The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology is offered by the Department of Engineering, Technology and Management. This program provides trained applied mechanical engineering practitioners for small and medium manufacturing and service firms. This market aligns well with the traditional history of Mechanical Engineering Technology education that suggests a greater emphasis on hands-on laboratory experiences and less emphasis on advanced engineering theory. Small to medium firms often require engineering talent that can span the boundary between engineering design and the actual production operations. There are over 1,000 manufacturing firms in the 11-county Greater Philadelphia region which are large enough to employ these versatile mechanical engineering technology graduates.

This diverse set of manufacturing and service firms are expected to prosper in the immediate to near future. Economic advantages in North America such as low energy costs and high productivity resulting from technology-based automation combined with rising wages in traditionally low-cost countries have combined to not only stem the loss of North American manufacturing jobs to Asia but to reverse the trend in a process referred to as re-shoring.

It should be noted that the future career prospects of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology graduates are not significantly different from the prospects of more traditional engineering disciplines.

Campus Location: Main

Program Code: EN-MENT-BSME

Contact Information

Liliana Schwartz, PhD, Program Coordinator
Engineering Building, Room 907

Learn more about the Mechanical Engineering Technology program.

These requirements are for students who matriculated in academic year 2023-2024. Students who matriculated prior to fall 2023 should refer to the Archives to view the requirements for their Bulletin year.

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All new students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses for a total of at least six credits. The writing-intensive course credits are counted as part of the major; they are not General Education (GenEd) or elective credits. The writing-intensive courses must be completed at Temple University and students may not transfer in credits to satisfy this requirement. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are: 

ENGR 2196Technical Communication3
or ENGR 2996 Honors Technical Communication
ENGT 4196Capstone Project3

College and Major Requirements

Required Math & Basic Science Courses
MATH 1022Precalculus4
MATH 1031Differential and Integral Calculus4
ISE 2101Applied Statistical Methods for Industrial and System Engineers3
PHYS 1021Introduction to General Physics I4
PHYS 1022Introduction to General Physics II4
CHEM 1031General Chemistry I3
or CHEM 1951 Honors General Chemical Science I
CHEM 1033General Chemistry Laboratory I1
or CHEM 1953 Honors Chemical Science Laboratory I
Required General Education Courses
Select one of the following:4
Analytical Reading and Writing
Analytical Reading and Writing: ESL
Honors Writing About Literature
IH 0851Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life3
or IH 0951 Honors Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life
IH 0852Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good3
or IH 0952 Honors Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (U.S. Society)3
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (Global/World Society)3
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (Human Behavior)3
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (Arts)3
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (Race and Diversity)3
Required Economics and Communication Courses
ECON 1101Macroeconomic Principles3
or ECON 1901 Honors Macroeconomic Principles
or ECON 1102 Microeconomic Principles
or ECON 1902 Honors Microeconomic Principles
CSI 1111Introduction to Public Speaking3
or CSI 1911 Honors Introduction to Public Speaking
Required Engineering Technology Courses
ECE 2112Electrical Devices & Systems I3
ECE 2113Electrical Devices & Systems I Lab1
ENGR 1101Introduction to Engineering & Engineering Technology3
or ENGR 1901 Honors Introduction to Engineering
ENGR 1117Engineering Graphics2
ENGR 2196Technical Communication3
or ENGR 2996 Honors Technical Communication
ENGR 3001Engineering Economics3
ENGR 3033Entrepreneurial Engineering3
ENGT 2322Applied Strength of Materials3
ENGT 2331Applied Engineering Statics3
ENGT 2521Applied Fluid Mechanics3
ENGT 3201Applied Materials Technology3
ENGT 3323Applied Dynamics3
ENGT 3532Thermodynamics3
ENGT 3651Manufacturing Control Systems3
ENGT 36613
ENGT 4119Professional Seminar1
ENGT 4196Capstone Project3
ENGT 4342Machine Elements3
ENGT 4532Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning3
ISE 2102Production Process Design and Laboratory4
ISE 3101Product Quality Assurance3
MEE 2305Instrumentation and Data Acquisition Lab1
Technical Elective #13
Technical Elective #23
Free Elective3
Total Credit Hours126

Suggested Academic Plan

Please note that this is a suggested academic plan. Depending on your situation, your academic plan may look different.

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Suggested Plan for New Students Starting in the 2023-2024 Academic Year

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallCredit Hours
MATH 1022 Precalculus 4
CHEM 1031
General Chemistry I
or Honors General Chemical Science I
CHEM 1033
General Chemistry Laboratory I
or Honors Chemical Science Laboratory I
ENGR 1101
Introduction to Engineering & Engineering Technology
or Honors Introduction to Engineering
ENG 0802
Analytical Reading and Writing
or Analytical Reading and Writing: ESL
or Honors Writing About Literature
 Credit Hours15
MATH 1031 Differential and Integral Calculus 4
ENGR 1117 Engineering Graphics 2
PHYS 1021 Introduction to General Physics I 4
IH 0851
Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life
or Honors Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life
GenEd Breadth Course 3
 Credit Hours16
Year 2
ENGT 2331 Applied Engineering Statics 3
CSI 1111
Introduction to Public Speaking
or Honors Introduction to Public Speaking
PHYS 1022 Introduction to General Physics II 4
IH 0852
Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good
or Honors Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
ENGT 2322 Applied Strength of Materials 3
ENGT 2521 Applied Fluid Mechanics 3
ECE 2112 Electrical Devices & Systems I 3
ECE 2113 Electrical Devices & Systems I Lab 1
Select one of the following: 3
Macroeconomic Principles
Honors Macroeconomic Principles
Microeconomic Principles
Honors Microeconomic Principles
GenEd Breadth Course 3
 Credit Hours16
Year 3
ENGR 3033 Entrepreneurial Engineering 3
ENGT 3661 3
ISE 2101 Applied Statistical Methods for Industrial and System Engineers 3
ISE 2102 Production Process Design and Laboratory 4
GenEd Breadth Course 3
 Credit Hours16
ENGT 3201 Applied Materials Technology 3
ENGT 3532 Thermodynamics 3
ENGT 4119 Professional Seminar 1
GenEd Breadth Course 3
GenEd Breadth Course 3
 Credit Hours16
Year 4
ENGR 2196
Technical Communication
or Honors Technical Communication
ENGR 3001 Engineering Economics 3
ENGT 3323 Applied Dynamics 3
ENGT 3651 Manufacturing Control Systems 3
MEE 2305 Instrumentation and Data Acquisition Lab 1
Technical Elective #1 3
 Credit Hours16
ENGT 4196 Capstone Project 3
ENGT 4342 Machine Elements 3
ENGT 4532 Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning 3
ISE 3101 Product Quality Assurance 3
Technical Elective #2 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours126

Approved Technical Electives

EET 3276Digital Logic Circuits4
EET 3277Microcomputer Systems4
EET 3278Digital Logic Circuits & Microprocessors4
ENGT 4040Special Topics1 to 5
ENGT 4641Production Tooling3
ENGT 4642Quality Control3
ENGT 4643Fundamentals of Manufacturing3
ISE 3101Product Quality Assurance3
ISE 4101Human Factors (Ergonomics)3
MET 4671Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems3
ART 1401Introduction to Jewelry for Non-Tyler BFA Students3