Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET)

Mechanical Engineering Technology is a very diverse field, with areas of interest including mechanical design, research and development, testing, manufacturing, and consulting. Jobs may include the development of new products, the improvement of existing products, modification of existing products for easier manufacture, or the development of equipment for use in the production process. This is a more hands-on curriculum than a traditional Mechanical Engineering program, with laboratories included in the majority of technical courses.

A solid background is established in the introductory technical courses, which are all engineering-based. More hands-on courses include welding, machining, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, fluid power systems, and electrical power systems. Interns may be exposed to multiple portions of the design process, including design, analysis, testing, and production.

Internship History

Participating Universities

MECOP currently accepts Mechanical Engineering Technology students from the following universities:

Academic Advisors

Course Information

Internship Project Samples

  • PCB Industry Survey
  • Data Analysis/Validation
  • Fixture and Tool Design
  • Operations Management
  • Process Improvement
  • New Product Introduction

Key Course Highlights

  • General Engineering Coursework
  • Three terms of Thermodynamics
  • Two terms of Heat Transfer
  • Two terms of Machine Design
  • CAD, Solid Modeling and FEA
  • Two terms of Materials
  • Instrumentation and Electrical Power Systems
  • Fluid Power Systems
  • Welding and Machining