Mechanical Engineering Technology, A.ENGT. (Engineering)

Program Code: 2MET_AENGT

Entrance to Major

Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA to change to this Associate degree after admission to the University.

Degree Requirements

For the Associate in Engineering Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, a minimum of 65 credits is required:

Requirement Credits
General Education 21
Requirements for the Major 54-64

12-15 of the 21 credits for General Education are included in the Requirements for the Major. This includes: 3 credits of GN courses; 3 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GWS courses, 0-3 credits of GH or GS. 

General Education

Connecting career and curiosity, the General Education curriculum provides the opportunity for students to acquire transferable skills necessary to be successful in the future and to thrive while living in interconnected contexts. General Education aids students in developing intellectual curiosity, a strengthened ability to think, and a deeper sense of aesthetic appreciation. These are requirements for all baccalaureate students and are often partially incorporated into the requirements of a program. For additional information, see the General Education Requirements section of the Bulletin and consult your academic adviser.

Foundations (grade of C or better is required.)

  • Quantification (GQ): 3 credits
  • Writing and Speaking (GWS): 3 credits

Knowledge Domains

  • Arts (GA): 3 credits
  • Humanities (GH): 3 credits
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS): 3 credits
  • Natural Sciences (GN): 3 credits

Foundations or Knowledge Domains

  • A General Education course selected from GWS, GQ, GN, GA, GH, or GS, and may include Integrative Studies (Inter-domain or Linked) courses: 3 credits

The keystone symbol Keystone/General Education Course appears next to the title of any course that is designated as a General Education course. Program requirements may also satisfy General Education requirements and vary for each program.

University Degree Requirements

Cultures Requirement   

3 credits of United States (US) or International (IL) cultures coursework are required and may satisfy other requirements

Writing Across the Curriculum

3 credits required from the college of graduation and likely prescribed as part of major requirements.

Total Minimum Credits

A minimum of 60 degree credits must be earned for a associates degree. The requirements for some programs may exceed 60 credits. Students should consult with their college or department adviser for information on specific credit requirements.

Quality of Work

Candidates must complete the degree requirements for their major and earn at least a 2.00 grade-point average for all courses completed within their degree program.

Limitations on Source and Time for Credit Acquisition

Credit used toward degree programs may need to be earned from a particular source or within time constraints (see Senate Policy 83-80). For more information, check the Suggested Academic Plan for your intended program.

Requirements for the Major

A First-Year Seminar is required for students at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

Prescribed Courses
CAS 100Effective Speech Keystone/General Education Course3
IET 215Production Design2
IET 216Production Design Laboratory2
MET 213Strength and Properties of Materials3
MET 214Strength and Properties of Materials Laboratory 11
MET 210WMachine Design3
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
IET 101Manufacturing Materials, Processes, and Laboratory3
MET 111Mechanics for Technology: Statics3
MET 206Dynamics3
Additional Courses
ENGL 15Rhetoric and Composition Keystone/General Education Course3
or ENGL 30H Honors Rhetoric and Composition Keystone/General Education Course
Select 5-6 credits of the following:5-6
College Algebra II and Analytic Geometry Keystone/General Education Course
and Plane Trigonometry Keystone/General Education Course
Algebra, Trigonometry, and Analytic Geometry Keystone/General Education Course 1,2
Technical Mathematics I Keystone/General Education Course
and Technical Mathematics II Keystone/General Education Course 1,2
Technical Mathematics II Keystone/General Education Course 1,2
Select 3-4 credits of the following:3-4
Technical Physics I Keystone/General Education Course
General Physics: Mechanics Keystone/General Education Course
Introductory Physics I Keystone/General Education Course
Select 3-4 credits of the following:3-4
Technical Physics II Keystone/General Education Course
General Physics: Electricity and Magnetism Keystone/General Education Course
Introductory Physics II Keystone/General Education Course
Select at least 19-24 credits from one of the following three tracks:19-24
General Track
Cornerstone Engineering Design
Spatial Analysis in Engineering Design
Spatial Analysis and Computer-Aided Drafting
Electrical Systems
Computer Applications for Technologists
Critical Issues in Science, Technology, and Society Keystone/General Education Course
or STS 233
or STS 245
Select at least 6 credits from the approved supporting course list for this track
Baccalaureate Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (EMET) Track
Digital Electronics 1
Digital Electronics Laboratory 1
Cornerstone Engineering Design
Spatial Analysis in Engineering Design
Spatial Analysis and Computer-Aided Drafting
Electrical Systems
Electrical Circuits II 1
Electrical Circuits Laboratory 1
Technical Calculus Keystone/General Education Course 1,2
Calculus With Analytic Geometry I Keystone/General Education Course
Critical Issues in Science, Technology, and Society Keystone/General Education Course
or STS/PHIL 233
or STS 245
Baccalaureate Mechanical Engineering Technology (METBC or MET) Track
Electric Circuits, Power, and Electronics
Introduction to Graphics and Solid Modeling
Applied Solid Modeling
Computer Applications for Technologists
Select 1 credit of First-Year Seminar
Select 6 credits from the approved supporting course list for this track

Program Educational Objectives

The Associate Mechanical Engineering Technology program prepares students with technical and professional skills for the professional practice. Due to their experience in our program, within few years of graduation, we expect our graduates to have the ability to:

  1. Safely practice in the areas of applied design, manufacturing, testing, evaluation, technical sales, or 2D and 3D modeling.
  2. Collaborate effectively in project team activities through recognizing the global, societal, and ethical contexts of their work.
  3. Work collaboratively in multi-disciplinary teams and assume an increasing level of responsibility and leadership within their organizations.
  4. Demonstrate troubleshooting skills by following protocols and using technical literature.

