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BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology

This degree combines studies of mathematics, computer science, physics and engineering technology. The mechanical engineering technology curriculum includes courses fundamental to mechanical engineering technology with an emphasis on applications.

Before graduation, each student will participate in a design project or an internship in industry to gain industrial experience during his or her academic career before employment. The emphasis of this program is the application of engineering principles to the solution of practical problems. MET graduates are in great demand and are employed in a variety of interesting, high-tech careers throughout the state and region. Employment opportunities are available in mechanical design, industrial engineering technology, industrial management, manufacturing, CAD, applied research and sales and service.


The EWU Mechanical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET,

Program's Enrollment Data

Declared Majors in Mechanical Engineering Technology
2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
74 59 58 43 41

Graduates in Mechanical Engineering Technolgoy
2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
19 14 11 15 17

Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Student outcomes (SOs) describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. The Eastern Washington University Mechanical Engineering Technology Student Outcomes are:

Upon graduation students will be able to:

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 methodologie;
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 technical problems;
g.     An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical 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 the need for 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.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are broad statements that describe what graduates of the program are expected to have attained within a few years of graduation. For the EWU Mechanical Engineering Technology program the following PEOs have been defined:

  1. Show respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues.
  2. Develop the ability to understand professional, ethical or social responsibilities.
  3. Function effectively on teams.
  4. Communicate effectively.
  5. Develop appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of their disciplines.
  6. Conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply results to improve processes.

What will I study?

Engineering Graphics and 3D Parametric Computer Aided Drafting

Learn to convey your ideas with today's powerful drafting and parametric modeling software. Study concludes with the creation of actual prototype from the rapid prototyper.

Statics, Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Strength of Materials, Fluids and Electricity

These courses build on concepts introduced in the general physics series and form the basis for more detailed exploration and problem solving in the realm of mechanical engineering.

Industrial Materials, Metallic processes and the Design of Machine Elements

Become familiar with industry standards for technical metals and other materials. Learn the fundamentals of metalworking tools and procedures and apply your knowledge to the study of machine elements and components.

Robotics, Programming for Engineers and Project Management

Utilize actual industrial robots in the robotics laboratory to learn automated industrial systems programming and implementation. Coursework includes group projects initiated, designed and managed by students.

Choose a design or Manufacturing Track

The Mechanical Engineering Technology Program requires that students choose to emphasize, through a series of elective courses, either a manufacturing or design focus to fill out their studies.

Emphases / Concentrations:

  • Students in the MET program will select between two concentrations. Students that select the design concentration will take classes in heating, air conditioning and ventilation, finite element analysis and another course selected with the assistance of their advisor. Students taking the manufacturing concentration will take courses in quality assurance, welding, CNC machining, industrial safety and machine tool design.

Interesting courses I might take:

  • ENGR 217 3D Parametric Computer Aided Drafting
  • ENGR 385 Robotics and Automation
  • ENGR 405 Design of Machine Elements
  • ENGR 456 Engineering Ethics, Contracts and Patents
  • TECH 301 Metallic Processes
  • TECH 393 Technology in World Civilization
  • TECH 403 Computer-Aided Design and Project Management
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