Mechanical Engineering Technology, B.S.

Accredited by TAC of ABET

This major integrates the aspects of energy conversion, mechanism control, heat and mass transfer, machine dynamics, and design with computer design and analysis to prepare engineering support personnel to assist in the design of machinery and instrumentation for industrial, transportation, and utility applications. The mechanical engineering technologist makes significant contributions in supporting engineering design, testing, production, research, and development operations in a wide variety of industrial, aerospace, and government organizations. Students must complete the coursework in four categories: general education, major requirements, directed electives, and additional requirements.

For all majors a minimum grade of C- is required in all courses in the major, all additional course requirements as well as courses in Study Area IV, Skill Area I, and Skill Area II.

Requirements

Core Requirements

ENGR 150Introduction to Engineering

3

ET 251Applied Mechanics I - Statics

3

ET 252Applied Mechanics II - Dynamics

3

ET 354Applied Fluid Mechanics

3

ET 357Strength of Materials

3

ET 361Engineering Technology Instrumentation

3

ET 399Engineering Economy

3

ETM 260Computer Aided Design and Integrated Manufacturing CAD/CAM/CIM

3

ETM 340Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing

3

ETM 356Materials Analysis

3

ETM 358Applied Thermodynamics

3

ETM 367Machine Design

3

ETM 462Manufacturing Process Planning and Estimating

3

ETM 464CAD Solid Modeling and Design

3

ETM 466Design for Manufacture

3

ETM 467Applied Finite Element Analysis

3

ETM 497Engineering Technology Senior Project Research

2

ETM 498Engineering Technology Senior Project (Capstone)

2

Total Credit Hours:57-61

Directed Electives

The following courses, selected in consultation with an academic advisor, satisfy the directed technical electives requirement:

ET 495Topics in Engineering Technology

3

ETM 360Computer Aided Planning (CAP)

3

ETM 423Applied Feedback Control Systems

3

ETM 460Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM)

3

ETM 461Composites and Plastics Manufacturing Processes

3

ETM 463Plastics and Composite Tool Design

3

ETM 468Composite Design & Analysis

3

MM 226Principles of Computer Numerical Control (CNC)

3

EMEC 334Mechanisms for Automation

3

ETM 454Applied Heat Transfer

3

ENGR 490Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)

3

MM 236Tool Design

3

MM 390Lean Operation Management

3

TM 464Six Sigma Quality

3

ROBO 420Manufacturing Automation

3

Total Credit Hours:5-9

Additional Requirements

CET 236Circuit Analysis

3

CHEM 161General Chemistry

3

CHEM 162General Chemistry Laboratory

1

 

ENGR 240Computational Methods for Engineering

3

or

CS 213Applications of Computing I

3

 

MM 121Mechanical CAD

3

MM 216Manufacturing Processes

3

 

MATH 119Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry

4

or

MATH 116Pre-Calculus Mathematics

3

 

STAT 104Elementary Statistics

3

ROBO 330Fluid Power Systems

3

Total Credit Hours:28-29

Electives (unrestricted)

Total Credit Hours:3

General Education Requirements for Engineering Technology (ET) Majors

Study Area I: Arts and Humanities

Literature (3)

3

Philosophy or Fine Arts (3)

3

Literature, Philosophy or Fine Arts (3)

3

Total Credit Hours:9

No more than 6 credits from any one discipline.

Study Area II: Social Sciences

History (3)

3

ECON or GEOG or HIST or Pol. Sci. or ET 399 (3 credits)

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Study Area III: Behavioral Sciences

Anthropology, Psychology, or Sociology

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Study Area IV: Natural Sciences

PHYS 121General Physics I

4

or

PHYS 125University Physics I

4

 

PHYS 122General Physics II

4

or

PHYS 126University Physics II

4

Total Credit Hours:8

PHYS 121 and PHYS 122: Recommended

Skill Area I: Communication Skills

ENG 110Introduction to College Writing

3

and

ENGR 290Engineering Technical Writing and Presentation

3

Total Credit Hours:6

ENG 110: Placement exam may be required before enrolling in English or mathematics courses.

Skill Area II: Mathematics

Placement exam may be required before enrolling in English or mathematics courses.

MATH 135Applied Engineering Calculus I

3

or

MATH 152Calculus I

4

 

MATH 136Applied Engineering Calculus II

3

or

MATH 221Calculus II

4

Total Credit Hours:6-8

MATH 135 and MATH 136: Recommended

Skill Area III: Foreign Language Proficiency

Total Credit Hours:0-6

Skill Area IV: University Requirement

PE 144Fitness/Wellness Ventures

2

or for transfer students

ENGR 150Introduction to Engineering

3

Total Credit Hours:2-3

Total Credit Hours: 40-49

Total Credit Hours: 130