Coordinator and Advisors
Craig Johnson, PhD (Coordinator)
Roger Beardsley, MS
William Cattin, MS
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.
In the absence of an appropriate background, the student may find it necessary to take IET 165, Engineering Drawing I. Those students who are interested in engineering courses after graduation should complete the engineering physics sequence, (PHYS 181, 182, 183) and mathematics through differential equations.
Students pursuing this 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.