Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET)

Diploma Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET)

Degree Description

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:

  1. Develop a fulfilling career in the Mechanical Engineering Technology field
  2. Apply Mechanical Engineering Technology learned skills in dealing with technical problems both on individual and team levels
  3. Showcase efficient communication skills in Mechanical Engineering Technology practice
  4. Pursue career advancement through professional development courses or Bachelor degree education
  5. Demonstrate knowledge in ethical values and engineering technology standards in solving Mechanical Engineering Technology problems
Student Outcomes

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:

  1. an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities;
  2. 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;
  3. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments;
  4. an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team;
  5. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems;
  6. 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;
  7. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
  8. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity; and
  9. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
Career Opportunities

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.