Mechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

ABET Accredited

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology programs at the Virginia Beach and Newport News, VA campuses and Online are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

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. That's because modern manufacturing is staging a major comeback, thanks to robotics and advanced electronics.

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 as little as 2.5 years, you could earn a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology through our year-round schedule.

 
Advanced Manufacturing Skills Gap Infographic
 

Mechanical Engineering Technology 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

Mechanical Engineering Technology Outcomes

Program Objectives

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

  • 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 papers, and by making individual and group presentations
  • Demonstrate 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

Program Enrollment & Degrees Awarded Data

Mechanical Engineering Technology Curriculum

Program Requirements

*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts & Sciences Department page.
Choose two courses from: ECO201, ECO202, PSY105, PSY220

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