Mechanical Engineering Technology Concentration
The Mechanical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org, 415 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.
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.
Concentration specific graduation data can be found HERE.
Concentration specific enrollment data can be found HERE.