Overview

The Mechanical Engineering Technology is a 63 credit hour degree program that provides students with the knowledge and understanding of a mechanical engineering technician.

Graduates of this degree may find themselves working within industries where they take a product from conception and design and through the manufacturing process, or on the mechanical side of the energy production industry. The program of study includes computer-assisted drafting, design engineering practices, and course work in mechanical technology. Students will gain an understanding of the effects of forces, motion, material strengths, energy production, and the principles of thermodynamics, hydraulics, and pneumatics. Graduates of this degree typically find employment as mechanical engineering technicians or computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) technicians.​

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To pursue this degree, you must apply to MTC using our online application.

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Sample Program Plan and Costs

Students should work with their advisor to find the best MET elective options for them to take.

Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Credits
Semester 1
(16 Credit Hours)
COL-101 College Orientation

College Orientation

ID: COL-101

Credit Hours: 1

This course may include selected topics such as career planning, study skills, stress management, tutoring, group guidance, and other subjects to facilitate student success.

1
ENG-160 Technical Communications

Technical Communications

ID: ENG-160

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of various technical communications such as definitions, processes, instructions, descriptions, and technical reports.

3
MAT-110 College Algebra

College Algebra

ID: MAT-110

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions; inequalities; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices; determinants; simple linear programming; solutions of higher degree polynomials; combinatorial algebra, including the binomial theorem; and introduction to probability.

3
GEO-102 World Geography

World Geography

ID: GEO-102

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes a geographic analysis of the regions of the world, i.e., North and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa. Diversity of each region is emphasized by examining its physical environment, natural resources, social, cultural, economic and political systems.

3
EGT-106 Print Reading and Sketching

Print Reading and Sketching

ID: EGT-106

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the interpretation of basic engineering drawings and sketching techniques for making multi-view pictorial representations. This course also includes an introduction to engineering technology, and an introduction to Computer Aided Design (CAD).

3
EGR-104 Engineering Technology Foundations

Engineering Technology Foundations

ID: EGR-104

Credit Hours: 3

This problem-based course introduces the student to fundamental concepts of electrical, mechanical, thermal, fluids, optical, and material systems related to engineering technology. Workplace readiness skills such as laboratory safety, communications, and teamwork are integrated into the course.

3
Semester 2
(14 Credit Hours)
MAT-111 College Trigonometry

College Trigonometry

ID: MAT-111

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: circular functions; trigonometric identities; solution of right and oblique triangles; solution of trigonometric equations; polar coordinates; complex numbers, including DeMoivre's Theorem; vectors; conic sections; sequences; and series. (Graphic calculator required)

3
EGR-120 Engineering Computer Applications

Engineering Computer Applications

ID: EGR-120

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the utilization of applications software to solve engineering technology problems.

3
PHY-201 Physics I

Physics I

ID: PHY-201

Credit Hours: 4

This is the first in a sequence of physics courses. Topics include mechanics, wave motion, sound, heat, electromagnetism, optics, and modern physics.

4
MET-105 Dc and Ac Electricity

Dc and Ac Electricity

ID: MET-105

Credit Hours: 4

This course covers the fundamentals of DC and AC, including resistance, current, voltage, inductive reactance, capacitive reactance, and impedance. Emphasis is placed on electrical equipment such as DC and AC motors and generators, electrical switch gears, and transformers.

4
Semester 3
(12 Credit Hours)
MET-217 Dynamics and Kinematics

Dynamics and Kinematics

ID: MET-217

Credit Hours: 3

This course examines rigid body motion from applied forces and moments, displacement, velocity and acceleration versus mass, force, and momentum. Kinematics is introduced, with motion calculations of mechanical linkage points.

3
AET-202 History of Architecture

History of Architecture

ID: AET-202

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the origins, influences and aesthetics that underlie the various styles of architecture from prehistoric times to the present.

3
EGR-170 Engineering Materials

Engineering Materials

ID: EGR-170

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the properties, material behaviors, and applications of materials used in engineering structures and products.

3
MET-216 Mechanics of Fluid Systems

Mechanics of Fluid Systems

ID: MET-216

Credit Hours: 3

This course is the study of the fundamentals of incompressible fluid statics and flow dynamics based on Bernoulli's principle and the conservation of mass, energy, and momentum. These principles are taught from a fluid systems standpoint.

3
Semester 4
(13 Credit Hours)
EGR-175 Manufacturing Processes

Manufacturing Processes

ID: EGR-175

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the processes, alternatives, and operations in the manufacturing environment.

3
MET-223 Thermodynamic Systems

Thermodynamic Systems

ID: MET-223

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of energy movement in physical systems, the resulting variations in temperature, pressure, and volume. Emphasis is placed on mathematical characterization of cycles, interpretation and application of thermodynamic tables.

3
CHM-110 College Chemistry I

College Chemistry I

ID: CHM-110

Credit Hours: 4

This is the first course in a sequence that includes the following topics: atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature and equations, properties, reactions and states of matter, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, and equilibria.

4
Approved MET Elective 3
Semester 5
(8 Credit Hours)
MET-240 Mechanical Senior Project

Mechanical Senior Project

ID: MET-240

Credit Hours: 1

This course includes investigations and/or advanced study in an area of specialization approved by the instructor.

1
EGR-194 Statics and Strength of Materials

Statics and Strength of Materials

ID: EGR-194

Credit Hours: 4

This course covers external and internal forces in structures and/or machines, including conditions of equilibrium, systems of force, moments of inertia and friction. It also covers the stress/strain relationships in materials.

