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Mechanical Engineering Technology

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
College(s): Engineering Technology

Why Choose Mechanical Engineering Technology?

Were you a 'Legos kid?' Are you curious about how things work? Do you like to take things apart and fix them? Do you like to use math to solve practical problems?

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program prepares students for a broad range of occupations and challenges. Beginning with foundation courses in math, applied science, CAD, manufacturing processes and communication, students move on to the applied engineering courses that give them a solid technical background for their careers. Students develop strong analytic and problem-solving skills. Their understanding of the principles taught in the classroom is enhanced with many hands-on labs and real-world applications provided by faculty with extensive industrial experience.

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology is accreditated by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET Accreditation (ETAC-ABET), http://www.abet.org.

Career Opportunities

Due to the broad nature of their studies, graduates of the B.S. Mechanical Engineering technology program will find a great variety of jobs open to them. Many will work in the design and development of products, machines and processes. Others will be involved in manufacturing, operations and technical sales. Areas of employment will include automotive and transportation, power generation, climate control, machine design, manufacturing, materials and automation.

Admission Requirements

Students entering the program should have a strong interest in mechanical devices and seek to understand them better. They should have completed the A.A.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology at Ferris (or a similar program elsewhere) with a minimum 2.5 GPA overall and a minimum 2.75 GPA in the major. Pre-engineering programs also make good starting points. Transfer candidates should contact the Mechanical Engineering Technology office to discuss options.

General Education Requirements

All general University General Education requirements can be found here: http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/academics/gened/courses/GenEd-bachelor.pdf

Please consult this link for a complete listing of General Education Electives: https://wwws.ferris.edu/academics/gened/courses/

Graduation Requirements

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program at Ferris leads to a bachelor of science degree. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in core classes, in the major and overall. Students must complete all general education requirements as outlined on the General Education website.

More Information

Mechanical Engineering Technology Program Office
Ferris State University
915 Campus Drive, Swan 405
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2755
email:

www.ferris.edu/mech
 
The College of Engineering Technology Mechanical Engineering Technology BS program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (ETAC-ABET)

http://www.abet.org/

The next accreditation review is in 2020.

Required Courses
Credit Hours

General Education

English 1
3
English 2
3
Advanced Technical Writing
3
Fundamentals-Public Speaking
3
Intermediate Algebra-Num Trig
4
Algebra-Analytic Trigonometry
4
Applied Calculus
4
Fourier Series-Appl Diff Equat
4
Intro to General Chemistry
4
Introductory Physics 1
4
Introductory Physics 2
4
Electives:
Cultural Enrichment
6
Cultural Enrichment (200 level or above)
3
Social Awareness
6
Socal Awareness (200 level or above)
3

Major

MET Seminar
1
Computer Apps 1 for Tech
2
Fluid Mechanics
4
Kinematics of Mechanisms
2
Machine Design
4
Thermodynamics
3
Finite Elem Analysis/Modeling
2
Computer Apps 2 for Tech
2
Heat Transfer
3
Mech Measurements/Mechatronics
3
Statics-Strength of Materials
4
Lab For Statics-Strength Matls
1
Dynamics
3
Industrial Internship
4
MET Senior Lab
4
Noise and Vibrations
3
MET Senior Project
3

Technical Related

Electrical Fundamentals
3
Engr Graphics Comprehensive
3
Intro to Material Science
4
Material Selection Metals
3
Manufacturing Processes
2
Quality Science Statistics
3
Engineering Economics
2
Approved Technical Electives
6
Minimum credit hours required for a B.S. degree:
132
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