Dec 01, 2023
2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED 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
Mechanical Engineering Technology Major Change (CODO) Requirements
120 Credits Required
Departmental/Program Major Courses (120 credits)
Required Major Courses (59 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
For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
- Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
- Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
- Information Literacy (IL)
- Oral Communication (OC)
- Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
- Science #1 (SCI)
- Science #2 (SCI)
- Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
- Written Communication (WC)
Civics Literacy Proficiency Requirement:
The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry.
Students will complete the Proficiency by passing a test of civic knowledge, and completing one of three paths:
- Attending six approved civics-related events and completing an assessment for each; or
- Completing 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement that use C-SPAN material and completing an assessment for each; or
- Earning a passing grade for one of these approved courses (or transferring in approved AP or departmental credit in lieu of taking a course)
For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.
For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.
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The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.
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