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Mechanical Engineering Technology Degree 100% Online

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

Advanced Manufacturing Skills Gap Infographic
Program Description

At ECPI University, we require more from our faculty. Yes, they have academic credentials, but they’ve also worked extensively in the fields they now teach. That means our students learn using industry-standard equipment with real-world applications.

ECPI University’s mechanical engineering technology program focuses on problem solving and real-world application of applied engineering sciences and technology. Our curriculum provides graduates with the education and experience needed for employment in various industries including:

  • Mechanical Product Fabrication
  • CAD & Computer Graphics
  • Automation & Manufacturing
  • Machining & Mechanical Maintenance
  • Transportation: Vehicles & Infrastructure
  • Aerospace & Aerodynamics
  • Systems Control

The program focuses on core areas such as:

  • Material science and manufacturing processing
  • Computer-aided engineering graphics and analysis
  • Electro-mechanical devices and controls
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

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

76 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CIS126Introduction to Programming 3
EET113DC & AC Circuits 3
EET191Materials Science 3
EET192Engineering Graphic Communications 3
EET192LIntroduction to 3D Modeling LAB 1
EET223Electronic Devices & Operational Amplifiers 3
MET114Introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) 3
EET211Statics 3
MET213Advanced 3-D Modeling 3
MET221Manufacturing Processes 3
MET230Hydraulics and Pneumatics Systems 3
MET230LHydraulics and Pneumatics Systems LAB 3

Arts and Sciences

25 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
COM115Principles of Communication 3
ENG110College Composition 3
ENG120Advanced Composition 3
HUM205Culture and Diversity 3
MTH131College Algebra 3
MTH200Pre-calculus 3
PHY120Physics 3
PHY120LPhysics LAB 1
PSY105Introduction to Psychology* 3
ECO201Macroeconomics* 3
ECO202Microeconomics* 3

Choose one of the following courses: PSY105 - Introduction to Psychology, ECO201 - Macroeconomics, or ECO202 - Microeconomics


9 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CIS101Computer Configuration I 3
EET102Engineering Math & Software Applications 3
COR090Career Orientation Seminar 0
FOR110Essentials for Success 3


10 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
BUS102Fundamentals of Customer Service 3
BUS121Introduction to Business 3
CIS106Introduction to Operating Systems 3
CIS115Computer Applications 3
CIS121Logic and Design 3
CIS126LIntroduction to Programming LAB 3
CIS150Introduction to Networking 3
CIS214Object Oriented Programming with C# 1
CIS215Programming II 3
CIS226Introduction to Object Oriented Programming 3
EET130Digital Systems I 3
EET220Industrial Applications 3
EET230Digital Systems II 3
EET231Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers 3
EET231LIntroduction to Programmable Logic Controllers LAB 1
EET251Computer Configuration II 3
EET251LComputer Configuration II LAB 1
Program Outcomes

As a graduate with an Associate of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, you can learn how to apply mechanical engineering principles to implement and maintain automated systems. Upon completion of the program, you could have the opportunity to:

  • Acquire knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of Mechanical Engineering Technology.
  • Conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve mechanical processes.
  • Function effectively on team in the preparation of reports and presentations.
  • Incorporate quality, aptness, and continuous improvement in expertise and professional behavior.

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program can be found by clicking here.


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