Mechanical Engineering Technology graduates work in areas related to manufacturing such as process development, manufacturing equipment design, or quality control. Others work in areas such as computer-aided design, reliability analysis, technical sales, or product development. Students with a degree in mechanical engineering technology design new products, perform stress analysis and finite element analysis, perform thermal analysis and other tests, and solve problems related to design, safety, material selection, and more using mathematics and engineering science.





Related Career Titles for Mechanical Engineering Technology

Product Developer

Computer Programmer

Technical Sales

Safety Engineer

Graphic Designer

Power Systems Engineer

Quality Assurance Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

Design Engineer

Business Analyst

Testing Engineer

Product Engineer

Process Engineer

Research and Development Technician

Technical Writer

Customer Service Representative

Non-technical Sales

Manager of Information Systems

Management Trainee

Technical Educator or Trainer

College and University Professor

High School Teacher

Public Accountant

Private Accountant


Military Official

Production Manager

Field Engineer





Industries That Hire Mechanical Engineering Technology Majors

Aerospace Product and Parts Companies

Building, Developing, & General Contracting Services

Chemicals Companies

Communication Services

Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturers

Computer Systems Design/Computer Consulting

Consulting Services

Electrical Equipment, Appliance, & Component Manufacturers

Engineering Services

Federal Government

State Government

Investigation & Security Services

Medical Equipment & Supplies Companies

Paper Manufacturing

Soap, Cleaning Compound, & Toilet Preparations

Textile Mills

Petroleum & Coal Product Manufacturers

Pharmaceutical Companies

Plastics & Rubber Products Manufacturers

Printing & Related Support Activities

Transportation Services

Transportation Equipment


Wood Products



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Nonmetallic Mineral Products

Colleges and Universities

High Schools

Publishing Companies





Web Sites For Mechanical Engineering Technology Majors


The Technology Interface


NICET Online: National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies


The American Society of Engineering Technology



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