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Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology in Mechanical Engineering Technology degree provides students with the opportunity to develop strengths in the analysis, applied design, development, implementation, and oversight of mechanical systems and processes.

Featuring courses in thermodynamics, materials, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics, along with a foundation in basic science, this rigorous, hands-on, experiential undergraduate degree program offers students specializations in power and alternative energy technology, advanced manufacturing technology, and biomedical engineering technology.


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Program Objectives

The objective of the Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) Program at Northeastern University is to prepare graduates to pursue a successful engineering career and contribute decisively to the improvement and development of technology by demonstrating their ability to:

  • Address and solve complex and broadly defined engineering problems related to their discipline and field of specialization
  • Work as team members, show leadership, and communicate technical concepts and ideas effectively
  • Manifest a high level of professional integrity, and make ethical decisions that will have a positive impact on the organization and society
  • Embrace and practice lifelong learning, continue personal growth, and professional self-improvement

Graduates of the MET program at the College of Professional Studies have the opportunity to acquire knowledge, abilities, and hands-on skills to address technical needs in areas such as: Energy Conversion and Utilization, Innovative Vehicular Transportation, Advanced Manufacturing, and other similar areas of mechanical engineering technology of current and future national and global societal interest and need.

Accreditation Description

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology in Mechanical Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.

ABET, Inc.
111 Market Place, Suite 1050
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012
Phone: 410-347-7700
Email: asac@abet.org 
Website: http://www.abet.org

Curriculum

General Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology in Mechanical Engineering Technology General Requirements

University-Wide Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required

Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor’s degree.

Note: Individual program requirements may exceed the above minima.

NUpath Requirements 

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Foundation Courses

41 semester hours required 

English

Complete one of the following courses with corresponding lab:

ENG 1105 - College Writing 1 
3.00 
ENG 1106 - Lab for ENG 1105 
1.00 
ENG 1103 - College Writing 1 for Nonnative Speakers 
3.00 
ENG 1104 - Lab for ENG 1103 
1.00 
 

Complete the following course with corresponding lab:

ENG 3105 - Writing for the Professions: Science and Engineering 
3.00 
ENG 3106 - Lab for ENG 3105 
1.00 
 

Mathematics

MTH 2100 - Calculus 1 
3.00 
MTH 2105 - Calculus 2 
3.00 
 

Physics 

PHY 1200 - Physics 1 
3.00 
PHY 1201 - Lab for PHY 1200 
1.00 
PHY 2200 - Physics 2 
3.00 
PHY 2201 - Lab for PHY 2200 
1.00 
 

Chemistry or Biology

Choose one of the following sequences: 

CHM 1100 - General Chemistry 1 
3.00 
CHM 1101 - Lab for CHM 1100 
1.00 
 

or 

BIO 1100 - Principles of Biology 1 
3.00 
BIO 1101 - Lab for BIO 1100 
1.00 
 

Technology

GET 1100 - Introduction to Engineering and Technology 
3.00 
GET 1150 - Foundations of Engineering Graphics and Design 
3.00 
GET 2100 - Computer Engineering Programming and Analysis 
3.00 
GET 2200 - Engineering Economy 
3.00 
 

Philosophy

PHL 2140 - Ethical Issues in Science and Engineering 
3.00 
 

Major Courses

53 semester hours required 

Core 

EET 2000 - Circuits 1 
3.00 
EET 2001 - Lab for EET 2000 
2.00 
MET 2000 - Engineering Computer-Aided Design and Tolerance Analysis 
3.00 
MET 2020 - Computer Solid Modeling and Virtual Simulation 
3.00 
MET 2040 - Engineering Manufacturing Process 
3.00 
MET 3500 - Theory of Engineering Measurements and Data Analysis 
3.00 
MET 3501 - Lab for MET 3500 
2.00 
 

Mechanics 

MET 2100 - Mechanics 1: Statics 
3.00 
MET 2200 - Mechanics 2: Dynamics 
3.00 
MET 3200 - Fluid Mechanics 
3.00 
MET 3201 - Lab for MET 3200 
2.00 
 

