About the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program includes education, applied research, and technology development in the areas of:

  • Machine Design – Including product design and development
  • Thermodynamics – Including power plant and engine design, and heating, ventilating, and air conditioning
  • Fluid mechanics – Including fluid flow and pipeline design
  • Dynamics – Including mechanical systems analysis
  • Instrumentation and hands-on laboratories

The first two years in the Mechanical Engineering Technology program emphasize engineering technology fundamentals. Students concentrate on mathematics, science, written and oral communication skills, and mechanical specialization classes including computer aided drafting, statics, mechanisms, manufacturing processes and engineering materials.The third and fourth years emphasize design and analysis with advanced classes in thermodynamics, heating / ventilation / air conditioning, strength of materials, machine design, fluid mechanics and senior design project.Mechanical Engineering Technology Graduates design, build, test and maintain a wide variety of machines, cars, jet fighters, and other high-tech devices and systems. Here are just a few typical job titles of graduates:

  • Computer-aided designer
  • Plant maintenance or production supervisor
  • Manufacturing or quality control engineer
  • Product and materials testing technologist
  • Applications engineer