Mechanical Engineering Technology

The Mechanical Engineering Technology curriculum equips the graduate for: performing a key role in the mechanical design process; installing, troubleshooting and repairing mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment; programming CNC machine tools, computers, programmable controllers and robots; performing general maintenance functions.

Most industrial products are mechanical in nature, and almost nothing can be made without the use of machines and structures. Electives allow students to focus on electro-mechanical coursework or maintain the mechanical program focus.


Required Courses

Mechanical Engineering Concentration

Courses Credit Hours
ENG 101 English Composition I
or ENG 165 Professional Communications
MAT 110 College Algebra 3.0
MAT 111 College Trigonometry 3.0
PSY 103 Human Relations
or PSY 201 General Psychology
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
Subtotal   15.0
CIM 131 Computer Integrated Manufacturing 3.0
EGR 170 Engineering Materials 3.0
EGR 175 Manufacturing Processes 3.0
EGR 194 Statics and Strengths of Materials 4.0
EGT 152 Fundamentals of CAD 3.0
Subtotal   16.0
EET 113 Electrical Circuits 4.0
EET 212 Industrial Robotics 3.0
EGR 130 Engineering Technology Applications & Programming 3.0
EGT 110 Engineering Graphics I 4.0
MET 214 Fluid Mechanics 3.0
MET 231 Machine Design 4.0
MET 240 Mechanical Senior Project 1.0
PHY 201 Physics I
or for transfer PHY 221 University Physics I
(if prerequisite MAT 140 has been completed)
PHY 202 Physics II
or for transfer PHY 222 University Physics II
MET 213 Dynamics 3.0
MET 222 Thermodynamics 4.0
EET 131 Active Devices 4.0
EET 231 Industrial Electronics 4.0
Subtotal   37.0/38.0
Total Credit Hours 68.0/69.0

Program Enrollment and Degree Data

Mechanical Engineering Technology Program Educational Objectives

To produce graduates who, during the first few years of professional practice, will:

1. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of mechanical engineering technology practices and proficiencies to support the design, instrumentation, and manufacturing of mechanical components, and related systems as required by employers,

2. Apply basic mathematical and scientific principles for technical problem-solving in areas which may include engineering materials, applied mechanics, and manufacturing methods,

3. Utilize computers and software, including computer aided drafting/design in a technical environment,

4. Demonstrate competence in written and oral communication,

5. Work effectively as an individual and as a member of a multidisciplinary team,

6. Show awareness of social concerns and professional responsibilities in the workplace, and

7. Continue their professional training and adapt to changes in the workplace through additional formal or informal education.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Purpose Statement

In the struggle to compete in the world market, American industry is rapidly replacing low-skill human labor with high technology machines. People who understand these machines and can keep them running will prosper in this new industrial revolution. This program prepares students to fill today’s available positions.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Students completing Mechanical Engineering Technology will be able to demonstrate:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the Mechanical Engineering Technology discipline.
  2. An ability to design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the Mechanical Engineering discipline.
  3. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  4. An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results.
  5. An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
Advisement Information

Program Notes

Courses for this program may be offered in the day or evening, and/or online as available.  

Starting program courses in the fall semester is preferred.  However, developmental, transitional and general education courses can be taken any semester.

If a student is not ready to take college-level courses, he or she should enroll in the appropriate developmental or transitional coursework.  Students who need MAT, ENG or RDG 032 courses as prerequisites should not enroll in EET, EGR, or EGT courses.

Students need to register for EGR 130 and EGT 110 during their first semester classes if they have the test scores to enter these courses.

Recent high school graduates should be asked if they have participated in Project Lead the Way. If so, high school transcripts should be forwarded to Sandy Warner for possible exemption credit.  When students enter this program, with Project Lead the Way course credit in high school, they may receive the following credit:  

PLTW High School Course PTC Course
Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) EGT 152
Principles of Engineering (POE) EGR 130
Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) CIM 131

All Engineering classes are only offered on Greenwood Campus for now. 

Students will need to purchase a calculator (approximately $75). 

Notes about individual classes

The English required for this program is ENG 165.Students will follow this progression, with their starting point being determined by their placement test scores:ENG 032/012 and/or RDG 032/012 (or RWR 032/012) > ENG 100 and/or RDG 100 (or RWR 100) > ENG 165 or ENG 101.  If students are planning to transfer to a four-year school, they should choose to take ENG 101 instead of ENG 165.

The first math course required for this program is MAT 110.  Students will follow this progression, with their starting point being determined by their placement test scores:  MAT 032/012 > MAT 152 or MAT 101 > MAT 102 > MAT 110.

To enroll in EGR 130, students must have completed MAT 152 or MAT 101 or have placement scores indicating readiness for MAT 102. Completion of MAT 102 is preferred, but student may take MAT 102 along with EGR 130.

Graduation Plans

2018-2019 Semester-by-Semester Graduation Plans

Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET3) - Fall Semester
Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET3) - Spring Semester
Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET3) - Summer Semester

2019-2020, 2020-2021 Semester-by-Semester Graduation Plans

Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET3) - Fall Semester
Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET3) - Spring Semester
Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET3) - Summer Semester


You can find the name of your assigned academic advisor by reviewing Degree Works or your Class Schedule.  To learn more about advising, visit the Advising webpage.

Contact William Thrasher for more information about Mechanical Engineering Technology.

Please email if this advising guide needs corrections or updates.

Advisement Information updated/reviewed 4/2020