2018-19 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 18, 2024  
2018-19 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Engineering Technology, BS

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About the Program

The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program is to provide career educational opportunities to students who have a hands-on aptitude and are oriented towards applications. The Bachelor of Science degree program prepares graduates for technical positions in manufacturing and production industries. Students with a degree in mechanical engineering technology fill a wide variety of industrial positions in product development, manufacturing, production, supervision, and plant operations. Many graduates continue their careers into high level management positions. The primary goal of the curriculum is to provide graduates with a solid technical foundation, which will enable them to adapt and grow into a wide variety of employment opportunities. Students will complete a Senior Design Project, which is a one-year capstone individual/team project that provides the opportunity to pursue an idea from conception to design, then execute into a demonstrable project.

The mechanical engineering technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. http://www.abet.org.

Degree Requirements

  • 120 Credit Hours
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation

PNW General Education Core (30 Credits Minimum)

Other Required Courses (15 Credits)

  • MET/IET Electives (6 Credits) - Any two 30000 level or higher MET or IET courses with advisor approval
  • Tech/CHM Elective (3 Credits) - One (1) Chemistry (CHM) course or other technology course with advisor approval
  • COM/OLS Elective (3 Credits) - One (1) COM or OLS course 30000 level or higher
  • Computer Programming Course (3 Credits) - One (1) programming course from ECET or CIT with advisor approval

Total 120 Credits Required

Degree Map


Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA):  2.0 GPA

Experiential Learning (EL):  One EL course required.  EL courses are noted by (e) next to the course title.

General Education Core:  General Education notations can be found within the course description.  Please click on a course to see if it meets a Gen Ed requirement.

Milestone Courses noted by (m) next to the course title have been identified as being critical to your success in this field of study. 

Courses that are only offered on one campus will be noted by an (H) for Hammond, or (W) for Westville.

Please see the Additional Information and Guidelines section below for more information.

Semester 7 (15 Credits)

Semester 8 (12 Credits)

Additional Information and Guidelines

Note 1: Intro to Engineering Technology MET 16100 meets the Technology and Freshman Experience General Education Core requirements.

Note 2: Humanities or Social Science – Approved AD Art and Design; COM Communication; ENGL English; FR French; GR German; HIST History; JPNS Japanese; MUS Music; OLS 16300 Fundamentals of Self Leadership; or PHIL Philosophy; SPAN Spanish; ANTH Anthropology; ECON Economics; ETHN Ethnic Studies; GEOG Geography; OLS Organizational Leadership & Supervision; POL Political Science; PSY Psychology; SOC Sociology; WOST Women’s Studies. One approved Humanities and one approved Social Science course must be taken to satisfy the respective General Education Core requirements.

Note 3: Computer Programming Course – Any programming course from ECET or CIS with advisor approval. ECET 21000 - Structured C++ Programming For Electromechanical Systems  suggested.

Note 4: MET / IET Elective – Any 30000 level or higher MET or IET course with advisor approval.

Note 5: Tech / CHM Elective – Suggest a Chemistry (CHM) course or other course with advisor approval.

Note 6: ABET requires 40 credits of non-MET, IET, ECET CEMT, CGT, ET, or ITS (non-technology) courses. MET curriculum has 26 from Gen Ed+ 22 MA, STAT, OLS or COM credits not in the Gen Ed Core.


The 8 semester plan of study is a recommended sequence of classes designed to show how this program can be completed within four years.

Visit the 15 to Finish website for information and resources.

For career information, check out “What Can I Do With this Major?”

For Financial Aid eligibility, click here. Annual FAFSA filing deadline is March 10. Financial Aid recipients are required to complete 30 credits per calendar year to stay eligible for the standard financial aid award.

Financial Guarantee: If you follow the degree map and find a course unavailable, you may be able to take the course for free in a future semester.  Certain exclusions apply. 

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