Students who have earned the associate degree may elect to complete the bachelor's degree on either a full- or part-time basis. Courses in the bachelor's degree program further develop technical, communication, and managerial skills. Upon successful completion of the coursework, graduates are awarded the Bachelor of Science in Applied Science degree and are prepared for greater levels of responsibility and greater career advancement.

Graduates of the BSAS degree program obtain employment as engineering technologists or engineering designers for government agencies, consulting engineers and architects, industry and manufacturing, and contractors. Because their education is more extensive, they are prepared for more responsibility and more-rapid advancement. BSAS engineering technologists and designers plan, design, inspect, and direct construction, production, and maintenance activities.

Based on an evaluation of their work, transfer students who have a related associate degree from a regionally accredited institution may be admitted to the bachelor's degree program at the junior level.

program Educational Objectives

Educational objectives for the mechanical engineering technology 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, with a path to the BSAS degree.
  • 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 bachelor program is accredited by the ETAC Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. In most states, including Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, bachelor's degree graduates are qualified to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, and, with sufficient work experience, the Professional Engineers (PE) exam. Graduates are also qualified to apply to the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) for certification procedures in various specialty areas, depending on academic major and employment area.

Date of last campus visit:     October, 2017

Accredited through:   2024

Next campus visit:   2023

Link to accrediting body:   ABET

COURSE TITLE S.H.
General Education Courses:
MATH 2670Applied Calculus 25
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
GER SPA3
GER SPA3
GER SS3
GER AH3
Total GER Credit Hours: 20 s.h.
Courses in the Major:
MET 3720Mechanisms3
MET 3707Machine Design 23
EET 3725
3725L
Electromechanical Systems
and Electromechanical Systems Lab
4
MET 3705Thermodynamics4
CCET 3705Computing for Technologists3
MET 4860
4860L
Robotics Technology
and Robotics Technology Laboratory
3
MET Elective (2 Required)6
Tool Design
Numerical Control
and Numerical Control Lab
Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering Technology
Independent Engineering Technology Project
MET 3711Heat and Power Cycles4
MET 4810Manufacturing Systems Analysis3
ISEN/MGT Elective3
Statistical Quality Control
Fundamentals of Management
Legal Environment of Business 1
Entrepreneurship New Venture Creation
MET 4870Applied Finite Element Method3
MET 4820Machine Systems3
Total Major Credit Hours: 42 s.h.
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
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
CCET 1503 CAD Technology 2
CCET 1504 Drafting and Plan Reading 2
 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
MET 2606 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 3 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 3 3
 Semester Hours18
Year 3
Fall
MET 3720 Mechanisms 3
MET 3707 Machine Design 2 3
EET 3725
3725L
Electromechanical Systems
and Electromechanical Systems Lab
4
MATH 2670 Applied Calculus 2 5
 Semester Hours15
Spring
MET 3705 Thermodynamics 4
CCET 3705 Computing for Technologists 3
MET 4860
4860L
Robotics Technology
and Robotics Technology Laboratory
3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
MET Elective 1 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 4
Fall
MET 3711 Heat and Power Cycles 4
MET 4810 Manufacturing Systems Analysis 3
MET Elective 1 3
Social Science GER 3 3
Arts and Humanities GER 3 3
 Semester Hours16
Spring
MET 4820 Machine Systems (Capstone) 3
MET 4870 Applied Finite Element Method 3
Social & Personal Awareness GER 3 3
Social & Personal Awareness GER 3 3
ISEN/MGT Eelctive 2 3
 Semester Hours15
 Total Semester Hours129

Electives

COURSE TITLE S.H.
MET Electives
Select two of the following:2-8
Tool Design
Numerical Control
and Numerical Control Lab
Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering Technology
Electrical and Mechanical Facilities Design
Independent Engineering Technology Project
ISEN/MGT Electives
Select one of the following:3
Statistical Quality Control
Engineering Economy
Fundamentals of Management
Legal Environment of Business 1
Total Semester Hours5-11

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Graduates of the Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology will possess the following competencies upon 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 be creative in design
  • ability to work effectively in teams
  • ability to identify, analyze, and solve technical problems
  • ability to communicate effectively
  • recognition of the need to engage in lifelong learning
  • ability to understand professional, ethical, and social responsibilities
  • respect for diversity, professional, societal, and global issues
  • commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement