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Mechanical Engineering Technology (M E T) - Archive

Begin Date: Summer Session 2000
End Date: Spring Semester 2002

Mechanical Engineering Technology (M E T) - Archive


The goal of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program is to provide our students with the necessary training and education so that they can provide high-level technical support to a variety of industrial, commercial, consulting, and governmental organizations. The emphasis of our program is in the application of scientific and engineering principles. Technical communication in oral and written form is also emphasized. Our graduates are expected to appreciate the ethical and societal responsibilities of a technologist, the concepts of Continuous Quality Improvement and the continuing impact of globalization of design, manufacturing and marketing of technical goods and services. Our graduates are trained to deal with choice of materials and methods that are safe, environmentally and aesthetically acceptable and economically competitive. Typical responsibilities that may be assigned to our graduates are the development and evaluation of machines and mechanisms; development, organization and supervision of manufacturing processes and procedures; the instrumentation, control and testing of a process; quality control; technical marketing and sales; design of mechanical systems for heating and cooling and energy management.

The strengths of our program includes: hands-on training; extensive laboratory experience; state of the art computer methods, excellent job placement and accreditation by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Graduates who wish to continue their professional development can take the Fundamentals of Engineering exam in Pennsylvania, a prerequisite for taking the Professional Engineering exam.

For a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology a minimum of 128 credits are required.

Entry to Major Requirements:
Entry to the Mechanical Engineering Technology major requires a 2.00 or higher cumulative grade-point average.

Change of Assignment/ Re-enrollment Recommendation:
Students should request a change-of-assignment to Penn State Harrisburg during their fourth semester, to be effective for the next semester of enrollment. A request for an earlier change of assignment will be considered.

Associate degree students should file a re-enrollment form during the final semester of their associate degree. Students re-enrolling from an associate's degree into the bachelor's degree should run a degree audit from CAAIS, using the M E T major code, to determine their curriculum requirements.

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

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

(Included in ELECTIVES)

(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)


ELECTIVES: 0-4 credits

(This includes 16 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GWS courses; 9 credits of GN courses; 4 credits of GQ courses.)

CHEM 012 GN(3), CHEM 014 GN(1) (Sem: 1-4)
MATH 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-5)
ENGL 202C GWS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
M E T 210 W(3) (Sem: 3-4)
I E T 308(3) (Sem: 5-6)
M E T 303(2), M E T 312(3), M E T 315(3), M E T 321(2), M E T 331(2), M E T 405(2)[1], M E T 411(3), M E T 413(3)[1], M E T 435(4), M E T 442(4)[1] (Sem: 5-8)
I E T 302(2) (Sem: 6-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (31-35 credits)
Select 2-3 credits from: EG T 101(1) and EG T 102(1) or ED&G 100(3) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 3-4 credits from: PHYS 150 GN(3) or PHYS 211 GN(4) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 3 credits from: E MCH 011(3) or MCH T 111(3) (Sem: 2-3)
Select 3 credits from: I E T 101(3) or I E T 311(3) (Sem: 2-4)
Select 3-4 credits from: PHYS 151GN(3) or PHYS 212 GN(4) (Sem: 2-4)
Select 3 credits from: E MCH 012(3), E T 321(3), or M E T 206(3) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 1 credit from: E T 323(1) or MCH T 214 (1) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 3 credits from: E T 322(3), E MCH 013(3), or MCH T 213(3) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 3-4 credits from: I E T 215(2) and I E T 216(2) or I E T 321(3) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 3 credits from: C E T 261(3) or M E T 361(3) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 4 credits from: EE T 101(3), EE T 109(1) or E E T 320(4) (Sem: 3-7)

Select 9-10 credits from the department approved list. (Sem: 5-8)
Select 9 credits from 300-400 level I E T, M E T, M ENG or E MCH courses in consultation with an academic adviser and in support of the student's interests. (Sem: 5 - 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 2000

Blue Sheet #: 28-04-054

Review Date: 1/21/00


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