Mechanical Engineering Technology Major

Why study mechanical engineering technology at CMU?

The engineering technology program prepares students who are interested in pursuing careers related to manufacturing or mechanical engineering technology. Consider these key features distinguishing this program at CMU:

  • A $16.2 million facility featuring 30 state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms for electronics, robotics, manufacturing systems, design, and more
  • Internship opportunities with Michigan industries
  • Involved faculty members who also work closely with business and industry
  • CMU's annual cardboard boat race for engineering students, which was named one of the "102 Things You Gotta Do Before You Graduate" by Sports Illustrated on Campus

Career outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, for all occupations through the year 2014:

  • Overall employment of engineering technicians is expected to increase about 9 to 17 percent.
  • Opportunities will be best for individuals with extensive job training in engineering technology.
  • As technology becomes more sophisticated, employers will continue to look for technicians who are skilled in new technology and require a minimum of additional job training.

Career options

Graduates of the engineering technology program at CMU will find career opportunities in a variety of areas. Some of these may require additional education.

  • Chemical Production
  • Construction Management
  • Design Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Food Processing
  • Project Management
  • Quality Control
  • Research

Program Overview

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.

(Click on the course name or number for a complete course description.)

Mechanical Engineering Technology Major

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.
Total: 63 semester hours
Required Courses I
(45 hours)
IET 130
Industrial Materials and Testing
3
IET 154
Engineering Design Graphics
3
IET 170
Manufacturing Processes I
3
IET 181QR
Alternative Energy Analysis
3
IET 226
Parametric Design and Modeling
3
IET 350
Mechanism Design
3
IET 352
Applied Fluid Mechanics
3
IET 356
Thermodynamics
3
IET 365
Manufacturing Processes II
3
IET 375
Robotics
3
IET 450
Mechanical Computer-Aided Engineering
3
IET 453
Heat Transfer
3
IET 454
Machine Design
3
IET 472
Instrumentation and Controls
3
IET 499
Industrial Projects Capstone
3
Required Courses II
(3 hours)
Select one of the following:
EGR 251
Engineering Statics
3
IET 279
Applied Statics
3
Required Courses III
(3 hours)
Select one of the following:
EGR 290
Circuit Analysis I
3
IET 291
Applied Circuits
3
Required Courses IV
(3 hours)
Select one of the following:
EGR 253
Engineering Dynamics
3
IET 281
Dynamics
3
Required Courses V
(3 hours)
Select one of the following:
EGR 255
Strength of Materials
3
IET 379
Mechanics of Materials
3
Technical Electives
(6 hours)
Select 6 hours from the following:
EGR 120
Introduction to Engineering
3
IET 284
Fluid Power Technology
3
IET 324
Product Design and Development
3
IET 326
Manufacturing Methods Analysis
3
IET 327
Industrial Safety
3
IET 377
Computer Numerical Control Programming
3
IET 425
Industrial Internship
2-8
IET 426
Plant Layout and Materials Handling
3
IET 428
Manufacturing Quality
3
IET 437
Independent Study
2-5
IET 451
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
3
IET 455
Tool Design
3
IET 457
Computer-Aided Design
3
IET 458
Surface Modeling
3
IET 459
Computer-Aided Design Engineering Analysis
3
IET 477
Advanced Computer Numerical Control Programming
3
IET 500
Production Concepts
3
IET 526
Industrial Ergonomics
3
IET 576
Industrial Automation
3
MTH 133
Calculus II
4
STA 282QR
Introduction to Statistics
3

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