Mechanical Engineering Technology

With a strong emphasis on practical application and experience, you’ll learn about mechanical principles involving design, tolerance, stress, strain, friction and vibration. You’ll conduct projects, record and represent data, analyze results and prepare formal reports.

WORK IN MANY AREAS, INCLUDING

  • design and development
  • preparing sketches, drawings and layouts
  • analyzing proposed equipment components
  • testing equipment and materials to recommend design changes, improve performance or eliminate production problems

PREPARE FOR A CAREER AS A(N)

  • mechanical engineering technician
  • draftsman
  • metalographer
  • product development technician
  • product testing technician
  • prototype developer
  • tooling technician
  • technical designer
  • technical writer

Mechanical Engineering Technology vs. Pre-Engineering Mechanical Engineering

Both AAS engineering technology and AS pre-engineering degrees articulate to BS degrees at the University of Akron. (View comparison)

Your pathway to a degree

You can start with a machine design or mechanical power certificate, taking classes that directly apply to the associate degree in mechanical engineering technology:

Certificates

Associate Degree

Associate of applied science in mechanical engineering technology

The University of Akron
(Mechanical engineering technology)

  • Engineering Memorial Scholarship
  • Choose Ohio First Scholarship

View scholarships

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Canton Joint Engineering Council

The mechanical engineering technology program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC of ABET); www.abet.org