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B.S. Mechanical Engineering Technology

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This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Program overview

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. 

Courses for the MET program are offered at Miami University's regional locations in Hamilton and Middletown.

What classes would I take?

MET focuses on applied analysis, and design of mechanical components of mechanisms, machines, and systems of machines. Sound engineering principals are applied to the development of industrial and consumer products, usually within the scope of design teams. The program requires a thorough understanding of applied mathematics and the engineering sciences.

Students will develop essential skills needed to apply experimental and analytical methods to the solution of engineering systems type problems. These skills are used to research concepts, and apply modeling methods, to simulate and test working conditions and their impact on the designed systems, and to synthesize different elements to obtain an optimum design of a specific product.

Upon successful completion of the program the student will be awarded the Bachelor of Science in Applied Science degree with a major in Mechanical Engineering Technology.

See Miami University's General Bulletin for core program requirements for this degree.

Course Flow Diagram

Course flow diagram helps the students to establish a pathway toward graduating, by showing the courses that need to be taken, pre-requisite courses, the semesters that courses need to be taken, and additional information. To get a latest copy of the course flow diagram, please contact Prof. Mazyar Amin

MET Course List

Please check our course list page.

What can I do with this major?

Many mechanical engineering technologists work on team projects within manufacturing-related areas such as testing, analysis, design, and development of industrial and consumer products. Mechanical Engineering Technology graduates are well positioned to be employed in areas that permit rapid advancement into engineering management positions. All graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the engineer-in-training examination within the state of Ohio. Graduates may also continue their education at the graduate engineering technology/engineering levels.

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

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 

Advisor assignments

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