Dec 05, 2019  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 University Catalog

Mechanical Engineering Technology, BS


About the Program

The Mechanical Engineering Technology major is part of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program.  The Mechanical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

The careers of mechanical engineering technology graduates take them to a variety of employers (e.g. Rockwell Automation, Fender Guitars, Lockheed Martin, Caterpillar) yet they have many skills in common: problem-solving, leadership and teamwork. The program focuses on the methods, materials, machinery and manpower necessary to effectively operate in a manufacturing environment. You’ll learn how to manage people, machines, and production resources to ensure maximum efficiency and safety.

Mechanical Engineering Technology Website

 

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (120 credits)


MET Selectives (15 credits included within major credits)


  • Mechanics Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00 
  • MET Elective or approved Focus Area elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • MET Capstone Selective I - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • MET Capstone Selective II - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Selective or approved Focus Area Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (61 credits)


University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


 

Additional Requirements


Click here for Mechanical Engineering Technology Supplemental Information .

Program Requirements


Fall 1st Year


15 Credits


15 Credits


14 Credits


16 Credits


15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • MET Capstone Selective II - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • MET Elective or approved Focus Area elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Selective or approved Focus Area elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Behavioral Social Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Communications Selective+  - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Notes


  • 2.0 Graduation GPA are required for the Bachelor of Science degree.
  • Students must earn a “D-” or better in all courses unless otherwise noted.
  • Courses at Purdue University may only be attempted a maximum of three (3) times, including W, WF, I, IF and all graded attempts.
  • 32 credit hours of 300-level or higher courses must be completed at Purdue University.
  • Complete a Professional Requirement.
  • Complete an Intercultural Requirement.
  • + denotes optional Cornerstone Certificate course.

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical.

In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.  Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful.  These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”. 

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