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MET Program Overview

 

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, 415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, 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)


(the sequence of MTH 1110 - College Algebra   and MTH 1120 - College Trigonometry may be substituted for MTH 1400)

 

Arts and Humanities (6 credits)


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

 

Historical (3 credits)


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

One of the following courses is recommended:

 

Natural and Physical Sciences (10 credits)


 

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.

 

Required MET Core Courses


Subtotal: 68 credits

*These courses satisfy the University’s Senior Experience requirement.

 

MET Concentrations


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

 

Manufacturing Concentration


Subtotal: 22 credits

 

Mechanical Concentration


Subtotal: 21 credits

 

MET Program Manufacturing Concentration Total: 128 credits


General Studies

38 credits

Required MET Core

68 credits

Concentration Area

22 credits

 

MET Program Mechanical Concentration Total: 127 credits


General Studies

38 credits

Required MET Core

68 credits

Concentration Area

21 credits

 

Mathematics Minor** (Optional) recommended for MET Students


Required Technical Studies:

Total for Minor: 28 credits

May be used to satisfy computer programming requirement with approval of MET advisor.

** The minor may not be used to replace the concentration. Some of the classes are required for the MET major.