College of Technology
Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology
The Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology offers distinctive engineering technology programs that are designed specifically to meet the needs of today's most demanding industrial environments. These programs include mechanical engineering technology (MET) and manufacturing engineering technology (MFET). The vision of the department is to be the national leader in mechanical and manufacturing engineering technology education through excellence in teaching, applied research and scholarship, and professional service. Students develop problem-solving and functional skills that prepare them to become engineering technicians and technologists proficient in the fundamental principles of science and engineering and in their practical applications in industry to meet the needs of Indiana, the nation and the world.
Engineering technology programs stress the application and implementation of technology using a hands-on approach with a solid foundation in mathematics and physical sciences. Engineering technology education focuses primarily on the applied aspects of science and engineering aimed at preparing graduates for careers in product improvement, industrial processes and plant operations. The Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology faculty members have advanced degrees as well as significant industrial experience in their areas of expertise.
Applied research drives the design and content of undergraduate courses. Focus areas of excellence include energy systems, advanced manufacturing systems and controls, engineered materials, applied nanotechnology systems and mechanical/electronic (mechatronic) systems.
The educational objectives of the degree programs in mechanical engineering technology and manufacturing engineering technology are to produce graduates who:
- Deliver services and support to industry by applying technical knowledge, problem-solving techniques and hands-on skills in traditional and emerging areas of the mechanical and manufacturing disciplines.
- Are active participants in ongoing professional development, professional growth and increasing professional responsibility.
- Communicate ideas to technical and nontechnical people.
- Work in industrial teams.
- Work within the accepted standards of professional integrity.