Aug 14, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Mechanical Engineering Technology [BS]


The emphasis of the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology program is the application of scientific and engineering principles to improve existing engineered products.

Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Program Educational Objectives - Program Educational Objectives (PEO) describe the attributes that we aspire for our graduates to possess three to five years after graduation. The BS degree program in Mechanical Engineering Technology will prepare graduates with the technical and managerial skills necessary to enter careers in analysis, applied design, development, implementation, or oversight of advanced mechanical systems and processes. Click here to view the Program Educational Objectives.

Student Outcomes - The MET Student Outcomes (SO) capture the desired attributes that the MET program at the School of Engineering aspires to impart to its students through the curriculum and academic experience. Click here to view the Student Outcomes.

Student Enrollment and Graduation Data Click here to view Student Enrollment and Graduation Data.

Learn

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program is designed to provide learning opportunities in four major areas:

  • Solid Mechanics
  • Dynamics
  • Thermal and Fluid Sciences
  • Mechanical Design

Opportunities

Helping you achieve your goals is important to us! Our hands-on learning approach will give you the required knowledge and skills to help solve tomorrow’s engineering problems. While pursuing the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology degree, you will have several experiential learning opportunities through co-ops, internships, the capstone design experience, and a variety of student organizations (i.e. IEEE, NSBE, and SAE Mini Baja).

The responsibilities of graduates from the Mechanical Engineering Technology program span multiple industries and the career paths are diverse: Aerospace, Automotive, Bio-Technology, Chemical, Computers, Construction, Consumer Products, Energy, Electronics, Engineering, Consulting, Entertainment, Government, Nano-Technology, Robotics

Click here to watch a short video about this program or visit the program’s website. 

This is a designated STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program.

School Information


Engineering | Philip Rufe, Ph.D., Interim Director | 101 King Hall, 734.487.0354, prufe@emich.edu

Advisor Information


General Education (and other university requirements) Advising

College of Engineering and Technology Student Services, 311 King Hall, 734.487.9751, cot_advising@emich.edu | Make an appointment

Faculty Advisor

To find your faculty advisor, please see School of Engineering Advisors.

Program Admission


Requirements for Admission

Students must meet the following requirements to be admitted to the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program:

  • A minimum EMU cumulative GPA  of 2.3. (If a student has not yet established an EMU GPA, a combined GPA of 2.3 from all transfer institutions will be accepted)
  • Completion of PHY 221  or PHY 223  with a minimum grade of C (or equivalent Transfer Credit)
  • Completion of MATH 120  or MATH 140 , with a minimum grade of C (or equivalent Transfer Credit)

Application Process

Students who wish to be admitted to the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program must do the following: 

  1. Complete all requirements listed above. Students may be enrolled in one or two of the required courses listed above during the semester they apply.
  2. Submit an online application (https://emich.tfaforms.net/217810) by January 1st, May 1st, or August 1st.
  3. Attend a mandatory meeting a MET faculty member or CET Staff Advisor. (Student will be contacted to schedule appointment after the receipt of their application)

Decision Notification Process

Students, will be notified by letter after a decision is made. This notification will be made no later than the start of the semester following the application.

General Education Requirements:


For specific requirements, see General Education  or print a worksheet .  

Major Requirements: 83-86 hours


In addition to secondary admission requirements, program majors will be required to:

  1. Complete each program core course (e.g., all courses having a MET prefix);
  2. Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.3 on a 4.0 scale. A student whose cumulative GPA or cumulative major GPA falls below 2.3 will be placed on program probation for the next succeeding term or two semesters if the student is a part-time student (defined as taking 11 credits or less). If the student fails to raise his or her GPA to 2.3 or higher with the grades earned during the probationary term(s), the student will be dismissed from the program. Students may reapply for admission once their GPA is raised to 2.3 or higher.
  3. Must see an advisor for academic advising before enrolling in each semester.

Minor Requirement:


This major does not require a minor.

Program Total:


Students must earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level or above.

Critical Graduation Information


The following are minimum requirements for all bachelor’s degrees awarded by Eastern Michigan University. Some majors and minors require more than the minimum in one or more of the areas below; students are urged to consult the online catalog for the requirements of their particular programs.

  • Earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level and above. Courses with numbers below 100 will not be counted toward this degree requirement. At most 8 credit hours of physical education (PEGN) activity courses will be counted toward this requirement.
  • Meet the requirements of the General Education program (see information below).
  • Complete a Writing Intensive (GEWI) Course in your major.
  • Earn a minimum of 60 credits from a four-year college or university; courses taken at community colleges cannot be used to meet this requirement. (Some formal program-to-program articulation agreements modify this requirement. See specific agreements for details.)
  • Earn a minimum of 30 credits from courses taken at EMU.
  • Complete 10 of the last 30 hours for the degree from courses taken at EMU.
  • Have a minimum of 30 unique credit hours in their major and 20 unique credit hours in their minor for a total of at least 50 unique credit hours between them. Some majors that require 50 or more hours themselves do not require a minor; students should check requirements of the selected major in the undergraduate catalog to see if a minor is required.
  • Earn no more than 60 credit hours in one subject area (prefix). Credits in excess of the 60 maximum will not be counted toward the minimum of 124 credits required for a bachelor’s degree.
  • Earn the minimum number of credits in 300-level and above courses in each major and minor as specified below - these credits must be earned in distinct courses; that is, no course can be used to fulfill this requirement in more than one major or minor.
    • Earn a minimum of 6 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each minor
    • Earn a minimum of 9 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that requires a minor.
    • Earn a minimum of 15 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that does not require a minor
  • Transfer credit will be awarded for courses taken at colleges and universities that are accredited by one of the recognized regional accrediting bodies only if the courses are college-level (equated to 100-level or above at EMU) and the student earned a “C” (or 2.0 on a 4 point scale) or better. Transfer credit may be awarded on a case-by-case basis for college-level courses in which a “C” (2.0) or better was earned at institutions outside the U.S. or at non-accredited U.S. institutions; individual departments/schools conduct the internal review of such courses within EMU, and additional documentation may be required. Please note: EMU awards only credit for transferred courses; grades are not used in the calculation of an EMU GPA.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in courses taken at EMU in order to graduate. In addition, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 must be reached in each major and minor. Only courses taken at EMU and those applied to a student’s major or minor will be used in the calculation of their major and minor cumulative GPAs. (Note: some programs may require a higher GPA - check with your program advisor.)

General Education Requirements EMU’s General Education Program requires students to choose from a menu of approved courses in several different areas; do not assume that other courses in the same department or with similar names will fulfill these requirements. A detailed description of General Education requirements is available in the General Education  section of the catalog.

Students who transferred to EMU may have modified general education requirements based on Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) or articulation agreements; consult your academic advisor for additional information.