Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology in Mechanical Engineering Technology

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Credits Required for Graduation 186
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Please Note: Undergraduate classes are moving to semesters beginning Fall 2016. Learn more here.

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology degree provides students with the opportunity to develop strengths in the analysis, applied design, development, implementation, and oversight of mechanical systems and processes.

Featuring courses in technical literacy, mathematics, technology, physical sciences, chemical principles, thermodynamics, materials, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics, this rigorous, hands-on, experiential undergraduate degree program offers students the choice of four degree specializations that include power and alternative energy systems, mechanical systems design, electro-mechanical systems, and computer-aided design/manufacturing systems.


The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) Program is to prepare competent and well-grounded engineering professionals that are capable to provide and communicate effective solutions to technical problems in traditional and innovative areas associated with the discipline of mechanical engineering.

Program Objectives

The objective of the Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) Program at Northeastern University is to prepare graduates such that within a few years of graduation they are able to secure for themselves a successful engineering career and contribute decisively to the improvement and development of technology by demonstrating their ability to: 

    1. Address and solve complex and broadly defined engineering problems related to their discipline and field of specialization
    2. Work as team members, show leadership, and communicate technical concepts and ideas effectively
    3. Manifest a high level of professional integrity, and make ethical decisions that will have a positive impact on the organization and society
    4. Embrace and practice lifelong learning, continue personal growth, and professional self-improvement

Graduates of the MET program at the College of Professional Studies have the opportunity to acquire knowledge, abilities, and hands-on skills to address technical needs in areas such as: Energy Conversion and Utilization, Biomedical Technology, Advanced Engineering Materials and Nanotechnology, Innovative Vehicular Transportation, Advanced Manufacturing, and other similar areas of mechanical engineering technology of current and future national and global societal interest and need.

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Student Learning Outcomes

The curriculum of the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program offered by the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University will enable students to develop:

a. Ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly defined engineering technology activities

b. Ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies

c. Ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes

d. Ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives

e. Ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team

f. Ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly defined engineering technology problems

g. Ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature

h. Understanding of the need for, and ability to engage in, self-directed continuing professional development

i. An understanding of, and commitment to address, professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity

j. Knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context

k. Commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement

Enrollment, Graduation Rate, and Persistence Rate

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology in Mechanical Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.

ABET, Inc.
111 Market Place, Suite 1050
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012
Phone: 410-347-7700


Please Note: Undergraduate classes are moving to semesters beginning Fall 2016. Learn more here.

Please note: Students who started this program prior to Fall 2015 should follow the curriculum reflected on their manual degree audit, which can be obtained by contacting their academic advisor.

Engineering Technology Core Curriculum (40 q.h.)

Engineering Technology degrees in The Lowell Institute School integrate a set of course requirements that ensure all of our graduates possess a well-rounded background and understanding of the world.

Written Communication (4 q.h.)

ENG 1004 College English 1 3 q.h.
ENG 1014 Writing Lab for ENG 1004  1 q.h. 

Technical Literacy (13 q.h.)

ETG 1005 Introduction to Engineering Technology 4 q.h.
ETC 1015 Introduction to Computer Organization 3 q.h.
ETC 1017 Introduction to Computer Hardware 3 q.h.
ETG 2010 Applications for Data Analysis 3 q.h.

Mathematics (9 q.h.)

MTH 1001 College Algebra 1 3 q.h.
MTH 2002 College Algebra 2 3 q.h.
MTH 2101 Pre-Calculus 3 q.h.

Social Science Diversity Electives (8 q.h.)

Complete a minimum of 8 credits from any of the following prefixes:


Ethical and Political Perspectives (6 q.h.)

Complete two of the following courses:

PHL 1001 Introduction to Philosophy and Ethics 3 q.h.
PHL 2160 Bioethics 3 q.h.
PHL 2180 Business Ethics 3 q.h.
LDR 3230 Ethical Decision Making  3 q.h. 

Foundation Courses (59 q.h.)

