A Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (BSET) with a major in mechanical engineering technology is an applied degree for a career in engineering, mechanical systems, materials, and manufacturing. Students also pursuing this major can also earn a Certificate in Manufacturing Engineering Technology and/or in Nuclear Power Technology and be even more competitive for a wider array of job opportunities with engineering firms. Students can also expand their Capstone projects and consider the Grad-Track option to earn the BSET and MSET in 5 years.
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 knowledge for the pursuit of a career in mechanical engineering technology.
Mechanical engineering technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (abet.org), (111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-347-7700).
Program Education Objectives
- Graduates are expected to perform all functions assigned to a Mechanical Engineering Technologist in the following areas of mechanical engineering practice including mechanical, thermal, and fluid systems design, materials and manufacturing processes,
- Graduates are expected to demonstrate an ability to define, formulate, and solve mechanical engineering problems through the application of competent technical and ethical capabilities.
- Graduates are expected to exercise communication and teamwork skills, demonstrate an appreciation of local and global social values, and display an understanding of the social, technical, and environmental implications of technology.
- Graduates are expected to demonstrate continued professional advancement through life-long learning opportunities, in-service training, and engagement with professional organizations.
- Graduates have an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of their disciplines. (ABET 1)
- Graduates have an ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology. (ABET 1)
- Graduates have an ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes. (ABET 4)
- Graduates have an ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to program objectives. (ABET 2)
- Graduates have an ability to function effectively on teams. (ABET 5)
- Graduates have an ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems. (ABET 1)
- Graduates have an ability to communicate effectively. (ABET 3)
- Graduates have a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
- Graduates have an ability to understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
- Graduates have a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues.
- Graduates have a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
(ABET 1) an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
(ABET 2) an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
(ABET 3) an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
(ABET 4) an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
(ABET 5) an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.
Hours required and general/college requirements
A minimum of 123 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.
Major requirements, 74 hours
74 hours, chosen with the advice of an academic advisor within the department.
Other course requirements
The mathematics courses needed are listed below:
* 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.
MEET foundation courses include ENGR 1304, ENGR 2301, ENGL 1310 or TECM 1700, MATH 1710, PHYS 1710, PHYS 1730, TECM 2700.
Successful completion of foundation courses is based on achieving a C or higher in each course.
Major transfer policy
Students enrolled at UNT can transfer into Mechanical Engineering Technology if they have completed the following courses with a C or better. The courses are: ENGR 1304, ENGL 1310 or TECM 1700, MATH 1710, PHYS 1710, PHYS 1730, TECM 2700.
Policy on Academic Performance, Progression, and Dismissal in the College of Engineering
Students in the College of Engineering will conduct themselves in a professional manner in their interaction with their peers, faculty, staff and the community in general. A student may be dismissed from the college for inappropriate conduct (please refer to the Code of Student Conduct).
Each semester, students are required to take engineering foundation courses and/or prerequisites to the engineering foundation courses until all foundation courses are successfully completed.
Successful completion of the foundation courses is required for enrollment in all 3000 and 4000 level courses.
A minimum grade of C is required in all courses required in a student’s major for prerequisite completion. Courses include, but are not limited to, engineering, computing, mathematics, laboratory sciences, supporting area, technical elective, technical option, energy elective, and specialization courses.
A student making grades lower than C two times in the same course in any College of Engineering foundation course or in any course required by the major is subject to dismissal from the College of Engineering, pending a review by the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of Engineering.
A student must maintain good academic standing within the university. Please see “Academic status” and “Regulations governing students under academic suspension” in the Academics section of this catalog. “