MET-101 - Introduction to Engineering Technology

3 credits

This course is an introduction to the concepts of Engineering and Engineering Technology. The major topics to be discussed will be the role that an engineering technologist plays in developing and manufacturing a world-class product. Some of the critical skills required of the technologist are problem solving, teamwork, business communication and effective writing. The student will be introduced to these skills and will learn to apply then to the basic concepts of product design and quality concepts associated with a manufacturing environment. Use of computer application software to solve problems in Engineering Technology will be emphasized. The focus will be on continuous improvement methods brought about by the computer. The student will become familiar with using spreadsheets, word processing, presentation software, and other software for various industrial and manufacturing problems related to industrial environments. Team projects in conjunction with lab assignments are designed to reinforce key engineering principles.

Prerequisite(s): MAT 078 , MAT 073 or MAT 079 (C- or better) or placement at Algebra I on the math placement test.

Corequisite(s): MET 101L    

Previously known as: MECH-115