Begin Date: Summer Session 1996
End Date: Spring Semester 1999
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.
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 133 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: 46 credits
(18 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 105-106 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 (86 credits)
CMPSC 101 GQ(3), EG T 101(1), 102(1), 114(2), IE T 101(3), MCH T 111(3), CHEM 012 GN(3), 014 GN(1), PHYS 215 GN(4), 265 GN(4) (Sem. 1-4)
EG T 201(2), MCH T 213(3), 214(1), IE T 215(2), 216(2) (Sem. 3-4)
METBD 301(3), 341(3) (Sem. 3-6)
ENGL 202C GWS(3), IETBD 333(2), MTHBD 210(4), 211(4), METBD 306(3), 320(3), 330(3), 331(4), 350(3), 360(3) (Sem. 5-6)
METBD 430(3), 450(3), 470(3), 480(1), 490(3) (Sem. 7-8)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (13-14 credits)
EE T 100(3); or EE T 101(3) and 109(1) (Sem. 1-4)
MATH 081 GQ(3), 082 GQ(3), 083 GQ(4); or MTHBD 091 GQ(5), 092 GQ(5) (Sem. 1-4)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)
Select 6 credits of technical electives from School-approved list (Sem. 7-8)
 A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44
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The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.
Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1996
Blue Sheet Item #: 24-04-035
Review Date: 6/8/99 (General Education Update)