The mechanical engineering technology curriculum prepares graduates for employment as technicians in the diversified mechanical and manufacturing engineering fields. Mechanical engineering technicians assist in design, development, testing, process design and improvement, and troubleshooting and repair of engineered systems. Emphasis is placed on the integration of theory and hands-on application of engineering principles. Coursework includes mathematics, natural sciences, engineering sciences and technology.
Graduates of the curriculum will find employment opportunities in the manufacturing or service sectors of engineering technology. Graduates should qualify to obtain occupations such as technical service providers, materials and technologies testing services, process improvement technicians, engineering technicians, industrial and technology managers, or research technicians. Engineering technicians may obtain professional certification by application to organizations such as ASQC, SME, and NICET.