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Polytechnic Programs

Tinkerers, builders, and experimenters—your curiosity can change the future.

Every new gadget began as an innovative idea, a fleeting curiosity that became a perpetual thought that begged to be brought to life. Big and small. Recreational to life changing. It all starts with that spark of curiosity.

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A.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology

By getting an associate degree in mechanical engineering technology, you’ll acquire the basic communication and practical engineering skills you need for entry-level MET positions. Once you graduate, you’ll also be eligible to enter the B.S. program.

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Program Highlights

  • The ability to use computers to produce and analyze designs 
  • Experience with designing, planning, and supervising
  • The ability to apply theories and principles of science and math
  • Support from the Mastodon community
  • A prestigious Purdue degree


The Mechanical Engineering Technology degree is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,




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Requirements and Curriculum Overview

Our comprehensive curriculum and diverse requirements will challenge you to go further than you ever imagined. Check out what you can expect as you advance through our program.

Program Educational Objectives 

  • Prepare graduates with knowledge, problem-solving ability, and hands-on skills to enter careers in installation, manufacturing, testing, evaluation, computer-aided design, or maintenance of basic mechanical systems
  • Develop a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal, and global issues with an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities
  • Prepare graduates for both immediate employment and continuation in the B.S. program

Learn more about student outcomes and graduation and enrollment data here.

Next stop: a successful future.
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Consulting Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Energy Conservation Engineer
  • Engineering Manager
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Power Plant Manager
  • Product Designer
  • Technical Sales Representative