Mechanical Engineering Technology, BAS

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Who should enroll in the BASMET program?

Graduates with an Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from any community college in Ohio have transferable credit that should allow direct placement in junior year coursework of the BASMET program.

Two pathways to the BASMET degree

Continuation pathway for graduates with an Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology.

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Students may begin as a freshman and declare the BASMET Program as their major. The opportunity for the intermediate associate degree credential is also available if coursework is completed as outlined.

When will the BASMET program begin?

Junior year coursework began in Fall 2019. Currently, the program is offered in the evenings, because it is anticipated that many students will already be employed with area businesses or would like to be while enrolled.

Transitions from Associate Degree to Bachelor’s Degree Coursework

Associate degree coursework focuses on the static environment. Bachelor’s degree coursework begins to incorporate motion, heat and energy dynamics. So while some of the coursework in years 3 and 4 will explore familiar concepts and labs more extensively, subjects such as motion and thermodynamics will be introduced.

Project-based learning will continue in the BASMET program

NC State is committed to providing project-based learning throughout all four years of the BASMET program. Experiential learning provides hands-on, real-world experience business and industry desire. Many local business partners will provide access to their facilities for NC State students to work together on actual projects with their employees.

Internships and employment opportunities

Many local businesses currently employ graduates with an associate degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. If you are interested in an opportunity to work full or part-time while enrolled in the BASMET program, the Career Services Office at NC State will assist you by providing effective job search resources and planning tools.

Year One

Fall Semester

ENGL 1010 - English Composition I

This is a basic course in expository writing and critical reading. Students read a variety of nonfiction works and write summaries, analysis, essays, and a researched argument in response to their reading. Students learn to read actively and accurately and to organize, develop, and revise coherent papers appropriate for a college-educated audience. (OTM for First Writing Course TME001)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: ENGL 0040; (minimum grade of C-), or qualifying placement test scores

ENGR 1010 - Introduction to Engineering

This is an introductory course for engineering technology students. Students will develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of engineering, the problems engineers encounter and the contributions made by engineers in various disciplines. The ethics and responsibilities of the engineer will discussed. Lab experience includes the following PC applications: operating systems and hardware, word processors, spreadsheets, and engineering graphing. An introduction to basic language programming is included at the end. Emphasis will be placed on using a PC to solve engineering problems and produce results. TAG: OES001 - INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING Semesters available: Day - F, Sp Evening - F, Sp

Credit Hours: 2
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 2

MATH 1110 - College Algebra

A study of: 1) polynomial operations, rational expressions, exponents, radicals; 2) linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, absolute value applications and their graphs; 3) graphs of elementary functions and non-functions including inverse functions, combining functions, and translating and transforming functions; 4) study of polynomial functions including the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra, zeroes of polynomials, rational functions, partial fractions; 5) exponential and logarithmic functions including graphs and applications; 6) Gauss-Jordan elimination and Cramer's Rule. This course meets the requirements for OTM College Algebra TMM001.

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 4
Required Prerequisite Course: MATH 0084 (Minimum grade of C- required) or qualifying placement test score

MECT 1150 - Fundamentals of Engineering Design

An introductory course to acquaint the student with the tools used to convey design concepts and product information in the engineering arena. 3D visualization, using sketching, drawing, solid modeling and computer aided drafting will be used. The course will also introduce the main concepts in developing an engineering design project. Semesters Offered: Day - F, Sp Evening - F, Sp

Credit Hours: 2
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 3

MFGT 1110 - Manufacturing Processes

This course offers an introduction to manufacturing methods and basic machine tool operation. Students will be provided the background needed to read and interpret technical drawings and proper use of a variety of inspection and measuring tools. Students will also develop and use shop documents such as job plans and blueprints. Lab activities include Soldering, Electroplating, CNC Engraving, Mold making, Polymer Resin and Sheet Metal fabrication. Diligent attention is given to safety in the modern manufacturing environment. OET010 Manufacturing Processes Semesters Offered: Day - F, Sp Evening - F, Sp

