Mechanical Engineering Technology
- 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.
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.
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.