Complete all of the following courses:


ETG 1001 Engineering Graphics 1 3 q.h.
ETG 2021 Engineering Graphics 2 3 q.h.
ETC 1101 Introduction to C++ Programming   3 q.h. 
ETC 1103  C++ Application Development  3 q.h. 
ETE 1101  Introduction to DC Networks 3 q.h.
ETE 1103  DC Network Analysis  3 q.h.
ETE 2101  Introduction to AC Networks  3 q.h.
ETE 2103  AC Network Analysis  3 q.h.
ETM 2100  Statics  4 q.h.
ETM 2200  Dynamics 4 q.h.


PHY 2301 Physics 1 4 q.h.
PHY 2302 Lab for Physics 1 1 q.h.
PHY 2501 Physics 2 4 q.h.
PHY 2502 Lab for Physics 2 1 q.h.
PHY 3101 Physics 3 4 q.h.
PHY 3102 Lab for PHY Physics 3 1 q.h.


MTH 3005 Calculus 1 4 q.h.
MTH 3010 Calculus 2 4 q.h.
MTH 3015 Calculus 3 4 q.h.

Major Courses (38 q.h.)

Complete all of the following courses:

CHM 1011 Chemical Principles 1 3 q.h.
CHM 1012 Lab for Chemical Principles 1 1 q.h. 
ETM 3001 Materials   4 q.h.  
ETM 3101 Engineering Stress Analysis 4 q.h.
ETM 3102 Lab for ETM 3101  2 q.h. 
ETM 3301 Fluid Mechanics  4 q.h. 
ETM 3302 Lab for ETM 3301  2 q.h.  
ETM 3305 Theory of Engineering Measurement and Data Analysis  4 q.h. 
ETM 3306  Lab for ETM 3305   2 q.h. 
ETM 3311 Engineering Thermodynamics  4 q.h.
ETM 3312 Lab for ETM 3311  2 q.h.
ETM 3315 Heat Transfer Engineering 4 q.h.
ETM 3316 Lab for ETM 3315  2 q.h.

Technical Specialization Electives (27 q.h.)

Complete a minimum of twenty-seven additional credits of Technology electives in one of the following areas of specialization:

Computer-Aided Design/Manufacturing Systems Specialization

ETG 2011 AutoCAD 1  3 q.h.  
ETG 2013 AutoCAD 2  3 q.h.
ETG 3023 AutoCAD Solids Modeling  3 q.h. 
ETF 2011 Computer-Aided Manufacturing 1  4 q.h. 
ETF 3011 Computer-Aided Manufacturing 2  4 q.h. 
ETG 3031 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing  3 q.h.
ETM 4115 Mechanical Design 4 q.h.  
ETM 4501 Mechanical Vibrations  4 q.h. 
ETG 3025 Pro/ENGINEER  4 q.h.  

Electro-Mechanical Systems Specialization

ETE 4011 Analog Circuit Simulation   4 q.h. 
ETE 1213 Applied Electrical Measurements  3 q.h.
ETG 3023 AutoCAD Solids Modeling 3 q.h.  
ETF 2011  Computer-Aided Manufacturing 1  4 q.h.
ETF 3011 Computer-Aided Manufacturing 2 4 q.h.
ETE 3511 Control Engineering  4 q.h.
ETE 4013  Digital Circuit Simulations  4 q.h. 
ETE 2013 Digital Communication Systems  4 q.h.  
ETG 3031 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing  3 q.h.
ETE 4520 Industrial Control Systems 1  4 q.h.     
ETE 4521 Industrial Control Systems 2  4 q.h.
ETE 1211  Introduction to Electrical Measurements  3 q.h.  
ETE 2011 Introduction to Signal Analysis  4 q.h. 
ETM 4501
Mechanical Vibrations  4 q.h.  

