Mechanical Engineering Technology

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program focuses on practical applications of engineering methods, materials, machinery and manpower necessary to support engineering activities.

Mechanics and thermodynamics form the core of the program. Mechanics examines the forces acting on machines and their tendency to cause failure. Thermodynamics covers energy conversion principles as applied to engines, refrigeration and other systems.

The mechanical engineering technology graduates provide expertise to transform engineering design into products and services. Graduates are employed in their profession to engage in problem-solving activities using applied methods.

Mechanical Engineering Technology provides an educational experience that is laboratory-focused, with emphasis on applications and hands-on learning. Laboratory experiences include mechanical measurements, computer aided design, material testing, and hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Great emphasis is given to the use of computers in the program with a focus on modeling and simulation and exposure to ERP software. Overall, the program provides students with a practical approach to problem solving in such areas as machine design and production and manufacturing. 

Graduates from the program utilize effective communication techniques and are key members of multidisciplinary professional teams. Graduates engage in life-long learning activities and are employed in leading corporations and some attend graduate school.


The program of study leading to the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology (MCET) is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (

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Student Outcome

  1. an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;  
  2. an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline; 
  3. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature; 
  4. an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and 
  5. an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.