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Mechanical Engineering Technology Program

The B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, The Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction Department offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology with elective courses in two areas 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.

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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 (ABET Criterion 3)

(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.

Program Outcomes (ABET Program Criteria)

a. Application of principles of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing;
b. Use of computer aided drafting and design software;
c. Perform selection, set-up, and calibration of measurement tools/instrumentation;
d. Elements of differential and integral calculus;
e. Manufacturing processes;
f. Material science and selection;
g. Solid mechanics (such as statics, dynamics, strength of materials, etc.);
h. Mechanical system design;
i. Thermal sciences (such as thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, etc.);
j. Electrical circuits (ac and dc) and electronic controls;
k. Application of industry codes, specifications and standards; and
l. Technical communications typically used in preparation of engineering proposals, reports, and specifications.


Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Academic year Enrollment (fall) BS Degrees Awarded (June)
2021-2022 109  
2020-2021 131 23
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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