Mechanical Engineering Technology


The Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) program of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the Mechanical and Materials Department is committed to excellence in providing higher education in engineering technology to meet the needs of the marketplace. This program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Excellence is achieved by educating technical professionals capable of making a smooth and speedy transition from an academic environment to a productive work environment.  As employees, they will contribute by utilizing their technical competence, professional communication, lifelong learning, and professional and social responsibilities.

Program Educational Objectives

The MET degree curriculum provides a comprehensive education in the field of Mechanical Engineering Technology that meets all of appropriate ABET criteria.  In addition, students are required to achieve an area of concentration in one of the following options: design, energy or manufacturing.  This is accomplished through the technical electives offered in these three options. The Program Educational Objectives stated below are consistent with the MET program’s mission.

Mechanical Engineering Technology Alumni will:

  1. Participate in lifelong learning and professional development.
  2. Have productive careers in industry or government.
  3. Contribute to their professional communities.
  4. Practice professional ethics.
  5. Assume leadership and/or project management roles.

Student Outcomes

Currently, we use the outcomes which are the standard ABET Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission required outcomes for engineering programs:

  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.