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 Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC of ABET),

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. ( 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 ( 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;

(120 credit minimum)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
MATH 138 General Calculus I 3
PHYS 102 General Physics 3
PHYS 102A General Physics Lab 1
MET 103 Engineering Graphics and Intro. to CAD 2
ENGL 101 English Composition: Introduction to Academic Writing 3
CS 106 Roadmap to Computing for Engineers 3
ET 101 Introduction to Engineering Technology 0
FYS SEM First-Year Student Seminar 0
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
MATH 238 General Calculus II 3
PHYS 103 General Physics 3
PHYS 103A General Physics Lab 1
MET 105 Applied Computer Aided Design 2
ENGL 102 English Composition: Introduction to Writing for Research 3
ECON 201
or Society, Technology, and the Environment
 Term Credits15
Second Year
1st Semester
MET 235 Statics for Technology 3
Technical Elective 3
ECET 201 Circuits I 3
History and Humanities GER 200 level 3
Select one of the following: 3
Technical Elective
Chemical Technology
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
MET 236 Dynamics for Technology 2
MET 237 Strength of Materials for Technology 3
ME 215 Engineering Materials and Processes 3
Free Elective (2xx or 3xx) 3
Technical Elective 3
 Term Credits14
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
COM 313 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
Select one of the following: * 3
Technical Elective
Chemical Technology
Free Elective (3xx) 3
 Term Credits15
Fourth Year
1st Semester
MNET 315 Industrial Statistics 3
MET 415 Automatic Control Systems 3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
Select one of the following: 3
Computer Design Fundamentals for Computer Technology
Visual Basic.NET for Engineering Technology
Technical Elective 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
MNET 414 Industrial Cost Analysis 3
MET 450 Mech Design Capstone Project 3
Humanities and Social Science Senior Seminar GER 3
Technical Elective 3
Technical Elective 3
 Term Credits15
 Total Credits120

Chem 301 Chemical Technology is a required course to be taken either first semester sophomore year for NJIT sophomores, or second semester junior year for Upper Division Transfer Students.

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 GER.

Suggested Technical Electives

MET 205Advanced Computer Aided Design3
IE 224Production Process 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 300Concepts In Machining3
MNET 318Mnfg Process Design3
MNET 405Numc Control Machn Tools3
MNET 416Production Scheduling3
MNET 422Tool Design3
MNET 303Advanced Techniques in CAD/CAM3
MNET 420Quality Systems3
CPT 330Software Web Applications for Engineering Technology I3
CPT 341Visual Basic.NET for Engineering Technology3

 Additional courses from other departments may be substituted as Technical Electives after obtaining prior approval from the MET Program Coordinator.


Co-op courses must be approved by the MET Program Coordinator and Career Development Services. MET 395 Co-op Work Experience I is taken as an elective for degree credit. Students taking full time Co-op may only register for a maximum of 9 credits including Co-op. Students taking part time Co-op may only register for a maximum of 15 credits.

See the General Education Requirements  “Refer to the General Education Requirements for specific information for GER courses"

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.