Mechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor's Degree

Want to take a hands-on approach to mechanical engineering? The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology may be a great fit for you.

Research engineering represents a theoretical world. The skill workforce uses a practical approach. Mechanical engineering technology graduates can bridge these two worlds. Be a problem solver. Adapt product designs to the manufacturing process. Find out how to save companies time and money.

MET at Michigan Tech is a smart option—here's why:

  • Courses are less theoretical, and more problem-solving based.
  • Senior Design projects are industry-sponsored.
  • MET graduates have a high placement rate.

As an MET major, you take classes in product design, manufacturing, and high-end CAD. Get an introduction to fluid mechanics, materials, and electronics. Learn to operate machine tools, such as lathes and mills.

You will also be able to choose an area of study that reflects your interests:

  • Computer-aided engineering
  • Fluids and power systems
  • Manufacturing
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    out of 20 universities with the greatest salary impact
  • 2
    out of 38 best colleges in Michigan
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    for value and professors
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    double wage, double growth for STEM occupations

Tomorrow Needs Design Thinkers

Technology students can provide real-world problem solving skills to employers. Tomorrow needs engineers who are productive in broad, rapidly evolving areas.

Create the future of automation, advanced manufacturing, machine design, and power systems.

My Story: Patrick Moeller, MTUengineer

Applying to college can be stressful and intimidating, but it is also one of the most rewarding decisions you can make. The MMET Department is a community of faculty, staff, and scholars who inspire each other to achieve their goals and overcome challenges along the way.

 Patrick D. Moeller
Patrick Moeller
mechanical engineering technology

Be Career-Ready

Earn an engineering technology degree from Michigan Tech. Graduate career-ready for tomorrow's technology-driven world. MET graduates from Michigan Tech have a high placement rate. Work as a CAD operator, quality engineer, or resident sales engineer.

Explore career opportunities for mechanical engineering technology majors.

  • Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Associate Process Engineer
  • Supplier Quality Engineer
  • Product Design Engineer/Program Manager
  • Front-End Engineering Manager

$60,412 mean entry-level salary
Figures from, accessed May 2024.

Ready to take the next step?

Learn more about studying mechanical technology engineering at Michigan's flagship technological university.


Connected, innovative.

Build real skills at Michigan Tech. Become an engineer.

Gain diverse experience.

Engage in design and research.

Leap forward in your program.

Connect with students and industry.

"Using state-of-the-art equipment in the Machine Shop, students can work through all stages of an engineering project, from computer modeling to fabrication."Tim Billman, mechanical engineering alumnus

Be an MTUengineer

Join the LEAP leaders, wow the elementary students, and attend the AIPG National Conference.

Teach coding and circuitry. Research combustion and nanotechnology. Do a co-op with Kimberly-Clark. Show us how to slurry sand and complete miners training.

Tell us how important wetland mitigation is to you.

This is what we're all about.

Read our student stories.


A Professional Start

Mechanical engineering technology majors have great peers.

  • Epsilon Pi Tau
  • MTU Society of Women Engineers
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Compete in Enterprise. Team up on a 3D printing project.

Begin your networking journey here.

Join clubs and groups.

Beyond Engineering

Engineering majors cultivate their interests and talents at Michigan Tech. Join Superior Wind Symphony, follow military service, and be active in local politics.

Dive into Yucatan Culture.

Attend GeekU.P., become a lifeguard, and do a Canal Run. Be a musher. Set a Guinness World Record. Take part in Parade of Nations.

Let yourself shine.

Go beyond.

The MMET Department

Class sizes are small, especially at third and fourth year levels.

Faculty have industry experience in product and systems design, manufacturing, operations, logistics, and quality.

The MMET department teaches seven additive manufacturing technologies, including polymers and metals.

Our faculty are recognized for excellence in teaching.

Research projects are often focused on better teaching methodologies, along with a mix of applied industrial research.

70% of Mechanical Engineering Technology courses have a lab.

We have a modern, well-equipped machine shop which includes laser scanning and industrial quality 3D printing.

MTU engineering

Real Engineering. Meaningful Work.

We are committed to inspiring students, advancing knowledge, and innovating technological solutions to create a sustainable, just, and prosperous world. With an entering engineering class of about 1,000 students, 17 degrees to choose from, and 160 faculty in the College of Engineering alone, we provide a world-class education with the trusted reputation of Michigan Tech.

As a student at Michigan Tech you’ll work closely with faculty mentors, immerse yourself in experience-powered learning, and gain a thorough understanding of engineering practice. Collaborate and innovate in laboratories, coursework, Enterprise, and Senior Design—you'll work with industry partners on real engineering projects and develop strong skill sets for your future.

You could study abroad, with engineering opportunities ranging from a few weeks to one full year. Or focus on problems facing disadvantaged communities in countries around the world. Michigan Tech’s Global and Community Engagement program offers you a range of options.

More than 400 employers regularly recruit our students for internships, co-ops, and full-time employment. Engineering students average seven interviews, and 98 percent are employed within their field of study, enlist in the military, or enroll in a graduate school within six months of graduation. A degree in engineering from Michigan Tech can take you anywhere.

Tomorrow Needs You

Engineers do a lot of things, but there's one thing we do first and foremost: we help people. We use creative ideas and technologies to solve problems in health care, energy, transportation, hunger, space exploration, climate change, and more—much more. Become an engineer who is ready for what tomorrow needs.

Student Stories

"I enjoy being able to learn with my hands."Hunter Ashton, mechanical engineering technology student