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Purdue University College of Technology | B.S. Mechanical Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Bachelor of Science

The careers of mechanical engineering technology graduates take them to a variety of employers (e.g. Rockwell Automation, Fender Guitars, Lockheed Martin, Caterpillar). Yet they have many skills in common: problem-solving, leadership and teamwork. The program focuses on the methods, materials, machinery and manpower necessary to effectively operate in a manufacturing environment. You'll learn how to manage people, machines, and production resources to ensure maximum efficiency and safety.

Areas of emphasis include micro-manufacturing, sustainable energy, and robotics.

Students will be prepared for careers in product improvement, industrial processes and plant operations. They will learn communication skills that allow interaction with technical and non-technical colleagues and benefit from faculty experience in industrial careers. Students will also participate in applied research projects with professors to gain experience solving real-world technical problems.

Program Requirements

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

First Year (34 cr.)
First Semester
  • CGT 11000 Technical Graphics Communications
  • MATH-M 115 Precalculus and Trigonometry (5 cr.)
  • MET 14400 Materials and Processes II
  • MET 16200 Computational Analytical Tools in Mechanical Engineering Technology (1 cr.)
  • SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking
  • TECH 12000 Design Thinking in Technology
Second Semester
  • MET 10200 Production Design and Specifications
  • MET 11100 Applied Statistics
  • MET 14300 Materials and Processes
  • MATH-M 119 Brief Survey of Calculus 1
  • PHYS-P 201 General Physics 1 (5 cr.); or PHYS-P 221 Physics 1 (5 cr.)

Second Year (32 cr.)
Third Semester
  • ECET 22400 Electronic Systems
  • ENG-W 131 Reading, Writing, and Inquiry I
  • MET 21100 Applied Strength of Materials (4 cr.)
  • MET 21300 Dynamics
  • MET 24500 Manufacturing Systems
Fourth Semester
  • MET 21400 Machine Elements
  • MET 28400 Introduction to Industrial Controls
  • MET 23000 Fluid Power
  • PHYS-P 201 General Physics 1 (5 cr.); or PHYS-P 221 Physics 1 (5 cr.)
  • SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking
  • Humanities Foundation Outcome Selective

Third Year (32 cr.)
Fifth Semester
  • Humanities Foundation Outcome Selective
  • CHEM-C 101 Elementary Chemistry 1; and CHEM-C 121 Elementary Chemistry Laboratory 1 (2 cr.)
  • CNIT 17500 Visual Basic Programming
  • MET 2200 Heat/Power
  • TECH 32000 Technology and the Organization
Sixth Semester
  • MET 32000 Applied Thermodynamics
  • MET 34600 Advanced Materials in Manufacturing
  • MATH-K 310 Statistical Techniques
  • ECON-E 103 Introduction to Microeconomics; or ECON-E 104 Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • TECH 32000 Technology and the Global Society

 Fourth Year (27 cr.)
 Seventh Semester
  • MET Elective 
  • Technical Selective
  • MET 31300 Fluid Mechanics
  • COM 32000 Small Group Communication; or SPCH-S 229 Discussion and Group Methods
  • IT 45000 Production Cost Analysis
Eighth Semester

CAND 99100

Course that students must enroll when registering for the last course for the certificate. There are no fees assessed for this course. No class attendance is required and no grade will be issued.

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