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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other sites of interest:
- Student Guide to Associate & Baccalaureate Engineering Technology Programs (Penn State School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs)
- JETS (Junior Engineering Technical Society)