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
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

What to expect in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Core courses

MET 14400 Materials And Processes II
MET 16200 Computational Analysis Tools In MET
MET 11100 Applied Statics
MET 14300 Materials And Processes I
MET 21100 Applied Strength Of Materials
MET 21300 Dynamics
MET 22000 Heat And Power
MET 23000 Fluid Power
MET 28400 Introduction To Industrial Controls
MET 10200 Production Design And Specifications
MET 21400 Machine Elements
MET 24500 Manufacturing Systems
MET 32000 Applied Thermodynamics
MET 34600 Advanced Materials In Manufacturing
MET 31300 Applied Fluid Mechanics

What it's like to be a TECHIE!

The Polytechnic learning environment

Our learning experience is designed to produce graduates who not only have deep knowledge, applied skills, and experiences in their chosen discipline, but also problem solving, critical thinking, communications, and leadership skills sought by industries and communities.

About the 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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