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  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Mechanical Engineering Technology Major, B.S.


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The Mechanical Engineering Technology curriculum emphasizes both theoretical and practical applications, providing MSU Denver students with a solid foundation in mechanical engineering fundamentals, as well as hands-on laboratory work. This applied engineering emphasis allows students to experience the integration of engineering theory and practice. The MET program offers concentrations in mechanical and manufacturing engineering technology courses that keep students current with industry standards. Mechanical Engineering Technologists are employed in various industries ranging from large aerospace companies to small manufacturing and custom-design businesses applying engineering analysis to solve problems and design to enhance existing conditions. The Mechanical Engineering Technology program at MSU Denver is aimed to educate students in the theoretical and applied skillsets necessary to work in a wide range of technology industry positions.

Under the revised rules and regulations of the Colorado State Board for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors, MET students at MSU Denver pursuing their Professional Engineering license may take the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination within 30 semester hours of graduation.

This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202, and Telephone: (410) 347-7700 (abet.org). ABET, Inc. was formally known as Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.

Program Requirements

  • All candidates for a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology must satisfy all of the degree requirements described below. During their senior year, all students will take an MET assessment exam.
  • Any course used to satisfy a prerequisite for an MET course must be passed with a grade of C or better.
  • Students must achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all MET core and concentration courses.
  • A grade of “C” or better is required for all minor courses.

General Studies Requirements


Written Communication (6 credits)


Oral Communication (3 credits)


Quantitative Literacy (4 credits)


Arts and Humanities (6 credits)


Historical (3 credits)


See the General Studies section  of this catalog for approved courses.

Social and Behavioral Sciences I (3 credits)


Social and Behavioral Sciences II (3 credits)


Global Diversity (0 or 3 credits)


The department recommends that this requirement be met along with the Arts & Humanities, Historical, or Social and Behavioral Sciences General Studies choices.

See the General Studies section  of this catalog for approved courses.

Multicultural Requirement (0 or 3 credits)


The department recommends that this requirement be met along with the Arts & Humanities, Historical, or Social and Behavioral Sciences General Studies choices.

See the Multicultural Graduation Requirements  section of the catalog for approved courses.

MET Concentrations


Students must select one of the two concentration areas listed below:

Mechanical Concentration


MET Program Manufacturing Concentration Total: 129 credits


General Studies 38 credits
Required MET Core 69 credits
Concentration Area 22 credits

MET Program Mechanical Concentration Total: 128 credits


General Studies 38 credits
Required MET Core 69 credits
Concentration Area 21 credits

Mathematics Minor** (Optional) recommended for MET Students


Required Technical Studies:

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