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.

MXET Tracks

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 represents 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 possessing 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.

The freshman year is identical for degrees in aerospace engineering, architectural engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, electronic systems engineering technology, environmental engineering, industrial distribution, industrial engineering, interdisciplinary 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, biomedical engineering and materials science and engineering degrees in that students take CHEM 119 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 and CHEM 120.  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
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 3
Select one of the following: 3-4
Fundamentals of Chemistry II 4  
 
 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
ESET 210
Circuit Analysis 1
or Circuit Analysis
4
ESET 219 Digital Electronics 1 4
PHYS 207 Electricity and Magnetism for Engineering and Science 1 3
Math elective 1, 6 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
ESET 269 Embedded Systems Development in C 1 3
ESET 350
Analog Electronics 1
or Marine Analog Electronics
4
MMET 207
Metallic Materials 1
or Metallurgy for Marine Engineers
3
MMET 275 Mechanics for Technologists 1 3
MMET 370
Thermodynamics for Technologists 1
or Thermodynamics for Technologists
4
 Semester Credit Hours17
Third Year
Fall
ESET 211 Power Systems and Circuit Applications 1,7 3
ESET 349 Microcontroller Architecture 1,7 4
MMET 376
Strength of Materials 1
or Strength of Materials
4
MXET 375 Applied Dynamic Systems 1 3
Select one of the following: 3
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Technical and Business Writing  
 Semester Credit Hours17
Spring
ESET 315 Local-and-Metropolitan-Area Networks 1, 7 4
ESET 359 Electronic Instrumentation 1 4
ESET 369 Embedded Systems Software 1,7 4
MMET 363 Mechanical Design Applications I 1 3
High Impact Experience 8 0
High Impact Experience  
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
ESET 355 Electromagnetics and High Frequency Systems 1,7 4
ESET 419 Engineering Technology Capstone I 1 3
MXET 300 Mechatronics I – Mobile Robotic Systems 1,7 3
University Core Curriculum 3 6
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
ESET 420 Engineering Technology Capstone II 1 2
ESET 455 Wireless Transmission Systems 1,7 4
MARE 402 Shipboard Automation and Control 1,7 3
University Core Curriculum 3 6
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours96

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

Total Program Hours 127