Engineering Design Technology

Program Description:

The objective of this degree is to provide individuals entry-level job skills required in several related professions, including engineering technicians, product design technicians (including state-of the art products for medicine, structures, etc.), printers, Computer-Aided Design (CAD) technical specialists, computer modeling specialists, simulation specialists, graphic designers and digital artists. Particular engineering fields include Manufacturing, Mining, Civil, Biomedical, and Marine Engineering. CADD specialists have broad-based skills applicable to the architectural, engineering, design, entertainment, and medical fields. Graduates will have skills essential to architects, engineers, designers, manufacturers, realtors, bankers, printers, creators of computer and graphic simulations, and all digital art applications.

Students in this program will learn 2D and 3D CAD, 3D modeling, rendering, and animation for art, films, and television, product development, engineering process and control, including reverse engineering and prototype development, design processes, organizational design, and business development. Students will have the opportunity to become certified in AutoCAD and Inventor. For students considering a bachelor’s degree in engineering, the offering of Statics, Mechanics of Materials, Calculus, and Physics allows students to take these courses in a community college environment.

New manufacturing, engineering, medical, and visual effect processes require the skills students will obtain using state-of-the-art computer programs and prototyping equipment. Students will have access to the most up-to-date Autodesk computer programs, including AutoCAD, Inventor, 3ds Max, Revit, and Maya, as well as the latest scanning and prototyping equipment, including a digital printer. Three-dimensional printing is no longer just a prototyping technique, but is now the latest manufacturing process. This process is expected to eventually replace all other manufacturing processes, and the Engineering Design Technology Program trains students in all aspects of this technique. An integrated curriculum, including classes on design and entrepreneurship, allows each graduating class the opportunity to identify, develop and create a prototype for a new product, from conception to construction.

The Engineering Design Technology Program incorporates coordination with a broad-based advisory board of local business representatives, and is designed to prepare graduates with state-of-the-art skills required in the rapidly changing manufacturing, engineering, design, health and visual effects fields. Upon completion of the Engineering Design Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree, the graduate will be able to create 2D representations of objects,
·         Create 3D representations of objects, and produce realistic representations of these objects through state-of-the-art rendering and animation techniques,
·         Work in a group to conceptualize, design, and check the viability of a new product, and create a prototype of that product,
·         Reverse engineer and create a prototype of an existing object,
·         Check the efficiency of various engineering processes,
·         Create photo realistic representations of any object, including 3D architectural designs, and
·         Create a new business in WV.

REQUIRED COURSES for the Academic Year 2014-2015
(Suggested Sequence)

Course Course Title Hours
ENL 111 Written Communication1 3
MAT 145 Applications in Algebra2 3
MFE 116 Manufacturing Processes 3
MFE 220 Computer Aided Design I 3
COM 112 Oral Communication3 3
MAT 205 Calculus4 3
MFE 230 Computer Aided Design II 4
MFE 248 Statistical Process & Control 3
MFE 255 Rapid Prototyping Techniques5 3
MFE 240 Statics6 3
MFE 258 Intro to Visual Digitalization7 4
MFE 262 Engineering Design7 4
SCI 110 Introductory Physics8 4
MFE 103 Entrepreneurship in MFE 3
MFE 245 Mechanic of Materials 3
MFE 253 3D Scanning for Reverse Engineering 4
MFE 290 Manufacturing Capstone 3
SS 201 Human Relations9 3

1. ENL 111 has a prerequisite of ENL 095, or placement in 100-level English, and REA 098, or placement in 100-level reading.
2. MAT 145 has a prerequisite of MAT 096, or MAT 097, or placement in 100-level math.
3. COM 112 and SS 201 has a prerequisite of REA 098, or placement in 100-level reading.
4. MAT 205 has a prerequisite of MAT 146.
5. MFE 255 has a prerequisite of MFE 230.
6. MFE 240 has a prerequisite of MAT 205.
7. MFE 258 and MFE 262 have prerequisite of MFE 220 and MFE 230.
8. SCI 110 has a prerequisite of MAT 125, MAT 135 or MAT 145.


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