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Engineering and Technology

Engineering and technology play a critical role in defining modern-day life and society, and with the rapid development of technology in the information era, the demand for well-trained mechanical, electronic, and electrical engineers is greater than ever.

That’s why world-class Vaughn College’s industry-focused degree programs prepare students for compelling careers and graduate studies in today’s in-demand technology fields, from engineering mechanics and robotics to animation and computer-aided design. Vaughn is also proud to offer New York’s first bachelor of science (BS) degree program in mechatronic engineering, a unique curriculum which combines mechanical, electrical and computer engineering.

Vaughn’s associate and bachelor degree programs produce highly-motivated and versatile engineering and technology graduates who truly stand out from the crowd. Our graduates are poised to succeed in their chosen career path or pursue graduate study, professional education, and/or continued education.

One example of Vaughn’s excellence is winning the world championship title at the record-setting 2016 VEX Robotics World Competition in Louisville, Kentucky. In its quest, the College bested more than 1400 teams from 60 colleges around the globe. Vaughn’s team was victorious again in 2017, taking home second place in this renowned robotics competition.

Another great feature of a Vaughn degree? Students are exposed to both theory and hands-on technical and research projects so they can adapt to ever-changing industrial needs. This exposure develops critical thinking and problem-solving skills that gives Vaughn engineering and technology graduates a success mindset that prepares them for future challenges and innovation.

In addition, industry advisory members play a pivotal role in all the development of the degree programs. They work closely with faculty members of the department to develop cutting-edge, best-of-class course offerings that make Vaughn graduates truly stand out from the crowd.

The annual journal, VCJET, a compilation of the engineering and technology department’s yearly activities including anticipated new offerings, student engineering club activities and student technical paper and capstone degree project presentations, can be seen here.

Vaughn’s leading-edge degree in mechatronic engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET (

The College also offers bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.

Vaughn’s AAS Aeronautical Engineering Technology, AAS Electronic Engineering Technology, BS Mechanical Engineering Technology – Aeronautical, BS Mechanical Engineering Technology – CAD, BS Electronic Engineering – Avionics and BS Electronic Engineering – General programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET ( To find out why accreditation is important, visit ABET informational page for families and students.

The engineering and technology student learning outcomes are available here.

The engineering technology program enrollment and graduation data is available here.

The engineering  program enrollment and graduation data is available here.

Be ready to take on today’s high-tech world. Apply now.

Dr. Hossein Rahemi
Dr. Hossein Rahemi
Chair, Engineering and Technology

Dr. Hossein Rahemi, chair of Vaughn College’s Engineering and Technology Department, is a recognized expert in the fields of vibration, fracture mechanics and reliability analysis. He has years of industrial experience in structural analysis, vibration elimination and fatigue prevention of engineering structures. Dr. Rahemi also conducted National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) funded research in nondestructive testing and evaluation of surface and through crack detection using capillary diffusion method (CDM). NASA, after reviewing his testing technique and procedures, accepted and added CDM to the list of potential inspection methods for surface defects for the space shuttle ceramic tiles.

As a researcher, Dr. Rahemi is an ideal mentor for Vaughn students pursuing engineering and engineering technology careers. He is also instrumental in Vaughn students participating in the VEX Robotics World Championship, the Latin American and Caribbean Conference for Engineering and Technology (LACCEI) and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference. Dr. Rahemi also established the annual Vaughn College Journal of Engineering and Technology (VCJET).

Dr. Rahemi is author of numerous conference papers and his most recent book is Engineering Analysis: A Finite Difference and Finite Element Numerical Approach with MATLAB Programming. He received his PhD from Virginia Tech.

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