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Degree Requirements

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

The MET program offers the Bachelor of Science degree, which is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The educational approach is hands-on with more than 60 percent of the courses requiring laboratory work in addition to lectures. Under the revised rules and regulations of the Colorado State Board for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors, ET students at MSU Denver may take the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination within 30 semester hours of graduation. During their senior year, all students will take a MET assessment exam. In addition, those students wishing to work towards becoming a Professional Engineer can take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam during their senior year.

The MET program offers both day and evening classes to meet the needs of its diverse student population. The MET curriculum is continually upgraded to reflect state-of-the art technology while meeting the needs of industry and employers of the mechanical engineering technology graduates. An advisory committee, which includes employers, graduates, and students of the program, meets with faculty and administrators to review curriculum, student and faculty recruitment, program needs, progress, problems and probable solutions, laboratory equipment, facilities, and to assist in the placement of graduates. The committee assures a high level of community awareness and support of the program.

Besides traditional classes, the MET program also offers state-of-the-art computer-aided engineering courses to keep students updated with current engineering technology and computer applications in the industry. These new computer-aided engineering courses will provide students with training in the areas of computer programming, computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing, three dimensional modeling, and computer-aided analysis.

Graduates enter the engineering profession as engineering technologists. After taking the Fundamentals of Engineering (F.E.) examination, some graduates choose to begin the six-year process, at a minimum, to become a registered professional engineer (P.E.). Some attend graduate school to pursue further education. The majority obtain gainful employment in a variety of industries ranging from large aerospace companies to small manufacturing and custom-design businesses. Job titles range from technician and engineering technologist to engineer.

For every MET course, a minimum grade of "C" is required for all prerequisites before a student can progress. If considering graduate school studies in engineering or physical sciences, students are encouraged to elect the recommended mathematics minor. A full-time student may complete the program in four years (eight semesters). Since many of the courses build on each other, it is important that the courses are taken in a proper order.

All students completing the mechanical engineering technology major and minor must participate in assessment during their last semester. This assessment is a series of examinations in mechanical engineering technology courses. See the Mechanical Engineering Technology Coordinator for details. This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202, Telephone: (410) 347-7700. ABET, Inc. was formally know as Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.

The Bachelor of Science Degree is awarded upon completion of the required program. The program emphasizes theory and practice. Laboratory and lecture classes are generally integrated.


Information can be found at the MSU Denver catalog:

General Studies Requirements


Written Communication (6 credits)


  • ENG 1010 - Composing Arguments Credits: 3
  • ENG 1020 - Research and Argument Writing Credits: 3

Oral Communication (3 credits)


  • CAS 1010 - Public Speaking Credits: 3

Quantitative Literacy (4 credits)


  • MTH 1400 - Precalculus Mathematics Credits: 4
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    (the sequence of MTH 1110 - College Algebra for Calculus   and MTH 1120 - College Trigonometry may be substituted for MTH 1400)

Arts and Humanities (6 credits)


  • PHI 1030 - Introduction to Ethics Credits: 3 or PHI 3360 - Business Ethics Credits: 3
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    See the General Studies section of this catalog for approved courses.

Historical (3 credits)


See the General Studies section of this catalog for approved courses.

Natural and Physical Sciences (10 credits)


  • PHY 2311 - General Physics I Credits: 4
  • PHY 2321 - General Physics I Laboratory Credits: 1
  • PHY 2331 - General Physics II Credits: 4
  • PHY 2341 - General Physics II Laboratory Credits: 1

Social and Behavioral Sciences I (3 credits)


  • IND 2810 - Technology and Design: Global Perspectives Credits: 3 (recommended, but not required)

Social and Behavioral Sciences II (3 credits)


  • ECO 2020 - Principles of Microeconomics Credits: 3

Global Diversity (0 or 3 credits)


The department recommends that this requirement be met along with the Arts & Humanities, Historical, or Social and Behavioral Sciences General Studies choices.

See the General Studies section of this catalog for approved courses.

Multicultural Requirement (0 or 3 credits)


The department recommends that this requirement be met along with the Arts & Humanities, Historical, or Social and Behavioral Sciences General Studies choices.

See the Multicultural Graduation Requirements section of the catalog for approved courses.

