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
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. geometric dimensioning and tolerancing; computer aided drafting and design; and a basic knowledge and familiarity with industry codes, specifications, and standards
2. selection, set-up, and calibration of instrumentation and the preparation of laboratory reports and systems documentation associated with the development, installation, or maintenance of mechanical components and systems
3. basic engineering mechanics
4. differential and integral calculus
5. manufacturing processes; material science and selection; solid mechanics (such as statics, dynamics, strength of materials, etc.) and mechanical system design
6. thermal sciences, such as thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, etc.
7. electrical circuits (ac and dc), and electronic controls
8. application of industry codes, specifications, and standards; and using technical communications, oral and written, typical of those required to prepare and present proposals, reports, and specifications.
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 select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;
2. An ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies;
3. An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;
4. An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;
5. An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;
6. An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;
7. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature ;
8. An understanding of the need for and ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
9. An understanding of and commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;
10. A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context ;
11. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
Total: 66 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.
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 145, PHY 175; or PHY 130, PHY 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 classifications, components and functions, programming, and applications. Prerequisites: CPS 180 or EGR 200; IET 291 or EGR 290; One of the following: 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.
Fundamental laws of heat transfer by mechanism of conduction, convection and radiation, and boundary layer concepts. Prerequisites: IET 352, 356; permission of E&T advisor.
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.
Instrumentation and Controls
A study of instrumentation and control technology including process control fundamentals, signal conditioning, sensor measurements, control components and feedback control characteristics. Prerequisites: IET 352, 356, 375; permission of E&T advisor.
Industrial Projects Capstone
The integration of appropriate methods, procedures, and techniques for the analysis of industrial projects and implementation of solutions via a team approach. Labs to be arranged. Prerequisites: IET 450, 454 with a signed Mechanical Engineering Technology Major or IET 324, 458 with a signed Product Design Engineering Technology Major or IET 377, 500 with a signed Industrial Engineering Technology Major.
Required Courses II
Select one of the following:
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.
This course will cover force systems, resultants and equilibrium, trusses, frames, beams, and shear and moments in beams. 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. 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.
Study of specific quality techniques used by production departments to monitor processes, products, and reliability so quality can be improved. Prerequisites: STA 282 or 382; junior standing; permission of E&T advisor.
Individual investigation and research to increase ones technical competency. Prerequisite: departmental pre-registration.
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 or hybrid format. Prerequisite: IET 226; permission of E&T advisor.
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. Recommended: IET 324.
Comprehensive review of current factors which 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; or graduate standing and statistics competency; permission of E&T advisor.
Techniques of integration, applications of definite integrals, improper integrals, elementary differential equations, infinite series, Taylor series, and polar coordinates. Prerequisite: MTH 132.
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.