2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

Mechanical Engineering Technology

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

Program Requirements

Mechanical Engineering Technology, BS Program Checksheet

Includes:

  • Major Courses and General Education Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

Why Choose Mechanical Engineering Technology?  

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program prepares students for a broad range of occupations and challenges. Students in this program continue where they left off in the AAS Mechanical Engineering Technology program. They finish their mathematics requirements with Calculus 2 as well as Physics 2. Advanced technical writing and four more general education electives are required before graduation. Students take more advanced applied engineering courses that give them a solid technical background for their careers. These include several MET courses (Heat Transfer, Solid Modeling with FEA, Dynamics, Mechanical Measurements, Noise and Vibrations, Senior Lab, Senior Project, and Computer Applications 2) as well as technical courses from other majors. There is room built in the schedule for 6 credits of open technical electives to explore technical topics outside the MET major. Through the Bachelor's degree coursework, students develop strong analytic and problem-solving skills across a broad range of technical areas. Students' 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 accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (ETAC-ABET), http://www.abet.org.

Career Opportunities

Due to the broad nature of their studies, graduates of the  BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology program will find a great variety of jobs open to them. Most graduates will work in engineering departments. 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.

More Information

School of Engineering and Computing Technology
Mechanical Engineering Technology Programs
915 Campus Drive, SWN 405
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2755
Email:
http://www.ferris.edu/mech

 

Ferris State University
College of Engineering Technology
1009 Campus Drive, JOH 200
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
Phone: 231-591-2890
Email:
www.ferris.edu/technology

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (ETAC-ABET), http://www.abet.org. The next accreditation review is in 2022.

Required Courses
Credit Hours

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