Sep 23, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Mechanical Engineering Technology (A.S.)


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

Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building 221 ~ 260-481-6338


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 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 outcomes for the degree are as follows:

  • an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  • an ability to design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline;
  • an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature
  • an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results; and
  • an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.

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.

General Requirements:

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

Program Requirements:


Mechanical Engineering Technology A.S. 2-Yr. Plan:  

  • 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 Education Requirements: Credits 30


General Education Requirements  

Category B4 - Scientific 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


Additional Course Use


  • MA 153 and MA 154 Required, MA 159 acceptable
  • CHM 11100 required, CHM 11500 accepted
  • PHYS 21800 required, PHYS 15200 accepted
  • ET 10600 + MET 10400 + MET 22300 required, ENGR 12700+ENGR 12800+ME 16000 accepted
  • ET 19000 required, ME 25000 accepted
  • ET 20000 required, MET 25200 accepted
  • MET 18000 required, ME 303000 + ME 30400 accepted

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.