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Mechanical Design Technology
Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Technology and Applied Sciences
Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 10-606-1


For Information: 414-297-MATC

Overview — The Mechanical Design Technology program is designed to prepare you for employment as a mechanical drafter/designer in a design engineering department.


Career Outlook — The employment outlook is favorable for mechanical drafters/designers having current training involving computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) systems. Manufacturing environments, contract engineers and engineering consulting firms employ mechanical design technicians. Duties often involve applying learned and developed technical knowledge to solving design problems in the creation of a product. CADD systems will be used to create two- and three-dimensional orthographic and pictorial multiview drawings of mechanical engineering detail, assembly and tooling.


Program Learning Outcomes — Employers expect graduates to:

  • Prepare orthographic and pictorial mechanical engineering detail, assembly and tooling drawings, including design dimensioning and tolerancing, using a computer-aided design and drafting system
  • Prepare three-dimensional (parametric, dimension-driven) models, assemblies and drawings
  • Communicate mechanical engineering information using appropriate college-level technical language, both orally and in writing
  • Apply analytical mathematics (algebra and trigonometry), and graphic knowledge and skills to the solution of mechanical engineering problems; e.g., statics, strength of materials, mechanisms and design of machine elements


Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • One year of high school-level algebra
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

Also important to your success in the program are analytical skills and the ability to grasp spatial relationships. It is also helpful to be able to work well with your hands, and possess good hand/eye coordination and have an interest in working with tools.


Future Opportunities — Upon successful completion of the program, you may consider attending a four-year college to pursue a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, technology education, engineering technology or engineering management. If you are interested in a baccalaureate degree upon completion of the program, check with a program counselor or advisor, and the institution you plan to attend regarding the transfer of MATC credits.


Possible Careers:
Design/Drafting
Design Engineer
Mechanical Designer
Mechanical Drafter


Related Programs:
Architectural Technology
Civil Engineering
Mechanical and Computer Drafting

 

Start Date: August

This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

 

Curriculum effective 2013-14.

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)

 

CIVIL-102

Introduction to AutoCAD

2

 

(1)

 

CIVIL-105

Computer Applications

2

 

(1)

MCDESG-162

Manufacturing Processes

3

(1)

MCDESG-102

Technical Drafting 1 ‡

3

(2)

 

MCDESG-104

Technical Drafting 2 with CAD ‡

4

 

(2)

 

MCDESG-114

Solidworks Basics ‡

2

 

(2)

 

MCDESG-160

Statics ‡

3

 

(3)

 

MCDESG-106

Technical Drafting 3 with CAD ‡

3

 

(3)

 

MCDESG-118

Mechanisms ‡

3

 

(3)

 

MCDESG-130

Strength of Materials ‡

3

 

(3)

MCDESG-133

Inventor Basics ‡

2

(4)

 

MCDESG-112

Tool Design ‡

3

 

(4)

 

MCDESG-116

Design Elements ‡

3

 

(4)

 

MCDESG-125

Design Problems ‡

3

 

(4) 

 

MCDESG-135 

Pro-Engineer ‡ 

2

 


GENERAL STUDIES

 

 

 

 

ENG-151

Communication Skills 1 ‡

3

 

 

 

and ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

 

 

 

 

OR ENG-201 and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course

 

 

 

 


MATH-115


College Technical Math 1 ‡
OR MATH-201 College Algebra


5

 

 

 

MATH-116

College Technical Math 2 ‡
OR MATH-202 Trigonometry ‡

4

 

 

 

NATSCI-137

Comprehensive Technical Physics

4

 

 

 

 

OR Any 200-series NATSCI course

 

 

 

 


PSYCH-199


Psychology of Human Relations


3

 

 

 

 

OR Any 200-series PSYCH course

 

 

 

 


SOCSCI-197


Contemporary American Society


3

 

 

 

 

OR Any 200-series SOCSCI or HIST course

 

 

         

 

 

ELECTIVES

Suggested Electives: Three Credits Needed

     3

 

 

 

ELCTEC-102

Introductory Electronics 

 

 

 

MCDESG-131

SolidWorks Assemblies

 

 

 

PHYED-210

An Active Approach to Wellness and Fitness

 

 

 

SPEECH-206

Intercultural Communication

 


TOTAL CREDITS: 69

‡  

Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.
For course descriptions, times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated April 2013.