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Associate in Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Division of Engineering Technologies and Computer Sciences – Curriculum Code: 5308

A Dual Admissions Program with NJIT
Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree

 
MET Enrollment and Graduation Data » (.pdf)

Why major in Mechanical Engineering Technology?

This program is designed to provide a combination of theory and hands-on training in mechanical engineering fields. It enables students to develop a broad background, which can be applied to such areas as mechanical design, quality control, material testing, facilities design, automation, stress analysis and sales. Courses emphasize the application of current knowledge and practices to the solution of specific problems. The program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), III Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD, 21202, (410) 347-7700.

If I major in Mechanical Engineering Technology, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

Yes. You may choose to participate in the Dual Admissions program with the New Jersey Institute of Technology and have all your credits applied to the first two years of NJIT’s bachelor’s degree program, or you may choose to transfer to one of many other colleges that offer a baccalaureate in mechanical engineering technology.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may be required to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major.

How long will it take for me to complete this degree?

If you do not need developmental course work and you register for an average of 17 credits each semester, you can complete the degree in two years. Part-time students can complete the program in three or four years.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Division at (973) 877-4400.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental principles of engineering mechanics and strength of materials;
  • Select and specify materials for manufacturing applications based on principles of engineering mechanics, strength of materials, weight, corrosion, finish, and cost;
  • Apply basic principles of blueprint reading to prepare detailed working drawings using computer-aided design (CAD) skills; and
  • Utilize engineering-related computer software applications such as CAD, spreadsheets, word processing, and basic programming languages.

 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

(22 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (6 credits)

ENG 101 (one 3-credit course)
ENG 102 or ENG 105 (one 3-credit course)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills (7 credits)

MTH 113 and MTH 114 (one 4-credit and one 3-credit course)

Society & Human Behavior (6 credits)

Choose two of the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 105; ECO 101, ECO 102; POL 101, POL 104; PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 219; SOC 101, SOC 108 or SOC 219 (two 3-credit courses)

Historical Perspective (3 credits)

Choose one of the following history courses: HST 101, HST 102, HST 111, HST 112, HST 121, HST 122, HST 131, HST 132, HST 134, HST 135, HST 136, HST 137, HST 161, or HST 162 (one 3-credit course)

 

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

(29 credits)

ENR 103 Engineering Graphics (2 credits)
ENR 105 Applied Computer-Aided Design (2 credits)
ENR 110 Mechanics (3 credits)
ENR 220 Mechanics of Materials (4 credits)
MET 201 Manufacturing Processes and Materials (3 credits)
MET 202 Modern Manufacturing Systems and Robotics (4 credits)
MET 210 Kinematics (3 credits)
MET 211 Machines and Controls (3 credits)
MET 215 Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)
MET 250 Mechanical Engineering Techology Project (2 credits)

 

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

(15 credits)

CSC 112 Computer Programming for Engineering and Technology (3 credits)
ELC 115 Electric Circuits: DC and AC (4 credits)
PHY 101 College Physics I (4 credits)
PHY 102 College Physics II (4 credits)

Total Credits Required for Degree: 66

 

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES:

 

First Semester
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
ELC 115 Electric Circuits: DC and AC (4 credits)
ENR 103 Engineering Graphics (2 credits)
MTH 113 College Algebra with Trigonometry (4 credits)
PHY 101 College Physics I (4 credits)

Second Semester
ENG 102 College Composition II OR ENG 105 Technical Writing (3 credits)
ENR 105 Applied Computer-Aided Design (2 credits)
ENR 110 Mechanics (3 credits)
MTH 114 Unified Calculus I (3 credits)
PHY 102 College Physics II (4 credits)

Summer Session
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)
History requirement (3 credits)

Third Semester
ENR 220 Mechanics of Materials (4 credits)
CSC 112 Computer Programming for Engineering and Technology (3 credits)
MET 215 Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)
MET 201 Manufacturing Processes and Materials (3 credits)

Fourth Semester
MET 202 Modern Manufacturing Systems and Robotics (4 credits)
MET 210 Kinematics (3 credits)
MET 211 Machines and Controls (3 credits)
MET 250 Mechanical Engineering Technology Project (2 credits)

 

NOTES:
(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above, regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.
(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, writing, and mathematics as well as other pre- and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.