Mechanical Engineering Technology (AAS)


The Mechanical Engineering Technology program at UA teaches students how to operate and maintain mechanical systems.  

Mechanical engineering technicians are needed in all industries, from steelmaking to consumer products such as tires, cars, and home appliances. They work along with engineers in design, testing, manufacturing, and servicing of the mechanical components and systems found everywhere in industry.

Program highlights:

  • Core classes provide students with a comprehensive understanding of mathematical and scientific principles.
  • Students gain thorough grasp of engineering technology principles.
  • Technical courses are presented using graphical tools as well as incorporate algebra, trigonometry and geometry as primary analytical tools.

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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 in our facilities:

  • mechanical design laboratory
  • fluids and thermal laboratory
  • materials and metallographic laboratory

Real-world experience

Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program will work with engineers in developing, manufacturing, testing and servicing mechanical components, equipment and systems.

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

Mechanical Engineering Technology – A.A.S.

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For More Information:

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Contact: Scott Dilling

Career Opportunities

An AAS degree in mechanical engineering technology prepares you to work in design, testing, manufacturing and servicing of the mechanical components and systems found in all facets of industry. Students are qualified to work the following positions:

  • lab technician
  • product designer
  • machine designer
  • draftsperson
  • mechanical modeler
  • technical sales representative


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

Career services

Career Services helps students and alumni explore and reach career goals. They connect students to employers for internships, jobs, and careers.