Major in Mechanical Engineering Technology, BS (130 credits minimum)

Accredited by TAC of ABET

Advisors: N. Al-Masoud (860-832-1825), P. Baumann (860-832-0086), A. Gates, P.E. (860-832-1823), and T. Vasko (860-832-1896)

This major integrates the aspects of energy conversion, mechanism control, heat and mass transfer, machine dynamics, and design with computer design and analysis to prepare engineering support personnel to assist in the design of machinery and instrumentation for industrial, transportation, and utility applications. The mechanical engineering technologist makes significant contributions in supporting engineering design, testing, production, research, and development operations in a wide variety of industrial, aerospace, and government organizations. Students must complete the coursework in four categories: general education, major requirements, directed electives, and additional requirements.

Core Requirements (57-61 credits)

ENGR 150Introduction to Engineering3
ET 251Applied Mechanics I-Statics3
ET 252Applied Mechanics II-Dynamics3
ET 354Applied Fluid Mechanics3
ET 357Strength of Materials3
ET 361Engineering Technology Instrumentation3
ET 399Engineering Economy3
ETM 260Computer Aided Design and Integrated Manufacturing3
ETM 340Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing3
ETM 356Material Analysis3
ETM 358Applied Thermodynamics3
ETM 367Machine Design3
ETM 462Manufacturing Process Planning and Estimating3
ETM 464CAD Solid Modeling and Design3
ETM 466Design for Manufacture3
ETM 467CAE Applied Finite Element Analysis3
ETM 497Engineering Technology Senior Project Research2
ETM 498Engineering Technology Senior Project (Capstone)2

Directed Electives (5-9 credits)

The following courses, selected in consultation with an academic advisor, satisfy the directed technical electives requirement:

ET 495Topics in Engineering Technology3
ETM 360Computer Aided Planning (CAP)3
ETM 423Applied Feedback Control Systems3
ETM 460Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM)3
ETM 461Composites and Plastics Manufacturing Process3
ETM 463Plastics and Composite Tool Design3
ETM 468Composite Design and Analysis3
MM 226Principles of Computer Numerical Control3
EMEC 334Mechanisms for Automation3
CET 113Introduction to Information Processing3
ETM 454
Heat Transfer
ENGR 490Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)3

Additional Requirements (28-29 credits)

CET 236Circuit Analysis3
CHEM 161General Chemistry I3
CHEM 162General Chemistry I Laboratory1
MM 324Fluid Power Systems3
ENGR 240Computational Methods for Engineering3
CS 213Applications of Computing I3
MM 121Technical Drafting and CAD3
MM 216Manufacturing Processes3
MATH 119Pre-calculus with Trigonometry4
MATH 116Pre-Calculus Mathematics3
STAT 104Elementary Statistics3

Electives (3 credits, unrestricted)

General Education Requirements for Engineering Technology (ET) Majors (40-49 credits)

Study Area I: Arts & Humanities9
3 credits of literature and 6 credits of literature, philosophy,or fine arts.
No more than 6 credits from any one discipline.
Study Area II: Social Sciences6
3 credits of history and 3 credits of economics, geography, history,
or political science or ET 399
(Engineering Economy)
Study Area III: Behavioral Sciences3
3 credits of anthropology, psychology, or sociology 
Study Area IV: Natural Sciences8
PHYS 121** or 125; PHYS 122** or 126 
Skill Area I: Communication Skills6
ENG 110* and ENGR 290 
Skill Area II: Mathematics*6-8
MATH 135** or 152; MATH 136** or 221 
Skill Area III: Foreign Language Proficiency0-6
Skill Area IV: University Requirement2-3
PE 144 (or ENGR 150 for transfer students) 

* Placement exam may be required before enrolling in English or mathematics courses.

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