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Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

This program takes the Associate of Applied Science Degree and adds a more advanced engineering skill set, including materials, machine design, fluid mechanics, circuits, thermodynamics, and heat transfer. Proficiency in industrial controls and automation along with advanced manufacturing methods in inventory control, quality improvement, along with lean and optimization concepts are attained. Computer simulation to improve the production process is emphasized. Additional general education and mathematics through statistical methods is required.

An employee in industry with this degree would typically be classified as an engineer. They would be tasked with challenges of a more computational nature and be required to perform more extensive planning. They would be responsible for the layout and operation of manufacturing processes, be involved in material selection and manufacturing techniques that would maximize the efficiency of bringing a product to market. Some design and analysis work would be required. Many companies would have these graduates take the role of project manager or shop floor manager. This employee would often be charged with managing workers or technicians and have budget responsibility.

Program Educational Objective

To prepare graduates to demonstrate mechanical technical knowledge, problem solving skills, and implementation skills so that, within three years of graduation, they will have successfully established themselves in a professional career in design, installation, operations, technical sales, or service functions in industry.

Student Outcomes

In order to fulfill the Program Educational Objective, specific student performance outcomes must be met at the time of graduation. These Student Outcomes for the Program are:

(a) an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;

(b) an ability to select and apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies;

(c) an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;

(d) an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;

(e) an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;

(f) an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;

(g) an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non- technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;

(h) an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;

(i) an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;

(j) a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context; and

(k) a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Program Criteria

a) Knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing and computer aided drafting and design

b) Hands-on skills in the selection, set-up and calibration of instrumentation and sensors used in mechanical design and equipment operation

c) Knowledge of industry codes, specs and standards

d) Knowledge and hands-on skills in manufacturing processes

e) Knowledge and problem solving ability in material science and selection

f) Problem solving ability in solid mechanics

g) Problem solving ability in thermal sciences

h) Problem solving ability in electrical circuits and controls

Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Enrollment and graduation data for the BS MET degree are shown below:

Year                     Total In Program              Graduates    

2011-2012                      17                              0

2012-2013                      18                              1

2013-2014                      34                              3

2014-2015                      37                              6

2015-2016                      41                              6


Academic Year 2016-2017

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Academic Year 2015-2016

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Academic Year 2014-2015

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Academic Year 2013-2014

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Academic Year 2012-2013

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Academic Year 2011-2012

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Interested students should apply through the usual application process via the CMU admissions page.