Mechanical Engineering Technology, Associate in Applied Science

Florissant Valley

The Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) AAS program provides students with the scientific and engineering knowledge needed to obtain entry-level positions in this field. Students learn the theory and principles of mechanical engineering technology in the development and testing of machinery and equipment under the direction of engineering staff and physical scientists. Through classroom work and practical experience in mechanical engineering laboratories, students learn to perform mechanical testing, data reduction and interpretation of data. Students will learn to design and develop new equipment or modify existing equipment and prepare or interpret engineering drawings or sketches.

Persons interested in this program should be mechanically inclined, possess analytical skills and have an interest in design.

Graduates are qualified for positions as engineering assistants, laboratory technicians, designers, tool designers and plant engineering technicians in the automotive, aerospace, heavy equipment, chemical, electrical, petroleum and food processing industry.

This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

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Program of Study

Career General Education
ENG 100Career English3
or ENG 101 College Composition I
XXX xxxMissouri State Requirement3
XXX xxxSocial Science Requirement3
MTH 185Precalculus (Or MTH 160 AND MTH 170)5-7
PHY 111College Physics I4
Program Requirements
GE 101Technical Computer Applications3
or ESC 101 Scientific Computer Programming
GE 131Engineering Technology Orientation1
or ESC 100 Engineering Computer Applications and Design
EGR 100Engineering Drawing3
ME 135Mechanics - Statics 13
or ESC 203 Engineering Mechanics I
ME 151Manufacturing Processes I3
ME 230Introduction to 3-D Solid Modeling for Design4
ME 232Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing2
ME 242Mechanics-Dynamics3
ME 243Strength of Materials (Or ESC 205 AND ESC 206)3-4
ME 244Mechanical Design I3
ME 249Materials and Metallurgy3
ME 254Electricity and Controls3
or ME 211 Programmable Logic Controllers
or EE 236 PLC/Programmable Logic Controller
ME 255Fluid Power3
GE 240Product Design and Fabrication4
Engineering Elective3
choose from ME or EGR prefixes
Workplace Experience:
Students may substitute up to six credit hours of appropriate and relevant workplace learning experience for technical courses, and/or electives, included in the program. In order for the workplace learning credit to be counted for the degree requirement, the learning experience must be pre-approved by the department, and an appropriate faculty member must supervise the work.
Total Credit Hours62-65

1ESC 203 is the version of Statics required for the Engineering Science AAS. The prerequisite for ESC 203 is PHY122