Curriculum

Curriculum

Current Students:

See the Recommended Academic Plan for more detailed recommendations, and refer to the University Bulletin for more requirements and course descriptions. Or find other resources on the Current Students page.

Prospective Students:

Below is a typical course sequence for the Mechanical Engineering Technology bachelor's degree program.

Semester 1

  • First Year Seminar (1 credit)
  • Introduction to Graphics and Solid Modeling (3 credits)
  • Manufacturing Materials, Processes, and Laboratory (3 credits)
  • Technical Mathematics I (3 credits)
  • English Composition (3 credits)
  • Arts Course (3 credits)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 2

  • Applied Solid Modeling (3 credits)
  • Technical Mathematics II (3 credits)
  • Mechanics for Technology: Statics (3 credits)
  • Introductory Physics I (4 credits)
  • Humanities Course (3 credits)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 3

  • Computer Applications for Technologists (3 credits)
  • Technical Calculus (4 credits)
  • Strength and Properties of Materials (3 credits)
  • Strength and Properties of Materials Laboratory (1 credit)
  • Dynamics (3 credits)
  • Production Design (2 credits)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 4

  • Electric Circuits, Power, and Electronics (3 credits)
  • Production Design Laboratory (2 credits)
  • Strength of Materials II (3 credits)
  • Calculus with Engineering Technology Applications (3 credits)
  • Chemical Principles I (3 credits)
  • Experimental Chemistry I (1 credit)
  • Effective Speech (3 credits)

Total Credits: 18

Semester 5

  • Machine Design (3 credits)
  • Mechanical Measurements and Instrumentation (3 credits)
  • Intermediate Calculus and Differential Equations with Applications (3 credits)
  • Introductory Physics II (4 credits)
  • Effective Writing: Technical Writing (3 credits)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 6

  • Finite Element Analysis Applications I (3 credits)
  • Computer-Aided Design (3 credits)
  • Thermodynamics (3 credits)
  • Project Management for Engineers (3 credits)
  • Behavioral Science Course (3 credits)
  • Health and Physical Activity (1.5 credits)

Total Credits: 16.5

Semester 7

  • Senior Capstone Project (1 credit)
  • Materials Engineering (3 credits)
  • Heat Transfer (4 credits)
  • Finite Elements Analysis Applications II (3 credits)
  • Technical Elective (3 credits)
  • Social Science Course (3 credits)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 8

  • Senior Industrial Project (3 credits)
  • Fluid Power (3 credits)
  • Technical Elective (3 credits)
  • Arts Course (3 credits)
  • Humanities Course (3 credits)
  • Health and Physical Activity (1.5 credits)

Total Credits: 16.5

 

This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

This represents a typical course sequence; your schedule will vary depending on your interests. It is recommended that you consult your academic adviser before scheduling any courses. See bulletins.psu.edu for detailed degree requirements and course descriptions.