• Mechanical Engineering Technology Curriculum

  • Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

    Catalog Year 2016-2017

    This degree focuses on technicians for entry in various engineering support activities required by industry. These courses give students experience in mechanical design at a technician level. Included in the scope of many courses is the use of state-of-the-art computer-aided design (CAD) equipment such as AutoCAD for computer drawing, Solidworks for solid modeling and three-dimensional (3-D) rapid prototype creation for product development. Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) students find employment in many types of manufacturing thus creating a wide variety of job possibilities such as an engineering technician, drafter and CAD technician in light to heavy product design industries. Typical employers would be manufacturers of material handling equipment, transportation equipment, medical equipment, recreation equipment and materials testing.

    Additional Program Outcomes
    At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • Demonstrate technical expertise in a minimum of three subject areas chosen from: engineering materials, applied mechanics, applied fluid sciences and fundamentals of electricity
    • Demonstrate technical expertise in manufacturing processes, mechanical design and computer-aided engineering graphics with added technical depth in at least one of these areas
    • Analyze applied physics problems with an emphasis in applied mechanics
    • Determine forces and stresses in elementary mechanical systems
    • Calculate basic loads and demands in systems
    • Working in a team, apply technical expertise in creating a product from concept to working prototype
    • Describe the ethical responsibilities of the engineering profession
    • Describe sustainability in engineering and how it impacts products, business and communities
    • Conduct standardized field and laboratory testing on renewable energy technologies and energy systems
    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    ET122 Engineering Drawing
    GE101 Engineering Orientation
    MTH065 Beginning Algebra II1
    WR121 English Composition
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    ENGR248 Engineering Graphics: Solidworks
    GE115 Engineering Graphics
    MTH095 Intermediate Algebra with Right Triangle Trigonometry2
    Human Relations requirement ‡
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    BA206 Management and Supervisory Fundamentals
    GE102 Engineering Computations
    WR227 Technical Report Writing
    Related elective3
    Fourth Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    CH104 General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I or
    G201 Principles of Physical Geology or
    GS106 Physical Science: Geology or
    PH201 General Physics I5
    ET210 Sustainable Engineering
    ET221 Statics4
    ET227 Engineering Project Management
    Fifth Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    ET220 Renewable Energy Technology
    ET222 Fluid Mechanics
    ET231 Basic Strengths of Materials
    ET240 Project Design I
    MFG212 CAM (Computer-Assisted Machining) Concepts
    Sixth Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    ET230 Sustainable Energy Modeling
    ET250 Project Design II
    SP111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking or
    SP115 Introduction to Intercultural Communication
    WE280AE Cooperative Education Internship8 or
    Related elective3
    Health and Physical Education requirement‡
    Total Credits 95-97

    1 Students who placed into MTH095 (or higher) do not need to complete MTH065, but must select an additional related elective to satisfy degree requirements of 90 credits.
    2 MTH111, MTH112, MTH243, MTH244, MTH251, MTH252, MTH253, MT254, MTH256, MTH261 may be substituted.
    3 See related electives listed below.
    4 ENGR211 may be substituted.
    5 PH201 is strongly recommended. MTH112 is a prerequisite for PH201.
    6 ENGR213 may be substituted.
    7 Students planning to transfer to OIT must take SP111.
    8 Students may use any combination of WE280MEA, WE280MEB or WE280MEC to total three credits. Instructor and dean permission is required; check
    with instructor for the course number and credits appropriate to the internship assignment.

    ‡ See Associate of Applied Science degree requirements.

    Engineering Technology Related Electives
    The following is a list of pre-approved related electives for the programs indicated. The program adviser for the degree being sought must approve other related electives on a Catalog Exception Form.

    ART115 Basic Design I (AET, MET)
    ART117 Basic Design III (AET)
    Any 200-level ART course (AET)
    BA101 Introduction to Business (AET)
    BA150 Developing a Small Business (MET)
    CH104 General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry I (AET, MET)
    CH151 Basic Chemistry (MET)
    CH221 General Chemistry I (MET)
    ENGR201 Electrical Fundamentals I (MET)
    ESR231Energy Management I (CET, CET Environmental)
    ESR232 Energy Management II (CET, CET-Environmental)
    ESR271 Envr. Sci II: Intro to Envir. Engineering (CET)
    ET142 Civil CAD (AET, CET, CET-Environmental)
    ET210 Sustainable Engineering (AET, CET)
    ET220 Renewable Energy Technology (AET, CET)
    ET222 Fluid Mechanics (AET)
    ET230 Sustainable Energy Modeling (AET, CET)
    ET232 Stormwater Management (MET)
    ET235 Architectural Modeling II (CET, CET-Environmental)
    ET240 Project Design I (CET, CET-Environmental)
    ET250 Project Design II (CET, CET-Environmental)
    F200 Introduction to Forest Surveying (AET)
    FT228 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (AET, CET, CET-Environmental)
    G201 Principles of Physical Geology (AET, MET)
    IMTL134/ IMTL135 Metallurgy Theory and Lab (MET)
    MTH111 Pre-Calculus I: Elementary Functions (AET, MET)
    MTH112 Pre-Calculus II: Trigonometry Geometry (MET)
    MTH251 Calculus I: Differential Calculus (MET) (or higher)
    SHS171 Envr. Sci I: Chemistry of Hazardous Materials (CET, CET-Environmental)
    WE280CE Cooperative Education Internship (CET, CET-Environmental)