The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program is to provide a quality education program in Mechanical Engineering Technology and to support the mission of the College of Engineering.
The goals of the Program are to provide quality undergraduate instruction; to support quality research directed toward the discovery and advancement of knowledge in engineering and engineering science; and to provide development, support, and education for industry and individuals.
The specific educational objectives are to:
- Provide students with a sound knowledge of the fundamental principles of mathematics, science, and mechanical engineering technology.
- Develop in graduates critical thinking and problem solving skills that can be applied to a wide range of problems - both technical and non-technical.
- Provide the skills necessary for the practice of engineering technology.
- Provide a well-balanced educational experience that will help the student develop communication and teamwork skills, an appreciation of social values and an understanding of the implications of technology.
- Ensure that courses required for a degree in the program remain technically current and responsive to the changing needs of society.
The field of Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) includes mechanical design, manufacturing processes, energy production and utilization, and the economics of these activities. Students also obtain a solid foundation in basic sciences, mathematics, communication skills and the humanities.
Classes emphasize applied engineering and are supplemented by extensive laboratory experience. Students enroll in a four-year program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Students are urged to obtain technical employment during each summer recess. Participation in an optional Co-op program is also encouraged.
Degrees are awarded upon satisfactory completion of 128 credits at an accumulative grade point average of not less than 2.0 overall. Students must also achieve at least a 2.0 grade point average in all required MET courses. The MET program is accredited by TAC/ABET (Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology).
Graduates work in a wide range of careers including product development, design, testing, manufacturing, operation and maintenance, marketing, sales and administration.
The recommended sequence of the four-year curriculum is outlined below. Copies can be obtained in the School of Engineering Technology office.