Mechanical Engineering Technology, B.S.

  • About This Program

    Engineering Technology requires the application of engineering and scientific knowledge and methods combined with technical skills in support of engineering activities. Graduates may work in a variety of areas including engineering design, manufacturing, field service, testing and sales and may work in management positions related to engineering, manufacturing and computer technology. The programs at UNH Manchester are designed to meet the needs of both full and part-time students with a mix of classes scheduled during the day and in the evening.

    The Engineering Technology Program at UNH Manchester offers only junior- and senior-level coursework. Students admitted to this program must have an appropriate associate degree from the New Hampshire Technical Institute or an equivalent institution accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET or show academic evidence of ability to successfully complete the requirements of this calculus-based program. After two major courses, non-matriculated students must either be admitted to the program or declare that they are not planning to pursue a degree in Engineering Technology.

    The UNH Manchester Engineering Technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, Tel: 410-347-7700.

    For admissions information contact the Office of Admissions at 603-641-4150.

  • Meet Our Faculty

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    David Forest

    Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering Technology Emeritus
    Engineering Technology Program
    Science & Technology Division
    Pandora Mill Building

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    Sean Tavares

    Assistant Professor
    MET Program
    Science & Technology Division
    Pandora Mill Building

  • Educational Objectives

    Program educational objectives are the skills and abilities graduates are expected to demonstrate during the first few years of employment. MET program educational objectives include:

    1. Achieving employment in a MET-related position with appropriate title and compensation.
    2. Demonstrating MET-related technical problem-solving skills.
    3. Functioning effectively in diverse and multidisciplinary teams.
    4. Communicating effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences.
    5. Adapting to changes in technology through continuous personal and professional development.
    6. Being capable of assuming increasing professional responsibility.
    7. Conducting all professional activities with integrity and demonstrating a sense of social and environmental responsibility.

  • Program Outcomes

    Student outcomes are the skills and abilities students are expected to demonstrate at graduation. Program outcomes for the MET program include:

    1. Using principles and tools of science, mathematics, engineering and technology to design, implement and evaluate solutions to complex technical problems.
    2. Developing mechanical systems and using results of analyses to improve designs or methodologies.
    3. Successfully developing a meaningful mechanical-based project considering ethical, social, economic and technical constraints.
    4. Communicating effectively both orally and in writing.
    5. Working effectively in a team environment.
    6. Developing research and problem-solving skills to support lifelong personal and professional development.
    7. Evaluating the broader effects of technology and identifying connections between technology and economics, politics, culture, ethical responsibility, social structure, the environment and other areas.

  • STEM Scholarship

    Scholars in Science and Technology Program

    The UNH Manchester Scholars in Science and TEchnology (SST) program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program and administered by the University of New Hampshire at Manchester.

    The STEM scholarship is a renewable scholarship. The amount of the award varies based on the student's academic grade level and number of years in the program. Scholarships are typically renewable (pending funding) provided the students meets the requirements of the program.

    • Student interested in pursuing bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, Computer Information Systems, Engineering Technology, or be admitted in UNH Manchester associates program and demonstrate interest in STEM discipline.
    • Full-time Freshman, Sophomore and Junior students with minimum of 12 credits each semester
    • Maintain a minimum semester UNH GPA average of 2.75 and earn at least a C in every course
    • Must submit FAFSA and demonstrate financial need
    • Click here to apply and for more information

    Award Amounts:

    • Freshmen up to $3,000
    • Sophomore up to $4,000
    • Junior up to $5,000

    Visit our Financial Aid section for more information about the FAFSA, and look for more UNH Manchester Scholarships.

