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Associate in Mechanical Engineering Technology

The Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology helps to prepare students for positions in industrial enterprises such as machine, product, and process designers; computer-aided drafting and design specialists; computer-integrated manufacturing planners; technical sales personnel; production supervisors; laboratory technicians; and managers.

The program prepares graduates to enter the work force as technicians with sound technical and communication skills. Graduates may also continue toward a baccalaureate degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology at Penn State Berks.

The degree program stresses both theory and application, and encompasses a broad range of technical fields. Students study numerous subjects relating to the analysis and design of mechanical and manufacturing systems. Courses related to the major include topics in:

Manufacturing materials and processes Mechanical design and processes
Computer-aided drafting and design Societal responsibilities
Written, verbal & visual communications Dynamics and statics
Strength and properties of materials Technical math & physics

This program articulates with Pennsylvania Department of Education-approved Tech Prep programs. Secondary students who have graduated from a program covered by a signed Penn State Articulation Agreement may be eligible for special admission procedure and/or advanced placement.

The program is offered days and evenings for working, location-bound students at the Berks campus.

For more information contact the MET Program Coordinator, Barbara E. Mizdail, Mechanical Engineering Lecturer at 610-396-6126 or by email:

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