Mechanical Engineering Technology

UHV e-beam evaporation systemProgram Coordinator: Dr. Phillip R. Foster

Overview

The ABET-accredited Mechanical Engineering Technology program in the Department of Engineering Technology at the University of North Texas focuses on the applications of science and engineering to analyze, design, develop, implement and oversee advanced mechanical systems and processes. The program is built upon a strong foundation of science, mathematics and technical course work designed to meet the diverse needs of a mechanical engineering technologist. Students in the program are being trained to work in a team-oriented, concurrent engineering environment.

Engineering technologists must be capable in both design and manufacturing in order to position themselves as economic and industry front-runners and to take advantage of global growth. The Department of Engineering Technology is preparing students to do just that, as our Mechanical Engineering Technology emphasis places primary focus on the design and analysis of products, tools, machines and components needed in the world today.

Testing a Composite Structural Truss Member

In this program, students will study:

  • Data collection and analysis
  • Documentation
  • Mechanical Design
  • Industrial operation
  • Fluid mechanics
  • WindtunnelThermodynamics
  • Heat transfer
  • Product design and development
  • Assembly and detail drawing of machine parts
  • Computer-aided engineering
  • MTS® Nanoindenter XP with Continuous Stiffness Mode Nanovision Surface Scan for pile-up, sinking, and other analytical surface characterization research Virtual Indenter (finite element analysis) Berkovich, Cube corner, and conical tips Load and strain control modesEngineering graphics
  • Manufacturing processes and materials
  • Strength of materials
  • Quality assurance

A degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology can also help you secure a position in the manufacturing sector and lead a rewarding career. Computer-aided design, engineering and manufacturing software are in the many computer labs at UNT's Discovery Park.

Read more about our ABET accreditation and program educational objectives and outcomes.

Faculty

Faculty members have an average of 10 years industrial experience. They have worked for companies such as Airgas Inc., Boeing Military, Electrotest, General Dynamics (Lockheed Martin), General Electric, Integrated Technologies Inc., and Los Alamos National Laboratory. They also hold degrees in aerospace, civil, electrical, mechanical, metallurgical, and nuclear engineering, and engineering technology.

Faculty members have a wide array of research interests, affording students the opportunity to choose from a variety of areas for their projects in the Capstone course sequence. Current research interests include:

  • CNC Flexible Manufacturing CellConceptualized systems
  • Corrosion
  • Cryogenic power sources
  • Nanotechnology
  • Environmental concerns
  • Finite element techniques
  • Manufacturing Equipment 2Fluid dynamics
  • Industrial adhesives
  • Industrial training
  • Materials engineering
  • Metal and ceramic matrix composites
  • Plastics processing
  • Manufacturing Equipment 3Process control systems
  • Space nuclear reactors
  • Surface coatings
  • Transportation materials
  • Welding and joining

Equipment

Hampden Model H-6535 in Fluid Mechanics LabStudents pursuing Mechanical Engineering Technology have a number of state-of-the-art machines and laboratories at their fingertips, with which they complete real-world research on current industry issues. The use of this advanced equipment, completion of practical studies and achievement of valued skills prepares UNT’s engineering graduates for their future careers and establishes them as a highly desired talent by some of the nation’s top companies.

Learn more about student research, resources and work space.

ETAC/ABET Accreditation

The mechanical engineering technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET Inc. This accreditation means the program has passed strict academic standards for excellence in education.


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