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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.