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 (Note: not all programs listed are offered in Qatar). The freshman year is slightly different for chemical engineering in that students take CHEM 101/CHEM 111 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 andCHEM 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.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
CHEM 107 General Chemistry for Engineering Students 1,4 3
CHEM 117 General Chemistry for Engineering Students Laboratory 1,4 1
ENGL 103
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition 1
or Composition and Rhetoric
3
ENGR 102 Engineering Lab I - Computation 1 2
MATH 151 Engineering Mathematics I 1,2 4
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
CHEM 102
CHEM 112
Fundamentals of Chemistry II
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory II 1,4
4
ENGR 216/PHYS 216 Experimental Physics and Engineering Lab II: Mechanics 1 2
MATH 152 Engineering Mathematics II 1 4
PHYS 206 Newtonian Mechanics for Engineering and Science 1 3
University Core Curriculum 3,5 3-6
 Semester Credit Hours15-16
 Total Semester Credit Hours31-32
Plan of Study Grid
Second Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGR 217/PHYS 217 Experimental Physics and Engineering Lab III - Electricity and Magnetism 1 2
MMET 105 Engineering Graphics 1 2
MMET 181 Manufacturing and Assembly Processes I 1 3
MMET 206 Nonmetallic Materials 1 3
PHYS 207 Electricity and Magnetism for Engineering and Science 1 3
STAT 211 Principles of Statistics I 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
MMET 207 Metallic Materials 1 3
MMET 275 Mechanics for Technologists 1 3
MMET 281 Manufacturing and Assembly Processes II 1 3
ISEN 302 Economic Analysis of Engineering Projects 1 2
Select one of the following: 3
Technical and Business Writing  
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Third Year
Fall
ENGR 482/PHIL 482 Ethics and Engineering 3
IDIS 300 Industrial Electricity 1 4
MMET 303 Fluid Mechanics and Power 1 4
MMET 376 Strength of Materials 1 4
MMET 380 Computer-Aided Manufacturing 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Spring
MMET 320 Quality Assurance 1 3
MMET 361 Product Design and Solid Modeling 1 3
MMET 363 Mechanical Design Applications I 1 3
MMET 383 Manufacturing Information Systems 1 4
Technical elective 1,6 3
High Impact Experience 7 0
High Impact Experience  
 Semester Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall
MMET 370 Thermodynamics for Technologists 1 4
MMET 402 Inspection Methods and Procedures 1 3
MMET 410 Manufacturing Automation and Robotics 1 3
MMET 429 Managing People and Projects in a Technological Society 1 3
MMET 463 Mechanical Design Applications II 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
MMET 412 Production and Inventory Planning 1 3
MMET 422 Manufacturing Technology Projects 1 2
Technical elective 1,6 3
University Core Curriculum 3 6
 Semester Credit Hours14
 Total Semester Credit Hours97

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

Total Program Hours 128