Mechanical Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology
Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology
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Mechanical Engineering Technology 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.

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.

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Core Curriculum

76 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CIS126 Introduction to Programming3
EET113 DC & AC Circuits3
EET191 Materials Science3
EET192 Engineering Graphic Communications3
EET192L Introduction to 3D Modeling LAB1
EET223 Electronic Devices & Operational Amplifiers3
MET114 Introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)3
EET211 Statics3
MET213 Advanced 3-D Modeling3
MET221 Manufacturing Processes3
MET230 Hydraulics and Pneumatics Systems3
MET230L Hydraulics and Pneumatics Systems LAB3

Arts and Sciences

25 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
COM115 Principles of Communication3
ENG110 College Composition3
ENG120 Advanced Composition3
HUM205Culture and Diversity: Exploring the Humanities3
MTH131 College Algebra3
MTH200 Pre-calculus3
PHY120 Physics3
PHY120L Physics LAB1
PSY105 Introduction to Psychology*3
ECO201 Macroeconomics*3
ECO202 Microeconomics*3

*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts and Sciences department page.


9 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CIS101 Computer Configuration I3
COR090 Career Orientation Seminar0
EET102 Engineering Math & Software Applications3
FOR110 Essentials for Success3


10 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
BUS102 Fundamentals of Customer Service3
BUS121 Introduction to Business3
CIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems3
CIS121 Logic and Design3
CIS123Introduction to Scripting3
CIS126L Introduction to Programming LAB3
CIS150 Introduction to Networking3
CIS214 Object Oriented Programming with C#1
CIS215 Programming II3
CIS226 Introduction to Object Oriented Programming3
CIS228Service Desk Fundamentals3
EET130 Digital Systems I3
EET200Externship-EET III3
EET220 Industrial Applications3
EET230 Digital Systems II3
EET231 Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers3
EET231L Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers LAB1
EET251 Computer Configuration II3
EET251L Computer Configuration II LAB1
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

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.
Program Guide