4
Approved MET Elective 3
      Total Credit Hours 63
      Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$11,844.00
Not including fees and equipment
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Credits
Semester 1
(7 Credit Hours)
COL-101 College Orientation

College Orientation

ID: COL-101

Credit Hours: 1

This course may include selected topics such as career planning, study skills, stress management, tutoring, group guidance, and other subjects to facilitate student success.

1
ENG-160 Technical Communications

Technical Communications

ID: ENG-160

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of various technical communications such as definitions, processes, instructions, descriptions, and technical reports.

3
MAT-110 College Algebra

College Algebra

ID: MAT-110

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions; inequalities; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices; determinants; simple linear programming; solutions of higher degree polynomials; combinatorial algebra, including the binomial theorem; and introduction to probability.

3
Semester 2
(9 Credit Hours)
GEO-102 World Geography

World Geography

ID: GEO-102

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes a geographic analysis of the regions of the world, i.e., North and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa. Diversity of each region is emphasized by examining its physical environment, natural resources, social, cultural, economic and political systems.

3
EGT-106 Print Reading and Sketching

Print Reading and Sketching

ID: EGT-106

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the interpretation of basic engineering drawings and sketching techniques for making multi-view pictorial representations. This course also includes an introduction to engineering technology, and an introduction to Computer Aided Design (CAD).

3
EGR-104 Engineering Technology Foundations

Engineering Technology Foundations

ID: EGR-104

Credit Hours: 3

This problem-based course introduces the student to fundamental concepts of electrical, mechanical, thermal, fluids, optical, and material systems related to engineering technology. Workplace readiness skills such as laboratory safety, communications, and teamwork are integrated into the course.

3
Semester 3
(6 Credit Hours)
MAT-111 College Trigonometry

College Trigonometry

ID: MAT-111

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: circular functions; trigonometric identities; solution of right and oblique triangles; solution of trigonometric equations; polar coordinates; complex numbers, including DeMoivre's Theorem; vectors; conic sections; sequences; and series. (Graphic calculator required)

3
EGR-120 Engineering Computer Applications

Engineering Computer Applications

ID: EGR-120

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the utilization of applications software to solve engineering technology problems.

3
Semester 4
(8 Credit Hours)
PHY-201 Physics I

Physics I

ID: PHY-201

Credit Hours: 4

This is the first in a sequence of physics courses. Topics include mechanics, wave motion, sound, heat, electromagnetism, optics, and modern physics.

4
MET-105 Dc and Ac Electricity

Dc and Ac Electricity

ID: MET-105

Credit Hours: 4

This course covers the fundamentals of DC and AC, including resistance, current, voltage, inductive reactance, capacitive reactance, and impedance. Emphasis is placed on electrical equipment such as DC and AC motors and generators, electrical switch gears, and transformers.

4
Semester 5
(6 Credit Hours)
MET-217 Dynamics and Kinematics

Dynamics and Kinematics

ID: MET-217

Credit Hours: 3

This course examines rigid body motion from applied forces and moments, displacement, velocity and acceleration versus mass, force, and momentum. Kinematics is introduced, with motion calculations of mechanical linkage points.

3
AET-202 History of Architecture

History of Architecture

ID: AET-202

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the origins, influences and aesthetics that underlie the various styles of architecture from prehistoric times to the present.

3
Semester 6
(6 Credit Hours)
EGR-170 Engineering Materials

Engineering Materials

ID: EGR-170

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the properties, material behaviors, and applications of materials used in engineering structures and products.

3
MET-216 Mechanics of Fluid Systems

Mechanics of Fluid Systems

ID: MET-216

Credit Hours: 3

This course is the study of the fundamentals of incompressible fluid statics and flow dynamics based on Bernoulli's principle and the conservation of mass, energy, and momentum. These principles are taught from a fluid systems standpoint.

3
Semester 7
(6 Credit Hours)
EGR-175 Manufacturing Processes

Manufacturing Processes

ID: EGR-175

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the processes, alternatives, and operations in the manufacturing environment.

3
MET-223 Thermodynamic Systems

Thermodynamic Systems

ID: MET-223

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of energy movement in physical systems, the resulting variations in temperature, pressure, and volume. Emphasis is placed on mathematical characterization of cycles, interpretation and application of thermodynamic tables.

3
Semester 8
(7 Credit Hours)
CHM-110 College Chemistry I

College Chemistry I

ID: CHM-110

Credit Hours: 4

This is the first course in a sequence that includes the following topics: atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature and equations, properties, reactions and states of matter, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, and equilibria.

4
Approved MET Elective 3
Semester 9
(5 Credit Hours)
MET-240 Mechanical Senior Project

Mechanical Senior Project

ID: MET-240

Credit Hours: 1

This course includes investigations and/or advanced study in an area of specialization approved by the instructor.

1
EGR-194 Statics and Strength of Materials

Statics and Strength of Materials

ID: EGR-194

Credit Hours: 4

This course covers external and internal forces in structures and/or machines, including conditions of equilibrium, systems of force, moments of inertia and friction. It also covers the stress/strain relationships in materials.

4
Semester 10
(3 Credit Hours)
Approved MET Elective 3
      Total Credit Hours 63
      Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$11,844.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Mechanical Engineering Technician

Assist engineers design, develop, test, and manufacture mechanical devices, including tools, engines, and machines. Make sketches and rough layouts, record and analyze data, make calculations and estimates, and report their findings.

Projected Job Growth

+9.2%

Average Annual Salary

40,186

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Government Agencies
  • Large Corporations

What’s next after I complete this program?

Go straight to the workforce

Graduates of this certificate can immediately enter the workforce, getting jobs as technicians.

Associate in Applied Science in General Technology at MTC

Graduates of this certificate can take additional coursework in general education areas as well as specialized coursework in the area of mechanical engineering technology to complete an associate degree.