The Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) program prepares graduates with knowledge, problem solving ability, and hands-on skills to enter careers in the design, installation, manufacturing, testing, evaluation, technical sales, or maintenance of mechanical systems.  Our graduates typically have strengths in the analysis, applied design, development, implementation, or oversight of advanced mechanical systems and processes. 

The MET program emphasizes hands-on experience and the use of state-of-the-art computer software in the fields of mechanical design, automatic controls, power generation, CAD/CAM, HVAC, and engineering sales.  The program also provides a background in mathematics and science, which is sufficient to allow students to go on to graduate school, and also obtain a professional engineering license.    This program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC of ABET), http://abet.org

Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the Professional Engineer’s examination in New Jersey with the appropriate experience, as determined by the New Jersey Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. (http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/pels/).  Graduates of the program are also eligible to pursue graduate degrees in mechanical engineering, management or related areas and students may participate in the BS/MS Program (http://www.njit.edu/graduatestudies/program-options/bs-ms/index.php).     The full four-year curriculum for the program is shown below.  Students who wish to enter the program as a transfer student are typically students with an A.A.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology and should have completed most or all of the courses, or their equivalents, in the first two years of the program as shown below.  In the case of all students, both four-year and transfer, a minimum of 128 credits is required for graduation.

Program Educational Objectives

  • Our graduates will possess the strengths to obtain and advance in positions that require analysis, applied design, development, implementation, or oversight of mechanical systems and processes. 
  • Our graduates will have the knowledge, problem solving ability, and hands-on skills to be successful in careers in the design, installation, manufacturing, testing, evaluation, technical sales, or maintenance of mechanical systems.
  • Our graduates will have the foundation to take advantage of opportunities for life-long learning and professional development.

Student Outcomes

  • 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 of 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;
  • a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement;
  • technical expertise in dynamics, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics;
  • technical expertise having added technical depth in mechanical design, solid mechanics, and electro-mechanical devices and controls.

(128 credits)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterTerm Credits
MATH 138 General Calculus I 3
PHYS 102 General Physics 3
PHYS 102A General Physics Laboratory 1
MET 103 Engineering Graphics and Intro. to CAD 2
HUM 101 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I 3
CS 106 Roadmap to Computing Engineers 3
ET 101 Introduction to Engineering Technology 0
FRSH SEM Freshman Seminar 0
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
MATH 238 General Calculus II 3
PHYS 103 General Physics 3
PHYS 103A General Physics Laboratory 1
MET 105 Applied Computer Aided Design 2
HUM 102 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II 3
EPS 202 Society, Technology, and the Environment (or Rutgers Equivalent:GUR Elective) 3
Physical Education 1
 Term Credits16
Second Year
1st Semester
MET 235 Statics for Technology 3
Technical Elective 3
ECET 201 Circuits I 3
Select one of the following: 3
The Pre-Modern World  
The Modern World  
The Twentieth-Century World  
CHEM 301 Chemical Technology (or Technical Elective for Transfer Students) 3
Physical Education 1
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
MET 236 Dynamics for Technology 2
MET 237 Strength of Materials for Technology 3
ME 215 Engineering Materials and Processes 3
Free Eelctive 3
ECON 201 Economics 3
Technical Elective 3
 Term Credits17
Third Year
1st Semester
MATH 309 Mathematical Analysis for Technology 4
MET 301 Analysis and Design of Machine Elements I 3
MET 303 Applied Thermodynamics 3
MET 314 Dynamics of Machinery 3
ENG 352 Technical Writing 3
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
MET 302 Analysis and Design of Machine Elements II 3
MET 304 Applied Fluid Mechanics 3
ECET 329 Analog and Digital Electronics 3
CHEM 301 Chemical Technology (or Technical Elective for Transfer Students) 3
Free Elective 3
 Term Credits15
Fourth Year
1st Semester
MET 401 Mechanical Design Project I 2
MET 415 Automatic Control Systems 3
MNET 414 Industrial Cost Analysis 3
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) :GUR Elective 3
Technical Elective 3
Technical Elective 3
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
MGMT 390 Principles of Management 3
MET 448 Mechanical Design Project II 1
MNET 315 Industrial Statistics 3
Capstone Seminar Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level):GUR Elective 3
Technical Elective 3
Technical Elective 3
 Term Credits16
 Total Credits128

Electives

Open Elective in Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) GUR
Select one of the following 300-level courses:
ENG 3XX
English course
HIST 3XX
History course
LIT 3XX
Literature course
PHIL 3XX
Philosophy course
STS 3XX
Science, Technology and Society course
SS 3XX
Social Science course
THTR 3XX
Theater course
3XX
Approved 300-level course at Rutgers-Newark
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) GUR
Select one of the following 300-level courses:
LIT 3XX
Literature course
HIST 3XX
History course
PHIL 3XX
Philosophy course
STS 3XX
Science, Technology and Society course
3XX
Approved 300-level course at Rutgers-Newark approved by the Humanities department
Capstone Seminar in Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) GUR
Take one of the following. Honors College students take honors section:3
Humanities Senior Seminar - Literature
Humanities Senior Seminar - History
Humanities Senior Seminar - Philosophy
Humanities Senior Seminar - English
Humanities Senior Seminar - Theater
Humanities Senior Seminar - Science, Technology, and Society
Humanities Senior Seminar - Social Science

Free Electives

Consult the program coordinator. Students entering with fewer than 9 credits in humanities/social science must take an appropriate humanities/social science course to fulfill the NJIT GUR.

Suggested Technical Electives

MET 205Advanced Computer Aided Design3
MET 307Plastics Technology3
MET 308Plastics Processing Techniques3
MET 395Co-op Work Experience I3
MET 403Applied Thermodynamics II3
MET 404Applied Heat Transfer3
MET 407Structural Design3
MET 409AirConditioning and Refrigeration3
MET 495Co-op Work Experience II3
MNET 303Advanced Techniques in CAD/CAM3
MNET 420Quality Systems3
CPT 330Software Web Applications for Engineering Technology I3
CPT 341Visual Basic.NET for Engineering Technology3

This curriculum represents the maximum number of credits per semester for which a student is advised to register.  A full-time credit load is 12 credits.  First-year students are placed in a curriculum that positions them for success which may result in additional time needed to complete curriculum requirements. Continuing students should consult with their academic advisor to determine the appropriate credit load. 

Co-op

Co-op courses must be approved by the faculty advisor in the student's major department. For the B.S.E.T. option in Mechanical Engineering Technology, MET 395 Co-op Work Experience I may be taken as a technical elective, and may, with the approval of the department and Career Services, be taken in the sophomore year. MET 495 Co-op Work Experience II, which is the second co-op course, may be taken as zero credits.