Mechanical Engineering Technology

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 of the program are:

  • Help graduates to develop a successful career in the manufacturing, design, specification, installation, testing, operation, maintenance, sales, or documentation of mechanical systems
  • Train students to employ strong communication and teamwork skills and participate productively on professional teams of engineers, technicians, managers, and skilled production workers
  • Assist students to utilize technical knowledge and skills to effectively design, fabricate, manufacture, and maintain industrial and consumer systems and products
  • Show students how to continuously develop as a professional, adapting and staying current in their field

Students 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
  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement

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

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News & Events

27Apr
Vermont Tech dedicated the new Veterans Lounge to three former Vermont Tech students - Adam Muller, Jamie Gray and Kevin Sheehan - during a ceremony on the Randolph Center campus on April 26, 2017. The room was dedicate in honor of: SSG Jamie A. Gray, Mechanical Engineering Technology... Read More
19Apr
It’s blistering cold and the wind is howling outside, but Professor Christopher Gray’s students hardly notice. They are in the Randolph Center Manufacturing Lab, hunched over notes, schematics, large coffees, and research books that will help them complete their senior projects. It’s late March... Read More
7Mar
Two exceptional Vermont Technical College engineering students were honored by the college and recognized at a Vermont Society of Professional Engineers event on February 24 at the DoubleTree Hotel in South Burlington. This event is part of E-Week, a national celebration of Engineering... Read More

Education & Career Opportunities

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Percent Job and Advanced Education Placement Rate in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Vermont Tech Mechanical Engineering Technology student outcomes are strong. The class of 2016 had a 100% job and advanced placement rate within six months of graduation. Many students have internships while they’re in college that lead to full-time employment after graduation.

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