Friday – October 19, 2018

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


For Information: 414-297-6315
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC


Overview
— Get experience with the engineering design process and the latest computer aided design/drafting (CADD) systems.

This program prepares students to understand the engineering design process; design and analyze mechanical components and assemblies; and create 3D solid models and 2D detailed drawings for parts and assemblies of mechanical and electromechanical systems using the latest CADD systems. Courses are offered days and evenings.

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


Career Pathway 
—  You can earn the Mechanical and Computer Drafting technical diploma on your way to completing this degree.

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

 

Future Opportunities — Upon successful completion of the program, you may consider attending a four-year college/university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, technology education, engineering technology or engineering management.

If you are interested in a bachelor's degree upon completion of the program, check with a program 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 2015-16.

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

Engineering Materials ^

2

(1)

MCDESG-102

Technical Drafting 1 ‡ ^

3

(2)

 

MCDESG-104

Technical Drafting 2 with CAD ‡ ^

3

 

(2)

 

MCDESG-114

SolidWorks 1 ‡

2

 

(2)

 

MCDESG-160

Statics ‡

3

 

(3)

 

MCDESG-106

Advanced Engineering Graphics ‡ ^

3

 

(3)

 

MCDESG-118

Kinematics ‡

3

 

(3)

 

MCDESG-130

Strength of Materials ‡

3

 

(3)

MCDESG-163

Machining Processes ‡ ^

2

(3)   MCDESG-124 SolidWorks 2 ‡ ^ 2  
           

(4)

 

MCDESG-112

Tool Design ‡

3

 

(4)

 

MCDESG-116

Design of Machine Elements ‡

3

 

(4)

 

MCDESG-125

Design Problems ‡

3

 

(4) 

 

MCDESG-135 

PTC Creo (Pro/E) 1 ‡ 

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 ‡ ^  5  
     

(or) MATH-201 College Algebra ‡

   
    MATH-116  College Technical Math 2 ‡ 4  
      (or) MATH-202 Trigonometry ‡    
           
    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: Two Credits Needed

     2

 

 

 

ELCTEC-102

Introductory Electronics 

 

 

 

MCDESG-133

Inventor 1

 

 

 

MCDESG-134

Inventor 2

 

 

 

MCDESG-145

PTC Creo (Pro/E) 2

 


TOTAL CREDITS: 68

‡  

Prerequisite required.

^ Counts toward earning the Mechanical and Computer Drafting technical diploma.

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.

 

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