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MET FAQ for Current Students (under revision 2/13)

How do I know what courses to register for?

What do I do if I fall behind the standard curriculum?

How do I register for classes?

What are the dates for early registration?

Where can I find the course number for a course?

Where can I find the “Co-op for CAS” course to register for it?

Whom should I contact when an MET course is closed?

Whom should I contact when a course from a different department is closed?

What is BoK and how do I know what my requirements are?

What counts as a Global Study?

Does a foreign language count as an H/SS Elective?  As a Global Study?

What counts as a Technical Elective?

How do I know when an MET course will be offered again?

My degree audit on One Stop doesn’t show the courses correctly.  Who can help me?

Some of the courses I thought would transfer didn’t.  Who can help me?

What scholarships are available?

How can I get help with a math or physics course?

How can I get help with a writing assignment?

How can I get a tutor for a course?

Who is my MET academic advisor?

Whom do I contact with my co-op questions?

How can I log onto the computers on Victory Pkwy campus?

If I drop a course and go below full time, does it affect my financial aid?

If I drop a course and go below full time, does it affect my co-op?

If I drop a course and go below full time, does it affect my health insurance?

Will I be able to get into graduate school with the BSMET degree?

Will I be able to take the PE exam with the BSMET degree?

What opportunities do I have for international experiences?

MET FAQ for Prospective/Accepted Students

What is the difference between Mechanical Engineering Technolgy (BSMET) and Mechanical Engineering (BSME)?

What are the requirements to get into this field?

Will I be able to get into graduate school with the BSMET degree?

Will I be able to take the PE exam with the BSMET degree?

I am thinking of enrolling/transferring to MET.  What should I do?

I have transferred to MET.  When will I know what credits transfer and how do I develop a degree plan?

I’ve been accepted to MET.  Is there a recommended laptop?  What software should I buy?

Do I have to take the math placement test?

What math course does my placement score put me in?

I didn't do as well as I expected on the math placement test. May I take it again?

What English course does my placement score put me in?

May I re-take the English placement test?

How can an international student apply or transfer to your program?

 

How do I know what courses to register for?

All students should be following the approved curriulum found at on the CEAS web site.

What do I do if I fall behind the standard curriculum?

If you fall behind the standard curriculum you should see Dr. Frame to discuss your options and develop a plan to get back on track.

How do I register for classes?

Log on to the UC web site www.onestop.uc.edu and select register for classes.  

What are the dates for early registration?

Early registration dates are determined by the number of credit hours you have completed at UC and is usually around the middle of the previous quarter.  The exact dates are found at http://www.uc.edu/registrar/calendars.html

Where can I find the course number for a course?

The course numbers for the MET degree courses are listed on the College of Engineering and Applied Science website at http://http://ceas.uc.edu/current_students/curriculum_information/mechanical_engineeringtechnology.html

Where can I find the “Co-op for CAS” course to register for it?

On One Stop, Division of Professional Practice and select course number PD1011, Intro to Coop - CEAS.

Whom should I contact when an MET course is closed?

If a MET course called by Name and Number in your standard curriculum is closed, please contact Dr. Aimee Frame.

Whom should I contact when a course from a different department is closed?

If a required course that is taught by a program outside CEAS is closed, please contact Dean Joe Nevin.

What is BoK and how do I know what my requirements are?

The General Education requirements can be found on the CEAS web site.  Click here. 

What counts as a Global Study?

A GS course is one that provides a Global view of the world, one that introduces the student to an international perspective.

 

On One Stop, select a course to study global issues from the BoK area coded DC – Diversity & Culture (not all DC courses apply) . Courses may be selected from McMicken College of Arts & Sciences (15); College Conservatory of Music (16), College of Education Criminal Justice and Human Services (18) and the College of Design, Art, Architecture, & Planning (23). 
Two quarters of a language count as either1 global study or 1 H/SS elective, diversity and culture (DC)

 

Does a foreign language count as an H/SS Elective?  As a Global Study?

Two quarters of a language count as either1 global study or 1 H/SS elective, diversity and culture (DC)

What counts as a Technical Elective?

Choose any 30xx, 40xx, 50xx, 60xx Mechanical (MET, MECH) course on One Stop which is not a required course or does not duplicate a required course.  If you have an interest not offered by the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, such as aerospace, you may take a series of 3-4 courses to specialize.   They must be technical in nature and be mostly upper level.

How do I know when an MET course will be offered again?

The University Planning Guide is available to all students.

My degree audit on One Stop doesn’t show the courses correctly.  Who can help me?

Contact Dr. Aimee Frame.

Some of the courses I thought would transfer didn’t.  Who can help me?

Contact Dr. Aimee Frame.

What scholarships are available?

 

See the information on the web site  admissions.uc.edu/scholarships.html

 

How can I get help with a math or physics course?

The Math Learning Center is located in 2133 French Hall.  Information on the Physics Learning Center is also available.

How can I get help with a writing assignment?

If you are having problems with a writing assignment you can go to the Writing Center.

How can I get a tutor for a course?

The College of Engineering and Applied Science has tutors available for all Freshmen students on the 8th floor of Rhodes Hall in the School of Engineeirng Education.  The tutors are available Monday through Thursday from 4:00pm - 8:00pm.

I need help with my degree plan.  Who is my MET academic advisor?

