Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology in Mechanical Engineering Technology

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The Bachelor of Science 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 bio=medical engineering technology.

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.

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Student Learning Outcomes

The curriculum of the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program offered by the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University will enable students to develop:

a. Ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly defined engineering technology activities

b. Ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies

c. Ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes

d. Ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives

e. Ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team

f. Ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly defined engineering technology problems

g. Ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature

h. Understanding of the need for, and ability to engage in, self-directed continuing professional development

i. An understanding of, and commitment to address, professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity

j. Knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context

k. Commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement

Enrollment, Graduation Rate, and Persistence Rate

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


Please note: The College of Professional Studies undergraduate programs will operate on a semester academic calendar in fall 2016. Read more...

Students who started this program prior to Fall 2015 should follow the curriculum reflected on their manual degree audit, which can be obtained by contacting their academic advisor.


General Foundation Courses (20 s.h.)

ENG 1105 College Writing 1 3 s.h.
ENG 1106 College Writing 1 Lab 1 s.h. 
ENG 3105 Writing for the Professions–Science & Engineering 3 s.h.
ENG 3106 Writing for the Professions Lab–Science & Engineering 1 s.h.
  Engaging Difference and Diversity 3 s.h.
PHL 2140 Ethical Issues in Science & Engineering 3 s.h.
  Interpreting Culture 3 s.h.
  Understanding Societies and Institutions 3 s.h.

General Engineering Foundation Courses (30 s.h.)

MTH 2100 Calculus 1 3 s.h. 
MTH 2105 Calculus 2 3 s.h. 
CHM 1100/1101
BIO 1100/1101
General Chemistry 1 & Lab
Biology 1 & Lab
4 s.h. 
PHY 1200 Physics 1 3 s.h. 
PHY 1201 Physics 1 Lab 1 s.h.
PHY 2200 Physics 2 3 s.h.
PHY 2201 Physics 2 Lab 1 s.h.
GET 1100 Introduction to Engineering & Technology 3 s.h.
GET 1150 Foundations of Engineering Graphics & Design 3 s.h.
GET 2100 Computer Engineering Programming & Analysis 3 s.h.
GET 2200 Engineering Economy 3 s.h.

Mechanical Engineering Technology Core Courses (53 s.h.)

MET 2000 Engineering Computer-Aided Design & Tolerance Analysis 3 s.h.
MET 2020 Computer Solid Modeling & Virtual Simulation 3 s.h.
MET 2040 Engineering Manufacturing Processes 3 s.h.
MET 2100 Mechanics 1: Statics 3 s.h.
MET 2200 Mechanics 2: Dynamics 3 s.h.
EET 2000 Foundations of Electricity & Electronics 3 s.h.
EET 2001 Foundations of Electricity & Electronics Lab 2 s.h.
MET 3100 Engineering Stress Analysis 3 s.h.
MET 3101 Engineering Stress Analysis Lab 2 s.h.
MET 3200 Fluid Mechanics 3 s.h.
MET 3201 Fluid Mechanics Lab 2 s.h.
MET 3300 Engineering Materials Science 3 s.h.
MET 3301 Engineering Materials Science Lab 2 s.h.
MET 3400 Engineering Thermodynamics 3 s.h.
MET 3401 Engineering Thermodynamics Lab 2 s.h.
MET 3500 Theory of Engineering Measurements & Data Analysis 3 s.h.
MET 3501 Engineering Measurements & Data Analysis Lab 2 s.h.
MET 3600 Heat Transfer Engineering 3 s.h.
MET 3601 Heat Transfer Engineering Lab 2 s.h.

Choose one of the following courses:

MET 4100 Mechanical Engineering Systems Design 3 s.h.
MET 4200 Thermal Engineering Systems 3 s.h.


Technical Specialization Electives (9 s.h.)

Complete all courses in one of the following areas of specialization:

Power & Alternative Energy Technology

MET 4300 Alternative & Renewable Energy Technology 3 s.h.
MET 4310 Power Plant Engineering & Technology 3 s.h.
MET 4320 Lean & Green Manufacturing and Rapid Prototyping Technology 3 s.h.

Advanced Manufacturing Technology

MET 4320 Lean & Green Manufacturing and Rapid Prototyping Technology 3 s.h.
MET 4330 Nanotechnology & Nano-Materials Manufacturing 3 s.h.
MET 4340 Biomaterials & Biomechanical Manufacturing Technology 3 s.h.

 Biomedical Engineering Technology

MET 4340 Biomaterials & Biomechanical Manufacturing Technology 3 s.h.
MET 4350 Bio-Transport Processes Technology 3 s.h.
MET 4360 Biomedical Sensing & Instrumentation 3 s.h.

Technical Elective (3 s.h.)

Choose one 4000-level course:

MET 4410 Modern HVAC Technology & Design 3 s.h.
MET 4420 Industrial Automation & Control 3 s.h.
MET 4430 Modern Vehicle Engine Technologies & Design 3 s.h.
MET 4440 Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Technology 3 s.h.
MET 4450 ISO Industrial Standards & Certifications 3 s.h.

Engineering Technology Capstone (6 s.h.)

GET 4840 Engineering Technology Capstone Project Preparation and Proposal 2 s.h.  
GET 4850 Capstone Project Execution 4 s.h.  

Open Electives (6 s.h.) 


Required minimum credit hours: 127 s.h.

The Mechanical Engineering Technology degree program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, INC, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; telephone 410.347.7700

Admissions Requirements

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Student Profile

Who Will Your Classmates Be?

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

Career Outlook

Put Your Degree to Work

Career prospects are good, with employment projected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations*. 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.

* Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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