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Mechanical Engineering Technology - B.S.

Take your engineering career to the next level with Kent State's Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology program. With a focus on both theory and practice, this program prepares you for a wide range of mechanical engineering technology roles in industries such as aerospace, automotive, manufacturing and more. You'll have access to state-of-the-art facilities and experienced faculty who are dedicated to helping you succeed.

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Program Description

Full Description

The Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology prepares graduates with knowledge across engineering technology disciplines for professional careers in mechanical, robotic systems, hydraulics, pneumatics, automation and other related fields that provide solutions to broadly defined challenges. The program teaches design, operation, installation, maintenance and analysis of machinery. This is an engineering technology degree that focuses on hands-on applications and not a traditional mechanical engineering degree. The program prepares students to become technical professionals in current and emerging fields using mechanical and computer-aided engineering. Students learn to develop innovative solutions to problems encountered in manufacturing.

Applicants to this program should understand that this is a math-intensive program.

Students may apply early to the Master of Engineering Technology degree and double count 9 credit hours of graduate courses toward both degree programs. See the Combined Bachelor's/Master's Degree Program policy in the University Catalog for more information.

Admissions

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

First-Year Students on the Kent Campus: First-year admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon cumulative grade point average, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. Students not admissible to the Kent Campus may be administratively referred to one of the seven regional campuses to begin their college coursework. For more information, visit the admissions website for first-year students.

First-Year Students on the Regional Campuses: First-year admission to Kent State’s campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Twinsburg Academic Center, is open to anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent. For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.

International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 48 PTE Academic score, or by completing the ELS level 112 Intensive Program. For more information, visit the admissions website for international students.

Transfer Students: Students who have attended any other educational institution after graduating from high school must apply as undergraduate transfer students. For more information, visit the admissions website for transfer students.

Former Students: Former Kent State students or graduates who have not attended another college or university since Kent State may complete the reenrollment or reinstatement form on the University Registrar’s website.

Admission policies for undergraduate students may be found in the University Catalog's Academic Policies.

Some programs may require that students meet certain requirements before progressing through the program. For programs with progression requirements, the information is shown on the program's Coursework tab.

Effective for the fall 2025 admission term:

Admission to the Mechanical Engineering Technology major is selective.

New Students: Admission into this major requires a minimum 2.700 unweighted high school GPA. Students who do not meet this requirement will be admitted to the Applied Engineering and Technology Management concentration of the Applied Engineering major. Students may change their major to Mechanical Engineering Technology after satisfying the below requirements for current students.

Note: Applicants should understand that this is a math-intensive program. Students admitted to the program are expected to demonstrate prerequisite knowledge on a math placement exam (the ALEKS exam) prior to starting their first semester. Students who do not obtain the minimum score required to place into the required math courses are at risk of delaying graduation.

Current Students: Students may change their major to Mechanical Engineering Technology if they meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum 2.500 overall Kent State GPA
  • Minimum C grade in both ENGR 11001 and ENGR 11002
  • Minimum C grade in either MATH 11022 or MATH 12011

Transfer Students: Transfer students must have completed minimum 12 credit hours of college-level coursework with a minimum 2.500 overall GPA for admission to the Mechanical Engineering Technology major. Students with less than 12 credit hours completed will be evaluated based on their high school transcript using the criteria in the above "new student" section.

International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions to waive) by earning a minimum 71 TOEFL iBT score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score, minimum 47 PTE score or minimum 100 DET score, or by completing the ELS level 112 Intensive English Program. For more information on international admission visit the admissions website for international students.

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering and technology to solve broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
  2. Design systems, components or processes meeting specified needs for broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
  3. Apply written, oral and graphical communication in broadly defined technical and non-technical environments, and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  4. Conduct standard tests, measurements and experiments and analyze and interpret the results to improve processes.
  5. Function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

The educational objectives of the program are the following:

  1. Drive positive societal change while working in the areas of mechanical, robotic systems, hydraulics, pneumatics and automation, including other engineering technology fields in a manner that promotes excellence, integrity and success.
  2. Practice forward-thinking through continued education by way of professional development, graduate education and other continued self-motivated learning.
  3. Successfully navigate the ever-changing trajectory of the world, practicing compassion as you strive to meet your personal and professional goals.
Coursework

