This is an unofficial description for this program. For official information check the Academic Catalog.
A minor is not required with this major.
Accredited by ETAC of ABET
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.
For all majors a minimum grade of C- is required in all courses in the major, all additional course requirements as well as courses in Study Area IV, Skill Area I, and Skill Area II.
Directed Electives (8-12 credits)
The following courses, selected in consultation with an academic adviser, satisfy the directed technical electives requirement (8 to 12 credits):
General Education Requirements for Engineering Technology (ET) Majors
Study Area I: Arts and Humanities
Philosophy or Fine Arts (3)
Literature, Philosophy or Fine Arts (3)
No more than 6 credits from any one discipline.
Study Area II: Social Sciences
ECON or GEOG or HIST or Pol. Sci. or ET 399 (3 credits)
Study Area III: Behavioral Sciences
Anthropology, Psychology, or Sociology
Study Area IV: Natural Sciences
PHYS 121 and PHYS 122: Recommended
Skill Area I: Communication Skills
WRT 110: Placement exam may be required before enrolling in English or mathematics courses.
Skill Area II: Mathematics
Placement exam may be required before enrolling in English or mathematics courses.
MATH 135 and MATH 136: Recommended
Skill Area III: Foreign Language Proficiency
Skill Area IV: University Requirement
Equity, Justice, and Inclusion Requirement
Total Credit Hours: 130