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2

Spring Semester

CHEM 1030 - Chemistry

The course is to give the Allied Health and Nursing student an appreciation and understanding of general inorganic chemistry. Includes atomic and molecular structure, molecular forces, properties and states of matter, naming of chemical compounds, types and behaviors of solutions, types of reactions, acid base chemistry, carefully chosen organic topics with their applications to specific health problems. Laboratory exercises will enhance and reinforce lecture topics. (OTM approved course in Natural Sciences TMNS)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Required Prerequisite Course: Take CHEM 1010 or high school chemistry AND MATH 0084 with a minimum grade of C-.
Required Concurrent Course: Take CHEM 1030L

ENRD 2150 - Computer Aided Design I

This course is designed to introduce the student to fundamentals of Computer Aided Drafting and 3D Modeling. The student will create single-view, multi-view, sectional, and auxiliary view drawings with dimensions and tolerances. The student will also draw a multiple sheet/multiple part assembly drawing complete with a bill of materials. TAG: OET012CAD - CTAG: CTMET005

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2

MATH 1130 - Trigonometry

This course includes the study of trigonometric functions and inverse trigonometric functions and their graphs; solutions of right and oblique triangles and their applications; solutions of trigonometric equations and inequalities; the use of identities, vectors, and complex numbers; and solutions of polar equations and parametric equations. Students must supply a graphing calculator. This course meets the requirements for OTM Trigonometry TMM003.

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 4
Required Prerequisite Course: MATH 1110 (Minimum grade of C- required) or qualifying placement test scores

MECT 1750 - Hydraulics and Pneumatics

This course will be based on learning today's Fluid Control Concepts that are important in die construction in the manufacturing area. In addition to system design and layout, the student will gain experience through labs using construction and operating systems. (TAG# OET009)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2

MECT 1910 - Introduction to Project Design

Students will participate in a mechanical design project as assigned.

Credit Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take ENGR 1010

PHYS 1110 - General Physics I

A study of Classical Newtonian Mechanics including measurement systems, dimensional analysis, vectors, scalars, linear, circular and rotational motion, forces in equilibrium, acceleration, work, and energy. A study of material properties including density, and hydraulic principles (both static and kinetic). Also a study of waves, and sound including simple harmonic motion, vibrations, reflection, transmission, interference, and resonance for waves, and intensity, sources, interference, and Doppler Effect for sound. This course meets the requirements for TAG# OSC014. If combined with PHYS1130, TAG# OSC021 is met.

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 3

Year Two

Fall Semester

MATH 1150 - Calculus I

A study of analytic geometry, limits, continuity, the derivative, basic differentiation rules, rates of change, the product and quotient rules, higher-order derivatives, the chain rule, implicit differentiation, related rates, extrema on an interval, Rolle's Theorem and the Mean Value Theorem. Function analysis includes increasing and decreasing functions and the first derivative test, concavity and the second derivative test, limits at infinity and curve sketching. Concluding topics include anti-derivatives, indefinite and definite integrals, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and integration by substitution. Applications include optimization problems, Newton's method, differentials, and areas of planar regions. This course meets the requirements for OTM Calculus I TMM005. If combined with MATH 1151, it meets the requirements for OTM Calculus I & II sequence TMM017.

Credit Hours: 5
Lecture Hours: 5
Required Prerequisite Course: MATH 1130 (Minimum grade of C- required) or qualifying placement test score

MECT 2230 - Engineering Materials

Physical metallurgy emphasizing commercial alloys, heat treatment, and surface treatment of the iron, steel, aluminum, copper, and aerospace metals. The laboratory covers basic metallographic techniques of specimen polishing, etching, and examination. (TAG# OET013)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2

MECT 2330 - Statics

A problem course dealing with bodies at rest; it lays the necessary groundwork for further study in the design and analysis of structures and machines. Emphasis is placed upon the importance of the ability to draw free body diagrams used in solving problems. (TAG# OET007)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2

MECT 2905 - Design Project I

This course builds on prior design project courses. Students will participate in a mechanical design project as assigned.

Credit Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take MECT 1750

PHYS 1130 - General Physics II

A study of heat to include calorimetry, expansion, heat capacity, conductivity, phase change, kinetic theory and gas laws. A study of light including its nature, and geometric optics. Also a study of electricity and magnetism including electric charges at rest, potentials, capacitance and dielectrics, current, resistance, and voltage, alternating circuits theory of frequency, reactance, impedance, power and resonance, magnetic field definition and effects on moving charges and conductors. This course meets the requirements for TAG# OSC015. If combined with PHYS 1110 , TAG# OSC021 is met.

