Mechanical Engineering Technology (BS)

What is Mechanical Engineering Technology? 

The Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.E.T.M.E.) Program prepares students for diverse and dynamic careers in industry. B.S.E.T.M.E. graduates work in fields that require understanding of the relationships and dependencies among materials, product development, manufacturing systems and processes, or energy production, transformation and transmission (including alternative energy). The program emphasizes hands-on laboratory experiences, and courses stress the practical application of mathematics, science, and engineering to solve real world problems.

What can I do with a Mechanical Engineering Technology Degree? 

Graduates of baccalaureate engineering technology programs have been very successful in obtaining professional employment relevant to their education. Wayne State engineering technology graduates are employed in:

Manufacturing engineering Maintenance Field engineering
Production engineering Quality control Design
Marketing Product testing Technical supervision

  Schoolcraft College Course planning

Choose an area of study (associate degree), earn Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), and complete pathway courses. The below pathway outlines the required Schoolcraft College courses. Courses not taken or transferred from Schoolcraft College can be completed at Wayne State University.

Choose an area of study

Associate Degree  
Advanced Manufacturing (AAS) Electronic Technology -Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Engineering -Associate in Engineering (AE) Engineering Technology (AAS)
Associate in Science (AS) Mechatronics Technology (AAS)

Earn the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

MTA Requirement/Specific Course Credit Hours Notes
*ENG 101 English Composition I (ENG 1020)   3  
*ENG 102 English Composition II (ENG 3010)   3  
*MATH 129 Precalculus (MAT 1800)            5  
*PHYS 181 General Physics 1 (PHY 2130/01)    4  
*CHEM 104 Fundamentals of Chemistry (CHM 1020)  4  
Approved Social Science (see MTA)   3  
Approved Social Science (see MTA) 3 Second Social Science must be from different discipline
*PHIL 277 Ethical Problems (PHI 2320)   3  
Approved Humanities/Fine Arts (see MTA) 2-3 Second Humanities/Art must be from different discipline
Total 30 credits min.  

*Meets MTA requirements and/or satisfies Wayne State degree requirement (prerequisites may be required, see Schoolcraft advisor).

Complete pathway courses

Course Credit Hours Notes
CAD 120 Mechanical Blueprint Writing (ET 2140) 3  
ENG 116 Technical Writing (ENG 3050) 3  
MATH 150 Calculus with Analytic Geometry 1 (MAT 3430) 5  
PHYS 182 General Physics 2 (PHY2140/01) 4  
MET 103 Intro to Materials Science (ET 2200)                 3 ENGR 202 is also acceptable
**Lower Division Technical    21  
Total      39 credits  

**Any BMET, CAD, DRFG, ELECT, EMT, ENGR, MATH 151, 240, 252, MECH, MFG, MET, ROBAT, QM, or WELD course.   

   Course planning 

The following courses are required to finish the degree requirements.  Any pathway course(s) not completed at the community college can be completed at Wayne State University. 

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Course Credit Hours Notes
ET 2160 Computer Applications for ET 2  
EET 2000 Electrical Principles 3 ELECT 137+138 at Schoolcraft College
ET 3450 Appl Calc & Diff Equations 4  
ET 3030 Statics 3 ENGR 201
ET 3050 Dynamics 3 ENGR 203
ET 3850 Reliab & Engineering Stats        3 QM 108
ET 3870 Engineering Economic Analysis       3  
ET 4999 Senior Project 3  
ET 5870 Engineering Project Mgt.    3  
MCT 3010 Instrumentation   3  
MCT 3100 Mechanics of Materials    3 ENGR 202
MCT 3410 Kinematics & Dynamics        3  
MCT 4150 Applied Thermodynamics    3  
MCT 4180 Fluid Mechanics          3  
MIT 3500 Manufacturing Process Lab 1  
MIT 3520 Manufacturing Process Theory    2  
MCT 4400, 5210 or MIT 4700 3  
Upper Division Elective (See WSU Advisor) 3  
Total 51 credits (minimum)  

  Transfer credit summary

Transfer credit summary Credits
Schoolcraft College transferrable credits 73 credits
Required Wayne State University credits 51 credits 
Total credits required to complete bachelor's degree 124 Credits (minimum)
  •  WSU requires a minimum of 30 hours in residency. 
  • You can review how courses transfer using the course equivalency tool for other acceptable equivalences. 

Engineering Technology Scholarships

How do I get started?

  • Join Wayne State Transfer Pathways
  • Schedule a WSU Transfer Success Appointment         
  • Meet with your academic advisors and track your academic progress 


  • The pathway allows multiple associate degree options with the flexibility to customize your degree path. The minimum eligibility to participate in the Wayne State Transfer Pathways is a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above, Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), and an associate degree (earned or Reverse Transfer).  
  • All college-level (non-developmental), non-duplicated courses with a 2.0 (C) grade point average (GPA) or above will be considered for transfer credit.  Earned credit will transfer as 1) direct course equivalency, 2) major/department credit, or 3) elective credit. Credits not earned at Schoolcraft College will need to be taken at WSU.  
  • These pathways do not replace the importance of Schoolcraft College and Wayne State academic advising. The pathway provides a general roadmap to degree completion. 

Primary contacts

  Schoolcraft College   Schoolcraft College
     Academic Advising
     734-462-4429 |


Transfer Student Success Center
313-577-2487 |
College of Engineering
313-577-3780 | Academic Advising   

Career insights

This tool provides a broad overview of how major selection can lead to careers and is provided without any implied promise of employment. Some careers will require further education, skills, or competencies. Actual salaries may vary significantly between similar employers and could change by graduation, as could employment opportunities and job titles.