The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail please see our official online academic bulletin AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the General Education courses required for all majors and may not include some program specific information, such as admissions, retention, and termination standards.
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Mechanical Engineering Technology Major
Engineering Technology Student Outcomes
All Engineering Technology programs share the following Student Outcomes :
By the time of graduation from any of the Engineering Technology programs, students are expected to have:
1. An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline
2. An ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline
3. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technica literature
4. An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements , and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes
5. An ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.
The Mechanical Engineering Technology major is designed to prepare students with knowledge, problem solving ability, and hands-on skills to enter careers in the design, installation, manufacturing, testing, evaluation, technical sales, or maintenance of mechanical systems. The mechanical engineering technologist makes significant contributions in supporting engineering design, testing, production, research, and development operations in a wide variety of industrial, aerospace, and government organizations. Students must complete the coursework in major requirements and electives.
Mechanical Engineering Technology Mission Statement
The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program in the BS in Engineering Technology degree is to prepare students to be competent in the area of applied mechanical engineering with potential growth in management and leadership.
Program Educational Objectives for Mechanical Engineering Technology
The program educational objectives of the BSET–Mechanical Engineering Technology Program describe the expected accomplishments of graduates during their first few years after graduation.
The main goal of the BSET-Mechanical Engineering Technology program at CMU is to provide a competitive curriculum and learning environment that prepare graduates who will be able to:
1. Attain employment and practice successfully in a mechanical engineering technology related profession;
2. Work in multi-disciplinary teams providing technical knowledge and effective communication as engineering technologists;
3. Remain technically current through continuous learning and self-improvement;
4. Understand and exhibit professional, ethical and social responsibility as they pursue their career.
Mechanical Engineering Technology Program Criteria
In addition to the Engineering Technology Student Outcomes, graduates of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program will have demonstrated the following knowledge and/or skills:
1. application of principles of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
2. use of computer aided drafting and design software
3. perform selection, set-up, and calibration of measurement tools/instrumentation
4. elements of differential and integral calculus
5. manufacturing processes;
6. material science and selection
7. solid mechanics (such as statics, dynamics, strength of materials, etc.)
8. mechanical system design
9. thermal sciences (such as thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, etc.)
10. electrical circuits (ac and dc), and electronic controls
11. application of industry codes, specifications, and standards
12. technical communications typically used in presentation of engineering proposals, reports, and specifications.
Total: 72 semester hours
Required Courses I
Computer Aided Problem Solving for Engineers
Engineering problem solving involving circuit elements, batteries, one- link robot, two-link robots, springs, and cables using physical experiments, MATLAB and/or equivalent. Prerequisite: Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Pre-requisites/Co-requisites: MTH 132; permission of E&T advisor.
Senior Design I
First course in the senior capstone design sequence integrating design methods and engineering techniques in the context of a realistic engineering project. Writing Intensive. Labs to be arranged. Prerequisites: Senior standing with a passing grade in all required 200 and 300 level EGR courses in a declared engineering major; permission of E&T advisor.
Senior Design II
Second course in the senior capstone design sequence integrating design methods and engineering techniques in the context of a realistic engineering project. Writing Intensive. Must be taken in the semester immediately following EGR 489. Labs to be arranged. Prerequisites: EGR 489; permission of E&T advisor.
Industrial Materials and Testing
An overview of industrial materials including metals, plastics, composites and ceramics. Topics include material properties, material selection, and material testing.
Engineering Design Graphics
Focus on engineering design fundamentals, design processes, and the utilization of graphics within design. Computer-Aided design and product data management techniques are covered.
Manufacturing Processes I
Introduction to the processing of metal materials through casting, fabricating, machining, and basic welding.
Alternative Energy Analysis
A quantitative comparison and analysis of current alternative energy technologies and systems. Quantitative Reasoning.
Parametric Design and Modeling
Development and production of engineering and technical models with a mechanical computer-aided design system. An introduction to parametric design and modeling. Prerequisite: IET 154; permission of E&T advisor; cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Study of mechanisms with graphical and analytical analysis of displacement, velocity, acceleration, motion, gearing, gear trains, linkages, and cams. Prerequisite: IET 279 or EGR 251 with a grade of C- or better; permission of E&T advisor; cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Applied Fluid Mechanics
Introduction to principal concepts and methods of fluid mechanics. Topics include pressure, hydrostatics, buoyancy; mass and momentum conservation; flow through pipes; and pumps. Prerequisites: IET 281 or EGR 253; EGR 200 with a C- or better; Permission of E&T Advisor; cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Study of thermodynamics and basic tools necessary to obtain quantitative solutions to common engineering applications involving energy and its conversion, conservation and transfer. Prerequisites: PHY 145QR, 175 or PHY 130QR, 170; permission of E&T advisor; cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Manufacturing Processes II
Introduces basic polymer formulation, properties of plastics materials, methods of molding plastics, and the fabrication and decoration of plastic articles. Prerequisites: CHM 120 or 131; IET 130, 170; permission of E&T advisor; cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Introduction to industrial robotics, including robot terms, classifications, coordinate systems, components and operation, and programming. Prerequisites: CPS 180 or EGR 200; IET 291 or EGR 290; One of: MTH 132, 133, 217; permission of E&T advisor; cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Mechanical Computer-Aided Engineering
Mechanical components design, structural analysis, and mechanism analysis by using computer aided design system and simulation tools. Prerequisites: IET 226, 350, 379; permission of E&T advisor; cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
Fundamentals of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing concepts as interpreted in ASME standard Y14.5. This course may be offered in an online format. Prerequisite: IET 226; permission of E&T advisor.
