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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology (code MAE_BS06) (133 units)

The BSMET is designed to provide a solid technical foundation for its graduates, which will enable them to perform well in a variety of employment situations. The program focuses on the applications of current manufacturing and quality assurance technologies to solve real-world problems by offering a broad curriculum which covers current trends in industry.

The BSMET degree will prepare students for career positions as: manufacturing engineering technologist, manufacturing management, manufacturing process engineering technologist, line supervisor, research and development technologist, industrial/technical representative, industrial/technical sales, production technologist, or quality assurance technologist. Students have the opportunity to prepare for mid-management or supervisory positions, as well as technical positions, sales, service or research.

BSMET students are offered a wide range of training opportunities in topics such as: materials, manufacturing processes, quality control, and different production environments. Moreover, the program emphasizes written and oral communication skills as well as modern methods of industrial administration and supervision. The program is designed to meet ABET criteria for accredited programs in engineering technology.

The BSMET program has been developed to accommodate students who may wish to transfer credits earned at other colleges or approved technical or military schools. It is recommended that prior to submitting an application for admission, prospective students should contact the BSMET Advisor to discuss admission requirements.

There are two emphases in the BSMET Program: (1) Manufacturing Processes and (2) Quality Assurance.

Degree Progress

Students must complete the following requirements within one calendar year of declaring the major. Some students may need to take courses during Summer Session to meet these requirements. At the end of the year, students who have not met the requirements must either declare another major or meet with an Academic Advisor to determine if the student's performance in the courses merits an additional semester to complete.

First-Time Freshmen: A grade "C" or better must be achieved in MATH 111 & 113, and PHYS 100A within one calendar year.

Transfer Students: A grade "C" or better must be achieved in MATH 122 and PHYS 100A&B within one calendar year.

Core Requirements

Lower Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • CHEM 111A General Chemistry (5)
    • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
    • ENGR 101 Introduction to Engineering Profession (1)
    • ENGR 102 Academic Success Skills (1)
    • ENGR 203 Engineering Problems and Analysis (3)
    • ENGR 203L Engineering Problems & Analysis Lab (1)
    • PHYS 100A General Physics (4)
    • PHYS 100B General Physics (4)
    • ET 101 Introduction to Engineering Technology (1)
    • ET 170 Engineering Drafting and Design (3)
    • ET 202 Probability and Statistics for Technology (3)
    • ET 202L Probability & Statistics for Technology Lab (1)
    • ET 204 Applied Mechanics-Statics (3)
    • ET 205 Computer Systems and Programming (1)
    • ET 205L Computer Systems & Programming Lab (1)
    • ET 244 Machine Tools (1)
    • ET 244L Machine Tools Laboratory (1)
    • ET 250 Circuit Analysis (2)
    • ET 250L Circuit Analysis Laboratory (1)
    • ET 264 Industrial Tooling (1)
    • ET 264L Industrial Tooling Laboratory (1)

Upper Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • ECON 300 Fundamentals of Economics (3)
    • ET 301 Engineering Materials (2)
    • ET 301L Engineering Materials Laboratory (1)
    • ET 304 Applied Mechanics Strength of Materials (3)
    • ET 307 Industrial Safety (2)
    • ET 309 Industrial Communications and Leadership (3)
    • ET 311 Quality Engineering Technology (3)
    • ET 312 Statistical Quality Control (3)
    • ET 313 QA, Inspection Measurement and Testing (2)
    • ET 313L QA, Inspection Measurement & Testing Lab (1)
    • ET 335 Engineering Materials and Processes I (3)
    • ET 335L Engineering Materials Processes I Lab (1)
    • ET 390 Applied Computer-Aided Design/Manufacturing (2)
    • ET 390L Applied Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing Laboratory (1)
    • ET 410 Cost Engineering and Analysis (3)
    • ET 418 Production Methods & Process Improvement (3)
    • ET 435 Engineering Materials and Processes II (3)
    • ET 435L Engineering Materials & Processes II Lab (1)
    • ET 461 Management of Manufacturing Operations (3)
    • ET 498 Manufacturing Engr Tech Capstone Project (3)

Emphasis in Manufacturing Processes

This emphasis offers students a wide range of training in topics such as materials, manufacturing processes and different production environments. Written and oral communication skills and modern methods of industrial administration and supervision are emphasized. Program is designed to meet ABET criteria for accredited programs in engineering technology.


Upper Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • ET 363 Kinematics of Mechanisms (3)
    • ET 365 Fluid Power and Control (2)
    • ET 365L Fluid Power and Control Laborator (1)
  • Take 4 units of electives from the following courses:
    • ET 409C, 387, 387L

Emphasis in Quality Assurance

This objective of this emphasis is placed on specific job skills required of entry level professionals in the manufacturing industries including oral and written communication, and management principles. The program is applications-oriented. Designed to meet ABET criteria for accredited programs in engineering technology.


Upper Division:

  • Take the following course:
    • ET 419 Design of Experiments (3)
  • Take 2 units of electives from the following courses:
    • ET 409D, BLAW 220

Fieldwork Requirements

Fieldwork experience is required for the BS in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, consisting of no less than three months of full-time (40 hours/week or equivalent part-time) employment in an approved industry or governmental agency. The student must hold a position equivalent to a technician or higher which affords the opportunity to exercise responsibility usually given to those who have completed at least two years of college. The fieldwork must be completed prior to graduation, then certified and approved by the program advisor.

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