B.S. Mechanical Engineering Technology


Mechanical engineering technology focuses on the applied aspects of science and engineering to prepare graduates for practice in product improvement, manufacturing, engineering operation, sales, production, and implementation of mechanical systems. The goal of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program is to prepare well educated, highly skilled, and socially and professionally responsible engineering technologists from a diverse population of students to create productive and rewarding careers. 

On completion of a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, our students will be able to:

a) Engage in applications-oriented design, manufacturing, and management of mechanical systems, including all technical and economic factors influencing these systems.

b) Use appropriate theory, mathematics, and computational technology to analyze and solve applied engineering problems.

c) Communicate and function effectively as an individual and as a team member in a professional environment.

d) Pursue lifelong learning and continuous improvement of their knowledge and skills in diverse industries with the highest professional and ethical standards.

Some specific employment opportunities would be: Engineer Technical Staff, Engineering Technologist, Mechanical Designer, Senior Designer, Senior Process Analyst, Technical Staff Engineer, CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer), Mechanical Designer/Wind-Chill Administrator, Engineering Tech, Tooling Engineering Tech.

NOTE:  This program is not designed to prepare students for a certification such as Professional Engineer. 

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  1.  Identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems.
  2.  Apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline.
  3. Adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology.
  4. Design, develop, implement, operate, and maintain mechanical systems.
  5. Improve processes by conducting, analyzing, and interpreting experiments using standard tests and measurements.
  6. Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments.
  7. Collaborate with others as a member or leader in an engineering team.
  8. Understand and commit to professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity.
  9. Commit to quality and continuous improvement by engaging in lifelong learning. 
  10. Recognize the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.

Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineering Technology

Courses that are common to all concentrations may be applied to all.  At least 120 hours are required for the degree.

Texas Common Core
ENGL 1301Composition I3
Speech Elective3
MATH 2313Calculus I3
Life and Physical Sciences-030
PHYS 2425University Physics I4
PHYS 2426University Physics II4
Language, Philosophy and Culture-040
Any Language, Philosophy or Culture Elective3
Creative Arts-050
Any Creative Arts Elective3
American History-060
HIST 1301United States History I3
HIST 1302United States History II3
Government/Political Science-070
GOVT 2305Federal Government3
GOVT 2306Texas Government3
Social and Behavioral Sciences-080
Any Social and Behavioral Elective3
Component Area Option-090
CHEM 1411General Chemistry I4
Required Courses for the Major
MATH 2314Calculus II3
ENGR 1201Introduction to Engineering2
ENGR 2301Engineering Mechanics I - Statics3
ENGR 2305Electrical Circuits I (Lecture)3
ENGR 2332Mechanics of Materials3
ENGR 2302Engineering Mechanics II - Dynamics3
ENGT 3305Computer Aided Problem Solving3
ENGT 3306Engineering Ethics3
ENGT 3310Applied Thermodynamics3
ENGT 3311Fluid Mechanics3
ENGT 3302Manufacturing Processes3
ENGL 3309Tech Writing & Document Design3
ENGT 3312Manufacturing Processes3
ENGT 3213Thermal Fluids Lab2
ENGT 3415Material Science4
ENGT 3320Quality Control Technology3
ENGT 4325Senior Design A3
ENGT 4307Engineering Economics3
ENGT 4421Solid Modeling4
ENGT 4326Senior Design B3
ENGT 4422Electrical Power and Controls4
ENGT Electives
Any Technical Electives12
Additional Electives
Any Level Electives2
Total Credit Hours120