Mechanical Systems Design Specialization

ETG 2011 AutoCAD 1   3 q.h.
ETG 2013 AutoCAD 2  3 q.h. 
ETG 3023 AutoCAD Solids Modeling   3 q.h. 
ETF 2011 Computer-Aided Manufacturing 1 4 q.h. 
ETF 3011 Computer-Aided Manufacturing 2  4 q.h.  
ETG 3031 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing  3 q.h.  
ETM 4417  Heat Exchange and Pump Engineering   4 q.h.
ETM 3321 Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning  4 q.h.
ETM 4512  Hybrid Vehicle Technologies and Design  4 q.h.
ETM 4115  Mechanical Design  4 q.h. 
ETM 4501  Mechanical Vibrations 4 q.h.
ETM 4401  Power Generation  4 q.h. 
ETG 3025 Pro/ENGINEER   4 q.h. 
ETM 4113 Roark and Young Stress Analysis  4 q.h.

Power and Alternative Energy Systems Specialization

ETE 1213 Applied Electrical Measurements 3 q.h.  
ETE 3423 Applied Distributive Systems  3 q.h.  
ETE 3403  Applied Power Systems  4 q.h.
ETE 3411 Energy Conversion 4 q.h.
ETM 4411 Fuel Cells: Principles and Technologies 4 q.h.
ETE 3421 Introduction to Distributive Systems  3 q.h. 
ETE 1211 Introduction to Electrical Measurements    3 q.h. 
ETE 3401 Introduction to Power Systems  4 q.h.
ETM 4501 Mechanical Vibrations 4 q.h. 
ETM 4401 Power Generation 4 q.h. 
ETM 4403 Renewable Energy Power 4 q.h. 

Capstone Experience (22 q.h.)

Capstone builds on skills aquired in earlier courses and emphasizes situations and challenges that exist in the "real world."


Complete the following courses:

ETG 3001 Engineering Economy 4 q.h.
ETG 3041 Technical Communications 4 q.h. 
ETG 4880 Capstone Preparation 2 q.h. 
ETG 4955 Capstone Design Project 4 q.h. 

Science Elective 

Choose one additional course with any of the following prefixes:


Business and Entrepreneurship

Choose two courses with any of the following prefixes:



Required minimum credit hours: 186 q.h.


The Mechanical Engineering Technology degree program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; telephone 410.347.7700. 


Admissions Requirements

Below are the official Admissions Requirements for this program.

  • Online application
  • Academic transcripts: submit one of the following
    • Official high school degree
    • Official GED
    • Official associate degree showing degree conferral and date
  • Transfer credit documentation: should be submitted with your application material
    • Academic transcripts from each institution you previously attended:
      • Official U.S. transcripts: if you applied previously earned credit toward your earned associate degree, you must request transcripts from each institution you attended.
      • Official foreign transcripts: must include English translation. We encourage you to submit a course-by-course evaluation of your diploma(s) and transcript(s)
    • College-level examinations: official examination score(s)
    • Military evaluation
  • Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language: English language proficiency guidelines

For general admissions information and recommended admissions deadlines, Undergraduate Admissions.

All requirements must be received prior to review.


Estimated total tuition for this program is $70,308.00.

Tuition for individual courses is based on the number of quarter hours. Most courses are 3-6 quarter hours. See Undergraduate Tuition Rates for details.

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Please note: The estimated total tuition is based on tuition rates for Academic Year 2016-17 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time.

*A maximum of 9 quarter hours of graduate- or doctoral-level credit obtained at another institution may be awarded as Advanced Graduate Credit to the Doctor of Education program.

Student Profile

Who Will Your Classmates Be?

This undergraduate program in mechanical engineering technology is well suited for students who wish to acquire specialized knowledge and skills in mechanical engineering. Graduates may work in areas such as mechanical design, manufacturing and automation, plant engineering, or heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC-R). Opportunities in the field of mechanical engineering technology field include specification of materials for a particular application; determination of failures in the field, dealing with corrosion problems and prevention, or working with the manufacture and production of materials.

Careers to consider include:

  • Mechanical engineer
  • Mechanic
  • Electrical, electronic, industrial, or mechanical technician or technologist
  • Aeronautical, aerospace, or astronautical engineer

Career Outlook

Put Your Degree to Work

Career prospects are good, with employment projected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations*. Technical advances in biotechnology, material sciences, and nontechnology are expected to drive demand for mechanical engineers in these fields. You may also find that an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering technology can open many doors—enabling you to apply your acquired knowledge and skills in other engineering specialties.

* Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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