Oct 15, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Mechanical Engineering Technology (A.S.)


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Program: A.S.
School of Polytechnic  
College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building 221 ~ 260-481-4127


Mechanical Engineering Technology is part of the School of Polytechnic.


MET A.S. Program Objectives:

  • To prepare graduates with knowledge, problem solving ability and hands-on skills to enter careers in installation, manufacturing, testing, evaluation, computer-aided design, or maintenance of basic mechanical systems.
  • To develop a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal, and global issues with an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
  •  To prepare graduates for both immediate employment and continuation in the BS program.

Student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:

  • An ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities
  • Technical expertise in engineering materials, statics, and strength of materials
  • Technical expertise in manufacturing processes, quality assurance, and computer-aided engineering graphics with added technical depth in computer-aided engineering graphics
  • Expertise in applied physics having an emphasis in applied mechanics plus inorganic chemistry
  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge
  • An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments
  • An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team
  • An ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems
  • An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature
  • An understanding of the need for an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development
  • An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity
  • A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement

Accreditation:

  • The Mechanical Engineering Technology degree is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Program Delivery:

  • POLYTECHNIC programs emphasize practice-based learning via hands-on laboratory applications using state-of-the-art equipment. Some courses are available through online, distance, and hybrid learning, however many incorporate an on-campus laboratory element.

Declaring This Major:

Students interested in declaring Mechanical Engineering Technology as their major may do so in one of two ways:

1. On their application when they first apply to the university.

2. After meeting with a faculty advisor, a change of major can be declared.

Program Requirements:

  • Students must complete all courses earning grades of C- or better.
  • Student Responsibilities:  You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career.  All requests for exceptions    to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair.
  • Transfer credit limits, see Academic Regulations above.
  • General Education and Major courses as listed below.

General Requirements:

1.  Degree Requirements  
2.  General Education Requirements  
3.  Overlapping Content  
4.  Academic Regulations  

General Education Requirements: Credits 30


General Education Requirements  

Category B4 - Scientific Ways of Knowing


Category B5 - Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing


Category B6 - Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing


* Any B6 course  approved by the MET program , including the following:

Total: Credits 60


Student Responsibility


You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies and procedures governing your academic career.  All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.

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