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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.

First Year
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

First Year
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
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 100::Intro to MET 1
EMEC 103::CAE I: Engineering Graphics Communication 2
EGEN 203::Applied Mechanics 3
EMAT 252::Materials, Structures, and Properties Lab 1
PHSX 207::College Physics II 4
University Core (Art, Humanities, Social Science, or Diversity) 3

Select one of the following: 3
EMAT 251::Materials, Structures, and Properties
EMEC 250::Mechanical Engineering Materials
Subtotal 17

Year 2 - Spring Semester
ETME 202::MET Computer Applications 1
EGEN 208::Applied Strength of Materials 3
EGEN 324::Applied Thermo 3
EELE 250::Circuits, Devices, and Motors 4
ETME 203::Mechanical Design Graphics 3
ETME 215::Manufacturing Processes 3
ETME 216::Manufacturing Processes lab - MET 1
Subtotal 18


Year 3 - Fall Semester
EGEN 350::Applied Eng. Data Analysis 2
ETME 340::Mechanisms 4
EGEN 331::Applied Mechanics of Fluids 3
ETME 310::Machining and Industrial Safety 3
EGEN 310::Multidisc Engineering Design 3
Subtotal 15

Year 3 - Spring Semester
ETME 321::Applied Heat Transfer 3
ETME 360::Measurements and Instrumentation Applications 3
ETME 341::Machine Design 4
ETME 303::CAE Tools in Mechanical Design 3
ETME 311::Joining Processes 3
Subtotal 16


Year 4 - Fall Semester
ETME 422::Principles of HVAC I 3
ETME 400::MET Senior Seminar 1
ETME 489::Capstone: MET Design I 2
EGEN 325::Engineering Economic Analysis 3
Professional Electives 6
Subtotal 15

Year 4 - Spring Semester
ETME 424::Thermal Processes Lab 1
ETME 415::Design for Manufacturing & Tooling 3
ETME 499::Capstone: Met Design II 3
EGEN 488::FE Exam 0
Professional Electives 6
Subtotal 13

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.