Energy Systems Mechanical Engineering Technology


Program Objectives

Graduates will be able to: (1) solve technical problems typical of those encountered in the energy systems mechanical engineering technology discipline by using critical thinking skills, current technology, and principles of mathematics and applied science; (2) work and communicate effectively in multidisciplinary teams in both industrial and academic settings; and (3) understand current professional issues and the need to pursue lifelong learning.

Student Outcomes

  1. Solve technical problems typical of those encountered in the Energy Systems Engineering Technology discipline by using critical thinking skills, current technology, and principles of mathematics and applied science.
  2. Work and communicate effectively in multidisciplinary teams in both industrial and academic settings.
  3. Understand current professional issues and the need to pursue lifelong learning.
  4. Demonstrate safe work practices on energy systems equipment while following National Electrical Code (NEC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA), National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) 70E, Lock-Out/Tag-Out, and other required guidelines.
  5. Use written and verbal communication skills to apply and interview for a job, work in a team environment, and interpret technical documentation.
  6. Utilize test equipment to troubleshoot and analyze electrical, electronic, and instrumentation related circuits.
  7. Analyze basic power electronics, Alternating (AC), Direct Current (DC), and logic fundamentals.
  8. Identify components, parts, and materials associated with motor controls and process instrumentation.
  9. Describe the components of transmission and distribution equipment.
  10. Utilize the fundamentals of thermodynamics and boiler operation to troubleshoot and maintain process control associated with steam plants.
  11. Ability to troubleshoot equipment through the understanding of equipment physics and design, including mechanical principles, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, material science, electricity and instrumentation.
  12. Identify the correct pump or valve for a given process condition and apply an in-depth understanding of pumps and valves to troubleshoot system issues.
  13. Ability to utilize equipment manuals and documentation, piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID), hydraulic schematics, engineering tables and graphs.
  14. Practiced with structural welding and computer design.
  15. Skilled in mechanical millwright practices for equipment set up and alignment.
  16. Understanding of reliability maintenance practices and tools for vibration analysis, infrared, ultrasonic, electrical and lubrication. Recognition specific equipment applications for reactive, preventive, predictive and proactive maintenance.
  17. A student will have the needed skills to be a proficient mechanic, and with course application have the capability to work as a mechanical engineering technician to support plant design and project management.
Annual Enrollment and Graduation Data
YearEnrollmentGraduates
2016 17 2
2015 10 4
2014 9 2
2013 6 5
2012 5  

* Enrollments: Number of students majoring in the program enrolled in the fall semester of the academic year.

Graduates: Number of students awarded a degree during the academic year.

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