The mechanical engineering technology program focuses on practical applications of engineering methods, materials, machinery and manpower necessary to support engineering activities. Mechanics and thermodynamics form the core of the program. Mechanics examines the forces acting on machines and their tendency to cause failure. Thermodynamics covers energy conversion principles as applied to engines, refrigeration, and other systems.
The mechanical engineering technology graduates provide expertise to transform engineering design into products and services. Graduates are employed in their profession to engage in problem-solving activities using applied methods.
Mechanical Engineering Technology provides an educational experience that is laboratory-focused, with emphasis on applications and hands-on learning. Laboratory experiences include mechanical measurements, computer aided design, materials testing, and hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Great emphasis is given to the use of computers in the program with a focus on modeling and simulation and exposure to ERP software. Overall, the program provides students with a practical approach to problem solving in such areas as machine design and production and manufacturing.
Graduates from the program utilize effective communication techniques and are key members of multidisciplinary professional teams. MET grads engage in life-long learning activities and are employed in leading corporations and some attend graduate school.