Required MET Core Courses


  • CET 2150 - Mechanics I-Statics Credits: 3
  • CET 3135 - Mechanics of Materials with Laboratory Credits: 4
  • CHE 1100 - Principles of Chemistry Credits: 4
  • CHE 1150 - Principles of Chemistry Laboratory Credits: 1
  • EET 2000 - Electric Circuits and Machines Credits: 3
  • EET 2350 - Advanced Technical Programming Credits: 3
  • EET 3010 - Industrial Electronics Credits: 4
  • OR

    EET 3730 - Process Control Systems
     Credits: 2 and 
    EET 3740 - Programmable Logic Controllers
     Credits: 2

     

  • JMP 2610 - Introduction to Technical Writing Credits: 3
  • MET 1000 - Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Technology Credits: 3 or MET 1040 - Introduction to Engineering
  • MET 1010 - Manufacturing Processes Credits: 3
  • MET 1200 - Technical Drawing I Credits: 3
  • MET 1210 - 3D Modeling Credits: 3
  • MET 1310 - Principles of Quality Assurance Credits: 3
  • MET 2200 - Materials of Engineering Credits: 3
  • MET 3110 - Thermodynamics Credits: 3
  • MET 3160 - Mechanics II-Dynamics Credits: 3
  • MET 3185 - Fluid Mechanics Credits: 3
  • MET 3410 - Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Credits: 3
  • MET 4000 - Project Engineering Credits: 3
  • MET 4100 - Senior Project I Credits: 1 *
  • MET 4110 - Senior Project II Credits: 2 *
  • MTH 1410 - Calculus I Credits: 4
  • MTH 2410 - Calculus II Credits: 4
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    Subtotal: 69 credits

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    *These courses satisfy the University's Senior Experience requirement.

MET Concentrations


Students must select one of the two concentration areas.

 

MET Concentrations


Students must select one of the two concentration areas listed below:

Manufacturing Concentration


  • MET 3000 - Manufacturing Analysis Credits: 4
  • MET 3100 - N/C Computer Programming Credits: 3
  • MET 3250 - Tool Design and Production Tooling Credits: 3
  • MET 3300 - Statistical Process Control Credits: 3
  • MET 3330 - Robotics for Manufacturing Credits: 3
  • MET 3XXX Upper Division Elective Credits: 3
  • MET 4080 - Computer Aided Manufacturing Credits: 3
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    Subtotal: 22 credits

Mechanical Concentration


  • MET 3070 - Machine Design Credits: 3
  • MET 3125 - Heat Transfer with Laboratory Credits: 3
  • MET 3320 - Instrumentation Laboratory Credits: 3
  • MET 3XXX Upper Division Electives Credits: 6
  • MET 4070 - Computer Aided Design Credits: 3
  • MET 4280 - Advanced Energy Technology Credits: 3
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    Subtotal: 21 credits

MET Program Manufacturing Concentration Total: 129 credits


General Studies 38 credits
Required MET Core 69 credits
Concentration Area 22 credits

MET Program Mechanical Concentration Total: 128 credits


General Studies 38 credits
Required MET Core 69 credits
Concentration Area 21 credits

 

A grade of C or better must be earned in each course required for the minor. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required.

Required Courses:


  • MET 1000 - Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Technology Credits: 3
  • MET 1010 - Manufacturing Processes Credits: 3
  • MET 1310 - Principles of Quality Assurance Credits: 3
  • MET 2200 - Materials of Engineering Credits: 3
  • Upper-division MET Electives

 

Mathematics Minor** (Optional) recommended for MET Students


Required Technical Studies:

  • MTH 1410 - Calculus I Credits: 4
  • MTH 2410 - Calculus II Credits: 4
  • MTH 2420 - Calculus III Credits: 4
  • MTH 3130 - Advanced Matrix Methods for the Physical Sciences Credits: 4
  • MTH 3210 - Probability and Statistics Credits: 4
  • MTH 3420 - Differential Equations Credits: 4
  • CS 1050 - Computer Science 1 Credits: 4 *
  • or

  • CSS 1247 - Introduction to Programming: Visual Basic Credits: 4
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    Total for Minor: 28 credits

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    May be used to satisfy computer programming requirement with approval of MET advisor.

     

    ** The minor may not be used to replace the concentration. Some of the classes are required for the MET major.

     

 

 

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