The bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering technology (MET) has specializations in mechanical or manufacturing technology. The major provides a broad foundation in the practical application of mechanical engineering principles. Graduates concentrating in mechanical technology may pursue one of the following career paths: machine and product design, product and system evaluation, plant operation and management, technical sales, field service, environmental quality control, and energy production. Graduates specializing in manufacturing technology are prepared to enter career paths as tool designers, tool and production planners, numerical control programmers, machine planners, computer-assisted machine planners, manufacturing process analysts, quality assurance, and technical field representatives.
Those students who are interested in taking advanced engineering courses after graduation should complete the general physics sequence, (PHYS 181, 182, 183) and mathematics through differential equations.
Students pursuing the MET degree should work with the departmental advisor to ensure that the prerequisites for the upper-division electives have been met. Due to the number of hours in this program, some students may find that this program requires additional time to complete.
Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- 3.a. an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of their disciplines
- 3.b. an ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology.
- 3.c. an ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes.
- 3.d. an ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to program objectives.
- 3.e. an ability to function effectively on teams
- 3.f. an ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems.
- 3.g. an ability to communicate effectively.
- 3.h. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
- 3.i. an ability to understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
- 3.j. a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues.
- 3.k. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
- ABET 9.a Students must design, analyze mechanical systems (statics, strengths, dynamics)
- ABET 9.b Students must select, design and specify materials and processing to support mechanical systems
- ABET 9.c Students must create and communicate effective in a CAD (3D) environment.
- ABET 9.d Students must evaluate materials using standards for experiments and test procedures
- ABET 9.e Students must design, analyze and optimize thermal systems
- ABET 9.f Students must design, analyze and optimize fluid systems
- ABET 9.g Students must design, analyze and optimize electro-mechanical and machine systems