The Mechanical Engineering Technology program is accredited by ABET (The Accreditation Board of Engineering Technology). It is designed to prepare students to pursue a career in the areas of design, development, manufacturing, installation, measurement, testing, operation and control, maintenance and sales of mechanical devices and systems. The curriculum emphasizes hands-on-learning and the use of current computer-aided techniques found in industry. Graduates are employed in a variety of industries such as automotive, manufacturing, aero-space, construction, transportation, Energy industry, as well as in research and development laboratories. Skills in the area of creating and interpreting engineering drawings and the practices and procedures of manufacturing and principles of product design are emphasized.
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Program Admission Requirements
Program Learning Outcomes
This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:
- Communicate effectively and efficiently with diverse individuals and teams, all levels of employees, customers, and suppliers by means of verbal, written (memos, reports, emails, etc.), graphics, symbols, and effective listening skills and using appropriate technology.
- Complete tasks and projects on schedule through the effective use of time management, appropriate math skills, and teamwork that fosters inclusion, synergized efforts in problems identification, and troubleshooting for successful resolution of problems towards the achievement of set goals and objectives.
- Apply quality systems, principles, concepts and utilize appropriate math, measurement and statistical tools and technology to improve processes, product quality, and to enhance productivity.
- Incorporate safety awareness, principles and practices in every aspect of work and as a way of life, including machine safety, environmental safety, chemical safety, and personal/employee protection.
- Utilize modern tools and technology (CAD/CAE) and apply appropriate engineering design principles, to design or assist in the design, testing and troubleshooting of manufacturable quality products, such as mechanisms and primary drives, including mechanical drive, power transmission, hydraulics, and pneumatics systems.
- Apply the knowledge of material science, machining tolerances, blueprint/schematics, and hands on skills in welding, burning, pipefitting, rigging, the use of basic hand tools and mobile equipment for the fabrication of designed parts incorporating accepted industry methods.
- Apply the knowledge of the principles of drafting and the communication of ideas, designs and visualization skills as the language of the engineering field, including the creation and interpretation of drawings using proper dimensioning and tolerancing for size and geometry, and use of computer aided drawing programs to incorporate proper industry acceptable standards and conventions.
- Engage in life-long learning to adapt to innovation and change.
- Model ethical behavior in professional engagements.
Suggested Semester Sequence
|First Semester||Credit Hours|
|MATH-1530||College Algebra 1||4|
|MET-1120||Computer Applications and Programming||2|
|MET-1230||Drawing & AutoCAD||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|College Composition I|
|Honors College Composition I|
|MET-1240||Machine Tools and Manufacturing Processes||3|
|MET-1601||Technical Statics 2||3|
|PHYS-1210||College Physics I 3||4|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|College Composition II|
|Honors College Composition II|
|MET-1300||Engineering Materials and Metallurgy||3|
|MET-1621||Technical Dynamics 4||3|
|MET-2041||CAD II & GD&T||3|
|MET-2200||Strength of Materials 5||3|
|MET-2240||Mechanical Engineering Lab||1|
|MET-2300||Fluid Power 6||3|
|HLTH-1230||Standard First Aid and Personal Safety||1|
|MET-2601||3D Solid Modeling||3|
|PHYS-1220||College Physics II||4|
|Arts & Humanities/Social & Behavioral Sciences requirement||3|
|Total Credit Hours||61|
MATH-1610 Calculus I will be accepted in place of both MATH-1530 College Algebra and MATH-1540 Trigonometry but an additional 2 credit hours of general electives may be needed to meet degree requirements.
MET-2610 Statics will be accepted in place of MET-1601 Technical Statics to meet this requirement. MET-2610 Statics, MET-2620 Dynamics, and MET-2630 Engineering Strength of Materials are recommended for students planning to transfer.
PHYS-2310 General Physics I & PHYS-2320 General Physics II will be accepted in place of PHYS-1210 College Physics I & PHYS-1220 College Physics II, PHYS-2310 General Physics I & PHYS-2320 General Physics II are recommended for students planning to transfer.