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Mechanical Engineering Technology


Pictured is Jacob Rumski, Point Park mechanical engineering technology student and intern for Trinculo's Attic. | Photo by Chris Rolinson
Mechanical engineering technology student Jacob Rumski interned for Trinculo's Attic.


The Bachelor of Science degree program in mechanical engineering technology will be discontinued at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year, and new students will not be admitted to the program after the start of the Spring 2017 semester. Transfer students may be admitted after this time if they can complete their degrees by the termination date of August 2020.

If you are interested in the BSMET program, consider instead our new Bachelor of Science degree program in mechanical engineering, which provides an even better academic experience, better preparation for work or graduate study, and a more recognizable degree name.


Study Mechanical Engineering Technology at Pittsburgh's Only Downtown University

One day you will design and develop industrial equipment and systems, or perhaps enter a specialized field such as robotics, aircraft engine design or liquefaction of gases. You'll need the analytical and design skills such as ANSYS® and Pro/ENGINEER®, which we provide.

The Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering technology program focuses on the application of scientific and engineering principles to the design of mechanical and thermal systems, manufacturing processes and quality control for specific utilization and cost analysis.

You'll benefit from small class sizes, evening and weekend classes, easy credit transfers, internship and on-the-job credits, independent study and hands-on experience in specialized laboratories.

Students whose career goals do not require a Bachelor of Science degree may earn an Associate in Science degree with a major in mechanical engineering technology. All of the course work in the A.S. degree program directly transfers to the B.S. degree, allowing students additional flexibility if their needs change in the future.

Mechanical Engineering Technology Program Accreditation

The mechanical engineering technology program at Point Park University, accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org), prepares graduates to work productively as mechanical engineers in industry or government or to earn advanced degrees. Graduates of the program are eligible to pursue licensure as professional engineers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and most other states.

Transfer Credits

Subject to the review of the faculty, incoming students may receive credit for previous course work at comparable institutions or for technical experience gained on the job. Agreements with other local institutions allow Point Park students to register for courses that are offered elsewhere, giving them the opportunity to pursue subjects not taught on campus during a particular term.

Class Schedules

A full schedule of evening and weekend classes gives a student in the mechanical engineering technology program the ability to earn a four-year degree while working full time during the day. The University has a long history of educating part-time working students and offers additional resources and assistance through the undergraduate admission office.

Program Requirements

Students in the mechanical engineering technology program gain a solid theoretical foundation of mathematics and science as the basis of study of required technical courses in mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer, fluids, and materials.

Many of the science and technology courses supplement their lectures with laboratory experiences using equipment and computer software typical of those found in industry, ensuring that graduates of the program are familiar with current technical practices and are able to apply theory to real-world situations.

Internships, which may carry University credit, are available with local companies for students who wish to obtain work experience during their studies.

Mechanical Engineering Technology Jobs

With a mechanical engineering technology degree, you will have the option to pursue various career opportunities, such as:

  • Advanced Products Engineer
  • Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Plant Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Technical Service Engineer
  • Test Engineer
  • Engineering Technologist
  • Supervisor of Design and Drafting

Our Mechanical Engineering Technology Alumni

Graduates of Point Park's mechanical engineering technology degree programs have gone on to work for various companies including:

  • Continental Design and Management Group
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Philips Respironics
  • Cadnetics
  • Dodson Engineering, Inc.
  • CJL Engineering