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Undergraduate Bulletin 2010-2011 [Archived Catalog]

Mechanical Engineering Technology (A.S.)


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Program: A.S.
Department of Manufacturing and Construction Engineering Technology and Interior Design
College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building 221 ~ 260-481-4127 ~ www.mcet.ipfw.edu


The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:

  • An appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of the appropriate ET program.
  • An ability apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology.
  • An appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of the appropriate ET program.
  • An ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology.
  • An ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes.
  • An ability to apply creativity in the design of mechanical systems, mechanical components or manufacturing processes. An ability to function effectively on teams.
  • An ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems in mechanical engineering and engineering technology. An ability to communicate effectively.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning. An ability to understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
  • A knowledge of and respect for diversity contemporary societal and global issues.
  • A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

This program prepares graduates with knowledge, problem-solving ability, and hands-on skills to enter careers in installation, manufacturing, testing, evaluation, computer-aided design, or maintenance of basic mechanical systems. Graduates will be prepared for both immediate employment and continuation in the B.S. program.

To earn the A.S. with a major in mechanical engineering technology, you must fulfill the requirements of IPFW (see Part 8 ) and complete the following courses, earning a grade of C or better in those courses that serve as prerequisites. 

  • technical expertise in engineering materials, applied mechanics, and applied fluid sciences.
  • technical expertise in manufacturing processes, mechanical design, and computer-aided engineering graphics with added technical depth in computer-aided engineering graphics.
  • expertise in applied physics having emphasis in applied mechanics plus fundamentals of electricity in physics.

IPFW General Education Requirements


Area I—Linguistic and Numerical Foundations


All courses require a grade of C or better.

Area II—Natural and Physical Sciences


All courses require a grade of C or better.

Area III—The Individual, Culture, and Society


All courses require a grade of C or better.

Area IV—Humanistic Thought Credits: 3


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

Additional Required Technical Courses


All courses require a grade of C or better.

Required Support Courses


All courses require a grade of C or better.

Total Credits: 63


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