Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology - BS

Manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology (MMET) prepares students for dynamic careers in industry. Graduates are versatile and effective in diverse areas that require understanding of the dependencies among material properties, product design, costs, manufacturing systems, and process technologies. The student views manufacturing from an enterprise and system perspective, recognizing the importance of customer and supplier interactions. To meet these diverse needs, this degree program provides a foundation of mathematics, science, and specialized technical courses, as well as preparation in oral and written communication. The three main areas of concentration are product design, manufacturing systems integration and automation, and quality assessment. Studies in these areas are supported by a solid foundation in materials and manufacturing processes.

The Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org/.

Program Mission

The mission of the Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology program at Texas A&M University is to provide a high-quality, application-oriented education producing professionals who can effectively contribute to leadership, the advancement of manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology, and improved performance of industrial endeavors. The educational mission is complemented by applied research and the development of new interdisciplinary technology that mutually benefits the university and its industrial, governmental, and academic collaborators. The people in the program are committed to providing service and leadership in the promotion and advancement of the University and the profession.

Program Educational Objectives

The MMET program prepares students who after a few years after graduation:

  • Demonstrate manufacturing and mechanical technical knowledge, problem solving skills, and implementation skills for careers in design, installation, operations, technical sales, or service functions in industry;
  • Demonstrate increasing level of leadership and responsibility;
  • Exhibit both immediate and sustainable productivity in a dynamic work environment.

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
ENDG 105Engineering Graphics 12
MMET 181Manufacturing and Assembly Processes I 13
Select one from: 3
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Technical and Business Writing  
MMET 206Nonmetallic Materials 13
STAT 211Principles of Statistics I 13
University Core Curriculum 33
 Term Semester Credit Hours17
Spring
MMET 207Metallic Materials 13
MMET 275Mechanics for Technologists 13
MMET 281Manufacturing and Assembly Processes II 13
ISEN 302Economic Analysis of Engineering Projects 12
University Core Curriculum 33
 Term Semester Credit Hours14
Third Year
Fall
ENGR 482/PHIL 482Ethics and Engineering 3
IDIS 300Industrial Electricity 1,64
MMET 303Fluid Mechanics and Power 1,64
MMET 376Strength of Materials 1,64
MMET 380Computer-Aided Manufacturing 1,63
 Term Semester Credit Hours18
Spring
MMET 320Quality Assurance 1,63
MMET 361Product Design and Solid Modeling 1,63
MMET 363Mechanical Design Applications I 1,63
MMET 383Manufacturing Information Systems 1,64
Technical elective 1,5,73
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall
MMET 370Thermodynamics for Technologists 1,64
MMET 402Inspection Methods and Procedures 1,63
MMET 410Manufacturing Automation and Robotics 1,63
MMET 429Managing People and Projects in a Technological Society 1,63
MMET 463Mechanical Design Applications II 1,63
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
MMET 412Production and Inventory Planning 1,63
MMET 422Manufacturing Technology Projects 1,62
Technical elective (advisor approved) 1,53
University Core Curriculum 36
 Term Semester Credit Hours14
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 95
5

See departmental advisor for a list of approved technical electives. Students interested in Co-op may use ENGR 385 for up to 3 semester credit hours. ENTC 485 is not for general use as a technical elective.

6

Completion of ENGL 104, MATH 151, MATH 152, CHEM 107/CHEM 117, and PHYS 218 with a C or better required.

7

Must be a 300- or 400-level course in MMET or other technical area and should be selected in consultation with a student’s advisor.   

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

Total Program Hours 128