Mechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor's Degree Overview
Mechanical engineering technology (MET) involves solving design problems as well as designing, operating and testing mechanical systems. Possible careers in MET deal with systems design, maintenance, manufacturing and plant operations, testing, quality control, inspection, sales, consulting and customer service.
Graduates of UT's mechanical engineering technology program qualify for registration as Professional Engineers after a period of professional engineering employment (eight years in Ohio) and completing the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam and the Professional Engineering (PE) Exam. Also, graduates of the bachelor of science degree programs in engineering technology are eligible to pursue a master of science in engineering through the College of Engineering's part-time, evening graduate program.
College of Engineering Highlights
- Top-notch co-op program - We are one of only 8 schools nationwide that require a co-op, with student placements in 40 states and 34 countries. A co-op is a semester-long, full-time, paid work assignment that directly relates to a student's major. The co-op program includes three semesters of co-ops.
- Entrepreneurship focus - Incoming freshmen receive special training related to starting their own business and promoting their inventions and ideas.
- Career Development Center - We have an entire office with staff dedicated to helping students find co-ops and hone their professional skills for interviews. Most of our students are job-ready by sophomore year.
- High retention rate - Our freshman-to-sophomore retention rate is 90 percent.
- Excellent graduation rate - The number of bachelor's degrees awarded per faculty member is the highest in the state.
- Senior design clinic - Each bachelor's degree graduate works as part of a team to design a solution or prototype for an actual client.
- Strong graduate programs - The Princeton Review has ranked us among the top 20 in the country.
Mechanical engineering technology graduates are prepared for jobs in automotive design, process and system design such as production, packaging, material handling and the use of tools such as computerized design and modeling. Certification in specialty areas of practice can be pursued, such as Fluid Power Certification. Starting salaries are very competitive given the rise of technology in today's society.
Mechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor's Degree Curriculum