Field of Study: Mechanical Engineering Technology
Mechanical engineering technology programs prepare people to help engineers who work on mechanical systems.
Mechanical engineering technology programs include topics such as:
- Principles of mechanics
- Design testing procedures
- Prototype and operational testing and inspection procedures
- Manufacturing systems procedures
- Report writing
Many community colleges and technical schools offer certificate and associate degree programs in mechanical engineering technology. A certificate program usually takes a year of full-time study. An associate degree program at a community college usually takes two years of full-time study to complete.
Many colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in mechanical engineering technology. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.
Very few universities offer graduate degrees in mechanical engineering technology. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree.