The Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology offers students a broad background in engineering technology and the technical skills needed to support the design, testing, and manufacture of products, systems, and devices. Students in the bachelor's degree program are prepared to apply in-depth concepts to the analysis, development, implementation, and oversight of mechanical systems and processes. Career opportunities for graduates of this program include support operations in manufacturing, plant management, product testing, quality assurance, and engineering.
The amount of time it takes for a student to complete this degree will depend upon the individual student's course load. Students may earn the Associate's Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology (67 credits) as they work towards the Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology (126 credits). Many of the courses taken toward this degree can be applied toward a related certificate program, allowing students to earn additional credentials as they pursue their degree.
Note: Although some of the courses in this program are available online, the majority of the courses are only available on campus.
The Bachelor of Science Engineering Technology Degree in the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD, (410) 347-7700.
See the UMass Lowell Francis College of Engineering Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes for the Engineering Technology degree programs.
Suggested Program of Study - Total Credits: 126
For students who entered the program in or after September 2009
First-year students should not take more than 1 or 2 courses during their first semester. Subsequent course loads may be determined by the student's own personal time constraints.
92.120 Precalculus Mathematics I
23.101 Engineering Graphics - 2cr
42.101 College Writing I - 3cr
92.123 Precalculus Mathematics II - 3cr
23.102 Engineering Design & Graphics - 3cr
42.102 College Writing II - 3cr
92.125 Calculus A - 3cr
99.131 Technical Physics I - 3cr
23.226 Technical Communication for Engineering Technology - 3cr
92.126 Calculus B - 3cr
99.132 Technical Physics II - 3cr
23.295 Materials Science - 3cr
23.200 Computer Aided Drafting - 3cr
23.221 Statics - 3cr
23.241 Elements of Thermodynamics I - 3cr
17.130 Electrical Basics and Lab - 2cr
23.222 Dynamics - 3cr
23.223 Mechanics of Materials - 3cr
23.242 Applied Fluid Mechanics - 3cr
23.202 Thermo/Fluids Laboratory - 2cr
47.101 General Psychology (SS) - 3cr
17.131 Electronic Basics and Lab - 2cr
43.--- General Education - Arts & Humanities (AHD) - 3cr
23.302 Mechanics/Materials Lab - 2cr
23.305 Manufacturing Processes - 3cr
92.225 Calculus C - 3cr
84.111 General Chemistry I - 3cr
23.314 Manufacturing Productivity - 3cr
23.354 Problems in Mechanical Engineering Technology - 3cr
23.320 Machine Design - 3cr
84.113 General Chemistry Lab I - 1cr
23.262 Engineering Data Analysis - 3cr
48.--- General Education - Social Sciences (SSD or SSE) - 3cr
23.243 Elements of Thermodynamics II - 3cr
45.--- General Education - Arts & Humanities (AHE) - 3cr
49.201 Economics I (SS) - 3cr
23.475 Heat Transfer - 3cr
42.--- General Education - Arts & Humanities (AH) - 3cr
23.480 Computer Aided Design - 3cr
23.301 Manufacturing Technology Laboratory - 2cr
23.414 Engineering Economics - 3cr
23.402 Engineering Measurement Laboratory - 2cr
23.484 Introduction to Pro-E - 3cr
Technical Elective (see below) - 3cr
Technical Elective (see below) - 3cr
Students must choose two approved technical electives
23.419 Applied Computer Aided Manufacturing
90.211 Introduction to Programming with C, Part 1 - 3cr
23.416 Statistical Quality Control - 3cr
23.353 Forensic Engineering - 3cr
23.211 LABVIEW Programming with Engineering Applications - 3cr
23.485 Introduction to Solidworks - 3cr
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