A.S. Mechanical Engineering Technology

OVERVIEW OF THE ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE (A.S.) DEGREE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (MET)



University of The Bahamas (UB) offers a 2-year Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in MET. Students who complete this A.S. degree programme and aspire to the Bachelor degree must transfer to an educational institution abroad to complete their studies up to that level and beyond, as there is currently no educational institution, either local or foreign, that provides the Bachelor degree level of education in this field locally. Those who complete this A.S. degree programme and do not subsequently transfer into a Bachelor degree programme at another institution qualify locally to become technicians and junior technologists assisting the local engineering profession.





OBJECTIVE AND DESCRIPTION OF THE A.S. MET PROGRAMME




The goal of the A.S. MET programme is to produce mechanical engineering technology graduates with good comprehension, communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills, and technologically creative and analytical ability. The core two-year programme encompasses the theoretical mechanical fundamentals with reference to practical applications that are essential to basic problem solving and technological production and communication in fundamental areas of MET including: Mechanical Drafting, Fluid Dynamics Applications, Materials Science, Structural Mechanics, Applied Thermodynamics Technologies, Machine Tool Fabrication Basics, and applications of Modern Computers and Electrical/Electronic Technology. The programme also features a well-rounded general education component. Generally speaking, graduates of this programme will be prepared for a further two years of study towards the Bachelor degree at another institution of their choosing and will be able to readily assist other engineers in the new-design process, minimally execute some standardized designs and provide other technical and supervisory assistance in the manufacture, implementation, diagnosis, repair, maintenance and sales of mechanical technologies. They will have the fairly well-rounded preparation and skills necessary to begin to explore a successful career in MET, exercise good judgment as productive citizens of society and engage in and experience the benefits of life-long learning through continued professional growth and development. It is highly recommended, though, that students go on to complete at least a Bachelor’s degree in the area, for further advancement and greater achievement and success in MET.


CURRICULUM FOR THE A.S. MET PROGRAMME

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ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE A.S. MET PROGRAMME

The entrance requirements are identical to UB's minimum general entrance requirements, as described here.  However, prospective high school students are encouraged to include subjects in their portfolio at high school that are appropriate for direct entry into first-year college-level courses in Science & Technology – namely, English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Graphical Communication and Computer Technology. Success in these subjects at BGCSE will obviate the need to make up deficiencies in Pre-Tech or College Prep at UB and ensure timely graduation.


LINKS TO SOME WEB SITES AND FURTHER INFORMATION ON BACHELOR-DEGREE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMMES AT OTHER INSTITUTIONS

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