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A Major in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Description of Major

This major educates students about hardware and computer-oriented aspects of mechanical design, manufacturing and energy systems.

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Employment Opportunities 

Graduates are prepared for a wide range of positions in virtually any industrial organization that designs, tests, manufactures or otherwise uses mechanical apparatus. A variety of jobs are available for mechanical engineering technology graduates, including:

Aeronautical Drafter Aeronautical Engineer 
Aerospace Engineer  Application Engineer
Automotive Engineer  Biomedical Engineer
Chief Drafter Circuit Design Engineer
City Planner Consulting Engineer
Control Engineer  Design Engineer
Development Engineer  Energy Specialist
Engineer Field Service Engineer 
Heat Transfer Technician Industrial Engineer 
Instrument Engineer  Maintenance Engineer
Mechanical Drafter  Mechanical Engineer 
Mechanical Engineering Technician  Mechanical Research Engineer
Operations Engineer  Patent Drafter
Plant Engineer Power Engineer
Process Engineer Quality Control Engineer 
Reliability and Testing Engineer Safety Engineer 
Systems Analyst  Systems Design Engineer 
Test Engineer Tool Designer
Utilization Engineer  


Some positions listed may require education or training beyond an undergraduate degree. 

Additional Links             


American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers 

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers 

Society of Automotive Engineers 

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

UC College of Applied Science