Mechanical Engineering Technology, BS

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology (292104BS)

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Program Information

Mechanical Engineering Technology is concerned with product testing, the design of products, and the machines required to manufacture them. Our students include: recent high school graduates, transfers from other colleges and institutions, and those students currently employed who are looking for a degree in mechanical engineering technology. As our mission statement states: “We provide high quality educational opportunities necessary to assist a diverse student population to achieve its career goals in the field of mechanical engineering technology.”  The Mechanical Engineering Technology, BS Degree is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies (i.e., students, alumni, employers of our students, and faculty of the program), including being able to:

  1. be successfully employed in a mechanical engineering technology related field capable of earning promotions, professional registration/licensing, certification, other recognition;
  2. be effective in the understanding and application of mechanical engineering technology principles;
  3. effectively communicate, work, and lead cross functional teams;
  4. expand their technical knowledge through professional development, continuing education, or the pursuit of a graduate degree;
  5. conduct their work within the accepted standards of professional integrity and ethics; and
  6. serve in technical societies and other community service areas.

Student Outcomes

Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program, including:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  2. an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  3. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  4. an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes;
  5. an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

Cooperative Education

Co-op work experiences are available on an optional basis in this academic program.

The following information has official approval of The Department of Mechanical Engineering and The College of Engineering and Polymer Science, but is intended only as a supplemental guide. Official degree requirements are established at the time of transfer and admission to the degree-granting college. Students should refer to the Degree Progress Report (DPR) which is definitive for graduation requirements. Completion of this degree within the identified time frame below is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others. The transfer process is completed through an appointment with your academic advisor.

Three year accelerated option: for first time students who have earned credits for at least the first year of courses. Credits can be earned through qualifying scores on appropriate Advanced Placement (AP) exams or through College Credit Plus Program (CCP) courses. Credits for qualifying AP scores or CCP courses are determined by the appropriate academic department. Departments may assign varied course credit, depending on the student’s score on an AP exam or grade in a CCP course. Students may also receive credit by examination or via placement tests, where appropriate.



General Education Requirements *27
Required Courses51
Discipline Specific Courses23
Math and Physical/Natural Science Courses26
Total Hours127

Recommended General Education Courses 

Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree must complete the following General Education coursework. Diversity courses may also fulfill major or Breadth of Knowledge requirements. Integrated and Applied Learning courses may also fulfill requirements in the major.
Students are not required to enroll in the specific courses listed below. However, to facilitate successful degree completion, the academic department strongly encourages completion of the following recommendations.
Academic Foundations12
Mathematics, Statistics and Logic: 3 credit hours
MATH:255Technical Calculus I
PHIL:170Introduction to Logic
Speaking: 3 credit hours
COMM:263Professional Communications and Presentations
Writing: 6 credit hours
ENGL:111English Composition I
ENGL:222Technical Report Writing
Breadth of Knowledge 22
Arts/Humanities: 9 credit hours
HIST:200Empires of the Ancient World
MUSIC:201Exploring Music: Bach to Rock
Natural Sciences: 7 credit hours
PHYS:164Technical Physics: Heat & Light
Social Sciences: 6 credit hours
PAFS:256Diversity in American Society
SOCIO:243Contemporary Global Issues
Domestic Diversity
PAFS:256Diversity in American Society
Global Diversity
SOCIO:243Contemporary Global Issues
Integrated and Applied Learning
Select one class from one of the following subcategories:
Complex Issues Facing Society
PHIL:241Technology & Human Values
Review the General Education Requirements page for detailed course listings.
Total Hours34

Required Courses 

MCET:100Survey of Mechanical Engineering Technology 12
MCET:101Introduction to Mechanical Design (Sch lab.) 13
MCET:121Fundamentals of Engineering Drawing (Sch lab.)3
MCET:142Introduction to Material Technology (Sch lab.) 23
MCET:243Kinematics (Sch lab.) 13
MCET:245Mechanical Design II (Sch lab.) 25
MCET:249Applied Thermal Energy I 22
MCET:251Fluid Power 12
MCET:252Thermo-Fluids Laboratory 21
MCET:310Economics of Technology3
MCET:344Dynamics 13
MCET:346Mechanical Design III (Sch lab.) 24
MCET:347Production Machinery & Processes 23
MCET:365Applied Thermal Energy II 13
MCET:370Plastics Design & Process 13
MCET:402Mechanical Projects 22
MCET:405Introduction to Industrial Machine Control (Sch lab.) 13
MCET:470Plastics Processing & Testing (Sch lab.) 22
MCET:490Mechanical Engineering Technology Senior Seminar 11
Total Hours51

Discipline Specific Courses

EEET:242Machinery & Controls 23
EEET:370Survey of Electronics I (Sch. lab) 13
AMET:241Introduction to Quality Assurance (Sch. lab)3
AMET:248Introduction to CNC and Additive Manufacturing3
COET:225Strength of Materials3
Technical Electives 35
Total Hours23

