Mechanical Engineering Technology Major (B.S.)

Mechanical Engineering Technology Major (B.S.)

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Preparing graduates for careers or advanced study in mechanical engineering technology

Beginning in fall 2020, UNH Manchester's ABET-accredited mechanical engineering technology program will begin to offer a four-year bachelor’s degree program. Students will still be welcome to participate in the established 2+2 dual admission program, designed for those who have earned an associate degree at a community college to complete the final two years of a bachelor's degree at UNH Manchester.

What is mechanical engineering technology?

Mechanical engineering technology prepares students to pursue a professional career in industry or advanced studies in mechanical engineering. Students develop abilities in design, analysis and experimentation through a foundation of math, physics, chemistry and computer science, as well as advanced engineering topics in mechanical design, control systems and thermofluids. Students graduate with the knowledge and skills to solve a wide range of mechanical engineering challenges.

Why study mechanical engineering technology at UNH Manchester?

UNH Manchester's ABET-accredited mechanical engineering technology program gives students the practical experience to meet their career goals as well as industry demand. Led by faculty who are industry experts, students apply the theoretical concepts learned in class to hands-on work in our state-of-the-art laboratories and in the field. Through experience in the classroom and industry, this applied degree program prepares students for lucrative careers in design, production and implementation of technical systems in manufacturing and business.

Potential career areas

  • Advanced manufacturing and process engineering
  • Aerospace and defense
  • Automation and robotics
  • Manufacturing and industrial engineering
  • Ocean engineering
  • Power generation and renewable energy
  • Project management
  • Thermal sciences
  • Transportation engineering

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Dual Admissions and Pathways Program

We've partnered with NHTI and Nashua Community College to develop curriculum guides that show you how your associate degree will transition into UNH Manchester's mechanical engineering technology program.

New England Residents

Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont do not offer a bachelor's-level mechanical engineering technology program in their public universities, so students from these states can enroll in UNH's program at a reduced tuition rate.

The B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org

Curriculum & Requirements

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 UNH Manchester BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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 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.

Sample Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
Third Year
FallCredits
ET 635 Fluid Technology and Heat Transfer 4
ET 641 Production Systems 4
MATH 426 Calculus II 4
Discovery Course 4
 Credits16
Spring
ET 625 Technical Communications 4
ET 644 Mechanical Engineering Technology Concepts in Analysis and Design 4
ET 674 Control Systems and Components 4
ET 675 Electrical Technology 4
Discovery Course 4
 Credits20
Fourth Year
Fall
ET 733 Business Organization and Law 4
ET 751 Mechanical Engineering Technology Project 4
ET 781 Introduction to Automation Engineering 4
Discovery Course 4
Discovery Course 4
 Credits20
Spring
ET 696 Topics in Mechanical Engineering 4
ET 734 Economics of Business Activities 4
ET 751 Mechanical Engineering Technology Project 4
Discovery Course 4
Discovery Course 4
 Credits20
 Total Credits76

Students must complete a minimum of 128 credits and satisfy the University's Discovery Program.

Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) Program Requirements

COMP 425Introduction to Programming4
or COMP 415 Mobile Computing First and For Most
ET 625Technical Communications4
ET 635Fluid Technology and Heat Transfer4
ET 641Production Systems4
ET 644Mechanical Engineering Technology Concepts in Analysis and Design4
ET 674Control Systems and Components4
ET 675Electrical Technology4
ET 696Topics in Mechanical Engineering4
ET 733Business Organization and Law4
or COMP 560 Ethics and the Law in the Digital Age
ET 734Economics of Business Activities4
ET 751Mechanical Engineering Technology Project8
ET 781Introduction to Automation Engineering4
Discovery Program Requirements, Writing Intensive (WI) Requirement, and electives
MATH 426Calculus II 14
CHEM 403General Chemistry I 24
Total Credits60

For information about the mechanical engineering technology program (MET), contact Sean Tavares. For admissions information, contact the Office of Admissions at (603) 641-4150.

