School of Technology

MET Accreditation

Close-up view of metal machinery

Michigan Tech's Mechanical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Data on annual student enrollment and degrees awarded can be viewed by clicking on the following two links: annual enrollment and degrees awarded annually.

Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives (PEO) describe the attributes that we aspire for our graduates to possess three to five years after graduation. The BS degree program in Mechanical Engineering Technology will prepare graduates with the technical and managerial skills necessary to enter careers in analysis, applied design, development, implementation, or oversight of advanced mechanical systems and processes.

  • Utilizing their technical knowledge to collaborate in the improvement and creation of products and technologies that are viable and sustainable.
  • Communicating effectively both written and verbal.
  • Working in cross-functional teams providing expert knowledge as technologists.
  • Understanding and exhibiting professional, ethical and social responsibility as they pursue a career in industry.
  • Assuming positions of technical and management leadership within their respective organizations.
  • Exercising continuous improvement, with a focus on quality and a commitment to lifelong learning.

Student Outcomes

The MET Student Outcomes (SO) capture the desired attributes that the MET program at the School of Technology aspires to impart to its students through the curriculum and academic experience.

  • An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities (ABET 3.a)
  • An ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies (ABET 3.b)
  • An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes (ABET 3.c)
  • An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives (ABET 3.d)
  • An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team ( ABET 3.e)
  • An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems (ABET 3.f )
  • An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature (ABET 3.g)
  • An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development (ABET 3.h)
  • An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity (ABET 3.i)
  • A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context (ABET 3.j)
  • A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement (ABET 3.k)
  • A geometric dimensioning and tolerancing; computer aided drafting and design; and a basic knowledge and familiarity with industry codes, specifications, and standards
  • Selection, set-up, and calibration of instrumentation and the preparation of laboratory reports and systems documentation associated with the development, installation, or maintenance of mechanical components and systems 

  • Basic engineering mechanics
  • Differential and integral calculus
  • Manufacturing processes; material science and selection; solid mechanics (such as statics, dynamics, strength of materials, etc.) and mechanical system design
  • Thermal sciences, such as thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, etc.
  • Electrical circuits (ac and dc), and electronic controls; and
  • Application of industry codes, specifications, and standards; and using technical communications, oral and written, typical of those required to prepare and present proposals, reports, and specifications