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Mechanical Engineering Technology Program

The Mechanical Engineering Technology degree is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET/ETAC). 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.

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MET Program Educational Objectives

1.  Upon entering the workforce, MET graduates will perform effectively, within their chosen work environments, as evidenced through surveys, looking 1-5 years from graduation

2.  MET alumni will evolve their related skills, as evidenced through surveys.

3.  MET alumni will support the greater community by participating in appropriate activities such as community support opportunities (e.g. political committee appointments) and discipline organizations (e.g. ASME), as evidenced through surveys.


Student Outcomes

1.  an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities.

2.  an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies.

3.  an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes.

4.  an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives.

5.  an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.

6.  an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems.

7.  an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.

8.  an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.

9.  an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity.

10.  a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.

11.  a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.


Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Academic yearEnrollmentBS Degrees Awarded
2014 - 201512126
2013 - 20148020
2012 - 201310121
2011 - 2012758
2010 - 20116011