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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.

Accreditation and Registration

The mechanical engineering technology associate program is accredited by the ETAC Accreditation Commission of ABET, .

Date of last campus visit:     October, 2011

Accredited through:    2018

Next campus visit:    October, 2017

Link to accreditation body:  ABET

General Education Courses:
MATH 1513Algebra and Transcendental Function5
MATH 1570Applied Calculus 14
ENGL 1550Writing 13
ENGL 1551Writing 23
CHEM 1515
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
PHYS 1501Fundamentals of Physics 14
Total General Education Credit Hours: 29 s.h.
Courses in Major:
ENTC 1501Introduction to Engineering Technology2
ENTC 1505Engineering Technology Concepts4
DDT 1503AutoCAD 12
DDT 1504Drafting and Plan Reading2
MET 1515Mechanics 13
CCET 2604Properties and Strength of Materials3
CCET 2614LMaterials Laboratory 12
DDT 2606CAD Solid Modeling4
MET 2616Mechanics 23
MET 3714Fluid Mechanics4
MET 3714LFluid Mechanics Laboratory1
MET 2630Manufacturing Techniques3
MET 2630LManufacturing Techniques Laboratory1
MET 3706Machine Design 14
Total Major Credit Hours: 38 s.h.
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
ENTC 1501 Introduction to Engineering Technology 2
ENTC 1505 Engineering Technology Concepts 4
MATH 1513 Algebra and Transcendental Function 5
CCET 1503
CAD Technology
or AutoCAD 1
CCET 1504
Drafting and Plan Reading
or Drafting and Plan Reading
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
 Semester Hours18
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
MET 2606
Solid Modeling
or CAD Solid Modeling
 Semester Hours16
Year 2
MET 2616 Mechanics 2 3
MET 3714
Fluid Mechanics
and Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
PHYS 1501 Fundamentals of Physics 1 4
Arts & Humanities GER 1 3
 Semester Hours15
MET 2630
Manufacturing Techniques
and Manufacturing Techniques Laboratory
MET 3706 Machine Design 1 4
CHEM 1515
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
Social Science GER 1 3
 Semester Hours18
 Total Semester Hours67

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)


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