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Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

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Begin Date: Fall Semester 2007
End Date: Spring Semester 2011

Mechanical Engineering Technology - ARCHIVE

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College (METBD)

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 this bulletin.)

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

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

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

ELECTIVES: 0-1 credit

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 103-106 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 (83 credits)
ENGL 202C GWS(3), IET 101(3)[1], MCH T 111(3)[1], PHYS 250 GN(4), PHYS 251 GN(4) (Sem: 1-4)
MATH 081 GQ(3)[1], MATH 082 GQ(3)[1], MATH 083 GQ(4)[1] (Sem: 1-4)
MCH T 213(3), MCH T 214(1), IET 215(2), IET 216(2), MET 206(3)[1], MATH 210(3)[1], MET 210W(3)[1](Sem: 3-4)
CHEM 110 GN(3), CHEM 111 GN(1), MATH 211(3), MET 306(3)[1], MET 320(3)[1], MET 330(3)[1], MET 331W(4)[1], MET 341(3)[1], MET 415(3)[1] (Sem: 5-6)
MET 425(3)[1], MET 432(3)[1], MET 470(3)[1], MET 480(1)[1], MET 485(3)[1] (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (12-14 credits)
EET 100(3); or EET 101(3) and EET 109(1) (Sem: 1-4)
MET 107(3) or CMPSC 101 GQ(3) (Sem: 1-4)
EG T 120(3) and EG T 121(3); or EG T 101(1), EG T 102(1), EG T 114(2), EG T 201(2), and EG T 205(1) (Sem: 1-5)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (8-9 credits)
Select 6 credits of technical electives from school-approved list (Sem: 7-8)
Select 2-3 credits of business electives from school-approved list (Sem: 6-8)

[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 2007

Blue Sheet Item #: 35-06-028

Review Date: 4/10/07

UCA Revision #1: 8/18/06

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