A A S General Education Core Curriculum
The Engineering Technology Council of the American Society for EngineeringEducation defines Engineering Technology as the profession in which knowledgeof mathematics and natural sciences gained by higher education, experience,and practices is devoted primarily to the implementation and extension ofexisting technology for the benefit of humanity. Engineering technologyfocuses on the applied aspects of science and engineering to prepare graduatesfor practice in product improvement, manufacturing, and engineeringoperational functions. Engineering technologists are suited for industriesthat deal with application, manufacturing, implementation, engineeringoperation, sales, and production.The Mechanical Engineering Technology degree is offered in both thetraditional face-to-face format and an online format for the upper-divisioncourses. The fully-online courses form a competency-based education program inwhich students receive credit for courses when specific competencies aredemonstrated, and receive the degree when all degree-level competencies aredemonstrated. In some cases, students may be able to take traditional coursesfor credit in the competency-based education program.The goal of Engineering Technology is to prepare well educated, highlyskilled, and socially and professionally responsible engineering technologistsfrom a diverse population of students to create productive and rewardingcareers. Graduates will be well grounded in the fundamentals of engineering,mathematics, science, communications, and problem solving. To createcontinuous improvement, the program uses input from employers, alumni, and theIndustrial Advisory Committee. Engineering Technology is accredited by theEngineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, www.abet.org.
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Mechanical Engineering Technology graduates will exemplify the attributespreviously described.
Student Learning Outcomes
* Practical, highly qualified engineering technologists. * Employed in professional careers where they will solve problems using technical and hands-on skills developed during their studies. * Employed by companies to apply their knowledge in the design, manufacture, sales, installation, operation and/or maintenance of complex, high-value systems. * Socially and professionally responsible, possessing skills for life-long learning.Graduates will have: * an ability to select and apply knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities. * an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies. * an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes * an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives * an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team. * ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems * an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature * an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development * an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity * a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context * a commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement * knowledge, problem solving ability and hands-on skills to enter careers in Mechanical Engineering Technology * can apply specific program principles to the analysis, design, development, implementation, or oversight of more advanced mechanical systems or processes * prepared to enter careers in materials, applied mechanics, computer-aided drafting/design, manufacturing, experimental techniques/procedure, analysis of engineering data, machine/mechanical design /analysis, power generation, fluid power, thermal/fluid system design/analysis, plant operation maintenance, technical sales, instrumentation/ control systems, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) Academic advisors and faculty mentors are available to assist students withtheir academic endeavors.A summary of the hours necessary for graduation follows:| | Sem. Hrs. —|— 1. Core Curriculum Program*First-Year Seminar 2. Common Engineering Technology courses 3. Required Mechanical Engineering Technology courses 4. Technical Elective Block|42(2)313612 to 13 | Total 121-122 (123 – 124)* *Transfer students with 24 or more hours are exempt from First-Year Seminar.The specific requirements for each aspect of the Bachelor of Science degree inMechanical Engineering Technology are indicated below.The courses that are considered to be in the major field of study are allMATH, CHEM, PHYS, COSC, ENTC, ENGR, EEEN, and MEEN courses in the curriculumlisted below (any ENGR, MEEN, or EEEN courses taken to fulfill MCET degreerequirements must be approved by the program coordinator and the departmentchair).
I. University Core Curriculum and other General Education Requirements
* * *See “Core Curriculum Program ” in this catalog. Engineering Technologystudents are to take the following University Core Curriculum courses:
Competency-Based Education Program for BS Mechanical Engineering Technology
(CBE MCET)* * *A competency-based education (CBE) program is one in which specific, concretecompetencies are defined. The top-level competencies are the ABET studentlearning outcomes listed above. Subject-specific sub-competencies areidentified and assessed in each of the CBE MCET courses. When a studentdemonstrates the competencies for a specific course, the student passes thecourse. When all of the competencies for the degree have been demonstrated,the student receives the degree. The CBE MCET program is being offered for theupper-division (3000- and 4000-level) courses. Once a student has completedthe first two years of the traditional MCET BS program as described above, thestudent may opt for the CBE MCET program. Each of the courses in the CBE MCETprogram, with the exception of certain laboratory classes described below, maybe completed online.A student must apply for the CBE program in MCET. The student * Must be admitted as a student to TAMU-CC. * Must indicate a positive decision to apply for the CBE MCET program, either through ApplyTexas or a change of major form if student is already at TAMU-CC. * Must have completed all core courses and all lower-division courses as listed below under “Prior Course Completion.” * Must have a 2.5 GPA in all coursework that applies to the program (core courses and lower-division courses that will be counted towards the program), whether taken at TAMU-CC or elsewhere.Credit By Examination: Some courses will have an online pre-test that studentscan take to earn college credit for that course. The test will be theequivalent of a comprehensive final exam that will test students on allcompetencies related to the course. The pre-test will be proctored accordingto the same standard as all other tests taken in the course. If students passthe pre-test, they will receive credit and not be required to take the course.The fee for taking the pre-test in each course must be paid by the student andmay range up to $300 per exam. The student should contact the office of theDepartment of Engineering or the Office of Distance Education and LearningTechnologies at TAMU-CC to determine the exact cost of the pre-test.Credit By Portfolio: For the courses listed below, it is possible that throughexperience on the job (such as running a process unit in a plant or working ina machine shop), the student might have acquired the competencies in aparticular course and therefore be able to obtain credit by submittingexamples of work, certified by a supervisor, that illustrate the competenciesin the course. The competencies for these courses may be found on the programwebsite, and students given the opportunity to submit portfolios forevaluation (at the cost of an evaluation fee up to $300). The supervisor mustbe approved by the Engineering faculty as having the necessary qualificationsto validate the work submitted by the student. The portfolio(s) submitted bythe student must demonstrate that the student has mastered the competencies inthe class, as published on the program website.Because of the nature of the last two courses, credit by portfolio must beobtained for both courses and cannot be obtained for each course individually.
