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Begin Date: Summer Session 1995
End Date: Fall Semester 2005 (Revised ABET)

Mechanical Engineering Technology - ARCHIVE

Altoona College
Berks-Lehigh Valley College
University College: Penn State York
University Park, College of Engineering (2 MET)

PROFESSOR DHUSHY SATHIANATHAN, Head, School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs, Penn State University Park
Program Coordinator, Penn State Hazleton

This major helps graduates prepare for technical positions in manufacturing, machine and tool design, computer drafting and design, computer integrated manufacturing, materials selection and processes, technical sales, and other related industries in mechanical applications. The primary objective of the program is to provide a broad foundation in mechanical systems and applications; computer systems in drafting (CAD), manufacturing (CAM), and automation and robotics (CIM); production and product design; mechanics, dynamics, and strength of materials. This program also articulates with Pennsylvania Department of Education-approved Tech Prep programs. Secondary students who have graduated from a program covered by a signed Penn State Articulation Agreement may be eligible for special admission procedures and/or advanced placement.

Graduates of this major may qualify for admission to the baccalaureate degree majors in Mechanical Engineering Technology and Structural Design and Construction Engineering Technology programs at Penn State Harrisburg; the Mechanical Engineering Technology and the Plastics Engineering Technology programs at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College; or the baccalaureate degree major in Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology offered at Penn State Altoona, Penn State Berks-Lehigh Valley or Penn State New Kensington.

For the Associate in Engineering Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, a minimum of 67 credits is required. This program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: 410-347-7700, or

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

(12 of these 21 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin

(This includes 12 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GN courses; 3 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GWS courses.)

EE T 101(3), EE T 109(1), ENGL 015 GWS(3), EG T 101(1), EG T 102(1), EG T 114(2), IE T 101(3)[1], MATH 081 GQ(3), MATH 082 GQ(3), ET 002(1), MCH T 111(3)[1], PHYS 150 GN(3) (Sem: 1-2)
CAS 100 GWS(3), EG T 201(2), IE T 215(2), IE T 216(2), MATH 083 GQ(4), MCH T 213(3), MCH T 214(1), ME T 206(3)[1], ME T 210W(3), PHYS 151(3) (Sem: 3-4)

Select 5-7 credits from the following technical courses: AE T 297(1-9), CE T 261(3), CE T 297(1-9), CHEM 011(3), CHEM 012 GN(3), CHEM 014 GN(1), CMPSC 101 GQ(3), EE T 100(3), EE T 114(4), EE T 118(1), EG T 297(1-9), IE T 105(2), IE T 109(3), IE T 297(1-9), ME T 207(3), ME T 281(4), ME T 297(1-9), or SUR 111(3) (Sem: 3-4)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1995

Blue Sheet Item #: 23-03-016

Review Date: 3/2/04




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