This program provides students with the foundational knowledge to design and develop machines that are efficient, reliable and safe.
Upon graduation, you will be equipped to pursue entry-level mechanical engineering positions in industries such as aerospace, automotive, biomedical, chemical or industrial research—as well as advanced degrees.
In order to apply for the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology, you must first complete Bluefield State's A.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology.
Your advisor will work with you throughout your academic journey to make sure you're on track to earn your degree. Receiving the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology requires completing the following courses:
After receiving your B.S. in Mechanical Engineering degree, you may visit the West Virginia Board of Registration for Professional Engineers to take the required exam and meet any service requirements in order to be registered as a professional engineer.
Program Educational Objectives
- Graduates perform analysis, applied design, and development of more advanced mechanical systems and processes.
- 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.
- Graduates manage technical activities in support of mechanical systems.
- Students demonstrate an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly defined mechanical engineering technology activities.
- Students demonstrate an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to mechanical engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies.
- Students demonstrate an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes.
- Students demonstrate an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly defined mechanical engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives.
- Students demonstrate an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.
- Students demonstrate an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly defined mechanical engineering technology problems.
- Students demonstrate 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.
- Students demonstrate an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
- Students demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity.
- Students demonstrate a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
- Students demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
- Students can apply specific program principles to the analysis, design, development, implementation, or oversight of more advanced mechanical systems or processes depending on program orientation and the needs of their constituents.
Number of Graduates
- 2016 - 4
- 2015 - 5
- 2014 - 6
- 2013 - 6