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Few fields of study offer graduates a wider range of opportunities than mechanical engineering technology. Mechanical engineering technicians provide an indispensable link between the professional engineer involved with research, design, and development and the skilled craftsperson who manufactures and assembles the high-technology devices that enable people, companies, and nations to function every day. 

Our students learn how to communicate across the industry; produce sketches and drawings used in the manufacture of machines; analyze forces imposed upon mechanical objects; determine appropriate sizes and materials for mechanical parts; and test finished assemblies for proper design. You'll graduate able to calculate the energy requirements of machines and analyze the fluid systems that control them. You'll be able to manage the problem of heat in mechanical appliances and to control mechanisms by the use of electricity and electronics.

Graduates of this program are involved in the design, testing, manufacture, installation, maintenance, distribution, and documentation of mechanical systems and devices. They are also well-prepared for admission to Vermont Tech’s Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology; Electromechanical Engineering Technology; Renewable Energy Technology; or Business Technology & Management.

The educational objectives for graduates of the Associate of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering Technology program include:

  • Developing a successful career in the manufacturing, design, specification, installation, testing, operation, maintenance, sales, or documentation of mechanical systems
  • Employing strong communication and teamwork skills and participating productively on professional teams of engineers, technicians, managers, and skilled production workers
  • Utilizing technical knowledge and skills to effectively design, fabricate, manufacture, and maintain industrial and consumer systems and products
  • Continuously developing as a professional; adapting and staying current in their field

A student with an Associate of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering Technology will be able to:

  • Apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mechanical engineering technology to areas such as design and solid modeling; materials and structures; machines and mechanisms; fluids systems; thermal systems; and manufacturing
  • Apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge
  • Conduct standard tests and measurements and conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments
  • Apply creativity in the design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to program objectives
  • Function effectively as a member of a technical team
  • Identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems
  • Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments and identify and use appropriate technical literature
  • Understand the purpose of and engage in self-directed continuing professional development
  • Recognize the importance of and have a commitment to addressing professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity
  • Commit to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement

The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Program enrollment and graduation count.

Careers in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Placement Rate
100%
Vermont Tech
VS
88%
National

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2017 National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2016 (October 2017)

Job Projections
Vermont
Job projections

THAT TRANSLATES INTO

277,500

JOB OPENINGS BETWEEN 2014-2024


Projected Employment Growth for Mechnical Engineers, 2014-2024 (source: BLS). National data: Job openings for all occupations (source: BLS)


Median Pay
$0
$0
National

2016 Median Pay (Mechanical Engineers) vs. National Median for All occupations (2016), Source: BLS

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of '12-'16
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