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2012-13 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-13 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology Concentration, B.S.

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Department of Engineering Technology 

Engineering Technology is a technologically advanced program at the Bachelor of Science level utilizing theoretical concepts and hands-on instruction. Program selection is from the following concentrations: Computer Engineering Technology, Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Mechanical Engineering Technology.

The Mechanical Engineering Technology concentration is accredited by ABET, Inc. (http://www.abet.org) and enables students to obtain the skills necessary for placement in highly competitive jobs in machine design, manufacturing, engineering, field service engineering, technical sales, thermal analysis, product design, utilities operations, air conditioning design, plant operations, and a variety of other professions. Through design projects and laboratory training, students examine how to relate such skills to a variety of fields in mechanical engineering technology including product and machine design, power generation, utilities, and manufacturing. The educational quality of this program is especially high in that it provides students with the opportunity to mesh their in-class experiences with project-oriented assignments and real-world experience in national competitions such as the Great Moonbuggy Race, the Solar BikeRayce, SAE Formula One Collegiate Competition, Space Elevator, USLI Rocket Launch, and the Mini Baja Race.

The prospects for a graduate in mechanical engineering technology are as broad as the major concentration itself. Graduates can expect opportunities to work on a variety of projects from developing and producing engines and transportation equipment in the automobile, ship, rail, and aviation industries to working as a member on an engineering technologist design team to improve high-performance automobiles and air-conditioned environments. Students graduating from mechanical engineering technology programs often find themselves in highly responsible, challenging, and extremely rewarding positions.

Engineering Technology Core

Concentration Specific Courses


A grade of C or better is required on transfer credits accepted as part of a major in Engineering Technology.

Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology

Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Students should consult their advisors each semester to plan their schedules.

Subtotal: 31 Hours


Subtotal: 32 Hours

Subtotal: 32 Hours

Subtotal: 29 Hours


*Approved list of senior electives: ET 4230 , ET 4600 , ET 4640 , ET 4990 

Sequences and Capstone

 Students must take three three- or five-course sequences and the capstone course as follows:

Total hours in program: 124

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