The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology curriculum requires the successful completion of 128 credits. It includes mathematics, basic sciences, English composition and communications, humanities and social sciences, and technical courses. The curricula consist of an integrated sequence of undergraduate courses emphasizing the application of engineering and scientific knowledge, methods, technology and technical skills appropriate to the discipline.

The program prepares students to apply the principles of mechanics and energy to the design, manufacturing and operation of machinery and other mechanical devices. Employment opportunities for mechanical engineering technologists are in power generation, process control, production supervision, plant operation, manufacturing, quality assurance and reliability testing, test and field services, automotive industry, heating, ventilating and air conditioning.

Professional Accreditation

The B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology program define the career and professional accomplishments that the graduates are being prepared to achieve three to four years after graduation. The program will produce graduates who:

  1. Enter into and advance their careers in the analysis, applied design, development, implementation and management of mechanical systems and processes, including those used in fields such as mechanical design, electromechanical devices and controls, manufacturing processes or applied thermal-fluid sciences.
  2. Continue their formal education leading to professional licensures or advanced degrees in science, technology or business.
  3. Continue to conduct themselves as both responsible professionals and global citizens who are aware of and who understand ethical issues and societal needs and problems.

These objectives are consistent with the mission of Fairleigh Dickinson University to educate and prepare students as world citizens through global education. They also fulfill the needs of the program constituencies, which include students, alumni, employers, faculty, and the Industrial Advisory Board.

Student Outcomes

Each mechanical engineering technology graduate will demonstrate the following attributes and achievements as required by the ETAC of ABET upon or before graduation:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  2. An ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  3. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  4. An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
  5. An ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

Cooperative Education or Work Experience Option

Students in the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology program have the option to undertake a cooperative education experience and earn a total of 6 academic credits toward their technical electives. The co-op experience provides students a real-world grounding, linking theory and practice, academic and industrial experiences, and college education and lifelong learning. It better prepares students for jobs, gives them a competitive edge in the job market, helps them develop networking skills and professional contacts and allows them to experience career fields before graduation. Industry benefits from better-prepared graduates with real and relevant work experience – saving time and money by reducing the training period for new employees.

Instead of undertaking cooperative education, students may earn up to 6 academic credits for appropriately documented industrial experience (Work Experience) counted toward their technical electives. Note that credits earned from industrial experience and/or cooperative education may not be substituted for any required course work and that they altogether may not exceed a total of six credits. Students must have successfully completed the course EGTG2210 Technical Communications before the application for “Work Experience” credits can be considered. The application form and directions for submission of necessary documents in support of the application may be obtained from the office of GHSCSE.

Degree Plan

The program requires the successful completion of 128 credits with a minimum cumulative grade point ratio of 2.00 as described below.

1st Semester (15 credits)

  • ENGR1301 Engineering Practices, Graphics and Design (3 credits)
  • MATH1107 Precalculus (4 credits)
  • PHYS2101 General Physics I (3 credits)
  • PHYS2201 Lab: Physics I (1 credit)
  • UNIV1001 Transitioning to University Life (1 credit)
  • WRIT1002 Composition I: Rhetoric and Inquiry (3 credits)

2nd Semester (14 credits)

  • EGTC1223 Introduction to CAD (2 credits)
  • MATH1201 Calculus I (4 credits)
  • PHYS2102 General Physics II (3 credits)
  • PHYS2202 Lab: Physics II (1 credit)
  • UNIV1002 Preparing for Professional Life (1 credit)
  • WRIT1003 Composition II: Research and Argument (3 credits)

3rd Semester (17 credits)

4th Semester (18 credits)

  • EGTE2216 Circuits II (3 credits)
  • EGTG2228 Strength of Materials (3 credits)
  • EGTG2286 Digital System Design (3 credits)
  • EGTG4221 Engineering Statistics and Reliability (3 credits)
  • ENGR1204 Programming Languages in Engineering (3 credits)
  • UNIV2001 Cross Cultural Perspectives (3 credits)

