Mechanical Engineering Technology - Design Major (METD)

Description

Students in the Mechanical Engineering Technology - Design Major learn to use the latest technology to design and manufacture devices and systems for consumer products, machine tools, and the automotive and aerospace industries. The curriculum prepares students to solve real-world problems from concept to completion using logical thinking as well as computer software, including computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE).

The MET-Design Major is the traditional Mechanical Engineering Technology program. Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science degree, and are well prepared to continue their education in a related engineering bachelor’s degree program.

Related Programs

Program Code

METD.AAS

Accreditation

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012. Phone: (410) 347-7700. Website: http://www.abet.org.

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Design mechanical systems
  • Manage design projects
  • Perform product testing
  • Utilize CAD systems

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • CAD/CAM System Specialist
  • Design Engineering Technician
  • Product Designer
  • Project Engineering Technician
  • Product Support Manager

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$34,000 to $52,000 annual salary

Employment Outlook

Locally, there is strong demand for mechanical engineering technology professionals.The U.S. Department of Labor indicates that overall employment of mechanical engineering technicians is expected to increase 5 percent through 2022, especially for those who demonstrate mastery of new software and technology along with traditional manual skills.

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

  • Miami University
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • University of Cincinnati (College of Engineering and Applied Science)

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Advanced Handling Systems
  • General Electric
  • Mazak Corporation
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Xomox Corporation

Co-op Salary Projections

$11/hr to $17.50/hr

Curriculum

Mechanical Engineering Technology—Design Major (METD)

 
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
MET 100 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Technology ( B) 1 2 2
MET 111 Manufacturing Processes 1 ( B) 2 3 3
MET 131 MET Computer Aided Drafting 1 ( B) 2 3 3
ENG 101 English Composition 1 ( G) 3 0 3
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)   1 0 1
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective 1 (G)   3 2 4
Semester 2      
MET 132 MET Computer Aided Drafting 2 ( T) 2 3 3
MET 140 Engineering Materials ( T) 2 2 3
MET 150 Statics and Strength of Materials for MET ( T) 2 3 3
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)   3 0 3
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective 2 (B)   3 2 4
Semester 3      
MET 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Mechanical Engineering Technology ( T) 1 40 2
Semester 4      
MET 240 Hydraulics and Pneumatics ( T) 2 3 3
MET 250 Machine Design ( T) 3 3 4
MET 285 Mechanical Engineering Technology Capstone Project 1 ( T) 2 3 3
PHY 151 Physics 1: Algebra and Trigonometry-Based ( G) 3 3 4
Semester 5      
MET 260 Applied Thermodynamics ( T) 2 2 3
MET 270 Kinematics ( T) 2 2 3
MET 290 Mechanical Engineering Technology Capstone Project 2 ( T) 2 3 3
EET 101 Electronic Fundamentals 1 ( T) 2 3 3
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities Elective (G)   3 0 3
Semester 6      
MET 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Mechanical Engineering Technology ( T) 1 40 2
Total Credits:   47 122 65

Electives

First Year Experience Elective  
FYE 100 College Survival Skills 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies 2
FYE 110 Community College Experience 3
Mathematics Electives 8
Take one of the following series:  
MAT 125
  & MAT 126
Algebra and Trigonometry
   and Functions and Calculus
 
Or
 
MAT 251
  & MAT 252
Calculus 1
   and Calculus 2
 
English Composition Elective  
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 3
ENG 104 English Composition 2: Technical Communication 3
ENG 105 English Composition 2: Business Communication 3
Arts/Humanities Elective  
CULT 105 Issues in Human Diversity 3
CULT 110 Social Issues in Technology 3
CULT 200 Introduction to Cultural Studies 3
PHI 110 Ethics 3

Contacts

Program Chair
Michael (Mike) DeVore, PhD, PE
(513) 569-1746
Co-op Coordinator
Sue Dolan, MEd
(513) 569-1774
sue.dolan@cincinnatistate.edu