Mechanical Engineering Technology Major, Bachelor of Science (BS)
This is an archived copy of the 2021-22 catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit http://catalog.ewu.edu.
This degree combines studies of Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics and Mechanical Engineering Technology with an emphasis on applications. The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology Degree is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Before graduation each student will participate in a design project and an internship in industry to gain industrial experience during his or her academic career before employment. The emphasis of this program is the application of engineering principles to the solution of practical problems. MET graduates are in great demand and are employed in a variety of interesting, high-tech careers throughout the state and region. Employment opportunities are available in mechanical design, industrial engineering technology, industrial management, manufacturing, CAD, applied research and sales and service. The number of majors, premajors and graduates for Mechanical Engineering Technology are available here: https://www.ewu.edu/cstem/engineering/mechanical-engineering-technology-bs/.
Minimum required to apply for admission to the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program
Students must apply for admission to the Mechanical Engineering program at EWU. The application is due during the first week of the quarter prior to the one desired for program admission. Admission is based upon the student’s GPA in core courses below which must be completed no later than the quarter of application. The application can be obtained by email at MechEngineering@ewu.edu.
In order to ensure all EWU Mechanical Engineering Technology graduates meet EWU ABET accreditation requirements, all Mechanical Engineering Technology students are required to take MENG 300, MENG 353, MENG 385, METC 415, MENG 412 and METC 490A/METC 490B from EWU. Exceptions to this policy will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the Mechanical Engineering Technology curriculum review committee to ensure the student has successfully met the EWU ABET performance indicators required for each course.
Students must have completed, or be scheduled to complete, the following courses by the end of winter quarter. Most of the following courses have minimum grade requirements and are prerequisites for Engineering and Design courses.
Grades ≥C in all of the following
- CHEM 171 and CHEM 171L , or equivalents
- ENGL 201
- MATH 161, MATH 162
- METC 340 or MENG 240 and METC 341 or MENG 241
- PHYS 131 and PHYS 132, and PHYS 133
or PHYS 151, PHYS 152 or PHYS 153
- PHYS 161, PHYS 162, and PHYS 163
Notes: Including university requirements for the degree the above program requires a minimum of 188 credits or an average load of 15.67 credits per quarter, for a 12 quarter, four-year program. The 188 credits are based on the following assumption: a. students have had one year of high school drafting. If this assumption is not true, then the student will have to take METC 102.
Grade Requirements: in order to graduate, students majoring in the department must earn a GPA ≥2.5 in departmental coursework.
|Required Supporting Outside Department Courses|
|GENERAL CHEMISTRY I|
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
|MATH 161||CALCULUS I||5|
|MATH 162||CALCULUS II||5|
|PHYS 131||INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS I||4|
|or PHYS 151||GENERAL PHYSICS I|
|PHYS 132||INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS II||4|
|or PHYS 152||GENERAL PHYSICS II|
|PHYS 133||INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS III||4|
|or PHYS 153||GENERAL PHYSICS III|
|PHYS 161||MECHANICS LABORATORY||1|
|PHYS 162||HEAT AND OPTICS LABORATORY||1|
|PHYS 163||ELECTRONICS LABORATORY I||1|
|Required Supporting MATH Courses–choose from the following||10|
|PRECALCULUS MATH II|
|MATHEMATICAL COMPUTING LABORATORY III|
|INTRODUCTORY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS|
|ELEMENTARY PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS|
|Required Departmental Courses|
|or CSCD 255||C PROGRAMMING FOR ENGINEERS|
|or CSCD 409||SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMMING|
|MENG 217||3D PARAMETRIC COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN||4|
|MENG 300||LABORATORY ANALYSIS AND REPORTS||5|
|MENG 307||INDUSTRIAL CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTATION||5|
|MENG 353||INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS||5|
|MENG 385||ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION||5|
|MENG 412||FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGINEERING||2|
|MENG 452||ENGINEERING ECONOMICS||2|
|MENG 493||SENIOR SEMINAR||1|
|METC 110||ENGINEERING GRAPHICS||5|
|or MENG 240||STATICS|
|METC 341||STRENGTH OF MATERIALS||4|
|or MENG 241||STRENGTH OF MATERIALS|
|or MENG 242||DYNAMICS|
|METC 387||FLUID MECHANICS||5|
|METC 388||THERMODYNAMICS AND HEAT TRANSFER||5|
|METC 415||DESIGN OF MACHINE ELEMENTS||5|
|METC 456||ENGINEERING ETHICS, CONTRACTS AND PATENTS||2|
|MNTC 301||METALLIC PROCESSES||5|
|TECH/HONS 393||TECHNOLOGY WORLD CIVILIZATION||4|
|TECH 403||COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT||4|
|Required Supporting Departmental Courses–choose three from the following||15|
|HEATING, VENTILATING AND AIR CONDITIONING|
|MATERIALS AND DESIGN|
|ADVANCED PARAMETRIC DESIGN|
|QUALITY ASSURANCE AND INTRO TO LEAN|
|INTERNSHIP (variable credit)|
|COMPUTER NUMERICAL CONTROL|
|Required Senior Capstone Series|
|METC 490A||SENIOR CAPSTONE: DESIGN LABORATORY I||2|
|METC 490B||SENIOR CAPSTONE: DESIGN LABORATORY II||3|
University Competencies and Proficiencies
- Minimum Credits—180 cumulative credit hours
- 60 upper-division credits (300 level or above)
- 45 credits in residence (attendance) at Eastern, with at least 15 upper-division credits in major in residence at Eastern
- Minimum Cumulative GPA ≥2.0
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation (use EagleNET) must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
Use the Catalog Archives to determine two important catalog years.
SOAR calculates based on these two catalog years.
- The catalog in effect at the student's first term of current matriculation is used to determine BACR (Breadth Area Credit Requirements) and UGR (Undergraduate Graduation Requirements).
- The catalog in effect at the time the student declares a major or minor is used to determine the program requirements.
The most current Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) and Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) are available on the website.