5th Semester (18 credits)

  • EENG4375 Electrical Energy Conversion (3 credits)
  • EGTC3261 Estimating I (3 credits)
  • EGTG2265 Electronics I (3 credits)
  • EGTG3211 Materials Technology I (3 credits)
  • EGTG4254 Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)
  • EGTM2232 Mechanical Measurement and Devices (3 credits)

6th Semester (15 credits)

  • EGTG3223 Instrumentation (3 credits)
  • EGTG3351 Applied Thermodynamics (3 credits)
  • EGTG3431 Dynamics (3 credits)
  • EGTM2235 Manufacturing Processes (3 credits)
  • ENGR3000 Modern Technologies: Principles, Applications and Impacts (3 credits)

7th Semester (15 credits)

  • EGTC4263 Project Management and Control I (3 credits)
  • EGTG4224 Process and Electro/Mechanical Control Systems Technology (3 credits)
  • EGTG4269 Management and Engineering Economics (3 credits)
  • EGTM3248 Mechanical Technology Design I (3 credits)
  • UNIV2002 Global Issues (3 credits)

8th Semester (16 credits)

  • EGTG4225 Industrial Automation (3 credits)
  • EGTM3250 Mechanical Technology Design II (3 credits)
  • EGTM4356 Stress and Vibration Analyses (3 credits)
  • EGTM4386 Mechanical Technology Design Project (1 credit)
  • Technical Electives (6 credits)

Technical Electives: The student must take 6 credits of technical electives, to be chosen from the following:

  • CHEM1202, CHEM1204 General Chemistry II Lecture (3 credits) and Laboratory (1 credit)
  • EGTC3262 Estimating II (3 credits)
  • EGTC4260 Contracts and Specifications (3 credits)
  • EGTC4264 Project Management & Control II (3 credits)
  • EGTE4047 Optical Technology I (3 credits)
  • EGTE4049 Optical Technology II (3 credits)
  • EGTG4340 Manufacturing Systems (3 credits)
  • EGTM4040 Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (3 credits)
  • EGTM4041 Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Controls (3 credits)

Other technical electives may be taken with prior approval from a program adviser. Up to 6 credits for work experience or cooperative education experience but not both may be used in place of technical electives.

Mechanical Engineering Technology Minor

(for Non-Mechanical Engineering Technology and non-Mechanical Engineering Majors)

The minor in mechanical engineering technology consists of 15 credits, and it is available to qualified students. This minor provides students with a foundation in mechanical engineering technology, and it can enhance their employment opportunities and career options.

Program Enrollment and Degree Data:

The official fall term enrollment figures (head count) of the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology program for the last five academic years and the number of degrees conferred during each of those years.

Academic Year Enrollment Year Total Degrees Awarded
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
2018 -2019 FT 7 4 7 14 32 Not yet available
PT   1 1 2 4
2017 -2018 FT 7 10 11 14 42 12
PT 1 1 1 1 4
2016 -2017 FT 21 11 13 13 58 15
PT 1 1   3 5
2015 -2016 FT 27 12 9 13 61 11
PT 3     2 5
2014-2015 FT 24 16 10 10 60 10
PT       2 2

FT- full time, PT- part time

Contact Information
Wonjae Choi, Ph.D., Program Coordinator

Course Descriptions

  • CHEM1201 The fundamental laws, theories and principles of chemistry, with emphasis on atomic structure, chemical bonding, periodic classification of the elements, solutions, equilibrium, reaction kinetics and the theory and practice of the qualitative chemistry of the common ions.

  • CHEM1202 Fundamental principles of chemistry, with emphasis on atomic and molecular structure, physical, chemical and periodic properties, stoichiometry, energetics, kinetics and equilibria of reactions, and descriptive chemistry of elements, including theory of qualitative analysis of common ions.

