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    Oct 19, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Mechanical Engineering Technology, BSET with grad track option leading to Engineering Technology, MS


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The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a grad track option for currently enrolled UNT undergraduate students majoring in mechanical engineering technology (MEET).

In this grad track option, the student can take a maximum of nine (9) credit hours of graduate courses while completing the BSET degree. After earning the BSET degree, these credit hours can be counted toward the MS degree. Prior to registering for these courses, the student must be admitted to the grad track option and obtain approvals from the undergraduate and graduate coordinators.

Program Education Objectives

  1. 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,
  2. Graduates are expected to demonstrate an ability to define, formulate, and solve mechanical engineering problems through the application of competent technical and ethical capabilities.
  3. 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.
  4. Graduates are expected to demonstrate continued professional advancement through life-long learning opportunities, in-service training, and engagement with professional organizations.

Student Outcomes

  1. Graduates have an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of their disciplines,
  2. Graduates have an ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology,
  3. Graduates have an ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes,
  4. Graduates have an ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to program objectives,
  5. Graduates have an ability to function effectively on teams,
  6. Graduates have an ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems,
  7. Graduates have an ability to communicate effectively,
  8. Graduates have a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning,
  9. Graduates have an ability to understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities,
  10. Graduates have a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues.
  11. 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.

Admission requirements and program policies


Admission requirements


Students applying to the grad track option should be majors in the mechanical engineering technology BSET program. Students are eligible to apply for the grad track option during their junior year, after completing at least 75 credit hours (a benchmark of eligibility is whether or not the student is ready to take MEET 4780 - Senior Design I  in the following fall semester). Other requirements include:

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.5. or higher is required at the time of application
  • Two letters of recommendation from mechanical engineering technology faculty members

The student’s application will be reviewed by both undergraduate and graduate advisors. Once approved, the student must apply to the Toulouse Graduate School within the first semester of their senior year.

Program policies


After completing at least 90 credit hours, the student is eligible to take specified graduate courses for credit toward the BSET and MS degrees. Students should earn a B or higher in these courses to be counted toward the MS degree.

Students admitted to the grad track option will be conditionally admitted to the MS program. Students who satisfy all requirements of the BSET degree and who complete the graduate courses required toward the MS will be evaluated for unconditional admission to the MS degree program.

Undergraduate students who have been accepted to the grad track option should complete all BSET degree requirements and graduate within 12 months of the first day of the semester for which they began taking graduate courses or enrollment in graduate-level course work will be suspended.

The student must enroll in the graduate school in the long semester after finishing the BSET degree and should take the remaining graduate courses in the following year(s) to complete the MS degree. If the student does not enroll in the graduate school in the long semester after finishing the BSET degree, those graduate course credit hours will not be counted for the MS degree, even if the student comes back for graduate school in the future.

Program requirements


Students in the grad track option must register for three graduate courses. These three courses will replace nine (9) hours of technical electives currently required in the MEET undergraduate program.

  • MSET 5020 - Design of Experiments
  • MSET 5040 - Analytical Methods in Engineering Technology

Plus one course selected from:

  • MSET 5030 - Product Design and Development
  • MSET 5100 - Nontraditional Manufacturing Processes
  • MSET 5120 - Computer-Integrated Manufacturing
  • MSET 5150 - Applications of Electron Microscopy and Failure Analysis
  • MSET 5160 - Creep and Fatigue in Engineering Design and Systems Performance
  • MSET 5800 - Studies in Engineering Technology
  • MSET 5900 - Special Problems
  • Technical course substitution (with approval of major professor)

See the Mechanical Engineering Technology, BSET  for the remainder of the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

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