The Mechanical Engineering Technology (M.E.T.) program at Penn State Behrend provides hands-on study and application of the principles of mechanical engineering.
Graduates pursue careers in fields such as applied product design, manufacturing process development, field service engineering, tool and die design, quality control, plant supervision and management, and technical sales.The MET program prepares students to be effective team members in the modern industrial enterprise. It emphasizes applied design and analysis, complementing instruction in manufacturing and engineering materials. Students learn to conceptualize new product designs; analyze the design for mechanical performance using computer design and measurement technologies; select appropriate materials for construction; consider how to manufacture the product; and ensure that quality control measures are maintained.
In their senior year, bachelor's degree students work in small teams with individual faculty to complete capstone design projects. Most projects are sponsored by industry partners, giving students the opportunity to work on industry projects while still in school.