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Mechanical Engineering Technology - Program Description

Graduates of Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) work in a wide range of industries with a broad array of career opportunities. From manufacturing (CNC Machinist) and construction to equipment testing and power generation, employment opportunities exist in CAD Design, product/system testing, quality improvement, and technical services support. The MET program is appropriate for individuals who like hands-on experience, enjoy technology, and aspire to the challenge of experimentation and problem solving.

Students In This Major

  • Practice and demonstrate hands on manufacturing skills related to machining, design and drafting, fluid power, mechanical design and electricity.
  • Develop core skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to commence their career immediately upon graduation or to continue with the pursuit of a baccalaureate degree.
  • Apply computer skills to design, interpret and analyze data, solve problems and prepare reports/presentations for professional communications.
  • Apply the scientific and technical knowledge to design, test, troubleshoot and improve machines, tooling, processes and information flow that serve the manufacturing industry.

Admission Requirements:

  • Refer to the table of for admission.
  • Students must be qualified to enter Pre- Calculus Algebra (MATH 123)

Students who do not meet the recommended high school math prerequisites may be admitted; students may be admitted into Mechanical Engineering Technology upon completion of this prerequisite.


The following shows the typical course sequence and program requirements.

Semester I Credits

Semester II Credits

Semester III Credits

Prefix Course Name Credits
ENGS 203 Engineering Strength of Materials 3
ELEC 261 Electricity 4
ENGS 314 Fluid Mechanics I 3
MECH 242 Fluid Power Lab 1
  Humanities Elective (GER 7,8, or 9) 3
  Program Elective1 3

Semester IV Credits

Prefix Course Name Credits
ELEC 141 Industrial Controls 2
ENGS 350 Mechanics of Machine Elements 4
MECH 220 Engineering Materials3 3
MECH 303 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) 2
  Elective2 3
  Social Science Elective (GER 3,4,5, or 6) 3

1 Program electives selected from ACHP, AREA, CITA, CONS, MATH, MECH, SOET designators.

2 If going into the 4-yr MET, take MATH 162 (Calc II)

3 Writing intensive course

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Mechanical Engineering Technology
Lucas Craig
Department Chair