School of Engineering and Computing

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:

  1. Apply knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline
  2. Design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline
  3. Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments and identify and use appropriate technical literature
  4. Conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and analyze and interpret results
  5. Function effectively as a member of a technical team

Educational objectives that are demonstrated during their workforce careers include:

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

Curriculum Details

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Placement Rate

100%

VTC

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NATIONAL

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of  opens in a new window2019. National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2018 (October 2018)

Job Projections

NATIONAL AVG.
5%
Mechanical Engineers
4%
That Translates Into

12,800

JOB OPENINGS BETWEEN 2018 - 2028

Projected Employment Growth for Mechnical Engineers, 2016-2026 (source: BLS). National data: Job openings for all occupations (source: BLS)

Employers

  • 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

Job Titles

  • 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

Tyler Wright

  • I completed my senior year of high school and first year of college simultaneously through VAST.
  • Mechanical Engineering is a great fit for me because I love solving puzzles and learning how things work
  • If you’re serious about your future, Vermont Tech is the best.
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Jonathan Alvin

  • I am fascinated by solar power and want to learn more
  • The low student to teacher ratio is great
  • I am very active with campus clubs and sports
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  • Engineering is a good fit; it keeps me busy.
  • Luckily for me, engineering pays well.
  • With a Vermont Tech degree, my tuition will pay off.
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