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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Engineering Technology

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Minimum number of credits required to graduate: 128

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate: 2.0

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward major: The 4-course math sequence (MAT122, TME152, TME253, TME354) requires a C or better in each class to move on to the next class.

Other GPA requirements to graduate: MET Majors must accumulate a GPA of 2.0 in all required MET classes: MET100, MET121, MET107, MET126, MET150, MET219, MET233, MET270, MET213, MET234, MET236, MET312, MET317, MET325, MET355, MET462, MET464, MET484, MET 463, and MET465.

Contact Information: Prof. David Morrison, 204 Boardman Hall, 207-581-2311; david.morrison@umit.maine.edu

The UMaine Mechanical Engineering Technology program prepares students for a broad range of engineering activities including the development, design, testing, and manufacturing of products; the design, operation and maintenance of processes, and technical sales and marketing. The scope of mechanical engineering technology includes transportation, power generation, energy conversion, climate control, machine design, manufacturing and automation, and the control of engineering systems and devices.

Program Description

In their first year students learn to create 3D computer models and communicate with 2D drawings. Then they learn to bring drawings to reality in our workshop. Students acquire math and science skills through a structured math sequence and courses in physics and chemistry.

The second and third years build a solid foundation of engineering knowledge and skills. Topics include heat and work, materials, support and motion of rigid bodies and fluids, manufacturing processes, and electrical circuits. Students also learn to write and speak about technical issues as well as measure all things mechanical.

In the fourth year students learn how to design complex mechanisms, then apply all their learnings to a senior capstone project. The capstone project is widely regarded because students find a real-world problem, design a solution, then build and test their design.

Students are urged to work in a technical job during each summer recess. If the job meets certain requirements students may obtain 3 hours of co-operative education degree credit.

The MET program is accredited by Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: (410) 347-7700.


Incoming students are required to have a laptop computer. Visit our website at www.umaine.edu/set for requirements.

Suggested curriculum for the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Second Year - Second Semester

Third Year - First Semester

Third Year - Second Semester

Fourth Year - First Semester

Fourth Year - Second Semester

Student must see their advisor for approval of all electives.

**These 6 courses provide the required distribution of 18 General Education credits so long as the Ethics Elective also satisfies one of the 5 General Education sub-categories. These 6 courses do not have to be taken in the semesters or order shown.

**Three technical electives must be chosen from a list of approved Mechanical Engineering Technology or Electrical Engineering Technology courses, one of which must include a laboratory component. General Education and Technical Elective course lists are available in 119 Boardman Hall.

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