Mechanical Engineering Technology Degree 100% Online

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Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology – 100% Online

Mechanical Engineering Technology Online Degree Program Overview

If you enjoy working with your hands and figuring out how things work, then mechanical engineering technology may be the career for you. Mechanical engineering technicians are real problem solvers with responsibilities that can range from those of support technician to plant manager.

The fact is, however, employers can’t seem to find enough of them to fill open positions. 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.*

Do you picture yourself as part of a team, working in testing, manufacturing, operations, maintenance, and technical support? Through ECPI University’s year-round schedule, you could earn an Associate of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology in as little as 1.5 years.

*Source: The Manufacturing Institute Skill Gap Report 2015 http://www.themanufacturinginstitute.org/~/media/827DBC76533942679A15EF7067A704CD.ashx

 
Advanced Manufacturing Skills Gap Infographic
 

Mechanical Engineering Technology Online Degree Possible Career Track

Mechanical engineering technology graduates are typically employed in positions such as:

  • Manufacturing Technician
  • Drafting & Computer Graphic Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Industrial Technician
  • Plant Maintenance Technician

Mechanical Engineering Technology Online Degree Outcomes

Students in the Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology degree focus on problem solving and real-world application of applied engineering sciences and technology. Mechanical engineering technicians are real problem solvers with responsibilities ranging from those of a support technician to plant manager.

Graduates of the Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology program should focus on:

  • Acquiring knowledge, techniques, skills with modern tools of Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Conducting, analyzing and interpreting experiments and applying experimental results to improve mechanical processes
  • Functioning effectively on a team in the preparation of reports and presentations
  • Incorporating quality, aptness, and continuous improvement in expertise and professional behavior

Externships are opportunities for students to gain mentored, practical experience in a “real-world” job setting. Students are encouraged to complete an externship course. Career opportunities may be greatly enhanced for graduates who complete an externship. Each student will be assisted by Career Services in finding a suitable externship opportunity.

Mechanical Engineering Technology Online Degree Curriculum

Program Requirements
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For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts and Sciences department page. Choose one of the following courses: PSY105 - Introduction to Psychology, ECO201 - Macroeconomics, or ECO202 - Microeconomics

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Visit the ECPI University Catalog for the most current program information.