Mechanical Engineering Technology
The ABET-accredited Mechanical Engineering Technology program in the Department of Engineering Technology at the University of North Texas focuses on the applications of science and engineering to analyze, design, develop, implement and oversee advanced mechanical systems and processes. The program is built upon a strong foundation of science, mathematics and technical course work designed to meet the diverse needs of a mechanical engineering technologist. Students in the program are being trained to work in a team-oriented, concurrent engineering environment.
Engineering technologists must be capable in both design and manufacturing in order to position themselves as economic and industry front-runners and to take advantage of global growth. The Department of Engineering Technology is preparing students to do just that, as our Mechanical Engineering Technology emphasis places primary focus on the design and analysis of products, tools, machines and components needed in the world today.
In this program, students will study:
- Data collection and analysis
- Mechanical Design
- Industrial operation
- Fluid mechanics
- Heat transfer
- Product design and development
- Assembly and detail drawing of machine parts
- Computer-aided engineering
- Engineering graphics
- Manufacturing processes and materials
- Strength of materials
- Quality assurance
A degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology can also help you secure a position in the manufacturing sector and lead a rewarding career. Computer-aided design, engineering and manufacturing software are in the many computer labs at UNT's Discovery Park.
Faculty members have an average of 10 years industrial experience. They have worked for companies such as Airgas Inc., Boeing Military, Electrotest, General Dynamics (Lockheed Martin), General Electric, Integrated Technologies Inc., and Los Alamos National Laboratory. They also hold degrees in aerospace, civil, electrical, mechanical, metallurgical, and nuclear engineering, and engineering technology.
Faculty members have a wide array of research interests, affording students the opportunity to choose from a variety of areas for their projects in the Capstone course sequence. Current research interests include:
- Conceptualized systems
- Cryogenic power sources
- Environmental concerns
- Finite element techniques
- Fluid dynamics
- Industrial adhesives
- Industrial training
- Materials engineering
- Metal and ceramic matrix composites
- Plastics processing
- Process control systems
- Space nuclear reactors
- Surface coatings
- Transportation materials
- Welding and joining
Students pursuing Mechanical Engineering Technology have a number of state-of-the-art machines and laboratories at their fingertips, with which they complete real-world research on current industry issues. The use of this advanced equipment, completion of practical studies and achievement of valued skills prepares UNT’s engineering graduates for their future careers and establishes them as a highly desired talent by some of the nation’s top companies.
Program Education Objectives
- Graduates are expected to perform all functions assigned to a Mechanical Engineering Technologist in the following areas of mechanical engineering practice including mechanical, thermal, and fluid systems design, materials and manufacturing processes,
- Graduates are expected to demonstrate an ability to define, formulate, and solve mechanical engineering problems through the application of competent technical and ethical capabilities.
- Graduates are expected to exercise communication and teamwork skills, demonstrate an appreciation of local and global social values, and display an understanding of the social, technical, and environmental implications of technology.
- Graduates are expected to demonstrate continued professional advancement through life-long learning opportunities, in-service training, and engagement with professional organizations.
- Graduates have an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of their disciplines,
- Graduates have an ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology,
- Graduates have an ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes,
- Graduates have an ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to program objectives,
- Graduates have an ability to function effectively on teams,
- Graduates have an ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems,
- Graduates have an ability to communicate effectively,
- Graduates have a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning,
- Graduates have an ability to understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities,
- Graduates have a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues
- Graduates have a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement,
- Graduates must demonstrate technical expertise in engineering materials, statics, dynamics, strength of materials, fluid power or fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and either electrical power or electronics.
- Graduates must demonstrate technical expertise having added technical depth in a minimum of three subject areas chosen from: manufacturing processes, mechanical design, computer-aided engineering graphics, engineering materials, solid mechanics, fluids, thermal sciences, electro-mechanical devices and controls, and industrial operations, and
- Graduates must demonstrate expertise in applied physics having an emphasis in applied mechanics, plus added technical topics in physics and inorganic chemistry principles appropriate to the program objectives.