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.

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
Mark Stidham Alumni Profile
My technology degree provided the fundamental background which prepared me for a successful career. On top of that, my relationship and interface with the school’s faculty taught me how to best apply those skills in my career.
Mark Stidham
Mechanical Engineering Technology '79