Mechanical Engineering Technology Concentration
The Mechanical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology
Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://abet.org, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012
For careers in design, development, analysis, implementation, integration, maintenance,
and operation of mechanical components and/or systems
To lead teams as required, engage in self-directed continuing professional development,
and join a professional society such as ASME, SAE, SME, ASEE, IEEE, etc.
The MET graduates will have:
- an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools
of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;
- an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and
technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles
and applied procedures or methodologies;
- an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret
experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;
- an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering
technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;
- an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;
- an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology
- an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and
nontechnical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical
- an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing
- an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities
including a respect for diversity;
- a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global
- a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
MET Discipline Specific Outcomes
- The necessary skills to calculate forces, moments, stresses and strains developed
in structural members and machine elements considering different theories of failure.
- The essential tools to analyze systems in motion, and calculate the velocity, acceleration,
inertial forces, torque, power, and mechanical efficiency as required to solving engineering
- The ability to understand the working principles of thermal and fluid power systems,
and solve problems using their knowledge of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid
- The understanding of the electrical, electronics, and instrumentation and controls
aspects of mechanical systems.
- Enhanced problem solving abilities due to the added technical expertise in areas such
as manufacturing processes, mechanical design, computer-aided drafting/design, engineering
materials, solid mechanics, vibration, fluid power, thermal sciences, electro-mechanical
devices including PLC’s, and operations management.
See required courses on upper division form