  • CHEM1203 Practical applications of the fundamental laws, theories and principles of chemistry through problem solving and laboratory experiments.

  • CHEM1204 Laboratory experiments emphasizing representative physical and chemical properties, synthetic and analytical techniques, and including an introduction to the qualitative analysis of the common ions.

  • EENG4375 General considerations of electromagnetic phenomena and magnetic circuits. Exercises with ferromagnetic loops and air gap. Transformer theory--equivalent circuits and phasors. Regulation and efficiency evaluation, rotating machinery, DC and three phase systems. Power relationships, operating characteristics. Fall

  • EGTC1223 Introduction to the practical use of computer hardware and software for drafting applications.

  • EGTC3261 The development of a procedure (including check and balance) for preparing a quantity survey of materials, labor and equipment for both general and specialty contractors.

  • EGTC3262 A continuation of Estimating I by adding the cost of production by summarizing overhead, expenses and profit to the sum of labor and materials cost.

  • EGTC4260 A study of codes and specifications required in engineering contracts. General contracts, subcontracts, constructions management contracts. Contract Law.

  • EGTC4263 The use and management of equipment, personnel and materials for construction projects. Planning and control through the use of methods involving CPM, bar charts, purchasing, PERT and construction models. Labor relations and safety requirements (OSHA).

  • EGTC4264 The use and management of equipment, personnel and materials for construction projects. Planning and control through the use of methods involving CPM, bar charts, purchasing, PERT and construction models. Labor relations and safety requirements (OSHA).

  • EGTE2216 Complex numbers, phasors, sinusoids, AC circuits, resonance, transformers, three-phase circuits, operational amplifiers.

  • EGTE4047 Geometrical optics. Laws of reflection and refraction. Image formation by lenses and mirrors. Optical instruments. Physical optics, waves and superposition. Interference and diffraction of light. Applications in modern technology, such as fiber optics.

  • EGTE4049 Wave optics. Polarization: fiber-optic system design. Fiber-optic components. Optical sources. Optical detectors. Fiber-optic communication. Fiber sensors. Applications of diffraction theory. Holography. Matrix treatment of simple optical systems.

  • EGTG2210 Overview of the writing, editing, research, and design principles of technical and professional communication. Students will learn how to gather, organize, and present information effectively. Course includes business and technical documentation, including on-line tools; oral reports and public speaking; teamwork and participation in group meetings; use of visuals to communicate material; professional, ethical, and social responsibilities; and research techniques using the library and the Internet. Prerequisite: ENWR 1101 Academica Writing

  • EGTG2215 Circuit laws and theorems, DC circuits, inductance, capacitance.

  • EGTG2221 Vectors, forces, resolution of forces, resultants, equilibrium, center of gravity, centroids and force systems.

  • EGTG2228 Shear, moments, stresses, bending, torsional shear, moment and shear diagrams, deflections, stress strain, bolted and welded joints, combined loading and column.

  • EGTG2265 Basics of operational amplifiers. Selected operational amplifier applications. Selected integrated circuits and their applications. Integrated laboratory experience. Equivalent to EENG 3265

  • EGTG2286 Binary codes, gates and flip-flops, registers and counters, adders and ALUs, analysis and design of combinational and sequential circuits. Logic simulation. Logic families. Integrated laboratory experience.

  • EGTG3211 A two-sequence course covering properties of metals and alloys, semiconductors, ceramics, glasses and polymers. Crystal structure, structural defects, alloying and phase diagrams. (Must be taken in proper sequence.)

  • EGTG3223 Introduction to the design of instrumentation systems. Study of thermal, mechanical, optical and magnetic sensor operation and applications. Design of analog and the digital signal conditioning. Introduction to data acquisition systems. Laboratory experimentation involving the design, bread-boarding, and testing of signal conditioning circuits and a selection of sensors and applications.

