Learn how to manage people, machines, and production resources to effectively operate in a manufacturing environment.

Mechanical Engineering Technology

The careers of mechanical engineering technology graduates take them to a variety of employers (e.g. Rockwell Automation, Fender Guitars, Lockheed Martin, Caterpillar). 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.

Areas of emphasis include nano/micro-manufacturing, sustainable energy, green manufacturing and robotics.

The degree is Engineering Technology, the career is engineering.

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
  • Two degrees in five years: earn your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering technology in only five years with a special plan of study.
  • Utilize the Polytechnic learning environment to become a career-ready graduate

What can I do?

Mechanical engineer
Production engineer
Quality engineer
Project engineer

Where can I go?

General Electric
Rolls Royce
General Motors
John Deere

The bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Important Public Information

In Mechanical Engineering Technology, you build close relationships with professors. I still talk with professors from classes two or three years ago, even if I need help understanding things in my current classes. I ask them about potential career fields, too.
Walter Kansoriwula
Mechanical Engineering Technology

About the school/department

The School of Engineering Technology provides degree programs in mechanical, manufacturing and electrical engineering technologies, capitalizing on where the disciplines overlap. The learning environment mirrors the engineering teams most graduates will work in. Faculty research projects provide immediate industry results and help students put theory into practice.

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