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Mechanical Engineering Technology 1+3 Agreement with MSU Bozeman

The 1+3 Agreement with articulated coursework in Engineering and General Education is designed for students interested in a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology at Montana State University.


Estimated Resident Program Cost*

Estimated costs are for the Great Falls College portion of this curriculum. Please contact the partnering school for information on the estimated cost of classes there.

Tuition and Fees $3,190
Application Fee $30
Lab Fees $85
Books/Supplies $618
Total $3,923
*

Fall 2016 MUS Student Health Insurance Premiums will be changing. Please check the Health Insurance website and/or Student Central for confirmed premium rates. Students will be charged an additional fee of $21 per credit for online/hybrid courses.

Year 1: Courses taken at GFC MSU

Many students need preliminary math, science, and writing courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement before planning out their full program schedule.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
WRIT 101 College Writing I *,** 3
M 171 Calculus I *,** 4
CHMY 121 Intro to General Chem w/Lab ** 4
COMX 111 Intro to Public Speaking *** 3
University Core -- Select one of the following: 3
Art (IA and RA) Options  
MUSI 101 Enjoyment of Music 3
MUSI 103 Fundamntls of Musical Creation 3
MUSI 203 American Popular Music 3
MUSI 207 World Music (equiv to 307) 3
PHOT 154 Exploring Digital Photography 4
ARTZ 105 Visual Language-Drawing 3
Humanities (IH and RH) Options  
HSTA 101 American History I 3
HSTA 102 American History II 3
LIT 110 Intro to Lit 3
PHL 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHL 110 Introduction to Ethics 3
Social Science (IS and SN) Options  
PSCI 210 Intro to American Government 3
PSYX 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Diversity (D) Options  
EDU 211 Multicultural Education 3
NASX 232 MT Ind Cltrs/Hstry/Iss (=332) 3
SPNS 102 Elementary Spanish II + 4
 Credits17
Spring
BGEN 105 Introduction to Business 3
M 172 Calculus II *,** 4
PHSX 205 College Physics I w/Lab ** 4
University Core not previously taken -- Art (IA and RA), Humanities (IH and RH), Social Science (IS and SN), or Diversity (D) Options listed above 6
 Credits17
 Total Credits34
*

Key courses

**

Placement in course(s) is determined by placement assessment

***

 Assumes COMX 111 transfers to MSU Bozeman with a US Core designation

+

Indicates a course prerequisite

Years 2-4: Outline for Completion of the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology Degree at Montana State University

The following courses would be taken at MSU in Bozeman after transferring with Year 1 coursework from Great Falls College. These courses are all required for degree completion; the course sequencing indicated below is a general guide on when they can be taken.

Year 2 - Fall Semester
ETME 100Intro to MET1
EMEC 103CAE I: Engineering Graphics Communication2
EGEN 203Applied Mechanics3
EMAT 252Materials, Structures, and Properties Lab1
PHSX 207College Physics II4
University Core (Art, Humanities, Social Science, or Diversity)3
Select one of the following:3
EMAT 251Materials, Structures, and Properties
EMEC 250Mechanical Engineering Materials
Subtotal17
Year 2 - Spring Semester
ETME 202MET Computer Applications1
EGEN 208Applied Strength of Materials3
EGEN 324Applied Thermo3
EELE 250Circuits, Devices, and Motors4
ETME 203Mechanical Design Graphics3
ETME 215Manufacturing Processes3
ETME 216Manufacturing Processes lab - MET1
Subtotal18
Year 3 - Fall Semester
EGEN 350Applied Eng. Data Analysis2
ETME 340Mechanisms4
EGEN 331Applied Mechanics of Fluids3
ETME 310Machining and Industrial Safety3
EGEN 310Multidisc Engineering Design3
Subtotal15
Year 3 - Spring Semester
ETME 321Applied Heat Transfer3
ETME 360Measurements and Instrumentation Applications3
ETME 341Machine Design4
ETME 303CAE Tools in Mechanical Design3
ETME 311Joining Processes3
Subtotal16
Year 4 - Fall Semester
ETME 422Principles of HVAC I3
ETME 400MET Senior Seminar1
ETME 489Capstone: MET Design I2
EGEN 325Engineering Economic Analysis3
Professional Electives6
Subtotal15
Year 4 - Spring Semester
ETME 424Thermal Processes Lab1
ETME 415Design for Manufacturing & Tooling3
ETME 499Capstone: Met Design II3
EGEN 488FE Exam0
Professional Electives6
Subtotal13

Electives must include: 12 credits of approved professional electives at the 300 level or above. A maximum of 3 credits total from Individual Problems, Internships, and Undergraduate Research may be counted toward professional electives. A maximum of 6 credit hours may be included from a completed MSU minor, a prior or concurrent BS/BA degree in another major, ROTC Leadership, or courses in a completed MSU Honors Program. A student may petition to include other senior or graduate level courses consistent with the degree program but not listed here (requires Academic Advisor and Department Head approval).

A minimum of 126 credits is required for graduation; 42 of those credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above.