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take PHYS 1110

Spring Semester

ENGR 2010 - Engineering Programming Robotics and Plc

This course is designed to help students with very little or no computing background, learn the basics of building simple interactive applications. This course will also cover the basic principles behind the operation of programmable controllers, the relationship between PC's and the relay ladder logic, programming of PC's, and troubleshooting of programmable controller circuits. The primary focus is on the use of automatic parts-handling equipment, contour applications and interfacing with emphasis on design for manufacturing. Topics include the use of conveyers, parts feeders, positioning equipment and safety systems. Hands-on laboratory experiences include operation of robots using the teach pendant.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Required Prerequisite Course: Take ENGR 1010 or ENGR 1910

ENGR 2850 - Engineering Economics & Organization

A practical introduction to the economic analysis of capital investment. The economic portion of the course covers interest factors for present, annual, and future worth; rates of return; increment and sunk costs; and economic order quantity. The course also covers a broad overview of the operations of an industrial organization, emphasizing the relationship of basic functions and principles essential to efficient and profitable operation of industrial enterprises. Content covers such topics as organizational structure, production planning and control, purchasing, sales, personnel administration, ownership and financing, business ethics and compensation. (TAG# OES005)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take MATH 1110

MATH 1151 - Calculus II

This course is a continuation of MATH 1150 - Calculus I. Topics include integration and applications, calculus of exponential and logarithmic functions, hyperbolic functions, methods of integration, integration by parts, indeterminate forms and L'Hôpitals's Rule, moments and centers of mass, fluid pressure and force, integration techniques, series including Taylor and Maclaurin, calculus of conics, calculus of parametric equations, and polar forms of conic sections including Kepler's Laws. This course meets the requriements for OTM Calculus II TMM006. If combined with MATH 1150, it meets the requirements for OTM Calculus I & II sequence TMM017.

Credit Hours: 5
Lecture Hours: 5
Required Prerequisite Course: Successful completion of MATH 1150 with a grade of C- or better required.

MECT 2440 - Strength of Materials

A study of the effects of load on structures, frames, beams, columns, and mechanisms; including stress and strain in tension, compression, shear, and torsion; column buckling; torsion, axial and lateral deflections; thermal stresses and strains, and properties of materials. (TAG# OET008)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Required Prerequisite Course: Take MECT 2330

PSYC 1010 - Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Psychology is an introductory level course and is a study of the basic human behavior. Topics include the history of psychology, scientific methods, biological processes, cognitive processes, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning, intelligence, human development, personality theory, psychopathology and treatment, stress and health, and social psychology. Please note outcomes are written to OBR standards using OBR language. Ohio Articulation Number OSS015. This course meets the requirements for OTM in Social and Behavioral Science TMSBS

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

MECT 2910 - Mechanical Design Project

This is a capstone course in the Associate Degree program; it brings together the course work and learning experiences from the mechanical engineering technology program. Students will participate in a mechanical design project to be completed following the procedures presented.

Credit Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take MECT 2905

ENGR 2980 - Cooperative Work Experience I

A cooperative work experience provides an opportunity for students to obtain practical work experience in the engineering field while earning college credit. This on or off campus employment experience can be paid or unpaid. The work experience is coordinated by a faculty member who visits the job site for a conference with the student and the supervisor at least once per semester. Students must complete 150 hours of work experience for each hour of credit. This class is Pass/No Pass (P/NP).

Credit Hours: 1
Required Prerequisite Course: Students must have completed 20 credit hours of engineering classes (ENGR, ELET, MECT, MFGT or ENRD) with a minimum grade of C- grade or better.
Required Concurrent Course: Take ENGR 2990. Instructor Permission Required.

ENGR 2990 - Cooperative Work Experience Seminar I

This course is taken concurrently with ENGR 2980 - Cooperative Work Experience I. Students will discuss their workplace experiences, identify the skills required, assess their performance, and present their learning experience and how it prepared them for a career in engineering. Students must obtain permission from the instructor to enroll in this class. This class is Pass/No Pass.

