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Mechanical Engineering Technology, B.S.

Talwar College of Engineering and Computer Sciences

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.

Career Outlook

A B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Indiana Tech prepares you for a wide variety of in-demand careers. Below, you can explore career fields, salary information and employer demand from our partners at Lightcast, the leading labor market and career data provider in the U.S.

Job Outlook

Below is the national average annual salary and projected job growth for a engineering professional, as identified by 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 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 students have interned at companies like:

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

Sean Wooldridge
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2017

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Sean admits that when he began his internship at AccuTemp Products in May of 2017, he was a bit intimidated. He knew nothing about foodservice equipment the Fort Wayne, Indiana-based company is known for manufacturing, and that was a source of trepidati…

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Dr. Mauricio Torres

Program Lead

Dr. Torres’ experience includes more than 35 years in industry and business, with an emphasis on product development, manufacturing processes, cost analysis and mechanical design.

  • Ph.D. Industrial & Systems Engineering, Florida International University
  • M.S. Engineering Management, Florida International University

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