Engineering Technology - Mechanical - Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

MET majors learn theory and applications in the fields of manufacturing, product design and development, power systems, machinery, and fluid technology. Our students take courses in mechanisms and machines, computer aided modeling, heat transfer, and instrumentation, to name a few. They find employment in the design and testing of tools, engines, machines, and other complex mechanical devices. MET represents one of the broadest engineering technology disciplines. Our MET students also learn by designing and racing mini-baja cars, designing and constructing machines to help our farmers, and even building systems in other countries.

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700.

Requirements (124 Total Credits)

General Education
State of New Mexico Common Core
Area I: Communications
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition4
Written Communications Elective (ENGL 218G Recommended) 13
Oral Communications Elective (COMM 265G Recommended) 13
Area II: Mathematics - see below
Area III: Laboratory Science
CHEM 110GPrinciples and Applications of Chemistry4
PHYS 211GGeneral Physics I3
or PHYS 215G Engineering Physics I
PHYS 211GLGeneral Physics I Laboratory1
or PHYS 215GL Engineering Physics I Laboratory
Areas IV & V: Social and Behavioral Sciences & Humanities and Fine Arts: Select 15 total credits from Area IV and V, with at least 6 credits from each area:15
Area IV: Social and Behavioral Sciences:
Principles of Macroeconomics (Strongly Recommended)3
Principles of Microeconomics
Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts:
Institution Specific General Education
Viewing a Wider World Electives (must be from two different Colleges) 16
Strongly Recommended Courses:
Elective I: Select one Business Administration, Business Law, Finance or Management Elective
Elective II: Select one from the following:
Natural Resource Economics3
Science & Society3
Energy and Society in the New Millennium3
Engineering Ethics (strongly recommended)3
Science in Modern Society3
Program Specific Requirements
MATH 235Calculus for the Technical Student I3
MATH 236Calculus for the Technical Student II3
Natural Science
PHYS 212GGeneral Physics II3
or PHYS 216G Engineering Physics II
PHYS 212GLGeneral Physics II Laboratory1
or PHYS 216GL Engineering Physics II Laboratory
A ST 311Statistical Applications3
ENGR 100Introduction to Engineering3
I E 451Engineering Economy3
Technical Electives - must be upper division and pre-approved 39
Engineering Technology
E T 110Introduction to 3-D Modeling (Solid Works) 23
E T 182Digital Logic 23
E T 190Applied Circuits 24
E T 217
217 L
Manufacturing Processes
and Manufacturing Processes Lab
E T 210Intermediate 3-D Modeling (Solid Works)3
E T 240Applied Statics3
E T 241Applied Dynamics3
E T 262Software Technology I 23
E T 305Introduction to Product Design 23
E T 306
306 L
Fundamental and Applied Thermodynamics
and Thermodynamics Lab
E T 308
308 L
Fluid Technology
and Fluid Technology Lab
E T 310
310 L
Applied Strength of Materials
and Applied Strength of Materials Lab
E T 328Kinematics of Machines 23
E T 396Heat Transfer and Applications 23
E T 402Instrumentation3
E T 410Senior Seminar1
E T 426Analysis and Design of Machine Elements 23
E T 435Senior Project 23
Total Credits124

See the required courses section of the catalog for a full list of courses.


Courses with built-in laboratory component.


 See a MET advisor or the pre-approved list in the ETSE office.

Recommended Freshman Year

Plan of Study Grid
CHEM 110G Principles and Applications of Chemistry 4
E T 110 Introduction to 3-D Modeling (Solid Works) 3
E T 182 Digital Logic 3
E T 190 Applied Circuits 4
ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition 4
E T 210 Intermediate 3-D Modeling (Solid Works) 3
ENGR 100 Introduction to Engineering 3
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
Humanities & Fine Arts Elective 3
E T 217
217 L
Manufacturing Processes
and Manufacturing Processes Lab
 Total Credits35

Concentration: Renewable Energy Technologies

Students can fulfill the requirements for the Renewable Energy Technologies concentration within the ET M majors by judicious selection of the three required technical electives. The selection of these electives will not require any additional credits beyond those of the major.

E T 381Renewable Energy Technologies3
Select three (9 credits) from the following:6
Building Utilities3
Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technology3
Solar Energy Technologies3
Wind and Water Energy Technologies3
Heating and Air-Conditioning Systems3
Heating/Air-Conditioning System
E T 435Senior Project3
or E T 420 Senior Internship
Total Credits12

E T 420 Senior Internship must be completed within a field of renewable energy field and/or Capstone Design Project must be related to a renewable energy application.