Multidisciplinary Engineering Technology - BS, Electro Marine Engineering Technology Track
Multidisciplinary Engineering Technology (MXET) prepares students for careers requiring an understanding of technical problems and systems that combine principles from two or more engineering technology disciplines. The degree is designed to be flexible, giving the student a strong background in electronic and mechanical systems, which is then augmented with a 29-hour focus area. Graduates of the program receive a rigorous technical education and typically take engineering and technology positions appropriate to their focus area of study. The MXET curriculum is based on a strong underpinning of engineering math and science courses followed by a core technical sequence. This core includes mechanical, electronic and embedded systems/software fundamentals, principles and design concepts. 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 most technical courses provide a hands-on laboratory experience using state-of-the-art equipment and industry-standard design and analysis software. The technical curriculum is augmented with courses in written/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 solve 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, computer and communication 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 an 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 careers.
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 MXET program has a common core of courses and 29 additional credit hours that allow students to gain further experience with the focus area of choice. Currently, there are three focus areas, each representing a track of the MXET program. These tracks are mechatronics, STEM education, and electro-marine engineering technology. The MXET program is offered at three distinct locations: College Station, Galveston, and McAllen.
Electro Marine Engineering Technology Track
The Electro Marine Engineering Technology track has an emphasis in marine mechatronics, a multidisciplinary field that includes a combination of electrical, mechanical, communications, control, and marine engineering technology topics. Students interested in wireless communications, automation, instrumentation and/or robotics will gain hands-on experience with a focus on marine electronic systems. Additionally, students graduating with this degree and obtaining a license will be well prepared to become an electronic technology officer (ETO). In the near future, at least one ETO will be required on each sailing vessel.
This program is approved to be offered at the Texas A&M University at Galveston campus.