Mechanical Engineering Technology students

Mechanical Engineering Technology

The Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) degree program offers structured exposure to technical areas such as computer-aided drafting (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), robotics, materials, product and process design, and machine design. The program includes two tracks - a two-year associate degree (2MET) and a four-year bachelor's degree. 

Graduates of the 2MET program become engineering technologists who work as machine, product, and process designers; computer-aided drafting and design (CADD) operators; personal computer integrated manufacturing specialists; planners; technical sales people; production supervisors; laboratory technologists; and managers. Graduates of the 2MET program may also pursue a four-year degree program in mechanical engineering technology (4MET) or electro-mechanical engineering technology (EMET). 

Graduates of 4MET are prepared to assume responsibility for the development and evaluation of machines and mechanisms; development, organization and supervision of manufacturing processes and procedures; the instrumentation, control and testing of a process; quality control; technical marketing and sales; design of mechanical systems for heating and cooling; and energy management. The strengths of the program include: hands-on training; extensive laboratory experience; state-of-the-art computer methods; and good job placement.

The MET program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET. The 2MET degree is offered at the following locations: Penn State DuBois; Penn State Erie, The Behrend College; and Penn State York. The 4MET degree is offered at Penn State Harrisburg, The Capital College

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the MET associate degree program will:

  • Practice in the areas of applied design, manufacturing, testing, evaluation, technical sales, or 2D and 3D modeling
  • Communicate effectively and work collaboratively in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Learn and adapt to changes in a professional work environment
  • Demonstrate a high standard of professional ethics and be cognizant of social concerns as they relate to the practice of engineering technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology Apply Now

Mechanical Engineering Technology Learn More

Contact Information

Penn State DuBois
Douglas Miller

Penn State Erie
The Behrend College
Fredrick Nitterright

Penn State York
Marshall Coyle

Penn State Harrisburg
The Capital College
Michael Dideban



The School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) delivers effective engineering education through active, collaborative, project-based, and professionally oriented classroom experiences. SEDTAPP offers a variety of programs that partner faculty, students, and industry in the study of real-life engineering problems. Our programs teach students to solve real-life problems with innovative solutions. 

School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs

213 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2952