  • Advisory Board

    Engineering Technology
    Industrial Advisory Board Members (IAB)

    Angelo Arecchi - Labsphere
    Robert Arredondo - NHTI
    Barbara Bancroft - Nashua Comm. College
    Shawn Banker - Velcro
    Dave Beaudry - OSRAM
    JD Bell - Epe Corporation
    Dan Chloros - InfoWave Technologies
    John Gillespie - Retired
    Oliver Holt - BAE Systems
    Sterling Hough - NHTI
    Ken Jones - Retired
    Dave Lamprey - OSRAM
    David Luneau - ClassCo Inc.
    Frank Maliski - KleenLine Corp
    Keith McBrien GDS Associates
    Tom Royce - Websense
    Jeff Setrin - L-1 Identity Solutions
    Naveena Swamy - Robo Tech Center

  • Course Sequence

    The following is an example of a course sequence. The sequence may vary depending upon a student's academic history and transfer credits. Students should contact their academic advisor with specific questions.

    Third Year

    Fall Semester
    ET 630, Analytic Methods in Technology*
    ET 635, Fluid Technology and Heat Transfer
    ET 641, Production Systems
    Discovery Course

    Spring Semester
    ET 644, MET Concepts in Design and Analysis
    ET 625, Technical Communications
    ET 674, Control Systems and Components
    ET 675, Electrical Technology
    Discovery Course

    Fourth Year

    Fall Semester
    ET 640, HVAC
    ET 733, Business Organization & Law
    ET 751, Mechanical Engineering Technology Project
    ET 781, Introduction to Automation Engineering
    Discovery Course

    Spring Semester
    ET 655, ET Seminar Series
    ET 734, Economics of Business Activities
    ET 751, Mechanical Engineering Technology Project
    CS 410, Introduction to Scientific Programming
    Discovery Course

    *Students with Calculus II may have ET 630 waived

    Mechanical engineering technology students must satisfactorily complete CHEM 403, General Chemistry, or offer evidence of equivalent coursework.

  • Student Stories

  • Course Descriptions

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      ET 601 - Data Structures and Data Bases

      A brief review of fundamental container classes; stacks, queues and link lists followed by more advanced data structures and concepts using search algorithms, iterators, and efficiency indicators. The second part of the course will include the development and use of relational databases using a commercial database engine. Java console applications and minimal Graphic User Interface applications will be used throughout the course to develop and test concepts.
      Credits: 4

      ET 625 - Technical Communications

      Designed to improve students' capabilities to prepare and present technical information in written and oral form and through electronic means. ET majors should take this course early in their program of study so that proficiencies developed can be utilized in later courses. (Also listed as ENGL 502.) Writing intensive.
      Credits: 4

      ET 630 - Analytical Methods in Engineering Technology

      Review of college-level mathematics including differential and integral calculus with applications and advanced topics, e.g., Fourier analysis, Laplace transform technique, and probability and statistics. Prereq: engineering technology majors only.
      Credits: 4

      ET 635 - Fluid Technology and Heat Transfer

      Fundamental principles of fluid technology and basic principles of heat transfer, with application in solving practical problems, and h ow these concepts are used in the HVAC area.
      Credits: 4

      ET 639 - Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning I

      First in a two course sequence designed to familiarize the student with the design and operation of fluid thermal systems with specific applications in the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning of occupied spaces and some reference to industrial process control. 4 credit hour lab. Prereq: thermodynamics, calculus, or permission. Special fee.
      Credits: 4

      ET 640 - Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning II

      Second in a two course series designed to acquaint the student with the fundamentals of fluid thermal system design with specific topics in solar loads on buildings, air conditioning system requirements, pump and fan selection, piping and duct system design, and an introduction to controls. 4 credit hour lab course. Prereq: ET 639 or permission. Special fee.
      Credits: 4

      ET 641 - Production Systems

      Market forecasting; waiting line theory; manufacturing inventories and their control; production scheduling; quality control. Prereq: differential and integral calculus.
      Credits: 4

      ET 644 - Mechanical Engineering Technology Concepts in Design and Analysis

      Kinematics, kinetics, work and energy, fluids, heat transfer; application of these concepts to problems in mechanical design. Prereq: strength of materials and dynamics.
      Credits: 4

