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Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology

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Mechanical Engineering Technology Degree Program Overview

Purdue University Northwest’s mechanical engineering technology degree program will prepare you for technical positions in manufacturing and production industries. Students with a bachelor’s of science degree in mechanical engineering technology fill a wide variety of industrial positions in product development, manufacturing, production, supervision and plant operations.

Department of Engineering Technology

  • Our faculty have a wealth of real-world experience and are leaders in their respective disciplines.
  • You will be mentored by experienced instructors and trained in real-life laboratories and settings, gaining a theoretical and hands-on understanding of what it takes to succeed in a career in advanced manufacturing.

Program Educational Objective One

The program will produce graduates that are successful in their careers in the areas associated with the design, installation, manufacturing, testing, technical sales and marketing, maintenance, quality and other endeavors related to or founded on mechanical principles.

Program Educational Objective Two

The program will produce graduates that advance in their careers and continue their professional development including moving into management and other strategic roles.

Program Educational Objective Three

The program will produce graduates that facilitate engineering technology activities considering the ethical impact on society and the environment.

Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program will:

  • a.) Demonstrate an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mechanical engineering technology to broadly-defined engineering technology activities including proficiency in the analysis, applied design, development, implementation, or oversight of more advanced mechanical components, systems, and processes.
  • b.) Demonstrate 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.
  • c.) Demonstrate an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes.
  • d.) Demonstrate an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems.
  • e.) Demonstrate an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.
  • f.) Demonstrate an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems.
  • g.) Demonstrate an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  • h.) Demonstrate an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
  • i.) Demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity.
  • j.) Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
  • k.) Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Mechanical Engineering Technology Major Curriculum

You’ll take a balance of general education courses, College of Technology core courses and mechanical engineering technology courses. Our curriculum focuses on courses that emphasize practical aspects of engineering along with abstract concepts and theories.

You can currently complete this degree at PNW’s Hammond campus.

Introductory courses courses blend engineering knowledge, scientific principles and technical skills used in modern industries.

Mechanical Engineering Technology Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • MET 16100 – Introduction To Engineering Technology
  • MET 14100 – Materials I

A deeper knowledge is built by integrating theory with extensive hands-on laboratory training, mathematics and science.

Mechanical Engineering Technology Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • MA 16019 – Applied Calculus I For Technology
  • MET 23000 – Fluid Power

Experience deepens with opportunities to applied and industry-centered coursework.

Mechanical Engineering Technology Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • MET 32900 – Applied Heat Transfer
  • MET 38200 – Controls And Instrumentation For Automation

The Senior Design Project provides the opportunity to pursue an idea from conception to design, then execute into a demonstrable project.

Mechanical Engineering Technology Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • MET 49700 – Senior Project
  • MET 46100 – Computer Integrated Design And Manufacturing

Mechanical Engineering Technology Degree Program Highlights

National collegiate competitions offer invaluable experiences to advance your education and career. PNW students recently won awards in SAE Baja Event, National Hydraulic Vehicle Challenge and SME 3D Printing Competition.

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Mechanical Engineering Technology Degree Program Outcomes

Our graduates play a wide variety of roles in industry, including product design and development, manufacturing, production, supervision and plant operations as well as high-level management positions.

Mechanical Engineering Technology Degree Program Career Paths

A banking concentration from PNW prepares you for a number of careers in the field, including:

  • Product Engineer
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) Operator
  • Product Design Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Technical Services Supervisor

Mechanical Engineering Technology Degree Program Beyond the Classroom

You’ll have many opportunities to get involved in on- and off-campus activities, including:

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Mechanical Engineering Technology Degree Program Scholarships

In addition to the scholarships available to all PNW applicants, students seeking a banking concentration may also apply for program-specific scholarship awards, such as:

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Mechanical Engineering Technology Degree Program Employers

Graduates of this program are employed in organizations and companies like:

  • Aeromet Industries
  • Arcelor Mittal
  • Ford Motor Company
  • NiSource
  • Honeywell Aerospace
  • PepsiCo

Mechanical Engineering Technology Degree Program  Accreditation

The Mechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science degree program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET. This ensures that the program is independently reviewed and meets the quality expectation for that profession.

Ryan Zalewa

Purdue University Northwest has advanced laboratories that allow you to design and operate manufacturing processes and run them in real time or virtually simulate them.

Ryan Zalewa
Mechatronics Engineering Technology

Ryan Milly

I like the varying aspects of Mechanical Engineering Technology. You can have more of an office job with AutoCAD and design work in thinktanks, but you also have the ability to go into a shop and work with machinists.

Our favorite thing about the classes that the MET program has to offer would definitely be the professors and staff, they are always willing to go the extra mile to help.

Diego, Arturo and Jonathan Arranaga – MET Alumni

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program has diversified my skill set throughout my collegiate career. This program has taught me fundamental engineering practices as well as the application of them through hands-on experience. With these skills I can apply the engineering design process to solve almost any problem.

Jacob Powers

Meet the Faculty

Mohammad A. Zahraee

Mohammad A. Zahraee, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Dean, College of Technology & Interim Chair, Engineering Technology Department

Zahraee chaired two departments for over 11 years and has served as Associate Dean and Interim Dean of College of Technology. He has been PI or Co-PI for contracts and Grants valued over $5 Mil.

James B. Higley

James B. Higley

Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology

My current role involves teaching in the Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) program, managing the MET Program, conducting applied research with companies, and serving the University and community.

Alireza Alavizadeh

Ali Alavizadeh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Industrial Engineering Technology

Ali Alavizadeh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Technology. His research interests include numerical methods and simulation in solid and fluid mechanics and complex systems.

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Earn a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology at PNW

Purdue University Northwest’s mechanical engineering technology degree program prepares students to fill a wide variety of industrial positions in product development, manufacturing, production, supervision and plant operations.

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