Mechanical Engineering Technology

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.

Areas of emphasis include nano/micro-manufacturing, sustainable energy, green manufacturing and robotics.

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
Brad Morton Alumni Profile
The Purdue MET program taught me to look at every issue from two perspectives: what is possible and what is needed. Finding the right balance requires a mind that can bridge the theory and its practical application to find a solution that exceeds every aspect of the customer’s needs. The curriculum in the College of Technology develops the mind to strike that balance.
Brad Morton
Mechanical Engineering Technology '77