      ET 647 - Advanced Perspectives on Programming

      Several programming languages will be selected for study and analysis. The purpose is to gain knowledge regarding the languages studied as well as providing the basis to conduct analysis related to comparisons and divergence in capabilities. The ability to apply the appropriate language to a specific problem will be enhanced. Prereq: intermediate programming skills in three or more programming languages. Major suggested languages of interest are: Java, C++, Visual Basic, Visual C++ Windows, Visual Basic.Net and C# or permission.
      Credits: 4

      ET 655 - Engineering Tech Seminar Series

      Five talks will be given that introduce the ET student to the softer issues of technology. Talks will be given in the areas of Ethics, Diversity, Lifelong Learning, Functioning in technical teams, and the importance of timeliness, scheduling and product improvement. For the most part talks are given by outside industrial personnel dealing in these specific areas. Students are required to write a short paper on three of the five topic areas. Class discussion of each talk takes place during regular class time. No prerequisites.
      Credits: 1

      ET 667 - Graphics and Animation

      The fields of graphics and animation are critical to programming applications. Advanced display techniques of information are critical to the success of many programmed applications. Current technology will be used to study this topic in intensive hands-on projects. Prereq: ET 601 or intermediate programming skills in two or more of the following languages: Java, C++, Visual Basic, Visual C++ Windows, Visual Basic.Net and C# as well as intermediate level skills in data structures or by permission.
      Credits: 4

      ET 671 - Digital Systems

      Digital systems design and application using TTL and CMOS devices, design of systems, and interfacing. Digital design project required. Prereq: introductory digital design. Special Fee. Lab. 4 cr. For UNH Manchester, there are no fees.
      Credits: 4

      ET 674 - Control Systems and Components

      Topics include linear systems analysis, the Laplace transform and its properties, controllers, root locus technique, transient response analysis, first- and second-order systems, error analysis, and control system design. Prereq: differential and integral calculus. Lab.
      Credits: 4

      ET 675 - Electrical Technology

      Electrical circuits: DC and AC network analysis, power factors, transformers, power supplies. Electronic circuits--diodes, transistors and operational amplifiers. Digital circuits and introduction to computer-aided engineering. Prereq: differential and integral calculus. Lab.
      Credits: 4

      ET 677 - Analog Systems

      Operational amplifiers. Transducers and measurement systems. Frequency response. Grounding and shielding. Signal and power interfacing techniques. Design project. Prereq: intro. analog design. Lab.
      Credits: 4

      ET 680 - Communications and Fields

      Topics include Fourier series analysis; the Fourier transform and its properties; convolution; correlation including PN sequences; modulation theory; encoding and decoding of digital data (NRZ-M, NRZ-S, RZ, Biphase-L, and Manchester); antennas and antenna pattern; Radar Range Equation; and an introduction to information theory. Prereq: differential and integral calculus. Lab.
      Credits: 4

      ET 695 - Independent Study

      Individual reading, writing, or laboratory work carried out under the tutelage of a faculty member. Prereq: approval of the adviser.
      Credits: 1-4

      ET 696-697 - Topics in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering Technology

      New or specialized courses not covered in regular course offerings. Prereq: permission. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 credits.
      Credits: 1-4

      ET 706 - Internship

      On-the-job skill development through fieldwork in industry. Normally, supervision is provided by a qualified individual in the organization with consultation by a faculty sponsor. Written report required. Internships may be part or full time, with course credits assigned accordingly. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 credits. Credit/Fail.
      Credits: 1-4

      ET 707 - Object Oriented Design and Documentation

      Current design techniques and strategies, including State Transition Diagrams (STD) and United Modeling Language (UML) will provide the core of this course. Case studies of large programming projects will be developed. Based on the case studies, group programming projects will be completed. Prereq: intermediate programming skills in one or more of the following OOP language: Java, C_, Visual C++ Windows, Visual Basic.Net and C# or by permission.
      Credits: 4

      ET 717 - Network Security

      The technical, operational, and managerial issues of computer systems and network security in an operational environment. Addresses the threats to computer security including schemes for breaking security, and techniques for detecting and preventing security violations. Emphasis on instituting safeguards, examining different types of of security systems, and applying the appropriate level of security for the perceived risk. Prereq: Java programming.
      Credits: 4

