Mechanical Engineering Technology

Few fields of study will offer you a wider range of career 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.

You will 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. You will be prepared to be that indispensable link.

Graduates of this program are well-prepared for admission to Vermont Tech’s Bachelor of Science programs in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Electromechanical Engineering Technology, Renewable Energy Technology, and Business Technology & Management.

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 knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to mechanical engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge
  • Conduct standard tests and measurements and conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments related to mechanical engineering technology
  • 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

Educational objectives that are demonstrated during their workforce careers include:

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

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
National Avg.
Mechanical Engineers
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
  • AADCO Medical Inc. Advanced Illumination
  • GW Plastics Husky Injection Molding System
  • Hypertherm Insitute for Supply Management
  • IBM MBA Healthgroup
  • ATCP Physical Engineering Powerhold, Inc.
  • Pre-Tech Precision Machining Solaflect Energy
  • UTC Aerospace Systems Vermont Wireform Co
  • Remediation Technicican Mechanical Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer Quality Technician
  • Manufacturing Technician Manufacturing Process Engineer
  • Equipment Maintenance Technician Specialist
  • Machinist Design Engineer
  • Machine Operator Engineering Intern
  • Assembler

News & Events

17Jul
Technical education is alive and well in America and a growing number of students are learning skilled trades by ‘doing’. These hands-on experiences are leading to high-paying careers in many different fields. For those that want to showcase their technical aptitude before they enter a career,... Read More
29May
Vermont Tech congratulates the students who achieved the honors of President's and Dean's List during the Spring 2018 semester. To be accorded Dean's List honors a student must be enrolled in at least 12 letter-graded credit hours and attain a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students who have been awarded... Read More
24May
Vermont Technical College hosted its three commencement ceremonies this weekend. Two were held on Friday, May 18th and another was held Saturday, the 19th. Vermont Tech conferred certificates and degrees for 504 graduates from 32 programs. Nursing students were also presented with their Nursing... Read More

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