Mechanical Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering TechnologyIf applying the principles of mechanical engineering to solve real-world engineering problems interests you, consider pursing the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology. 

This degree program emphasizes applied design and analysis of engineering systems and materials. Mechanical engineering technologists enjoy a broad range of career options: Penn State Behrend graduates work in the automotive, aeronautical, petroleum, defense, medical, power generation, transportation, and materials fields in areas that include applied product design, manufacturing process development, field service engineering, quality control, plant management, and technical sales.

Why Penn State Behrend?

The School of Engineering at Penn State Behrend offers you the opportunity to learn in state-of-the-art facilities, conduct research with award-winning faculty, and be recruited by companies around the world.

Your MET course work and laboratory experiences emphasize development of skill in applied design and analysis and instruction in the selection and application of manufacturing and engineering materials. You’ll conceptualize new designs, use computer-aided design and measurement technologies to analyze a design, learn to make materials selections, and discover ways to optimize manufacturing processes and quality control.

In your senior year, you’ll work with a small team and faculty mentor to complete a capstone design project. Most projects are sponsored by industry partners, giving you the opportunity to work on a real-world industry project, gain meaningful professional experience, and demonstrate relevant skills to potential employers.

Accreditation Matters

The B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, abet.org. Also, the School of Engineering at Penn State Behrend consistently places in the Top 50 in U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of the nation’s undergraduate engineering programs.

Want to Learn More?


The Mechanical Engineering Technology program is Accredited by the Engineering Technology Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

ABET White logo