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Mechanical Engineering Technology

Mechanical engineering technologists bridge engineering and concepts/processes that better products, improve quality of life, and save companies time and money.

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01/07/19

 

Program


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Oregon Tech’s Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology (BSMET) is an applied engineering technology program. As a mechanical engineering technology student at Oregon Tech, you will have an educational experience that emphasizes hands-on learning. With a significant amount of our classes taught in labs using state-of-the-art equipment, upon graduation you will be ready to contribute to innovation and efficiency in a variety of industrial, commercial, and consulting organizations.

At Oregon Tech, we prepare students for a rewarding and exciting career path by providing them with practical knowledge and a well-rounded, career-relevant education. The BSMET Curriculum is designed around a foundational core of applied coursework including:

  • Computer drafting and modeling
  • Solid and fluid mechanics
  • Applied thermodynamics

Oregon Tech’s BSMET has a 100% success rate in getting graduates on a career path. Our state-wide Multiple Engineering Cooperative Program (MECOP) connects students with industry externships, jumpstarting a career before graduation. We welcome full-time students, transfer students, part-time students, and working professionals at our Klamath Falls and Portland-Metro campuses.

Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET

Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

About the Program

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Locations

  • Klamath Falls
  • Portland-Metro
  • Seattle*

* Only available to Boeing employees. See Oregon Tech Seattle website for more info.

For Questions, Contact

Steve Edgeman, Assistant Professor

 BH190

Careers


Mechanical engineering technologists are needed throughout the design process of mechanical products to create blueprints, processes for assembly, to streamline production, provide quality assurance, and to inspect and test completed products. Without the work of mechanical engineering technologists, the products designed by engineers could not be produced with the efficiency and accuracy technologists provide.

As a mechanical engineering technologists, you can be hired in a variety of industries and can specialize in a variety of areas, including energy systems, applied mechanics, automotive design, manufacturing, materials, plant engineering and maintenance, pressure vessels and piping, heating, refrigeration, and air-conditioning systems.

Our graduates work for:

  • Boeing
  • Nike
  • Intel
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Specialized Bicycle Components
  • SolarCity
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Graduate Success
Among all Oregon Tech degrees 2015-2017

Employed: 90%
Continuing Education: 7%
Success Rate: 97%
Starting Median Salary: $58,000
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Courses


Students enrolled in the BSMET degree benefit from small, engaged classes. The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering requires 191 credit hours as prescribed in the curriculum map. Students have the opportunity to explore specific career objectives and interests by selecting from MET electives not specifically required for graduation.

Typical coursework includes study in the following areas:

Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering

Acquire core knowledge in physics, chemistry, mathematics, machining/welding, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and material science.

CAD/CAM/CAE

Gain skills and expertise in drafting, computer aided design, solid modeling, parametric modeling, and finite element analysis.

Solid Mechanics

Study the motion and deformation of solid materials under the action of forces.

Thermofluids Systems

Learn about heat transfer, gas laws, aerodynamics, and fluid mechanics.

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