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Mechanical Engineering Technology - B. Tech


Graduates of Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) work in a wide range of industries with a broad array of career opportunities. From manufacturing and construction to equipment testing and power generation, employment opportunities exist in production, product/system testing, quality improvement, and technical services support. The MET program is appropriate for individuals who like hands-on experience, enjoy technology, and want to use their heads. Math ability is important and students will center much of their effort on experimentation and problem solving.

We strive to provide an educational environment that encourages your intellectual, personal, and professional growth. This program allows you to heighten your understanding of the world and yourself while developing the skills and vision needed to build a full rich life that will make a difference in the world.

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Placement Rates

Employment statistics are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016-2026 Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Great Career Opportunities:

  • Aerospace
  • Assembly & Joining
  • Automation & Controls
  • Automotive Industry
  • Composite Manufacturing
  • CIM
  • Electronics Manufacturing
  • Environmental Manufacturing
  • Finishing & Coating
  • Food Processing
  • Forming & Fabricating
  • Laser Systems
  • Machining & Material Removal
  • Machine Vision
  • Medical Device Industry
  • Mold, Tool & Die Manufacturing
  • Nanotechnology
  • NC, CNC & DNC
  • Packaging
  • Plant Engineering & Maintenance
  • Plastics Molding &Manufacturing
  • Product Design & Development
  • Quality
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Robotics
  • Six Sigma
  • Software, CAD/CAM
  • Supply Chain Management

Students work with Dan Miller to operate a yellow robotic arm.

Career Outlook

In 2008 Mechanical Engineers held the fourth highest employment of all engineering with 238,700 employed and 36% of all engineering positions were found in manufacturing industry. Many Mechanical Engineering professionals fall under the heading of Industrial Engineers and that is the third highest engineering employment sector.

Progam Education Outcomes:

PEO 1: Graduates of this program have knowledge on the applied aspects of science and engineering technology that demonstrate skills in analysis, design, development, implementation, and oversight of mechanical systems.

PEO 2: Graduates will exhibit skills necessary to be successful in industry. (e.g., manufacturing processes, experimental techniques and procedures, machinery, and thermal/fluid/energy systems)

PEO 3: Graduates will be successful technologists, field technologists, technical managers, and process and sales engineers.

PEO 4: Graduates of the MET program will be prepared academically to enter and succeed in related postgraduate degree programs at reputable institutions.

Accreditation:

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program is Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org
415 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 347-7700

ยป Program Description

Mechanical Engineering Technology
Lucas Craig
Department Chair
315-386-7384
craigl@canton.edu

Fall Enrollment Trends

  FT PT Total
2020 59 2 61
2019 73 3 76
2018 73 1 73
2017 66 0 66
2016 68 0 68


Graduation Rate Trends*

Cohort Entering Cohort Size %
Fall 2014 5 20%
Fall 2013 7 29%
Fall 2012 5 60%
Fall 2011 5 20%


*Graduate rates are based on first-time, full-time, degree-seeking freshmen entering in fall and graduating within 150% of time.

Degrees Conferred

  Total
2019-20 22
2018-19 8
2017-18 14
2016-17 18
2015-16 7