2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
    Aug 06, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Mechanical Engineering Technology, BS


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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, including in Industry 4.0 environment. 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.

By participating nationally competed student clubs, student are able to strengthen project management skills and team work.

First year students may participate in a unique program for technical skill development called Discipline Specific Skill Acquisition (DSSA). DSSA will develop an unskilled student into a trained person, with marketable multi-disciplinary skills, in just one year! In addition, you can receive college credits after successful completion of the program and skill badges.

The mechanical engineering technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. http://www.abet.org. This ensures that the program is independently reviewed and meets the quality expectation for that profession.

Degree Requirements


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

PNW General Education Core (31 Credits Minimum)


Other Required Courses (15 Credits)


  • MET/IET Electives (6 Credits) - Any two 30000 level or higher MET or IET courses or MCET 38200 or MCET 48200 (Suggested MET and IET courses include: MET 30300, MET 34700, MET 30500, MET 31500, MET 41100, MET 42000, MET 42100, MET 42600, IET 31000, IET 37801, IET 35500, IET 40200, IET 41100).
  • Tech/CHM Elective (3 Credits) - One (1) Chemistry (CHM) course (excluding CHM 10300) or MCET 38200. An alternate technically based course (such as Math, Science or other COT course) may be taken 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


Requirements


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 Freshman Experience General Education Core requirements.

Note 2: Social Science elective – select from Gen Ed Core List  

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 Electives – MET / IET elective is any 30000 level or higher MET or IET course. Also accepted is MCET 38200 or MCET 48200 or OLS 24200. (Suggested MET and IET courses include: MET 30300, MET 34700, MET 30500, MET 31500, MET 41100, MET 42000, MET 42100, MET 42600, IET 31000, IET 37801, IET 35500, IET 40200, IET 41100).

Note 5: CHM / Tech Elective –  One (1) Chemistry (CHM) course (excluding CHM 10300) or MCET 38200. An alternate technically based course (such as Math, Science or other COT course) may be taken with advisor approval.

Note 6: Humanities elective - select from Gen Ed Core List  

Note 7: IET35200 will be offered on the Westville Campus during Fall only. MET 46100 will be offered on the Westville Campus during Spring only. Students desiring to take all of their classes at Westville campus should take their required IET 35200 class in semester 7 and their MET46100 class in semester 6.

Note 8: ABET requires at least 40 credits of non-MET, IET, ECET CEMT, CGT, ET, MCET or ITS courses (specifically not more than 2/3 of the total curriculum are to be discipline specific content). MET curriculum has 22 from Gen Ed+ 19 MA, STAT, OLS or COM credits not in the Gen Ed Core.

Resources


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, click here to visit the Careers and Employment Trends page.

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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