B.S. Mechanical Engineering Technology

124 Credit Hours Beginning Fall 2020, Catalog Year 2021

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First Year, Semester 1
Course Name Hours
ENT 135 Computer-Aided Drafting 3
ENT 137 Intro to Engineering Technology 1
ENT 151 Engineering Materials 3
STC 135 Principles of Public Speaking or STC 136 Intro to Interpersonal Communication 3
MTH 125 Pre-Calculus * 5

Total Semester Credit Hours: 15

First Year, Semester 2
Course Name Hours
ENT 152 Computer-Aided Manufacturing I 3
ENT 271 Mechanics I: Statics 3
MTH 151 Calculus I * 5
CSE 163 Intro to Computer Programming  3
ENG 111 College Composition  3

Total Semester Credit Hours: 17

Second Year, Semester 1
Course Name Hours
ENT 235 Computer-Aided Design  3
ENT 252 Computer-Aided Manufacturing II 3
ENT 272 Mechanics II: Strength of Materials 3
PHY 161 Physics for LIfe Science I or PHY 191 Physics with Lab I 4-5
EGS 215 Workplace Writing or ENG 313 Tech-nical Writing 3

Total Semester Credit Hours: 16-17

Second Year, Semester 2
Course Name Hours
ENT 192 Circuit Analysis 3
ENT 278 Mechanics III: Analysis of Machine Com-ponents 3
PHY 162 Physics for Life Science II or PHY 192 Physics with Lab I 4-5
ECO 201 Microeconomics or ECO 202 Macro-economics 3
MPF III Global Perspectives 3

Total Semester Credit Hours: 16-17

MPF III Global Perspectives

Recommended course options

  • HST 197/198 World History
    Introduction to the origins and early development of individual civilizations prior to the period of Western European hegemony. Stresses interdependency and interrelations among cultures, and compares social, political, and religious experiences of peoples with one another.
  • IDS 159 Strength Through Cultural Diversity
    A primary goal of this course is to facilitate students' abilities to build their cultural competencies and their abilities to work toward a socially just and inclusive world by providing the conceptual tools and vocabulary to think about, discuss and experience diversity. Topics covered include multiculturalism, ethnocentrism, prejudice, discrimination, privilege, the impacts of social and cultural change, and the engagement of students in the global community.
  • ATH 175 Peoples of the World
    Provides an appreciation of human cultural, social, and linguistic variation around the world and through time. Develops anthropological and ethnographic approaches to understanding cultural differences and similarities in political, social and economic organization; marriage and family patterns; environment and beliefs systems; and other aspects of globalized human cultural life.
  • GEO 101 Global Forces, Local Diversity
    Application of human geography concepts to patterns and processes of economic, political, and cultural changes at global, regional and local scales.
Third Year, Semester 1
Course Name Hours
ENT 301 Dynamics 3
ENT 310 Fluid Mechanics 3
ENT 333 Computation Methods 4
MTH 251 Calculus II 4
MPF III Global Perspectives 3

Total Semester Credit Hours: 17

Third Year, Semester 2
Course Name Hours
ENT 314 Mechanisms for Mech. Design 3
ENT 316 Project Management 3
ENT 355 Intro to Finite Element Analysis 3
ENT 404 Experimentation Techniques 3
STA 301 Applied Statistics or STA 261 Statistics  3-4
MP-IP Intercultural Perspectives 3

Total Semester Credit Hours: 18-19

MP-IP Intercultural Perspectives

Recommended course options

  • WGS 201 Intro to Women's Studies
    Interdisciplinary introduction to the study of women which focuses on determinants and expressions of women's roles.
  • MAC 143 Introduction to Media
    Introduction to major mass communication theories as a context to examining some major issues surrounding mass media in American society.
Fourth Year, Semester 1
Course Name Hours
ENT 416 Topics in Mechanical Vibrations 3
ENT 312 Thermodynamics & Heat Pwr  3
ENT 497 Senior Design Project 2
CHM141/144 College Chemistry with Lab 5-6
MPF IIA Creative Arts 3

Total Semester Credit Hours: 16-17

MPF IIA Creative Arts

Recommended course options

  • ART 181 Concepts in Art
    Introduction to visual and thematic concepts as applied to art in various cultures and historical periods.
  • ART 256 Design, Perception & Audience
    An introduction to perception and audience issues for the artist/designer and those interested in art/design, to learn how audiences perceive, receive and react to visual messages. Universal design principles, usability, learning theory, communication theory and semiotics are discussed.
Fourth Year, Semester 2
Course Name Hours
ENT 415 Heat Transfer w/Applications 3
ENT 498 Senior Design Project 2
MTH 231 Elements of Discrete Mathematics or MTH 222 Intro to Linear Algebra 3
MTH 245 Differential Equations for Engineers 3
MPF IV Natural Science (biological) 3-4
MPF IIB Humanities 3

Total Semester Credit Hours: 17-18

MPF IV Natural Science (biological)

Recommended course options

  • MBI 111 Microorganisms & Human Disease
    Discussion of microorganisms and human diseases they cause, with particular emphasis on the impact of these relationships on the development of human societies' past, present, and future. 
  • BIO 121 Environmental Biology
    Local, regional, and global environmental issues examined in the context of current ecological theory and principles of resource use and management.

MPF IIB Humanities

Recommended course options

  • ART 187 Or ART 188 History of Western Art
    Local, regional, and global environmental issues examined in the context of current ecological theory and principles of resource use and management.
  • ART/AMS 183 Images of America
    Investigating the power and influence of visual art imagery, either about, targeted to, or made by diverse segments of historic and contemporary American society and how this imagery has helped or hindered our coming together as a diverse nation. Explores the use of art stereotypes as a basis for evaluation, how visual components help define culture, the decoding of cultural codes and how the idea of taste and aesthetics influences the way we see ourselves and others.
*Depending on mandatory math placement

Abbreviation Key

MP-EL = Experiential Learning

MPF I = English Composition

MPF IIC = Social Science

MPF V = Mathematics, Formal Reasoning, Technology

MPT = Thematic Sequence

MP-AW = Advanced Writing

MPF = Global Miami Plan Foundation

MPF IIB = Humanities

MPF IV = Natural Science

MP-IP = Intercultural Perspectives

MPF IIA = Creative Arts

MPF III = Global Perspectives