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Mechanical Engineering Technology, B.S.

College of Engineering

If a hands-on application of mechanical engineering principles and skills is appealing to you, consider a 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 manufactruing.

As a graduate, you will be able to solve technical problems in research and development, manufacturing, sales, construction, inspection and maintenance in working with a wide variety of tools, engines and machines. You will be prepared for application-based engineering positions such as design engineer, project engineer and engineering technician.

Why choose Indiana Tech?

You will acquire a broad range of engineering skills, which will prepare you for a wide variety of occupations.

Project-based teamwork is built into many courses, which will help you develop the project management and collaborative skills employers are looking for.

Our lab facilities and projects are planned to get you familiar with working on real-world problems. This will help you build experience related to challenges you will encounter on the job.

Indiana Tech fosters an active learning environment, enriched by instructors who possess years of experience in their respective fields.

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Careers in this Degree

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

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

Job Outlook

Below is the national average annual salary and projected job growth for a engineering professional, 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.

  • 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 fosters a career-focused, hands-on learning environment that equips students with an extensive skill set that allows them to transition into their careers with confidence. Our College of Engineering graduates have been hired by companies like:

  • Northrop Grumman
  • Raytheon
  • General Motors
  • Navistar
  • Steel Dynamics

Internship Opportunities

Indiana Tech continually works with its corporate partners in various industries to create valuable internship opportunities for its students. Our College of Engineering students have interned at companies like:

  • General Motors
  • NASA
  • Shambaugh & Sons
  • Zimmer Biomet
  • U.S. Steel
  • Fort Wayne Metals
  • BAE Systems

Craig Welch

Program Lead

Craig Welch, MSEM, BSEM Professor Welch’s experience includes over 30 years in the automotive industry. During that time, he focused on developing test and analysis methods to evaluate and predict the durability of vehicle components and systems. He has international product develop experience in countries including India, Japan and Mexico, and he is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers.

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  • B.S., Engineering Mechanics University of Wisconsin