Student Learning Outcomes
The student learning outcomes for the CBE MCET program are the same as for thetraditional BS in MCET. These student outcomes will be met by thedemonstration of specific competencies in each of the courses in the CBE MCETprogram.
Prior Course Completion
* * *Prior to being admitted to the program, the student must complete all TAMU-CCcore curriculum requirements and the following courses or their equivalents(those courses which satisfy the core requirements for mathematics, life andphysical sciences, and the component area option (CAO) are also listed, forcompleteness).
IV. On-campus block
* * *Because of their nature, the following courses must be completed in atraditional face-to-face format on campus or have a face-to-face component, ifcredit is not obtained by portfolio (see above). The two lab classes will betaught during the same five-week summer school term, in the first term of thesummer. ENTC 3302 Manufacturing Processes and ENTC 4350 Capstone Projectscourses will be taught as hybrids, with online and face-to-face components.The face-to-face laboratory component of ENTC 3302 will be taught during afive-week summer term. Because of the team nature of capstone projects, theonline CBE version of ENTC 4350 will last 14 weeks and will be synchronizedwith spring and fall semester offerings of the traditional face-to-faceversion of ENTC 4350 . The capstone project in ENTC 4350 will be completed assubsystems by subgroups or individuals off campus and integrated on campus atthe end of the semester, with arrangements made for team presentations.Computer Science, B.S.C.S.| | |* * ** * *
Program Educational Objectives for the Computer Science Program
A few years after graduation, computer science graduates should be:• contributing to economic development and society through the development andmanagement of computer systems for industry and research • advancing in their careers through knowledge of computer science,communication skills, and understanding of computer systems and contemporarytechnological issues • continuing their professional development through professional study andresearch Learning OutcomesAt the time of graduation students should satisfy the following LearningOutcomes.* * *| * Students will demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline. — * Students will demonstrate an ability to analyze a problem and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution. * Students will demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs. * Students will demonstrate the ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal. * Students will demonstrate an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities associated with computing. * Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a range of audiences. * Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society. * Students will demonstrate recognition of the need for and be able to engage in continuing professional development. * Students will demonstrate the ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice. * Students will demonstrate the ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices. * Students will demonstrate the ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity. * * *Curriculum* * *See College of Engineering and Computing for entrance requirements,progression requirements, and special academic opportunities.In addition to the general education and progression requirements of theCollege of Engineering and Computing, a grade of C or better is required inMATH 374 and all CSCE courses applied to the degree. All required CSCE coursesand courses taken as major electives are major courses and may not be countedtoward a minor or application area. All other required courses and electivesmay be used for a minor or application area as appropriate. CSCE 101 and 102are not major courses and may not be counted for major credit.
* * *Entrance Requirements See the College of Engineering and Computing section of this bulletin forentrance requirements, progression requirements, and special academicopportunities.Minimum Course Grades The Computer Science B.S.C.S. program requires that a grade of “C” or betterbe earned in each of the following courses: ENGL 101, ENGL 102, MATH 141, MATH142, MATH 374, CHEM 111 or PHYS 211, and all CSCE courses applied to thedegree.Progression Requirements Progression requirement policies are described in the College of Engineeringand Computing section of this bulletin. For the purpose of these policies,Lower Division Courses for the Computer Science B.S.C.S. program consist of:ENGL 101 and 102, MATH 141, 142 and 374, CHEM 111 or PHYS 211, and all LowerDivision Computing courses. Upper Division Courses consist of: all CSCEcourses number 300 and above.Major GPA Major GPA requirement policies are described in the College of Engineering andComputing section of this bulletin. For the purpose of these policies, thefollowing courses are used to determine the Major GPA for the Computer ScienceB.S.C.S. program: all Lower Division Computing, Computer Science Major, andComputer Science Elective courses, and CSCE 390.Exclusions No Lower Division Computing, Computer Science Major, or Computer ScienceElective course may be counted toward a minor or application area. All otherdegree-required courses and electives may be used for a minor as appropriate.CSCE 101 and 102 are not major courses and may not be used for degree. * * *A.A.S. Degree Requirements | Metropolitan Community College
General information for all A.A.S. degree seekers
MCC awards the Associate in Applied Science degree for various career andtechnical occupations. Again, while each campus offers some of the sameApplied Science degrees, others are offered only at one of the campuses.
A.A.S. General Education Core Curriculum
ENGL 101 | Composition & Reading I | 3 —|—|— One of the following Communications courses: COMM 100 | Fundamentals of Speech | 3 COMM 102 | Fundamentals of Human Communications One of the following American Institutions courses: HIST 120 | United States History to 1865 | 3 HIST 121 | United States History Since 1865 POLS 136 | Introduction to American National Politics Any course(s) numbered 100 or above from the following disciplines: ART, ANTH, COMM,ECON, ENGL, Foreign Language, GEOG (except 104 & 110 and GIScourses), HIST, HUMN, MUSI, PHIL, POLS, PSYC, SIGN, SOSC, SOCI, THEA | 3-6 Any course(s) numbered 100 or above from the following disciplines: BIOL,CHEM, GEOG (104 &110), GEOL, MATH, PHYS | 3-6 Minimum Total General Education Credit Hours | 18 Only courses numbering 100 or higher can be used to earn credit toward degreesand certificates.Students who transfer credits to MCC from another accredited college oruniversity should meet with an advisor or counselor to make sure they havetaken the right courses. The General Education Core Curriculum represents thetypical requirements within MCC A.A.S. degrees. Please consult the specificplan for your degree to confirm graduation requirements.