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
Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program will pursue careers in design, development, analysis, implementation, integration, maintenance, optimization and operation of mechanical components and/or systems.
Graduates will 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 problems;
- an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
- an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
- 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 context; and
- 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 problems.
- 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 power.
- 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.
Student enrollment and graduation data can be found HERE.