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 (58 credits)

ENGR 150Introduction to Engineering 3
ET 251Applied Mechanics I-Statics3
ET 252Applied Mechanics II-Dynamics3
ET 354Applied Fluid Mechanics3
ET 357Strength of Materials3
ET 361 Engineering 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)

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
MFG 226Principles of Computer Numerical Control3
EMEC 334Mechanisms for Automation3
CET 113Introduction to Information Processing3
ETC 454Introduction to Transportation Engineering3
ENGR 490Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)3

Additional Requirements (32 credits)

CET 236 Circuit Analysis 3
CHEM 161 General Chemistry I3
CHEM 162 General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
EMEC 324 Fluid Power Systems 3
ENGR 240  Spreadsheet and Engineering Problem Solving Tools

CS 213 Applications of Computing I
MFG 121 Technical Drafting and CAD 3
MFG 216 Manufacturing Processes 3
MATH 119 Pre-calculus with Trigonometry 4

MATH 116
Pre-Calculus Mathematics 3
STAT 104 Elementary Statistics 3

Electives (3 credits, unrestricted)

General Education Requirements for Mechanical Engineering (ME) Majors (42-49 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 125 and PHYS 126

Skill Area I: Communication Skills6
ENG 110* and ENGR 290

Skill Area II: Mathematics*8
MATH 152; and MATH 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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