Multidisciplinary Engineering Technology - BS

Multidisciplinary Engineering Technology (MXET) prepares students for careers requiring an understanding of complex mechanical, electronic, embedded, and control systems.  Emphasis areas of study allow students to apply these general concepts to specific focus areas such as mechatronics.  While graduates of the program receive a rigorous technical education and typically take engineering and technology positions within industry, they are also well prepared for positions in technical sales and project management. The MXET curriculum is based on a strong underpinning of engineering math and science courses followed by a core technical sequence. This core includes both mechanical and electronic fundamentals, principles and design concepts with a focus on embedded systems and control of industrial robotic, automation and manufacturing systems.  Throughout their curriculum, students work on multiple open-ended projects to design, implement, test, and evaluate mechanical and electronic hardware and software systems. One of the most unique aspects of the Multidisciplinary Engineering Technology program is that almost every technical course provides a hands-on laboratory experience using facilities equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, and industry-standard design and analysis packages. The technical curriculum is augmented with courses in the particular emphasis areas, written and oral communications, and technical project management. A team-based industry-sponsored capstone design sequence provides a challenging opportunity to apply technical, managerial, and communications skills to solving a real-world problem.

MXET Program Mission

The Multidisciplinary Engineering Technology Program at Texas A&M University prepares graduates for immediate impact and long-term career success by providing a real-world experiential education coupled with personalized undergraduate experiences in mechanical, electronic, control and computer systems, as well as engineering design and development.

MXET Program Educational Objectives

The program educational objectives of the BS MXET degree program are to produce graduates who, within two to five years after graduation, will:

  • Possess and demonstrate technical knowledge of the design, manufacture, sales, and service of complex systems that span multiple engineering technology disciplines.
  • Demonstrate increasing level of leadership and responsibility.
  • Exhibit productivity in a dynamic work environment through a commitment to lifelong learning.
  • Exhibit a commitment to professional ethics in their professional career.

A continuous cycle of assessment and program improvement is used to ensure that these objectives are being met. Through interactions with industry and academic partners, the Multidisciplinary Engineering Technology program offers a state-of-the-art curriculum that produces successful graduates.

The freshman year is identical for degrees in aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, electronic systems engineering technology, industrial distribution, industrial engineering, manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology, mechanical engineering, multidisciplinary engineering technology, nuclear engineering, ocean engineering, and petroleum engineering. The freshman year is slightly different for chemical engineering in that students take CHEM 101/CHEM 111 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 and CHEM 102/CHEM 112. Biomedical Engineering also requires a two semester sequence of chemistry courses consisting of CHEM 101/CHEM 111 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 and CHEM 102/CHEM 112.  Students pursuing degrees in biological and agricultural engineering should refer to the specific curriculum for this major. It is recognized that many students will change the sequence and number of courses taken in any semester. Deviations from the prescribed course sequence, however, should be made with care to ensure that prerequisites for all courses are met.

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 104Composition and Rhetoric 13
ENGR 111Foundations of Engineering I 12
MATH 151Engineering Mathematics I 1,24
PHYS 218Mechanics 14
University Core Curriculum 33
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
CHEM 107General Chemistry for Engineering Students 1,43
CHEM 117General Chemistry for Engineering Students Laboratory 11
ENGR 112Foundations of Engineering II 12
MATH 152Engineering Mathematics II 14
PHYS 208Electricity and Optics 14
University Core Curriculum 33
 Term Semester Credit Hours17
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 33
1

A grade of C or better is required.

2

Entering students will be given a math placement exam. Test results will be used in selecting the appropriate starting course which may be at a higher or lower level.

3

Of the 18 hours shown as University Core Curriculum electives, 3 must be from creative arts (for Industrial Distribution this is 3 hours from language, philosophy and culture, see IDIS curriculum for more information), 3 from social and behavioral sciences, 6 from American history, and 6 from government/political science. The required 6 hours from international and cultural diversity may be met by courses satisfying the creative arts, social and behavioral sciences (for Industrial Distribution this is language, philosophy and culture), and American history requirements if they are also on the approved list of international and cultural diversity courses.

4

BMEN and CHEN require 8 hours of freshman chemistry, which may be satisfied by CHEM 101/CHEM 111 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 and CHEM 102/CHEM 112; Credit by Examination (CBE) for CHEM 101/CHEM 111 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 plus CHEM 102/CHEM 112; or 8 hours of CBE for CHEM 101/CHEM 111 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 and CHEM 102/CHEM 112.

Second Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ESET 210Circuit Analysis 14
ESET 219Digital Electronics 14
MMET 207Metallic Materials 13
MMET 275Mechanics for Technologists 13
Mathematics Elective 1,53
 Term Semester Credit Hours17
Spring
ESET 269Embedded Systems Development in C 13
ESET 350Analog Electronics 14
MMET 303Fluid Mechanics and Power 14
MMET 376Strength of Materials 14
University Core Curriculum 33
 Term Semester Credit Hours18
Third Year
Fall
ESET 349Microcontroller Architecture 14
MMET 361Product Design and Solid Modeling 13
MMET 370Thermodynamics for Technologists 14
Dynamics 1,63
Select one: 3
Technical and Business Writing  
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
 Term Semester Credit Hours17
Spring
ESET 359Electronic Instrumentation 14
ESET 369Embedded Systems Software 14
MMET 363Mechanical Design Applications I 13
Mechatronics I 1,63
University Core Curriculum 33
 Term Semester Credit Hours17
Fourth Year
Fall
ESET 419 or MMET 429Engineering Technology Capstone I or Managing People and Projects in a Technological Society 13
ESET 462Control Systems 14
Mechatronics II 1,63
Technical Elective 1,52
 Term Semester Credit Hours12
Spring
ESET 420 or MMET 422Engineering Technology Capstone II or Manufacturing Technology Projects 12
Technical Elective 1,52
ENGR 482/PHIL 482Ethics and Engineering 3
University Core Curriculum 36
 Term Semester Credit Hours13
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 94
5

See a departmental advisor for a list of approved electives.

6

 This is a new course, see a departmental advisor for the correct course number.

This curriculum lists the minimum number of classes required for graduation. Additional courses may be taken.

Total Program Hours 127