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Overview

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.

Contacts

Program Chair

Michael (Mike) DeVore
PhD, PE

Co-op Coordinator

Career Outlook

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 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.

$34,000 to $52,000 annual salary

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

Education Options

Transfer History

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

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Site

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

$11/hr to $17.50/hr

Co-op Salary Projections

Curriculum

Effective 2021-2022 academic year

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 or Social/Behavioral Science 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 Success Strategies: Overview 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies: Overview and Application 2
FYE 110 College Success Strategies: Practice and Application 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 or Social/Behavioral Science Elective
Any course from CULT, ECO, GEO, HST, LBR, PHI, POL, PSY, SOC
The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.

G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum
Some courses are offered in alternative versions identified with a letter after the course number -- for example, ENG 101 and ENG 101A.

• This curriculum displays only course numbers without the added letter.
• The alternative version, when available, meets the requirements of the course version without the added letter.

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Contacts

Program Chair

Michael (Mike) DeVore
PhD, PE

Co-op Coordinator