Bachelor of Science, Major in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Bachelor of Science, Major in Mechanical Engineering Technology
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Degree Specific Requirements
COSC 1436Programming Fundamentals I 24
MATH 1420Calculus I 14
PHYS 1301
PHYS 1101
General Phy-Mechanics & Heat
and General Physics Laboratory I
4
PHYS 1302
PHYS 1102
Gen Phy-Snd,Lght, Elec, & Mag
and General Physics Laboratory II
4
Major: Foundation
ETDD 1361Engineering Graphics3
ETDD 43883D Parametric Design3
ETEC 1010Engineering Foundations 32
ETEC 2382Manufacturing Processes3
ETEC 3367Engineering Materials Techn3
ETEC 3375Statics3
ETEC 4376Strength of Materials3
ETEC 4378HVAC Systems3
ETEC 4399Senior Design3
ETEE 1340Introduction to Circuits3
ETEE 2320Circuits and Systems3
ETEE 3360Electrical Power & Machinery3
ETEE 3373Control Systems Technology3
ETME 2305Engineering Analysis Methods3
ETME 3376Engineering Dynamics3
ETME 3378Applied Fluid Mechanics3
ETME 4376Applied Thermodynamics3
ETME 4385Mechanical Design3
ETSM 3386Industrial Safety3
Major: Prescribed Electives
Select two of the following:6
Product Design & Development
Material Hand & Plant Layout
Solar and Wind Energy Systems
Alternative Energy Technology
Work Base Mentorship
Microcontroller Applications
Automation & PLCs
Minor: Not Required 4,5
Total Hours120
1

MATH 1420 requires the following prerequisites: C or better in MATH 1410, or MATH 1314 and MATH 1316 with a grade of C or higher, or high school equivalent.  MATH 1410 is recommended. Satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement Component Area II (Mathematics).  

2

ETME major students must take a specific class section of COSC 1436 to learn C (C++) programming. Students must consult with academic advisors to learn which class section of COSC 1436 offers C (C++) programming. 

3

Mechanical Engineering Technology major students must take ETEC 1010 for two credit hours section to learn necessary software skills for this major. 

4

A minor is not required for this degree program; however, a student has the option to add a minor, but to do so additional semester credits hours may be needed above the degree program’s stated total semester credit hours. 

5

All minors can be paired with this degree program.

Notes

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area I3Component Area I3
Component Area II3Component Area III4
Component Area IV3Component Area IX1
ETDD 13613ETEE 13403
ETEC 101012MATH 142024
 14 15
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area VI3Component Area VI3
Component Area VII3Component Area VII3
COSC 143634ETEE 23203
ETEC 23823ETME 23053
PHYS 1301
PHYS 1101
4PHYS 1302
PHYS 1102
4
 17 16
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area VIII3Component Area III4
Component Area IX3ETEE 33603
ETEC 33673ETEE 33733
ETEC 33753ETME 33763
ETSM 33863ETME 33783
 15 16
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area V3ETEC 43783
ETDD 43883ETME 43763
ETEC 43763ETME 43853
ETEC 43993Prescribed Electives3
Prescribed Electives3 
 15 12
Total Hours: 120
1

Mechanical Engineering Technology major students must take ETEC 1010 for two credit hours section to learn necessary software skills for this major.

2

MATH 1420 requires the following prerequisites: C or better in MATH 1410, or MATH 1314 and MATH 1316 with a grade of C or higher, or high school equivalent.  MATH 1410 is recommended. Satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement Component Area II (Mathematics).  

3

ETME major students must take a specific class section of COSC 1436 to learn C (C++) programming. Students must consult with academic advisors to learn which class section of COSC 1436 offers C (C++) programming.

Notes

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.

A minor is not required for this degree program; however, a student has the option to add a minor, but to do so additional semester credits hours will be needed above the degree program’s stated total semester credit hours. 

All minors can be paired with this degree program. 

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Advanced mechanical discipline knowledge.
  • Application of design and analysis concepts to mechanical engineering and technology.
  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes and equipment.
  • Knowledge of industry standards, quality assurance, and ethics.
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to logically solve practical problems.