Mechanical Engineering Technology

Mechanical engineering technology includes the integration of methods, materials, machinery, and human resources found in today’s modern industries. Engineering, scientific, and manufacturing principles are applied to the following technical areas: design and development; manufacturing and production; quality control and cost analysis; the generation, transmission, and utilization of mechanical energy, fluid energy, and thermodynamic energy.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  1. Graduates of the mechanical engineering technology program, described in the associate degree section, are eligible to enter into this two-year capstone curriculum offered at the North Central campus in conjunction with the School of Technology of Purdue University at West Lafayette.
  2. The bachelor of science degree program prepares graduates for technical positions in manufacturing and production industries. Mechanical engineering technologists fill a wide variety of industrial positions in product development, manufacturing, production, supervision, and plant operations.
  3. The primary goal of the curriculum is to provide all graduates with a solid technical foundation which will enable them to adapt and grow into a wide variety of employment opportunities.

Student Outcomes

a.  an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;
b. an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies;
c. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;
d. an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;
e. an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;
f. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;
g. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
h. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
i. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;
j. a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context; and
k. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement


The Mission of the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program at Purdue University North Central is to provide an associate and bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering technology (MET) within the general missions of Purdue University and the College of Engineering and Technology.

The MET associate program is designed to prepare students for entry into the workforce and/or to continue their education in the baccalaureate program.  

The MET bachelor program is designed to prepare students for entry into the workforce for various manufacturing and/or engineering technology positions.

Degrees and Certificate Available

MET Faculty


This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET,

Graduation Data
Academic Year Number of Graduates
2013/2014 8
2012/2013 8
2011/2012 10
2010/2011 12
2009/2010 8
2008/2009  4
Enrollment Data
Academic Year Number Enrolled
2015/2016 93
2014/2015 109
2013/2014 93
2012/2013 82
2011/2012 74
2010/2011 57
2009/2010 41