Mechanical Engineering Technology

Bachelor of Science

Mechanical Engineering Technology graduates from A&M-Central Texas are prepared for mechanical engineering related careers, including manufacturing, aerospace, energy, automotive, and marine engineering.

Availability: On-Campus | Program Length: 120 Hours

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) at Texas A&M University-Central Texas prepares students for rewarding careers with an engineering focus. The program prepares graduates for practice in product improvement, manufacturing, engineering operation, sales, production, and implementation of mechanical systems.

The MET program prepares you to become a skilled engineering technologist who is socially and professionally responsible, equipped with the technical and general communication skills to liaise between engineers, technicians, and the business portions of engineering companies.

The MET program engages more hands-on learning while requiring less math and science depth than a traditional engineering degree. This discipline focuses on the applied aspects of science and engineering.

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Where can this degree take you? 

Mechanical Engineering Technology is the gateway to a high-impact career in applied engineering. Our graduates are prepared to work in any mechanical engineering related field including manufacturing, aerospace, energy, automotive, and marine engineering.

Some potential career opportunities include:

  • Engineering Technologist
  • Mechanical Designer
  • Senior Process Analyst
  • Engineer Technical Staff
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer
  • Machinery Operation and Repair
  • Technical Communication

Our graduates are also prepared to continue their education in engineering, science and business graduate programs.


Transfer Pathways:

The direct & affordable path from your community college to a Bachelor's degree!

Whether you are attending an A&M-Central Texas partner college, have credits from another community college, or are attending a another four-year university, your A&M-Central Texas enrollment specialist can help you find the quickest and most affordable path to your bachelor degree.

To get started, select the Bachelor's degree you are seeking, and then select your community college:

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Student/Alumni Success Stories

  • Conor Lydon - Worked as a Project Manager at a local HVAC company and currently in Naval Pilot Training
  • Kristian Peck - Pursuing a graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in Power and Controls at Texas A&M University
  • Jonathan Stretch - Entered the program as a helicopter mechanic to add to his professional skill set. Now working with the US Army Operational Test Command at Fort Hood.

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MET is about applied problem-solving

What is the difference between a career in MET and one in ME?

Mechanical Engineering is the design, construction and use of machines. Mechanical Engineering Technology is the hands-on application and implementation of these engineering skills and principles. We ask and answer questions such as
"How do you get the machinery to work? What would you look for if troubleshooting?"

Our applied problem-solving approach requires more time in the lab and less focus on learning advanced math and engineering concepts. Our labs have world-class equipment, where you will apply everything you learn in the classroom.

The capstone of the program is a senior design course. Working with an industry sponsor, you design and build a solution for a real-world engineering problem.

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Mechanical Engineering Lab

Prepare to enter our program

Have questions? Don't hesitate to contact admissions advisors with questions you have. A&M-Central Texas works with community colleges and technical schools across the state to provide transfer pathways ensuring a seamless transition into your MET studies.

Program Objectives

Students attending this program will:

  • Engage in applications-oriented design, manufacturing, and management of mechanical systems, including all technical and economic factors influencing these systems.
  • Use appropriate theory, mathematics, and computational technology to analyze and solve applied engineering problem
  • Learn how to communicate and function effectively as an individual and as a team member in a professional environment.
  • Pursue lifelong learning and continuous improvement of their knowledge and skills in diverse industries with the highest professional and ethical standards

New Faculty Welcome: Dr. Praveen Malali

In Fall 2023, Dr. Praveen Malali joined the TAMUCT’s department of Science and Mathematics as an Assistant Professor of Engineering in the Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) program. Teaching interests are in Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and energy-related topics. Research interests are in ocean energy, solar-thermal power generation, energy savings and engineering education. View Article, View Bio

Dr. Praveen Malali

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Taylor Harvey
Associate Professor of Engineering
Phone: 254-519-5414

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