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Mechanical Engineering Technology

Hands-on training for in-demand skills

Mechanical engineering technology provides students with instruction and hands-on experience to develop competencies in applied mechanical engineering and analytical and critical problem-solving skills. Graduates and industry benefit through a more knowledgeable and flexible workforce that will fill positions in regional industries, manufacturing and engineering service firms.

Program Educational Objectives

These Program Educational Outcomes describe the qualities and circumstances that we expect graduates of our program to embody 3-5 years after earning their degrees. The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Mechanical Engineering Technology is founded on a well-rounded, liberal education program that will prepare graduates with the skills to succeed and adapt to change in today’s rapidly evolving workplace.


  1. Graduates will be employed in a degree-related field and begin to assume greater responsibility and leadership within their company;
  2. Graduates will communicate effectively in oral, written, and visual modes and exhibit ethical behavior, professionalism and a respect for diversity as they pursue a career in industry;
  3. Graduates will apply their critical thinking skills and knowledge of engineering and technology to identify, analyze, and solve problems during the design, development, implementation and improvement phases of projects, and;
  4. Graduates will pursue lifelong learning and continuous improvement through additional training, active membership in professional societies, and other high quality developmental endeavors.

Program Criteria

  • The application of circuit analysis and design, computer programming, associated software, analog and digital electronics, and microcomputers, and engineering standards to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic(s) systems;
  • the application of natural sciences and mathematics at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems;
  • the ability to analyze, design, and implement one or more of the following: control systems, instrumentation systems, communications systems, computer systems, or power systems;
  • the ability to apply project management techniques to electrical/electronic(s) systems; and
  • the ability to utilize differential and integral calculus, as a minimum, to characterize the performance of electrical/electronic systems.

Student Outcomes

  1. Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing; computer aided drafting and design; and a basic knowledge and familiarity with industry codes, specifications, and standards;
  2. Selection, set-up, and calibration of instrumentation and the preparation of laboratory reports and systems documentation associated with the development, installation, or maintenance of mechanical components and systems;
  3. Basic engineering mechanics;
  4. Differential and integral calculus;
  5. Manufacturing processes; material science and selection; solid mechanics (such as statics, dynamics, strength of materials, etc.) and mechanical system design;
  6. Thermal sciences, such as thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, etc.;
  7. Electrical circuits (ac and dc), and electronic controls; and
  8. Application of industry codes, specifications, and standards; and using technical communications, oral and written, typical of those required to prepare and present proposals, reports, and specifications.

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Department of Engineering & Engineering Technology

(920) 424-1547
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