Mechanical Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology Degree at Columbus

The careers of mechanical engineering technology graduates take them to a variety of employers (e.g. Cummins, Inc, Faurecia,  Rockwell Automation, Honda). Yet they have many skills in common: problem-solving, leadership and teamwork. The program focuses on the methods, materials, machinery and manpower necessary to effectively operate in a manufacturing environment. You'll learn how to manage people, machines, and production resources to ensure maximum efficiency and safety.

Special features

  • Prepares graduates for careers in product improvement, industrial processes and plant operations
  • Learn communication skills that allow you to interact with technical and non-technical colleagues
  • Benefit from faculty experience in industrial careers
  • Participate in applied research projects with professors to gain experience solving real-world technical problems

See What Students Have to Say


George Mosey Alumni Profile
Thirty-five years ago, when I was in the Purdue Technology program in Richmond, it required determination. We didn't have a 'home.' We met where anyone would let us. Carpenter Hall at Earlham College, Haughton Elevator Co. provided a place - nothing like the luxury of West Lafayette my senior year.
George Mosey
Mechanical Engineering Technology '72
  • Mechatronics
  • Metrology
  • Quality
  • Vibrations
  • Manufacturing/machining

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