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Mechanical Engineering Technology (METBD) - Archive

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2001
End Date: Spring Semester 2005

Mechanical Engineering Technology (METBD) - Archive

This major may be taken either as a four-year baccalaureate program or in a "2+2" degree format. The latter allows graduates of associate degree programs in mechanical engineering technology or related areas to gain greater breadth and depth of knowledge in mechanical engineering technology. The baccalaureate program emphasizes applied design and analysis, complementing a hands-on manufacturing and materials focus. The graduate gains valuable knowledge of total manufacturing processes ranging from applied design to manufacture.

This major includes instruction in materials engineering, thermodynamics, heat transfer, hydraulics, finite-element analysis, and use of parametric solids modeling design packages, as well as supporting course work in mathematics and science. Oral and written communications are stressed, as is the ability to work within a team-oriented environment. The major culminates with a capstone design project involving an actual design or manufacturing problem sponsored by regional industry. This program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Pl., Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202.

Graduates have qualified for careers in a wide variety of industries that manufacture or use mechanical systems. Careers include positions in applied product design, manufacturing process development, field service support, supervision of manufacturing facilities, tool and die design, quality control, plant supervision and management, and technical sales.

For the B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, a minimum of 131 credits is required. A student enrolled in this major must earn at least a grade of C in each 300- and 400-level course.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(18 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

ELECTIVES: 0-1 credit

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 103-104 credits
(This includes 18 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GWS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (75 credits)
ENGL 202C GWS(3), IE T 101(3)[1], MCH T 111(3)[1], PHYS 150 GN(3), PHYS 151 GN(3) (Sem: 1-4)
MCH T 213(3), MCH T 214(1), IE T 215(2), IE T 216(2), ME T 206(3)[1], ME T 210W(3)[1] (Sem: 3-4)
CHEM 012 GN(3), CHEM 014 GN(1), IETBD 333(2), MTHBD 210(4), MTHBD 211(4), METBD 306(3), METBD 320(3), METBD 330(3), METBD 331(4), METBD 341(3), METBD 350(3) (Sem: 5-6)
METBD 430(3), METBD 450(3), METBD 470(3), METBD 480(1), METBD 490(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (22-23 credits)
EETBD 100(3); or EE T 101(3) and EE T 109(1) (Sem: 1-4)
MATH 081 GQ(3)[1], MATH 082 GQ(3)[1], MATH 083 GQ(4)[1]; or MTHBD 091 GQ(5)[1], MTHBD 092 GQ(5)[1] (Sem: 1-4)
METBD 050(3); or CMPSC 101 GQ(3) (Sem: 1-4)
METBD 110(3), METBD 111(3); or EG T 101(1), EG T 102(1), EG T 114(2), EG T 201(2) (Sem: 1-4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)
Select 6 credits of technical electives from School-approved list (Sem: 7-8)

[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 2001

Blue Sheet Item #: 29-04-007

Review Date: 01/16/01

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