This program is designed to educate technicians in the mechanical engineering field and includes courses in the areas of design, manufacturing, and controls. Math and physical sciences are emphasized to give students the basic knowledge to cope with changing technology. Course work incorporates theory and practice with extensive computer applications including computer-aided drawing/modeling and design.

Curriculum Abbreviations
  • CL – Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
  • LAB – Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
  • CR – Number of credit hours for the course

First Year

Course Title CL LAB CR
Fall Semester
ENGL 101C English Composition 4 0 4
MCET 105C Engineering Design1,2 or 4 0 4
MFET 111C Manufacturing and Materials Processing1,2 3 3 4
MATH 124C College Algebra 4 0 4
PHYS 133C Physics I (Algebra-based) 3 2 4
Spring Semester
ENGL 120C Communications or      
ENGL 125C Communication and the Literature of Science and Technology 3 0 3
MCET 105C Engineering Design1,2 or 4 0 4
MFET 111C Manufacturing and Materials Processing1,2 3 3 4
MCET 150C Statics and Strength of Materials1 3 2 4
MATH 140C Pre-Calculus 4 0 4
PHYS 135C Physics II (Algebra-based) 3 2 4

Second Year

Course Title CL LAB CR
Fall Semester
CHEM 105C Chemistry 3 2 4
MCET 250C Dynamics and Mechanical Design I1 3 2 4
MFET 202C Measurement and Control1 3 2 4
MATH 205C Calculus I 4 0 4
XX xxxC Social Science elective3 3-4 0 3-4
Spring Semester
MCET 205C Material Science1 3 2 4
MCET 229C Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer1 3 0 3
MCET 260C Mechanical Design II1 3 2 4
XX xxxC Humanities/Fine Arts/Language elective 3-4 0 3-4
XX xxxC Technical elective 3-4 0 3-4
Total Credits 71-74
1Indicates major field courses 2All students taking the following courses will be charged the following materials fees: MFET 111C, $20; and MCET 105C, $10. 3Any course with a prefix of ANTH, ECON, HIST, POLS, PSYC ,or SOCI (except HIST 104C and HIST 105C)  
  • Three years of college preparatory math (Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry) with minimum grades of C
  • It is recommended all applicants have satisfactorily completed high school-level Chemistry and Physics.


Graduates are able to:

  • Apply knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of math, science, engineering, and technology to solve engineering problems.
  • Design solutions for technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, and processes.
  • Apply written, oral, and graphical communication and identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  • Conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments, and analyze and interpret the results.
  • Function effectively as a member of a technical team.

Program Educational Objectives

  • Prepare graduates for professional entry-level positions to meet the demands of industry.
  • Prepare graduates with the skills to enter a four-year degree program.
  • Prepare graduates to be life-long learners to meet the technical needs of an ever-changing society.
  • Prepare graduates to effectively communicate in a diverse world with respect to social and ethical issues.

Students who complete this program can enter into the following professions (not an inclusive list): assistant engineer, machine designer, engineering sales representative, engineering laboratory technician, technical supervisor, and CAD operator.

This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,


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