Mechanical Engineering Technology, B.S.

Shaping the next generation of mechanical pioneers through hands-on and real-world experience

  • About This Program

    From power tools to combustion engines, our ABET-accredited Mechanical Engineering program will ignite your fascination with how things work. You’ll work alongside faculty experts, and with state-of-the-art machining tools, to learn fluid technology, production systems, automation engineering and more.

    Through hands-on experience in the classroom and in the field, this applied degree program gives you the practical experience to turn your passion into a career.

  • Labs & Studios

    Mechanical Engineering Lab

    Learn the full scope of mechanical engineering using both the latest, state-of-the-art equipment, as well as instruments of the past. The mechanical engineering lab houses a hydraulic and pneumatic simulation machine, a dynomometer to test thrust for electric motors or rockets and industry-standard measuring equipment for oil and gas facilities.

    Capstone Lab

    Equipped with electronic workspaces, soldering stations, 3D printers and more, the capstone lab offers creative space for seniors working on their culminating projects.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Experience


    Our campus is in the heart of the region’s cultural, economic, entertainment and government activity — putting unlimited internship opportunities at your doorstep.

    We’ve partnered with local businesses to give you the real-world experience that sets you apart. Engineering technology majors have interned at many high-profile organizations in the area, including:

    • BAE Systems
    • Eversource
    • IBM
    • The MITRE Corporation
    • Velcro

    Senior Capstone

    The culminating experience of the program, the Capstone puts your classroom learning into action as you find solutions to real-world technological problems in design, fabrication and testing. You’ll work with an actual client company to define the problem, prepare a budget and research, design, build and test applicable software and/or hardware.

  • Get More Info

    Tell us a little bit about yourself to access our downloadable major sheets, which include more information and the course sequence for each program.

    Request more information about our campus and programs!

  • 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

  • Your Career

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates positive growth in many engineering-related professions, projecting more than 12,000 jobs for electrical engineers by 2020.

    That growing demand translates into high employment rates and starting salaries for EET graduates, giving you the practical skills for an impactful, lucrative career.

    Career Possibilities:

    • Aircraft Technician
    • Consulting Industrial Engineer
    • Mechanical Engineer
    • Operations Manager
    • Production Engineer
    • Quality Systems Manager
    • Standards Engineer
    • Student Stories

    • Course Descriptions

      Click on each course title to read the full description. For all courses offered at our campus, click here

        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