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Mechanical Engineering Technology

Bachelor of Science

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Program Intro

Manufacturing robotic components, designing machine elements with 3-D printing, operating computer-controlled manufacturing processes, efficient thermal-management systems and failure-analysis simulation are all part of the discipline known as mechanical engineering technology.

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 train 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.

Curriculum Overview

The program offers courses that emphasize practical aspects of engineering along with abstract concepts and theories.

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

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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.

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Sample Courses

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

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

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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.

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Sample Courses

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

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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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.

Scholarships

  • Beatty, Nau, Hammond Manufacturing Association Award
  • College of Technology Scholarship
  • Kaiser Aluminum Scholarship
  • Patrick Sharkey Memorial Scholarship

 

Beyond the Classroom

Society of Automotive Engineers

This cross-functional team of students leads, plans and implements solutions for their selected project.

 

Career Paths

Product Engineer: $68,839

Quality Assurance Manager: $71,922

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Operator: $42,140

Product Design Engineer: $65,985

Manufacturing Engineer: $64,548

Technical Services Supervisor: $82,627

 

Employers

Our program’s value is best demonstrated through the employers our graduates have worked for:

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

Accreditation

The Mechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science 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.

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

Dr. 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.

Jai P. Agrawal

Jai P. Agrawal, Ph.D.

Professor, Electrical Engineering Technology

Alireza Alavizadeh

Ali Alavizadeh, Ph.D.

Assistant 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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