Mechanical Engineering Technology
The goals of the Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) program are to provide quality undergraduate studies, prepare students to enter professional careers and graduate study, and find employment in their field after graduation. This program values and encourages academic and intellectual achievement of the highest quality and the technical competencies inherent to the field of MET. The faculty are committed to the integration of these elements in a coherent program of higher education.
MET graduates are problem solvers with hands-on skills and a well-rounded technical background. They work in a wide range of advanced mechanical systems and processes. Job functions include design and development, installation, maintenance, documentation, manufacturing, fabricating, testing and evaluation, and technical sales. Typical starting jobs for MET graduates include product development and design, computer-aided design and manufacturing, and technical management and supervision. Graduates of this program pursue careers not only in MET, but also in related fields such as computer science and industrial, manufacturing, and civil engineering.
Students must take a series of required courses to obtain technical expertise in the fundamental areas of mechanical engineering technology. Technical expertise with added technical depth is required in each of the follow three areas:
- Mechanical Design
- Thermal Sciences
- Computer-Aided Engineering Graphics
The Mechanical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the
Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org