Jun 21, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Mechanical Engineering Technology, B.S.

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Reflecting the broad area represented by the Mechanical Engineering Technology field, the program provides students with a solid foundation in basic engineering technology principles while allowing them to pursue cutting edge topics via senior-level electives. This program includes courses that are directed at computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing, and materials selection and management. The majority of the courses incorporate labs, focused on applied mechanical design concepts.

The goal of the Mechanical Engineering Technology major is to provide students with a well-rounded fundamental and application-oriented education focused on the knowledge of existing and new developments in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Graduates of the baccalaureate degree will develop the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills necessary for appropriate careers in local and national industries. To achieve this mission, the Mechanical Engineering Technology program is committed to attaining the following goals for all students:

  • Provide a career-oriented program that prepares students for sustainable employment.
  • Emphasize the latest technological advancements in computer-aided drafting, computer-aided design, and computer-aided manufacturing. Students should be able to apply problem-solving techniques and critical thinking skills at the level required for their professional practice.
  • Provide a learning environment that will enable students to interact with state-of-the-art technological software. Students should gain experience in the application of computer software to analyze and design mechanical systems and automated manufacturing systems.
  • Prepare students to pursue graduate degrees and life-long learning.

The programs are designed to satisfy the educational needs of the urban Houston community by providing a climate that fosters self-awareness, personal growth, and a desire for lifelong learning.

Students in Mechanical Engineering Technology are encouraged to pursue the option to teach through the teachHOUSTON program at http://www.uh.edu/nsm/teachhouston/students/stem-acp/.

Students pursuing a major in Mechanical Engineering Technology must complete the following requirements, in addition to university core and general college requirements.

Mechanical Engineering Technology

University Core

Core Communication (6 semester hours)

Core Mathematics (6 semester hours)

  • Core Mathematics - this program has specified math (see below)
  • Core Math/Reasoning (IDO) - this program has specified math (see below)

Core American History (6 semester hours)

Core Government/Political Science (6 semester hours)

Core Language, Philosophy & Culture (3 semester hours)

Core Creative Arts (3 semester hours)

Core Life & Physical Sciences (6 semester hours)

  • Core Life & Physical Sciences - this program has specified science (see below)
  • Core Life & Physical Sciences - this program has specified science (see below)

Core Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester hours)

  • Core Social & Behavioral Science - this program has recommended course (see below)

Core Writing in the Disciplines (IDO) (3 semester hours)

  • Core Writing in the Disciplines - this program as specified WID (see below)

Undergraduate Bachelor of Science Requirement

  • 6 semester hours MATH courses
  • 6 semester hours Formal Science

Courses required for program that also fullfill core categories:

Mathematics and BS Special Requirements

Social and Behavioral Science

Writing in the Discipline

Departmental Requirements

Mechanical Engineering Technology Major Requirements

Majors in Mechanical Engineering Technology may use no grade below C- in MECT courses to satisfy major degree requirements.

Free electives (3 semester hours)

Major GPA calculated on the major requirements and approved electives

  • 2.00 minimum cumulative grade point average in courses attempted at the University of Houston
  • 36 of the credit hours must be advanced (junior or senior level)
  • Final residency - The last 30 semester hours to be applied toward a bachelor’s degree must be taken in residence at UH
  • 9 advanced credit hours in department of major in residence at UH
  • 124 hours required for this degree
  • Limit of 66 credit hours of lower-level (1000 and 2000 level) transfer credit toward an undergraduate degree at the University of Houston
  • Students may use no more than two semester hours in physical education activity courses
  • Students must satisfy TSI to graduate