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Mechanical Engineering Technology
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology Overview

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.

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Program Description

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

Possible Career Track

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

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

36 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
CIS121 Software Logic and Design 3
EET113 DC & AC Circuits 3
EET191 Materials Science 3
EET192 Graphics Communication 3
EET192L Introduction to 3-D Modeling LAB 1
EET207 Applied Engineering Programming 3
EET223 Electronic Devices & Operational Amplifiers 3
MET211 Statics 3
MET311 Mechanisms 3
MET313 Applied Strength of Materials 3
MET313L Materials LAB 1
MET330 Applied Fluid Mechanics 3
MET330L Applied Fluid Mechanics LAB 1
MET410 Dynamics 3

Arts and Sciences

37 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
CAP480 Arts and Sciences Capstone 3
COM115 Principles of Communication 3
ENG110 College Composition 3
ENG120 Advanced Composition 3
HUM205 Culture and Diversity 3
MTH131 College Algebra 3
MTH200 Pre-calculus 3
MTH220 Applied Calculus I 3
MTH320 Applied Calculus II 3
PHY120 Physics 3
PHY120L Physics LAB 1
PSY105 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY220 Positive Psychology 3

Self Integration and Computer Literacy

9 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
CIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems 3
CIS115 Computer Applications 3
COR090 Career Orientation Seminar 0
FOR110 Essentials for Success 3

Concentration Requirements

31 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
EET293 Hydraulics and Pneumatics Systems 3
EET293L Hydraulics & Pneumatics Systems LAB 1
MET213 Advanced 3-D Modeling 3
MET221 Manufacturing Processes 3
MET320 Machine Tools 3
MET320L Machine Tools LAB 1
MET324 Introduction to Quality Management 3
MET412 Machine Design 3
MET420 Instrumentation & Industrial Controls 3
MET420L Instrumentation & Industrial Controls LAB 1
MET432 Applied Thermodynamics 3
MET434 Applied Heat Transfer 3
MET434L Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics LAB 1


11 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
BUS472 Applied Project Management 3
BUS472L Applied Project Management LAB 1
EET130 Digital Systems I 3
EET301 Special Topics in Engineering Technology 3
EET331 Programmable Controllers and Robotics 3
EET331L Programmable Controllers and Robotics LAB 1
EET390 Motor Drives 3
EET390L Motor Drives LAB 1
MET322 CNC Machines 3
MET400 Senior Project 3
MET400L Senior Project LAB 1
MET402 Capstone Project 3
MET405 Externship-MET Sr. III 3
MET406 Externship-MET Sr. II 2
MET407 Externship-MET Sr. I-a 1
MET408 Externship-MET Sr. I-b 1
MET409 Externship-MET Sr. I-c 1
MET414 Applied Finite Element Analysis 3
Possible Outcomes

Program Objectives

Building upon ECPI’s tradition of providing an interactive and “real world” hands-on education in technology, you can:

  • Acquire knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to design and improve mechanical processes
  • Function effectively as a team member for preparation of reports and presentations
  • Incorporate quality, aptitude, and continuous improvement in expertise and professional behavior

Program Outcomes

The learning outcomes of the BS MET program include the following:

  • Select and apply current knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering and technology
  • Select and apply current knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mechanical engineering technology
  • Design systems, components, or processes
  • Conduct tests, measurements, experiments, and interpret results thereof
  • Identify, analyze and solve key problems, and improve processes
  • Communicate effectively by preparing technical reports, documenting work or writing paper, and by making individual and group presentations
  • Demonstrate of an understanding of professional, ethical, and social responsibilities while collaborating effectively with diverse team members to achieve a designated task
  • Commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement
Fall 2018 Total Enrollment Degrees Awarded
BS MET FT 12 N/A- New Program
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