Mechanical Engineering Technology, BAS
$54,000 - $80,000*
These estimated earnings are for employees who have completed the Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Career advancement is available as experience and education increase, you can expect to earn significantly more during your career.
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*Earnings figure is based on EMSI employment information for north central Ohio.
$32,864 - $24,000 = $8,864 in net cost*
The calculation above includes the following:
- The estimated current cost of tuition, fees and books to complete the four-year BASMET degree at NC State is $32,864.
- Minus the average amount of financial aid ($6,000 x 4 years) students received. NOTE: Your financial aid could be higher or lower than this average.
- Leaving just $8,864 to be funded by other sources — which may include additional scholarships, grants and loans. Many students opt for payment plans to avoid debt. Employed students should inquire with their employers about the possibility of reimbursement for educational expenses.
In the 2020-2021 school year, NC State awarded more than $7.5 million in financial aid and scholarships to our students. We will work with you to explore every source of financial aid available.
*These figures were calculated using data available when this information was published.
Estimated cost of four years of instruction and attendance at a four-year public institution in Ohio.
*This estimate is an average of the cost of attending a public college or university for two years. This cost includes room and board for residential students.
Estimated cost of four years of instruction and attendance at a four-year private institution in Ohio.
**This estimate is an average of the cost of attending a private college or university for four years. This cost includes room and board for residential students.
North Central State College's Bachelor's program in Mechanical Engineering Technology (BASMET) is the advanced practical application of engineering and scientific principles for the purpose of designing and manufacturing quality products and systems. The program utilizes Project Based Learning to provide students working individually and in teams, hands on learning. Additionally, training in cutting edge computer software is complemented with instruction in mathematics, science, and engineering analysis to provide our graduates with a solid foundation for implementation of design and manufacturing solutions. Graduates of the (BASMET) program are prepared to compete in a competitive job market and assume a wide range of responsibilities in industry.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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
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.
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
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
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)
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
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.
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)
MECT 1910 - Introduction to Project Design
Students will participate in a mechanical design project as assigned.
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.
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.
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)
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)
MECT 2335 - Engineering Statics
A problem based course utilizing calculus in 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.
MECT 2905 - Design Project I
This course builds on prior design project courses. Students will participate in a mechanical design project as assigned.
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.
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.
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)
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 requirements for Transfer 36 Calculus II TMM006. If combined with MATH 1150, it meets the requirements for Transfer 36 Calculus I & II sequence TMM017.
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)
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
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.
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).
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.
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
MECT 3031 - Technical Thermodynamics
This course covers the analysis of thermodynamic concepts as they apply to heating and power production, including conservation of energy, work and heat, engines and refrigeration.
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.
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.
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)
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
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.
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.
MECT 3171 - 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.
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
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.