Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

The Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) program ladders from the Associate of Applied Science Degree, adding more advanced engineering skill sets, 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, and lean and optimization concepts are attained. Computer simulation to improve production processes is emphasized. Additional general education and mathematics through statistical methods are required.

Employees with MET degrees are typically classified as engineers, and tasked with computational challenges as well as performing extensive planning.  MET engineers are often responsible for the layout and operation of manufacturing processes, and are involved in material selection and manufacturing techniques that maximize the efficiency of bringing a product to market. Some design and analysis work are often required.  Many companies 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.

Accreditation

Students completing the Colorado Mesa University Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) program will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology.  The Bachelor of Science MET Program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Program Educational Objective

The primary program educational objective is to prepare MET graduates to demonstrate mechanical technical knowledge, and problem solving and implementation skills, so that, within three years of graduation, they will have successfully established themselves in an engineering-related professional career in design, installation, operations, technical sales, and/or service functions in industry.

 

In order to fulfill the Program Educational Objective, specific student performance outcomes must be met at the time of graduation. Students in the program will be able to:

  1. Select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities
  2. 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
  3. Conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes
  4. Design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team
  6. Identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems
  7. Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non- technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature
  8. Demonstrate an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development
  9. Demonstrate a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity
  10. Know the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context; and
  11. Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement
  1. Knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing and computer aided drafting and design
  2. Hands-on skills in the selection, set-up and calibration of instrumentation and sensors used in mechanical design and equipment operation
  3. Knowledge of industry codes, specs and standards
  4. Knowledge and hands-on skills in manufacturing processes
  5. Knowledge and problem solving ability in material science and selection
  6. Problem solving ability in solid mechanics
  7. Problem solving ability in thermal sciences
  8. Problem solving ability in electrical circuits and controls

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

2016-2017                      45                             11

Curriculum

Academic Year 2017-1018

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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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Admissions

Interested students should apply via the CMU admissions page.