Mechanical Engineering Technology

Overview of Mechanical Engineering Technology

If you want a hands-on career in design, testing, manufacturing, or operations, then the Mechanical Engineering Technology field may be just what you've been looking for. Here's the best part: there are jobs that are waiting to be filled right now. That's because modern manufacturing is staging a major comeback, thanks to robotics and advanced electronics.

However, many employers cannot find the highly-skilled workers they needed to work with such advanced equipment. According to the Manufacturing Institute, 67% of respondents in a recent survey reported moderate to severe shortages of qualified workers, and 56% expect those shortages to grow worse in the next three to five years.* Now if you're thinking that manufacturing is a dirty, grimy job, think again. Today's plants and facilities look more like science labs!

If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, right now could be the perfect time to earn a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology at ECPI University! In just 2.5 years, you can earn a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology through our year-round schedule.

For more information about this program and its outcomes, please see the program description in the University Catalog. Mechanical Engineering Program Description

*www.themanufacturinginstitute.org/Research/Skills-Gap-in-Manufacturing/2011-Skills-Gap-Report/2011-Skills-Gap-Report.aspx

What You Can Learn in Mechanical Engineering Technology

ECPI University's Mechanical Engineering Technology program focuses on problem solving and real-world application of applied engineering science and technology. Mechanical engineering technologists are real problem solvers with responsibilities ranging from those of a support technician to plant manager.

Our Mechanical Engineering Technology degree program focuses on core areas such as:

  • Mechanical design and analysis
  • Material science and manufacturing processes
  • Thermal-fluid-energy sciences
  • Computer aided engineering graphics and analysis
  • Electro-mechanical devices
  • Instrumentation and controls

Building upon ECPI's tradition of providing an interactive and "real world" hands-on education in technology, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Acquire knowledge, techniques, skills, and use modern tools of Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to design and improve mechanical processes
  • Incorporate quality, aptitude, continuous improvement in both skills and professional behavior

Where You Can Go with Mechanical Engineering Technology

ECPI University's curriculum prepares graduates for entry-level employment in various public and private industries in such areas as:

  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Product Design & Fabrication
  • CAD & Computer Graphics
  • Automation & Manufacturing
  • Machining & Mechanical Maintenance
  • Power Generation & Plant Management
  • Climate Control: Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning
  • Transportation: Vehicles & Infrastructure
  • Aerospace & Aerodynamics Industry
  • Systems Control

Mechanical Engineering Technology graduates are employed in a wide spectrum of positions such as:

  • Mechanical Engineering Consultant
  • Product and Materials Testing Technologist
  • Drafting and Computer Graphics Engineer
  • Manufacturing and Quality Management Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Product Engineer
  • Plant Maintenance and Production Manager
  • Transportation Engineer
  • Power and Energy Engineer