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
ENGR 11001INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING 2
ENGR 11002INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING LABORATORY 1
ENGR 13586
ENGR 13587
COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN I
and COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN I LABORATORY
3
or MERT 12001 COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN
ENGR 20000PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN ENGINEERING 1
ENGR 20002MATERIALS AND PROCESSES 3
ENGR 23585COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN II 3
ENGR 30001APPLIED THERMODYNAMICS 3
ENGR 31000CULTURAL DYNAMICS TECHNOLOGY (DIVD) (WIC) 13
ENGR 31016MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY 3
ENGR 33031PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS 3
ENGR 33033HYDRAULICS/PNEUMATICS 3
ENGR 33111STATICS AND STRENGTH OF MATERIALS 3-6
or MERT 22005
MERT 22007
STATICS
and STRENGTH OF MATERIALS
ENGR 33334INDUSTRIAL ROBOTICS 1
ENGR 33335INDUSTRIAL ROBOTICS LABORATORY 1
ENGR 33364METALLURGY AND MATERIALS SCIENCE 3
ENGR 43080INDUSTRIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY 3
ENGR 43550COMPUTER-AIDED MANUFACTURING 3
ENGR 43580COMPUTER-AIDED MACHINE DESIGN 3
ENGR 43899APPLIED ENGINEERING CAPSTONE (ELR) 3
ENGR 47200SYSTEMS ENGINEERING 3
Engineering (ENGR) Electives6
Electrical Circuits Electives, choose from the following:4-7
EERT 12000
EERT 12001
ELECTRIC CIRCUITS I
and ELECTRIC CIRCUITS II
ENGR 21020
ENGR 21022
SURVEY OF ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS
and SURVEY OF ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS LABORATORY
Programming Elective, choose from the following:3-4
CS 13001
COMPUTER SCIENCE I: PROGRAMMING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
CS 13011
CS 13012
COMPUTER SCIENCE IA: PROCEDURAL PROGRAMMING
and COMPUTER SCIENCE IB: OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING
ENGR 26220
ENGR 26222
PROGRAMMING FOR ENGINEERS
and PROGRAMMING FOR ENGINEERS LABORATORY
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
ACCT 23020INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 3
CHEM 10050FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY (KBS) 3
COMM 15000INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
ECON 22060PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
ENG 20002INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING 3
PHY 13001
PHY 13021
GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I (KBS)
and GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY I (KBS) (KLAB) 2
5
or PHY 23101 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB)
PHY 13002
PHY 13022
GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS II (KBS)
and GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY II (KBS) (KLAB) 2
5
or PHY 23102 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II (KBS) (KLAB)
UC 10001FLASHES 101 1
Mathematics Electives, choose from the following:6-8
MATH 11022
MATH 12002
TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR)
and ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR)
MATH 12011
MATH 12012
CALCULUS WITH PRECALCULUS I (KMCR)
and CALCULUS WITH PRECALCULUS II (KMCR)
Kent Core Composition6
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)9
Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) (cannot be ECON)3
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 39 upper-division credit hours)6
Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
1

A minimum C grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

2

Students who desire to change their major to Aerospace Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering should take PHY 23101 and PHY 23102. Failing to do so may result in having to retake physics to complete their degree.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.250 2.000
Roadmap

Roadmap

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
COMM 15000 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
ENGR 13586
ENGR 13587
or MERT 12001
COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN I
and COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN I LABORATORY
or COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN
3
UC 10001 FLASHES 101 1
Mathematics Elective 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
ENGR 11001 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING 2
ENGR 11002 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING LABORATORY 1
ENGR 23585 COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN II 3
PHY 13001
PHY 13021
or PHY 23101
GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I (KBS)
and GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY I (KBS) (KLAB)
or GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB)
5
Mathematics Elective 3-5
 Credit Hours14
Semester Three
ECON 22060 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
ENGR 20000 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN ENGINEERING 1
ENGR 20002 MATERIALS AND PROCESSES 3
PHY 13002
PHY 13022
or PHY 23102
GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS II (KBS)
and GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY II (KBS) (KLAB)
or GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II (KBS) (KLAB)
5
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
ACCT 23020 INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 3
CHEM 10050 FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY (KBS) 3
ENG 20002 INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING 3
Electrical Circuits Electives 4-7
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Five
ENGR 30001 APPLIED THERMODYNAMICS 3
ENGR 33031 PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS 3
ENGR 33111
or MERT 22005 and MERT 22007
STATICS AND STRENGTH OF MATERIALS
or STATICS and STRENGTH OF MATERIALS
3-6
ENGR 47200 SYSTEMS ENGINEERING 3
Programming Elective 3-4
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
ENGR 31000 CULTURAL DYNAMICS TECHNOLOGY (DIVD) (WIC) 3
ENGR 33033 HYDRAULICS/PNEUMATICS 3
ENGR 33364 METALLURGY AND MATERIALS SCIENCE 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
ENGR 31016 MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY 3
ENGR 43550 COMPUTER-AIDED MANUFACTURING 3
ENGR 43580 COMPUTER-AIDED MACHINE DESIGN 3
Engineering (ENGR) Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
ENGR 33334 INDUSTRIAL ROBOTICS 1
ENGR 33335 INDUSTRIAL ROBOTICS LABORATORY 1
ENGR 43080 INDUSTRIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY 3
ENGR 43899 APPLIED ENGINEERING CAPSTONE (ELR) 3
Engineering (ENGR) Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours14
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
Program Delivery
  • Delivery:
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Kent Campus
Accreditation

The B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).

Student Achievement Data

Mechanical Engineering Technology; Enrolled

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

2023

37 68 76 84 91 122

Mechanical Engineering Technology; Graduated

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

2023

- - 1 10 19 11

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries for Mechanical Engineering Technology - B.S.

Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians

3.1%

about as fast as the average

43,500

number of jobs

$58,230

potential earnings

Calibration technologists and technicians and engineering technologists and technicians, except drafters, all other

2.1%

slower than the average

91,600

number of jobs

$64,190

potential earnings

Electro-mechanical and mechatronics technologists and technicians

3.0%

about as fast as the average

14,600

number of jobs

$59,800

potential earnings

Industrial engineering technologists and technicians

1.5%

slower than the average

68,500

number of jobs

$57,320

potential earnings

Notice: Career Information Source
* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.