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Gain the knowledge and skills needed for careers in the design, installation, manufacturing, testing, evaluation, and maintenance of mechanical systems and processes. 

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Why Earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology at Indiana State?

Mechanical Engineering Technology is the application of engineering principles and technological developments for the creation of useful products and production machinery. Graduates from this program find lucrative and rewarding positions in manufacturing, project or production design, quality assurance, mechanical engineering, and related fields.  

Gain Practical Experience before Graduation 

Indiana State’s program focuses on engineering design (mechanical design), analysis, management, and manufacturing. Emphasis is placed on computer-aided design (CAD) and its integration with other computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools or technologies.  

You will also study management aspects of engineering design to prepare you to manage people, projects, resources, and systems related to design and manufacturing.  

An essential feature of our program is the blending of theoretical, laboratory, and practical learning experiences. Upon successful completion of your freshman year, you will participate in a Co-op Internship Program to gain practical experience in the field. You will have the opportunity to:    

  • Choose a learning experience somewhere in the United States that meets your career goals. 
  • Receive course credit while employed in a position related to your major. 
  • Earn a portion of your college expenses while employed in an industry position. 
  • Learn about a company while developing professional skills. 

Learn from Our Excellent Faculty 

The Applied Engineering and Technology Management Department offers small class sizes that allow for individual attention from instructors. Courses are taught by faculty who have industry backgrounds and experience in teaching and applied research in their specialties. 

Leverage Resources, Technology, and Networks  

Your coursework will be centered in the University's John T. Myers Technology Center, which has more than 20 laboratories containing the latest equipment, including state-of-the-art CAD/CAE technologies.  

In addition to your coursework, you may participate in activities and organizations that enable you to interact with other students and professionals in the industry. These include: the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME); the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE); and Epsilon Pi Tau (the international honorary for professions in technology). 

You also will have the opportunity to become certified through the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and other organizations. 

What You’ll Learn in the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program 

Coursework includes study in topics and principles including materials, applied mechanics, computer-aided drafting/design, manufacturing, experimental techniques/procedures, data analysis, cost analysis, and automation/control systems, among others. You will gain practical experience through an internship.  

Supplemental studies or minors in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Lean Six Sigma, or Automation and Control Engineering Technology are highly encouraged. 

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Transfer Credit

Indiana State University accepts credit from regionally accredited colleges and universities within the United States, and from selected schools located outside the United States. Credit also may be granted for military training and experience. Previously earned college credit can be applied toward completion of the program per Indiana State's transfer guidelines.

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Career Possibilities for Mechanical Engineering Technology Majors  

Our graduates are hired as engineers for production, product design, manufacturing, and quality assurance, among other positions. With experience, they advance to roles including project manager, plant manager, lead designer, or technical manager.  

Mechanical Engineering Technology graduates from Indiana State have worked for such employers as ALCOA, Caterpillar, Cummins, Inc., General Electric – Unison Aerospace Components, John Deere, and Toyota.  

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects growth for positions related to Mechanical Engineering Technology, including Industrial Engineers (10%), Mechanical Engineers (2%), Project Management Specialists (7%), and Industrial Production Managers (3%), from 2021-2031.  

Maximize Your Experience at Indiana State

Explore our Honors College to learn how you can maximize your college experience with faculty mentors, undergraduate research, internships, and Honors housing. Students in the Honors College also enjoy opportunities to travel across the nation and abroad for conferences, service-learning trips, and immersive academic and cultural studies.

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Accreditation 

Indiana State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Mechanical Engineering Technology undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET