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 201 Statics 3
MECH 261 MET Electricity 4
ENGS 314 Fluid Mechanics I 3
MECH 242 Fluid Power Lab 1
  General Elective (GER 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) 3
  Elective1 3

Semester IV Credits

Prefix Course Name Credits
ENGS 203 Engineering Strength of Materials 3
ENGS 205 Materials Science 3
MECH 221 MET Lab2 1
MECH 303 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) 2
  Elective1 3
  Diversity Elective (GER 5) 3

1 Program electives selected from ACHP, AREA, ENGS, CITA, CONS, ELEC, MATH, MECH, SOET designators and AUTO 104. If going into the 4- yr MET, take MATH 162 (Calculus II) and MECH 301/ENGS 202.

2 Writing intensive course

3 GER elective – Must have GER (1/2, 3, 4, 5) and 20 total credits.

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Mechanical Engineering Technology
Lucas Craig
Department Chair