Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

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In the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology (BSMET) Program, you’ll study a variety of topics, including engineering graphics, 3D parametric computer-aided drafting, statics, dynamics, thermodynamics, materials, fluids and electricity. You’ll also learn about metallic processes, the design of machine elements, robotics, programming for engineers and project management.

The BSMET degree is designed for those who want an applied, hands-on education that can be used in their career.

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Pre-Majors334139
Graduates11151761515

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Applications to the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program are generally accepted the first three weeks of each quarter to be admitted the following quarter. To be considered, complete the MET application and email it to MechEngineering@ewu.edu.

Curriculum & Requirements Program Learning Outcomes

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Curriculum & Requirements

Mechanical Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Science (BS)

This degree combines studies of Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics and Mechanical Engineering Technology with an emphasis on applications. The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology Degree is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET  http://www.abet.org. Before graduation each student will participate in a design project and 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.

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Majors 58 43 41 78 38 26
Pre-Majors 33 41 39
Graduates 11 15 17 6 15 15

Minimum required to apply for admission to the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program

Students must apply for admission to the Mechanical Engineering program at EWU. The application is due during the first week of the quarter prior to the one desired for program admission. Admission is based upon the student’s GPA in core courses below which must be completed no later than the quarter of application. The application can be obtained by email at MechEngineering@ewu.edu.

In order to ensure all EWU Mechanical Engineering Technology graduates meet EWU ABET accreditation requirements, all Mechanical Engineering Technology students are required to take MENG 300, MENG 353, MENG 385, METC 415, MENG 412 and METC 490A/METC 490B from EWU. Exceptions to this policy will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the Mechanical Engineering Technology curriculum review committee to ensure the student has successfully met the EWU ABET performance indicators required for each course.

Grade Requirements

  • In order to graduate, students majoring in the department must earn a GPA ≥2.5 in departmental coursework.
  • Students getting a minor in the department must also earn a GPA ≥2.5 in departmental coursework.

Students must have completed, or be scheduled to complete, the following courses by the end of winter quarter. Most of the following courses have minimum grade requirements and are prerequisites for Engineering and Design courses.

Grades ≥C in all of the following

Notes:

  • Including university requirements for the degree the above program requires a minimum of 188 credits or an average load of 15.67 credits per quarter, for a 12 quarter, four-year program. The 188 credits are based on the following assumption: a. students have had one year of high school drafting. If this assumption is not true, then the student will have to take METC 102.
Required Supporting Outside Department Courses
CHEM 171
171L
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
5
MATH 161CALCULUS I5
MATH 162CALCULUS II5
PHYS 131INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS I4
or PHYS 151 GENERAL PHYSICS I
PHYS 132INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS II4
or PHYS 152 GENERAL PHYSICS II
PHYS 133INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS III4
or PHYS 153 GENERAL PHYSICS III
PHYS 161MECHANICS LABORATORY1
PHYS 162HEAT AND OPTICS LABORATORY1
PHYS 163ELECTRONICS LABORATORY I1
Required Supporting MATH Courses–choose from the following10
PRECALCULUS I
PRECALCULUS MATH II
CALCULUS III
LINEAR ALGEBRA
CALCULUS IV
MATHEMATICAL COMPUTING LABORATORY III
INTRODUCTORY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
ELEMENTARY PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
Required Departmental Courses
MENG 201MATLAB4-5
or CSCD 255 C PROGRAMMING FOR ENGINEERS
or CSCD 409 SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMMING
MENG 207ELECTRICITY3
MENG 2173D PARAMETRIC COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN4
MENG 300LABORATORY ANALYSIS AND REPORTS5
MENG 307INDUSTRIAL CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTATION5
MENG 353INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS5
MENG 385ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION5
MENG 412FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGINEERING2
MENG 452ENGINEERING ECONOMICS2
MENG 493SENIOR SEMINAR1
METC 110ENGINEERING GRAPHICS5
METC 340STATICS4-5
or MENG 240 STATICS
METC 341STRENGTH OF MATERIALS4
or MENG 241 STRENGTH OF MATERIALS
METC 342DYNAMICS4
or MENG 242 DYNAMICS
METC 387FLUID MECHANICS5
METC 388THERMODYNAMICS AND HEAT TRANSFER5
METC 415DESIGN OF MACHINE ELEMENTS5
METC 456ENGINEERING ETHICS, CONTRACTS AND PATENTS2
MNTC 301METALLIC PROCESSES5
TECH/HONS 393TECHNOLOGY WORLD CIVILIZATION4
TECH 403COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT4
Required Supporting Departmental Courses–choose three from the following15
HEATING, VENTILATING AND AIR CONDITIONING
MATERIALS AND DESIGN
COMPOSITE MATERIALS
ADVANCED PARAMETRIC DESIGN
QUALITY ASSURANCE AND INTRO TO LEAN
INTERNSHIP (variable credit)
COMPUTER NUMERICAL CONTROL
Required Senior Capstone Series
METC 490ASENIOR CAPSTONE: DESIGN LABORATORY I2
METC 490BSENIOR CAPSTONE: DESIGN LABORATORY II3
Total Credits143-145

