2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]
Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.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 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 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 broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-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 to improve processes; and
an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.
- 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
Mechanical Engineering Technology B. S. 4-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.
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.
Required Core and Concentration (Major) Courses
Additional Required Technical Courses
Computer Programming Elective: Credits 3
Additional Required Support Courses
Additional Core and Concentration Electives: Credits 6
Total Including 60 from A.S.: Credits 120
Additional Course Use
MA 22700 required, MA 16500 accepted
PHYS 21900 required, PHYS 25100 accepted
MET 30000 required, ME 20000 accepted
MET 48700 required, ME 29300+ME 38800 or ME 33300 accepted
MET 3500 required, ME 31800 accepted
MET 37000 required, ME 32100 accepted
MET 21600 required, ME 36900 accepted
MET 31200 required, ME 25100 or ME 36100 accepted
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.