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

What to expect in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Core courses

TLI 11100 - Gateway To Technology Leadership And Innovation
or
IT 10400 - Industrial Organization
TLI 11200 - Foundations Of Organizational Leadership
or
OLS 25200 - Human Relations In Organizations
TLI 21300 - Project Management
or
TECH 32000 - Technology And The Organization
TLI 21400 - Introduction To Supply Chain Management Technology
or
IT 23000 - Industrial Supply Chain Management
TLI 31300 - Technology Innovation And Integration: Bar Codes To Biometrics
or
IT 34500 - Automatic Identification And Data Capture
TLI 31400 - Leading Innovation In Organizations
TLI 31500 - Innovative Product Development And Testing
or
TLI 36700 - Teaching Design And Innovation I
TLI 31600 - Statistical Quality Control
or
IT 34200 - Introduction To Statistical Quality
TLI 41400 - Financial Analysis For Technology Systems
or
IT 43200 - Financial Transactions In Distribution
TLI 23500 - Introduction To Lean And Sustainable Systems
or
IT 21400 - Introduction To Lean Manufacturing
TLI 33400 - Economic Analysis For Technology Systems
or
IT 45000 - Production Cost Analysis
TLI 33520 - Human Factors For Technology Systems
or
IT 28100 - Industrial Safety
or
IT 35100 - Advanced Industrial Safety And Health Management
TLI 33620 - Total Productive Maintenance
or
IT 38100 - Total Productive Maintenance
TLI 43530 - Operations Planning And Management
or
IT 44200 - Production Planning
TLI 43640 - Lean Six Sigma
or
IT 44600 - Six Sigma Quality
TLI 45700 - Technology Policy And Law
or
OLS 34600 - Critical Thinking And Ethics
MET 14300 - Materials And Processes I
or
MET 14400 - Materials And Processes II
MET 24500 - Manufacturing Systems
CGT 11000 - Technical Graphics Communications
TLI 48390 - Industrial Engineering Technology Capstone I: Problem Identification And Analysis
TLI 48395 - Industrial Engineering Technology Capstone II: Facility Design

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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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