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Mechanical Engineering Technology MECE

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science

College(s): Engineering Technology

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
General Education
ENGL 150 English 1 3
ENGL 250 English 2 3
ENGL 311 Advanced Technical Writing 3
COMM 121 Fundamentals-Public Speaking 3
MATH 116 Intermediate Algebra-Num Trig 4
MATH 126 Algebra-Analytic Trigonometry 4
MATH 216 Applied Calculus 4
MATH 226 Fourier Series-Appl Diff Equat 4
CHEM 114 Intro to General Chemistry 4
PHYS 211 Introductory Physics 1 4
PHYS 212 Introductory Physics 2 4
*Electives: Cultural Enrichment 6
* Cultural Enrichment (200 level or above) 3
* Social Awareness 6
* Social Awareness (200 level or above) 3
MECH 111 MET Seminar 1
MECH 122 Computer Applications 2
MECH 211 Fluid Mechanics 4
MECH 212 Kinematics of Mechanisms 2
MECH 222 Machine Design 4
MECH 223 Thermodynamics 3
MECH 311 Finite Elem Analysis/Modeling 2
MECH 322 Computer Apps 2 for Tech 2
MECH 330 Heat Transfer 3
MECH 332 Mech Measurements/Mechatronics 3
MECH 340 Statics-Strength of Materials 4
MECH 341 Lab For Statics-Strength Matls 1
MECH 360 Dynamics 3
MECH 393 Industrial Internship 4
MECH 421 MET Senior Lab 4
MECH 440 Noise and Vibrations 3
MECH 499 MET Senior Project 3
Technical Related
EEET 201 Electrical Fundamentals 3
ETEC 140 Engr Graphics Comprehensive 3
MATL 240 Intro to Material Science 4
MATL 341 Material Selection Metals 3
MFGT 150 Manufacturing Processes 2
MFGE 341 Quality Science Statistics 3
MFGE 423 Engineering Economics 2
* Approved Technical Electives 6
* Minimum credit hours required for a B.S. Degree: 132

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 the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (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.

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: mech@ferris.edu

The College of Engineering Technology Mechanical Engineering Technology BS program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ETAC-ABET)


The next accreditation review is in 2015.

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