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Mechanical Engineering Technology

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.

Customize your degree with:

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

Get hands-on experience like:

  • Redesigning the chute of a wood chipper for Barko and Pettibone to improve the discharge distance
  • Using 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
  • Learning from faculty members who have extensive industrial experience in facilities and production planning, manufacturing, and product design.
  • Taking a lab with almost all of your core courses to apply what you’re learning. You won’t just be sitting in a classroom!

Get a job like:

  • Mechanical designer
  • Systems test engineer
  • Applications engineer
  • Project manager
  • Documentation engineer

Work for companies like:

  • 3M
  • Dow Corning
  • Caterpillar
  • Pettibone
  • Texas Instruments
  • Automotive manufacturers

Learn more about mechanical engineering technology at Michigan Tech!