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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Engineering Technology, BSET

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A Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology with a major in mechanical engineering technology provides a holistic “systems engineering” emphasis with a commitment to preparing you to be a productive citizen, leader and technology innovator in a global society.

The mechanical engineering technology major is built upon a strong foundation of science, mathematics and technical course work designed to meet the diverse needs of the mechanical engineer. Mechanical engineering technology concepts are used in all types of industry and are applied directly to product and tool design and to assist in the manufacturing process. Courses in computer-aided design, product design and development, manufacturing processes and materials, fluid and thermal sciences and quality assurance provide the student with a broad range of applications for the pursuit of a career in mechanical engineering technology.

Mechanical engineering technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (, (111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-347-7700).

Degree requirements

Hours required and general/college requirements

A minimum of 124 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Engineering  requirements.

Other course requirements

Students registering for fall or spring term/semesters must register for mathematics until the requirement has been satisfied, unless approved by the department chair. A minimum of 12 semester hours of mathematics is required.


* satisfies MEET foundations requirement

** may be used to satisfy a portion of the University Core Curriculum

*** satisfies MEET foundations requirement; also may be used to satisfy a portion of the University Core Curriculum




Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Engineering.

Other requirements

  • A grade of C or better is required for all major courses and elective courses counting toward the major.
  • Courses taken to satisfy the technical options in the major must be approved by the academic advisor.


MEET foundation courses include ENGR 1304 TECM 2700 MATH 1710 PHYS 1710 /PHYS 1730 , and ENGR 2301 . Satisfactory completion of the MEET foundation courses with a minimum GPA of 2.5 is prerequisite to taking advanced courses in the major. Mandatory advisement is required each semester until the foundation courses have been successfully completed.

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