College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Careers in MET

MET graduates in northeast Indiana work in the automotive, heavy truck, plastics, defense, and medical products industries. They fill process engineering, product development, product testing, manufacturing engineering, and management roles. A.S. graduates typically work as CAD designers or technicians, while B.S. graduates typically work as engineers.

Degree Programs

The Associate of Science (A.S.) MET program helps you acquire the basic communication and practical technical skills necessary for entry-level MET positions. Graduates are eligible to enter the B.S. program.

The Bachelor's of Science (B.S.) MET program is open to graduates of the A.S. program and students with transferred or earned credit in prerequisite courses. It broadens your abilities in communication and interpersonal relations, and your knowledge of science, economics, and technical subjects.

A grade of C- or better is required in any prerequisite before you can take the next class in the sequence. A grade of C- or better is required in all classes which count towards graduation.

MET courses teach practical engineering principles through the use of lectures, textbook problems, and laboratory experiments.

Transferring between ME and MET

Transferring from ME to MET is very easy. The MET program accepts most of the ME courses, as listed in the ME/MET Transfer Guide.

Generally, it is not easy to transfer from MET to ME, because ME courses are calculus-based, and you will have to repeat some of the coursework.

Unsure about the similarities and differences between MET and ME? Check out the ASME webpage "Which Path Will You Take?" for more information.

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Enrollment figures are for the Fall semester; degrees earned are for the academic year (Fall + Spring + Summer)

  • 2018: 222 students enrolled
  • 2017: 215 students enrolled, 20 A.S. & 37 B.S. degrees earned.
  • 2016: 211 students enrolled, 14 A.S. & 25 B.S. degrees earned.
  • 2015: 208 students enrolled, 24 A.S. & 37 B.S. degrees earned.
  • 2014: 215 students enrolled, 19 A.S. & 33 B.S. degrees earned.
  • 2013: 213 students enrolled, 23 A.S. & 29 B.S. degrees earned.
  • 2012: 213 students enrolled, 23 A.S. & 27 B.S. degrees earned.
  • 2011: 227 students enrolled, 15 A.S. & 29 B.S. degrees earned. 
  • 2010: 198 students enrolled, 26 A.S. & 12 B.S. degrees earned.
  • 2009: 201 students enrolled, 18 A.S. & 23 B.S. degrees earned.
  • 2008: 183 students enrolled, 12 A.S. & 11 B.S. degrees earned.
  • 2007: 158 students enrolled, 12 A.S. & 10 B.S. degrees earned.
  • 2006: 155 students enrolled, 11 A.S. & 30 B.S. degrees earned.
  • 2005: 173 students enrolled, 7 A.S. & 30 B.S. degrees earned.
  • 2004: 177 students enrolled, 29 A.S. & 16 B.S. degrees earned.
  • 2003: 178 students enrolled, 31 A.S. & 20 B.S. degrees earned.