Looking for a way to combine your engineering smarts with a crazy passion for solving problems? If so, mechanical engineering technology may be for you! Become a hands-on problem solver, learn to prepare layouts and engineering documentation, refine designs, and develop new ideas. There’s a critical need in business and industry for leaders who possess both technical and managerial skills—companies such as 3M, Oshkosh Truck, Mercury Marine, Ford Motor Company, and others recognize the ability of our engineering technology graduates to contribute on the job from day one.
Choose your Focus
As a mechanical engineering technology major you can focus on technical areas such as:
- Computer-aided engineering
- Fluids and power systems
- Manufacturing processes
What You Need to Know About This Program
- You’ll learn from faculty members who have extensive industrial experience in facilities and production planning, manufacturing, and product design.
- Our graduates fill a critical need in business and industry for supervisors and managers who possess a combination of technical and managerial background.
- Starting salaries for our graduates average $58,000—higher than the University average.
- The majority of your core courses have associated labs—use them to explore computer-aided design and drafting software packages such as Unigraphics NX5.
- The mechanical engineering technology program operates the renovated machining, welding, and fabrication laboratory that includes MIG and TIG welding equipment, a fifty-ton hydraulic press, metal shear, CNC vertical machining center, CNC lathe, and CNC plasma cutter.
- Pursue a career in just about anything—sales engineer, service engineer, systems test engineer, quality control engineer, applications engineer, project manager, or even a mechanical designer.
- Michigan Tech's mechanical engineering technology program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, Telephone: (410) 347-7700.