Mechanical Engineering Technology

Engineering Technologists work closely with engineers. They assist engineers in planning and implementing their designs and inventions. In their jobs, engineers are more often concerned with developing the overall plans and designs, while the technologist is more concerned with the implementation and completion of a specific part of the plan or design.*

Sample Occupations

  • Site Manager
  • Land Surveyor
  • Utility Coordinator
  • Safety Inspector
  • Civil Designer
  • Quality Engineer
  • Material Handler
  • Technical Specialist
  • Design Inspector
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Design Technician
  • IT/Network Analyst
  • Technical Writer
  • Code Consultant
  • Loss Control Manager

Types of Employers

  • Manufacturers
  • Construction & Design Firms
  • Utility Companies
  • Automotive Companies
  • Transportation Industry
  • Consulting Firms
  • Electrical & Electronics Companies
  • Research Centers
  • Environmental Agencies

Preparing for your career in

Engineering Technology: Build a strong understanding of mathematical and scientific concepts, develop strong written and verbal communication skills, for greater career options, consider taking the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (F.E. Exam) to work toward Professional Engineering (P.E.) Licensure, seek opportunities to complete group projects in your major to enhance your ability to work on a team, seek hands-on experience in the form of internships, part-time jobs, or summer employment

How do I know if its right for me?

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