Mechanical Engineering Technology, BSET

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 121

General Education Requirements
All General Education coursework requirements are satisfied upon completion of this degree plan.
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I 13
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
ENGL 3323Technical Writing 13
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865 (H)
American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 2144Calculus I (A)4
MATH 2153Calculus II (A)3
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N) and Scientific Investigation (L)
Select one of the following:4
Chemical Principles I (LN)
Chemistry I (LN)
General Chemistry for Engineers (LN)
PHYS 2014University Physics I (LN)4
PHYS 2114University Physics II (LN)4
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Speech Communication (S)
Additional General Education
Preparation for Calculus (A) (or three hours of (A) or (N) or (S) if MATH 1813 is not needed)3
Course designated (A) or (H) or (N) or (S)1
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
Select at least one Diversity (D) course
Select at least one International Dimension (I) course
Hours Subtotal44
College/Departmental Requirements
MET 2313Fundamentals of Hydraulic Fluid Power3
MET 3543Manufacturing Processes 33
MET 4223Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing3
or MET 2223 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing with Computer-Aided Design
Related Specialty
ENGR 1111Introduction to Engineering1
ENGR 1412Introductory Engineering Computer Programming2
or EET 1003 Introduction to Microcomputer Programming
ENSC 2113Statics3
ENSC 2613Introduction to Electrical Science3
ENSC 2411Electrical Science Lab1
Select three hours from the following:3
Technical Drawing and Basic CAD 4
Engineering Design with CAD
and Technical Graphics
Engineering Design with CAD for MAE
and Technical Graphics
ENSC 2141Strength of Materials Lab1
ENSC 3231Fluids and Hydraulics Lab1
ENSC 3311Material Science Lab1
ENSC 3431Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer Lab1
ENGR 2421Engineering Data Acquisition Controls Lab1
Hours Subtotal27
Major Requirements
ENSC 2143Strength of Materials3
or GENT 3323 Strength of Materials
MET 3433Basic Thermodynamics 53
or ENSC 2213 Thermodynamics
MET 3453Heat Transfer 63
MET 3003Dynamics3
or ENSC 2123 Elementary Dynamics
MET 3113Basic Instrumentation3
MET 3313Applied Fluid Mechanics3
MET 3343Metallurgy and Polymers3
MET 4003Machine Elements3
MET 4103Senior Design I3
or MET 4133 Interdisciplinary Design I
MET 4123Senior Design II3
or MET 4143 Interdisciplinary Design II
IEM 3503Engineering Economic Analysis3
or IEM 3513 Economic Decision Analysis
Select 9 hours of the following:9
Fundamentals of Pneumatic Fluid Power
Intermediate Hydraulic Fluid Power
Advanced Production Processes
Fundamentals of Mechatronics
Advanced Mechanical Computer-Aided Design
Applied Vibration and Acoustics
Advanced Mechanical Design
Practical Computational Fluid Dynamics
Finite Element Methods
Additive Manufacturing: Materials, Methods and Applications
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Electrohydraulics and Motion Control
Ground Source Heat Pump Systems
Petroleum Operations
Internal Ballistics
External Ballistics
Terminal Ballistics and Armor
Mechatronic System Design
Mechanical Engineering Technology Practice
Industrial Assessment and Improvement
Hours Subtotal42
A total of 8 credit hours from the following with at least 3 being upper-division hours: Accounting, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Engineering Technology, Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprise, Finance, Geology, Legal Studies in Business, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics. 78
Hours Subtotal8
Total Hours121

If B or higher is not earned in ENGL 1113 Composition I or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I, ENGL 1213 Composition II or ENGL 1413 Critical Analysis and Writing II is also required (per Academic Regulation 3.5).


MET 1223 also permitted.


MET 1213 or GENT 1223 also permitted.


GENT 1153 also permitted.


GENT 3433 is also permitted.


MET 4433 or GENT 4433 is also permitted.


MATH 1513 can be taken here if a student needs to take MATH 1513 as a prerequisite for MATH 1813.

Graduation Requirements

  1. A minimum average Technical GPA of 2.00 is required. The technical GPA is calculated from all courses counting in the curriculum with a prefix belonging to the degree program, or substitutions for these courses.
  2. A grade of 'C' or better is required in all courses with an analytical or natural science designation or engineering or engineering technology prefix.
  3. Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made so long as the changes do not delay graduation or result in semester hours being added.
  4. The minimum requirements for the Mechanical Engineering Technology degree is 121. In cases where two courses can meet a requirement and they have differing credit hours, the lower credit hour course is typically recommended. The alternatives are largely listed to facilitate transfer into the MET degree from other programs. 

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2029.