Energy Systems Mechanical Engineering Technology
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.
- 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.
- Work and communicate effectively in multidisciplinary teams in both industrial and academic settings.
- Understand current professional issues and the need to pursue lifelong learning.
- 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.
- Use written and verbal communication skills to apply and interview for a job, work in a team environment, and interpret technical documentation.
- Utilize test equipment to troubleshoot and analyze electrical, electronic, and instrumentation related circuits.
- Analyze basic power electronics, Alternating (AC), Direct Current (DC), and logic fundamentals.
- Identify components, parts, and materials associated with motor controls and process instrumentation.
- Describe the components of transmission and distribution equipment.
- Utilize the fundamentals of thermodynamics and boiler operation to troubleshoot and maintain process control associated with steam plants.
- Ability to troubleshoot equipment through the understanding of equipment physics and design, including mechanical principles, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, material science, electricity and instrumentation.
- 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.
- Ability to utilize equipment manuals and documentation, piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID), hydraulic schematics, engineering tables and graphs.
- Practiced with structural welding and computer design.
- Skilled in mechanical millwright practices for equipment set up and alignment.
- 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.
- 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.
* Enrollments: Number of students majoring in the program enrolled in the fall semester of the academic year.