Mechanical Engineering Technology Degree

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 2332 - Probability and Data Analysis
      or
    • IET 2227 - Introduction to Statistics

    • MET 1400 - Welding
    • TCOM 2010 - Technical Writing
    • CHEM 1211 - General Chemistry I
    • CHEM 1211L - General Chemistry I Laboratory
    • Two Credits from Area D

Required Courses

    • EDG 1211 - Engineering Graphics I
    • EDG 1212 - Engineering Graphics II
       
    • MET 3126 - Engineering Dynamics with Applications
      or
    • ENGR 3122 - Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics
       
    • MET 3124 - Strength of Materials with Applications and
    • MET 3124L - Strength of Materials Lab
      or
    • ENGR 3131 - Strength of Materials and
    • ENGR 3132 - Strength of Materials Lab
       
    • MET 2124 - Statics with Applications
      or
    • ENGR 2214 - Engineering Mechanics - Statics
    • MET 1000 - Mechanical Engineering Technology Orientation
    • MET 1311 - Manufacturing Processes
    • MET 1800 - CNC Machining
    • MET 2301 - Metrology and Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
    • MET 2501 - Engineering Computation using Matlab
    • MET 2800 - CNC Programming
    • MET 3101 - Fluid Mechanics Principles & Applications
    • MET 3132 - Engineering Materials
    • MET 3132L - Engineering Materials Lab
    • MET 3401 - Thermodynamics I
    • MET 4501 - Machine Design
    • MET 4502 - Senior Design
    • ECET 3000 - Electrical Principles
    • ECET 4530 - Industrial Motor Control

Choose One of the Concentrations Below (12 Credit Hours)

  • Select one of the following: (3 Credit Hours)

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

    Upper Level Electives (9 Credit Hours)

    Select any nine credit hours from the following:

    • MET 3XXX
    • MET 4XXX
    • IET 4135
    • EDG 3XXX
    • EDG 4XXX (Maximum of 2 EDG courses allowed for General Concentration)

    Note: Students taking the General Concentration are not allowed to select minors in Engineering Design Graphics, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, or Energy/HVAC.

    • 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
    • REET 4110 - Solar Thermal Systems
    • MET 3331 - Tool Design

      Choose three courses from:
    • 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
    • IET 3407 - Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing
    • 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

More details on Program Concentrations

Program Total (128 Credit Hours)

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