Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology Concentration

The mechanical engineering technology concentration stresses on the design, development, testing, and manufacturing of industrial machinery, consumer and biomedical products, CNC (Computer Numerical Control), prototyping machinery, and similar equipment. The concentration includes study in computer graphics, statics, dynamics, stress analysis, fluid dynamics, and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) tools, including instrumentation and testing procedures of various industrial systems.

During the first three years, students of all concentrations in engineering technology take electrical, mechanical, and industrial courses to get a solid, systematic background  in different engineering fields. Students are required to complete general and concentration engineering technology courses, technical electives, and free elective courses that permit students great latitude in tailoring the program of study to match their career goals.

Mechanical Engineering Technology Concentration

Degree Requirements

Humanities and Social Sciences Requirements
COM 111Principles of Communication3.0
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
HIST 285Technology in Historical Perspective4.0
PHIL 315Engineering Ethics3.0
General Educational Electives9.0
Basic Science Requirements
CHEM 111General Chemistry I4.0
CHEM 113General Chemistry I Laboratory1.5
PHYS 103General Physics I4.0
PHYS 104General Physics II4.0
Mathematics Requirements
MATH 110Precalculus3.0
MATH 121Calculus I4.0
MATH 122Calculus II4.0
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
Engineering Technology Core
EET 102Introduction to Engineering Technology3.0
EET 201Circuit Analysis I4.0
EET 202Circuit Analysis II4.0
EET 204Introduction to Nanotechnology3.0
EET 205Digital Electronics 4.0
EET 208Introduction to Programming for Embedded Systems3.0
EET 209Fundamentals of Virtual Instrumentation3.0
EET 311Modeling of Engineering Systems4.0
EET 319PLC Fundamentals4.0
EET 333 [WI] Non-Destructive Evaluation of Materials4.0
EET 401Applied Microcontrollers4.0
INDE 370Industrial Project Management3.0
INDE 240Technology Economics3.0
MET 100Graphical Communication3.0
MET 101Engineering Materials3.0
MET 204Applied Quality Control3.0
MET 205Robotics and Mechatronics3.0
MET 209Fluid Power3.0
MET 213Applied Mechanics4.0
MHT 205Thermodynamics I3.0
MHT 226Measurement Techniques and Instrumentation3.0
Mechanical Engineering Technology Concentration Requirements
MET 316Computer Numerical Control3.0
MET 407Manufacturing Processes3.0
MET 408MFG Information Management3.0
MHT 206Thermodynamics II3.0
MHT 222Applied Dynamics I4.0
MHT 301Fluid Mechanics I3.0
MHT 314Thermo and Heat Transfer Analysis3.0
MHT 401Mechanical Design I4.0
MHT Technical Electives
Students select 6.0 additional credits from any BET, EET, MET, MHT or INDE courses not already required. See advisor for specific courses.6.0
Capstone Course Requirements
MET 421 [WI] Senior Design Project I3.0
MET 422Senior Design Project II3.0
MET 423 [WI] Senior Design Project III3.0
Miscellaneous
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
UNIV E101The Drexel Experience1.0
Free Electives 14.0
Total Credits187.5

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Center. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

Mechanical Engineering Technology Concentration

Sample Plan of Study

5 YR UG Co-op Concentration

Term 1Credits
CHEM 111General Chemistry I4.0
CHEM 113General Chemistry I Laboratory1.5
EET 102Introduction to Engineering Technology3.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
MATH 110Precalculus3.0
PHYS 103General Physics I4.0
UNIV E101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits19.5
Term 2
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
EET 208Introduction to Programming for Embedded Systems3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
MATH 121Calculus I4.0
MET 100Graphical Communication3.0
PHYS 104General Physics II4.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 3
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
EET 201Circuit Analysis I4.0
EET 209Fundamentals of Virtual Instrumentation3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
MATH 122Calculus II4.0
MET 101Engineering Materials3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 4
COM 111Principles of Communication3.0
EET 202Circuit Analysis II4.0
EET 205Digital Electronics 4.0
MET 209Fluid Power3.0
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 5
EET 204Introduction to Nanotechnology3.0
EET 333 [WI] Non-Destructive Evaluation of Materials4.0
HIST 285Technology in Historical Perspective4.0
MET 205Robotics and Mechatronics3.0
MHT 205Thermodynamics I3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 6
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
EET 311Modeling of Engineering Systems4.0
EET 319PLC Fundamentals4.0
MET 213Applied Mechanics4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 7
EET 401Applied Microcontrollers4.0
INDE 240Technology Economics3.0
MET 204Applied Quality Control3.0
MHT 226Measurement Techniques and Instrumentation3.0
PHIL 315Engineering Ethics3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 8
MET 316Computer Numerical Control3.0
MET 408MFG Information Management3.0
MHT 206Thermodynamics II3.0
MHT 222Applied Dynamics I4.0
MHT 301Fluid Mechanics I3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 9
INDE 370Industrial Project Management3.0
MET 407Manufacturing Processes3.0
MHT 314Thermo and Heat Transfer Analysis3.0
MHT 401Mechanical Design I4.0
 Term Credits13.0
Term 10
MET 421 [WI] Senior Design Project I3.0
Free electives7.0
General Educational Elective3.0
 Term Credits13.0
Term 11
MET 422Senior Design Project II3.0
Free elective4.0
General Educational Elective3.0
Technical elective (See advisor)3.0
 Term Credits13.0
Term 12
MET 423 [WI] Senior Design Project III3.0
Free elective3.0
General Educational Elective3.0
Technical elective (See advisor)3.0
 Term Credits12.0
Total Credit: 187.5
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