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