The Mechanical Engineering Technology degree is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC/ABET)*. The Industrial and Engineering Technology Department offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology with an option for the student to concentrate on Mechanical or Manufacturing Technology. Students graduating from this program can pursue a professional engineering (P.E.) license.
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Mechanical Engineering Technology at Central Washington University
Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) is the profession in which knowledge of applied mathematical and natural sciences, coupled with principles of technology gained by study and laboratory activity, is used to implement technological advances. The MET student is involved with the following three broad categories of study: energy, structures and motion in mechanical systems and manufacturing. The energy field involves the production and transfer of energy and the conversion of one form of energy to another. Specific areas include energy generating power plants, gas turbine and rocket engines, auto and diesel cycle power plants, refrigeration and air conditioning, solar and wind energy production and laser applications. Professionals involved with structures and motion in mechanical systems are often designers of mechanical systems, work in metallurgical laboratories, space vehicles, as well as the more common devices and products. Professionals working in the manufacturing sector are involved with production planning, tool design, numerically controlled machine programming, quality assurance, and the development of new high volume production systems. In addition, some MET professionals are involved with quality control, project management, purchasing and field service. Mechanical engineering technology is the broadest of all of the engineering technology fields.