Credit Hours: 1
Seminar Hours: 1
Required Concurrent Course: Take ENGR 2980

Year Three

Fall Semester

ELET 1510 - DC Electricity

Elements of DC Circuits is an introductory course in direct current circuit theory that includes the basic concepts of voltage, current, resistance and power. (CTAG = CTEET001 and TAG = OET01) Semesters available: Day - F Evening - F

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2

MECT 3030 - Technical Thermodynamics

This course covers the analysis of thermodynamic concepts as they apply to heating and power production. It includes conservation of energy, work and heat, engines and refrigeration.

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 4
Required Prerequisite Course: Take MATH 1151, PHYS 1130;

MECT 3910 - Design Project II

This Intermediate course continues to build on prior project design courses. Students will participate in a mechanical design project as assigned.

Credit Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take MECT 2910

MECT 3010 - Applied Dynamics

In this course, students will study static force and moment analysis using vector methods, applications of dry friction and analysis of structures and machines. Dynamic analysis using force and acceleration, energy and momentum methods will also be discussed.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take MECT 2330, MATH 1151;

ENGL 1030 - English Composition II

This is a course in argument and research writing. Students read issue-based works and write summaries, responses, and an argument and research paper. Students learn to organize research projects, find and evaluate sources, incorporate ideas and quotations from sources, document their sources in MLA and APA style, analyze and use argumentative strategies and persuasive appeals, and prepare and revise effective, coherent papers. (OTM for Second Writing Course TME002)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take ENGL 1010 with a minimum grade of C- or better.

MFGT 1640 - Computer Aided Manufacturing I

Students will use simulation software to verify programs written in G and M codes. HAAS mill and lathe trainers will be used in conjunction with a HAAS CNC Mill for select lab exercises. Students will complete supporting documents such as lettered prints, tool drawings, set up sheets and code. Semesters Offered: Day - F Evening - F

Credit Hours: 2
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 2
Required Prerequisite Course: Take MFGT 1110

Spring Semester

ENGR 3030 - Measurement & Instrumentation

This course presents theory and application of engineering measurement concepts including: static and dynamic measurements of temperature, pressure, acceleration, force, moments, displacement and flow sensing, calibration, statistical and uncertainty analysis, sampling, signal conditioning, dynamic response, and emphasis of computerized data acquisition.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Required Prerequisite Course: Take MATH 1130

MECT 3050 - Mechanical Design I

This course introduces the student to the engineering design process. Analysis of stress, strain, deflection and fatigue in mechanical design will be examined. Design of beams, columns, springs and machine elements will also be discussed.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take MECT 3010, MECT 2440;

MECT 3170 - Applied Thermodynamics

This course explores the basic principles and laws of classical thermodynamics, equations of state, reversibility and entropy applied to processes and cycles for ideal and non-ideal substances. Special attention will be given to gas power cycles, vapor and combined power cycles, refrigeration cycle. Air conditioning processes and mechanics of heat transfer will also be studied.

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2
Required Prerequisite Course: Take MATH 1151, MECT 3030.

ELET 1520 - AC Electricity

A course covering alternating circuit theory including basic concepts of voltage, current, resistance, impedance, inductance, capacitance, phase angle, and their relationships to each other in an AC circuit. Transformers, resonance and use of AC instruments is also included. OET 003 Semesters available: Day - Sp Evening - Sp

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Required Prerequisite Course: Take ELET 1510

PHIL 1010 - Western Philosophy

This course involves an examination of the great philosophical ideas that have shaped the development of Western Civilization. These ideas include those promoted during the ancient Greek period of Western development, the early Christian era, the Protestant Reformation, the Enlightenment, the Nineteenth Century, the Modern Age, the Age of Existentialism, the Postmodern era, and the Age of Recovery. The philosophers covered include Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, St. Paul, Augustine, Occam, Aquinas, Erasmus, Luther, Descartes, Hobbes, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Feuerbach, Marx, Emerson, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Bergson, Dewey, Heidegger, Sartre, Camus, Teilhard, Habermas, Pera, Guardini, Zizek, and Ratzinger. This course meets the requirements for OTM Arts and Humanities TMAH and also TAG# OAH405.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

MECT 3950 - Design Project III

This course introduces the student to the engineering design process. Analysis of stress, strain, deflection and fatigue in mechanical design will be examined. Design of beams, columns, springs and machine elements will also be discussed.