This course provides students with an introduction to concepts and methods of heat transfer. Topics include one-dimensional steady and transient conduction and heat exchanger design. Prerequisites: IET 352, 356; permission of E&T Advisor; cumulative GPA 2.5 or higher.
Theory and application of machine element fundamentals in design and analysis of mechanical systems for safe operation. Prerequisites: IET 350; IET 379 or EGR 255; permission of E&T advisor; cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Instrumentation and Controls
A study of instrumentation and control technology including sensor measurements, analog signal conditioning, programmable logic control, and closed-loop control fundamentals. Prerequisites: IET 352, 356, 375; permission of E&T advisor; cumulative GPA 2.5 or higher.
Required Courses II
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The course will cover free body diagrams and equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies, internal forces in machines, and beams, friction, and application to machines. Prerequisite: MTH 132 with a grade of C- or better; PHY 145 with a grade of C- or better; permission of E&T advisor; cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Pre/Co-Requisite: EGR 120.
Explores resultants, static equilibrium in trusses, frames, beams, and machines. Includes centroids, mass moment of inertia, and systems involving friction and distributed loads. Prerequisites: One of the following: MTH 130, 132, 133; PHY 130 or 145; PHY 170 or 175; permission of E&T Advisor; cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Required Courses III
Select one of the following:
Circuit Analysis I
Introduction to circuit elements, variables, resistive circuits, circuit analysis techniques, network theorems, inductance and capacitance, sinusoidal steady state analysis and power calculations. Prerequisites: MTH 133 with a grade of C- or better; PHY 145 with a grade of C- or better; permission of E&T advisor; cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Pre/Co-requisite: EGR 120; PHY 146.
A study of the fundamentals of applied circuits including Direct Current (DC) circuits, Alternating Current (AC) circuits, and basic electronics. Prerequisites: One of the followings: MTH 130, 132, 133; PHY 131 or 146; PHY 171 or 176; permission of E&T advisor; cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Required Courses IV
Select one of the following:
Fundamentals of engineering dynamics covering kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies. Prerequisites: EGR 251 with grade of C- or better; MTH 133 with a grade of C- or better; permission of E&T advisor; cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Study and engineering application of relationship between the forces acting on a body, the mass of the body, and the motion of the body. Prerequisites: IET 279 or EGR 251 with a C- or better; EGR 200 with a C- or better; MTH 132 or 133; permission of E&T advisor; cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Required Courses V
Select one of the following:
Strength of Materials
Introductory course in mechanics of materials that covers mechanical stress and strain, deformations, torsion, bending and shearing stresses, and deflections of beams. Prerequisites: EGR 251 with grade of C- or better; MTH 133 with grade of C- or better; permission of E&T advisor; cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Mechanics of Materials
Introduction to methods of determining the internal stresses and deflections of basic load-carrying members of construction and machine applications. Prerequisites: IET 279 or EGR 251 with a C- or better; EGR 200 with a C- or better; MTH 132 or 133; Permission of E&T Advisor; cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Select 6 hours from the following:
Introduction to Engineering
A general introduction to engineering with an emphasis on problem solving, engineering tools, engineering design processes, and teamwork. Pre/Co-requisite: One of the following: MTH 130, 132, 133.
Product Design and Development
Ideation, conceptualization, and development of consumer products. Utilization of freestyle and NURBS based computer-aided design tools to solve product design problems. Writing Intensive. Prerequisite: IET 226; permission of E&T advisor; cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Manufacturing Methods Analysis
Study of methods, materials, tools, and equipment for productivity measurements and improvement. Prerequisites: IET 170; one of: STA 282, 382, 392; permission of E&T advisor; cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
A study of the principles and practices of safety management with emphasis on occupational safety standards and loss control. Prerequisite: CHM 120 or CHM 131; permission of E&T advisor; cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Computer Numerical Control Programming
Programming and operation of CNC machines, including CNC vertical milling center and turning center. Emphasis on manual programming, CAM design, and machine setup and operation. Credit may not be earned in both EGR 377 and IET 377. Prerequisites: IET 154, 170; permission of E&T advisor; cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Plant Layout and Materials Handling
Study of plant layout through the development of overall layout including location, planning, detailing, diagrams, and design of manufacturing and service facilities for efficient flow. Prerequisite: IET 326; permission of E&T advisor; cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Study of specific quality techniques used by production departments to monitor processes, products, and reliability so quality can be improved. Prerequisite: STA 282 or 382; permission of E&T advisor; cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Individual investigation and research to increase ones technical competency. Prerequisite: departmental pre-registration; cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Development and production of industrial and engineering designs with conceptual and parametric surface modeling tools. Utilization of curve and surface functions to interpret engineering designs. Prerequisites: IET 226, MTH 132; permission of E&T advisor; cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Recommended: IET 324.
Comprehensive review of current factors that influence productivity. Emphasis is placed on the integration of people, methods, machines, materials, and management. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format. Prerequisites: IET 327; STA 282; permission of E&T advisor; cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher; or graduate standing.
Techniques of integration, applications of definite integrals, improper integrals, elementary differential equations, infinite series, Taylor series, and polar coordinates. Prerequisite: MTH 132 or placement.
Introduction to Statistics
Descriptive statistics, probability, sampling distributions, statistical inference, regression. Course does not count on major, minor in mathematics. Credit may not be earned in more than one of these courses: STA 282, STA 382, STA 392. Quantitative Reasoning. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format. Recommended: MTH 105 or competency.