Mechanical Engineering Technology - B. Tech

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Graduates of Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) work in a wide range of industries with a broad array of career opportunities. From manufacturing and construction to equipment testing and power generation, employment opportunities exist in production, product/system testing, quality improvement, and technical services support. The MET program is appropriate for individuals who like hands-on experience, enjoy technology, and want to use their heads. Math ability is important and students will center much of their effort on experimentation and problem solving.

We strive to provide an educational environment that encourages your intellectual, personal, and professional growth. This program allows you to heighten your understanding of the world and yourself while developing the skills and vision needed to build a full rich life that will make a difference in the world.

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Placement Rates

Employment statistics are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020-2030 Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Great Career Opportunities:

  • Aerospace
  • Assembly & Joining
  • Automation & Controls
  • Automotive Industry
  • Composite Manufacturing
  • CIM
  • Electronics Manufacturing
  • Environmental Manufacturing
  • Finishing & Coating
  • Food Processing
  • Forming & Fabricating
  • Laser Systems
  • Machining & Material Removal
  • Machine Vision
  • Medical Device Industry
  • Mold, Tool & Die Manufacturing
  • Nanotechnology
  • NC, CNC & DNC
  • Packaging
  • Plant Engineering & Maintenance
  • Plastics Molding &Manufacturing
  • Product Design & Development
  • Quality
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Robotics
  • Six Sigma
  • Software, CAD/CAM
  • Supply Chain Management

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Career Outlook

In 2008 Mechanical Engineers held the fourth highest employment of all engineering with 238,700 employed and 36% of all engineering positions were found in manufacturing industry. Many Mechanical Engineering professionals fall under the heading of Industrial Engineers and that is the third highest engineering employment sector.

Progam Education Outcomes:

PEO 1: Graduates of this program have knowledge on the applied aspects of science and engineering technology that demonstrate skills in analysis, design, development, implementation, and oversight of mechanical systems.

PEO 2: Graduates will exhibit skills necessary to be successful in industry. (e.g., manufacturing processes, experimental techniques and procedures, machinery, and thermal/fluid/energy systems)

PEO 3: Graduates will be successful technologists, field technologists, technical managers, and process and sales engineers.

PEO 4: Graduates of the MET program will be prepared academically to enter and succeed in related postgraduate degree programs at reputable institutions.


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The Mechanical Engineering Technology program is Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

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Baltimore, MD 21201
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Licensure Statement

Organizations prioritize hiring individuals with skills in working with people and who have a strong background in mechanical engineering technology. SUNY Canton students spend time on various engineering topics. They are prepared for immediate employment in non-licensed entry-level positions in vibrations, controls, machine design, thermofluid topics, and heat transfer to become successful in their lives. The SUNY Canton Mechanical Engineering Technology program also provides a strong foundation for students seeking licensure for positions in manufacturing or engineering firms and wanting to continue their studies at graduate and professional schools.

» Program Description

Mechanical Engineering Technology
Lucas Craig
Department Chair

Fall Enrollment Trends

  FT PT Total
2022 35 0 35
2022 43 0 43
2021 48 4 52
2020 59 2 61
2019 73 3 76

Graduation Rate Trends*

Cohort Entering Cohort Size %
Fall 2017 17 41%
Fall 2016 17 53%
Fall 2015 5 40%
Fall 2014 5 20%
Fall 2013 7 29%

*Graduate rates are based on first-time, full-time, degree-seeking freshmen entering in fall and graduating within 150% of time.

Degrees Conferred

2022-23 15
2021-22 18
2020-21 21
2019-20 22
2018-19 8