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Mechanical Engineering Technology, B.Sc.

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University rank #501 (ARWU) Bozeman, MT, United States
The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) program is to prepare students for successful Mechanical Engineering Technology careers, responsible citizenship, and continued professional growth. 
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The Mechanical Engineering Technology program strives to prepare graduates who:

  • Successfully establish themselves as professionals within a diverse range of engineering technology activities
  • Conduct themselves ethically in all activities
  • Contribute to industry and society, through service activities and professional organizations
  • Advance in their profession, maintain currency within the profession, and demonstrate leadership qualities
The undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Technology program is designed with an applications-oriented structure. Many of the technical science courses have an accompanying laboratory component providing hands-on activities, as well as emphasizing measurement, data collection and analysis, documentation, and written/oral report preparation/presentation.
The program aims to develop core competencies in engineering fundamentals (statics, strengths of materials, materials science, fluid dynamics, and electrical circuits), manufacturing applications (manufacturing processes, machining, welding, design for manufacturing and tooling, and quality assurance), mechanical design (computer-aided design, mechanisms, machine design, fluid power technology, measurement and test, etc.), and thermal sciences (thermodynamics, heat transfer, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning). Extensive course work in the physical sciences and Mathematics is included.
Technical elective courses are chosen by the student in consultation with an academic advisor. Courses in the humanities and social sciences are also included. The overall curriculum is designed to provide the student with an ability to apply scientific and engineering knowledge and methods combined with technical skills in support of engineering activities.
Mechanical engineering technology (MET) is concerned with the application of scientific and engineering knowledge in support of engineering activities. Specifically, the mechanical engineering technologist provides the professional services needed in transforming the results of scientific endeavors into useful products and services. Students who choose a career in mechanical engineering technology may pursue any number of career paths including, but not limited to: machine and product design, product and system evaluation, research laboratory experimental support, prototype evaluation, plant operation and management, quality assurance, technical sales, manufacturing methods improvement, HVAC systems design and installation, project management, and energy exploration.
The mechanical engineering technologist's mission is to make necessary analysis and plans to convert design drawings into finished products in the most efficient and safe manner. He or she is the professional who produces design drawings and sets up and operates manufacturing equipment, handles inspections, analyzes production problems, and manages the implementation of improvement activities and projects.
The demand for the engineering technologist in general, and mechanical engineering technologists in particular, has been strong for the past several years, and average starting salaries are very competitive; indications are that this trend will continue. MSU Mechanical Engineering Technology graduates are actively recruited, and many of our alumni hold positions of considerable responsibility in industry and government.

Detailed Programme Facts

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    Applicants are encouraged to apply at least six to eight months prior to the first semester of attendance.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    126 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Required courses may include:
  • Introduction to General Chemistry
  • Calculus for Technology I
  • Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Introduction to Public Speaking (formerly COM 110US)
  • Knowledge and Community
  • First Year Seminar
  • Calculus for Technology II
  • Engineering Graphics Communications
  • College Physics I
  • Mechanical Engineering Materials
  • Applied Mechanics3
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology Computer Applications
  • College Physics II
  • Applied Strength of Materials

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Application Procedure
  • International Undergraduate Application for Admission: An International undergraduate application may be submitted online or a paper application form may be downloaded and printed. A paper application may also be obtained by contacting the Office of International Programs. Contact the Office of International Programs via mail: Office of International Programs, Montana State University, P.O. Box 172260, Bozeman, MT 59717-2260, or by phone: +1-406-994-4031, or by Fax: +1-406-994-1619, or contact the Office of International Programs via email. If completing the paper application, please return the completed and signed application form to the Office of International Programs.
  • Application Fee (non-refundable): $38 online application or $30 paper application. The fee must be in U.S. currency. The online application fee must be paid by credit card. Checks submitted with paper applications should be made payable to Montana State University and must indicate the U.S. banking codes. The application fee will not be waived, deferred, or refunded. The fee must be paid before the application will be processed.
  • Official Proof of English Language Proficiency: Obtain official scores online for TOEFL or IELTS. Proof of completion of A.C.E. Language Institute Level 6 may be submitted in lieu of a standardized test score upon completion of the program. A list of alternative options to prove English proficiency can be found online. Students who are citizens of countries where English is an official language do not need to submit a proof of English proficiency, if English is the student's native language and if secondary level education was undertaken in English.
  • Evidence of Financial Support: Montana State University requires certification of financial support from students with non-immigrant visas. A financial documentation form is included on the international application. A Form I20 for VISA purposes will not be issued until an International Student Financial Certificate, complete with a signed statement of support, is submitted and on file in the Office of International Programs. The Financial Certificate guarantees that the required minimum amount of funding, in U.S. dollars, will be available to the student during the academic year. A bank statement is also required.
  • Secondary School Academic Records: For admission purposes, scanned or photocopies of academic records are acceptable. To complete the student's file, a comprehensive and official secondary school record listing all courses and grades/marks earned is required of all students applying as first-time freshmen or those who have earned fewer than 12 college/university credits (a semester of study). The record must be sent directly from the secondary school to the Office of International Programs. Alternatively, the student may obtain an official copy from the school, leave it in the school’s sealed envelope and mail or carry it to MSU. Additional official certificates may be required to show completion of secondary school.
  • College/University Transcripts: For admission purposes, scanned or photocopies of academic records are acceptable. To complete the student's file, official transcripts from each international and U.S. college/university attended are required. The transcript must be sent directly from each institution to the Office of International Programs and must list all courses taken and grades/marks earned. Alternatively, the student may obtain an official copy from the school, leave it in the school’s sealed envelope, and mail or carry it to MSU.
  • Translation of Academic Records: An English translation is required for all non-English academic credentials.
  • Evaluation of Foreign Credentials: The MSU Admissions Office requires final, official academic records and course descriptions in order to evaluate courses for transfer credit. MSU reserves the right to require a professional evaluation of non-U.S. academic credentials from applicants who have attended colleges/universities outside the United States and Canada (where English is not the language of instruction) unless MSU has a formal agreement with the post-secondary institution.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    16750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16750 USD per year and a duration of .
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Living costs for Bozeman

  • 1099 - 2280 USD/month
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