Mechanical Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Science

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Program Overview 

If you are the type of person who likes hands-on careers in design, testing, manufacturing, operations, maintenance, and technical support, then Mechanical Engineering Technology may be the right choice for you. Learn skills that support industries such as Product Design and Fabrication, Manufacturing, Power Generation, Heating, Air Conditioning, Transportation, Infrastructure, Plant Management, and Systems Controls.

In 2.5 years, through our year-round schedule, you can earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology.

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program focuses on problem solving and real-world application of applied engineering science and technology. Mechanical Engineering technologists are real problem solvers with responsibilities ranging from those of a support technician to plant manager.

The program focuses on core areas such as:

  • Mechanical design and analysis
  • Materials science and manufacturing processes
  • Thermal-fluid-energy sciences
  • Computer aided engineering graphics and analysis
  • Electro-mechanical devices
  • Instrumentation and controls

Building upon ECPI’s tradition of providing an interactive and “real world” hands-on education in technology, you can:

  • Acquire knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to design and improve mechanical processes
  • Function effectively as a team member for preparation of reports and presentations
  • Incorporate quality, aptitude, and continuous improvement in expertise and professional behavior

Program Outcomes

The learning outcomes of BS MET program include the following:

  • Select and apply current knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering and technology
  • Select and apply current knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mechanical engineering technology
  • Design systems, components, or processes
  • Conduct tests, measurements, experiments, and interpret results thereof
  • Identify, analyze and solve key problems, and improve processes
  • Communicate effectively by preparing technical reports, documenting work or writing paper, and by making individual and group presentations
  • Demonstrate of an understanding of professional, ethical, and social responsibilities while collaborating effectively with diverse team members to achieve a designated task
  • Commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement
 

About Mechanical Engineering Technology

Mechanical engineering technologists are needed in many industries and can find employment in work environments where electronics are used extensively.

Some positions may require background checks, drug screening, and/or security clearances, depending on the position and industry.  The curriculum provides graduates with the education and experience needed for employment in various public and private careers: Mechanical Product Design and Fabrication; CAD and Computer Graphics; Automation and Manufacturing; Machining and Mechanical Maintenance; Power Generation and Plant Management; Climate Control: Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning; Transportation: Vehicles and Infrastructure; Aerospace and Aerodynamics Industry; Systems Controls.

Entry-level employment opportunities for graduates in the mechanical engineering technology field include many specialties; it is anticipated that job titles would be diverse. A typical title would be technologist engineer or engineering technician and their respective specialty such as Mechanical Engineering Consultant; Product and Materials Testing Technologist; Drafting and Computer Graphics Engineer; Manufacturing and Quality Management Engineer; Industrial Engineer; Project Manager; Plant Maintenance and Production Manager; Transportation Engineer; Power and Energy Engineer.

Recommended Certifications

Certifications are not required for completion of this program; however, ECPI encourages student to obtain all appropriate certifications to increase potential job opportunities.   ECPI provides students in this program with vouchers which allow the student to take certification exams at a greatly reduced cost. 

Some Mechanical Engineering Technology specialties require the use of complicated and expensive machinery, training is often required.  There are many certifications that a Mechanical Engineering Technician would need to acquire such as Machining, Welding, HVAC, CAD, etc.

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

36 semester credit hours
CIS121Logic and Design

3

EET113DC & AC Circuits

3

EET191Materials Science

3

EET192Graphics Communication

3

EET192LIntroduction to 3-D Modeling LAB

1

EET207Applied Engineering Programming

3

EET223Electronic Devices & Operational Amplifiers

3

MET211Statics

3

MET311Mechanisms

3

MET313Applied Strength of Materials

3

MET313LMaterials LAB

1

MET330Applied Fluid Mechanics

3

MET330LApplied Fluid Mechanics LAB

1

MET410Dynamics

3

Arts and Sciences

37 semester credit hours
CAP480Arts and Sciences Capstone

3

COM115Principles of Communication

3

ENG110English Composition

3

ENG120Advanced Composition

3

HUM205Culture and Diversity

3

MTH131College Algebra

3

MTH200Pre-calculus

3

MTH220Applied Calculus I

3

MTH320Applied Calculus II

3

PHY120Physics

3

PHY120LPhysics LAB

1

PSY105Introduction to Psychology

3

PSY220Positive Psychology

3

Self Integration and Computer Literacy

9 semester credit hours
CIS106Introduction to Operating Systems

3

CIS115Computer Applications

3

COR090Career Orientation Seminar

0

FOR110Essentials for Success

3

Concentration Requirements

31 semester credit hours
EET293Hydraulics and Pneumatics Systems

3

EET293LHydraulics & Pneumatics Systems LAB

1

MET213Advanced 3-D Modeling

3

MET221Manufacturing Processes

3

MET320Machine Tools

3

MET320LMachine Tools LAB

1

MET324Introduction to Quality Management

3

MET412Machine Design

3

MET420Instrumentation & Industrial Controls

3

MET420LInstrumentation & Industrial Controls LAB

1

MET432Applied Thermodynamics

3

MET434Applied Heat Transfer

3

MET434LHeat Transfer and Thermodynamics LAB

1

Electives

11 semester credit hours
BUS472Applied Project Management

3

BUS472LApplied Project Management LAB

1

EET130Digital Systems I

3

EET301Special Topics in Engineering Technology

3

EET331Programmable Controllers and Robotics

3

EET331LProgrammable Controllers and Robotics LAB

1

EET390Motor Drives

3

EET390LMotor Drives LAB

1

MET322CNC Machines

3

MET400Senior Project

3

MET400LSenior Project LAB

1

MET402Capstone Project

3

MET405Externship-MET Sr. III

3

MET406Externship-MET Sr. II

2

MET407Externship-MET Sr. I-a

1

MET408Externship-MET Sr. I-b

1

MET409Externship-MET Sr. I-c

1

MET414Applied Finite Element Analysis

3