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Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.)

Indiana State University


Mechanical Engineering Technology Program The University offers a bachelor of science (B.S.) degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET).

The MET degree is an ABET/ETAC accredited program that focuses on engineering design (mechanical design), analysis, management, and manufacturing to prepare students for technical and managerial positions in a variety of industries.

Throughout the program's curriculum, emphasis is placed on computer-aided design (CAD) and its integration with other computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools or technologies. Students develop hands-on experience and technical problem-solving skill with state-of-the-art CAD/CAE technologies.

While the students focus on the design of mechanical products and systems, they also study the management aspect of engineering design, and are prepared to manage people, resources, and systems related to design and manufacturing. The program faculty has experience in both teaching and applied research in the subject areas and industry work, which contributes to the quality of a laboratory-based instruction.

Coursework includes study in the areas (and principles) of materials, applied mechanics, computer-aided drafting/design, manufacturing, experimental techniques/procedures, analysis of engineering data, machine/mechanical design/analysis, cost analysis, and automation/control systems, among others.

In addition, students complete the University's Foundational Studies Program, which provides the knowledge students need in critical thinking, leadership, and interpersonal and communication skills.

Upon successful completion of their freshman year, students participate in a Co-op Internship Program that enables students to:

  • Receive credit while employed in a position related to their major;
  • Earn a portion of their college expenses while employed in an industry for a summer or semester;
  • Learn about a company while developing professional abilities and earning college credit;
  • Choose a professional practice experience that meets their career goals from positions located throughout the United States.

The department offers small class sizes, which allow for individual attention. Coursework is centered in the University's John T. Myers Technology Center, which houses more than 20 state-of-the-art laboratories filled with up-to-date equipment and supplies.

A number of activities and organizations are available that enable students to interact with other students and professionals in the industry. These include the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME); American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME); The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE); Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP); and Epsilon Pi Tau (the international honorary for professions in technology).

Students also have the opportunity to become certified professionals by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and other organizations.

Special Note:  The Mechanical Engineer Technology Program is offered on the Terre Haute campus. The last two years are also offered via online learning through the University's DegreeLink Program.

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Our graduates are prepared to enter careers in the design, installation, manufacturing, testing, evaluation, technical sales, maintenance, or management of mechanical and related systems and processes.

Our graduates are hired for a variety of positions, including:

  • Mechanical engineer
  • Product design engineer
  • Production engineer
  • Project engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Quality engineer

With experience, our graduates advance to positions such as:

  • Lead designer
  • Plant manager
  • Project manager
  • Supervisor
  • Team leader
  • Technical manager

Listed below are a few of the employers who hire our graduates:

  • Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA)
  • Applied Extrusion Technology (AET)
  • Bemis Company
  • Bogo North America Company
  • Caterpillar
  • Cummins Inc.
  • General Electric – Unison Aerospace Components
  • Jasper Engine & Transmission
  • John Deere
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing
  • TRW Company


The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

In addition, the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program is accredited by the ABET/ETAC (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology/Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission).

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.

In addition, the College of Technology offers a variety of scholarships and awards.

Further Information

Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Currently enrolled students should contact the following:

College of Technology
Indiana State University
888-478-7003 (toll free)

Last updated: June 18, 2014

The Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalog supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.

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