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2017-2018 University Catalog 
2017-2018 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Engineering Technology, BS

About the Program

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)

  • 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

Select here  for additional lists.

Program Requirements

Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

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
  • COM 32000 - Small Group Communication
  • Professional Requirement - Credit Hours: 0.00
  • Intercultural Requirement - Credit Hours: 0.00

15 Credits


1. A 2.0 Graduation GPA are required for the Bachelor of Science degree.

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

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.

5. Complete a Professional Requirement.

6. Complete an Intercultural Requirement.

Degree Requirements

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Professional Requirement

The SOET Professional Experience requirement is intended to document those experiences which help expose SOET students to the expectations of their professional prior to graduation. This may occur through industrial experience, technical or administrative involvement with community service, military service, et cetera. Approval has been granted for the following experiences. Additional experiences may also satisfy this graduation requirement. Requests for approval should be submitted to the SOET Curriculum Subcommittee Chair for consideration, allowing at least four academic weeks for review and response.

Table 1: Approved Professional Experiences

Approval by



Any TECH Professional Practice course (co-op, intern, etc.)


MET 29900 Internship for Credit


Industry-sponsored senior capstone


EPICS courses, minimum of two


Lab Assistant (satisfactory completion of a minimum of one lab division for one term; e.g., ECET 29900 or MET 39200)


Any approved internship (assuming student and/or employer provide documentation)


Military service (ROTC, reservist, active duty, veteran)


Other undergraduate research experiences (e.g., employed in the AEL as lab technician)


Independent study - by petition to ensure the project meets the spirit of the requirement


Professional society/club activities (e.g., led the Solar Racing team) - by petition


Any approved employment

Intercultural Requirement

All students must complete the School of Engineering Technology (Polytechnic) Growth Plan for Global Awareness and Intercultural Competency at the Developmental Level (see below). Students who are interested in further developing their Global Awareness and Intercultural Competency are encouraged to complete the requirement at the Emerging Level or the Proficient Level (see advisor for more information).

Polytechnic Growth Plans for Global Awareness & Intercultural Competency

Intercultural Growth Plan #1

Developmental Level Competency


__ Complete the Pre- and Post-Intercultural Development Inventory Assessments (1st year and 4th year)

__ Complete the pre- and post- BEVI (1st and 4th years)

__ Complete one of the following Intercultural Knowledge and Effectiveness components below: (This list will be reviewed and updated each year)

·       Crosswalk Commons (residential living Experience for a minimum of one semester)

·       Serve as a BGRI Program leader

·       PUPIL (Purdue University Passport to Intercultural Learning) (Obtain at least two badges)

·       Participate in two (2) Boiler Out Program Activities

·       Participate in Host-a-Boiler

Complete one of the following:

·       An international project or collaborative project, or

·       An international internship, or

·       A Faculty-led Study Abroad program, or

·       Three credit hours of courses** from the Polytechnic list of approved of recommended Global/Intercultural courses. **Must be in a category other than Increasing Self-awareness

Critical Course

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