Multidisciplinary Engineering Technology

Multidisciplinary Engineering Technology (MXET) prepares students for careers requiring an understanding of technical problems and systems that combine principles from two or more engineering technology disciplines. The degree is designed to be flexible, giving the student a strong background in electronic and mechanical systems and then augmented with a focus area. Graduates of the program receive a rigorous technical education and typically take engineering and technology positions appropriate to their focus area of study.

The MXET curriculum is based on a strong underpinning of engineering math and science courses followed by a core technical sequence. This core includes mechanical, electronic and embedded systems/software fundamentals, principles and design concepts.  Throughout their curriculum, students work on multiple open-ended projects to design, implement, test, and evaluate mechanical and electronic hardware and software systems. One of the most unique aspects of the Multidisciplinary Engineering Technology program is that most technical courses provide a hands-on laboratory experience using state-of-the-art equipment and industry-standard design and analysis software. The technical curriculum is augmented with courses in written/oral communications and technical project management. A team-based industry-sponsored capstone design sequence provides a challenging opportunity to apply technical, managerial, and communications skills to solving a real-world problem.

The MXET degree supports a focus area allowing the student to apply their technical knowledge to specific areas of interest:

  • Mechatronics focus area prepares students to design, develop, and support products and systems that combine mechanical, electronic, communication, control, and embedded computing principles.

  • STEM education focus area has been established through a partnership with the College of Education and includes courses that prepare graduates to teach at the secondary education level. Graduates from this program will be qualified to sit for the State of Texas math, physical science, and engineering teaching certificate.  

Additional MXET focus areas are currently being identified and will be available in the future.

What do you want to do with Multidisciplinary Engineering Technology?

Career ideas for MXET majors

Automotive, Aerospace, Oil & Gas, Robotics, Electro-mechanical Technician, and more

Remember: Your major does not equal your career! For more ideas about how to put your education to work, talk with your specific Career Advisor.

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