Mechanical Engineering Technology, BSET (transition)

Students who matriculated prior to fall 2016 may either follow this curriculum or the new curriculum under "Lowell Institute Programs."

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology offers students an opportunity to develop strengths in the analysis, applied design, development, implementation, and oversight of mechanical systems and processes.

Featuring courses in technical literacy, mathematics, physical sciences, chemical principles, mechanics, thermodynamics, materials science, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, energy conversion, and design and manufacturing technology, this hands-on, experiential undergraduate degree program seeks to provide students with a solid engineering foundation and training needed in order to confront and propose innovative solutions to conventional and contemporary technological challenges within the discipline of mechanical engineering.

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology in Mechanical Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated.

University-Wide Requirement

Minimum 127 total semester hours required

Minimum 2.000 GPA required

Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor’s degree.

Note: Individual program requirements may exceed the above minima.

Core Courses

20 semester hours required

ENG 1105
and ENG 1106
College Writing 1
and Lab for ENG 1105
GET 1100Introduction to Engineering and Technology3
ENG 3105
and ENG 3106
Writing for the Professions: Science and Engineering
and Lab for ENG 3105
Course satisfying Engaging Difference and Diversity core3
Course satisfying Understanding Societies and Institutions core3
PHL 2140Ethical Issues in Science and Engineering3

Foundation Courses

40 semester hours required

GET 1150Foundations of Engineering Graphics and Design3
GET 2100Computer Engineering Programming and Analysis3
EET 2000
and EET 2001
Circuits 1
and Lab for EET 2000
EET 2100
and EET 2101
Circuits 2
and Lab for EET 2100
MET 2100Mechanics 1: Statics3
MET 2200Mechanics 2: Dynamics3
PHY 1200
and PHY 1201
Physics 1
and Lab for PHY 1200
PHY 2200
and PHY 2201
Physics 2
and Lab for PHY 2200
MTH 2100Calculus 13
MTH 2105Calculus 23
Select one of the following:4
Principles of Biology 1
and Lab for BIO 1100
General Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHM 1100

Major Required Courses

30 semester hours required

MET 3300
and MET 3301
Engineering Materials Science
and Lab for MET 3300
MET 3100
and MET 3101
Engineering Stress Analysis
and Lab for MET 3100
MET 3200
and MET 3201
Fluid Mechanics
and Lab for MET 3200
MET 3500
and MET 3501
Theory of Engineering Measurements and Data Analysis
and Lab for MET 3500
MET 3400
and MET 3401
Engineering Thermodynamics
and Lab for MET 3400
MET 3600
and MET 3601
Heat Transfer Engineering
and Lab for MET 3600


Complete 21 semester hours of courses with the MET prefix.

Capstone Experience

9 semester hours required

GET 2200Engineering Economy3
GET 4840Engineering Technology Capstone Project Preparation and Proposal2
GET 4850Engineering Technology Capstone Project Execution4

Open Electives 

Complete a minimum of 7 semester hours of open electives to reach 127 semester hours.