Why Major In Mechanical Engineering Technology?

Were you a 'Legos kid'? Are you curious about how things work? Do you like to take things apart - and fix them? Do you like to solve practical problems?

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program prepares students for a broad range of occupations and challenges. Beginning with foundation courses in math, applied science, CAD, manufacturing processes and communication, students move on to the applied engineering courses that give them a solid technical background for their careers. Mechanical Engineering Students develop strong analytic and problem-solving skills. Their understanding of the principles taught in the classroom is enhanced with many hands-on labs and real-world applications provided by faculty with extensive industrial experience.

The Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC – ABET), 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; Phone: 410-374-7700.

Mechanical Engineering Technology College Graduates Get Great Jobs

Due to the broad nature of their studies, graduates of the Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering technology program will find a great variety of jobs open to them. Many will work in the design and development of products, machines and processes. Others will be involved in manufacturing, operations and technical sales. Their areas of employment will include automotive and transportation, power generation, food handling, climate control, machine design, manufacturing, materials and automation.

Mechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor's Degree
Admission Requirements

Mechanical Engineering Technology students entering the program should have a strong interest in mechanical devices and seek to understand them better. They should have completed the AAS in Mechanical Engineering Technology at Ferris (or a similar program elsewhere) with a minimum 2.5 GPA overall and a minimum 2.75 GPA in the major. Pre-engineering programs also make good starting points. Transfer candidates should contact the Mechanical Engineering Technology faculty to discuss options.

College Degree Mechanical Engineering Technology
Graduation Requirements

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program at Ferris leads to a bachelor of science degree. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in core classes, in the major and overall. Mechanical Engineering Technology students must complete all general education requirements as outlined on the general education Web site.

If you would like more information on Mechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor Degree Programs at Ferris State University call (231) 591-2000.

  • About Ferris State University: College classes including our Mechanical Engineering Technology degree program, are taught at all levels by professional teachers, not graduate assistants. College students that major in Mechanical Engineering Technology at Ferris State University, study in more than 170 different college educational programs - including doctorate degrees, masters degrees, bachelors degree Mechanical Engineering and associate degree Mechanical Engineering Technology programs.

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