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What Can I Do With a Major In Mechanical Engineering Technology

The Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) program enables graduates of mechanical, electro-mechanical, manufacturing and similar associate degree engineering technology programs to complete their bachelor's degree in Applied Science with a major in Engineering Technology, and a Mechanical concentration. MET focuses on applied analysis, and design of mechanical components of mechanisms, machines, and systems of machines. Sound engineering principles are applied to the development of industrial and consumer products, usually within the scope of design teams.

Top NACE* Employability Skills of focus in this degree program

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Oral and Written Communications
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Information Technology Application
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism and Work Ethic
  • Career Management

Local Job Statistics

According to the 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the state of Ohio has the fourth highest employment level in the nation for mechanical engineering-related careers. Ohio employs over 14,000 people in mechanical engineer-related positions. The Occupational Outlook Handbook forecasts national job growth for mechanical engineering occupations of 5% for the period 2014-2024.

Graduates with this degree are qualified for careers such as:

  • Computer Aided Designer/Analyst
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing Specialist
  • Engineering Consultant
  • Mechanical Engineering Researcher
  • Mechanical Engineer Technician
  • Mechanical Maintenance Engineer
  • Product Manufacturer/Engineer (computer, electronic, mechanical)
  • Graduate Degree pursuit in related areas