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Mechanical Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Technology

Program Educational Objectives

Within the first five years after graduation from the TAMU-CC Mechanical Engineering Technology Program, graduates will:

  • Exercise effectively technical and hands-on engineering technology skills developed during their studies, leading to increasing career achievement and increasing levels of technical and/or management responsibility in the areas of design, manufacture, sales, installation, operation and/or maintenance of complex, high-value systems.
  • Participate in teams involved in the analysis, design, development, implementation, or oversight of mechanical and/or manufacturing systems and processes, eventually assuming leadership roles in the teams.
  • Develop continually as practicing engineering technologists through their careers through the solically- and professionally-responsible exercise of lifelong learning skills and a strong work ethic.

The program utilizes input from employers, alumni, and an industry advisory board to continuously improve the quality of education.

Accreditation: The MET program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (TAC/ABET), http://www.abet.org.

Student Outcomes

Mechanical Engineering Technology graduates have:

a. an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;
b. an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies;
c. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;
d. an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;
e. an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;
f. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;
g. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
h. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
i. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;
j. a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context;
k. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement;
l. knowledge, problem solving ability and hands-on skills to enter careers in Mechanical Engineering Technology
m. an ability to apply specific program principles to the analysis, design, development, implementation, or oversight of more advanced mechanical systems or processes; and
n. prepared to enter careers in materials, applied mechanics, computer-aided drafting/design, manufacturing, experimental techniques/procedure, analysis of engineering data, machine/mechanical design /analysis, power generation, fluid power, thermal/fluid system design/analysis, plant operation maintenance, technical sales, instrumentation/ control systems, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC).

Please see the university catalog for program details

Table of graduation data for the School

Table of enrollment in Mechanical Engineering Technology