Associates of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering

An associate degree typically takes two years of study and results in a degree that can be directly applied in the field. Students can use their degree to start their career, or they can apply it to the pursuit of higher degree. In some cases and in some countries, it is considered as the first half of a bachelor’s degree. What is an Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering? Th… Read more

An associate degree typically takes two years of study and results in a degree that can be directly applied in the field. Students can use their degree to start their career, or they can apply it to the pursuit of higher degree. In some cases and in some countries, it is considered as the first half of a bachelor’s degree.

What is an Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering? These course programs build student understanding of forces and motion, material science and strength as well as pneumatics and hydraulics. Students learn how to design, manufacture, and test specific types of mechanical products. Learning typically centers around practical application of technology, mechanics, structural analysis and thermodynamics. Students may work with products from conception to manufacturing and learn techniques using computer-assisted design, mechanical design and engineering practices.

The best opportunities within the field come with a two-year degree. Graduates will often have the practical skills and knowledge of new technologies necessary to gain and secure a position within the industry. Mechanical engineering is a growing and complex field that has a high need for qualified technicians.

Mechanical engineering programs and institutions vary, and so do the costs associated with obtaining a degree. Contact schools to inquire about their available programs to ensure they meet your needs before selecting a program.

With an Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering, students can look forward to an exciting career in engineering technology. Graduates will be qualified for entry level jobs as a drafter, designer, technician, service manager, assembler, parts manager or even as part as of a racing pit crew. Some graduates decide to pursue an entrepreneurial job by owning their own maintenance and repair company.

There are several programs available for a career in mechanical engineering. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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SUNY Clinton Community College
Plattsburgh, USA

The Mechanical Technology program at Clinton Community College is designed to prepare students for employment in the manufacturing industries. Students who successfully comple ... +

The Mechanical Technology program at Clinton Community College is designed to prepare students for employment in the manufacturing industries. Students who successfully complete this two-year program will be awarded the degree of Associate in Applied Science (AAS). Students may enter the program directly from high school or by transferring from another college or university. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Washtenaw Community College
Ann Arbor, USA

This program prepares students for entry-level positions as an automated equipment technician who assembles, installs, programs, troubleshoots and maintains robotic and automa ... +

This program prepares students for entry-level positions as an automated equipment technician who assembles, installs, programs, troubleshoots and maintains robotic and automated equipment. Students have a choice to follow any of three different specialty tracks that will prepare them for the various applications of automation. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
5 semesters
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Sioux City, USA

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program provides students with the opportunity to enter the engineering technology field as a drafter, designer, or various other positio ... +

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program provides students with the opportunity to enter the engineering technology field as a drafter, designer, or various other positions within an engineering design team. Graduates find themselves working within an industry where they take a product from conception and design and through the manufacturing process. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
5 semesters
English
Sep 2020
Campus