Mechanical Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology

About the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Are you interested in applying scientific methods, harnessing mathematical principles, and leveraging critical thinking? Mechanical engineers invent, design, analyze, build, and test machines, systems structures an materials to fulfill objectives and requirements while considering the limitation imposed by practicality, regulation, safety, and cost.

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.


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Accreditation Information and Support


The Mechanical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, a non-governmental organization which accredits college and university programs in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology at the associate, bachelor and master degree levels.

ABET is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

  • MET Program Educational Objectives

    (Ratified 2017-May IAB)

    1.  MET graduates will perform effectively within their chosen work environments and will enhance their professional skills through continuing professional development.

    2.  MET alumni will demonstrate responsible citizenship by participating in professional organizations and community engagement.

  • Student Outcomes

    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.

  • Student Enrollment and Graduation Data
    Academic year Enrollment (fall) BS Degrees Awarded (June)
    2022-2023 94 23
    2021-2022 109


    2020-2021 131 24
    2019-2020 141 35
    2018 - 2019 111 25
    2017 - 2018 113 24
    2016 - 2017 106 30
    2015 - 2016 128 35
    2014 - 2015 103 26
    2013 - 2014 88 21
    2012 - 2013 85 21
    2011 - 2012 75 10
    2010 - 2011 60 12

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