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Mechanical Engineering Technology Overview

The Mechanical Engineering Technology degree provides the theoretical knowledge and practical skillset necessary to become a part of the present-day mechanical workforce. The curriculum includes basic math and science courses along with core mechanical courses which start with design and manufacturing. Subsequently, students learn about materials and advanced computer aided design of products. In their second-year, students study fluid power and strength of materials based on the foundation of their first-year courses and get their field experience from working in the industry. Finally, they apply their knowledge by working on their department capstone projects. By the end of the curriculum, students have the foundation and experience along with the choice to either join the industry or continue their education towards a bachelor’s degree in engineering. 

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Scholarship Opportunity 

Rhodes State has been awarded a Choose Ohio First (COF) Scholarship grant by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The grant provides scholarships to students majoring in disciplines that significantly strengthen Ohio’s competitiveness in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine (STEMM) education and industry.

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  • We teach cutting edge Mechanical product design and development software
  • Labs include multiple manual and computer-controlled machines

Program Educational Objectives

The Mechanical Engineering Technology graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to employ effective written, oral and visual communication in a technical environment by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation for the benefits that cultural diversity brings to a multidisciplinary team.
  • Apply their knowledge of statics, strength of materials and material science in the design and analysis of mechanical components and systems to assure their structural integrity.
  • Apply their knowledge of AutoCAD, Inventor and Solidworks in the design and documentation of mechanical components and systems.
  • Apply their knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics in the design of mechanical systems.

Student Learning Outcomes

(1)  an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;

(2) an ability to design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline;

(3) an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature

(4) an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results; and

(5) an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.

Program Enrollment and Degree Data 2021-2022

Plan of Study

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Career Opportunities

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Mechanical Engineering Technology Accreditation

Rhodes State College's Mechanical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

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