The following degree programs are available in Mechanical Engineering Technology:
The program is planned as a four year Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology degree with a Mechanical Engineering Technology major and design, manufacturing, or electromechanical emphasis. Thirty percent of the courses are general education requirements, twenty percent are basic mathematics/science requirements, and fifty percent of the courses are technical requirements. Classes are accomplishment oriented. The goal of instruction is to convert textbook information into real world solutions.
Specific Degree Information
This program offers students who have graduated from a two-year associate degree technical program the opportunity to extend their education and training. All associate degree graduates (with a minimum of 2.5000 GPA) can automatically transfer up to 64 college credits to Pittsburg State. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Applied Science degree with a major in technology and a selected emphasis by completing an additional minimum of 60 hours from PSU. The degree program content is based on previous academic and technical preparation.
Like two-year technical programs, this bachelor degree gives students complete, hands-on training for a real-world job. Students learn engineering technology, theory, logic, leadership, and business skills to broaden their knowledge, and to better prepare them for management opportunities. Coursework is both specialized and comprehensive. Emphasis areas are similar to the programs completed in the associate degrees. Technical emphases areas through the Engineering Technology department are Electronics Emphasis, Manufacturing Emphasis, Mechanical Emphasis, and Plastics Emphasis.
The technology minors in the Department of Engineering Technology require a minimum of 21 semester hours in a technical area. Minors are available in the following technical areas: electronics technology, manufacturing management, manufacturing technology, mechanical technology, and plastics technology.