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Mechanical Engineering Technology

Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202, Telephone: (410)347-7700.

Mechanical engineering technology includes the integration of methods, materials, machinery, and human resources found in today’s modern industries. Scientific, engineering, and manufacturing principles are applied to the following technical areas: design and development; manufacturing and production; quality control and cost analysis; the generation, transmission, and utilization of mechanical energy, fluid energy, and thermodynamic energy.

Graduates of the mechanical engineering technology program, described in the associate degree section, are eligible to enter into this two-year capstone curriculum, offered at Purdue University North Central. The B.S. program prepares graduates for technical positions in manufacturing and production industries. Technologists fill a wide variety of industrial positions in manufacturing, production, supervision, plant operations, and product development.

The program objectives for this degree include:

  1. To prepare graduates with knowledge, problem solving skills, and hands-on skills to enter careers in analysis, applied design, development, implementation, manufacturing, testing, technical sales, evaluation, or oversight of mechanical systems and processes.

  2. To develop a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal, and global issues with an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.

  3. To prepare graduates for advanced educational opportunities.

The primary goal of the curriculum is to provide all graduates with a solid technical foundation which will enable them to adapt readily, and grow into a wide variety of employment opportunities.

Upper division MET courses are offered on a two-year cycle.

GENERAL PLAN OF STUDY: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Junior Year

Fifth Semester

3

Mechanical Engineering Technology Elective

 

3

CNIT

17500

Visual Programming

3

ECON

21000

Principles of Economics

3

MA

22400

Introductory Analysis II

3

CHM

11100

General Chemistry

15 Semester Credits

Sixth Semester

3

MET

32000

Applied Thermodynamics

3

ENGL

10200

English Composition II

3

STAT

30100

Elementary Statistical Methods

3

MET

38200

Controls and Instrumentation for Automation

3

Mechanical Engineering Technology Elective

15 Semester Credits

Senior Year

Seventh Semester

3

MET

34400

Materials II

2

MET

49900

Mechanical Design I

3

Communication Selective

3

Humanities or Social Science Elective

3

Mechanical Engineering Technology Elective

3

Basic Science or Interdisciplinary Elective

17 Semester Credits

Eighth Semester

3

MET

31300

Applied Fluid Mechanics

1

MET

49900

Mechanical Design II

3

IET

45100

Monetary Analysis for Industrial Decisions

3

ENGL

42100

Technical Writing

3

Organizational Leadership and Supervision or

Management Elective

13 Semester Credits

Electives

Basic Science or Interdisciplinary

30000 or 40000 level courses in ECET, Engineering, CS, IET, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics that extends beyond required courses.

Social Science/Humanities

English, History, Philosophy, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Economics, Political Science. Excluded: Education.

OLS/Management

Any Management or OLS course.

Mechanical Engineering Technology

30000/40000 level MET courses which are not required.

Communications Selective

COM 31500, COM 32000 or COM 41500

Total credits required for baccalaureate degree: 128

Associate of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202, Telephone: 410-347-7700.

This program of study is designed to prepare students for employment in manufacturing and production industries. Emphasis is on the generation, transmission, and utilization of mechanical and fluid energy for the purpose of design and production of tools, machines, and their products. Graduates accept jobs in laboratories, engineering departments, plant maintenance, production departments, and technical sales. The promotion to positions such as industrial supervisors, machine and tool designers, technical buyers, production expeditors, and cost estimators is possible with additional industrial expertise.

The program objectives for this degree include:

  1. To prepare graduates with knowledge, problem solving ability and hands-on skills to enter careers in installation, manufacturing, testing, evaluation, computer-aided design, or maintenance of basic mechanical systems.

  2. To prepare graduates for immediate employment and to continue their education in our bachelor’s degree program.

Upon completing the associate degree, many students continue their education and complete the Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Technology, since the plan of study for the associate degree constitutes the first two years of the four year bachelor degree program.

GENERAL PLAN OF STUDY: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Freshman Year

First Semester

3

MET

14100

Materials I

1

MET

16200

Computational Analysis Tools in MET

3

CGT

11000

Technical Graphics Communications

3

ENGL

10100

English Composition I

3

MA

15300

Algebra and Trigonometry I

3

Humanities or Social Science Elective

16 Semester Credits

Second Semester

3

MET

11100

Applied Statics

3

MET

14200

Manufacturing Processes I

3

CGT

29000

Computer-Aided Drafting and Design

3

MA

15400

Algebra and Trigonometry II

3

COM

11400

Fundamentals of Speech Communication

15 Semester Credits

Sophomore Year

Third Semester

4

MET

21100

Applied Strength of Materials

3

MET

21300

Dynamics

3

MET

23000

Fluid Power

3

MET

24200

Manufacturing Processes II

3

MA

22300

Introductory Analysis I

4

PHYS

22000

General Physics I

20 Semester Credits

Fourth Semester

3

MET

10200

Production Design and Specifications

3

MET

21400

Machine Elements

3

MET

22000

Heat / Power

4

PHYS

22100

General Physics II

4

ECET

21300

Survey of Electricity & Electronics

17 Semester Credits

Electives

Social Science/Humanities

English, History, Philosophy, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Economics, Political Science. (Excluded: Education)

Total credits required for associate degree: 68

Mechanical Engineering Technology Certificate

This certificate program is designed to respond to regional industrial needs for upgrading Engineering Technology department personnel in specific technical areas. The individual who is working in an engineering or an engineering certificate related area without benefit of a formal educational background will be brought to a high degree of specialization within a structured time period by utilizing only existing courses.

Upon completion, the participant will be awarded an appropriate occupational certificate. The program is divided into two segments:

Required Section (12 credits)

3

MET

14100

Materials I

3

CGT

11000

Technical Graphics Communications

3

CGT

29000

Computer-Aided Drafting and Design

3

MA

15300

Algebra and Trigonometry I

Basic Specialty Section (12 credits)

This consists of four additional technical courses which are considered as basic to the particular engineering technology used in the student’s employment department. These are selected jointly by the student, the student’s supervisor and the faculty advisor to strengthen a particular technical engineering area with the understanding that all course prerequisites have been met. The courses in this section will be chosen to build upon knowledge and experience which the student has gained from previous courses and from work experience.

The technical courses offered are those at the 10000 and 20000 level which are appropriate for inclusion in an approved mechanical engineering technology associate degree program. Certain approved 30000 level courses may also be chosen providing prerequisite courses are completed.

Total credits required for certificate: 24