BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Graduates are capable of applying engineering principles to today's industrial problems. In the four-year Bachelor's degree programs, emphasis is placed on necessary theoretical concepts as well as practical laboratory experience in manufacturing processes and techniques, instrumentation and controls, and equipment and machinery design, and performance testing and evaluation. Particular emphasis is placed on studies meeting the needs of those industries which are prevalent in the Southeast.

  • Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe career and professional accomplishments that the program prepares graduates to achieve during the first few years following graduation. Graduates of mechanical engineering technology will:

    1. Be prepared for applied mechanical engineering positions that require specialized knowledge and skills in a particular area of mechanical engineering, such as mechanical design; manufacturing and automation; plant engineering; or heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC-R).
    2. Be aware of the impacts of their decisions on the health and safety of workers and on the environment, and of ethical and societal concerns.
    3. Solve problems that require critical thinking, use of teamwork, research, and communication skills.
    4. Understand the need for lifelong learning and continued professional development, including Professional Engineer registration.
  • Student outcomes describe the knowledge and skills acquired by students who complete the program. Students completing the mechanical engineering technology program will be able to:

    1. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
    2. Design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
    3. Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
    4. Function on multidisciplinary teams.
    5. Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
    6. Demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
    7. Demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively.
    8. Have the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
    9. Demonstrate a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
    10. Demonstrate a knowledge of contemporary issues.
    11. Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Curriculum

General Education (42 Credit Hours)

See listing of requirements in the KSU Catalog.

    • COM 1100 - Human Communication (Recommended but not required)
    • STS 1101 - Science, Technology, and Society (Recommended)

    • MATH 1112 - College Trigonometry
      or
    • MATH 1113 - Precalculus

    • PHYS 2211 - Principles of Physics I
    • PHYS 2211L - Principles of Physics Laboratory I
    • PHYS 2212 - Principles of Physics II
    • PHYS 2212L - Principles of Physics Laboratory II
    • MATH 1190 - Calculus I

Lower Division Major Requirements 

    • MATH 2202 - Calculus II
    • MATH 2306 - Ordinary Differential Equations
    • TCOM 2010 - Technical Writing
    • CHEM 1211 - General Chemistry I
    • CHEM 1211L - General Chemistry I Laboratory
    • MET 1321 - Machining and Welding
    • Two Credits from Area D

Required Courses

    • ENGT 2124 - Statics with Applications
      or
    • ENGR 2214 - Engineering Mechanics - Statics

    • EDG 1211 - Engineering Graphics I
    • EDG 1212 - Engineering Graphics II

    • MET 3126 - Engineering Dynamics with Applications
      or
    • ENGR 3122 - Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics

    • ENGR 3131 - Strength of Materials and
    • ENGR 3132 - Strength of Materials Lab
      or
    • ENGT 3124 - Strength of Materials with Applications and
    • ENGT 3124L - Strength of Materials Lab

    • MET 3101 - Fluid Mechanics Principles & Applications
    • MET 1311 - Manufacturing Processes
    • MET 2322 - Metrology and CNC Machining
    • MET 3132 - Engineering Materials
    • MET 3132L - Engineering Materials Lab
    • MET 3401 - Thermodynamics I
    • MET 4141 - Machine Design I
    • MET 4421 - Instruments and Controls
    • MET 2501 - Engineering Computation using Matlab
    • ECET 3000 - Electrical Principles
    • MET 1000 - Mechanical Engineering Technology Orientation

Select One of the Following Four Courses:

    • MET 3123 - Dynamics of Machines
    • MET 3331 - Tool Design
    • MET 3402 - Thermodynamics II
    • MET 4112 - Computer Aided Engineering & Analysis

Choose One of the Concentrations Below (12 Credit Hours)

  • Choose 12 Credit Hours of upper-level electives:

    • MET 3XXX
    • MET 4XXX
    • EDG 3XXX
    • EDG 4XXX (Maximum two EDG courses allowed for General Concentration)
    • MET 3402 - Thermodynamics II
      Choose three courses from:
    • MET 4341 - Automation Systems and Controls
    • MET 4401 - Heat Transfer
    • MET 4411 - Refrigeration
    • MET 4412 - Air Conditioning
    • MET 4431 - Plant and Power Applications
    • Plus a 3 Credit Upper Level MET or EDG Elective
    • MET 3123 - Dynamics of Machines
      Choose three courses from:
    • MET 3332 - Rapid Design and Manufacture
    • MET 4124 - Vibrations and Advanced Dynamics
    • MET 4133 - Advanced Engineering Materials
    • MET 4142 - Mechanical Systems Design
    • MET 4341 - Automation Systems and Controls
    • Plus a 3 Credit Upper Level MET or EDG Elective
    • MET 3331 - Tool Design
      Choose three courses from:
    • EDG 4224 - Engineering Design Graphics for Custom Manufacturing
    • MET 3332 - Rapid Design and Manufacture
    • MET 4133 - Advanced Engineering Materials
    • MET 4341 - Automation Systems and Controls
    • MET 4342 - Numerical Control of Machines
    • MET 4142 - Mechanical Systems Design
    • IET 4135 - IET Project Management
    • Plus a 3 Credit Upper Level MET or EDG Elective
    • MET 4112 - Computer Aided Engineering & Analysis
      Choose three courses from:
    • EDG 3112 - Advanced Engineering Graphics
    • EDG 4111 - Surface Modeling
    • EDG 4224 - Engineering Design Graphics for Custom Manufacturing
    • EDG 4222 - CAD Customization and Standards
    • MET 3332 - Rapid Design and Manufacture
    • Plus a 3 Credit Upper Level MET or EDG Elective

More details on Program Concentrations

Free Electives (3 Credit Hours)

Any course from the university curriculum.

Program Total (128 Credit Hours)

University-Wide Degree Requirements

See listing of requirements

Note: Program is exempt from the WELL 1000 course requirement.

    1. The Free Elective may not be MATH 1111.
    2. PHYS 1111/PHYS 1111L and PHYS 1112/PHYS 1112L may be substituted for PHYS 2211/PHYS 2211L and PHYS 2212/PHYS 2212L.

Graduation Credit Hour Total (128 Credit Hours) 

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