This program provides students with the foundational knowledge to design and develop machines that are efficient, reliable and safe.
Upon graduation, you can expect to pursue entry-level mechanical engineering positions in industries such as aerospace, automotive, biomedical, chemical or industrial research.
There are no special requirements to apply. In order to enroll in the program. All you need to do is select Mechanical Engineering Technology as your major when you apply to Bluefield State College.
Your advisor will work with you throughout your academic journey to make sure you're on track to earn your degree. Receiving the A.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology requires completing the following courses:
Program Educational Objectives
- Graduates produce working documents and perform basic analysis and design of system components in support of mechanical design and manufacturing of machine parts.
- Graduates function on professional teams and communicate with speaking, writing, and graphical skills.
- Graduates respect professional, ethical, and social issues as well as a commitment to quality and dependability.
- Graduates remain current, professionally.
- Students demonstrate an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, & modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined mechanical engineering technology activities.
- Students demonstrate an ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, & technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
- Students demonstrate an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, & to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments.
- Students demonstrate an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
- Students demonstrate an ability to identify, analyze, & solve narrowly 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 & an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
- Students demonstrate an understanding of & a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
- Students demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
- Students can apply specific program principles to the specification, installation, fabrication, test, operation, maintenance, sales, or documentation of basic mechanical systems depending on program orientation & the needs of their constituents.
Number of Graduates
- 2016 - 7
- 2015 - 2
- 2014 - 11
- 2013 - 7
- 2012 - 7