Students in Mechanical Engineering Technology learn theory and “hands-on” applications in the fields of manufacturing, product design and development, power systems, machinery – mechanisms, computer aided modeling, heat transfer and fluids, instrumentation, to name a few. Understand how products and machinery work, as well as how to design, manufacture, or use technology to develop mechanical systems for high-performance automobiles, aerospace systems, bioengineered devices, energy technologies, and more.

Mechanical Engineering Technology is concerned with the implementation of current mechanical engineering practices. Understanding how products and machinery work and how to design, manufacture, or use them is the focus of the mechanical engineering technology major. From consumer products to high-performance automobiles, aerospace systems, bioengineered devices, and energy technologies, mechanical engineering technology has an enormous influence on our society.

 Students study the foundations of mechanics, materials, and energy; acquire technical skills such as computer-aided design and computer-aided engineering; and learn how to test materials and design; and measure and manufacture components, assemblies, and systems. Through lab work and design projects students apply these principles and skills to the various fields (product and machine design, power generation, energy conservation, and manufacturing) of mechanical engineering technology. The required cooperative education requirement gives students valuable, applied industrial experience.

Students must complete all University degree requirements which can see be seen with full details on the  MET Catalogs Page. Degree requirements include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework. A typical 4-year graduation plan can be seen below. 

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See the  General Education section of this catalog for a full list of courses
  • Area I: Communications
  • Area II: Mathematics
  • Area III: Laboratory Sciences
  • Area IV: Social/Behavioral Science
  • Area V: Humanities
  • Area VI: Fine Arts
  • TE: See the Technical Electives section for a full list of courses
  • VWW: See the Viewing Wider World section for a full list of courses
  • Elective: Credit may vary based on prerequisites, dual credit, AP credit, double majors, and/or minor coursework. Students should discuss elective requirements with their advisor.

To get individualized reports and reflect on the academic progress toward the degree, use the STAR Audit Report. This tool can be used to show what credits are missing by using a checklist. This can calculate the GPA and show what kind of courses still need to taken.



Career Paths

Consumer Goods
Power Utilities
Renewable Energy
Research Labs

Typical starting salaries range from $60-$85k, with some graduates starting in the six figures. Job placement is nearly 100%.

  • Drilling Supervisor
  • Engineer
  • Engineering Technician
  • Engineering Technologist
  • Field Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Mechanical Design Technologist
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechanical Manufacturing Engineer
  • Operations Engineer
  • Packaging Engineer
  • Plastics Injection Technician
  • Products Design Engineer
  • Product Development Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Prototype Engineer
  • Quality Control Engineer
  • R&D Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Technical Consultant
  • Test Engineer
  • Tooling Engineer