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.


ABET Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission The Bachelor of Science degree program in Mechanical Engineering Technology at the Purdue University locations at West Lafayette, Columbus and New Albany is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

HLC: All Purdue University programs at all locations are institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission,

Program 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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science degree program in Mechanical 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




2016-2017 2017-2018
West Lafayette 167 243 363 438 510 531 598 618 606 574
Columbus 53 42 71 67 71 67 75 81 87 82
New Albany 13 28 55 81 94 106 128 123 133 136
South Bend - - - - - 25 45 59 49 48

Number of Graduates

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

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
98 84.69% 92.77% 4 $60,162