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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Begin Date: Fall Semester 2008
End Date: Summer Session 2011

Begin date of Enrollment Hold - Spring Semester 2012

Mechanical Engineering Technology - ARCHIVE

Berks College
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
University College: Penn State DuBois, Penn State Hazleton, Penn State New Kensington, Penn State York (2 MET)

PROFESSOR BRUCE MULLER, Program Coordinator, Penn State Altoona
PROFESSOR BARBARA MIZDAIL, Program Coordinator, Penn State Berks
PROFESSOR DAVID JOHNSON, Program Coordinator, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
PROFESSOR SOMNATH CHATTOPADHYAY, Program Coordinator, Penn State DuBois
PROFESSOR WIESLAW GREBSKI, System-wide Program Coordinator, Penn State Hazleton
PROFESSOR JOAN KOWALSKI, Program Coordinator, Penn State New Kensington
PROFESSOR DANIEL STYDUHAR, Program Coordinator, Penn State Shenango
PROFESSOR MARSHALL COYLE, Program Coordinator, Penn State York
PROFESSOR THOMAS A. SEYBERT, Director of Engineering Technology, Penn State Wilkes-Barre
PROFESSOR SVEN BILEN, Interim Head, School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs, Penn State University Park

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 Tech Prep Articulation Agreement may be eligible for special admission procedures and/or advanced placement. Graduates of the Associate Degree Mechanical Engineering Technology program will:

  • Have a broad knowledge in the areas of applied design, manufacturing, testing, evaluation, and technical sales, 2D and 3D modeling.
  • Have the ability to enter a Baccalaureate Mechanical Engineering Technology or related Engineering Technology program.
  • Be prepared to communicate effectively and work collaboratively in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Be able to learn and adapt to changes in a professional work environment.
  • Demonstrate a high standard of professional ethics and be cognizant of social concerns as they relate to the practice of Engineering Technology.

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, Penn State New Kensington, or Penn State York.

For the Associate in Engineering Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, a minimum of 64 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.)

ENGL 015 GWS(3), CAS 100 GWS(3), CMPET 117(3), CMPET 120(1), MCH T 111(3)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
EG T 114(2), IET 215(2), IET 216(2), MCH T 213(3), MET 206(3)[1], MET 210W(3), PHYS 151 GN(3) (Sem: 3-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (24-26 credits)
EDSGN 100(3) or EG T 120(3) (Sem: 1-2)
MATH 026 GQ(3) or MATH 081 GQ(3) (Sem: 1-2)
EET 100(3) or EET 105(3) (Sem: 1-2)
IET 101(3)[1] or MET 105 (3)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
MATH 022(3) or MATH 082 GQ(3) (Sem: 1-2)
MCH T 112(1) or MCH T 214(1) (Sem: 1-2)

Select 8-10 credits from one of the following tracks a, b, or c:

a) General Track
AE T 297(1-9), CHEM 101 GN(3), CHEM 110 GN(3), CHEM 111 GN(1), CMPSC 101 GQ(3), EET 100(3), EET 114(4), EET 118(1), EG T 297(1-9), IET 105(2), IET 109(3), IET 297(1-9), MET 281(4), SUR 111(3), or select 3 credits in consultation with an advisor from 200-level MET courses (Sem: 3-4)
IST 110 GS(3), IST 210(4), IST 220(3), IST 250(3), MATH 140 GQ(4), STAT 200 GQ(4), MATH 083 GQ(4), PHYS 150 GN(3), EG T 201(2) (Sem: 3-4)

b) CAD/IST Track
EG T 201(2) (Sem: 3-4)
IST 210(4) or IST 220(3) or IST 250 (3) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 3 credits in consultation with an advisor from 200-level MET courses (Sem: 3-4)

c)Baccalaureate Degree Track
MATH 140 GQ(4), STAT 200 GQ(4), CHEM 110 GN(3), EET 114(4), EG T 201(2) (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: Fall Semester 2008

Blue Sheet Item #: 36-03-019

Review Date: 11/27/07

UCA Revision #1: 8/3/06
UCA Revision #2: 7/30/07




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