Mechanical Engineering Technology (AAS)

Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Major: Mechanical Engineering Technology
Program Code: 1453

About This Major . . .

The objective of the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) is to provide the knowledge necessary to aid in the design and realization of products and systems to meet the current and future needs of society. Completion of this applied engineering technology program provides graduates with the skills and knowledge for a successful transition to either a career as a mechanical engineering technician or to the Bachelor of Science program in Mechanical Engineering Technology.

The AAS in MET is designed for a student who is a doer or implementer - one who is able to apply mathematics, the natural and engineering sciences, engineering principles, and current engineering practices to the operation and testing of mechanical systems. Laboratory courses are an integral component of the MET program and are designed to develop student competence to apply experimental design methods, as well as provide a “hands-on” approach to building products and systems.

For more information on what you can do with this major, visit Career Services’ What to Do with a Major? resource.

All CMU/WCCC associate graduates are expected to demonstrate proficiency in specialized knowledge/applied learning, quantitative fluency, communication fluency, critical thinking, personal and social responsibility, and information literacy. In addition to these campus‐wide student learning outcomes, graduates of this major will be able to:

  1. Apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of engineering to engineering problems. (Critical Thinking/Applied Learning)
  2. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and technology to engineering problems. (Quantitative Fluency)
  3. Effectively use oral, written, and graphical communication skills to address both technical and non-technical audiences. (Communication Fluency)
  4. Apply the ethical standards of the discipline to engineering problems. (Personal and social responsibility)
  5. Develop scholarly arguments by locating, evaluating, applying, and synthesizing information from sociological and other social scientific sources. (Information Literacy)

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Institutional Degree Requirements

The following institutional degree requirements apply to all CMU and WCCC Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees. Specific programs may have different requirements that must be met in addition to institutional requirements.

  • 60 semester hours minimum.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 15 of the final 30 semester hours of credit at CMU/WCCC.
  • 2.00 cumulative GPA or higher in all CMU/WCCC coursework.
  • A course may only be used to fulfill one requirement for each degree/certificate.
  • No more than six semester hours of independent study courses can be used toward the degree.
  • Non-traditional credit, such as advanced placement, credit by examination, credit for prior learning, cooperative education and internships, cannot exceed 20 semester credit hours for an AAS degree.
  • Pre-collegiate courses (usually numbered below 100) cannot be used for graduation.
  • Capstone exit assessment/projects (e.g., Major Field Achievement Test) requirements are identified under Program-Specific Degree Requirements.
  • The Catalog Year determines which program sheet and degree requirements a student must fulfill in order to graduate. Visit with your advisor or academic department to determine which catalog year and program requirements you should follow.
  • See “Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees and Certificates” in the catalog for a complete list of graduation requirements.

Specific to this degree:

  • 68 semester hours total for the AAS, Mechanical Engineering Technology.

Essential Learning Requirements

(16 semester hours)

See the current catalog for a list of courses that fulfill the requirements below.  If a course is an Essential Learning option and a requirement for your major, you must use it to fulfill the major requirement and make a different selection for the Essential Learning requirement.

ENGL 111English Composition I-GTCO13
ENGL 112English Composition II-GTCO23
MATH 135Engineering Calculus I4
Select one Humanities Course 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
SOCI 120Technology and Society-GTSS33
Total Semester Credit Hours16

Other Lower Division Requirements

Wellness Requirement
KINE 100Health and Wellness1
Select one KINA Activity course1
Total Semester Credit Hours2

Program Specific Degree Requirements

(50 semester hours, must earn a grade of “C” or better in each course.)

CSCI 130Introduction to Engineering Computer Science4
Select one of the following Course/Lab combinations:5
Engineering Chemistry-GTSC1
and Engineering Chemistry Laboratory-GTSC1
General Chemistry I-GTSC1
and General Chemistry Laboratory I-GTSC1
ENGR 224
Materials Science
and Materials Science Laboratory
MAMT 105Print Reading and Sketching2
MAMT 106Geometric Tolerancing2
MAMT 115Introduction to Machine Shop3
MAMT 148CNC Applications3
MAMT 251CNC Machining I3
MAMT 255CNC Machining II3
MATH 136Engineering Calculus II4
PHYS 131
Fundamental Mechanics-GTSC1
and Fundamental Mechanics Laboratory-GTSC1
ENGR 101Introduction to Engineering1
ENGR 125Computer-Aided Design and Fabrication3
ENGR 140First-Year Engineering Project3
ENGR 261Statics and Structures3
ENGR 263Mechanics of Solids3
Total Semester Credit Hours50
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 111 English Composition I-GTCO1 3
ENGR 101 Introduction to Engineering 1
ENGR 125 Computer-Aided Design and Fabrication 3
KINE 100 Health and Wellness 1
MATH 135 Engineering Calculus I 4
MAMT 105 Print Reading and Sketching 2
MAMT 106 Geometric Tolerancing 2
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring Semester
ENGL 112 English Composition II-GTCO2 3
ENGR 140 First-Year Engineering Project 3
MAMT 115 Introduction to Machine Shop 3
MATH 136 Engineering Calculus II 4
PHYS 131
Fundamental Mechanics-GTSC1
and Fundamental Mechanics Laboratory-GTSC1
 Semester Credit Hours18
Second Year
Fall Semester
CHEM 151
Engineering Chemistry-GTSC1
and Engineering Chemistry Laboratory-GTSC1
CSCI 130 Introduction to Engineering Computer Science 4
ENGR 261 Statics and Structures 3
MAMT 148 CNC Applications 3
Humanities 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Spring Semester
ENGR 224
Materials Science
and Materials Science Laboratory
ENGR 263 Mechanics of Solids 3
MAMT 251 CNC Machining I 3
MAMT 255 CNC Machining II 3
SOCI 120 Technology and Society-GTSS3 3
KINA Activity Course 1
 Semester Credit Hours16
 Total Semester Credit Hours68

Advising Process and DegreeWorks

Documentation on the pages related to this program is intended for informational purposes to help determine what courses and associated requirements are needed to earn a degree. The suggested course sequencing outlines how students could finish degree requirements. Some courses are critical to complete in specific semesters, while others may be moved around. Meeting with an academic advisor is essential in planning courses and altering the suggested course sequencing. It is ultimately the student’s responsibility to understand and fulfill the requirements for her/his intended degree(s).

DegreeWorks is an online degree audit tool available in MAVzone. It is the official record used by the Registrar’s Office to evaluate progress towards a degree and determine eligibility for graduation. Students are responsible for reviewing their DegreeWorks audit on a regular basis and should discuss questions or concerns with their advisor or academic department head. Discrepancies in requirements should be reported to the Registrar’s Office.

Graduation Process

Students must complete the following in the first two months of the semester prior to completing their degree requirements:

  • Review their DegreeWorks audit and create a plan that outlines how unmet requirements will be met in the final semester.
  • Meet with their advisor and modify their plan as needed. The advisor must approve the final plan.
  • Submit the “Intent to Graduate” form to the Registrar’s Office to officially declare the intended graduation date and commencement ceremony plans.
  • Register for all needed courses and complete all requirements for each degree sought.

Submission deadlines and commencement details can be found at

If a student’s petition for graduation is denied, it will be her/his responsibility to consult the Registrar’s Office regarding next steps.