Mechanical Engineering Technology Program

Use your mechanical expertise to improve our world. Understand how things actually work and how they are made. Become proficient in the analysis, applied design, development, implementation, or oversight of mechanical components, systems, and processes.

Accreditation

ABET Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission The Mechanical Engineering Technology Program at Purdue University is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Program Educational Objectives

MET Graduates two to five years into their careers:

  1. Deliver services and support to both internal and external clients by applying technical knowledge, problem solving techniques and hands-on skills in traditional and emerging areas of the mechanical discipline.
  2. Are active participants in ongoing professional development, professional growth and increasing professional responsibility.
  3. Effectively communicate ideas with technical and non-technical people.
  4. Work effectively in teams.
  5. Work within the accepted standards of professional integrity and conduct.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science degree program in Mechanical Engineering Technology will achieve the following learned capabilities:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  2. an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline
  3. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  4. an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
  5. an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a lead on technical teams

Enrollment Trends

  2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
West Lafayette 167 243 363 438 510 531 598 618 606 574  
Columbus 53 42 71 67 71 67 75 81 87 82 61
Kokomo - - - - - - - 18 36 41 43
New Albany 13 28 55 81 94 106 128 123 133 136 134
Richmond - - - - - - - 19 18 24 25
South Bend - - - - - 25 45 58 46 46 47

Number of Graduates

  2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
West Lafayette 130 119 100 85 86 92 135 125 154  
Columbus 1 6 12 8 7 5 11 11 12 10
Kokomo - - - - - - - - 1 4
New Albany 9 11 10 10 18 12 25 14 21 15
Richmond - - - - - - - - 0 0
South Bend - - - - - - - 13 6 8

Enrollment Trends and Number of Graduates data is sourced from Purdue’s Office of Enrollment Management's Data Digest.

Placement Data*

Number of Graduates Percent of Grads Reported Placement Rate Continuing Education Average Salary
116 93.1% 96.3% 6 $61,904