Mechanical Engineering Technology - Program Description

Graduates of the Bachelor of Mechanical Technology (B. Tech) program design, operations, construction, maintenance and systems testing. Consumer products, factory automation, and the defense industry are a few of the many areas employing our highly sought graduates.

Students in this Major:

  • Learn design skills and manufacturing tools and techniques.
  • Learn to apply mathematical and science skills in a hands-on world.
  • Utilize sophisticated laboratory equipment in testing products and processes.
  • Develop computer skills for solving technical problem solving.
  • Often participate in small team projects and sometimes are asked to function as the team leader. Communication and project management skills are very important.


Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET
415 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 347-7700

Admission Requirements:

  • Candidates should have completed NYS Regents Math B with grade 80 or better, or Course III with one additional year of high school mathematics, and be ready to enroll in pre-calculus. If a student does not meet this criterion, he/she will be required to take prerequisites in mathematics.
  • Students who graduate with a two year college degree in a program related area will be evaluated with the objective of awarding maximum credit toward the completion of the (B Tech) degree.
  • Transfer students from community colleges, universities or other institutions of higher learning with some coursework completed will be evaluated on case-bycase bases.
  • Refer to the table of high school course prerequisites for admission.


The following shows the typical course sequence and program requirements.

Semester I Credits

Semester II Credits

Semester III Credits

Prefix Course Name Credits
ENGS 201 Statics 3
MATH 162 Calculus II 4
MECH 241 Fluid Mechanics 3
MECH 242 Fluid Power Lab 1
MECH 261 MET Electricity 4
  General Elective (GER 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)2 3

Semester IV Credits

Semester V Credits

Prefix Course Name Credits
ENGS 102 Programming for Engineers 2
ENGS 350 Mechanics of Machine Elements 4
MECH 342 Thermodynamics 3
MATH 364 Differential Equations 4
  Program Elective (300 or 400 level)4 3

Semester VI Credits

Prefix Course Name Credits
MATH 141 Statistics 3
MECH 312 Engineering Design 3
MECH 343 Heat Transfer 3
SOET 400 Technical Communication 3
  Elective (300 or 400 level)4 3

Semester VII Credits

Prefix Course Name Credits
MECH 377 Capstone Research & Proposal 1
MKTX 310 Instrumentation and Controls 3
  Elective (300 or 400 level)4 3
  Elective (300 or 400 level)4 3
  GER Elective (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)1 3
  GER Elective (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)1 3

Semester VIII Credits

Prefix Course Name Credits
MECH 477 Capstone Project 3
ECON 370 Engineering Economics 3
SOET 377 Engineering Ethics6 1
  Elective (300 or 400 level)4,5 3
  Elective (300 or 400 level)4,5 3

1 Program electives selected from ACHP, AREA, CITA, CONS, ELEC, ENGS, MATH, MECH, SOET course designators and AUTO 104.

2 Must complete 7 of 11 GERS and 30 credits. Required GERs: (1/2), 3, 4, and 5. Need to pick 3 others.

3 Writing intensive course requirement

4 Program electives are upper level from all ACHP, AREA, CITA, CONS, ELEC, MATH, PHYS, MECH, MKTX, SOET course listings. Program electives are selected by advisement based on student interest and career goals. BSAD 421 can also be used.

5 MECH 480 Co-Op can be equivalent up to 6 credit hours.

6Can substitute SOET 378 or BSAD 319 if desired.

Review the Index of Course Descriptions

Mechanical Engineering Technology
Lucas Craig
Department Chair