Mechanical Engineering Technology


Why study Mechanical Engineering Technology?

As a student in the Mechanical Engineering Technology B.S. program at the University of Cincinnati, you will gain the knowledge to apply the principles of mechanical engineering to mechanical components, systems, automation, testing and field service to improve today’s society.

At UC College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS), it’s all about you – we strive to help develop you into the person employers want to hire. Throughout your time with us, you will:

  • Gain hands-on training in the fields hardware- and computer- oriented aspects of mechanical design, manufacturing, and energy systems
  • Take courses that cover application and implementation of mechanical design, and incorporates modern computer techniques into mechanical design, automation, testing, and field service
  • Customize your experience with more than 600 organizations, including American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bearcat Motorsports, Robotics Club, Engineers Without Border, and more - Build an impressive resume and professional network through our nationally-recognized co-op program at companies such as Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, General Tool Company, Makino, Inc., Meyer Tool, Inc., and General Electric.

Admission Requirements

Admission criteria for this program vary based on a comprehensive review of the relative strength of courses, academic performance, co-curricular activities, and supplemental information provided through the application.
First-year students applying to this program should also have completed the following college preparatory subjects:

  • English (4 units)
  • Mathematics, including algebra, geometry and statistics or trigonometry. Pre-calculus is highly recommended. (4 units)
  • Science, including Chemistry or Physics (3 units)
  • Social sciences (3 units)
  • Electives (5 units)

Mechanical Engineering Technologists may work in design, testing, higher education, or research facilities. Possible career paths include:

  • Mechanical design analysis
  • Machinery and software testing
  • Field installation
  • Power plant operations
  • Production planning

At the University of Cincinnati, we believe that learning is doing and doing is learning. That’s why we invented the first ever Cooperative Education (Co-op) program in 1906. Today, it’s the largest of its kind in the United States. The Co-op model—which places students in full-time employment in their field—supplements the classroom curriculum to make for an educational experience like no other. 

Transfer students in good standing from accredited colleges and universities will be considered for admission to the college at the first, second and third-year levels. The degree requirement of professional practice experience normally precludes acceptance beyond the third-year level. For further detailed information such as required grade point average, please refer to the Transfer Students page.

Students changing majors from outside programs or colleges within UC, please visit the Transition page.

For additional information on international requirements, visit the UC International Admissions page.

Application Deadlines

First-year students must begin the program during fall semester. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. High school students who wish to be considered for scholarships must apply by December 1 of their senior year in high school.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Mechanical Engineering Technology and Similarly Named Programs Program Criteria.

Contact Information

Office of Undergraduate Recruitment and Enrollment
College of Engineering and Applied Science
653 Baldwin Hall
Cincinnati, OH 45221
(513) 556-5417

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Program Code: 20BC-MET-BSMET