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.

Program Level Educational Objectives for the MET Degree Program

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.

MET Students at the time of graduation:

MET Students at the time of graduation:

1.  apply knowledge, problem solving techniques, and hands-on skills in the areas of product development, materials specification, manufacturing processes, fluid power, energy systems and continuous improvement.

2.  recognize the need for continuing professional development.

3.  communicate effectively with others.

4.  work effectively in teams.

5. are aware of and practice accepted standards of integrity and ethical conduct in their profession.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

a. an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;

b. an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies;

c. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;

d. an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;

e. an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;

f. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;

g. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;

h. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;

i. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;

j. a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context; and

k. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Enrollment Trends

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

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017
West Lafayette 167 243 363 438 510 531 598 618 606
Columbus 53 42 71 67 71 66 74 81 87
New Albany 13 28 55 81 94 95 120 120 130
South Bend - - - - - 2 33 57 40
Kokomo - - - - - - - 4 26
Richmond - - - - - - - 4 12

Number of Graduates

  2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
West Lafayette 130 119 100 85 86 92 135 125
Columbus 1 6 12 8 7 3 11 11
New Albany 9 11 10 10 18 12 25 14
South Bend - - - - - - - 13
Kokomo - - - - - - - -
Richmond - - - - - - - -

 

Placement Data*

Number of Graduates Percent of Grads Reported Placement Rate Continuing Education Average Salary
91 87.9% 90% 5 $60,150