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Manchester Community College Dual Admission Agreement

Students who earn an associate degree in advanced manufacturing technology at Manchester Community College are automatically considered for admission to UNH Manchester's bachelor's degree program in mechanical engineering technology, without having to complete a separate application. Students will need to complete and file the Dual Admit/Intent to Release Information forms with the MCC registrars office during the semester they intend to graduate, then the registrars office will forward the file to UNH Manchester to process admission.

UNH Manchester's Pathways Program provides a curriculum guide to show you how your MCC degree transfers into UNH Manchester's mechanical engineering technology program.

NHTI Dual Admission Agreement

Students who earn an associate degree in mechanical, electronic, robotics and automation, computer or manufacturing engineering technology at NHTI are automatically considered for admission to UNH Manchester's bachelor's degree program in either electrical or mechanical engineering technology, without having to complete a separate application. Students will need to complete and file the Dual Admit/Intent to Release Information forms with the NHTI registrar’s office during the semester they intend to graduate, then the registrar’s office will forward the file to UNH Manchester to process admission.

UNH Manchester's Pathways Program provides curriculum guides to show you which courses at NHTI will transfer into UNH Manchester's mechanical engineering technology program. Click on your NHTI program below to find your pathway:

Nashua Community College Dual Admission Agreement

Students who earn an associate degree in computer or electronic engineering technology at Nashua Community College are automatically considered for admission to UNH Manchester's bachelor's degree program in either electrical or mechanical engineering technology, without having to complete a separate application. Students will need to complete and file the Dual Admit/Intent to Release Information forms with the NCC registrar’s office during the semester they intend to graduate, then the registrar’s office will forward the file to UNH Manchester to process admission.

UNH Manchester's Pathways Program provides curriculum guides to show you which courses at NCC will transfer into UNH Manchester's mechanical engineering technology program. Click on your NCC program below to find your pathway:

Engineering Access Program

The Engineering Access Program (EAP) is a cooperative effort of shared resources between UNH Manchester, NHTI and the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) at UNH in Durham. EAP gives students a path to a UNH bachelor of science degree in physics or chemical, civil, electrical or mechanical engineering through a two-stage, articulated transfer process.

UNH Manchester students enter their freshman year as an 'undeclared' bachelor's degree candidate or an Associate in Arts in general studies candidate. During freshman year, most program requirements are completed at the Manchester campus, with potentially some courses at NHTI in Concord. Upon completing all freshman course requirements and satisfying required achievement standards, students can transfer to their desired CEPS program and complete their sophomore, junior and senior years at the university's Durham campus.

Exceptions

Questions? Contact an admission counselor for help.

See the complete list of Pathways

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.

Machine Shop

Equipped with vertical and horizontal milling machines, a computer numerical controlled milling machine, a lathe, various saws and a disc sander, the machine shop gives students hands-on skills in mechanical fabrication and testing, better preparing them for high-demand manufacturing roles.

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.

The mechanical engineering technology (MET) program prepares graduates with the knowledge, problem solving ability and hands-on skills to enter careers in design, installation, manufacturing, testing, technical sales, maintenance and other endeavors associated with mechanical components and systems. The Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates positive growth in many engineering-related professions, projecting the creation of more than 14,000 jobs for mechanical engineers by 2024. That growing demand translates into high employment rates and starting salaries for MET graduates, giving you the practical skills for an impactful, lucrative career.

The engineering technology program at UNH Manchester consistently supports students in their future endeavors. According to the 2017 UNH First Destination Survey report, 90% of all engineering technology graduates were employed within six months of graduation, with 92% being satisfied with their post-graduate plans. Additionally, Class of 2017 graduates reported an average starting salary of $71,923. UNH Manchester's engineering technology program directly supports local workforce needs, with 94% of engineering technology 2017 graduates living and working in the state of New Hampshire.

