Mechanical Engineering Technology

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Mechanical Engineering Technology

A major in the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program

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.

This degree is ABET Accredited.

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

Jon Odom Alumni Profile
The prestige of the Purdue degree allowed me to be considered and obtain jobs I could not have gotten without it. The knowledge I obtained allowed me to be successful in those jobs.
Jon Odom
Industrial Technology '72, Mechanical Engineering Technology '77