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Curriculum Information Guide

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Dr. Jeff Hung, Chair

Mechanical Engineering Technology Dept.
School of Engineering Technology


Associate in Applied Science Degree

This program is taught in well-equipped laboratories, utilizing the latest high speed PC computers to write analysis and design programs, construct drawings, and machine space age materials for commercial and industrial applications.

The mechanical engineering technology field is rich with opportunities for students with a broad range of interests, motivations and abilities. Graduates are well prepared for positions in four areas: Manufacturing & Production – including tool design, process specification, computerized numerical (CNC), quality control, and materials handling; Mechanical Design – including computer aided design and drafting (CADD), design specification and manufacturability; Material Science – including material specification, corrosion, corrosion control and failure analysis. Graduates are employed as technicians in companies which manufacture equipment used in hospitals, dental offices, computers, automobiles, aircraft, ships, buildings, highways, electronics, heating and air conditioning, prosthetics, physical therapy and bar coding. The power generation industry and heating, ventilating and air conditioning industries also employ our graduates as technicians.

All theory and laboratory courses are based on studies made of graduates in industry and advice from our Industrial Advisory Committee. Graduates are automatically accepted into our Bachelor programs in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Facility Management Technology or Mechanical Engineering Technology.

Typical Employment Opportunities

Tool Designer Cad Operator
CNC Programmer
Quality Control Specialist
Materials Technician
NC Programmer
Test Technician
Computer Aided Designer
HVAC Technician
Utility Company Technician

Mechanical Engineering Technology (AAS) Program Outcomes:

  • Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to enter careers in the design, installation, manufacturing, testing, operating, evaluation, technical sales, or maintenance of mechanical systems.
  • Graduates will develop and maintain the knowledge and skills needed to identify, formulate and solve problems throughout their careers and will be able to enter the B.S. degree programs in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology.
  • Graduates will exhibit an understanding of the necessity for personal integrity, ethical behavior, cultural awareness and lifelong learning.


Admission to Farmingdale State College - State University of New York is based on the qualifications of the applicant without regard to age, sex, marital or military status, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.