About the Program
The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology – Mechanical emphasis is a plus-two program that builds on associate degrees earned in mechanical engineering technology or similar areas. The program provides an opportunity to choose a plan of study toward a bachelor’s degree which best meets the student’s needs. Entrance requirements include an associate degree in mechanical engineering technology with appropriate course work, including physical sciences and mathematics (through analytic geometry with calculus).
Graduates from BridgeValley Community and Technical College with an associate degree in mechanical engineering technology may transfer directly into the program as juniors. Based on a transcript evaluation, graduates of associate degree programs in mechanical engineering technology or closely related programs from other institutions may enter the program directly as juniors. This evaluation determines if additional lower division courses will be required to meet the prerequisites of the program.
Students also may transfer from mechanical engineering or closely related programs to the mechanical engineering technology program at a level depending on the evaluation of their courses. Freshman students may gain admission to the program, providing that several lower division courses are taken at BridgeValley Community and Technical College, which is located within walking distance of the WVU Tech campus.
Our program includes both classroom and laboratory experiences while stressing the application of engineering and scientific principles and methods to solve practical problems. Sciences and mathematics are included in the curriculum, as well as methods, processes, skills and materials used in industry.
All students must meet the requirements of the institution and the core curriculum for graduation.
Our Mechanical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.