Mechanical Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering Tech student working with machinery.

Do Engineering—CAD to power systems

Learn product design and manufacturing. Michigan Tech’s reality-based learning program has a 100-percent placement rate. Average starting salary: $78,000.

Michigan Tech's engineering technology programs are alternate academic paths for careers in engineering. Mechanical engineering technology is a great fit for students looking for a hands-on approach to mechanical engineering. You’ll bridge the theoretical world of the engineer and the practical approach of the skilled workforce. Focus your studies on computer-aided technology, fluids and power systems, or manufacturing processes.

Apply what you’re learning right away in classes and labs, and find the shortest path to the solution. Operate machine tools like lathes and mills. Learn business management skills manage and budget for projects.

Be Ready for What Tomorrow Needs:

  • Redesign the chute of a wood chipper for Barko and Pettibone to improve the discharge distance.
  • Use the state-of-the-art machining, welding, and fabrication laboratory that includes a Fortus 400 MC 3D printer, MIG and TIG welding equipment, a fifty-ton hydraulic press, metal shears, CNC vertical machining center and lathe, and a CNC plasma cutter.
  • Learn from faculty members who have extensive industrial experience in facilities and production planning, manufacturing, and product design.
  • Take a lab with almost all of your core courses to apply what you’re learning. You won’t just be sitting in a classroom!

Create the Future with Careers In:

  • Mechanical design
  • Systems test engineering
  • Applications engineering
  • Project management
  • Documentation engineering

Huskies Get Hired By:

  • 3M
  • Dow Corning
  • Caterpillar
  • Pettibone
  • Texas Instruments
  • Automotive manufacturers
"I enjoy being able to learn with my hands." Hunter Ashton, Mechanical Engineering Technology

Customize your Degree:

Focus areas available in:

  • Computer-Aided Engineering
  • Fluids and Power Systems
  • Manufacturing

Minors available in:

  • Data Acquisition and Industrial Control
  • Surveying

Take Courses Like:

  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Lean Manufacturing and Production Planning
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • Facilities Layout and Safety Design

Learn more about mechanical engineering technology at Michigan Tech!