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Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology
Interested in the design, testing and manufacturing of products? This 24 course program prepares students by building a foundation of knowledge which is necessary for for working in manufacturing.
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The Associate's Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology offers students a broad foundation in engineering technology and the technical skills needed to support engineering activities, particularly in the design, testing, and manufacture of products, systems, and devices. Graduates of this program possess the skills necessary to specify, install, test, operate, maintain, and document basic mechanical systems. Career opportunities include support operations in manufacturing, plant management, product testing, quality assurance, and engineering.
The amount of time it takes for a student to complete this degree will depend upon the individual student's course load. The Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology may be earned as a benchmark towards the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Many of the courses taken toward this degree can be applied toward a related Certificate Program in Manufacturing Technology, allowing students to earn additional credentials as they pursue their degree.Note: Although some of the courses in this program are available online, the majority of the courses are only available on campus.
All associate's degree candidates are required to earn a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average (GPA), to present a minimum of 68 semester hours, to fulfill the residency requirements, to conform to the general regulations and requirements of the University, to satisfy the regulations and academic standards of the colleges which exercise jurisdiction over the degrees for which they are matriculating, to satisfy the curriculum requirements established by the departments or programs in their major, and to complete the University's Core Curriculum requirements, which are listed within the program's curriculum outline. For additional information regarding the University's general policies and procedures, transfer credit information and residency requirements; please refer to our Academic Policies & Procedures.
MATH.1115, equivalent, or passing Math Placement Exam
MTEC.2410, MTEC.2420, MTEC.2260 or ENGL.2260
MATH.1260, MTEC.2210, PHYS.1320
MTEC.2220, MTEC.2230, MTEC.2260
At UMass Lowell, we believe that students should have as much information as possible up front so they can make informed decisions before enrolling in a degree program or signing up for a course.
Tuition for all undergraduate courses offered through the Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. Tuition for all online graduate courses is also the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. Tuition is priced per credit. To calculate the tuition for a course, simply multiply the per-credit tuition by the total number of credits per course. Exception: If the total number of course contact hours is greater than the total number of credits, the per-credit tuition is instead multiplied by the total number of contact hours.
Summer 2021 Tuition
|Per Credit / Contact Hour|
|Undergraduate Face-to-Face Courses and Audit||$340.00|
|Undergraduate Online Courses and Audit (except Manning School of Business* Undergraduate Online Courses and Audit)||$380.00|
|Manning School of Business* Undergraduate Online Courses and Audit||$385.00|
*Applies to courses with the following prefixes: ACCT, BUSI, ENTR, FINA, MGMT, MKTG, MIST, POMS offered through the Manning School of Business
**Applies to courses with the following prefixes: CHEN, CIVE, EECE, ENGN, MECH, PLAS offered through the Francis College of Engineering. Applies also to MSIT courses in the Master's in Information Technology, Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity and the Graduate Certificate in Systems Models and Management.
|Registration Fee per Term||$30.00|
|Late Fee for Nonpayment||$50.00|
|Fee for Undergraduate Degree Application||$60.00|
You can take courses without being officially enrolled in a certificate or degree program, but you must meet course prerequisites. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Class size is limited. We recommend that you register early to reserve your place in class.
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Complete the Online Undergraduate Degree Application Form (preferred), or print, complete and submit the Undergraduate Degree Application .pdf form. Please note: Your application will be processed once we have received your $60 application fee. Return your completed application along with your application fee to:
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies
839 Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA 01854
Questions? See our helpful Step-by-Step Guide to the Application Process.
To be considered for acceptance into an associate's degree program offered through the Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies, students must hold a high school diploma or have passed either the GED® or HiSET®. Graduate, Online & Professional Studies operates on a rolling admissions basis and each application is reviewed when the student's file is complete. Students must be admitted to a degree or certificate program in order to be eligible for most financial aid.