  • EGTG3351 Introduction to the basic concepts of thermodynamics. Applications of gas and steam cycles to open and closed loop systems, such as gasoline and diesel engines, and steam turbines. Principles of refrigeration and air conditioning.

  • EGTG3431 Kinematics, kinetics, linear, angular, plane motion. Work, energy, power, impulse and momentum.

  • EGTG4221 Statistics, regression, probability, Poisson distributions and reliability as applied to engineering decisions, performance and quality control. Prerequisites: EGTG 2202 Applied Calculus II, MATH 2202 Calculus II, or permission of instructor

  • EGTG4224 The theory, components, operation, and design of process and electromechanical control systems. Laboratory experimen- tation involving the design, simulation, and testing of control system components and complete systems.

  • EGTG4225 Manufacturing systems and their mechanization: design and analysis on control systems for production, materials handling and inventory logistics. Manufacturing automation and robotics technologies (requirements analysis and design). Electromechani- cal hardware and computer control. Economics of robotics and machine vision. Prerequisite: EGTG 4224 Process and Electro/Mechanical Control Systems Technology or permission of instructor

  • EGTG4254 Applied fluid mechanics, applications of hydraulic and pneumatic control amplification and power circuits. Introduction to fluidics.

  • EGTG4269 Concepts and techniques to evaluate the worth of technical systems, products and services in relation to their cost. Time value of money, cash flow equivalence, economic decision making among alternative courses of action, depreciation and taxes, replacement and break-even analysis. Prerequisites: MATH 2202 Calculus II or permission of instructor

  • EGTG4340 An engineering design approach to optimizing a manufacturing system. Includes robotics, automation, just-in-time manufacturing for intermittent and continuous structures.

  • EGTM2232 Study of measurement of distance, work, energy, force, pressure, and thermal quantities. Use of testing machines and industrial mechanical components.

  • EGTM2235 Study of methods in manuafacturing. Theory and practice of turning, machining, drilling, etc.,of metals and other materials

  • EGTM3248 Principles of machine design, elements of stress analysis, rivets, belt and chain drives, springs and synthesis of mechani- cal systems, materials and their use in design.

  • EGTM3250 Design of gears, clutches, shaft and couplings, bearings, brakes, lubrication and synthesis of mechanical systems.

  • EGTM4040 To introduce some of the essential knowledge required to enter the field of HVAC&R engineering. Topics include: Physcial Principles, Heating Loads, Hydronic Piping Systems & Terminal units, Cooling Load Calculations, Psychometrics, Fluid Flow in Piping and Ducts, and Air Distribution Devises, Air Conditioning Systems and Equipment, Refrigeration Systems and Equipment.

  • EGTM4041 Elements of control systems: Sensors, operators, controls and control strategies (for HVAC&R) will be covered. A brief review of the processing of moist air (psychrometrics) will be offered. Finally control systems for process control and the use of analog and DDC controls will be applied to heating, ventilating, air conditioning & refrigeration. Prerequisite: EGTM 4040: Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning or Advisor's approval.

  • EGTM4356 The differential equations of stress and strain, shear flow, virtual flow, energy principles, curved beams, noncircular bars. Computer-oriented problem solving. Analysis of motion arising from lateral and torsional vibrations of systems, free and forced vibrations, damping, isolation, balancing.

  • EGTM4386 Students will be assigned a project with the approval of the chairperson and conducted under the supervision of a faculty member. Oral presentation.

  • ENGR1204 Programming languages including C and Matlab applied to engineering problem solving.

  • ENGR1301 Analytical techniques: equations, graphics, statistics. Introduction to computer-aided analysis software. Engineering applications. Introduction to design. Fundamentals of graphics as applied to sketching and drafting. Professionalism and ethics. Integrated laboratory experience.

