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)

Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101
Student Success Seminar
DET121
Engineering Drawing
ENG124
College Composition
MET123
Material Science
MTH135
Precalculus – A student may take MTH125 (College Algebra) and MTH130 (Trigonometry) over two semesters to satisfy this requirement.
ITD122
Computer Applications for
 
Professionals
DET125
Basic AutoCAD
MET124
Statics and Strength of Materials
MET225
Manufacturing Processes or
 
AIT122 Machine Tools
PHY121
College Physics I with Algebra (lab)
DET230
Advanced AutoCAD (Inventor)
MET221
Advanced Strength of Materials
MET222
Fluid Power
MET228
Machine Design
EST230
Electrical Circuits and Devices
MET223
Dynamics
MET226
Technical Project - Mechanical
 
and Design
MET227
Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
ENG221
Technical Report Writing
 
Arts & Humanities Elective

TOTAL CREDITS 61-62

Associate of applied science in mechanical engineering technology

Career Enhancement Certificates in

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