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2015-2016 University Catalog 
2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Engineering Technology, BS

About the Program

A degree in mechanical engineering technology will prepare you for a broad range of positions throughout technology enterprises. You will learn how to manage people, processes, machines, and production resources. You’ll combine classroom learning with hands-on laboratory experience to understand how to solve mechanical problems and gain insights into the manufacturing production and design processes.

Graduates of this program are prepared for careers in emerging fields such as energy, material, technology development, product improvement, industrial processes, and operations. Students in this program can apply to participate in five-year combined bachelor’s/master’s degree program in mechanical engineering technology.

The MET bachelor’s degree is also offered by Purdue College of Technology statewide locations in Columbus, New Albany, and South Bend; associate degrees are offered in Kokomo and Richmond.

Mechanical Engineering Technology Website

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Mechanical Engineering Technology  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

120-cr for graduation
“D-” or better required in all major courses

Departmental/Program Major Courses (120 credits)

MET Selectives - (12 credits)

  • MET Elective or approved Focus Area elective - Credit Hours: 6.00
  • MET Capstone Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Selective or approved Focus Area Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (64 credits)

University Core Requirements

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

Program Requirements

Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

15 Credits

16 Credits

14 Credits

15 Credits

15 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

15 Credits

Fall 4th Year

15 Credits

Spring 4th Year

  • MET Capstone Selective - 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

15 Credits


1. 120 semester credits and a 2.0 Graduation GPA are required for the Bachelor of Science degree.

2. Students must earn a “D-” or better in all courses.

3. Courses at Purdue University may only be attempted a maximum of three (3) times, including W, WF, I, IF and all graded attempts.

4. 32 credit hours of 300-level or higher courses must be completed at Purdue University.

Degree Requirements

The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

Degree Works is knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.

MET Supplemental Information

All prerequisites must be met.

For a complete list click here .

Behavioral/Social Science Foundational Selective


Foreign Language Courses

Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course

The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Expired Course

Any course without a link to its description is one that has been expired.  However, this course could fulfill the degree requirement historically.