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 . Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) prepares students for the application of engineering principles and technological developments for the creation of useful products and/or production machinery. The MET program teaches you how to analyze and design machine systems used in many industries, including automotive, biomedical, aerospace, robotics, steelmaking, HVAC, consumer products and etc.
MET B.S. Program Objectives:
- To prepare graduates with knowledge, problem solving ability, and hands-on skills to enter careers in analysis, applied design, development, implementation, manufacturing, testing, technical sales, evaluation, or oversight of mechanical systems and processes.
- To develop a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal, and global issues with an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
Student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:
- An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities
- Technical expertise in engineering materials, statics, dynamics, strength of materials, fluid mechanics, fluid power, thermodynamics, heat transfer, and electronic control
- Technical expertise in manufacturing processes, quality assurance, mechanical design, and computer-aided engineering graphics, engineering materials, automatic controls, industrial operations with added technical depth in manufacturing processes, computer-aided engineering graphics, mechanical design and engineering materials
- Expertise in applied physics having an emphasis in applied mechanics, plus fundamentals of electricity in physics and inorganic chemistry
- An ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies
- An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes
- An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives
- An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team
- An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-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 and 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 knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context
- A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement
- The Mechanical Engineering Technology degree is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
- 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.
1. Degree Requirements
2. General Education Requirements
3. Overlapping Content
4. Academic Regulations
- 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.
To earn the B.S. with a major in mechanical engineering technology, you must fulfill the requirements of Purdue Fort Wayne (Regulations ); the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science (Colleges ); and the Mechanical Engineering Technology A.S., and complete the following courses, earning a grade of C- or better in all courses.