experience in its Diversity

Any Approved Course

Individual and Society

Any Approved Course

Creative Expression

Any Approved Course

Scientific World

Any Approved Course

One additional course from any group

MAT 1475 or higher Calculus I4

Writing Intensive Requirement4

Students at New York City College of Technology must complete two courses designated WI for the associate level, one from GenEd and one from the major; and two additional courses designated WI for the baccalaureate level, one from GenEd and one from the major.

MECH 1101 Manufacturing Processes Laboratory1
MECH 1201 Computer-Aided Manufacturing Systems3
MECH 1222 Computer-Aided Engineering Graphics2
MECH 1233 Statics and Strength of Materials3
MECH 1240 Computer Applications in Mechanical Engineering Technology2
MECH 2322 Engineering Materials3
MECH 2333 Strength of Materials II3
MECH 2335 Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines3
MECH 2410

MECH 2900
Machine Design
Internship to Mechanical Engineering Technology

MECH 2426 Materials Testing Laboratory1
MECH 2430 Thermodynamics3
IND 1112 Engineering Drawing I2
IND 2304 Advanced Solids Modeling2
EET 1122 Networks I4
ENG 1101 English Composition IMet as GenEd
ENG 1121 English Composition IIMet as GenEd
MAT 1375 or higher3 PrecalculusMet as GenEd
PHYS 1433

PHYS 1441
General Physics I: Algebra Based
General Physics I: Calculus Based

Met as GenEd
PHYS 1434

PHYS 1442
General Physics II: Algebra Based
General Physics II: Calculus Based

Met as GenEd
MAT 1475 or higher Calculus I Met as GenEd

1 Although students enrolled in AAS programs are not required to meet all of the CUNY Pathways requirements, the college and program general education requirements are organized by Pathways categories to inform students of their standing should they transfer to a CUNY baccalaureate program.

2 Specific courses listed indicate double duty courses, i.e., program degree requirements that also meet general education requirements in that category.

3 Students without the requisite math background to enter MAT 1375 must take MAT 1175, and/or MAT 1275 in preparation, depending on initial placement. This will increase the number of required credits for the degree by 4-8.

4 A semester-specific list of writing intensive courses is available online at the City Tech Pathways website.