Mechanical Engineering Technology - BS

Mechanical Engineering Technology - BS

We’ve built a new building designed just for you.

Why study mechanical engineering technology?

In your lifetime, humanity will face some of its greatest challenges – from rebuilding and upgrading the country’s airports, bridges and dams to generating clean energy, irrigating farmland and designing and shoring up levees. With a mechanical engineering technology degree, you can find solutions and put them to work. Those who study engineering technology learn hands-on about how math and science are used in the real world. Those who work in engineering technology work to solve important problems while being well paid.

What will I learn?

You’ll learn welding. And calculus and chemistry. You’ll learn about the strengths of materials and test them in the lab. You’ll learn about engineering design, thermodynamics, sensors and automation. How to identify a challenge, propose a solution, work with a team and test an idea. You’ll build your own prototypes in the machine shop and test them in the fluids lab, all in our state-of-the-art new George B. Duke Engineering and Information Technologies Building that we built just for you.

Vertical Milling Machine

What can I do with a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology?

You can do most jobs that require an engineering degree, including designing and fabricating, managing automated machinery, overseeing an industrial process or developing a new one.


  • Manufacturers
  • Local, state and federal government
  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Utilities
  • Agriculture

Job titles:

  • Consulting engineer
  • Product and materials testing technologist
  • Quality management engineer
  • Industrial engineer
  • Product engineer
  • Product manager
  • Transportation engineer
  • Automotive engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Technical sales rep

Unique program features


Distinction one:

A brand new, 40,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility with the best equipment.

Gears turning

Distinction two:

A curriculum that introduces you to many kinds of engineering to give you maximum flexibility for their futures.

Small classroom

Distinction three:

Small classes with hands-on teaching for all four years.

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