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

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology

A major in Purdue's Mechanical Engineering Technology Program

The careers of Purdue graduates take them to a variety of employers (e.g. Rockwell Automation, Cummins, Fender Guitars, Lockheed Martin, Caterpillar). Yet they have many skills in common: problem-solving, leadership and teamwork. The mechanical engineering technology 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 advanced material processes, sustainable energy, and product realization.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Prepare for careers in product improvement, industrial processes plant operations, and entrepreneurial endeavors.
  • 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.
  • If you participated in PROJECT LEAD THE WAY courses during high school, you can redeem up to 12 credit hours toward this major.

What is ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY?

Mechanical Engineering Technology

What can I do?

Mechanical engineer
Project engineer
Production engineer
Quality engineer

Where can I go?

General Electric
Rolls Royce
General Motors
John Deere

ABET

The mechanical engineering technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

WHERE TO STUDY

This degree is offered at the following locations:

Location Information

Advisor: David Riegle
Student Affairs Administrator
765-494-0323
riegled@purdue.edu

Location Information

Advisor: Heather Noblitt
Student Affairs Administrator
812-348-2025
hnoblitt@purdue.edu

Location Information

Advisor: Christopher Anthony
Student Affairs Administrator
765-496-7858
anthony1@purdue.edu

Advisor: Brooke Sale
Student Affairs Administrator
765-496-7857
bmcantre@purdue.edu

Location Information

Advisor: Christy Snip
Student Affairs Administrator
765-494-7735
csnip@purdue.edu

Advisor: Allison Buddemeyer
Student Affairs Administrator
765-494-7738
abuddeme@purdue.edu

Location Information

Advisor: Christy Tollett
Student Affairs Administrator
765-494-7447
ctollett@purdue.edu

Advisor: Katelyn Clark
Student Affairs Administrator
765-494-7476
todd39@purdue.edu

Location Information

Advisor: Angela Huff
Student Affairs Administrator
765-494-5613
huff70@purdue.edu