B.S. Mechanical Engineering Technology

https://www.tamuct.edu/degrees/undergraduate/Mechanical-Engineering-Technology.html

OVERVIEW

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

The student will be able to:

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

Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineering Technology Program Requirements

Refer to the General Education Core Requirements page for more information on the CORE REQ coursework. The Field of Study (FOS) courses are listed in the footnotes (if applicable). At least 120 credit hours are required for the degree.

First Year
Fall
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
MATH 2413Calculus I (DEG REQ 020) 14
CHEM 1411General Chemistry I (Lecture + Lab) (DEG REQ 030) 14
ENGR 1201Introduction to Engineering2
CORE REQ Creative Arts (050)3
Spring
CORE REQ Language, Philosophy, and Culture (040)3
PHYS 1401College Physics I (Lecture + Lab) (DEG REQ 030) 14
CORE REQ Social and Behavioral Sciences (080)3
MATH 2414Calculus II (DEG REQ 090) 14
ENGR 2301Engineering Mechanics I - Statics3
Second Year
Fall
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
CORE REQ American History (060)3
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (070)3
ENGR 1304Engineering Graphics (or Any ENGT Elective) 1,23
PHYS 1402College Physics II (Lecture + Lab) 14
Spring
CORE REQ American History (060)3
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (070)3
ENGR 2302Engineering Mechanics II - Dynamics3
ENGR 2305Electrical Circuits I (Lecture)3
ENGR 2332Mechanics of Materials3
or ENGT 2307 Engineering Materials I
Third Year
Fall
ENGL 3309Tech Writing & Document Design3
or ENGL 2311 Technical & Business Writing
ENGT 3305Computer Aided Problem Solving3
ENGT 3306Engineering Ethics3
ENGT 3310Applied Thermodynamics3
ENGT 3311Fluid Mechanics3
Spring
ENGT 3302Manufacturing Processes3
ENGT 3312Heat Transfer3
ENGT 3213Thermal Fluids Lab2
ENGT 3415Material Science4
Any ENGT Elective3
Fourth Year
Fall
ENGT 4325Senior Design A3
ENGT 4307Engineering Economics3
ENGT 4421Solid Modeling4
ENGT 3320Quality Control Technology3
Spring
ENGT 4326Senior Design B3
ENGT 4422Electrical Power and Controls4
Any ENGT Elective3
Any ENGT Elective3
Total Credit Hours120

"Any ENGT Elective" is defined as the following courses: 

Upper Division ENGT Elective Courses
MATH 2320Differential Equations3
or MATH 3306 Differential Equations
MATH 3332Linear Algebra3
MATH 3360Numerical Analysis I3
MATH 3370An Introduction to Linear Programming3
BUSI 3311Business Statistics3
MGMT 3301Principles of Management3
MGMT 4370Introduction to Project Management3
Other ENGT electives can be added with approval from ENGT advisor.

Below, is listed the suggested tracks or group of electives. Please work with your advisor if you are interested in selecting a track.

Track 1 - General Engineering
4 Upper Division ENGT courses
or 3 Upper Division ENGT courses and ENGR 1304

Track 2 - Math
1 Upper Division ENGT Course
MATH 2302 or MATH 3306 (Differential Equations)
2 Upper Division Math Courses from the above list

Track 3 - Business/Management
1 Upper Division ENGT Course
BUSI 3311 - Business Statistics
MGMT 3301 - Principles of Management
MGMT 4370 - Introduction to Project Management