Credit Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take MECT 3910 or ENGR 2980

ENGR 3980 - Cooperative Work Experience II

A cooperative work experience provides an opportunity for students to obtain practical work experience in the engineering field while earning college credit. This on or off campus employment experience can be paid or unpaid. The work experience is coordinated by a faculty member who visits the job site for a conference with the student and the supervisor at least once per semester. Students must complete 150 hours of work experience for each hour of credit. This class is Pass/No Pass (P/NP)

Credit Hours: 1
Required Prerequisite Course: Take ENGR 2980. Instructor permission required.

ENGR 3990 - Cooperative Work Experience Seminar II

This course is taken concurrently with ENGR 3980 - Cooperative Work Experience II. Students will discuss their workplace experiences, identify the skills required, assess their performance, and present their learning experience and how it prepared them for a career in engineering. Students must obtain permission of the instructor to enroll in this class. This class is Pass/No Pass.

Credit Hours: 1
Seminar Hours: 1
Required Concurrent Course: Take ENGR 3980. Instuctor permission required.

Year Four

Fall Semester

MECT 4010 - Applied Fluid Mechanics

This course explores the fundamentals of fluid statics and dynamics including differential analysis, dimensional analysis and similitude, laminar and turbulent flow, viscosity and boundary layer concepts, and compressible flow. Students will apply these principles to practical, applied problems such as; flow of fluids in pipes and conduits, pump selection and application, the design and analysis of HVAC ducts as well as Drag and Lift.

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2
Required Prerequisite Course: Take MECT 1750, MATH 1151;

MECT 4050 - Mechanical Design II

This course covers design and application of mechanical components and machine elements including shafts, gears, gear drives, belt drives, chain drives, fasteners, power screws, clutches, brakes and machine frames.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take MECT 2230, MECT 3050.

PHIL 1110 - Ethics

This course involves an examination of several ethical theories, including ethical relativism, utilitarianism, virtue ethics, social contract ethics, theological ethics, and rational ethics. Subjects covered may include the ethics of nuclear war, the ethics of suicide, ethical issues in abortion, the ethics of euthanasia, ethical issues in genetic engineering, sexual ethics, racism and sexism, capital punishment, ethics and the environment and so on. This course meets the requirements for OTM Arts and Humanities TMAH and slso TAG# OAH046.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

SOCY 1010 - Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to the theoretical foundations and methods used to gather, interpret, and evaluate data in sociology. Insight into how society is organized by focusing on the structure and function of social institutions, the impact of culture and socialization on individuals and groups, and systems of stratification among various racial and ethnic, social class, gender and sexuality groups. Please note outcomes are written to OBR standards using OBR language. Ohio Articulation Number OSS021. This course meets the requirements for OTM in Social and Behavioral Science TMSBS.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

MECT 4910 - Design Project IV

This advanced design project course continues to build on prior design experience. Students will participate in a mechanical design project as assigned.

Credit Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take MECT 1750

Spring Semester

ENGR 4010 - Advanced PLC and Robotics

This course focuses on the use and integration of PLC and Robotic systems with the addition of basic 2D vision systems.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Required Prerequisite Course: Take ENGR 2010

ENGR 4050 - Senior Technology Capstone

This course will provide each student with the opportunity to work in a team environment to solve design problems and to utilize his/her knowledge in criticalthinking. Students will reach design decisions and will make oral and professional presentations to their peers and to professionals at term's end. Students are expected to show evidence of significant individual contributions to team efforts, as well as due consideration of such design aspects as effectiveness, material selection, ergonomics, safety, cost, effect on the environment, ethics, ease of production, etc.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Must have successfully completed 90 credits hours and have taken ENGR 2980 or MECT 4910.

ENGR 4210 - Design of Engineering Experiments

This course prepares students to analyze statistically designed experiments and their importance in data analysis, industrial experiments, role of randomization,fixed and random effect models and ANOVA, block design, latin square design, factorial and fractional factorial designs and their analysis.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take MATH 1151

SOCY 2010 - Cultural Diversity and Racism

Sociological exploration of American racial and ethnic groups. Emphasis placed on the social construction of race and ethnicity, patterns of intergroup contact. Historical comparative analysis of selected groups with emphasis on economic, political and structural inequalities. Please note outcomes are written to OBR standards using OBR language. Ohio Articulation Number OSS 050 Race and Ethnicity . This course also meets the requirements for OTM in Social and Behavioral Sciences TMSBS.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Total Credit Hours: 125