Mechanical Engineering Technology
A Mechanical Engineering Technologist focuses on the design and analysis of products, tools, and machines and their components. The emphasis of the program is on the applications of science and engineering to design and fabricate products of use to society. To regain and remain in the position of economic frontrunner in the world and to take advantage of global growth, Engineering Technologistsycapable in both design and manufacturing are necessary (concurrent engineering). Students in the Mechanical Engineering Technology program are being trained to work in a team-oriented, concurrent engineering environment. Dr. Haifeng Zhang joined the MEET faculty in the fall 2008.
Mechanical Engineering Labs
The mechanical engineering technology program is built upon a strong foundation of science, mathematics and technical course work designed to meet the diverse needs of a mechanical engineering technologist.
Testing a Composite Structural Truss Member
In this program, you will study data collection and analysis, documentation, mechanical design, industrial operation, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, product design and development, assembly and detail drawing of machine parts, computer-aided engineering, engineering graphics, manufacturing processes and materials, strength of materials, and quality assurance.
The mechanical engineering technology program is integrated with the manufacturing engineering technology program so you will learn about the design and manufacturing process. Computer-aided design, engineering and manufacturing software are in the many computer labs at UNT's Discovery Park.
The mechanical engineering technology program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET Inc. [111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, Md. 21202, telephone (410) 347-7700]. That accreditation means the program has passed strict academic standards for excellence in education.
Faculty members have degrees in aerospace, civil, electrical, mechanical, metallurgical and nuclear engineering and engineering technology and an average of 10 years industrial experience. Faculty members have worked for Airgas Inc., Boeing Military, Electrotest, General Dynamics (Lockheed Martin), General Electric, Integrated Technologies Inc., Los Alamos National Laboratory and others.
MTS® Nanoindenter XP with Continuous Stiffness Mode Nanovision Surface Scan for pile-up, sinking, and other analytical surface characterization reserach Virtual Indenter (finite element analysis) Berkovich, Cube corner, and conical tips Load and strain control modes
Current faculty research interests include conceptualized systems, corrosion, cryogenic power sources, nanotechnology, environmental concerns, finite element techniques, fluid dynamics, industrial adhesives, industrial training, materials engineering, metal and ceramic matrix composites, plastics processing, process control systems, space nuclear reactors, surface coatings, transportation materials, and welding and joining. For a senior project, you may work in one of these areas with a faculty member or for an industrial sponsor
A Hydrostatic bench (Hampden Model H-6535) was purchased for the MEET program's Fluid Mechanics laboratory. This instrument adds experiments such as measurements of hyrdrostatic pressure, specific gravity of solids and liquids, viscosity and surface tension.
A Siemens SRS 3000 X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscope was acquired from the Texas Department of Transportation for the Materials Technology Laboratory (www.unt.edu/mtl). This instrument permits standardless quantitative chemical analysis of materials.Applications
North Texas Discovery Park
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