College of Applied Science and Technology
(formerly Summit College)

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Program Mission

The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program is to provide high quality educational opportunities necessary to assist a diverse student population to achieve their career goals in the field of mechanical engineering technology.

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Mechanical Engineering Technology AAS Enrollment and Graduation Data

Mechanical Engineering Technology BS Enrollment and Graduation Data

Program Educational Objectives

MET Program Educational Objectives: [Broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the MET credit program is preparing graduates to achieve during the first few years following graduation.]

  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in MET graduates will have the knowledge, problem-solving ability, and hands-on skills necessary to be productive in the mechanical engineering technology profession serving in positions involving the design, specifying, installing, fabricating, manufacturing, testing, documenting, operating, selling, and/or maintaining basic mechanical systems.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in MET graduates will have the knowledge, problem-solving ability, and hands-on skills necessary to be productive in the mechanical engineering technology profession serving in positions involving analysis, applied design, development, implementation, and/or overseeing more advanced mechanical systems and processes.

All Mechanical Engineering Technology graduates (both AASMET and BSMET) can:

  • communicate effectively and function as a professional in a diverse and changing business environment.
  • advance in their knowledge and skills by pursuing additional degrees, continuing education, or specialized training.
  • earn promotions, professional registration, certification, or other career recognition.

Student Outcomes

Student Outcomes for Mechanical Engineering Technology - these outcomes describe what units of knowledge or skills students are expected to acquire from the MET credit programto prepare them to achieve the program educational objectives. Graduates will have:

a. an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined mechanical engineering technology activities for the Associate Degree, and an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities for the Bachelor Degree;

b. an ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge for the Associate Degree, and 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 for the Bachelor Degree;

c. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments for the Associate and Bachelor Degrees, and to apply experimental results to improve processes for the Bachelor Degree;

d. an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team for the Associate Degree, and an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team for the Bachelor Degree;

e. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems for the Associate Degree, and broadly-defined problems for the Bachelor Degree;

f. an ability to apply written, oral and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;

g. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;

h. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity for both the Associate and the Bachelor Degrees, and for the Bachelor Degree, a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context;

i. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement;

j. an ability to apply specific program principles to the specification, installation, fabrication, test, operation, maintenance, sales, or documentationof basic mechanical systems for the Associate Degree, and an ability to apply specific program principles to the analysis, design, development, implementation, or oversight of more advanced mechanical systems or processes for the Bachelor Degree;

k. for the Bachelor Degree, an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives; and

l. for the Bachelor Degree, an ability to apply both technical and non-technical skills in solving problems.

This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet/org. Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program will work with engineers in developing, manufacturing, testing and servicing mechanical components, equipment and systems.

Specific employment opportunities are found as Typical employers of recent graduates

  • Engineering Laboratory Technician
  • Junior or Assistant Design Engineer
  • Design Drafter
  • Plant Engineer
  • Customer Service Technician

    • Luk, Inc.
    • Swagelook
    • Air Enterprises
    • Custom Rubber Extrusions
    • Global Lighting Tech
    • Meyer Products
    • Goodyear
    • SGS Tool Company
    • GE Luminations
    • Parker-Hannifen Corporation
    • Rockwell Automation


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Please note: Listed credits for the Baccalaureate Degree are credits required after Associate Degree level is completed. The information in these file(s) is current as of October 11, 2012. Contact Summit College Academic Advising Services for any updates.

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