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Cheney, WA 99004
BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology
This degree combines studies of mathematics, computer science, physics and engineering technology. The mechanical engineering technology curriculum includes courses fundamental to mechanical engineering technology with an emphasis on applications.
Before graduation, each student will participate in a design project or an internship in industry to gain industrial experience during his or her academic career before employment. The emphasis of this program is the application of engineering principles to the solution of practical problems. MET graduates are in great demand and are employed in a variety of interesting, high-tech careers throughout the state and region. Employment opportunities are available in mechanical design, industrial engineering technology, industrial management, manufacturing, CAD, applied research and sales and service.
The EWU Mechanical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, http://abet.org.
MET Advising Package for Cheney Campus
- Number of students enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering Technology program in Academic Year 2012-2013: 59
- Number of Mechanical Engineering Technology graduates in Academic Year 2012-2013: 13
What will I study?
Engineering Graphics and 3D Parametric Computer Aided Drafting
Learn to convey your ideas with today's powerful drafting and parametric modeling software. Study concludes with the creation of actual prototype from the rapid prototyper.
Statics, Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Strength of Materials, Fluids and Electricity
These courses build on concepts introduced in the general physics series and form the basis for more detailed exploration and problem solving in the realm of mechanical engineering.
Industrial Materials, Metallic processes and the Design of Machine Elements
Become familiar with industry standards for technical metals and other materials. Learn the fundamentals of metalworking tools and procedures and apply your knowledge to the study of machine elements and components.
Robotics, Programming for Engineers and Project Management
Utilize actual industrial robots in the robotics laboratory to learn automated industrial systems programming and implementation. Coursework includes group projects initiated, designed and managed by students.
Choose a design or Manufacturing Track
The Mechanical Engineering Technology Program requires that students choose to emphasize, through a series of elective courses, either a manufacturing or design focus to fill out their studies.
Emphases / Concentrations:
- Students in the MET program will select between two concentrations. Students that select the design concentration will take classes in heating, air conditioning and ventilation, finite element analysis and another course selected with the assistance of their advisor. Students taking the manufacturing concentration will take courses in quality assurance, welding, CNC machining, industrial safety and machine tool design.
Interesting courses I might take:
- ENGR 217 3D Parametric Computer Aided Drafting
- ENGR 385 Robotics and Automation
- ENGR 405 Design of Machine Elements
- ENGR 456 Engineering Ethics, Contracts and Patents
- TECH 301 Metallic Processes
- TECH 393 Technology in World Civilization
- TECH 403 Computer-Aided Design and Project Management