Student Outcomes

Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. The Associate Mechanical Engineering Technology program is designed to enable students to:

  1. Apply knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
  2. Design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline.
  3. Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  4. Conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

DuBois

Douglas J. Miller
Assistant Teaching Professor and Program Coordinator
1 College Place
110 DEF Building
DuBois, PA 15801
814-375-4731
djm290@psu.edu

York

Andrea Giorgioni
Lecturer and Program Coordinator
35 Main Classroom Building
1031 Edgecomb Ave.
York, PA 17403
717-771-4033
aug19@psu.edu

Erie

Fredrick Nitterright
Lecturer and Program Coordinator
227 Burke
Erie, PA 16563
814-898-6185
fxn101@psu.edu

Suggested Academic Plan

The suggested academic plan(s) listed on this page are the plan(s) that are in effect during the 2020-21 academic year. To access previous years' suggested academic plans, please visit the archive to view the appropriate Undergraduate Bulletin edition (Note: the archive only contain suggested academic plans beginning with the 2018-19 edition of the Undergraduate Bulletin).

​Mechanical Engineering Technology, A.ENGT. Ending at DuBois Campus

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
EDSGN 1003MET 111*23
IET 101*3General Education Course3
MET 1073EET 1053
MATH 2613EDSGN 110 or EGT 1142
ENGL 15, 30H, or ESL 15 (GWS)‡†3MATH 22 (GQ)*‡13
 CAS 100 (GWS)‡†3
 15 17
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
MET 21323MET 210W3
MET 2141PHYS 151 or 251 (GN)†23-4
MET 206*23STS 2003
IET 2162General Education Course3
IET 2152Technical Electives33-4
PHYS 150 or 250 (GN)23-4Technical Electives32-3
Technical Electives32-3 
 16-18 17-20
Total Credits 65-70

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GN, GA, GH, and GS). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Program Notes

Approved Technical Elective Courses include the following courses:
COURSE LIST: AET 296, 297; ACCTG 211; BA 241, 242, 243; CHEM 101, 110, 111, 112; CMPET 117, 120; CMPSC 101, 121, 122, 200, 201; EDSGN 210, 296, 297; EET 100, 114, 118, 275; EGT 201; EMET 100, 350, 430; IET 105, 109, 296, 297, 333; IST 110, 210, 220, 250, 402; MATH 083, 140, 141, 210; ME 300; MET 281, 296, 297, 306, 320, 330, 341; MGMT 301; MIS 204; PLET 205; SCM 200; STAT 200; STS 233; SUR 111.

Additional courses may be acceptable via academic petition, must discuss with your academic adviser and/or program coordinator.

Academic Advising Notes

A student’s career/graduate school plans should be considered in developing an individual academic plan. Be sure to consult an adviser in this department when scheduling courses.

Mechanical Engineering Technology, A.ENGT. Ending at York Campus

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
EDSGN 1003MET 111*3
IET 101*3General Education Course3
EET 1053MET 1073
MATH 263PHYS 150 or 250 (GN)3-4
ENGL 15, 30H, or ESL 15 (GWS)‡†3MATH 22 (GQ)*‡3
 15 15-16
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
MET 2133MET 210W3
MET 2141IET 2152
MET 206*3IET 2162
EDSGN 110 or EGT 1142CAS 100 (GWS)‡†3
STS 233 or PHIL 2333Technical Electives16-7
PHYS 151 or 251 (GN)3-4General Education Course3
 15-16 19-20
Total Credits 64-67

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GN, GA, GH, and GS). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Program Notes

Technical electives include the following courses:
COURSE LIST: CHEM 101, 110, 111; CMPET 117, 120; CMPSC 101, 121, 201; EET 114, 275; EGT 201; EMET 326, 350, 430; IET 333; IST 402; MATH 140; MGMT 301, MKTG 301, STAT 200

Career Paths

Graduates from the mechanical engineering technology program work in a variety of industries such as automotive, aeronautical, petroleum, defense, medical, power generation, transportation, and materials.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT POTENTIAL CAREER OPTIONS FOR GRADUATES OF THE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATE STUDIES

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ABET ACCREDITATION

Professional Licensure/Certification

Many U.S. states and territories require professional licensure/certification to be employed. If you plan to pursue employment in a licensed profession after completing this program, please visit the Professional Licensure/Certification Disclosures by State interactive map.

Contact

University Park

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY, AND PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS
213 Hammond Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-2952
adviser@engr.psu.edu

http://www.sedtapp.psu.edu

DuBois

ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
1 College Place
DuBois, PA 15801
814-375-4731
djm290@psu.edu

https://dubois.psu.edu/academic-options-engineering

York

35 Main Classroom Building
1031 Edgecomb Ave.
York, PA 17403
717-771-4033
aug19@psu.edu

https://york.psu.edu/academics/associate/mechanical-engineering-technology

Erie

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
242 Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center
5101 Jordan Road
Erie, PA 16563
814-898-6125
engineering@psu.edu

http://behrend.psu.edu/school-of-engineering