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 150 Introduction to Engineering 3
ET 251 Applied Mechanics I-Statics 3
ET 252 Applied Mechanics II-Dynamics 3
ET 354 Applied Fluid Mechanics 3
ET 357 Strength of Materials 3
ET 361 Engineering Technology Instrumentation 3
ET 399 Engineering Economy 3
ETM 260 Computer Aided Design and Integrated Manufacturing 3
ETM 340 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
ETM 356 Material Analysis 3
ETM 358 Applied Thermodynamics 3
ETM 367 Machine Design 3
ETM 462 Manufacturing Process Planning and Estimating 3
ETM 464 CAD Solid Modeling and Design 3
ETM 466 Design for Manufacture 3
ETM 467 CAE Applied Finite Element Analysis 3
ETM 497 Engineering Technology Senior Project Research 2
ETM 498 Engineering 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 495 Topics in Engineering Technology 3
ETM 360 Computer Aided Planning (CAP) 3
ETM 423 Applied Feedback Control Systems 3
ETM 460 Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) 3
ETM 461 Composites and Plastics Manufacturing Process 3
ETM 463 Plastics and Composite Tool Design 3
ETM 468 Composite Design and Analysis 3
MFG 226 Principles of Computer Numerical Control 3
EMEC 334 Mechanisms for Automation 3
CET 113 Introduction to Information Processing 3
ETC 454 Introduction to Transportation Engineering 3
ENGR 490 Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) 3

Additional Requirements (32 credits)

CET 236 Circuit Analysis 3
CHEM 161 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 162 General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
EMEC 324 Fluid Power Systems 3
ENGR 240 Spreadsheet and Engineering Problem Solving Tools  
or   3
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
or    
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 & Humanities 9
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 Sciences 6
3 credits of history and 3 credits of economics, geography,
history, or political science or ET 399 (Engineering Economy)
Study Area III: Behavioral Sciences 3
3 credits of anthropology, psychology, or sociology  
Study Area IV: Natural Sciences 8
PHYS 125 and PHYS 126  
Skill Area I: Communication Skills 6
ENG 110* and ENGR 290  
Skill Area II: Mathematics* 8
MATH 152; and MATH 221  
Skill Area III: Foreign Language Proficiency 0-6
Skill Area IV: University Requirement 2-3
PE 144 (or ENGR 150 for transfer students)  

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

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