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Mechanical Engineering Technology, A.S.

College of Engineering

If a hands-on application of mechanical engineering principles and skills is appealing to you, consider an associate degree in mechanical engineering technology. Mechanical engineering technology coursework will give you a broad understanding of manufacturing processes, automation and the application of design principles. It will also acclimate you with the tools and equipment commonly used in the field. Topics will include mechanical instrumentation and controls; machining; fluid mechanics and hydraulics; applied kinematics and dynamics of machinery; applied thermodynamics and heat transfer; and computer integrated manufacturing.

What You Can Do with This Degree

Graduates with this degree have pursued careers in the following fields:

  • Aerospace industry
  • Automotive industry
  • Construction
  • Defense
  • Consumer products
  • Utilities

Careers in this Degree

Below are potential career opportunities available to graduates with an associate degree in mechanical engineering technology. Additionally, you will find national statistics for average annual salaries and projected job growth, as identified by BLS.gov statistics. Salaries can vary based on the market in which you live and the prior experience you bring to the position.

Job Outlook

  • Mechanical Engineering Technician $56,250/year

Job outlook through 2028: 3 percent increase

  • Industrial Engineering Technician $55,420/year

Job outlook through 2028: 1 percent decrease

  • Electro-Mechanical Technician $57,790/year

Job outlook through 2028: 1 percent increase

Warriors in the Workplace

Indiana Tech graduates work at great companies like:

  • Zimmer Biomet
  • Lincoln Financial Group
  • Parkview Health
  • Samtec
  • Wabash National Corporation
  • MedPro Group
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • 3Rivers Federal Credit Union
  • General Motors
  • Dow Chemical
  • Apple
  • Georgia-Pacific

Internship Opportunities

Indiana Tech graduates gravitate toward the following careers:

  • Business Administration
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Management
  • Operations
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Criminal Justice