The MET academic advisor is Dr. Aimee Frame, 589 Rhodes Hall, 513-556-4380

Whom do I contact with my co-op questions?

The Co-op Coordinator for MET students is Mr. William Walters, 556-6571, william.walters@uc.edu

How can I log onto the computers on Victory Pkwy campus?

To log onto any computer at the University of Cincinnati, students use their 6+2 as the logon name and their University password.

If I drop a course and go below full time, does it affect my financial aid?

Contact the UC Financial Aid office  556-6982

 http://www.financialaid.uc.edu/part-time.html  Some providers do not allow W, NG, NP, I or F grades.  You must check with your provider for the policy.

If I drop a course and go below full time, does it affect my co-op?

You must have a 2.0 cumulative college gpa the quarter before you interview and you must be a full-time student the quarter before you co-op.  For co-op purposes, the student is considered full-time if the number of credit hours is 12 or greater at the end of the 2nd week of classes.

If I drop a course and go below full time, does it affect my health insurance?

Some family insurance plans require an adult child or spouse to be a full-time student to qualify under the plan.  CHECK YOUR COVERAGE with your parent or partner.  Some do not allow W, NG, NP, I or F grades.  Check the web site for more answers.  http://www.onestop.uc.edu/health.html

 

Will I be able to get into graduate school with the BSMET degree?

UC College of Engineering offers a Master of Engineering degree which is a project oriented master's degree.  Vist the UC Gradutate School for more information.  Some of your Technical Elective classes may need to be math classes to assure acceptance.

Two Universities with MS in Engineering Technology are University of North Texas and East Tennessee State University.  A Google search for “master of engineering” will offer other possibilities. 

Some ME masters programs accept BSMET’s, for example, Ohio State.

Will I be able to take the PE exam with the BSMET degree?

Since our BSMET program is TAC/ABET accredited, you are eligible to take the Fundamentals exam and the PE exam. 

See-  Ohio Engineers and Surveyors Board.  Students are encouraged to take the Fundamentals Exam either in April of their senior year or October after they graduate.  Check the exam dates here.  BSMET graduates are eligible to take the PE exam after 8 years of experience in the field.

What opportunities do I have for international experiences?

Inforamtion about international opportunities can be found at the UC International site.

 

MET FAQ for Prospective/Accepted Students

What is the difference between Mechanical Engineering Technolgy (BSMET) and Mechanical Engineering (BSME)?

MET is a less theoretical version of ME.  We approach a design by simplifying it to algebra and trig instead of calculus when possible and study enough theory to know when simplification is not appropriate.  Our answer will not be optimized but will be developed quickly and will work.  We study and use calculus and differential equation for complex designs. We excel at implementing the design because the MET curriculum includes labs and projects with all courses and the senior design requires design, build and test.

What are the requirements to get into this field?

You need a strong math and science background for MET (advanced math and physics in high school is preferred).

Entrance requirements (BSMET) are here.

I am thinking of enrolling/transferring to MET.  What should I do?

MET courses are only available to MET students.  If you are considering applying for transfer to the Mechanical Engineering Technology program you should first talk to Dr. Aimee Frame.  After speaking with Dr. Frame ALL students who wish to transfer into MET must fill out an application for transfer.  Only after the application is approved may you register for MET courses.  If you have questions or want a campus tour, contact Dr. Aimee Frame.  

I have transferred to MET.  When will I know what credits transfer and how do I develop a degree plan?

After you’ve been accepted to the MET program, you will receive a curriculum sheet with the transfer credits listed.  As part of your acceptance material you will be given a curriculum sheet showing all courses already completed and your schedule for the next semester or two.

I’ve been accepted to MET.  Is there a recommended laptop?  What software should I buy?

The recommended computer is on the CEAS web site , under College Computing

Do I have to take the math placement test?

Every entering freshman must take the math placement test.  It is taken without a calculator and you should review and study before taking the test.  Information about the Math Placement Test is available on the MATH website.

Transfer students must take the math placement test if they do not have any recent math transfer courses.  You will be notified of your status when you’re accepted to MET. 

WARNING – if you score poorly (below 551), it WILL delay co-op eligibility and/or graduation so review before you take the test.

What math course does my placement score put me in?

Go to the MATH website for complete information.

Any score below 551 is considered deficient and will require extra math course(s) and may delay co-op eligibility and/or graduation. 

I didn't do as well as I expected on the math placement test. May I take it again?

You may take the test up to two (2) times with at least three weeks between tests (to review, - see here for more information - and use the text: Algebra for College Students:3/e, © 2008 | Prentice Hall , ISBN-10: 0136129080 by Allen Angel). 

Your best score will be used. Under extraordinary circumstances a student may be able to get permission to take the test a third time.

What English course does my placement score put me in?

1      ENGL 095 (Prep Reading and Writing I, offered only in the CAT)

2      ENGL 097 (Prep Reading and Writing II, offered only in the CAT)

3      ENGL 099

4      ENGL 101B

5      ENGL 1001

6      ENGL 112 Advanced English Comp. Offered on Clifton Campus only.

Students are blocked from registering for any class other than the one into which they score. Any score below 5 is considered deficient and will require extra English course(s) and may delay co-op eligibility and/or graduation.

May I re-take the English placement test?

No.  You can not re-take the English placement test.

How can an international student apply or transfer to your program?

See the instructions at http://admissions.uc.edu/international/ .