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What is mechanical engineering technology?

Mechanical Engineering Technology is the component of engineering that specializes in design and application. MET includes the broad areas of mechanical design, mechanical power and manufacturing.

Why mechanical engineering technology at OSU?

An important element in MET is the use of laboratory experience as a teaching tool. The MET program has laboratories in fluid power, materials, fluid mechanics and applied thermal sciences, basic instrumentation, computer-aided design (CAD) and manufacturing. A senior capstone design course, composed of student teams, integrates the knowledge and skills learned during their course of study.

Career paths

Professions in, but not limited to, the energy, manufacturing or other technical fields with the following possible job titles:

  • Tool Design Engineer
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Field Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Pipeline Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechanical Designer
  • Offshore Field Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Quality Control Engineer


Real-world experience

All faculty members have several years of industrial experience and are highly focused on teaching while conducting application-oriented research. The majority of courses are taught based on hands-on training and application of engineering concepts. There are opportunities for undergraduate research, teaching assistant/grader positions, giving students the chance to gain real-world experience that will prepare them for a professional career or advanced study in a graduate or professional program upon graduation.

Scholarship Opportunities

The College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology offers a variety of competitive scholarships. To learn more, view all CEAT scholarship opportunities.


The OSU Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) is funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE) through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and is managed by experienced faculty members and students.

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