Mechanical Engineering Technology (BS)


The Mechanical Engineering Technology program at UA educates students about product testing, the design of products, and the machines required to manufacture them. Our students are recent high school graduates, transfers from other colleges and institutions, and individuals currently employed who are looking to advance their careers.

Our program:

  • builds on the knowledge and skills developed during your associate degree studies
  • provides a comprehensive understanding of mathematical and scientific principles
  • features technical courses taught using engineering drawing and modeling tools as well as algebra, trigonometry and geometry

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Our faculty

  • are innovative and interactive
  • use multimedia technology to enhance classroom learning

Akron Advantage

Hands-on research

Experience mechanical engineering technology firsthand through our research facilities:

  • Mechanical Design Laboratory
  • Fluids and Thermal Laboratory
  • Materials and Metallographic Laboratory

Real-world experience

Gain practical professional experience through UA's optional internship and co-op programs. Participation gives you firsthand, on-the-job training in the mechanical engineering field of your choice.

Student organizations

Interact with other engineering and science technology students and professionals in the field through organizations such as:

  • Society of Mechanical Engineering Technology Students
  • Tau Alpha Pi (honor society)
  • Women in Engineering
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineering
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • SAE Formula Combustion

Sample Curriculum

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For More Information:

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Contact: Scott Dilling

Career Opportunities

A degree in engineering and science technology prepares you to work in design, testing, manufacturing and servicing of the mechanical components and systems found in all facets of industry. Your career choices include:

  • engineering laboratory technician
  • junior or assistant design engineer
  • design drafter
  • plant engineer
  • customer service technician


Advanced technologies, coupled with the need to update and improve manufacturing facilities and product design, will fuel the demand for well-trained professionals in this field.

Recent placements include:

  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • American Steel and Wire
  • Teledyne/Hyson
  • Conrail
  • Volvo GM Heavy Truck Company

Career services

Career Services, provides career coaching and programming, and develops valuable relationships with employers and campus partners to provide students with many opportunities for experiential learning and career development.