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Program Learning Outcomes

Students are expected to know and be able to do the following upon graduation from the EWU Mechanical Engineering Technology program:

  • PLO # 1: (ABET Outcome # 1 and 2) Design solutions to a wide range of engineering problems within specific constraints and standards by applying principles of modern engineering, science, mathematics, and technology, and CAD tools including GD&T.
  • PLO # 2: (ABET Outcome 3 and 5) Function in a team environment, provide leadership as needed, and use written, oral, and graphical methods to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences.
  • PLO # 3: (ABET Outcome 4) Develop and conduct appropriate experiments using the correct tools and instrumentation to analyze data to produce solutions based on engineering judgment.
  • PLO # 4 (ABET Criterion 5) Become familiar with manufacturing process and materials selection to meet industry needs.

Program Educational Objectives

EWU Mechanical Engineering Technology graduates should be able to do the following a few years after graduation:

  • Solve a wide range of applied engineering problems using what they learned both in school and after graduation.
  • Find the information they need in order to develop problem solutions.
  • Lead projects and small teams by serving as a liaison between the more technical and applied aspects of engineering and manufacturing.
  • Use their skills as an Engineering Professional to benefit society in whatever career path they choose.

 

Sample Courses

MENG 217. 3D PARAMETRIC COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: METC 110 or TECH 110 ≥C or High School AUTOCAD or permission of Instructor.
This course uses the computer to draft parametric models in three dimensions. File management methods, rapid prototyping and 2D drawing development techniques are discussed. (Four hours per week.)

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MENG 385. ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION. 5 Credits.

Notes: three hours lecture, four hours laboratory per week.
Pre-requisites: MENG 201 or CSCD 255; MENG 207 or MENG 307; all grades ≥C and a declared in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology major or permission of instructor.
This course covers various electrical and mechanical systems used in robotics and other automated industrial systems. It includes automated equipment programming and industrial planning as applied to automated systems.

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METC 456. ENGINEERING ETHICS, CONTRACTS AND PATENTS. 2 Credits.

Pre-requisites: junior standing, ENGL 201 with a ≥C, and a declared Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology major.
This course investigates the elements of professional engineering practice including their relationship to the law, to the public and the ethics of the profession. Topics covered range from ethics, contracts, patents, copyrights, sales agreements and engineering specifications to professionalism, licensing, intellectual property, liability, risk, reliability and safety.

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MNTC 301. METALLIC PROCESSES. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MATH 107, MATH 141 or MATH 161; and METC 110; all with grades ≥C.
Metallic Processes is a comprehensive basic course in technical metals which is designed to survey metalworking materials and processes which have been developed by modern industry. The course provides opportunity to learn the theories and scientific principles basic to the application of metalworking tools and procedures.

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