Math and Physical/Natural Science Courses 

MATH:154Technical Mathematics IV3
MATH:255Technical Calculus I3
MATH:356Technical Calculus II3
2820:111Introductory Chemistry3
2820:112Introductory & Analytical Chemistry3
MCET:131Software Applications for Technology (Sch. lab)1
MCET:312Programming for Technologists2
PHYS:160Technical Physics: Mechanics4
PHYS:163Technical Physics: Electricity & Magnetism2
PHYS:164Technical Physics: Heat & Light2
Total Hours26

Technical Electives

Complete 5 credits5
MATH:345Technical Data Analysis
EEET:121Introduction to Electronics and Computers
EEET:237Digital Circuits
EEET:238Microprocessor Applications
EEET:360Virtual Instrumentation and Data Acquisition
AMET:311Facilities Planning
AMET:332Management of Technology Based Operations
AMET:441Advanced Quality Practices
AMET:448CNC Programming II
AMET:480Automated Production
AMET:130Work Measurement & Cost Estimating
AMET:201Robotics & Automated Manufacturing
AMET:211Manufacturing Operations
AMET:2303-D Modeling & Design
MCET:130Introduction to Hydraulics and Pneumatics
MCET:290Special Topics: Mechanical Engineering Technology
MCET:498Independent Study in Mechanical Engineering Technology
SURV:101Basic Surveying
COET:462Mechanical Service Systems
COET:463Electrical Service Systems

Discipline Specific General Education Courses

ENGL:111English Composition I
ENGL:222Technical Report Writing
COMM:263Professional Communications and Presentations
PHIL:241Technology & Human Values
SOCIO:243Contemporary Global Issues
Select one of the following:
PAFS:256Diversity in American Society
SOCIO:100Introduction to Sociology
SOWK:244Death & Dying
Select one of the following:
PHIL:101Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL:120Introduction to Ethics
PHIL:170Introduction to Logic
Arts or Humanities Requirement 5
Select one of the following:
ART:210Visual Arts Awareness
MUSIC:201Exploring Music: Bach to Rock
DNCE:265Viewing Dance
Arts Requirement 5
Humanities Requirement 5

Recommended Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
ENGL:111 English Composition I 3
MATH:154 Technical Mathematics IV 3
MCET:100 Survey of Mechanical Engineering Technology 1 2
MCET:121 Fundamentals of Engineering Drawing (Sch. lab) 3
PHYS:160 Technical Physics: Mechanics (Sch. lab) 4
Spring Semester
COMM:263 Professional Communications and Presentations 3
MCET:131 Software Applications for Technology (Sch. lab) 1
COET:125 Statics 3
ENGL:222 Technical Report Writing 3
PHYS:163 Technical Physics: Electricity & Magnetism (Sch. lab) 2
PHYS:164 Technical Physics: Heat & Light (Sch. lab) 2
2nd Year
Fall Semester
MATH:255 Technical Calculus I 3
AMET:248 Introduction to CNC and Additive Manufacturing 3
MCET:101 Introduction to Mechanical Design (Sch. lab) 1 3
MCET:243 Kinematics (Sch. lab) 1 3
MCET:251 Fluid Power 1 2
COET:225 Strength of Materials 3
Spring Semester
SOCIO:243 Contemporary Global Issues 3
MCET:142 Introduction to Material Technology (Sch. lab) 2 3
MCET:245 Mechanical Design II (Sch. lab) 2 5
MCET:249 Applied Thermal Energy I 2 2
MCET:252 Thermo-Fluids Laboratory 2 1
Select one of the following: 3
PAFS:256 Diversity in American Society  
SOCIO:100 Introduction to Sociology  
SOWK:244 Death & Dying  
3rd Year
Fall Semester
MATH:356 Technical Calculus II 3
MCET:312 Programming for Technologists 2
MCET:344 Dynamics 1 3
2820:111Introductory Chemistry 3
EEET:370 Survey of Electronics I (Sch. lab) 1 3
Technical Elective 3 2
Spring Semester
2820:112Introductory & Analytical Chemistry 3
EEET:242 Machinery & Controls 2 3
MCET:346 Mechanical Design III (Sch. lab) 2 4
MCET:347 Production Machinery & Processes 2 3
Technical Elective 3 3
Select one of the following: 3
PHIL:101 Introduction to Philosophy  
PHIL:120 Introduction to Ethics  
PHIL:170 Introduction to Logic  
4th Year
Fall Semester
MCET:310 Economics of Technology 3
MCET:365 Applied Thermal Energy II 1 3
MCET:370 Plastics Design & Process 1 3
MCET:405 Introduction to Industrial Machine Control (Sch. lab) 1 3
MCET:490 Mechanical Engineering Technology Senior Seminar 1 1
Humanities Requirement 5 3
Spring Semester
MCET:402 Mechanical Projects 2 2
MCET:470 Plastics Processing & Testing (Sch. lab) 2 2
AMET:241 Introduction to Quality Assurance (Sch. lab) 3
PHIL:241 Technology & Human Values 3
Select one of the following: 3
ART:210 Visual Arts Awareness  
MUSIC:201 Exploring Music: Bach to Rock  
DNCE:265 Viewing Dance  
Arts Requirement 5  
 Total Hours127