The Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering technology (MET) has emphasis in mechanical or manufacturing technology. The major provides a broad foundation in the practical application of mechanical engineering principles. Common graduate career paths include: machine and product design, numerical control programmers, manufacturing process engineer, quality control, product and system evaluation, plant operation and management, technical sales, field service, heating ventilation and air conditioning, energy production, and project engineering.
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:
- (1) an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
- (2) an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
- (3) an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
- (4) an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
- (5) an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.
- a. Application of principles of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing;
- b. Use of computer aided drafting and design software;
- c. Selection, set-up, and calibration of measurement tools/instrumentation;
- d. Elements of differential and integral calculus;
- e. Manufacturing processes;
- f. Material science and selection;
- g. Solid mechanics (such as statics, dynamics, strength of materials, etc.);
- h. Mechanical system design;
- i. Thermal sciences (such as thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, etc.);
- j. Electrical circuits (ac and dc) and electronic controls;
- k. Application of industry codes, specifications and standards; and
- l. Technical communications typically used in preparation of engineering proposals, reports, and specifications.