  • ENGR3000 This course provides a systematic introduction to modern technologies, their history, evolutionary development, principles, and applications. The influences and impacts of technology on the economy, politics, culture, environment, society and the world are investigated. Attention is given to the relationships and connections of technology to other fields. Students learn the basic principles underlying the technologies, how to apply and manage technologies and assess their impacts. Critically thinking and problem solving skills used in research, design, development, invention, and innovation are emphasized. The laboratory experiences help the students develop the experimental research, creative and design skills.

  • MATH1107 Algebraic operations, factoring, exponents, radicals; quadratic and higher degree equations; systems of linear equations; functions and their graphs; exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions and their graphs; trigonometric identities; triangle trigonometry.

  • MATH1201 Slope, equations of lines, slope of a curve, rate of change of a function, derivatives of algebraic and transcendental functions, maxima and minima, the Mean Value Theorem, indeterminate forms,the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, basic techniques of integration.

  • MATH2202 Differentiation and integration of transcendental functions, methods of integration, indeterminate forms, infinite series. Taylor series. Conic sections.

  • PHYS2101 The first semester of a survey of physics: mechanics, heat, sound, optics. A quantitative, noncalculus treatment oriented toward the biological sciences.

  • PHYS2102 The second semester of a survey of physics: electricity, magnetism, waves, light, modern physics. A quantitative noncalculus treatment oriented toward the biological sciences.

  • PHYS2201 Applications of PHYS2101 General Physics I. Experiments from mechanics, heat, sound and fluids. Measurement and data analysis.

  • PHYS2202 Applications of PHYS2102 General Physics II. Experiments from electricity, magnetism, circuits, waves, optics, light, modern physics. Measurement and data analysis.

  • UNIV1001 The first course in the University Core program provides support for the transition to university life. Students are introduced to the global mission of the University as well as to the competencies of information and technological literacy. Students participate in formal and informal learning experiences that facilitate their personal and academic growth, enabling them to become more thoughtful and engaged citizens of the world. Respect for individual and cultural differences is fostered throughout the course, as is the generation of positive attitudes toward life long learning.

  • UNIV1002 The second course in the University Core program helps promote the transition from classroom learning to experiential learning, as well as the transition from academic life to professional life. Students are introduced to methods of self-awareness and engaged learning, and are encouraged to develop an academic plan, with formal and informal components, that supports their ultimate career goals. Respect for individual and cultural differences is fostered throughout the course, as is the importance of an international perspective for professional success.

  • UNIV2001 In the third course in the University Core program, students learn to describe and analyze cultural phenomena in their own lives, to grapple with cultural differences and to understand cultural conflicts. Through a study of samples across a variety of cultures, students examine the fluidity and multiplicity of cultural identities and borders. Ways in which cultures changes, how cultures shape and are shaped by individuals, how misunderstands and conflicts arise within and between cultures, and how those differences evolve are central to the course. Critical thinking skills are a developed and brought to bear on these topics.

  • UNIV2002 In the fourth course in the University Core program, students develop essential aspects of critical thinking and apply those skills in evaluating international systems, environmental issues, and human rights questions. Not only will this course demonstrate the global dimensions of crucial contemporary issues, it will also develop the relational thinking that students will be expected to exercise in other academic contexts and throughout the rest of their personal and professional lives. In other words, this course is as much about how to study and think about global problems and relationships as it is a course about specific global issues.

  • WRIT1002 This course provides students with intensive study and practice in process-oriented writing, critical reading, and rhetorical inquiry. Students engage expository texts in order to describe and evaluate the choices writers make and then apply that knowledge to their own compositions. Throughout the course, students give and receive feedback, revise their work, and reflect on their growth as writers.

  • WRIT1003 This course focuses on the study and practice of writing as research-based argument. As a means of arriving at the writing from committed stances, students learn to seek out, engage, and interrogate a variety of sources. Students write in academic, professional, and/or public forms, including academic essays and rhetorical analyses. Particular emphasis is placed on information literacy, source integration, and appropriate documentation.