The mechanical engineering technology (MET) program is designed as a "two-plus-two" program. Students may earn an Associate of Applied Science degree after two years of full-time study. With this degree, they may begin a career in industry. The associate degree graduate can continue for two more years of full-time study to earn the bachelor's degree.

The associate degree program introduces the student to the principles and practices of machine design, manufacturing processes, testing, and energy conversion. Students are also given a firm foundation in communications, mathematics, and science. Upon completion of the associate degree, graduates may find employment as engineering technicians in a wide variety of industries. They assist engineers in the design, drafting, testing, and support of mechanical products or of the industrial equipment and processes used to manufacture consumer products.

Program Educational Objectives

Educational objectives for the MET programs have been developed by faculty and the program industrial advisory committee to support the university, the college, and the School of Engineering Technology missions. Graduates of the MET associate degree program function as assistants in the design, drafting, and testing of mechanical products, equipment and processes. Bachelor's degree graduates assume greater responsibility in the design and testing of mechanical products, processes, and equipment.

During their first few years after completion of the mechanical engineering technology program at YSU, graduates will have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Work competently in technical and professional careers related to the field of mechanical engineering technology.
  • Communicate effectively in a professional environment.
  • Continue growth in professional knowledge and skills.
  • Achieve recognition and/or compensation consistent with their educational achievements.

Program Outcomes

MET students will demonstrate by the time of graduation:

  • mastery of knowledge, skills, and tools of the discipline
  • ability to apply knowledge to solve engineering problems
  • ability to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments
  • ability to work effectively in teams
  • ability to identify, analyze, and solve technical problems
  • ability to communicate effectively
  • recognition of the need for professional development
  • ability to understand professional, ethical, social, and diversity responsibilities
  • commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement

Accreditation and Registration

The mechanical engineering technology associate program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Engineering Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ETAC-ABET).

Date of last campus visit:     October, 2011

Accredited through:    2018

Next campus visit:    October, 2017

Link to accreditation body:  ABET

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
ENTC 1501 Introduction to Engineering Technology 2
ENTC 1505 Engineering Technology Concepts 4
MATH 1513 Algebra and Transcendental Function 5
DDT 1503 AutoCAD 1 2
DDT 1504 Drafting and Plan Reading 2
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
 Semester Hours18
Spring
MET 1515 Mechanics 1 3
CCET 2604 Properties and Strength of Materials 3
CCET 2614L Materials Laboratory 1 2
MATH 1570 Applied Calculus 1 4
DDT 2606 CAD Solid Modeling 4
 Semester Hours16
Year 2
Fall
MET 2616 Mechanics 2 3
MET 3714
3714L
Fluid Mechanics
and Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
5
PHYS 1501 Fundamentals of Physics 1 4
Arts & Humanities GER 1 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
MET 2630
2630L
Manufacturing Techniques
and Manufacturing Techniques Laboratory
4
MET 3706 Machine Design 1 4
CHEM 1515
1515L
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
Social Science GER 1 3
 Semester Hours18
 Total Semester Hours67
1

General Education Requirement:  see "Schedule of Classes" for details. 

SPA = Social & Personal Awareness (2 required for BSAS)

SS = Social Sciences (2 required for BSAS)

AH = Arts & Humanities (2 required for BSAS)