2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    May 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Mechanical Engineering Technology, A.S.


Students will be provided a broad background in the operation, maintenance, design, and production of machinery, transportation equipment, mining equipment, fluid power, and in industrial shop operations. The design and development of mechanical systems and the production and utilization of mechanical power are stressed. Graduates find employment in most industries, utilities, consulting Engineering firms, and industrial research laboratories. The associate and baccalaureate degree programs in Mechanical Engineering Technology are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Admissions Requirement
Pre-Professional Program Checklist
For a student to enter a professional program he/she must
Complete ENGL 101, MATH (MATH101/109 or GNET 115), and Technical Literacy (COSC 102, BUSN 130 or MEET 111/112).
Complete at least 12 hours with a “C” or better in all courses at Bluefield State University and/or from transferring Institutions.
GPA of 2.5 or above
Have a letter of recommendation from a high school/university counselor, a faculty member, or employer. 
Complete a Statement of Purpose, to include
   Why the student chose Bluefield State University to pursue their degree.
   Why the student wants to enter this program, and what they plan to do with this degree.
   What/who influenced the student’s decision.
   Examples of how the student volunteers in their community, and what has motivated them to do so.


The Mechanical Engineering Technology program publishes the following program educational objectives as broad statements describing expected accomplishments of its graduates during the first few years after graduation.

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Graduates produce working documents and perform basic analysis and design of system components in support of mechanical design and manufacturing of machine parts.
  2.  Graduates function on professional teams and communicate with speaking, writing, and graphical skills.
  3.  Graduates respect professional, ethical, and social issues as well as a commitment to quality and dependability.
  4.  Graduates remain current, professionally.
  5. Students are capable of going on to the B.S. program.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Students demonstrate 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. Students demonstrate 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. Students demonstrate 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. Students demonstrate an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results.

5. Students demonstrate an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.

6. Students demonstrate an ability to address professional and ethical responsibilities.

The following courses are required for the associate and baccalaureate degrees respectively, listed in the recommended sequence.

Academic Plan of Study

First Semester

Total Credit Hours: 17

Total Credit Hours: 14

Third Semester

Total Credit Hours: 16

Total Credit Hours: 17

Total Credit Hours: 64