Learn more about career planning

IAB meeting minutes

  • Barbara Bancroft, NCC
  • Shawn Banker, UNH Durham
  • JD Bell, EPE Corporation
  • Celine Bilodeau, Eversource
  • Alex Chretien, Jetboil intern
  • Adam Connolly, BAE Systems
  • Joseph Cunningham, NHTI
  • Oliver Holt, BAE Systems
  • Ken Jones, Previously BAE Sys.
  • Dave Lamprey, Osram Sylvania
  • Christopher Libby, Velcro
  • Dave Luneau, Classco Inc.
  • Frank Maliski, Kleenline LLC
  • Don Marcotte, NCC
  • Keith McBrien, GDS Associates
  • Jack Olson, Texas Instruments
  • Ed Piekiek, Mitre
  • Frank Polito, NHTI
  • Jeff Setrin, Safran 
  • Erich Whitney, Mitre
  • Olaf Zwickau, USA Balancing
Engineering Technology program educational objectives

The Engineering Technology program objectives are the skills and abilities graduates are expected to demonstrate during the first few years of employment, which include:

  • Achieving employment in an engineering technology-related position with appropriate title and compensation.
  • Demonstrating engineering technology-related technical problem-solving skills.
  • Functioning effectively in diverse and multidisciplinary teams.
  • Communicating effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Adapting to changes in technology through continuous personal and professional development.
  • Being capable of assuming increasing professional responsibility.
  • Conducting all professional activities with integrity, and demonstrating a sense of social and environmental responsibility.
Engineering Technology student OUTCOMES

Educational outcomes for students in the Engineering Technology program include, but are not limited to, the following learned capabilities:

  • An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;
  • An 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;
  • An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;
  • An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;
  • An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;
  • An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;
  • An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  • An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
  • An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;
  • A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context; and
  • A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
MECHANICAL Engineering TEchnology student oUTCOMES
  • Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing; computer aided drafting and design; and a basic knowledge and familiarity with industry codes, specifications, and standards;
  • Selection, set-up, and calibration of instrumentation and the preparation of laboratory reports and systems documentation associated with the development, installation, or maintenance of mechanical components and systems;
  • Basic engineering mechanics.
  • Differential and integral calculus;
  • Manufacturing processes; material science and selection; solid mechanics (such as statics, dynamics, strength of materials, etc.) and mechanical system design;
  • Thermal sciences, such as thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, etc.;
  • Electrical circuits (ac and dc), and electronic controls; and
  • Application of industry codes, specifications, and standards; and using technical communications, oral and written, typical of those required to prepare and present proposals, reports, and specifications.
  • The capstone experience, ideally multidisciplinary in nature, must be project based and include formal design, implementation and test processes.

Fall term enrollment figures and degrees conferred in the Mechanical Engineering Technology program for the current and preceding four academic years.

 

Academic Year

Enrollment Year

Total

Undergrad

Total

Grad

Degrees Awarded

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

Associates

Bachelors

Masters

Doctorates

Current

2018/2019

FT

NA

NA

17

9

NA

26

NA

0

7

0

0

Year

PT

NA

NA

4

8

NA

12

NA

 

 

 

1

2017/2018

FT

NA

NA

6

15

NA

21

NA

0

19

0

0

 

PT

NA

NA

8

11

NA

19

NA

 

 

 

2

2016/2017

FT

NA

NA

13

17

NA

30

NA

0

22

0

0

 

PT

NA

NA

4

13

NA

17

NA

 

 

 

3

2015/2016

FT

NA

NA

15

18

NA

33

NA

0

16

0

0

 

PT

NA

NA

6

12

NA

18

NA

 

 

 

4

2014/2015

FT

NA

NA

14

17

NA

31

NA

0

17

0

0

 

PT

NA

NA

10

8

NA

18

NA

 

 

 

 

FT - full time
PT - part time