Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET)
Diploma Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET)
The Mechanical Engineering Technology program prepares graduates with knowledge, problem-solving ability, and hands-on skills to start their careers in installation, manufacturing, testing, evaluation, computer-aided design, and maintenance of mechanical systems.
The total credits required for graduation are 65 credits, normally achievable within two years of full-time study.
Program Educational Objectives
The Mechanical Engineering Technology program is designed to prepare students for continuous learning and successful careers. Our alumni are expected to:
- Develop a fulfilling career in the Mechanical Engineering Technology field
- Apply Mechanical Engineering Technology learned skills in dealing with technical problems both on individual and team levels
- Showcase efficient communication skills in Mechanical Engineering Technology practice
- Pursue career advancement through professional development courses or Bachelor degree education
- Demonstrate knowledge in ethical values and engineering technology standards in solving Mechanical Engineering Technology problems
The Mechanical Engineering Technology program adopts the “Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology – Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission” (ABET – ETAC) learned capabilities in achieving student outcomes. Graduates of Mechanical Engineering Technology must demonstrate:
- an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities;
- an ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge;
- an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments;
- an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team;
- an ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems;
- an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
- an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
- an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity; and
- a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
Graduates will be prepared for careers as mechanical technicians, engineering aides, plant maintenance personnel, designers/draftspersons, production assistants, and technical salespeople. These jobs are abundant in the oil and gas, electric power, water, and transport industries.