Below is the complete list of changes:
1. Two new courses were added: ENGT 2450 (Strength of materials) and ENGT 4250 (Manufacturing Design and Operations)
2. Two existing courses from other programs were added the curriculum: ROBO 2080 (Industrial Robotics) and QS 3850 (Core Tools of Quality Systems)
3. There are no specializations anymore, all courses are in the Core category
4. Three courses were removed: ENGT 3250 (Sustainable Technologies), QS 3710 (Six Sigma), and one non-technical elective.
5. Only two (2) co-op courses are required instead of three; TECH 4890 was removed
The industry changes as well as its demands and requirements, and to address those, the changes to the curriculum were implemented. The name change came as a suggestion from the Industrial Advisory Board with a goal of making the program more defined and clearly understood by employers and students.
No courses will be lost. All courses that were taken from ENGT check sheet will be accounted for in the new MMET check sheet if they are not already in it. They can count as technical electives (for example, if ENGT 3250 was already taken, it will count as a technical elective in MMET program).
The new MMET program is on track to be accredited by ABET in 2022 as soon as one student graduates in the spring of 2022. All graduates of MMET who graduated one year prior to this will also be considered graduates from ABET-accredited program.
The accreditation of the existing Engineering Technology (ENGT) program will run out in 2023. All students who graduated prior to that date will be considered graduates from ABET-accredited program.
It is very simple. Please fill out this simple form by April 5th to initiate the process of switching to the new MMET check sheet. https://bgsu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4UzYEkutaDh1fro
If you do nothing, you will NOT be automatically switched to the new check sheet, and you will proceed with your current check sheet. All the courses are still available, and for one of them that is not, a closest matching replacement will be to take ENGT 4250.
You will have to graduate prior to 2023 to make sure you graduate from ABET-accredited program. All the courses are still available, and for one of them that is not, a closest matching replacement will be to take ENGT 4250. You will also have to complete all three (3) co-ops.
Please contact the program coordinator (Mikhail Shilov, firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions you have, and also attend one of the sessions listed in the initial email.