Mechanical Engineering Technology



The Mechanical Engineering Technology curriculum prepares students for employment as mechanical engineering technicians. Emphasis is placed on the integration of theory and mechanical principles into real applications in product and design and manufacturing. Coursework includes applied math, physics, applied mechanics, manufacturing methods and processes, computer usage, computer aided design, and communication skills. Courses stress critical thinking, planning, and problem solving.

Degree Awarded

The Associate in Applied Science- Mechanical Engineering Technology degree is awarded upon completion of the program.

The Mechanical Engineering Technology Associate Degree is transferable to four-year schools in the UNC system offering the Bachelor  Science in Engineering Technology Degree. Students will enter the four year school as a junior.

Program Accreditation

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Career Opportunities

Graduates will find many employment opportunities in the many branches of mechanical engineering technology such as NASCAR, manufacturing, product design, sales, and service. Typical assignments could include assisting in the design, development, and testing of new products, repair and maintenance of mechanical equipment, setup of manufacturing processes, or industrial sales. Discover related careers requiring degrees in Mechanical Engineering Technology here.

More Information

For a printer-friendly version of this information, please download this Mechanical Engineering Technology Flyer.  You can also download the pdfs for Mechanical Engineering Technology Program Educational Objectives and Mechanical Engineering Technology Student Outcomes by clicking the links.

Matt Warnke, Program Chair
Advanced Technology Center, 5115

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