Materials 

MET 3100 - Engineering Stress Analysis 
3.00 
MET 3101 - Lab for MET 3100 
2.00 
MET 3300 - Engineering Materials Science 
3.00 
MET 3301 - Lab for MET 3300 
2.00 
 

Thermodynamics

MET 3400 - Engineering Thermodynamics 
3.00 
MET 3401 - Lab for MET 3400 
2.00 
MET 3600 - Heat Transfer Engineering 
3.00 
MET 3601 - Lab for MET 3600 
2.00 
Mechanical or Thermal

Complete 3 semester hours from the following: 

MET 4100 - Mechanical Engineering Systems Design 
3.00 
MET 4200 - Thermal Engineering Systems 
4.00 
 

Technical Specialization Electives 

Complete a minimum of 9 semester hours in one of the following areas of specialization: 

Power and Alternative Energy Technology

MET 4300 - Alternative and Renewable Energy Technology 
3.00 
MET 4310 - Power Plant Engineering and Technology 
3.00 
MET 4320 - Lean and Green Manufacturing and Rapid Prototyping Technology 
3.00 
 

Advanced Manufacturing Technology

MET 4320 - Lean and Green Manufacturing and Rapid Prototyping Technology 
3.00 
MET 4330 - Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials Manufacturing 
3.00 
MET 4340 - Biomaterial and Biomechanical Manufacturing Technology 
3.00 
 

Biomedical Engineering Technology

MET 4340 - Biomaterial and Biomechanical Manufacturing Technology 
3.00 
MET 4350 - Biotransport Processes Technology 
3.00 
MET 4360 - Biomedical Sensing and Instrumentation 
3.00 
 

Technical Electives 

3 semester hours required 

Complete 3 semester hours from the following:

EET, CET, MET

Capstone Experiences 

6 semester hours required 

GET 4840 - Engineering Technology Capstone Project Preparation and Proposal 
2.00 
GET 4850 - Engineering Technology Capstone Project Execution 
4.00 
 

Electives

Complete a minimum of 15 semester hours to reach 127 semester hours.

Experiential Learning

Northeastern's signature experiential learning model combines academics with professional practice to help students acquire relevant, real-world skills they can apply to their desired industry. Each program offers its own unique experiential learning opportunities, but they might include:

  • Experiential Learning at Work — Working professionals collaborate with their employer to develop a project that addresses a key business need their company has in an area they want familiarity with.
  • Experiential Network (XN) — Students work virtually with a sponsoring organization on a short-term project over a six-week period.
  • Full-Time Co-op Opportunities — Students on co-op work in a paid position in their field of study for three to six months.

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Career Outcomes

Career prospects are good, with employment projected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015. Technical advances in biotechnology, material sciences, and nontechnology are expected to drive demand for mechanical engineers in these fields. You may also find that an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering technology can open many doors—enabling you to apply your acquired knowledge and skills in other engineering specialties.

What can you do with your degree?

This undergraduate program in mechanical engineering technology is well suited for students who wish to acquire specialized knowledge and skills in mechanical engineering. Graduates may work in areas such as structural and machine design, manufacturing and automation, plant engineering, sustainable and renewable energy, or industrial refrigeration and air conditioning. Opportunities in the field include mechanical project management, engineering materials testing, study and prevention of structural and machine failure, manufacture and production of engineering materials such as specialized metals, ceramics, composites and nanomaterials, and design and manufacture of bio-medical devices.

Careers to consider include:

  • Mechanical engineer
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Industrial engineer
  • Aeronautical or aerospace engineer
  • Materials engineer

Industry-Aligned Faculty

Our industry-aligned faculty bring relevant real-world experience, knowledge, expertise, and connections that will help you achieve your career goals.

Krassimir Marchev
Professor of the Practice

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Financial Info

The university's financial aid policies are designed to enrich our campus community by ensuring that Northeastern is affordable for all admitted students.

  • $1.6K Cost Per Course
  • $0K Program Fees
  • $10.2K Avg Institutional Aid