Mechanical Engineering Technology

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
Jaime Artnett Alumni Profile
My Purdue technology degree opened doors that would have remained closed. After passing through those doors, the MET education has provided a great technical foundation that has served me well for the last 24 years and hopefully many more.
Jaime Arnett
Mechanical Engineering Technology '80, MS '00
  • Renewable energy systems
  • Hybrid electric and fuel cell vehicles
  • Mechatronics, precision machine design
  • Machine design
  • High speed machining
  • Acoustics
  • Alloy design

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