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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Mechanical Engineering Technology, B.S.

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College of Technology  > Department of Engineering Technology  > Mechanical Engineering Technology, B.S.

Reflecting the broad area represented by the Mechanical Engineering Technology field, the program provides students with a solid foundation in basic engineering technology principles while allowing them to pursue cutting edge topics via senior level electives. This program includes courses that are directed at computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing, and materials selection and management. The majority of the courses incorporate labs, focused on applied mechanical design concepts.

The goal of the Mechanical Engineering Technology major is to provide students with a well-rounded fundamental and application-oriented education focused on the knowledge of existing and new developments in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Graduates of the baccalaureate degree will develop the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills necessary for appropriate careers in local and national industries. To achieve this mission, the Mechanical Engineering Technology program is committed to attaining the following goals for all students:

  • Provide a career-oriented program that prepares students for sustainable employment.
  • Emphasize the latest technological advancements in computer-aided drafting, computer-aided design, and computer-aided manufacturing. Students should be able to apply problem-solving techniques and critical thinking skills at the level required for their professional practice.
  • Provide a learning environment that will enable students to interact with state-of-the-art technological software. Students should gain experience in the application of computer software to analyze and design mechanical systems and automated manufacturing systems.
  • Prepare students to pursue graduate degrees and life-long learning.

The programs are designed to satisfy the educational needs of the urban Houston community by providing a climate that fosters self-awareness, personal growth, and a desire for lifelong learning.

Students pursuing a major in Mechanical Engineering Technology must complete the following requirements, in addition to university core and general college requirements.

Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing Electives (12 SH)

Petroleum Technology Electives (12 SH)


Major GPA calculated on the major requirements and approved electives.

Program Requirements and University Core


(6 semester hours which includes university core)

Writing in the Discipline

(3 semester hours which includes university core)

American History and Government/Political Science

(12 semester hours which includes university core)

Language, Philosophy & Culture

(3 semester hours which includes university core)

Creative Arts

(3 semester hours which includes university core)

Choose from approved list

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester hours)

Math (11 semester hours which includes university core)

Students are required to have credit for MATH 1310 , College Algebra, through the Math Placement Exam, CLEP, or completion of the course.

Natural Sciences (8 semester hours which includes university core)

General Technology Requirements

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