Mechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor's Degree

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology is a great fit for students who want to take a hands-on approach to mechanical engineering.

Mechanical engineering technology graduates often bridge the theoretical world of research engineering and the practical approach of the skilled workforce. MET graduates are problem solvers, and they can adapt product designs to the manufacturing process, saving their 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, high-end CAD, fluid mechanics, materials, and electronics, plus 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

Our ABET accredited BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology prepares students to create the future.

  • 3,200
    square feet in our machine shop
  • 10
    students on average per lab
  • $69k
    average starting salary

Tomorrow Needs Design Thinkers

Technology students can provide real-world problem solving skills to employers. Tomorrow needs engineers who are prepared to create the future in the broad, rapidly evolving areas of automation, advanced manufacturing, machine design, and power systems.

Be Career-ready

Earn an engineering technology degree from Michigan Tech and graduate career-ready for tomorrow's technology-driven world. MET graduates from Michigan Tech have a high placement rate.

Each year, more than 400 employers come to campus to recruit Huskies at our career fairs and our business grads go on to work at Fortune 500 companies, tech startups, small businesses, and everything in between.

Career Opportunities for Mechanical Engineering Technology

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

Ready to take the next step?

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


"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

Earn an ABET Accredited Engineering Degree

With ABET accreditation, you can be sure that your Michigan Tech degree meets the quality standards that prepares you to enter a global workforce.

And, because it requires comprehensive, periodic evaluations, ABET accreditation demonstrates our continuing commitment to the quality of your program—both now and in the future.

Sought Worldwide

ABET's voluntary peer-review process is highly respected. Its criteria are developed by technical professionals and focuses on what you, as a student, experience and learn. It adds critical value to academic programs in technical disciplines—where quality, precision, and safety are of the utmost importance.

The MMET Department

  • Class sizes are generally small with most classes having fewer than thirty students; junior and senior level classes typically have under twenty.
  • Students have access to faculty with industry experience in product and systems design, manufacturing, operations, logistics, and quality.
  • Excellent teaching is very important and a number of our faculty members have received recognition. The department teaches seven additive manufacturing technologies, including polymers and metals.
  • 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. MMET has dedicated computing and laboratory facilities as well as a modern, well-equipped machine shop which includes laser scanning and industrial quality 3D printing.
  • Students are encouraged to join the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the Society of Women Engineers, or one of many other organizations for opportunities to get involved, invested, explore new horizons, and meet fellow students who share a similar interest.
  • All mechanical engineering technology students complete a Senior Design or Enterprise project which brings together all of the knowledge and skills they have learned.
  • Students can get meaningful industry experience with a co-op, average wage of $18.45/hour, or seek an internship for summer.

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 D80 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