      ET 727 - CT Software Development Project

      This course requires the development of a real world project that responds to an engineering focused organizational need. The project is undertaken by a team of students. An iterative approach is used to incrementally address the project requirements while constructing a prototype of the software engineering solution to the original problem.
      Credits: 4

      ET 733 - Business Organization and Law

      Corporations; proprietorships; product liability; contracts; federal agencies; commercial paper; conditions of employment; business ethics; bankruptcy; U.C.C. Special fee. Writing Intensive.
      Credits: 4

      ET 734 - Economics of Business Activities

      Elementary financial accounting; compound interest and time value of money; sources of capital; cost estimating; depreciation; risk and insurance; personal finance. Prereq: differential and integral calculus. Special fee.
      Credits: 4

      ET 745 - Instrumentation

      Statistics of experimentation; quantity standards and measurement; design of experiments; use of laboratory gear including dynamometer; field trips. Prereq: differential and integral calculus; ET 644 or equivalent. Lab
      Credits: 4

      ET 747 - User Interface Design

      Standards in user interface design of programs will be applied to practical programming applications. Consistency in look and feel often forms the core of software certification requirements. Prereq: intermediate Graphic User Interface programming skills in one or more of the following languages: Java, Visual Basic, Visual C++ Windows, Visual Basic.Net and C# or permission.
      Credits: 4

      ET 751 - Mechanical Engineering Technology Project

      Students are required to find solutions to actual technological problems in design, fabrication, and testing as posed by industry. Students define the problem, prepare a budget, and work with the client company to research, design, build, and test the software and/or hardware needed. Prereq: senior standing in E.T. A year-long course: 4 credits per semester; an IA grade (continuous course) given at the end of first semester. Withdrawal from course results in loss of credit.
      Credits: 4/8

      ET 762 - Illumination Engineering

      Radiation; spectra, wave, and particle nature of light; physics of light production, light sources and circuits, luminaires; science of seeing, color theory, control of light, measurements, light and health, lighting calculations. Prereq: MATH 426, PHYS 408 or equivalent. Lab
      Credits: 4

      ET 777 - Advanced Distributed Programming Trends

      Distributed applications are applications that use a network or the Internet in a multi-tier architecture to distribute their presentation services, business logic, and data services. These applications often access many different data sources. The components contained in these applications typically participate in transactions and they can be shared by multiple users and multiple applications. Prereq: ET 647 or by permission
      Credits: 4

      ET 781 - Introduction to Automation Engineering

      Students are introduced to the topics needed to develop a good understanding of the basic principles of Automation Engineering. This introductory course will cover a wide variety of topics such as performance of sensors, actuators, motors and drives. PLC's and HMI, environmental controls, robots, machine vision systems and controls and system integration.
      Credits: 4

      ET 788 - Introduction to Digital Signal Processing

      This course will deal with the topics of spectral representation of periodic and non-periodic analog signals followed by discrete sampling and aliasing and how it relates to Nyquist sampling theorem. The z-transform will be introduced as the required mathematical tool along with an introduction to MATLAB and its associated DSP tool box. Spectral analysis of digital signal will be accomplished using these tools. Convolution and digital filtering will also be covered. Prereq: ET 680 Communications and Fields or equivalent.
      Credits: 4

      ET 790 - Microcomputer Technology

      Microcomputer systems design, including assembly language, interfacing, processor timing and loading, and interprocessor communications via local area networks. Hardware, software, and architecture of both Intel 80X86 and Motorola 68XX0 microprocessors. Microcomputer applications with emphasis on lab work using Motorola HCII microcontroller. Prereq: ET 671. Special fee. Lab.
      Credits: 4

      ET 791 - Electrical Engineering Technology Project

      Students are required to find solutions to actual technological problems in design, fabrication, and testing, as posed by industry. Students define the problem, prepare a budget, and work with the client company to research, design, build, and test the software and/or hardware needed. Prereq: senior standing in E.T. Special fee. A year-long course: an IA grade (continuous course) given at end of first semester. Withdrawal from course results in loss of credit.
      Credits: 4/8