Undergraduate Programs

Hands-on skills and creative problem solving — that’s the focus of the Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) program at The University of Toledo.

UToledo MET majors learn how to develop, implement and supervise advanced mechanical systems and processes. We prepare students with the practical knowledge to enter careers in automotive and building design, mechanical system design, automation and control, invention and entrepreneurship.

Undergraduates get real-world engineering experiences through class projects and optional co-ops. UToledo also offers entrepreneurship and service opportunities.

Learn more about the Engineering Technology Department.

Top Reasons to Study Mechanical Engineering Technology at UToledo

  1. Hands-on focus.
    Our students spend a lot of time in the lab and working on real-world projects. Their senior capstone design project culminates with presentations to peers and professionals at the Senior Design and Undergraduate Research Expo.
  2. Co-op experiences.
    UToledo engineering technology students have the option to complete three semesters of work in the engineering industry.
  3. Leadership and networking.
    Join student chapters of professional associations, such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), The University of Toledo Society of Professional Engineers (UTSPE) Society of Women Engineers (SWE) or National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).
  4. Diverse, experienced faculty.
    UToledo’s MET faculty has decades of experience. Their strong industrial backgrounds allow them to bring current and practical applications to their classrooms. Their specialties include:
    • Transportation
    • Thermodynamics
    • Renewable energy
    • Aerospace engineering
    • Structural engineering
    • Computer-aided engineering
    • Material science
  5. Options.
    UToledo is a comprehensive university with extensive offerings. Many MET students pursue minors in business administration through the College of Business and Innovation, one of the country’s best business schools. Others dual major in other engineering fields, such as Electrical Engineering TechnologyInformation Technology, or Computer Science and Engineering Technology.
  6. Accreditation.
    The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology degree program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Mechanical Engineering Technology and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.


What jobs can I get with a Mechanical Engineering Technology degree?

UToledo mechanical engineering technology graduates find work in:

  • Automotive industry
  • Control and instrumentation
  • Engineering consulting
  • Government
  • Manufacturing

They have been hired as:

  • CAD 
  • Design engineers
  • Equipment engineers
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Production engineers
  • Project engineers
  • Quality control engineers
  • Technical sales professionals
  • Tool designers

Companies who have hired UToledo MET graduates include:

  • Dana Holding Co.
  • FRAM Filtration
  • Giant
  • Glasstech Inc.
  • Honda Motor Co., Ltd. 
  • Matrix Technologies 
  • Norplas Industries
  • Owen-Illinois
  • Sigma Technologies
  • Teneko
  • SSOE

Many of our graduates pursue Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degrees and master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering and General Engineering.

Hands-On Learning Opportunities

At UToledo, we take you beyond the textbooks and the four walls of a classroom. These real-world experiences are what help our graduates gain professional skills and land jobs.


UToledo MET students can choose to complete optional, three-semester, co-op work experiences. The College of Engineering’s Career Development Center help students find valuable placements.

Internships help you:

  • Gain practical experience
  • Build your resume
  • Refine your skills
  • Cultivate contacts

Internships often lead to full-time jobs after graduation!


UToledo is known for its undergraduate research opportunities. Start as early as your freshman year. Work with faculty who enjoy collaborating with students.

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Our Office of Undergraduate Research can:

  • Connect you to faculty mentors and projects
  • Help you find funding
  • Help you present your research at conferences and other events

Study Abroad

Travel, experience new cultures and meet new people — all while earning college credit.

UToledo's Education Abroad Office can help you find the perfect opportunity. You can apply for grants, scholarships and financial aid to help fund study abroad.

  • Semester at Sea
  • Short-term, summer and faculty-led trips
  • Direct exchange programs with other universities
  • Teach English abroad
  • Global health program (med student clerkships)
  • Rocket Kids (work with youth around the world)

Rocket Kids Semester

The Rocket Kids program offers University students a fall, spring or summer semester internship providing recreational programming to U.S. military youth while experiencing the world in locations such as Germany, Italy, Belgium and The Netherlands.

Rocket Kids interns will gain practical experience in programming, leadership, health and wellness, creative arts, performing arts, cultural and literary arts, team and individual sports, adventure and outdoor recreation and STEM education.

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On-campus and Part-time Jobs

  • Learn skills that prepare you for a career after graduation.
  • Build your resume.
  • Earn money.

If you want to work, there are plenty of opportunities on campus and at businesses near campus. If you demonstrate financial need, you may qualify for the federal work-study program.

Student Organizations

Our most successful students get involved.

UToledo has 400+ student organizations that will help you:

  • Make friends.
  • Build your resume.
  • Network.
  • Be a leader.
  • Serve your community.
  • Have fun!

Tuition and Scholarships

Most new students don't pay full price. 94% of new UToledo students receive scholarships or other state and federal aid.

Keep in mind: Your cost will vary by college, program and a host of other options. This is the average amount full-time students pay per year.

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Choose Ohio First scholarship

Ohio residents who have been accepted into this STEM program are eligible for the Choose Ohio First scholarship — a four-year, renewable scholarship.

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Honors College

The Jesup Scott Honors College at The University of Toledo offer our best and brightest the resources and opportunities needed to unlock your fullest potential. Whether you aspire following graduation to cure disease, innovate technology, advance statecraft, redefine markets, or express creatively, together we can fuel vibrant and promising tomorrows.

Honors students come from a variety of countries, backgrounds and cultures. While we may bond over a tough class, our differences make us blossom.

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Benefits of Honors

The Honors College is a community of academically gifted students from all majors on campus. Students take unique Honors classes taught by dedicated Honors faculty and complete an Honors thesis or capstone project in their major, earning the Honors medallion at graduation within their normal program of study. Honors students are challenged to think more deeply and broadly about what they learn. With special academic, cultural, and professional development opportunities, their education extends beyond the classroom.

Honors students can also choose exclusive housing in the Honors Academic Village or the historic McKinnon, Scott and Tucker Halls.

Explore more about what the Honors College can offer you as a budding professional, inquisitive scholar, and engaged person.







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Last Updated: 11/16/23