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SPSU, Mechanical Engineering Technology,
Building Q,
1100 South Marietta Pkwy
Marietta, GA 30060

BS in MET

The following four specialty areas or concentrations are available in the department:

Remember that you need the total of 5 major electives to graduate.


Manufacturing:

 The area of specialization called Manufacturing Technology is concerned with manufacturing production processes and operations such as:

  • tool and jig design
  • design and layout of manufacturing facilities
  • machine tool operations
  • computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM)

We have established a new and modern Automated Manufacturing Laboratory in which students are able to practice on the latest computer controlled machines. Graduates may be employed in areas such as:

  • steel production and fabrication
  • aircraft and automobile fabrication and assembly
  • cable manufacture
  • textile mills

In fact, there are very few industries that don't employ mechanical engineers and technologists. By selecting a specified sequence of manufacturing courses a student may graduate with a designated Manufacturing Option.

In order to graduate with a manufacturing concentration, take these courses as your required and major electives:

 

Tool Design

MET 3331

and 3 courses from the following list (the 5th major elective can be one of these or anything else from upper level major electives):
Rapid Design & Manufacturing MET 4903
Numerical Controls of Machines MET4342
Engineering Graphics for Manufacturing MET 4903
Project Management MGNT 4135
Automation Systems and Controls MET 4341
Advanced Engineering Materials MET 4133

Mechanical Systems Design (formerly Machine Design II)

MET 4142

Lean manufacturing (MET class), and Six sigma and lean manufacturing (IET class) can be considered as one of the electives. MET students can only take one non-MET class (eg project management).


  Machine Design:

 The Machine Design area of specialization is concerned with the application of fundamental principles of design to new and existing machines, machine parts and mechanical structures; the fabricating, testing and assembly of components into production of mechanical systems; and the operation of machines and mechanical equipment. Graduates may be employed as:

  • designers of machinery and/or machine parts for the improvement of production operations and cost
  • supervisors of fabricating facilities, manufacturing plants, maintenance and repair shops
  • sales and service representatives of industrial and manufacturing firms

In order to graduate with a design specialization, take these courses as your required and major electives:

 

Dynamics of Machines
MET 3123
and 3 courses from the following list (the 5th major elective can be anything else from upper level major electives)::
Vibration and Advanced Dynamics
MET4124
Advanced Engineering Materials MET 4133
Automation Systems and Controls MET 4341

Mechanical Systems Design (formerly Machine Design II)

MET 4142

Energy (HVAC):

 The Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Refrigeration area specializes in the design and operation of heat and mass transfer systems which produce the needed environments for manufacturing operations, industrial processes and human comfort. Systems which utilize mechanical equipment such as pumps, blowers, fans, compressors, and heat exchangers are found in fields as diverse as air conditioning, low temperature metallurgy, food preservation, chemical processing and industrial manufacturing. Graduates of this program are employed as:

  • systems designers for consulting firms and mechanical contractors
  • manufacturers' sales representatives
  • maintenance supervisors

Energy (Heat Power)

The Heat/Power area of specialization deals with energy conversion, i.e., the study of internal combustion engines, steam turbines, boilers, air compressors, pumps and fans. The program includes study in thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid mechanics. Graduates with this specialty are employed as:

  • process plant engineers in the petrochemical and pulp and paper industry
  • engineers for power generation plants
  • maintenance supervisors
  • sales representatives for manufacturers

In order to graduate with a energy specialization, take these courses as your required and major electives:

 

Thermodynamics II
MET 3402
and 3 courses from the following list (the 5th major elective can be anything else from upper level major electives)::
Heat Transfer
MET 4401
Air Conditioning
MET 4412
Plant and Power Applications MET 4431
Refrigeration MET 4411
Automation Systems and Controls MET 4341

  Engineering Design Graphics (Computer Aided Design):

The Engineering Design Graphics area of specialization is concerned with integrating the vast capabilities of three-dimensional computer aided design software (3D CAD) into the engineering and design process. Graduates work for engineering and architectural firms; manufacturing industries; research, construction and development companies.

The MET bachelor degree with an Engineering Design Graphics concentration is obtained by the appropriate selection of elective courses. These courses emphasize a variety of topics in modern engineering graphics and design and are as shown below. To obtain a concentration in Engineering Design Graphics, students must take MET 4112 – Computer Aided Engineering and three of the remaining four courses from the list below. A student may take fewer than four of the courses and elect the General Concentration if desired.

 

Computer Aided Engineering
MET 4112
and 3 courses from the following list (the 5th major elective can be anything else from upper level major electives)::
Advanced Engineering Graphics
EDG 3112
Advanced Surface Modeling EDG 4111
Engineering Graphics for Manufacturing EDG 4224
CAD Customization and Standards EDG 4222
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Jie

Jie Zhou, graduated with a BS in MET in 2011. She obtained her Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan University in 2013.

She is now a Program Engineer at Hirain Technology Lmt. Inc.

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