Mechanical Engineering Technology, AAS

Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology (292001AAS)

More on the Mechanical Engineering Technology programs

Program Information

Mechanical Engineering Technology is concerned with the design of products and the machines required to manufacture them. Mechanical technicians are needed in all industries, from steelmaking to consumer products such as tires, cars, and home appliances. Mechanical technicians work along with engineers in design, testing, manufacturing, and servicing of the mechanical components and systems found everywhere in industry. The associate degree holder is well qualified to begin working in the various areas of mechanical technology.

Career Information

The demand by industry for mechanical technicians is now and will continue to be great. It is estimated that thousands of new mechanical technicians will be required each year. Mechanical technicians find employment in many areas of the mechanical field; some of the specific career opportunities include:

  • Junior or Assistant Designer – Designs machine elements and/or systems.
  • Engineering Aid - Assists the mechanical engineer, a good beginning for the inexperienced graduate.
  • Laboratory Technician – Primarily responsible for evaluation of product or process diagnosis. May do field testing (tires, cars, etc.). Specifying materials from the design and processing standpoints.
  • Customer Service Technician – Installs and maintains equipment on site. May also serve as sales representative in recommending a machine for a particular application.
  • Plant Engineer – Establishes maintenance schedules and applies tool and machine design production process.

Cooperative Education

Co-op work experiences are available on an optional basis in this academic program.

Bachelor Degree Programs

Upon completion of the Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology, a student may proceed to the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology (292104BS). 

The following information has official approval of The Department of Mechanical Engineering and The College of Engineering and Polymer Science, but is intended only as a supplemental guide. Official degree requirements are established at the time of transfer and admission to the degree-granting college. Students should refer to the Degree Progress Report (DPR) which is definitive for graduation requirements. Completion of this degree within the identified time frame below is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others. The transfer process is completed through an appointment with your academic advisor. Transfer students should consult their Advisor to identify courses that are equivalent.   

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
ENGL:111 English Composition I 3
MATH:154 Technical Mathematics IV 3
MCET:100 Survey of Mechanical Engineering Technology 1 2
MCET:121 Fundamentals of Engineering Drawing (Sch. lab) 3
PHYS:261 Physics for Life Sciences I 4
Spring Semester
COMM:263 Professional Communications and Presentations 3
MCET:131 Software Applications for Technology (Sch. lab) 1
COET:125 Statics 3
ENGL:222 Technical Report Writing 3
PHYS:262 Physics for Life Sciences II 4
2nd Year
Fall Semester
MATH:255 Technical Calculus I 3
AMET:248 Introduction to CNC and Additive Manufacturing 3
MCET:101 Introduction to Mechanical Design (Sch. lab) 1 3
MCET:243 Kinematics 1 3
MCET:251 Fluid Power 1 2
COET:225 Strength of Materials 3
Spring Semester
MCET:142 Introduction to Material Technology (Sch. lab) 2 3
MCET:245 Mechanical Design II (Sch. lab) 2 5
MCET:249 Applied Thermal Energy I 2 2
MCET:252 Thermo-Fluids Laboratory 2 1
Diversity in American Society
or Introduction to Sociology
or Death & Dying
SOCIO:243 Contemporary Global Issues 3
 Total Hours63

Policy Alert: By the end of your first 48 credit hours attempted, you must have completed your required General Education English, Mathematics, and Communications (Speech) requirements.